Monday, June 27, 2011

Miscellaneous sharing of the week...26 June

  • IPhone Blood Pressure Cuff Gets FDA Approval

A blood pressure monitor, which plugs into an iPhone or iPad, recently received FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval, marking the expanding use of smart phones as health maintenance devices.




  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo to arrive in Europe in July


     People were starting to wonder whatever happened to the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo. The phone was announced back in February at the Mobile World Congress 2011 along with the Xperia Arc and the Xperia PLAY and although the other two started selling months back the Neo somehow seemed to have got lost on its way to the stores.

Article of the week .....26 June

Delicious and Healthy Fruit Smoothies - A Yummy Snack That's Perfect For Hot Summer Days
 by: Susanne Meyers

When it's hot outside, there's no better snack (or even breakfast) than a healthy fruit smoothie. Those yummy drinks are full of fruit and thus vitamins and they are a great way to cool down. Get out your blender and create your own favorite version. Smoothies can be made with just about any fruit. Try a few until you find some favorites that will become your summer snack of choice.

Kids will slurpo down these smoothies without even realizing that they are getting plenty of fresh fruit and milk. What's not to like about a "milkshake" to cool you down after playing outside.

The Basic Ingredients Of A Good Fruit Smoothie

A good basic fruit smoothie includes fruit, juice or milk and optionally some yogurt and ice. That's about it. Just put everything into a blender and blend until smooth. You can add more or less liquid (that's the juice or milk) to get the consistency you like best.

To Freeze Or Not To Freeze

I like my smoothies frozen and make them with frozen fruit most of the time. Frozen fruit can be found in your grocer's freezer aisle year around and you can also freeze your own when you find yourself with more fresh fruit than you can eat. Berries are usually best frozen whole, while bananas can be peeled and sliced before freezing. If you are using fresh fruit, you can add some ice to turn your smoothie into a frozen treat.

Using a combination of fresh and frozen fruit, or adding plenty of ice cold milk or juice will result in a cold instead of frozen smoothie. Just give both methods a try and see which one you like the best.

By the way, just about any smoothie made with fresh fruit can also be made with frozen fruit. You may just want to add a little more liquid if the smoothie is getting too thick for your blender to process.

Milk Or Juice? And What About Some Yogurt

We already established that we need plenty of fruit for a good smoothie. The other main ingredient is usually yogurt, juice or milk. Personally I like non-fat yogurt a lot in my smoothies. I use either vanilla or Greek yogurt along with a splash of any juice sitting in my fridge. If you are not a big yogurt fan, try using some milk instead or use your favorite fruit juice. Even if you are using yogurt you will need a splash of milk or juice to get the smoothie to a drinkable consistency.

Non-Dairy Versions

Of course you don't have to have dairy in your smoothies. You can blend just about any fresh or frozen fruit with your favorite juice. For that creamy smoothie consistency try adding some frozen banana slices to any smoothie.

Other great options are soy, rice or almond milk. Just blend your favorite fruit with one of those dairy free "milk" products. If you are trying to up the protein content of your smoothie and make it a little more filling, add some soft tofu to your smoothie. Just be sure to add a little splash of soy milk or juice to think it out to a drinkable consistency.

To Sweeten Or Not To Sweeten

Last but not least, let's talk about sweeteners. They are of course completely optional and whether or not you need them depends on how sweet the fruit you are using is. I also find that if I add vanilla yogurt or orange juice I don't usually need any added sweetener.

When I do add a sweetener it is usually stevia, a natural no-calorie sweetener. Other options are sugar, simple syrup or honey. Taste your smoothie before you add anything to sweeten it. If you feel it does need that little extra sweetness, add a little and blend it in for a few seconds.

Image of the week... 26 June

A bitter truth..!!

Quotation of the week.... 26 June

I Love Photos..
Because the best thing about them is that, they never change.
Even when the people in it do change. 


IT tip of the week.... 26 June

Windows Keys

Windows Logo   :- Display or hide Start Menu

Windows Logo + F   :- Display Find: All Files (to search for a file or folder).

Windows Logo + Tab   :- Cycle through the buttons on the Taskbar.

Windows Logo + F   :- Display Find

Windows Logo + Ctrl + F   :- Display Find: Computer (to search for a shared computer).

Windows Logo + F1   :- Displays Windows Help.

Windows Logo + R   :- Displays the Run command

Windows Logo + Break   :- Displays the System Properties dialog box.

Windows Logo + E   :- Open My Computer (Windows Explorer)

Windows Logo + M   :- Minimizes all open windows.

Windows Logo + Shift + M   :- Restores all minimized windows

Windows Logo + U   :- Open Utility Manager

Windows Logo + L  :- Locks Screen.

Windows Logo + D   :- Display the desktop

Windows Logo + Del   :- Quickly delete something without being asked

Product review of the week.... 26 June (Harley Davidson)

Motor Bike

Type Public
Traded as NYSE: HOG
Founded 1903
Founder(s) William S. Harley
Arthur Davidson
Walter Davidson
William A. Davidson
Headquarters Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
United States
Key people Keith E. Wandell, CEO
Products Motorcycles
Revenue increase US$4.86 billion (FY 2010)[1]
Operating income increase US$259.7 million (FY 2010)[1]
Net income increase US$146.5 million (FY 2010)[1]
Employees 6,300 (December 2010)[1]

2011 Standard Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low


2011 Standard Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low gets its power from a 1201 cc Evolution V-Twin engine that has pushrod operated overhead valves configuration with self adjusting lifters. The bike stands on the wild side – its authentic styling clearly define a fun ride. Appearance shows many chrome accents, centralized on the chrome engine rocker cover and exhaust. A low front and rear suspension is combined with a one-piece two-up Sportster classic seat with narrow nose and low forward profile to give a comfortable ride and smooth clutch effort.

2011 Standard Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low
2011 Standard Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low Specification
2011 Standard Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low Engine type use V-Twin, 4-Stroke, 2 Cylinder with 4 Valves and 2 Valve per cylinder. Valves configuration use OHV, Pushrod. Displacement is 1201.2 cc (73.3, with Bore x Stroke 3.5 in. x 3.81 in., and Torque 79 (108 Nm) @ 4000 rpm. Compression ratio : 9.7:1. Exhaust system use Chrome, Staggered shorty exhaust w/ dual mufflers. Starter system use Electric starter. Cooling system use Air. Transmission Type use Manual Transmission, with 5 number of speed. Primary drive use Chain, 57/38 ratio, and Final drive use Belt, 68/29 ratio. Clutch use Multi-plate, wet.

2011 Standard Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low Exhaust
Braking System and Suspension
2011 Standard Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low Front Brake use Hydraulic Disc, 11.5 in. diameter, dual-piston caliper. Rear Brake use Hydraulic Disc, 11.5 in. diameter, single-piston caliper. 2011 Standard Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low Front suspension type use Telescopic Fork. Rear suspension type use Twin Sided Swing Arm. 2011 Standard Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low Front Tire use Dunlop 100/90 R19 57H, Rear Tire use Dunlop 150/80 R16 71H.

2011 Standard Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low Front Brake

2011 Standard Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low Front Suspension

2011 Standard Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low Rear Suspension

Fuel tank capacity: 4.5 gallon (17 L). All parts of the 2011 Standard Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low are of the very best quality available.

2011 Standard Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low Fuel Tank

2011 Standard Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low Light





Funny video of the week... 26 June

Sunday, June 26, 2011

A helpful tip for you... 26 June


Smelly shoes?

Put some tea leaves into a pair of stockings and stuff each into a shoe. Leave for a day or two and the smell just vanishes.