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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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?

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

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.)

The New iPad price in Malaysia

By on April 20, 2012

20 April 2012 is another big day for Malaysia Apple fans where The New iPad officially launch in Malaysia at 12am and ready for online orders. As expected, the price is still the same as iPad 2 previously which is RM 1,499 for the lowest spec.

If you don’t wish to go for The New iPad, you may also get the iPad 2 with discounted price goes as low as RM 1,199 for the 16GB wifi version, RM 1,599 for 16GB 3G version.

Since Malaysia is not officially “4G” ready country yet, so we can’t enjoy the full features for the new technology, but we are still able to enjoy the more faster speed than 3G which is HSPA+ with the download speeds up to 42Mbps. But this is currently only supported by U Mobile.

Just visit to Apple Store Malaysia portal to get your New iPad and it will be deliver to your door step within 5-7days.

If you’ve been downloading Google Currents through unofficial channels, you won’t have to do that anymore. Previously found only in the United States, Google Currents is now available across the globe.

Launched in December 2011, Google Currents is essentially an app for Android and iOS that gathers RSS feeds onto an easy-to-read magazine layout. Think of it as Google’s answer to Pulse or Flipboard. To date, Google has seen nearly 400 publisher editions and over 14,000 self-produced editions available on Google Currents.

A new dynamic sync feature is also added to Google Currents, with content constantly refreshed when you’re reading news off Google Currents. If you’re worried about a reduced battery life from the constant syncing, Google claims that the dynamic sync feature will use a minimum of the phone or tablet’s battery, bandwidth and storage.

Going international also means that Google is prepared for multiple languages. Other than its global availability, Google Currents also adds Google Translate into its mainframe, providing support for up to 38 languages. However, this is still subjected to whether international publishers, through Google Currents Producer, choose to make their publications available globally and enable auto-translation.

Android users can make your way to Google Play and push the app to your Android devices, while iOS users can visit the iOS App Store for the app.

According to a note by Macquarie analyst Ben SchachterApple made US$1 billion off Google last year by having it as the default search engine in Safari. He observed that Apple seems to be moving away from Google Maps, which doesn’t affect Google much. But if Apple decides to stop using Google for search, it could be a major blow to Google, since the iPad appears to be gaining a lot of popularity around the world. If the iPad overtakes the PC in the next five years and it becomes the preferred method that people use to make their search, then Google will be in trouble.

Schachter believes that Google searches on iOS devices resulted in US$1.3 billion in gross revenue, and Google has a 75% traffic acquisition cost associated with that revenue.This means that the Internet and software corporation only gets US$335 million in net revenue from searches on iOS and Safari.

Apple iPhone 5 leaked images

By on January 8, 2012

MacRumors has recently commissioned a professional set of images based on leaked design specifications that are allegedly for the iPhone 5.These images line up with previous interpretations of the handset, and they also have Chinese manufacturers hard at work on producing new iPhone cases, as reported.


The design specifications give precise measurements of the device and shows portions that need to remain open for power, audio/video inputs and button controls. As one can see in the images, specs call for a wide space near the bottom of the phone, which indicates that the home button could take up on a more horizontal and oval shape. The screen is also wider and the device itself has a tear-drop thickness with the bottom end of the phone being the sleekest part.


Presuming that the case design specifications are accurate, the commissioned images will look very similar to the final product. We are speculating that Apple may release the iPhone 5 by October 7th in the U.S. while its worldwide release by the end of the month.


The report claims that, a source have the access to iPhone 5 prototype for about two weeks and it confirms the next gen iPhone to carry the features including

  • 4-inch screen
  • Aluminum back
  • liquid metal technology to make colored iPhones
  • Capacitive home button
  • “Flatter” form factor
  • Much faster than current hardware, but poor battery life
  • 10-megapixel camera
  • Siri prototype known as “Assistant”

The most wanted features in Apple latest smartphone – iPhone4s is the Siri Virtual Assistant. You can get real voice control and voice recognition features through Siri. But the bad thing is that this features only available for iPhone4s but you can’t use this features on older version of iPhone or Android.


But with the Vlingo, you can get Siri link features in other version of iPhone, Android, BlackBerry or Nokia platform. With Vlingo, you can get more features if compare to Siri where it support more than 10 language and integrated with more apps. The most beautiful thing for VLingo is totally free for all platforms.


The following infographic (created by Vlingo) show the comparison between this few apps