For long I’ve always felt that Mac’s were super sexy and did extremely well in the looks department of a computer. There’s this self attracting charm of the Mac’s that pulls in the crowds wherever you take it. Looks like Dell is aiming to do something similar with its Studio Hybrid Desktops.


Dell claims that the Studio Hybrid desktops are the most power efficient desktops in the market today and it Uses about 70% less power than a typical desktop, and it meets Energy Star 4.0 standards with an 87% efficient power supply. Well done Dell!

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Windows Live Writer happens to be my favorite tool for publishing posts on this blog. I use it everyday and blogging is way more easier with it. If you are a long time Dailyapps reader you might have noticed that a lot of my posts contain considerable number of screenshots of apps and software’s.

I normally use Snagit for all my needs of taking screenshots, but today thanks to Amit Agarwal I found a cool new plugin written by a Microsoft employee Joe Cheng that allows me to take screenshots more easily than ever.


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Microsoft Live Labs Launch Photosynth

by Karthik on May 2, 2008 · 7 comments

Recently Microsoft Live labs introduced cool app called Photosynth. Microsoft says that this app brings in new technology which will forever change the way people think about digital photos.

Photosynth is currently supported as an addon for Mozilla Firefox and Internet explorer.Another requirement is a good graphic subsystem installed for all the graphic shine. So if you have an older graphic card on your pc like the Intel’s 8xx series then Photosynth will not work.The application is free to boot and has an inbuilt image gallery to view some cool stuff.

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Apple Refreshes Its iMac Lineup

by Karthik on April 30, 2008 · 5 comments


Apple on Monday refreshed its iMac lineup with the latest and greatest in Core2Duo Processors and more powerful graphic options for the 24″ model. The updated iMac’s now feature Core2Duo processors using the latest penryn chips manufactured using the 45nm technology, more efficient compared to the older 65nm technology.

Prior to Monday’s update, the iMac featured either a 2GHz or 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo chip. The updated machines run at 2.4GHz, 2.66GHz or 2.8GHz, depending on configuration. Apple also offers a 3.06GHz processor as a build-to-order option. The only other Macs to top the 3GHz mark are build-to-order configurations of the Mac Pro, with either 3GHz or 3.2GHz Quad Core Xeon processors. So its nice to see the iMac receive some pro treatment ain’t it?

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Pictures Of Microsoft Surface In Action

by Karthik on April 20, 2008 · 7 comments


The future of computing is here. First we saw the iPhone that took Touch sensitive Mobile Phones to the masses and revolutionized the world of Mobile communication. The area of Multi touch devices is fast developing and the Microsoft Surface PC that was launched sometime back in retail AT&T Stores is just another example, how fascinating multi touch really is.

I’ve been looking for photos of Microsoft Surface in action and thanks Long Zheng I found this Flickr Set uploaded by a Microsoft Employee Jean-Luc David containing photos of applications running on Surface.

So here are a few of my favorites. For more have a look at this Flickr Set.

Rockpool Water-Ripple Demo, Pretty Cool eh!

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