Friday, October 7, 2011

Steve Jobs Timeline and Tributes

Steve Jobs Timeline 

1955: Born on Feb 24,1955.

1976: April 1, Apple Computer is formed. Apple I

1977: Apple II

1980: Apple's Share Value:  22$ per share.

1983: Lisa Computer(named after his daughter, Lisa) goes on sale. 
           Appoints John Sculley from Pepsico as CEO of Apple.

1984: Macintosh goes on sale. 

1985: Jobs resigns from Apple.
           Apple's Share Value:  15.25$ per share.

1986: Starts NeXT Inc. 

1987: Apple's Share Value:  64.5$ per share.

1989: First NeXT goes on sale.

1993: Apple reports quarterly loss of $188 million. Sculley resigns.
           Apple's Share Value:  29.25$ per share.

1996: Jobs appointed as Adviser to Apple.
           Apple's Share Value:  23.5$ per share.

1997: Jobs becomes "interim" CEO.

1998: iMac desktop a hit.
           Apple's Share Value:  30.31$ per share.

1999: Launches iBook laptop.
           Apple's Share Value:  46.56$ per share.

2000: Jobs becomes CEO.

2001. Apple's Share Value:  18.14$ per share.
          Releases iPod,iTunes.

2003: Launches iTunes Music Store.

2004: Jobs undergoes Surgery for a rare form of Pancreatic Cancer.
            Apple's Share Value:  32.34$ per share.

2007: Launches iPhone.
           Apple's Share Value:  92.57$ per share.

2009: Jobs receives liver transplant.
            Apple's Share Value:  142.43$ per share.

2010: Sales of 15 million iPads.
           Apple's Share Value:  207.88$ per share.

2011: 24th Aug, Jobs quits as Apple CEO.
           Apple's Share Value:  376.18$ per share.

Source: The Times of India

Famous Steve Jobs Quotes

"You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new. "

"Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."
"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."

World's Tribute to Steve Jobs

Image Credit: Jonathan Mak Lon, a 19-year old Hong Kong Designer
Here is the link to the original image that has received 1122 comments so far.

"Three apples have changed the world.
Adam's,Newton's and Steve Job's."

"Among the greatest of American innovators-brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it." - Barack Obama,US President.

"Steve,thank you for being a mentor and a friend.Thanks for showing what you build can change the world. I will miss you". - Mark Zuckerberg,Facebook Founder.

"The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely." - Bill Gates, Microsoft Corp.

Google's Tribute
Google's Tribute to Jobs

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Join Google+ and New look in Gmail

The all new Google+ is now here.

The first impression for me was
  • Better Clarity than Facebook
  • Smooth,user friendly look
  • Facebook's Friends list is Circles in Google+
  • You can post posts and make it visible to a particular circle or to all.
 Google+ is now on limited field trial. Drop down your emails here to get the invite for Google+

Here the Google+ preview and walkthrough from Googleblog.

Google has released a all new cool look for Gmail. The theme is lot similar to Google+ with more preference given to clarity. Gmail in the new look looks less cluttered.

Here is the Gmailblog post about the all new looks.

You can get the new theme in Themes under Settings tab - Preview and Preview(Dense)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Software Review : AnyBizSoft PDF to Word Converter , Giveaway on July 5-8,2011

Giveaway: AnyBizSoft is giving free licenses on its PDF to Word converter on July 5-8,2011. Its a handy converter.Give it a try!

Application Name: AnyBizSoft PDF to Word

Type: Shareware

Price: 29.95 $

Website: AnyBizSoft : A Wondershare Company


Size: 6.43 MB

Compatibility: Windows 7/XP/Vista/2003 32bit

Trial Version: 3 pages limit.

Description and Advantages:

It converts the pdf document into Word - doc/docx depending on the version of Microsoft Word installed on the computer.

Its features are
  •     Standalone, don't require Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat
  •     Partial conversion—Select any pages from the PDF file to convert
  •     Right-click conversion—Right click on a PDF file and convert it into a Word document without launching the program
  •     Support importing Adobe PDF 1.0—1.7 formats
  •     Support encrypted PDF files conversion
  •     Preserve text, layouts, images, tables and hyperlinks in an editable Word document
  •     Support Batch conversion of 200 PDF files, Partial, and Right-click conversion modes
  •     Converts very large PDF files.

  • Since this is a standalone and doesn't require Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat, the option of whether the output Word document being doc or docx should be left to the preference of the user.
  • The Word document, got after converting a large PDF file is having problems with its page numbers. Microsoft Word does however try to rectify that,but it consumes lot of CPU usage.
Free Giveaway: [Only July 5-8,2011]

Get your free licence here.

Strictly only for personal usage.

Author's Rating : 9.0/10

If you are frequent converter of PDF to docs, or needs to convert lots of  PDF files to Word with considerable amount of layouts and designs,then this software is for you.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

[Q & A] How to open multiple applications from a single shortcut?

Yes,it is possible to open two or more programs with the help of a single shortcut.

Sometimes, we operate one or more programs simultaneously which are needed opened to be opened at the same time. Opening mutiple programs manually each time will cause small amount of frustration,especially when these are often used. For this instead of using individual shortcuts on the desktop for each program,a single shortcut can be used to open these programs.

Steps to open two or more programs simultaneously by using  a single shortcut:

Step 1.You will need the target location of the programs,which could be like

C:\Program Files\Application 1\Application.exe

C:\Program Files\Program 2\Program.exe

Step 2. Create a "New text document" file anywhere in your system,and rename it into "LaunchApps.txt".

Step 3.In "LaunchApps.txt" save the following text.

@echo off 
cd C:\Program Files\Application 1
start Application.exe 
cd C:\Program Files\Program 2
start Program.exe

Replace the two targets[C:\Program Files\Application 1] with your own target locations.

Rename Application.exe and Program.exe to those program executable file names.

Step 4.An important point to note is that the "LaunchApps.txt" file has to be renamed into "LaunchApps.bat" file type.

This could also be done using "Save As" option.

File Name       : LaunchApps.bat

Save As Type : Unspecified file type (*.*)

and Save.

The file would now be seen as a "MS-DOS Batch File".

Step 5.Create a shortcut to the file - "LaunchApps.bat".

Launching this shortcut will launch the applications that are stored in "LauchApps.bat" file.

If you have any queries feel free to ask.

Wikipedia Site Down : Wikipedia has a problem

There was a few minutes of downtime for Wikipedia today around at 7:40 IST.

If you are experiencing this problem, kindly wait for a few minutes and try again.

Wikipedia has a problem error
During the short down time,all pages of wiki was not accessible showing the same error message.

The site is now back up and running.

Friday, May 20, 2011

[Cricket] Official IPL Team Websites

Official IPL Site -

The Teams :

Chennai Super Kings -

Mumbai Indians -

Royal Challengers Bangalore -

Kolkata Knight Riders -

Kings XI Punjab -

Delhi Daredevils -

Rajasthan Royals -

Deccan Chargers -

The two new teams that were added in IPL-4:

Pune Warriors India -

Kochi Tuskers Kerala -

Thursday, May 19, 2011

[Cricket] Watch IPL matches Live on Youtube for Free

For all cricket crazy fans of the world,you can now watch live streaming of IPL matches on Youtube for free.

IPL internet rights was bagged by Times Internet. Catch up the live streaming and highlights on

Past full IPL matches and highlights can also be seen.

[Exam Results] CBSE Class 10 and 12 Results on May 20,23 2011

The tentative date for Class X CBSE Results to be released is May 20,2011.

This year Class X results will be announced on a 9-point scale. One can know the approximate percentage got by multiplying the grade point by 9.5 .

Class XII results is expected to come on May 23,2011.

Here are some sites to check your results:

All the best!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

[Movie Bluffs] Is Paranormal Activity based on true story?

In short,No.

Paranormal Activity is not based on a true story, although in the movie it is portrayed as a real incident. The movie is mainly portrayed as based on "real video recordings".

Movies like Paranormal Activity,which is portrayed as based on real video recordings is of a separate genre of movies called "Found Footage". Here, movies are produced with less amount of actors, and the videos are recorded by one of the actors itself. To provide an impression that videos are real recordings, shaky camera effects are used.

The movie "Paranormal Activity" was a phenomenal success, and one of the best profitable movies ever made based on return of investment. The movie was produced with a budget of 15,000 $ and the grossed revenue over 190,000,000 $.

Monday, April 4, 2011

More Relevant ads in Gmail

Good news for Gmail users!

  • Google has decided to provide more relevant and useful ads in Gmail based on the mails that are read by the users using tools similar to Bacn. It does not mean 'spams',but a mail that is not important right now.Google has already used this feature in Priority Inbox.

  • Google has already cut down the number of ads in Gmail by more than a third. 

            Way to go Google!