Monday, January 17, 2011

Technical News - 17 January 2011

  • HP/Palm is About to Shake up the Tablet Space With webOS
    January 17, 2011
    Having HP step in to buy Palm was the best thing that could have happened for webOS, and we're about to see the proof of that when the expected webOS tablets get announced next month.
  • Facebook Gives Apps Your Phone Number And Address, No Opt Out
    January 17, 2011
    Last Friday at 6:00 PM, Facebook rolled out new permissions that give applications access to individuals' addresses and phone numbers.So if you use any app, like a game, the window you must...
  • Embotics vCommander 3.7
    January 17, 2011
    Self-service tool helping organizations manage their virtual infrastructure
  • Intel Settles Lawsuit with WiLAN
    January 17, 2011
    Filed under: News : General




    Intel will be making payment on a multi-year license to WiLAN. Read more



  • Amkette Announces the Wi-Key Touch Keyboard
    January 17, 2011
    Filed under: News : Input Devices




    Plug and play installation with an inbuilt multi-touchpad. Read more



  • HTC To Unveil a Buttonless Phone?
    January 17, 2011
    Filed under: News : Smart




    May run on Android 3aka Honeycomb. Read more



  • Go figure...My wife loves the Chrome Notebook!
    January 17, 2011
    A couple days ago, I explained why I was passing my Google Chrome Notebook on to my wife. It was a grand experiment and also a way to make sure that when I used my computer I wasn't still logged...
  • Sony Ericsson Phones Will Continue to Run on Android
    January 17, 2011
    Filed under: News : Mobile Phones




    At least for now, but theyll keep their options open to other systems as well. Read more



  • HTC Legend Gets Updated to Froyo
    January 17, 2011
    Filed under: News : Smart




    Its not Over-the-air yet, but an update is live in Australia. Read more



  • The Social Network Bags at Golden Globes
    January 17, 2011
    Filed under: News : General




    Remember when we said the films got Oscar potential? Read more



  • LG Disappointed With Windows Phone 7 Launch
    January 17, 2011
    Filed under: News : Smart




    Says it had high expectations from an industry perspective. Read more



  • Update: Rumors of Nokia X7-00 Being Unveiled at MWC
    January 17, 2011
    Filed under: News : Smart




    Nokias X7-00 could join the N9 at Mobile World Congress. Read more



  • Security forces use water cannon on Tunis protest
    January 17, 2011
    TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian security forces used water cannon, tear gas and fired shots in the air on Monday as demonstrators took to the streets demanding that the ruling party of the ousted president give up power.


  • Free Cell Phone Service for the Poor (BusinessWeek)
    January 17, 2011
    BusinessWeek - While there's no free lunch, Evan Mensch recently discovered that there are free cell phones. After losing his sales job, the 37-year-old single father of two from Perry, Md., couldn't afford to continue his regular wireless contract. After learning of the federal program that provides wireless service to the oft-unemployed poor, Mensch signed up for a free Kyocera cell phone with 250 free minutes of calling a month through Assurance Wireless, a brand run by Sprint Nextel . ...
  • Survey: midsize businesses investing heavily in analytics, cloud
    January 16, 2011
    As economy begins to grow again, more companies turn to business intelligence, collaboration, business performance management.
  • Observers approve south Sudan independence vote
    January 17, 2011
    KHARTOUM (Reuters) - International observers gave south Sudan's independence referendum their seal of approval on Monday and said a vote for secession was now "virtually certain" in their first official judgment on the poll.


  • Blackberry says will abide by Indonesia porn access ban (Reuters)
    January 17, 2011
    Reuters - Research In Motion, makers of the popular Blackberry telephone and messaging system, said on Monday they would comply with an Indonesian government order to block access to porn sites from its devices.
  • Blackberry says will abide by Indonesia porn access ban
    January 17, 2011
    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Research In Motion, makers of the popular Blackberry telephone and messaging system, said on Monday they would comply with an Indonesian government order to block access to porn sites from its devices.

  • iPhone and iPad with dual-core graphics chip?
    January 17, 2011
    The next generation of the iPhone and iPad will sport a new version of Apple's A4 chip with a dual-core graphics processing unit that should enable even higher resolutions on these devices, as well as support for HD (1080p) video playback, AppleInsider reports citing sources familiar with the matter.

  • WP7 data phantoms? Who you gonna call? (Appolicious)
    January 17, 2011
    Appolicious - Windows Phone 7 from Microsoft (MSFT) may be haunted.
  • Cyber attacks could create "perfect storm" - OECD
    January 17, 2011
    LONDON (Reuters) - Attacks on computer systems now have the potential to cause global catastrophe, but only in combination with another disaster, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a report on Monday.

  • Giffords upgraded from critical to serious
    January 17, 2011
    TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) - Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' medical condition was upgraded from critical to serious on Sunday, eight days after she was shot through the head by a gunman at close range.


  • Fresh iPhone Apps for Jan. 17: Live From the Red Carpet, Scopy, GamesRadar (Appolicious)
    January 17, 2011
    Appolicious - Missed the Golden Globes? Well, you don’t have to stay in the dark about what happened on the red carpet for long, because E! Network’s Live from the Red Carpet app has everything you need. It includes videos, photos and news from all the big award shows and even movie premieres. Get the details below, and while you’re at it, check out the other Fresh Apps we’ve got for you.
  • Euro zone finance ministers to discuss changes to rescue fund
    January 17, 2011
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers on Monday will discuss an increase in the effective lending capacity of the euro zone rescue fund, but France said it would be March before a firm plan was in place.


  • Earnings preview: The iPhone vs. Android holiday scoreboard
    January 17, 2011
    We'll find out tomorrow when Apple reports its quarterly earnings how the iPhone stacked up against Android phones during the busiest consumer shopping season.
  • Spectranet brings MProtect security soln
    January 17, 2011
    It's a fully-managed 8-layered internet security solution powered by the most advanced Cyberoam UTM
  • £98 PCs target UK digital divide
    January 17, 2011
    Low-cost computers are to be offered as part of a UK government scheme to encourage millions to get online for the first time.
  • Vuze 4.6.0.0
    January 17, 2011
    Vuze (formerly Azureus) is a free BitTorrent client used to transfer files via the BitTorrent protocol. Vuze is written in Java, and uses the Azureus Engine. Vuze offers multiple torrent downloads, queuing/priority systems (on torrents and files), start/stop seeding options and instant access to numerous pieces of information about your torrents.

  • Will Windows Phone 7 turn into another great Microsoft product no one uses?
    January 16, 2011
    Windows Phone 7 hasn't been storming the scene as we thought it would after the big launch event in October and the very positive reception by nearly everyone in the press last summer. Will...
  • 'Life changer'
    January 17, 2011
    The impact of broadband on a remote Scottish town
  • Wireless photos with wifi memory card
    January 17, 2011
    Router contained within a memory card means photos can be transferred to other devices on the go.
  • RCOM introduces new tarrif plans
    January 17, 2011
    Offer available for all 3G and GSM prepaid customers across India
  • Hitting the beach in Australia? Bring your phone
    January 17, 2011
    SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - Hitting the beach is one of the great traditions of Australian summer. Now, a mobile phone app lets swimmers know not only the best weather and surf conditions but also which beaches are the nearest - and safest.

  • Nokia pulls plug on free music in most markets
    January 17, 2011
    HELSINKI (Reuters) - The world's top cellphone maker, Nokia, is ending its bundling of free music downloads with cellphones in 27 countries, where it has gained little traction since its 2008 launch.

  • TeamViewer 6.0.10124 released
    January 17, 2011
    In our TeamViewer download area you will now find the new release TeamViewer 6.0.10124 for Windows which includes several enhancements:
    • Full screen mode is now optional to the scaled and original view
    • Scaled view in full screen mode scales up the remote desktop if possible
    • Automatic notification on new TeamViewer versions
    • Improvements to the MSI deploy process
    • Improvements for handling of several keyboard layouts (French, Russian, Japanese, Hebrew, Korean etc.) and interaction between

  • Smartphones lift Apple and Samsung in quarterly phone bonanza
    January 17, 2011
    HELSINKI/SEOUL (Reuters) - Hot smartphone models, the iPhone 4 and Samsung's Galaxy S, are forecast to have helped their makers race further ahead of rivals in the holiday sales season at the end of 2010.

  • Risks of cyber war 'over-hyped'
    January 17, 2011
    The vast majority of hi-tech attacks described as acts of cyber war do not deserve the name, says a report.
  • How to Copy Someone Else’s YouTube Playlists
    January 17, 2011
    YouTube PlaylistsBesides having the most comprehensive collection of videos in one place, the other good thing about YouTube is that it has an extremely large community of users who work hard and diligently to organize this ever-growing database of videos into playlists that make YouTube even more enjoyable.
    Do you want to watch all the Old Spice commercials in one go? Check this YouTube playlist. Or do you wish to learn how to play the guitar. There’s a playlist for you as well. In a mood to dance? Choose from one of these MJ playlists and play in a loop.

    How to Copy Other’s YouTube Playlists

    Like everything else on the web, YouTube playlists may decay with time if the playlist owner is not actively maintaining them.
    To give you an example, some of the videos contained in your favorite playlists may have been deleted from YouTube or the owner may not have lost interest and no longer cares to upload his or her existing playlists with new videos.
    In that case, the best thing would be that you create an exact copy of a YouTube playlist to your Google account and maintain them on your own.
    YouTube has actually made it quite easy for you to clone any public video playlists. Open the video playlist page and click on any of the video thumbnails. Then from the playlist bar at the bottom, choose Options –> Save as a new playlist.
    Here’s a quick video describing the steps. If you don’t see that Save option on your YouTube page, you’ve probably not signed in with your Google Account.

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    This article, titled How to Copy Someone Else’s YouTube Playlists, was originally published at Digital Inspiration under Youtube, Internet.



  • Confirm Before Closing Multiple Tabs in Chrome
    January 17, 2011
    This is in response to @AshuMittal’s following tweet – “Is there a setting in Google Chrome to prompt you for confirmation when closing all tabs by hitting X?”
    Unlike Firefox or IE, the Google Chrome browser won’t show you any warning message or confirmation when you attempt to close multiple open tabs at once. You may therefore sometimes lose work if you accidentally close the main Chrome window instead of closing a particular tab in Chrome.
    google chrome - close tabs
    Chrome Toolbox, a popular Chrome extension developed by Google itself, has lately been enhanced to bring this missing feature to Chrome. Install the Chrome Toolbox extension and then under options, check the setting that says “Confirm before closing multiple tabs.”
    Your Google Chrome will now prompt you with a confirmation message should you ever hit that “Close All Tabs” button by mistake.
    Bonus Tip: When you have multiple Chrome windows open on your desktop and you press “x”, it will only close the current window. However, if you hit Alt+F then x, it will close all the open Chrome Windows. Thus, when you’ll open Chrome again, all the open tabs and windows will be restored as before.
    Related: Launch Chrome Apps from the Toolbar
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    This article, titled Confirm Before Closing Multiple Tabs in Chrome, was originally published at Digital Inspiration under Google Chrome, Software.



  • Swiss whistleblower to hand bank data to WikiLeaks
    January 17, 2011
    LONDON (Reuters) - A former Swiss private banker says he plans to hand over data on hundreds of offshore bank account holders to the WikiLeaks website at a London news conference on Monday.

  • Razerââ¬â¢s switchblade remakes the ultra-mobile PC as a game machine
    January 16, 2011
    Another possible task for gamification we've been thinking about lately is to help resurrect old, out-of-favor technology.Along those lines, one fascinating CES gem was the Razer Switchblade....
  • Gearman Module for Magento
    January 17, 2011
    On techPortal there is a post linking to a Magento E-commerce module created by Ibuildings to make it easy to use the job queue Gearman from within your Magento application. A nice write up including sample code
  • Pdf Presenter Console 2.0 released
    January 17, 2011
    Since the last release of my Pdf-Presenter-Console quite some time has passed. Therefore I am happy to announce the release of a brand new version 2.0. Quite a lot has changed in the code base of this project since the last time I blogged about it.
  • Ruby vs [removed] functions, Procs, blocks and lambdas
    January 17, 2011
    Both have their own way of working with anonymous functions. They’ve taken very different approaches, so if you’re moving from one language to the other it can be confusing. I’d like to try to explain the differences. Let’s look at JavaScript fir
  • Do video games fuel mental health problems?
    January 16, 2011
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There might be trouble brewing behind the glassy eyes of kids who spend too much time and energy on video games, according to a controversial new study.

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