Monday, May 31, 2010

Dell Android Tablet to Tackle The iPad

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US computer giant Dell will begin selling an Android tablet computer called the "Streak" in Britain next month.

With a five-inch (12.5-centimeter) screen, the Streak is smaller than the Apple iPad which goes on sale in Australia on Friday following its debut in the United States last month.

"The Dell Streak hits the sweet spot between traditional smartphones and larger-screen tablets," Ron Garriques, the president of Dell Communication Solutions Group, said in a statement.

"Its unique size provides people new ways to enjoy, connect, and navigate their lives," Garriques said.

Apple's iPad has a 9.7-inch (24.6-centimeter) color screen. The California maker of the Macintosh computer, iPhone and iPod sold over one million of the devices in the first month of availability.

Dell said the Streak will be available in the United States later in the summer. A spokesman for Dell Australia there are not plans as yet to sell it in Australia.

The company did not announce prices for the device, which connects to the internet through Wi-Fi or 3G cellular networks.

Dell said the Streak gives users "'on-the-go' entertainment, social connection, and navigation experience" and is "ideal for experiencing thousands of Android Market widgets, games and applications."

The Streak features a multi-touch display, a high-resolution five megapixel camera and two gigabytes of dedicated storage, Dell said. Unlike the iPad, it can run Adobe's popular Flash software.
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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cara Isi Pulsa dengan Voucher Fisik GRATIS

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Friday, May 21, 2010

I'm looking at something

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I'm looking at something that is square in shape.
It’s silver and has a screen, under that been a wheel.
In the wheel there were four symbols, a fast forward and rewind, menu and play.
Behind it, at the bottom, there's writing that says things about copy written rights.
There's a hole at the bottom of it that is there for it to charge and update.
At the top there's a hole and a tab, the hole is for the headphones and the tab is to put it on hold.
It doesn't make a sound unless I connect headphones and press play.
It also makes a sound when I put my finger on the wheel and spin it.
When I turn it on and play a song it comes through on the headphones.
It smells like metal all around but on the top it smells like marker.
It feels smooth and cold.
It tastes like metal or what I would think metal tastes like.
Except for the top, there it tastes like paper.

The item is iPod.
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Monday, May 17, 2010

The Cure Unleash Disintegration-Era Goodies on New Website

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If you were an angsty teenager in 1989, there's a pretty good chance that the Cure's Disintegration was your favourite album. A gothic opus with 12 songs that stretch over 70 minutes, it's a far cry from pop hits like "Friday I'm in Love" or "Just Like Heaven." Still, the album remains the highest-selling and best-loved moment of the Cure's celebrated career.

Still-going ‘80s mope rockers the Cure are now just weeks away from reissuing their classic, and perhaps most beloved, album, Disintegration. To celebrate, the band are hosting a new site:

The new site features a host of Disintegration-era material, including a slew of videos, demos, Robert Smith-penned liner notes and two new songs: “Tuned Out on RTV5” and “Fuknnotfunk.”

The new site features a host of Disintegration-era material, including a slew of videos, demos, Robert Smith-penned liner notes and two new songs: “Tuned Out on RTV5” and “Fuknnotfunk.” We already reported that the album was due to receive a trip-disc reissue this year. Now, the Deluxe Edition has now been given a release date of May 24 courtesy of Rhino, and the Cure's blog offers a detailed breakdown of what the the extras are composed of.

The first disc will feature the original album in remastered form. Disc two contains home recorded demos and outtakes from 1988-989, including four previously unreleased songs: “Noheart,” “Esten,” “Delirious Night” and Judy Collins’s “Pirate Ships.” Disc three will be an expanded version of the 1990 live album Entreat, which was recorded over three nights at London's Wembley Arena in 1989. Entitled Entreat Plus, it expands the original eight-track collection to twelve songs — the entire Disintegration album in live form.

It's been 21 years since the original album was released, so it's about time the album got the reissue treatment. Now, a new generation of moody teenagers can make it their favourite album.

Disintegration Deluxe Edition:

Disc One: Remastered Album

1. "Plainsong"
2. "Pictures Of You"
3. "Closedown"
4. "Lovesong"
5. "Last Dance"
6. "Lullaby"
7. "Fascination Street"
8. "Prayers For Rain"
9. "The Same Deep Water As You"
10. "Disintegration"
11. "Homesick"
12. "Untitled"

Disc Two: Rarities (1988-1989):

1. "Prayers For Rain" (instrumental home demo)
2. "Pictures Of You" (instrumental home demo)
3. "Fascination Street" (instrumental home demo)
4. "Homesick" (instrumental demo)
5. "Fear Of Ghosts" (instrumental demo)
6. "Noheart" (instrumental demo)
7. "Esten" (instrumental demo)
8. "Closedown" (instrumental demo)
9. "Lovesong" (instrumental demo)
10. "2late" (alternate version, instrumental demo)
11. "The Same Deep Water As You" (instrumental demo)
12. "Untitled" (alternate version, instrumental)
13. "Babble" (alternate version, instrumental)
14. "Plainsong" (guide vocal)
15. "Last Dance" (guide vocal)
16. "Lullaby" (guide vocal)
17. "Out Of Mind" (guide vocal)
18. "Delirious Night" (rough mix)
19. "Pirate Ships" (rough mix)

Disc Three: Entreat Plus:

1. "Plainsong" *
2. "Pictures Of You"
3. "Closedown"
4. "Lovesong" *
5. "Last Dance"
6. "Lullaby" *
7. "Fascination Street"
8. "Prayers For Rain"
9. "The Same Deep Water As You" *
10. "Disintegration"
11. "Homesick"
12. "Untitled"
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

4th generation iPhone

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A new set of photos of a 4th generation iPhone prototype have surfaced on a Vietnamese website. The phone in the photos - which bears Apple markings - look almost identical to the one which was lost in March, photos of which were later published on the US gadget website Gizmodo.

If the new images prove to be authentic, and the components of the disassembled phone appear to confirm the provenance, then it marks another serious security breach for Apple.

According to a YouTube video accompanying the write-up on the Vietnamese website, the prototype was bought by a businessman from an unnamed source for $US4000.

The new prototype looks to include several new changes from the one lost in March, indicating that it might be a more advanced test unit.

Pictures of the phone's innards reveal what looks to be a smaller version of the A4 CPU, the same processor family that drives the iPad.

Apple, which is known for its obsession about keeping new products under wraps, is due to release the 4G iPhone in a few months.

The discovery is a boon for companies which make iPhone accessories and gives them a valuable head start in designing new covers and pouches for the next model.

Last month Gizmodo pulled off a major scoop when it posted photos of the new iPhone, which had been left in a Silicon Valley bar by Apple engineer Gray Powell during his birthday drinks. The finder later sold the phone for $US5000 to Gizmodo, a gadget blog owned by Gawker Media.

According to Gizmodo, features of the new phone, expected to be unveiled later this year, include a front-facing video camera for video chat, a flash and an improved regular camera with a larger lens.

It also has a flat back instead of curved back, is thinner than the 3GS, is heavier and has a larger battery.
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Take Charge of Your Career

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Recently a high school student sent me some questions which boiled down to:

Which computer career pays the most money and has the most job security?

I was floored.

Job security?

Does this 16 year old kid write term papers on a typewriter? Call her friends on an AT&T Princess telephone? Twirl a hula hoop? Listen to a transistor radio?

Make the most money?

Does anybody really give credence to those tables showing that in Boise ID the average programmer makes $1543 more than the average network engineer?

Who cares? Do you want to be average? Is anybody average?

The truth is, although it'd be irresponsible of me to have advised her to study COBOL, she'll make the most money at whatever career she most enjoys, given some reasonable demand for it in the marketplace.

The more she works at giving her employers her best, the more money she'll make.

The more she uses her skills to solve more problems for more people -- and this can and should be some activity far beyond normal employment -- the more money she'll make.

Chances are, by the time she graduates from college the highest paying computer skill will be something nobody outside research laboratories has yet heard of.

In the long run, she'll make as much money as she sets out to make. No more and no less.

Some computer programmers are now on welfare.

Bill Gates is the richest man in the world.

The more you *create your own job* -- whether you're formally an employee or not -- the more security you have.

In THE MILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR, Thomas Stanley and William Danko compare the "security" of employment with the "insecurity" of self-employment.

Work for a company and you get a paycheck at regular intervals, as long as the company needs you, does not go out of business and is not merged or bought out by another company.

The owner of a pest control business has irregular income, but from maybe 1000 or so different customers.

If one of those customers moves away or switches to a competitor, the pest control owner still receives income from the other 999.

Given reasonable management and marketing, pest control businesses will survive as long as the world contains mice, roaches and other bugs.

I wonder how many Enron employees now wish they were pest exterminators?

Techies who understand they must constantly search for new ways to help people -- whether employers or customers -- will make a lot of money in this the third millenium.

Techies who just want management to leave them alone to code in peace will have a niche when the economy is booming as in 1999. In bad times . . . .

If you want real job security, own your own company.
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Monday, May 03, 2010

Optimize your blog for IPad

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It's not news that the iPad has taken the world by storm. From the 99 year old who got the iPad as her first computer to the mass of people ditching their Amazon Kindles in exchange for this new ultra-portable computer, iPad is sending computer manufacturers into a tizzy.

With Apple's emphasis on HTML5, CSS and Javascript, there's a new host of web standards that any website owner or developer should get accustomed to if they want to keep visitors on their website and as engaged as they would be from any standard computer browser.

If keeping your audience engagement rates high and your bounce-rates low is important to you, here are 8 ways to optimize your blog for iPad and keep consumers on your website:

1. Remove any and all Flash
Whether you simply have flash introduction, have your videos embedded with Flash code, or your entire site is built using Flash—get rid of it. Neither the iPad nor the iPhone can read Flash and Apple developers have no intention of making the devices compatible. Any Flash objects on your website is replaced by a blue box for anyone trying to view it on the iPad. Check out Apple's list of iPad Ready Websites.

2. Update your code to HTML5
This isn't a requirement, but it's by recommendation of Apple. Besides, with the world wide web upgrading to HTML5, you might as well update your site, which the Apple iPad can not only read, but is a clean framework that will also help you in other areas such as the time it takes for your site to load.

3. Look for website plugins
If you are running any type of open source Content Management System (CMS), keep on top of available and upcoming plugins that will automatically format your website for the iPad. Joomla already has a plugin released, called the Mobile Content Switch which will let you choose which content people can view depending on which device they're browsing from.

4. Drop complicated navigation
On the iPad, drop-downs and other hovering-type menus don't always work as smoothly as they do on computer browsers. In most cases, the user can only get into the first layer of navigation and nothing underneath. If you decide to design an iPad-compatible version of your website, a more simplistic navigation will help users get to the areas of your site that they're looking for without being obstructed.

5. Remove any fixed positioning CSS
Since you can't resize your browser on the iPad like you can on a computer, Apple warns against using fixed-positioning in your CSS. The fixed elements depend on the size of your browser, and since the iPad had a fixed width and height, this can cause overlapping of elements like text and images.

6. Pay attention to Apple
Apple does more than most companies to get users involved in their products. They've put together extensive kits for developers who want to create apps on the iPhone and iPad, so it's no surprise that they already have a helpful Preparing Your Web Content for iPad guide.

7. Test your site on an iPad
This doesn't mean you need to go out and buy one, you can always just stop by an Apple store and test it out or borrow one. Just because your website displays correctly in Safari doesn't guarantee it's working on the iPad, since the browsers are built differently and optimized for different sized screens.

8. Create your own app
Not only is this a great way to monetize the content on your website, but creating an app for the iPad gives you increased exposure to consumers who might have known about your site beforehand. Whether you are a content publisher or you sell shoes online, an app created for the iPad is obviously the ultimate in iPad optimization. Start developing apps by downloading the iPad SDK.

Remember, you're designing for a touch screen. Apple has taken care of all the back-end work that transforms your HTML into touchable objects, all you have to do is make your calls to action easy to click and your layout clean to view.

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Blackberry Killer ?

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SEVEN is determined to deliver the best user experience on mobile email, calendar, and contact management. To achieve this, we would like to invite you to join our Beta Program to:

* Try our new products for free on your mobile phone
* Provide feedback on how we can improve
* Give insight on issues that you encounter

Please post your feedback in the discussion forum. Our product management and development teams monitor this forum continuously. We value your input and appreciate your participation.
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