Steve said “Apple iPad will give best browsing experience” _ Absolute Bullshit!!!

Addicted to FarmVille on facebook? You think that it will be fun to play it on your iPad? Then think again! Because Mr. Steve Jobs doesn’t think so!

History repeats itself! Adobe Flash Player is not supported by the iPad. After the iPhone released, Apple promised to include Flash in the next version. So why can’t the tablet computer have Flash? The problem with this is that even the cheapest netbooks with now 3 year old hardware runs Flash in the browser. Apple can’t promise the best web experience ever if you are missing the most used plugin ever.

Forget the farm, make do with the blue bricks!

No FarmVille, No flash based games, No Hulu, No flash videos, No flash based applications and if research was to be believed more then 70% of web’s active content is flash. No access to it on your iPad. Best browsing experience? Ya right!!!

Lee BrimeLow, a platform evangelist for Adobe, commented :

@iPadFriend let me say this as clear as I can: APPLE DOES NOT WANT THE FLASH PLAYER TO PERFORM WELL. They don’t want you to go to Hulu or play Flash games because they worry that you won’t buy their apps. We have been trying to work with Apple since the iPhone came out.

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Well, some things never change: batteries run out when you need the gadget the most, this site gets updated and Apple’s mobile devices don’t support flash.

VoIP over 3G available; iCall cashes in

Great news for all iPhone carriers. You can now make and receive VoIP calls over 3G on the iPhone (and iPad?!) according to the latest release by iCall. The SDK terms were updated by Apple to allow VoIP calls over 3G even though some operators, like T-Mobile in Germany, don’t allow VoIP calls on their network. iCall, with push notifications, is surely the one which finally makes VoIP a classy member of the iPhone.
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iCall allows you to make and receive phone calls over 3G and WiFi.

Apple iPad- What we like and what we dont

After the all awaited launch of the apple ipad, its here now and shall be available for order by march and April depending upon the country you live in .

The Apple Ipad. What is it?

Its a revolutionary device created by apple which is a transition between the apple ipod touch and the macbook.

You would think we have the netbooks for that and the amazon kindle then why do we need an Apple Ipad. ??

1. Apple ipad does not use the large space consuming OS that the netbooks use

2. It is much faster as compared to the netbooks or the other touch pads.

What are its Features?

Safari

Whether its the apple iphone or the macbook apple’s web browser Safari has always provided an experience that has been brilliant. Its unique multi touch allows you to browse the net better than ever before.

Mail

With the brilliant mail feature just like the apple iphone, ipad also has almost the same kind of mail applications but the touch screen qwerty keypad is a lot bigger in size and makes it a brilliant experience typing mails on the all new apple ipad

Photos

With its 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, it has created a handsome picture gallery.

iPod

As always apple has been great when it comes to music devices or music quality and ipad has continued the trend of apple supremacy in music

iBooks

Its a great app to buy and read e-books. A serious competition to the amazon kindle.

Apple Ipad with a keyboad dock

Price

16 GB 32 GB 64 GB
Wi-Fi $499 $599 $699
Wi-Fi + 3G $629 $729 $829

What We dont like??

No Cameras

No front nor back camera. ichat can not be used to the fullest.

No Multitasking

You cant open two apps at one time.

A Closed App Ecosystem

It runs apps only from the apple istore. You cannot download and install a app from anywhere else.

Exclusive from Firstain: iPad released!!!!

The wait continues...
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That's the place for the mega-launch!

Apple Event Live Blog:

The lights are dimming. The show should start soon! 🙂

Steve is out!!!!

Its got it all!!!!!!

Browsing the web is much easier!:

iTunes Redefined!!!

Check out the video streaming!


Gaming takes a new level!!!

Key Features

  • See web pages as they were meant to be seen — one whole page at a time
  • Get a split-screen view, showing both an opened email and the messages in your Inbox
  • New Photos app displays the photos in an album as though they were in a stack
  • You can even use your iPad as a beautiful digital photo frame while your iPad is docked or charging
  • Easily move between wide-screen and full-screen with a double-tap
  • When watching in landscape, the video will automatically play in full screen and with its high-resolution display, the latest YouTube HD videos will look amazing
  • Browse by album, song, artist, or genre, with a simple flick
  • Listen to your music with either the powerful built-in speaker, or with wired or Bluetooth wireless headphones
  • iTunes Store: browse and buy music, TV shows, podcasts — or buy and rent movies — wirelessly
  • Almost 140,000 apps from the App Store
  • iBooks app is a great, new way to read and buy books
  • High-resolution Satellite and Street View images
  • Get not only a note-taking page but a list of all your notes
  • See an overview of a whole month, or the details of a single day
  • See both your complete contact list, and a single contact, simultaneously
  • The Home Screen gives you one-tap access to everything on iPad
  • Spotlight Search allows you to search across iPad, and all of its built-in apps, including Mail, Contacts, Calendar, iPod, and Notes

Technical Specifications

Size and weight

Height: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
Depth: 0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
Weight: 1.5 pounds (0.68 kg) Wi-Fi model;
1.6 pounds (0.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model

Display

  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

Capacity

  • 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive

Processor

  • 1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip

Sensors

  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor

Audio playback

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

Battery and power

  • Built-in 25 Whr rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Input and output

  • Dock connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
  • Built-in speakers
  • Microphone
  • SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)

External buttons and controls

Wireless and cellular

Wi-Fi model
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
Wi-Fi + 3G model
  • UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Data only2
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Location

  • Wi-Fi
  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS (Wi-Fi + 3G model)
  • Cellular (Wi-Fi + 3G model)

In the Box

  • iPad
  • Dock Connector to USB Cable
  • 10W USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

TV and video

  • Support for 1024 by 768 pixels with Dock Connector to VGA Adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite Cable
  • H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Mail attachment support

  • Viewable document types: .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel)

Languages

  • Language support for English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian
  • Keyboard support for English (U.S.) English (UK), French (France, Canada), German, Japanese (QWERTY), Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese (Handwriting and Pinyin), Russian
  • Dictionary support for English (U.S.), English (UK), French, French (Canadian), French (Swiss), German, Japanese, Dutch, Flemish, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese (Handwriting and Pinyin), Russian

Accessibility

  • Support for playback of closed-captioned content
  • VoiceOver screen reader
  • Full-screen zoom magnification
  • White on black display
  • Mono audio

Mac system requirements

  • Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
  • Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
  • iTunes 9.0 or later (free download fromwww.itunes.com/download)
  • iTunes Store account
  • Internet access

Windows system requirements

  • PC with USB 2.0 port
  • Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
  • iTunes 9.0 or later (free download fromwww.itunes.com/download)
  • iTunes Store account
  • Internet access

Environmental requirements

  • Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

iPad Accessories

iPad Keyboard Dock

The Keyboard Dock combines a dock for charging your iPad with a full-size keyboard. The dock has a rear 30-pin connector, which lets you connect to an electrical outlet using the USB Power Adapter, sync to your computer, and use accessories like the Camera Connection Kit. An audio jack lets you connect to a stereo or powered speakers.

iPad Case

The iPad Case not only protects the iPad, it can be used in various positions. So it’s easy to type, look at photos and slideshows, or watch movies.

iPad Dock

The iPad Dock lets you dock and charge iPad. The rear 30-pin connector lets you connect the iPad Dock to an electrical outlet using the USB Power Adapter, sync to your computer, and use accessories like the Camera Connection Kit. An audio jack lets you connect to a stereo or powered speakers.

iPad Camera Connection Kit

The Camera Connection Kit gives you two ways to import photos and videos from a digital camera. The Camera Connector lets you import your photos and videos to iPad using the camera’s USB cable. Or you can use the SD Card Reader to import photos and videos directly from the camera’s SD card.

iPad USB Power Adapter

The 10W USB Power Adapter lets you charge your iPad directly through an electrical outlet. And the 6-foot-long power cable allows you to charge it from an even greater distance.

Environmental Status Report

iPad embodies Apple’s continuing environmental progress. It is designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:

  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • BFR-free
  • Mercury-free LCD display
  • PVC-free
  • Recyclable aluminum and glass enclosure

2 Gamers on 1 Apple iTablet

With high tech gaming applications available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, gaming has already become very popular with these new devices. However, with the larger tablet on the market, it could take portable gaming to an entirely new level!

The tablet , because of the larger screen (most likely 10 inches diagonally) & other features could inspire developers to create new twists on apps, like games 2 or more people can easily play at once on the same device.

“More memory & new features will encourage the development of more sophisticated apps of higher quality, which will push up the price tag,” said Marc Strohlein, an analyst at Outsell.

Upgraded OS :

The tablet will run an upgraded version of the iPhone’s OS, possibly running older apps in a small window on the screen.

Apple may also want the tablet to run some business oriented apps to grab a bigger market share!;-)

Whatever is to come with this new tablet, Apple is definitely on the turning edge of technology and is sure to surprise everyone from casual gamers to avid readers.

Apple v/s Google: The latest twist

Apple v/s Google: The latest twist

Well most of you might have already heard about the differences between Apple & Google. But is it all only talk or are they actually not going to work with each other ever again?

The latest ‘rumoured’ action taken about to be taken by Apple is that they are planning to remove google search from it’s browser Safari. And guess who would be taking it’s place? Bing!

According to latest rumours, Apple is supposed to be in talks with Microsoft to kick out Google as default search provider and let Bing take on that responsibility. Though Apple won’t mind much if this happens, Google could lose quite a few million users.

So is this the end of Google’s dominance? HANG ON!
If Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s comments are anything to go by, then all’s not yet lost for Google. According to him, Google’s relationship with Apple is ‘Stable’.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt: “As a former board member, I have a special spot for Apple in my heart. I will tell you that Apple is a very well-run company and they have a lot of very good stuff coming.

“We have a couple of very good partnerships with them and we also compete with them in a couple of areas. My guess is that’s a pretty stable situation for a while.

“I’m not going to speculate on any deals or rumors of any kind”.
So what is the real truth behind all this? Only time will tell…

Leak news the Apple way !

Leak news the Apple way !
Apple rumours are on the rise! But who gives rise to such rumours? Have you ever wondered why Apple news is everywhere on the web?
Well if you are still cluless, then i’m happy to inform you your search ends right here.

So who leaks Apple news? To your surprise, Apple themselves! But why would the do that? Let me explain it to you in 3 simple steps…

* Some Senior Executive instructs juniors to find someone to talk to at Major news outlets and reveal some information.
* It is done over phone or in person and never in writing or emails because then no one comes to Apple with a proof.
* This method works out the most as it is claimed as a ‘Rumor’ and so it may or may not be true and in this case the reputation of both the parties is maintained and both of them benefit. Apple gets the required buzz and the authors get readers’ interest!
Making some sense NOW atleast? Good. I’ll clear your remaining doubts as well.
Apple frequently does such controlled leaks. And they dont reveal much. Just a slight idea that’s all. It is in human psychology that the more one hides, the more interest it generates for the other(s) to know.

Again the question arises ‘what is the benefit of such leaks?’ The answer is very simple. Such leaks act as an unofficial survey for them.
They try to capture public reaction before releasing actual news as this helps them to plan actual stuff for products & modify it according to public demand. In short, it is an unofficial trial without hammering the company’s reputation. This is an important tool for them as they get the necessary buzz by doing this.

Iphone 4g

Iphone 4g

Iphone 2g, 3g ,3gs and now its time for the all new apple iphone 4g.

Apple has never disappointed us with its unique and brilliant design and supremacy and excellence in quality. Hopefully it will live upto its expectations with the new iphone 4g.

An OLED display, 5-megapixel camera and a release date between May and July appear to be the most likely rumors (and we agree that those all sound like very distinct possibilities). Also ranking high are rumors of a front-facing camera, dual-core processor with more RAM and a touch-sensitive case.

The 16GB and 32GB storage is priced at $199 and $299 respectively.


Apple iTablet all set to launch this month

†  Apple iTablet
There have been many rumors about the coming Apple Tablet,  although there is no official word from Apple so far. Apparently,  this tablet (iTablet) will work as an e-book reader but ,  at the same time,  it will also work as a regular computer with Internet connection.  It is expected to be available by the end of this month.
Best buy: $800 (£480)