Kinect platform is now 1 year old and Microsoft released an advertisement to demonstrate the power of Kinect and future application of the platform.
Apple iOS 5 update is available for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, iPod touch (4th generation) and iPod touch (3rd generation).
Bellow is the offline download links for the iOS 5 for respective devices.
First time after its launch, Mozzila starts to distribute FireFox without Google as their default search client and replaces Google with Bing as per a deal with Microsoft.
Download -> http://www.firefoxwithbing.com/
Apple filed a patent application for touch screen products on slide to unlock feature on year of 2009. Recently, Apple was awarded the patent for the process.
Interesting fact is, virtually every touch screen device from any platform, starting from android or Windows Phone, comes with this type of unlocking process. This patent would give apple the right to drag them all to court for legal battle over the said feature.
MobileBeat was able to get their hands into one of the early prototype device, the AKASH.
Akash is a dream project of Indian government to mass produce low-cost tablet PC for students and common people of India. The expected price of the 7″ full touch screen device running Android 2.2 is expected to be a mere $35.
Its now or never for Nokia. The company is already struggling to keep its pace with other smart phone makers. Innovation, app world, hardware, in almost all section, the company is losing ground to platform like android and iSO.
The decision to get some exclusive rights and signing deal with Microsoft was just not to open up a path for Nokia, but also to Microsoft, which is struggling to beat android or iOS (iPhone) in mainstream market.
Today at Nokia World conference in London, Nokia finally lifted its cover of the upcoming Lumia range of Nokia phones under Windows Mobile platform.
On October 25th, the Microsoft Windows XP turned 10 years. Although the normal software life cycle model of Microsoft OS policy gave it a range of 5 years, but with a release of three service pack, Microsoft kept it going till the company decided to come up with Windows Vista in 2007.
Success of Windows XP, the performance and ability to get things done simply was so huge that resource hungry Vista was rejected and Microsoft had to do some serious performance tweaks to get Windows 7 out to match other vendors in OS war.
Though Microsoft it self pushed users and companies to dump Windows XP in favor of more recent OS like Vista and Windows 7, but even with ending support of Windows XP, users and companies continues to relay on XP, and vendors are still coming up with NetBooks or such devices running Windows XP.
Windows XP -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_XP
Even after a decade later, Windows XP still holds a major market share of computer operating system.
Google Nexus one is not just a phone. It can also be used as a game console since android 4.0 adds such additional software and hardware support that the phone can act as a game console
The journey of one of the main feature of iPhone 4S, the Apple Siri, is not smooth at all.
Within days of it’s launch, the Siri system ran into problem with server issue and within week of its launch, the rival Microsoft demonstrated their version of the service with Microsoft Windows phone application Microsoft TellMe.
And now, add to that, a group of Android developers built a Siri like application for android platform within 8 hours of development time. The app, which is called Iris is now available to all via android market place.
Microsoft today have lost control over their main YouTube channel and it seems that the attacker have managed to delete all videos to replace them with couple of pranks.
The channel page looks like this (taken as screenshot)
No official statement from any of the side, YouTube or MS is yet to comment how ever the big question comes now is whom to blame for the mishap ?
- Is it a MS employee losing credential to some spoof or phishing attack
- or may be MS computer got infected with malware to lose the credential from there
- or the big question of some security laps at YouTube’s end, which allowed the attacker to exploit and compromise the account
Within weeks after Apple took voice controlling to mainstream via their Siri application for Apple iPhone 4S, Microsoft is not willing to stay behind. Recently Microsoft has released a video advertisement to show off Windows Phone voice control feature called “TellMe”.
It also shows the seamless integration of Windows Phone with Windows 8 device running kinnect.
Most of the careers are selling 3G modem and they are locking their modem to their own network or SIM card. Here is a simple guide on how to unlock an HUAWEI modem, regardless of which career or company selling it.
How to unlock HUAWEI 3G / GSM USB modem ?
- First, download the unlocking software.
- Then obtain the unlock code by visiting following URL http://www.bb5.at/huawei.php?imei=******************* (please replace the *** with your devices IEMI number.
Windows 8 start screen UI is completely different from previous version of Microsoft Windows. Microsoft have tweaked the search UI also to suite user need and allow users to use search with maximum efficiency.
Under Windows 8, search results and grouped into three main category,
To search for application, just press Win key and start typing, where as for settings, use Win-Key+W and for files, Win-Key+F.
Here is a Microsoft video explaining the process in details
Within days of iPhone 4S and iOS4, Google comes up with their answer to the smart phone market via Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the Google (SAMSUNG) Galaxy Nexus.
Read more on Android 4.0 -> http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-4.0-highlights.html#UserFeatures
The Galaxy Nexus -> http://www.google.com/nexus/
One of the major feature of this OS is the built in tool to keep a detailed record of your data usage and more over, prevent over usage to avoid expensive monthly bills from data careers.
Like Siri of iPhone 4S, android 4.0 too would have voice controlled environment and face detection technology is used as an alternative to password protection.
One more cool feature for android 4.0 is easy share between supporting devices. Bellow is a hands on video from Engadget to demonstrate the process which Google named as beam
One of the most important feature of the new Apple iPhone 4S is the Siri. Siri is a software feature which lets users to control the device with voice instructions. Its one of a kind feature since with Siri, user can do anything in the phone, starting from typing to making a call or ever using an app from app store.
However within days of launch, the much hyped Siri has ran into some minor problems.
According to reports on Reuters and Apple Discussion Forum, many users are reporting error “unable to connect” while using the software. This is likely because of the overwhelming pressure of Apple servers due to the fact of 4 million sale within days of its launch.
One thing which goes unnoticed here is the fact that Apple has taken a BETA software and used it as mainstream in their flagship product. According to software life cycle, Beta products are only given to users who understands the risks of using a beta product and voluntarily accepts the software.