Sunday, 2 February 2014

What is Chrome OS? Should I get a Chromebook?

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Nowadays, people spend most of their time on their computers accessing the internet in their web browsers. Increasingly, our data is shifting to the cloud. Users now use webmail services like Gmail for their email needs, store files on Google Drive, and create documents on Google Docs; which have replaced the function of former desktop-based applications like Microsoft Office, Outlook, etc. There is no longer a need to worry if our computer fails; since we have all our data in the cloud, which we can access from anywhere, anytime. This questioned the relevance of bulky operating systems like Windows and Mac OS in the modern world.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Google Maps: Now Available on iOS

It is a relief for frustrated iOS users using Apple Maps, the navigation app by Apple which replaced Google Maps in iOS 6. The problem with Apple Maps is the poor data, due to which people are getting wrong directions and wrong images of places. This led to lot of controversies regarding iOS 6 and iPhone 5.

Google Maps is now available for download from the Apple App Store.

The new Google Maps app now includes new features which were limited before to Android like guided turn-by-turn navigations. 

I think Apple Maps might do better in the future, but at the current stage I will blindly recommend Google Maps to people who don't want to wait and want the best maps app currently available.

Do you like the new Google Maps app? Will you download and use the new Google Maps for iOS or continue to use the Apple Maps app/wait for an update?

Let us know in the comments about your views.

(via Mashable)

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Friday, 5 October 2012

Windows 8 Launch: 25th October

Windows 8, the successor of Winodws 7, having many new features, including a metro-style has been confirmed to be released on 25th October, 2012.

It has also been said that on 26th October, 2012; Windows 8, Windows 8 RT PCs, tablets, and Microsoft Surface tablets will go on sale and will be available to get your hand on.

25th October would be an exciting day, showing the full glory of Windows 8. I'd like to get my hand upon the final version of Windows 8 as soon as possible.

Countdown to Windows 8 Release...

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Apple's September 12 special event: iPhone 5, iPod touch & iPod nano

The Apple Special Event has been fantastic, with a lots of new product announcements, exciting ones including the newly designed iPhone 5, iPod touch and iPod nano. I seriously fell in love with each of the new products.

The new iPhone 5 has a whole new design which is thinner and lighter and more powerful that the previous, the iPhone 4S. The new iPhone 5 now has a 4" screen, half an inch bump from the iPhone 4S. Apple was able to cut 1.7 millimeters off of the depth of the iPhone 5 and it is a noticeable difference. It weighs 112 grams, which is 28 grams less than the 4S. It now also includes 4G LTE connectivity. It has also got a processor upgrade to Apple A6 processor.

The new iPod touch (5th generation) also has got a whole new design which is thinner lighter and more powerful than the previous, the iPod touch (4th generation). It now has got 4" screen with an Apple A5 dual-core processor, an upgrade from Apple A4 chipset. The new camera in the iPod touch is a whole lot better than the previous one, having 5-MP worth of goodness. It now also have a special iPod touch loop, which is actually a strap to keep it safe. 

The new iPod nano also has a new redesign, and now it gets it home button back with a modified version of iOS for the bigger touch screen, in which the icons are rounded instead of being square. Video playing is also now back to the iPod nano. The display is a 2.5" display.

All these devices feature a new dock-connector, an upgrade from the 30 pin dock-connector, also called the Lighthing connector.

Apple introduced some new features in iTunes including a mini player and others.

The new iPhone 5 and iPod touch also come with a new pair of earbuds from Apple, also known as the EarPods.

For more information check out Apple's website --

You can also see the full video keynote featuring Tim Cook and other Apple employees here --

Friday, 7 September 2012

Apple Confirms iPhone 5 in September 12 Media Event

It's going to be almost a year since the iPhone 4S was release, and so on, following the same tradition, it's time for another new iPhone. Apple has scheduled a media event in San Francisco, on September 12.

The email invites dispatched by Apple includes an image with the text "It's almost here" and the date 12 below it. The 12 has a shadow of 5, confirming that the next iPhone that is the iPhone 5 is surely going to be released in the event.

There have also been rumours that Apple will also be revealing a new version of iPad, iPad mini and the new lineup of iPods at the event.