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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Nokia Helen, Zeta, Cindy and Fate with Symbian Belle and 1GHz CPU Leaked

We reported earlier about Nokia's upcoming N series smartphone codenamed N5 that has emerged along with the next in line, the N6 and N7.

It appears that more information about the Finnish giant's plan has been unveiled as the guys over at Flashfly managed to take a few shots of four unannounced phones that we think will be launched by the end of the year.

Although the pictures do not show the actual phone, we do have parts of the phones' specs sheets, which show that they are not ordinary Symbian smartphones.

Just like the N5 that leaked yesterday, the four smartphones are powered by Symbian Anna platform, also known as Symbian Belle.

Nokia Helen, codename Nokia 701, will have a 3.5-inch LCD ClearBlack display, an 8-megapixel camera and a fast 1GHz processor.

Apparently, the 701 will be Nokia X7's successor and its strong points will be the large screen and a better browser experience.

Nokia Zeta, or Nokia 700, will feature a slightly smaller 3.2-inch AMOLED display, NFC technology, as well as 1GHz processor.

The main attraction of the phone will be its design, as Nokia will tout the 700 as “the thinnest smartphone ever.”

Next in line is Nokia Cindy, also known as Nokia 600, which is supposed to carry a 3.2-inch AMOLED display, a 5-megapixel camera, NFC technology, a fast 1GHz processor and built-in FM radio antenna.

According to Nokia, the Cindy will be delivered with several pre-installed apps, including Skype, Shazam, Youtube, F-Secure, Vlingo and PDF.

The phone is aimed at youth and will appeal customers through an attractive price.

The last on the list is called Nokia Fate (Nokia 500) and seems to be the cheapest of the four, but will keep almost the same level of hardware.

Nokia Fate will be powered by the same 1GHz processor, but it will lack NFC technology. In addition, it will sport a 5-megapixel camera.

There is no additional information about the phones' release dates or prices, but we can easily assume that these will be launched by the end of the year as part of Nokia's plan to flood the global market with Symbian smartphones until the first Windows Phone 7 devices arrive.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Apple Launching Thunderbolt Cable Ahead of Mac Refresh

A tipster has revealed that Apple plans to release its own accessory for data transfers and display connections between Thunderbolt Macs and other devices set to support the standard.

Originally codenamed Light Peak, Thunderbolt is an interface for connecting peripheral devices to a computer via an expansion bus.

Intel is the company behind this technology that saw its first commercial introduction in Apple’s current-generation of MacBook Pros.

Since then, the iMac line of desktop computers also received the enhancement, alongside Sandy Bridge processors, also from Intel.

On Macs, Thunderbolt uses the same port and connector as Mini DisplayPort, Apple’s own standard for connectivity between computers and external displays, or TVs.

In essence, Thunderbolt combines PCI Express and DisplayPort into a new serial data interface that can be carried over longer and less costly cables.

Apple reportedly plans to introduce its own branded cord for data transfers and display connections between Thunderbolt-enabled systems.

According to a Mr. X, who generally leaks accurate information to the blokes at 9to5mac, the cable’s both ends feature connectors for the Thunderbolt I/O port.

These cables are said to be the perfect accessory for data migration between Thunderbolt Macs, but also for display connections.

9to5 appropriately points out that the cable may well stand as a hint that Apple plans to introduce new Cinema Displays with Thunderbolt ports on them. They also seem to have obtained a rendering of the cable in question (displayed above).

Finally, the tipster claimed this new cable will arrive ahead of refreshed MacBook Airs, Mac minis, and Mac Pros with Thunderbolt I/O and Sandy Bridge CPUs. These are also expected to launch relatively soon.

Perhaps not coincidentally, Apple recently released its first Thunderbolt Firmware Update.

Aimed at systems running the latest version of Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6.8), “This update provides Thunderbolt performance and stability fixes,” according to the Cupertino tech giant.

Download Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation DLC for Xbox 360

Call of Duty: Black Ops has just received the third downloadable content pack, in the form of the Annihilation map pack, which is now available for download on the Xbox Live online service for the Xbox 360 console.

Call of Duty: Black Ops is one of the best-selling games of last year, and continues to command a loyal following on all platforms, from the PC, to the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.

Now, in order to attract even more players, a brand new downloadable content pack has been released for Black Ops, in the form of the Annihilation map pack.

Just like the previous DLCs, the First Strike and Escalation packs, Annihilation brings four new maps for the competitive multiplayer mode, and one new scenario for the Zombies cooperative one.

Check out the official details on the new levels below.

"Take the fight to "Hangar 18," located in the iconic military base Area 51, complete with experimental weapons labs, the SR-71 test hangar, and a disturbingly mysterious autopsy room. Pull up and get cozy with "Drive-In," a close quarters slugfest through a 60's American drive-in theater, classic arcade, and old school snack shack.

"Battle through the construction of a massive secret Soviet missile site in the multilevel "Silo," and then take off to a coastal golf course fit for a dictator in "Hazard," set on the cliffs of Cuba where stocked clubhouses and manicured fairways meet sand traps perfect for setting up ambushes.

"Zombies return with vengeance in the mysterious land of "Shangri-La," a legendary shrine lost in an exotic jungle. Never before seen undead creatures lurk within a treacherous labyrinth of underground caverns. Step carefully through deadly traps and solve the dark secrets buried within the shifting walls of a long last land."

The Annihilation DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops is now being rolled out on the Xbox 360 console, and is available for purchase and download on both Xbox Live as well as the internal DLC store from the game, for the traditional 1200 MS Points ($15).

It will be released at the end of next month or beginning of August for other platforms like the PC or PlayStation 3, while a Double XP weekend will start later this week to celebrate the release of the DLC.

Download KDE SC 4.7 RC and GCC 4.6.1

The KDE team has announced on June 25th Release Candidate version for the upcoming KDE Software Compilation 4.7. This morning, the Free Software Foundation released GCC 4.6.1 with lots of interesting changes.

We are announcing that on June 25th, the KDE developers announced KDE Software Compilation 4.7 RC (Release Canidate), a version that is focusing on fixing last-minute bugs and finishing the required documentation and translations.

KDE Software Compilation 4.7 will be released this summer and it will bring various exciting features, such as support for OpenGL-ES 2.0 on KWin window manager, major improvements on Dolphin file manager, support for GRUB2 bootloader on KDM (KDE's login manager), and support for offline address search on Marble.

This is how KDE Software Compilation 4.7 will look like when it will be released, on July 27, 2011. For a complete list of changes brought by KDE SC 4.7 RC please take a look at the official changelog.

Today, June 27th, we are announcing that the Free Software Foundation unleashed version 4.6.1 of the famous GCC open-source compiler, a release that brings regression fixes, bug fixes, and documentation updates.

The new GCC 4.6.1 compiler brings general optimizer improvements, compile time and memory usage improvements, new languages and language specific improvements, new targets and target specific improvements, documentation improvements and some installation changes.

Good news for Android apps developers, as GCC 4.6.1 now provides support for the Bionic C library, offering an easy way of building native Android applications and libraries.

For a complete list of changes that are present in GCC 4.6.1, please take a look at the official changelog.

While the developers are working hard to bring you all the good stuff in GCC 4.7, the next maintenance update, GCC 4.6.2, will be available worldwide somewhere in late September or early October 2011.

Download KDE Software Compilation 4.7 RC sources right now.

Download GCC 4.6.1 sources right now.

Download VirtualBox 4.0.10 for Mac OS X Lion

The free, open source virtualization solution from Oracle, VirtualBox has added support for Apple’s upcoming major revision of the Mac OS, Lion.

VirtualBox is a good alternative to pricey virtualization solutions like VMware Fusion and Parallels.

It can hold various guest operating systems ranging from Windows, and Linux to Solaris and Open BSD.

VirtualBox 4.0.10 is now here with the usual bag of fixes and enhancements, starting with a GUI tweak, which fixes disappearing settings widgets on KDE hosts, then moving onto Storage.

In this particular area, Oracle mentions the following changes:

- fixed hang under rare circumstances with flat VMDK images
- a saved VM could not be restored under certain circumstances after the host kernel was updated
- refuse to create a medium with an invalid variant

For Snapshots, the developers say that “none of the hard disk attachments must be attached to another VM in normal mode when creating a snapshot.”

A couple of USB fixes are mentioned, one of which allows for proper device detection on RHEL/OEL/CentOS 5 guests. This, however, is labeled as a partial fix.

Two Mac-specific changes are mentioned.

For those using a Mac as the host of VirtualBox, Oracle is proud to confirm that the new version further strengthens compatibility with OS X 10.7 Lion simply by fixing a bunch of known bugs.

The other fix available for Mac OS X hosts is related to GNOME 3, according to those maintaining the software. The remainder of the changelog continues below:

 · ACPI: force the ACPI timer to return monotonic values for improve behavior with SMP Linux guests
 · RDP: fixed screen corruption under rare circumstances
 · rdesktop-vrdp: updated to version 1.7.0
 · OVF: under rare circumstances some data at the end of a VMDK file was not written during export

VirtualBox calls for an Intel-based Mac, over 2GB of RAM (if you want a decent experience), around 100MB of storage for the program itself, and additional storage (by the gigabyte) for the operating systems you plan to install.

Download VirtualBox for Mac OS  X (Free)

Download Opera 11.50 Final for Linux

A few minutes ago, June 28th, Opera Software proudly unleashed the new, improved and highly anticipated Opera 11.50 web browser for Linux, Macintosh and Windows platforms.

Dubbed Swordfish, the new Opera 11.50 web browser brings lots of new exciting features, overall improvements, code cleanup, and thousands of bugfixes, which makes it the fastest and most stable Opera browser ever!

Opera 11.50 introduces a new and novel type of browser extension: Speed Dial extensions. Instead of handy thumbnails and links to your top sites, you can embed your Speed Dial with extensions that keep you updated—instantly—on what is happening around the Web. Take weather updates, for example.”
“Why click through to a website when you can get the current conditions live at a glance? Or, why not be the first to know the hot news of the day just by opening a new tab? We think Speed Dial extensions are a smarter way of getting to the content you want and need.” – was stated in the press release.

Highlights of Opera 11.50:
· Live Speed Dial extension;
· Passwords synchronization;
· Bookmarks synchronization;
· Safer passwords;
· A brand-new sleek and lightweight design;
· Adobe Flash Player auto-detection and installation;
· Oracle Java auto-detection and installation;
· HTML5 support;
· Faster browser engine;
· Faster software graphics engine (with support for CSS and SVG rendering);
· Session History and Navigation;
· W3C File API;
· classList and

“We’re excited about the work that has gone into Opera 11.50,” said Jan Standal, VP of Desktop Products, Opera Software. “Before we challenge Lady Gaga though, we’ve got to surpass the Tom Selleck moustache fan page on Facebook and the number of forum posts Opera fan Tamil has written. We think Speed Dial extensions are amazing enough to do the trick, but we didn’t stop there.”

Download Opera 11.50 Final for Linux.
It is available for many operating systems, such as Ubuntu 11.04, Debian 6, Fedora 15, Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Slackware.

Download uTorrent 3.0 with Instant Streaming, Remote Web Control

After many months of waiting, or testing as the case may be, uTorrent 3.0 is finally here. The popular BitTorrent client comes with plenty of new features for power and casual users alike. Among the most touted new features are media streaming before finishing the download, a simple web interface for remote control and drag and drop sharing.

"µTorrent 3.0 is officially live," BitTorrent, the company behind uTorrent, announced. "First, many thanks to the 4+ million µTorrent users who pitched in and tested the beta. Your feedback was a significant contribution to the final product. We all really appreciate it," it said.

The first uTorrent 3.0 Alpha surfaced last summer and the first beta a couple of months ago.

Many of the new features have been in the works for quite some time but have only now reached maturity, being stable enough for the many tens of millions of people that use uTorrent.

Instant video and music streaming

Streaming is perhaps the best example, it's been around since December 2009, but has only now become a standard feature of the stable release.

"Watch videos within seconds with our progressive downloads – no need to wait for the entire file to download. This feature is especially great for previewing a file before committing to the full download," BitTorrent explained.

"To use this feature, simply click the streaming button when it appears in the Playback column within the Torrents tab," it added.

uTorrent remote control

Another great feature making its debut is a new web service from BitTorrent enabling users to control their uTorrent app from any computer or device, by visiting, without the need of setting up a local server or anything of the sort.

Ratings and comments

uTorrent 3.0 is also trying to make the whole process of peer-to-peer sharing more social, not only on a technical level, but enabling actual interactions and conversations between users.

The latest stable release enable users to rate torrents to let others know to stay clear or to grab a quality release. Comments do pretty much the same.

uChat, P2P chat app

Speaking of social interactions, uTorrent 3.0 also introduces an interesting new feature, still in beta, uChat, available as an optional app for the BitTorrent client. As the name implies, it enables users to chat with each other via a distributed P2P network.

There's plenty more to like about uTorrent 3.0, including a refreshed interface, and the possibility of creating new torrent files by simply dragging what you want to share over an area in the app. You can hit the download link below to find out for yourself.

uTorrent 3.0 is available for download here.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Android Ice Cream to Come on Samsung Nexus Prime

 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich flavor of the Android mobile operating system Come on Samsung Nexus Prime. 
Before 2011 is over, Google might bring to the market a new Nexus device, one that would run under the upcoming
flavor of the Android mobile operating system, and some more info the this device has just emerged.

Apparently, the same as the latest Nexus, the upcoming device will arrive on the market from Samsung, and should be a 'pure Google' mobile phone.

BGR reports that the mobile phone will arrive on the market with a 720p -resolution display, and that Samsung will call it “Super AMOLED HD.”

Moreover, the upcoming mobile phone should include an OMAP4460 application processor, the same as rumored not too long ago.

At the moment, the new handset goes by the name of Nexus Prime, and there is a great chance that it would arrive on shelves under this name as well, it seems.

One interesting piece of info regarding the upcoming mobile phone is the fact that it should be launched with more wireless carriers.

Previously, Google chose to have the Nexus smartphones available on the market only on the airwaves of one carrier at launch, but Nexus Prime should mark the shift in this approach.

Google is also rumored to be working with more OEMs on the release of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) mobile phones, which could launch at the same time.

This would be similar with Microsoft's approach towards the release of new hardware running under its Windows Phone platform, with new mobile phones being launched as soon as updated OS flavors are available.

What that means for Google, it remains to be seen, though it will certainly be interesting to see new, high-end Android phones being released from various handset vendors at the same time via more than just one wireless carrier out there.

For the time being, however, nothing was confirmed on the upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich-based mobile phone, though it might not be too long before it will all be made official, so keep an eye on this space for more.

Update New Software for Nokia X6-00

One of Nokia's Symbian smartphones that have been arousing controversy for quite a while, Nokia X6-00 has just received a new maintenance software update.

Even though the Finnish giant has recently announced that it will hand over the Symbian support to a third-party company, namely Accenture, it appears that the software update calendar won't be hindered at all.

While the switchover is expected to take place in the early part of October, more Nokia smartphones are receiving more or less important software updates.

Officially launched on the market in December 2009, Nokia X6-00 is among the oldest Symbian smartphones to receive updates.

The update will bring Nokia X6-00 software from version 31 to, but an official change log has yet to be unveiled.

However, Nokia X6-00 owner who already updated their smartphones to the latest firmware report that the phone's performance has been greatly enhanced.

In addition, various applications have been updated, including Ovi Contacts, which hasn't been wiped from the device yet.

The stability of the phone has been improved as well by minimizing errors and lags.

Those who wish to update their Nokia X6-00 software can do so by using the handset maker's Nokia Software Updater application or Ovi Suite.

If none of the aforementioned software solutions is available, users can choose to update through the built-in software updater within the phone by simply going to Settings / Tools / Software Update.

On related news, it appears that Nokia does not intend to deliver the latest Symbian Anna operating system to older smartphones.

This means that owners of the X6-00 devices will be stuck on S60 5th Edition, or Symbian^1 as the platform was recently renamed by Nokia.

It is unclear whether the handset is to receive other major software updates in the future, as Nokia is trying to discontinue the Symbian mobile platform.

New LG Optimus One Tastes With Gingerbread in Romania

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system is now available for yet another popular mobile phone out there, namely the LG Optimus One, which has just started receiving it in Romania, if some of the latest reports on the matter are to be believed.

The handset was launched on the market last year with Google's Android 2.2 Froyo operating system on board as an affordable smartphone, and was said at one point to have been left out of the Gingerbread train.

However, its maker reconsidered the move and several months ago promised a software update to the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system flavor, which, apparently has already started to roll-out on devices.

LG did not make an official announcement on the matter until now, but users started to post on the company's official Facebook page various details on the new update.

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for LG's Optimus One has been promised about half a year ago, and it was about time that the deployments kicked off.

The platform version arriving on Optimus One devices out there is the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread iteration, it seems.

Various Romanian owners of this mobile phone are reporting that they have already received the new software, and reports on the availability of this OS flavor for Russian users also emerged.

The V20G version of Optimus One started receiving the new OS flavor yesterday, and handsets in more countries should start receiving it in the near future as well.

The new OS flavor should bring all of the improvements that the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread platform was announced with, along with some updates specific to Optimus One.

Among the other enhancements that Gingerbread brings forth, we can count a better proximity sensor, though it seems that the screen remains off even after ending the call.

Hopefully, it won't be long before LG decides to make the new OS version available for users in more countries, so stay tuned to learn the news.

Free Download Nokia Drop 1.1.1 - Now Available

Lets download now Nokia Drop 1.1.1 with new fwatures for mobility client!
Nokia Drop, the application that Nokia released not too long ago to offer users the possibility to easily push content on their devices, has just been upgraded to version 1.1.1 .

The development team behind the application notes that the new version is capable of offering users the possibility to do more than before, faster.

The new application release also increases the ease of usage, while adding Maps support, as well as better RSS support, and other features more.

The release notes for the new Nokia Drop 1.1.1 include:

New features for mobile client
- respects your choice of browser used for opening urls
- speaks your language (localization)
- uses kinetic scrolling capabilities
New support:
- adds add-on support for Firefox 5.0
Bug fixes:
- fixes problem with opening Place with latest Maps application.

With the new Nokia Drop 1.1.1 release, users will be able to push Places to the mobile phone straight from the Ovi Maps (

As soon as that happens, the Map application will be automatically opened on the handset, so that users can see the exact place that was pushed.

With the new application version, users will be able to subscribe to RSS feeds which can then be viewed on the Nokia Reader or via the Nokia Browser web feed.

“No more writing wrong urls or remembering things. You will have it everywhere you are, on your phone,” the development team notes. And there are also the said language localization options that have been included in the new release, along with updated add-ons.

“Hi, Terve, Hola, 你好 in your language, respects your browser choice on your phone, and just got faster with kinnecting scrolling capability,” the team behind the app concludes.

For those out of the loop, we should note that the application was released for handsets running under S60 5th Edition and Symbian^3, and that it is compatible with Firefox 3.6, 4.0 and 5.0 and Chrome desktop browsers.

Download Nokia Drop 1.1.1
Download Nokia Drop extension for Firefox
Download Nokia Drop extension for Chrome

How to Custom Android Firmware to Gives Users More Control over Permissions

Android implement a security system called firmware WhisperCore. WhisperCore has implemented a system which allows the installation of apps with overly broad permission requirements without compromising actual data.

A big problem on the Android platform is that many developers don't really care too much about user privacy or security when creating their applications.

This leads to situations where apps request permissions they don't need or aren't supposed to have. For example, there are very few reasons for apps to request device identifiers, yet many of them do.

who are not comfortable with this practice don't have any option except refusing to install these applications, even though they might otherwise be suitable for their needs.

The new WhisperCore 5.0 firmware tries to solve this problem by introducing a so-called "selective permissions" system that is more flexible and give users more power over what apps can access. So users can get more control over permissions.

"WhisperCore provides selective permissions in a way that doesn't take apps by surprise. Instead of denying access to resources, each permission revoked by a user creates a 'private resource' for that application," the firmware's developers explain.

"So if an application requests the phone's unique identifier, it will still get an identifier, but it will be a privacy-protected identifier generated specifically for that application," they add.

WhisperCore is a modified version of Android which contains a number of security enhancements like full disk encryption, firewall, encrypted backups and now, selective permissions. It is currently only available for Nexus S and Nexus One phones, but developers are working on adding support for other devices as well.

Whisper Systems, the company behind WhisperCore, also develops stand-alone applications for end-to-end encrypted voice communications and text messaging, as well as backup and network monitoring.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

How to install Mobile Broadband in Ubuntu 11.04

 Great tutorial to install Mobile Broadband in Ubuntu 11.04 simple&powerfull..
Ubuntu 11.04 comes in a new Avatar with Unity Desktop environment.With new look and extra gadgets like launcher, it seems smooth and good.Also you can add new functionality by customizing Ubuntu 11.04.As now a days all the ISP(internet service provider) provide the internet service either using Broadband cable connection and Broadband Mobile connection.In both the internet connection Mobile connection is quiet very popular as it does not require the wire and cable.And you can use it anywhere and anytime,no any boundary with the wires.

So in this post i will tell you how to setup Mobile Broadband connection in the Ubuntu 11.04/10.10.So that you can use your internet anywhere.This post will help to those who are new to Ubuntu,shifted from Microsoft Windows or Mac OS or any other Operating System,Because in all other Operating System you have to only double click to install and use it.But don’t worry, Using Ubuntu and  configure or setup  Mobile Broadband connection in Ubuntu 11.04 will show you how things are easy with Linux.

Setup Mobile Broadband Connection in Ubuntu 11.04

1.Insert the Mobile USB Datacard or Broadband and wait for few second to initialize it.
2.Go to the Network connection Option and click on the Edit.

3.Click on the Mobile Broadband tab and Click on Add.This will open a window of  Mobile Broadband Connection setup.Click on Forward.
4.Select your providers country or region and choose your provider.
5.Choose your billing plan and confirm Mobile Broadband Setting.Click on Apply and then Save it.
6.Thats it, now enjoy Internet using Mobile Broadband.