As per the latest reports, Apple is seen to be working on a smaller iPad, sized at 8 inch. There has been a lot of speculation rounding the Cupertino based tech giant and according to the latest reports, iPad 3 is set to be much more smaller than the present iPad 2, sized at 9.7 inch. With iPad 2 proving to be a lose in the share market, it’s those small sized tablets that have caught the attention of the people in this tech world.
While Kindle Fire from Amazon and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab sport a small 7″ inch sized screen, it’s a smaller screen that Apple is in need of now. Apple now wants to make a comeback soon as the tablet giant and that’s the thing that paves a path for Apple to come with a brand new 8″ inch sized screen.
As the sources quote, a few unnamed Apple officials have shown a few prototypes of 8″ inch sized iPad 3 to The Wall Street Journal officials and also tipped off that the screen resolution would remain the same as in iPad 2. Also, the test panels are being supplied to Apple by Taiwan based AU Optronics Co. and South Korea’s LG Display Co.
If Apple’s upcoming iPad continues to sport a larger screen and comes with a big price, it’s not what the people really want. When there are lots of cheaper tablets with a smaller screen available out there, why go for Apple’s expensive iPad?
Previously it was noted that, there were many rumors circulating round this web that, a 7″ inch iPad was about to come. Recently, Apple has denied that. With Steve Jobs’ saying, a 7″ inch iPad to really too small the express the software, a 8″ inch sized iPad would prove to be the better option. Steve Jobs’ also quoted that 9.7″ was the best size for the iPad applications to run.
All these rumors or confusions would come to an end when Apple officially announces. Rounding up the information, it seems like March would be the month when any official news about iPad 3 comes. Let us wait until then. Are you as eager as me?
A new doodle from Google is now on, on the homepage, depicting the fact that, Google is now all set in a party mood to celebrate the Valentine’s Day of this year. As you can see, unlike previous years’ doodles for Valentine’s Day, this doodle is pretty amazing, sporting a video of a young chap’s love to his girl. This Google-made video shows the small boy Googling for tips that will help him catch his girl’s attention.
As the doodle shows, the company’s name Google is shown except that, the second O is replaced by a Valentine card held by the boy, with a Play button. Once clicked, the button disappears, giving the users’ access to a small video. The video begins with a small boy Googling for ways to capture his girl’s heart. Meanwhile the video plays the Tony Bennett’s version of Hank William’s song Cold, Cold Heart.
Beginning with a rose, the guy fails to get the attention of this lover’s heart. While the girl continues skipping rope, the boy moves back to his home with a solemn face. Within seconds he can be seen back to the girl with a heart shaped chocolate. Failing even with that, the guy storms with lots of gifts, which include teddy bear, cake, rabbit and lots more. But, unfortunately, the guy fails to catch his lover’s attention.
Finally, the video shows the guy coming back to the park and starts skipping rope along with the girl. What happened? With a matter of time, the girl can be seen hugging the boy and later, they can be seen skipping rope together. She doesn’t want gifts. It’s the man that she wants and not those stupid gifts. What does that mean? Google tries to make people understand that, it is not things that people want. It is love that one gotta show to others, to catch their heart. With a happy ending, the video comes to an end and finally sports the Valentine card from Google.
When it comes to the best theme for WordPress blogs, I would probably suggest Freshlife. Until now, I have been using this theme both here at Axleration and Movieration. With it’s usage since the beginning, I am quite satisfied and so are the other bloggers using this theme. Freshlife proves to be one of those best themes available out there with all those powerful controls it gives. Coming from Theme Junkie, this theme gives a great deal of control to the user, who can easily modify the look and usage according to his/her needs.
As you might have noticed, we feature a list of three posts at the top of the All Stories section. This is what, bloggers call the Featured Posts. Until now, I have come up with many of my fellow bloggers using Freshlife, who don’t know how to feature a post with this theme. And as you read in the title, this is a short tutorial that will help you to feature the your favorite posts, if you are using Freshlife. Kindly note that you can feature posts only if you have admin rights.
- Log into your WordPress blog
- Navigate to the Appearance > Freshlife Theme Options.
- Once you are inside the tab, go to the Layout Settings.
- Therein lies a section named Input comma-separated tags for featured content. By default, the tags are featured and headline. See the image below.
- As you might understand, these are the tags that are to be used in the posts which you want to feature. If you want to feature a post titled WordPress Post 1, add the tag featured or headline to the tags section of the post and update.
Once done, refresh your homepage and voila! There lies the all new updated featured posts. With only three boxes available, it is possible for you to feature only a maximum of three at a time. Once you add the featured tag to a post, that post will get featured to the leftmost box and when you add the tag to another post, the previous post will get pushed to the right and the latest updated post gets the leftmost position.
Try this in your WordPress blog running on Freshlife theme for Theme Junkie. Did this short tutorial prove to be useful to you? If yes, make sure to share this with your best WordPress bloggers and also drop in a comments, thanking us.
While there are hundreds and hundreds of tech blogs out there with each struggling to compete with the other, each has one common goal. Each one wants to be the first to deliver the latest tech trends and thus, most of the popular tech blogs out there can be spotted own their own big circle of readers.
As known to all, mostly to the geeks and tech lovers, Mashable, TechCrunch and many others are not new names. As you might notice, these are some of the very popular tech blogs out there. Getting to the title of the post, here is an infographic by the collaboration of Wibiya and Conduit hinting how a typical tech blog lover looks.
Well, Mashable being a tech blog is quite popular for delivering most stuff related to Social Media. As you can see below, matching the love of their love, Mashable readers can mostly be seen wearing a Social Media shirt. With Mashable delivering most stuff related to Social Media, it’s the same case with it’s group of loyal readers, who love Social Media like anything.
When TechCrunch, Business Insider come with alternate top tech trends, AllThingsD is not new to this game. And, I personally, can’t figure out the hidden code in those three giant’s readers’ shirts. Do ping me in the comments section if you get to know.
Next comes yet another popular tech news delivering site, GigaOm. GigaOm has been quite notable for sorting out the top tech trends and highlight them. This sets GigaOm on the path further up. The tagline The No-Nonsense Techies confirms that fact.
It can be noticed that, TechCrunch brings in lots of tech trends each day and there goes another two tech giants proving to be the biggest rivals of TechCrunch. As you can see below, Uncrunched by Michael Arrington, founder and previous CEO of TechCrunch, and PandoDaily own a crossed TC symbol logo in their shirts.
Did you check out all others? These are certainly the basic characteristics of a tech blog freak. Have you come across any of these sites? If yes, which one is your favorite?
Android as a smartphone can be used to its full potential only with the help of an internet connection, and a web browser acts a window to the world wide web. Though Google had its own browser for computers, it didn’t launch a mobile version of its infamous Google Chrome for mobile devices. The reason is unknown.
But the wait is over. Google Chrome, which is the second most used browser, comes to mobile devices to make its mark. But I would say Google has entered the mobile market too late, while other players like Opera, Dolphin, UCWeb have already secured their positions on the browser market in the Android platform though still many use the stock browser which is very basic until ICS.
Google Chrome is officially available for smartphones and tablets running on Android 4.0 a.k.a Ice Cream Sandwich. The browser is still in the beta stage and the current version while writing this is 0.16.4130.199
Like the desktop version, Chrome for Android is built for speed and simplicity. Chrome for Android was built from the ground again to suit the needs of the mobile devices. It is as fast as the desktop version and follows the same intuitive features like the pre-loading of the top search results in the background for faster browsing and a lot more.
Chrome for Android also features the Omnibox which acts as both address bar and search box. Chrome for Android comes with the Incognito browsing feature, a new thing on the mobile platform for improved privacy. The interface is simple yet powerful, with syncing features available, you can take your desktop browsing experience with you, wherever you go.
One disadvantage is that, Chrome for Android doesn’t have native flash support. Many other browsers boast about having this feature, but Google hasn’t included this and it is not sure whether Google would strain to add it in the future as Adobe has officially discontinued flash for mobile devices in favour of HTML5.
Chrome for Android is in the beta stage and is available for Android phones and tablets running on Android ICS and can be downloaded from the market. It is not sure whether Google would release Chrome for the iPhone, it would be interesting to see whether Apple would approve it or would prolong it, like in the case of Google Voice.
Stay tuned with Axleration for more information on this. Do share your comments with us and if you’ve used this on your device do share your experiences with us.
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Charles Dickens was one of the greatest English language novelist of the Victorian era. He has authored many a number of poems and novels and my personal favourites are David Copperfield and The Adventures of Oliver Twist. Google has displayed a new Doodle to honour this great novelist on the occasion of his 200th Birthday.
Google honours Great people and important events or festivals by displaying a Doodle dedicated to the particular person/event on its international page or it’s country specific pages. What started as a practice many years ago, when Google displayed a doodle for the first time for the burning man festival on August 30, 1998 has now grown into a Google culture.
Now it is rare to see the original Google logo as Google displays its Doodles more often. Google has a specialized team that creates this Google Doodles. The Doodle 4 Google competitions conducted by Google are well known to us.
The Doodle features a scene from the 19th century and has characters which resemble Dickens’ novel characters. When you click on the logo, it takes you to the books search results for the search term “Charles Dickens”, usually Google will link the doodle to the Search page, I guess this is the first time it has linked to the books search page.
Samsung’s Galaxy Ace was a huge hit in the Indian market. It was a mid range Android phone with some good specs and looks and was also priced attractively. The Galaxy Ace has now got a successor to follow its suit, and it will be called as the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus. Samsung has officially announced this.
The new phone doesn’t look very much different from the Galaxy Ace. The original phone was considered to be deeply inspired by the design of the iPhone and a newbie would misinterpret a Galaxy Ace to an iPhone easily and the Ace plus has similar looks, except for the placement of the camera, which is at the centre, compared to the Ace which had it on the left corner.
The Samsung Galaxy Ace plus is bigger than the Galaxy Ace by a few millimetres and it is thinner than the Ace by 0.3 mm. The Samsung Galaxy Ace plus measures at 114.5 x 62.5 x 11.2 mm. and weighs 2g heavier than the Ace at 115g.The screen is 3.65 inches and is .15 inches bigger than the Galaxy Ace.
On the inside, the Samsung Galaxy Ace plus is very much different from the Galaxy Ace, with improved specs. It sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 1 GHz single core processor and 512MB of RAM while the Galaxy Ace had a 800 MHz processor with a mere 278 MB RAM. They both have the Adreno 200 GPU. Now the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus will be definitely faster than the Galaxy Ace, which would struggle a lot when working with multiple applications.
The biggest problem with the Galaxy Ace was the internal memory which was a meagre 158 MB,but the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus solves it and comes with a bountiful 3GB of internal memory which can be expanded to 32GB using an external microSD card.
The camera is similar to that of the Galaxy Ace, that is a 5-megapixel AF camera with LED flash. It doesn’t have a front facing camera. Samsung should have added the front facing camera as 3G is becoming increasingly popular in India.
This phone would also come with Samsung Kies Air like the latest Samsung Android phones, for instant updates and Samsung ChatON for staying connected with your friends. It would also have the traditional Google apps that come preinstalled in other Samsung Android phones.
One disappointing thing about the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus is that, it would come with the Android Gingerbread 2.3 Though Google has released the next version of Android, Android 4.0 a.k.a Ice Cream Sandwich, Samsung is reluctant to bring it to the mid segment and lower segment Android phones and has reserved it only for its high end models. Samsung hasn’t said anything about a possible ICS update for the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus.
This phone looks cool and comes with convincing specs for a mid range Android phone. The pricing details haven’t been announced yet. But it is expected to be priced around 15000 INR.
What do you think about this phone ? Do you think it would emulate the success of the Samsung Galaxy Ace ? Share what you think about the Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus with us through the comments.