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September 23, 2011Posted by on
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August 18, 2011Posted by on
Live for our nation! Show that we still have love for your country .We can do it.We have power to fight for freedom ,then we can also get rid of CORRUPTION from our country .Its we people who are supposed to throw it out form our Heart,form our Country and from INDIA.Let go together in support of Anna Hazare to achieve victory in terms of non corruption at all.Take an oath that we will not get tired till we achieve it .
The way we throw out Britishers ,the same way we can do the same with Corruption and people supporting corruption .So come up from your home ,do protest with non-violence and ask for Jan Lok Pal
June 23, 2011Posted by on
After announcement in San Francsico 6 months ago ,finally it reached INDIA.A 7 inches portable gadget or i can say playbook has launched last night in Mumbai.A new device get a tough competition by apple as its iPhone has already secured a good position in market in terms of services and cost efficiency to customers Lets look in brief what this new playbook serves to us
The words “play” and “book” are a bit of an odd choice for RIM’s latest attempt at consumer relevance, a tablet that, at its core, runs one of the most hardcore and industry-friendly operating systems known to man. The OS is QNX and the hardware is, of course, the BlackBerry Play Book. It’s an enterprise-friendly offering that’s also out to conquer the consumer tablet ecosphere, hoping to follow in the footsteps of the BlackBerry handsets that have filled the pockets of corporate executives and BBM addicts around the globe.
It’s something of a serious tablet when compared to the competition running software from Apple and Google and, while it certainly has games, its biggest strengths are rather more boring. It does a really great job at displaying PowerPoint presentations, for example, and has the security chops to keep last quarter’s dismal sales figures from falling into the wrong hands. Exciting stuff? No, but useful features for sure, and regardless of whether you find those intriguing or boring this is RIM’s seven-inch, Flash-having but 3G-lacking tablet clad in an unassuming but extremely sophisticated exterior. It’s what’s running behind the glass that disappoints.
June 11, 2011Posted by on
The BlackBerry tablet PlayBook will hit markets in India and 15 other countries within the next month, Research In Motion (RIM) said on Friday.
The Waterloo-based Canadian company announced it plans to roll out the Playbook “in an additional 16 markets around the world over the next 30 days.”
Launched in the US and Canada last April, the tablet will reach India, Britain, France, Australia, the UAE and 10 other countries in the next 30 days, RIM said.
Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland, Mexico, Indonesia, Venezuela and Columbia will be the other countries to get the RIM tablet.
The RIM announcement said, “The BlackBerry PlayBook is the world’s first professional-grade tablet, delivering industry leading performance, uncompromised web browsing, true multitasking, HD multimedia, advanced security features, out-of-the-box enterprise support and a robust development environment.”
Unlike the rival iPad which sold like hot cakes on its launch in April 2010, the BlackBerry tablet sold just 50,000 copies in the first week of its launch April 19. Sales at the end of its first month on the market were put at 250,000 units.
According to analysts, RIM is expected to sell half a million tablets by the end of its current quarter.
India has over a million BlackBerry users and RIM will target them as the Wi-Fi tablet can link with the BlackBerry smart phone through BlackBerry Bridge without the need to subscribe to a wireless carrier.
Though Indian prices are not known at this stage, the seven-inch, Wi-Fi-only PlayBook comes in three models in the range of $499 to $699, featuring 16, 32 and 64 gigabytes of storage capacity.
RIM has said that it will launch 3G and 4G versions that run on wireless networks later this year. The new versions will also offer Android as well as native email.
Meanwhile, there was no respite for the troubled Canadian wireless giant as its stock further slipped 2.26 percent to close at $35.82 on the Toronto Stock Exchange Friday.
The stock is not even one-fourth of its value of $150 seen just before the onset of the global meltdown, fuelling rumours that RIM could be snapped up by Microsoft or Apple.
June 9, 2011Posted by on
Those skeptical of Apple’s new iCloud service will say it fails for not offering the iTunes equivalent of Netflix. There’s no all-you-can-stream subscription model in iCloud.
So what? Investors who think it’s only a matter of time before Apple apes Netflix are probably deluding themselves. They’re also missing the point; iCloud isn’t a short-term music play. What looks like a ploy to give labels a new way to sell tracks (i.e., via audio upgrades) could one day be transformed into a lucrative video streaming service.
Why iCloud makes sense for Hollywood
Up to now, ownership and streaming have been distinct ideas. No longer. The rise of digital lockers such as Amazon.com’s Cloud Player and Google Music mean you can “own” a series of tracks and stream said tracks anywhere. Labels get one sale; listeners get unlimited access. This, in a nutshell, is why Google and Amazon couldn’t come to terms with Warner Music and the rest of the industry’s big labels before launching their lockers.
Apple has changed the equation while preserving the same “purchase one, access anywhere” dynamic. How? Unlimited downloads. The process is pretty simple. In trying this yesterday I navigated to the icon for “purchased” items in the iTunes Store on my iPhone 3Gs. After settling on Steve Winwood’s “Back in the High Life” — a track not yet downloaded to my phone — I clicked the cloud icon and grabbed the song. Thirty seconds later it was playing; no USB cable required.
To be fair, Amazon and Google are proposing streaming to anyWeb-connected device. The OS never enters the equation. By contrast, Apple wants iTunes and the iTunes Store to be the gateway to iCloud in order to encourage (what else?) more device sales. More Macs, more iPhones, more iPads, and, I suspect, more Apple TV boxes.
CEO Steve Jobs is betting that, as consumers, we’ll continue purchasing content — even in the face of all-you-can-stream discovery services such as Pandora and Sirius XM in music and Netflix in video. I think he’s right, especially when it comes to TV and movies.
We interrupt this commentary for a word about TV streaming
Last night was the season premiere of White Collar, a crime drama broadcast by the USA Network that my wife and I have come to enjoy. About an hour before air time we clicked over to the interface for Apple TV and navigated to my Mac’s iTunes library, available to us because of a neat feature called “home sharing.” Three clicks later, we were watching the White Collar pilot in high definition.
June 5, 2011Posted by on
1. The players take turns clockwise. The right of the first move is determined randomly.
2. The player who makes first check-mate wins.
3. The pawns move straight forward. Accordingly half of the pawns goes to the right, and the other half goes to the left.
The main characteristic of the game: if two players don’t like the third, he is doomed.
The funny part of the game: the two players must compete for the privilege to check-mate the third.
I still prefer the 2 player chess which I am familiar with!
June 3, 2011Posted by on
At the conference, Microsoft presented a radically redesigned Windows interface: Instead of the traditional desktop with windows, the taskbar, Start menu, and so on, Microsoft demonstrated an interface that looks reminiscent to Windows Phone 7, its smartphone operating system–complete with touch-friendly live tiles.
Microsoft also discussed features of the Windows 8 operating system at the Computex tech conference in Taiwan.
Microsoft also posted a video that shows some of the new features. Most notably, the company says that it’s designed for not only laptops and desktops, but for tablets as well (which makes sense, given its big, touch-friendly buttons and visual style). The new tile-based interface replaces the traditional Start menu, according to Microsoft.
What’s interesting about Windows 8 is that it’s another step in PCs becoming more tablet-like. Apple is moving toward making Mac OS X more iPad-like with Lion’s various iOS-inspired features, although Windows 8 seems to go one step further with merging the tablet and the PC. There will probably be some resistance to these changes, and we’ll have to wait and see how it all works out in practice, but the writing’s on the wall.
May 31, 2011Posted by on
(Reuters) – Intel unveiled a new category of laptops that it says will include the best features of tablets as the world’s top chipmaker struggles to find its footing in the exploding market for mobile gadgets.
At the Computex technology exhibition in Taipei, computer maker Asus is expected to show off its first new PC in the “Ultrabook” class, and Intel said it and models made by other manufacturers would go on sale by Christmas and cost under $1,000.
The Ultrabooks will be svelte and lightweight but still pack high-performace processors. They should account for 40 percent of laptop sales to consumers by the end of next year, Tom Kilroy, a senior vice president at Intel, told Reuters in an interview.
“We’re shooting for ultra responsive. You’ll have always-on, always-connected, much more responsive devices, similar to what you would see with a tablet today such as an iPad,” he said.
Santa Clara, California-based Intel is eager to make laptops more attractive to consumers who are increasingly captivated by Apple’s iPad and other mobile gadgets.
Its processors power 80 percent of the world’s PCs but Intel has failed so far to adapt them for smartphones and tablets. Manufacturers like Motorola and Apple favor processors made using energy-efficient technology licensed by Britain’s ARM Holdings.
This month, Intel took the wraps off next-generation “3D” technology that crams more transistors onto microchips, betting it will eventually become a significant advantage in tablets and smartphones.
Intel also plans to shrink the circuits on its mobile chips by three sizes within three years — a faster pace than normal –to make them much more efficient.
Kilroy declined to comment on recent speculation that PC maker Acer Inc is planning to launch a tablet within months using Intel’s brand new Oak Trail chip and Google’s Android operating system. Acer could not be reached for comment.
Such a device would be a major test of Oak Trail, Intel’s first chip designed specifically for tablets and able to support the widely popular Android platform.
The Ultrabook is not the first PC category that Intel and Asus have promoted together. In 2007, Asus introduced a small and simplified laptop that is widely viewed as the first of many low-cost “netbooks” geared toward surfing the Internet.
May 30, 2011Posted by on
May 30, 2011Posted by on
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