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Is IPhone Nano coming this January?

The rumor mill seems unwilling to stop when it comes to iPhone and Apple is again in the headlines with the iPhone Nano popping.

Apple may unleash a smaller (and cheaper) handset in the not too distant future in order to grab a sect of market share not interested in the relatively pricey iPhone. iphone-nano

News bugs report that Apple’s long-awaited miniature version of the iPhone, combining the functionality of the 3G beast with an iPod Nano, has surfaced in China.

It’s also got dual-band GSM connectivity and dual SIM support (which is a big hit over in Asia) as well as a VGA camera, so it looks like these knock-off artists have slimmed down the phone’s specs as well.

However, there is some reason to believe that the iPhone Nano is coming, and it would make sense to use the two year anniversary of the original iPhone to make such an announcement.

So, if the iPhone Nano does land next month, then it wouldn’t be totally out of the blue… but don’t hold your breath.

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December 26, 2008 Posted by | Apple | , , , | 4 Comments

Make your Windows look like Mac OSX

Did you ever wish you had a Mac, just because the way it looked? Forget about skinning Vista to look like Windows 7, instead get the Big Daddy of Looks – Mac OSX! No I’m not suggesting junking your Windows box, keep it, but make it look like Mac OSX.

DExposE2

This freeware Windows-only app is a clone of Mac OS X’s Expose for XP and Vista. So what’s so special about this when other Expose clones have done the same? Other than Expose, you get interactive previews, hot corners, multi-monitor support and more. The best part is DExposE2 comes in both portable and installable flavors, so you can check it out with a quick download and installation is not necessary.

Download Page (Both Installable & Portable)
DExposE2 User Reviews
Forum Page

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December 23, 2008 Posted by | Apple, Microsoft, Portable, Software, Technology | , , , | 5 Comments

Series on Funny Laws of United States – Florida

Florida Funny Laws:-

– The state constitution allows for freedom of speech, a trial by jury, and pregnant pigs not be confined in cages.
– One may not commit any “unnatural acts” with another person.
– Unmarried couples may not commit “lewd acts” and live together in the same residence.
– Corrupting the public morals is defined as a nuisance, and is declared a misdemeanor offense.
– Doors of all public buildings must open outwards.
– It is illegal to sell your children.
– Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.
– A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.
– If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
– It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.
– Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
– Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.
– It is illegal to skateboard without a license.
– When having sex, only the missionary position is legal.
– You may not fart in a public place after 6 Pm on Thursday.
– It is considered an offense to shower naked.
– You are not allowed to break more than three dishes per day, or chip the edges of more than four cups and/or saucers.
– Oral sex is illegal.
– You may not kiss your wife’s breasts.
– Penalty for horse theft is death by hanging.
– It is illegal to block any traveled wagon road.

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December 16, 2008 Posted by | General, Life | , , , | 3 Comments

Convert iPod Touch into iPhone

truphoneMany people who bought the iPod touch later regretted their decision as the iPhone, with similar performance but phone capabilities.  Fortunately a new piece of software has been released which comes at least some way to bridging the divide.

The Truphone currently only lets you ring other Truphone and Google talk users via a WiFi network. (So slightly more limited than an iPhone as you need an available connection)  This is all via VOIP so once you have converted your iPod Touch to an iPhone you will be able to make 100% free calls to other users Truphone.

Truphone have also announced that the app they have created to allow calls from an iPod Touch, will soon be able to make calls to landlines and mobiles, pricing structures are currently in discussion.

Truphone for the iPod Touch is free to download from the iTunes App Store and once you’ve installed it all you need to start making free calls on your iPod Touch is a headset with microphone and headphones, which you can buy at electronic retailers or the Apple Store.

Installation instruction for Truphone are given here.

Website:  http://www.truphone.com

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December 9, 2008 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets, Technology | , , , , | 10 Comments

How To: Send Classified, Confidential Email over the Web

send_logo Send.™ is a free, easy-to-use email encryption service. It is Simple, Powerful & Secure way to send Top Secret information via email.

I don’t have much experience of sending encrypted emails, but as Send explains in the diagram below, it seems to be a cumbersome process.

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What does Send.™ has to say :
It’s not that there aren’t other secure methods to send an email… It’s just that they’re too hard to use. We think everyone should be able to send a secure email…and we all have better things to do than spend an afternoon installing and configuring an encryption solution.

We don’t require you to maintain encryption keys – Though we think the public/private key method works, we also think it was created for geeks and technicians.

Send is compatible with all email solutions including web mail – Anyone with a browser and an internet connection can use Send.™ and, unlike other available solutions, Send requires no software downloads or additional system configuration.

The service is easy to use – We created Send because the previous process for sending secure messages was too difficult. Our studies suggest that people will not send encrypted messages if the process is even marginally more difficult than normal. Simply put…security is important, but cannot impede productivity.

Using Send for delivering an encrypted message is incredibly easy. Here’s how it works:
1. On Sendinc.com, enter your email address, your recipients, a subject, your message, and any attachments (Max size allowed is 10MB) .

2. If this is the first time you are using the service, Send will require you to verify the sender address by sending you a confirmation message. You’ll also have to setup a password for using that account in the future.

3. Send your message

4. Recipients will receive the message and be required to open an attachment, which contains the encrypted message.

5. From the attachment, recipients click-thru back to Send, where they’ll also have to create an account.

6. Send decrypts the message and shows the contents to the recipient.

Simple enough! So start using Send.™

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December 3, 2008 Posted by | Email, Email Platform, Internet, Technology, Web 2.0 | , , , | Leave a comment