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WordPress 2.8 (Baker) Released!

Thursday 11 June 2009 @ 11:50 pm

WordPressI just upgraded this blog to the latest WordPress (WP) 2.8, which was just released a couple hours ago. This latest version is named after the late Chet Baker, a famous trumpeter and vocalist in the 1950s.

There are not many changes in the layout and design in WP2.8 as compared to its predecessor WP2.7.1. However, WP 2.8 fixed over 790 bugs and improved themes, widgets, taxonomies, and its overall speed. This is the main reason I upgraded the blog immediately after it was released.

Below are the major improvements worth mentioning :-

  • Browse the entire theme directory and install theme with one click
  • CodePress editor – for people who likes to tweaks themes or plugins as it provides syntax highlighting
  • Widgets interface redesigned – edit widget on the fly, drag & drop widget, duplicate widgets, etc.
  • New Screen Options on every page in Dashboard – better customization by allowing you flexibility to arrange items showing on each page

Visit the link for the all the new features on WordPress 2.8. I’m so impressed with all the hard work the development team has put into this latest version.

For those who are using the older version, it’s time to upgrade your blog. Cheers! :D




Nokia N97 Sneak Preview – Part 2 (Software)!

Friday 29 May 2009 @ 4:30 pm

Here comes the part 2 of Nokia N97 sneak preview, it’s all about the software the phone uses.

Let’s have a look what we have on the main screen of the phone :-

Nokia N97 Main Screen
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You will be able to add up to 6 favourite widgets on the main screen and you can even arrange them according to your preference (see screen shot below). All widgets will load automatically if you have an active data plan or you are hocked up with a wireless (WiFi) network.

Nokia N97 Widgets
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Some of the applications in N97 are specially developed with the collaborations between Nokia and 3rd parties such as Facebook, Bloomberg, Reuters, etc. How thoughtful that is!

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Nokia N97 Sneak Preview – Part 2 (Software)!




Ebook – WordPress For Business Bloggers

Tuesday 19 May 2009 @ 4:40 pm

I owe a long due review of this copy of ebook titled “WordPress For Business Bloggers” because I received it quite some time ago from Packt. Workload was high in recent months and I just finished 2 smaller projects last week. Now I have some free time so I really hope I can finish the book by next week and post a review of it as soon as I can.

Wordpress For Business Bloggers

This book is for anybody running or starting a business blog using WordPress. Whether you plan to use your blog for PR and marketing, or want to profit directly from blogging, this book offers you everything you need.

As we want to get into the specifics of business blogging as quickly as possible, we don’t cover the WordPress basics. So it’s best to have some experience with WordPress before you start with this book.

The book mainly focuses on a self-hosted WordPress installation, but most of the advice also applies to blogs hosted on WordPress.com.

You can view the table of content to understand what are the topics covered in this ebook.

While I’m crunching every word in this 365 pages ebook, please feel free to take a look of the detailed information of the ebook. You may choose to order either the physical book, ebook, or a bundle of the two.




Happy Birthday, Gmail!

Friday 3 April 2009 @ 12:28 pm

Gmail 5th birthdayIt’s Gmail’s 5th birthday today!

I can’t believe I’ve been using Gmail for 5 years already. I still remember the time when Gmail first launched, it was opened via invitation only. Each email account can only invite another 50 users, then the limit soon raised to 100 and at the end this awesome free service was open for everyone to use.

I love Gmail and I can’t live without it, you wanna know why?

  • Gmail is fast. Less page refresh is required.
  • Gmail allows personalization through Gmail Labs.
  • Gmail is smart. I love the way how it treats all emails with same subject title as conversations. I’ve already said goodbye to messy inbox since 5 years ago.
  • Gmail’s storage is increasing every second. It simply means Gmail grows together with you.
  • Gmail saves tons of my time. There are so many things I can do with it and I don’t even have to leave my browser, such as viewing all sorts of attachments, checking my schedule, chatting, etc.

I hope they keep improving Gmail in term of its features and security. Also, I hope Gmail will soon jump out from its beta version as I can’t believe it’s still in beta version after 5 years. Haha…

Keep up the good work, Gmail Team!
Happy birthday, Gmail!




Google Pagerank Update In April 09

Thursday 2 April 2009 @ 10:51 pm

Google Pagerank UpdateIt seems that the second Google Pagerank Update happened just right after April Fool day. Some of my websites including this one still remain the same Pagerank but there are some increment in others, which can be considered as good news.

How’s your website? Hope you have good news too.
You may use this Pagerank Checker to check the latest Pagerank.
You can even show off your Pagerank on your website using the Pagerank button created by the website.

Cheers!




Get Ready For Google Chrome 2.0!

Saturday 10 January 2009 @ 9:49 pm

First of all, Happy 2009!

It’s just the second week of 2009, Google is already giving us surprises.
Things that I’ve noticed so far are Google Pagerank update, change of their favicon (as you can see below) and the release of pre-beta version of Google Chrome 2.0.

Google Latest Favicon In 2009
Google Latest Favicon In 2009

Google Chrome 2.0

The speed of Google Chrome development is awesome, this is only the fourth month since it’s first release of Chrome 1.0. The version I just upgraded mine is pre-beta (Alpha release) Chrome 2.0, which is not available for public download.

pre-beta Google Chrome 2.0
A peak at pre-beta Google Chrome 2.0

This version is a developer preview version where latest features will be included for testing purposes. It could be very unstable at times and might require manual configuration too, but I just can’t stop myself from getting a peak at the features in its next release. On top of my own curiosity, I also feel like sharing this latest news with my readers as well.

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Get Ready For Google Chrome 2.0!





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