Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Install the new Android 2.2 to try using on any PC.

Try the new Android 2.2 OS on your PC

Today I’ve been trying out the new Android FroYo OS, and guess what? It’s delicious. Almost as tasty as an Apple, in fact. Standout features of the new Google Mobile OS include a much faster web browser with support for Flash 10.1, performance enhancements, and an beefed-up Android Market.

As you’ll see from the video below this post, Android 2.2 makes some significant changes over the previous version. But don’t just take Google’s word for it. Why not try out the new operating system yourself on your PC? All you need to do is download the Android SDK and follow this process:
  1. Unzip the downloaded file and launch the SDK Setup executable. Highlight the Available Packages option in the left-hand column and expand the list within Sties, Packages and Archives. Check the option to install SDK Platform Android 2.2, API 8, revision 1. Now click Install Selected. 
  2. After the package has finished downloading, go to the Virtual Devices option and click on the New button. Enter a name for your virtual device and choose the Android 2.2 package from the Target drop-down list. Now click on the Create AVD button.
  3. Your new virtual Android device, running 2.2 will be now shown in the main Virtual Devices panel. Highlight it, and click on Start to launch the new operating system in emulation mode.
  4. It might take a few minutes to start the virtual device, but it’s worth the wait. You’ll get to try out the new helper, which explains how to get around the OS; take a peek at the new Car Mode; integrate your own email using the new Exchange settings, and even try and access Flash content in the web browser.
Not all of the new features of Android 2.2 can be tested, of course. You won’t get an idea of the speed of the new browser, for instance; and the Market isn’t accessible through the virtual device. However, it’s worth checking out while we wait to see the OS actually running on a device.

android download page

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Download and use for free a new application: Producer for PowerPoint

Producer for PowerPoint Capture & sync audio, video with ease.

Ever heard of Producer application for Microsoft Office Powerpoint? It is a free download, that allows you to capture and synchronize audio, video, slides, and images from a web camera, video camera or from your computer screen.

You can later preview and publish rich media presentation anywhere for viewing in a web browser. Producer can import existing PowerPoint presentations, Windows Media files, still images and HTML files and then synchronize narrations with your video and PowerPoint presentations.

Download & use Producer for PowerPoint

  1. Download Producer for PowerPoint setup file. Double click to start install and follow on-screen installation instructions.

  2. If you never had Office 2007 or earlier installed, you need to download Office Animation Runtime component (which is not installed with Office 2010).

  3. Goto Start and open Microsoft Producer for PowerPoint. Start exploring and play around with options for rich interaction presentations.

And it's free!
How to download and install ?

So now you're wondering how you can join in with this beta and get yourself some of the new Producer goodness?

Well, here you go.
How to access the Producer for PowerPoint 2007 beta:
Click here to jump to the Connect site or type in your web browser.

Click Sign In. Enter your Windows Live ID and password, and click Sign In again.
If you don’t have a Windows Live ID, click here to sign up for one.

If you have not used the Connect site before, a registration screen will display. Click any of the Register links and enter the requested details.

Choose one of these options and follow the steps:

If this is your first time accessing the Connect site:

Click the Connection Directory tab, and then click Office in the Categories list in the left-hand navigation pane.

Scroll through the list of available Connections and locate the Producer for PowerPoint 2007 Beta. You may want to change the Sort By criteria to list by Connection Name (A-Z) to locate it more quickly.

When you have found the link for the Producer beta, click the Apply Now link on the right. Clicking this link will jump to the Producer 2007 beta site.

If you are returning to the Connect site

Click the Your Dashboard tab, locate the link for the Producer for PowerPoint 2007 Beta site, and click it.

In the Producer for PowerPoint 2007 Beta site:
Review the FAQs and Links on the site for helpful information about Producer and this beta.

Click the Downloads link in the left-hand navigation pane to download and install Producer 2007.

Click the Feedback link in the left-hand navigation pane to report any issues and provide feedback to Microsoft.

[Reading more to this tip on Office Blogs]