Jan 27, 2010

iPad:- iDisappointment


I seriously thought Apple was the god of design in the gadget world, seriously thought they were the trend setter but when I saw iPad at my first glance I seriously thought it was a joke. It looked like some cheap digital photo album with white aluminum back cover. I mean what is up with the wide bezel screen?? To make the matters worse it has no camera, no HDMI, no multi-tasking,no usb ports, adapter hungry device. And the iPhone interface has not changed much either. It’s the same interface as iPhone only with some slight changes on the home screen and with some of features from OS X. The only good that can be said about this device is battery life and orientation detection. And the only new feature that this device introduced was iBook which was expected. And the screen is not even HD ratio a slight better than 4:3 but that’s it which means that HD content from Youtube isn’t really HDed. The positive side on the hardware specs was that Apple had it’s own chip for this which is called A4 which makes it power saving beast. And the new hardware introduced on it was “Micro-Sim” which I’m not sure if it is a good sign or not.

Overall this device does not bridge any gap between smartphone and computers. Just another device to empty your wallets. If you have netbook stick with it, atleast it won’t cramp your muscle and you’ll be able to type your document while listening music. For App Store though I recommend you stick with iPhone. iPad makes HP Slate look better.

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Jan 21, 2010

Youtube without Flash

Now that the HTML5 supports video format, it is no longer necessary for you to require that plugin from Adobe to play your favorite video. Even though many video sites has not yet implemented it yet Google on the other hand has started testing it with Youtube.
But before you go hurrying to try it out here are some of the things you need to keep in mind before trying the beta. You'll need either Chrome Browser, Safari (4+) or Internet Explorer with Chrome Frame installed. Surprisingly Google does not include Firefox or perhaps it has something to do with the Gecko engine that Firefox runs on. Anyway you can try it out here .

Now even Vimeo is supporting the HTML5 video. Some video might still be in flash just like in youtube and like youtube you will need a specific browser to be able to use this as well

Jan 3, 2010

The year that was in tech history (2009):- August and September


Aug 1st:- Snow Leopard pre-orders starts in Amazon

Aug 1st:- Blackberry App World 1.1 released

Aug 3rd:- Google's Eric Schmidt resigns from Apple board

Aug 5th:- T-Mobile myTouch 3G available

Aug 5th:- Mac OS X 10.5.8 released

Aug 5th:- Best Buy shows ads in 3D

Aug 6th:- Microsoft Research announces us to pressure sensitive keyboard

Aug 6th:- Windows 7 RTM released to TechNet and MSDN users

Aug 7th:- Large Hadron Collider to run on half power until the end of 2010

Aug 8th:- Apple and Google made an informal deal not to share each other's employees

Aug 10th:- DNA Computer solves logical problem

Aug 10th:- Zune HD hits FCC

Aug 11th:- Apple giving an option of matte display in Macbook Pro

Aug 11th:- Xbox becomes the only console to stream Netflix

Aug 11th:- Xbox Live update launched

Aug 11th:- Sony promises 99% recharge in it's upcoming lithium ion batteries

Aug 11th:- Microsoft Office comes in Nokia Phones

Aug 11th:- Intel and Micron announces cheapest and smallest NAND flash

Aug 12th:- Nokia moving from Symbian to Maemo

Aug 12th:- Microsoft forbidden to sell Microsoft Word but does it anyway

Aug 12th:- Palm quietly improves on Pre's build quality

Aug 13th:- Zune HD pre order begins

Aug 13th:- HTC files patent for capacitive stylus with resistive accuracy

Aug 14th:- Pre gets an onscreen keyboard

Aug 14th:- Verizon tests it's first LTE data connection in Seattle and Boston

Aug 15th:- Apple displays MacBook Micro

Aug 16th:- TomTom for iPhone 3G and 3GS arrives

Aug 17th:- Worlds smallest laser created at 44nm

Aug 17th:- Dell officially developing mobile device for China

Aug 17th:- Jolicloud Beta released

Aug 17th:- iPhone 3.0 bug allows the deleted email to re-appear

Aug 17th:- Layar augmented reality app now available worldwide

Aug 18th:- Microsoft brings us first ever HD webcam

Aug 18th:- Sony PS3 confirms price cut

Aug 18th:- Sony PS3 Slim pre orders shows up in K-mart

Aug 18th:- Fortune declares RIM fastest growing company

Aug 18th:- Sony PS3 announces PS3 firmware 3.0

Aug 19th:- Windows 7 costing half as much as in UK as in US

Aug 19th:- BlackBerry to get full flash and SilverLight support browser

Aug 19th:- Apple releases MacBook Pro firmware update

Aug 20th:- Windows 7 RC final download date

Aug 21st:- Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo unite against Google Books

Aug 21st:- Xbox Elite 360 gets the price cut as well

Aug 21st:- Apple, AT&T and Google responds to FCC over Google Voice rejection from the App Store

Aug 24th:- Apple store down globally

Aug 24th:- Snow Leopard is released and ready to order, Apple Store back online

Aug 24th:- RIM buys Torch Mobile for better browser

Aug 24th:- Microsoft displays it's framework on OneApp for feature phones

Aug 24th:- Nokia Booklet 3G emerges as a rumor

Aug 25th:- Nokia Booklet 3G is not a rumor after all, will cost $799

Aug 25th:- The great Photoshop Blunder from Microsoft

Aug 26th:- Amazon announces Frustration-Free packaging

Aug 27th:- Nokia makes it official that N900 is running Maemo

Aug 27th:- Spotify app gets rejected from App Store

Aug 28th:- Twitter and Facebook app free for Xbox Live Gold Members

Aug 28th:- China in talks with Palm to bring Pre as a competitor for iPhone

Aug 28th:- France sees overheating and exploding problem in some iPhone

Aug 31st:- Samsung Application Store announced

Aug 31st:- PlayStation 3 firmware 3.0 available to download



Sep 1st:- Nokia to bring music in US on 2010

Sep 1st:- Sony has Chrome Browser as it's default browser for VAIO

Sep 2nd:- Sony's IFA 2009 press event goes live, Vaio X series, Xperia X2

Sep 2nd:- Windows 7 goes free if you throw a party

Sep 3rd:- OnLive gaming service goes on Beta

Sep 3rd:- AT&T announces MMS in iPhone on September 25th

Sep 3rd:- Zune software coming on September 15th

Sep 3rd:- Nokia N900 up for preorder in US

Sep 4th:- PS3's new 3D mode coming in 2010

Sep 4th:- Nokia Ovi Software Development Kit released

Sep 4th:- Samsung expecting OLED laptops in 2010

Sep 4th:- BlackBerry Desktop Manager beta released for Mac

Sep 7th:- Spotify launches on iTunes App Store and Android Market for premium user only

Sep 7th:- Intel's Lynnfield processor becomes official

Sep 8th:- The Engadget Show announces

Sep 8th:- Android has now Facebook app

Sep 8th:- Palm Pre price cuts to $150 on Sprint

Sep 9th:- Pandora comes to Android

Sep 9th:- Sega's Dreamcast celebrates it's 10 years

Sep 9th:- Apple has it's own "It's only rock and roll" event

Sep 9th:- iTunes 9 released, improves on various factor, breaks Pre's sync ability to it

Sep 9th:- iPhone OS 3.1 available

Sep 9th:- Microsoft Windows Media Center event goes live

Sep 9th:- Palm introduces Palm Pixi

Sep 9th:- iPod Shuffle 2G production stops

Sep 9th:- Sprint promises to offer something big

Sep 9th:- Steve Jobs :- "iPod Touch didn't get a camera because it's a great gaming device"

Sep 9th:- Sprint's big surprise is unlimited data, text, voice and MMS for $70

Sep 9th:- Rhapsody apps approved by App Store

Sep 10th:- First App rejection in Palm Pre NaNPlayer

Sep 10th:- Motorola introduces MOTOBLUR,CLIQ

Sep 10th:- Windows Mobile 7 chassis confirmed but not detailed by Microsoft

Sep 11th:- Zune HD international launch not happening

Sep 11th:- First iPhone game with 3GS specific graphic released

Sep 11th:- The Engadget show goes live

Sep 12th:- After seven years 802.11n becomes standard

Sep 14th:- LG announces it's first Android device, GW620

Sep 14th:- Lenovo brings us multi-touch ThinkPad X200 Tablet

Sep 14th:- Xbox 360 to get 802.11n adapter

Sep 15th:- Zune HD launches along with Zune 4.0 software

Sep 16th:- Microsoft releases XNA update for Zune HD developers

Sep 17th:- xpPhone begins pre order

Sep 17th:- Microsoft's co-founder sells LTE spectrum to AT&T

Sep18th:- HTC keeps it's Leo secret

Sep 18th:- T-Mobile begins HSPA+ in Philadelphia everywhere in 2010

Sep 18th:- Windows Marketplace announces it's own app rejection system (kill switch)

Sep 19th:- Microsoft's Project Pink shows some sign of two branded phones

Sep 20th:- HTC Leo called HD2

Sep 20th:- AT&T starts their 3G Microcell

Sep 21st:- Microsoft's Project Pink emerges with Turtle and Pure as their two self-branded phones

Sep 21st:- First USB 3.0 product gets certified

Sep 21st:- FCC chairman wants net neutrality

Sep 22nd:- Microsoft readies for Windows 7 launch Party

Sep 22nd:- Intel Development Forum begins

Sep 22nd:- Intel announces Moblin 2.1 for phones, 22nm chip coming in 2011

Sep 22nd:- AT&T, Verizon fights against FCC net neutrality

Sep 22nd:- Xbox 360 Elite gets price cut again

Sep 22nd:- Microsoft's Courier Tablet surfaces

Sep 22nd:- Wii drops it's price too

Sep 22nd:- After a year Peek is still alive

Sep 23rd:- Layar goes 3D

Sep 23rd:- Microsoft Courier Tablet's core software, InkSeine

Sep 23rd:- Tru2way server from Intel streams cable all over your house

Sep 23rd:- Microsoft Pink phones said to be revealed

Sep 24th:- Palm Pre coming to Europe in all O2 shops

Sep 24th:- Microsoft announces to open café in paris

Sep 24th:- Zune HD has weird screen unresponsiveness

Sep 25th:- Palm Pre drops to $100 in Amazon

Sep 25th:- MMS in iPhone goes live

Sep 26th:- Palm Pre drops to $80 in Walmart

Sep 26th:- Apple to start migrating to Light Peak from Intel in 2010

Sep 27th:- Canon EOS 7D video samples hits the web with it's stunning quality

Sep 28th:- Orange offering iPhone in UK official

Sep 28th:- webOS 1.2 available

Sep 29th:- More videos of Microsoft Courier emerges

Sep 29th:- Microsoft Security Essentials becomes live and free

Sep 29th:- Windows 7 OEM pricing revealed

Sep 29th:- Microsoft unveils Barrelfish, a multi-core optimized OS

Sep 30th:- Google Earth introduces with real time human and vehicular traffic

Sep 30th:- Swordfish Net 102 becomes the first netbook to use twin Atom CPUs

Sep 30th:- 30 percent call drop in iPhone in NY is common says Apple Genius

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Jan 1, 2010

The year that was in tech history (2009):- July and August


Jun 1st:- Xbox Live gets 1080p Zune, Netflix browsing, Twitter and Facebook integration

Jun 1st:- Microsoft officially announced "Project Natal" motion controller for Xbox 360

Jun 1st:- iPhones to come from 4GB to 32 GB

Jun 1st:- Google gets into e-book business

Jun 1st:- Adobe finally bringing GPU acceleration to Flash

Jun 2nd:- Acer to launch world's first Android based netbook in Q3

Jun 2nd:- Microsoft announces Windows 7 launch date (Oct 22nd)

Jun 2nd:- PSP Go announced

Jun 2nd:- Sony announces it's own PS3 motion controller

Jun 2nd:- Motorola debuts world's first retail DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems

Jun 2nd:- AMD shows off world's first DirectX 11 GPU

Jun 4th:- RIM buys Dash Navigation

Jun 4th:- End of E3

Jun 5th:- BenQ says it will work on smartphones and netbooks in 2010

Jun 5th:- Acer's first Android netbook to dual boot on Windows

Jun 5th:- xpPhone is introduced to the world

Jun 6th:- Palm Pre gets launched to public, not just for superstars

Jun 6th: The new iPhone rumor spreads

Jun 7th:- Apple codenames iPhone 3GS to it's new iPhone

Jun 8th:- Acer announces it will launch 3D laptop in October

Jun 8th:- JPMorgan claims Palm Pre's 50,000 units sold in opening weekend

Jun 8th:- Apple's WWDC kicks off (iPhone 3GS, Snow Leopard, new Macbooks and other iPod related updates)

Jun 8th:- AT&T says it will support tethering in iPhone

Jun 9th:- Sony planning to cut price off of PS3 for madden release

Jun 9th:- ExpressCard 2.0 finally finalized

Jun 9th:- Fedora 11 launched

Jun 9th:- Palm Pre has it's own Konami Code

Jun 10th:- Snow Leopard saying goodbye to PowerPC

Jun 11th:- Linux gets the first driver for USB 3.0

Jun 11th:- Apple patents activity monitor for skiers, bikers (kind of like Nike+)

Jun 11th:- Windows 7 gives an option to chose browser in EU

Jun 12th:- US says hello to Digital TV and Goodbye to analog TV

Jun 12th:- Palm pre runs doom for the first time

Jun 12th:- MMS and tethering to start on some AT&T iPhone 3G S

Jun 12th:- SDXC to blow our mind next year (2010)

Jun 13th:- Project Natal basis for Xbox 360 console coming Fall 2010

Jun 14th:- Palm Pre gets NES emulator (more games)

Jun 15th:- Dell's Android smartphone gets a leaked snapshot

Jun 15th:- NVIDIA releases five more new mobile GPU (40nm G210M, GT 230M, GT 240M and GTS 250M)

Jun 15th:- Palm Pre allows data tethering in spite of Sprint not allowing it

Jun 16th:- Buzz about Blackberry Tour on Verizon and Sprint

Jun 16th:- Opera launches Opera Unite to "reinvent the web"

Jun 16th: Tegra confirmed for Zune HD

Jun 17th:- SPRXmobile's Layar introduces us with augmented reality in browser

Jun 17th:- iPhone OS 3.0 available

Jun 17th:- Palm and Apple's feud on iTunes starts

Jun 18th:- Microsoft confirms new Xbox 360's memory bumped to 512MB

Jun 19th:- iPhone 3G S officially available to public

Jun 19th:- Microsoft extends XP downgrade to 2011

Jun 20th:- 700,000 apps downloaded so far on Palm Pre

Jun 22nd:- Ballmer apologizes for wrong release information on Project Natal

Jun 23rd:- Intel and Nokia to officially partner on Mobile devices

Jun 24th:- Adobe demos flash on HTC Hero

Jun 24th:- Microsoft releases Hohm beta for analyzing your home energy usage

Jun 25th:- Palm App sees 1 million downloads after 20 days

Jun 25th:- Microsoft sets the prices on Windows 7

Jun 25th:- Android gets official SDK

Jun 26th:- Windows 7 pre-order begins (not for Europe though)

Jun 27th:- Palm Pre's SDK Mojo leaks out in wild

Jun 28th:- HTC Hero is ready to pre-order in UK

Jun 28th:- Microsoft announces Windows Marketplace to launch with 600 apps

Jun 28th:- Acer becomes number two PC maker in US

Jun 29th:- Windows 7 pre-order sells out in Japan

Jun 29th:- RIM, Apple, Nokia agrees on micro-USB phone charger for Europe

Jun 29th:- Steve Jobs back to work at Apple

Jun 29th:- OLED mini-projector for mobile using multiple lenses developed

Jun 30th:- The Pirate Bay acquired by Global Gaming Factory

Jun 30th:- Microsoft uploads some instructional videos of Windows 7

Jun 30th:- HTC Hero Rom leaked

Jun 30th:- Firefox 3.5 released



Jul 1st:- Windows 7 Beta shuts down

Jul 1st:- Microsoft's Pink smartphone rumor surfaces

Jul 2nd:- UK moviegoers treated to first interactive 3D game

Jul 2nd:- Psystar keeps doing what Apple resents on, make Hackintosh computer

Jul 2nd:- Apple patents on application offering glimpses of haptic screens, RFID readers, fingerprint HD

Jul 2nd:- Apple patches iPhone's SMS vulnerability

Jul 5th:- Sony patents everyday motion detection

Jul 6th:- GSM Palm Pre makes an official first appearance on Movistar

Jul 7th:- Google officially brings the final version of Gmail, Docs and Talk

Jul 7th:- Google announces Chrome OS

Jul 8th:- T-Mobile's myTouch 3G ready to pre-order

Jul 8th:- Steven Sinofsky promoted to president of Windows

Jul 9th:- Microsoft Office 2010 movie gives the glimpse of Office 2010

Jul 9th:- Silverlight 3 comes out of beta with GPU acceleration

Jul 10th:- Microsoft's Gazelle "browser" surfaces, says it's just a research project

Jul 12th:- Blackberry Tour on Verizon and Sprint available

Jul 13th:- Windows 7 build 7600 hits torrent

Jul 13th:- Rumor on Apple's 9.7 inch netbook hitting on October for $800

Jul 13th:- IronKey "the world's most physically and cryptologically" secure thumb drive

Jul 14th:- DARPA working on Artificial Intelligence with memristors

Jul 14th:- Apple crosses 1.5 billion apps download

Jul 14th:- Android x86 LiveCD available for desktop computers

Jul 15th:- Bill Gates:- Natal for Windows coming to your office

Jul 15th:- Windows 7 pre order begins in UK

Jul 15th:- Google Voice live on Android and Blackberry

Jul 15th:- iTunes 8.2.1 blocks Pre's sync

Jul 15th:- Microsoft trademarks "OneApp"

Jul 15th:- Microsoft exes says Apple asked them to stop airing Laptop Hunters ads

Jul 16th:- Palm makes Mojo SDK beta available

Jul 17th:- Peek gets a new price

Jul 17th:- Tata Nano has it's first sell for $2500

Jul 18th:- BlackBerry slashes price of Storm, sign of new Storm coming

Jul 18th:- Kazaa also becoming a legal music subscription service

Jul 20th:- TerreStar successfully completes first call on new satellite

Jul 20th:- ASUS brings the world's first USB 3.0 motherboard

Jul 21st:- Toyota's giant flower pops up across US ti bring free wireless and charging station

Jul 21st:- Blackberry Storm 2 demoed

Jul 22nd:- Windows 7 gets released to manufacturing

Jul 22nd:- YouTube enters the world of 3D

Jul 23rd:- Touch Revolution's household Android devices coming in 2010

Jul 23rd:- Palm Pre available online, and it also has weird twist hardware problem

Jul 23rd:- Palm Pre webOS 1.1 available, fixes iTunes syncing

Jul 24th:- AMD sells it's 500 millionth x86 processor

Jul 24th:- Apple announces Apple tablet to be launched in 2010

Jul 24th:- Microsoft Store concept design leaks

Jul 24th:- Palm fixes Pre's syncing capability with iTunes

Jul 26th:- Android "Donut" build available but Android team says "Donut" is not Android 2.0

Jul 26th:- Apple patents "touch and go" USB devices

Jul 27th:- Samsung announces world's fastest Cortex A8 core

Jul 27th:- Verizon to bear Palm Pre in 2010

Jul 27th:- Google Voice app gets rejected from Apple App Store

Jul 28th:- Sprint acquires Virgin Mobile USA for $438m

Jul 28th:- Google Voice app is available in jailbroken iPhone

Jul 28th:- Microsoft gives EU the choice of browser in Windows XP and Vista too

Jul 29th:- Windows 7 activation already cracked

Jul 29th:- Palm Pre gets an unofficial Google Voice app

Jul 29th:- Nikon D300s official announced

Jul 30th:- Court gives Piratebay ten days to move connection to Netherlands

Jul 30th:- Student sues Amazon after Kindle eats his homework

Jul 31st:- China Unicom's iPhone gets approval

Jul 31st:- iPhone OS 3.0.1 released, fixes the SMS vulnerability

Jul 31st:- Microsoft announces pricing for Windows 7 family pack

Jul 31st:- FCC asks AT&T, Apple on Google Voice app rejection

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