iphone

iPhone (/ˈaɪfoʊn/ EYE-fohn) is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It runs Apple's iOS mobile operating system. read more at WikiPedia

  • This small plugin for Joomla! add a message inviting iPhone/iPad users to add the web application to the home screen.

    The code is compatible with iPhone/iPod touch, iPhone4 and iPad. On older devices the “add” icon is a “+” while on iOS 4.2 it has been replaced with . The script detects the OS version and displays the appropriate icon.

    The message appears after 2 seconds (customizable) from page load, and is destroyed after 20 seconds (also customizable). The balloon enters and exits the screen with a quick configurable animation: drop from top, bubble from bottom or fade in/out. Additionally it also let you choose a custom icon for your blog when a visitor adds your website to start screen.

    What’s new

    • New version for Joomla 2.5 / 1.5
    • New javascript engine&160; in version 2.0,
    • New CSS,
    • Add support for returningVisitor: show the message to returning visitors only. Set this to true and the message won’t be shown the first time an user visits your site. Default: false,
    • Add support for autostart: should the balloon be automatically initiated? Default: true.
    • BUG: avoid duplicate javascript insertion now using onAfterDispatch() instead of onAfterInitialise
    • BUG: now touchIcon is properly inserted in message
    • Add support for custom iconMessage,
    • add support status-bar styling:
      Sets the style of the status bar for a web application.
      This meta tag has no effect unless you first specify full-screen mode as described in “apple-mobile-web-app-capable.”
      If content is set to default, the status bar appears normal. If set to black, the status bar has a black background. If set to black-translucent, the status bar is black and translucent. If set to default or black, the web content is displayed below the status bar. If set to black-translucent, the web content is displayed on the entire screen, partially obscured by the status bar. The default value is default.

    Full list of changes available in GIT commit e1e375cc44d594236db2a84702bad6f426ce99b6

    &160;

    add2Home_ipod_iphone_ipad_joomla_001 add2Home_ipod_iphone_ipad_joomla_002

    This plugin is based on the project add2Home (MIT license) and all credits goes to the author Matteo Spinelli

    You can see a demo of it at http://vimeo.com/19090508 and it is currently active on this blog.

    You can create your own Apple icon using free online service like http://wizardtoolkit.com/shooter/iPhone-Icon-Generator

  • This small plugin for Joomla! add a message inviting iPhone/iPad users to add the web application to the home screen.

    Add2Home has been updated to version 1.6.4 correct 2 bugs and contains an important new feature for both Joomla 1.7 and Joomla 2.5. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Manager under Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager.

    New ideas/features/bugs are always welcomed either through forums or&160; by using feedback

    Some early report show that on add2Home work on iPhone/iPad/iPod running iOS 5.01 The close button doesn´t work on IOS 5.1. It seems to have something to do with iOS versions. I am on it

    What’s new?

  • NEW: Add new setting “webapp-links" Using this will rewrite all your internal Joomla links and make your entire site appear to be working outside of safari as a web application!.
  • NEW: Installation branding,
  • BUG: new update site in installer
  • BUG:duplicate initialization of javascript
  • NEW: Frequently Asked Questions started in wiki

    Full list of changes available in GIT commit 329d0a3765d5b86af49377dfbb04a0317b94fcc7 and 2131a2e3e6a51b4d6f54e790dc7a961650cce7b5

  • This small plugin for Joomla! add a message inviting iPhone/iPad users to add the web application to the home screen.

    Add2Home has been updated to version 1.6.6 correct 2 bugs for Joomla 2.5. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Manager under Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager.

    New ideas/features/bugs are always welcomed either through forums or by using feedback

    This release contains the Last code update: 2012.07.25 – v2.0.2 of Add To Home Screen

    Bug: correctly detects Chrome browser

    Bug: Added support to disable balloon for Chrome iOS browsers

    Full list of changes available in GIT commit 30d197d47a665806dac32fba6ea08d08f6d76ae9

  • This small plugin for Joomla! add a message inviting iPhone/iPad users to add the web application to the home screen.

    Add2Home has been updated to version 1.7.0 for Joomla 2.5. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Manager under Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager.

    New ideas/features/bugs are always welcomed either through forums or by usingfeedback

    This release contains the Last code update: 2013.01.18 – v2.0.5 –&160; v2.0.5 of Add To Home Screen

    Device compatibility: iPhone/Ipod touch >=3.1.1, iPad >=3.2.

    Full list of changes available in GIT commit 30d197d47a665806dac32fba6ea08d08f6d76ae9

  • This small plugin for Joomla! add a message inviting iPhone/iPad users to add the web application to the home screen.

    Add2Home has been updated to version 1.7.5 correct 1 bugs for Joomla 2.5 /3.0 / 3.1. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Manager under Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager.

    New ideas/features/bugs are always welcomed either through forums or by using feedback

    This release contains the Last code update: 2013.08.17 – v2.0.8 of Add To Home Screen

    NEW iOS 7&160; Support
    NEW Improved CSS
    NEW new installer build and packaged with my Joomla RAD packager (GitHub)
    Bug Portuguese translation correction

    See in action on your iOS device at&160; http://demo-joomla-2.5.waltercedric.com or http://demo-joomla-3.0.waltercedric.com/

  • apple-iphone.3gs.repair.diy

    I will show you how to repair a cracked or broken iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, or iPod Touch screen yourself.

    In brief, what you need to know

    • The 3G and 3Gs screens are different! you can not mount an iPhone 4 screen on a 3G(s)
    • There is NO 3rd party or lower quality screens, all 3rd party repair company just LIE.
    • Different kit are available:
      • LCD only for 12€ to repair a broken LCD screen only: the iPhone has an intact glass screen, however the image behind the glass screen is absent, broken or distorted.
      • Glass + digitizer for 22€ This is for an iPhone 3G device with a broken glass screen or malfunctioning touch screen with the image (LCD Screen) behind the screen still intact.
      • Glass + digitizer + LCD + button + speaker mounted for 42€ the most expensive but the easiest to replace
    • Duration: 30, 15 or 2 minutes depending on the kit

    I went for the most expensive Kit on ebay.fr, which allow you to replace the broken screen by removing 2 screws, an connecting 3 cables!

    By the way I would NEVER send any phone to anyone, how do you think all these private pictures land on forums? removing the sim card is not enough, there are tools to fetch data even after the have been removed!

    Glass + digitizer + LCD + button + speaker kit mounted with all required tools to perform the repair

    apple-iphone-screen-repair-kitapple-iphone-screen-repair-kit2

    Step 1

    Remove the 2 small Phillips screws located at the bottom of the iPhone

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    Step 2

    Using the suction cups, pull up the screen upper part while retaining the body, it will come with no efforts

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    Step 3

    Look at the connectors that you will have to pull off using the tool. Apple numbered the black ribbon cables 1, 2, and 3. The ribbon 3 being hidden under the cable that connect to 2. Just pull the cables in that order 2,1 and 3 off,

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    Step 4

    Connect the new screen by plugging in that order 3, 1 and 2. Verify proper operations before closing with the 2 Philips screw the case back.

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  • CedThumbnails has been updated to version 2.5.9 and contains 4 new features and correct some bug for  Joomla 2.5. For existing users the update will display in the Extensions Managerunder Updates. If you do not have this currently installed, you can click the link below and install like you are use to via the Extensions Manager.

    NEW: The function that detect images in your articles is now clever and now support better fallbacks. It now support Joomla articles metadata (intro image and full article image). With the first option selected the system will always find at least one image to render as thumbnail. Priority is from left to right.

    • search in intro text -> use intro image -> in full text -> use full article image (NEW) it’s the default,
    • search in intro text only,
    • search in intro text -> use intro image (NEW),
    • search in full text only,
    • search in full text -> use full article image (NEW),
    • search in intro text -> in full text,
    • search in full text -> in intro text,

    If no images are found, despite going through intro text, full text, intro image and full article image, the system will fallback to a default image that can be set up per modules/plugins.

    NEW: Support for alternate images text and caption.

    NEWSupport for new resizing method:

    • inside: image fits the given dimensions from the inside, aspect ratio will be kept.
    • outside: image will be at least as big as X x Y, aspect ratio will be kept.
    • fill: image will be stretched as necessary, aspect ratio may not be kept. it’s the default resizing method.

    NEW: Support for scaling method, this determines when to scale an image:

    • any: resize regardless of the image size. it’s the default scaling method.
    • up: resize if image is smaller than the new dimensions.
    • down: resize if image is larger than the new dimensions.

    On a side note the code has been improved, no static methods, better decoupling, but that’s another story that interest only developers. Anyway adding new features will be easier!

  • A funny video

    "I once saw him (Steve Jobs) try to run over a dog with his car. He missed, but still -- you admire the intention".

  • gmail-logo&160; hotmail_logo

    A small trick that will let you consult your hotmail message from GMAIL and as such will be a lot more easier to consult on the iPhone.

    Gmail's Mail Fetcher can download messages from up to five other email accounts, centralizing all your email in Gmail. The tabs above have information on setting up Mail Fetcher, as well as troubleshooting tips for the common problems users face.

    Note: You don’t need any premium hotmail account, even a free account at hotmail will work! One more time, thanks Google!

    Log into GMAIL,go to settings, under “Get mail from other accounts”

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    Enter the email address of the account to get mail from

    add.hotmail.to.gmail.for.iphone&160;&160;

    Enter the mail settings for your mailbox, customize

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    We are nearly finished

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  • iphone

    You need of course a Jailbroken iPhone, normal and loyal user of Apple  you are not allowed to save your own SMS!!!

    shh to your iphone, using WINSCP for example

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    Use login root, default password is alpine (but you should have change it to something else for better security a long time ago)

    Go to the directory  /private/var/mobile/Library/SMS

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    and copy the file sms.db to your local disk

    Download SQL lite browser at http://sqlitebrowser.sourceforge.net/

    SQLite Database Browser is a freeware, public domain, open source visual tool used to create, design and edit database files compatible with SQLite. It is meant to be used for users and developers that want to create databases, edit and search data using a familiar spreadsheet-like interface, without the need to learn complicated SQL commands. Controls and wizards are available for users to:

    • Create and compact database files
    • Create, define, modify and delete tables
    • Create, define and delete indexes
    • Browse, edit, add and delete records
    • Search records
    • Import and export records as text
    • Import and export tables from/to CSV files
    • Import and export databases from/to SQL dump files
    • Issue SQL queries and inspect the results
    • Examine a log of all SQL commands issued by the application

    open the file sms.db  in Sql Lite Browser

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    Click on the Tab “Browse Data” and select the Table “Message”, you can see your SMS!

    Now under the menu File – Export – Export as CSV

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    You’re done!

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    Attention: even if the file format (CSV) can be read in any text editor /Open Office/Office Excel, the data are not presented in an user friendly manner!

    #@$!& APPLE: This is My iPhone and these are MY DATA!

  • vshare

    Disclaimer: I don’t recommend vShare or any other alternatives to Install .IPA files.&160; The only reason of this post is to help users try out paid apps before they decide to purchase them. This post do not support piracy or piracy-related apps.

    I recommend you to use instead Android since you can test any paid application for 24h and get a refund if you are not satisfied!

    You will need:

    Only 2 steps are required

    1. Install AppSync
    2. Install vShare

    AppSync

    • Is a package that Cydia asks you to install if you want to install Installous/vShare.
    • Allows users to sync and install cracked App Store applications to your iOS device.
    • Works by patching the Mobile Installation file on the iOS firmware which is needed to install .ipa files (App Store Apps) without going through iTunes.
    • Is only available through an external repository that must be added to Cydia.

    Install

    1. Open Cydia
    2. Go to Manage -> Sources -> Edit -> and tap on Add
    3. Type repo.hackyouriphone.org and tap on Add Source to add the repo
    4. Now search for “AppSync for iOS 6″&160; and install it

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    vShare


    After you’ve installed AppSync, do the following:

    Enjoy!

  • Apple IPhone don’t fly well, and here is a picture to prove it:

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    I will this week end publish an online “how to exchange your iPhone 3GS LCD screen yourself”

    • The Glass can be found on ebay for 22 euros
    • The whole assembled kit: Glass + LCD + frame + home button + speakers + kit of 7 tools for less than 42 euro! this is the kit I ordered yesterday online.

    iphone.3gs.screen.repair.kit

    By the way, Apple ask a little bit more than 200 CHF for replacing the glass.

  • There are “Still” plenty of reasons to jailbreak that aren't directly related to iPhone-specific hardware.

    • Cydia, an APT frontend for your iPhone, get all applications, most are open source or refused by Apple!
      By the way, Cydia was offering cut&paste, video editing, back grounding, MMS and more years before Apple gives us the OS 3.0. What’s coming in OS 4.0? skins and themes :-)
    • Winterboard, apply themes and skins to get more funny spring board, for example with the little big planet skins, they are really hundreds of them!
      &160;little.big.planet.cydia cydia.theme
    • Live Clock and Weather icons,
    • SBSettings,a customizable HUD with handy settings switches accessed by swiping across the status bar in any app or in the home screen, numerical status displays,
    • Customizable system fonts,
    • Multitasking support, dead simple: press Home 2 second to put app in background, 2 second more to disabled background, I did not see any huge power drain differences by running 2 instant messaging apps: Skype and Nimbuzz 2 hours without interruption. The only real issue that must be confirmed is that the iPhone get really hot in the back. I would suspect that Apple is aware of this problem and did not switch back grounding application for this reason.
    • Full access to the file system, normal users don’t need that, but developers find it fun!
    • Terminal, SSH (openSSH yes), VNC and VIM, I can now remotely connect to my host with my RSA keys but more on that later..

    How to Jailbreak your iPhone/iPod 3GS

    I MAKE NO SUPPORT, USE AT YOU OWN RISK

    I just want to share here how simple and how easy it was for ME, it doesnt mean it will work for YOU. Search in Google for a solution in case of disaster (iPhone wont boot up), it seems a backup/restore may save you time and eager.

    Jailbreak with Purplera1n http://purplera1n.com&160;

    Run the exe while having your iPhone connected through USB, click on the button “make it ra1n”

    The iPhone will reboot and a new icon “Freeze” will appear. Click on it to install Cydia [WikiPedia]. The operation take less than 1 minute

    NOTE:

    • You can also afterward install cracked Applications by Drag & Drop into iTunes or by double clicking them and Sync with your iPhone/iPod Touch !!!
    • I recommend you to install “Pandora Box”, a free app that run on any non jail broken iPhone and let you review every day or week all paid applications that get a price drop (paid to free, paid drop in prices ). There is enough (crap) to download for free before paying of even hacking the iPhone.
  • jailbreak  Apple iOS 4.1 is live for Iphone 4, 3GS, IPod Touch 2G and 3G, time to jailbreak :-)

    Jailbreak

    1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes 10
    2. Use CYDIA AptBackUp  to also save your "non approved apps", When you next back up your iPhone up with iTunes this application create a list that is backed up as well. So next time you have to restore or upgrade you restore from ITunes install AptBackUp and CYDIA will install all the apps/mods on the list.
    3. Start iTunes and sync your iPhone to save all your data
    4. Download Sn0wbreeze http://bit.ly/bKcoHy and the original iOS 4.1 firmware files for your version of iPhone/iPod
    5. Only the 1.8beta support iOS 4.1 download here http://bit.ly/ahVzJL
    6. Start Sn0wbreeze and select “Simple Mode”, browse for your .ipsw file, “Do you want to activate your iPhone?” NO,it create the custom .ipsw
    7. Restore your iPhone wit that custom firmware (latest iOS with old baseband :-)), click SHIFT then on restore, locate file and wait...wait
    8. When you have latest firmware, just restore your data using the backup done previously at point 2
    9. Run CYDIA to install AptBackUp again
    10. Run AptBackUp and click restore to get all your non approved applications back!

    iOS 4.1 Software Update

    This update contains improvements, including the following:

    • Game Center
      • Send and receive friend request
      • Invite friends to multi-player games over the Internet
      • Play multi-player games by auto-matching with other players
      • View Leader boards and Achievements
      • Discover new games from friends
    • High dynamic range (HDR) photos on iPhone 4
    • Support for TV show rentals on iTunes
    • Ability to upload HD videos to YouTube and Mobile Me over Wi-Fi on iPhone 4
    • Additional support for AVRCP-supported accessories,  including next & previous track control
    • Face Time calling directly from Favorites
    • Bug fixes, including:
      • iPhone 4 proximity sensor performance
      • iPhone 3G performance
      • Nike+iPod fixes
      • Bluetooth improvements
    • Products compatible with this software update:
      • iPhone 4
      • iPhone 3GS
      • iPhone 3G
      • iPod touch 2nd generation, or later

    Game Center requires iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 2nd generation or later.

  • Funny, seen in middle of Z&252;rich, at a Swisscom shop. Luckily it was late at night,so no customers harms :-)

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    PowerPoint has stopped functioning und will be restarted (sound also familiar to some Vista users isn't it?)

  • linuxOnIPhone

    Linux 2.6 kernel has been ported to Apple's iPhone platform!!!!!

    A short narrated video demonstrating iPhone Linux, a port of the Linux operating system to the iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, and first-generation iPod touch platforms. This video was created with Cycorder, a video recorder app for the iPhone, with apologies for the blurriness.

    Original POST with the news is HERE

  • add2Home_ipod_iphone_ipad_joomla_000

    This small plugin for Joomla! add a message inviting iPhone/iPad users to add the web application to the home screen.

    The code is compatible with iPhone/iPod touch, iPhone4 and iPad. On older devices the “add” icon is a “+” while on iOS 4.2 it has been replaced with . The script detects the OS version and displays the appropriate icon.

    The message appears after 2 seconds (customizable) from page load, and is destroyed after 20 seconds (also customizable). The balloon enters and exits the screen with a quick configurable animation: drop from top, bubble from bottom or fade in/out. Additionally it also let you choose a custom icon for your blog when a visitor adds your website to start screen.

    add2Home_ipod_iphone_ipad_joomla_001 add2Home_ipod_iphone_ipad_joomla_002

    This plugin is based on the project add2Home (MIT license) and all credits goes to the author Matteo Spinelli

    Download here 

    • plg_add2home_j15.zip for Joomla! 1.5
    • plg_add2home_j16.zip for Joomla! 1.6/1.7

    add2Home_ipod_iphone_ipad_joomla_00

    • animationIn: the animation the balloon appears with. Can be: drop, bubble and fade. Default: drop.
    • animationOut: the animation the balloon exits with. Can be: drop, bubble and fade. Default: fade.
    • startDelay: milliseconds to wait before showing the message. Default: 2000
    • lifespan: milliseconds to wait before hiding the message. Default: 20000
    • bottomOffset: distance in pixels from the bottom (iPhone) or the top (iPad). Default: 14
    • expire: minutes before displaying the message again. If you don’t want to show the message at each and every page load, you can set a timeframe in minutes. The message will be shown only one time inside that timeframe. Default: 0 (=always show).
    • message: Define a custom message to display OR set a fixed locale. If you don’t like the default message we have chosen for you, you can add your own. You can also force a language by passing the respective locale (eg: ‘en_us’ will always display the English message). Default: ” (=script decides).
    • touchIcon: if set to true, the script checks for link rel="apple-touch-icon" in the page HEAD and displays the application icon next to the message. Default: false.
    • arrow: shows the little arrow pointing the bottom bar “add” icon. For custom designs you may want to disable it (ie: set it to false). Default: true.

    You can see a demo of it at http://vimeo.com/19090508 and it is currently active on this blog.

    You can create your own Apple icon using free online service like

    http://wizardtoolkit.com/shooter/iPhone-Icon-Generator

  • This small plugin for Joomla! add a message inviting iPhone/iPad users to add the web application to the home screen. It also optimize your site by adding all meta that are recognized by Apple iOS browser: authorize resize, screen ratio, startup picture, web app optimize rendering and much more.

    add2Home_ipod_iphone_ipad_joomla_001 add2Home_ipod_iphone_ipad_joomla_002

    The new version introduce

    • A better administrator panel
    • The same codebase for Joomla! 1.5 and 1.7
    • A lot of new features, see below

    add2home_joomla_extension_apple_ipad_iphone

    Custom Startup images

    Specifying a startup image is available in iOS 3.0 and later. On iOS, similar to native applications, you can specify a startup image that is displayed while your website application launches. This is especially useful when your web application is offline. By default, a screenshot of the web application the last time it was launched is used.

    Custom Messages

    It is possible to override the default message to invite user to add your site to their home screen. In order to be able to support all your visitor locales, you'll have to edit manually the file /media/plg_system_add2home/add2home.js

    Viewport

    Use the viewport meta key to improve the presentation of your web content on iOS. Typically, you use the viewport meta tag to set the width and initial scale of the viewport.
    For example, if your webpage is narrower than 980 pixels, then you should set the width of the viewport to fit your web content. If you are designing an Safari on iOS-specific web application, you should set the width to the width of the device.
    “email” describes the properties supported by the viewport meta key and their default values. When providing multiple properties for the viewport meta key, you should use a comma-delimited list of assignment statements.
    When referring to the dimensions of a device, you should use the constants described in “number” instead of hard-coding specific numeric values. For example, use device-width instead of 320 for the width, and device-height instead of 480 for the height in portrait orientation.

    Download

    The documentation is also now part of this release.

    The demo stages have been updated

    Thanks to PMZ Web Design for the testing and feedback.

  • This small plugin for Joomla! add a message inviting iPhone/iPad users to add the web application to the home screen. It also optimize your site by adding all meta that are recognized by Apple iOS browser: authorize resize, screen ratio, startup picture, web app optimize rendering and much more.

    add2Home_ipod_iphone_ipad_joomla_001 add2Home_ipod_iphone_ipad_joomla_002

    The new version 1.6.2 introduce (for Joomla 1.5/1.7)

    Custom image for IPad in landscape and Portrait mode for your Joomla! site

  • iPhone Custom startup image (320 x 460 pixels)
  • iPad Custom startup Landscape image (748 x 1024 pixels): On iPad, the image must be 748 x 1024 pixels pixels and in landscape orientation.(20 pixels are used to display the top status bar with information about the phone carrier, battery, time, etc.). If you use PNG images with the same proportions Safari should be able to re-scale them.
  • iPad Custom startup Portrait image (768 x 1004 pixels): On iPad, the startup Portrait image must be 768 x 1004 pixels pixels and in portrait orientation.(20 pixels are used to display the top status bar with information about the phone carrier, battery, time, etc.). If you use PNG images with the same proportions Safari should be able to re-scale them.
  • A JavaScript error in 1.6.1 prevent the plugin to work under some condition, this has been solved in 1.6.2

    Download / Documentation

    Demo

    The demo stages have been updated, visit them with any iOS device

  • http://demo-joomla-1.7.waltercedric.com/
  • http://demo-joomla-1.5.waltercedric.com/
  • Microsoft and Perceptive Pixel Inc. (PPI) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire PPI, a recognized leader in research, development and production of large-scale, multi-touch display solutions.

    Jeff Han shows off a cheap, scalable multi-touch and pressure-sensitive computer screen interface that may spell the end of point-and-click.

    Who did copy what? looking at Apple’s Timeline it’s pretty clear:

    • … was developed way before
    • 2006 Perceptive Pixel Inc. (PPI)  demo
    • June 29 2007 iPhone
    • July 11 2008 iPhone 3G
    • June 19 2009 iPhone 3GS
    • June 24 2010 iPhone 4
    • October 14 2011 iPhone 4S

    From http://www.ted.com/talks/jeff_han_demos_his_breakthrough_touchscreen.html

    I'm really, really excited to be here today, because I'm about to show you some stuff that's just ready to come out of the lab, literally, and I'm really glad that you guys are going to be amongst the first to be able to see it in person, because I really, really think this is going to change -- really change -- the way we interact with machines from this point on.

    Now, this is a rear-projected drafting table. It's about 36 inches wide and it's equipped with a multi-touch sensor. Now, normal touch sensors that you see, like on a kiosk or interactive whiteboards, can only register one point of contact at a time. This thing allows you to have multiple points at the same time. They can use both my hands; I can use chording actions;I can just go right up and use all 10 fingers if I wanted to. You know, like that.

    Now, multi-touch sensing isn't completely new. I mean, people like Bill Buxton have been playing around with it in the '80s. However, the approach I built here is actually high-resolution, low-cost, and probably most importantly, very scalable. So, the technology, you know, isn't the most exciting thing here right now, other than probably its newfound accessibility. What's really interesting here is what you can do with it and the kind of interfaces you can build on top of it. So let's see.

    So, for instance, we have a lava lamp application here. Now, you can see, I can use both of my hands to kind of squeeze together and put the blobs together. I can inject heat into the system here, or I can pull it apart with two of my fingers. It's completely intuitive; there's no instruction manual. The interface just kind of disappears. This started out as kind of a screensaver app that one of the Ph.D. students in our lab, Ilya Rosenberg, made. But I think its true identity comes out here.

    Now what's great about a multi-touch sensor is that, you know, I could be doing this with as many fingers here, but of course multi-touch also inherently means multi-user. So Chris could be out here interacting with another part of Lava, while I kind of play around with it here. You can imagine a new kind of sculpting tool, where I'm kind of warming something up, making it malleable, and then letting it cool down and solidifying in a certain state.Google should have something like this in their lobby. (Laughter)

    I'll show you something -- a little more of a concrete example here, as this thing loads. This is a photographer's light box application. Again, I can use both of my hands to interact and move photos around. But what's even cooler is that if I have two fingers, I can actually grab a photo and then stretch it out like that really easily. I can pan, zoom and rotate it effortlessly.I can do that grossly with both of my hands, or I can do it just with two fingers on each of my hands together. If I grab the canvas, I can kind of do the same thing -- stretch it out. I can do it simultaneously, where I'm holding this down, and gripping on another one, stretching this out like this.

    Again, the interface just disappears here. There's no manual. This is exactly what you expect, especially if you haven't interacted with a computer before. Now, when you have initiatives like the $100 laptop, I kind of cringe at the idea that we're going to introduce a whole new generation of people to computing with this standard mouse-and-windows-pointer interface. This is something that I think is really the way we should be interacting with machines from this point on. (Applause) Now, of course, I can bring up a keyboard. And I can bring that around, put that up there. Now, obviously, this is kind of a standard keyboard,but of course I can rescale it to make it work well for my hands. And that's really important, because there's no reason in this day and age that we should be conforming to a physical device. That leads to bad things, like RSI. We have so much technology nowadays that these interfaces should start conforming to us. There's so little applied now to actually improving the way we interact with interfaces from this point on. This keyboard is probably actually the really wrong direction to go. You can imagine, in the future, as we develop this kind of technology, a keyboard that kind of automatically drifts as your hand moves away,and really intelligently anticipates which key you're trying to stroke with your hands. So -- again, isn't this great?

    Audience: Where's your lab?

    Jeff Han: I'm a research scientist at NYU in New York.

    Here's an example of another kind of app. I can make these little fuzz balls. It'll remember the strokes I'm making. Of course I can do it with all my hands. It's pressure-sensitive, you can notice. But what's neat about that is, again, I showed you that two-finger gesture that allows you to zoom in really quickly. Because you don't have to switch to a hand tool or the magnifying glass tool, you can just continuously make things in real multiple scales, all at the same time. I can create big things out here, but I can go back and really quickly go back to where I started, and make even smaller things here.

    Now this is going to be really important as we start getting to things like data visualization. For instance, I think we all really enjoyed Hans Rosling's talk, and he really emphasized the fact that I've been thinking about for a long time too: we have all this great data, but for some reason, it's just sitting there. We're not really accessing it. And one of the reasons why I think that is, is because -- we'll be helped by things like graphics and visualization and inference tools, but I also think a big part of it is going to be starting to be able to have better interfaces, to be able to drill down into this kind of data, while still thinking about the big picture here.

    Let me show you another app here. This is something called WorldWind. It's done by NASA. It's a kind of -- we've all seen Google Earth; this is an open-source version of that. There are plug-ins to be able to load in different data sets that NASA's collected over the years. But as you can see, I can use the same two-fingered gestures to go down and go in really seamlessly. There's no interface, again. It really allows anybody to kind of go in -- and, it just does what you'd expect, you know? Again, there's just no interface here. The interface just disappears. I can switch to different data views. That's what's neat about this app here. There you go. NASA's really cool. They have these hyper-spectral images that are false-colored so you can -- it's really good for determining vegetative use. Well, let's go back to this.

    Now, the great thing about mapping applications -- it's not really 2D, it's kind of 3D. So, again, with a multi-point interface, you can do a gesture like this -- so you can be able to tilt around like that, you know. It's not just simply relegated to a kind of 2D panning and motion.Now, this gesture that we've developed, again, is just putting two fingers down -- it's defining an axis of tilt -- and I can tilt up and down that way. That's something we just came up with on the spot, you know; it's probably not the right thing to do, but there's such interesting things you can do with this kind of interface. It's just so much fun playing around with too. (Laughter)

    And so the last thing I want to show you is -- you know, I'm sure we can all think of a lot of entertainment apps that you can do with this thing. I'm a little more interested in the kind of creative applications we can do with this. Now, here's a simple application here -- I can draw out a curve. And when I close it, it becomes a character. But the neat thing about it is I can add control points. And then what I can do is manipulate them with both of my fingers at the same time. And you notice what it does. It's kind of a puppeteering thing, where I can useas many fingers as I have to draw and make --

    Now, there's a lot of actual math going on under here for this to control this mesh and do the right thing. I mean, this technique of being able to manipulate a mesh here, with multiple control points, is actually something that's state of the art. It was just released at Siggraph last year, but it's a great example of the kind of research I really love: all this compute power to apply to make things do the right things, intuitive things, to do exactly what you expect.

    So, multi-touch interaction research is a very active field right now in HCI. I'm not the only one doing it; there are a lot of other people getting into it. This kind of technology is going to let even more people get into it, and I'm really looking forward to interacting with all you guysover the next few days and seeing how it can apply to your respective fields. Thank you.(Applause)

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    My next telephone will be a Samsung Nexus Prime Smile  bye bye Apple

      Apple iPhone 4S Samsung Galaxy S2 Samsung Nexus Prime
    Size(Height* Width* Depth): 115.2 mm x 58.6 mm x 9.3 mm 125.0 x 66.0 x 8.5 mm 135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94 mm
    Weight 140g 116g 135g
    Mobile Network: UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz);
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G
    UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100 MHz);
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G
    HSPA+ 21Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps 850/900/1900/1700/2100
    EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
    3G/4G
    Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only) 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz & 5GHz) 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz & 5GHz)
    Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 3.0 Bluetooth 3.0
    GPS: A-GPS A-GPS A-GPS
    Display: Retina Display 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus 800×480, Gorilla-Glass 4.6 Inch Super HD AMOLED, Gorilla-Glass
    Display Width: 3.5-inch 4.27-inch 4.65-inch
    Resolution: 960 x 640 Pixel 480 x 800 Pixel 1280×720 Pixel
    Other accelerometer, compass, gyro, proximity sensor accelerometer, compass, gyro, proximity sensor accelerometer, compass, gyro, proximity sensor, barometer
    Camera (Back) 8 MP 8 MP 5MP LED Flash
    Camera (Front): VGA Ja, 2MP 1.3 MP
    Operating System: Apple iOS 5 Gingerbread Android 2.3.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0
    Processor: Apple A5 (Dual Core) Samsung Exynos 4210 1.200 MHz (Dual Core) Dual-Core Texas Instruments 1.5 / 1.2 GHz CPU
    Memory (RAM): 512MB 1 GB RAM 1 GB RAM
    Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB 16 GB 16 GB
    External Memory No Yes micro SDHC No
    Autonomy   1650mAh Talk time 8 hours, one day heavy usage, two days moderate 1750mAh Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G
    Price www.digitec.ch CHF 879.- (Apple iPhone 4S - 16 GB – SIM-Free) CHF 489.- (Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II - 16 GB - Black) 
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    Website: Apple iPhone 4S Samsung Galaxy S2  
           

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    Samsung and Google introduce GALAXY Nexus
    World's First Smartphone to feature Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a HD Super AMOLED display

    Hong Kong – October 19, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading mobile device provider, and Google, today announced GALAXY Nexus™, the world's first smartphone running Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest release of the Android platform. GALAXY Nexus features a 4.65" HD Super AMOLED display technology at 720p resolution and a 1.2GHz dual core processor.
    "Samsung and Google have closely collaborated to push the mobile experience forward. We are pleased to deliver the best Android smartphone experience for customers with GALAXY Nexus. We will continue to move forward with Android to provide the compelling consumer experience in mobile world," said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business.
    "Ice Cream Sandwich demonstrates the Android platform's continued innovation with one release that works on phones and tablets and everything in between. Features like Android Beam and Face Unlock show the innovative work our team is doing, and GALAXY Nexus showcases the power behind Ice Cream Sandwich," said Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile for Google.
    The first smartphone to feature Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
    Ice Cream Sandwich brings an entirely new look and feel to Android. It has a redesigned user interface with improved multi-tasking, notifications, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC support and a full web browsing experience. GALAXY Nexus features software navigation buttons, a first for Android smartphones. The lock screen, home screen, phone app, and everything in between has been rethought and redesigned to make Android simple, beautiful, and useful.
    Ice Cream Sandwich also features a new People app, which lets you, browse friends, family, and coworkers, see their photos in high-resolution, and check their latest status updates from Google+ and other social networks. GALAXY Nexus features a redesigned camera which introduces panorama mode, 1080p video capture, zero-shutter lag, and effects like silly faces and background replacement.
    GALAXY Nexus is also connected to the cloud, keeping your email, contacts, and all other data synced across your devices. You have access to more than 300,000 apps and games from Android Market™, or, in certain countries, you can buy and read books, or rent movies and stream them instantly from your phone. In the U.S., you can also upload your music to the cloud with Music Beta by Google and listen anywhere, even when offline.
    Ice Cream Sandwich introduces innovations such as Face Unlock which uses facial recognition to unlock your phone. Using NFC technology, Android Beam allows you to quickly share web pages, apps, and YouTube™ videos with your friends by simply tapping your phones together. You can even use fun effects while shooting video or video chatting with Google Talk™.
    Google Experience
    GALAXY Nexus is designed to provide a "pure Google," experience, and with it, you will be the first to receive software upgrades and new applications as they become available.
    It also features a number of Google Mobile services, including: Android Market, Gmail™, Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation, Google Earth™, Movie Studio, YouTube™, syncing with Google Calendar™, and a redesigned Google+ app.
    Best-in-class hardware meets the most advanced software
    GALAXY Nexus is the first smartphone to feature a 4.65'' display with a market-leading resolution of 720p (1280x720), ensuring you can enjoy GALAXY Nexus' immersive entertainment capabilities and fast web browsing in superior clarity.
    Succeeding the original Contour Display of Nexus S, GALAXY Nexus comes with a rounded shape that fits perfectly within your palm or to your face for phone calling. Hyper-skin backing on the battery cover improves the ergonomic feel of the device and makes the phone slip-resistant. At just 8.94mm thick, with a minimal 4.29mm bezel, GALAXY Nexus provides superb portability alongside an expansive screen.
    GALAXY Nexus also features an ultra-fast 1.2GHz dual core processor, providing superior power and speed, ensuring you can take full advantage of GALAXY Nexus' enhanced multitasking capabilities with ease, or enjoy the large, vivid display to its full capacity with high-definition gaming or video streaming. LTE or HSPA+ connectivity combined with a dual core processor delivers high-speed web browsing which ensures you always have the web at your fingertips, wherever you are.
    GALAXY Nexus will be available in the U.S., Europe, and Asia beginning in November and gradually rolled out to other global markets.
    For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com/
    Note to Editors:
    GALAXY Nexus Product Specifications
    Network
    HSPA+ 21Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps 850/900/1900/1700/2100
    EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
    *LTE version will be available depending on the region.
    Processor
    1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    Display
    4.65" 1280X720 HD Super AMOLED
    OS
    Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
    Camera
    Main(Rear) : 5 MP AF with LED Flash with zero shutter lag and fast shot2shot
    Sub (Front) : 1.3MP for Video Call
    Video
    Codec : MPEG4/H.263/H.264
    Playback : 1080p@ 30fps
    Recording : 1080p Full HD Video@ 30fps
    Audio
    Codec : MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
    3.5mm Ear Jack
    Google™Mobile Services
    Android Market™, Gmail™, Google Earth™, YouTube™, Movie Studio
    Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation
    Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google+ app
    Connectivity
    Bluetooth® technology v 3.0
    USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/ 5GHz)
    NFC
    Sensor
    Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro, Light, Proximity, Barometer
    Memory
    1GB(RAM) + 16GB/ 32GB Internal memory
    Size
    135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94mm, 135g
    Battery
    Standard battery, Li-on 1,750 mAh
    * Specifications above may differ on the LTE version.
    * All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

  • google Over 1.5 million mobile public domain books are available thanks to Google Book Search, nothing new this service is since a while freely available. What is totally new now is that they provide an optimized interface for all mobile phone (Android, IPhone)

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    Some notes about my experience using the Raspberry Pi model B…and you get it running Linux Debian on it!

    The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.

    […]

    We don’t think that the Raspberry Pi is a fix to all of the world’s computing issues; we do believe that we can be a catalyst. We want to see cheap, accessible, programmable computers everywhere; we actively encourage other companies to clone what we’re doing. We want to break the paradigm where without spending hundreds of pounds on a PC, families can’t use the internet. We want owning a truly personal computer to be normal for children. We think that 2012 is going to be a very exciting year. [About Raspberry PI]

  • Palm has shot first!

    The Software Store has gone mobile. Browse and download over 5,000 apps & games right from your Palm device. Plus, there are over 1,000 free apps to choose from. The mobile software store supports over 25 Palm devices

    All of this is just a click away &8212; install the free mobile software store and choose from thousands of apps ready to download now! You'll also receive 25% OFF your first download when you enter coupon code SHOPMOBILE at checkout.

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    I've heard that Microsoft is also working on an alternative to the too much present iPhone shop: Microsoft Skymarket.
    That will be a huge task as Windows mobile is known to have more than 18,000 3rd party applications... In between you can also try Handango, which is a well-established purveyor of apps for Windows Mobile

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    Android Market helps developers get their applications in the hands of users by acting as an open distribution system. A beta version is now available on the world's first Android-powered phone, the T-Mobile G1.

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