Almost all of us are using or have used Gmail at some point of time. Users of Gmail rely pretty heavily on auto complete to add recipients. Auto complete is a functionality which suggests the recipients when you type in ‘To’ , ‘Cc’ or ‘Bcc’ boxes. Till now we had to remember the name, mail id or at least a few characters of any one or both  to utilize Auto complete feature for adding  recipients to whom we want to send a mail. This generally becomes difficult as the number of contacts grows in your list.

To make the things more easier, Google has added Contact chooser option in Gmail. This enables you to see all the contacts and choose all or some of them by clicking on any of them. Just click on ‘To’, ‘Cc’ or ‘Bcc’  as shown below and and Contact chooser is at your service.

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Below is the contact chooser window which will appear on clicking on any of the above.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Further, you can also choose a specific group through the drop down as shown below and Contact chooser will show you all the contacts of that group. To view and choose from all the contacts, just select ‘All contacts’ from the drop down.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Well, this is indeed a usefull feature which will enable you remember all the people you want to include on your email. So, what are you waiting for. Just give it a try and share your opinion on the same.


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Well, its not free but if interested, you can join two days Twitter Conference in LA  for $299.
If you’re interested in joining with Alex, Ryan and a whole bunch of Twitter enthusiasts ranging from businesses to celebrities, check it out. The exact date is September 22nd-23rd, 2009, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Alex and Ryan work in the platform team without which all the cool Twitter apps we use and love would not be possible. The purpose of the meet is to share information, discuss ideas, and hanging out a bit. If that’s not enough, there’s an open bar on the first night.
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Microsoft Corp is slashing the price of its high-end Xbox 360 model by $100,giving compitition to Sony PlayStation 3. Though Microsoft spokesman David Dennis said the price cut has been in the works for some time, and was not a response to Sony’s move, which was announced last week yet the decision seems a  repercussion of Sony’s decision of cutting down the price of its Playstation 3 to $299, considering the situation.

Microsoft will drop the price of the Xbox 360 Elite to $299.99.

The price on the entry-level Xbox Arcade model will stay at $199.99, and Microsoft will phase out its mid-range Pro console, leaving it with two models. The Pro will sell for $249.99 until supplies run out. The global price cut is effective Friday.

Well, whatever be the reason because of which Microsoft is reducing the price of Xbox 360 Elite. The good news is that Xbox 360 Elite will fit into the budget of may more gamers :).

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Google has released new security fixes for its Google chrome and has released the same to Stable channel. Below are the fixes :

1) CVE-2009-2935 Unauthorized memory read from Javascript

A flaw in the V8 Javascript engine might allow specially-crafted Javascript on a web page to read unauthorized memory, bypassing security checks. It is possible that this could lead to disclosing unauthorized data to an attacker or allow an attacker to run arbitrary code.

2) Security Fix: Treat weak signatures as invalid

Google Chrome no longer connects to HTTPS (SSL) sites whose certificates are signed using MD2 or MD4 hashing algorithms. These algorithms are considered weak and might allow an attacker to spoof an invalid site as a valid HTTPS site.

3) CVE-2009-2414  Stack consumption vulnerability in libxml2

Stack consumption vulnerability in libxml2 2.5.10, 2.6.16, 2.6.26, 2.6.27, and 2.6.32, and libxml 1.8.17, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a large depth of element declarations in a DTD, related to a function recursion, as demonstrated by the Codenomicon XML fuzzing framework.

4) CVE-2009-2416  Multiple use-after-free vulnerabilities in libxml2

Pages using XML can cause a Google Chrome tab process to crash. A malicious XML payload may be able to trigger a use-after-free condition. Other tabs are unaffected.

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It is only some time ago Google launched Google services for websites. For example, Google webmaster tool which help you understand site traffic, Google Custom and Site search which helps you in adding search functionality on your webiste in no time etc. The features help you to drive traffic to your websites, enhance your sites and improve user retention.

Now, Google has added three new tools to above set of existing ones and I am pretty sure that these are going to prove very useful to the site owners in terms of monitoring and enhancing their website. Below are the same as mentioned at official Google’s blog :

1) Web Elements allows your customers to enhance their websites with the ease of cut-and-paste. Webmasters can provide maps, real-time news, calendars, presentations, spreadsheets and YouTube videos on their sites. With the Conversation Element, websites can create more engagement with their communities. The Custom Search Element provides inline search over your own site (or others you specify) without having to write any code and various options to customize further.

2) Page Speed allows webmasters to measure the performance of their websites. Snappier websites help users find things faster; the recommendations from these latency tools allow hosters and webmasters to optimize website speed. These techniques can help hosters reduce resource use and optimize network bandwidth.

3) The Tips for Hosters page offers a set of tips for hosters for creating a richer website hosting platform. Hosters can improve the convenience and accessibility of tools, while at the same time saving platform costs and earning referral fees. Tips include the use of analytics tools such as Google Analytics to help webmasters understand their traffic and linguistic tools such as Google Translate to help websites reach a broader audience.

Do take advantage of the tools. If you are already using all or any of them then do share your experience.

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Google announces that the YouTube Mobile Application for Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 devices is now available in five new languages. The applicationnow supports content in Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Swedish, and Czech which brings the total number of languages the app supports to 12.

Click here to get more information about YouTube App for Windows Mobile and Nokia S60 phones.

YouTube’s Mobile Application makes it easy to quickly load and watch high-quality YouTube videos on your mobile phone, even in weak coverage areas. To get the update or to try the app for the first time, simply visit m.youtube.com/app in your phone’s browser.


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Intel, a well known name in chip manufacturing, has aquired RapidMind.

RapidMind is based in Waterloo, Canada, whose Multi-core Development Platform simplifies the development of parallel applications, reducing the cost and timelines of software development when compared to multi-threaded projects, and greatly improves the likelihood of project success.

Intel has acquired the Rapidmind products and technology. Rapidmind proved itself to be an innovative company with advanced technology for helping software developers with data parallel programming for multicore processors and accelerators,as written by James Reinders on Intel in his blog.

Intel intend to work together with RapidMind’s team for the integration of Rapidmind and Intel Software Products including Intel Ct technology for data parallelism.

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