Tuesday, September 27, 2011

How To Enable Facebook Timeline Right This Second

Few days back Facebook announced Timeline, a crazy fantastic look at everything that has ever happened in your Facebook lifespan. It’s like a story book of your life — or at least the online, documented parts.Facebook said that Timeline would be on the way for everyone sometime in the coming weeks. Which is great and all, for everyone else. But still we can manage to make it happen. Fortunately, enabling Timeline a bit early isn’t too difficult — but it’s not at all straight forward, either. You see, Facebook is enabling Timeline early for open graph developers. You, too, can be an open graph developer.

A few things to note:
  • You probably don’t want to do this unless you’re actually a developer. Expect bugs.
  • Only you will see your timeline at first (unless you decide otherwise), but it will automatically go public after a few days.
  • It seems that if you login into Facebook on another machine, Timeline gets disabled automatically on all of your machines. With that said, it seems you can get back to your timeline (but ONLY after following the steps below) by navigating to http://www.facebook.com/YOURUSERNAMEHERE?sk=timeline
  • You’ll need to have a “verified” account for one of the steps, which means you need a credit card or phone number attached to the account.
Here's how to do it:

1. Log into Facebook

2. Enable developer mode, if you haven’t already. To do this, type “developer” into the Facebook search box, click the first result (it should be an app made by Facebook with a few hundred thousand users), and add the app.3. Jump into the developer app (if Facebook doesn’t put you there automatically, it should be in your left-hand tool bar)

4. Create a new app (don’t worry — you wont actually be submitting this for anyone else to see/use). Give your shiny new app any display name and namespace you see fit. Read through and agree to the Platform Privacy agreement. This is the step you need to be verified for.

5. Ensure you’re in your new app’s main settings screen. You should see your app’s name near the top of the page

6. Look for the “Open Graph” header, and click the “Get Started using open graph” link.
Create a test action for your app, like “read” a “book”, or “eat” a “sandwich”
7. This should drop you into an action type configuration page. Change a few of the default settings, only you can see this unless you try and submit your application to the public directory), and click through all three pages of settings

8. Wait 2-3 minutes

9. Go back to your Facebook homescreen. An invite to try Timeline should be waiting at the top of the page

And you’re done! We’ve seen this work quite a few times now, so it should work without a hitch for just about anyone.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

How to Install Windows 8 Developer Preview on Vmware Windows 7

Now that Windows 8 Developer Preview is available for public we are sure most of the people would have already attempted test Windows 8. Since this is prebeta release no doubt it will have many bugs and many features will not work as expected. Heck we don’t have many Windows 8 apps to try and test at the moment. The only Windows 8 beauty all of us looking for is try new metro UI interface of Windows8.It would be wise not to upgrade your current Windows 7 or vista to Windows 8 since once you have upgraded there is no way to uninstall or rollback and go back to your old OS. The other options are either to use another machine or hard disk or try it on virtualization software such as Vmware and Virtualbox.

Unfortunately none of the virtualization software are compatible with new Windows 8 boot process and it won’t be smooth process to get the Windows 8 Developer Preview working on Vmware. So we thought to document our successful Vmware installation steps. Before starting you must download & Install Vmware Workstation 8.0 for Windows as this is the only version of Vmware which is capable of installing Windows 8 & download Windows 8 Developer Preview from here.
How to Install Windows 8 Developer Preview on Vmware
1. Start Vmware WorkStation 8.0
2. Now go to file menu and create new virtual machine.
3. Select Custom (Advance) mode and click next
4. Keep hardware compatibility as “Workstation 8.0″ and click next
5. Now here is the important part, make sure you select “I will Install the operating System Later” and click next
6. Select Microsoft Windows and Windows 7 as guest operating system and click next.
7. Name the virtual machine and select location where files to be saved and click next.
8. Now click next till last stage leaving all the default options as it is. You may adjust maximum disk size as per your need.
9. Click on Finish button on virtual machine summary window.
10. Now select the Windows 8 virtual machine from the left side of navigation menu and select Edit Virtual Machine Settings.
11. Under Hardware tab select CD/DVD (IDE) from device list and on right side select Use ISO Image file and browse and select Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO image which you have already downloaded and click on OK.
12. Now power on Windows 8 Virtual Machine to start Windows 8 installation process on virtual machine.
13. Follow Onscreen instructions to complete Windows 8 Installation. On Which type of installation do you want select Custom (advance) option and select unallocated disk from the list and click next and finish Windows 8 installation.
That’s it now enjoy Windows 8 on your Vmware. Please note Metro UI apps doesn’t work on Vmware or Virtual PC.
Thanks to vninja.net.. :)

Download Windows 8 Developer Preview Build ISO (32-bit & 64-bit)

Like Windows 7 Public betas Microsoft has made the first Windows 8 Developer Preview build publicly available for download to all Windows enthusiast. Unlike Windows 7, Microsoft did managed to keep tight lied on Windows 8 leaks and it was worth the wait for first official preview build since all the new Metro UI and features can be seen on in this Windows 8 Developer Preview which Microsoft demoed today at Build conference.
Windows 8 Developer Preview is available in ISO format for 32-bit and 64-bit OS. Also Microsoft had made Windows 8 Developer Preview Build along with developer tools (x64) ISO. It should be noted that developer preview is pre-beta version hence it may or may not work correctly and should be available on production machines.
All the machines capable of running Windows 7 should be able to run Windows 8 developer preview without any issue however if you are wondering what are the idea specs for running Windows 8 then check the below list,
1. 1 Gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
2. 1 Gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
3. 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
4. DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
5. Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch
In order to install Windows 8 Developer Preview you would require to burn ISO files on DVD. You can use Windows Disc Image Burner which comes with Windows 7.
Download Windows 8 Developer Preview Build ISO

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

PTCL 3G eVo Tab - First Pakistani Tablet

On the independence day of Pakistan 14 August 2011, PTCL has introduced first Pakistani 3G enabled smartphone Android Tablet. The PTCL 3G EVO Tab is powered by Google Android Froyo2.2 OS, EVO Tab is a 7″ capacitive multi gestures touch screen tablet packed with features of both a tablet and a GSM phone that lets you surf, talk, tweet & do a lot more simultaneously o-the-go in more than 100 cities nationwide.

PTCL 3G EVO Tab Specifications:

PTCL 3G EVO Tab Size & Weight:
  • Size: 199*114*12mm
  • Weight: 429g
PTCL 3G EVO Tab Display:
  • 7” screen
  • WVGA LCD 800X480 resolution
  • Capacitive touch screen
  • Multi-Touch
PTCL 3G EVO Tab Memory:
  • 512 MB (RAM) & 512 MB (ROM)
  • Micro Slot up to 32 GB
PTCL 3G EVO Tab Cellular & Wireless:
  • Support EVDO/CDMA 1X 1900Mhz,
  • GSM/GPRS/ EDGE/UMTS Quad-band: 850/900/1800/1900/ UMTS 2100Mhz
  • Dual Mode: EVDO or UMTS
PTCL 3G EVO Tab Processor:
  • Qualcomm MSM7627T (Turbo) 800Mhz
PTCL 3G EVO Tab Operating System:
  • Android Froyo OS Smartphone 2.2
PTCL 3G EVO Tab Sensors:
  • G-Sensor
  • Light Sensor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth EDR 2.1
PTCL 3G EVO Tab Camera
  • 5 Megapixel rear Auto Focus,
  • VGA Secondary front Camera
PTCL 3G EVO Tab Input/output:
  • USB Port
  • Ear phone port
  • TF card slot
  • SD card Slots
PTCL 3G EVO Tab Battery
  • 3500 mAh internal Battery
  • 7hours usage
  • 140hours standby time
PTCL 3G EVO Tab In the Box:
  • 3G Evo Tab
  • Stereo Earphones with Mic
  • Micro USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Free Sleeve Pouch
  • Documentation
  • Warranty Card
PTCL 3G EVO Tab Warranty
PTCL Evo Tab comes with 1 Year after sales & service warranty. Please refer to limited warranty statement on Warranty Card placed inside the box for complete terms & conditions.
PTCL 3G EVO Tab Price and EVO Tariff:
As a part of launch offering, PTCL is selling EVO Tab with 3, 6 or 12 month contract for EVO unlimited package at following rates:
EVO Tab + 3 Months Unlimited EVO = Rs. 27,999
EVO Tab + 6 Months Unlimited EVO = Rs. 29,999
EVO Tab + 12 Months Unlimited EVO = Rs. 31,999
After the launch offer, usual 3G EVO pricing would be as following:
Evo Tab Unlimited (Unlimited data volume): Rs. 2,000
Evo Tab 5 GB (5GB Data Volume): Rs. 1,500
Evo Tab 2 GB (2 GB Data Volume): Rs. 1,000

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Introducing Google Chromebooks (By Acer & Samsung)..

Businesses, schools, and other organizations can purchase Chromebooks directly from Google..

Contact Sales @ Google/Chromebooks/Business.. :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

VIDPK: Promoting Pakistani Infotainment Industry Over The Globe..

Vidpk.com is a metaphor for the democratizing power of the Internet and information; it is a tremendous platform where people can watch the available video clips that belong to Pakistani entertainment media. Categorization of available video clips as Dramas, Cooking Shows, Music, Religion, Politics etc. makes Vidpk so user friendly that the site visitor can easily browse to the clips of his choice. Another excellent feature that is available on the site is to filter the video clips on the basis of Artist’s, for which a brief list of Artists is available that can be used to filter out the video clip belonging to a specific artist. A discussion section is also maintained on the site where registered users can share their experiences with the others regarding the relevant discussion topic.

Vidpk also offers a video sharing service that let users upload video clips to its servers to make them available online. It also allows users to comment and tag videos posted by others or by themselves, also the comments can be posted in a threaded discussion format as well as search for content by keyword or category feature is also available on the site.

The distinction that this site has in comparison to other video sharing sites is that it is promoting Pakistani infotainment industry as all the available content belongs to Pakistani Producers / Artists only.

It is a brilliant step taken for Pakistan as a whole.

Thumbs up.

Link: http://vidpk.com/

Friday, July 15, 2011

4D Movie Theaters Opening: Smell-O-Vision Being Developed..

Though there’s evidence that the audience’s appetite for 3D films could be diminishing, some companies are taking entertainment one-step further: the fourth dimension. A 4D film is simple. It’s a 3D movie with physical effects in the theater for that extra dimension. A good example is Muppet Vision 3D at Disney-MGM Studios in Florida where you watch a 3D movie, but things brush up against your legs. Internationally, a South Korean company called CJ 4D Plex is currently converting regular theaters to 4D and, reportedly, will test the technology in Los Angeles later this summer. After the jump, check out photos from a 4D Plex theater, read more about it and find out how Samsung might have finally perfected Smell-O-Vision.According to an article in The Nation, CJ 4D Plex first tested this technology in Korea with James Cameron’s Avatar, incorporating shaking seats, the smells of explosions, flashing lights, water mists etc. These screenings, reportedly, attracted about 50% more people than regular ones. Currently, CJ 4D Plex has over a dozen 4D theaters in South Korea, they’re about to open the first of its kind in Thailand, timed to Transformers: Dark of the Moon and their aim is to be in 12 major markets in the next three years. Here’s what a CJ 4D Plex theater looks like:
Of course, no filmmakers are actually on-board with this yet, so the company sort of programs the effects themselves. The ideal situation would, obviously, be having the filmmakers themselves meticulously coordinating a fourth dimensional experience. But wouldn’t that sort of turn filmmaker into theme park designer? Movies are an experience, but I feel like emotional immersion is more important than physical. If a movie is really good and not distracting me with water and a shaking chair, I tend to become absorbed into it anyway. We’ll have to see how this tech evolves and if people continue to patronize it.Another fourth dimension, physical addition to an entertainment experience – something that was experimented with decades ago – is Smell-O-Vision. New Scientist reports that Samsung and the University of California San Diego have been working on perfected the flawed technology and have developed a sort of silly puddy that, presumably, goes over your nose and gets a cellular signal to release different smells via small cells and crossing wires. Again, this goes back to 4D. If your movie or show needs to physically engage its audience for them to enjoy it, you probably haven’t made a very compelling piece of entertainment.
What do you think about these technological advances?
Do you think there’s any potential for 4D or Smell-O-Vision?
Which filmmaker would be the first to embrace it?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Amazing Nokia N900..

The Nokia N900 is the next evolution of the company's Internet Table, and don't let its smaller size fool you. It delivers more power, adds phone capabilities, and has one of most robust mobile Web browsers on the market today. It also runs on the Linux-based Maemo platform, which offers great customization options and multitasking abilities but has yet to live up to its full possibilities.It's got a 3.5-inch resistive WVGA screen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, an ARM Cortex 8 processor, 256MB of RAM and is crammed with 32GB of internal memory with a MicroSD slot for expansion, an FM transmitter, a 5-megapixel camera, a 3.5mm jack and a gajillion-band cellular radio, Integrated GPS, Assisted-GPS, and Cell-based receivers, Pre-loaded Ovi Maps application and automatic geotagging.Since Maemo is based on Debian Linux, the app selection should be interesting. There are alot of applications developed and upgraded every day. Aside from the slider design, the Nokia N900 bears very little resemblance to its predecessors. Instead of a tablet form factor, the N900 looks more like one of the N series smartphones, such as the N96. It is 4.37 inches wide by 2.35 inches tall by 0.77 inch thick and 6.38 ounces.Personal Experience:

Using the N900 for about 6 months. It's an awesome smartphone i've ever used. Hell lot of applications to download plus Ovi store's support too.. As i am a social guy i use alot of application to connect, post, tweet and share to my socials, my N900 really helped me alot to connect every where any time. On the other side N900 provide users the X-Terminal to run applications, fixing bugs and alot. We can test and work on Linux Kernel direct via the N900.

I really give it a 10/10. I love my N900.. :)

@ArsalanMKhan is back on Blogging..

So after along time decided to get back into the blogging stuff.. Kinda busy previous months therefore was totally out of the blogging thing.. The last post i wrote was on 29th of August last year.. It was really a long time ago.. :D

So decided to get into the technology thing n write about it.. Will surely be writing about the Gadgets i played alot these months..

The top gadgets include:
And many more.. Fasten your seat belts people (readers) cause @ArsalanMKhan's on blogging business again.. ;)