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Vimeo has launched application for Xbox 360

Vimeo, video sharing service after its Windows Phone update and has launched its new application for Xbox 360 and that is for subscribers with live gold package just like Netflix, Hulu Plus and HBO GO etc.

Vimeo has launched application for Xbox 360 Vimeo which holds a large number of audience on television that exists in different formats starting from the Apple TV, Roku and Boxee to Phillips and Samsung Smart TVs . Nevertheless, this release will put Vimeo in the hands of countless Xbox users, further extending its reach into the living room.

As far as new application features are concerned both Kinect voice and gesture controls help users to search, select and play movies. Another great feature is that you are also informed of videos your Xbox LIVE friends are watching and you can also share videos on social networks like Facebook.



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Cisco Systems has acquired policy vendor BroadHop

Cisco Systems the networking giant has acquired policy vendor BroadHop. The acquisition seems to be Cisco system strategy to shape the mobile data traffic will buy up for an undisclosed sum.

BroadHop has developed a policy server and traffic management deployed in over 70 mobile carrier networks and wire-line across the world. The sophisticated technology gives flexibility to the carrier to develop service tiers that is based on application or band width . With the help of such policy users who pay more per month can get comparatively high speeds.


Besides speeding up or down your connection by implementing server policy BroadHop’s technology can be implemented in many other sophisticated tiers such as Policy for VoIP plans or video-streaming which will provide priority video or IP communications packets. Based on policy traffic at different speed and different rates will be available to the users.

All these features of Broadhops technology drived Cisco for acquisition of company for better services to customers and to strengthen its revenue.

Hilton Romanski, Vice President of Corporate Business Development, in a statement in the Cisco blog post, said that Cisco’s will acquire BroadHop and make it a part of mobile carrier group and the new technology would serve as a base line for Cisco to built more applications. Romanski hinted that BroadHop tech can be used for mobile video-on-demand service.

Operators like Leap and Verizon are already working on the concept of turbo speed internet technology with just a single click on mobile phones.


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Sony Android 4.1 Jelly Bean now available for Sony Xperia S, Xperia Ion and Xperia SL

Sony today released an update version of Android i-e Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for its handsets. It also mentioned the handsets that won’t be upgraded beyond Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Astonishingly Sony said that its handsets Xperia Miro, Xperia U, Xperia Sola and Xperia Tipo won’t be upgraded to latest version and at best can have Android 4.0.

Sony Xperia S, Xperia Ion

Although the abovementioned list of handsets do not have high price tags but it is a disappointing news for users of all these handsets.

However for owners of high end phones like Sony Xperia S, Xperia Ion and Xperia SL the it is a good news as they can upgrade to latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.Other sony models will company after release of update for them in Feb and March of next year.These sets includes Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia TX.

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Angry Birds Star Wars game now available on Facebook

Rovio has announced its Angry Birds Star Wars game for Facebook. The great Angry birds game is so popular that it hit number one in the Application Store within two hours of its launch just after its release.
Angry Birds Star Wars is already available for different platforms including IOS,Windows, BlackBerry, Android, Windows and tablets like Kindle Fire.

Angry Birds Facebook
The launch of Angry Birds Star Wars for Facebook is expected to attract huge number of gamers and spread like a virus. The Facebook users will now directly compete with each other through their Facebook connections.

The Facebook application will also offer other features like weekly tournaments with additional five new levels for users every week.

Bird-flingers will also include additional power-ups. Rovio has also added a Lightsaber Sling (high-powered flinging), Blaster Droid (laser destruction) and Thermal Detonator (forexplodes on command).


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Samsung to announce Galaxy S4 phone in Monaco in February,2013

After Samsung announcement of major revelations on its annual Forum day the speculations of launch of new Samsung Galaxy S4 phone in Monaco in February,2013 are on rise.


The current model Samsung Galaxy S3 was launched just few months back in May this year. Samsung has previously denied the rumors of launch of Galaxy S4 at CES in Las Vegas in January.

The Samsung Forum event is going to take place next year from 4-6 February in Monaco and sources say that in event some major announcements by Samsung are expected.

So far no specifications of Galaxy S4 have been revealed, although the name S4 has benn confirmed by a Samsung executive.

Although Samsung has revealed flexible displays but so far these displays are not ready for mass production. However main features expected for S4 are an HD display and a high resolution 13MP camera with phone supporting the wireless charging and mobile payment options.

Even if Samsung announces its next smartphone S4 in February the mass production will only be possible in second quarter of 2013.

Samsung at CES, will mainly focus on televisions rather than smartphone business as it did last year at European Forum in Prague focusing on Smart TV and network devices.

In 2011, Samsung Electronics achieved high sales of $143 billion beside achieving top market share in ten product categories.


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Samsung Galaxy S III hit by new Android malware exploit

Alephzain of XDA Developers claims that they have discovered vulnerability in a number of Samsung devices that can gives access to physical memory of these devices. The potential flaw hackers can completely wipe out Samsung devices data or get access to complete data using different tools.

Samsung SIII exploit

The first device which was subjected to test by Alephzain was Samsung Galaxy S III and he found flaws in it. He says that flaw also exists in other Samsung devices like Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note II and the Meizu MX. He also hinted that other potential devices with flaw are those that feature Samsung kernel or an Exynos processor (4210 & 4412).

So far Samsung has issued no official statement on this critical security vulnerability. However the flaw has already being exploited. A moderator called Chainfire has already created an APK file using Alephzain’s exploit to gain root access on any Exynos4-based device.

The post shows a list of following compatible Samsung devices
Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100
Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE GT-I9305
Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300
Verizon Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605 (with locked boot-loaders)
Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8010.



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Apple wants to get rid of Nvidia graphics?

Although Intel has been around Apple for support of processors but so far graphic cards are concerned it seems that AMD has an edge over Intel., Apple recently posted a job for electrical engineers for its Mac Desktop Systems and one of the main criteria they are looking for is that the applicant must have the past experience and qualification of Intel chipsets as well as experience on “AMD or Nvidia GPUs.”

Apple AMD Graphics

Currently, the Mac Pro series is based on AMD Radeon graphics cards, the new iMac offers either GeForce GTX 680MX or Nvidia GeForce GT 650M graphics inside where as the latest Mac Minis offers integrated Intel graphics.

The new qualifications for job posting suggest that the tech giant Apple may switch to AMD GPU’s in near future.

Nvidia came in strongly in 2012 as their graphic card became the part of both the iMac and new MacBook laptops.But question is why Apple’s requires EE qualified on AMD graphics processors?

Is there any thing special for Apple in AMD’s upcoming graphics architecture and they want to switch future iMac on it or may be Mac Pro production series in U.S. maybe based on AMD’s Radeon 6000 series or last but not the least Apple wants to get rid of Nvidia graphics?


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Twitter release new feature of Tweet archive

Twitter has launched a latest feature for its users to download their complete archive of tweets.
Twitters new feature is very promising and allows users to access tweet archives via settings to call for “Request your archive.”



A note is there for the users under the new button that says

“You can request a file containing your information, starting with your first tweet. A link will be emailed to you when the file is ready for download.”

Presently the new feature is available for only selective users

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Huawei plans to launch 8.5 inch smartphone

Huawei following the foot step of Samsung is believed to be working on better and larger size displays for its upcoming smartphone.Samsung recently upgraded the display size of its Samsung Galaxy Note devices. As compared to original Galaxy note the new Galaxy Note II is equipped with a larger display. It seems that Samsung will continue to increase the display size of the upcoming smartphones.

Huawei 8.5 smartphoneHuawei is rumored to enter the smartphone market with a launch of larger 8.5 inch smartphone. Huawei has still not confirmed about any such device but in a recent tweet by Eldar Murtazin he mentioned that he got a chance to of hands on one of Huwaei device in a recent Huawei event. He also displayed picture of the said Huwaei smartphone.
The main thing which comes to mind is that why Huwaei wants to design and launch such a smartphone with much larger display. The answer may be simply to compete in the smartphone market with another device or better called it a tablet.

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Apple released list of best applications 2012

A number of great application and games were released in 2012 for Apple’s IOS. A number of extra ordinary applications made their way across Apple’s iTunes main page and interestingly many of them were from brand new developers.

Recently,Apple released a list of its top picks among the games and applications for 2012.
Apple ranked Paper as best application by the developer Fifty-Three. Paper is a great application for the iPad. It provides features such as sketch pad for artwork and scratchpad for notes. This application has a number of powerful tools that let users to easily create and shape notes and finally save them in “books”. Paper is an innovative application and is considered as one of the essentials for iPad users.


The second slot in applications category was won by Action Movie FX. This application makes many complicated computer tasks easier and simple. Action Movie FX helps users to record a short video clip and then generate a scene for the video automatically from different video features. With the single tap of a button user can dramatize a helicopter crash in his lawn or watch his neighbors car blown to pieces.The application is more of a fun application rather than productivity application.


In the Games category for iPad Apple selected The Room for the top slot. The Room is a puzzle game with a number of challenges equipped with beautiful graphics and sound.


The second slot was won by the Waking Mars. Waking Mars is a fluid game. The game has a number of twists and turns.


For the iPhone the top application selected by Apple is Action Movie FX which is on No 2 for iPad.

On second slot is Figure. Figure is a great tool to select from a variety of virtual sound features

On the game side of Rayman Jungle Run and Letterpress are the top two choices.

Did you agree with Apples top picks for 2012.Please share your comments.