Month: January 2013

Google Fortifies the Security of Chrome with Improved Encryption Protection

Google is all geared up to improve its security settings with its next release of Chrome browser. It is now going to encrypt all search queries sent from the software. The next version of Chrome is now available in the beta channel and all searches will be encrypted using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL). When a browser uses SSL to encrypt any information from a browser to a website, then you get a green padlock on the web address in the address box. Google calls this little padlock, ‘omnibox’, as it works as a place to put in your search terms as well as insert your URL. As a user, you will not see much difference in your browsing experience, because of this new feature. Of course, you will notice an improved speed in getting your search results because of Google’s use of the SPDY protocol in the software. Encryption is the new way to go Though Google started using encryption for search queries for Chrome users signed in to their Google accounts in 2011, it has now extended to all the browser users whether logged into Google account or not. Mozilla started encryption for Google searches performed through Firefox browser in July 2012. Apple followed next by enabling search encryption on Safari by September 2012. Encryption is one of the safest ways to search online today. It prevents...

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Facebook Graph Search: An awesome search tool or a hacker’s paradise?

Facebook took the world by storm when it announced the launch of Facebook Graph Search – a tool that gives people the power and mechanism to search through the massive pile of information, photos, Likes, music, and other data that is present on the site. For those who don’t know much about this latest release, Facebook Graph Search is a new search engine tool that allows you to explore things on the basis of relationships and other context. The results are drawn from the limitless pool of tags, status, check-ins, and Likes posted by billions of Facebook users. With the help of this new tool, you can search people with common interests, like “friends who like Star Wars and live in New York” or “friends who visited a particular restaurant in the recent past.” From the search point of view, Graph Search promises to be a very powerful tool that personalizes your search to make it more relevant and specific. The search results can be specified to a level so as to show only females or only males that match your search criteria. And if you are one of those who are a supremely private Facebook user and are extremely cautious about your privacy settings, then the good news is that the Graph Search respects your existing privacy settings. It allows you to limit your status updates and other...

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Indian IT companies create global job opportunities

Indian IT firms have turned truly global by creating job opportunities not only in India but also in the US. According to a report published by Live Mint, companies such as Infosys and Wipro have started programs in the US to retrain unemployed workers in technology skills, which will help them to get a job. The Wayne County Community College District of Detroit, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, entered into a partnership with Infosys to provide technical training in Detroit, Michigan. Infosys started an eighteen week software bootcamp for which candidates were chosen through a written test and an interview. Among the many people who benefited from this initiative by Infosys was Sam Blue, an automobile insurance salesman who had lost his job in September 2011. He enrolled for a six weeks software development training program and got placement at a job fair. Earlier in November 2011, Wipro also offered employment opportunities to Iraq war veterans in the...

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Indian IT sector set to grow in 2013 by 15-18 percent

The information technology (IT) industry in India has grown steadily in the past few years and the trend is likely to continue in the year 2013. According to an estimate by technology consulting company Zinnov Management, the IT sector in the country is expected to grow at a rate of 15-18 percent this year. The growth will be backed by an increasing number of companies, both large as well as small & medium-sized businesses (SMBs), deploying IT networks for their operations. According to Zinnov, over 5,000 big firms and more than 10 million SMBs in India plan to use IT in future. The growth of the IT market will also boost the software industry, which is facing cuts in spending by their clients in the United States and Europe. Zinnov’s report states that “While the IT exports market is getting a mixed feedback, the Indian domestic IT market holds significant potential as we enter 2013.” Gartner has also reported a positive outlook for India’s domestic IT industry. It has forecast that the sector will grow from $9.1 billion in 2012 to $10.2 billion in...

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CES 2013: It’s all about cool gadgets and hot tech

If you live and breathe tech, then you must be one of them who are surely making to Las Vegas to experience this year’s biggest Consumer Electronics Show. But if you are still making up your mind and looking out for a sneak peek as to what CES offers this year, then we have jotted down a list of top 5 technology-powered gadgets that are rumored to debut during CES 2013 – the biggest U.S. trade show of the year. Though smartphones and tablets remain the show shoppers during this year’s CES, thanks to their growing popularity, other gadgets that plan to dot the show are camera-equipped vacuum cleaners, internet-connected smart TVs, Wi-Fi smartcameras that can instantly upload your photos to Facebook, and mobile apps that promise to keep you connected. Here’s the list of top 5 gadgets that will put the show on fire: Samsung’s ‘Unprecedented’ TV Though the Korean giant has not yet confirmed the launch, but rumors abuzz that the company will launch its new prototype TV during the show. Samsung recently teased the image of this TV on its blog, describing it as “A true innovation of TV design is coming up with a unprecedented new TV shape and timeless design.” Sony Xperia Z Forget smartphones, CES 2013 will allow us to get our hands on new superphones that are built with quad-core technology. As...

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