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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Nokia Ace Preview - Windows Phone LTE device

The heavily-rumoured AT&T branded Nokia Ace handset has been revealed in a Christmas card sent out by one of Microsoft's partners.



The device should be the first Nokia Windows Phone device to boast 4G LTE internet speeds if the leaked image proves to be accurate.

The picture, uncovered by PocketNow, shows an on-screen 4G icon, as well as the AT&T branding and also a front facing camera.

The presence of the front-on camera would suggest this device is more than just a LTE-enabled version of the Lumia 800, which is thought to be in testing.

More to follow?

So far the only Nokia Windows Phone device to have been officially announced is the mid-range Lumia 710, which will launch on the T-Mobile network in early 2012.

New Stateside devices have been strongly linked with an appearance at CES, which kicks off on January 9th.

Download and Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 11.10

Like the classic hit song constantly remade to stay modern, fans of the traditional GNOME desktop are keen to keep their preferred desktop layout fresh and available to new audiences.

And so was born the Cinnamon desktop session.


Unlike the similarly positioned ‘Mate’ desktop, which is a fork of GNOME 2, Cinnamon remakes the basic layout of the ‘traditional’ GNOME desktop using the latest technologies forked from GNOME Shell.

The developers say of the project: -

“The emphasis is put on making users feel at home and providing them with an easy to use and comfortable desktop experience.”



Early development


Although the project is within the early stages of development it is usable, although I did experience visual glitches when using the menu and artefacts were often left behind when minimising windows.

Download

.Deb files for the easy installation of Cinnamon on Ubuntu 11.10 can be downloaded @ github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/downloads

Friday, December 30, 2011

Download the latest ubuntu tweak in ubuntu 11.10

A new version of Ubuntu tweak – the popular third party app for customising Ubuntu – is available for download.

Ubuntu Tweak 0.6, which has been 2 years in the making, sports a new look and plenty of new features.

  • System Overview pane
  • Easy settings for Unity features, LightDM, system theme, etc
  • System cleaner
  • Simple system tweaks
  • Unity integration

Install Ubuntu Tweak in Ubuntu 11.10

The latest Ubuntu Tweak supports ubuntu 11.10 only, and can be download in .Deb format at the link below.

Download here

The update can also be installed using the Ubuntu Tweak Stable PPA.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tutorial Disable/Delete/Deactivate Facebook Account

I was thinking many people got this problem when waant to deactivate their account, just easy if you follow this step and compeletely will show you tutorial Disable/Delete/Deactivate Facebook Account

How to Disable a Facebook account :
1. Login to your that Facebook account which you want to remove.
3. At your home page, at the top right side, go to Account => Account Settings.
4. In the account settings page find out the Deactivate link with Deactivate Title. And click on That link.
Deactivate Link
or
deactivate link
5.Then you will come across a page like below.
provide information for deactivating


6. In this form you can provide informations for “Reason for leaving” , “Please explain further” and “Email opt out”. Selecting cause for reason for leaving is must. Explanation and Email opt out is optional. Mark email opt out if you don’t want to leave any activity, invitations and email notification.


7. After that, click on confirm. And you will be prompted for password.

Enter your password

8. After entering password, you may prompted for security code as below.
enter security code
9. After entering security code, click submit and and your account will be deactivated. Then you will be sent to login page with a yellow message like below.
your account is now disabled
10. And you are done.
Note : You can reactivate your Facebook account by previous login way.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I want to make my own mobile themes (tutorial)

Hi, friends generaly people love to download themes on mobile know ther are many sites that provide free themes but for those users who want to create their own themes you dont need any programming knowledge for it for this you can use online service called ownskin.com



  1. Go to OwnSkin.com and register there.
  2. Registration is completely free. Login to your account and start creating your themes.
  3. The procedure is very simple.After logging in to your account
  4. Click on “create new” button. Then select “Make a Theme”.
  5. Then select “Make a Theme”.
  6. Then use your imagination to create your unique themes

Monday, December 26, 2011

Direct download the latest Firefox 9 for linux



Firefox 9 has been released a few days ago 20 december (is already available for download via direct links but the website hasn't been updated yet) with improved JavaScript performance (by 20 to 30%) thanks to Type Inference, some additional HTML5 and CSS support, support for querying Do Not Track status via JavaScript and the usual bug and stability fixes. More info, HERE.

Firefox 9 will be available as a security update via the official repositories for Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot and 11.04 Natty Narwhal users, but if you don't want to wait, you can already install it by using the Ubuntu Mozilla Security PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install firefox

For Ubuntu Lucid and Maverick, Firefox 9 should be available in the Firefox Stable Channel PPA soon: "ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable" (in fact, the packages have already been built successfully, but publishing has been disabled for the PPA for now).

Until the Mozilla website is updated to provide the latest Firefox 9, here are direct download links: Linux, Mac and Windows.

Easy step for installing Linux from a USB Flashdisk

I will show how to run or boot your favourate linux distribution (Shortly known as Distro) from any usb flash drive/stick.


Firstly you need an USB burning program which will burn/install your linux iso file. There are many programs to burn iso file into usn device. I will recommend you to use "UNetBootIn" which is available for free download at unetbootin.sourceforge.net . It is official website of unetbootin. UNetbootin is the best program to install any live linux distro into USB stick.

Download your UNetbootin program for windows. Then run it inside your windows. Then you will see a window like below.



UNetBootIn

Now you have to do some simple jobs. Don't be confused with many options in this window. Firstly you have to enter into 'Distribution List' and select the distribution you want to install. Then select the version. Now come to 'Disk Image' bar and select the type 'iso' instade of 'floppy img'. Then select your main linus iso file from the right side of Disk Image bar. Now from the bottom select the USB Drive as 'type' and select it's location. Other things should be unchanged. Now click on ok to continue. Then you will see the installation process like below.



After the installation, it will prompt you to restart your windows. Now restart your windows. Dont open your USB from PC. Now at bios menu, tell your your computer to boot from UBS. Then your computer will boot from yor usb. If you use linux mint then you will see a initial window like below.



Linux Mint Live Menu


Now proceed to desktop view of your favourate linux operating system. Thats all. Have fun....

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Cheapest sony digital frames

Here are some of the cheapest Sony digital frames that you can find in the market today. You can get the DPF-D810 Sony digital frames for only $99. With this Sony digital photo frame you can display your pictures in the digital photo frame with a LED backlight. Its 128mb internal memory storage is capable of storing up to 150 images. You can transfer your images through its USB port or multi card slot. This Sony digital frame can display your favorite pictures as a single static image or play all the pictures in your gallery in a beautiful slideshow presentation. The Sony DPF-D810



Another Sony digital frames that can make your memories come to life is the Sony DPF-D710 digital picture frame. With this device’s vivid WVGA LCD screen display, you can view your pictures in vibrant color. Its larger storage memory capacity will let you store up to 200 images in 2 megapixel resolutions.
It also comes with a USB and multi card slot for easier and faster file transferring. It also comes with a digital clock, calendar and picture thumbnails for faster image browsing. It has a 7” screen display at a 16:10 aspect ratio. These Sony digital frames are sold for only $79.

Last but not the least is the DPF-A710 Sony digital frames. These Sony digital frames also come in a 7” WQVGA LCD screen which displays your pictures with crisp details. Its internal memory storage can hold up to 200 2 megapixel images. This digital photo frame also comes with a built in multi card slot for easy file transfers. This digital photo frame also has the option for single image view or in a slideshow with beautiful transitions of each image. This 7” digital photo frame has a 16:10 aspect ratio, image rotation for better display and LED backlight for better image display. These Sony digital frames are available for only $69.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Best Christmas Apps for Android : Talking Santa

You must be with Santa on Talking Santa Android App because Christmas holidays are close. You can tickle, poke or hit Santa but that may cause him not to give you presents any further.

Talking Santa is loaded with plenty of hours of vacation fun for the whole family! Speak into your microphone and listen to Santa repeat your unique holiday message aloud.



Swipe, poke, or tickle Conversing Santa to your hearts content or touch on his popular red Christmas bag to expose if Talking Santa’s got you on his naughty or nice list!

Be awesome to Santa by providing up some milk & cookies, or be naughty by slapping Santa or sending a giant snowball his way!

Become a member of the lovable characters from the Talking Friends selection, Talking Santa allows you to make and promote joyous 3D video animation greetings and Xmas cards that will heated the hearts of everyone on your wish-list!

Please go here to best Best Christmas Apps for Android : Talking Santa



Direct Download Link: Download Talking Santa
Android Market Link: Download Talking Santa

Download Theme Customization Tool for Mango (Windows Phone 7.5)

An unlocked phone lays plenty of choices ahead, and in the case of Windows Phone devices there is now the possibility to customize any tile available on the screen, through an application such as Themes for WP7.

It is free of charge and lets you personalize the Windows Phone screen with any sort of application you want. You can adjust both the default and the background theme by adding apps and icons. The result is shown inside Themes for WP7, in the preview area.

In order to enjoy the new screens you need an unlocked device running Mango (Windows Phone 7.5), which you can get if you’re a developer; or you can turn to jailbreaking, which is not entirely legal in many jurisdictions.

We haven’t tested the application, but the video above shows the application in action.

Here are some key features of "Themes for WP7":

· Customize any tile (system or third party, including Marketplace)
· Use your image as a background for the tiles
· Use an accent color for overlay transparency
· Import themes
· Export themes
· Easy personalization
Requirements:

· A developer unlocked device (no interop needed)
· Mango



Tutorial: How to set up Themes for Windows Phone

Monday, December 19, 2011

Download Free Game Tetris for Android 2012

The first thing you will observe about this Tetris video game is the price tag. This app is absolutely free. The game Tetris requires 8MB of free space and you can easily move it into your SD card. For Android customers lets jump in and see what this edition has to offer and why we may or may not like it.



You can choose from 5 unique languages: English, French, Dutch, Italian or Spanish. After selecting a language here comes the main menu screen which is made up of 7 categories each with its own spectral colour. Lets discover and check what we have.



Add to this the truth that this Tetris game occasionally took so long to load that the eager could possibly drop all interest in playing it.

And that the designers have included none of the surprises, intelligent implementations observed on other mobile editions of classic games. The final result is not an opportunity to revisit a timeless classic; it is only an possibility to be disappointed.


Please go here to download this game :


Monopoly for Android Phones by EA

Download EA’s Monopoly game for Android for £2.99 ($5.33) 

Shortly after releasing “The Sims FreePlay” for Android phones, EA announced the availability of yet another game aimed at Google’s mobile platform, Monopoly.



One of the most popular game franchises, Monopoly is enjoyed by millions of players worldwide. The game offers three levels of difficulty, as well as the option to save games in progress.

Unfortunately, even though the game ‘per se’ is fun to play and follows the original rules of the Monopoly game, it seems that this version is too unstable for the moment. The current 0.0.40 version might also indicate that it’s still a work in progress.

EA’s Monopoly game for Android is now available for download from Android Market for £2.99 ($5.33) and is compatible with all devices running Android 2.0 and up. However, it’s still unclear if the game features support for Android tablets.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Free Download for Fresh Catalyst 11.12 Drivers

Among the large number of beta, preview or performance drivers we've seen from AMD during the last two months, here is the 12th release for 2011, the long-awaited 11.12 Catalyst driver suite.

With all the fuss related to issues with Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and Battlefield 3, we'd be inclined to hope that the AMD Catalyst Display Driver 11.12 has the needed fixes to make some further 2-3 potential "even more performant drivers" unnecessary. Nevertheless, probably no one will be suprised if such a thing occurs, eventually.

As with any Catalyst driver, the fixes' listing is long and you can find every minute modification in the new version reading the change log on the download page.

The major components of this driver suite are the display driver itself, now reaching version 8.92, a new revision for the Hydravision utility, new versions (the same 8.92) for both Control Center and the Vision Engine Control Center applications.

The Catalyst Display Driver 11.12 now brings support for OpenGL 4.2 and AMD HD3D technology, while a lot of fixes have been added for Eyefinity configurations.

Download the AMD Catalyst Display Driver 11.12 and enjoy your computer more than before.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Keeping my iPhone safe from thieves

We all know that iPhone is an amazing device that can do all sorts of things, and losing such a valuable device can always be a problem, but luckily for you, today we have a gadget that should keep your iPhone close at all times.




Wireless Leash Plus comes from ZOMM, and it’s a Bluetooth device that pairs up with your mobile device, and if the distance between your iPhone and Wireless Leash exceeds the predefined value, Wireless Leash will start vibrating, flashing, and producing alarm sounds. Unlike the regular Wireless Leash, Wireless Leash Plus works with new myZOMM iPhone app, and with this app user can change the preferences of its leash such as sound levels or emergency contact number. In addition, you can locate your Wireless Leash in case you lose it, or you can even use geo-tagging to remember and locate places.


ZOMM Wireless Leash Plus
is a great gadget especially if you’re prone to losing your devices, and as for the price, ZOMM Wireless Leash Plus is available from Apple Stores for $79.95.

Nissan Analyzes Candidates for Fourth Electric Vehicle

Nissan is currently analyzing alternatives for its fourth electric vehicle. It appears to be a tough decision, since there are four eligible candidates and different opinions and demands.

Image comment: Nissan's futuristic Pivo 3, one step closer to hitting the roads
Image credits: Nissan via Autoblog


Some authorized voices say that the US market would welcome an electric sports car, represented in this case by Esflow Concept car, showcased during the Geneva auto show, Automotive News informs.

Others think clients want a pocket size green car, smaller than a Nissan Versa, but bigger than a Smart car. This option would definitely be more popular in China and Europe than in the US.

Rumor has it the Townpod EV Concept would rank third in the list of options. It supporters say the small minivan presented in 2010 during the Paris auto show has real changes of becoming popular on the American market, due to its utility.

So far, all we know for sure is that the new electric vehicle is going to be a “city car,” according to Andy Palmer, Nissan Motor Co. executive vice president for vehicle planning and program management.

Its price is obviously very important to attract a larger segment of buyers. Nissan plans to come up with a vehicle equipped with a smaller battery, to keep the costs under control. Moreover, such a strategy, once implemented could feed the potential clients' “range anxiety.”

"It will be in the A/B segment. The car would have to be low-cost. It would be a vehicle where you could potentially accept less range, so you could have a smaller battery. And that would bring the price down," explains Palmer.

Selecting the most appropriate candidate appears to be quite a difficult mission, since manufacturers plan to conquer the global market with their fourth electric car, refusing to limit their influence to the American market.

If they were to decide to select a car innovating the whole vehicle architecture, the commuter concept Pivo 3 would be one of the most suitable options.

The prototype has only three seats and displays an amazing futuristic design, but somehow it is considered too “wild” to become popular at this point in time. However, Shiro Nakamura, Nissan's global design chief, suggests Pivo 3 has what it takes to become a future commercialized electric vehicle, but not necessarily the expected fourth.

Friday, December 16, 2011

All about Nikon Coolpix S6150

The Nikon Corporation has pleasantly announced the launch of two improved COOLPIX S-series models that integrate superior functions in an elegant design. The Nikon Coolpix S6150 is a best easy to use COOLPIX that proffers 16.0 megapixel abilities with the 7x optical zoom & broad TFT type LCD touch screen of about 3inch facilitating features such as Touch Shutter, Subject Tracking and anti-reflection covering. The wide angle of about 28mm and a thin elegant body, it is expedient for each day usage. For pet lovers, the model has even got the latest favorite Portrait mode for clicking your cat or dog photo whenever they face up the camera.


The camera even offers the similar technology for confining blur-free beautiful photos of complex nocturnal picture that made it quite popular.It is outfitted with the 4 functions that facilitate the capturing of striking nocturnal shots in complex faintly lit or mysterious surroundings that are stumpy noise at lofty sensitivities owing to the amalgamation of EXPEED C2 image processing engine, Lens shift Vibration Reduction reducing camera shake by increasing the speed of the shutter, Motion Detection, and finally the Flash Control allowing brighter pictures in dark surrounds.It is accessible in 5 colors counting Black, Pink, Silver, Violet and Red.

The Nikon Coolpix S6150 is the 14.0 megapixels, 5x optical zoom compact camera that also facilitates the option of HD Video recording in the AVI mode.


Accessible in 5 colors, this Nikon Coolpix offers number of exciting features like animated characters along with music tracks in background for generating slide shows in addition to Filter effects for example Soft, Cross Screen, Selective Color, Miniature effect, Fisheye.

Such feature has been premeditated for the users of all ages to enclose greater fun with shooting and better expediency with S6150 and S4150’s simple to carry transferability.

The slender stylishness convene the accessible high performance of about 16.0 efficient megapixels of imaging power, 7x zoom NIKKOR ED glass lens along with 28mm wide-angle exposure and the recompense of Nikon’s highly developed VR image stabilization.The A 7.5 cm 460k-dot touch control LCD presents a spontaneous and pleasant method for shooting, screening and improved images. Get pleasure from fingertip control on the most of the functions, counting menu navigation. The Nikon Coolpix S6150 facilitates latest LCD monitor showcasing richer and much more natural colors featuring wider viewing angle. Nikon digital cameras price in India are being noticed to be quite surprising, the Nikon Coolpix S6150 price is also quite appealing.

How Biofuel Production Makes the Poor Suffer

A new study issued by the International Land Coalition reveals that biofuel production has required a series of “land grabs” in developing countries, affecting the already vulnerable inhabitants.

The reports highlights that, so far, 40 million hectares have been used to come up with a reliable source of biofuel, Mongabay informs.

The report, entitled “Land Rights and the Rush for Land: Findings of the Global Commercial Pressures on Land Research Project” reveals that food production has ranked second in terms of importance, representing a main objective for only one fifth of the land deals signed from 2000 and 2010.

During almost a decade, biofuel production has been the main goal, since 60% of the deals were aiming to boost this sector. Also, the same source reveals that during this period of time, 200 million hectares of land were used to provide biofuel.

Under these circumstances, "they are more likely to cause problems for the poorest members of society, who often lose access to land and resources that are essential to their livelihoods," reveal the authors of the report.

This situation is quite alarming, since poor inhabitants depend on their lands to put food on the table on a daily basis.

Moreover, it seems that the people in developing countries often can't prove they have rights to exploit their land. In other cases, the financial benefits obtained through advantageous acquisitions end up in the pockets of “local elites.”

The impact of the biofuel industry is correlated with a mismanagement of funds and local corruption. All these factors worsen the lives of many poor people, that have access to only scraps of the considerable financial benefits provided by large-scale land deals.

The study also highlights that the interests of big investors are often protected by legal frameworks, but the small land users can't afford the same luxury.

Moreover, it appears that governments worldwide seem to go in favor of industrial farming, instead of providing extra support for small-scale attempts.

The main exit strategy drawn up by the authors of the report is an increased transparency in the decision-making process when it comes to surfaces of land that play an important role in safeguarding the poor.

Download openSUSE 12.1 Live CD With KDE 3

Believe it or not, the openSUSE 12.1 operating system is now available for all KDE 3 fans out there, downloadable as a Live CD for 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.
 

If you're wondering 'why' and 'how', you should know that this is possible because the KDE 3 desktop environment is available on the default software repositories of openSUSE 12.1, thanks to the wonderful openSUSE community.

Marcus Moeller created the openSUSE 12.1 KDE3 Live CD and included applications such as Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, YaST2, LibreOffice, and kde3-gtk-qt-engine for GTK+ apps.

Oh, and to make your desktop experience feel like 'good ol' times' you should know that the artwork included in openSUSE 12.1 Live CD is based on the old SUSE 10.1 Linux distribution!

Download openSUSE 12.1 KDE3 Live CD 0.1.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

How To Increase The Autonomy Of The Battery In iOS 5

With the new iOS 5 OS from Apple many people noticed and complained that the battery autonomy decreased a lot in some cases and this can be annoying at some point.

Well, in this article we are going to provide some tips that you can follow to increase the battery autonomy in iOS 5 for your Apple device, no matter if you have a iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad or even a iPhone 3GS.


Well, here are the battery autonomy increase Tips

  1. Disable Locations Service
  2. Disable the Wi-Fi feature when you do not have a wireless network in range ( especially when you leave your house )
  3. Make sure that your Bluetooth feature is disabled ( default, it is active after you install the iOS )
  4. Disable the Push feature
  5. Make sure you have the luminosity of your screen at on automatic
  6. Make sure that the auto locking feature is set to 1 minute
  7. Disable the “cellular data” each time you are not using the Internet
  8. Disable the Ping service ( from Settings > General > restrictions )
  9. If you still don’t have a decent autonomy, try to do a restore and use the “Set as new…” feature

Keep in mind that these are some extreme measures and it is not indicated to disable all possible services because this way you are going to limit the features of the iOS very much, however if you want to enjoy a better autonomy then you really don’t have a choice until Apple fixes this problem.

New Android Market 3.4.4 Starts Rolling Out

Google is hard at work with the delivery of a new Android Market client for devices based on its Android operating system.


The new app flavor lands on devices as Android Market 3.4.4 and brings along a series of performance enhancements, being said to operate faster than the previous release. Moreover, the new Android Market packs a setting for auto-adding widgets to the home screen.

The option is said to have replaced the "auto-add shortcuts" feature that the previous version of the Market included. It also appears that Google has replaced the ‘older’ shortcuts with widgets.

The new Android Market 3.4.4 is currently being pushed out on devices over the air, but should also be available for download via various websites out there.

The installation of the new client version does not require root. However, if the app starts closing, users should head over to Settings > Applications > Manage > Market and clear all data, Android Police notes in a recent article.

Download Windows 7 Desktop with New Terra Dynamic Theme

 Download Windows 7 Desktop with New Terra Dynamic Theme

Many of the places and landscapes spread all around the world that you would like to see are now available straight to the desktop of your Windows 7 PC, courtesy of a new theme, Terra Dynamic.


The new theme was designed to bring a piece of the Earth’s wonders to your desktop, offering high-resolution images of caves, waterfalls, deserts and more.

Whether it comes to skyscrapers that awe us when in a big city, to a lake somewhere in the mountains or a vineyard that stretches for miles over hills, the Terra Dynamic theme will bring them all to the screen in front of your eyes.

The Terra Dynamic theme is available for download via this link.

Once it has been installed, you’ll just have to hit the ‘Download Attachments’ button, and the theme will start delivering new imagery for free, courtesy of its RSS capability.

TERRA DYNAMIC THEME - PHOTO GALLERY:


Thanks for softpedia

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Will Have a Unity Shortcuts Hint

Being part of the Ayatana project, a keyboard shortcut hint overlay will be displayed in the upcoming Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system every time a user presses and holds the Super key (also known as the Windows key).
 

At the moment, in the supported versions of the Ubuntu operating system that support Unity, pressing the Super key does nothing but displaying numbers on top of the app shortcuts present on the Unity Launcher. Pressing the number displayed on the respective shortcut will rise up the window or start the app.

In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), when you'll press and hold the Super key (Windows key on most keyboards) an overlay hint with all the Unity keyboard shortcuts will be displayed.

This project is still work in progress and no final decision has been made on the default shortcut for this overlay hint. It will work on both Unity 3D and Unity 2D. You can see it in action by clicking the image above.

Canonical hopes that this will fix many issues and bugs reported by users, such as "No guide to the basics of Unity is shown on first login" or "User Documentation should be easier to access".

Ubuntu Boot Speed Tracker

The bootchart package is used, at the moment, to collect the boot speed results, which can be viewed on the Ubuntu Boot Speed Tracking website.

At the moment, various Ubuntu releases, including Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubuntu 10.10, Ubuntu 11.04, Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Alpha 1, were tested on platforms like Dell Vostro 3400, Dell Mini 10, Samsung N150, Asus 1001Px, and Acer Aspire One D255.

The current tests were done using the 32-bit Desktop ISO image with auto-login enabled. For accurate statistics, the data will be collected only after the second reboot.

Bookmark the Ubuntu Boot Speed Tracking website as it will provide end users and hardware manufacturers with a running history of the boot speed of the Ubuntu operating system.

Because of these reports, the boot speed can be easily compared against several Ubuntu releases.

Install Ubuntu Grooveshark Scope for Unity

Install Ubuntu Grooveshark Scope for Unity in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

Ubuntu Grooveshark Scope is a Unity Dash plugin that will allow users to quickly search and access songs on the popular Grooveshark online audio streaming website.



Unity Grooveshark Scope is available from the Music Lens and provides instant access to songs and albums, playable on your web browser via the Grooveshark music streaming service.

To install the Unity Scope Grooveshark plugin in your Ubuntu operating system, open a terminal window (hit the CTRL+ALT+T key combination) and paste the following command lines (one by one, hitting Enter after each one):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unity-lens-utilities unity-scope-grooveshark


You'll have to restart your session after the installation. Be aware that it is available only for Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin).

American Children Threatened by Toxic Toys

A new reports issued by a team of experts from the Environmental Health Strategy Center indicates that over 650 brand name products keep a terrible secret. 
 
Scientists reached the conclusion that they contain two hormone-disrupting toxic chemicals that can threaten the wellbeing of their consumers.

Image comment: 3 Police Officers, one of the toys launched by Playmobil that contain BPA
Image credits: Playmobil via healthystuff.org

After reading the report, potential buyers will most likely turn their attention from a few plastic toys. The Playmobil toy manufacturer seems far from being eco-conscious, since a lot of its toys are considered dangerous by the authors of this study.

Its toy ambulance, 4x4 Vehicle with Jetski, Airport Vehicle, Big Blister Firemen and Pump and Animal Clinic, otherwise colorful and attractive, are considered hazardous by experts, because they contain bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical already found in baby bottles.

At the same time, BPA is not the only element disrupting our health, since the same study highlights that toxic NPEs can be spotted in cleaning products and almost 300 paints clients would feel tempted to use at home.

The report, entitled Poison in Paint, Toxics in Toys aims to help American customers make smart choices when it comes to their daily shopping list, by selecting only toxic-free products.

It seems that a governmental action is much needed to limit or ban the commercialization of products that can affect the health of a large segment of buyers.

"In the absence of federal leadership, state policies are the best way to identify and restrict toxic chemicals in products," declared Mike Belliveau, the author of this disturbing reports and executive director of the Environmental Health Strategy Center in Portland, Maine.

"Until Congress acts, we can expect more states and businesses to respond to consumer demand for toxic-free products."

Scientists are fully aware of the negative influence BPA and NPEs (nonylphenol ethoxylates) have on humans. It seems that these toxic elements mimic the sex hormone estrogen, and can pose a series of alarming consequences.

BPA triggers prostate gland problems, behavior issues and brain development damage, while NPE is associated with reproduction and development problems.

The main goal of the recent report is to raise the public opinion's level of awareness regarding the danger they expose themselves to during every shopping session, while encouraging the industry to come up with risk-free substitutes.

Limited Edition Nokia Lumia 800 “Dark Knight Rises” Unveiled

Recently launched in the UK, Nokia Lumia 800 is the object of a major marketing campaign surrounding the “Dark Knight Rises” movie starring Christian Bale.

It appears that the Finnish company launched a limited edition Nokia Lumia 800 “Dark Knight Rises” for the short preview of the movie that runs in the UK and US.


Limited Edition Nokia Lumia 800 “Dark Knight Rises” Videos


Jon Choo, the dude that attended one of these IMAX previews of the “Dark Knight Rises” movie found out that Nokia only produced 40 units, so there’s a slim chance of finding one of these limited edition Lumia 800 devices in stores.

The device bears Batman’s logo on the back cover and probably several movie-specific apps. The phone’s sales package is wrapped up in a customized black box with the same Batman logo.

No other details on the phone’s specs or software have been unveiled yet.

Download Flash Player 11.1 for Android Updated

A new version of Flash Player 11.1 for Android is now available for download for all devices running under Android 2.2 to 3.2 platform releases.

Pushed out through the Android Market as version 11.1.111.5, the new Flash Player release includes a series of performance improvements, as well as various bug fixes.

According to Adobe, the new release is meant to address some issues related to security and stability.

At the same time, Adobe is moving towards releasing a new major flavor of its Flash Player for Android, one that would bring along support for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform, while marking the end of platform’s development.

However, the new Flash Player release does not offer support for Android 4.0 yet, and Adobe hasn’t offered a specific availability date for it. However, the company did say that it would be released before the end of the year.

Samsung Galaxy Note Gets Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Update in India

Samsung Galaxy Note Gets Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Update


It looks like Samsung is currently rolling out an Android 2.3.6 update for the Galaxy Note in India. Details on the update’s change log are scarce at the moment.

According to the folks over at AndroidOS, the update is reportedly delivered via Samsung Kies Samsung desktop software.

Apparently, the software build number N7000XXKL3/N7000ODDKL1 brings the phone’s firmware version to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread.

For the time being, no other important changes have been reported but it should improve the phone’s performance and possibly fixes some minor bugs.

The update is probably pushed in stages, so Galaxy Note owners shouldn’t grow impatient if they don’t get the update first hand.

It will take several days for Samsung to complete the deployment process, so it is recommended to check manually for the update from time to time.

Leaked Press Photos of LG’s Prada Phone 3.0

 Leaked Press Photos of LG’s Prada Phone 3.0
South Korean mobile phone maker LG Electronics has been long rumored to plan the release of a new Prada Phone, and the device has just been spotted into the wild in a series of leaked press photos.

The smartphone is expected to become official no later than today, during an event in London, yet we can already have a closer look at it courtesy of the said photos.

The new device should land on shelves with a 4.3-inch NOVA display with WVGA resolution, along with a 1GHz application processor inside, and an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with support for 1080p video recording.

The new device also comes with to the market with 21Mbps HSPA+ connectivity, as well as with Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0, and with FM radio.

It will also sport a "Prada-inspired" texture on the back, while running under Android Gingerbread, though it should be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich sometime next year.

How to Block Ads in the New Xbox 360 Dashboard

Microsoft has just released a brand new dashboard update for its Xbox 360 console and, while it certainly brings an interface reminiscent of Windows Phone 7 or Windows 8, it has plenty of ads that some users find annoying.
 
Thankfully, a few clever owners have found a couple of workarounds that prevent the console from going online and downloading new ads which can be displayed in the variety of squares and rectangles that now dominate every page of the console’s dashboard.



The simplest method, provided you have a router in your home which you use to share an internet connection with multiple devices, is to just block a single domain with the address ‘https://rad.msn.com/’.

This is where the Xbox 360 gets its ads from and, if you successful blocked it with your router, the commercials will no longer appear. You might need to clear the cache of the console’s hard drive before they’re completely gone, which can be done by going into System Settings>Storage>Hard Drive and pressing Y to clear your system cache.

If you don’t have a router that can block specific domains, you can follow a trickier method that involves using the free OpenDNS service.


Check out the full list of instructions below, as highlighted by a Reddit member.

- Sign up for an OpenDNS account (it's free).
- Add a network for your current IP address.
- Go to Advanced Settings and next to 'Domain Typos', check the box 'Enable typo correction' if it's not already checked and apply.
- Got to Web Content Filtering settings and set the filtering level to 'None', and under 'Manage individual domains', put rad.msn.com and select 'Always block' and then click 'Add domain'.
- On your Xbox, go to System Settings -> Network Settings -> (your connection) -> Configure Network -> DNS settings -> Manual, and enter the OpenDNS IP addresses for the primary and secondary DNS servers: 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220.

You may also need to clear the cache of your hard drive, which could involve having to redownload all the updates that you got for your games, but it’s a small price to pay for getting rid of those ads.

Considering the large amount of commercials served by Microsoft through this new update, it would’ve been nice to at least reward those who have an Xbox Live Gold subscription, which costs $60 (43 Euros) a year, with less ads or even remove them altogether.

Still, by using the methods above you might be able to trick the company, at least for the time being, and have an ad-free experience with the new Xbox 360 dashboard.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Free Download Christmas theme for Nokia or 5th phones

Dress your Nokia Symbian mobile phone with luxurious gold icons and elements along with Christmas ringtones and message tone with this new Christmas theme for Nokia C3, X2-01, Asha 200, 201, Symbian Anna and 5th phones.

The Features of the theme are

  1. Full Svg theme with luxurious gold icons and elements
  2. Stylish Qwerty keyboard
  3. Preloaded Christmas ringtones and sms tone
  4. S40 v6 320 x 240 px theme version comes with flashlight clock, calendar and weather widget
  5. Compatible in both potrait and landscape for symbian 3, anna and 5th edition phones


Download Twitter 3.0 for Android

Twitter has just revamped its client for Android phones to make it more user-friendly and faster. The application’s homepage has been redesigned as well, along with the iOS version. It looks like the latest version of Twitter features four sections, Home, Connect, Discover and Me. 


The Home section shows the tweets from yours followers, along with your own, and with Tweet details you will be able to see more info such as replies, retweets and embedded images.

The Discover section displays a more comprehensive collection of Twitter Stories and trends. You can also find a search feature and hashtags in this section as well. Here is where you will also receive suggestions to follow certain people, according to your previous choices.

The new Me section includes lists, favorites, direct messages, photos, as well as followers. This is where you can see any video or picture that you previously shared.

Twitter 3.0 for Android is now available as a free download here and is fully compatible with all devices running Android 2.1 and up.

Monday, December 12, 2011

HTC Sensation XE Z715E Youtube Review - Best Audio Technologies

HTC has maximized its use Sensation XE Z715E with Beats Audio technologies. If you are striking the headset or earphone Audio brand, this smartphone will Beats set the best sound for both the profile of such devices. If You disable the voice profile, the sound quality will not be different from the headset in General.



When it comes to doing music justice, you’re way ahead of the crowd with the HTC Sensation XE Z715E with Beats Audio™ and its superb, in-box customized urBeats™ headset. Now your audio experience sounds just like the artist intended.

HTC Sensation XE Z715E with Beats Audio™ comes inbox with custom made Beats headsets, engineered to deliver extraordinary sound. The specially tuned software and user interface delivers the ultimate mobile audio experience we know you’ll appreciate. Featuring an aluminum unibody construction and designed with touches of red, the phone feels premium and looks beautiful inside and out.

Surf the web in style with multi-window browsing, a quick lookup tool for jumping to Wikipedia or YouTube and the latest Flash support for smooth video playback.

Remember that time you pressed the shutter button and had to wait while your camera phone finished taking the picture? With the instant capture camera, the moment you press the button is the same moment the photo is captured. Never let a great shot slip away.



In addition equipped with good audio technologies, HTC Sensation XE is also armed with the best specifications. The Smartphone is equipped with dual-core processor with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz, 2.7-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of qHD (540 x 960). One of the things that make this smartphone is the capacity of the battery were specials.

  1. HTC using batteries with Sensation XE 1730mAH capacity. With the battery, you can use this smartphone to play a song for 20 hours non-stop and watch HD video over 7.5 hours!
  2. HTC Sensation XE is equipped with 8 megapixel camera. These cameras can be used to capture video with Full HD 1080p format.
  3. For system operations, HTC Android 2.3 Sensation XE used or known by the name of Gingerbread.
  4. To save your song in large quantities, HTC sales packages with microSD of Sensation XE 8 GB.
  5. Key Features: Android 1.5GHz dual processor 4.3" QHD Super LCD capacitive touch screen 8MP camera, dual LED flash and VGA front camera 1080p HD video recording 4Gb eMMC ROM, 768Mb RAM, plus microSD storage 160 grams 1730 mAh battery. Complete with urBeats in-ear headphones in the box.

Download Windows 8 Ad SDK for Metro Apps

Microsoft unveiled details on what the upcoming Windows Store for Windows 8 applications is all about, and some new tools for developers to take advantage of when building applications for the OS are now available. 


Among them, we can count the Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8, through which developers can find new ways to monetize Metro applications.

The availability of this feature for Metro applications is expected to prove beneficial for both software developers and for advertisers.

“Microsoft is focused on helping Windows 8 developers monetize their applications in a variety of ways, one of which is advertising,” the Redmond-based software giant explains.

“The purpose of this technical preview is to enable developers to experiment and get more comfortable with advertising capabilities that can be added to Windows 8 applications.”

For the time being, the Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8 is available in a pre-release version, so that developers could start building their apps for the platform.

However, the preview release offers the option to write fully working code for having ads included in Windows Metro style apps.

“We do not anticipate that the APIs will change significantly between the preview and first formal releases, but you will be required to repackage your app with the final bits in order to receive payouts,” Microsoft notes.

The building of applications for the Windows 8 platform begins with downloading the Developer Preview of the platform that includes the software development kit for getting started.

To take advantage of what the Win8 Ad SDK has to offer, developers will have to have Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows 8 installed, and an active Windows Live ID.

Only free applications will be available in the Windows Store at launch in February 2012, but additional app types will be accepted later next year, which means that developers interested in releasing ad-supported apps will have enough time to insert the necessary code in them before the storefront fully launches.

The Microsoft Advertising SDK for Windows 8 is available for download via this link.

Windows 8 Developer Preview Build 8102 M3 is available for download here.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sprint Express - Smartphone QWERTY keyboard with Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Sprint has a pretty good collection of smartphones at the moment, which can satisfy anyone, from power users looking for a high end smartphone for all their work and entertainment to people switching from cellphones who want something affordable, yet still decent enough performance wise to run all the tasks they may need.


Of course, the arms race never ends between carriers, and they need new devices to be able to stay competitive, and Sprint is no exception. Among the many other smartphones coming to the network in the following months, the Sprint Express fills the low end budget inventory, and with its small overall size and portrait QWERTY keyboard, it might just be the perfect choice for those switching from their good old cellphone, but who still don’t want to get into the whole “whose screen is bigger” game that smartphone manufacturers (and users) seem to be playing nowadays.

The smartphone is made by Huawei, who is slowly getting more US market share, especially in the budget niche (the AT&T Impulse is a great phone, for example), and has a pretty good design and construction, especially for the price. It is only 114mm in length, and even though it’s pretty wide at 63mm, it feels more like the phones of yester-year than modern big-screen smartphones. The 12mm thickness is just enough to make it feel substantial and sit well in your hand(s).

On the front, you’ll see the small 2.6 inch display (with an also small 320×240 pixels resolution) right away, along with the QWERTY keyboard, navigation buttons and a D-pad, which is very handy when scrolling through stuff or writing a long email or document (sadly, most manufacturers seem to have forgotten about this). In fact, this phone resembles a Blackberry even more than a lot of the other portrait QWERTY devices out there like the Samsung Galaxy Pro. The keyboard is pretty well made, and although it doesn’t hold a candle to any Blackberry, it’s still good enough for writing anything.

The internal hardware is nothing to talk about – in fact, I’d be ashamed of even mentioning it :-) , but it’s good enough for people who don’t care about that and just want a phone that works AND holds a charge for more than half a day. The phone has all the usual features like Wifi, Bluetooth, USB, GPS and 3G, but the processor and RAM will slow everything down, for sure – Huawei used a low end (and low power) 600 MHz Qualcomm and 256 MB of RAM, which are just enough to run Android Gingerbread and some apps, but won’t hold for anything more intensive or any heavy multitasking.

Yes, the phone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which is actually a surprise, since it’s supposed to have a 1 GHz minimum processor speed requirements – then again, it runs fine on the original Droid and even the HTC G1, so it should be pretty smooth on the Sprint Express, as well. There are a couple of hundred Megabytes of storage space inside, but you can always buy a micro SD card to expand that to up to 32 GB.

The phone costs only $20 with a contract, so it’s a good deal for everyone who is just getting into the smartphone world and doesn’t need a powerful computer in their pocket at all times.