• Dell Decides To Stop Making Tablets With Android

    All is not gold that glitters. Although growth rates in sales of tablets, and the unbeatable expectations for the coming years, the truth is that not all manufacturers are getting their devices enter the market.
  • The iPad | iPhone 5 and 3 come with an enhanced Siri

    There are many rumors tell us that Apple is working hard on creating a new iPhone 5, but also a brand new iPad 3 that could make its triumphal appearance in mid 2012.
  • BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Will Handle Mobile Security Of Any Device On Business

    Research in Motion launched BlackBerry Mobile Fusion in 2012, allowing companies to manage the safety of their workers terminals regardless of brand or manufacturer.
  • Kinetic Nokia Device | Mobile Device Flexible

    By "fault" of concepts and a few more tries, flexible displays are not really shocking that they should, but another issue is that they respond to the type of fold that you do.
  • Wikitapas, A Tapas Bar Finder For Mobile

    The number of applications that use geolocation GPS to find nearby places is increasing. If there is a variety to locate bars, restaurants and hotels, is now the turn of the lids.

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Thursday, 20 September 2012

iPhone 5 shoots Apple shares to $ 700

Since the beginning of this year, this has become the most valuable company in the world, the company has accumulated a 73.3% appreciation of the impressive stock market. Technology giant Apple stock today for the first time after the Nasdaq in New York, shut down more than $ 700 a good command of the new smartphone iPhone5 operations in recent days.

Shares, barriers to playing during the day Monday, to $ 699.8, the end of its current session today on Wall Street after a goal of 0.3% or $ 2,701.91 per $ 13, which is a new record.

Bites, and signed by the apple the meeting reached a high of $ 702.33 , and established an impressive stock market appreciation of 73.3% since January, which has become the most valuable company in the world market capitalization bordering $ 660,000.

Apple has signed a new stage after the company announced on Monday said that it sold the first day of the two million units of the new iPhone5, double the number who managed the iPhone4 model and a new sales record popular smartphone.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Create two user accounts, one for work and one for leisure is good or bad idea?

Many users now make use of your Mac for both professional and leisure topics. The same team that drafted a report, create a spreadsheet, edit video or to schedule our last application then use it to watch a movie, accessing social networks or play World of Warcraft.

Against this background it is worth pausing to consider whether to create different user accounts to use depending on what is worthwhile or not. Consider the benefits it can offer and how to optimize their use.

Advantages of having a user account just for work:

Why is it interesting this option? Is the question we do and these are the reasons why I think it may be interesting to use a user account just for work.

  • It's like having two different computers, the home and office
  • Install only the applications you use to work out applications that can be a source of distraction
  • Organize files without fear of mixing work with leisure
  • Put in the Dock only what you need for your activity
  • Ability to use a Drop box account for work and one for personal use. 

Set spaces and full screen applications:

Notifications only for the account of work, no distractions with messages from friends To create a new user must only access the Preferences Panel -> Users and Groups. Here you can create the new user profile that will serve you as well for items of work or leisure. Look carefully at the type of account you believe, if you have administrator permissions or not. If the reasons have convinced you and you want to test whether this option you may find interesting and productive we are going to give a series of tips and tricks to improve further.

The first is to set the automatic start up of applications that you use for your work. Many applications have the option to open at login. But if we can do using Automaton and the configuration of the start up items. The second is to establish different areas and fix them in certain applications for OS X until version 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or the use of OS X Lion spaces below. If only we will assign a single application it is best to use the full screen mode. Finally, disable the automatic start up and enable fast user switching. The first is obvious, prevent it from ever working in the bill when maybe we intend to access the entertainment. The second to switch quickly between them.


After being toying with the idea of using two user accounts which define different profiles, one for items of work and one for leisure, I opted to carry it out. If not eventually find more disadvantages than advantages but I think not. So far I have established applications such as Notes, Safari and Writer in full screen mode on different desktops. Then in another feed reader and some small utilities for consultations. I set the notifications and I have no application that can be a distraction.

Besides its independent library iPhoto allows me to store images that I use exclusively for work items, thus separating the family, friends and travel. The iTunes is shared even more use Spottily. And finally a couple of cosmetic changes as a neutral wallpaper.

I think it may be a good idea. And yes, there are also negative aspects such as access to files we have in one way or another unless you configure the permissions correctly or having to walk in to see changing our personal email or access Twitter. But it is helping us focus on the task we have to perform. Now I will comment as everything progresses. And you Do you make use of two user accounts depending on what activity? I am interested to know your opinion.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Google introduced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Google did not disappoint at the beginning of Google I / O 2012 and, as was the review and comments , the Mountain View was going to take the event to present the new version of Android, Android 4.1 c. to Jelly Bean. It was clear that  we would see a new version of Android, after the leak so early, the announcement of the Nexus 7, the famous tablet Google based on specifications that have been broken, was equipped Android 4.1, the truth is that Google has shown in the speech did not disappoint.

Among the first to highlight the details of the new version of Android are improvements in user interaction with your smartphone or tablet as it can issue orders to the terminal without having to have an active data connection, improving the management interface of the camera or the management notifications.

Android 4.1 includes a new Jelly Bean predictive keyboard that allows users to dictate text and also dare to predict what the next word that we will present (something that could embarrass more than one user). Google also supports more languages and includes support for keyboard Farisi, Indian or Thai while dictating, for now, only available in English.

Clearly one of the users more content to manage their mobile devices are photographs, an increase of storage material in the cloud or shared through social networks and, with this idea, and improved to process images caught, which makes it easier to visualize a series of images, delete an image or recover photos deleted by mistake.

If you manage multiple email accounts, customers have installed various social networks and tend to point our appointments on the agenda of the terminal, perhaps our notification center may seem chaotic at times and at the end, it can become quite complex to manage by having to jump between applications and notifications. With the idea of simplifying the actions and avoid having to navigate between applications and notifications, the notification center of Android 4.1 will allow us to perform actions directly from him and from there we can meet calls, answer e-mail (with a default response) or to accept a new friend on Facebook, for example, without having to access the client application.

If improvements to notifications are quite interesting, especially to improve our personal productivity somewhat, one of the most caught my attention is now Google, a feature that is based on our habits (travel, browsing history , research, etc.) to draw a kind of profile of our habitual movements or tasks and help us make better and spend less time. The idea is that if, for example, we have a meeting at a particular place and we tend to get around on foot, our terminal informs the scope for us to arrive on time and will also give us the way optimal information also inform us the time to take the bus, offering their schedules.

Searches are other factors that have improved in Android 4.1 Where to start changing the user interface and adds a voice browser that can remind us a little Siri IOS. The voice search will provide a kind of summary of results pages, places, people with information from various sources such as Wikipedia, and where we can go to the pages of classical results of a simple gesture.

Jelly Bean Android 4.1 will be available in the middle of next July if the developer SDK is available immediately and precisely this group of developers, Google has staged a few minutes to quickly check the status of gaming Google. The market for Google already has more than 600,000 applications and games that caused more than $ 20 billion of facilities in the terminals available to users, some interesting data that show the health of the Android application market (which seized with the finding that over 50% of applications that are installed are extra, and operating in 132 countries).

Continuing with applications, the Google team announced a very interesting improvements that will benefit users and operators from Gingerbread until the jelly bean, updates will be smarter and instead download the complete application, only changes will be downloaded (which will result in a lower discharge and better use of resources: data plans and drums). On the other hand, to shield developers, Android 4.1 will include an application Jelly Bean encryption to protect code and payment applications to prevent others from accessing it.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Fit-PC3 | Mini Computer ideal For HTPC Compulab

The tiniest of our readers will agree that the best comes in small packages, and when they need to address that argument, may use the mini computers. Portable, comfortable, powerful and expandable. These characteristics also responds to Compulab Fit-PC3, a mini computer ideal for HTPC (or TPT) that gives you a wide range of hardware configurations possible at an acceptable price that combines Windows 7 with AMD processors.

Usually, he is invited to think of a computer than a laptop, it tends to rest in the comfortable security of remembering the desktop and its huge endowment. Cabinets or enclosures that are eaten desk space and are generally uncomfortable enough to transport without any escape snorted. For multiple needs that require a considerably smaller computer and almost as powerful as a desktop, you can point a view to mini computers like the Compulab now manufactured, the Fit-PC3.

Mixing two virtues applauded worldwide with different intensity, Compulab created a mini-computer which has a 1GHz processor and AMD APU can run Windows 7 comfortably a complete and fully updated. The Fit-PC mini Compulab PC3 does not leave out the graphics power, for what is a weapon of Radeon HD 6290 256-bit, so you can play video in full screen and 1080p quality without the protagonists of videos tremble to suffer the famous and experienced drag that occurs when the system is not powerful enough.

The last thing you have left spinning in the head are not uncommon, because that ability to play HD content is well used by the HDMI output built into the Fit-PC3, which becomes a very interesting target for those who want to install a HTPC system. With the processing power, 4 or more USB 3.0 ports, eSATA and DisplayPort support, the Fit-PC3 is put to the forefront what is portability and performance. As we said, this little one brings Windows 7 reinstalled, but there are always the daring him to modify the Compulab Brain Fit-PC3.

As we read, there are several hardware configurations are available to update and enlarge the mini computer, the cost of the $ 328 (the configuration described) to bequeath to $ 700 more powerful processors with other dual-core type and DDR3 RAM. Those who are asking for their size and noise, we must reply that the Fit-PC3 has some measures 16 x 15 x 2.5 cm and has no fan either, so it is quiet too. If you are looking for something small, functional and expandable than a laptop, a netbook or a tablet, this is your gadget of choice.

Friday, 9 December 2011

DiskAlarm | Monitor The Temperature of Your Hard Disk

At a time when solid state drives still represent a significant investment, and hard drives that have inflated prices due to its scarcity, it is necessary to intensify surveillance on our current units. Whether it is summer or winter, a temperature problem can occur at any time of year, and this is how we find DiskAlarm, a simple "digital thermometer" to monitor the temperature of our records.

I am following very closely the situation of hard drives in Thailand, and although things have improved slightly (Western Digital managed to revive one of its factories) is all the same for the last link in the chain, which is the user. There have been increases of up to one hundred percent, and have appeared for sale capabilities believed extinct in the market, an alternative is not as efficient but effective for those who require a hard drive "emergency". Now, we know that the temperature does not discriminate, and records (whether hard or solid state) can suffer as much as any other computer component. A "cooler" dedicated to a disk is not so expensive (thankfully), but first you must know if you need one.

For that, only a small profit just as DiskAlarm. DiskAlarm The role is that of a digital thermometer, dedicated exclusively to read the temperature in the disks installed (ignoring other values such as SMART). It has very few options, making it easy to use, but you can record sound alerts DiskAlarm, configure your report to Celsius or Fahrenheit, indicating that the computer starts, and generate a log by default allows up to five thousand entries. The log is stored in plain text and can be explored with Notepad.

The only detail is DiskAlarm is that it can monitor a disk at a time. You need to manually change the registry to monitor each of your units, and the same happens with the log, which "jumps" from one drive to another as you make the change. You should also run in Administrator mode (Vista / 7) to avoid an error, and count on. NET Framework version 2.0 if you're a rider XP. Beyond that, DiskAlarm works as promised, consumes very little memory, and may well be in our system tray to closely monitor the temperature. A more complete would be the classic SpeedFan, but if you want to fight with multiple meters, this is what you want.