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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III will blast off to the US on June?

Android enthusiasts who live in the U.S., they may not be able to enjoy a pleasant holiday weekend. There is an important news makes them uneasy. This is related to an issue says the Samsung Galaxy S III soon be launched in June. According to unofficial news, the new generation of Samsung smart phone will hit the America on June 20 and work together with T-mobile.


The news is still confusing and still don't get confirmation from two companies, both Samsung and T-mobile. However, this news might actually be turned into reality because in the next week, Samsung Galaxy S III will be released in Europe. Is that true?

Well, according to TmoNews, T-mobile is likely to release it accordance with the date on the news which had spread widely throughout the U.S. According to the news that written there, T-Mobile has brought together the product concept of MyTouch and Galaxy Note to bring Phoenix and Buddy, both are flagship products of Huawei smart phone.

Back to the main topic, according to widespread rumors, Samsung Galaxy S III will be released in two colors: metallic blue and ceramic white. Two color options would be nice because you can choose based on taste, but there's bad news can make you surprised. The launch by T-Mobile on June 20 only provides a metallic blue as the main option.

For those who want a ceramic white, then they must wait until July 11. On that date, T-Mobile will also be released MyTouch and Samsung Galaxy Note. Different color options also have different memory features. Metallic blue has two types of memory, 16GB and 32GB. Meanwhile, the ceramic white is only available with 16GB memory.

Although the news and specifications have been widespread, there is still lack of information. How much should we spend to buy it? Well, you won't regret to spend money and enjoy the sophistication offered by the Samsung Galaxy S III. Ok, for now on, let's wait for further developments. June will come soon and hopefully at the beginning of the month we've got the latest news.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 against Other Competitors

Nowadays, everyone is eagerly looking forward to the launch of Samsung Galaxy S3 and will be released on June and made its debut in European market. This is the latest generation of Galaxy series and considered as the most popular smartphone android. But, how does the strength and excellence when compared to other competitors?

Other brands have also launched Android smart phone that offers a spectacular technological sophistication. Is Galaxy S3 able to defeat them? Let's compare with other brands based on the hardware, display, design and software.

1. Samsung Galaxy S3



a. Design

If you look at some pictures on the Internet or a magazine, Galaxy S3 designs doesn't look awesome. A source said, Samsung deliberately make the design less identical to the iPhone. The size is also thicker than earlier versions, S2 Galaxy.

b. Hardware

Galaxy S3 has the latest technology as a smart phone and claimed as the fastest Performance.

c. Display

Well, no doubt, Samsung has the edge to offer the latest touch of screen technology. It can even be said they have no rival, Galaxy S3 may be claimed as a smart phone with great display quality.

d. Software

Samsung implemented a software application that isn't too different from earlier versions. Nevertheless, the existing software on Galaxy S3 is still considered the best.

2. LG Optimus 4X HD



a. Design

Well, at first glance the design looks strong and comfortable, but once you try it, you will probably get bored easily. The size is also quite thick and uncomfortable when in a pants pocket.

b. Hardware

Hardware capabilities aren't much different from HTC One X. But when compared to Galaxy S3, maybe they should increase their performance.

c. Display

About display capabilities, you don't need to doubt anymore. They are the main competitor with Samsung. In quality, they have top-class category.

d. Software

This smart phone offers Android 4.0 and the new UI to compete with HTC and Samsung.

3. HTC One X



a. Design

One X has the coolest design for a smart phone that released in 2012. Although its size is thicker than Galaxy S3, but the design is more attractive.

b. Hardware

Hardware components can still be classed with LG Optimus 4x HD. Not much different with the performance.

c. Display

Although considered to have the best display quality, they must give up the title of the best display for Galaxy S3 2012. Samsung would be proud of it!

d. Software

Offer new technology with Android 4.0. Moreover, this smart phone is very helpful for those who are high mobile.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Step by Step to Update Android 4.0.4 ICS build IMM76K at Samsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515

This is nice news for Verizon Galaxy Nexus users who just bought Samsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515 on Verizon because today you can find the update from The official Android 4.0.4 and you can do manual flashing to get the valid update today. If you are the new one who do not know much about Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, it is the latest version of Android operation system which will provide improved performance, stability, security and of course the whole lack of features on the previous version.


Today we will talk about how to update your android to the latest 4.0.4 ICS build IMM76K manually, please be careful and follow these instructions;

Warning
  • This manually step by step update are valid for Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus CDMA/LTE, model number SCH-I515. You may not practice this step to another device which we do not recommend.
  • The manually step by step update information was advised and provided only for educational objective. We do not provide any guarantee for any damage and risk after trying this step.
  • You must understand any risk that you will face, so do with your own risk


Instructions
1.) First you can start downloading the following files and then save them into your personal computer
  • Android 4.0.4 ROM (12f767e7a5d0.signed-mysid-IMM76K-from-ICL53F.12f767e7.zip, 39.8 MB)
  • Android 4.0.4 Radio and Bootloader Package(IMM76K_RADIOS_BOOTLOADER.zip, 6.2 MB)
  • Fastboot (Fastboot.zip, 404.46 KB)
  • ClockworkMod Touch Recovery image (recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.0.2-toro.img, 5.6 MB)
2) After saving those files, then you should copy the Android 4.0.4 Radio, Android 4.0.4 ROM and the Bootloader ZIP files to your SD card roots.

3) Extract the zip fiel in your personal computer or laptop Fastboot.zip file to the C:\ directory.

4) Next, you may copy the ClockworkMod Touch Recovery image file to your Fastboot folder which can be found on the C:\ drive of your computer. you will see 5 files by now in the Fastboot in your computer folder.

5) Boot your phone by turning your phone off and then press and holding down the Volume Up, Volume Down and Power button, and then connect your phone to your computer.

6) On your computer, you can now start Command Prompt on Start > All Programs > Accessories.

7) Type and enter the command below so that you can activate temporarily into ClockworkMod Recovery. You must click the Enter after each command:

  • cd c:\Fastboot
  • fastboot devices
  • fastboot boot recovery-clockwork-touch-5.8.0.2-toro.img

8) Once you have finished the last command, your phone should reboot on ClockworkMod Recovery.

9) Create a Nandroid backup on ClockworkMod Recovery.

10) Operate a wipe:
  • Select Wipe Cache and press yes to activate it.
  • Select Advanced, and then select Wipe Dalvik Cache and click yes to confirm this step.
11) Choose Install ZIP on Your SD Card. Find the Android 4.0.4 ROM that you have downloaded before and choose it. And install it.

12) To Bootloader ZIP package you can repeat from step 1 to step 11.

13) Click Go Back menu to find recovery menu.

14) You can select reboot system now to restart your computer. And now, you have finished updating the original Android Ice Cream Sandwich ROM latest version 4.0.4

Google Hot Rumor : Is Android "Game Center" Prepared ?

We all know that Apple’s iPhones is now being world’s top popular smartphones, even we also realize that Apple has so many lack of features, which they do not provide something we can now find on Android market. Android has done too much, Apple not even closer. I guess, this condition stimulate any kind of business plan, including by Google as online giant company.

One feature that is missing and I am sure you will agree with me which is several connection between the mobile phone and native apps, this kind of connection has been helping Apple to make their business stronger and even better than more active and aggressive system, perhaps as Google has right know. I guess it just for short time, you should realize it as well, and Google seems to acknowledge this clue as well. From trusted source, which said that Google is going to prepare the clone of iPhone’s Game Center, a great application which consolidates certain users with the leaderboards and also the gaming apps?


Business Insider has proved so many trusted “exclusive unconfirmed reports”, that’s why we write this report, even though has not been confirmed by the any official website about this report.

Quoted from Business Insider which said that Google has been preparing some tools to allow and let users to give any awards and trophies in doing games, including top rank, top rank players and teams, leaderboards, and another great feature.

Still from Business Insider source, Google is also developing the same or something like Apple’s has, or I am sure they will do better for example the payment method and process, it must be smoother than Apple has. The collaboration of both; Google and Apple can be great news, “if” Google is really preparing Android Game Center for their users.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 with NFC will launch as Olympic Games phone

For Galaxy fans, get ready to welcome the launch of its newest product. Samsung Galaxy S3 will become the official mobile phone for Olympic Games, as it has been confirmed by Samsung and Visa.

This mobile phone is using NFC technology that easier to use and become the first products using it. Consumers also get a limited edition showcase device and nascent application, Visa payWave.

During the Olympic event, this mobile phone will be used by testers and athletes and it is part of the test. There are 140.000 terminals spread across the capital city that hold the Olympics. Participants can enjoy payment application features that installed on the mobile phone, as replacing conventional payments for clothing shopping till ticket entrance to Olympic Park.

The payment application provides convenience but also issues about security level because payWave application allows the mobile owner to make payments over £15 without having to make contact with the card.

But if you want to shop or make a payment over £ 20, the owner must activate the phone first. This application requires a passcode to do transactions. So, it's good to lock the phone to get guarantee security level, especially if the phone is lost.

In order to support safety and convenience, this application comes with a feature that allows mobile phone and visa card owners to check every last transactions. That's why, the features in this application is said to be a precursor to contactless payments that will be part of modern society lifestyle.

"Technological developments in the mobile industry give a major influence and NFC technology that exist in the Galaxy Samsung S3 has opened up a new payment method" said Sandra Alzetta, Senior Vice President of Mobile of Visa Europe.

"Life has changed and become more modern, cash payments will be reduced. People would prefer mobile phones as a new payment method and allowing them to manage finances. "

"The collaboration with Samsung already becomes a bridge the future for modern payment. This will be an excellent way to show the latest payment relies on speed, flexibility, convenience and security." said Sandra Alzetta

Monday, May 14, 2012

Upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Easy Ways for Your Linux

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin have been release several time ago. It's time for you if you are using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx or Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot, make upgrade to the latest Ubuntu 12.04 LTS LTS Precise Pangolin. You can choose the upgrade methods, upgrading via alternate Ubuntu CD or upgrading online via Internet.

1. Upgrading Online via Internet

If you have high speed internet connection, you can upgrade to latest version Ubuntu by typing this command from Linux Terminal.

  • update-manager -d

The update Manager window will pop up and inform the latest version is available. Just click "Upgrade" to continue

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2. Upgrading Offline without Internet

If you have limited connection with internet access, You can upgrade using alternate install CD. So, you can get the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for your OS. The alternate install CD help you to make several specialist installation with these following situations :

  • Easy to setting up automated deployments
  • No need network access to upgrade from older installations
  • LVM and/or RAID partitioning
  • support installation on systems with less than about 384MiB of RAM (although note that low-memory systems could not be able to run a full desktop environment reasonably).

You can download the alternate CD Installation from this link.

Just install script inside the CD, run it to upgrade your OS. Good Luck.. :)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

How to Create Shortcut to Launch User Profile Directly at Google Chrome

Google Chrome has provided a great tool which allows users to set and use multiple profiles for one running browser. This multiple profile is aimed to provide better user experiences in browsing the net. Commonly, it is not easy even close to complicated in creating multiple profiles, but this time I will show you on how to create shortcut to launch user profile easily.

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User Profiles can be a great tool when your computer is being used by many users in your family. But sometimes, it is not easy to launch each profile at the first time, so at this topic we will talk about some steps to create easy shortcut for each user.
Well, I assume that you have known about this before, at least you are familiar enough with this menu. Let’s start creating Google Chrome profile now.

First step, you can do Right-click on a blank space on your computer desktop and then click New > Shortcut.

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Second step; In the Create Shortcut new window, you can input the following code line:

Windows 7: “C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –profile-directory=”Profile 1”
Windows XP: “C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –profile-directory=”Profile 1”

At this step, you must replace “username” with your real name, and then replace “profile 1” with the number of your profile. See time order to find your number of profile, it is usually easier to use time order base. With this time order base, which means the most frequent users will be added to this profile.
If you have finished this step then you may click Next.

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Third steps; at this step you must fill the name of your shortcut, and then click “Finish”.

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Fourth Step; If you want to create multiple users, then you can repeat from the first step above. If you have finished all steps, then you will be able to see the following screen;

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So, what do you think? It is easy, isn’t it? creating shortcut on Google Chrome is easy, you can follow the step by step above in order to create the shortcut, if you have any difficulties, just leave any comment here, I will try to help you out, dude

Android SDK (Release 18) Installation On Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 Via PPA

Android SDK is powerful development kits for mobile devices based on Android OS. It will help you to customize apps through a built in emulator that emulates the Android operating system in Linux, Windows, etc. It mean, you are free to develop, debug and test apps for your need.

Credit to : upUbuntu.com

OK, lets install the Android SDK latest version under ubuntu. Now under Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 via PPA, it version release 18. As another options, just Check the link here for completed steps, maybe, you plan to install it manually.

Steps of Installation Android SDK ( Release 18).
Just run from your terminal these following command now:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/devel
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install android-sdk

Note : Remember, Android SDK will be founded in "/usr/bin/android-sdk-linux" folder). In next steps after adding the ADT plugin, you must include this path soon in Eclipse (Preferences window).

Now, run the Android SDK Manager from terminal to execute adding Android platforms. Prepare for adding the other programs related to packages.

Credit to : upUbuntu.com

Steps ADT Installation at platform Eclipse

Now, using the dash to start Eclipse and go to Help > Install Software

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Go click the Add button when pop-up windows appears, and fill out the details and press OK.

Plugin : DT Plugin ( Name Field )
URL : https://dl-ssl.google.com/android/eclipse/ ( location Field )

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Point to Developer Tools to make check and press Next

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The list of tools to be downloaded will show up. Just click Next
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Click Finish to starts the installation of selection items. But you must accept the license agreements before.
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Just wait until the installation finished and restart the eclipse to make the changes take effect. Now, Prepare yourself to develop your own apps and games for your Android.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Step by Step to Disable Built-in Apps Safely without 3rd-Party Apps For Android ICS

Some of android app have a feature to start and operate some applications or any hidden operation behind the system, even without any permission, once you have downloaded and installed the android application, you must realize the risk and permission term, you should do double check first before installing them. The biggest problem that usually face by the android users is the battery and internet data which excessive to use. However, actually we can disable this automatically start and run system in your android phone, we will show you step by step to disable it safely even without any third party application.

In many cases, new android user face serious risk to damage their mobile phone, but you should not worry about it because on Android ICS, it allows you to disable application which is actually frozen safely without any crash. Let’s see what we can do:

1. The first step, you can start opening app drawer and then select Settings from the menu list as appear below.
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2. Once the Settings menu screen opened, find the Device menu and then and select Apps.

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3. you will find some tabs on the top menu, find All apps tab. This tab is not showed by default, at the same time there are only three tabs you can view.
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4. Select any application that you want and click Disable.
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5. When clicking disable you may will see warning notification pop up, just ignore it and click oke.
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6. the application that you have just disabled will be dragged to the bottom, it will provide you the best way to show which application has been disabled previously.
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7. If you want to enable in the future, you can repeat from the beginning and click enable on this step.
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8. You must remember that you will not be able to find disabled application on app drawer.

Step to remove guest account in Ubuntu

Guest account is the default account in Ubuntu is used for additional users who are not registered in the system, the Guest account has access to the desktop, using all the applications installed, but have limited access to system settings. if you think the account may not be necessary you can disable this option, proceed as follows :

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type following command at terminal


sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf


add following line in the bottom of lightdm.conf :

allow-guest=false


so it looks like this :

[SeatDefaults]
greeter-session=unity-greeter
user-session=ubuntu
allow-guest=false

Now logout/restart your Ubuntu, that's it.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Download Apache OpenOffice 3.4.0

Download Apache OpenOffice 3.4.0

Apache OpenOffice 3.4.0 is available today, when your colleague requests you recommending an office suite and similar software, my first opinion should be Microsoft Office. But, I forgot to say that you will spend too much money just to get the most up to date or the original copy. And the most problem I always find on Microsoft Office is the compatibility, as example when you open other word document which was written with different platform, Microsoft Office will not be able to open and edit the data, perhaps you can open the file but not to edit, until you install and download the most recent update for that feature. I think it should be improved in the future, as users demand something more flexible, non costly and even some of them require free platform.

By the way, actually you can use free office software alternative that is much better, not much but it is better office tool I guess, which the update is available; Apache OpenOffice 3.4.0. with this software you will be able to create, open and edit almost 90% of office platform which are available today. The update of this office tool seems similar, it provides easier I guess than Microsoft Office did, even I dare you to compare between both of them.

Apache OpenOffice 3.4.0 provides office document writing, spreadsheet and presentation creator modules; these are only some short list of the entire modules on the Apache OpenOffice 3.4.0. This office software usually will create ODF file name, and you can use another software platform to open it, for example is Lotus Symphony software. This software is firstly shipped by Apache Foundation, at this Apache OpenOffice 3.4.0 version you will be able to get better features, faster performance, easier interface, larger modules numbers and so on.

Enjoy the power of Apache OpenOffice 3.4.0 at here

Download Apache OpenOffice 3.4.0

Top download games for Samsung Galaxy S3

Do you like download some games below ? Just check several games that get most popular download on this weekend. Let's check it out.


Osmos HD Games (Cost $2.99)



Certainly one of favourite stress-free Android games, we frequently recommend Osmos for pills to provide you with a little more screen property for many organism-absorbing action. However the Universe S3's 4.8in almost edge-to-edge screen provides you with ample room to experience with. Hypnotic.

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Minecraft Games – Pocket Edition (Cost $6.68)



The Galaxy S3 might look sleek and sexy but underneath the surface, it is a veritable geek machine that may handle large games like Minecraft. You will find 36 different types of blocks that you should build nearly anything you like - and based on your mood, just choose from Creative and Survival modes.

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GTA III Games : 10 Year Anniversary Edition (Cost $4.88)


The Samsung Galaxy S3's quad-core Exynos processor should consume GTA III in the morning. With that we mean game play should run wonderful, the HD graphics will appear amazing on that 4.8in Super AMOLED screen, and you will observe ten years of Liberty City in happy.

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Angry Birds Space Games (Free Edition)



And lastly, in case your brain's gone into overload all the astonishing Galaxy S3 features and hardware that you are now carrying, and you simply want some mind-mind-numbing fun, selection compared to gravity-repel Angry Wild birds Space?

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Most downloaded free apps for Samsung Galaxy 3

We would cover Game for Android on the upcoming post, followed by Top 4 app updates. Today, we will look back and see which ones were the most crowd-pleasing among our audience. Read on for the most downloaded and popular Samsung Galaxy 3 apps from your peers.


1) Instagram Apps (Free Edition)


the first things that you will test out on Samsung Galaxy S3 gadget is that camera 8MP with the ability to take stills while you are shooting 1080p video and super speedy response times, 3.3fps burst mode. So, where people are smiling and in focus, you have let the S3's Best Photo feature pick out the shots , tidy them up a bit further with filters and photo tools in Instagram.

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Spotify Apps (Free Edition)



The Spotify for Android just were built with a amazing change with ICS support, a significantly improved redesign and-res button snaps of the favorite genre-hopping starlets (or however Jessie J's explaining herself currently). Having a Spotify Premium account, you'll have the ability to cache tunes for your Universe S3 for offline listening and there is even an 'extreme' seem quality setting for 320kbps listening. Try Rdio rather now.

Just Get It Now



Samsung Remote Apps (Free Edition)



We are very interested by Sammy's Allshare Cast TV exhibiting feature, which looks set to consider lower Apple's AirPlay and shape in the Samsung ecosystem pretty nicely. But not it is good to begin with the fundamentals - so if you have a lounge filled with Samsung package, download this free remote application and you will make use of your Universe S3 to manage your Wise TV and Blu-ray player.

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But this last section, you need some cash to get or download it. :)

Scalado Album $0.99


Tired of the conventional Default Android Gallery? Just Sort your photos by month, place or geotagging and scan the animated video pictures with Scalado Album. It's superior to the S3's fundamental photo gallery - and excellent for revealing that stunning 4.8in HD Super AMOLED display for your mates.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fedora 17 Beta is released for fendora user

Fedora 17 Beta is released for fendora user

The good news comes for the Fendora 17 user. the Fedora Linux operating system latest version will coming out on May 22nd. The developers early decide to allow the users a public beta which get the full features so that users can expect to get in the full version. Next month, the only changes expected will be bug fixes and security updates.

Dennis Gilmore has told that the beta release of Fedora 17 has been avalaible : "We are delighted to announce the availability of the beta release of Fedora 17. This release of Fedora includes a variety of features both over and under the hood that show off the power and flexibility of the advancing state of free software. " You can read the release announcement.

Images Credits: Fedora


The latest version of the popular Linux distribution includes a number of changes, including:
  • Linux Kernel 3.3
  • GIMP 2.8 image editor with a single-window view
  • GNOME 3.4 desktop environment with improved themes and new search functions
  • Graphics support for GMA 500 Paulsbo chips
  • GNOME-boxes virtual machine app
  • Multitouch support
  • Broadcom wireless chip support
While the default desktop environment is GNOME 3.4, Fedora 17 beta also supports the KDE 4.8 desktop environment.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Download Adobe Flash Player for Mac OS X

Download Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.235 for Mac OS X

Now Adobe has released the latest emergency Flash Player update that will resolve a memory corruption vulnerability in the NetStream class. This update could reportedly lead to code execution on many platform such as : Macintosh, Linux, and Windows computers.
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In the security bulletin issued on Friday, Adobe advised the users that use Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.233 (and earlier versions) to update to Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.235 for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.

The makers of Photoshop added in the bulletin, "Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.7 and earlier versions on Android 4.x devices should update to Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.8. Users of Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.8 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and earlier versions should update to Flash Player 11.1.111.9."

What's New in This Release:

Desktop:
· Full screen keyboard input for Flash Player
· Low latency audio support for streaming audio through NetStream
· Low latency audio support for Sound API
· Texture streaming
· Background Updater for Mac
· Bitmap.drawWithQuality
· BitmapData.encode
· MouseEvent.RELEASE_OUTSIDE
· ApplicationDomain.getQualifiedDefinitionNames()
· Improved Mac App Store Support

Security updates:
· This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability in the NetStream class that could lead to code execution.

Intel’s Haswell to Support DirectX 11.1 in 2013

Intel’s Haswell to Support DirectX 11.1 in 2013

Intel’s next generation integrated graphics processing unit is going to be quite powerful, but it will also reportedly support new features. Open CL 1.2 and other DirectX 11.1 functionalities to be included into the architecture.

Intel’s Haswell to Support DirectX 11.1 in 2013
Images Credits: Intel

Intel’s Haswell is possibly the best proof we currently have that the giant CPU maker is really suffering the desktop computer market.

Its overpriced CPU with useless iGPUs don’t really seem to appeal to buyers and AMD’s more capable and affordable APUs are taking overthe market.

Microsoft has announced that the 11.1 feature set here and it includes shader tracing and compiler enhancements, Direct3D device sharing, check support of new Direct3D 11.1 features and formats, process video resources with shaders, extended support for shared Texture2D resources and other useful features.

It seems that next year’s powerful iGPU from Intel will finally be able to take on last year’s Llano. That’s quite a bit behind AMD, but they’re getting there.

Samsung GALAXY S3 New Photo Gallery

Samsung GALAXY S3 New Photo Gallery

The “next Galaxy” smartphone has just been officially unveiled and there's already a lot of debate on the phone's design. Samsung Galaxy S3 has been “designed for humans” to mimic nature, hence the curved lines and the “pebble” form factor.

Although the device comes with a 4.8-inch capacitive touchscreen display, it fits perfectly in hand. However, there are some who already blame Samsung for adding such a large display, which they fear, makes the phone too big to carry.

Samsung GALAXY S3: Photo Gallery

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iOS 5.1 Untethered Jailbreak Ready

iOS 5.1 Untethered Jailbreak Ready

Infamous hacker Pod2g announced on Twitter that his iPhone 4 is now running an untethered jailbreak. The hack is known to be based on a record number of exploits.

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“Heya! My iPhone 4 running iOS 5.1 is now untethered,” reads the latest tweet from Pod2g, hacker extraordinaire.

The coding guru recently opened up a poll for the iOS install base to vote whether or not to release the jailbreak when ready, or wait for iOS 6, in order to save exploits. In the meantime, fellow hacker P0sixNinja (Joshua Hill) noted on Twitter that the next iOS jailbreak would feature an epic number of exploits.

Should Pod2g cede to release his jailbreak, with the poll ending in favor of the release for iOS 5.1, Apple would get a huge leg up in the cat-and-mouse game between them and the hackers.

Pod2g and his fellow software geniuses would have to find new holes to exploit when iOS 6 ships.

The biggest problem, however, is that iOS is getting airtight, making it more and more difficult to jailbreak every time Apple releases an update.

106,473 (64%) people voted in favor of releasing the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1. Over 55,000 (or roughly 33%) voted against it, stressing that iOS 6 is going to be a challenge, and that Pod2g should not burn his exploits right now.

3,735 people (2%) said “Where's my bottle of beer?,” which translates into “undecided.”

Pod2g hasn’t made any promises regarding the outcome of his poll. In other words, there’s no guarantee he’ll release the jailbreak for iOS 5.1. For all we know, the guy simply wanted to know everyone’s opinion.

Still, hackers doing charity work like Pod2g usually like to keep their followers happy. That, and they love a challenge – which iOS 6 will bring, sure enough.

iPhone 5 In-Cell Display Spells Loss for TPK, Wintek - Report

iPhone 5 In-Cell Display Spells Loss for TPK, Wintek - Report

TPK Holding and Wintek are expected to see their shipments of touch panels for iPhones decline 15-20% sequentially in the second quarter, as iPhone 4S is moving into the final stage of its product life cycle, and Apple is likely to adopt in-cell touch solutions for its next-generation model, according to industry sources.

In-cell touch panel (artist rendition) iPhone 5 In-Cell Display Spells Loss for TPK, Wintek - Report
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Specifically, the two touch panel vendors "are expected to see their shipments of touch panels for iPhones decline 15-20% sequentially in the second quarter," the sources estimated.

The reason is Apple moving the iPhone 4S into the final stage of its product life cycle, the sources reportedly said, adding that "Apple is likely to adopt in-cell touch solutions for its next-generation model."

The in-cell panels are reportedly made by Sharp and Toshiba Mobile Display (TMD).

In-cell touch technology allows the touch layer to become part of the panel, which enables Apple to reduce the thickness of this component. Current technologies employed by TPK and Wintek make the touch layer an independent module.

Hence, it is estimated that “suppliers such as TPK and Wintek will be no longer able to receive touch module orders for the next-generation iPhone,” the sources said.

However, the same DigiTimes reported last month that TPK had already responded to Apple’s move by kicking off development of TOL (touch on lens) single-glass solutions.

TPK was quoted at the time as saying that TOL technology will be “more suitable for the production of high-end customized devices and that the market will accommodate more than one technology.”

It remains to be seen whether or not Tim Cook will keep TPK on board for the next iPhone.

Apple’s sixth generation iPhone, or the iPhone 5, as it is still referred to in the press, will likely debut in fall, around the same time the iPhone 4S launched last year.

Apple is believed to have phased out hardware announcements from its WWDC 2012 keynote, with the company having increased focus on software in the past events.

However, many pundits believe Apple is set to launch an all-new range of Macs at this year’s conference.

Android 4.0 ICS Update for Samsung Galaxy S II – SaskTel

SaskTel Rolls Out Android 4.0 ICS Update for Samsung Galaxy S II
Although SaskTel announced about a week ago it expects the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for Samsung Galaxy S3 to be available in mid-May, the regional carrier received the update earlier than expected.

The information comes directly from SaskTel’s support site where the carrier notes that is working to obtain the hotly anticipated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform for several phones. In addition, the operator mentions that this update is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S II.

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Unfortunately, SaskTel customers who own other Android phones will be disappointed by the fact that the carrier confirmed it has not other details on the availability of the update for the rest of the devices in its portfolio.

SaskTel Galaxy S II owners can now upgrade their smartphone to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich via Samsung Kies desktop software. Make sure you have the latest version of Kies before attempting the update.

Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread Update for LG Optimus Black

LG Optimus Black Receiving Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread Update at TELUS
TELUS LG Optimus Black has finally received the promised Android 2.3 update, though the smartphone was launched at Koodo Mobile with Gingerbread on board.

It took LG no less than 10 months to bring the Optimus Black to Gingerbread, but the South Korean company already promised another Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for Optimus Black will be available in Q2 2012.

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We doubt that TELUS LG Optimus Black will get the update on schedule but we can always hope that the handset maker plans to redeem itself for the late delivery of previous updates.

Those who wish to upgrade their Optimus Black smartphones purchased via TELUS can do so via LG PC Suite software.

Among the changes added by Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread it worths mentioning the ability to make phone calls over the Internet with VOIP while connected to a Wi-Fi network, as well as improved power management for better battery life and device performance.

Samsung GALAXY S3 Gets Launched in India

Samsung GALAXY S3 Gets Launched in India in Early June for 705 USD (535 EUR)
It looks like Europeans won’t be the only ones to get the Galaxy S III next month. Samsung announced the availability of the smartphone in the UK starting May 30 and confirmed a US version would be launched later this summer.

However, the folks over at NDTV had been told by Samsung that India would be among the first countries to get its Galaxy S3 device soon after the European launch.

The third-generation Galaxy smartphone is said to make its way onto shelves in India in the first week of June. According to the latest hearsay, Samsung Galaxy S III will go to India for a suggested retail price of Rs 38,000 (705 USD or 535 EUR).
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Still, there’s a high chance that the Galaxy S3 might be released in India for around Rs 34,000 (635 USD or 485 EUR), which is about Rs 2,000 (35 USD or 30 EUR) lower than HTC One X.

There might be some price changes until the Galaxy S III goes live at multiple leading retailers across the country.

Given the fact that we don’t have an official statement from Samsung that should confirm the upcoming availability of the Galaxy S III in India, it’s hard to say for certain exactly when it becomes available.

Furthermore, we suspect that only the 16GB model will be available for purchase in the first week of June, but the 32GB variant might be introduced in India as well sometime later this year.

On a side note, Samsung also confirmed that a 64GB Galaxy S3 model would be launched on the market, though no time frame has been provided to this premium device.

Android enthusiasts living in India should stay tuned for the latest info on the Samsung Galaxy S3 launch in the country.