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Rolltop – The Future Of Laptops

The tablet computer was supposed to replace laptop. Apple has tried to position the iPad in a totally new category rather than a laptop replacement. It is to be seen weather such an attempt will succeed.

Orkin Design, a design firm in Germany, has designed a concept tablet computer that can be rolled up and carried like a shoulder handbag. The large multi-touch screen can be unrolled and used as laptop and tablet computer. The computer features USB ports, webcam, stylus and everything today’s computers have.

The rolltop is featured as having a flexible OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode). Its multi-touch screen can be modified into a 13″ screen laptop with a virtual keyboard and when you wish to view any video or movie, the virtual keyborad can also be transformed as a part of the screen to have a  17″ screen monitor with a stand attached to it. When it’s not in use, it can be easily rolled into a 11″ tube and is highly portable.

Rolltop – Specifications:

  • Flexible Screen and Keypad
  • Virtual Keyborad
  • Multi-touch screen and a stylus
  • Webcam
  • Loud speaker
  • Detachable power supply
  • OLED Display
  • 13″ laptop screen or 17″ monitor screen
  • Multiple USB and LAN ports

 
Further discussed at iPad Forum.

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WiFi problem and Skype on Samsung Corby

Sometimes WiFi just won’t work on Samsung Corby (WiFi Version) and you wonder what is wrong? Sometimes it gives DNS error, sometimes it says that select Wireless Network etc. but nothing works.

There is an easy fix for that, works 100%.

You can follow either one of the following method.

1. Hard Reset: go to keypad and type this code:- *2767*3855#

as soon as you press # a message will appear saying that phone will restart with factory settings (your memory card data will remain, only profile settings and WiFi/Network settings will disappear).

2. Soft Reset: go to Settings -> Reset Settings -> Phone Profiles and there you go.

Search WiFi again and connect, will fix all connection issues (tested).

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Now I would like to show how you can run Skype on Samsung Corby.

From your cell phone, go to mobile9.com

Select Touch Screen version of website (if it doesn’t auto redirect to touch screen).

You will see a Search Box at top, asking for app id.

Provide this ID :- 1841493

Download and install, and use skype.

This will be a Java Version Skype and will not support Free Calls, will support calls with Skype Credit, but it will support free chat over WiFi.

If the application asks you for updated version, you can go ahead and update. If update fails don’t panic because this version works fine without update as well.

Apple iPhone 5 Features

According to news – iPhone 5 will certainly have an improved operating system, (iOS 5), which may have the ability to access 4G networks. It will additionally boast of extraordinarily quick processor (1.5 GHz), improved battery life which may have up to 14 hours of discuss time on 3G and 7 hours on AG. The fifth-era mannequin may also have further carriers apart from AT&T. Verizon is more than likely to be another career. Video chat on 3G and 4G networks will also be a actuality, which is at present usable only on WiFi. The groundbreaking face recognition expertise and excessive video decision capacity may also be full of newer features. And to top all of it, a robust 8 megapixel camera is meant built-in with iPhone 5. The brand new telephone might also have radio frequency identification as well. Think about this, with the characteristic, you need to use the iPhone identical to use your credit score card. If this occurs, you’ll be able to forget about ready in the queue on the checkout forever. You may merely pay for your gadgets wirelessly by waving your iPhone over the panel. This is the brand new patented technology that is going to be introduced by Apple. The patent depicts how a strong RFID loop could be constructed into the circuitry of the iPhone or iPod contact screen.

And that’s not all, the subsequent iPhone memory goes to be a big sixty four GB. It will additionally embody extra storage as against the current capacity of a iPhone 4 which only has 16 GB and set it to GB of memory.

In case you thought iPhone for is absolutely modern and thinner than 3gs, iPhone 5 will shock you more. It’ll be even thinner than the current one and will have a shiny glass back piece. The screen will likely be completely scratch and shatterproof. The mobile phone users will be able to assign different tones to completely different e-mail accounts. True GPS shall be constructed-in too.

Further discussed at iPhone 5 Forum.

What is iPad and How it changed Technology

The first ever Apple iPad was released by Apple on April, 2010. It was an instant hit with over 3 million devices sold within first 80 days while over 14.8 million devices sold around the globe. The credit to its success goes to Apple brand name and its previous mega successes like Mac Notebook, iPod and iPhone. The stats itself tell the story how popular Apple is.

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The 2nd release of iPad is called Apple iPad 2 and it was a hit as well which arrived in market on March 2011, both the devices have 1GHz processor. Apple A4 in iPad and Apple A5 in iPad 2. Memory in First Gen is 256 and 512 in 2nd Gen. The devices comes with iOS and Graphics Cards, Camera and Wi-Fi connectivity along with Bluetooth also.

After the first release of Apple iPad, many other companies like Acer, Samsung, Dell etc started releasing their similar touch pad devices. We can say that just like Apple’s iPhone, the iPad started a new technology war between many Hardware making companies and hence started the Patent war as well.

Recently Apple released an Ad showing What is iPad? You can see this Ad from Apple website here.

iPad is basically a mix of Laptop and a smart phone. Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs wanted the device to be at least 10 inch display because according to him, a 7 inch display would have been very small to display and express the software.

Similar to iPhone, this device is multitouch and uses Capacitive liquid display. So this means that it is controlled via fingers and not with styli or pen. Although there comes special style and gloved made for these kind of display screens.

iPad comes with a SIM slot as well and it feels like a laptop, which fulfills the latop+cellphone feel. Many new applications are developed every day and the Software industry have grown a lot after the release of iPad and similar devices. Release of such devices means more and more advancement in technology and resulting in more technology jobs as well.

This device syncs with Windows or Mac if it contains iTunes. Also the new iCloud technology supports iPad as well. Several application of iPad are enhanced version of applications that were available in iPhone and Mac. Few of these applications include YouTube, iPod, App Store, iTunes, Notes, Maps, iBooks and Spotlight Search.

Just like iPhone, this can be Jailbroken as well. Because Apple is very strict on its applications and most are paid apps therefore hackers are forced to release jailbreak methods to be able to install Cydia and other pirated apps.

The iPad is used a lot in our life, such as in office workplaces it is linked to the goal of increasing productivity, reduced paperwork and ease of carry, compared to laptops. All these helping to increase the mobile-office application market especially in North America and Europe.

In internet many blogs, forums and iPad forum etc have been created and people discus and express further enhancements, jailbreak methods, development, games and other issues related to this device.

In education iPad serves several enhanced methods for students and especially for homeschooling. It is also considered a helping tool for children with autism. Similarly it is helpful in Sports industry with players watching tactics etc with more ease and in Travel industry with Alaska Airlines becoming first airline to replace paper manuals of pilots with Apple’s iPads (Howzzat?)

What iPhone did to Lifestyle, Internet, Blogs, Forums and Social Media

It was 2007 and Apple released its first ever iPhone. It then became an astonishing and distinct Cell Phone Family with further releases of iPhone series. Apple CEO Steve Jobs directed his engineers to complete the iPhone in 2005 and this project completed in 2007. The iPhone went on sale in the United States on June 29, 2007, at 6:00 pm local time, while hundreds of customers lined up outside the stores nationwide. The first iPhone was made available in the UK, France, and Germany in November 2007, and Ireland and Austria in the spring of 2008. (wikipedia)

But what does that initial release changed in our world? Well many things, including life style, much more mobile buying, better web experience in smart phones and a war of companies to release comparative Operating Systems and Cell Phones.

We then saw the Release of Android Operating System, and also the new Windows Phone 7. Although Windows Operating system for mobiles existed but they either operated on a Resistive Touch screen that required a pen, or on mobiles with no touch screen.

Apple iPhone made touch screen to new era with Capacitive touch screen which ran brilliantly with thumb and no Pen was needed. The earlier competitor with Apple was BlackBerry but no way in design or functionality were both similar. It was mostly the ease and services they were providing. Now a days Apple finds competition in Android and Windows Phone 7 and also mobile companies that make cell phone for these operating systems like HTC, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson and Motorola.

With the release of this wonderful cell phone came many technology changes, as the phone came locked to only one carrier AT&T (although now it comes with Verizon also) and most of the applications were paid. Hackers started jailbreaking and unlocking this device and introduced a famous software name Cydia which runs inside iPhone. We can say that with the release of iPhone, the hacking world stepped up its speed because other OS like Android and Windows normally are much open than Apple’s iOS. Many Mobile Phone makers tried to break or Kill the iPhone and hence the world was looking for an iPhone killer for years but still many people believe that not a single mobile phone has killed the iPhone yet. Although now Android and Windows Phone 7cell phones are becoming more and more popular in the world because of its cheaper price and different design.

What effect this device from Apple made on the internet world is worth mentioning here as well. After the arrival of iPhone series came all the discussions and analysis on iPhone Forum and many other forums and Blogs. And also now websites consider making Touch Phone friendly versions because of the popularity of Touch Screen phones. Social Media websites like twitter and facebook have gained a lot from Apple iPhone and Also iPhone have gained a lot from Social Media websites, so both parties are responsible for the success of each other. Mobile gaming also went to advanced level with the release of iPhone, which contained high end Graphics card. Although now it seems Microsoft has gone very advanced in Windows Phone gaming, but we will have to see what the new iPhone 5 brings out.

One more thing that came after Apple’s Cell phone release was the Patent War. Nokia’s claim on Apple and Apple’s claims on Nokia and Samsung are one of the few famous ones. Now Apple is looking to introduce new technology to its devices, technologies like iCloud; which is like a Network hub. Through this technology a user can sync though its various Apple devices running Mac OSX or iOS like, Mac Notebook, iPhone and iPad etc.

As the world becomes GPS-linked now and also Google Maps linked, many expectations are from Google and Apple to bring real good to the end user.

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Android 2.2 on Xperia X10 via Custom ROM

Sony Ericsson have earlier announced that, the popular Xperia X10 handset will not be upgraded to the Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS, and it will remain upgraded to only Android 2.1 (Eclair) OS. But no sir, bad news for them and good new for the Xperia X10 users.

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Upgrade your Xperia X10 to Android 2.2 (FroYo)

This can easily be done from custom ROM for the Xperia X10 smartphone that have been tested to perfection by many users. It allows the users to enjoy the benefits of the Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS, on their Xperia X10 smartphone. Zdzihu from the XDA-Developers forum, has released a new custom Android 2.2 (Froyo) ROM for the Xperia X10, named as the “FreeX10 Froyo 2.2 ROM”. It is currently available in a beta flavor and you can install it only via xRecovery.

According to the XDA Developers forum, “FreeX10 is a clean, fast and stable ROM for Xperia X10 based on AOSP and CM sources.” A hot fix has already been released, which solves the ringtone loop and Wi-Fi DNS issues. If you are planning to install this custom ROM, then you should note that, it requires a rooted 2.1 ROM on your device.

To learn more about this custom ROM and how to download and install the FreeX10 Froyo 2.2 ROM, head over to the XDA Developers Forum and post your question.

 

New Version of Facebook for iPhone Launched

Just few days after new version of Facebook for Android, now Facebook for iPhone ver 3.4.3 is launched, this update fixes many bugs and enhanced security.

Facebook refrained from providing a change log or a list of enhancements and improvements. The update app is said to be more secure than its previous versions and more or less delivers the same user experience as seen on the previous version of the app.

Facebook for iPhone is without a doubt one of the most widely used iPhone apps, and also Facebook’s one of the most downloaded mobile app in comparison with Android and WP7 operating systems. The application delivers an absolute enhanced Facebook experience on the iPhone completed with news feeds, chats, photo uploads, games and more.

This app is compatible with Apple iPad and Apple iPod touch but the words are in the air of a separate application for iPad users. We will have to wait and see if it is true.

As said on Application page: “Facebook for iPhone makes it easy to stay connected and share information with friends. Use your iPhone to start a conversation with Facebook Chat, check your friends’ latest photos and status updates, look up a phone number, or upload your own mobile photos to Facebook while on the go.”

The company is said to be working on a desktop client which can introduce Facebook video chat service that would be seen as an in-browser feature and can replace the traditional text-only chatting tool now offered by Facebook. Never the less this new application is a must have for all the Facebook addicts owning an Apple Hand held device.

It is yet to see how people response to this update, but many users believe the changes were useless and they don’t like this update. Please let us know how you find this?

iPhone Forum – Delivering the solutions for queries.

You can download Facebook for iPhone from iTunes store by clicking here.

Bing Backlinks Dropped?

I was going through my routine backlinks count against few websites when I noticed something weird. Bing backlinks count against all the websites dropped on or around 17th June 2011. And the drop was very noticeable.

For example, one of my websites had 150 Bing Backlinks and they dropped to 20. That’s right only 20, although its getting up ever so slowly. Similarly in another website I had 1107 backlinks which is reduced to only only 170.

One thing is observed that Bing is showing very different results than Google now a days. With the Google new Panda Algorithm, many say it is showing better results now while most SEO specialist think their business has been hammered by Google. People are still trying hard to crack the new Google Panda algorithm so that they can get their SEO – SEM business running. One thing is observed in Google Panda Algorithm is that not all websites are being affected and that is a strange thing. I am sure if someone separates which websites are being affected and which are not we could find an answer to our problems.

As most people do SEO against Google only and not against Bing and Yahoo, it is hard to tell what effect does the latest drop in Bing backlinks makes. But we have seen so far that just like Google, only few websites were affected in Bing as well (not all).

The following picture shows the Drop in backlinks in one of our websites, we had same drop in all other websites.

Bing Backlinks sudden drop in links noticed

This suggests either Bing developed a new algorithm like Google’s Panda OR Bing made a list of banned websites (some article sites etc.) Or anything else?

Kindly share your thoughts with us on this topic. Have you noticed the drop in your Bing Backlinks count? And what changed in your website results in Bing? If you have any latest news about that, kindly get involved and share that as well.

Apple iPhone 5 Launching in September

Apple iPhone 5 would have same base design as of iPhone 4 according to reports

According to reports – Apple iPhone 5 is on the way to be released in September 2011. Sources say that it will have same form factor as of iPhone 4, with Camera could be 8 Mega Pixel (iPhone 4 had 5 MP Camera).

Sources say it could be called iPhone 4G or iPhone 4S, while another iPhone could be released after that in 2012. Some reports suggest that iPhone 5 will have an A5 processor like in iPad 2.

Apple iPhone 5 version will have latest Apple iOS 5, which includes the iCloud capability, allowing users to sync data between different Apple devices,  updating phone without PC connectivity, twitter and photo sharing etc.

These reports are coming rapidly now on various news websites. While we know Apple’s behavior to play it cool. That’s why fans would have to wait and see how much of this is true.

Further discussed at iPhone 5 Forum.

Tech Giants War – Nokia wins Patent against Apple

Finally after a long wait, Nokia won patent against Apple resulting in a massive share gain in stock market as well. Nokia rose as much as 4.1 percent in Helsinki trading. The agreement will bolster the Devices & Services unit’s second- quarter profitability, Espoo, Finland-based Nokia said in a statement today. The details of the contract, under which Apple will pay an undisclosed sum and royalties for the term of the agreement, are confidential, Nokia said.

The two mobile-phone makers have been in litigation since October 2009, when Nokia filed a lawsuit accusing Cupertino, California-based Apple of infringing patents. Nokia also demanded royalties on the millions of Apple iPhones sold since the device’s introduction in 2007. Nokia said in March it has 46 patents asserted against Apple in civil lawsuits and complaints lodged with the U.S. International Trade Commission.

“Nokia emerges as a clear winner from the fight,” Sami Sarkamies, an analyst at Nordea Bank AB in Helsinki, said in a note to clients today. The initial payment will likely be in the range of hundreds of millions of euros related to about 200 million Apple devices delivered to date, Sarkamies said.

Nokia claim was that some technology in the iPhone disturbed its patent.

As first Apple, then Google’s Android, showed that easy access to the mobile internet was the future of phones, the giant of the industry appeared asleep at the wheel.

So in 2009 the Finnish firm launched its patent broadside, accusing Apple of trying to get a free ride on its innovation with the iPhone.

More discussion at iPhone Forum