Using Google Guava Cache for local caching

Lot of times we would have to fetch the data from a database or another webservice or load it from file system. In cases where it involves a network call there would be inherent network latencies, network bandwidth limitations. One of the approaches to overcome this is to have a cache local to the application. … Read more

Google Unstoppable!!!!!- GMail with Voice and Video Chat

Ever thought how to use Webcam on u’r laptop or desktop? If it would have been a high resolution on then no problem, otherwise with low resoulution u cannot even think of clicking pictures 😉 Those using GMail almost through out the day might have sensed the need to integrate their Text chat with the … Read more

Auto Add contacts in GMail scrapped

Recently i had started editing all my email contacts- reason? Thanks to the auto add feature of Gmail which would automatically add the email ids of the sent mail and also from Orkut account directly to the Contacts list. Now they have scraped the concept of Auto addition and but in the updated version of … Read more

Google Code University

I found this website really resourceful. It is full of University resources powered by Google search. I could Google Codefind loads of links from here. From now on i will search here for any information on computer science related topics before going to Google or any other Search. I have copied the content they had given on their Homepage about the Site (Don’t curse me for that 😉 ):

This website provides tutorials and sample course content so CS students and educators can learn more about current computing technologies and paradigms. In particular, this content is Creative Commons licensed which makes it easy for CS educators to use in their own classes.

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Orkut Themes- Spice up your profile page

When orkut doesn’t borrow features from Facebook, it gets inspired by other Google services. This time, orkut added themes, but not all the users can see the new option. The themes should be familiar, since most of them were created for iGoogle. When you select a theme, only you and your friends can see it in your profile page.

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Google Videos can now be played uninterrupted

The default view for Google Video, TV view, has been updated and you can now search for videos without interrupting the video that is already playing. You can go to the next page of results or reformulate your query, while still watching a video.

You’ll also notice that Google Video can play videos inline not only from Google’s sites, but from many other popular video sites (some notable exceptions: AOL Video, MySpace, Yahoo Video).

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Gmail View- Basic HTML or Ajax Version

If you use Gmail and you’d like a simplified interface that doesn’t use AJAX, loads fast and works well in most browsers, try the basic HTML view. Gmail links to this version at the bottom of the page, but you can also access it if you go to Until recently, Gmail didn’t have the … Read more

TinEye- Image Search Engine

Have you ever thought how the Image is used for Search? In many of the Online puzzle competitions many images are given as puzzles. I always thought why doesn’t Google come up with an Image search where in i give the Image as the search query instead of text and it returns me the text associated with the image. TinEye has done something similar but they give the related images from their own indexed images. Read on to know more…

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Android: Open Source Mobile Operating System-1

Android: An Introduction (Official Website)Android

Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an Operating System, middle ware and key applications. Major components of Android Operating System are:

  • Applications
  • Application Framework
  • Libraries
  • Android Runtime
  • Linux Kernel

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