December 10, 2009
December 9, 2009
shed its beta label in July. Now one feature key to the Net giant's
cloud-computing aspirations, offline access to Gmail, also has grown up
less than a year after its debut.
"Offline Gmail is graduating from Labs and becoming a regular part of
Gmail," Google programmer Aaron Whyte announced the change Monday in a
Offline Gmail support, which relies on a Google browser plug-in called
Gears, lets people read, search, organize, and compose e-mail even when
there's no Net connection; sent messages are queued up in an outbox for
delivery when the network access is restored and the account on the
computer can resynchronize with the server.
"Offline Gmail has proven particularly useful for business and schools
making the switch to Google Apps from traditional desktop mail
clients--they're used to being able to access their mail whether or not
they're online, and Offline Gmail brings this functionality right to the
browser," Whyte said.
Google Apps, a bundle that includes Gmail, Google Calendar, and the
Google Docs suite of online applications, is available for free for
educational users or smaller organizations. Premiere accounts cost $50
per person per year, and Chief Executive Eric Schmidt called such
enterprise-oriented services Google's "next big billion-dollar opportunity."
Gears is built into Google's Chrome browser, but other browsers rely on
a plug-in. However, Google has stopped developing Gears in favor HTML5's
equivalent features. That overhaul of the standard for displaying Web
page includes local data storage on a computer as one feature, and it's
now enabled by default in Chrome even though HTML5 isn't a final
Updated 1:45 p.m. PST and 5:46 p.m. PST: For some Mac OS X 10.6 Snow
Leopard users, Gears doesn't work, hampering use of Offline Gmail.
Google initially said Tuesday that Gears doesn't work on Snow Leopard
but later amended its statement, narrowing the problem to Apple's Safari
"It turns out that Gears does work on Firefox for Snow Leopard and
Leopard, though it still doesn't work on Safari," Google spokesperson
Victoria Katsarou said. "There was a bug that was preventing Gears from
downloading on Snow Leopard, but we're fixing it and at we'll be
updating our Help Center article and Download page to reflect the change."
She declined to comment on when or even if an HTML5-based version of
offline Gmail might arrive.
Offline Gmail didn't even work Tuesday in the new Chrome for Mac beta
version. Gears is built into Chrome, but trying to enable offline Gmail
with the browser yields a "browser not supported" error message.
For the rest of you, here are Google's instructions for getting set up
with offline Gmail:
1. Click the "Settings" link in the top-right corner of Gmail.
2. Click the "Offline" tab.
3. Select "Enable Offline Mail for this computer."
4. Click "Save Changes" and follow the directions from there.
share inconsequential experiences in their lives might want to listen
up. Dell told Bloomberg on Tuesday that it has earned an estimated $6.5
million in sales of PCs, accessories, and software, thanks to promotions
Dell's vice president for the company's online unit, Manish Mehta, told
Bloomberg that over the past three months alone, the number of people
who have started following Dell's tweets has risen 23 percent. The
company's DellOutlet account, which is home to most of the vendor's
sales announcements, currently has almost 1.5 million followers. But
unlike some companies, Dell has made Twitter an integral part of its
operation. Bloomberg reported that "more than 100 employees send out the
tweets" to customers.
"It's a very vibrant channel for us and it's growing aggressively,"
Mehta told Bloomberg, referring to Twitter. "It's not just our reach and
growth that has progressed, it's that it's happening globally."
Mehta told Bloomberg that its Twitter accounts are followed by people in
12 countries. Brazil users alone spent $800,000 in the past eight
months, he said.
December 7, 2009
Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi is an outstanding Urdu satirical and humor writer from Pakistan regarded by many as best Urdu Humorist. Yousufi has also served as the head of several national and international governmental and financial institutions. He received Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the highest literary honors by Government of Pakistan in 1999.
Yousufi was born in a learned family of Tonk, Rajasthan on August 4, 1923. His father Abdul Karim Khan Yousufi was chairman of the Jaipur Municipality, and later Speaker of the Jaipur Legislative Assembly. Yousufi completed his early education in Rajputana and earned B.A. from Agra University while M.A. Philosophy and LL.B from Aligarh University. After partition of India his family migrated to Karachi, Pakistan.
Joined Muslim Commercial Bank in 1950, became Deputy General Manager. Joined Allied Bank Ltd in 1965 as Managing Director. In 1974 he became President of United Bank Ltd. In 1977 became Chairman of the Pakistan Banking Council. Awarded Quaid-i-Azam Memorial Medal for distinguished services in banking.
Chiragh talay (1961)
Yousufi's second book was Khakam ba dahan (Dust in my mouth) which was published in 1969 and dedicated to his wife, Idrees Fatema. So far 14 editions of this book have been printed. It has eight articles, in addition to a foreword written by the author.
Yousufi's third book was Zarguzasht which was published in 1976. It has 11 articles in addition to the foreword, 'Tuzk-i-Yousufi'.
His fourth book, Aab-i-gum, was published in 1990. Dedicated to his children, Arshad, Sarosh, Rukhsana and Seema, it runs into 404 pages and has five articles, in addition to the foreword. One of his major work was' rashtriya joota"
First two won Adamjee Prize, while last one got the Hijra Award as well as Pakistan Academy of Letters Award for best book, 1990. Awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz and Hilal-i-Imtiaz.
Ibn-e-Insha, himself a great Urdu satirist and humourist, wrote about Yousufi Sahib: "...if ever we could give a name to the literary humour of our time, then the only name that comes to mind is that of Yousufi!" Another scholar, Dr Zaheer Fatehpuri, wrote, "We are living in the 'Yousufi era' of Urdu literary humour..."
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