Monthly Archive: October 2011

iPhone 4S Review

iPhone 4S Review

For: Good Performance, Improved camera, Siri is good and useful, Screen qualityAgainst: No LTE, Good Glass and Metal Design but easy to shatter.The iPhone 4S is finally here with many surprise, with Apple expected to release the iPhone 5 but instead we got an iPhone 4S now. The question is how good is it, and is it for you?. I t got some hardware changes, good design and compatible with existing accessories. It also has most apps, and often best apps. It also supports upgraded rear camera, an improved antenna design and a new internal radio allows the device to perform double duty on both CDMA and GSM networks. Read on the review to see whether it is really worth an upgrade.

Western Digital TV Unpacked Live Video

Western Digital TV Unpacked Live Video

Few days ago, Western Digital has introduced new version of its “all-rounder” named Mediabox. It is now kept completely dull and also has integrated with WiFi. When unpacking, you will also find a pleasant, large remote control, and even wireless keyboards or mice can be used with the NetStream. This allows the users to surf more conveniently in the Web to deal with Twitter and Facebook and other integrated services with the input.

How To Share Files Across Cloud Services

How To Share Files Across Cloud Services

Dropbox is incredibly handy, but the odds are that it’s not your only cloud storage space. Maybe you’ve got a few MP3s sitting in Amazon’s digital warehouse, or multiple holiday photo albums resting comfortably in Picasa. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could merge these services, or at least have one portal that offered access to your various cloud services? Otixo aims to do just that, and it’s free. Here’s how to use it.

Mobile Phones Don’t Hike Cancer Risk: Danish study

Mobile Phones Don’t Hike Cancer Risk: Danish study

Mobile phones do not increase the risk of cancer, according to a large study involving more than 350,000 people by Danish researchers published Friday. The results, released on the British Medical Journal’s website, chime with a series of other studies that have reached similar conclusions. Scientists from the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology in Copenhagen looked at people aged at least 30 who subscribed to mobile phone contracts and compared their rates of brain tumours with non-subscribers between 1990 and 2007.

Google Tests One-Click Add To Circles Button In Search Results

Google Tests One-Click Add To Circles Button In Search Results

Slowly but surely, Google is finding more and more ways to integrate Google+ into all of their other products. The latest tweak: a one-click button, smack dab in the middle of your search results, for adding the author of the relative content to a Google+ circle. Google has been fiddling with the integration of Google+ into search results for weeks. It began with the integration of public Google+ postings into search results, and later grew to include blogger/author headshots (complete with links to their Plus profiles) next to relevant items.

Smart Cover Unlock Bug May Lead To iPad 2 Data Exposure

Smart Cover Unlock Bug May Lead To iPad 2 Data Exposure

The folks at 9to5 Mac have noticed that Apple’s iPad 2 Smart Cover lets you bypass a passcode lock on a device running iOS 5, albeit with limited access to the iPad’s applications. Here’s how the bug/exploit works. First, make sure your passcode lock is set to activate immediately when you lock your iPad (this will simplify testing, although the problem is still there if there’s a lock delay). Press and hold the iPad 2’s power button to elicit the “Slide to Power Off” slider — but don’t slide the control to actually turn it off.

Mac App Localization Now Easier With Tethras

Mac App Localization Now Easier With Tethras

For many independent or smaller-scale Mac developers, the promise and profits of international distribution for their apps is obscured behind a very practical challenge: internationalizing their projects, which can take months and plenty of money/resources as all the interface items are translated to the target language.Starting today, that’s going to become a bit simpler. The Tethras mobile application localization service.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Tablet: Too Pricey At $400?

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Tablet: Too Pricey At $400?

Samsung has made it official: Its 7-inch Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will arrive at U.S. retailers on November 13. Pre-orders start Oct. 23.The Wi-Fi-only Plus model with 16GB of storage will cost $400 at Best Buy, Amazon, Tiger Direct, Fry’s and other retailers. Samsung’s Friday announcement didn’t mention price and availability of other Galaxy Tab 7 Plus models with 32GB and/or cellular connectivity, although it’s likely they’ll arrive shortly.

HP Amputates Tech Strategy Boss

HP Amputates Tech Strategy Boss

The man responsible for HPs corporate and technological strategy is leaving the company. And he wont be replaced.On Thursday, HP announced that Shane Robison will hang up his spurs on Nov. 1, after 11 years at the technology giant. Sources inside the company tell Wired.com that after Robison vacates the position, a vast majority of his staff will now report directly to CEO Meg Whitman and the rest will report to various division CEOs. According to the company, this will drive strategy, research, and development closer to the companys various businesses.

Sprint Nixes Unlimited 4G Data For Tablets, Hotspots

Sprint Nixes Unlimited 4G Data For Tablets, Hotspots

In more bad news for bandwidth hogs, Sprint the last bastion of unlimited data plans among U.S. carriers will soon retire its unlimited 4G data plans for all non-smartphone devices.Effective this November, Sprint customers will have to pay for 3G and 4G data use combined, a departure from the companys previous policy of allowing unlimited 4G data while asking customers to pay only for 3G. Even worse, existing unlimited 4G hotspot data customers wont be grandfathered in. Thats right: Now everyone has to pay up.

Microsoft HoloDesk Allows You To Juggle Digital Balls

Microsoft HoloDesk Allows You To Juggle Digital Balls

Microsoft Research, the arm of Microsoft that’s seemingly from the future, has been busy creating what it has called a HoloDesk – a display, which allows a user to interact with digital objects.A video demo of the concept desk is impressive and shows off the technology that’s behind the kit.Using a webcam, a beam-splitter and some facial recognition technology, the HoloDesk creates the illusion that objects on a screen are actually projected on a desk below. The user can then play with these projections as if they are real objects.

Adobe Fixes Flash Privacy Panel So Hackers Can’t Spy Via Webcams

Adobe Fixes Flash Privacy Panel So Hackers Can’t Spy Via Webcams

Yesterday, Adobe made changes to a page on an Adobe website that controls Flash users’ security settingsor more specifically, to the Flash .SWF file embedded in the page that opens the Flash website privacy settings panel. The changes are intended to prevent a clickjacking attack that uses the file to activate and access users webcams and microphones to spy on them.The change comes a few days after a Stanford student revealed the vulnerability on his website.