iRig Recorder arrives on Android, ready for your broadcasting needs
You can also reduce background noise as well as speed up (or slow down) your files without affecting the timbre. Recording time is dependent upon how much storage space available on your Android, so those phones with expandable memory are at a slight … Read more on Engadget
Facebook Android App Wants To Bypass Google Play Store For Updates
As most Android users know, one of the nice things about the operating system is that you don't always have to get your apps through the official Google Play app store. But usually, any future updates to an app come through whichever store you … Read more on The Consumerist
Mind behind Android steps down
“Having exceeded even the crazy ambitious goals we dreamed of for Android — and with a really strong leadership team in place — Andy's decided it's time to hand over the reins and start a new chapter at Google,” Page wrote. The company declined to … Read more on The Japan Times
NowThis News Launches Android App For It's Video News Network
Digital media startup NowThis News has launched an Android app to supplement its current offering on iOS, serving up bite-sized video clips for a variety of news categories, breaking stories and popular events. The app uses an uninspired but functional … Read more on The Next Web
7200 Control Devices Online, Ready for Hacking
The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team's (ICS-CERT) latest monitor report detailed a malware discovery at a power generation facility. A USB drive that was used to back up control systems configurations was to blame for spreading … Read more on Greentech Media
Line App Launches in China, Ready to Fight with WeChat
This new Chinese version of Line is touting its iPhone, Android, and Windows apps, ignoring its other versions for WP, BlackBerry, and Mac. It comes with … If you have any tips or feedback, contact him via email, or on his Weibo or Twitter. View all … Read more on Tech in Asia
2012 Tech Gift Buying Guide
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Data Protection Lessons From Hurricane Sandy
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Vista is coming soon to a computer near you, are you ready?
Unlike past editions of Microsoft Windows this new version
seems to be generating a lot more pre-launch buzz. Maybe it
has to do with all the new improved browsing and computer
features that the Vista will supposedly deliver.
What is Vista?
Vista is the new version of Microsoft Windows, which will offer
users a greatly improved browsing and computer experience mainly
through more dynamic ‘live’ windows and faster presentation. It will
offer a more robust security (direly needed!) and more business features
in its corporate OS with encryption, Unix services, and virtual
You will be able to use different graphical tools to more efficiently
manage your information and applications on your desktop. If you read
the information on the official Vista site, you may come away believing
your desktop will never look or feel the same again.
Vista Homepage: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/
There is one underlying reason why this may just be the case.
According to the Longhorn Statement of last year, RSS will play a
major role in these applications and in the OS itself. Longhorn
is the name for the Microsoft Windows Server code. RSS stands
for ‘Really Simple Syndication’ and Microsoft should be applauded
for bringing RSS to the forefront. Many believe RSS will change
the very nature of how we use the Internet and our computers.
Regardless of what it may contain, the new Windows Vista has
many consumers delaying the purchase of their next PC or laptop
until the new Windows arrives. Many were hoping for a pre-Christmas
When Will It Arrive?
According to Microsoft’s own official site on Vista, Windows Vista
will be available in early 2007. However, Vista (as of Sept.22, 2006)
is already in Beta testing with over 30,000 testers from around the globe.
Read more about this at the Windows Vista Team Blog:
Vista will have TWO Interfaces
Vista Windows will have two interfaces, Basic and Aero. The Basic
Interface will be similar to Windows XP and will run on most current
PCs and Laptops. The Aero Interface is more advanced and you will need
higher system requirements to take advantage of all the new features.
Actually, Vista will have six versions in all. According to the Vista
web site these versions will range for the very basic up to the highest
* Windows Vista Starter which runs only on 32-bit systems and will be
so on new machines in India, Thailand and other emerging markets.
* Windows Vista Home Basic which is very comparable to XP Home which
will not offer the high-end graphics and media features.
* Windows Vista Home Premium which will offer these graphics and media.
* Windows Vista Business which is similar to the current XP Professional.
* Windows Vista Enterprise will be only available to those customers
with volume licenses – will offer Unix service, encryption and virtual
* Windows Vista Ultimate will combine Vista Enterprise and Vista Home
Premium which will give customers the highest version of Windows.
There will also be “N” versions of Vista Business and Vista Home Basic
for the European market that will have Window Media Player removed.
Microsoft is catering to all levels of the marketplace and its a prudent
business move because many current PCs and laptops don’t have the system
requirements to take advantage of the highest version of Vista Aero.
Your System Requirements for Vista?
Your system requirements for the new Windows Vista will depend on which
version of Vista you’re buying. For the basic Vista you will need a
modern processor (800MHz or more) with at least 512 MB of system memory.
Your graphics processor should be DirectX 9 capable.
For the fully loaded Vista you will need a little more
robust system with at least 1 GHz processor with 1 GB of
system memory. This should be supported with DirectX 9 graphics
with 128 MB of graphics memory. A premium graphics card like ATI
or NVIDIA is recommended and you will need a 40 GB hard drive
with 15 GB free space. In order to watch and record
live TV you may have to add additional hardware.
Still not sure your current system will support Vista, just
run the free Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor RC found here:
This program will tell you if your system can currently run Vista
or if you will need to upgrade your computer.
What noteworthy features will Vista give you?
If we get over the improved features like better organizing
of information, better security, and more reliability – what new
features will the Vista deliver?
One that really jumps out: INSTANT SEARCH
Instead of using the slow cascading “All Programs”, you
can just type in a file name or task and you will find what
you’re looking for. The new instant start menu will
be a lot quicker, saving you time.
This also jumps out: DYNAMIC WINDOWS
Perhaps, one of the major improvement will be in the
appearance and use of the new desktop with transparent
”glass-like” windows and animated windows on the taskbar.
It will have live thumbnails on the taskbar, place your
mouse over these and you will see the live contents without
having to bring it up on your screen. You will also be able
to create a three-dimensional stack of open windows on your
desktop and you will have smoother performance in dynamic
content or windows such as video.
And this one: SPEECH RECOGNITION
Speech Recognition will play a major role in the new
Windows Vista which promises to feature all the
latest Microsoft speech technologies with ‘unparalleled
voice recognition accuracy’ supported with multiple
languages and a more human-sounding synthesizer –
step aside Stephen Hawkins!
Plus, you will be able to control your computer by
using your voice. It will provide you with a list
of smart choices, whether it’s selecting a word or
choosing an application. Mouseless and hands-free
computing tasks — might be worth seeing.
And this: WATCH AND RECORD LIVE TV
You will be able to watch and record live TV with Vista. You
may have to use additional hardware to access this feature.
It is only a matter of time before the union of the Internet
and full TV broadcasting services. Windows Vista may help in
furthering this rather slow process. Integration, Integration
Also this: BETTER SECURITY AND ENCRYPTION
The new Window Vista offers improved security and has a
few new encryption programs. There is something called
the Windows BitLocker(TM) Drive Encryption which help protect
the sensitive data on your hard drive – especially important
in our ever increasing mobile lifestyles and workforces.
This program will encrypt your entire Windows system and
protect your information in the case of a stolen or lost
PC or laptop.
Then there is the Encrypting File System (EFS) which will protect
user-level files and folders. This is important when two
or more people share the same computer as in a company network.
Companies will be able to use smart cards with EFS keys to allow
employees or workers to access only the content that’s appropriate
for them to access. In addition, companies or users will be able
to restrict use of USB keys and other removable storage devices,
thus hampering the quick removal of data from your computer.
Wildcard: What role will RSS Play?
For interested techies and web watchers, the role RSS will
play in the new Vista is an intriguing question. What about
all those new RSS applications? The list extensions? What will
it bring? Read more here http://blogs.msdn.com/rssteam/
Will RSS (via Vista) be given the means to finally turn the
Internet into a Billion Channel Universe? Turning every web site
into its own mini-broadcasting system sending out its content
to all interested parties. Don’t come to us, we will deliver.
Changing static content into dynamic content. Furthermore,
will speech recognition turn this dynamic content into a fully
interactive hands-free browsing experience. Might give a whole
new meaning to the expression ‘Look Ma – no hands!’
All kidding aside, Windows Vista does offer some unique features
that will change how we use our computers. It offers greater security
and more integrated networking and applications. It does promise
to make our desktop interaction more responsive and smoother
with ‘live’ social bookmarks and windows. One can only hope
Vista lives up to its name and gives us a whole new viewing
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Digiarty, a professional developer and publisher of iPhone games, is expected to release its flagship tower defense game PetsWar in the middle of March, available for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad. In this game, players take the role of the cow boy whose country has been widely destroyed by evil wizard. To protect your people and restore the beauty of your homeland, you have to make use of your capability with the help from pets and manipulate to build up sufficient forces to drive back the monsters controlled by wizard.
“We endeavor to create PetsWar as a fantastic Tower Defense Game, combined with intuitive controls, unexpected variety, fun characters, inscrutable complexity, to bring players a fully featured and well rounded gaming experience,” said the developer of PetsWar, Jack.
PetsWar is designed to provide fun for players of all ages with 29 challenging levels, 41 fun cartoonish characters and 18 diversified scenes, including farm, grassland, forest, marsh, hill, river and more, along with different weather that may influence the combat. To ensure that gameplay stays varied and entertaining, it also offers users access to 4 unique magic power and varying ability to defend the land from any enemys attack.
The monsters and pets in PetsWar coming in different sizes and with different abilities, such as ones that jump on the ground, one run on the battlefield and others that can fly. Some units are resistant to certain attacks. So players have to strategically positioning them and adjust the battle formations constantly to accommodate for the changing conditions and stop the monsters in their tracks.
Besides, it is not structured as normal gaming campaign with increasingly challenging levels, but rather a stylish game that offers flexible and endless challenge mode. The gameplay requires strategizing and quick reflex to have a good defense and fight off attacking enemies at all cost in order to win.
More details about this game, please visit: http://www.iphogame.com
You could take a look at the video on this game in advance at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZMC61rMkRo
Pricing and Availability:
PetsWar will be available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category, price at $ 2.99 (USD). Promo codes will be offered for free for any qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request
About Digiarty Software:
Digiarty Software, Inc. is a professional developer and publisher of iPhone games and multimedia software, specialized in various types of iPhone games development and DVD & video related solutions. More information about the iPhone games can be found at: http://www.iphogame.com or contact us at: contact AT iphogame.com
HELIOS Software GmbH announced two new backup software tools to enhance Apple Time Machine backups to HELIOS EtherShare UB+ network volumes. “HELIOS TM Image Builder” and “HELIOS TM Browser” together offer customized backup disk images and status monitoring to make HELIOS EtherShare a compelling choice for automated and secure server-based backups of Mac clients in any networked environment
HELIOS TM Image Builder
The new “HELIOS TM Image Builder” lets admins limit the size of each backup disk image to optimize the disk utilization of the HELIOS EtherShare backup volume. Creating individually sized backup disk images enables network admins to use a single HELIOS EtherShare volume to back up many Mac clients. The ability to set the segmentation size of a Time Machine backup disk image provides optimized integration with server-based backup solutions.
“HELOS TM Image Builder” also adds encryption support for backup disk images, to secure backup of confidential and mission critical data. Now unauthorized users, including system administrators handling backup systems, cannot access or retrieve content without a valid password. HELIOS EtherShare UB+ based backups with encryption support provide a major improvement to data protection and security, especially for mobile MacBooks used by executives.
HELIOS TM Browser
The “HELIOS TM Browser” application supports system administrators with quick status overviews for easy administration of Time Machine based network backups of all Macs within any network. The dashboard includes complete information about when backups were started and completed. Special warnings advise if backups are overdue. “HELIOS TM Browser” frees admins from having to visit every single Mac workstation to perform a backup overview.
Enhanced backup workflow
Since HELIOS EtherShare UB+ volumes are detected by Apple’s Time Machine and utilized as backup disks for networked Mac workstations and mobile MacBooks, fail-safety and data integrity are further increased because the Time Machine backup disk images can be integrated into the server backup system itself. HELIOS tools were created specially to help admins optimize performance in such an environment.
The new HELIOS TM tools for EtherShare UB+ are available for free download from the HELIOS WebShare server: http://webshare.helios.de. Use credentials User: tools, Password: tools, open Sharepoint: “HELIOS Tools”, select and download the “HELIOS TM Image Builder” and “HELIOS TM Browser” folders. Additional information about EtherShare and its Time Machine support can be found on the new HELIOS website http://www.helios.de.
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HELIOS UB+ Unbreakable Server Solutions deliver mission critical server solutions to enterprise, government, university, and prepress sites. WebShare, EtherShare, and PCShare provide integrated cross-platform networking for Mac, Windows and Web clients, with advanced file and print server services, and easy remote server administration. HELIOS ImageServer, PDF HandShake and PrintPreview bring high efficiency and advanced capabilities to design, prepress and printing operations.
HELIOS products run on powerful and scalable servers including Apple Mac OS X, IBM AIX, Linux, Sun Solaris, and Windows systems. HELIOS products provide reliable cross-platform support for Mac, Windows, Web and UNIX-based clients.
Distributors sell HELIOS products worldwide to value-added resellers who provide complete networking solutions to customers. HELIOS also works with many strategic partners that incorporate HELIOS server software to provide powerful third-party archive, asset management and workflow solutions.
Question by Steve Jobs: Religiously asking, who’s ready to conquer Google?
iArmy is out of its beta phase. i am ready to release each and every iMan to storm Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA. i will then personally burn their secret Android formula. Apple’s world domination will be complete after i take out Rim
Answer by puredagnastyevil I’d actually use Apple/Mac products if they weren’t so fanatical about what I do with things I own.
If I buy a phone, I’m going to choose which carrier robs me, thanks.
Get Ready for the Blood Bath Coming to iPhoneâBloody Hell Announced for August 10
Screenshot from the iPhone game ‘Bloody Hell’
(PRWEB) August 5, 2010
Softmines, a publisher of games for the Apple iOS platform, today revealed the release date for their first title, Bloody Hell, hitting the App Store August 10. The game will be priced at $ 0.99 and customers will be able to download it directly from iTunes App Store.
Softmines has also unveiled a video trailer of the game that can now be viewed on YouTube. This new trailer will showcase the story behind the gameâs concept and the awesome features it offers. Bloody Hell is a fast-paced, bloodthirsty action game that will keep players addicted at all times with its pick up & play simplicity.
Furthermore, Softmines plans to give a $ 10 iTunes Gift Certificate to every customer who buys Bloody Hell on the launch day. For participants to qualify, they must fulfill the following conditions:
Write a review about the game on iTunes app store on launch day
Like Softmines Facebook page and post the following on their wall âI stand a chance to receive a $ 10 iTunes Gift card by buying the amazing action game ‘Bloody Hell’ for iPhone @softmines for $ 0.99.â
Follow Softmines on Twitter and re-tweet the following post to their followers: âFollow & RT @softmines to receive a $ 10 iTunes Gift card by buying Bloody Hell for #iphone for $ 0.99. Full details http://bit.ly/bVEe7Pâ
Email Softmines at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
Facebook ID or URL
Twitter ID or URL
In addition, Softmines will give away one iPod Touch ($ 199 value) to the player with the highest score and a second device to the most helpful review visible on the App Store. This contest will begin on August 10 and end on August 31.
Both the launch promotion and contest are open to U.S residents only. Full terms and conditions can be found here: http://bit.ly/bVEe7P
âAs a gesture of appreciation to all the customers who download our game on the launch day, we want to thank them by giving in return a $ 10 iTunes Gift Card,â said Vikas Gupta, CEO of Softmines. âWe hope that people will like the video trailer of the game and subsequently get addicted to our game when it gets released.â
For more information on Bloody Hell, please visit: http://www.softmines.com
Formed in 2010, Softmines is a new mobile application publisher committed to creating high-end games and entertainment apps for the Apple iOS platform. Based in New Delhi, Softmines focuses on providing top-tier 2D & 3D games, as well as offering consultation and publishing opportunities to developers.