Monthly Archives: September 2013

MetroSidebar The new generation of Windows Sidebar

The story started when microsoft decided to remove Windows Sidebar from its operating systems for some security issues, so we decided to create a new software to replace the Windows Sidebar, which is secured and takes advantage of the new Modern UI (Metro).

MetroSidebar takes advantage of the new Modern UI, so it celebrates a simple and clean user interface that’s beautiful to look at and easy to use.
One room is not enough to enjoy all the amazing tiles. With MetroSidebar you can group your tiles in many rooms.
Organize your tiles how you like!
Make MetroSidebar truly personal by adding, removing, arranging, even grouping tiles in the rooms.
MetroSidebar can be updated automatically when a new version is available so you can get new features and tiles.
To display MetroSidebar, just move the mouse into the top/bottom right corner.
MetroSidebar is totally free, just download, install and enjoy it!
System requirements:
Operating system: 32- or 64-bit version of either Windows 8,Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP
Installed Microsoft.NET Framework 4 

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Dexati, a mobile app and game developer based US company has released an Android game featuring the Gujarat chief minister, Narendra Modi. Modi Run, an Android platforming game, recently hit the Google Play store for free. Modi Run has already been downloaded by Android users approximately 50,000 times and has a rating of 4.8 (out of 5), based on over 400 user reviews.
The gameplay of Modi Run is based on the classic Mario series, not the Temple Run series as indicated by the name; here Modi’s character is seen beating obstacles and collecting diamonds at various stages. Interestingly, the developer has named the stages after Indian states.
The gameplay of Modi Run involves BJP’s prime ministerial candidate running across 12 states to gather votes and, after the last stage, become the PM of India. The first stage starts with Gujarat which is followed by Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Madhya Pradesh.
Modi in the game is also equipped with flying powers, which work by just flapping arms comically, enabling him to hop across a lengthy gap. The aim of the game is to reach the ballot and count the votes in BJP’s ballot box.
This game has not been endorsed either by Modi or by BJP,  the developer has posted the disclaimer. Dexati also says, “Help Modi win the election by running through the elections. If you are a fan of Modi or a supporter of BJP, this is the app for you.”

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 iOS 7, The next version of Apple’s mobile operating system, is now available.  In Apple’s words this is “the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone.” Not only does the next iteration of the OS bring a completely overhauled user interface design, it also adds many missing features that were being offered by rival mobile platforms. Read the rest of this entry


The Android 4.4 KitKat update release date has been pegged for October , as Nestle has revealed the first news about the launch of Android 4.4 KitKat on Facebook.
While replying to a user who asked “When Android 4.4 KitKat will be available”, Nestle’s German KitKat Facebook handle replied “Android 4.4 KitKat is available from October”.
Earlier this month, Google announced that it would be releasing a new Android update to replace Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Instead of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, the company delivered Android 4.4 KitKat. However, Google did not mention when the Android 4.4 update would rollout.
What we do know is that the update is a partnership with Nestle and its candy, the KitKat bar. And it now looks like it may have been Nestle may have spilled some Android 4.4 KitKat news ahead of Google’s official reveal. Given the close partnership, we imagine that Nestle likely knows of Google’s plans, so it could be that this time frame is accurate.
In the official promotional video of the KitKat announcement released by Google, a person was seen holding up a phone which came with a Nexus logo at the back, very identical to the Nexus 7 (2013). The back of the mysterious phone had a matte finish and included a large camera lens which has not been seen on any Nexus device, yet.
Little else is known about the Android 4.4 KitKat update though rumors suggest that it could bring updates for older devices, fragmentation changes including screen resizing, Miracast updates, color changes and new notification widgets.
It is rumoured that the next Nexus smartphone would run Android 4.4 KitKat OS and both are expected to be launched at the same event in October that is just around the corner, we imagine Google is getting prepared to send their press invites  in which they’ll want to give attendees ample time to plan for the trip.

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Hardware startup Leap Motion, which managed to sell an impressive number of pre-orders for its standalone Leap Motion Controller gesture control computer accessory, today announced that Hewlett-Packard is becoming first computer maker to build Leap Motion’s technology into one of its machines.
The HP ENVY17 Leap Motion SE is the first shipping computer to build the startup’s tech directly in, and features a new embedded Leap Motion sensor which has dramatically reduced its size compared to previous embedded designs. Reduced design makes it possible to embed the technology directly into a computer and  also makes it feasible to build sensors into tablets and the smallest, slimmest laptop designs, according to him.
“We have a new, very small embedded module, which is about 70 percent thinner than the existing components in the Leap Motion,” Leap Motion CEO and co-founder Michael Buckwald said in an interview. “But it also has the same performance as the existing motion controller. HP is the first OEM to embed this new model sensor into a device.”
The smaller embedded sensor will be placed in the base of the computer, next to the trackpad, Buckwald says. HP appears to be just testing the technology for now, however, as the Leap Motion Controller will only be available in a single notebook configuration.
Leap Motion’s technology is designed to allow users to control their computers with hand gestures alone. Until now, the only way to use it was with the Leap controller, a USB stick-sized device that plugs into a computer’s USB port. The technology measures motion with an accuracy of a hundredth of a millimeter. The standalone Leap Motion Controller may have sold in considerable numbers via pre-orders, but reviews for the device were less than enthusiastic.
HP will bundle the ENVY17 Leap Motion SE with Airspace, Leap Motion’s app store software, as well as select pre-installed applications exclusive to the computer maker.
The HP Envy 17 Leap Motion SE TouchSmart Notebook will cost $1,049, which appears to be roughly the same price as buying a similarly configured Envy 17 along with the standalone USB Leap Motion peripheral. It should be available for preorder on October 16th.

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