[Mozilla Thunderbird Latest Version Update] Thunderbird 11.0.1 Released, Download Link Inside

Software Spec

  • Software: Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Version: 11.0.1
  • File size: 16.2MB
  • Date added: March 31, 2012
  • Price: Free
  • Operating system: Windows XP/Vista/7

Thunderbird is one of the most popular email client developed by Mozilla. It is open source and can be used in Windows, mac and Linux.

The good news is that Mozilla has updated Thunderbird to version 11.0.1which comes with following fixes or updates:

  • Fixes an issue that may cause hangs when handling IMAP mail
  • Fixes an issue that may cause filters that move mail to specific folders to be erronously changed

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Sony Mobile discusses the pros and cons of upgrading to ICS

It seems that Sony Mobile wants you to think long and hard before you consider upgrading your 2011 Xperia from Gingerbread to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Sony has issued a revised timelinein terms of ICS update schedule earlier today, but what we found interesting is that Sony Mobile will not be sending handset notifications about the update, neither will they allow OTA updates. If you want to install ICS, it will have to be at your computer.

In a developer blog post, Sony Mobile has given a lot of detail on how ICS differs to Gingerbread and how this will affect the 2011 Xperia range. Ultimately users need to choose between two scenarios: 1) Carry on running Gingerbread which is very stable with “great performance” or 2) update to ICS which will bring new features but the flipside being greater drain on both CPU and memory resources that may impact the user experience.

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Sony postpone its ICS update to mid-April (and beyond)

Sony Mobile has confirmed that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for 2011 Xperia handsets will start from mid-April 2012. The first phones to get the update will be the Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray. This rollout will continue over 4-6 weeks.

Following on from these handsets, the second wave of updates for the rest of the 2011 Xperia range will start from end of May/early June. This includes updates for the following handsets: Xperia arc, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo, Xperia mini, Xperia mini pro, Xperia pro, Xperia active and Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman. The Xperia S will see an upgrade “from the later part of the second quarter”, therefore don’t expect it before June 2012.

Sony Mobile had originally stated that the ICS update for the Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray would commence from end of March/early April. They also communicated that the rest of the 2011 line-up would get Android 4.0 from end April/early May. This implies around a month’s delay for some Xperia handsets.

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Easily Change Your Windows Logon Screen using “Screen Tweaker”

Software Spec

  • Software: Windows 7 Logon Screen Tweaker 1.5
  • Version: 1.5
  • File size: 2.3MB
  • Date added: March 28, 2012
  • Price: Free
  • Operating system: Windows XP/Vista/7

Have you think of using an simple software can change your windows logon screen background? If you had, this software is very suitable for your use. That is because this software can easily change your windows logon screen background and other settings with several clicks, you don’t need to change the setting by yourself, I mean the software will do it. 😉

There is some complicated method to change the background of the logon screen, e.g. editing the registry. However, it is quite time

consuming, why don’t you rather use a software to do it instead of editing by yourself?

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Apple releases Safari 5.1.5 with minor bug fix


Apple just released Safari 5.1.5 on its website and through Software Update, and it only contains a fix for a bug “that could affect website usability” when in 32-bit mode. The update follows a larger release earlier this month with Safari 5.1.4, which included a long list of Javascript, PDF, and HTML5 related security and performance improvements. In February, Apple rolled out Safari 5.2 for Lion to developers as part of the Mountain Lion preview. That release will likely be available to the public alongside Mountain Lion this summer.

[Source: 9to5mac]

Qualcomm S4 dual-core version of the HTC One X get a high score in the benchmark test

I’m very impressive to nowadays tech products performance, especially they can do more things when they are equipped with high-end configuration.

Today, we are going to see the performance of the HTC One X, which is benchmarked by androidcentral. You will see impressive results done by HTC One X in the following benchmarks. (Note: this HTC One X is a AT&T version (with S4 dual-core processor), not the international version, which is equipped with quad-core Tegra 3 processor)

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Will Windows 8 be a Good OS for Desktop PCs?

We all know that Microsoft’s upcoming OS “Windows 8” is under development. Microsoft has released a Developer Preview build of Windows 8 to public in past and very soon Microsoft is going to release a Beta (Consumer Preview) build of Windows 8 to public on Feb 29, 2012. Everyone will be able to download and use it absolutely free.

Windows 8 comes with several new features and enhancements like new Start Screen which has completely replaced traditional Start Menu, Ribbon UI in Windows Explorer, redesigned and enhanced file copy/move dialog box, enhanced Task Manager, Refresh/Reset PC functionality and much more. You can learn more about all new Windows 8 features in our exclusive Windows 8 section.

Although there are many improvements and new additions in this new Windows OS but the question comes, will Windows 8 be a good OS for Desktop and laptops? This question came in my mind because it seems Microsoft is mainly targeting touch-devices like Tablets for Windows 8 development. Why? Please read below:

Windows 8 Start Screen

Lets talk about Start Screen first. Start Screen shows big live thumbnails (called Tiles) of installed programs in Windows 8. Its extremely cool to have such kind of screen in touch devices as the user needs to use his finger to select an item and it would be really hard to select an item from traditional start menu. Big thumbnails help user in opening a program easily and quickly.

But what about Desktop and laptop users? Why would a Desktop user want new Start Screen to forcefully occupy the whole screen area to show big thumbnails of programs? Start Menu takes a very small amount of screen space and the user also have access to Desktop but in Start Screen, if you want to look at Desktop, you’ll need to click on Desktop tile or use keyboard shortcuts.

Also using mouse to scroll between several program tiles on Start Screen takes much time compared to the good old start menu where it shows a list of all installed programs using small icons and text which doesn’t take much space.

So for a Desktop user, Start Menu is far better than new Start Screen.

PS: There is a registry hack to enable Start Menu in Windows which can be found here. But again its a hidden trick and I’m not sure whether it’ll work in final RTM build of Windows 8 or not? Microsoft can disable this trick in RTM build.

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Samsung’s Designer Denies the Allegations of Copying by Apple

Samsung’s mobile designer has spoken out about Apple’s accusations that the firm has copied its iPhone and iPad designs.

Lee Minhyouk, vice president of design at Samsung Mobile, admitted that he’s not quite on a par with Apple wunderkind Jonathan Ive, but fervently defended his original designs which include the Samsung Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note.

Samsung Mobile’s vice president for design Lee Minhyouk takes Apple’s charges personally and denies the allegations:

“I’ve made thousands of sketches and hundreds of prototype products (for the Galaxy). Does that mean I was putting on a mock show for so long, pretending to be designing?”

“As a designer, there’s an issue of dignity. (The Galaxy) is original from the beginning, and I’m the one who made it. It’s a totally different product with a different design language and different technology infused.”

Lee admits that he may not be at the level of Apple’s VP for design Jonathan Ive, but believes Samsung “will produce such iconic products one day.”

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