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Steve jobs is dead!

Steve JobsSteven Paul Jobs (February 24,  1955 – October 5, 2011) 56 year-old, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Apple Inc., died today because of pancreatic cancer.  He left his wife, four children, and two sisters. He passed away a day after the introduction of iPhone 4s.

Steve jobs has contributed a lot to our technology and made our world a better place. It’s so sad to think that he is already gone. And this is a great loss in the technology community. Admit it that he was an icon who changed the way we interact with technology even if you love him or hate him.

This is a sad day especially that I just bought an Apple product and I’m already loving it. I was surfing the Internet and I’m shocked with this news. My first Apple product will be really memorable for me and will always remind me the death of Steve Jobs.

Rest in Peace Steven Paul Jobs. You will never be forgotten. Apple has dedicated a page for Steve jobs that seems to be an epitome.

So what are the things that you will never forget about Steve Jobs?

iPhone 5 out! iPhone 4s in!

iPhone 4s

Apple has recently announced the next iPhone and a lot of apple users or fans are very disappointed. Most of us were expecting for the introduction of two iPhones, the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s. Now we can say that rumors are not that accurate. Is it worth upgrading your current smartphone? So what are the things to be considered upgrading to iPhone 4s?

Big “NO” for the design

The design of the new iPhone 4s is still the same with iPhone 4. I think you’ve heard a lot of rumors about the design that it will be slimmer, rounded, and wider screen. Will it be worth to upgrade for the design? Of course the answer is NO.

Upgrades with Hardware

As we all know that there’s nothing new with the design but let’s take a look with the upgrades on the hardware. The dual-core A5 processor is the biggest upgrade. This processor can be found in iPad 2. This means that the processing is very fast that it could be even two times faster than the iPhone 4. The processor makes the phone run smoothly which makes the gamers very happy. The new smartphone can switch between GSM and CDMA cellular networks. Apple also announced that the new carrier for the iPhone is the Sprint. This carrier is very attractive because of its unlimited data plan and this would make the heavy data users happy. It is worth upgrading for hardware because it is much faster than the previous device.

Upgrades with Camera

The new camera of iPhone 4s is a great upgrade. The good things about the camera:

  • 8 mp camera sensor
  • 3264 x 2448 maximum resolution
  • f/2.4 aperture lets more light in for low-light shooting conditions
  • High performance in very bright and very dark conditions (Backside illuminated CMOS)
  • Zero shutter lag lets you snap images in quick succession
  • Hybrid IR filter allows better color accuracy, more color uniformity.
  • Refined LED flash
  • 5 element lens assembly that’s 30% sharper
  • Improved multi-face detection
  • Camera app accessible from the lock screen for fast shooting
  • 1080p video recording

It is worth upgrading for the camera if you want to see a better image.
The NFC(Near Field Communication) and 4G are missing

You can’t find NFC on this device. This hardware is included in the widespread rumor but didn’t found anything on its introduction. This technology enables you to make payments by just waving your phone to a sensor pay. Another thing that you cannot find in this mobile is 4G.


Apple has integrated Siri on this device. Siri is a voice command and dictation app. This app is also similar with Android. This Siri can talk back after verbal commands. It talks back the information that you need. It’s like an assistant on your phone. Here are the tasks that Siri can do:

  • Set reminde
  • Set your alarm
  • Send a text
  • Check Weather
  • Set a meeting
  • Send an Email
  • Look up directions
  • Find a phone number
  • Conduct Web search

The iOS 5

The new device will run the newest operating system of Apple, the iOS 5. This iOS 5 will be released on October 12. And the features of this new operating system are: Drop-down notification menu instead of pop-up alerts Improved Safari Browser Location-triggered reminders iCloud – this is also the new media syncing of Apple “PC free” wireless updates that you don’t have to plug your device into a computer Newsstand iMessage – an application for messaging with other iOS 5 users.

Release date and prices

Apple will start taking pre-orders on October 7th, and will ship on October 14th. Prices will start from $199 for 16GB model with a contract, 299$ for 32GB model and $399 for 64GB model. This will be available in black and white.

If you ask me, I’ll buy it. I think the the upgrade specs are totally worth it. But I am really disappointed with the design.

So are you buying iPhone 4s?

The Hype Heightens for Iphone 5’s October 4 Official Launch

iPhone 5Finally, the long wait for the most anticipated event ends. Mark your calendars for October 4, because Apple will launch iPhone 5. I’m also waiting for this and I’m really excited to see what will the iPhone 5 exactly look like and its features. Are the rumors about the iPhone 5 really true?
A couple of days ago, September 27, to be exact, the media has received invitations from Apple for introducing iPhone 5 in Cupertino campus in California. The invitation was titled “Let’s Talk iPhone”. Tim Cook, the new CEO of Apple will host the event at 10:00am. The invitation looks like in the above picture.
The first icon is a calendar which represents the date of the event on 4th October. The second icon shows a clock reading 10:00am and this is the time that the presentation will start. The third icon shows the location of the event which is located in Cupertino Campus. The 4thicon is a missed call icon. Indeed, Apple’s invitation for the event has its own curious little clues. It bears four icons, three of which expresses their importance clearly. But the fourth one is somehow a mystery.

Are you ready for a white iPod Touch?

White iPod Touch

In a few weeks Apple is expected to hold a press conference about introducing the new  iPhone and  iPod touch. The focus of the rumor is on the next iPhone revision, and there’s a little information about the next-generation iPod touch. There is a widespread rumor that Apple is releasing its new Ipod touch in white. But with the new release there is nothing much changed except its color. The specs will be very similar with the existing one. So, is that all the changes we will be expecting?

The new iPod  touch will have an additional oleophobic coating on the display same with the iPhone 4 and iPad 2. The purpose of this coating is to repel oil and to leave the device free from any fingerprints or at least lessen it. A revised ambient light is also expected for better visibility. And that is all about it. No specs upgraded.

The rumor started when some white parts for the iPod touch reached the market last July. This roused ideas that Apple will be distributing a white version of the iPod. It is evident that these white iPod touch screens could be easily installed to fourth generation iPod touches that are still on the market.

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How to remove shortcut virus on flash drive

I have encountered this one already and all my files turned to shortcuts. I was thinking to format my flash drive but this will delete my important files stored in my flash drive. I tried to scan it with my anti-virus but then it did not remove the virus. So, I searched for the solution over the Internet and I tried it and it worked!

By following the steps I know you will remove the shortcut virus in your flash drive and get your files back.

So here’s what I did:

If you did not reformat your flash drive, then check whether the files are not in hidden mode.
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