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The Apple iPhone 5 come into real at 12 Sept 2012

12 Sept 2012 is another big day for Apple fans where Apple has confirmed that the iPhone maker will unveil the next-generation iPhone in wednesday and for sure the next genration iPhone will run on the lastest iOS which is iOS6.

Another rumours highlight product for the event is iPad mini.

Mobile Flash is being killed off. Adobe will no longer be developed for mobile browsers, the company said in a note that will accompany a financial briefing to analysts.

 

Instead the company will focus on development around HTML5 technologies, which enable modern browsers to do essentially the same functions as Flash did but without relying on Adobe’s proprietary technologies, and which can be implemented across platforms.

 

 

The existing plugins for the Android and BlackBerry platforms will be given bug fixes and security updates, the company said in a statement first revealed by ZDNet. But further development will end.

 

Flash being excluded by the latest Google Android OS 4.1 Jeally Bean and Microsoft also said that the default browser in its forthcoming Window 8 system, expected at the end of 2012, will not include Flash plugin by default.

 

With the decision by Adobe to drop the Flash in the mobile devices, Adobe plans to cut 750 staff, principally in North America and Europe. But the company spoke person decline to give the correct figure yet.

 

Adobe will turn their company focus to the latest open standard in the mobile era, such as HTML5 and perhaps they will creating a great HTML5 tools in the future to gain back the market share that they lost after the drop of mobile Flash.

Google Chrome for iOS

By on June 29, 2012

Google Chrome browser finally comes into your iOS devices. Google made its announcement on Thursday as part of its annual Google I/O conference in San Francisco. Chrome for iOS immediately available for download in Apps Store for iPad, iPhone, and iPod (Only available for those iOS devices runs iOS 4.3+) after the announcement.

 

Chromes for iOS doesn’t use the V8 JavaScript engine and it’s have to rely on Safari’s old JavaScript engine. The bad news for Chrome and all the other third-party apps is that they can’t use Apple’s fast Nitro JavaScript engine and the only app that can use it is Safari. That means Chrome on iOS is slower than Safari and slower than Chrome on Android.

 

This is because Apple’s policies don’t allow Google to use its own JavaScript engine or even Safari’s fast JavaScript engine.

 

But the good thing is Chrome for iOS allow user to sync tabs between their computer, Android devices, and iOS devices. Besides that, it also come with incognito mode, Google voice search and allows you to open multiple tabs. Other than that, the look and feel of the Chrome browser in iOS more or less the same as what you use in your other devices.

You can view your Google chrome detail in other devices

When Google first release their Chrome Browser few years back, very less number of people would expected that the new browser will become more popular than Firefox and Internet Explorer, but after few years in the market, Google prove to the world that they can make even better browser than other people. With the Chrome for iOS, again, it will significantly increase their market share and as a user, we keep looking for better version release coming up soon by Google again.
 Click here to download Google Chrome for iOS

Chrome browser in incognito mode


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In April this year, Google announce their Google Cloud storage solution which integrate with Google Docs and now add the value to their Google drive with the new launching of Google Drive native application for iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) but it only support iOS 5 and above.

 

The iOS native apps only allow you to view your document  or file online or offline in the Google drive but not to edit it as what Chrome OS or Andriod able to do. You may also share and syn your

 

Google also showed the attendees at the event a few other enhancements for Google Drive one of which is the ability to search within pictures. The demonstration was done by simply typing “Pyramid” into the search box, and an image of a pyramid appears — even though the file name was IMG_9824.jpg. For users who are anxious to try out the new features, Google Drive has already been updated.

Google drive native apps with the document/image preview features

 

The following are some features of Google Drive iOS native apps:

  • Quickly and easily access and view your documents, photos and videos anywhere
  • Make files available offline so you can view them even when you don’t have Internet connection
  • Easily share files with collaborators on the go
  • Sync files across your desktop and all your devices
  • Open files from Drive with other apps installed on your device
  • Star your most important files to easily find them later

Download the iOS Google Drive native apps today to try it out the cool features

Malaysia first Taxi Booking apps – MyTeksi

Malaysia taxi booking apps for iOS and Android – MyTeksi was officially launhed in Apple Apps Store and also Android Market. MyTeksi allowing Malaysians to book for a taxi via this application and SMS.

Taxi driver showing the MyTeksi Apps

The MyTeksi mobile app works on iOS(Apple iPhones/iPads) and Android devices. The application can be downloaded for free. Below are the steps of using the mobile app:

  1. You need to sign up for the MyTeksi account in order to receive information on future updates and promotions.
  2. The app auto-detects your location (you’ll need to enable Location Services).
  3. Alternatively, drag the map and position the blue pin on your exact pick-up location. You can also manually type in the address in the Address bar at the bottom.
  4. Repeat the procedure for destination. You can drag the map and position the green pin on your drop-off point, or search for your destination by tapping on the Address bar.
  5. You can also search for your desired drop-off location by clicking on the address bar at the bottom and manually searching the address.
  6. Key in any remarks/requests/tips and tap “Book Now”.
  7. Confirm your booking.
  8. Your taxi booking will be confirmed within 3 minutes.
  9. You’ll then receive details about your confirmed taxi booking.

For bookings via SMS, just send an SMS to 36881 with the following information (standard SMS charges apply):

TEKSI<space>Pick-up Address<space>#Drop-off Address<space>#Remarks

Example: Teksi Jaya33 PJ #Mid Valley #Waiting at lobby

 

Passengers using the MyTeksi iOS and Android app will enjoy a RM2 waiver on their standard taxi booking fee until 30 June 2012. The fee is paid directly to the Taxi driver. There are about 120 Taxis currently available in the Klang Valley, and can be booked 24-7, 365 days.

 

MyTeksi Mobile Taxi Hailing service is powered by Maxis’ Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology and leverages on Maxis 3G and 2G network in Malaysia. According to the company, major taxi companies, associations, and cooperatives, besides Comfort Taxi are already in the process of testing the MyTeksi solution.

 

Click here to visit MyTeksi official web site

Click here to download iOS apps

Click here to download Andriod apps

 


3D generation is coming on Google Map. After months of rumours it was revealed that Apple will indeed move away from its Google-powered 2D map system in the upcoming iOS 6 update, in favour of a home-grown solution. It seems appropriate that Google would pre-empty that announcement to unveil its own improved mapping solution.

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Though Google has Street View which is ostensibly a 3D rendering of individual addresses, and Google Earth, which does a great job leveraging the company’s multitudinous data points, there has yet to be a seamless and solid way for consumers to view cities, on a macro scale, in three dimensions. Google is expected to launch that very service five days before Tim Cook’s keynote address at WWDC.

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This is another big competition between the both giant IT company and we as a consumer will wait and see what happens on Jun 6th.

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The big business of Apple

By on May 14, 2012

Properly everyone know that Apple is the world most money making IT company which generate about USD 11.6 Billion profit in March Quarter 2012 alone and it’s close to USD30 billion in 6 month times.

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But maybe you have no idea that how’s bad the Apple company was in the 15 years ago where they are just week away from bankruptcy.

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The bigger potions of the profit for the Apple are come from the 2 most important devices – the iPhone and the iPad. But after 5 years of rolling out the iPhone, will it still continue to bring the company fly or it will hit the bottleneck?

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Anyhow, let’s see the below info graphic showing how Apple actually make their profit.

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Click on the confirmation to confirm deautorize computer in your iTune account

After deautorize the computer in Apple ID, the deautorize button will be disappear and available again after 1 year

In order to play music, videos, and other content downloaded from the iTunes Store, each computer you want to play the content on needs to be authorized with your iTunes account.

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Each iTunes account can authorize up to 5 computers. In most cases, this isn’t a problem; few of us have more than 5 computers that we use. However, those 5 authorizations can get used up quickly if we sell a computer and forget to deauthorize it or if a computer dies before we can deauthorize it.

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In that situation, you’re not stuck with one of your authorizations being used on a non-functional computer. Your iTunes account provides a way to deauthorize iTunes on old or dead computers.

  1. Opening the iTunes program and going to the iTunes Store via the iTunes Store menu item in the left-hand tray.
  2. Once you’re at the iTunes Store, click on the Sign In button at the top right corner (if you’re not signed in) or on your account name in the same location (if you’re already signed in).
  3. This will bring you to your iTunes account. In the top box, you’ll see a section labelled Computer Authorizations towards the bottom. Next to it is a button that reads Deauthorize All. Click it.
  4. A window will pop up asking you to confirm that this is what you want to do. Continue.
  5. In just a few seconds, all 5 computers on your account will be deauthorized.
  6. Now, re-authorize just the computers that you still use and you’ll be all set.

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Other Useful Notes About iTunes Deauthorization

  1. It’s important to note that the Deauthorize All option is only available when you’ve used all 5 authorizations for your account and can only be used once every 12 months.
  2. If you no longer have access to a computer using one or your authorizations, or that computer no longer works, it can be pretty difficult to remove that authorization. In that case, it may be better to use friends’ computers to reach the 5 authorization limit and then follow the Deauthorize All steps above.
  3. If you plan to give away or sell a computer, or install a new hard drive or reformat the existing one, deauthorize the computer first. Otherwise, the computer may end up taking up one or more of your 5 authorizations when it shouldn’t.

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How Green Is the iPad?

By on April 21, 2012

It can be difficult to put in perspective the environmental impact of our electronics. Many factors contribute to a device’s greenery (or lack thereof). Let’s see how the iPad measures up.

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The infographic below, created by Sortable.com, breaks down the environmental footprint of the new iPad. The data is based on research compiled by the company.

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As depressing as those statistics may be, there are bright (green) spots on the horizon for Apple. The Cupertino giant is in the process of building a 100-acre solar facility to house its energy-hungry data center. The company anticipates that the plant will offset a significant portion of energy expenditure currently needed to run Apple servers.

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Apple has also implemented recycling programs in 95% of the countries where Apple products are sold. Do you participate in device recycling? Have you accounted for your devices’ carbon footprints? Why or why not?

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How Your iPad Gets Made

By on April 21, 2012



There’s been considerable press lately about the disconnect between Apple‘s uplifting brand image and the soul-crushing way in which iOS devices are actually assembled by Chinese workers.

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Nevertheless, this video, shot by Rob Schmitz, Shanghai bureau chief for American Public Media’s Marketplace offers a fascinating glimpse of the process by which an iPad is created.

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Among the points of interest: Foxconn, which manufacturers the devices for Apple in China, attaches a tiny buckle to each iPad’s motherboard so if anything goes wrong with that particular iPad, Apple can trace it back to that point in the assembly. The devices are also tested on a machine that spins the iPad round and round to ensure that their internal gyroscope works properly.

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For outsiders, such details are of interest, but for those who toil on the factory floors, it’s “tedious and boring” as Schmitz notes. Yet Foxconn has no shortage of prospective workers, who are willing to ply their trade for $14 a day. (The amount doubles after a few years.)

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