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What people think of ChromeOS and chromebooks

There have been many different takes on the Google's chromebooks since it was announced that products will soon be on the market. The review of the potential of the product is based upon each user's needs which makes it difficult to guage how it will effect the PC and laptop markets. Many of the writers and bloggers that are commenting are doing so with second hand knowledge and little or no market testing, this article will share how the chromebooks are being viewed by a beta user and multiple user groups that have been allowed to play on one of the Cr-48 chromebooks that Google sent out to beta testers.

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Nokia to adopt win mo... ? NooOOoOooOooooo!

I am a long time Nokia sufferer...  I love the N series.

First a N770 found it's way into my daily life, then a N810 for a few years..., which is now mounted in my car and tethers to my... N900 in my pocket & with me everywhere.

You might say that I like the N series Nokia device alot....it's a full blown Linux computer in my pocket.

At the same time, I think that Nokia sends a strong message that they hate us Nseries users but.....

Now, they are proving it...trying to imagine what is going to happen to Maemo and  Meego... after the Microsoft Nokia deal.

Maybe an Android is in my future?  Maybe even a 7" tablet..I can use Google Voice and Skype....

I will NEVER carry a Win-mo device... Never Ever.....not even for free...not even for a large monthly payment made directly to my Swiss bank account....

Someone said it best...   2 Chickens do not make an Eagle......

:-(

 

Android as mobile payment

With the Announcement yesterday (http://unplugged.rcrwireless.com/index.php/20101116/devices/5192/schmidt-android-2-3-gingerbread-to-include-nfc-for-fast-payment/) that android 2.3 will include RFID technology to allow touchless payment options I finally got scared. Yes, it may be a good idea to consolidate as many tools and functions as possible into a mobile device to save space and time, but this announcement seems too soon.

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Now It's Legal To Jailbreak or Unlock Your Phone (or any other device)

I always though Jail-braking or unlocking your phone (or any other device)  was not legal, but I was wrong.

Times reports that The Library of Congress' Copyright Office has officially deemed jailbreaking exempt "from a 1998 federal law that prohibits people from bypassing technical measures that companies put on their products to prevent unauthorized uses."

Apple can still say jailbreaking voids your warranty, but you're not doing anything illegal by jailbreaking your phone and installing apps not approved by Apple. Other good news: Unlocking cellphones (to use your phone with another carrier) was deemed legal in this ruling, as was circumventing DVD DRM to use the video for educational purposes, documentary film-making, and non-commercial videos. Check out a more in-depth analysis of the ruling over at Ars Technica.

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation

 

Firefox "Home" Iphone

After 7 weeks Mozilla announce it, the Firefox home it's now on the Itunes Store. The Firefox home is not a web browser, instead is a synchronization plug-in for the activity in your pc, open tabs, bookmarks, etc.

Mozilla also has no plans to make a complete browser for Apple iOS, either. The company said previously that it opted not to port Firefox to the iOS platform due to limitations it said had been imposed on iPhone applications by Apple. Still, Firefox Home does work in concert with some Apple technology: Back in May, a Mozilla spokesperson explained to InternetNews.com that the Firefox Home viewer uses the iPhone's native WebKit rendering engine, and link information is then viewed with the Safari browser.

The Firefox Home application will work on Apple iOS versions 3.1 or higher and weighs in as a 2.4 MB download.

Source: It Management

 

Android 2.2 Better than iOS 4 in Javascript Performance

A tech site Ars Technica tested JavaScript performance on an iPhone 4 running iOS 4 and a Nexus One running Android 2.2. The results: Android 2.2 (Froyo) smokes iOS 4 when it comes to JavaScript, clocking in two to three times faster than iOS 4's mobile Safari.

Well, the Nexus One has to beat the iPhone. Nexus one is faster (1GHz CPU, vs. 600MHz for 3Gs, and 600-800 for iPhone 4), and these tests are basically CPU performance tests.

Source: Gizmodo

 

Nokia: Goodbye Symbian, Welcome MeeGo

After the launch of the almighty Iphone 4G (with the reception problems) and the Google Android, Nokia realize he was losing in the smart phones area, so decide to say goodbye to Symbian and change the platform to MeeGo.

Nokia say all the Nokia N series smart phones will stop using Symbian and switch to MeeGo. MeeGo is a smart phone OS based on Linux which on the beginning was develop for tablets PC.

Source: Red Users

 

How to Control Your Linux PC With Your Iphone (or other PC)

Team Viewer

Sometimes in my work (this always happen at the lunch time) I have to send an "urgent" e-mail, but I'm away from my pc, or I'm on the road and someone need a file or wherever the cause is, I need to access to my PC but I'm not in fron of it, what the solution is??

Team Viewer in the Iphone

Team Viewer, that's the solution. Team Viewer is an easy to use software, you don't have to set-up complicated VPN Tunnels or proxy, you just need an ID and the password from the machine you want to connect and that's all. Some of the options you can get to connect with Team Viewer are:

  • Remote Support: With this option you can have full access and control over the internet to the another PC
  • Presentation: You can only share your screen with the other person and nothing more, useful for business presentations
  • File Transfer: Has the name say, it work like an FTP (it's not, but do the job) for file transfer, copy or add files over the internet

Has you can see it's very easy to use, give a try. You can download the Linux, Mac or Windows version from here and the Iphone app is on the Itunes Store, everything is FREE.

Any question or comments are welcome, if you need help just let me know :D

 

Top 5 Cell Phones

You carry your phone almost everywhere, so it's important that you find the model that's right for you and one that works with your carrier. Fortunately, 4Videosoft is here to help. We've chosen five handsets that we think are the top cell phones right now.
<strong>No.1 Apple iPhone 3GS </strong>

<img src="http://i4.photoblog.com/photos/154886-1269501803-4.jpg">  
The iPhone 3GS doesn't make the same grand leap that the iPhone 3G made from the first-generation model, but the latest Apple handset is still a compelling upgrade for some users. Apple iPhone 3GS adds common cell phone features like multimedia messaging, video recording, and voice dialing. The fantastic videos can be appreciated and shared through the third party <a href="http://www.4videosoft.com/iphone-transfer.html">iPhone Transfer</a>. It runs faster; its promised battery life is longer; and the multimedia quality continues to shine. The iPhone 3GS is faster and we appreciate the new features and extended battery life, but call quality and 3G reception still need improvement.
<strong>Price range: $299.00 - $299.99</strong>

<strong>No.2 HTC Nexus One by Google</strong>
<img src="http://i4.photoblog.com/photos/154886-1269501803-3.jpg">  
Don't let the standard candy bar design fool you: the Nexus One brings welcome new offerings to the Android table. The Snapdragon processor is undeniably zippy, the AMOLED display is gorgeous, and we welcome both the enhanced voice dialing capabilities and the noise cancellation feature. Well, the <a href="http://www.4videosoft.com/video-converter-for-nexus-one.html">Nexus One Video Converter</a> is the top one in hand to help you with format .What's more, the Android 2.1 interface enhancements show that Android continues to improve as it evolves. It's not the greatest Android phone around--that's a difficult call to make in such a diverse and crowded field--but it adds to an already rich family.
<strong>Price range: $529.00</strong>



<strong>No.3 Motorola Droid</strong>

<img src="http://i4.photoblog.com/photos/154886-1269501803-2.jpg">  

The Droid's display is gorgeous, the Android 2.0 updates are excellent, and the handset is lightning fast, particularly for an Android phone. We'll refrain from using the dreaded "iPhone killer" expression, but comparisons between the two devices are obvious, and we see the Droid as a real competitor to Apple's device. Sure, we had some complaints, but for Verizon's first pass at Android, the Droid more than delivers.
<strong>Price range: $199.99 - $599.99</strong>
 


<strong>No.4 Palm Pre Plus</strong>
<img src="http://i4.photoblog.com/photos/154886-1269501803-1.jpg"> The Palm Pre Plus earns its place as the top Web OS device, improving on the Pre with a better design and performance, and upgraded features. Venison customers looking for a versatile smart phone to balance their personal and work lives will be well-served by the Pre Plus.
<strong>Price range: $79.99</strong>



<strong>No.5 RIM Blackberry Bold 9700</strong> <img src="http://i4.photoblog.com/photos/154886-1269501803-0.jpg">
 
While the Web browser needs work, we would absolutely recommend the RIM Blackberry Bold 9700. It features a sleeker design and more power than its predecessor, making it a powerful messaging smart phone that will appeal to consumers and mobile professionals alike.
<strong>Price:$129.99</strong>




 

Dell Studio 1537 – Notebook sa stilom

Dell Studio 15

Posle dugog odabira i detaljne potrage za novim laptopom, novi lepotan je konaƒçno tu: Dell Studio 1537. Kako sam ga veƒá nosio na put, prenosim iskustva iz prve ruke. No krenimo redom…

Specifikacije

  • CPU: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5800 2GHz
  • Chipset: Intel Centrino Mobile Technology, PM45
  • RAM: Hynix 2×1GB DDR2 800MHz (Max 2×2GB)
  • HDD: Hitachi HTS54225L9A300, 250GB, SATA300, 5400rpm, 7BM Cache
  • LCD: Samsung SEC 5441, 15,4” wide, 1280×800, glossy, LED backlight
  • GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
  • DVD: TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-T633A (Samsung)
  • LAN: Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi: Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card, 802.11b/g
  • BT: Broadcom Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Mini-card
  • FireWire: Ricoh R5C832 IEEE-1394
  • Audio: 2.2 Intel High Definition Audio
  • Webcam: Creative Technology Ltd. 2mpx
  • Baterija: 6-cell 56WHr Li-Ion Battery
  • Ostalo: Mikrofon, Card Reader, 54 mm ExpressCard slot, HDMI, VGA

 

 

Wearable Computer, Display News and Pics

Yay, I started meddling with my wearable computer again, read my other blog postings if you don't know what I'm talking about. Now I know why it seemed like my display cable suicided when I was demoing this thing, it was because of two things.

First, I had lots of troubles because of my cables so it seemed like it was the obvious culprit, second, that got my attention, so I didn't get that those AA batteries could not possibly run the computer and the display for a long enough time. When I jacked them on my laptop, it worked fabulously.

Now, I've got some positive news about my display, that is it works almost flawlessly now. Pictures are a bit shaken, hard to shoot them with my camera as it doesn't fit too well... Screen is actually readable now better than in these pictures, even though it still has a bit of shadows toward right. Hard to believe I've gotten this far without needing to pay an arm and a leg.

I've also just gotten an absolutely flawless black and white picture, but not for consistently enough to get a picture of it. It's much more readable than my best achievement with colours.

This picture show how it was before, and still is before I do the magic.

And this is how it is after I've done it. The magic is to hold the display connector tightly with my fingers, and they must touch both cables, dunno why, but don't care as long as it works. I need to connect them somehow now.

This is the crude connector I'm talking about.

 
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