Feb 28, 2011

New MacBook Pro for 2011

Apple has unleashed the new MacBook Pro models for 2011 with a ton of upgrades.  All of the MacBook Pro models now feature Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, including the low-end $1199 13″ model. Both 13-inch models get dual core processors as standard equipment, while the 15-inch and 17-inch models sport 2.0GHz to 2.2GHz quad core Intel Core i7 processors in the base configuration.  Speed baby, speed.

However, the biggest buzz feature may be the new Thunderbolt I/O options (aka Intel’s Light Peak), which supports data transfer rates up to 10 Gbps.  The new MacBook Pros still keep the old standard of Firewire 800 and USB 2.0 ports though.

Another changeover is the inclusion of AMD Radeon graphics processors, which Apple cites are up to 3x faster than previous model graphics cards.  Rounding out the top-shelf of new features is FaceTime in HD.  4GB of RAM is standard across the board.

As noted above, the 13-inch models start at $1199, while the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros start at $1799 and $2499, respectively.

Check out the full press release below.
Apple 2011 MacBook Pro Press Release

CUPERTINO, California—February 24, 2011—Apple® today updated the industry-leading MacBook® Pro family with next generation processors and graphics, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and a new FaceTime® HD camera. Featuring the very latest dual-core and quad-core Intel Core processors, the entire MacBook Pro line is up to twice as fast as the previous generation.*

“The new MacBook Pro brings next generation dual and quad Core processors, high performance graphics, Thunderbolt technology and FaceTime HD to the great design loved by our pro customers,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “Thunderbolt is a revolutionary new I/O technology that delivers an amazing 10 gigabits per second and can support every important I/O standard which is ideal for the new MacBook Pro.”

Starting at $1,199 the new 13-inch MacBook Pro offers amazing value and performance in a compact design. The highly portable 13-inch MacBook Pro features Intel Core i5 and Core i7 dual-core processors up to 2.7 GHz and Intel HD Graphics 3000. The powerful 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models feature quad-core Core i7 processors up to 2.3 GHz and AMD Radeon HD graphics processors with up to 1GB of video memory for high performance gaming, pro video editing and graphics intensive applications.

MacBook Pro is the first computer on the market to include the groundbreaking Thunderbolt I/O technology. Developed by Intel with collaboration from Apple, Thunderbolt enables expandability never before possible on a notebook computer. Featuring two bi-directional channels with transfer speeds up to an amazing 10Gbps each, Thunderbolt delivers PCI Express directly to external high performance peripherals such as RAID arrays, and can support FireWire and USB consumer devices and Gigabit Ethernet networks via adapters. Thunderbolt also supports DisplayPort for high resolution displays and works with existing adapters for HDMI, DVI and VGA displays. Freely available for implementation on systems, cables and devices, Thunderbolt technology is expected to be widely adopted as a new standard for high performance I/O.

The MacBook Pro now includes a built-in FaceTime HD camera with triple the resolution of the previous generation for crisp, widescreen video calls. With Apple’s innovative FaceTime video calling software, the new camera allows high definition video calls between all new MacBook Pro models and supports standard resolution calls with other Intel-based Macs, iPhone® 4 and the current generation iPod touch®. FaceTime is included with all new MacBook Pro models and is available for other Intel-based Macs from the Mac® App Store℠ for 99 cents. The MacBook Pro lineup continues to feature its gorgeous aluminum unibody enclosure, glass Multi-Touch™ trackpad, LED-backlit widescreen display, illuminated full-size keyboard and 7-hour battery.**

As the industry’s greenest notebook lineup, every Mac notebook achieves EPEAT Gold status and meets Energy Star 5.0 requirements, setting the standard for environmentally friendly notebook design.*** Each unibody enclosure is made of highly recyclable aluminum and comes standard with energy efficient LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. Mac notebooks contain no brominated flame retardants, are PVC-free and are constructed with recyclable materials.

Every Mac comes with Mac OS® X Snow Leopard®, the world’s most advanced operating system, and iLife®, Apple’s innovative suite of applications for creating and sharing great photos, movies and music. Snow Leopard builds on more than a decade of innovation and includes multiple features for portable computing such as Multi-Touch navigation, advanced wireless networking, easy file sharing, automated data backup and intelligent power management. The new iLife ’11 features iPhoto® with stunning full screen views for browsing, editing and sharing photos; iMovie® with powerful easy-to-use tools to transform home videos into fun theatrical trailers; and GarageBand® with new ways to improve your playing and create great sounding songs.

Pricing & Availability
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro, 15-inch MacBook Pro and 17-inch MacBook Pro are available through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. The 13-inch MacBook Pro is available in two configurations: one with a 2.3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 and 320GB hard drive starting at $1,199; and one with a 2.7 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7 and 500GB hard drive starting at $1,499. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro is available in two models: one with a 2.0 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6490M and 500GB hard drive starting at $1,799 and one with a 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 750GB hard drive starting at $2,199. The new 17-inch MacBook Pro features a 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 750GB hard drive and is priced at $2,499.

Configure-to-order options include faster quad-core processors up to 2.3 GHz, additional hard drive capacity up to 750GB, solid state storage up to 512GB, more memory up to 8GB DDR3, antiglare and high-resolution display options and AppleCare® Protection Plan. Additional technical specifications and configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at www.apple.com/macbookpro.

*Testing conducted by Apple in February 2011 using preproduction MacBook Pro configurations. For more information visit www.apple.com/macbookpro/features.html.

**The new Wireless Web protocol testing was conducted by Apple in February 2011 using preproduction MacBook Pro configurations. Battery life and charge cycles vary by use and settings. For more information visit www.apple.com/macbookpro/features.html.

***EPEAT is an independent organization that helps customers compare the environmental performance of notebooks and desktops. Products meeting all of the 23 required criteria and at least 75 percent of the optional criteria are recognized as EPEAT Gold products. The EPEAT program was conceived by the US EPA and is based on IEEE 1680 standard for Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products. For more information visit www.epeat.net.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

Feb 23, 2011

Overclock Your CPU For Extreme Speed

Overclock is a way to make a device to run at higher speeds than the provisions of that device makers. The principle is to create higher performance. Overclock usually practiced by users of the PC to force computer peripherals work on the ability of the manufacturer specified standards with the ultimate goal to improve the performance of computer work.

is generally done by gamers for improving computer performance. With a cheap component, then overclocked to achieve equivalent performance to more expensive hardware.

Normally for components in overclock are processors, motherboards, graphics cards and memory. Fortunately now a lot of hardware that was made with fabrication that has been reliable for the purposes of overclocking, so if the insight understanding and experience of overclocking, that damage can be minimized when overclocked.

As for those who do not like the overclock and in their think, overclocking is a dangerous and risk damage to the system of computer. I think that opinion is not entirely true, even I recommend to overclock to get good computer performance.

Some things that support for overclocking:

   1. The process of making processors for various frequencies are all the same. The difference lies in quality and testing on a specific frequency, based on testing temperature, and voltage requirements.
   2. The manufacturer of motherboards and graphics chip gives wide room for overclocking.
   3. Manufacturer of memory providing the flexibility to explore on their products
   4. Diversity of species and forms of conditioning that is destined for the practice of overclocking

Overclocking can be done in various ways, can be mild overclock or hard overclock. How to overclock?

   1. Through BIOS
   2. Voltage and frequency settings done in the BIOS.
   3. Modification of hardware to enable the setting voltage, and frequency multiplier
   4. Using software
   5. Setting the frequency, timing and voltage is done in the operating system.

Unfortunately during this time overclocking is only known by less than 10% of computer users. Actually overclock is not harmful if done correctly and use proper equipment.
According to me, overclocking is a step to seek maximum performance and stability of the system we have. Peripheral supporters are not expensive if you only do mild overclocking. It is safest to overclock without raising any voltage, because if you raise the voltage, the temperature also rises and cooler should also be replaced.

The purpose of overclocking is not looking for highest speed, but to find the highest stable speed of a system. Hardcore overclockers usually spend a lot of money to buy a special peripherals that cost is not affordable for most of the circles. Perform a safe overclock maximization according to your funds.

Overclock will not dificult, only requiring a knowledge, a little precision and courage. For that you need to learn, you can learn through video tutorials, books or e-book about ways to correct overclocking. One of the e-book that gives you knowledge about overclocking is Overclock Your CPU To The Extreme!

Google Translate's New iPhone App

Google has released a Google Translate app for the iPhone that includes a feature that allows you to speak in one language and have the app translate your words into another. I was curious to see how well this worked, so I spent a little bit of time yesterday testing the app. Here’s what I found:
  • The app works well for very short phrases. For anything longer than a few seconds, however, more often than not you either get gibberish or an error message.
  • Perhaps not surprisingly, the speech-to-translate feature works great if you’re speaking English. The app picked up every English phrase I said perfectly.
  • I don’t really speak any other Romance or Germanic languages, so I can’t vouch for how well the app picks up those. I can, however, vouch for the app’s ability to pick up the first line of “Ode to Joy” in German, whether spoken or sung (the remnants of my four-and-a-half years of German classes in high school and college). As for the several other lines of broken and, I’m sure, poorly accented German I threw at the app, the performance was so-so.
  • The real test was how the app performs for a language that’s completely different from English in terms of syntax, pronunciation, and grammar — in this case, Mandarin. I spoke to the app in Mandarin for about 10 minutes, asking and answering various everyday questions. The outcome was very mixed — the translations were surprisingly good for some phrases, but laughably horrible for others (though I must admit that it’s amazing the app picked up as much Mandarin as it did). For instance, when I asked, “What year were you born in?” in Mandarin, the app thought I was asking, “What year did you die in?” because the particular Mandarin phrase I used for “born” sounds somewhat similar to a phrase for “die”.
I’d say that currently the app is much more useful for native English speakers than for people whose first language is something other than English. For instance, if you were traveling in China and needed to find a restroom, you can speak the question into the app in English, and have it ask that question to a passerby in Mandarin. Just don’t expect the app to accurately translate what that passerby tells you. It’s not a universal translator yet.

Feb 17, 2011

This year there are dozens of mobile facebook

Rumors about the phone up have been circulating since a few months ago. However, the new certainty answered now. One by one, mobile phone manufacturers released products designed specially for the network said.

Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, had sent a special message in the arena of Mobile World Congress 2011 (MWC 2011) when HTC launched two new models of mobile phones up, Tuesday (15/02/2011). Through video recording, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed, it would not make the phone itself. However, many phones will make up the hardware manufacturer partners.

"Many have made up their own mobile phones. However, this year you can expect to see dozens of mobile phones with social integration is much deeper than you see today," said Mark Zuckerberg. Mobile phones are using Facebook Social Graph APIs that allow access to various features of up becomes easier.

In the event the MWC 2011 in Barcelona, Spain, mobile phone manufacturers from Taiwan, HTC, introduced two models of mobile phones up, HTC HTC Salsa and Chacha. Both are fitted directly on the bottom right button that users can use to connect directly to the features up.

Previously, companies from Britain, INQ, had already launched two models of mobile phones up, ie touch and INQ INQ Cloud Cloud Q. Both are equipped with applications that use up Social Graph API and user interface that enables users to access all the features up from his cell phone.

Feb 16, 2011

Promotion: Free License v2 Pro Easy Watermark Studio

If we include actively write blogs, web or upload images which often require protection in the form of a watermark, now for a limited time we can get officially licensed full version software Easy Watermark Pro v2. This watermark software has a feature that is relatively abundant and should be a collection of computer users that often protect (mark) image to publish on the web, blog or internet.

Opportunity to get a free license is valid until February 19, 2011. This is in collaboration software maker (Refero Group) with one of the blogs about technology computelogy.com. In addition to the paid version, we can also get a free version (Lite Version) Easy Watermark Studio. What are the features that we get and how to get free license? Follow the following further review.

Various Features Watermark

Watermark or tag images with text or images can be done in various ways, one can use other free software like XnView or using software such as Photoshop. But if you want to use software designed specifically for this case, Easy Studio Matermark probably the right choice.
Some key features:

    * Watermark with text, images, or both, with various options
    * Giving a watermark like effect using Photoshop
    * Create image has rounded effect on the 4th side
    * Create a shadow (reflection) image
    * Change the watermark with the effects of sine wave
    * Filter watermark (jitter, circle, grid, pixelize, noise and other)
    * Watermark multiple images at once
    * Create, Edit and save settings watermark
    * Setting shadows, borders, glow, background text, transparencies and other
    * Rotate watermarks
    * Supports multiple image formats (about 29 formats) such as TIF, GIF, JPG, PNG, BMP, PSD, SCR and other
    * Automatic change output

This software is compatible for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and Windows 7. Having tried it myself, this program is good, the effects on offer is relatively abundant and its use is relatively easy.
How to Obtain License

To obtain this license, make sure done before or on 19 February 2011. Following steps:

   1. Visit this article on computelogy.com (the blog that working with software makers in providing this free license)
   2. Next visit the promotion page: http://www.easy-watermark-studio.com/en/get-promo
   3. Enter First Name (FirstName), Last Name (Last Name), Perusanaan (Company), email address and choose our country
   4. Click the get license key
   5. after the confirmation appears check our email, if you have not entered wait a few minutes later

License should be delivered directly to our email. After that we can download Easy Studio Watemark ews-setup.exe (2.6 MB) and install it. After that run and to enable, in the display enter the License key activation page that has been established and click the Activate menu (requires Internet connection).
About License

Use of this software with free license to have rules and regulations as follows:

    * The license can only be used for one computer and once installed. If you reinstall windows, and install again it will not be able. But if the new version has been released, the license can still be used
    * If you wish to purchase, users get 40% discount
    * Validation license can only be done only once
    * License valid for one PC / Computer and can be used for commercial use.

Feb 14, 2011

Motorola Xoom Review and Price

Is Motorola's Xoom being priced not to sell? That's the question a lot of folks are asking as a tipster pointed Engadget to a listing on Best Buy's Web site, showing the upcoming 10.1-inch tablet priced at $1,199.99, with preorders starting in Best Buy stores on February 17.

Over the last few weeks, some reports suggested the Xoom, which has impressive specs and is the first tablet to run Google's Android 3.0 operating system (Honeycomb), would be priced at $800. But for now, anyway, the Best Buy Web site seems to state pretty emphatically that the price is $1,199.99. And to add insult to injury, you also have to activate a month's worth of Verizon data service, though you aren't locked into any sort of contract.

We'll wait to see if that $1,199.99 number sticks. But for those hoping for a strong iPad competitor, that price certainly wouldn't bode well, especially with the iPad 2 just weeks away from being announced.

Update: Some new reports suggest the $1,199.99 is actually "placeholder" pricing and that the Xoom may very well be available for $800 on February 17. Stay tuned.

Update #2: At around 6:30 PM EST on Sunday (2/13), Best Buy shut down the web page with the Xoom's pricing/preorder information on it. In fact, the Xoom appears to have been completely removed from Best Buy's website. We'll let you know when it returns.

Feb 13, 2011

AT&T sweetens the iPhone pot with extra minutes

AT&T isn't just getting aggressive with ads to tout the iPhone on its network versus Verizon's, it's giving away minutes as well.

Many current AT&T iPhone users have received text messages from their carrier today thanking them for being loyal customers, and while the text doesn't say so, we're sure it's also a thanks for not switching during Verizon's underwhelming iPhone launch this week.

The text comes with instructions to reply with "yes" to receive 1,000 extra rollover minutes. AT&T tells us these will be applied to each iPhone on the account.

The texts are coming from the number 11113020, and when a user replies with the "yes," another text is received saying that the minutes will be applied in the coming weeks.

With our testing, we found that iPhone users can simply text "yes" to the SMS number and get the deal, though we can't say yet if it applies to all iPhone customers or just those with contracts expiring soon.

So, iPhone-using Crave readers, why not give it a try and tell us back here if it worked for you? Really, it couldn't hurt.

Feb 11, 2011

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Now Available

Microsoft has released its latest version of Office for Mac and SoftwareMedia is jumping out of the gate with several editions to choose from: Home and Student and Home and Business. With these you can get either single or multi-user installations. This is a great way to make sure all your needs are met without having to pay extra for a features you won’t use. From families with several computers, to a businessman with a single Macbook, Office for Mac 2011 has a solution for all.

So, What’s the Difference?

Both editions get the same base programs: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Use these programs to create powerful spreadsheets, dynamic presentations, and write polished term papers. The main difference between Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 and Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 is the Business edition coming with Outlook: Microsoft’s e-mail and calendar software. Office for Mac 2011 is designed for the user in mind. And at SoftwareMedia.com, we boast some of the best prices anywhere. The real question is: what are you waiting for?

Source: /www.softwarenewsdaily.com

iPhone Attack Reveals Passwords in Six Minutes

Security researchers were able to obtain passwords stored in a locked iPhone without cracking the phone's passcode.
Researchers in Germany say they've been able to reveal passwords stored in a locked iPhone in just six minutes and they did it without cracking the phone's passcode.

The attack, which requires possession of the phone, targets keychain, Apple's password management system. Passwords for networks and corporate information systems can be revealed if an iPhone or iPad is lost or stolen, said the researchers at the state-sponsored Fraunhofer Institute Secure Information Technology (Fraunhofer SIT).

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It is based on existing exploits that provide access to large parts of the iOS file system even if a device is locked.
In a video that demonstrates the attack, the researchers first jailbreak the phone using existing software tools. They then install an SSH server on the iPhone that allows software to be run on the phone.

The third step is to copy a keychain access script to the phone. The script uses system functions already in the phone to access the keychain entries and, as a final step, outputs the account details it discovers to the attacker.

The attack works because the cryptographic key on current iOS devices is based on material available within the device and is independent of the passcode, the researchers said. This means attackers with access to the phone can create the key from the phone in their possession without having to hack the encrypted and secret passcode.

Using the attack, researchers were able to access and decrypt passwords in the keychain, but not passwords in other protection classes.

Among passwords that could be revealed were those for Google Mail as an MS Exchange account, other MS Exchange accounts, LDAP accounts, voicemail, VPN passwords, WiFi passwords and some App passwords. Researchers published a paper with full details of the attack's results.

"As soon as attackers are in the possession of an iPhone or iPad and have removed the device’s SIM card, they can get a hold of e-mail passwords and access codes to corporate VPNs and WLANs as well," said the researchers in a statement. "Control of an e-mail account allows the attacker to acquire even more additional passwords: For many web services such as social networks the attacker only has to request a password reset."

The attack has particular significance for companies that allow employees to use iPhones on corporate networks, because it can reveal network access passwords.

"Owner’s of a lost or stolen iOS device should therefore instantly initiate a change of all stored passwords," said Fraunhofer SIT. "Additionally, this should be also done for accounts not stored on the device but which might have equal or similar passwords, as an attacker might try out revealed passwords against the full list of known accounts."

Researchers at Fraunhofer SIT have previously revealed security problems with other operating systems. In late 2009 they published multiple attack scenarios criminals could use to access files protected by Microsoft's BitLocker disk-encryption technology. Last year the institute began selling a Java phone application for securely storing passwords.

Bing Valentine's Search Trends: Cupid goes mobile

It’s that time of year.  February 14th is circled on the calendar, romance is in the air and people around the world are racking their brains to plan the perfect night out. 

According to a recent Bing consumer poll of 16-35 year olds, mobile phones are increasingly becoming a critical tool for Valentine’s Day.  We’ve captured some of the top findings and provided tips on how Bing for Mobile can help you maximize your romantic options.  Interesting findings include:
  • Twice as many men say they will use their mobile phone to find the perfect romantic restaurant compared to women. Men are also more likely to use their handheld to buy a Valentine's Day gift and a fifth of all male respondents say the key to a successful spontaneous V-day is keeping their mobile by their side.
  •  More men than women say they will wait until the day-of to schedule Valentine's Day plans.
  •  Nearly 50% of people plan to see a movie this Valentine’s Day.
  •  For single folks in the mix, 14 percent of men ages 16-35 year old said they want to go out and try to meet fellow single co-eds.
  •  Nearly a third of 16-35 year olds say they go direct to their mobile phone when they get lost on the way to a restaurant.
 In fact, since Valentine’s day is such a highly searched and talked-about holiday, Bing teamed up with Digital Dating Experts and Co-Authors of the popular book Flirtexting, Debra Goldstein and Olivia Baniuszewicz to help survey takers and you alike with tips on how to plan the day. The best part is, you can use their tips to do all your planning with m.bing.com on your cell phone. If you’re trying to figure out what to do, where to go and how to get there, whether single or in a relationship, m.bing.com will help find your local hotspot restaurants, movies, bars and more. You’ll get key information about each place, like popularity, proximity and more to help you quickly make your decisions. So, whip up a fun and spontaneous plan on your phone, and quickly text it to your friends or significant other.

Debra and Olivia’s tips include:
  •  If you’re a single guy and after a woman that you feel is out of your league, the best way to get her to go out with you on Valentine’s Day is to keep her in her comfort zone. Go to m.bing.com on your phone to find out all the local restaurants and movie theaters in her area. It would be hard for her to turn down a date if all the plans are only one block away from her apartment.
  •  If you’re single, Cocktails + Gossip Girl + Girlfriends + More Cocktails = Best Valentine’s Day Ever. Invite girlfriends over for a night in of dinner, pink champagne, board games, and of course, Gossip Girl.
  •  According to the Bing survey; if you’re in a relationship, romantic candlelight dinner tops the list as the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day.  Whether you’re going out or making something at home, m.Bing.com makes planning easy from quick local finds to If you’re in a relationship, try setting up a Treasure Hunt. Leave clues behind either in the house or in your neighborhood with things that he’ll need once he finds you, like a tube of chapstick, a phonkerchief, massage oil, etc. This is a fun way to keep your significant other on his toes and your date plans a surprise. Make the clues challenging so that he has to work hard to find you. Tip: Use Bing's local search to find cool spots in town to leave clues behind.romantic recipes for two.
  • When asking your Valentine’s Date out via text message remember to mind your Flirtexting etiquette: Smiley faces and lots of acronyms will get you nowhere, Keep it light and flirty and avoid emotional texts, Check your spelling, don’t text under the influence and while you shouldn’t reply back right away never wait more than a few hours before responding.
 Cheers! -The Bing Team

Feb 9, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Player, the New Rival of iPod Touch

Like the family of Samsung Galaxy, This music player equipped with the Android 2.2 OS Froyo and support 1GHz processors. So no doubt, Samsung will be the first vendor to release a music player with Android OS. This could be a plus point, considering Android has many additional applications via the Android Market which reached 100.000 more applications. This gadget is expected to be able to compete with the Apple iPod Touch 4.

Another advantage, The Samsung Galaxy Player embedded a 3.2 MP camera  in the back and 1.3 MP in the face of the music player. This becomes a plus point, considering the iPod Touch has not the camera device. Other specifications offered this gadget is a 4-inch LCD Super Clean WVGA ( Wide Quarter Video Graphics Array) resolution of 800 x 480. And of course, also equipped with GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0. and the 1200mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Player comes packed with a choice of 8GB and 16 GB memory and a MicroSD card slot. Here are the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Player :

- Android 2.2 OS
- Dimensions: 54.2 x 105.5 x 11.08 mm
- Weight: 84 grams
- 1 GHZ Processor with mulitasking
- 4-inch Touch Screen Display, WQVGA resolution, TFT LCD display
- 3.2 MP camera with limited autofocus
- Advanced DLNA support
- Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, micro USB 2.0 port
- Internal Memory: 16 GB or 8 GB, micro SD card up to 32 GB
- Integrated GPS(Gobal Position System),Digital Compass, Accelerometer Sensor
- Common Features are SoundAlive, DivX support and FM Radio.

Defy Motorola Get Review and Price

Motorola claims that the new 3G mobile phone Defy dust and water resistant, which protects users from small challenges of life such as bathing, sudden rain, spilled drinks, or phone fell in the sand.

Defy Motorola has a 3.7-inch TFT touch screen capacitive technology with Gorilla Glass. Defy run with Eclair 2.1 Android operating system that may disappoint users who expect a higher version. Watertight Smartphone is powered by a 800MHz Cortex-A8 processor and 512 MB of RAM.
Motorola Defy offers a 5 megapixel camera on the back with LED flash. It also offers increased MOTOBLUR UI that will facilitate its use. Multi-media phone is supported formats such as eAAC +, MP3, AMR WB, MPEG-4, H.264, AAC, WMA9, AAC +.

With all the features consumers expect in a smartphone, Defy package advanced web browsing, entertainment and messaging capabilities as well as designs that can overcome the challenges of everyday life.

Motorola Defy Specifications and Features:

* 3.7-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen
* Gorilla Glass Display Technology
* Android 2.1 OS Eclair
* 800MHz Cortex-A8 processor
* 5 MP camera with LED flash
* Stereo FM radio with RDS
* 512 MB RAM
* 2 GB internal memory
* 32 GB micro SD support
* Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n
* A-GPS support
* Bluetooth
* Facebook, Twitter, MySpace integration
* MicroUSB v2.0
* 1540mAh battery

Motorola Prices Defy

No information about the Motorola Defy price. However, the estimated price in India is 18,000 IDR which is USD 380.

Feb 7, 2011

Change Desktop Wallpaper According To Weather Conditions

The other day I shared with you an application that I found which automatically adjusts your Windows 7 Aero Color scheme to reflect the current weather conditions. While this neat little piece of software does a fairly good job at representing the outside weather, nothing conveys the weather better than some extravagant pictures.
While you can get a fairly good idea of the weather using the Aero Color app, I think that “Weather Desktop Background Changer” will do an even better job and let you see it for yourself. It lets you pick a set of custom wallpapers which will automatically be applied depending on the weather conditions of your state or city (sorry it’s US only again)

Not only does it change your wallpaper, but it also displays a weather report in your taskbar. You can also get a look at the weather forecast for the next couple of days as well as current temperature, humidity, and wind speed.

The only draw back I can find with this application is that it doesn’t get the backgrounds automatically for you, I’m afraid you will have to go looking for them yourself and add each one individually. On the plus side this does let you completely customise it to your liking.

Don’t forget to check out our wallpaper gallery where you may find some appropriate wallpapers to go along with this app.

Change Windows 7 Aero Colors According To The Weather

The other day I stumbled across an interesting program called AeroWeather. This little application looks at the temperature and current weather conditions of your city and then plays around with the Windows Aero theme colors to reflect it.

Basically it changes the color of your desktop based on the weather outside. For example if it’s cloudy, your UI will go grey, if it’s sunny, it will be blue and it’ll go white if it’s snowing.

There’s even a night mode were it will dim all the colors when the sun sets and then brightens them up once again when the sun rises.

The application sits silently in your system tray and will work away on its on. Once it’s up and running, all you have to do is take a quick glance at your desktops UI and you’ll have a fairly good idea of the current weather conditions outside, handy if you’re stuck working indoors in an office all day.

The one draw back with this program is it only works if you’re based in the US as you have to enter a zip code for your location so it can gather the information.

You’ll find that you can customise lots of things like the maximum temperature color and the minimum temperature color as well as the color range.

It’s memory footprint is a mere 8mb so you shouldn’t find it slowing down your computer anyway.

You can download it and try it out for free here

Feb 6, 2011

Motorola ATRIX 4G announced

Motorola’s upcoming Android 2.2 Froyo-powered handset, the ATRIX 4G, is set to light up the smartphone world – that’s a given, and we are pleased to bring you news of its availability while it is hot off the press. Available for pre-sales a day before Valentine’s (that is February 13 just in case you do not own a calendar), it will cost you as much as other high-end Android-powered smartphones, that is, $199.99 with a two-year service agreement.

Expect the Motorola ATRIX 4G to soften the blow of losing the iPhone exclusivity deal with Apple for AT&T, as it will hit the market on March 6th this year, and hopefully good sales will follow and boost up their earnings in that particular quarter sometime down the road. Of course, you can also expect AT&T to bundle pricing for the Motorola ATRIX 4G and the Motorola Laptop Dock.

The Motorola ATRIX 4G Android 2.2 smartphone is an AT&T exclusive, and is touted to be the most powerful smartphone in the world when it hits the markets, sporting a 2×1 GHz dual-core processor that delivers a theoretical total of 2GHz of processing power. Apart from that, it also has the world’s first qHD display, alongside built-in Flash support with its Adobe Flash player to make this a multimedia powerhouse.

Apart from that, it will be complemented by breakthrough accessories which will comprise of a revolutionary, super-thin Motorola Laptop Dock, where the ATRIX 4G’s heart is the “engine”. As for the Motorola HD Multimedia Dock, it will rely on the ATRIX 4G’s HDMI video output capabilities and processing power to enable a revolutionary browsing, application and media experience.

You can also take full advantage of the Motorola ATRIX 4G thanks to the included AT&T Mobile Hotspot service that lets you connect additional Wi-Fi-enabled devices right on the spot, so expect to have more friends hang around you just to take advantage of your 4G connection.

Feb 4, 2011

ASUS Lamborghini External Hard Drive Price

ASUS has given us some of the best (and some of the worst) portable computing options around.  However, there has been a disturbing trend in the company’s releases as of late:  ASUS is bumping up their price tags!  This latest release, the ASUS Lamborghini External Hard Drive is no exception.
These drives come in two sizes and either USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 compatibility (though the USB 2.0 models are the only ones currently available).  Under the hood there’s either a 500 GB drive or a 700 GB drive.  The only other differences are in speed.  The USB 3.0 model runs at 7200 RPM in order to handle the increased data feed from USB 3.0 capable computers while the USB 2.0 model spins at a mere 5400 RPM.

So far, these drives are looking fairly standard, right?  Nothing exceptional but nothing too disappointing.  How about when you consider the USB 2.0 500 GB model comes with a price tag of $120 and the 750 GB model costs $140?  Why ASUS chose to price it’s hard drive double what other drives that size cost is beyond reasoning.  They can’t possibly think that that flashy plastic exterior is seriously going to get people to drop another $60.

I don’t recommend it but if you want to get your hands on one of these drives, head over to the official ASUS website for more information.

Optimization and Cleaning with CCleaner 3.03.1366

CCleaner (Crap Cleaner) is a freeware system optimisation tool.

CCleaner removes unused and temporary files from your system - allowing it to run faster, more efficiently and giving you more HDD space.

The best part is that it's fast (normally taking less that a second to run) and Free.

Here are some key features of "CCleaner":

· Cleans the following Windows components
Internet Explorer:
· Temporary File Cache
· URL History
· Cookies
· Hidden Index.dat files
· Last download file location

· Temporary File Cache
· URL History
· Cookies
· Download manager

· Recycle Bin
· Clipboard
· Windows Temporary files
· Windows Log files
· Recent Documents (on the Start Menu)
· Run history (on the Start Menu)
· Windows XP Search Assistant history
· Windows XP old Prefetch data
· Windows memory dumps after crashes
· Chkdsk file fragments

Advanced Options allow cleaning of:
· Menu Order cache
· Tray Notifications Cache
· Window Size and Location Cache
· User Assist history
· IIS Log Files
· Custom Folders

Application Cleaning:
· As well as cleaning up old files and settings left by standard Windows components, CCleaner also cleans temporary files and recent file lists for many applications. Including: Firefox, Opera, Safari, Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google Toolbar, Netscape, Microsoft Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat Reader, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and more

Registry Cleaning:
CCleaner uses an advanced Registry Cleaner to check for problems and inconsistencies. It can check the following:
· File Extensions
· ActiveX Controls
· ClassIDs
· ProgIDs
· Uninstallers
· Shared DLLs
· Fonts
· Help File references
· Application Paths
· Icons
· Invalid Shortcuts and more...

CCleaner was designed from the ground to be safe and secure to use. It has multiple levels of checks in place to ensure that it cannot delete any useful information or documents you may still need. We also certify that it contains no Spyware or Adware:

High Security:
For the super cautious users we also offer secure file erasing. By overwriting the files before deleting them, making it impossible to recover the data:

Multiple Languages:
· Thanks to the translators, CCleaner is available in 35 different languages: English, Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech/Slovak, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian Cyrillic, Serbian Latin, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish

What's New in This Release:
· Added K-Meleon browser support.
· Added Rockmelt browser support.
· Added Chrome Plus browser support.
· Added Saved Password cleaning for all browsers.
· Added cleaning for multiple profiles in Google Chrome.
· Added Recent Search History cleaning for Safari.
· Added cleaning for Adobe Acrobat 9.0 and 10.0, Shockwave 10 and 11, Daemon Tools, Compare It! and Microsoft Search Helper Extension.
· Improved Autocomplete Form History cleaning for IE9.
· Improved Saved Form Information cleaning for Chromium based browsers.
· Improved Internet History cleaning for Opera.
· Improved Internet Cache cleaning for Firefox.
· Improved cleaning for Silverlight and Adobe Reader.
· Improved Office 2003 and XP to prevent removal of autocorrect settings.
· Added more Windows MRU cleaning rules.
· Added Belarusian translation.
· Minor UI tweaks and fixes.

Download CCleaner here

New browser Opera 10.60

Some time ago, Opera released beta version of Opera browser is a series of 10.60, which is now more than 50% faster than previous series. In addition to increased speed, Opera added 10.60 Beta features the latest Web standards, such as Geolocation and WebM already HTML5, Video support, and ease of use features. 10.60 Opera is available for all platforms, and you can download at http://www.opera.com/next. Creating the fastest browser is not restricted to being the best, Opera also optimize to deliver some extra features in all things, from opening new tabs, loading pages faster, speed dial, and also the stable manager tab.
50 percent faster :

Do not let the browser blocking performance. The latest version of Opera is faster than some previous versions, especially on some excellent features.

Let the browser find it for you. Geolocation can give very accurate results of what you're looking for.

Watch the video becomes faster and easier. Opera is now equipped with WebM, open video format and better quality, where this feature is integrated directly in the browser, so you can enjoy the video with a view that is more stable.

Appcache HTML5 and Web Workers: appcache features several different applications you can use, such as Word processor, image editor, spreadsheet, and several other applications.
Downliad here

Feb 1, 2011

Intel says Sandy Bridge chipset design flawed

Intel on Monday said it had stopped shipments of the chipset used with its latest generation of Core processors after it found a design flaw.

The flawed chipset was used in PCs with the next-generation Core processors based on the Sandy Bridge architecture, which were introduced last month at the Consumer Electronics Show. Intel has stopped shipment of the affected support chip, and the design issue has been fixed, Intel said.
While the Core processors remain unaffected, customers who purchased systems with second-generation Core i5 and Core i7 quad-core microprocessors could be affected by the chipset issue, Intel said.

However, Intel said that "consumers can continue to use their systems with confidence" as the chip maker works with partners to deliver a permanent solution. This could include a support chip that resolves the issue.

"The company expects to begin delivering the updated version of the chipset to customers in late February and expects full volume recovery in April. Intel stands behind its products and is committed to product quality," the company said in a statement.

Intel discovered a design issue in the 6-Series chipset, which is code-named Cougar Point and is used in systems with Sandy Bridge processors, which started shipping on Jan. 9. Intel said the Serial-ATA (SATA) ports within the chipsets could degrade over time, which could impact performance or functionality of storage devices such as hard drives.

A symptom of a faulty chipset could be bit-rate errors during data transfers, said Steve Smith, Intel vice president and director of PC client operations and enabling, during a conference call.

It's unlikely that PCs would experience failures immediately, but aggressive data transfers over time could cause more errors, Smith said. For Intel, the best course of action was to fix the problem as quickly as possible before the chipset started shipping in mainstream PCs.

There have been no returns so far related to the chipset and company officials said relatively few customers have been affected. The chipset was shipping in a few PCs with quad-core Core i5 and Core i7 chips.

The chipset originally passed testing and qualification internally and through tests by PC makers, Smith said. The problem was identified on Sunday after Intel got a better understanding of circuit-level issues related to temperature, voltage and time degradation.

The company is continuing to ship Sandy Bridge processors, while the 6-Series chipset has been put on hold, Smith said.

But the chipset and Sandy Bridge processors are paired in many PCs, so the chipset halt could indirectly affect Sandy Bridge volumes, Intel officials acknowledged.

End-user laptops with dual-core Sandy Bridge chips were expected to launch in a few weeks and Smith said those launches may be delayed.

The second-generation Core processors based on the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture include a number of improvements over their predecessor. The new Core processors for the first time integrate a CPU and graphics processor on one chip, which helps deliver better graphics and application performance.

The design problem is expected to reduce revenue by about $300 million for the first quarter of 2011 as Intel discontinues production and starts manufacturing the modified chipset. Intel said that full-year revenue is not expected to be materially affected by the issue.

This is a big hit for Intel, which is known for flawless chip designs and was pinning hopes on Sandy Bridge chips to deliver close to a third of the revenue during fiscal 2011.

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