Jenil Vasani

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Gmail Users Dial One Million VoIP Calls in 24 hours

Yes, One million calls in 24 Hours. Google has just introduced Gmail phone-calling feature. Google twitted announcing the near-immediate milestone and thanking people for trying it.Google has more than 175 million users hence the services isn’t available for all the users yet.Google’s service allows users to make telephone calls via their new Gmail interface. Calls to US and Canada will be free for rest of the year and international calling rates will be low as promised by google.
People have been talking through microphones and speakers via Gtalk Service since 2005,but gmail users cant dial into landlines. To talk both the users had to be online and logged into their computers. Google has given users one more reason to stay with Google services like Gmail and Google Voice.
Google designed a user-friendly interface for this service. Users dial the numbers as they do in their cell phones , when users click “Call phone” at the top of their chat list and dial a number or enter a contact’s name, it calls the number. If the users have a Google Voice phone number, calls from Gmail will display that number as the outbound caller ID. Users can also choose to receive calls to this number right inside Gmail.
Integrating with Android
With this new service in Google, it has now started to compete with Skype. but skype has still more advantage with international calling and integration onto mobile devices.
It will be a logical step, especially if Google plans to become a force to be reckoned with in the Voice over Internet Protocol world.
Minutes are not nearly as precious as they were before, with many people being on unlimited or nearly unlimited plans। Nevertheless, it makes sense for them to integrate this functionality and tie more of that functionality into Google Voice.

So lets See what happens will google integrate this system with Android OS? If yes what will be the users inntention towards it?

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August 28, 2010 Posted by | Google | Leave a comment

Google Chrome 5.0.335.0 Available for Download

As per the sources in this month not only Opera 10.50 is going to release. Google released a DEV channel update for its open source browser. Looking at the circumstances Google has now Updated Chrome 5.0.335 from its beta version to Final release.This Chrome can be grab not only for windows but also for other Operating systems like Linux and Mac too. By the end of this week also Firefox 3.7 Alpha 2 is marching up for its release.

This build has certain functions like

  • Fix Issues relating to new content settings functionality
  • Removing and Remove all Button for cookie manager
  • Fix Crash when installing an extension
  • Fix star button theming.

Although various builds for Chrome 5.0 has been released but still this is a pre-release software and comes with various issues, so those who feel uncomfortable with pre-release software should not take any risk’s and stick with chrome 4.0 which is still much more stable than chrome 5.0 build.

Google Chrome 5.0

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February 27, 2010 Posted by | Google Chrome | Leave a comment

Google Chrome 5.0.322.2 is available for download

Although Google Buzz release has not completed even a week but Google today on 15th Feb 2010 has released Google Chrome 5.0.322.2. Google Buzz was released in the last week and found almost 9 million post as per Gmail Blog. Search giant kicked up a notch the Dev. channel flavor of Chrome, and is offering early adopters Build 5.0.322.2 not only for Windows but also for MAC OS and Linux.

Grunberg on Google Chrome commented that “Now Google Chrome also includes number of extension-related fixes, including “Don’t crash when extensions use Cookie. Preserve order of browser actions across extension auto update. Implemented overflow and reordering of browser actions.”

The most and undisered change in the latest version of Chrome is Chrome 5.0.322 doesn’t show popup blocker bubble on each platforms. Linux users are bond of experience crashes when editing bookmark in the bookmark manager. Other change noticed in this version is Chrome wont be allowing Non- Windows users(Mac nd Linux) to save cookie settings.

This version also made changes in Chrome Native Client as Grunberg added “ Chrome for linux and Mac can now run Native Client modules directly, no plugin required.Platform independent NPAPI extensions for 2D,3D and mouse/keyboard events are now available “

Google Chrome 5.0.322.2 can be downloaded from here

February 16, 2010 Posted by | Google, Google Chrome | 1 Comment