Submitted by lalit on November 1, 2007 - 7:36pm.
The Trojan appears to be originating from several pornography sites. On the website that have the Trojan, when you click to view a video, you are led to a page with the following prompt:
Submitted by lalit on November 1, 2007 - 5:41am.
Apple has quietly updated the Macbook to Santa Rosa platform. Now the White model is available with 2.0 and 2.2 GHz processor and the black model is available with 2.2GHz processor. All the models have 1GB RAM, 4MB L2 cache, 13.3” 1280 X 800 resolution screen, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (b/g/n) and built-in iSight camera. The biggest improvement is addition of Intel GMA X3100 graphics processor that has 144MB shared memory and will definitely improve graphics performance of the Macbook. The 2.0GHz white Macbook pried at $1099 comes with 80GB hard drive and combo drive (CD writer). The 2.2GHz white Macbook priced at $1299 comes with 120GB hard drive and double layer Superdrive (DVD writer). As always you will be paying a $200 premium for the black Macbook, that has a 160GB hard drive.
Submitted by lalit on November 1, 2007 - 1:54am.
The most talked about gadget of the year is also Time’s “Invention of the Year”. iPhone topped many other creations like environmentally friendly technology, molecular science and robotics. Lev Grossman, a Time staff writer who covers technology said “ Intel’s 45-nanometer (CPU chip)- that’s a serious deal, but it’s a lot less glamorous than the iPhone even though it’s important.” Grossman further said “The wide-ranging impact of the iPhone - on the cell phone industry and how it will evolve into an ever more useful handheld computer - is only beginning.” iPhone’s design, features and functionality has shake the mobile phone industry by its roots and after almost 11months since it was announced in January no mobile phone manufacturer has a answer for the iPhone.
[Via Mercury News]
Submitted by lalit on October 31, 2007 - 2:23am.
Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Google is expected to announce software and services enabling handset makers to launch mobile phones based on Google operating system. Today WSJ and Reuters reported that Google is in serious talks with Verizon wireless and Sprint Nextel to put its mobile Operating system on cellphones offered by the carriers. Deals with major wireless carriers in US will be a great boast for Google’s mobile phone plans. It is believed that T-mobile has already signed on with Google.
Submitted by lalit on October 30, 2007 - 10:21pm.
AT&T today released Pantech Duo smartphone and Samsung SGH-A737 Slider. The new Pantech Duo is a dual slide smartphone based on Windows Mobile 6. Pantech duo comes with a microSD card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, 1.3megapixel camera, QVGA display and Bluetooth. The phone supports 3G HSDPA and all four major GSM bands. It is available now at AT&T stores for $199.99 with two years contract. The second Samsung A737 is a thin slider phone, which comes with microSD card slot, 3G HSDPA, GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz) and Bluetooth with A2DP support. The phone is available in four colors red, blue, orange and line for $49.99 with a two years contract.
Submitted by lalit on October 30, 2007 - 9:28pm.
According to Jeff Zucker CEO NBC Universal, Apple has destroyed the music business. Now let see the problem with this statement is, its music industry that should be blamed. In late 1990s and early 2000 I use to buy around 3 CDs every month and out of those 3 CDs I use to like or regularly listen to about 8-10 songs. So in a given year I liked or use to regularly listen to about 120 new songs. Last year I just bought 54 songs from iTunes and the truth is that the number of CDs or songs I bought have been decreasing since 2001. Its not that the amount of time I give to music everyday has decreased, so the problem definitely lies in quality of music.
Submitted by lalit on October 30, 2007 - 7:12pm.
Apple today announced that it has sold more than 2 million copies of Mac OS X Leopard in first 48 hours of its release. Leopard was released at 6pm on Friday and Apple had estimated that around 20-25 million computers sold by Apple could be upgraded to the new operating system. Microsoft has an install base of about 800 million and according Netapplications by end of September 2007 Windows Vista had 7.38% of OS market share. It took Mac OS X Leopard just two days to achieve what Windows Vista has not achieved after 10 months. These numbers definitely show Mac’s very strong brand loyalty and Mac users strong belief in quality of new product released by Apple.
Submitted by lalit on October 26, 2007 - 11:00am.
Apple will release their latest cat today and the main question asked is will consumer face the same difficulties they faced or are still facing by upgrading to Vista? The past record indicates that upgrading Mac OS X has been relatively painless process, but it’s always good to take precautions then to suffer consequences. Few things that everyone should do before upgrading their OS are Back-up your data (if possible back up the whole hard drive), Repair disk permissions using Disk Utility, Verify disk and repair it if it needs to be repaired again using Disk Utility and its most important know what installation options do you want to use. There are three install options available, Upgrade, Archive and Install, and Erase and Install. Each option has its good and bad points. MacFixit has posted detailed guidelines for common issues that occur during upgrade process, including pre-update preparation, proper installation and post-update maintenance. You must read the guidelines before upgrading your Mac OS to Leopard.
Submitted by lalit on October 26, 2007 - 9:59am.
Today Apple will be releasing their latest operating system Mac OS X Leopard. In past many reviewers have praised the usability, design and security offered by Mac OS X Tiger. Reviews by many know tech generalists have started to appear online and all the reviews have one thing in common, that is as always usability, design and security is top most in Mac OS X Leopard. The features most talked about in Leopard are Time Machine, Quick Look, back to my Mac, Spaces, Boot Camp, Video Chat, Parental controls, Stacks and remote access via iChat. The list of drawbacks is very short one compared to list of new or improved features. The drawback list includes see-through menus hard to read, network back-up can only be done to a hard disk connected to a Mac running Leopard and no way to remove a file from a Time Machine back-up. It looks like Apple has another Winner up its hands. You can read details reviews by clicking on the links below.
Submitted by lalit on October 23, 2007 - 6:48pm.
Samsung announced that it had produced the world’s first NAND flash memory based on a 30-nanometer manufacturing process. The use of new manufacturing technology known as self-aligned double patterning will allow production of high capacity 64 gigabit chips that can combine to produce a multi-level cell flash of up to 128GB. Samsung expects to start commercial production based on this technology by 2009. This new technology will also decrease production cost as the use of lithography speeds up manufacturing and reduces the effective cost for each complete chip. If you were waiting for 120Gb iPod Touch now you know the date that is 2009.
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