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Anorion

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June 2009 is the 8th Anniversary of Digit and it brings along a month-long Carnival and a magazine that is so packed with content, it bends space and time. This Best Issue Ever (tm) is more than 180 pages thick and brimming with articles, including the most comprehensive smartphone test, a look at future cars, an exploration of tech in superbikes, superstring theory, and a look at life without Google (yes, it's possible). The Anniversary package also contains an 80-page Jumbo Fast track which will help you choose the right career within the IT industry. Also included is an Interactive Magazine which will help you earn a supplemental income using your PC and the power of the internet. The June 2009 issue also contains another Fast Track — making it the first month ever to offer a total of two; dedicated to Mobile Apps — whether you are a Symbian, Windows Mobile, Palm, iPhone, or Java-based phone owner, this Fast Track will help you find the right software.

And don't forget our regular two dual-layer DVDs packed with software, games, and videos! Plus we have a month of online and onground activities which will extend our Anniversary celebration across the entire month of June.

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Magazine Contents


ENTER

Buzz
Duke Nukem's procrastinated return, the lowdown on Solaris, and what the onset of the Kindle means

Inbox
We respond to some of the letters send in by our readers.

Industry Connect
Digit speaks to Prasad Ram, head of R&D, Google India, about Google’s innovations and future plans for India

CONNECTIONS

Web Watch
Websites that churn out music depending on your mood, Google's new search options and more

Mobile Watch
Are we on the verge of a mobile phone virus epidemic?

Why Twitter?
We dig up Web 2.0 to find out the other moblogging services out there

Mojopac
Discover ways of taking your computer wherever you go on portable memory

Always on
How to post images, book tickets, tweet, blog, social network and more from your mobile phone.

Security at Cybercafes
Find out how to stay safe while surfing on public computers

Accesories for your laptop
Whether you are a frequent flier or an executive, find out the accesories you need for your laptop

Data syncing online
The ins and outs of making sure your data is always accesible

How stuff works
A look at WiMax technology and how we stand to benefit

ISP plans
What is hidden away in the fine print

DIGITAL LIFE

Drool Maal
The hardiest, most useful and the geekiest gadgets for those on the go

Geek Life
A highly detailed exploration of the technology behind superbikes

30 days without
Agent 001 spends a month away from all Google services finding alternatives you never knew existed

SCI-TECH

Cars 2.0
The technologies and the concepts that will make the cars of tomorow

Tomorrow's Tech
What it takes to make Digit's dream portable multipurpose device

String Theory
A noob's guide to an alternative view of the cosmos

TOOLBOX

FOSS for Web Development
A wide variety of Open source resources for web developers

Workshop
A detailed guide on how to set up and run your own chat server for your community

Tips & Tricks
Tips and Tricks for Windows 7 RC1, XFE, digiKam and Kexi

Q&A
We respond to and find solutions for specific problems our reader's faced

TECH@WORK

Smart SOHO
We look into how businesses can use the cloud for improving productivity

How To

Brand building using Twitter

Developer's corner
A look at BlueJ, a visual interface for the object oriented

STREET SMART

Agent 001
Choose the right accesory for your Windows Mobile or Smartphone

Best Buys

The best configuration for your requirements

Price Watch
Details on the features and prices of componants and peripherals

Consumer Protection
We take up issues readers have with the services of tech companies

TRIED AND TESTED

Feature AMD
A close look at the AMD Phenom 2

Mobile Phones
A full-fledged review and comparison of the latest mobile phones

DVD Players
A qualitative analysis of DVD players

Bazaar
A range of products and software on the markets now

ESCAPE

Twitter Overkill
Some people just take 140 characters to the extreme limits

Game Review: Demigod
A perfect blend of action, role-playing and real time strategy

Game Review: GTA - Chinatown Wars
A game that pushes its console to the absolute limits

Game Review: Tom Clancy's HAWX
The high altitude is missing from the High Altitude Warfare Extreme

Game Review: Assault on Dark Athena
What we don't get is why everything has to be so damn dark

Community

A casual chat with Kieth Arem of COD4 fame

Unwind
Androids, Digit Diary, our LAN workshop, Algorithmic art and more

Geek Review: Nintendo DSi
An old console in a spanking new incarnation

Last Word

DVD Contents

DVD1

Tools
Multimedia
36-Image Express 1.0.1.100b
3DVIA Shape 3.0
AcsSoft Photo Movie Album 8.3
ActiveSolid 2.6.9
Batch Image Converter
BDSizer 3.2.1
BurnAware Free 2.3.4
CDBurnerXP 4.2.4.1351
CineGobs Keyer 2.2.4.113
Contenta-Converter Basic 4.3.1
Daemon Tools Lite 4.30.4
DEGMA Audio Handler 0.6.0.0
DoubleTwist 2.0.4 beta
Easy Image Modifier 1.2
Elisa Media Center 0.5.36
Express Burn 4.26
Express Rip 1.60
FastPictureViewer 1.0.89
FastStone Image Viewer 3.8
Flickr Streamr 1.0
Foobar2000 0.9.6.5 beta 2
JetAudio Basic 7.5.1
LightScribe Template Labeler 1.17.90.1
MediaMonkey Standard 3.1.0.1242 Beta
Paint.com 2009.1
Picasa 3.1 build 71.43
RZ MP3 Converter 1.0
Simplify Media 2.0
SpiffCast 1.0.24910
TwistedBrush Open Studio 15.76
VideoInspector 2.2.1.120
Visions 1.2.1.1667
Winamp 5.552
XBMC 9.04 beta 1
X-Scribus 1.3.3.13
Zortam Mp3 Media Studio 9.20

Internet
Billeo 2.0.0.19
Clip2Net 0.7.5b
Copernic Desktop Search 3.2
Core FTP Server 1.0 build 296
De-FFNet-Izer 2454939.5
FileDrama 1.1.58
FileZilla 3.2.4.1
Full Speed 3.4
Gladinet Cloud Desktop 0.9.109
Global Chat and Games 8.5
Google Desktop 5.8.811.4345
RapidShare Downloader 4.5.1
Sucubus 1.10
Threeter 1.1.1
Twin Searching 2.5
Weather Watcher Live 6.0.18
WhelanLabs Search Engine Manager 2.0
Zultrax P2P 4.32

System
Advanced SystemCare Free 3.3.1
Allway Sync 9.2.15
Click-N-Type 3.03.0385
FCleaner Portable 1.1.8.427
FileTypesMan 1.21
FlexTk Express 3.2.30
Moo0 SystemMonitor 1.40
PeaZip 2.6
PixFix 3.5 build 8078

Entertainment
Games
Braid
Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix
X-Blades

Game Trailers
BattleForge
Bionic Commando
Dark Sector
Red Steel 2
Terminator: Salvation
Velvet Assasin

HD Trailers
Armored
District 9
G-Force
Green Lantern: First Flight
Moon
Oceans
Paper Heart
Shorts
The Boat That Rocked
They Came From Upstairs
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Operating Systems
BSD Anywhere 4.51
Linux Mint 7 Gloria
Windows 7 RC1


DVD2

Digit

Videos
Asus Bamboo U6 Unboxing
Dell XPS Studio 16
Samsung R610 Unboxing
Zotac GTX 260

Cybercafe Security
7-Zip Portable
ClamWin Portable 0.95.1
Eraser 5.82
Firefox Portable 3.0.1.0
Free Commander 2009.02
KeePass Portable
On-Screen Keyboard Portable
Opera@USB
Process Explorer 11.33

Chat Server
BewareIRCd
Hybrid IRC 7
Hydra IRC
Inspire IRCd
mIRC
Openfire
Teamspeak 2
UnrealIRCd
Ventrilo
X-Chat
XAMPP

Smart Phone
Adobe PDF Reader Mobile
emTube
KD Player
Microfi-nitrogen
MobiReader
NetQin Antivirus
Nimbuzz
Opera Mini
PHM Registry Editor v0.70
PIM Backup
SpyBot Search & Destroy for Mobile
Synble
SyncMate
TCPMP 0.72RC1
TinyTwitter
XnView Mobile
QuickOffice

Tips n Tricks
DarkwaveStudio
Daz3d
DigiKAM
XFile Explorer

Tools


Licensed (Rs. 30,00 worth of free, licensed software)
Aartform Curvy3D
Almeza Multiset
Ashampoo Burning Studio 2009
Ashampoo Presentations 2008
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 5
Backup4All 4.1
Extra DVD Ripper Express
Extra Video Creator
History Explorer 1.1.0
Internet Radio Fan 1.3.0
Jitbit System Purifier
NovaPDF 6
PDFZilla
Total Network Inventory 1.6.7
WiseCleaner Pro
Essentials
Framework 2.0
Framework 3.5
Avast Home Edition 4.8
Comodo Internet Security Pro 3.5.55810.432
Foxit Reader 3.0
Free Download Manager 2.5 build 758
Irfan View 4.20
Java(TM) 2 Runtime
K-Lite Mega Codec Pack FULL 4.8.0
Opera 9.6
Silverlight
Spybot Search and Destroy 1.6.0
VLC Player 0.9.4
WinRAR 3.80
µTorrent 1.8.1

Updates And Add-ons
Adobe Reader Cumulative Update 7.07
Adobe Shockwave
Java runtime update
McAfee VirusScan Definition 5613
Messenger Plus! Live 4.79.342 Beta
Symantec Norton AntiVirus Virus Definition
Demos
Asterisks Password Viewer
Curvy Demo 1.5
Extra Video Converter
ExtraDVD Copy
Total Network Monitor
Wise Registry Cleaner 4

Web Development
WAMP
Apache2Triad
EasyPHP
WAMPServer
XAMPP

Frameworks
Cake PHP
DojoX
ES
FLEX 3
Google Web Toolkit
jquery
Mootools
Prototype
Ruby on Rails
Scriptaculous
Spry
Yahoo! User Interface
ZEND Server

Coding

Amaya
Aptana
Notepad++
NVU
Quanta Plus
Scintilla

Design
Blender
Gimp
Inkscape
Paint.NET

File Transfer
FileZilla
WinSCP

Versioning
Mercurial
TortoiseHG
TortoiseSVN

CMS
Bricolage
Drupal
Elgg
ExpressionEngine
Joomla!
MediaWiki
MyBB
Opengoo
PHPbb
Plone
Simple Machines Forum
Typo3
Wordpress
Xaraya

Server Software
Apache
MySQL
Perl
PHP
phpMyAdmin
PostOgreSQL
Python
Ruby

Videos
Things
How to Protect Yourself From Remote RFID Theft
Raphael Abrams Cuts Keys
Resizing Objects in Blender
Robot Battle! Cherrytron2000 VS Popsicle Arm
Skynet Research Security Camera
Sudo Make Me A Sandwich Robot
Things - Learn to Count in Binary
Zoetrope

Mobile Computer

ASUS Eee PC 1000HE
Asus Eee PC T91 tablet netbook
Dell Inspiron Mini 12
HTC S740 Windows Mobile smartphone
Lenovo IdeaPad S10e netbook
Mac OS X on the MSI Wind U100 netbook
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Nokia E63 smartphone
Palm Pre keynote
Sony VAIO P Series part 2
Sony VAIO P Series ultraportable, part 1
Toshiba TG01 smartphone

Linux Journals
A GUI for ffmpeg
Avoid screensaver activation
Blogger by emails
Commandline 101: Redirecting output
Commandline 101: Su and Sudo
Commandline101: Free460
Configuring printers
Crontab
Getting domain names on dynamic addresses
Google Gears
Mount ISO Files
StickyWindows
Working with CSV Files part I
Working with CSV Files part II

Introduction to Robotics
Lecture 4 - Manipulator Kinematics
Lecture 5 - Summary - Frame Attachment
Lecture 6 - Instantaneous Kinematics
Lecture 7 - Jacobian - Explicit Form
Lecture 8 - Scheinman Arm - Demo
Lecture 9 - Intro - Guest Lecturer: Gregory Hager
Lecture 10 - Guest Lecturer: Krasimir Kolarov

Astronomy 160
Lecture 5 - Planetary Transits
Lecture 6 - Microlensing, Astrometry and Other Methods
Lecture 7 - Direct Imaging of Exoplanets
Lecture 8 - Introduction to Black Holes
 
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rajivnedungadi

In the zone
Is this Linux Mint 7 an RC1? because the stable version just released on 26th May 2009

Thanks for Windows 7 RC1.

What about the Fast Track and its contents? What about Digit and FT PDFs on the DVDs?

You promised more GBs of software on page 28-29 of the May issue but you dint fulfill it and just gave the regular DVDs. That's a disappointment again.
 
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krishnandu.sarkar

Simply a DIGITian
Staff member
I thnk its really going to rock.....

FT to mobile apps is gr8......n fr d 1st tym i thnk....!!


Thnx fr such a gr8 issue.......
 

rajivnedungadi

In the zone
hey Rajiv is this your photo? is the mag worth 200/- bucks worth?

Yes, that's my photo.

I don't have the magazine yet. I don't know if its really worth Rs.200/-. I got Chip today with 3 DVDs and its awesome as usual. I will post my comments about Digit as soon as it comes to me from the newsstands.
 

nitinm

Broken In
In the may mag the editior himself told that they will be launching the digit archive....... I cant see no where in the list.... again a huge disappointment...... no movie Dvd...???? in the list.........
 

anshul

Journeyman
Well....now I am least concerned about the DVD contents....though the magazine content looks promising....is it Rs 200 or more this time?
Though I am loving the lecture series one the DVD...just one request...instead of giving many softwares worth Rs 30,000 just give one worth Rs. 30000/-.....
 

sude

Tech'ing life seriously!!
awesome content. now, what is the price?
Its crearly mentioned [Rs.200] on the Cover page picture posted by Anorian.

@Anorian..
First of all superb content .. all kudos goes to 9.9Media and The New&Improved diGit team...

Now what do u actually mean by the line:
Licensed (Rs. 30,00 worth of free, licensed software)

At first sight i can mention some softwares in the above headed list which are free for download and use..///
like
Framework 2.0
Framework 3.5
Avast Home Edition 4.8
Foxit Reader 3.0
Free Download Manager 2.5 build 758
Irfan View 4.20
Java(TM) 2 Runtime
K-Lite Mega Codec Pack FULL 4.8.0
Opera 9.6
Silverlight
Spybot Search and Destroy 1.6.0
VLC Player 0.9.4
WinRAR 3.80
µTorrent 1.8.1


Now Would u plz inform us how do you calculate the price of a FREE software???
If Yes, then what does FREE mean???


Apart from that contents are great as i said earliar...
will surely buy this issue...
 

Devrath_ND

Obsessed with Technology
fast track to Tech careers cud not have come at better time for me.

magazine content looks delicious and my mouth is watering now only. I hope i recieve mag on time.

DVD content as usual are not good except the lectures and that too about robotics is just dream come true for me. BTW whoc cares for dvd content when i have broadband. Spend sleepless nights :wink::grin:
 

toofan

Technomancer
Its crearly mentioned [Rs.200] on the Cover page picture posted by Anorian.

@Anorian..
First of all superb content .. all kudos goes to 9.9Media and The New&Improved diGit team...

Now what do u actually mean by the line:


At first sight i can mention some softwares in the above headed list which are free for download and use..///
like
Framework 2.0
Framework 3.5
Avast Home Edition 4.8
Foxit Reader 3.0
Free Download Manager 2.5 build 758
Irfan View 4.20
Java(TM) 2 Runtime
K-Lite Mega Codec Pack FULL 4.8.0
Opera 9.6
Silverlight
Spybot Search and Destroy 1.6.0
VLC Player 0.9.4
WinRAR 3.80
µTorrent 1.8.1

Now Would u plz inform us how do you calculate the price of a FREE software???
If Yes, then what does FREE mean???

Apart from that contents are great as i said earliar...
will surely buy this issue...

There will be some softwar which are not free but for digit they may be provided for free and that cost 30000.00
 

shrihara

Broken In
The link u have provided for DVD contents in current issue page is wrong. Its linking to may2009 issue DVD contents.
 
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