Apple's Christmas plans? To convince you to get an iPad! (video)

With Christmas just around the corner, the folks at Apple have just one mission on their mind: to sell you an iPad.

Apple”s iconic brick and mortar stores have been decked with what appear to be huge iPads in store windows that show everyone what just a real iPad can do. And trust me, watching the video will surely make you want to have one.

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Barclays Premier League: ALL transfers (recap)

This has already been one of the most interesting transfer windows in the top flight league in English football and we haven’t even reached its end yet. There has been a lot of transfer activity this summer, with Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool among the big spenders. So who got whom? Who made the right moves? All this and much more detailed below as we look back at ALL the transfers to have taken place this summer by ALL the clubs in the premier league (as of 13th August, 2011).

 

Arsenal FC

INS:

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Southampton, £11m), Gervinho (Lille £10.7m), Carl Jenkinson (Charlton, £1m).

OUTS:

Gael Clichy (Manchester City, £7m), Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Ipswich, undisclosed), Mark Randall (Chesterfield, free), Tom Cruise (released), Denilson (Sao Paulo, loan), Wellington (Levante, loan)

Expected before end of transfer window:

We expect Francesc Fabregas to join Barcelona for a massive 36mn fee. Samir Nasri is also on verge to complete a deal to the Etihad Stadium for a fee of around 22mn.

Aston Villa FC:

INS:

Charles N’Zogbia (Wigan, £9.5m), Shay Given (Manchester City, £3.5m).

OUTS:

Stewart Downing (Liverpool, £20m), Ashley Young (Manchester United, £16m), Brad Friedel (Tottenham, free), Nigel Reo-Coker (Bolton, free), John Carew (West Ham, free), Robert Pires (released)Moustapha Salifou (released), Isaiah Osbourne (Hibernian, free).

Expected before end of transfer window:

We expect them to make a move for a new winger as they have lost both Stweart Downing and Ashley Young. They have only found one replacement that is Charles N’zogbia.

Blackburn Rovers FC:

INS:

David Goodwillie (Dundee United, £2m), Myles Anderson (Aberdeen, undisclosed), Radosav Petrovic (Partizan Belgrade, undisclosed), Bruno Ribiero (Gremio Prudente, free)

OUTS:

Phil Jones (Manchester United, £16.5m), Frank Fielding (Derby, undisclosed), Jason Brown (Aberdeen, free), Aaron Doran (Inverness, free), Zurab Khizanishvili (Kayserispor, free), Benjani (released), Maceo Rigters (released), Nikola Kalinic (Dnipro, undisclosed), Keith Andrews (Ipswich, loan)

Expected before end of transfer window:

We expect Blackburn to sell their club-captain Christopher Samba. Samba has been linked with both Arsenal and Tottenham. Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is keen to replace Jonathan Woodgate.

Bolton Wanderers FC:

INS:

Chris Eagles and Tyrone Mears (Burnley, joint £3m), Darren Pratley (Swansea, free), Nigel Reo-Coker (Aston Villa, free), Tuncay (Wolfsburg, loan)

OUTS:

Ali Al Habsi (Wigan, £4m), Matt Taylor (West Ham, £2.2m), Danny Ward (Huddersfield, undisclosed), Johan Elmander (Galatasaray, free), Tamir Cohen (Maccabi Haifa, free), Joey O’Brien (West Ham, free), Jlloyd Samuel (released), Gavin McCann (retired).

Expected before end of transfer window:

Gary Cahill the new England sensation is been linked with many top clubs in England. We expect them to join Chelsea before end of transfer window as they need a replacement for Alex.

Chelsea FC:

INS:

Thibaud Courtois (Genk, £5m). Oriol Romeu (Barcelona, £4.4m), Lucas Piazon (Sao Paulo, undisclosed).

OUTS:

Michael Mancienne (Hamburg, £3m), Yury Zhirkov (Anzhi, undisclosed), Nemanja Matic (Benfica, undisclosed), Fabio Borini (Parma, undisclosed), Michael Woods (released), Thibaud Courtois (Atletico Madrid, loan), Jeffrey Bruma (Hamburg, loan).

Expected before end of transfer window:

Chelsea have been linked with numerous players. Chelsea desperately need an attacking midfielder. Their new coach Andre Villas-Boas said earlier today that they will buy a midfielder and a winger before the end of transfer window. They have been linked with Luka Modric, Joao Moutinho and Michel Bastos. They are on the verge of competing the signing Romelu Lukaku as well.

Everton FC:

INS:

Eric Dier (Sporting Lisbon, loan)

OUTS:

James Vaughan (Norwich, £2.5m), Iain Turner (Preston, free), Kieran Agard (Yeovil, free), Hope Akpan (Crawley, free), Nathan Craig (released).

Expected before end of transfer window:

Due to their financial problems Everton have fallen back. They need a good experienced striker. They have been linked with a move for Peter Crouch. They might just trade Jack Rodwell with him. The injury prone midfielder. Spurs have also been looking for a Defensive midfielder.

Fulham FC:

INS:

Pajtim Kasami (Palermo, £4m), John Arne Riise (Roma, £2.4m), Marcel Gecov (Slovan Liberec, undisclosed), Dan Burn (Darlington, undisclosed), Csaba Somogyi (Rakospalotai, free).

OUTS:

Jonathan Greening (Nottingham Forest, £670,000), Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace, undisclosed), Zoltan Gera (West Brom, free), Diomansy Kamara (Eskisehirspor, free), John Paintsil (Leicester, free), Eddie Johnson (released), Pascal Zuberbuhler (released). David Stockdale (Ipswich, loan).

Expected before end of transfer window:

We do not expect much from them in the transfer window. They have done enough in transfers. Martin Jol still may just sign Robbie Keane for them as he’s got good co-ordination with the Irish striker.

Liverpool FC:

INS:

Jose Enrique (Newcastle, £6m), Stewart Downing (Liverpool, £20m), Jordan Henderson (Sunderland, £16m), Charlie Adam (£9m), Alexander Doni (Roma, free).

OUTS:

 

Paul Konchesky (Leicester, £1.5m), Milan Jovanovic (Anderlecht, free), Tom Ince (Blackpool, free), Stephen Darby (Rochdale, loan).

 Expected before end of transfer window:

Nothing to be expected now. They have signed a winger, a defensive midfielder, a good midfielder. They have spend close to around 100mn since January. They might just sell one of their midfielders that is Raul Meireles or Aquallani as they have too many midfielders.

Manchester City FC:

INS:

Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid, £38m), Gael Clichy (Arsenal, £7m), Stefan Savic (Partizan Belgrade, £6m), Costel Pantilimon (Poli Timisoara, undisclosed).

OUTS:

Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich, £10m), Shay Given (Aston Villa, £3.5m), Felipe Caicedo (Levante, £880,000), Jo (Internacional, undisclosed), Shaleum Logan (Brentford, free), Javan Vidal (released), Patrick Vieira (retired), Abdisalam Ibrahim (NEC Nijmegen, loan), Michael Johnson (Leicester, loan),  Ben Mee (Burnley, loan), Ryan McGivern (Crystal Palace, loan).

Expected before end of transfer window:

Manchester City have a lot of spending power. They have been looking for a good winger. They were linked with Alexis Sanchez who moved to Barcelona. They might sell out Emmanuel Adebayor to either Real Madrid or Tottenham Hotspur as he is training currently with the reserves. They have been linked with numerous players. They might sign another 3-4 players before the end of transfer window.

Manchester United FC:

INS:

David De Gea (Atletico Madrid, £17.8m), Phil Jones (Blackburn, £16.5m), Ashley Young (Aston Villa, £16m).

OUTS:

Gabriel Obertan (Newcastle, £3.25m), Wes Brown (Sunderland, £1m), John O’Shea (Sunderland, undisclosed), Owen Hargreaves (released), Paul Scholes (retired), Edwin van der Sar (retired), Bebe (Besiktas, loan), Ritchie de Laet (Norwich, loan).

Expected before end of transfer window:

Manchester United are been heavily linked with the Dutch maestro Wesley Sneijder. They need a replacement for Paul Scholes but Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out anymore signings.

Newcastle United FC:

INS:

Yohan Cabaye (Lille, £4.3m), Gabriel Obertan (Manchester United, £3.25m), Sylvain Marveaux (Rennes, free), Mehdi Abeid (Lens, free), Demba Ba (West Ham, free).

OUTS:

Jose Enrique (Liverpool, £6m), Kevin Nolan (West Ham, £4m), Wayne Routledge (Swansea, undisclosed), Ben Tozer (Northampton, free), Sol Campbell (released), Shefki Kuqi (released), Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton, loan), Xisco (Deportivo La Coruna, loan).

Expected before end of transfer window:

After the departure of Andy Carrol to Liverpool for 35mn Newcastle United havn’t been able to find a replacement. They have been linked with even Didier Drogba to replace him. We expect them to buy a new fresh striker before end of this summer’s transfer window.

Norwich City FC:

INS:

Steve Morison (Millwall, £2.8m), James Vaughan (Everton, £2.5m), Anthony Pilkington (Huddersfield, £2m), Elliott Bennett (Brighton, undisclosed), Bradley Johnson (Leeds, free), Ritchie De Laet (Manchester United, loan), Kyle Naughton (Tottenham, loan).

OUTS:

Owain Tudur Jones (Inverness, undisclosed), Luke Daley, (Plymouth, free), Matt Gill (Bristol Rovers, free), Sam Habergham (Tamworth, free), Jens Berthel Askou (released).

Expected before end of transfer window:

We expect nothing much from Norwich. Another one or two loan signings for Norwich might do it for them. They have quite a good squad already.

Queens Park Rangers FC:

INS:

DJ Campbell (Blackpool, £1.2m), Danny Gabbidon (West Ham, free), Kieron Dyer (West Ham, free), Jay Bothroyd (Cardiff, free), Brian Murphy (Ipswich, free), Bruno Perone (Tombense, free)

OUTS:

Mikele Leigertwood, (Reading, undisclosed), Georgias Tofas (Anagennisi Dherynia, free), Josh Parker (Oldham, free), Joe Oastler (Torquay, free), Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers, free), Pascal Chimbonda (released), Gavin Mahon (released), Romone Rose (released)Peter Ramage (Crystal Palace, loan), Angelo Balanta (MK Dons, loan).

Expected before end of transfer window:

QPR has got a good spending power. They might just look out for some top class players. They havn’t been linked with not too many so far.

Stoke City FC:

INS:

Jonathan Woodgate (Tottenham, free), Matthew Upson (West Ham, free).

OUTS:

Carl Dickinson (Watford, undisclosed), Eidur Gudjohnsen (AEK Athens, free), Abdoulaye Faye (West Ham, free), Ibrahima Sonko (released), Andrew Davies (Crystal Palace, loan).
Expected before end of transfer window:

Stoke manager Tony Pulis recently quoted saying that he needs another 6 signings before the end of this month. They might come out to be the surprise package of this transfer window.

Sunderland FC:

INS:

Connor Wickham (Ipswich, £13m), Craig Gardner (Birmingham, £5m), Ahmed Elmohamady (ENPPI, £2m), Ji Dong-won (Chunnam Dragons, £2m), Wes Brown (Man United, £1m), James McClean (Derry City, £350,000), John O’Shea (Man United, undisclosed), Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham, free), David Vaughan (Blackpool, free), Keiren Westwood (Coventry, free).

OUTS:

Jordan Henderson (Liverpool, £16m), Steed Malbranque (St Etienne, undisclosed), Nathan Luscombe (Hartlepool, free), Michael Kay (Tranmere, free), Bolo Zenden (released), Cristian Riveros (Kayserispor, loan), George McCartney (West Ham, loan)

Expected before end of transfer window:

We expect Sunderland not to buy anymore players. They have had some good signings already. Steve Bruce would be pretty happy with the club’s progress.

Swansea City FC:

INS:

 

Michel Vorm (Utrecht, £1.5M), Danny Graham (Watford, £3.5m), Leroy Lita (Middlesbrough, £1.75m), Wayne Routledge (Newcastle, undisclosed), Jose Moreira (Benfica, undisclosed), Steven Caulker (Totteham, loan).

OUTS:

Dorus de Vries (Wolves, free), Darren Pratley (Bolton, free), Albert Serran (AEK Larnaca, free), Kerry Morgan (Neath, free), Cedric van der Gun (released), Gorka Pintado (released), Yves Ma-Makalamby (released), Scott Donnelly (Wycombe, loan).

Expected before end of transfer window:

Nothing much. There squad might be good enough for premiership survival. They havn’t been linked with any big name players yet.

Tottenham Hotspur FC:

INS:

Brad Friedel (Aston Villa, free), Cristian Ceballos (Barcelona, free), Souleymane Coulibaly (Siena, undisclosed).

OUTS:

Jamie O’Hara (Wolves, £5m), Jonathan Woodgate (Stoke, free), Kyle Naughton (Norwich, loan), Steven Caulker (Swansea, loan), Bongani Khumalo (Reading, loan), Ryan Mason (Doncaster, loan), Jonathan Obika (Yeovil, loan).

Expected before end of transfer window:

Spurs have been linked with almost every possible striker that can move. They need a good striker who can score 20 goals a season. They have been linked with Fernando Llorente, Falcao, Hulk, Berbatov, Drogba and many more. This time around i expect them to sign a new striker.

West Bromwich Albion FC:

INS:

Shane Long (Reading, £6.5m), Zoltan Gera (Fulham, free), Marton Fulop (Ipswich, free), Gareth McAuley (Ipswich, free), Billy Jones (Preston, free), Ben Foster (Birmingham, loan).

OUTS:

Scott Carson (Bursaspor, £2.1m), Borja Valero (Villarreal, undisclosed), Abdoulaye Meite (Dijon, free), Gianni Zuiverloon (Real Mallorca, free), Giles Barnes (Doncaster, free), Dean Kiely (retired), Boaz Myhill (Birmingham, loan), Chris Wood (Birmingham, loan).

Expected before end of transfer window:

We expect them to hold on to their big players. They have got a good squad. They do not need any more major signings. They havn’t been linked with many players as well.

Wigan Atheletic FC:

INS:

Ali Al Habsi (Bolton, £4m), David Jones (Wolves, free), Nouha Dicko (released, free).

OUTS:

Charles N’Zogbia (Aston Villa, £9.5m), Antonio Amaya (Real Betis, undisclosed), Daniel de Ridder (Grasshopper Zurich, free), Mauro Boselli (Estudiantes, loan), Steven Caldwell (Birmingham, free), Jason Koumas (released).

Expected before end of transfer window:

They are expected to sign a new winger after the departure of Charles N’zogbia. They havn’t been linked with any players yet. They should look for a replacement soon.

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC:

INS:

Roger Johnson (Birmingham, £7m), Jamie O’Hara (Tottenham, £5m), Dorus De Vries (Swansea, free).

OUTS:

Greg Halford (Portsmouth, undisclosed), David Jones (Wigan, free), Marcus Hahnemann (released), Steven Mouyokolo (Sochaux, loan), Danny Batth (Sheffield Wednesday, loan), Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Sheffield United, loan)

Expected before end of transfer window:

Wolves have done well to buy in two or three good players. There main goal for this remaining day in this transfer window is to hold their their star man Matt Jarvis.

So, the premier league has kicked off! There have been already some good signings from all clubs. Still another 15 or so exciting days coming up before the transfer season ends. We expect some huge transfers and some big transfer sagas to end. Whom do you expect your club will sign or get rid of?

Football : Winter Transfers | January 2010 Part 1

The mid-season transfer break is over with plenty of deals to talk about although this has been the transfer window with least transfer activity from big teams and hence very low amount spent. Is it because of the recession?

Anyway, we bring you all the deals that took place in this January transfer window in our 2 part guide.

Continue reading “Football : Winter Transfers | January 2010 Part 1”

Internet Explorer now in your own words

Now give Internet Explorer a name you like. And it is very easy too.
To see a new name for Internet Explorer in its title bar, follow this:
Go to: Start >> Run
Type in: REGEDIT
Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Single click on “Main” to view its contents in the right pane. Scroll down and check to see if an entry “Window Title” exists. If it does not exist, then go up to Edit >> New>> String Value.
Right click on your new String Value entry and select “Modify” in the resulting menu.
In the “Value data” text box, type in whatever you would like the title bar to read and select OK when done. I have mine named “5 Star Support Explorer”.
If you have done this correctly, the next time you open up Internet Explorer, you should see your new name at the title bar.
Note: Be sure to back up your registry prior to making any changes.