Integrated Phone Dialer In Gmail
The feature is being rolled out to U.S. based Gmail users over the next few days, and can be used via “Call Phones” option which will show up in their chat-list once enabled(you will need to install Google voice and video plug-in if you haven’t already)
The iPhone Dev-Team has just posted an update on their official blog, giving warning to all those with newer devices like iPhone 4, iPad (on iOS 3.2.2), iPhone 3GS (New bootrom) and iPod touch 3G / 2G (MC-Model) to not update to iOS 4.0.2 as they wont be wasting another exploit for this minor firmware update. Instead, the focus will now be on finding a new exploit which could be used on the next major firmware update i.e. iOS 4.1. I’ll say that is a good move on their part given that final version of iOS 4.1 could be out as early as next week.
Now it’s a few weeks later, and Apple has closed the jailbreakme.com hole. They’re shipping devices with FW 4.0.2/3.2.2, impervious to this particular jailbreak. So now, people will begin to ask: will there be a jailbreak for devices that shipped with 4.0.2/3.2.2, out of the box?
Once the jailbreak for iOS 4.1 is out, it will of course be compatible with iOS 4.0.2 and / or any previously released firmware. So you have been warned ! DO NOT update to iOS 4.0.2 or iOS 4.1 until the new jailbreak tools are available.
If you are on iOS 4.0.2 with SHSH blobs saved, and want to downgrade back to iOS 4.0.1, you can follow the step by step guide posted here.
We will of course let you know whenever the new jailbreaking and unlocking tools are available for the newer iOS based devices. Stay tuned ! [via Dev-Team Blog]
Samsung Galaxy Tab Teaser Video
Scheduled to be revealed/launched on September 2nd, 2010 at Berlin, Germany Samsung Galaxy Tab teaser shows the following features :
- Android 2.2
- 7-inch display
- Video calling
- Swype Text Input
- HD movie playback
- Full web-browsing support including adobe flash
- GPS navigation
- Augmented reality
Everybody was skeptical about the $35 educational tablet computer announced by the Indian government, but this now seems very much possible as Indian HRD Minister reveals further details and provides a hands-on video demo assuring that manufacture's are ready to ship the tablet if ordered a million pieces.
- Powered By Android OS
- Enough hardware juice to work smoothly
- Resistive Touch screen
- 2 GB RAM
- Mini-SD, Mini USB, SIM Card, Headphone and TV-Out ports.
- Wi-Fi And 3G Enabled
- Solar powered option also available
- Has a camera
It was only a few weeks ago when we reported about the new Xbox 360 Slim / S getting “hacked” treatment by modders. And just when we all thought that there is never going to be a way to hack the most secure console of this generation i.e. PlayStation 3, in comes a new hack which claims to run games on PS3 without having the need to insert the original disc. This is achieved by a special “USB modchip” drive which allows you to dump your games from original discs to internal or external drive connected to PS3
It was earlier this year when famous iPhone hacker named George Hotz (aka Geohot) managed to hack the PS3, allowing full memory access on the system. But his hack was limited to “OtherOS” feature which was later removed by Sony in firmware 3.x. He also said that he did it for research purposes only and that he had no plans to further pursue it.
Of course there is still doubts about how much of this is true and how much isn’t. But going by the video attached below, it looks quite legit. Share your thoughts on this in the comments section below.
Windows Safe Mode can be a life-saver in situations when the operating-system becomes unbootable or unstable to diagnose and fix, the specialized troubleshooting mode available in all versions of Windows OS loads only core system services bypassing any culprit application or driver preventing normal operation of the system.
To work your way around the safe-mode restriction of disabled Windows Installer service all you need to do is to either use the portable utility SafeMSI or the batch-file posted below and it will enable the app. install/uninstall functionality.
According to Google Public Policy blog -
The original architects of the Internet got the big things right. By making the network open, they enabled the greatest exchange of ideas in history. By making the Internet scalable, they enabled explosive innovation in the infrastructure.The Verizon-Google Legislative Framework Proposal to lawmakers stressed that wireline Internet (non-wireless broadband) users should have “access to all legal content on the Internet” without discrimination. This “nondiscrimination” policy bans all prioritization (including paid prioritization) of Internet traffic. “In addition to not blocking or degrading of Internet content and applications, wireline broadband providers also could not favor particular Internet traffic over other traffic,” states the proposal.
It is imperative that we find ways to protect the future openness of the Internet and encourage the rapid deployment of broadband. Verizon and Google are pleased to discuss the principled compromise our companies have developed over the last year concerning the thorny issue of “network neutrality.”
“Under the principles, there is no prioritization of traffic that comes from Google over the Internet, period,” said Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg today, point-blank. The companies also asked for FCC regulation in this regard, proposing that violators of the policy should be penalized up to $2 million on a case-by-case basis.
BSNL Motive Smart Self Care Software - Automated ADSL Modem Configuration And Troubleshooting Software Suite
India's state owned telecommunication service provider BSNL has taken another step towards providing better customer support by urging them to install Motive Smart Self-care Suite which is used by many renowned ISP's all over the globe to provider automated ADSL modem setup, configuration and technician assisted troubleshooting when needed.
Weighing an massive 158 MB download BSNL Motive Smart Suite comes with following features but sadly does not support Windows Vista and Seven yet :
- Assists users to Auto configure their ADSL Modem and Outlook Express
- Manage your Modem (CPE) seamlessly and keeps your connection Safe
- Remotely Troubleshoot your Modem by BSNL Customer Care
- Reconfigure your Modem and Outlook Express if the configuration is lost
BSNL Motive Smart Installation Picture Walk-through :
Inscriptio supports most flavors of Windows OS including Windows XP, Vista and 7 and can be downloaded from the direct download link provided below.
The DIY (Do It Yourself) procedure as explained on the site:
And here is the video which shows the above instructions in detail:
- It is imperative to remove the iPhone out of the water ASAP. Once the iPhone is out of the water, you want to make sure it is powered off.
- If you get a white pinwheel on the screen and it won’t turn of, you hold down the power button and home button until it turns off. In the video we failed to record it powering back on after we powered it off. We simply repeated the ‘power off process’ and moved on to the next important step; remove the SIM card.
- Once the SIM card is removed you want to put the iPhone in an uncooked bag of rice. Tighten the bag so all extra air is gone and seal it.
- Wait 48 to 76 hours after the water exposure and then try it out. If you find at that time it is not functioning properly as a result of the iPhone water damage put back in the rice and mail to us.
NOTE: Your device must be jailbroken, and activated with original SIM for this to work if you have jailbroken using JailbreakMe 2.0. Alternatively, follow the guide posted here to learn how to activate your phone without having to use the original SIM card.
iPhone 4 users though will have to wait for the next 48 hours before a new Ultrasn0w update is released which can jailbreak this new device. Stay tuned as we will let you know as soon as it is available for download, along with complete guide on how-to unlock your iPhone 4. In the meantime, you check out the following tutorials to jailbreak iOS devices using JailbreakMe 2.0.
How to: Unlock iPhone (Any Baseband) on iOS 4.0.1:
Step 2: Once you are done with the jailbreak, you can now unlock your iPhone on any baseband using ultrasn0w 0.93 from Cydia. To do this:
- Start “Cydia” on your iPhone.
- Touch on “Manage” tab on the bottom.
- Now touch on “Sources”
Cydia will now automatically update your sources by following a series of automated steps.
- After installation is completed. Search for “ultrasn0w 0.93” in Cydia and install this application This app will automatically unlock your iPhone so that you can use it with any carrier.
Disclaimer: This guide is for testing & educational purposes only. I’m not responsible for any loss of important data or malfunctioning of your iPhone.
This is what they said on their respective Twitter accounts:
Planetbeing: We will be releasing the unlock in 48 hours (after we conduct a private beta).
MuscleNerd: iPhone4 carrier unlock will be pushed after small test period (only @planetbeing and I have been able to test til now!)
Stay tuned as we will let you know whenever it is available, along with full how-to guide on unlocking the iPhone 4.
We have already seen iPad being used by Hollywood directors, installed in the cars, being used in restaurants as menu cards, and how some airlines are thinking about adopting it as an inflight entertainment system for its passengers in the skies. And now besides its entertainment and commercial uses, iPad is slowly creeping into military training arena. At the Royal School of Artillery in Wiltshire, UK, iPads are used in classrooms to train soldiers. Early reports indicate that this experiment so far has been successful in accelerating their learning, thanks largely to the natural interactive experience which is said to have been responsible for this.
The benefits of this, as reported by The Next Web:
Benefits of iPad use in military training, and any learning experience for that matter, is a decrease in the amount of classroom time required when using the right app for the situation, decreases in costs associated with publishing training materials, and the mobility the iPad offers can transfer learning to any environment.Trainees have described their experience with iPad as follows:
This has been designed to let us practice, that when we get out there into theatre we’re a lot slicker. It makes it more fun instead of being sat in a classroom looking at a presentation being given information.The group of developers who developed this training app is now working on a 3D iPad app for training new pilots. [TUAW via BBC]
It makes it more fun instead of being sat in a classroom looking at a presentation being given information.
If you’re on a course you can take this back to the block and practice with it, even have little competitions with it.
HTC has finally rolled out Android 2.2 Froyo for HTC EVO 4G on Sprint. The image is available as direct download from HTC’s website. Here is the official description from Sprint:
Just like your computer, your phone’s software needs to be updated periodically to make sure you have all the latest fixes and enhancements to keep it running at optimal performance. Follow the steps below to check your current version and perform any needed updates.
This update offers:Installation procedure is simple. Place the downloaded Android 2.2 image file in the root of your SD card and reboot your phone into recovery mode. Now simply select “apply update.zip” and wait for it to finish the flashing of this new ROM on your device. Once the process is completed, reboot to enjoy the frozen desert on your EVO ! [via Android Police]
- Ability to share applications
- Display events and birthdays from Facebook on Calendar
- Use camera LED as flashlight
- New user interface for the FM radio
- Add unknown users in Facebook as friends in Friend Stream
- Gallery supports Facebook comments function
- Send contact as vCard using SMS
- Addition of MMS slideshow editor
- New pre-loaded widgets including Calculator, FM radio, Message list view, Profile settings and Ringtone settings
- Camcorder can use camera flash so video can be shot at night or in low light
- Flash 10.1 support
- Numeric PIN and alpha-numeric passwords to unlock screen
- Search widget and search bar able to switch to search in different types (web, specific application, or all)
- Adjustable alarm volume
- Android Market widget allows installation of applications on SD card
Download Android 2.2 for EVO 4G [Official HTC link]
It gets really frustrating when your Computer decides to froze while doing an important task, nothing works and you are not even able to launch Windows Task Manager to kill processes hogging system resources. Windows freeware AntiFreeze takes care of this by offering a last resource to get you rescued from a hung system, all you need to do is to press the AntiFreeze hotkey and it will put to sleep all running programs except the most critical ones, giving you the opportunity to close down the programs which are causing problems via a special task-manager.
Download AntiFreeze Setup [814 KB] >>