Banjo is a social application which is based on geograpfical location to find friends nearby. Banjo’s engine can connect with the most popular social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and more, to provide a real time view of what’s happening around the world. Banjo users can enjoy service by web version, the iOS or Android Client.
Like other geographical social found applications, Banjo tracks the location of user’s friends through user’s sign-up in Facebook or Foursquare and information or pictures in Twitter or Instagram. You can not only receive your friends’ related information and alerts, but also be notified when any of your friends are near. Banjo’s web version is convecient to operate because users needn’t any registration and just input name of the city or area code to check what’s someone doing at any time. The iOS or Android Client and its web version equally easy to use.
Banjo won’t be felt disturbing like Highlight and other Apps because it relays on friends’ opening sign-up. In other words, Banjo is more like a location browser which adopt social media technology than a friend recommendaton service like Highlight.
According to Damien Patton, Co-Founder of Banjo, people from over 175 countries are using Banjo, and Banjo team are stepping up to develop multi-language version.
As pointed in an investor report by Shaw Wu, analyst of American investment bank Sterne Agee, Apple company has greatly reduced the production order of current version iPhone and make efforts to prepare for the 6th generation iPhone. At the same time, because Apple plan to release the 6th generation iPhone in the late time of this year, the sale market of iPhone4 and iPhone4S have been cool off.
Shaw Wu learned from Apple supplier that current iPhone’s sale volume in the first quarter in 35.1 million. Aplle has reduced its order to 20% to 25%, which is to say the sale is between 26 to 28 million. This number is lower than the sale target that analysts of Wall Street have participated. Investors should consider 8.6 million of iPhone in stock which help Apple accomplish the balance of supply and demand within 4 or 6 weeks.
Shaw Wu holds that the reason why Apple reduce its order is not lie in the change of demand and supply, however, it’s because they make preparation for the 6th iPhone that will release in September or October.
Generally speaking, Apple company suggests that the operation environment of Mac computer had better be between 10 degrees celsius and 35 degrees celsius. That is to say, Mac won’t functionally well if the temperature overpass 35 degrees celcius. It’s no doubt that eveybody want their Mac be in normal operation especially in the Summer. So it is quite significant to use Mac computer reasonably when the natural temperature is very high.
The adaptation ability of desktop computer is stronger than laptop computer, so the Macbook users should pay more attention to these information to make their Mac work normally. The following are several tip for avoiding Macbook becoming overheat.
1.Avoid using Mac in bed or on the textile
Almost all the soft materials can do harm to the heat dispation of Mac, they can even obstruct its ventilation and cooling-up. You can hear the voice of fan turning when you put Mac on the quilt. To aviod this phenomenon, users should place Mac on hard medium such as glass, wood,and metal, etc.
2.Choose a suitable Notebook stents
The notebook stents is designed to separate Mac and its contact, which to circulate the air and heat. It is quite effective to use the notebook stents to improve heat dissipation in the Summer.
3.Use a fan
That’s right! It is the fan we frequently used at home. It seems like it’s useless , however, if the fan blow to Macbook, it does make sense.
4.Avoid exposure to sunlight
It is a commmon sense that direct sunlight will add presure to the heat dissipation of Macbook. Thus, users should avoid exposing their Macbook under sunlight as far as possible.
5.Take remedial measures when necessary
It is known to all that Mac can dissipate heat through its body. If you feel your Macbook have been obviously overheating, you may place some frozen items on the surface. But it’s just a remedial measure in emergency.
6.Use a Notebook Rradiator
The notebook radiator is functionally like notebook stents. What’s different is that the former carry the ventilation cooling fan which help Mac better dissipate heat.
7.Take off the Keyboard Film
The keyboard film does play a necessary part in protecting the keyboard from dirt and liquid. When the external environment is too high, we’d better take off the keyboard film to dissipate heat.
It is reported that Apple company has submitted application to World Intellectual Property Organization to control iPhone5.com domain, which indicates iPhone5 will be released soon. It is no doubt that some kinds of reassurance for iPhone fans.
Currently, iPhone5.com is running a forum which is related to iPhone5, while Apple company still yet disclose whether they desire to purchase it. In 2011, Apple has recaptured iPhone4S.com domain relaying on the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.
What should be noticed is that Apple company usually begins to apply for recapturing the relevent domains to avoid being infringed before releasing their new product. It can be proved by iPhone4S’s case. Several weeks after Apple having gained the iPhone4S.com domain, they officially released iPhone4S.
Analists predict, iPhone5 will be released in October which is the best time for any companies to promote new products. Releasing in this period, the new products will attract enough attention from customers and they will be given several weeks to think twice about whether purchase it or not. iPhone4S was released in October 2011, and a big success was achieved by Apple. Interestingly, the first mobile devices based on Windows 8 will be released in October. What’s more, Samsung will probably release Galaxy S III in this month..
There are plenty of distributes as for the naming of Apple’s next generation iPhone. In accordance with the practice, Apple company maybe choose a name that the public don’t predict.
As is known to all, there is only one HOME key on the surface of iPhone and almost all the operations are complished by the touch screen. Even so, many combination of keys such as the combination of POWER and HOME, short time or long time press, double click, slide to the right or left, etc. may do you a favor to enjoy the pleasure of iDevices.
Reject answer: When phones call comes, double click the POWER key in the top of iPhone to reject unwanted calls.
Silent mode: Press the volume key or the POWER key, the phone call will continue while into silent mode.
Voice control: Long time press the HOME key under the condition that the phone is locked to open voice control to do operations such as voice dial and song playlists.
When your iPhone is in the lock screen state, double click the HOME key and then press the Camera icon into ptoto-taking interface. In the camera state, press the Volume+ key instead of pressing the camera icon to take photos.
When browsing Twitter, Reeder and other webpages, press the status bar in the top to back to the top of the pages.
In the caculator system, there exist no delete button, users can slide to the right or left in the number screen to cancle the wrong numbers.
4.System icon collection
Many frequently used and required softwares can be set according to individual habits instead of flipping over page by page. Long time press the icon you want to edit, you can move and delete it after the shake and cross button appear. Then press the HOME key to save the settings.
Recently, Samsung the world’s largest phone maker, releases the new smart phone - the Galaxy S III. In the tide of Apple iPhone, Sumsang may hew out their path.
The two are very different specimens of Smartphone. The iPhone 4S is a beautifully designed bit of glass and aluminum kit that sits nicely in the hand and will still look good 18 months into your contract. It does look a bit dated now though considering it's 9.3mm thick, chunky by 2012 standards.
The Galaxy S3 meanwhile is quite a bit bigger in size – including a 4.8in display. So while it might not be so comfortable for the small-handed gadgeteer when making calls, the pebble-inspired "Hyperglaze" finish on the skinny 8.3mm plastic body looks much more premium than its predecessor, the Galaxy S II. For now, we'll give this one to the iPhone 4S but it's really down to personal preference.
Analysts say the popularity of the previous Galaxy - the S2 - was a major factor in the firm overtaking Nokia to become the world's best-selling mobile phone maker.
Samsung said that the new Super Amoled (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) display was 22% larger than its predecessor, but the actual device was not much wider since it had shrunk the size of the bezel.
The development allows Samsung to boast it has a slightly larger screen than the 4.7 inch dimensions of the HTC One X, the top of the range model from its Taiwanese rival.
Rory Cellan-Jones and CCS Insight's Ben Wood assess the new Galaxy phone
It is also significantly bigger than the 3.5 inch display of Apple's iPhone 4S and the 4.3 inch screen of Nokia's Lumia 900.
Samsung may have been influenced by the popularity of its phone/tablet hybrid, the Galaxy Note, which has an even bigger screen and has proved to be more popular than many industry watchers had forecast.
Now Samsung is king of the phone market. It recently dethroned Nokia to become the world’s largest phone maker, when both traditional cell phones and Smartphone are factored in. It also surpassed Apple recently to become the world’s largest Smartphone maker, according to IDC, the research firm. In the United States, it is the No. 2 maker of smartphones, behind Apple and ahead of HTC, according to the NPD Group, a research firm.
NPD said that Samsung was performing so well in the smartphone market because so many carriers were selling and promoting its phones.
The Galaxy S III will arrive in Europe this month before it is released globally, Samsung said.
Keith Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York City street culture of the 1980s.
Keith's parents wanted to name all their children with names that started with K. Haring was interested in art from an early age. From 1976 to 1978 he studied commercial art at The Ivy School of Professional Art, an art school in Pittsburgh. He soon lost interest of commercial art, and moved on to study Fine Arts.
Today, Google has replaced its usual homepage logo with a new artistic logo to commemorate the 54th birth anniversary of Keith Haring. The doodle uses normal Google colors - blue, red, yellow and green, but it has been created in a way, which looks pleasing and makes the viewer feel energized in the first look.
If you notice, you will find that the doodle features a bunch of people dancing and celebrating. And every element in this doodle has to express something. The first 'O' in this Google doodle looks like a superman, who is trying to fly high. The dance moves in the doodle can make you think - for a moment - these hippies have gathered to dance in someone's birthday party.
New analysis of US mobile users for the first three months of 2012 has found the Android OS thundering ahead of arch rival Apple, powering 51% of all (consumer) smartphones – ahead of iOS 30% share.
According to The NPD Group, Samsung now sells one in four U.S. smartphones, bolstered by growing pre-paid sales.
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According to The NPD Group, a leading market research company, Samsung has become a dominant manufacturer of Android smartphones in the U.S. Samsung's share of the smartphone market grew 140 percent in the first quarter of 2012, over the prior year, to reach 24 percent. Apple continues to lead smartphone manufacturers in Q1, rising 7 percent in Q1, over the same period last year, to capture 29 percent of the market. During the same period, smartphone models manufactured by LG, HTC, Motorola, and RIM all experienced market-share declines. The following chart shows NPD's ranking of manufacturers, based on Q1 sales of new smartphones:
Top U.S. Smartphone Manufacturers | Q1'12
RIM Blackberry: 5%
The rise of the pre-paid market contributed to Samsung's growth. Part of the rise for pre-paid handsets were smartphones. In the absence of an Apple prepaid option, Android phones accounted for 79 percent of the pre-paid smartphone market in Q1. Four in 10 pre-paid smartphones (38 percent) sold in the U.S. were manufactured by Samsung.
"Samsung is the only market leader from the feature phone era to transition to market leadership in the smartphone era in the U.S.," said Ross Rubin, executive director, Connected Intelligence for The NPD Group. "Its broad carrier support and advertising - particularly in the ascendant pre-paid segment - have helped it achieve the highest market share among Android handset providers in the U.S."
When it comes to your iPad and other iDevices, keeping them out of harm’s way makes sense. Not all of us need to worry about extreme circumstances, like avoiding bullet shatter with a steel case, but a little protection is never a bad idea. The new Lifedge has an option that makes iPad water and dust proof, with a rating of IP67. Basically, this means you can submerge your iPad in 3 feet of water for up to thirty minutes and not have any harm come your way.
For those that want to bring your iPad to the beach, this is a pretty good idea. What about the rest of us? Actually, if you are a parent its a pretty darn good investment too, I’d say. A year or so ago now, my toddler decided to take my Android smartphone for a swim in the toilet, wish I’d had something like this protecting it. Instead, it was time for a new phone.
The Lifedge iPad case isn’t just waterproof though, it is also designed with OptiGuard coating which the company says will allow it to offer exceptional screen clarity in the sunlight and making it more resistant to possible chemical and oil exposure. Still want more out of your case? It is also able to protect the iPad from a three foot drop.
Sound like something that would interest you? You can get ahold of one for $161 dollars, though that might be a little pricer than some are willing to spend on a case. It’s also worth noting that, for now, it only has iPad 1 and 2 versions.