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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 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>

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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="">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>
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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="">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>

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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=""> 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="">
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.


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…


  • 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.


(Linux-based) Pandora Console Update

It's time for another Linux-based Pandora update!  Videos and photos after the jump.

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Wearable computer, tired rant warning.

So, last summer I molded my wearable computer plans into a reality. I now have, kind of, usable wearable computer. That kind of is because it's still not ready, because I've done nothing with it since then. Still need the keyboard, though I've found a fellow who has made one and promised to make me one too. Also the display cable or something made a suicide just minutes before I was starting the demo today. I did have pictures with something on it's screen, but it's just not the same. Battery system also needs an update, currently it runs on 4 AA batteries quite well.

Today I was demoing the thing and our lab at school, it was a success and my wearable was competing at least equally for attention with a Tuxracer mod that allows you to play it with a snowmobile. And that's old thing and still the main attraction when we have "open doors day" at our school.

 I had a lot of people asking if I have patented the thing or if I invented it first and if I plan to start selling those soon and such things. Answer to all of these is, of course, a strict no. First, I've still got (at least) 2,5 years left to graduate (and I've already built my ultimate goal, let's see what I'll get for my thesis :p), so I'm not going to create a business before that, if at all. I also haven't and am not able to patent it (though they do get really odd patent all the time), because I've not done anything really new anyway. I'm using Beagleboard with Linux (surprise), hacked myvu crystal (Gregor Richards has videos of it in youtube), open source spiffchorder as a keyboard, well I did make my own menu based interface with C, but I seem to have deleted it... So everything has been made before and there are lots of prior art, but it's just a simple techdemo and I've already got some ideas (pretty good, at least in my mind) how to make use of it commercially if I decide to go that way. I was instructed by a teacher to go to demo it to a certain global company.

 But my real issue is this. I don't want to get rich. I don't want to make be a businessguy managing things, I want to make technology with wearables or something! But I don't really want to be the grunt coding everything or building the boards, product development feels nice. So I'd need to hire me a manager or something to handle the dull things, even though it usually goes the other way around. Also, I have something against the normal company way of keeping things secret and patenthoarding and stuff. I'd prefer to keep my clients by trusting them, not keeping secrets and being mean. Also I'd prefer to fight in fields that no others are in, and being the best there after they do come. Even if they are bigger and will fight dirty. But I still would like to afford eating.

It feels so hard to base a business on my ethics. It kind of feels unfair, like there's no choice for being unfair myself. I'd like to be proven wrong on that.

 But then again it would be hard to not to accept to sell everything to someone paying millions, unless it was Microsoft. Well, even then... It really would be wonderful if there was no need to work for living, and could do whatever I wanted to. But I'm sure that I'd start wanting wrong things and might become something I don't want to be. Money and power are some dangerous things...

 I should really finish my wearable soon so I could do some real-life testing.


The Pandora Console is nearly here!

In anticipation of the upcoming OpenPandora console release, some videos of the OS and final case have recently been posted.

I will share them with you.

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Verizon to introduce Linux-based Android phones by the end of '09

Android Wallpaper

Recently, Google and Verizon announced a landmark partnership to bring several Linux-based Android phones to the Verizon network, a great network that has seriously been lacking in high tech phones unlike T-Mobile (Android), Sprint (Palm Pre), and AT&T (iPhone), who have had high tech phones to peddle to their customers for quite some time.
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