Pakistani Court Lifts Ban on Facebook Today

31 05 2010

After a ban on Facebook that lasted for 13 days, today morning Lahore Pakistan court lifted ban on Facebook. This ban was modified against the blasphemous cartoon of Prophet that was offensive to Muslims. Many other major social networking and database sites were also restricted protestingly. Some of those were lifted after few days of the objected event. Later on, Facebook apologized and removed the event from the site but Facebook remained banned throughout the period. Tt greatly influenced the reputation and worth of Facebook all over the Muslim world that had been the big part of Facebook communities.

Secretary of ministry of information technology, Najibullah Malik told that Pakistani High Court has lifted restriction on the Facebook from Monday, May 31. Though it was not seen working till the early morning, but it is expected to be active on the day.

These 13 days provided a golden opportunity for the Pakistani IT engineers who launched a clone of Facebook, that they named as MillatFacebook. This is the first social networking site of Pakistan designed by IT engineers of Lahore. It has most of the feature common with Facebook.


We Will Notice New MSN Look for Homepage

12 03 2010

Microsoft MSN has announced re-designing of their homepage. It is going to be somewhat different from before. All Microsoft MSN users will be able to see this make-over within few weeks on their MSN homepage. Users will feel and experience different features and design with more convenience.

The new design provides you easy and quick access to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. You can easily make postings on Twitter and change the status of Facebook account while staying at homepage. You will be able to see a list of most popular topics and stories. You can also get tweets from the users and local blog post updates. Already there are 50% of Bing searches driven from Microsoft MSN. So the new beta design may or may not be affecting those 50% search which is Microsoft is aware of.

In the new MSN design, you can see the emails arriving right on your homepage. You will get alert of new email when it hits your mailbox. Homepage’s blue background takes less area than before and number of text blocks is also reduced. Now it will be holding fewer categories with more white space. You can make search from Bing more easily and quickly with more powerful results. The new modified look makes it easier for you to find exactly what you are looking for within seconds, as it include less ads and contents on homepage now.

Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Beta 5 Coming Before 2010

23 12 2009

Mozilla FireFox is my default web browser for my daily work and activities on internet. I found it stable to reliable enough for me.

Mozilla FireFox always continued to make developments, innovations and favorable features along with fixing the bugs reported. After updates of FireFox 3.6 Beta 4 released in November, Mozilla has now released FireFox 3.6 Beta 5 with more than 100 fixes. Some bugs were found in the last update of Beta 4 which Beta 5 has fixed all. Not only this, it included more features with new look.

From the list of fixes, an important and most required feature that got fixed is its safe browsing. Mozilla FireFox 3.5 Beta 5 is able to make sure that you are not on a phishing site. This fix has made the users feel more secure while browsing through FireFox. Absolutely this feature may beat the Chrome.

The other features and fixes for Mozilla FireFox 3.6 Beta 5 include it fastest results, security, reliability, appearance, faster JavaScript performance, improved loading time for applications and many more. The new FireFox 3.6 helps you live on the edge and peer into the future. Hopefully it will not let the users have crashes in their time while using it.

Already FireFox is on the top most used web browser. According to a survey made recently, FireFox is the second most used internet browser worldwide. It is not wrong to say that over 125 million people use FireFox already. It is absolutely right that its new look will attract more users for their primary browser. Its new deployments and incremental features are making it more favorable to the users officially and personally. Mozilla is continued with its program to make user-friendly innovations and they are receiving good feedbacks for it.

They have done a lot but still there is more to do. Users will be able to download it directly form the site of Mozilla till the end of 2009 which means there are only a few days left for it. I hope that Mozilla will complete its testing soon and FireFox 3.6 Beta 5 will appear for the users within the deadline.