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FACULTY

Top L-R: Richard Joseph, Sunantha Krishnan, Mahalakshmi Sridhar,

Vrushali Mudhliyar, Anagha Shashtri,Trupti Ghosalkar,

Janhavi Baikerikar, Tayyabali Sayyad.

Bottom L-R: Shiv Negi,Nilesh Ghavate,Dr. N.G.Joag,Satishkumar Chavan,Diana Sequeira.

S.E IT

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EDITORIAL: Newsletter Reborn!!

Warm greetings to all our lovely readers.

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The magnitude of pride we feel to present the Information Technology Department’s Newsletter

called Tech IT v2.0, cannot be expressed merely in words. This version of the newsletter by far

shows what IT students of Don Bosco Institute of Technology are really made of! It showcases

the technical knowledge of the students along with the various extraordinary achievements

during the academic year.

As students of IT, apart from syllabus related content, we must also be technically sound.

Keeping this point in mind, we have tried our level best to include articles on varied topics in

the field of Information Technology, which would appeal to people of age 12 and above!

We are proud to present to you, the “First Ever Online Version” (visit http://www.dbit.in) of

the Newsletter!

Our sincere thanks to the faculty who were very helpful. The support we received from Mr.

Tayyabali Sayyad and Mr. Nilesh Ghavate is worth a mention. We are humbled by the support

we got from Ms. Janhavi Baikerikar, Teacher In-charge and Mr. Satishkumar Chavan, H.O.D

(Information Technology), who constantly gave us their feedback and that helped us make

amendments.

As it is famously said “It is only human to make mistakes!”, we are no exception to this

phenomenon.

With a request for suggestions and inputs for the improved of this newsletter, we pen our

thoughts. Hope this version benefits your intellect and hope you like it. We promise you better

releases here after.

Regards,

Sujit Ajitkumar (T.E IT) & Denzil Sequeira (T.E IT)

The Editorial Team.

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Message from The Director’s Desk,

Message from the HOD,

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My dear staff and Students of IT department,

A very happy feast of Don Bosco to you all. May he guide and protect you.

God bless you all.

Fr. Adolph Furtado sdb

Director

DBIT.

Fr. Adolph Furtado sdb

Director

Congratulations for yet another edition of the department newsletter.

The content of your letter is interesting. You have taken lot of trouble over

this edition of the letter. We are proud of you. Keep up the good work.

For every day, in every way, you are striving to educate yourself, and

empower your peers. As you grow up, we wish that you adopt a sense of

curiosity and get adept in a role of responsibility. We wait to see you go out

into the world with merit, zeal, and creativity. And, we hope that passion

outdoes performance, and that originality outweighs outcome - in all areas

of your lives.

I take a great pleasure to launch second version of our Departmental New Letter for odd semester 2011-12. It has very

good blend of web and print version. The most popular and developing technologies along with departmental activities

are emphasized in this version.

Our aim is to have a class of IT professionals at Don Bosco Institute of Technology with practical knowledge of

current trends and practices followed in the IT industries. Our students also work for socially disadvantaged people by

integrating technology into social activities. We have with us the best Teaching Staff who acquire knowledge of the

recent affairs in Technology and impart it to our students. Department of Information Technology was started in 2001

and has made a great progress steadily keeping pace with the fast development in IT industries in the decade time.

Faculty members are providing required mentoring and guidance to nurture the overall development of our students and

tap right potential of the individual.

The student chapter Computer Society of India (CSI) is most active student group in the institute. The CSI chapter

organizes seminars, workshops, coding competition etc. in trends of training juniors by seniors. They are working on

various projects. Also, our third year students along with faculty are working on different projects in collaboration with

Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. They are using Open Source Software for their projects.

Now in today’s world, Information Technology is under pressure of economic

crisis all over the globe. But still, the skilled, knowledgeable and bright

professionals are most preferred human resource in the industries. We at

Department of Information Technology are cultivating the best IT engineers

who have social outreach.

Mr. Satishkumar Chavan

H.O.D (Information Technology)

From the Principal,

Dr. N.G. Joag,

Principal

Four apples have changed the world. The one started

from the kindergarten, the one offered to Adam, the

one that fell on Newton and one of the Steve Jobs.

Jobs built a company where leaps of the imagination

were combined with engineering. He was a creative

entrepreneur and had passion for perfection. He revolutionized

six industries: personal computers, animated

movies, music, phones, tablet computing and digital

publishing. Jobs stands as the ultimate iCon of inventiveness

and applied imagination. Under his able guidance

Apple introduced such revolutionary products as the

Macbook Air, iMac, iPod, iTunes, iPad and iPhone, all of

which have dictated the evolution of modern technology.

His Genius is enviable. He’s the one who succeeded

at a young age, paid a price for his arrogance and then

came back a lot smarter and more capable than before.

Steve Jobs had a riveting story of the roller-coaster life.

Jobs had spectacular successes and humiliating failures.

One of those attributes was the ability to discard old

thinking when it no longer worked, which was much

harder than it might seem- especially if that thinking

helped make one fabulously successful in the past. He

accepted the failure, learnt from it, instead of blaming

other people or making excuses for what went wrong.

Characteristics such as those are the building blocks of

resilience, which allowed him to overcome setbacks,

became smarter and reached new level of success.

We all have up and down time in our life. However,

good leaders can take the knocks and bounce back for

more. Most important is to have the courage to follow

your heart and intuition. But don’t lose faith. The only

thing that keeps you going is to love what you do.

Steve Jobs is one of the best examples of keeping a good

faith and turning around to show the world how successful

he is. Although Steve Jobs is not with us, his hard work,

innovativeness will always inspire us for years to come.

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We use to tell students: there are no jobs, however there

is only career. However Steve has proved it to be wrong.

Jobs has made it a Career.

Message from the Teacher In-charge,

Greetings to everyone.

It gives me a lot of pleasure to introduce to you the second

IT department newsletter ‘TechIT’ v2.0 .

This newsletter is special in the sense that it is the first

e-newsletter that we are publishing. It contains articles

about the latest technologies in the field of Information

Technology.

I want to mention my student team consisting of Denzil

Sequeira and Sujit Ajitkumar ( TE IT) who took a lot

of efforts to make this version colourful. I hope that you

will enjoy this issue. I also welcome contribution and

suggestion from you.

Happy Reading!

Janhavi Baikerikar

The Tech IT v2.0 team that

made it possible:

Sujit Ajitkumar & Denzil

Sequeira (T.E IT)

and Janhavi Baikerikar

(Teacher In-charge)

Cover page assistance:

Tany Joseph & Anshul

Prasad (S.E IT)

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Five (serious) symptoms of Facebook

addiction

-Denzil Sequeira(T.E. IT)

Summary: Facebook, in retrospect, can be addictive — not in the “society is addicted to Facebook” but in a very

serious way. Here are five symptoms to look out for.

Hi, I’m a DBIT student, and I’m a Facebook addict.

Addiction is partly in the mind, and we can all be gripped by something that throttles everything else in our life. From

social media to hardcore broadband connections; even knitting. Well, maybe not knitting as the core Generation Y

activity of choice, but you can see where I’m going with this.

My relationship with Facebook is on a rocky edge at the moment. Though I accept I spend a great amount of time on the

mobile application and site as so many of us do, I have taken a break for my own sense of sanity.

While I argue that Facebook has become so intrinsic to our social relationships, we have yet to develop the filtering skills

to take away the emotionless, draining energies from the site that we do not get in real life. Facing social exclusion, the

need to detach myself from the overly sensitive minutiae that comes with over-use, it’s important to highlight the genuine

symptoms of Facebook addiction.

1. You become paranoid: “Why hasn’t this person messaged me back?”

A common symptom, it seems, paranoia can grip anyone from a small amount to a dangerous level.

The problem is that Facebook only tells you a little amount, rather than everything. Idle times are displayed with a sleep

icon, but Facebook mobile users are always ‘online’, but may not have their phone with them. Though Facebook has

chat presence, it does not guarantee that the person will respond, let alone see the message in the first place.

Also, what is the maximum time to respond to someone? Sites like Facebook do not take into account individual patterns

of usage, and all but expects others to be online all the time too.

For those waiting for a response, the temptation is to call or to text, or to follow up with another Wall post or message.

“Why haven’t they responded?”; logical processes go out the window and paranoia sets in, questioning why they haven’t

replied. Who hasn’t been there?

2. You spend more than an hour or five on the site.

Excessive use of anything is all-relative. I, personally, have a massive oxygen addiction. I love to breathe, and have no

plans to kick the habit just yet.

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But spending more than an hour or two on Facebook per day is probably too

much, for an ordinary ‘consumer’ user. Granted, many use Facebook for work

or in some corporate setting, but most should not spend more than an hour on

the social network.

Running through the day, we spend about half an hour in the bathroom per day,

excluding showering and whatnot. We take an hour for lunch. We often spend

an hour or so travelling to and from work or campus. Relatively speaking, if

you are spending more time on Facebook than you do “on the john” — or using

Facebook whilst you are on the toilet — please seek help.

3. A confusion of the divergence of real life and Facebook

There have been times — no doubt you will have to — where you have seen

something posted on Facebook as a status update, and later on it has been

rekindled as an actual memory.

It’s not uncommon, as often statuses are updated of what people are doing,

thinking or going to do. But to actively forget when something has not happened

in person but ‘remembered’ through a passing update, is somewhat worrying.

It’s indicative that you’ve spent a great deal of time on the site too, which again

goes as a strike against the addiction from the second point.

4. Excessive friend building and Wall posts

Sometimes people find that Facebook is an ego-related thing, and the need

to build up an online ‘portfolio’ is a social need, in order to fully represent

whom they want to be in real life.

To add a constant stream of statuses and photos, videos and application

updates may be one way of filling up time — time that could be better spent

elsewhere.

It can be an addiction in itself; the need to constantly update people on what

you are doing, where and why you are doing it; something that could be

construed as ’showing off’ or boasting.

5. Depression sets in during downtime, and other withdrawal symptoms

Often, addictions are formed around a lacking something. It would not

be amiss to suggest that those who spend a lot of time on Facebook do so

because of a lack of other engagements.

When that void is not filled but the addictive matter is taken away, withdrawal

symptoms set in — such as anger, anxiety, depression and other similar feelings.

It’s not quite as though you have been deprived from coffee all day, but does

share some similarities.

When depression or other hidden, mind-orientated symptoms set in, such as

frustration or as though you are missing out on something, then this again

should be a cause for concern. Breaking up with an addiction is incredibly hard

to do, but to do it in stages makes the arduous task easier.

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FACT FILe

Couple asks Facebook

users to pick child’s

name

The couple wasn’t interested in the

conventional methods of picking a name.

everyone on the social network (a

potential 800 million votes) can participate.

Rather than ask for suggestions, they’ve

narrowed down the list to four names they’re

particularly fond of: McKenna,Madelyn,

Addilyne,and emily.

Voting will end as soon as the baby is born,

and if there’s a tie, they’ll just flip a coin.

You can vote on the poll on the following

Facebook Page, which even has an

ultrasound scan of the baby: Name My

Child; you’ll have to give the app access to

your Facebook account first.

The Meskes had no trouble

naming their firstborn, now 4-year-old

Brianna.

“My in-laws think it’s funny. They know

my personality,” Dave told the Daily

Herald. “My parents think I’m crazy;

they tell me, ‘You’re such a goofball.’”

This is not the first time Facebook has

been involved in naming a baby. Back in

February, an Egyptian father named his

firstborn daughter “Facebook” to show

his appreciation for the social network.

In May, an Israeli couple named their

daughter “Like”, after the Facebook

feature.

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UmeNow vows

to kill Facebook,

dismisses Google+

Summary: UmeNow is the new social network on the

block. It has one goal: to kill Facebook.

UmeNow is a brand new social network that isn’t satisfied

just competing with the likes of Facebook and Google+. In

fact, UmeNow has declared it will destroy Facebook’s lead

in the social networking market and has dismissed Google+

as a competitor in the first place. The new service is calling

itself “the first and only ad-free social communication

service in the world that is totally focused on privacy.”

UmeNow was founded by a former single mom who has

been very vocal about online privacy. She has been even

more outspoken against Facebook: “We will kill off the

Facebook data eating monster,” Castillo-Bach said in a

statement. To make her point, she’s calling UmeNow’s

marketing campaign “Facebook is Trash, National Privacy

Celebration.”

UmeNow has a $6.00 monthly subscription fee (you can

sign up for a one-month free trial), which gives you the

following features:

• No ads.

• No tracking and No data mining.

• No selling of personal information.

• All third party apps banned.

• Anonymous posting allowed.

• Protection from privacy violations by “free” sites.

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“Our service is all about privacy. Facebook is a

professional data collector. Google is the mothership of

all data collectors. It has nothing on us. They’re not even

in our league. Let’s not forget, Google chief Eric Schmidt

told the world straight up that Google+ is not even a social

network. It’s an ‘identity verification’ service. Anyone

still think these giants really care about privacy? We’ve

designed the perfect anti-Facebook service. We give you

everything they won’t while still making it easy and simple

to connect with friends. Because we have no ads, we could

care less about your private information or collecting data

on you. Our only focus is to give you the power to connect

and share without risk. Our belief is that most people crave

privacy and resent Facebook for limiting their access to

it,” Castillo-Bach said in a statement.

Facebook and Google have definitely had their fair share

of privacy issues, and competitors are always a good thing.

That being said,its just not sure UmeNow is taking the

right approach here: attacking a competitor right from the

get-go isn’t the best approach.

If you want to keep up with UmeNow, you can follow

the company on Twitter. I wonder why they don’t have

equivalent accounts on Facebook and Google+ ?

Vodafone launches

555 Blue,its first

Facebook phone

in India.

The Vodafone 555 Blue, a Facebook phone, has

arrived in India with a Rs 4,590 ($100) price tag.

Vodafone launched the Vodafone 555 Blue in India for Rs

4,590 ($100). The telecommunications company calls it

the “world’s first prepay phone with Facebook built-in.”

The device, which was developed in collaboration with

Facebook and will be simply sold as the Vodafone Blue in

India, was expected to arrive in the country last month but

was delayed for unknown reasons.

The Vodafone Blue is a locked prepaid phone aimed at

emerging markets. It is not 3G-enabled but this is arguably

okay for India since EDGE has a much wider coverage

area in the country.

The phone features a dedicated Facebook button (similar

to HTC’s offerings), which lets you upload pictures, visit

profiles, and update your status with a single push. The

device also automatically checks the social network for

new notifications every 20 minutes, although this time

period can be changed. Vodafone Blue will give users one

year of unlimited access to Facebook for free from the date

of its purchase in India.

Vodafone lists the following features for the 555 Blue:

• Ready to go, straight out of the box: Facebook is built

into the handset’s core – it’s running the moment you

turn on the mobile phone.

• Truly integrated messaging: Facebook messages

appear in the handset’s inbox alongside texts and

e-mail.

• Simple photo-sharing: photos taken using the Vodafone

555 Blue’s 2 megapixel camera can be shared with

friends with a single click.

• Easy to stay in contact: friends’ Facebook profiles

are automatically synchronized in the Vodafone 555

Blue’s address book.

• Always available: the Vodafone 555 Blue updates

regularly in the background, flagging new items on the

homescreen and quickly loading them when opened.

• One-click control: the customizable Facebook ‘F’

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button can be assigned to a number of tasks, including

instantly posting a status update with photos from the

gallery or with links from the browser.

• Attractive form-factor: touch navigation, 2.4″

landscape display, and QWERTY keypad are ideal for

typing chat, e-mail, and status updates.

• Music on the Go: fully integrated FM Radio and music

player with 3.5mm jack

“Facebook wants to make every phone social and Vodafone

has taken the integration of Facebook to the next level with

the Vodafone Blue,” Henri Moissinac, Head of Mobile

Business at Facebook, said in a statement. “We are really

happy that Vodafone has brought the phone to India and

enabling people to experience Facebook free of charge

from the mobile device for a year.”

“The mobile internet plays a central role in the daily lives

of millions of Vodafone customers, many of whom are

avid Facebook users,” Patrick Chomet, Vodafone’s Group

Terminals Director, said in a statement. “Vodafone Blue is

the answer to our youth’s mobile social networking needs.

The phone has been designed to let everyone experience

the fun of connecting with friends on the go, at a pocket

friendly price. With our unique, fully integrated Facebook

customization, the Vodafone Blue offers a compelling,

out-of-the-box experience.”

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How do you feel when your internet connection goes

down?

-Shivani Vaidya(T.E. IT)

Summary: You fire up your computer,

click on your favorite browser icon

(let’s not argue over which one!),

you type in the URL of your favorite

website ( … www.google.com …)

and then … nothing …

You fire up your computer, click on

your favorite browser icon (let’s not

argue over which one!), you type in

the URL of your favorite website

(www.google.com …) and then …

nothing …!

How do you feel when your internet

connection goes down?

According to research carried out by

Intersperience, chances are that you’re

going to feel ‘upset’ and ‘lonely’ and

if that connection was down for 24

hours, you’d feel like you were in a

‘nightmare.’

The survey looked at more than

1,000 individuals between the ages

of 18 to over 65s. These people were

questioned about their ‘digital lives’

including their attitudes and use of

the internet, smartphones and other

connected devices.

Here are the highlights:

• 53% of Brits feel ‘upset’

when deprived of internet

connection

• 40% of people surveyed

feel ‘lonely’ when not able

to go online

• Challenge of 24 hours

without digital devices

described as ‘nightmare’

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For some it seems, a day’s fast from

technology is a major hardship, akin to giving

up an addiction:

The project also involved qualitative

research, including challenging participants

to get through one full day without using

technology. Giving up technology was

considered by some to be as hard as quitting

smoking or drinking, while one survey

participant described it as “like having my

hand chopped off” and another called it

“My biggest nightmare.”

A significant number of people ‘cheated’

by switching on the television or radio as

they did not regard them as ‘technology.’

Others agreed to the challenge but turned

their mobile phones to silent, regarding

being completely disconnected even for

one day as “inconceivable“

Ever imagined a day

without Facebook?

Well, frankly, I haven’t and

I never wish to!

FACT FILE

Rcom’s 3G MIMO...

Rcom improved their 3g

service with mimo technology.

Currently reliance is only

operator in india who provides

3g speed upto 28mbps.Reliance

communications paid 5864.29

Crores for spectrum in 13

circles.

Q: What is MIMO technology?

Ans:MIMO, has the state

of the art of Intelligent

antenna (IA), improves

the performance of radio

systems by embedding

electronics intelligence into

the spatial processing unit.

Spatial processing includes

spatial precoding at the

transmitter postcoding at

the receiver. Intelligent

antenna is technology which

represents smart antenna,

multiple antenna (MIMO),

self-tracking directional

antenna, cooperative virtual

antenna.

Five reasons

Android can

- Sujit Ajitkumar(T.E. IT)

Summary: I want Android to succeed and grow, but

the way things are going, I’m beginning to doubt

that it will thrive in the long run.

I use Android every day. I like it a lot. But, I also have

concerns about how it’s being developed and being

presented to customers.

Before jumping into why I think Android faces trouble

in the long run, let me mention one problem I don’t see

as standing in Android’s way: The Oracle lawsuits. Yes,

Oracle claims that Google owes them billions in damages

for using unlicensed Java technology in Android’s core

Dalvik virtual machine.

I follow patent lawsuits and here’s what going to happen

with this one. It will take years and millions of dollars in

legal fees, but eventually Google will either beat Oracle’s

claims or pay them hefty licensing fees. So, yes, one way

or the other Google, and to a lesser extent Oracle, will

spend hundreds of millions on this matter before it’s done.

But, so what?

The mobile technology space is filled with patent and

licensing lawsuits. When I checked on these lawsuits in

mid-October there were dozens of them. Since then, Apple

has sued Samsung; Dobly has sued RIM; and Lodsys, a

patent troll, vs. Apple and all its iOS developers, By the

time u finish reading this article someone will probably

have sued someone else!

The end-result of all this, besides lining the pockets of

lawyers, is that we’re all going to have pay more for our

tablets and smartphones. It doesn’t matter who wins or

who loses. Thanks to the U.S’s fouled up patent system,

everyone who’s a customer, everyone who’s a developer,

and everyone’s who in business to make something useful

is the loser.

That said, here’s where Android is getting it wrong.

1. Too many developer versions

When Google first forked Android into two versions–The

2.x branch for smartphones and the 3.x for tablets–I didn’t

like the idea. I like it even less now.

According to the Android Developers site, there are eight

versions of Android with market presence. If we ignore the

out-dated Android 1.5 and 1.6, that still leaves us with six

shipping versions that a developer needs to keep in mind

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when he or she is creating or updating a program. In the

case of the 2.x and 3.x lines that’s a lot of work. Oh, and yes

there are now two versions of 3.x: 3.0 and 3.1 .

Currently used versions of Android.

Who can keep up with this? I couldn’t. But, wait there’s

more!

2. Too many OEM versions

You’d think that Android 2.2 on a Droid II would be the

same on the Samsung Galaxy Pro. You’d think wrong.

Every original equipment manufacturer (OEM) insists

on tweaking the software and adding their own particular

programs to each phone. Sometimes, the same hardware

doesn’t even work with Android on the exact same model.

It is found that the useless microSD slot in the Motorola

XOOM, even after its Android 3.1 update, still doesn’t

work. Or, to be exact, it won’t work in the U.S. In Europe,

XOOM users will get a fix that will let them use microSD

cards.

Argh!

Here’s a history lesson for Google and the rest of the movers

and shakers of Android. I’ve seen a “common” operating

system used in this way before during a technology boom.

Once, it was with the pre-PC microcomputers. They all ran

CP/M-80, but every vendor had their own little tricks they

added to make their computers “better.” Then along came

PC-DOS, soon to be followed by MS-DOS, and all those

companies-KayPro, Osborne, and IMSAI-became answers

in computer trivia games.

How did Microsoft make its first step to becoming the

Evil Empire? By delivering the same blasted operating

system on every PC. If users can’t count on using the same

programs and the same hardware accessories, like microSD

cards, on Android, they’re not going to stick with Android

devices. If things don’t get better with Android, who knows,

maybe Windows 8 will have a shot on tablets after all!

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3. Still not open enough

Google, for reasons that still elude me, decided not to

open-source Android 3.x’s source code. This is so dumb!

I’m not talking about playing fast and loose with opensource

licenses or ethics-so Google really stuck its foot

into a mess with this move. No, I’m saying this is dumb

because the whole practical point of open source make

development easier by sharing the code. Honeycomb’s

development depends now on a small number of Google

and big OEM developers. Of them, the OEM staffers will

be spending their time making Honeycomb, Android 3.0,

work better with their specific hardware or carrier. That

doesn’t help anyone else.

4. Security Holes

This one really ticks me off. There is no reason for Android

to be insecure. In fact, in some ways it’s Not insecure. So

why do you keep reading about Android malware?

Here’s how it works. Or, rather, how it doesn’t work.

Android itself, based on Linux, is relatively secure. But,

if you voluntary, albeit unknowingly, install malware from

the Android Market, your Android tablet or smartphone

can’t stop you. Google must start checking “official”

Android apps for malware.

Google has made some improvements to how it handles

Android malware. It’s not enough.

So until things get better, if you’re going to download

Android programs by unknown developers, get an Android

anti-virus program like Lookout. Heck, get it anyway; it’s

only a matter of time until someone finds a way to add

malware to brand-name programs.

5. Pricing

Seriously. What’s with Android tablet pricing? Apple

owns the high-end of tablets. If someone has the money,

they’re going to get an iPad 2. Deal with it. Apple’s the

luxury brand. Android’s hope is to be the affordable brand.

So long as OEMs price Android’s tablets at $500 and up,

they’re not going to move. People will buy a good $250

Android tablet, which is one reason why the Nook is

selling well. They’re not buying $500 Android tablets.

Here’s what I see happening. Android will still prosper…

right up to the point where some other company comes

out with an affordable platform and a broad selection of

compatible software and hardware.

Maybe that will be webOS, if HP drops the price on its

TouchPads. Maybe it will be MeeGo. Heck, it could even

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be Windows 8. What it won’t be though in the long run,

unless Android gets its act together, will be Android.

FACT FILE

Android on the HP TouchPad gets a

touch closer

Summary: Two groups are porting Android to the HP

TouchPad, and both report they are getting close to a

working OS.

As soon as the HP TouchPad was placed on sale for $99,

Android homebrew developers started picking them up

with the intention of porting Android to the tablet. Two

different camps emerged working separately on a port,

and as is typical in work of this nature progress has been

slow so far. One of the primary objectives of both groups

was to get the touchscreen working properly, as a tablet

without touch is basically useless. Both groups have now

demonstrated TouchPads with functioning touchscreens.

One group working on an Android port is

the Touchdroid group. This group was formed specifically

for working this project, and only now did they claim to

have solved the nasty touchscreen driver problem. The

other group is very well known in the Android world,

as CyanogenMod is the most popular homebrew group

working with Android phones. The CM7 port to the

TouchPad now has the touchscreen working too, and in a

video demonstration claims the Touchdroid group reverse

engineered the CM7 driver for the project.

The CM7 port is of greater interest considering the quality

work this group has consistently done with Android

phones and tablets. No doubt they will turn out a good

implementation of Android Gingerbread for the TouchPad

that is stable and fully functional. Also they are making

the TouchPad port a dual-boot solution, meaning users

can boot either native webOS or Android as desired. This

eliminates the need to wipe webOS off the TouchPad as is

required by the Touchdroid project.

Its going to be interesting to see the CM7 port in action,

but frankly as the owner of both Android tablets and the

TouchPad anyone would find webOS to be a better tablet

operating environment. It may be fun to play around with

Android on the TouchPad, but no one can foresee any

function on a tablet that is not better served by webOS.

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10 reasons NOT to buy an Android and why I’m

waiting for the iPhone 5

-Sujit Ajitkumar(T.E. IT)

Summary: Unfortunately, the few boons of Androidum don’t make up for the disadvantages. Here’s why I’m not going

to buy an Android and I’m waiting for the iPhone 5.

Breaking news: Thank you,Steve.For all you’ve done,for all of us.

As most of you know, I dislike the iPhone and its Playskool interface. I find it, and Apple’s policies, to be a constant

source of annoyance. And yet, even as I know there’s almost a 100% probability that the iPhone 5 is going to annoy me,

I’m going to buy another crappy iPhone and NOT buy an Android phone.

So here’s the thing. I have an iPhone 3G. Not even a 3GS, not an iPhone 4. It’s a plain old iPhone 3G that I’ve had for

three years.

It sucks. It’s slow. It won’t update properly. Half the apps I’d like to run on it won’t run on such an ancient device (only

in the tech world is a three-year old device ancient). I desperately need a new phone.

Well, technically, that’s not true. I don’t actually use the iPhone as a phone. I almost never make actual voice calls (does

anyone, these days)? Instead, I use it for email, for network testing, for an occasional text to my mom, and for reading

Kindle books.

I use the email app a lot and I’d use some other apps (particularly some IT-related tools), but most don’t run on the old

iOS version that my phone will actually work with. Yes, I know, I could upgrade to a later iOS version, but we all know

that the iPhone 3G runs like even more of a dog than it is with iOS 4.

So, I need a new phone. And I’ve decided to wait for the iPhone 5. You might think I could easily get rid of the iPhone

3G pain now by buying one of the many Android devices, but I’m not going to. You might also think that since I really

dislike the iPhone, I might be a perfect candidate for the Android.

You might think that, but you’d be wrong. Unfortunately, besides the iPhone and the Android army, there really aren’t

any other viable smartphone choices.

As much as I dislike the iPhone, I don’t wish to put up with the hassle of Android even more. I’m insanely busy these

days, and the last thing I need is a phone that needs as much attention as a puppy.

Here then, are ten reasons I’m waiting for the iPhone 5 and NOT buying an Android phone.

Reason 1: Malware present in applications

Although I’ve long complained about Apple’s capricious approval process in the iPhone App Store, at least they haven’t

had a rampant malware problem. One security firm has estimated (PDF) that somewhere between 500,000 and a million

Android users have been hit by malware — and that’s just this year.

When you have that many users affected, it’s not a minor problem. It’s also something I don’t want to be my problem,

so I’ll just stay away. I have enough trouble with Windows, thank you very much.

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Reason 2: New and exciting security holes

Now, admittedly, the whole authorization-token-inthe-clear

security issue was nothing major and Google

patched it quickly. But, on top of the whole malware

problem, this sort of security issue is troubling.

Old Ben Franklin famously said, “Any people that would

give up liberty for a little temporary safety deserves

neither liberty nor safety.” I do agree with him, except

that when it comes to the phone in my pocket, I guess I’m

willing to give up a little hackety freedom in return for a

safer, less infested phone.

Reason 3: Complete lack of version number logic

Between the folks at Mozilla, who are trying to hide

Firefox versions in an effort to make us all insane, and the

folks at Google, who name and number Android versions

all willy-nilly, I’m getting slightly annoyed.

Is the current version Froyo or Gingerbread or

Honeycomb? Do I want an Ice Cream Sandwich or a

Cupcake or a Donut? Is it possible to run a low-cal version

of Android? What if I’m cutting carbs and mostly doing

protein? Then what?

Seriously, Gingerbread is version 2.3 of Android, but

Honeycomb is version 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2. Seriously? And

if I’m buying an Android phone, I’m going to need to

buy one running version 2.3, even though Android 3.1 is

current, but only for tablets. Seriously?

Okay, and some phones only run Froyo and others only

run Gingerbread, and you can’t upgrade from one to the

other without a hack. Seriously?

I know Android is gaining market share because of the

wide diversity of offerings, but there’s got to be some

compromise between the der fuhrer approach of Steve

Jobs’ Apple and the herding cats approach of Android.

Oh, yeah, that was webOS. Sigh.

Reason 4: Very different user experience on different

handsets

Love it or hate it, when you pick up an iPhone, it feels like

an iPhone. It feels and works like a phone designed for

use by a five year old, but at least it’s a consistent feeling.

This is not the case with Android phones.

Phones from different manufacturers are wildly different,

with different home screens, UIs, and feature sets. It’s so

that you could buy two Android phones, put them sideby-side,

and unless you knew they were both Androids,

you’d think they were completely different devices.

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I don’t want a phone that’s got a funky user experience.

I want one that I’m used to and can describe to someone

else, and they have the same experience. I want to be able

to tell someone what I’m doing with my phone and have

them know exactly how that’d work for them.

With Android, you can’t have that happen, even with

phones from the same maker.

Reason 5: Probably can’t upgrade without

jailbreaking, rooting, modding, whatevah

The history of Android phone upgrades is not a good

one. Most manufacturers essentially design a model for

a given OS, and if there’s an upgrade, your phone might

not be able to run it.

The next version of the Android OS is the quixotically

named Ice Cream Sandwich. If I were to buy an Android

phone now, it’s highly unlikely I’d be able to upgrade it

to ICS without a jailbreak.

And, like I said before, I don’t really have time to hack

my phone.

Reason 6: App incompatibility

Okay, this is a huge, huge deal-breaker. Apps built for

one handset often don’t work on another. It’s almost

impossible to be sure that you can run a given application

without trying. And when you look at the apps, the poor

developers are often saddled with building a compatibility

matrix for every phone model.

This lack of consistency is not good. Even Windows has

better application compatibility across machines and you

never know what’ll be inside your friendly neighborhood

Windows PC

Reason 7: Too much tweaking required

While it annoys me to no end that I can’t make minor

tweaks and add utilities to my iPhone, the necessity of

tweaking most Android phones to make them usable

is unacceptable. First, I just don’t want to spend the

time adjusting everything, adding programs, removing

programs, and otherwise tuning, just so I can overcome

the software design decisions of hardware engineers at

the handset makers. Or, worse, so I can overcome the

marketing deals put together by product managers at the

handset makers.

Then, there’s the temptation. I’m a tech-geek, so the

temptation might be to spend hours or days futzing with

the phone interface. This is not something I should be

spending much time on.

Even though self-control is an issue, an even bigger one

is the simple crapware nature of the delivered software on

most Android phone handsets.

Reason 8: Poor tablet compatibility

Once again, compatibility is an issue. Many iPhone

applications (actually nearly all of them) will run on the

iPad. They may not be iPad-optimized, but they’ll run.

Not so much with Android. Even the SDKs between the

two classes of device are different. Developers are coding

2.x software for phones and 3.x software for tablets.

They might as well have completely different names for all

the native compatibility they have.

Reason 9: Little ongoing manufacturer support

The problem with Android tablets - Manufacturers see

them as disposable.

Reason 10: Google

Let me be clear in how much I like and respect most of

the people at Google. The individuals there are very cool.

But the company sometimes seems like part Borg and part

Borgia. If you need personal help, the company is virtually

impenetrable.

To be fair, the company has softened up a bit, but when

you rely completely on Google, you never know if baaaad

things are going to happen.

This is also an issue with other Google services. I described

my frustration a few weeks ago, when I tried setting up a

YouTube account and discovered once again that there’s

no account maintenance functionality throughout the

Google ecosphere.

On the other hand, there are some advantages

I know that when I go with the iPhone 5, I’ll be giving

up some freedom and some self-respect. I’ll be selling my

soul for the promise of the safety and warmth of the Apple

mothership. This disturbs me to a level you probably can’t

understand.

There are some good aspects to the Android experience

I’ll be giving up. I’ll be giving up the ability to tune my

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launcher, which I could easily do back in the Palm/Treo

days, but Apple doesn’t think we’re adult enough to

manage now in era of iOS finger painting.

Beyond having tweaking control (without jailbreaking), I

do miss the choice of models (you can have any color as

long as it’s black), access to a built-in physical keyboard,

and oh, what I would give for a replaceable battery!

Unfortunately, these few boons of Androidum don’t

make up for the disadvantages. And, holding my nose,

this is why I’m not going to buy an Android and why I’m

waiting for the iPhone 5.

But thats me and i am NOT God, but only human!

The decision is yours,so is the money!

Go ahead. Have your say. I’ve got enough

food in the bunker to last me two weeks.

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Is the cloud still safe? How to survive a

cloud computing disaster.

Summary: The news isn’t just limited to Sony and it’s not just about hacking attacks. There have been cloud failures at

Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and more.

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The news just keeps getting worse and worse for Sony. Now, it’s Sony Music

and Sony Erickson that’s being hacked. This after weeks of PlayStation

Network downtime and an expansion of bad news into Sony Online (well,

offline these days) Entertainment.

The news isn’t just limited to Sony and it’s not just about hacking attacks.

There have been cloud failures at Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and more.

The Top 5 Tips to Survive a Cloud Computing Disaster

Let’s run down the recent list of cloud failures. Then, we’ll ask and try to answer the question of whether the cloud is

still safe.

Amazon Web Services

AWS was down for about a week. The failure also took down some Web services like Quara, FourSquare, and Reddit

that were dependent on Amazon, providing the valuable lesson that if you’re going to use a backup cloud provider, make

sure it’s not using the same service provider you are.

PlayStation Network (and all the other Sony woes)

Sony has been the target of one or more sustained attacks by outside actors. It seems that once the company solidifies

security on one front, another perimeter is breached and the company once again gets attacked.

A lot of old-time IT professionals have little pity for Sony ever since the rootkit fiasco. Even so, the company’s just

had to weather quite literal storms in terms of the terrible tsunamis and earthquakes in Japan, and so these virtual cloud

problems are just making things worse.

Many Sony customers are considering jumping from PlayStation to other platforms, and with E3 coming up in just a few

short weeks, it’ll be interesting to see how Sony presents these problems to the public — and whether they’ve managed

to batten down the hatches to any extent.

Epsilon

Epsilon Data Management found that it hadn’t managed it’s data all that well. Consumers will wind up paying the price.

Epsilon provides mailing services for major consumer companies. A breach of its systems resulted in a loss of more than

60 million email addresses from more than 50 companies you used to, but should no longer, fully trust.

We expect millions of consumers to get very targeted phishing emails, which means, pretty much, that you should never

trust any email you get, ever, ever again.

LastPass

When password management company LastPass thought it

might have had a breach, it quite properly shut everything

down and began an internal investigation. The problem

was that the company didn’t use best practices, and was

completely unprepared for all its customers trying to

change their passwords — all at the same time.

Millions were shut out of not only LastPass, but also all

their other password-based online services, including their

email accounts.

Blogger

When free blogging service Blogger.com (part of Google)

performed some regular maintenance recently, something

went wrong. The result was about 30 hours of blog posts

were lost.

Android

You might love your Android handset, but it might not

love you back. A rather extensive security hole was found

in the service, opening the door to all sorts of disturbing

penetration possibilities. Google’s hard at work fixing the

bug, but it’s still scary.

Dropbox

Dropbox is a Web file system solution and if you have an

iPhone and want to use it for anything useful at all, you’re

probably using Dropbox to supplement the iPhone’s

internal file system.

Recently the company changed its terms of service,

substantially changing their wording for how they manage

encryption. Short form: it’s adequate for most uses, but if

you’re hiding something, don’t count on it staying hidden

from the authorities.

As more and more businesses of all types and sizes continue

moving to the cloud for a wide range of IT solutions, the

risks from a failure at any of the many cloud computing

providers becomes even more important to business and

IT professionals.

In fact, a series of recent cloud computing failures

demonstrate just how damaging they can be when it

comes to the potentially permanent loss of information. Of

course, there are also a great number of preventative steps

FACT FILE

9 in 10 see cloud as opportunity, not

threat

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that any organization can take to minimize the impact by

simply knowing what to expect when confronted by the

unexpected.

Following things could be done to make the cloud safer:

• A better understanding of the rising risks posed by an

ever-increasing number of cloud computing solutions

and providers.

• Top strategies and tactics to prevent, manage and

survive an unexpected failure or loss of cloud

computing resources.

• The most promising technologies and solutions to

ensure the most reliable and robust protection for

cloud-based information and services.

Cloud computing is one of the most important IT

innovations ever, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t without its

problems.

A survey of supposedly conservative IT decision makers

has found that 9 in every 10 see cloud as an opportunity

to reduce costs and smooth operational performance rather

than a threat to security .

‘Do you believe that Cloud represents an opportunity

or threat to your organisation?’ A massive 89 percent

described cloud as an opportunity, leaving just 11 percent

calling it a threat.

When asked to specify the nature of the opportunity, more

than two-thirds picked ‘reduce our IT infrastructure costs’

as the most important factor, while 29 percent said, ‘Cloud

will help to manage peaks and troughs in system usage.’

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7 ways cloud computing could be even

greener....

Summary: Pretty much everyone agrees that the

cloud brings substantial energy-efficiency benefits, but

Forrester Research offers 7 suggestions for how to make

your cloud computing agenda even greener.

Forrester Research is the latest organization to explore

the link between cloud computing and green IT.

Like others, it believes that the cloud approach can

be inherently more energy-efficient than other IT

infrastructure approaches. But it says that infrastructure

and facilities professionals should take a stronger

stand on the choices they make for private cloud

infrastructure strategies, or cloud infrastructure that will

serve a limited set of hand-chosen constituents versus

the public at large.

The research firm’s suggestions are outlined in a report

released at the end of June, “Cloud Computing helps

Accelerate Green IT.” Forrester notes that by its nature,

cloud computing is more efficient. But here are seven

ways that an IT professional can make his or her cloud

computing even greener — regardless of whether or not

the approach is public or private:

1. Make sure the data center is using

power generated by renewable energy

sources or that it uses “free cooling” methods.

As an example, Forrester cites the Microsoft data

center in Quincy, Wash, which uses hydroelectricity.

As you pick your cloud provider, ask the question:

Does the data center is uses take advantage of solar,

wind or other sources. Can it rely on free air cooling

at least part of the year?

2. Look for modular data center approaches.

That means the cloud service provider — or your

own organization, if we’re talking private cloud —

is using an “as you go” approach to designing and

building out the facility. Infrastructure should be

brought on and provisioned as necessary, in order to

keep utilization rates high. Forrester also suggests

looking for a provider that has invested in a green

certification, such as the Leadership in Energy and

Environmental Design (LEED) designation that was

developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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3. Get yourself more energy-efficient power and

cooling systems.

There has been a lot written about the need to make

computer hardware more energy-efficient. Now, it’s

time to extend that mentality to uninterruptible power

supplies, power distribution units, air-side economizers

and the like.

4. Think converged.

Forrester suggest that blade architectures that converge

server, storage and network architectures into a single

rack aren’t just easier to manage, they are far more

energy-efficient.

5. Virtualize and automate.

Sure, pretty much every company has done SOME

virtualization work. But how much is green enough?

Forrester suggests that 76 percent to 100 percent of a

company’s total server footprint should be virtualized

in order to deliver significant green IT benefits.

6. Measure and manage.

Energy information should be coupled with management

automation that consumption can be optimized. So,

for example, certain energy-intense workloads could

be moved (if appropriate) from daytime to night in

order to take advantage of better prices per kilowatt

hour. Likewise, an organization could affect its carbon

footprint position, but centering the most intense It

workloads in data centers that are more energy-efficient.

7. Set goals and strive for them.

You can’t really improve your green IT strategy unless

you have one. And you can’t make it better, unless

you focus on specific goals. There are three primary

areas in which a green IT strategy can be “greener”:

procurement (as in, buying the most energy-efficient

technologies), operations (taking advantage of software

and automation tools to provide the best experience) and

end-of-life (which means ensuring that technologies are

disposed of properly according to emerging electronicwaste

policy standards).

Bug allows Mac

OS X Lion clients

to use any LDAP

password

Summary: If you have Mac OS X ‘Lion’ clients and use

LDAP authentication, you need to read this.

Reports are circulating that Apple’s latest incarnation of

Mac OS X - 10.7 ‘Lion’ - contains a serious LDAP network

authentication bug.

The bug is a simple one, but

at the same time a serious

one - users logging in to

Macs running OS X 10.7 can

access restricted network

resources using any

password at all when LDAP

is used for authentication

(for example Apple’s Open

Directory or OpenLDAP).

At the moment it’s not clear what the problem is because

Apple doesn’t own up to bugs until it has a patch for

them but there’s a fair bit of discussion about the problem

on variousforums. Some users claim that they can log into

the network using any username and password while others

claim to be completely locked out when using the correct

username and password. Others are seeing a problem

where they need the correct password initially but then

other resources that require LDAP authentication are given

automatic credentials.

Bottom line, if you use LDAP for authentication, and you

have clients using 10.7 ‘Lion’ then this is a pretty big deal.

If that doesn’t describe your setup then you don’t need to

worry about this.

Despite the problem first being reported on July 25, five

days after Lion was released, Apple as yet to offer users

a fix. This issue was not addressed in Apple’s 10.7.1

update for Lion.

FACT FILE

Why 37 percent of projects fail!

Five top causes of troubled projects:

1. Requirements: Unclear, lack of agreement,

lack of priority, contradictory, ambiguous,

imprecise.

2. Resources: Lack of resources, resource

conflicts, turnover of key resources, poor

planning.

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3. Schedules: Too tight, unrealistic, overly

optimistic.

4. Planning: Based on insufficient data,

missing items, insufficient details, poor

estimates.

5. Risks: Unidentified or assumed, not

managed.

FACT FILE (CONTD..)

According to the survey, the most common obstacles

that interfere with recovering failed projects are:

• Getting stakeholders to accept the changes

needed to bring the projects back on trackwhether

they are changes in scope, budget,

resources, etc.

• Poor communication and stakeholder

engagement; lack of clarity and trust.

• Conflicting priorities and politics.

• Finding enough qualified resources needed to

complete the projects.

• Lack of a process or methodology to help bring

the project back on track.

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Five unanswered

Windows8

questions

Summary: By the end of the day,

we’ll know much more about

Windows 8. But some questions

will remain unanswered, even

after a thorough demo. Here

are the top five on the list.

After the first day of

Microsoft’sBUILD

conference is in the books,

we’ll know much more

about Windows 8. That

will certainly answer

some of the questions

that Microsoft

watchers have been

asking over

the past few months.

But a few larger questions have yet to be answered

and may not be addressed in full. Here are the top five on

the list.

How will Microsoft manage the transition to a new

interface?

Windows 8 will include two interfaces: the “modern”

Metro-style interface and the traditional desktop as

embodied in Windows 7.

That has to be nerve-racking for two groups. Business

customers will be totaling up the training costs and

worrying about potential backlash from users. Developers

will be doing risk-reward calculations to decide which

interface to invest their time and energy in.

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It’s a tightrope act for Microsoft. If the new interface

doesn’t get traction quickly enough, early adopters are

disappointed and developers go broke.

Where’s the cloud strategy?

Microsoft has spent the past few years methodically

building up its cloud-based offerings. With a Windows

Live ID, you can get 25 GB of online storage for documents

and photos. Confusingly, you can sync a separate 5 GB of

data to SkyDrive using the Windows Live Mesh utility.

But the missing pieces are even more noteworthy. There’s

no easy way for apps to retrieve a file directly from

SkyDrive. Online storage is walled off from Windows

Explorer, and has to be managed in a web browser. And

so far Microsoft has said nothing about its strategy for

uploading your music collection into online storage.

Google and Apple have already gone public with their

cloud solutions.

Can a credible Windowspowered

tablet really wait till

mid-2012 or later?

This is probably the question

heard more often than any

other. The stunning success

of the iPad means there’s some

urgency for Microsoft to respond.

But a hasty response can be worse

than none at all. Just ask HP, which

abruptly canned the TouchPad less

than two months after rolling it onto

the market. Or ask anyone who

bought a current-generation Android

tablet and is now struggling to make

it work.

Based on those competitors’ experiences, Microsoft’s

decision to wait until it can release a combination of

hardware and software that works well together is the

right one. One theory heard is that Windows 8 could be

delivered in two releases: one version exclusively for

ARM-based tablet devices, early in 2012, followed by the

full Windows 8 release for traditional PCs later in the year.

That scenario is unlikely, but it could happen.

How much will it cost?

This question is actually a twofer, because you can’t answer

without also defining the list of Windows 8 editions. Will

Windows 8 be delivered in multiple SKUs? Absolutely—

at a bare minimum you need one for consumers

and another for businesses on enterprise networks.

But if history is a guide, it will be months before we

know the exact lineup.

And asking this question also raises the question of

Apple’s $30 upgrade pricing, which it introduced with

Snow Leopard and continued with Lion. Microsoft and

Apple are in different businesses, of course. Apple makes

its money from high-margin hardware, and it can afford to

break even on an OS upgrade. Microsoft makes its money

selling software through partners, and a $30 upgrade could

be a profit-killer.

Most copies of Windows are sold through hardware

manufacturers on new PCs. Don’t expect that to change

in the Windows 8 timeframe. Given Microsoft’s decision

to engineer the new OS to run on existing hardware, it

wouldn’t be a surprise to see an offer of cheap upgrades

for Windows 7 users. But we won’t know those details

until next year, at the earliest.

Where’s Office?

Earlier this year, when Steven Sinofsky and Julie

Larson-Green showed off Windows 8 at the All Things

D conference, showed Excel 2010 running on the

legacy Windows desktop. When Walt Mossberg asked

why the Office team didn’t rewrite Office for the new

touch-first interface, Larson-Green responded, “Well.

They may do something … in the future.”

It is suspected to be a nice piece of misdirection by

Microsoft. If you remember the playbook for the Windows

7 launch, Office 14 (Office 2010) was in beta and available

for testing along with the new OS. Office 15 is suspected

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to follow the same schedule, and we may even

see some clues about how a “modern” version

of Word, Excel, and the rest will look in the next

wave of Office Web Apps.

Microsoft to provide USB 3.0

support for better battery

life in Windows 8

Microsoft officials are promising USB 3.0

support will be part of Windows 8, which will

help with battery-life and power-consumption

on tablets and desktop PCs.

There are also billions of older USB devices

that Windows must remain compatible with.

USB 3.0 is up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0

provides “improved power management that

results in longer battery life,” Additionally, “by

2015, all new PCs are expected to offer USB 3.0

ports, and over 2 billion new ‘SuperSpeed’ USB

devices will be sold.”

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Certification:

The Department of Information Technology is offering

the following certification courses in Oracle

• IZO-007 (Introduction to Oracle 10g)

• IZO-042 (Oracle 10g Administration- I)

Expert Talk On:

‘Free and Open source Software’, was delivered by Mr.

Suryakant Sawant, Research Scholar, IITB, Mumbai for

SE IT students on 18 th October, 2011.

‘Geospatial Data Mining’, was delivered by Mr.

Amiyakumar Tripathy, Research Scholar, IITB, Mumbai

for BE IT students on 12 th October, 2011.

‘Tricks in Dynamic Programming’, was delivered by

Mr. Jagadish M., Research Scholar, IITB, Mumbai for SE

IT students on 7 th October, 2011.

‘Multimedia Retrieval’, was delivered by Dr. Bhavesh

Patel Principal, Shah & Anchor Polytechnic, Chembur,

Mumbai for BE IT students on 17 th October, 2011.

‘Future of VLSI in IT’, was delivered by Dr. Sudhakar

Mande, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication

for SE IT students on 20 th October, 2011.

‘Game Architecture and Programming’, was delivered

by Mr. Sanjay Deshmukh, G. V. Acharya Institute of

Technology, Karjat for BE IT students on 12 th October,

2011.

‘General Aptitude Training’, was delivered by Mr.

Vivek Sarda, Ideal Edusystem Pvt. Ltd., Thane for BE IT

students on 11 th August, 2011.

‘Career Guidance’, was delivered by Mr. Nitin Parab,

Amore Crosslink Inc. Pvt. Ltd., Goregaon, Mumbai for BE

IT students on 5 th August, 2011.

‘MBA Career Opportunities’, was delivered by Dr.

Nirmala Joshi, Don Bosco Institute of Management

& Research, Kurla, Mumbai for BE IT students on 18 th

October, 2011.

‘How to write a Technical Paper’, was delivered by Ms.

Janhavi Baikerikar, for SE, TE and BE IT students on 26 th

August, 2011, 30 th August, 2011 and 29 th September, 2011.

List of College Toppers:

S.E. IT(2010-2011)

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Ms. Diana Sequeira attended a workshop on Software

Tesing Automation tool on 24th September 2011.

Student Activities:

Mr. Anthony Selva Jessobalan (T.E. IT) successfully

completed a certification course on RHCSA and RHSE.

Mr.Raj Saxena (B.E. IT) was selected as the best NSS

volunteer at District/ Zone level for the academic year

2010 – 2011 by NSS Cell, University of Mumbai.

Mr.Neil Alexander (T.E. IT) secured 1st place in technical

quiz held at Thadomal Shahani Engineering College,

Bandra West on 20 th August 2011.

Mr. Shubham Rai (T.E. IT) was elected Technical Secretary

of the DBIT College Council.

The T.E. IT cricket team won the Intra College Cricket

Tournament held in September 2011.

Ms.Vallerine Mascarenhas, Mr.Cliffton Fernandes,

Ms.Jigyasa Panchal from T.E. IT took part in the Dance

Finals at Malhar ’11 held at St.Xaviers College, Fort in

August 2011.

Sr No. Name of the student Overall Percentage

1 Madnani Aarti 74.40%

2 D’souza Duane Leslie 73.20%

3 Shetty Nidhi 69.90%

T.E. IT(2010-2011)

Sr No. Name of the student Overall Percentage

1 Menezes Valan Leslie Lyentte 69.11%

2 D’mello Edna Edward Anita 68.44%

3 Fernandes Caroline Jacinto Natheline 67.44%

B.E. IT(2010-2011)

Sr No. Name of the student Overall Percentage

1 Hiwarale Akansha Ashok Urmila 80.42%

2 Fernandes Cheryl Sebastian Blossom 80.28%

3 Kadam Sushant Shivaji Ranjana 79.14%

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