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Friday, March 30, 2012

TeamViewer 7.0.12799 for Mac, Linux, Windows

 Download TeamViewer 7.0.12799 for Mac, Linux, Windows

Remotely control or access another computer over the internet - or even hold big web meetings
TeamViewer 7 is the latest version of the popular remote access/control program.

TeamViewer 7.0.12799 for Mac, Linux, Windows

As with previous editions, you can use it to access your own computer across the internet, perhaps very valuable if you've accidentally left some important document at home. Or you can use it to remotely control another PC where TeamViewer is also installed; so if a friend's having technical troubles, you can log on to their system, even through most firewalls, and use the computer as though you were sitting in front of it, to quickly help them out.

This release adds many essential new capabilities in this area. It now allows you to save advanced connection settings for every PC you'd like to access or control, for instance, so you can start working right away. Transferring files between systems is now as easy as dragging and dropping. Multi-monitor support allows you to have different remote connection sessions running in each of your monitors, and it's now possible to record your sessions, both in the form of screenshots or AVI videos.

This alone would be enough for the program to qualify as a major upgrade - but there's much more. In particular, TeamViewer 7 now allows you to schedule and conduct online meetings for up to 25 people. You can schedule your event as an Outlook Meeting invitation. Participants can join from smartphones, tablets or computers, and once they've arrived will share a single screen, able to watch whatever you're doing, contribute via chat, use the white board and share files.

It's a very impressive upgrade, especially as the program remains entirely free for personal and non-commercial use. Business users, however, will need to purchase a licence. Note that the Linux version is still v6.x.

TeamViewer has always been an easy way to remotely access and control other systems, and the new web meeting features in particular make it even more useful. Recommended.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Download Audacity 2.0 for Linux, Mac, Windows

Simply the best free audio recording, editing and mixing tool
Audacity 2.0 makes image recording, mixing and editing a simple affair.
Download Audacity 2.0 FINAL

Gone are the days when you’d have to pay a pretty penny for a decent sound editing and mixing application. For the best part of a decade, Audacity has carved a niche for itself as a powerful, yet usable tool for sound editing. It’s capable of recording live audio, digitising your old vinyl and cassette collection, editing a wide range of audio formats (including Ogg Vorbis, AIFF, WAV and MP3).

The interface also makes it easy to cut, copy, splice and mix sounds together, alter a recording’s speech or pitch, plus apply various filters to cut out distortion or introduce special effects. In fact, Audacity is so versatile, you’ll often find it bundled with hardware devices such as ION’s range of turntables.

For a number of years Audacity has been available in two separate versions: an elderly, stable 1.2.6 release that doesn’t work on newer versions of OS X and Windows, and a long-running beta series that reached version 1.3.14 before it finally morphed into this, Audacity 2.0, more than six years after it first appeared.
That’s right, Audacity 2.0 is little more than a stable version of the long-running beta That means if you’re currently running the latest version of the beta you won’t see anything radically different from what you’ve been used to by upgrading to version 2.0. However, it’s worth upgrading to for one critical reason: it’s an official, stable release.

If you’ve religiously stuck with version 1.2.6, or are running an older 1.3.x beta build, then you’ll find there are plenty of reasons to update, from interface tweaks like improved toolbar docking, the ability to have multiple clips per track (while collapsing or expanding tracks in the workspace), repair and equalization effects, timer recording, improved drag and drop, plus project saving and recovery.

New Features in Audacity 2.0:

Some of the major changes in 2.0.0 over 1.2.6 are:

* Many effects significantly improved, especially Equalization, Noise Removal and Normalize. Vocal Remover now included plus GVerb on Windows and Mac. VAMP analysis plug-ins now supported.
* Improved label tracks with Sync-Lock Tracks feature in the Tracks Menu. Multiple clips per track. Tracks and selections can be fully manipulated using the keyboard. Many more keyboard shortcuts.
* New Device Toolbar to manage inputs and outputs. Timer Record feature. New Mixer Board view with per-track VU meters.
* Automatic Crash Recovery in the event of abnormal program termination.
* Fast "On-Demand" import of WAV/AIFF files if read directly from source. FLAC now fully supported. Added support for optional FFmpeg library for import/export of AC3/M4A/WMA and import of audio from video files.

Note: while Audacity can import MP3 files, you will need to download and install the LAME MP3 Encoder plug-in if you wish to export your recordings in MP3 format.

An essential download for those looking for a powerful audio recording, editing and mixing tool.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The best Antivirus Apps for Android

Download The best Antivirus Apps for Android and get the secured system

The Android operating system already includes tools that can be used to view a list of running processes and close down any apps you do not want to be running. The offering that is found here is along very similar lines but it has the advantage of being surrounded by a selection of other useful tools. At the heart of the app is the antivirus component, but there is also a privacy tool called Private Space that can be used to securely store your contacts, phone numbers and text messages.

The antivirus component will appeal to both tablet and cell phone owners and you can rest safe in the knowledge that there are constant check going on in the background to ensure that the files and apps you are accessing are free from infection. On top of this you are able to set up scheduled scans and opt to check individual files whenever you want.There are two options for the best antivirus apps for android.

AVG Anti-Virus Free is a free protection tool designed with Android devices in mind, and despite the name the app is capable of much more that simply detecting and removing viruses – there are also a number of tools on hand to help to improve the performance and stability of your mobile.

Comodo Mobile Security & Antivirus Free is a free security and performance optimization tool that can be used to not only keep your cell phone or tablet free from viruses and other forms of malware, but also block unwanted calls and texts and well as enabling you to take control over which apps are running at any given time.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Top mp3 player for Android - Winamp

Download Top mp3 player for Android - Winamp

A flexible and easy to use music player that could easily become your default music software in no time.

When it comes to playing music, WinAmp used to be a big name among PC users. With the move to mobile device, the number of audio player available has been steadily increasing and it is all too easy to forget that stalwarts such as WinAmp still exist. This is the Android version of the app and it boasts a number of interesting features that make it well worth a look if you have not tried it already.

WinAmp’s synchronization options are impressive. Not only can you import your existing iTunes library to help makes it easier to switch between apps, you can also wireless synchronize with WinAmp for Mac Sync Beta. As you would expect from an Android app, there is a home screen widget available that can be used to control playback from the lock screen and provide access to your favourite playlists.

There is the option of listening to thousands of online radio station, and you can browse through the wide selection by genre or by performing searches. When you are listening to music from your own library, you can navigate through album art and artist info, benefitting from integration with the likes of and YouTube. Whatever you choose to use the app for, WinAmp’s intuitive controls and refined interface make the player a pleasure to use.

There is also a Pro bundle available as an in-app purchase and this enables you to unlock a number of premium features. Additional feature include a 10-band graphic equalizer, and interruption-free listening thanks to crossfading and gapless playback. There is also support added for FLAC playback, the ability to stream any online Audio based on URL and personalized radio station recommendations.
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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Download Nvidia Display Driver 295.33 for Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris

  Download Nvidia Display Driver 295.33 for Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris

Nvidia released version 295.33 of its graphics driver for Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD operating systems.

Nvidia 295.33 brings support for the GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GT 630M and GeForce GT 620 GPUs, it fixes H.264 decoding of video streams in VDPAU, fixes DisplayPort audio issue on GeForce GT 520 cards, and support for recent Linux kernels.

Among other features in Nvidia 295.33 we can mention support for 3D Vision ready displays with a built-in Nvidia 3D Vision infrared emitter and some other small fixes. For more details read the entire changelog here.

Nvidia 295.3 is available right now (see download links below) for Linux, BSD and Solaris operating systems, supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Download Dropbox Experimental 1.3.26

 Download Dropbox Experimental 1.3.26

The latest development for Dropbox Experimental does not show numerous modifications, but the entries in the change log are notable. They tackle sensitive issues in the application, such as performance and usability.

Download Dropbox Experimental is 1.3.26

The latest build for Dropbox Experimental is 1.3.26, and among the problems it eliminates, there is the one with Camera Upload feature on Windows XP and 2003. The text for this feature also went through some improvements.

As far as performance is concerned, the new revision of the file synchronization client shows memory usage improvements.

It also brings to the table a fix for the quota issue as well as other small fixes.
Dropbox is one of the most popular file synchronization products on the market.

Dropbox is a software which enables you to share files and folders across the online platform, by synchronizing them with your offline storage.

In order to start using Dropbox, you must create an account. You can either set the tool to sync all the folders in your Dropbox, or you can use "Selective Sync" to choose particular ones.

Basically, Dropbox installs a folder on your computer in which you can copy or move data to share online.

So, if you want to access your Dropbox files from another location, simply log in with your username and password on the developer's website. 

What's New in This Release (1.3.26):

· Fixes for Camera Upload on Windows XP and 2003
· Fix out of quota issue
· Improve Camera Upload text
· Memory usage improvements
· Other small fixes 


Best-New Wallpapers of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

 New&Best Wallpapers of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Iain Farrell, project manager at Canonical's Design Team uploaded today the new wallpapers for the up-coming Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system.

The wallpapers are not yet formally uploaded in the current development release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but we have the originals and there are 16 new beautiful photos.

Without any additional launching, we'll represent below the photos that were already approved for the final version of Precise Pangolin.

The new wallpapers in the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS release are, as presented below: Empty by Dawid Huczynski, Haramat by lefthandgergo, London Eye by Fernando Garcia, Murales by Jan Bencini, Purple Leaf Streak by Philip Taylor, Soft Golden Leaf by Philip Taylor, Speed_precise by pr09studio, The Brew by Fernando Garcia, Tokyo Tower by nubuto_m, Untitled by Angela Henderson, Untitled by Marcus Moller, Odd Man In by Deacon MacMillan, Path to Heaven by nurionn, The Forbidden City by pixelflake, White pigeons by noombox, and White flowers by Zuphi.

Soft Golden Leaf by Philip Taylor 

London Eye by Fernando Garcia

There were 20 finalist in the Ubuntu 12.04 Wallpaper contest that took place on Flickr, but looks like four of them were not accepted. Congrats to the authors of these beautiful photographs!

On April 26th, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS will become the 16th release of the popular Ubuntu operating system.

One of some of the interesting features that will be show in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), we can mention the upcoming Mozilla Firefox 12 web browser and Mozilla Thunderbird 12 email client, and the LibreOffice 3.5 office suite.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS will be powered by Linux kernel 3.2 and the GNOME 3.2 desktop environment (with several components upgraded to version 3.4) and an improved Unity interface.

Don't forget to visit next Thursday (March 29th) for a detailed report on the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) Beta 2 release, where we will unveil more of Precise's new features!

See complete New Wallpapers of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS here:
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Download Drivers for the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H (rev.1.0)

Gigabyte has finally decided to start releasing software (drivers, BIOS and utilities) for the new generation of motherboards loaded with Intel's H77, Z77 and B75 chipsets.

We're adding you today the download for GA-Z77X-D3H (rev. 1.0), a Z77 motherboard packing a lot of great features, appropriate for both building a gaming-oriented system or a high-performance professional one.

Aside from the Intel Z77 Express Chipset accommodating the LGA 1155 Core i3, i5, i7 and Celeron CPUs, the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H (rev. 1.0) can be loaded with a maximum of 32 GB DDR in 4 1.5V slots with Dual-channel architecture and confident of running with Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) modules, as well.
2-way AMD CrossFireX and Nvidia SLI arrays are supported by the PCIe connectors, while HDMI 1900 x 1200 output comes in as a stock feature. Users can enjoy fast data transfers using the dual SATA3 6Gb/s connectors and the maximum of 6 USB ports available.

The GA-Z77X-D3H (rev. 1.0) supports a lot of Gigabyte proprietary software (such as On/Off Charge) while also being capable of running Intel's Rapid Start Technology or Lucidlogix' Virtu MVP.

Friday, March 23, 2012

JAlbum - the best photo album software for ubuntu

 JAlbum - the best photo album software for ubuntu
download and make the best  photo album with JAlbum

I love this Photo Album making program, just too many features to speak of. You can download more templates from jAlbum's web site. Each template has many different settings. If you are posting Photo Albums online, this hands down is one suite Tool.

Fast, easy to use, packed with features and entirely free, this has to be one of the best web thumbnail gallery generators around

If you'd like to try another design, then close the window and select another skin. Otherwise, click Publish, and jAlbum will upload your photos to its web server. Again, it's very easy, no hassles over entering server names, passwords or anything else, you just sit back and watch the progress bar as it reports each file transferred.

Once your photos are online then jAlbum will give you a link that you can pass to friends, so they can also view your work. Web counters will show you which photos get the most attention, and visitors can even leave comments to let you know what they think of their favourite shots.

Note that jAlbum 10 brings a host of new features and a change of licensing from "freeware" to "free for personal-use". The v10 Release Notes will give you more info.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Download mac themes for ubuntu 12.04 (Tutorial)

Download mac themes for ubuntu 12.04 (Tutorial)

I will share to you two things here, install mac ubuntu themes but there are two kind version for them. one of them is Mac Os X themes and other Mac Lion themes. The view is relative same and not much different.

Here we go

Installation of Mac OS X Theme:

cd /tmp && wget -O BiSOFT-G3u.tar.gz
sudo tar -xzvf BiSOFT-G3u.tar.gz -C /usr/share/themes
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'BiSOFT-G3u'
gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/metacity/general/theme 'BiSOFT-G3u'

 Now install icons:

sudo tar -xzvf Mac-Lion-Icons.tar.gz -C /usr/share/icons
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme 'Mac-Lion-Icons'

Now install Docky
sudo apt-get install docky
Install Awn Applet
sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator

For Ubuntu Unity Install CCSM:
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

After that change the Panel Settings like in picture.

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Installation of Mac Lion Theme:

Mac OS X Lion Theme For Ubuntu 12.04 GTK3

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Installing dock on ubuntu 11.10 for making elegant dekstop

Make your Linux fresh, beautiful and powerfull..
Installing dock on ubuntu 11.10 for making elegant dekstop

If you love to use dock bar on your ubuntu dekstop, one of my favorit is Cairo Dock. A new version of Cairo Dock 3.0.0 has been released, which brings custon Cairo Dock Session for Ubuntu 11.10 oneiric Ocelot you can select Cairo Dock from LightDM, GDM, etc. Login screen better XFCE integration, better windows manager integration, support for Unity quicklists and many other things.

Cairo Dock includes many plugins/applets such as: weather, clock, Messaging Menu, system monitor, keyboard indicators, custom icons, notification area, clipboard manager, and many other plugins.

Other GLX-Dock 3.0.0 features:
- The Power-Manager applet has been rewritten to work on any plateform.
- A new Help applet has been added to help our beloved users.
- Integration in the XFCE desktop has been improved.
- Better Gnome 3 tools support.
- Fixed Ubuntu Messaging Menu for Ubuntu Oneiric and Natty.
- Updated default theme.
- Several new DBus methods lets you interact on the dock more easily.
- The dock can now be used as a shell in a Compiz-standalone environment.

To install Cairo Dock on Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins
If you're using other Linux OS go to Launchpad for Download Cairo Dock.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Download latest update Orbit Downloader

One of the best download managers enables you to manage your file transfers more effectively.

To help speed up and manage your downloads, you need a download manager and there are few better than Orbit Downloader. On a basic level, this replaces the download manager that ships with your browser and enables you to control where you save your files, to download again if the transfer fails and much more. It works with all the popular web browsers, so you can use the same download manager whether you need to switch between Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Orbit Downloader makes downloading much faster as it’s able to source files from other locations, including P2P servers and many others. Note, however, that we do not recommend you downloading files from unknown servers - this is the primary reason for the spread of malicious software.

Orbit Downloader does a lot more than help you download files from the Internet. It also enables you to grab embedded audio, video and other media files and even save streaming media to your hard drive.
Build brings these changes:
- Fix: "Use server date/time" not working
- Fix: Crash in software updater

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Preview and Review

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin LTS Beta 1 has been released and it have many improvements since Aplha 2 version. It uses the 3.2.0-17.27 Ubuntu kernel which is based on the v3.2.6 upstream stable kernel. From beta 1 Linux Kernal have RC6 for Sandy Bridge systems which enables GPUs to switch to very low consumption mode when not in use. Unity user experience is improved by HUD, Unity Greeter, home lens and video lens. Other changes in UI includes changes in NotifyOSD and tool tips and quicklists in Unity.

Unity and UI Changes

Ubuntu Unity experience is improving day by day and in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin special attempts has been made to make Unity more useful for end users. Unity and LightDM now have multi monitor support, Unity launcher is present on every display which avoids the frustration of switching between displays to reach Unity launcher. Unity launcher now uses “push to reveal” method which avoids frustration of accidentally revealing the Unity launcher.

Unity Lens

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin have two new Unity Lens, first is Unity home lens which you will see when you press super key or access dash from launcher, it includes recent applications and files instead of default applications like in Ubuntu 11.10. Second lens is Video lens which enables you which let you search videos on your system and online videos on Vimeo, Youtube, BBC iPlayer etc.


A new feature introduced in beta 1 is the Head-Up Display or HUD which is used to search the menus of a focused window or whole application. HUD can be accessed by tapping ALT button. HUD doesn’t replace global menu, it is extra addon and can only be accessed through tapping ALT key.

Shortcuts Help Overlay

Another useful addition is Ubuntu shortcuts help overlay which gives lists and give details about all new shortcuts, it can be invoked by pressing and holding super key.

Unity Greeter

The Unity greeter now have revamped login box with improved session chooser with session logos.

Privacy Options

Zeitgeist is used in Ubuntu 12.04 to log user data which is mainly used in dash, it can be totally controlled through Zeitgeist Activity Log Manager which enables to clear history, blacklist applications or folders from showing up in Dash.

Default Applications

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin uses Linux Kernal 3.2.0-17.27 which is based upon 3.2.6 upstream stable kernal and XOrg server 1.11.4

  • Nautilus 3.3.90
  • Ubuntu Software Center 5.1.10
  • Firefox 11 beta 4
  • Thunderbird 11 beta 3
  • LibreOffice 3.5.0
  • Rhythmbox 2.95
  • Deja Dup Backup Tool 21.90
  • Gwibber 3.3.90
  • Empathy 3.3.5
  • Shotwell 0.11.92
  • Transmission 2.50
  • Remmina (remote desktop client) 1.0
  • GNOME Control Center (System Settings) 3.3.90
  • Gedit 3.3.4
  • Brasero 3.2.0
  • Totem 3.0.1

Banshee was scheduled to be reviewed for beta 1 but it is skipped because Banshee is not yet ported to GTK3 and now most probably Rhythmbox will be the default music player in the final version on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin LTS. NotifyOSD is now adjusted with the color of your wallpaper.


Ubutnu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Beta 1 is very stable but usage on production machines is not recommended.

Download ISO from here

To upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 press ALT+F2 and type “update-manager -d” (without the quotes). Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ’12.04′ is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

If you are using Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin Alpha versions than you can update to beta 1 by just installing latest updates through update manager.

Social Media Harder to Quit Than Alcohol, Tobacco

 Social Media Harder to Quit Than Alcohol, Tobacco
Scientists demonstrated in a new study that technology- and goal-driven activities and objectives are far harder to quit or turn down than smoking or drinking. Personally, I think this speaks volumes about how the human mind chooses to catalog its priorities.

Social Media Harder to Quit Than Alcohol, Tobacco

For instance, University of Chicago professor Wilheml Hofmann, PhD, says that people find it more difficult to separate from their jobs, Facebook or Twitter accounts, or from chatting with friends than to renounce either alcohol or cigarettes entirely, PsychCentral reports.

“Desires for media like watching television, surfing the Internet, using your iPhone, and our desire to work – that is, the intrinsic desire to get your work done – these are the hardest to resist,” Hofmann explains. I think that this study may have just highlighted a new way to treat alcoholism and cigarette dependency.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Installing themes on ubuntu 11.10 (Tutorial)

The complexity of the issues in Gnome GTK 3 makes it a little confusing to add desktop themes in Ubuntu 11.10. This is because there is no default tool of Ubuntu 11.10 to change themes. However, you can change and manage the issues of Gnome in Ubuntu 11.10 with the help of a third party application known as the Gnome Tweak Tool. In this post, we'll tell you how to install and manage themes for Gnome 3 on Oneiric Ocelot.

To get started, install Gnome Tweak Tool

Gnome Tweak Tool can be installed using the following command:

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

Other than using the command line, you can also grab the Gnome Tweak tool package for Oneiric from Launchpad.

Download Gnome Tweak Tool

Go to the Home directory, hit CTRL+H hotkey to show hidden files and folders, and create a new folder named .Themes via right-click context menu.

Now, open the Gnome Tweak Tool from Applications -> Other -> Advanced Settings. Go to Themes

Download Android 4.0 ICS for HTC Rezound

Official Android 4.0 ICS for HTC Rezound Now Available for Download
Motorola was the first to deliver the update for its Wi-Fi only Motorola XOOM, but the upgrade is available for an extremely limited number of users.

Samsung has recently started to roll out the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S II, but delayed the upgrade for the Galaxy Note for Q2.

There's a high chance that the second company to announce the availability of update will be HTC. The folks over at Android Police have just got their hands on an official Android 4.0 (build 3.11.605.22) ROM for the HTC Rezound.

Although this is a release candidate for the OTA (over the air), there's no telling is it's indeed the final version of the update.

Aside from the leaked ICS ROM, AndroidPolice got their hands on the official changelog as well. It appears that this update brings the following changes:

- Android OS 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich;
- CMAS support added;
- IPv6 over eHRPD supported;
- Update to HTC Sense 3.6 UI;
- Caller Name ID app added;
- VMM/BUA plus updated;
- New storage UI (under settings menu).

Lots of issues have been resolved as well, including Hotspot data stalls, Google Talk app formatting, Wrong time displayed in and around Phoenix, AZ, and others.

Keep in mind that there are two versions of the update available for download, a stock Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich that will break root, and a pre-rooted version that keeps the root.

The file needs to be renamed to and placed onto the root of the SD card. To flash the ROM simply reboot into the bootloader by holding Volume down and Power buttons.

For more details on how to download and install the official Android 4.0 ICS ROM for HTC Rezound, head over to AndroidPolice original post.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Samsung Galaxy S III Concept Phone Emerges

New Samsung Galaxy S III Concept Phone Emerges
New smartphone with new amazing features

Soon, mobile phone users around the world will be able to purchase a new flagship Android device coming from Samsung.

Supposedly called Galaxy S III, the new device will be released as the successor of last year’s Galaxy S II smartphone, and should pack top-of-the-line technology inside.

Nothing has been made official on the new device as of yet, but Samsung is expected to make it official in the very near future, maybe before the end of this month.

Although unofficial, some specs on Galaxy S III have already made it to the web, and enthusiasts have found them inspiring.

Thus, concept devices based on these leaked hardware specs have emerged, also complemented by the vision of their designers.

One new such handset has been spotted over at concept-phones (it comes from designer Hafizoff), with a rather unusual, edge-to-edge screen that makes it look even better than we might have imagined it before.

The concept device, which can be seen in the photo to the left, sports a 4.8-inch touchscreen display that can deliver a 720p resolution, and packs three 3 capacitive buttons below the screen.

Moreover, the handset features a quad-core Exynos application processor inside, along with an internal memory that ranges from 16GB to as much as 64GB.

The specifications list of this device also includes 1GB of RAM, WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity capabilities, support for LTE networks, and NFC functionality, in addition to a built-in GPS receiver.

On the back, this Galaxy S III concept device features a 12 megapixel photo snapper, as well as a ceramic case, as can be seen in the aforementioned image.

Many of the features included in this concept smartphone might easily make it to the real device, which is supposedly slated for launch in the coming weeks. However, we should expect for an official announcement on the matter to be made to learn specifics on it.

Download OS X 10.7.4 Lion Build 11E27 - Developer News

Download OS X 10.7.4 Lion Build 11E27 - Developer News

After handing testers a new developer preview of Mountain Lion, this weekend Apple seeded a new build of OS X 10.7.4, an unreleased version of its current operating system - Lion.

Unlike the OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion developer preview, which requires code redemption via the Mac App Store, OS X 10.7.4 Lion can be downloaded from the Mac Dev Center, on Apple’s web site.

Provided that you are enrolled with the company’s $99-a-year developer program, you can head over there and download the 580 MB delta update (build number 11E27) immediately. As a combo, the new Lion reportedly weighs in at 1.33 GB.

The seed notes are currently unavailable, therefore we have no information regarding the areas Apple is focusing on, the known issues (if any), and any potential fixes this new build might include.

According to people familiar with the software, a server version has been offered to developers as well.

Earlier this week, a report emerged in the Apple blogosphere saying that the Cupertino computer giant was gearing up to hand testers new builds of the Lion operating system.

The news could have easily been a simple guess on behalf of AppleInsider - the source of the rumor.

Anyone following Apple in the news is well aware that soon after an update is released to the public, beta testing is scheduled to commence on the next incremental version. Nonetheless, the report seems to have been accurate.

It said that Apple was preparing to roll out a pre-release build of OS X 10.7.4 that would initially reach only a limited number of developers.

Per the report, Apple should now be widening the release to all members of the Apple Developer Connection. It is believed that OS X 10.7.4 will be the last maintenance update to Lion ahead of the Mountain Lion debut this summer.

In related news, Apple last week mistakenly posted a reference to the unreleased OS X 10.7.4 on its iPhoto marketing pages on - particularly on the company's Australian site. The company run by Tim Cook has yet to correct the erroneous text.

Download OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion DP 2 - Developer News

Download OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion DP 2 - Developer News

The second developer preview of OS X Mountain Lion is available for download on the Mac App Store, Apple has informed those enrolled with its annual developer programs.

As usual, developers must get a redemption code from the Mac OS X Development Portal to be able to download the new OS X Mountain Lion preview.

The build number is 12A154q, and there are no release notes available at the time of this writing. However, early testers have been able to spot a few changes already.

For example, the updated developer preview brings Twitter integration with Notification Center. Both Twitter and Notification Center are iPhone and iPad features stemming from iOS 5, the latest major version of Apple’s mobile operating system.

The Mac maker has vocally expressed its intentions to unify the Apple ecosystem by fusing OS X and iOS together using their key features.

According to 9to5mac, testers now have the ability to receive Twitter for Mac notifications which arrive for @replies and direct messages. The updates are displayed as banners in Notification Center.

Next up, developers have noticed that Safari now shows an iCloud icon next to Share Sheets - another Mountain Lion features.

As you’d expect, the new iCloud integration with Safari allows you to keep open Safari tabs in sync across all your devices that use Apple’s web browser. As long as you’re logged in to your iCloud account, your open tabs are there on all your iDevices, Mac and / or PC.

Mountain Lion now warns users when an application wants to access their Contacts (formerly known as Address Book). The change is obviously an answer to the bad press stemming from the Path contacts issue which spurred investigations into other apps that collected personal information without the user’s consent.

Android 4.0 ICS for Samsung GALAXY Note Postponed for Q2 2012

Android 4.0 ICS for Samsung GALAXY Note Postponed for Q2 2012

Samsung has recently started to deploy the long-awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S II. The company also promised to offer the upgrade for other Galaxy devices, such as Galaxy Note, Galaxy SII LTE, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1.

However, Samsung only stated that the update for the devices above will follow suite without giving any further details or specific time frames.

The bad news is that at least one of these devices won’t receive the update earlier than the second quarter of 2012. According to Samsung Norway, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy Note will arrive in Q2 2012.

The folks over at SammyHub have just learned that the Norwegian branch of the South-Korean company confirmed the information on its official Facebook account here.

It’s unclear why Samsung decided to push the update for Galaxy Note of the next quarter, after it has initially confirmed the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note will receive the update in the first quarter of the year.

Unfortunately, the company was only half true to its promise and deployed the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for the Galaxy S II this week. Still, for the time being, the update is only available for unlocked units.

Rumor had it that the Galaxy Note might be the first to get the Android 4.0 update even ahead of the popular Galaxy S II, but for unknown reasons Samsung decided otherwise.

There’s no telling when exactly the update is pushed to Galaxy Note devices, but we’re just nearing the beginning of Q2, so users might have to wait for a while.

Hopefully, Samsung will come forward with a more specific Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich timetable for the rest of its Galaxy family devices. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.

Why Our Minds Wander at Times

Why Our Minds Wander at Times
I recently came across a study arguing that the part of the brain underlying working memory plays a significant role in behaviors such as day-dreaming. In other words, our minds wander when the full computational power of the brain is not fully needed for the completion of a task. 

Our minds wander when the brain is not fully used to handle a current task
As such, it makes sense that many employees who have mentally-boring or repetitive jobs spend most of their days day-dreaming. It also stands to reason that working memory is involved in this behavior, since it has been linked to people's IQ scores and reading comprehension.

One of the most important tasks the working memory is entrusted with is juggling multiple thoughts simultaneously. In electronic devices, this is called multi-tasking, or running several mental processes in parallel. This type of memory also enables us to recall data from all these processes instantly.

“What this study seems to suggest is that, when circumstances for the task aren’t very difficult, people who have additional working memory resources deploy them to think about things other than what they’re doing,” PsychCentral quotes researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as saying.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Download Hotspot Shield 2.50

Download Hotspot Shield 2.50 - Keep your privacy when accessing free Wi-Fi hotspots
Anchor Free has just released a new version for their VPN service, Hotspot Shield. Besides the new looks, the latest revision of the application also improves the online privacy.

Among the new features included in Hotspot Shield 2.50 there is automatic network detection, which is designed to recognize unsecured Wi-Fi networks and warn the user of the risk. Furthermore, the application can be set to start automatically when connecting to new or unknown networks, thus encrypting the web sessions.

Administrator privileges are no longer required to install and use the program, and it can be installed on corporate/enterprise networks. Secure browsing relies on a blacklist of 3.5 million known and suspected malicious Web domains.

Another improvement is the visibility of the connection status, which is now displayed in a clearer manner, straight in the web browser.

Here are some key features of "Hotspot Shield":

· Secure your web session with HTTPS encryption.
· Hide your IP address for your privacy online.
· Access all content privately without censorship; bypass firewalls.
· Protect yourself from snoopers at Wi-Fi hotspots, hotels, airports, corporate offices and ISP hubs.
· Works on wireless and wired connections alike.
· Secure your data & personal information online.
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:

· Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
· Offers to install Hotspot Shield Community Toolbar that the program does not require to fully function
· At program startup/shutdown, opens web pages featuring advertising or similar income generating content

Friday, March 16, 2012

Androif Ice Cream Sandwich Arrives on Nexus S in the Next Weeks

Android Ice Cream Sandwich Arrives on Nexus S in the Next Weeks
The owners of a Samsung Nexus S smartphone will be able to enjoy an update to the latest flavor of Google’s mobile operating system, namely Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

According to the latest rumors on the web, the smartphone will get a taste of the new OS iteration in the coming weeks.

Both Nexus S and Nexus S 4G devices will receive the update, apparently. While no specific release date has been made official as of yet, it should not be too long before details on the matter appear.

For those out of the loop, we should note that Google did start to offer the update to Nexus S users in December last year, but that it halted the delivery soon after, due to various issues that caused devices to crash and brick in some cases.

Firefox 11 Officially Lands in Ubuntu 11.10 Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

Firefox 11 Officially Lands in Ubuntu 11.10

With today's updates, Canonical upgraded the default web browser in its Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system to Firefox 11.

Besides the usual bug fixes and small improvements, Firefox 11 also brings some nice features, such as the ability to automatically sync installed Add-Ons via the built-in Firefox Sync engine.

Another important feature in Mozilla Firefox 11.0 is the ability to import the bookmarks, history and cookies from the Google Chrome web browser.

All Ubuntu 11.10 users can update their Firefox web browser to version 11.0 right now, by using the Update Manager software.

What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]

· Firefox can now migrate your bookmarks, history, and cookies from Google Chrome
· With Sync enabled, add-ons can now be synchronized across your computers
· The CSS text-size-adjust property is now supported
· The outerHTML property is now supported on HTML elements
· View source syntax highlighting now uses the HTML5 parser (see bug 482921)
· The Style Editor for CSS editing is now available to web developers
· Web developers can now visualize a web page in 3D using the Page Inspector 3D View
· SPDY protocol support for faster page loads is now testable
· XMLHttpRequest now supports HTML parsing
· Files can now be stored in IndexedDB (see bug 661877)
· Websockets has now been unprefixed
· Redesigned media controls for HTML5 video
· Firefox notifications may not work properly with Growl 1.3 or later (691662)

@i0n1c: iPad 3 Jailbreak Unlikely to Happen Today

 @i0n1c: iPad 3 Jailbreak Unlikely to Happen Today

Although Stefan Esser was hoping to have the new iPad today so he could tinker with it over the weekend, the German hacker is said to inform his Twitter followers that they will have to wait for next week to see it jailbroken.

“It is unlikely that I will jailbreak an iPad3 today,” reads a tweet from the hacking guru. “@hermesde will fail to deliver the device to the office while someone is there,” he said just minutes ago.

Esser had previously complained that Apple choosing Hermes to deliver his new iPad was not the best idea. It seems he was right.

In the meanwhile, the @-mentioned Hermes replied: “@i0n1c can we help you?” For all the Apple fanboys’ sake out there, let’s hope they can.

iPad 3 Jailbreak Progress: "Three Angles"

iPad 3 Jailbreak Progress: "Three Angles"

In a natural approach, the Dev Team continues to refer to the new iPad as “iPad 3” (mostly not to mess up the workflow whenever there’s an update to post on their popular blog).

The Team says, “We suspect many of you are lined up at this very minute, and so it’s a good time to give you some info for maximizing your chance to eventually jailbreak the iPad3.”

The exploits used to jailbreak the iPad 2 a few months ago still work in iOS 5.1, which means “we’ll at least be able to get our foot in the door to get the required kernel dumps on the iPad3,” says the Team.

They point out to @i0n1c’s progress on the A5 front

“As far as we know, he’s using a method completely unrelated to the one mentioned above,” says the team of hackers. “That would be great news! We’ve also seen bits and pieces of an entirely different jailbreak method being investigated by someone close to the Cydia repo scene.”

“That’s three different angles, and we’re not even including the continuous work @pod2g makes towards a new jailbreak!” reads their update. “As always, keep in mind this is very preliminary progress, and it’s impossible to predict how or when these things turn out.”

As usual, the code tinkerers stress the golden rule of keeping those update itchy fingers away from iTunes (or the OTA Software Update mechanism in iOS):

“Don’t update your new iPad3 past whatever iOS it comes shipped with,” reads the warning.

The Team believes that some iPad 3 units will arrive with “an iOS version that’s not quite 5.1.” We don’t know exactly what they mean by that, but it appears they want people to report their firmware builds to assess the situation.

Download Debian 5.0.10 Lenny

Debian 5.0.10 is the last update to the Debian 5.0 (Lenny) Linux distribution, which reached end-of-life on February 6th, 2012.

This release brings together all the corrections for security problems found in the previous versions of the Debian Lenny operating system, and published separately.

"The Debian project is pleased to announce the tenth and final update of its oldstable distribution Debian 5.0 (codename `lenny')."

"This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the oldstable release,
along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.
" - was stated in the official release announcement.

The Linux kernel package included in Debian 5.0.10 has been updated to include fixes for various security issues. Therefore, the Debian installer has also been rebuilt to use the new Linux kernel.

However, Debian 5.0.10 does not contain the ia64 and alpha packages from DSA 1769 because of some technical reasons.

The following packages were updated in this release: apr, base-files, ia32-libs, libdigest-perl, linux-2.6, phppgadmin, postgresql-8.3, typo3-src, xapian-omega, xpdf, and user-mode-linux.

Last but not least, the qcad and partlibary packages were removed from this release as they were non-distributable.

Keep in mind that Debian 5.0.10 (Lenny) is the last update to the Debian 5.0 series and no other updates will be released for this distribution, as it already reached end-of-life (EOL) on February 6th, 2012.

"Please note that the security support for the oldstable distribution ended in February 2012 and no updates have been released since that point."

To see all the security updates that were implemented in Debian 5.0.10 take a look at the official changelog.

or alternative with Torrent:

Download LibreOffice 3.5.1

Download LibreOffice 3.5.1 for Linux, Macintosh, and Windows

LibreOffice 3.5.1 has been released to fix some of the most-important issues found by various users in the previous maintenance release. The company expects it to be appealing for most enterprises.

The bugs fixed in this release are mainly for the core components of LibreOffice 3.5. For more details see the complete changelog, here.

Download LibreOffice 3.5.1 sources and Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat, Fedora, openSUSE, Mandriva binary packages

Download LibreOffice 3.5.1 packages for Macintosh

Download LibreOffice 3.5.1 executable for Windows

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Android 4.0.3 ICS for HTC Vivid Now Pushed OTA, Requires Dialer Trick

 Android 4.0.3 ICS for HTC Vivid Now Pushed OTA, Requires Dialer Trick
With HTC Velocity 4G already receiving the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade in Australia, it’s just a matter of days before the Taiwanese company pushes the update for other smartphones.

The main candidate for the second HTC smartphone to get the Android 4.0 update seems to be AT&T’s HTC Vivid. Several owners have already reported they have successfully downloaded and installed an ICS update.

The folks over at AndroidCentral report that AT&T customers who own the HTC Vivid can now get the Android 4.0.3 ICS update, if they force the push by dialing *#*#682#*#*.

Although not everyone has been able to upgrade their HTC Vivid devices to Android 4.0.3, it appears that a fair number of users confirmed the update is go. It is also worth mentioning this will update the smartphone’s HTC Sense UI to version 3.6 rather than 4.0.

Head over to the original thread for more details on Android 4.0.3 ICS update for HTC Vivid.

Samsung GALAXY Note Now Available at Optus in Australia

 Samsung GALAXY Note Now Available at Optus in Australia

Mobile phone users in Australia interested in the purchase of a new, high-end smartphone on the airwaves of Optus can now head over to the carrier’s stores and order a GALAXY Note smartphone today. 

The wireless carrier has made the smartphone available for purchase on its airwaves for free on monthly plans that start at $79 per month, but also enables users to purchase it with monthly payments on cheaper contracts.

The smartphone was already added to the carrier’s online store, and those who would like to make a purchase from the comfort of their homes can now do so.

Featuring a 5.3-inch super AMOLED touchscreen display that can deliver a 1280x800 HD resolution, the Samsung GALAXY Note is the largest Android-powered mobile phone in the world.

Not only does the smartphone offer great viewing of photos, videos and other docs while on the go, courtesy of this large screen, but it also delivers great performance capabilities, due to the fast 1.4GHz dual-core application processor it was packed with.

The handset also features 16GB of internal memory and a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage via a MicroSD card. It packs an 8MP camera on the back, with auto-focus and LED flash, as well as a 2MP Front camera for video calling.

“Communication is no longer limited to just text. With the Samsung GALAXY Note you can draw and send your ideas, sketch drawings or write notes with increased accuracy and ease,” Samsung notes.

“The Samsung GALAXY Note is a new type of Smartphone, born of insight and innovation. It is the ultimate in mobile productivity devices, providing you with the ability to freely capture and create ideas anywhere and everywhere.”

The handset offers support for Optus’ network, along with Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/n (2.4GHz / 5GHz) and Bluetooth BT 3.0 connectivity capabilities, DLNA, USB 2.0, 3.5mm Audio Jack, and GPS receiver.

iPhone Hacker "Geohot" Arrested for Possession

iPhone Hacker "Geohot" Arrested for Possession

Famous hacker George Hotz, also known as Geohot on the web, got himself arrested for possession of marijuana as he was heading to the annual SXSW conference in Austin, Texas.

Hotz’s arrest marked the last in a series of busts for carrying pot at the border patrol checkpoint in the small West Texas town.

Above the Law reports that when Hotz had to pass through a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, the sniffing dogs barked.

According to a source familiar with the case, Department of Homeland Security officers pulled Hotz over for more searching and found 1/4 oz. of marijuana and chocolate edibles equivalent to 1/8 oz. Hotz has a medical marijuana license in California.

Hotz was booked for a felony and posted $1,500 bail. He also made it to SXSW where he was able to give the following speech:

“You are turing computable. Yet the three pounds in your head is orders of magnitude more powerful than all the silicon based compute power on earth, draws between 20 and 40 watts, and we have almost no clue how it works.

In the coming decade, we will get our first glimpses into this magic box, and unveil age old questions such as the nature of consciousness. Coming from a reverse engineering background, I will propose some experiments to finally start cracking the problem open.

Imagine implanting a communications cortex into brains before the regions are specialized. Envision a high bandwidth pipe into the seat of consciousness. Forget virtual reality, what if we mess with the brain’s data structures on a lower level? I hope to leave you with a vision of what will be possible; the coming merger of man and machine may be crazier than we all think.”

Download bada SDK 2.0.5 - Update Features

Download bada SDK 2.0.5 with Enhanced WQVGA Features

What's New in This Release ( SDK 2.0.5 ): [ read full changelog ]

· IDE Help Content
· bada C++ App Programming

C++ Framework:
· Osp::Graphics
· The following change is made to solve compatibility issues with bada 1.x WQVGA applications - The default background color of the memory canvas is changed to black.
· Osp::Ui
· The header and footer size in the WQVGA resolution is changed to have the same ratio as that in the WVGA resolution. The following changes are made to solve compatibility issues with bada 1.x WQVGA applications-
· The font is displayed at 95% width to match the font size for bada 1.1 WQVGA applications.
· Auto-scaling down resources is not applied for bada 1.0 WVGA applications when the auto-scaling option is set to false.
· Osp::Social
· Addressbook - The Addressbook::SearchContactsByUserIdN() method is deprecated.

Samsung has just announced it has updated its bada SDK to version 2.0.5. The latest update brings enhanced features for WQVGA app development, as well as several fixes for known issues that have been previously reported.

The SDK is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows XP 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit, or Windows 7 32- or 64-bit operating system. It requires at least dual-core 1.8 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM memory, as well as 2.2 GB of free disk space.

It appears that the header and footer size in the WQVGA resolution has been changed to have the same ratio as that in the WVGA resolution.

Furthermore, the font is now displayed at 95% width in order to match the font size for bada 1.1 WQVGA apps. This change is meant to solve the compatibility issues with bada 1.x WQVGA apps.

For the full changelog of the update head over to Samsung Developer site.

NOTE:· Language packs: The language packs can be installed separately after installing bada SDK.
· Users will need to create an account in order to be able to download and use bada SDK.

Download Bada 2.0 Update for Samsung Wave S8500

Wave II (SHW-M210S) Tastes bada 2.0 in South Korea

Wave II (SHW-M210S) Tastes bada 2.0 in South Korea

A new software update is now available for the owners of a SKT Wave II (SHW-M210S) handset in South Korea.

Samsung has just started to push out the bada 2.0 OS upgrade for the mobile phone, and people can download it via the Kies 2.0 desktop application.

The new platform release brings along a variety of new features, while also enhancing some of the already existing capabilities of the device.

The phone’s menus have been modified, and there is also support for folders and live panels. Moreover, the new bada 2.0 platform release comes with Social Hub 2.0 and Dolphin Browser 3.0, as well as with a series of enhancements brought to multitasking.

Additional info on the bada 2.0 platform update for the South Korean flavor of Samsung Wave II can be found on Samsung’s website.