July 2012 ~ Hackinthus

Lava Launched Xolo X1000 In Goa Teasing "Fastest SmartPhone"

Lava Xolo X1000!!

Katrina Kaif Launches Sony Xperia Z Smartphone And Tablets

Sony Xperia Z

Samsung Galaxy S4 : Event Round Up, Specs, Pricing and Availability

Samsung Galaxy S4.

Nokia Lumia 620 Review

Nokia's most affordable Windows Phone 8 device, Nokia Lumia 620

Install Instagram Unofficially On Blackberry Z10

How To Install Instagram Unofficially On Blackberry Z10 [Video] !!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Make free calls to landlines, mobile phones with Vonage app

Quick housekeeping note: I'll be taking the day off tomorrow, so I'll see you back here on Wednesday. Here's a great freebie to tide you over until then!
Talk is cheap, right? How about this: For a short while, talk is free.
Vonage Mobile (Android|iOS) is a voice over P app that lets you make free calls (and send free texts) to other Vonage app users.
You can also use it to call landline and mobile phones -- but normally this costs money. For a limited time, however, you can use Vonage Mobile to make free calls to landline and mobile phones.
The app taps Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks to make voice calls, thereby circumventing your allotment of monthly minutes (but not your data plan, obviously). Side benefit: owners of iPod Touches and Wi-Fi-only iPads can make phone calls, provided there's an open Wi-Fi network nearby.
As part of the promotion, you can place calls to anyone in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. The fine print: The service "is for personal, non-commercial calling and excludes calls to certain geographic locations, premium and special services numbers, satellite telephony services and other call forwarding services."
There's a cap of 3,000 minutes per month, which is probably more than ample for most folks, but no indication of how long this free goodness will last. (At least a month, I'm guessing.)
Best of all, you don't need to be a Vonage customer in order to use the app. Another nice perk: it's able to keep your existing phone number as your caller ID.
This couldn't have come at a better time for me, as I'm taking a quick trip to Canada and would like to keep in touch with Mrs. Cheapskate without paying international voice rates. Nothing beats free!
Bonus deal: Calling all baseball junkies! Here's your chance to get a one-month subscription to MLB.TV for 99 cents. Regular price: $24.99. The service provides access to regular-season out-of-market games, which you can view on your smartphone, tablet, PC, or Roku box. Just remember to cancel when the month is up, otherwise you'll get billed full price for next month.
Deals found on The Cheapskate are subject to availability, expiration, and other terms determined by sellers.

Monday, July 30, 2012

A Phone Network Just for Hackers

Inside an otherwise unremarkable room in a Las Vegas hotel, a hacker group known as Ninja Networks has set up a mobile command center complete with ominous red lights and computer screens that allow the technologists to monitor every phone call on their network.
The van that holds the Ninja-Tel phone network.
But don’t worry. This isn’t some sort of evil hacker plot.
It’s just part of an extremely elaborate party invitation for attendees at the annual DefCon hacking convention.
Just how elaborate is it?
The 650 invitations are actual cellphones. And they work only on a private, hacker-built mobile phone network housed inside a van.
“This is DefCon 20,” said Matt Lewis, a Ninja Networks member. “And 20 years ago, what were we doing? We were on the phone.” It’s a nod to an even earlier era, when the first hackers, known as “phone phreaks,” used audio tones to tinker with the phone networks.
There is a long tradition at DefCon of technically impressive conference badges and invitations: In 2010 the Ninja Networks party badge was a wireless gaming system that allowed attendees to compete against each other. But this year’s efforts take things to another level.
The lucky invitees will get a brand-new HTC phone in snappily designed Ninja-Tel packaging. There’s even a custom-printed Ninja-Tel SIM card. Invitees will get to choose their own phone numbers and can talk or text with other people on the Ninja-Tel network; address books are synced across devices and updated when new people sign up.
The phones can’t tie to regular cellular networks, and the Ninja-Tel network won’t accept regular phones. (Or at least that’s the case initially; it’s probably not wise to use the word “can’t” when you’re talking about a convention hall with thousands of hackers in it.)
The network only covers the Rio Hotel, which is hosting DefCon. But the phones also contain a few surprises.
The ninja game from the 2010 party is included. And one of the project’s sponsors, AllJoyn, contributed its technology, which allows phones to communicate based on proximity. The Ninja Networks team used this to rig a vending machine that will dispense sodas to nearby phones.
Ninja Networks even hired Pat Fleet, the woman whose voice has thanked millions of people for using AT&T over the years, and recorded her welcoming people to Ninja-Tel.
Perhaps most importantly, the phones are immediately hackable; people can easily open a screen that allows them to create their own apps on the phone itself.
The phones took about a month to put together, and the network itself took about 10 months to build.
“You can’t exactly get on the Internet and Google ‘How do I start a cellphone company,’” Lewis said. “You can’t just go on Amazon and buy a cellphone tower.”
And it’s not perfect. “If an engineer from Nokia was here, they’d laugh,” said Brandon Creighton, a member of the Ninja Networks team who helped get the network running. But cobbling things together is something many hackers love to do, so a makeshift cellphone network in a van is a pretty perfect symbol.
Lewis demurred when asked how much the effort cost. “It was a lot of sweat equity,” he said – but giving away hundreds of $400 phones isn’t cheap. The invitations and party are also being sponsored by Facebook, Zynga and Lookout Mobile Security.
The phones themselves will be hard to get: You have to know a Ninja and they have to think you’ve done something to contribute positively to the hacker community. But there are ways to wrangle an invitation to the party. Ninja Networks is providing entrance tokens to anyone at DefCon who donates blood to the Red Cross, signs up for the Be the Match bone-marrow donor program or donates to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
The Ninja-Tel SIM card
Inside the Ninja control room, otherwise known as a van

Sunday, July 29, 2012

How To Install OS X Mountain Lion Hackintosh On A PC [Tutorial]

Now that Apple have released OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion to the world, there are a lot of happy campers out there who are enjoying the latest and most advanced operating system from the Cupertino based company. The download and installation of Mountain Lion for Mac userscouldn’t be any simpler with it being available as a digital download via the Mac App Store and it being installed with just a matter of a few clicks over the top of an existing 10.7 or 10.6.8 installation.
But what about those users who want to enjoy the benefits that this latest operating system brings and run the latest OS X on a Windows based PC? Once upon a time this process, known as a Hackintosh, was quite a lengthy process that threw up a few hurdles along the way. Those days are a thing of the past thanks to the UniBeast method of creating a bootable USB drive and thanks to a recent update this is now possible using OS X Mountain Lion. Read on for the step by step guide.
  • Access to a Mac to download OS X Mountain Lion from App Store and prepare UniBeast USB Drive.
  • A minimum of 8GB or larger USB flash drive.
  • A PC capable of running OS X Mountain Lion.
Step 1: First and foremost, this process requires that you own a copy of Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) and a USB drive with a minimum capacity of 8GB. The operating system is available to download from the Mac App Store for $19.99. If you haven’t already, download OS X Mountain Lion using your registered Apple ID.
Step 2: Download the updated and current version of UniBeast that is available from thedownloads section of the tonymacx86 website (free of charge registration required).
Step 3: After the relevant software has been downloaded, the initial step is to create a bootable USB drive containing OS X Mountain Lion. With the formatted USB plugged into an available USB port on your Mac, open up an instance of Finder and navigate to/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility and highlight the relevant USB drive in the left hand column of the interface.
Step 4: Select the Current drop down menu and choose the 1 Partition option.
Step 5: Select Options underneath Partition Layout menu and make sure the Master Boot Recordoption is checked. Click Ok.
Step 6: On the right hand side of the Disk Utility window there are options to name the USB Drive. You can choose a name now or it can be done later. Under the Format header, make sure Mac OS Extended (Journaled) is selected. Select Apply before selecting Partition.
Step 7: Run the UniBeast 1.5.1 application that was downloaded in step 2. If UniBeast is giving you an error message relating to Mountain Lion being missing, make sure the installation file downloaded from the Mac App Store is located in the /Applications folder.
Step 8: When UniBeast is running, skip through the first few screens before selecting the relevant USB drive on the Select a Destination screen. Choose Continue, then enter your system password for approval. UniBeast will then look for the Mountain Lion installer file in the/Applications folder and install it to the USB drive.
Once the process has ran its course and completed, the partitioned USB drive will have a functional version of OS X Mountain Lion on it that can then be used on a PC to create an installation of Mountain Lion. The next few steps can be followed through to ensure everything is working without issue.
Step 9: Insert the USB drive into the PC that you want to turn into a Hackintosh and make sure that the machine is set to boot from USB through the BIOS.
Note: Steps 10 – 12 are only required for new installations. If you are updating from an existing installation of Mac OS X Snow Leopard or OS X Lion these steps can be skipped.
Step 10: After booting from the drive, you should now be in the OS X installer. Set the desired language, choose the Utilities option from the menu bar before selecting Disk Utility. Select the target hard drive for the installation of Mountain Lion on your PC and click the Partition tab.
Step 11: Once again, select the Current drop down, select 1 Partition before selecting Optionsand choosing GUID Partition Table.
Step 12: Type in Macintosh HD as the name of the partition and once again set the Format toMac OS Extended (Journaled).
Step 13: Click Apply then Partition before closing down the Disk Utility.
Step 14: Now simply install Mountain Lion on this hard drive.
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When the process is completed, restart the machine. When the machine boots up, choose the new Mountain Lion option to make the drive bootable.
So there we have it, a fully functional Hackintosh PC running the latest Mac operating system. Last but not the least, you will need to install the drivers for your machine. This can be done using MultiBeast tool, which can again be found in the downloads section over at tonymacx86.
Apple will obviously tell you that the Mac machines they produce are designed to work harmoniously with the software and operating systems that they also develop, but running OS X on a Windows based PC can be an extremely pleasurable experience now that the installation process is relatively pain free.

Meet Mr. Android – An Example Of A Typical Android User [INFOGRAPHIC]

Can you imagine a world where we could create a living version of both a typical iOS and Android user then pit them against each in various tasks to find out once and for all which the is the best operating system? Yeah, that would be pretty sensational, but unfortunately it isn’t going to happen, not anytime soon anyway. The people at BlueStacks have come up with, in my opinion, is the next best thing by creating the rather odd looking ‘Mr. Android’.
By compiling research data by Nielsen, and integrating their own data from a Facebook poll, they have managed to produce a relatively humanoid looking contraption which they believe represents the average Android user. So just what characteristics does this wonderful amalgamation of statistics have? What can we learn about his locality? what device is he using? And perhaps the most important question, what type of trousers is he likely to be seen sporting in public?
First off, there is no sexism involved in this creation. Mr. Android is indeed a guy, with the highest percentage of Android users being male. Luckily for him, the statistic point to the fact that he would be the owner of a relatively normal sized head and have a decent chance of wearing glasses and having freckles. If you happen to be walking down your local high street and spot a male coming toward you with green hair, you can probably forget about asking him for advice on the latest must have android applications, as the survey shows that there is only a 3% chance of him being an Android user. I would have hoped that the would have some unusual characteristic but he is likely to have black, average length hair and be from the United States.
So what about his fashion sense? Well it seems the typical Android user is a casual dresser, preferring the more laid back option of denim jeans and a t-shirt over the more formal shirt and dress trousers look. It’s also very unlikely you will see him sporting a pair of flip flops as he prefers the more comfortable sneakers.
One statistic which peaked my interest about Mr. Android, is his reluctance to part with any of his hard earned cash to purchase application. The figure shows that 33% of average users have no paid applications on their device whatsoever, instead opting for entirely free software. Are you an Android user? Is it like looking in a mirror?
It is worth mentioning that BlueStacks themselves acknowledge that this is produced entirely on unscientific data so don’t read to much into it.

Windows 8 much more secure than Windows 7

Windows 8 much more secure than Windows 7
Researchers Chris Valasek (Senior Security Researcher at Coverity) and Tarjei Mandt (senior vulnerability researcher at Azimuth Security) spend their days seeking ways to compromise security in Windows. They're good guys; if they find a problem they report it, rather than exploiting it for illicit gain. At the Black Hat conference they reported on their analysis of new low-level security features in Windows 8.
The precise details of what they discovered were barely within the realm of my comprehension. Apparently many doubly-linked lists within Windows 8 are now protected by "pool cookies." To avoid exploits that involve forcing arbitrary code or data into places it doesn't belong, Windows 8 randomizes locations for memory allocation and adds "guard pages" as needed. That sort of thing.
In between slides filled with code and intense details, Valasek and Mandt displayed a couple that anybody could understand. The column for Windows Vista was all red, meaning not secure. Windows 7 was close, with just a few green checkmarks. And of course Windows 8 displayed a column of solid green checkmarks. Expert or not, we know that green is good.
After the talk I checked in with Valasek.
Rubenking: Back in the day I would write TSR (Terminate and Stay Resident) programs in DOS, and they were great, and useful. But the malware writers used the same DOS features to write bad stuff. Microsoft could have shut them down, but they would have shut me down too. It seems from your talk like they don't plan to shut anybody down. They're doing fine-tuning, working really hard to ensure that everything still works while they crank up security. Do you think it's conceivable you could write an operating system that just wouldn't be vulnerable to attack?
Valasek: No, that doesn't exist. Not as long as humans are writing the code. Once Skynet takes over and humans don't write code any more that might be possible. They have to have a certain amount of data and algorithms and structures that are needed, so there's always a potential to use this stuff for exploitation purposes. Here's the thing. If you don't make it impossible, but you make it severely difficult so only a tenth of one percent of the population can do it, you've effectively lowered the threat to decent levels.
Rubenking: And if you hire that one tenth of one percent…
Valasek: That's just what Google and Microsoft have done. Hire that one tenth of one percent, then you're good.
Rubenking: Thank you Chris!
Indeed, Windows 8 isn't perfect. Valasek and Mandt laid out a number of possible avenues that hackers might conceivably exploit. But as Valasek said, it will be severely difficult, and only the most adept will come close to exploiting the tiny vulnerabilities that remain.

Five easy ways to improve your Android’s battery life !!

Does the battery of your Android phone last more than a day? If it does, you deserve an award! Most Android users complain about poor (or absolutely terrible) battery life of their smartphones. While we agree that smartphones are battery hogs, a few small tips here and there will definitely help your phone run for a much longer time. Here are five ways to boost your Android’s battery life.

The most important part of your phone when it comes to battery life saving is the display. If you’ve been keeping your display on 100 brightness at all times, congratulations, you have found the single biggest problem with your phone’s battery life. Screen brightness is inversely proportional to the battery life of the phone. In simple words, keep the brightness low! 

Display problems
Display problems

Automatic brightness works well but unless you have a lot of viewing to do directly under sunlight, you don’t need a very bright screen. Also, ensure that your phone’s screen timeout isn’t left at 15 minutes. Have a short 30 second screen timeout. You’ll notice a considerable improvement in your phone’s battery life, if you follow even this one routine. 

Most people forget to turn off their Wi-Fi when they leave their homes or offices. They also forget to turn off GPS when location-based services aren’t required. We have observed in all our battery tests that Wi-Fi takes up a considerable amount of battery life, so if you’re on the move, don’t keep the Wi-Fi signal on. Your phone will constantly look for networks to connect to. Keeping a power control widget on your home screen at all times to help you quickly see the connectivity options that are required to stay on, and those that aren’t. 
Another important thing to note is to ensure that your phone is near your Wi-Fi router. If it is at the edge of your router's Wi-Fi zone, it’ll constantly trying to connect to the Wi-Fi. For houses that have routers installed at one end, and with multiple walls, this becomes a necessity. 

Running out of juice?
Running out of juice?

Home Screen
 The contents on your homescreen are extremely essential in deciding how long the battery will last. Kick the kitten out of your phone’s animated live wallpapers, remove the Facebook and Twitter live feed widgets. It’s important to keep the home screen clutter-free and only keep the things that are very important to you. Even if they’re Google’s live wallpapers, it’s best you keep them off your home screen. If constantly wanting to have Twitter, Facebook updates is important, keep an update time interval so polling is restricted to minimum. 

If e-mail is a priority, keep only email a priority. If the rest isn’t important, don’t have it on auto sync at all time. With auto sync on for all your applications and services, you significantly suck up the juice in your battery. You can simply turn off syncing for Finance, News, Facebook, Twitter, Weather and other options, unless it’s absolutely necessary. Or, as mentioned earlier, enter the settings and tweak the options. For example, you don’t need to know the weather every minute; keep an update interval of about 2 - 3 hours. 

Identify the problem
Identify the problem

Battery Use
Android has a neat little function that lets you view what is taking up most of the battery life. System Settings –> Battery Use lets you view quantitatively what task or function is taking up your phone's battery life. As a test, we tried reducing the brightness to a minimum and the screen tab showed a significant drop in percentage. It’s also worth mentioning that you need to shut down games and apps, and not let them stay running in the background. The more strain you put on the performance of the handset, the quicker the battery will drain out. Does your phone has a ‘cool’ feature like, say, Smart Stay? Turn it off, please. 

Last but not least, do check out our battery life tests on the phones we review. They’ll give you a clear idea of the battery’s performance, in case you’re picking up a new phone. That’s sums up our list. Have some more tips? Let our readers know in the comments section below.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Review

Google means business with Android these days. That’s not to say it didn’t before, but since the company’s Google I/O conference recently it has become clear that the people at Google are beginning to understand what it takes to make a premium smartphone. It’s not apps, and it’s not handsets. It’s the feel of the operating system.
Let’s backtrack a little.
During Google I/O, the latest version of Android was shown off to the world. Version 4.1, Jelly Bean is no radical departure from what Android users have been growing to love over the last twelve months since the introduction of Ice Cream Sandwich. Jelly Bean is, as the incremental version number suggests, more of a polishing of the existing software. Tweaking, with some important additions, if you will.
As of the time of writing, Jell Bean is only available on one shipping device, and that’s the Nexus 7 tablet. Google’s Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus have received over-the-air updates bringing them up to the latest and greatest release of Android, but right now the only device shipping with it installed is the Nexus 7. We’ve already told you what we think about the tablet in our Google Nexus 7 review, but what about the software?
Let’s take a look.
Project Butter
Project Butter is the reason for the claim above that Google has finally realized what it needs to do to compete in the premium market. With Apple’s iPhone 4S currently showing the way when it comes to fluid animation and a rounded user experience and interface, Google’s Android has historically lagged behind in the spit and polish stakes. Few would argue that Android is as fluid as it could be, or that the animations pop as much as their iOS counterparts, and Google almost admitted as much just be working on Project Butter. But what is it?
With Project Butter, Google has been working on ways to make the animations we spend so much time looking at, work better. Frame rates are up, V-sync is being used and triple buffering is a phrase that Google’s engineers have been throwing around of late. What all the jargon and hyperbole means is that Jelly Bean feels more slick. It acts as if everything is smoother, animations pop and the operating system feels less disjointed. For the lack of a better term, Android now feels ‘buttery smooth’.
Nexus 7 App Drawer
In reality, trying to explain how nice Jelly Bean feels to use is almost impossible. Even videos of transitions and animations don’t quite do it justice. Even the Nexus 7 struggles to prove the point conclusively, simply because we’ve never seen the thing running anything other than Jelly Bean. It’s when you start installing Android 4.1 on older devices that the magic really happens.
Google’s admittance that Android is not as polished as it could be proves that the company knows its limitations, which is great news. What’s even better is that Google is now actively working to improve itself and, more importantly, improve Android. All the apps and all the handset choice in the world won’t matter if the core mobile operating system isn’t up to snuff. With Jelly Bean, things just took a giant step in the right direction.
Galaxy Nexus Multitasking
And that’s before we start talking features!
Android Beam
Galaxy Nexus Android Beam
Not the most sexy of additions to Android, Android Beam takes the power of NFC and makes it easier for users to transfer files between two devices by simply touching them together. The NFC touch initiates a Bluetooth connection, and the files are transferred. Exciting? Not really? Functional? Absolutely.
Improved App Widgets
Galaxy Nexus Widgets
Some people love their widgets. The problem is, sometimes making them all fit on a screen that already plays host to icons for all your favorite icons is not the easiest thing in the world. Now, with Jelly Bean, app widgets automatically resize to fit in the gaps you need to squeeze them into. It may not be a headline feature, but it’s another example of Google beginning to polish off some of the rough edges that have blighted Android since its inception. Most importantly, it works.
Offline Voice Typing
Although Google – for some reason – didn’t stress on this feature a lot, but Jelly Bean now supports offline voice typing. In Ice Cream Sandwich, when you’re using your voice to type a string of text, it requires a data connection, it records your speech, uploads it to Google’s servers, recognizes your speech, hits you back with results in the form of text string. A painful process if you’re asking us.
In Jelly Bean, Google has shrunk the voice recognization engine so much that it now sits inside your device, which means that all the voice typing sorcery happens without a data connection. Pretty neat right? Indeed it is.
Galaxy Nexus offline voice typing
Now, we ran a couple of tests to prove the awesomeness of offline voice typing by putting it into airplane mode. It works like a charm.
Expandable Notifications
Arguably, our favorite addition to Android as part of Jelly Bean, expandable notifications mean users can get access to more information from their notifications than ever before.
Already plenty useful, notifications in Android simply showed users which app the notification was coming from and, perhaps, a short description of the alert. Now, thanks to Jelly Bean, notifications can be much more useful, with a two-finger drag gesture expanding notifications to reveal more in-depth information.
Galaxy Nexus notifications
Dragging open a Gmail notification, for example, will reveal a list of the new emails that have been received, whereas previously none of that information would have been available.
The new notifications can also be actionable, meaning that calls can be returned or messages can be sent, and all this without ever opening an app. Notifications feel more alive as a result, and you won’t be hopping in and out of apps as much just to see what a notification is all about. Awesome stuff.
Google Now
Google Now is possibly the biggest fish in the Jelly Bean aquarium. The most demonstrable of the larger changes in Jelly Bean, Google Now not only makes for an awesome demo, but also has the potential to change the way information is presented to us on our mobile devices.
Activating Google Now, by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, will launch what appears to be Google Search. On the face of it, Google Now could be called a Siri clone, and if you don’t venture any deeper, than that description is quite accurate. Google Now allows users to ask questions, using voice commands, and have Android scurry off and get a response. Sometimes that response comes in the form of a card which, similar to how Siri works, offers the requested information in a nice, clear format along with a picture if appropriate. Other times the response is a simple web search.
Nexus 7 home screen
When used this way, Google Now works, but suffers from the same limitations as Siri. Namely, people feel stupid talking to their phone.
But beyond that, Google Now offers something that Siri can only dream about. Google Now thinks behind the scenes, watching you, trying to learn what information you may need and, as if by magic, when you may need it.
A simple example is your workplace.
Head on in to work, to the same location, at the same time, and Google Now will ask whether the destination is where you work. Say yes, and from now on Google Now will let you know how long it will take you to get to work based on traffic, for example. Importantly, it will only tell you when it things you’re ready to go to work, which is so awesome it kinda hurts a little. It’s almost like it’s alive!
Nexus 7 Google Now
The same thing happens in reverse. Google Now will calculate how long it should take to get home after a day’s work, too.
It’s not just locations, either.
Search for a sports team a few times, and you’ll start getting score updates. Search for a flight number and you’ll get updates on where the flight is, and whether it is on time.
Google Now is location-based, too. Happen to be near a landmark or attraction and have Google Now set up just so, and you’ll be notified of the location, opening times and general info about that attraction. At times it feels like voodoo, even though you know Google’s got all this information anyway. But still, voodoo!
Nexus 7 Google Now card
Google Now has the potential to change how we interact with our personal technology. The day our phones begin to know what we want, before we ask for it, is the day that these digital assistants will be truly useful. Siri and, say, S Voice are all well and good, but they need prompting. Google Now can prompt you, instead. Magic!
Everything else
There are plenty of other, smaller changes in Jelly Bean, too. App updates no longer download the entire app all over again, with just the delta updates downloaded. Bi-directional text and other language support has been added for those that have been calling for it for years. Improved audio, web browsing and media support are all changes that are worth mentioning, too, but we could be here all day if we covered them all.
To us, Google Now is possibly the single biggest thing to happen to Android in a good while, assuming Google keeps improving it and, importantly, it isn’t crippled because people deem it ‘too creepy.’
Well done Android team, you may just be on to something with this ‘ere Jelly Bean.

Google Play Store v3.7.15, Features Performance Improvements And Bug Fixes

        Google recently updated their Market, Google play, to the v3.7.15 with minor bug fixes.

                         Google Play Store

Did Foxconn employee sneak out the iPhone 5?

We are all excited about Apple’s latest product in its series of iPhones; the iPhone 5. Also referred to as the ‘new iPhone’ or the ‘next-generation iPhone’, this product is stirring up as much of a hype before it has even been brought into the market, as its predecessors. Though we can see so-called ‘leaked’ photographs of iPhone 5, together with predictions about its technological specifications, the question of whether the picture shown on the web is actually the upcoming iPhone or not.

The image has been said to have been disclosed from China, where a case producer revealed multiple photographs of the iPhone lying in its packing. What is surprising is, that the product shown in the pictures fits the description of the of the upcoming Apple’s iPhone 5 pretty perfectly, and one wonders of the possibility of a Foxconn employee having sneaked out a working iPhone 5 from the factory.
It has to be understood that it is not entirely impossible to have a much-hyped-about product be leaked before its official release. It has been done before, and it could have happened again, despite the fact that Apple claims they have increased the security in their factories nowadays. We believe that Apple anticipates releasing the product officially during the upcoming October, considering the fact that their iPhone 4S also came into market in October of last year, and keeping in mind that the usual WWDC announcement has also already occurred.
The professed iPhone that has been deviously pirated seems to be built in a quality fashion, and does meet the expectations that we have of it. Its pictures portray a more compact dock connector port and a 9mm opening at the side for connecting the headphones. However the quality of the photographs being flaunted by the case company is so bad that their case seems pretty week. If that company produced that product before anybody else, it would have created a rage promoting and publicizing its device everywhere.

Download Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Factory Image For Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, Nexus S

Android Jelly Bean (4.1) seems to have gone down a treat among those using it, and it certainly seems as though Project Butter – a movement to make Android a lot sleeker and lag-free – has done the trick. With any new operating system, the temptation for many is to simply mod and tweak in order to decipher just what it’s capable of, and for those having done a little – maybe too much – modding on their Nexus device, you’ll be pleased to know you can grab a fresh, stock copy of your mobile OS.
It doesn’t apply strictly to all Nexus units, and is only available to those running a Galaxy Nexus,Nexus S, and the brand-new Nexus 7 tablet.
Despite having only been around for the best part of a month, many Android aficionados will have been toying around with Jelly Bean to the nth degree, but now starting a fresh won’t be of any problem. Here is a full, classified list of the factory images available at this point in time:
  • Galaxy Nexus (yakju): Android 4.1.1 (JRO03C)
  • Galaxy Nexus (takju): Android 4.1.1 (JRO03C)
  • Nexus S (soju): Android 4.1.1 (JRO03E)
  • Nexus S (sojua): Android 4.1.1 (JRO03E)
  • Nexus 7 (nakasi): Android 4.1.1 (JRO03D)
The Verizon Galaxy Nexus is not on the list, as well as the Korean and Sprint iterations of the Nexus S. Still, if you have any of the above devices and wish to revert to stock, then check out the link provided at the foot of this post.
Jelly Bean is the very latest version of Google’s Android, and although heavily based on its predecessor –Ice cream Sand witch – it has benefitted greatly from the Big G’s war on lag. Despite packing in high-end hardware, many Android devices suffered because of unrefined software, but Jelly Bean 4.1 is certainly a giant leap forward for the platform in general.
Often criticized as being inferior to main rival iOS, Jelly Bean is certainly close to the smoothness offered by Apple’s offering, and with Windows phone 8 looking as slick as ever, consumers can only benefit greatly from the emerging competition.
We will have an in-depth analysis of Jelly Bean coming up soon, so stay tuned for that.
You can download the factory images by heading over to this link.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Top iOS free games!!

1.Subway Surfers
Bored of Temple Run??
Presented by Kiloo Games and Sybo Games.
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DASH as fast as you can!
DODGE the oncoming trains!
Help Jake, Tricky & Fresh escape from the grumpy Inspector and his Pitbull dog.

2.Mega Run - Redford's Adventure
Like Mario kind of games...?? This ones for you!!
Mega Run - Redford’s Adventure is an epic platform game complete with an incredible cast of characters, fantastical landscapes to explore, and stacks of explosive powerups! 

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3.Probe the Humans
Be the pilot for a spaceship and create havoc on a small rural farm by kidnapping farmers and animals...!! Super Fun!!

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4. Temple Run
 Superb Game.. Needs no explanation cause you all would have heard about it.. NO????
Go Download NOW!!!!
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5.NinJump Deluxe Free
Remember Ninjump??
The Castle, Pirate, and Jungle levels create a whole new NinJump experience. It's still the fast paced ninja climbing game loved by millions of classic NinJump fans. Your goal is to rise as high as you possibly can, but this time you will be avoiding new, more treacherous enemies such as: angry beetles, wacky snakes, evil witch doctors, funky monkeys, mad hornets, bee hives, ninja pirates, cannon balls, peeved parrots and enraged sea monsters.
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Hw to enable google "HANDWRITE" your smart devices !!

This is a totally cool feature developed by google !!!

Updating Samsung Galaxy Tab from Android 2.2 (Froyo) to Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) !

Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) is available for Samsung Galaxy Tab now.

In order to perform the update using the "official" way, you need a computer installed with latest version of 
Samsung Kies.

Launch the Kies application in the computer, then connect your Samsung Galaxy Tab to it with the USB cable. Set the connection type to be "Samsung Kies".

Kies will detect the Samsung Galaxy Tab and automatically inform you the availability of Gingerbread update.

The process starts with downloading the update file to your computer


After that, you are given a chance to backup your data in the phone to Kies. Although this update will not cause any data or setting lost to your Samsung Galaxy Tab, it is always a wise choice to perform a backup, just in case.

Then, your Samsung Galaxy Tab will be automatically rebooted into download mode, and the update file will be transferred from your computer to the Tab.

Once the transfer is completed, the update process will begin. Then, your Tab will be rebooted again. It will take some time during its first boot up after the update.

You will be advised by Kies to disconnect the USB cable, reboot the Tab again, then connect back the USB cable. Your computer will then update its USB driver to connect to your Tab with the new Android Gingerbread ROM.

Among the new things after this update are 2 new apps installed in your Tab, namely Sketch Memo and Pulse. Sketch Memo is a pretty handy app that worth a try, but it doesn't come with any widget,which i think it should


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