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Sep 6, 2013

Boys Will Be Boys, And So Will A Lot Of Men

I hope you never let this down now, “Boys Will Be Boys”. And so will a whole lot of men. I forget who said this but there is great truth in this apt saying.

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All one has to do is keep a close watch on the behavior of these two groups and the similarities will strike you immediately. For further clues, watch for signs such as acquisition of a new gadget.

The moment someone pulls out a new mobile phone and starts playing around with it, ninety to one all the (male) heads will swivel in that direction. If that same person had sat there waiting in the most outlandish clothes a la the Pied Piper, not one bit of attention would have been thrown his way.

But there’s something irresistible about a new gizmo which is certain to break the ice straight away.

The questions will pour thick and fast as all its plus points are discussed at length.

When that avenue is exhausted, comparisons will be made. Such as which model has the most functions, the best user-friendly keypad and so on and so forth ad nauseum and ad infinitum.

If you listen carefully, you might even catch glimpses of envy, subtly introduced but there nonetheless.

One dissenting voice might intervene to say that although admittedly it is one of the best available in the market, he has heard …
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Dec 18, 2011

An Update Is Available For Your Computer

The cartoon was written by a Linux user but he doesn’t have to make himself feel better. He ALREADY feels better because he knows Linux can do anything Windows and Mac can but it’s all free. By “all free” I mean everything… the OS, the apps, the updates to the OS, the updates to the apps, no matter whether those are major updates or minor updates and bug fixes.

Upgrades from one version of Windows to another have been priced ridiculously and mostly what you get is just new eye candy. Linux has all that eye candy and more and it’s free.

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Oct 6, 2011

Creator Of Personal Computer, iPad, iPod, iPhone. Apple Chief Steve Jobs Dies

The mastermind behind Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, Steve Jobs has died, Apple said. Jobs was 56. Mourners have gathered outside Apple stores in the US in an outpouring of grief, after the company announced today its founder and former CEO Steve Jobs had passed away from pancreatic cancer.
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

He was a college dropout who became obsessed with computers while working at Hewlett Packard over summer to raise money for an overseas trip, NY Daily News reports

There he met Steve Wozniak, and the friends later founded Apple Computer together in his parents’ garage in 1976, when Jobs was 21-years-old .

The company released the Apple I, and the Apple II. Four years later, at the age of 25, Jobs was worth US$239million.

He was fired from Apple the following year, in 1985, after a power struggle with the board. Jobs then acquired animation studio Pixar and turned it into a blockbuster-making powerhouse.

His return to Apple as CEO in 1997 saw a renaissance for the struggling company, starting with the popular iMac computer. Under his guidance, Apple revolutionised the music industry with the introduction of iPods and the iTunes store.

Apple shook up the mobile phone industry with the launch of the iPhone. Steve Jobs also oversaw the introduction of the iPad tablet computer in 2010.

He is survived by his wife Laurene and four children.

Aug 29, 2011

The World’s Best Paper Plane

What you probably might think as child’s play, but there’s a surprising amount of history behind paper airplanes.

How to fold the world’s longest flying paper plane.

Even today, with the benefit of modern aerodynamics, physics, and materials, the creation of a good paper airplane is still as much art as it is science. Grab a stack of 8.5″ x 11″ paper, find a clean, flat surface, and get ready to fold. Here are five of our favorite flying wonders.

The Author of this plane (he floated in Guinness record 27 seconds) is Ken Blackburn. in his book he states that he did not invent the plane. He tried several classic designs and choose this one. Although Blackburn’s record has been surpassed, the design is still superb, and it’s surprisingly easy to make. Perhaps you can out fly him.

Aug 28, 2011

The iPhone 5, Features, Benefits, Concept. Loads Of Blah Blah

Amazing Concept iPhone 5. This CG iPhone 5 has advanced iPhone features such as a sleeker iPhone design, a laser keyboard & holographic display all rolled into this iPhone 5 video.

The computer generated Concept iPhone 5 features is an exponential leap to the iPhone 4 or iPhone 3gs of today.

We hope you enjoy this iPhone 5 video more than the current trend of iPhone 5 rumors such as iPhone 5 leaked and iPhone 5 unboxing videos. Apple is yet to make the iPhone 5 announcement. So have your fill of this new iPhone video before the iPhone 5 release.

Why is everyone goin all crazy over this CONCEPT ?! .. dont you people understand what concept means ?

Plus the technology that this CONCEPT uses is way too high so

If the technology exists.. it would be too expensive. If it exists with a reasonable price.. it would need a nuclear battery to run it for 2 hours, and speaking o which ,, where is the battery ?!

I love how people believe that a hologram can be projected onto nothing. Thin air. Zip. Zero. Zilch. I don’t work like that. Besides, the thing is so thin if you drop it even once its gonna shatter.

Nice video effects but I don’t think the iPhone 5 will have these capabilities. I don’t think holographics like this will become a reality in the near future. I think the keyboard concept might not be too far in the future though as I have seen other experimental technology with this capability.

Aug 17, 2011

Facebook Messenger And How It Can Blow Up Your iPhone

A new Android and iOS app called Facebook Messenger, has just been released and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Basically, Facebook has taken its messaging system, used their Beluga team to simplify it a bit, and pushed it out as an independent app. You can message your contacts without using up SMS (similar to things like BBM, Google+ Huddle, iMessage, GroupMe, Fast Society, and plenty of others,) and you can also create group messages on the fly as well.

Your messages will be seen by people show up in the Messenger app, their Facebook inbox, or by SMS if they don’t have the app installed. You can also share your GPS location and attach images to the message conversations as well. If you’ve used Beluga or Facebook, then you know how to use this.

Rich Harris says I was one of many folks whose smartphone was bombarded after installing the new Facebook Messenger app, a stand alone version of the Facebook messaging platform also included in the main Facebook application. To the dismay of many smartphone users including myself, my contacts on my phone in some cases were showing up in triplicate. For us geeks, nothing is more maddening that duplicate entries of anything, whether it be notifications, emails or contacts. I won’t go on and on about this as many people already are on their blogs but it does bring up a couple questions and again unearths some more of the immature development practices still prevalent at Facebook.