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Jailbreak me to introduce iPad2 Unlock

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There is good news for iPad 2 owners who are desperately waiting to jailbreak their iPad 2, as it will be soon unveiled in Indian Market.

Apple launched its second generation iPad in March 2011, its iPad 2 jailbreak has failed to attract people but the company has announced to launch an unlock update for iPad 2 soon. According to recent reports, Comex, the famous hacker who developed the PDF-based iOS JailbreakMe 2.0, is working on an iPad 2 update. Experts have predicted that there could be a JailbreakMe 3.0.

Apple has planned to edit the iPad and iPhone’s upgrade release cycle period from one year to six months. Experts say if it happens, the current iOS jailbreakers will have less time to work on the development of various devices.

Meanwhile, Comex has tweeted that Jailbreak is almost ready for iPad 2. It has also urged the people to join the new Jailbreak on Facebook follow or twitter. Another rumor in the tech world is about Apple’s next-gen iPad 3’s release. It has been predicted that Apple will be soon lunching its iPad 3, to attract more customers.

Airtel vs Aircel for iPhone 4

Airtel and Aircel, both have launched the much awaited iPhone 4 in India after 11 months of its launch in the US.

The phone is priced at 34500 INR for 16 GB and 40900 INR for 32 GB model by both the service providers.

What matters here is the rentals and the other charges that would come along with your iPhone 4 for a period of two year contract.

Both the service providers are trying to lure the customer by giving the rental discounts and showing up savings of upto INR 41040 in the 2 year contract period.

Here are snapshots for two very close plans from Airtel and Aircel, just for comparision. ( There are other plans too )

In the INR 1200 plan Airtel gives a discount of 600 and 800 MB of data at 3G along with 1050 local minutes and 1250 sms. This will be good for a caller whose major calls are local. The STD user will definitely suffer as the local minutes will be of no use. 800 MB of 3G data is good but the user will never know when the 800 MB got over and would be charged heavily for more data that point onwards.

 

Aircel has almost the same plan at INR 1119, with a monthly discount of INR 720 with 1250 free local minutes and 500 sms plus 350 MB of 3G data.

The data is less compared to Airtel and also the sms that the user gets per month is less then half of what Airtel is offering.

At this point Airtel definitely looks like a better deal, but the table turner can be the *conditions apply which will be different for both service providers.

Details about all other plans can be found here :- Airtel , Aircel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iPhone 4 to arrive in India by May 27

After various announcements, the last of which was more than a month and a half ago, operators Airtel and Aircel are finally making good on their claims of bringing the iPhone 4 to India. The duo will be launching it by May 27, or Friday, almost a year after it was launched in the United States, last June. So far, only Aircel has revealed pricing, and as expected, it has a slight premium attached.

The 16GB Apple iPhone 4 will retail for Rs. 34,500, and, the 32GB version will retail for Rs. 40,900. A requisite bumper, to avoid the ‘death grip’, will be charged for separately. This news fortunately is not too confusing for potential customers, as at that price, there are plenty of other phones with better specs, including the just-launched Samsung Galaxy S II, available for around Rs. 33,000.

Customers opting for a new connection will get a micro SIM for the device, and we expect some provision from the operators to help cut SIM cards for existing customers. We were hoping the iPhone 4 would launch with some sort of contract, enabling customers to buy it at a lower price. Aircel has come up with some plans, but we aren’t too sure they will entice customers.

Aircel postpaid customers will be able to get the phone for “free” in the Premium Money Back plan, by paying up front, and then availing voice and data plans that are equal to the phone’s value, valid for 24 months. The Advantage Money Back plan is the same thing, at half the phone’s value and for one year validity. Let us hope Airtel comes up with better plans.

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Apple’s next iPhone Rumours

http://gadgetmedia.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/iphone5.jpgApple might be planning to adopt curved glass on the next iPhone, according to a report.

Taiwanese publication DigiTimes claims that Apple has purchased about 300 glass-cutting machines in preparation for producing curved cover glass for the iPhone 5.

It’s unclear what role curved glass would play on an iPhone, though it’s worth noting that the previous-generation iPod Nano used curved glass for its display. Also, MacRumors chief Arnold Kim points out that Samsung’s Nexus S uses a convex curved screen, to improve comfort and perceived usability.

In addition to today’s report about a curved display, publications have claimed the following about the iPhone 5:

  • The handset will debut in September, perhaps during Apple’s annual iPod event.
  • The iPhone 5 will have a flat metal back, instead of the glass on the current iPhone.
  • There’s been some debate about near-field communications technology debuting in the next iPhone, to enable wireless payments with the device at stores. However, we’re skeptical because it would first require merchants to be on board with NFC readers.
  • Likely “under-the-hood” changes include the faster A5 processor currently powering the iPad 2, as well as an 8-megapixel camera sensor designed by Sony.
  • The iPhone 5 will become available on T-Mobile and Sprint, according to some analysts.

Apple does not comment on rumors or speculation.

Multiple publications claim the iPhone 5 will not be announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, where the company has traditionally introduced new iPhones.

Lockitron – Lock unlock from any where in the world

http://6.mshcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/lockitron_app.jpgLockitron, a product of Gerhardt and Roberton’s Apigy Inc., works with most doors. Once configured, users can electronically unlock doors using any type of phone from anywhere in the world. The process takes less than half a second on average.

“The idea is to replace keys entirely,” says Gerhardt, “so [Lockitron would work] everywhere from your home to your car to your gym locker.”

Customers pay a flat fee of $295 and receive a Lockitron Deadbolt kit that includes a wireless deadbolt, a base station with USB remote control, installation instructions and accompanying cables.

To lock and unlock configured doors, a Lockitron user need only fire-up Lockitron on his or her mobile device (it works on the web, too), select the door in the question and hit the unlock or lock icon. Administrative users can manage privileges and grant permanent or temporary access to whomever they’d like. Text message access can be setup through Lockitron’s premium service.

The startup’s remote door unlock feature literally works anywhere in the world, so long as you have an internet connection.

The product is still considered beta, but Gerhardt and Robertson have piloted an early version of the system with select customers, including Mashable, for more than nine months now. The lengthy private beta period gave the team time to develop support for most doors and make the system accessible to anyone on any device.

“Where we were nine to 12 months ago was really like a project you’d see on Hack a Day, a one-off, really cool thing for someone really techie to set up in their house,” says Robertson. “If we want to start shipping this out beyond purely early adopters, we have to build the infrastructure that we have now. … We really had to get everything up to speed for it to work. We finally reached that point.”

Thumb Keyboard With Rear-Facing Trackpad

The iTablet Thumb Keyboard is being marketed as an accessory for Android and iOS cellphones, and for the iPad. It might be better to focus on its ability to hook up to the Xbox 360 or media-center PC, though, as it is almost spectacularly ill-suited to mobile devices.

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The keypad is similar in form to a console gamepad. You hold it in two hands and type on the QWERTY ‘board with two thumbs, as God intended (if God had been a teenager obsessed with texting). Round the back is a trackpad that you tickle with your fingers, and above that are the left and right mouse buttons. A function and caps-lock button on the front panel complete the lineup.

The Thumb Keyboard also has backlit keys and communicates via Bluetooth.

But even the greatest hater of on-screen keyboards would’t want to use this. First, you have to prop your phone up somewhere you can see the screen. Then you need to go back and forth between typing and touching the screen (the trackpad input obviously can’t be sent to a phone that lacks a mouse pointer). This is bad enough using an iPad at a desk with a proper stand and keyboard. Add in a device you have to hold and it becomes a nightmare.

For a media-center PC, though, it looks perfect, barely bigger than a regular remote and easy to just toss onto the sofa when you’re done. The marketing sure is ass-backwards on this one.

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Apple iPad 2 launches tomorrow

Apple announced that its second-generation tablet PC, iPad 2, will be available in India from April 29, Friday, just over a month after the company started selling the updated version of its popular tablet device in the United States.

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The device, priced between Rs. 29,500 and Rs. 46,900, will be available through authorized resellers from 9 a.m. local time on Friday, Apple said in a statement.

Pricing (including VAT)

16GB model: Rs. 29,500

32GB model: Rs. 34,500

64GB model: Rs. 39,500

iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G will be available for a maximum retail price of Rs 36,900 for the 16GB model, Rs 41,900 for 32GB model and Rs 46,900 for 64 GB model.

Enterprise Email on phones with Emoze

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_SNmxsab_Cg0/TKlHGzNCVlI/AAAAAAAADvU/atZINqEoulM/s1600/Emoze.jpgEmoze give you “Mobility your Way”. You get to choose your phone, your operator and your network. Emoze gives you more options to choose how you want to stay connected. Enjoy true mobile, push service with every mail coming to you in real-time or choose certain intervals to receive mail. It doesn’t matter, Emoze is there providing the most cost effective and efficient service enhancing your quality of life.

Emoze offers:

  • Multiple Accounts
    Now you can have all your email accounts on just one device. Stay in touch with your home (ISP) account, your Gmail, Yahoo account or other web-based account and your Office email.
  • Wide choice of devices
    Emoze support almost every data enabled phone so that you can choose the style and make that suits you. You are not limited to just the most expensive smart phones either, choose a Java enabled device and get Emoze.
  • Email that you Know
    It may be smaller but it is the same look and feel as the PC making Emoze very user friendly. Send, receive, reply, reply to all, send copy, blind copy (BCC) and forward just like already know how to do.
    • Download and view attachments
      Emoze also supports sending and receiving all types of attachments, pictures, music, documents depending on your mobile device.
    • View in HTML
      Do you want to be able to see all the pictures, logos, designs, signatures and other graphics in your emails, With Emoze you can. Emoze allows you to view all your emails in HTML. It is just like the familiar web-like view on your PC.
  • Personal information and Social Networks contacts
    Depending on your mobile device, you can access Facebook, MySpace, Bebo and Orkut as well as access your contact list and the friends list from these social networks
  • Cost Effective
    Emoze patented synchronization process protects your privacy and optimizes data transfer and minimize battery consumption for the most cost conscious use.
  • Security and Privacy
    Subscribers can feel secure because all data is compressed, encrypted and never stored by anyone on any intermediate server, Emoze or 3rd party.

Technology

  • Install
    Emoze is simple and easy to download and install. The client can be downloaded from the site, www.emoze.com or the mobile site, m.emoze.com. Emoze can be found in the OVI store for both S60 (Symbian client) and the S40 (Java client)
  • Secure
    Emoze’s patented synchronization technology is based on smart routing. Emoze pushes mail only when the mobile device is ready to receive. Emoze never stores a user’s email.
  • Any Network Any Operator
    Your choice, your way! The Emoze solution is not dependent on any mobile operator; thereby enabling users to move freely between operators and networks and still stay connected to their email. You can even use WI-FI, where available, to download your email without incurring cellular charges.
    Benefits
  • Smart
    • User friendly interface
    • Handles all types of emails and attachments
  • Simple
    • No complex configurations
    • Get and Send email anywhere, anytime
  • Secure
    • Encryption to protect privacy and prevent intervention
    • Compression to minimize data costs and optimize battery

Windows Mobile 7

Lately there was a lot of buzz about windows 7 phone. Some even have thought it to be a iPhone killer . Lets see what it is that makes it deferent from it predecessors.

Windows Phone 7 is a mobile operating system developed by Microsoft, and is the successor to their Windows Mobile platform. It launched in Europe and Australasia on October 21, 2010, and is due to launch in the US on November 8, 2010, with Asia to follow in 2011. With WP7, Microsoft offers a new user interface, integrates the operating system with other services, and plans to strictly control the hardware it runs on.

clip_image001Windows Phone features a new user interface, based upon Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 design system, codenamed Metro.The home screen, called the "Start screen", is made up of "Tiles". Tiles are links to applications, features, functions and individual items (such as contacts, web pages, applications or media items). Users can add, rearrange, or remove Tiles. Tiles are dynamic and update in real time – for example, the tile for an email account would display the number of unread messages or a Tile could display a live update of the weather.

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Windows Phone 7 will use multi-touch technology. The default Windows Phone 7 user interface has a dark theme that prolongs battery life on OLED screens as fully black pixels don’t emit light.

Users input text by using an on-screen virtual keyboard, which has a dedicated key for inserting emoticons. Spell checking and word prediction are supported, and users may change a word after it has been typed by tapping the word; similar words that may have been the word the user was trying to type will then be suggested as alternatives. Phone manufacturers may also choose to include a hardware keyboard for the purpose of text input.

Windows Phone 7 features a version of Internet Explorer Mobile with a rendering engine that is "halfway between IE7 and IE8. Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 7 allows the user to maintain a list of favorite web pages and show a tile linking to a web page on the Start screen. The browser supports up to 6 tabs, which can all load in parallel. Other features include multi-touch gestures, a streamlined UI, smooth zoom in/out animations, the ability to save pictures that are on web pages, share web pages via email, and support for inline search which allows the user to search for a word or phrase in a web page by typing it.

James bond style watch phone by LG

http://feelgizmos.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/lg-3g-watch-phone-3.jpgAt first glance, LG’s new Watch Phone appears to simply be a high-end timepiece. The company used materials and stylistic elements found in watches from top manufacturers to ensure that people will be comfortable wearing it for any occasion. The Watch Phone has a curved tempered glass face, high quality metal casing and is a mere 13.9mm thick.

The Watch Phone is as technologically advanced as it is stylish. It is the first touch watch phone in the world to feature 7.2 Mbps 3G HSDPA compatibility, enabling high-speed data transmission and video phone calls using the built-in camera.

http://www.mobilephoneonly.co.uk/phonereviews/upload/LGGD910.jpgLG did not sacrifice functionality in favor of size and the Watch Phone is fully capable of sending text messages, making phone calls, and, of course, keeping accurate time. This is all achieved using the phone’s touchscreen interface on its 3.63cm (1.43-inch) screen and LG’s intuitive Flash Interface.

Voice recognition features, which can be used with or without a Bluetooth headset, make it easier to place calls and look up contacts. Text to Speech (TTS) reads text messages and other information out loud for even greater convenience. The phone also includes stereo Bluetooth and a built-in speaker for playing back music files. A large phonebook and scheduler help with organization.

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