We just got some very, very sad news. Steve Jobs has passed away. As confirmed on Apple’s site, Mr. Jobs has died at the age of 56 after recently stepping down from the position of CEO and naming Tim Cook his successor. Steve has had a profound effect on the world of technology, both at Apple and through his many other endeavors. Our thoughts go out to his family.
Update: All Things D has posted a memo sent out by Tim Cook to Apple employees stating that there will be an internal celebration to honor Steve’s life soon. Those words can be found after the break, along with statements [...]
Mozilla has announced that within 24 hours of launch Firefox 4 downloaded more than 6 million times that breaks the recent record of IE9 with 2.35 million downloads in the first 24 hours of release.
At the moment Microsoft Internet Explorer is at the top position in web browser list but Mozilla Firefox is also increasing its share rapidly, whereas Google Chrome growth is little slow.
The official Twitter app for Android is upgraded to version 2.0.1 with some new features. This updated version of twitter is compatible for the devices running over Android 2.1 Eclair or higher.
What’s New in this version:
Timeline now maintains its position when you exit/enter the app.
Tapping on a map thumbnail now opens to a full screen map.
Fixed crashes when in landscape mode.
App refreshes with latest Tweets upon launch.
Other various bug fixes.
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Folks at iLounge has tested Verizon iPhone 4 and they pointed out that the device suffers from Death grip like original AT&T iPhone 4 accompanied with another issue called Death hug issue.
“The CDMA iPhone 4 can still lose substantial cellular signal strength when held in the prior “death grip” position, as well as Wi-Fi signal when held in a different position, in each case noticeably slowing or completely stalling the reception of data.
The problem with Wi-Fi reception appears when the device is held snugly in landscape orientation with two hands, a position common when playing games [...]
Katrina Kaif has topped the list of Sexiest Woman across the World in the London based newspaper Eastern Eye’s list for the third time in a row beating all the other competitive actresses. The poll was held on all the top actresses across the world, pop stars and TV personalities. Most of the Bollywood actresses spotted in the top 10 list. Priyanka Chopra has bagged the second position followed by Bipasha and Frieda Pinto in third and fourth positions respectively.
Kat was quite happy with this hat-trick win and thanked one and all for their support. Katrina Kaif says, “I’m very happy that [...]
Faltering Finnish giant places faith in Stephen Elop to turn fortunes around
Nokia has announced that the head of Microsoft’s business division, Stephen Elop, is to become its new chief executive from 21 September.
Elop will replace current chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo as part of an ongoing attempt by the Finnish mobile phone giant to reposition itself as a key player and reclaim market share in the burgeoning smartphone market.
Nokia chairman Jorma Ollila said that Elop’s employment history with the likes of Juniper Networks and Adobe, and his current position at Microsoft, [...]
Initially when Apple launched iPad in April 2010 the shipping time for iPad order was about 7-10 days which was reduced few weeks ago to 3-5 days. Now, Apple makes some new improvements to the iPad shipping time which is set for with in 24 hours shipping after placing iPad order.
This swift improvement of iPad shipping suggests that now Apple is in position to manage the iPad production according to the consumer demands.
In April Apple launched iPad and sold out 1 million units within 28 days, and the iPad sale was increased to 2 million in 2 months, and the iPad units sale number was boosted [...]
Street Slide is the Microsoft’s new street mapping technology which provides multi-perspective panorama of street by changing the position of camera to zoom-in and zoom out, instead of limited view panorama which is normally used by current mapping technologies like Google Street View, Microsoft’s Bing Streetside or others.
Microsoft will present Street Slide at SIGGRAPH 2010 by the end of this week. It is also expected that Street Slide will be the part of Bing Streetside in near future.
To know further details about Microsoft Street Slide technology watch out the video below.
A British designer Jeremy Innes-Hopkins brings out a design concept of Nokia Kinetic and according to him this prototype is the future of Nokia mobile phones.
Nokia Kinetic design has a prominent base that contains an electro-magnet which actually helps the device to stand-up by its own to prominent some specific actions and after the user’s reaction it goes back to its original position, for example if there is an incoming call on Kinetic then it will change its position vertically and if user rejects the call, phone will go back to its previous physical position.
So, if Nokia combines [...]
NEW DELHI: Pakistans miserable performance continued till their last match in the tournament when they could not beat Canada to win the11th position and finished at bottom here on Thursday.
The match, play-off for 11-12 positions was decided in the extra time after both teams leveled the match 2-2.
This is Pakistans worst performance in the history of the World Cup hockey.
Pakistan took the lead in the fourth minute when Rehan Butt made breakthrough on the pass by Shakeel Abbasi.
However, Canada equalled the score in the 12th minute through Connor Grimes and both teams were playing 1-1 when [...]