Ever since Steve Jobs stepped down as Apple’s CEO, many have learned a fair amount about his past, including the fact that he was given up by his biological parents at birth. Thanks to the power of investigative journalism, however, Jobs’ biological father was tracked down and interviewed.
The man you see above is Abdulfattah John Jandali, an 80-year-old American immigrant from Syria who happens to be the vice-president of a casino. Reno, Nevada. As you might have guessed, the man you see before you if Steve Jobs’ dad.
Steve Jobs is actually the result from an unwanted pregnancy. When Joanne [...]
Hardware compatibility, ease of use, the size of a software repository. These three attributes are unique to each Linux distribution. But at the same time, each Linux distribution is at liberty to take and mix whatever it wants from any other.
This creates a rather unique situation, where good ideas quickly spread, and bad ones fail. And as a result, there are dozens of distribution updates each month, hundreds each year, in a race to leap-frog each other in the race to the top of the DistroWatch.com charts.
This is why the answer to the question of which distribution is best for you changes with [...]
In a result of criminal cyber attack on Sony’s PlayStation network the online gaming service has been shut but now the company has announced through a press release that it will resume some services on PlayStation including gaming, music and video this week.
You may read full press release at the source.
In December 2010 HTC has released YouTube app for HTC WP7 devices but now the app is hacked and available for all Windows Phone 7 smart phones, in result of the efforts by Tom Hounsell the XDA team member.
You can grab HTC Youtube app for non-HTC Windows Phone 7 via following download link.
Download HTC Youtube for WP7
Acer has gone to town with the styling of the S243HLAbmii and the result is unlike anything we have seen before.
The headline figure is the claimed panel thickness of just 15mm and if you look at the screen from the side, you’ll see the panel is indeed very thin. This tiny form factor is thanks in part to the use of LED backlight technology, but there’s no avoiding the fact that a fair amount of hardware has been shifted from the main panel to the stand.
The stand is a bulky affair that houses the dual HDMI and single VGA connectors, but no DVI input. The OSD control buttons are arranged [...]
Microsoft Hotmail users have a lot to complain about as the new year kicks off in earnest: Many are reporting today that their emails have gone missing as a result of a new bug plaguing that popular email system.
Basically, users report that their emails are being sent to a deleted mail folder instead of the standard Inbox. Microsoft, for its part, has responded to many of the complaints logged in its online forums, but has yet to deploy a fix or even disclose what caused the email zapping bug in the first place.
As the AP notes, Hotmail is the most widely-used email platform in the world [...]
Last month Apple has launched iPhone 4 in Middle East and it was reported that users of those countries have iPhone 4 without Facetime application. Later on it was also confirmed by Apple that the Facetime is not available for Middle East countries.
Carriers of UAE also have cited that they are in talk with Apple to enable the Facetime for UAE customers but still there is no result out from discussions.
Now, according to iRamadah Facetime is working with iPod Touch 4G in UAE, which indicates that the Facetime ban for iPhone 4 for Middle Eastern countries is because of carriers and Apple or the [...]
iOS 4.0 was so slow on our 3G, we promptly downgraded after updating. Earlier this week, Apple announced, among other things, that iOS 4.1 fixed performance on the iPhone 3G. We put their claim to the test.
In the video above, the iPhone 3G battles itself in an epic speed test to find out if Apple’s claims are true: Is iOS 4.1 faster than 4.0, or is it just a wash?
Music by Julian Wass
Note: This is far from a scientific examination of both versions of iOS 4. We only had one iPhone 3G to work with and couldn’t run through the trials at the exact same time. As a result, some of [...]
As if this is a shock to anyone, but StarCraft II is now the best selling PC game of the year. Within 24 hours Blizzard sold 1 million copies, and within 48 hours that total climbed to 1.5 million copies. The game is quite popular, yes.
Not only is the game the best selling PC game of the year, but it’s also the fastest selling strategy game of all time.
How big was the launch?
• More than 8,000 stores worldwide had midnight launches
• The game simultaneously launched on five continents (Africa and Antarctica missed out, I’m afraid) and in 11 languages
Two bullet points. Reaching for [...]
Folks at ifixyouri already had performed iPhone 4 drop test but this time they are doing iPhone 4 with bumper drop test to see how much the bumper provides protection to iPhone 4 screen.
So, watch out the following iPhone 4 with bumper drop test video to see the result.