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Monday, May 30, 2011

Verizon Delivers Gingerbread to DROID X Test Users

Mobile phone maker Motorola Mobility and wireless carrier Verizon have already started to deliver the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system update to Motorola DROID X devices on the operator's airwaves.

The first batch of updates arrived on test units last night, and should be released on more handsets in the near future, provided that things move according to plan.

Yesterday, users who volunteered to get the update before anyone else received an email informing them on the availability of these first bits.

Reportedly, the email included the following info:

- The update will be pushed late tonight. If you go to bed, it should be waiting for you in the morning. West Coast members and night owls may be up to see it.

- It’s a good idea to keep your phone charged if possible and plugged in overnight. You don’t have to keep it on, but you can.

- If you are rooted, you must flash back to the standard Droid X software to receive the update. (Even then we can’t guarantee the update will work.)

There would be a wide range of enhancements delivered to Motorola DROID X owners through this update, including those coming straight from Google via the Gingerbread OS, as well as a series of improvements and fixes from Motorola and Verizon.

Released as software version 4.5.596.MB810.Verizon.en.US, the update would bring enhancements like a download manager, better word selection and copy/paste features, new UI and color scheme, updates in the calendar and email apps, and more.

Verizon and Motorola already published the release notes for the new update for DROID X, as we reported only a few days ago.

As stated above, provided that the initial delivery of this software update is successful, Motorola and Verizon will continue its deployment to more owners of the device, starting with the next week, so keep an eye on this space to learn more on how things evolve.

New White BlackBerry Curve 3G in the UK

Canadian mobile phone maker Research in Motion is getting ready for the release of a new version of its BlackBerry Curve 3G (9300) smartphone on the market in the UK, one that would be dressed up all in white.

The new version of the device would arrive on shelves with the same features and capabilities as the other models included, and should be available in the country exclusively via Phones 4u.

For those out of the loop, we should note that RIM already released not only a black flavor of the mobile phone, but also a smoky violet version, as well as a pink model.

However, feeling that these colors might not be enough to satisfy users' appetite for differentiation, the handset vendor decided to bring the white flavor of its BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone on the market in the UK as well.

The white variant of this device would be available for acquisition for free on monthly plans that start at £16.50 per month, at more than one carrier. Those who would like to purchase it on a PAYG basis would have to pay £149.95 for it.

The device would also be bundled with a BlackBerry PlayBook, the 7-inch tablet PC from the handset vendor (£99 with a £37 per month deal). Learn more on the available offerings here.

As a recent article on Pocket-lint notes, while pre-order availability is in place now, the device would hit shelves only on June 16th.

The BlackBerry Curve 3G smartphone comes to the market with a 320 x 240 display on board, a full QWERTY keyboard, and a 2MP camera on the back.

The handset also sports 3G capabilities, along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology, built-in GPS receiver for location-based services, and more.

It comes with multimedia capabilities too, including MP3 / eAAC+ / WAV music player and MP4 / H.263 / H.264 player, as well as with support for email, Internet browsing, messaging, and other features more. The handset is powered by BlackBerry OS 5.0.

iPhone 5 Announcement at WWDC 2011 Almost Confirmed

Apple has provided yet another piece of evidence that an iPhone announcement will take place at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference hosted June 6-9 at Moscone West, San Francisco, California.

A tweet sent out by an Australian technology journalist indicates the man has been called upon to attend WWDC 2011, following several other reports from British journalists who were also told they were expected at the conference.

Before pulling his tweet (for one reason or another), the editor’s Twitter status said: "I think something big will be announced on June 6th in San Fran by #Apple. I have just been invited to attend the event."

Based on the number of reports saying Apple is flying in reporters from all over the world, the obvious assumption is that Cupertino will announce something big, and most bets are on the next-generation iPhone hardware.

In announcing the WWDC 2011 schedule, Apple said the show would focus on the future of Mac OS and iOS.

In addition to a potential iPhone 5 / iPhone 4S announcement, Apple is widely believed to plan the introduction of iOS 5, the next major iteration of the iPhone and iPad software.

The new iOS is said to be chock full of new features that leverage the cloud, in what would be Apple’s third step in offering everyone a ‘locker’ for their digital life, following the introduction of .Mac (dot Mac) and its transition to MobileMe.

Most pundits agree MobileMe will play a major role in Apple’s iOS 5, with new search, mapping and voice services, as well as many others.

As far as hardware is concerned, at the very least analysts say Apple will introduce an incremental iPhone 4S with a relocated LED flash and enhanced camera sensor.

The screen will only increase in size if Apple is poised to make the iPhone 5 announcement, We believes. You can throw this one in with the curved glass rumors too.

In Wake of Mac Defender Frenzy, Intego Slashes VirusBarrier X6 Price

With the recent discovery of a Trojan targeting Mac OS X, security firm Intego based in Austin, Texas is the first to capitalize on this ordeal by offering a discount on its VirusBarrier X6 Mac antivirus program.

The Mac user base has been targeted lately by a piece of malware that portrays itself as a legitimate antivirus program, whereas it actually tricks users into handing over their credit card information.

The malware is distributed via a method called SEO (search engine optimization) poisoning, and the resulted application is either called Mac Defender, or Mac Guar and may come in different versions but its ultimate purpose is the same.

Intego has been the first to report on the existence of this piece of malware, by providing comprehensive security advisories that document its particularities, how to avoid it and / or how to remove it from an infected system.

Apple itself has issued a note on its Support site outlining the standard procedure from ridding an infected computer of Mac Defender and its variants, and has promised to issue a free software update to address the matter.

“With the many recent fake antiviruses targeting Mac users, Intego has decided to offer a special discount on VirusBarrier X6, the company's anti-malware and network protection program, so you can boost your Mac's protection on this Memorial Day weekend,” Intego tells Softpedia.

The security software vendor says only VirusBarrier X6 provides comprehensive protection from malware and network threats on the Mac.

Whether or not that’s the case, VirusBarrier X6 is indeed known to be the only antivirus Mac app that includes full anti-malware protection together with firewall, network protection, anti-phishing, and anti-spyware features.

To benefit from the discount, users must go to Intego's Buy Now page, choose a copy of VirusBarrier X6, and click on Continue Order.

On the next page, users must enter the following coupon code: FAKEAV-20. The offer is valid through Tuesday, May 31, 2011, Intego said.

New Nokia Concept Device Sports Futuristic 3D UI Elements

3D-capable smartphones are new to the market, but they are already there, and more and more mobile phone makers are expected to bring to shelves their own capable of delivering 3D content, with Nokia being one of them.

The company hasn't yet confirmed any plans on this direction, but that doesn't meant that it might not be considering it, since others already did, nor does it imply that enthusiast are not allowed to dream of it.

Tommy Incrosnatu, a designer who already brought to the light an appealing Nokia concept device, has a new phone available for your viewing pleasure, with 3D looks and all.

The same as with the previously spotted creation, the new device comes with beauty elements of Finnish nature, as well as with a certain simplicity that it meant to make it increasingly appealing.

Of course, today's mobile phones do come with appealing looks, but there is always room for more, and the new concept device, which can be admired in the photos attached to this article, courtesy of (via Concept Phones), can easily prove so.

The concept's designer explains on his website that the main idea behind this project was to combine simplicity with 3D elements, and bring photography into the mix:

I teamed up with 3D artists Oula and Miika to create something amazing. I've had this idea for years to create a concept phone and give it my take on a modern smartphone user interface.

I wanted to use desirable and simplified graphics, spiced up with photography. I also added some concept level ideas to the core applications, pushing for a well thought out GUI and some playful tricks.

The goal was to have fun and prove something to ourselves, but maybe we've ended up being too ambitious, doing things like 3D racing game graphics.

The final presentation style aims for the beauty of Finnish nature and the end format will be 60 second full-on TV-advert.

In the end, the phone evolved into what can be seen below. Provided that Nokia or another handset vendor would consider bringing to shelves such a phone, users would certainly appreciate it a lot.

Windows Phone Mango Comes With More Features for Users

More Windows Phone Mango Features: SmartDJ, Facebook Chat, Group Messaging
From Group  Messaging, Facebook Chat until SmartDJ.. A great features for users.
The next flavor of Windows Phone, which should arrive into the wild under the name of Mango, might include even more goodies than previously reported. 
Microsoft has just announced that Mango would come with a series of enhancements aimed specifically at business customers, and some more of them were unveiled in a more or less official manner, through the latest Windows Phone Developer Podcast.

We already had the chance to have a look at some of the features that Microsoft would plan on packing inside Mango, but it seems that others would also be there, unconfirmed until now, such as Facebook Chat, or Group Messaging.

Windows Phone Mango should bring Windows Live Messenger integration in the Messaging Hub, and Facebook chat would also be featured there, it seems.

Moreover, users would be able to create groups of contacts to send texts or emails to, courtesy of Group Messaging enhancements that the next Windows Phone iteration would sport.

But this is not all, not by far. As soon as Mango arrives, users would be able to see the Now Playing item on the lockscreen, in addition to enjoying a revamped Games/Xbox Hub, a recent article on WMPoweruser notes.

Zune enthusiasts would have one more reason to rejoice, as the platform upgrade would also bring SmartDJ support into the mix. This would enable Windows Phone users benefit from a great music discovery tool.

One other interesting feature that the latest Windows Phone Developer Podcast hints at would be the ability to turn off the Camera Shutter sound, something that other OSes won't offer.

Along with all these, there should be a series of enhancements brought to Bing in Windows Phone, such as Bing Audio, Bing Vision, or turn-by-turn navigation with voice guidance, as well as Office365 integration built into SkyDrive, and SharePoint.

There are also the aforementioned business features that Microsoft detailed only recently, as well as the new APIs that developers would have access to as soon as the new OS flavor and the tools to accompanied it are made available.

Nokia N8-01 Concept Phone Features Review

Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia is gearing up for the release of a new series of devices, powered by Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system, but still has a few appealing Symbian-powered handsets in store for its users. 
Whether they would manage to impress or not, it remains to be seen, but, until then, we can always dream that they would bring forth features unseen before.

Nokia N8-01, a concept device that might very well become the successor of the already popular Nokia N8-00 smartphone that landed on shelves last year, has just made an appearance on the Internet, leaving us wanting more.

Based on the next flavor of Symbian, called PR3.0 / Belle, the Nokia N8-01 would offer all of the high-end feature that some of the latest devices launched on shelves today would, with a little extra to make the phone more appealing.

The handset would sport a 4-inch CBD Super AMOLED touchscreen display with Dragontrail Glass and support for 16M Colours, while boasting a qHD resolution (540 x 960 pixels).

Beneath it, the Nokia N8-01 would sport a 1.2 Ghz Dual Core Processor with Broadcom BCM2763 GPU, complemented by 1GB of RAM.

1GB ROM would also be included with this device, as well as 32GB of internal memory, and a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space.

Moreover, it would include a 16-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with auto-focus and Carl Zeiss Optics with True Zoom Technology, as well as Xenon Flash and 1080p HD video recording and playback capabilities.

The specifications list of this concept device would continue with HDMI port, Dolby Digital Plus and technology, and USB On The Go.

As stated above, the mobile phone should run under the Symbian operating system, with the Qt UI on top, and would also offer support for the Qt 5 Platform.

A quick glance at the the specs the Nokia N8-01 concept phone sports would easily show you that this is a mobile phone that could easily turn reality.

The handset
's designer, BlackIdea (via My Nokia Blog), built it with specs in line with what can be found in some of the latest Android-based devices, except maybe for the higher-quality photo snapper on the back.

Hopefully, Nokia would indeed bring to the market such great devices, either powered by Symbian or by Microsoft's Windows Phone, and would once again claim the crown on the smartphone market.

Download Nimbuzz 1.3.6 for Blackberry

A brand new flavor of Nimbuzz for Blackberry is now available for download for all owners of a smartphone from Research In Motion that like using the application to stay connected with friends and family while on the go.

The development team behind the mobile application has just announced the availability of the new release, and also unveiled the new features that were packed with it.

Among those that would certainly make BlackBerry users rejoice, we can count free avatars, along with improved Facebook connectivity.

The release notes for the new Nimbuzz 1.3.6 for Blackberry shows the following:

- A fix for the Facebook connectivity issue
- Free avatars – choose new and exciting avatars for your profile picture from N-World
- Free bots – check out how your day will be with the new Astrology bot from N-World
- Improved reconnection process – so you can spend more time online

With the release of this new version of the mobile application, BlackBerry users gained access to N-World, the place where they can find free avatars to use with the software.

“In this new version you have access to N-World, a place where you can find free avatars and free bots,” the Nimbuzz development team notes in a recent post on their blog.

“To access N-World on you device, you need to press the BlackBerry key-> scroll down -> click on N-World -> choose a new avatar or add a new bot to your contact list.”

At the same time, they mention that the new application flavor comes with a series bug fixes that were possible courtesy of the great feedback they received from all users of the application.

Courtesy of these enhancements, the experience users would receive from the application should be greatly improved.

The new Nimbuzz 1.3.6 for Blackberry is currently available for download via the Nimbuzz website, but should hit the Blackberry World as well, during the next week.
Download Nimbuzz 1.3.6 for Blackberry

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Missing iSync Application

When Mac OS X 10.7 Lion debuts this summer, it will be missing a few in-house developed applications, like Front Row, and according to more recent digging through the software’s code, iSync.

Privileged Lion testers are signaling that a fresh installation of OS X Lion comes without iSync, the utility that lets you synchronize the information on your computer with your bluetooth-capable devices.

If you upgrade from Snow Leopard to Lion, you’ll be getting to keep the tool, plus Front Row, Rosetta, and Java runtime. If you install Lion from scratch, they’ll be gone forever, but you could theoretically obtain them from a Snow Leopard machine and install them manually.

But why is this important, you ask. After all, anyone was hardly using iSync.

I for one have never completed a single transfer between my iPhone and Mac using it. It’s simply not very reliable. So maybe that’s the reason Apple dropped it, right?

Well, it’s likely that’s no the case at all. Apple could have easily rewritten its code to make it a reliable piece of utility software, but instead decided to scrub it altogether in Lion.

It may well have to do with the company’s plans to introduce a revamped MobileMe this year.

MobileMe currently offers storage and synchronization services, and while everything is done in the cloud right now, who’s to say Apple won’t offer these capabilities locally too?

Or perhaps the next version of MobileMe - or iCloud as some believe it will be called - will come with its own specialized sync utility. A fairly possible scenario if you ask us.

It is becoming clear that Apple is doing away with software that customers aren’t using all that much.

We’d say Front Row still deserved to be a part of Lion, but who are we to tell Apple how to run the show?

Plus, whoever wants to use Front Row can fork out $99 for a brand new Apple TV. (wink)

Apple iSync will sync your Address Book/iCal between Macs and digital devices

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Download Mozilla Firefox 6 Aurora for Mac OS X

 Download Mozilla Firefox 6 Aurora for Mac OS X
Firefox 6 (Alpha) has been released through the Aurora channel for Mac OS X packing a ton of new features, including an all-new add-ons manager, new options for Panorama, advanced HTML5 support, a handful of new developer tools, and a Permission Manager window that gives users the ability to set different options for web sites.

Mozilla announced the release on its official blog saying, “We’re happy to announce the next version of Firefox Aurora is ready for download and testing.” Mac users can download the new version immediately from link below.

The software vendor emphasizes the features that give users and Web developers more control over their browsing and development environments, as well as those that improve the browser’s overall performance.

One of these key additions is the experimental Data Management Window that “provides control over the the access that specific websites have to your browsing data, including cookies, passwords and location information.”

Users can start testing this feature by typing “about:permissions” in the URL bar, Mozilla says.

A new add-ons Manager that features a Plugin Check is present in Firefox 6 with the ability to quickly verify the compatibility of installed plugins directly from the Add-Ons Manager.

To improve browser startup time and overall experience, Panorama Groups on Demand are now included. Targeting “power” users, these allow the loading of saved tab groups only when using Panorama.

Tools like Scratchpad, Web Console, Web Developer Menu, and others, cater to developers looking to quickly build and test JavaScript snippets in the browser, move the console to other parts of the window or break out into a separate window, gain access to developer tools from the Firefox Aurora Menu Button, and more.

Undoubtedly appeasing programmers that use Mac OS X to do their coding, Mozilla also confirms that additional support for HTML5, DOM level 3, server-sent events, networking technologies and other tools have made their way into Firefox 6 Aurora.

Tasked with making it easier for developers build advanced Web apps, all these are documented at Firefox for Developers in the Mozilla Developer Center.

All versions of Mozilla Firefox for Mac, including Firefox 5 Beta, and 4.0.1 Stable can be obtained via the link below.

Download Mozilla Firefox for Mac OS X (Free)

Windows 8 ServiceOS vs. Chrome OS

 Windows 8 ServiceOS vs. Chrome OS
Has Microsoft already been at work on a Chrome OS rival platform, even before Google released its browser-based operating system?
The Mountain View-based search giant recently announced that Chrome OS will start being available to customers on the first Chromebooks as soon as next month, in June 2011.

What users get with Chrome OS is just a browser, but in a sense also an OS, minus all the actual functionality of an operating system, save for allowing users to connect to the Internet.

With Windows 8, Microsoft is also reported to explore a more intimate connection between its Cloud and the desktop platforms. Windows vNext will allow customers to use email addresses for user accounts, as well as enjoy roaming settings, applications and personalization options through connected accounts.

But at the same time, the Redmond company’s researchers have been exploring a browser operating system themselves, dubbed ServiceOS, which is the evolution of Microsoft Research projects such as Gazelle and MashupOS.

Some Microsoft Research resources are available to those that want some insight into the project, via the Resource Management for Web Applications in ServiceOS page.

But the real goodies, as far as I’m concerned, were unearthed earlier this year and shared initially by Mary Jo Foley.

I didn’t think much of them then, but now that Google is on the verge of releasing Chrome OS, the information provided for a TechFest2011 showcase makes it sound like the software giant already has a valid response to the Mountain View company’s platform.

Here is the full abstract:

“We design ServiceOS as a client platform that purposely supports the SaaS paradigm where the master copy of a user's applications resides in the cloud and cached on her end devices.

In ServiceOS, we embrace the web model, its software distribution model and the protection policy (the Same Origin Policy), for all applications including traditional applications. At the same time, ServiceOS empowers applications (including web applications) with richest possible functionalities without losing security by providing cross-principal protection, sharing, communications, and resource access and scheduling that are appropriate for the SaaS setting.

The ServiceOS project aims to address many challenges faced by our Windows Phone platform, post Windows 8 platform, the browser platform, and Office platform.

In this demo suite, we will demo:

1. A MinWin-based ServiceOS prototype that refactors Trident to have a multi-principal OS-based design for the browser platform.

2. ServiceOS exposes a new sharing abstraction called User Data Channel to enable the user to share her own data across application and protection boundaries.

3. How traditional application like Word can run on ServiceOS and able to embed rich web content such as a Youtube video without sacrificing security.

4. How applications can access privacy-sensitive devices and data and how we prevent unwanted access.”

So, a post-Windows 8 operating system that would stretch across a variety of form factors, including smartphones, take Windows itself to the next level, ensure the migration into the Cloud for users, and still enable the evolution of Office.

Make no mistake about it. ServiceOS is nothing more than the reinvented core of Internet Explorer, the Trident rendering engine, designed to allow Cloud applications and services to use hardware resources not like a browser but like an OS, all because it also based on MinWin, the core of Windows 7 and Windows 8, presumably.

ServiceOS would not only run traditional programs such as Office Word, but at the same time enable users to live in the Cloud, as Chrome OS does today.

Alas, Chrome OS is almost here, while ServiceOS remains a Microsoft Research project, which, as all prototypes go, could be shelved, integrated into other projects, and never become an actual product.

Download Free Windows 7 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Theme

 Dou You want to Download Free Windows 7 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Theme?
It's a greats info for  Justin Bieber Fans..

What do Justin Bieber and Windows 7 have in common? While the answer might appear to be “nothing at all,” fact is that the Canadian singer and Microsoft’s operating system do share some content.
Users visiting the Redmond company’s Windows Personalization Gallery, set up for customers running Windows 7 will be able to find a brand new theme that has just been added.

The Justin Bieber: Never Say Never theme pack is now available for download from the Personalization Gallery, free of charge as it’s the case for all the content offered by the software giant, including the additional themes.

Of course, fans of the performer will notice immediately that the theme offered by Microsoft is not focused on Bieber necessarily, but on his movie, “Never Say Never.”

“Follow Justin Bieber on his inspirational journey from street performer in the small town of Stratford, Ontario, to Internet phenomenon and global superstar with images from his 3-D concert film in this free Windows 7 theme,” reads the official description of the theme pack.

“Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” sport a score of just 1.3 on IMDB, so I wouldn’t recommended it to anyone. One of my friends actually watched it recently, and although I cannot get a straight answer from him about the experience, I did get the feeling that he’s not a fan.

Still, I don’t doubt it for a minute that there are plenty bielebers (I think they’re called) out there that would die at the chance to have Bieber on their Windows 7 desktop through an official theme from Microsoft.

There are a total of four
Justin Bieber wallpapers included in the theme, which I included below to offer a preview of what users get after installing the theme. Unfortunately, even though the movie is 3D, the wallpapers are as 2D as they get.

The Windows 7 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never theme is available for download here.

Jailbreak-Proof iOS 5 Deliver Revamped Notifications, Widgets

 Jailbreak-Proof iOS 5 Deliver Revamped Notifications, Widgets
Apple is reportedly gearing up to announce a jailbreak-proof iOS 5 that packs enhanced notifications, a cool widget system, Expose-style multitasking, new mapping and voice services, and a mechanism that updates the software over the air.

Reports indicate there’s a high degree of probability that Apple will use WWDC 2011 to introduce by far the biggest revamp of iOS to date.

All iOS 5 rumors are now being crammed into one likely scenario that Apple will beef up its mobile OS with everything it needs to make people lose interest in jailbreaking, whilst developing a new iPhone that’s also said to be a tough nut to hack.

One of the major enhancements is said to be a revamped iOS notification and all new widget system. Many have created concepts to try and guess what these may look like, and we’re holding our breath to see what Apple has come up with.

Rumors of Expose-style iOS multitasking may also materialize, and Nuance technology will be fully baked into iOS 5, according to sources talking to Techcrunch.

Others are telling 9to5Google that iOS 5 will not bring an Apple-developed maps service, but the Mac maker is working hard to improve the existing iOS Maps application with assets from the acquisition of Placebase and Poly9.

iOS 5 will be updatable over the air, reports also indicate. Currently, iOS users can only update their firmware by tethering their device to a computer running iTunes.

Finally, Apple is reportedly poised to introduce new iPhone hardware that is harder to jailbreak.

Indeed, if the iPad 2 is any indication, iPhone 5 will boast similar hardware that will be just as hard to hack.

Readers should keep in mind that this report is but a mere rumor roundup, nothing more, nothing less. However, if any of these features are to be confirmed, it’s high time that Apple does so, if it wants to keep competition playing catch with the iPhone.

Samsung Galaxy S II Tops Apple's iPhone 4 in the UK

Samsung Galaxy S II, the latest flagship smartphone from the South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung, is rated as the top mobile phone on the UK market, with Apple's iPhone placed only on the second position.

The UK is the second market in the world where Samsung's Galaxy S devices outsold the iPhone 4, which proves that the the new model has great chances to become the leading phone in more areas around the world as well.

The new data regarding the top ranked handsets on the UK market comes from uSwitch Mobile, which monitors the popularity and sales of these devices. The statistics are also based on Omio's network of mobile comparison sites.

Samsung's flagship device managed to make a great impression on the South Korean market as well, where it enjoyed great pre-order demand, as well as impressive first three days sales.

Last month, Apple's iPhone 4 held the crown on the smartphone segment in the UK, but it seems that Galaxy S II won't leave it have the first position on the market again.

Based on Google's Android operating system, the Samsung Galaxy S II comes with a large 4.3-inch touchscreen display, complemented by a powerful dual-core 1.2GHz application processor.

At the same time, the new device includes 1GB of RAM, along with 16GB of internal memory, and a microSD memory card slot for adding more storage space into the mix. 

All these make it more appealing that Apple's device, which is powered by a single-core CPU and sports only internal memory. However, other features also make the Galaxy S a better option for users than than the iconic device from Apple would do.

For example, we should note that the Galaxy S II sports an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, and that it also comes with support for 1080p HD video recording, HSPA+ capabilities, and WiFi Hotspot features.

You can learn more on the performance of these two devices on the UK market, as well as on that of other handsets there through uSwitch Mobile.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

How to install wi-fi driver on Ubuntu 11.04

 Do you want to install wi-fi driver on Ubuntu 11.04? Read&apply this tutorial. You will enjoy your wifi after finish install wi-fi driver on your Ubuntu 11.04
 Ubuntu 11.04 is out for the installation.It is using the Unity as default Desktop environment.Unity has lots of good features like launcher(a dock type shortcut available in the left of the window).After installation you need to install wireless driver in your system to use your wi-fi.Previously we use to connect with wire for internet use.But when wireless connection you can use your internet anywhere and no barrier of wire.So i am going to tell you how to install wi-fi driver in Ubuntu 11.04, so that you can use your internet easily.

How to install wireless driver in Ubuntu 11.04

# Open the Additional Driver by going to Ubuntu logo and search for Additional Driver.Now select the “Broadcom B43 wireless Driver” and click on activate.
Give the password to start the installation and wait for completion of the process.
Now enjoy using your wifi. Let's go to your new world..

Verizon LG Revolution Review - Features and Specifications

 LG Revolution is an all-touchscreen Android smartphone made for Verizon's LTE network. In addition, it also features a 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus, front-facing camera… Verizon LG Revolution Review

The LG Revolution is the third smartphone for Verizon that can use the 4G LTE network. In our review, we’ll try and determine if this is on par with other phones in the market, including the 4G LTE-capable HTC Thunderbolt and Samsung Charge.

With handsets like the T-Mobile G2x and the Optimus Black, LG has been on a roll with the high-end handsets. Does the LG Revolution keep that positive streak alive? Read on to find out, friends.
Available for Verizon Wireless now for $249 on a new contract

LG Revolution Features and Specifications (Spec-Sheet)

rev91 300x253 Verizon LG Revolution review: The best 4G LTE phone 
  • 4.3 inch WVGA (480 x 800)
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon single-core MSM8655 processor
  • 5-megapixel camera with LED flash
  • HDMI-out
  • Support for the Verizon 4G LTE network
  • 720p HD video recording
  • WiFi(b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth
  • HDMI, Tethering
  • Mobile hotspot capable
  • Android 2.2 Froyo with custom LG UI
  • Comes with Netflix app pre-installed

The Good

  • The Verizon 4G LTE network is blazing fast
  • Nice big screen that’s quite responsive
  • Despite not having a dual-core, the Snapdragon processor is quite powerful
  • The custom UI isn’t bad

The Bad

  • Battery life could be better
  • Bulky design may not appeal to all
  • Camera is just average
  • Bing as the default (I didn’t mind but some may)
  • Default keyboard makes me want to hurt things

The final take: You say you want a Revolution?

The Verizon LG Revolution has a lot of things going for it, as the big, beautiful screen is nice, the 4G LTE speeds rock and it has enough horsepower to let you blow through apps without experiencing slowdown. The custom LG layer is non-offensive and the Android Market is growing by the day.


    NetQin Mobile Anti-virus Sees Increased Adoption in the Ovi Store

    Among the mobile applications that owners of Nokia devices can enjoy through the Ovia Store, we can count the NetQin Mobile Anti-virus, which was only recently added to the storefront, but which already enjoys increased adoption among users.

    The development team behind the application notes that the software has seen an increase in daily downloads of around 700 percent since launch, and that the user rating for it is of four stars out of five.

    At the same time, they note that the increase in downloads was observed after the app was listed next to a popular game, Angry Birds.

    The success this application sees in the Ovi Store is equaled by the popularity of NetQin Mobile Anti-virus on the Android OS, where it is one of the top 10 hot applications in the

    The NetQin Mobile Anti-virus is already available on a wide range of mobile operating systems, including Symbian, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile.

    The mobile application is based on Cloud-security technology, and was designed so as to protect mobile phones from viruses and malware through providing a fast and accurate scan.

    Some of the main features of this software would include:

    Anti-virus: With the original double-engine technology, NetQin Mobile Anti-virus completely deletes the latest viruses, Trojans, spyware and malicious fee-deduction software to protect mobile devices as well as users' privacy and property.

    Contacts backup/restore: A backup account allows users to backup and restore contacts seamlessly between different operating systems so that the contacts will never get lost.

    Real-time protection: Real-time protection detects all kinds of threats in time, such as viruses, malicious links, Trojans; protects accounts with QQ, MSN, etc.; and ensures the safety of mobile devices during file transmission, network connection and application installation.

    Anti-lost: Anti-lost with remote control feature provides worldwide protection for mobile devices and prevents financial losses and privacy leakage.

    Currently, the NetQin services are being used by a number off over 85.97 million users in over 100 countries all around the world. Symbian users can download the application from the Ovi Store here.

    BlackBerry App World v2.1.2.19 Download

    BlackBerry App World v2.1.2.19  Download

    A new version of the BlackBerry App World client is now available for download for the owners of BlackBerry devices from Canadian mobile phone maker Research In Motion, bringing a fix for some of the issues that the previous release of the app came with.

    The mobile client is available for free as version now, and should be available for all BlackBerry devices out there.

    The new flavor of the application is meant to fix a glitch in the BlackBerry App World client that was released last week, and which affected BlackBerry OS 4.6 and 4.7 devices.

    The issue made the BlackBerry App World icon disappear on certain mobile phones after the installation of that flavor of the application.

    Here's what RIM notes in a recent post on their blog:

    Last week, an update notification was sent out for the BlackBerry App World storefront v2.1.2.15.

    If you are running an older OS version on your BlackBerry smartphone, specifically BlackBerry Device Software v4.6 and v4.7, your BlackBerry App World icon may have disappeared after installing the update.

    We have released a fix for this and the new version, BlackBerry App World v2.1.2.19.

    Although not all devices out there have been affected by this issue, a notification on the availability of the new update would arrive on all of them. The application is available for download from here.

    “Users who weren’t affected by the missing icon issue may also see an upgrade notification for v2.1.2.19. The only change in this version is the missing icon fix,” the said blog post continues.

    The BlackBerry App World can be downloaded either over the air, straight on a BlackBerry smartphone, as well as via a desktop computer.

    What is interesting to note is that some users reported issues with upgrading from BlackBerry App World to, mostly on devices powered by BlackBerry OS 6, though others have been affected by the issues as well.

    Tips to Speed Up Your Typing Windows Phone 7 Keyboard

    Typing on a mobile phone with touch display is not always a simple action, nor a fast one. First of all, the screen of the device is small, than the keys on the soft keyboard are close to one another and you have to make sure you hit the right one, and the like.

    On handsets running under Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system, things might not be that complicated, since they sport a bit larger screens, but also courtesy of a series of shortcuts and special features that the keyboard was packed with.

    Microsoft offers a presentation of the keyboard, but, for those Windows Phone 7 users who want more, below are some tips that should help them speed up their typing (starting with the fact that the keyboard would appear as soon as one taps anywhere on the screen where typing is allowed).

    Those who need to type fast should have no fear while doing so, as the keyboard comes with auto-correction features, quite useful in many occasions.

    Moreover, it was set to add apostrophes to many contractions, so as to save the user a tap. Basically, as soon as you write “dont,” the keyboard would torn it into “don't.”

    Users should not be looking out for putting accents in words that commonly use them, since the software would automatically add them when needed.

    Not to mention that it would recognize proper nouns, including names, places, and more, and would automatically capitalize them for you.

    When finishing a sentence, you won't have to look for the period to add it and start a new sentence. Simply tap “Space” twice, and the period would be there, while the start of the next sentence would be capitalized.

    To increased the speed even more, and save a tap, you can insert character through taping the Shift or Numbers/Symbols key, and then simply slide the finger to the specific character you want to type.

    As you type, the phone would offer suggestions, and you can easily slide the suggestion bar to see more of them. And, if you want to learn the phone a new word, you just have to tap “+” in it to do so.

    Various keys can get you to hidden menus, all you have to do to access them would be to tap and hold them. The period key, for example, is one of them.

    In case you want to undo auto-corrections you'll need to tap the word and then tap the first candidate in the suggestion bar, which is the original word. Or you can choose another suggestion, of course.

    Those who would like to change various aspects of the keyboard on their Windows Phone device would be able to easily do that through going to Settings>Keyboard, where they can change the language of the keyboard, clear the text suggestions they've added, or make other modifications.

    Top 10 Nokia Secret Codes

    Nokia, one of the most prolific handset manufacturers to date is known for the high build quality of its handsets. Touted for a long time as number 1 when it comes to mobile phone hardware, the company lost ground in the software field.

    Those who already heard of the concept of 'Nokia Hacks' or 'Nokia Secret Codes are probably aware of the fact that these tricks offer users interesting information about their handset.

    These codes have been identified by people who are trying to improve their handsets with tweaks. Using some of these codes can also enhance some of the functions of the phone like the quality of the sound, as well as photos or even videos recorded with the phone's camera.

    However, most of them provide critical information such as the phone's IMEI, the date of birth or MAC address.

    One of the most important and frequently used Nokia code allows users to find out the phone's firmware version. Use *#0000#, to get the firmware version and date created displayed on the screen. 

    To find the phone's IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity Code) one should use this code: *#06#. This seems to be the only code that works on every Nokia phone, regardless of the model. 

    Using the *#92702689# code will allow you to check the phone's exact release date from the factory, as well as the repaired dates of the phone, if it's the case. 

    The Nokia secret code *4720# is useful when you want to turn on the half rate transmission. This will make your phone use only half of the bandwidth, but will have a negative impact on the on call sound quality. To turn it off again use #4720#. 

    Most Symbian phones already have a special option that allows users to display or turn off the carrier's logo. Those who don't have this option in the phone's menu can use *#67705646#. 

    To find out the clock status of the SIM card inside the phone use the code combination *#746085685#. This code is only available on some Nokia phones.

    Symbian phones allows users to use the soft reset command without browsing for it in the main menu. Simply use the code *#7370# to soft format the memory of the phone. 

    When you have troubles with the phone's Bluetooth connection and you need to find the MAC address, simply use *#2820#. This code seems to work on most Nokia phones that feature Bluetooth connectivity.

    Use *#30# code combination to see a private number in case someone is calling you and uses this feature. 

    To restore the phone's Factory Settings use *#7780#. Obviously, this will reset the phone to factory defaults and comes in handy when you make changes in the phone's settings while experimenting with it.
    Feel free to add more Nokia secret codes that are not included in the article.

    How to Update U.S. Cellular's LG Apex to Android 2.2 Froyo

    U.S. Cellular has recently announced that the Android 2.2 Froyo update is now available for download for customers with LG Apex smartphones.
    It appears that the carrier decided to let users update their Apex phones manually, thus the procedure requires a few additional third-party apps and a bit more time.

    Before anything, make sure your phone's battery is fully charged and back up your contacts by going to Contacts / Menu Key / Export. All contacts will be transferred to the memory card.

    The next step requires LG Apex owners to enable the USB Debugging mode, by going to Settings / Application / Development.

    Do not connect the phone to the PC yet, instead point your browser to LG's official support and download LG Mobile Support Tool.

    Install the utility tool and click 'Install USB Driver.' Make sure you select U.S. Cellular from the Carrier slot and then double-click LGUS740 to install the Apex's driver.

    As soon as the USB driver is correctly installed, you can connect the phone to the PC via the USB cable. The tool will detect your phone's connection with the PC. After it successfully finishes, the tool will analyze the phone's software.

    Click on the Start Updating option to download the update and do not disconnect the phone. If the phone's free user memory is less than 23 MB, the upgrade will stop, so make sure your have more than that to be able to continue with the update.

    If you have enough space, the upgrade will begin and it will take between 10 and 15 minutes to complete.

    After the upgrade process finishes, you can import the contacts back from the memory card, by going through the same procedure: Contacts / Menu key / Import.

    Android 2.2 Froyo for LG Apex contains the following changes and improvements:

    1. Exchange support with:
    - Improved security;
    - Remote wipe (used when device is lost or stolen);
    - Exchange Calendars are now supported in the Calendar application;
    - Auto-discovery;
    - Global Address Lists lookup is now available in the Email application.

    2. New Home screen tips widget assists new users on how to configure the Home screen with shortcuts and widgets and how to make use of multiple home screens.

    3. Performance Improvement:
    - Faster webpage loading;
    - Smooth navigation between applications due to memory optimization.

    4. Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot shares the device’s 3G Internet connection with other devices such as mobile phones, laptops, etc.

    5. Applications can now be installed on the shared external storage (such as a microSD card).

    - Widgets in home screens;
    - Default settings changes under Menu > Settings;
    - LG Socialite application is removed; Now, Twitter and Facebook are updated with the latest version;
    - Your Navigator Deluxe and Amazon MP3 applications are updated

    However, even after the upgrade, LG Apex will NOT support Flash and GIF.

    How to Get Netflix on Android Devices Without Rooting

    Netflix, the popular video streaming service, was already launched on Google's Android devices, though with support for only a small number of devices, which made a lot of users unhappy.
    Of course, Netflix did promise that the mobile application and the service associated with it would soon offer support for more devices but that might take a while, and there are already people wanting the Netflix on their devices now.

    Various solutions for getting the service up and running on unsupported handsets already emerged, but they involved rather risky processes, requiring the rooting and tweaking of devices, but not anymore.

    A series of new, modded versions of the Netflix application can now be downloaded on handsets to enjoy the service.

    All without having to root the Android-based mobile phone, something that would result in voiding the warranty.

    All that users would need to do would be to head over to this thread on XDA-Developers, and download the modded version of the application.

    On the device, users would need to go to Settings → Applications, and check the “Unknown Sources” box, to make sure that they can sideload the app.

    One thing that should be noted here is that not all Android-based devices out there are supported in the application.

    On this page on the said forum thread over at XDA-Developers, users would find a list with all of the supported handsets, as well as info on some of the enhancements that the application received since the initial release.

    Unfortunately, the owners of AT&T Android phones won't be able to enjoy this at the moment, since the carrier still hasn't unlocked the sideloading of apps on their devices as of yet.

    As stated above, the great news here would be that users can try out Netflix on their Android devices without rooting them. Provided that application / service won't work on all Androids out there, users would have to wait for a new hack to emerge, or for Netflix to expand the support to more devices.

    Top 10 Interesting Facts About Nokia India

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    Although there's little unknown information about Nokia, it appears that the Finnish giant felt the need to pinpoint some of its milestones in India.

    As Nokia reports, India reached the status as one of the most prolific mobile phone markets for the company.

    Even though the latest figures show a considerable decline for Nokia, fans of the brand will probably be happy to find some of the company's most interesting achievements in India.

    1. This is the 16th year since Nokia is operating in India. Although in the first six years there were only 5 million subscribers, the company predicts that by 2013 the number will rise to almost 1 billion.

    2. The Nokia 5110 was manufactured with the first ever Indian ringtone, the song Saare Jahaan Se Acchha, 13 years ago, in 1998.

    3. According to Nokia, the company manufactured its first phone with a Hindi script, a Nokia 3210, 11 years ago, in 2000.

    4. Nokia is the first global telecom company that managed to set up a mobile phone production plant in India. The plant was built in Chennai in January 2006 and in 5 years of operations, the workforce has grown from 550 to over 8000 people.

    5. It appears the over 70% of the 8000 employees at the Chennai plant are women. Nokia reports that the women working at the Chennai facility are involved in running production lines as well as maintenance, assembly and testing operations.

    6. This doesn't come up as a surprise, but Nokia has been voted India’s most powerful brand no less than nine times. The company was voted India’s most trusted brand for the last 3 years as well.

    7. bdevices are sold at almost 200,000 outlets across the country. No wonder Nokia sells so much in India.

    8. Although Nokia set up operations in India in 1995 with only 450 people, today the company prides itself with more than 15,000 employees in Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi.

    9. One of the 'greenest' handsets manufacturer, Nokia has more than 5,000 mobile recycling centres in India.

    10. It appears that last year Indians purchased 151 million new handsets, from which 52% were Nokia phones, Analysys Mason research company reports.


    Linux Mint 11 (Katya) Download

      Linux Mint 11 Has Been Released, Download Now
    Clement Lefebvre, father of the Linux Mint project, announced a couple of minutes ago, May 26th, the new and highly anticipated Linux Mint 11 operating system, dubbed Katya.

    Linux Mint 11 (Katya) is based on the recently released Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system and is powered by Linux kernel 2.6.38, X.Org 7.6 and GNOME 2.32.

    Even if it's based on Ubuntu 11.04, the new Linux Mint 11 distribution comes without the Unity interface. It uses the old and classic one-panel GNOME look.

    "The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 11 "Katya". [...] Linux Mint 11 comes with updated software and brings refinements and new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use." - was stated in the official release announcement.

    Highlights of Linux Mint 11:

    · Based on Ubuntu 11.04;
    · Linux kernel 2.6.38;
    · No Unity shell;
    · GNOME 2.32.1;
    · One-click installer for multimedia codecs and extra apps;
    · Lots of improvements to The Software Manager tool;
    · Performance improvements to The Update Manager tool;
    · Various improvements to The Desktop Settings tool;
    · A new set of wallpapers;
    · mint-search-addon for Firefox 4, Chrome and Opera web browsers;
    · Removed Gwibber;
    · gThumb as default photo viewer;
    · Banshee as default music player;
    · LibreOffice 3.3 office suite;
    · Overlay scrollbars;
    · Updated Mint-X theme;
    · Added 'apt download' command;
    · Adobe Flash Player 10.2 plugin;
    · Lots of bug fixes.

    As usual, Linux Mint 11 (Katya) is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, and it will be distributed as a Live GNOME CD and DVD, OEM edition, and a special CD for USA & Japan. Live KDE, LXDE, Fluxbox and Xfce editions will come soon!

    About Linux Mint

    Linux Mint is and will always be an elegant, easy-to-use, up-to-date, 100% free and comfortable Linux operating system based on the very popular Ubuntu OS. It offers paid commercial support to companies and individuals. Also, free community support is available from the forums and the IRC channel.

    Download the new Linux Mint 11 operating system right now

    Zenwalk GNOME 7.0 Download

    Zenwalk GNOME 7.0 Has Been Released  - Download Now

     The GNOME version of Zenwalk 7.0 has now been released. It comes with the old school GNOME 2 desktop and several package changes compared to the standard Zenwalk, along with all of the GNOME packages of course. Zenwalk GNOME 7.0 adds the recent Linux kernel and GNOME 2.32.1.

    "We are proud to provide Zenwalk gnome 7.0 based on gnome 2.32.1. It is the last step before going to gnome 3.0," Zenwalk's Frederic Boulet announced.

    "Zenwalk gnome is still like the standard Zenwalk edition, a clean and clear desktop. Hal support has been removed. Networkmanager was preferred instead of wicd," he explained some of the changes.

    "Rhythmbox has been also introduced as default music player and cd grabber. Viewnior is used to quickly view pictures and Simple-scan replaces xsane to scan documents," he continued.

    Highlights Zenwalk GNOME 7.0:

    · Linux kernel - with BFS scheduler and performance tweaks;
    · GNOME 2.32.1;
    · NetworkManager 0.8.4;
    · Gedit 2.30.4;
    · Nautilus·
    · Rhythmbox 0.13.3;
    · Viewnior 1.1;
    · Simple-scan;
    · gThumb 2.12.3;
    · LibreOffice 3.3.1.

    Zenwalk GNOME 7.0 follows the release of the standard edition and the Live version of the Slakware-based Linux distro. GNOME replaces the standard XFCE 4.8.1, but otherwise, this version tries to maintain the Zenwalk look, feel and philosophy.

    Zenwalk 7.0 makes the switch to LibreOffice, the community drive OpenOffice fork. The latest release also drops support for the aging HAL, in favor of the newer udev and GIO.

    The way packages are labeled in repositories has been changed as well, each major version will now get its own repository in which packages known to work with it are placed.

    Zenwalk Linux GNOME 7.0 is available for download here
    Zenwalk Linux Live 7.0 is available for download here
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    Friday, May 27, 2011

    Download Fedora 15

    Download Fedora 15

    Fedora 15 Desktop Edition

    This is the latest version of the Fedora Linux operating system's Desktop Edition. It's everything you need to try out Fedora — you don't have to erase anything on your current system to try it out, and it won't put your files at risk. Take Fedora for a test drive, and if you like it, you can install Fedora directly to your hard drive straight from the Live Media desktop if you like.
     Other Options
    • Formats: DVD ISOs, Physical Media
    • Desktops: KDE, Xfce, GNOME, and others
    • Spins: Electronics Lab, Education, and others
    View more Fedora options...

    Fedora Desktops

    There are multiple desktops available for use with Fedora. Each has a slightly different look and feel and offers varying levels of customization. Desktops affect how windows, icons, menus, and various basic desktop interfaces look and feel. You may want to try a few different ones and figure out which one is best for you!

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    • It's a good idea to have a backup of your system before performing an upgrade. Keeping /home in a separate logical volume or partition makes backing up user data easier. This is a feature requested for the Fedora Installer. Refer to Bug 150670 for more on this issue. This is the default from Fedora 13 onwards.
    • Doing a clean installation and then restoring user data from backups may work better for some users. Future releases may include features to assist in this process. Refer to AnacondaWorkItems for more information.
    • You can do an upgrade using the regular installation DVDs. Live media only performs fresh installations, not upgrades. The installation overrides any third party packages which conflict with the default installation set. Applications within the Fedora repository are easily upgradeable. Refer to the Installation Guide for more information.
    • Make sure you read the Release Notes carefully before attempting an upgrade
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      Upgrading Fedora using yum - Fedora 15 Upgrade

      Instructions to upgrade using yum

      1. Back up your system

      Back up any personal data to an external hard drive or to another machine. If there is some unrecoverable error that requires a fresh install, you don't want to lose any data.

      2. Read about common problems

      Further down in this page there is a list of common problems for specific versions. Some of them require attention before the upgrade.
      General advice on upgrading Fedora can be found on the Upgrading page. You should also read the Installation Guide and Release Notes for the version you plan to upgrade to - they contain important information regarding upgrading issues. Finally, check the list of Common bugs.

      3. Clean Stuff

      Review and remove all .rpmsave and .rpmnew files before and after upgrading. (And if you have selinux enabled then remember to check security context if you move config files around.)
      Find unused config files
      Merge and resolve the changes found by the following script: yum install rpmconf; rpmconf -a Now find and remove old config which nobody owns: find /etc /var -name '*.rpm?*'
      Now is a good time to remove packages you don't use - especially non-standard packages.
      Find and review "unused" packages
      You can find packages not required by other packages with the tool package-cleanup from the yum-utils package: yum install yum-utils; package-cleanup --leaves. These packages could be candidates for removal, but check to see whether you use them directly or if they are used by applications not backed by rpm packages. Remove them with yum remove package-name-and-version.
      Another useful tool for cleaning up unused packages is rpmreaper. It's an ncurses application that lets you view rpm dependency graph and mark packages for deletion. Marking one package can make other packages leaf, which you can see immediately, so you don't have to run the tool several times to get rid of whole sub-tree of unused packages. Install with: yum install rpmreaper.
      Find and review "lost" packages
      You can find orphaned packages (ie packages not in the repositories anymore) with: package-cleanup --orphans. This will also show packages which have been partially uninstalled but where the "%postun" script failed.

      4. Do the upgrade

      If you have 3rd party repositories configured, you may need to adjust them for the new Fedora version. If you switch from one Fedora release to another there is often nothing that needs to be done. If you switch to Rawhide from a standard Fedora release (or vice versa) then most of the time you will need to install the Rawhide release RPMs from the 3rd party repository as well (or the standard ones, if switching back).
      Note that the upgrade is likely to fail if there are outdated dependencies from packages not backed by a yum repository or backed by a repository which isn't ready for the new version.
      It is a good idea to do the upgrade outside the graphical environment. Log out of your graphical desktop and then

      Go to a text console

      ctrl + alt + F2
      log in as root, and go into runlevel 3
      init 3

      Update yum to latest version available in your Fedora version

      yum update yum

      Install the new fedora gpg key for the version you are updating to

      Keys you may find and verify at
      or see a version specific update instructions at the bottom.

      Clean the cache

      Then remove all traces of the version you are leaving from the yum cache in /var/cache/yum.
      yum clean all

      Upgrade all packages

      Once a live upgrade is started do not stop the upgrade by rebooting, killing the process, or by any other method until it is complete, doing so will cause the affected system to be in a mixed state. Partially the old release and partially the new release. In this state the system will not be reliable and will not operate as expected. you can try running yum distro-sync and package-cleanup --problems to try and fix the problems.
      yum --releasever= distro-sync
      If you experience any unsolvable dependency problems you are at your own and you have to solve them manually. If you are not able to, use preupgrade! Most often it is enought to remove several problematic package(s). Be sure to not remove half of your installation.
      Note: While it is recommended to upgrade to intermediate releases if upgrading from an older releases (for example upgrading from 12-13, then 13-14), depending on what version you are upgrading from, this step may fail with an error about GPG keys being in the wrong format. To overcome this, you can add the "--nogpgcheck" switch to the above yum distro-sync command.

      5. Make sure Fedora is upgraded

      Distro-sync will usually take care of upgrades for the third party repositories you have enabled as well. Confirm with
      yum repolist 
      after the upgrade process is over. yum might complain about conflicts or requirements. That is probably because you have used non-standard repositories or installed non-standard packages manually. Try to guess which packages cause the problem (or at least is a part of the dependency chain) - uninstall them and try again. Remember to install the packages again if they are essential. Ensure that all (new) essential packages from the new version are installed with
      yum groupupdate Base
      You might want to update other groups too, see
      yum grouplist
      For example 

      yum groupupdate "GNOME Desktop Environment" \
      "Development Tools" "Server Configuration Tools" \
      "Hardware Support" "Sound and Video" \
      "Graphical Internet" "Fonts" \
      "Games and Entertainment" "Printing Software" \
      "Administration Tools" "Office/Productivity" "System Tools"

      6. Preparing for reboot

      Before booting you should usually install the bootloader from your new grub by running
      /sbin/grub-install BOOTDEVICE
      - where BOOTDEVICE is usually /dev/sda (If you get an error '/dev/sda does not have any corresponding BIOS drive' from that, then try /sbin/grub-install --recheck /dev/sda.)
      Also, the order of init scripts could have changed from the previous version. A command to reset the order is:
      cd /etc/rc.d/init.d; for f in *; do /sbin/chkconfig $f resetpriorities; done
      Again, run package-cleanup --orphans to find packages that haven't been upgraded.

      Version specific notes

      From pre-release

      If you are upgrading to a final release from an alpha, beta, preview, or other Rawhide release, please see Upgrading from pre-release to final.

      To development version

      yum update yum
      yum --releasever=rawhide distro-sync --skip-broken

      Fedora 14 -> Fedora 15

      First install the new fedora 15 gpg key. You may wish to verify this package against and the fedora ssl certificate.
      rpm --import
      Upgrade all packages with
      yum update yum
      yum clean all
      yum --releasever=15 --disableplugin=presto distro-sync
      • Do not run this from within an X terminal. Testing shows that X might hang while updating bitmap font packages.
      • There exist .drpms, but they don't match, due to a format change, so better disable the presto plugin.

      VirtualBox guest upgrades

      The steps above work perfectly for upgrading a Fedora 14 guest to Fedora 15, but you also need to remove the Guest Additions. If you forget, F14 -> F15 upgrades will seem to fail after the first reboot. If that happens, log in to the console with CTRL+ALT+F2 and reinstall the guest additions manually:
      mount /dev/cdrom /media
      /bin/sh /media/
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