Jul 26, 2010

Blackberry's DNA

I’ll start with a confession - I never used  a BlackBerry in the past,but now my company has been focused on developing some Blackberry products. I’ve picked 5 things that I really really miss about d probably they’ll be the reasons that I go back to BlackBerry for day-to-day use soon). I think most of these are known to most people, but I’ve omitted a few things that are commonly thought of as BlackBerry’s advantages - I’ll explain why at the end of the article.

1. Push Email

Yes, iPhone does push email too, but BlackBerry does it better. You can sync an Exchange account with your iPhone and get push email, but only one. I’ve always got a minimum of 2 accounts I want to keep up to date with - currently 5 - but even with 2, I’d have to choose a preferred one (or consolidate everything through one account, which isn’t an option).

2. Multiple Email Accounts

Handled beautifully by BlackBerry. I can view the inbox for each account separately, but never do. BlackBerry lets me view all emails from all accounts in one place, and keeps track so that when I reply it comes from the right account.
There’s more! I can have separate signatures for each account (really really irritating missing feature on iPhone), and when I compose a new email to a contact, the BlackBerry usually guesses correctly which account I want to send it from - probably based on some analysis of past correspondence.
Email is part of BlackBerry’s DNA - it’s initial killer app was email, and the business and devices were built around that, and it shows.

3. The Keyboard

nothing to say ..
4. The notification light
Yes, this thing:
Amazingly simple, but I really miss it. I’m used to glancing down at my device to see if anything new had come in - or looking at it lying on a table. iPhone doesn’t have an LED indicator for new email, so I can’t do that. Again, email is part of the core DNA of BlackBerry, all the way down through the hardware, and this shows it.

5. Total integration - email, calendar, contacts, notes, tasks

This is probably a bunch of things, but I’ll put them all together here. BlackBerry just delivers a better experience when going between all the above applications. It syncs them more readily, makes it easier to link calendar entries to notes to tasks to contacts, etc. It’s difficult to quantify but the overall experience is just smoother - obviously this is based on years of development and user feedback from RIM. It’s core to the BlackBerry experience and they still do it better than iPhone (even with it’s super slick UI)


u should write your self  ..

Jul 23, 2010

Can't sleep in Dream Factory

I found this article on new yorker,

Christopher Nolan, the British-born director of “Memento” and of the two most recent Batman movies, appears to believe that if he can do certain things in cinema—especially very complicated things—then he has to do them. But why? To what end? His new movie, “Inception,” is an astonishment, an engineering feat, and, finally, a folly. Nolan has devoted his extraordinary talents not to some weighty, epic theme or terrific comic idea but to a science-fiction thriller that exploits dreams as a vehicle for doubling and redoubling action sequences. He has been contemplating the movie for ten years, and as movie technology changed he must have realized that he could do more and more complex things. He wound up overcooking the idea. Nolan gives us dreams within dreams (people dream that they’re dreaming); he also stages action within different levels of dreaming—deep, deeper, and deepest, with matching physical movements played out at each level—all of it cut together with trombone-heavy music by Hans Zimmer, which pounds us into near-deafness, if not quite submission. Now and then, you may discover that the effort to keep up with the multilevel tumult kills your pleasure in the movie. “Inception” is a stunning-looking film that gets lost in fabulous intricacies, a movie devoted to its own workings and to little else. 


Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/cinema/2010/07/26/100726crci_cinema_denby#ixzz0uWJ21OhY

Jul 16, 2010

Apple's Marketing Flaw...

     So, does your iPhone 4 work? or planning to buy an iPhone go ahead don't worry about the reports on poor testing, out of touch management blah blah blah.because i don' think iPhone4 will be a great turning point to Apple as it is not an game-changing innovation . 

      The mantra of todays economic renegade isn't about building slightly better stuff, but making stuff better  . . From a larger economic perspective,Apple failed to prove itself as a revolutionary company as it stack in third world countries is very very less.
      If I sound like I'm harshing on Apple — I'm not. Apple's perhaps one of the economy's most radical companies and one of its most explosive out performers. Here's the point: It's still not good enough to create jobs, meet the needs of tomorrow's generations and taking social responsibility. 
       Lets go into the flashback. When Steve Jobs was searching for his own replacement after his first tenure as Apple's CEO, he audaciously said to the front-running candidate, then-Pepsi CEO John Sculley: "Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world?" Now it's my turn to ask Steve  "do you really want to spend the rest of your life selling slicker gadgets,movies and songs or do you want take this chance to change the world radically for the better? here world means majority of the people"
     As i read Capitalism is  about building revolutionary companies, countries, and economies but Apple is busy in building user apps :)

Jul 9, 2010

My Own Private India

As i am scanning some articles , i found this abt immigration in america .. 


After the law passed, when I was a kid, a few engineers and doctors from Gujarat moved to Edison because of its proximity to AT&T, good schools and reasonably priced, if slightly deteriorating, post–WW II housing. For a while, we assumed all Indians were geniuses. Then, in the 1980s, the doctors and engineers brought over their merchant cousins, and we were no longer so sure about the genius thing. In the 1990s, the not-as-brilliant merchants brought their even-less-bright cousins, and we started to understand why India is so damn poor.


Cliché but true ...

Vulnerability comes from fear of loosing. Fear of loosing comes from an obsession for valuing. Obsession for Valuing comes from your own personal perception of values. And Perception of values come from a lack of core understanding and lack of core understanding comes from lack of decision making in moving on in life.  And lack of decision making comes from a fear of result. And fear of result comes from a desperation for success.  And desperation for success comes from fear of failure.  So as long as you don’t value Success you won’t fear Failure and when you don’t fear failure you will become Invincible.
Ahhhhh..!!!… Ramu u made my day :)

This is more inspiring than Ayn Rand Philosophy ..

Jul 7, 2010

Narayana Murthy's Letter on Working Late ..

To: Dear All,

It's half past 8 in the office but the lights are still on... PCs still running, coffee machines still buzzing... and who's at work? Most of them??? Take a closer look...
All or most specimens are??-something male species of the human race... Look closer... again all or most of them are bachelors...
and why are they sitting late? Working hard? No way!!!
Any guesses???
Let's ask one of them...
Here's what he says... "What's there 2 do after going home... here we get to surf, AC, phone, food, coffee... that is why I am working late...
importantly no bossssssss!! !!!!!!!!!
This is the scene in most research centers and software companies and other off-shore offices. Bachelors "time-passing" during late hours in the office just bcoz they
say they've nothing else to do... Now what r the consequences. .. read on... "Working"(for the record only) late hours soon becomes part of the
institute or company culture. With bosses more than eager to provide support to those "working" late in the form of taxi vouchers, food vouchers and of course good
feedback,(oh, he's a hard worker... goes home only to change..!!). They aren't helping things too... To hell with bosses who don't understand the difference between "sitting" late and "working" late!!!
Very soon, the boss starts expecting all employees to put in extra working hours. So, My dear Bachelors let me tell you, life changes when u get married
and start having a family... office is no longer a priority, family is... and that's when the problem starts... becoz u start having commitments at
home too.
For your boss, the earlier "hardworking" guy suddenly seems to become an "early leaver" even if u leaves an hour after regular time. .. after doing
the same amount of work.
People leaving on time after doing their tasks for the day are labeled as work-shirkers. ..

Girls who thankfully always (its changing nowadays... though) leave on time are labeled as "not up to it". All the while, the bachelors pat their
own backs and carry on "working" not realizing that they r spoiling the work culture at their own place and never realize that they would have to
regret at one point of time.

* So what's the moral of the story?? *
* Very clear, LEAVE ON TIME!!!
* Never put in extra time " *unless really needed *"
* don't stay back un-necessarily and spoil your company work culture
which will in turn cause inconvenience to you and your colleagues.
There are hundred other things to do in the evening...
Learn music...
Learn a foreign language...
try a sport... TT, cricket..... ....
Importantly Get a girl friend or gal friend, take him/her around town...

* and for heaven's sake net cafe rates have dropped to an all-time low
(plus, no fire-walls) and try cooking for a change.

Take a tip from the Smirnoff ad: *"Life's calling, where are you??"*
Please pass on this message to all those colleagues and please do it before leaving time, don't stay back till midnight to forward this!!!