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Friday, August 29, 2008

How to easily bypass iPhone 3G screen lock password

For all those who thought that the latest generation gadget would be less susceptible to security flaws. The iPhone has such a very simple way to By Pass and compromise on the Screen Protect lock.

Anyone can easily access all the iPhone’s functions without needing the password at all by following the simple steps below.

  • Lock your iPhone.
  • Now press of the “Emergency Call” key from the passcode entry screen.
  • Gently double-tap the home button.
Voila!! That's all it takes for anyone to get into your favourites, from which they can easily access the address book, from which they can get into the e-mail client (by tapping a contact’s e-mail address) or the browser (by tapping a URL) and you now know HOW PROTECTED your iPhone really is?

Seems like the engineers at Apple have miss judged the functionality of the Emergency Call feature and looks like the feature was there to help the crooks. I expect Apple to soon come out with a fix as it seems to be a simple programming mis-judgment. iPhone is already under fire from security experts for lacking important security features.

You can also tap the blue arrow next to a contact's name and you'll have full access to applications such as Safari, Maps, complete Contacts list, SMS, "complete" iPhone access, and Mail by accessing various entries on the Favorite's page, i.e. tapping their home page brings up Safari for a good browsing experience of the crooks at your expense.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Embassy Manyata Water Theme Park - A New IT-cum-water park facility inaugrated today

Embassy Manyata Water Theme Park is now part of the famed Embassy Manyata IT Park, it’s Now or never.

This was the view in front of Target and IBM D2 buildings in Manyata this morning.

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I was thinking only BBMP (Bhruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Pallike - the Government agency that takes care of the infrastructure in Bangalore) was only lathergic - now looks like the private builders have taken a leaf from BBMP too.

BTW, did my IT Pals in these facilities go boating to work this morning?

Timex unveils the Nail Watch :: A revolutionary watch

It's time you are made aware of a simply superb and revolutionary watch from Timex - called the Nail Watch. Yes, it sits on your finger nails. This new watch will allow you to get the Time on your nails!!

There have been many different types of futuristic and concept watches with strange shapes and design from many manufacturers but none as unique as this. To begin with the Nail watch is a device that can be worn on the thumb. Till date you may have never seen a watch that can be worn on the thumb(anyone who told you so would have been considered dumb) but times are going to change thanks to Timex. Timex has collaborated with a leading design firm called Core77 to design this watch. The watch was showcased in a recently held global design competition called '2154: the future of time design'. BTW, the watch is code named as TX54 concept which was a runner up in the competetion.

Moving on to more details about its functionality. The watch sports a translucent body. The smooth flow design blends seamlessly with your nail while a selection of text color options and a glow feature activating on command make it supremely functional as well. You'll just have to press the end of your thumbnail and lo the watch will light up for you.

I feel it's a perfect blend of appearance, user interface, and technology - makes it a great package! Also, I feel that the nail watch passes most standards of modern design with flying colors thanks to its functional and minimalistic design. It's a watch that'll truly make a fashion statement and is also chic and has a touch of Geeky style as well. Well, the only downside of this watch is that it is disposable. Though it is quite innovative with a minimalistic build and design, but it won't last long on your fingers.

As for now no official details about the availability neither the price of this watch has been released by Timex. But since it is tiny and disposable, I don't expect the price to be high either.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Exclusive Images of the Bangalore Metro Stations - Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek into exclusive images of the Bangalore Metro Stations. Though these are just artists impressions, yet they give us an insight into how the Metro Stations are going to shape up in the coming years. I must say they are simply superb!!

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The Namma Metro Station at CMH Road.
The Namma Metro Terminal at Byappanahalli.
The Namma Metro over Old Madras Road.
The Namma Metro Station at Ulsoor.
The Namma Metro Station at Trinity Circle.
The Namma Metro Station at M G Road.
Another View of the Namma Metro Station at M G Road.
We will still need to wait a couple of years for all these to be a reality.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Feed migration from FeedBurner to Google Feeds

As you maybe aware, the RSS feeds on this site are handled by FeedBurner from a long time now. A couple of months ago Google purchased FeedBurner and has begun to fully integrate the service into the mainstream Google Apps. Hence, I had an option to migrate into the newly created Google Feeds.

The migration of RSS feeds from FeedBurner to Google Feeds has been happening for this blog from the last couple of days. The folks at Google had communicated to me this morning that the migration was complete, but would take upto 24hrs for everything to be up and running. The new RSS feed for this blog is located at http://feedproxy.google.com/jsbi ,so the old FeedBurner url may retard gradually.

But looks like there are already a couple of issues after the migration like the ones I have listed below:

Updates via E-mail: I know that there is a sizeable number of folks who receive updates on this Blog via e-mail and it seems they may be facing small glitches. It seems that the FROM field of the mail isn't getting set properly by Google Feeds and it comes as Unknown. This may result in the e-mails being marked as SPAM by your mail server or the mail client. I will be taking up this matter with Google and hope this will be resolved soon. Till, then if you miss on the updates please head over to the website.

FeedCount : This is the number that comes up below the Orange RSS icon. The image is provided at runtime by FeedBurner indicating the number of people hooked onto to the site via RSS Feeds. This number has been pretty healthy for a long time now. But suddenly there was a drastic fall in that number during the migration period and it seems to have been re-enforced back but to a lower number. I am not very sure if some of the reader's via RSS have been lost in the migration process or it was simply a technical glitch and things will be fine soon.

Also, there was a small line reading as "BY FEEDBURNER" below the numbers, which has been grayed out now. I guess it's gonna be changed to something like "BY GOOGLE FEEDS".

If any of you are facing any other issues, please keep me updated so that we can try to resolve the same at the earliest. Also, if you faced any migration issues during this period - let me know - I would be happy to hear.


Monday, August 25, 2008

Top 10 Best Applications for your iPhone 3G in India

The apple iPhone 3G was unveiled in India recently and there has been a lot of reviews in print / television / web about the new gadget of the town. I felt this was the right time to write a small article about the 10 Best Applications you ought to have in your iPhone 3G.

Do let me know if I have missed any of your favorite iPhone apps that should have made it to this list.

This is a must have iphone app for all the geeks out there who spend considerable time on the Twitter Social Network. Twitterrific easily lets you post, reply and read the tweets on Twitter. Twitterrific also includes an in-build mini browser for showing links and also offers easy access to user profiles on Twitter.

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2.Remember The Milk
Just keeping track of everything you have to do any given day can be simply a very difficult task. Luckily for all of us, we had an online app called Rememberthemilk.com - now the same online task manager is available as an easy to use iPhone app too. As soon as you add a task, you’ll be able to get reminders to your email, your iPhone, or your instant messaging account. This allows you to organize your tasks in a way that makes getting them done easy.

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3.RDM+: Remote Desktop for Mobiles Plus
This cool iPhone app provides Remote Desktop for Mobiles. You can connect and have complete access to your remote PC from anywhere in the globe. It also allows you to use the iPhone or iPodTouch to conveniently manage your email, files, programs and network resources.
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4.Apple Reader
If you want RSS feeds right into your iPhone, Apple’s got the right app for you. Just point your browser to any RSS feed (like this) and you’ll get all the info downloaded in a jiffy into your RSS reader. But the problem seems to be in remembering the locations/url of the feeds, but again you have your Favourites list in there to help you.

5. iZoho
The iPhone as you all know by now, doesn't have an in-build app to do document editing. So installing the iZoho is the right choice. Zoho is one of the best office suites on the web and is a competitor to Google Docs. It is also being used by more businesses everyday. Docs/spreadsheets/presentations on iPhone - the only solution seems to be iZoho.
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6. Pedometer
Pedometer is a very simple app that makes best use of the accelerometers of your iPhone/iPod Touch and churns that data with complex mathematical algorithms (using US Army calculations) to calculate the steps you take whether you're walking, jogging or running. Pedometer will also calculate the number of calories you have burnt in a day. It uses a simple interface which has been carefully designed and colored in order for the user to understand it at a glance during motion. Now do you need a costly Garmin?

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7. a2z Convert
a2z Convert is one of the swiss-knife applications for your iPhone. Its got almost all of the conversion utilities packed into a single intutive app. It supports 58 units in total from 11 categories. It allows you to convert units from the following
Angle, Area, Distance, Energy, Length, Pressure, Speed, Temperature, Time, Volume and Weight.
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8. Avalanche
Avalanche is a simple but a very addictive iPhone puzzle game. The goal of the game is very simple - get rid the screen of all of the blocks by picking 3 or more connected blocks of the same color. Faster decisions give you more points - it's good time killer.
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9.Edovia Linguo
Edovia's Linguo is a pocket translator for your iPhone. Linguo is the essential utility that you can rely on when on a business trip and holiday abroad. This application not only enables you to translate your own sentences but also to listen to more than 300 frequently used audio clips in English, German, Spanish and Italian. Linguo supports 17 languages: Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish.
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10. HyperOffice
HyperOffice is an app that'll transform your iPhone into a business and productivity tool. It's lets you access your Outlook mail, contacts, calendars and tasks right from your iPhone and also share them with your colleagues on the move. In addition you can also view and share your documents right on your iPhone.

So, that was the very comprehensive list of the Best 10 apps for iphone. If there are any other apps out there that you feel should have an entry into this list - do let me know.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Exclusive Images of a Tesla High Voltage Generator

Below are some exclusive Images of a Tesla High Voltage Generator - these high voltage stuff just show us what all can be possible with technology. Hope you enjoy seeing the images as I did.

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Organize your Movie Collection easily with Movie Label 2009

With the advent of affordable DVDs, Hard Disk Drives and portable Hard Disks - most of us have a huge movie collection with us. I have already amassed several hundred GB of movies myself.

Here's the solution get hold of Movie Label 2009 which easily helps you organize your movie collection. The information about each movie is indexed automatically, using the online IMDB movie database. It also adds images for your DVD, Blu-ray and VHS covers are retrieved from Amazon.

Movie Label also helps one keep track of loans and future purchases - so you can keep track of which buddy has which movie of yours. Traditional media such as DVD and VHS, and advanced digital media such as DivX are also supported.

Movie Label also comes with an in-build client and server database engine that ensures stability and speed no matter the database size - so amass a entire collection, yet you have optimum speeds. It also comes with a number of pre-defined reports and a report designer enables you to print your collection information in a variety of ways. You can also export your data to HTML, XML, Excel, and text. Movie Label is NOT a freeware but you can give it a try none the less.

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