Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Android from inception to now infographic

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Here is a infographic of Android from it's creation to today. The Android group was created in 2003 and was purchased by google in 2005 and turned into the android we know now.




Image by xcube labs

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Next iPhone to feature thinner, tapered design according to new silicone cases

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Yesterday, a purported case mold schematic for the fifth-generation iPhone emerged, pointing to a complete re-design for Apple’s handset. This mold points to a larger display, a larger home button, and a thinner profile for the next iPhone. The original reporting of this schematic also includes a mockup of such an iPhone 5 case. Now, we have been able to secure an actual purported fifth-generation iPhone case from a source, not just a mockup. This source is similar to the source who provided us with impeccably accurate design schematics for the iPad 2. In addition, we can independently confirm, Asian case manufacturers are now shopping case designs to case sellers across the globe for their own branding.

We can’t tell you that the information used to build the case, that we have gotten our hands on, is different than the information revealed yesterday, but given that these cases have actually been built, and given that case manufactures are willing to spend millions of dollars on quality intelligence to maximize on the iPhone 5 launch, we have reason to believe that this iPhone 5 case is indicative of the next-generation iPhone’s design. Or at least a design that touched Apple’s Asia-based manufacturing plants for prototyping



This is definitely not the first time that we have heard about a fifth-generation iPhone with a thinner design. As far back as March, a Japanese site called Macotakara reported that the fifth-generation iPhone would employ a curved, aluminum back. This is the same website that independently reported a flat back with tapered edges, a wider speaker, and a March release date for the iPad 2. This is also the website that revealed Apple’s method to finally releasing the white iPhone 4: an all new painting method for white devices.

In April, This is my next reported that the iPhone 5 will feature a thinner, teardrop design in addition to larger display and a gesture-based home button. Our cases can’t confirm the larger screen or new home button, but they do fall in line with the thinner profile. On top of all of this, the typically well-sourced Wall Street Journal reported twice that the next-generation iPhone will feature a thinner and lighter design. The first report came from Asian supply sources while the second appears to come from sources within Apple’s home base.



Although these reports do exist, it’s only fair to mention reports from both Reuters and Bloomberg that claim the next iPhone will feature a design that is very similar to that of the current iPhone 4. It is also worth mentioning, though, that This is my next claims – something we heard independently back in April – that Apple is testing next-generation iPhone guts with iPhone 4 casing in order to maintain secrecy.

In addition, Bloomberg’s iPhone 5 report says that the that the next iPad’s display will be 1/3 higher in resolution than the current iPad. This seems highly unlikely due to fragmentation reasons, so this casts some doubt over the rest of Bloomberg’s report. As you can see, at this point the iPhone 5 rumor game is a tossup – and every publication seems to be saying something slightly different. We’ll surely know all come September, and hopefully the cases we have independently received are indicative of the next iPhone’s design.

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We believe this is a newer version of the iPhone 3GS with flash and it will remain at $49.99 or it will become the first ever fully subsidized iPhone!

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Google changing Chrome gestures to respect Lion’s multitouch guidelines

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Now that Apple let Lion out of the cage, Google is developing a Chrome browser version to take advantage of the operating system’s gestures support. The search company announced on the Google Chrome Releases blog a new developer build (version 14.0.835.0) that re-enables a two-finger gesture “which respects the system preference”. A three-finger swipe that would previously move you backward and forward in browsing history now respects system-wide preference in Lion that flips between full-screen apps. Chrome still lets you go forward and backward in browsing history by invoking a two-finger swipe left or right.

The release also comes with a multi-profile user interface improvements and support for a new communication protocol for Web Sockets. The former lets one browse the web using multiple online identities and switch them easily. Windows and Linux builds added platform-specific tweaks and changes as well. It’ll be some time before Chrome 14 makes it down to the stable channel, but if you wish to try out experimental new features without messing with your existing Chrome installation and user profile, we recommend installing the Canary build of the browser.



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NASA releases a cool new iPad app

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Today, NASA released a cool new free app for exploring Space and the world around us.

NASA science: revealed! This is the NASA Visualization Explorer, the coolest way to get stories about advanced space-based research delivered right to your iPad. A direct connection to NASA’s extraordinary fleet of research spacecraft, this app presents cutting edge research stories in an engaging and exciting format. See the Earth as you’ve never seen it before; travel to places otherwise unavailable to even the most intrepid explorers! Download it now, tap into the power of NASA’s cutting-edge research today and check for new stories every week!
More imagery below:










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iSheetMusic Lets You Download Sheet Music to Your iPad

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iSheetMusic is a new app for the iPad that lets you easily download your favorite sheet music directly to your device.

Features:
● Search for Music in FKBK or PVG formats.
● Use In-App purchase to download new music to your sheet music collection.
● Organize your music into sets; or view by Artist, Composer, or Genre.
● Both an Audible and Visual Metronome are included. Each song defaults to the music default tempo, but you can adjust freely.
● Guitar Chords Diagrams are included (when appropriate).

You can download iSheetMusic from the App Store for free.










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Apple is Evaluating the Possibility of Solar-Powered Products

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Apple is evaluating the possible market for solar-powered consumer products, according to a DigiTimes report.

Samsung and Apple have been evaluating the possible niche market for solar-powered consumer products and considering the inclusion of Taiwan-based solar firms in their respective supply chains. However, according to Taiwan-based solar firms, these niche markets will need a longer time to develop. Samsung's solar-powered netbook adopts a unique sized solar cell, added industry sources, and the number of solar cells used is less than rooftop solar systems, hence it is unlikely for solar-powered consumer products to form a solid market in the short term.

This report is particularly interesting following a WSJ article that said Apple is experimenting with a new way of charging the iPhone 5. Initially it was thought that the WSJ was referring to WiTricity Wireless Charging; however, it's possible that Apple is looking at solar-powered charging as well.




*thanks iclarified*

This would be an amazing new technology for Apple to bring to the market, and let's not forget when Apple brings something like this to market others follow! We need devices that can charge themselves weather it be by solar power or any other technology.


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How to Show the User Library Folder in Mac OS X Lion

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Apple has hidden the user Library folder by default in Mac OS X Lion. These are instructions on how to make it visible again.



Step One
Launch a new Terminal window from your Applications:Utilities folder.



Step Two
Type in chflags nohidden ~/Library/ into the Terminal window and press Enter.



Step Three
Voila, your Library folder will now appear in your Finder window.




NOTE: If you don't want to permanently make the Library folder hidden you can also just hold down Option and click the Finder Go menu to reveal a quick link to the folder.



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