Microsoft ‘ballot box’, A great Choice for Windows Users

24 02 2010

Microsoft is going to launch Microsoft Ballot Screen for their UK, France and Belgium window users. Ballot box is a list of browsers that will be available in Microsoft Windows by default that will ask the user’s choice for web browser. Ballot box will ask the user when they switch their window on which web browser they would like to install for their web based tasks. Ballot box holds a list of browsers like FireFox, Safari, Chrome and Opera along with Internet Explorer with options of more information about the browsers. This innovative feature of Microsoft Window will be available to users simply by Windows Update service. User will be able to check and install any web browser that suits to them.

This innovative feature settlement is the part of agreement that Microsoft made with European Commission in last December. It happened after a long anti-trust dispute of 10 years between Microsoft and European Commission. This is the big achievement of Microsoft to include world’s top five web browsers in their Windows program by default.

Windows ‘ballot box’ will enable the window users to experience quality web-browsing with multiple choice of browsers at same place. It is another step toward easier and faster computing that provides the alternate of Internet Explorer to Window users. But unfortunately, this feature will be available to European window users only. I hope Microsoft will make efforts to spread this window feature to other countries as well and make them get benefit of this scheme. Ballot box is going to be a part of Microsoft Windows Updates from March 1. That mean it is just a few days far fro the users.

Facebook Redesigned its Look on 6th Anniversary

6 02 2010

Facebook brought its new look on its 6th anniversary. Users of Facebook experienced it with a new redesigned look with more effectiveness from February 4, 2010. Its new interface emphasizes more on the easy search and many more features.

Facebook has already changed its home design in the past but its recent new innovation in design is especially to focus the easier interface for the users. Users can find everything they may be looking for in a convenient way. Rather than just emphasizing the visual interface, it also promises now to navigate around the popular global social networking sites.

Some highlights of the changed look of Facebook are described here. Its menus on top and left hand side are changed in look that makes it easier to see the notification icon. Chat link is now modified to add on the left side of page. It helps to let you know instantly when your friends come online or go offline. A dashboard link is added to Facebook redesigned look which is linked to games and other entertainment applications. In other words it is a news stream to keep you updated about the popular Facebook game applications, like Farnville. You can customize the updates and alerts from different applications of Facebook according to your desire like never before.

Facebook plans to introduce the innovative changed design with a few users initially and later on they will make it rolled out with all Facebook members. Some members have got it already and others will be approach it shortly.

Yahoo Brings Facebook and Twitter on Yahoo Mail

21 01 2010

Yahoo is going to make their users enjoy more with the Yahoo Mail features. Yahoo is planning to add features of Facebook and Twitter social networks available at Yahoo Mail by the end of 2010.

With this interactive effort, users will be able to enjoy their Facebook and Twitter network at Yahoo homepage and similarly the Yahoo contents on these social networks. The senior Vice President of Yahoo Consumer Product, Bryan said, “With the integration of Yahoo and Facebook, we can enable users to share meaningful contents with their friends.” This is the good opportunity for Yahoo to rise up from the down market share that it faced in the past months. Users will experience the richer features of both Yahoo and Facebook. They will be able to stay updated with Yahoo News, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Weather etc while staying at Facebook. They can share photos, news, stories, comments, contacts and many more on Yahoo while they are signed in with Facebook account. The same way, Yahoo users can also interact with their Yahoo and Facebook friends simultaneously. Users will be able to change or update their status right from the Yahoo homepage.

Collaboration of these two wide networks will provide the users with excellent united network of great worth and productivity. They will experience a wider and richer network including the features of both Yahoo and Facebook. People who use both Yahoo and Facebook will be able to share and transfer updates and contents with each others. It will increase their social networking experience by connecting with both networks simultaneously. It will also be helpful for Yahoo to drag and attract its users back to Yahoo Mail.