Friday, December 31, 2010

time saving gadgets

LiveView is all about saving your precious time especially when you are not willing to search for your phone in an important moment. It’s a Bluetooth wristwatch with a 1.2 inch OLED display, but it is not defined properly if we call it a watch. Rather it’s a very smart accessory for all the devices running Android 2.1 or higher versions. In addition it’s also another screen to be used by the plugins which makes it more usable for different purposes.

It’s 11mm thick and it has to be attached with a strap if you want to put it on your wrist. At the bottom of the device there is a microUSB port for charging.

The basic out of the box functions of this device are: incoming call notification, SMS, Twitter and Facebook updates, displaying date and time, RSS feeds and the android stock media player control. The best function of LiveView is pretty simple, notifying incoming calls though you cannot actually answer your incoming calls, but you can set it to mute the ringer in your busy moments. You can also control the stock Android media player from this device, but your controlling ability will be limited to play, pause, skip and changing the volume. For third party apps the performance of this device is not up to the mark till now. But we can hope it will improve with firmware upgrades in the near future.


With a 7” display, ARCHOS 70 is one of the  richest Android tablet that is flooding the market for the last six months. Archos was already very matured in this market because they caught this train at the first time when the Android tablets were getting popular, but the previous models they had were something that looked cheap compared with iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab.
This time they have broken free from the drawbacks and stepped into the flow to the future with the 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor and the Android 2.2 Froyo loaded in it. Unlike last time when Archos tablets featured resistive touchscreen, this time they are using capacitive multitouch screen.
The form factor of this gadget is very attractive and we might say that in this case it beats both iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab because it’s slimmer. It’s also lighter than those who are the market leaders of the tablet market, so this time you can also call them just alternative rather than calling ‘cheap’ alternative.
You can play multiple formats of videos in HD format, game better with the 3D graphics accelerator and play almost any kind of audio format till now. There is a separate app store for this device named AppsLib store which contains about 10.000 apps till now and getting bigger gradually. The limitation to connect to the Android Marketplace is a major setback as you will not get many of your favorite Android Apps which have made Android so popular even though very recently, a hack has been out enabling you to install the marketplace in your Archos device.



As it’s almost the end of a wonderful 2010 year, we would like to give a strong hug to all of our visitors, collaborators and supporters. Thank you for this amazing year and see you in 2011, when we hope we will take our website to the next level.
Have a special New Years Eve party and may the new year bring health, joy and wealth in your life.
Happy New Year 2011!

First web tv launch on new year

Kochi-based Vibes Visual & Media Pvt. is launching the new media platform in the country on New Year day at “Gold Souk Grande Kochi”. Wow!….What a great news! I’m proud to be an Indian and a tech guy.
first Web TV “Indiavibes” will go live on 1st January, 2011. Indiavibes plans to create contents and programming indigenously, and users will be able to choose and watch contents of their choice on this interactive media platform. “We cover all categories fashion, music, films, business, technology, blogging, lifestyle, current affairs and almost everything that this century and the years ahead would ever need”. Founder of Visual & Media Private Ltd. Andrine Mendez said, “We are focused on people and not on celebrities”.
English will be the primary language of communication. Internet having a viral effect for such concepts, the idea will spread like a wildfire in the market attracting people of all age groups.”Our vision is to showcase the richness of India’s entertainment culture to the world. We wish to make Indiavibes as its name suggests the one stop shop for all the entertainment for global audiences” he said. The company has also plan to set up production hubs at UAE, US & UK after starting with Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore.
Access Indiavibes by logging on to from 1st January, 2011, but keep in mind that user will need an internet connection with at least 1 Mbps speed.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

skype news

In a move that will surprise very few people, Skype has updated its iOS app to support mobile video calling.

Today's announcement, accompanied by an app version bump to 3.0, was widely expected to be made next week at CES, but it appears the Luxembourg-based company simply couldn't wait that long, or was perhaps keen for some good PR following last week's global outage. While mobile video calling seemed a natural progression for Skype's iOS client following the release of the iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch, the first sign that such functionality was on the way appeared last week in a support document on the company's website, followed by a series of teaser videos and tweets.

In terms of features, the updated iOS client packs no surprises, allowing iPhone 3GS and 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch users to make and recieve video calls among each other and with Skype users on PC, Mac and Linux. iPhone 3GS owners are able to use the phone's rear camera for video calling, while iPad and third-generation iPod touch users can receive video only.

Video calling is, as with the desktop service, free and works over 3G and WiFi, though early testing by Engadget suggests the 3G video calling experience is far from ideal. The site also noted that video calling will take a heavy toll on an iOS device's battery, with levels dropping around five per cent after just 10 minutes of use. Video quality over WiFi appears on par with that provided by Apple's built-in FaceTime functionality, though the ability to video call over 3G will obviously give the Skype app at least a slight edge.

The Skype 3.0 app is now live on the App Store and the company has released a promo video to show off its video calling functionality. A quick word of warning - don't hit play if you're offended by bad dancing



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10 new HD Android games!

Android news

Gameloft released a number of new titles over the Christmas period with the launch of 10 new HD titles for the Android operating system. These new titles are Lets Golf 2, Fishing Kings, Brothers in Arms 2: Global Front, Spider-Man: Total Mayhem, GT Racing: Motor Academy, Real Football 2011, Gangstar: Miami Vindication, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Shrek Kart and The Oregon Trail.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

‘Google Places’ Launched for Pakistan

Yes! It does look like a dream comes true for those who had been waiting for ages. Google Places, renamed from Local Business Centre this April, is a free of charge web based service by Google where business owners can claim their businesses alongside publishing all important and useful information for their customers and have it all layered out at top of world widely famous Google maps.
How it works:
Google Places provides a comprehensive but most convenient dashboard to handle the business ownerships.
Business owner can provide all important and useful information ranging from company name to contact numbers to their physical location on map. Not only this, you can add business timings, photos, videos and much more.
Part of useful service is to create customized vouchers/coupons for those who reach you through Google Places, which can attract more and more customers to your business.

Yes! It does look like a dream comes true for those who had been waiting for ages. Google Places, renamed from Local Business Centre this April, is a free of charge web based service by Google where business owners can claim their businesses alongside publishing all important and useful information for their customers and have it all layered out at top of world widely famous Google maps.
How it works:
Google Places provides a comprehensive but most convenient dashboard to handle the business ownerships.
Business owner can provide all important and useful information ranging from company name to contact numbers to their physical location on map. Not only this, you can add business timings, photos, videos and much more.
Part of useful service is to create customized vouchers/coupons for those who reach you through Google Places, which can attract more and more customers to your business.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pulse Smart Pen

There isn’t everything you can write while listening to a lecture or going through meeting. Sometimes examples are so weird you are unable to express them in writing. Pulse Pen is the solution to this problem. I myself think it’s a perfect solution for a student for making his/her lecture notes. A computer in a pen that helps you never miss a word™. Pulse™ records everything you hear, say and write, and links your audio recordings to your notes. Find the most important information from your meetings or lectures just by tapping on what you wrote. 2GB of memory can hold over 200 hours of audio. Actual recording time varies by audio quality setting.

Record and Play Back
The Pulse smartpen records everything you hear and write. Replay the recorded audio by tapping directly on your notes.

Save and Search
Using Livescribe Desktop, you can save notes to your computer and even search for words within your notes.

Send and Share
Share your notes and recordings online publically or privately through the Livescribe Community or Facebook. You can also export your notes and audio locally as PDF or audio files.

UnityRemote Turns iPhone into a remote

Unity Remote is the recently developed gadgets by Gear 4 that turns any iOS devices, which does not exclude the iPhones, from turning into a powerful Remote Controller that can control other electronic devices with access to IR receivers via Bluetooth technology.

For this gadget to become live, you will need two things to begin the full functionality of the device: you need to download an app and a small hardware to allow signal transduction to any other responding electronic device. The functionality of this device will be known better on release at CES 2011, or when you decide to buy one, if you are located in one of the European Union countries.

Instead decorating your living room with the number of remotes for each of the gadget, you could rather switch to Unity Remote, by placing this small piece of hardware at a convenient location to find that you will be controlling nearly five electronic devices at one go or as chosen. The hardware for signal transduction does the job of sending and receiving signals from 360° and operates using 3 AA batteries. The device is also light in weight for abroad shipments and travel. You are also turning into eco-friendly by reducing the number of batteries that is being used for remote controls.

Talking of the app is free to download for any version of the iOS interface and Bluetooth technology. The device works on an open source that you will able to add your device model if not found in the list, following a simple step-by-step instruction.

Costing around 100 British pounds or 100 USD, this device is worth the money spent, if you have the compatible iOS device like iPhone 4, iPhone 4, 3GS and 3G and iPodtouch (4th, 3rd and 2nd gen).

E3 2009: Project Natal Xbox 360 Announcement

XBOX kinnect

Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways without using a controller. Imagine controlling movies and music with the wave of a hand or the sound of your voice. With Kinect, technology evaporates, letting the natural magic in all of us shine.

You're Ready to Play

Easy to use and instantly fun, Kinect gets everyone off the couch and moving, laughing and cheering. See a ball? Kick it. Want to join a friend in the fun? Simply jump in
Kinect for Xbox 360 brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways with no controller required. Simply step in front of the sensor and Kinect recognizes you and responds to your gestures.

Kinect removes the last barrier between you and the experiences you love. Best of all, when Kinect arrives this November, it will work with every Xbox 360 console.*
  • Easily hook up with friends with Video Kinect, no headset required**
  • Sign into your profile by just stepping in front of the sensor
  • Kinect games give you the freedom to jump, duck, and spin your way through a unique adventure.
  • Kinect uses cutting-edge technology to provide a whole new way to play
  • Kinect Adventures included.
*175 MB of memory required.
**Xbox LIVE Gold membership required.

Microsoft beats out Apple for top technology innovator of 2010

TheStreet laid it on the line and called out Microsoft as its #1 technology innovator for 2010. Forget about the iPhone 4, the iPad and the iPod touch, Microsoft and its Xbox 360 is the game changer of the year. TheStreet points out that the Xbox 360, Xbox Live subscription service and now the Kinect have exploded onto the scene in 2010. Long the ridiculed console with its nagging red ring of death, the latest generation of the hardware, the Xbox 360 Slim, has all but eliminated this troublesome problem. With reliability issues out of the way, Xbox 360 console sales have skyrocketed. Since the launch of the 360 slim, Microsoft's Xbox console has outsold the Nintendo Wii. An amazing feat when you consider that the Wii held the #1 position for several years straight.

Microsoft's position as the top innovator was bolstered by the release of the Kinect. This controller-free motion adapter for the Xbox 360 trounced the PlayStation Move in early sales. In its first week and a half of sales, Microsoft sold a staggering 1.5 million Kinect devices and is on target to sell five to six million by the end of the year. While its installed user base may slightly trail that of the PlayStation Move, the Kinect's rate of adoption is significantly faster. The Move currently boasts of 4.1 M users and, similar to the Kinect, is expected to reach five million by the end of the year. While The PlayStation Move, which launched in mid-September, and the Kinect, which launched in early November, will reach the same millstone at the same time, the Kinect was able to achieve this goal within eight weeks. The Move took a whole 3.5 months.

The third ace in the hole for Microsoft is its Xbox Live subscription. The yearly subscription service is the gateway to Xbox 360 online gaming and is necessary for Netflix customers that want to stream media to their TV via the Xbox. The Xbox Live service is also tightly integrated into Windows Phone 7. On this mobile platform, you can play games and share both achievements and points with your gamer profile on your Xbox console. In the future, the Windows Phone platform may become a mobile extension of a game, allowing you to control troops or deploy weapons while you are out and about. Both now and in the future, an Xbox Live subscription is a must have for serious and casual gamers alike.

So what do you think, do these three factors combined earn Microsoft accolades as the top technology innovator in 2010? or is Apple and its magical iPad getting the short end of the stick?

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Jazz a robot an avatar or security bot for ur houses

Unlike other robots out there, Jazz doesn’t have arms and it doesn’t move heavy objects or something similar. Users can via web-based user interface remotely operate Jazz, so it can act as your personal avatar. It can record audio and video, and it can send alerts via SMS or email in case of suspicious activities. Jazz can be perfect for conferences, and the optional LCD screen can even show your face during the conference. Besides for conferences, this robot can be used for home security with is rotating head and video recorder. According to the manufacturer, Jazz will soon get a Laser Range Finder that will allow robot to build a map and navigate with the help of the map waypoints.

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Exclusive Review: Microsoft Arc Touch mouse

Microsoft Arc Touch mouse

Over the past couple of days, Neowin got a chance to look at the Microsoft Arc Touch mouse. The small, portable, sleek looking design really gets your attention. The bendable mouse is curved for comfort and lies flat when off for easy storage.

Look and Feel

The overall look of the Arc Touch mouse is very appealing to the eye. This mouse caught my attention, making me want to test this device out. The mouse has a shiny black finish, with a unique small grey stripe for the touch scroll wheel. As stated previously, when in use the mouse is used in its familar curved posistion. When the device is turned off, it lays flat allowing for easy storage.

Parts of the Arc Touch, like the body, feel really smooth and built with quality, while the front of the mouse has that cheap plastic feel to it. However, there aren't many mice out there that do feel as durable and strong. Compared to other portable mice, this actually feels fairly nice in your hand.

Functionality and Performance

After using the mouse for a couple of days, I started to get the feel for the device. The tracking on my wood desk was slightly off, when compared to my Microsoft wireless laser mouse 7000. There was some steady issues while using programs like Photoshop, and if you have ever used Photoshop, you know exactly how important accuracy and smooth fluid movements are.

The performance of the Arc Touch really depends on how much interference is between the mouse and nano snap-in transceiver. The mouse features a 2.4Ghz 30-foot wireless range, more than an ample range for you to work with on your laptop or even desktop computer.

The mouse doesn't stack up when compared to the Microsoft wireless mouse 7000, but it is on the same level of performance, if not more, than the Microsoft wireless BlackTrack laptop mouse (3500).

The under belly of the mouse has a simple, yet very effective feature, a magnet. The magnet allows you to stick your nano transceiver to its belly, giving you more portability without the thought of losing it.

Cost and Conclusion

After a quick search on, the pre-order price for the Microsoft Arc Touch mouse was listed at $69.99 USD, a fair price for the mouse.

My overall thought of the mouse is a fairly positive one. It does take some getting used to, but so do all other mice. This isn't a gaming mouse, if that's what you're in the market for, but it is a fantastic portable laptop mouse. The only real downside to the mouse is the feel.

Pros and Cons


* Lightweight, making it easier to carry around as a portable mouse.
* Sleek design.
* Better accuracy than most wireless mice.


* Left and right click buttons feel cheap.
* Not really suitable as a desktop, gaming mouse.
* No back and forward buttons

Source: neowin

New MacBook Air Looks like a Composition Notebook

Don't ever leave your Macbook Air unattended on a coffee shop, cause in a snap it could be gone, however we've told you about the BookBook case that not just protect your Macbook but hides it from public by looking an old hardbound book, now that's tricky. However, today we got a composition notebook skin, that gives fairly new camouflage for your precious Macbook Air.

I just find this great for the new Macbook Air as it appears to be that thin enough to look exactly like a composition notebook. Ooh, we wonder what's for iPad?

Source: techgeeze

HOT STORY: Nokia running Windows Phone 7 coming soon?

First of all the aforementioned thing above isn't a joke as ridiculously it may sound to you as Eldar Murtazin claims that Microsoft and Nokia have been holding ongoing talks regarding a Nokia-branded Windows Phone 7 smartphone line. This could be new handset devices branded and features the Finnish phone hardware, boasting the WP7 software, notably enough this would be sold under Nokia distribution. Ooh, well, low, mid or high-end lines of Nokia we really don't know.

After all, there's really something I can't chew in for a while now is this Nokia's brave talk backing up their software strategy for the new Symbian and Meego OS? Do you think Microsoft is worth-it for Nokia's high-quality hardware?

So far, until now, I'm not hearing some good feedback for any WP7 phones out there, and Nokia still falling down on the smartphone category, silly enough, I don't find anything good on this partnership. So just wish that Nokia still stick with Meego or Symbian until they established a well built software for their handheld devices. And for Microsoft's WP7, if this rumor is true, they should established first WP7 to stand on its own, like Google Android and iOS 4, ooh, am I thinking they might pull down other brand down on the marketplace.

Source: techgeeze

Call of Duty: Black Ops reaches $1billion sales mark

Call of Duty: Black Ops has broken the $1 billion (£647 million) sales barrier, figures show.Sales results released by publisher Activision Blizzard suggest it took just six weeks to do it.In doing so it joins an elite group of entertainment releases to reach the billion dollar mark.Others include Michael Jackson's Thriller album and James Cameron's 1997 hit film Titantic.

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said: "Only Call of Duty and Avatar have ever achieved the billion dollar revenue milestone this quickly".

Fans of 2010's biggest video game have reported connectivity problems in recent weeks though.Players of the PS3 and PC versions complained about being booted from games, freezing and connection error messages.Developer Treyarch released two patches to fix the problem.


Activision's Eric Hirshberg said: "Even more remarkable than the number of units sold is the number of hours people are playing the game together online."
Screenshot from Call of Duty Call of Duty: Black Ops was released in the UK on 9 November
According to Activision, more than 600 million hours have been logged playing the game since its worldwide launch. Microsoft says the average fan using it on Xbox Live logs on more than once every day and plays it for one hour at a time.

Black Ops is the 7th in the hugely popular Call of Duty series, the third developed by Treyarch, and takes gamers on a series of Cold War adventures. There are high expectations within the video games industry that it will surpass the success of its 2009 predecessor.
COD: Modern Warfare 2 sold more than 20 million units around the world meaning it too joined the exclusive one billion dollar club.

Source: BBC

Saturday, December 25, 2010

LG E-Note book

LG has announced the E-Note H1000B firstly in the Korea. The key features are:

•An Intel Atom 1.1 or a 1.6 GHz processor
•1 GB of RAM
•16 GB SSD
•2 USB ports, and SD card slot
•4-cell battery
This E-Note will have a resistive 10.1 inches touchscreen with an native resolution of 1366 x 768 with a stylus. The E-Note will ship with Windows 7 Home Starter OS, however you’ll have the option to upgrade.

windows phone 7 second update arriving feb 2011

Microsoft is making the second update for windows 7 to be made available in feb 2011 even the last update is not completely out The second update is expected to be unveiled by Microsoft at the Mobile World Congress in February 2011.
If this information is correct the new update will come up with improved multitasking support, with in-app downloads and broader customization options for end users. However the second larger update according to developers will bring with it some great new features, improving the windows phone  7 OS in 2011 considerably

Skype outage affecting users around the globe

Skype appears to be suffering an outage.
Twitter users around the globe are taking to the social network to report that Skype is down for them. The tweets started hitting Twitter this morning and continue as of this writing. Users are also reporting that their mobile applications, including those on Android and on the iPhone, are inoperable.
I tested the Skype app on my Mac and it is down as of this writing. My Skype iPhone app is also down. CNET's Rafe Needleman had been experiencing outage issues this morning, but said that his service was soon restored.
Update 9:18 a.m. PT: Skype wrote in an e-mail to CNET this morning that it's "assessing the matter now and its extent. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to our users."
Update 11:12 a.m. PT: Skype then followed that up with a blog post shedding more light on the outage.
According to the company, it "noticed that the number of people online on Skype was falling, which wasn't typical or expected." After investigating the issue, Skype found that "a large number of supernodes," which act as the service's phone directory of sorts, "were taken offline by a problem affecting some versions of Skype."
To fix the issue, Skype's engineers are currently "creating new 'mega-supernodes'" that should get the service running normally in "a few hours." Skype's group video chatting feature could take even longer to be fixed.
Update 2:27 p.m. PT: As promised, Skype says that its service is "now returning to normal." However, the company also noted on its Twitter account that it could still "take several hours for everyone to be able to sign in again."

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The next major version of the iPad is said to bring some slight design changes that could impact how users interact with the device both in their hands and on flat surfaces.
AppleInsider links to Japanese Mac blog MacOtakara, which is reporting that the next version of the iPad is getting a flat back to match that of the most recent iPod Touch, as well as a slight change in dimensions, cutting a reported 3mm off the length and width while retaining an identically sized screen.
In other words, the next iPad could have a smaller bezel--the black area around the screen, and it won't teeter-totter or slide around when you press on something along the edges.
MacOtakara says a more substantial change to the exterior will be the location of the speaker, which could be moved from the side of the unit to the back. Presumably, this could keep someone who is holding the device in either portrait or landscape mode less of a chance of blocking the speaker holes. MacOtakara also says this speaker would be wide range, which could offer more evenly distributed audio at off-angle viewing.
One other small tweak MacOtakara is reporting is a change in the location to the iPad's ambient light sensor, which is moving from the front of the unit to the back. This would be a fairly large departure in location given where Apple keeps it on the current iPad, as well as on iPhones, iPods, iMacs, and its MacBook Pro and Air lines.
MacOtakara also weighs in on the longstanding rumor that the next iPad will gain dual cameras and support for Apple's FaceTime video chat service, saying only that it's a possibility

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Google refreshes their UI

Google is known for sporadically rolling out new updates or test changes to the user interface for their search engine. Recently, the search giant has added something a little extra to their web page regarding the top bar, moving slightly away from their previously simple and flat theme to now more of a Chrome-like look.
Neowin reader Caleo posted his findings on the forums, showing the new Google user interface in action. However, their access was limited to using it when Incognito. This update has seem to hit others as well, and all the same disappeared too. The interface was recently shown off by accident, but is minus the rumored social features (called "loop") and sharing abilities. This may mean we might see the services added early next year.
Google's new user interface takes on a new look now shifting the logo to the left. The top portion seems to follow the theme that Chrome has shown adding a bit of a gradient to the previously flat interface. The addition of the thin colored lines above the selected text or options helps bring your attention to either what is selected or important links the average user needs.
While a small number of users have seen this update at some point, others are also reporting only seeing the new alignment of the Google logo itself, going against conventional design ideas and concepts by keeping the rest centered.
The new design for the top bar is a welcome change to many, however the non-centered Google logo may just simply play games with your eyes.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Windows Phone vs. PC gaming now a reality

Microsoft has been pushing the gaming prowess of Windows Phone 7 devices since day one. But until now, one crucial link has been missing - multiplayer gaming between a Windows Phone and a PC.

That link has now been bridged, albeit in a relatively uninteresting manner, by "Game Chest: Logic Games", a US$2.99 app that allows for turn-based chess matches between a PC and a Windows Phone device. After sending an invitation to an opponent via email, the PC user can play via a web interface.
Gaming via Xbox LIVE has long been a cornerstone of Microsoft's mobile strategy and the company has indicated that Windows Phone vs. Xbox 360 gaming is on the cards at some point in the future. As far back as December 2009, Microsoft demonstrated cross-platform games that work across Windows, Windows Phone 7 and the Xbox 360 with the user's gaming session maintained between all three platforms.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Google's best or worst of 2010

If discussing the googles best and worst for 2010. Google have accelerated its androids to keep in pace with iphone and apple
The Nexus One appeared Jan. 5 and Google never looked back. The company launched its Google Buzz social conversation service the following month as an alternative to Facebook, which this year emerged as the search engine's greatest threat. While Buzz hasn't exactly caught on with the majority of Google users, there are plenty of products and tools for the company to hang its hat on and be proud of this year, along with a bomb or two. Here eWEEK outlines Google's best and worst products and features of 2010. We tried to start with what we perceived as the best, then some middle of the pack items, and finally, the bombs. You won’t all agree with us, and you'll no doubt wonder where Caffeine and other improvements are on this list, but we tried to go with what users have told us and Google's own reporting about products as the deciding factors for us. Enjoy, and happy New Year

Saturday, December 18, 2010

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WINDOWS new look or the same??

Windows are soon going to launch with its new windows 8 but the excitment is whats new this time by microsoft for its consumers.Looking from the view point of marketing what exactly the internet addictives office workers business and other enterprises expect from the company the ans is just with microsoft windows 8. Features would be same but with new changes helping it more n more for the betterment of quick work n enhancement
now we have to wait n watch the launch of new windows8

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Windows 8 coming soon

As we’ve known for some time, Microsoft had already begun work on Windows 8 before Windows 7 was completed. The reason being that different teams work on different aspects of the operating system, which is why Microsoft was able to do this. Microsoft previously shed some light on what we can see in Windows 8 through a job description.
It appears though, that one specific Microsoft employee was not too careful with their LinkedIn profile, and had accidentally leaked some interesting details regarding Windows 8. According to his LinkedIn profile, which seems to have had many of its details removed, Robert Murdon has been working at Microsoft since January 2002. Windows 8 News managed to catch this on the Microsoft employee’s LinkedIn profile before it disappeared:
“Robert Morgan is working to get IA-128 working backwards with full binary compatibility on the existing IA-64 instructions in the hardware simulation to work for Windows 8 and definitely Windows 9.”
“Robert Morgan is using Hestia (custom software package) for experimenting with the processor for scientific analysis and 3D graphics. Error: Memory Latency? Always gotta be a challenge barrier, it’s gotta be a bug in Hestia. right?!”
“Robert Morgan is frustrated with process standards and regulations! Delays Delays!”
Murdon seems certain that we will see 128-bit compatibility with Windows 9, while it appears that whether we will see it in Windows 8 or not is still uncertain. Coincidentally, many do believe that Windows 7 will be Microsoft’s last 32-bit OS. So could this mean we will see Windows 8 come in 64-bit and 128-bit flavors? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Apple version iphone coming in early 2011

Apple will release the iPhone on Verizon in early 2011, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who decided to fully incorporate the device on its new carrier into his predictive model.
"Our model assumes Verizon launches the iPhone in early- or mid-[2011]," Munster wrote in his analysis, as quoted Dec. 15 by The Wall Street Journal. "While we do not know the timing of the launch, we have modeled it to occur midway through the Mar-11 quarter."
Munster joins a growing chorus that declares the iPhone on Verizon virtually a done deal. An October report in The Wall Street Journal, quoting people "briefed by Apple," suggested that Apple had slated a late-2010 production start for iPhones capable of running on Verizon's CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) network. Before that, sources told the blog TechCrunch in August that Apple had ordered millions of Qualcomm CDMA chipsets for the upcoming smartphone.
Other publications have also confirmed that a Verizon iPhone is in the works. "Fortune has confirmed that a Verizon iPhone will be released in early 2011," reads an Oct. 29 article in that publication by Sarah Ellison, who paraphrases "people familiar" with the situation as terming the device "a fait accompli." The New York Times has also insisted that the Verizon iPhone will appear within the next few months, citing unnamed sources.
This summer, Barclays Capital analyst James Ratcliffe suggested that a Verizon iPhone wouldn't necessarily cannibalize customers from AT&T, which, for the moment, has a lock on the device in the U.S.
The "iPhone would be a plus for Verizon, but not a seismic industry change, given the relative stickiness of smartphone customers," Ratcliffe wrote in that June 22 research note. "[The] primary source of Verizon iPhone [subscribers] would be pent-up demand by existing Verizon [subscribers]." He predicted that, while between 500,000 and 1 million AT&T customers would switch to Verizon's iPhone, the net total of Verizon subscribers would only increase by 900,000 in 2011.
Documents indicate that AT&T is resigned to losing its grip on the iPhone. "We believe offering a wide variety of handsets reduces the dependence on any single handset as these products evolve," the carrier wrote in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing for the quarter ended June 30. "In addition, offering a number of attractive handsets on an exclusive basis distinguishes us from our competitors."
The reference to "any single handset" was seen by some analysts as a reference to the iPhone. A recent research note from Kaufman Bros. analyst Shaw Wu suggests that, as a Verizon iPhone comes "closer to reality," the carrier may be negotiating to prevent competitors Sprint and T-Mobile from obtaining iPhones of their own.

Google n eclipse

Google has contributed some of its core Java tools technology to the Eclipse Foundation to launch two new Eclipse projects.
In a Dec 15 blog post, Eric Clayberg, software engineering manager for Google developer tools, said Google has donated the source code and related intellectual property from two of the products the search giant gained in its acquisition of Instantiations to the Eclipse Foundation. Clayberg was vice president of product development at Instantiations before moving over to Google via the acquisition. Instantiations specialized in making tools for the Eclipse platform, among other things.
“This donation includes WindowBuilder, the leading Eclipse Java GUI Designer, and CodePro Profiler, which identifies Java code performance issues,” Clayberg said. “Specifically, the WindowBuilder Engine and designers for SWT and Swing. All in all, this is a value of more than $5 million dollars worth of code and IP.”
WindowBuilder is a Java-based GUI builder. It includes functionality for creating user interfaces based on the popular Swing, SWT (Standard Widget Toolkit), GWT (Google Web Toolkit), Rich Client Platform (RCP) and X M L Windowing Toolkit (XWT) UI frameworks. And CodePro Profiler is an Eclipse-based Java application profiling tool that helps developers identify performance issues early in the development cycle and find CPU and algorithmic bottlenecks, memory leaks, threading issues, and other concurrency-related problems that can slow down an application or cause it to hang.
Both WindowBuilder and CodePro Profiler will become Eclipse projects in the first half of 2011, Clayberg said. “Once each one is set up as a project and available for download from the Eclipse site, the products will be accessible to use as open source code under the standard Eclipse license,” he said. “I am looking forward to leading the WindowBuilder project.”
Mike Milinkovich, executive director of Eclipse, said, “This is clearly a significant new project announcement, and very good news for Java developers using Eclipse. It has been impressive to see the continued growth and popularity of WindowBuilder, as this product has always filled a much needed gap in the Eclipse offerings. We look forward to it appearing in an Eclipse release soon. We’re very pleased with Google’s generous support of Eclipse, and the Java developer community around the world.”
Clayberg said various members of the community and Eclipse ecosystem have expressed interest in contributing to the new projects. As commercial support is important to many users of open-source technology, Genuitec, makers of MyEclipse, will provide commercial support for the WindowBuilder based products including the SWT, Swing Designer and even the GWT Designer from Google. Similarly, OnPositive intends to offer commercial support for CodePro Profiler, as well as lead as the committers on the Eclipse Community Project. Users can sign up on the Genuitec site or the OnPositive site for more information.
"Genuitec is pleased to offer commercial support for WindowBuilder-based products - Swing, SWT and GWT - in early 2011 for companies who wish to continue a paid support contract once their Google support expires,” said Maher Masri, president of Genuitec, in a statement. “We've been involved with the Eclipse Foundation since the beginning, so we are very familiar with these products. Thus, providing commercial support for this product line is a natural fit for us.”
"It will be very interesting to see if the existing commercial WindowBuilder customers would prefer to use these tools as part of a customized MyEclipse installation, a new stand-alone commercial product, or if the OSS [open source software] distributions without support will prove sufficient for them,” said Todd Williams, vice president of technology at Genuitec. “In any event, we will certainly be adding these excellent tools to both MyEclipse and our Pulse distribution service, thereby making them easily available to the thousands of enterprise customers in our large commercial network. That alone will be a huge win for Google, Genuitec, and our customers."
“Over the years OnPositive has built up unique experience with the CodePro Profiler and we are excited to offer commercial support for it.  Google’s donation ensures that Java developers can build faster applications,” said Pavel Petrochenko, president of OnPositive, in a statement.

Blackberry counts on third quater place

Research In Motion, in a frantic fight to keep its BlackBerry sales strong in the face of fierce competition from Apple’s iPhones and smartphones based on Google’s Android operating system, announced strong third-quarter financial numbers Dec. 16, ahead of analyst expectations.
Fueled by such devices as the BlackBerry Torch and Curve, RIM reported record BlackBerry smartphone sales, revenues of $5.49 billion, and 5.1 million new BlackBerry subscriber accounts.
RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsilie said the numbers reflected the company’s strong product lines and the anticipation around upcoming offerings, include its Playbook tablet, which is expected to hit the market in 2011.
“RIM’s business continues to grow and diversify as BlackBerry adoption accelerates in markets around the world,” Balsillie said in a statement. “With strong results and momentum from our recent product introductions, as well as growing excitement from our partners and customers around upcoming smartphone, tablet, software and services offerings, we are setting the stage for continuing success.”
The quarterly revenues were a 19 percent jump over the second quarter, and a 40 percent increase over the same period in 2009. In addition, earnings per share were up 58 percent, and the record 14.2 million BlackBerry shipments were a 40 percent increase over the third quarter last year.
However, despite the strong numbers, RIM continues to find itself in tight competition with Apple and Android devices, which are strong in the consumer space and are gaining traction in the enterprise market, traditionally RIM’s domain.
ITG Investment Research said in a report Dec. 13 that Android-running handsets—such as Motorola’s Droid and Samsung’s Fascinate Galaxy S—have overtaken BlackBerry smartphones as the top sellers on Verizon Wireless’ network. In another turn, reports last month indicated that Apple was hiring away members of RIM’s enterprise sales team in hopes of selling more iPhones and iPads into corporate accounts.
At the time, analyst Rob Enderle said RIM was going to continue to have difficulty hanging onto its strong enterprise market share.
"The corporate market is RIM's market, and Apple has been closing on the company steadily while RIM has shown little ability to really fight back,” Enderle said in an interview. “RIM either needs to significantly up their game or plan to cede this market to Apple, Google and even Microsoft."
RIM executives don’t sound like they’re ready to cede anything to anyone. Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis, at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference in San Francisco Dec. 7, was asked about the enterprise threat posed by Apple and Google. He reportedly replied that “today, we have several car manufacturers out there. We’re going to find the same thing with smartphones.”
Both he and Balsillie, who was responding to a question during the Dec. 16 earnings conference call with analysts and journalists, pointed to the Playbook as a key product going into 2011. Balsillie said he expected a move away from Apple’s iPad.
“I think the PlayBook redefines what a tablet should do,” Balsillie said, according to a transcript from the San Francisco Chronicle.I think we've articulated some elements of it, and I think this idea of a proprietary SDK and unnecessary apps—though there's a huge role for apps—I think is going to shift in the market, and I think it's going to shift very, very quickly. And I think there's going to be a strong appetite for Web fidelity and tool familiarity.”

Apple growing through per second

Apple has released a list of its top-grossing iPhone apps in 2010. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the list is dominated by entertainment apps, particularly games. Of the more productivity-related programming, iPhone and iPod Touch users evidently placed a high premium on navigation, shelling out $50 for the TomTom U.S.A. app, optimized for the iPhone 4, and free worldwide VOIP (voice over IP) calls. Baseball also ranked high, with many users downloading the At Bat app. Despite a growing challenge from Google Android, Apple remains strong in the consumer smartphone space. Third-party developers have flocked to the company's App Store as a revenue generator, populating the online storefront with hundreds of thousands of apps. As a result, an app exists for many of life's tasks big and small. Faced with such a galaxy of choice, though, most iPhone and iPod Touch owners seem to want apps for one vital, all-consuming function: blowing zombies to smithereens.Apple in the end rocks

Cloud Computing: Google eBooks Launches with Android, iPhone, iPad Applications

Google Dec. 6 trotted out its long-awaited and delayed Google eBookstore, offering hundreds of thousands of paid titles and more than 2 million free titles, totaling 3 million-plus works. With so many titles at launch, eBooks is certainly an aggressive alternative to Amazon's Kindle, Apple's iPad and Barnes & Noble's Nook electronic reading platforms. What differentiates Google eBooks from those services is that there is no dedicated device for the books to run on. Google encourages users to search and pay for hundreds of thousands of titles from publishers and read them on their desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Book content, which includes more than 2 million free titles scanned into the Google Books platform, is not tethered to specific devices, but procured from the cloud. Google did, however, provide free e-reader applications for the Android and Apple iOS platforms, allowing users to read books from Android handsets and tablets, as well as Apple's iPad and iPhone devices. These applications are available from the Google eBookstore here now. eWEEK offers a brief visual tour of what these apps look like on Android devices, iPads and iPhones.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Smaller ipad rumors......IPAD 2 details leak out =p (read it first here )

While it’s always entertaining to try and peer into the future of Apple, rumors that swirl around are not always accurate. In addition, even when the rumors turn out to be true, Apple frequently tries to deflect users away from the correct conclusions.
Today Reuters is reporting that Apple is working on new versions of the popular iPad. The new device will have two built-in cameras to use with Apple’s FaceTime video chat application that is available on other Apple platforms, and one to take pictures/videos. The device will also have a better screen, similar to the “Retina display” available on the iPhone.
In addition to the above improvements, it is also rumored that Apple will be creating a smaller version of the iPad. The device is said to be nearly half the size of the current 9.7” screen model and will fill the gap between the extremely portable iPod Touch/iPhone and the relatively large iPad. Steve Jobs had dismissed this rumor back in October but according to the article, a source in the supply chain has said that the smaller iPads are on the way.
Although not all of these rumors are new, the fact that Apple has inked deals with multiple sourcing vendors to create these new products makes it seem like a fairly safe bet that the new devices are on the horizon. January might be a bit too soon to see the products, but expect an announcement from Apple sometime in the near future

Enterprise Mobility: Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab Lead Tablet Choices for Consumers

Holiday season 2010 was supposed to be a shopping boom for smartphones and netbook computers based on Google's Chrome Operating System. The smartphone outlook is bright, as Apple's iPhone 4 is the best of its kind. Meanwhile, Android smartphones took off like a rocket, starting with the Motorola Droid last November and continuing on with the HTC Droid, Incredible HTC Evo 4G, Motorola Droid X and the Samsung Galaxy S devices. The netbook boom didn't happen. While smartphones rocketed, Apple went and upset that scheme in April by launching the iPad, the tablet computer that took the mobile computing world by storm. The machines sold millions of units, forcing Samsung, Archos, ViewSonic and others to crank up their touch-screen building engines. At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco earlier this month, tablets were everywhere. Also slowing the netbook roll is the fact that Chrome OS has been delayed for reasons unknown. So instead of showcasing netbooks this holiday season, eWEEK believes it is prudent to celebrate the devices that have made such an impact on the market. Here, eWEEK highlights the iPad, Galaxy Tab and some other choices to give tablet-curious consumers an idea of what they might get with the different machines.

Sly new PS 3 review is now available

Sony recently rvamped the Sly cooper game This Sly Cooper collection contains all three games in the series, all updated to support high definition graphics, PlayStation Move features, and 3D Stereoscopic support for those of us who have 3D TV. All three games were well received by both the gaming press and gamers in general when they were first released and it will be interesting to see if they have stood the test of time.
1)Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus

Born into a family of the world’s greatest thieves, Sly Cooper was given the Thievius Raccoonus, a family heirloom that is passed down from generation to generation containing all of their best-kept secrets. When a gang of ruthless villains steal the Thievius Raccoonus it’s up to Sly and his mischievous friends, Bentley and Murray, to reclaim the heirloom and restore honor to the family name.
2)Sly 2: Band of Thieves

Taking place two years after Sly Cooper defeated Clockwerk for the Thievius Raccoonus, Sly Cooper and gang embark on a mission to rob the Museum of National History of Clockwerk’s parts. Upon arrival, Sly and friends discover the parts of Clockwerk are missing and embark on a quest to ensure Clockwerk is never reassembled.
3)Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves

The gang returns in the largest caper yet. Sly, Bentley and Murray assemble a crew of near friends and old enemies. Together, they attempt to unlock the one great secret Sly’s father kept from him for years – the Cooper family vault. With the tireless Carmelita Fox on his tail and a jealous and maniacal Dr. M attempting to loot the vault, it’ll take a team of skilled thieves to pull off this world class heist.
Three PlayStation 2 classic hits on one Blu-Ray Disc
  • Remastered in high definition for superb visual graphics and crisp picture quality
  • PlayStation Move enhanced mini-games
  • 3D enhanced for a thrilling gameplay experience
  • Trophy support for all three games

Apple plans for 2011 =)

Apple is a word that every one would choose when it comes for technology or gadgets.Apple is in the driver's seat when it comes to consumer computing, but it's also a force to be reckoned with for business IT, thanks in large part to its wildly successful combination of iPhone and iPad.
If any company is associated with ease of use, it's Apple. There will be a great deal of attention on the company in 2011—between the second-generation iPad, the fifth-generation iPhone and Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion," I already have three major story subjects emerging, and I write this with December yet to start.
Building on Apple's success with the iPhone, the iPad may well single-handedly kill off the netbook computer as a platform, or at least reduce it to niche status. Analysts are falling over each other in their eagerness to guess the number of iPads that Apple will sell in 2011, but here's my answer to that question: Apple will sell as many iPads as its suppliers can build. If it can get 50 million units built, it can sell them.
The next iPhone will draw attention because Apple's handling of the iPhone 4's debut lacked the usual panache that I associate with the company. The mental images aren't terribly positive ones: a police task force seizing a journalist's personal and professional equipment after he returned a prototype device that had come into his possession, Apple CEO Steve Jobs' rebuttal of "You're holding it wrong" when confronted with reports of antenna issues, the manufacturing debacle that has so far stymied production of the white iPhone 4. I have to wonder if the company just had a bad year, or whether something more serious is going on.
I am, however, very bullish on what Lion could do to embrace touch-based interfaces, and in so doing possibly bridging the gap between the classic keyboard-and-mouse paradigm that we've lived with for more than a quarter-century and the touch-based interface that's moving up from the mobile device. I could see Apple selling a great number of MacBooks and MacBook Pros by incorporating a touch-screen keyboard, for example.
There you have it, in a nutshell: three products, from one company, and 12 months of 2011 to see how their stories will unfold.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

a well know name in the area of reload and refuel gadgets. To add to their list of amazing chargers PhoneSuit has come up with the Primo Power Core which is a battery pack of the size of an iPhone but does charge a lot many devices than one can imagine
The Primo Power Core is “Made for iPod, iPhone, iPad” Apple certified. Use the Primo with nearly all your Apple devices including iPad’s, iPhone’s and iPod’s. The Primo Power Core is one of the only Battery packs which support Apples high input 2.1 Amp charging technology for the iPad. Get your devices charged and ready faster with the Primo Power Core
The iPhone sized battery pack can charge your iPod and even your iPhone or the Blackberry smartphone. The list of gadgets doesn’t seem to end at iPhone itself as the super Primo Power Core can charge your iPad and even some of the netbooks. To summarize, the Primo Power Core can charge literally anything that it can connect to via a USB cable.
The LED meter keeps you updated about the amount of power left and the charger battery can be bought for $99.95 only which is considerable price for what all this device does


Technology keeps on changing around as as every second passess Japan have introduced new technology for picking strawbeeries again a new invention for our farmers to ease their work
strawberies are a friut that almost every next person loves to enjoy it as much as i do technology have changed each n every bit of work load a peron have taken making it easire to easiest nowadays =) Janpan introduced a new robot who picks up strawberries and make it easire to pick and select the most good one in all =)
Although this robot doesn’t look like human at all, it’s one of the most advanced robots that can help humans and make their work even easier. Developed by National Agriculture and Food Research Organization and other local institutions, this robot is the first robot in the world that can pick strawberries on its own. It can even detect how ripe is a strawberry and pick it on its own, without damaging the strawberry.