Internet Explorer 9 RC Changes Its Appearance Slightly

It is expected from Microsoft to release a Internet Explorer 9 RC(Release Candidate) in February. And before that a Russian website is released some IE9 RC pictures indicating some changes in the appearance of the Internet Explorer 9. They also claimed that the speed and compatibility of the IE 9 is also better in this next release.
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It appears that the header and toolbars have been shortened yet again to provide even more real estate for the web page. The curved corner of the tabs now removed to give it modern look I think. You also see few more links at the bottom of the page of new tab.

Microsoft also said that they wanted to let the UI get out of the way and let the page content be front & center. In comparison many of the UI improvements are small and almost not important.

As Ghacks writes of the actual guts and performance of the browser, as follows:
Improvements have been made in the HTML5 test where the browser now scores 116 points which is an increase of 20 points from the public beta build. The result of the Acid3 test on the other hand has not changed, it is still 95 of 100.

Hopefully, Microsoft keeps making the browser lighter and faster and stays with the minimalist user interface theme. I’ve already found myself defaulting to IE9 beta when I’m browsing and if they can improve on reliability, I’ll make the switch exclusive.
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Will Solid State Drives Replace Conventional Hard Disks Soon?

Conventional hard disk we all use now is the result of 40 years of research and solid state disk advantagesdevelopment. 3 Terabyte space is a single disk is not achieved in a single days. Hard disks of early times were capable of storing megabytes of data only. And the size measured in cubic feet where it’s in inches unit now. Early hard disks used as much as space of a refrigerator. But now I am writing this article in a laptop on a moving car. And the size is definitely 2 or 3 inches.

Moreover, with advancement in technology hdd prices decreases rapidly. You must spend $15,000 for every megabyte of space in early 1970s. But now my 329 GB hdd featured netbook costs only $300. It’s greater than 150 million to 1 improvement. And this is one of the major reasons of hard disk’s success over the years.

As of 2010, a typical 7200 rpm desktop hard drive has a sustained “disk-to-buffer” data transfer rate up to 1030 Mbits/sec. Average access time decreasing from greater than 0.1 second to a few thousandths of a second, a greater than 40 to 1 improvement.

Compared with hard disk technology solid state drives are relatively newer. The technology of Solid State Drives has been in the works for about a decade. And from 2010 the SSD drives are being used in commercial purposes. Apple Inc. is one of the users of SSD, e.g. in MacBook Air. But before the success in commercial platforms it must overcome some major drawbacks. But is SSD match the speed, cost, and capacity of the HDD?
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Solid State Drives use microchips which retain data in non-volatile memory chips. It contains no moving parts. Compared to traditional HDDs, SSDs are typically less susceptible to physical shock, quieter, and have lower access time and latency. As of 2010, most SSDs use NAND-based flash memory, which retains memory even without power. SSDs using volatile random-access memory (RAM) also exist for situations that require even faster access, but do not necessarily need data persistence after power loss, or use external power or batteries to maintain the data after power is removed.

One important feature in SSDs is it use the same interface as hard disk drives. So SSDs are easily capable of replacing HDD in most applications.

Now forget about what Apple does in Mac Air. We are now discussing about solid state drive featuresWindows 7, because it’s might be the future of personal computing for the next 5 years. Windows takes 24.1 seconds to boot using conventional Hard Disk Drive. But in Solid State Drive it takes only 9.1 seconds to boot. That’s a major achievement of SSDs. The improvement is about 62%.

So the SSD hardware is set to make a larger impact on Windows 7. Still Costs, and capacity are relevant factors. These have to be taken into account before significant number of consumers make that move. Most off all SSD price must be lower a lot before appearing in our home more randomly.
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Nokia N9 Comes With Superfast CPU of 1.2 GHz Speed, 12 MP Camera on the Back

While all the major mobile phone manufacturers are going for Android then Nokia is preparing to show their MeeGo OS running Nokia N8 successor. From a Finnish source we heard that Nokia N9 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of this year will make its 1st appearance in MWC on this February 2011.

It is expected from Nokia that they will pack their 2011 highlights smart phone with the best hardware setup possible. So we guess a 1.2 GHz processor is waiting for you in Nokia N9. But Mobile Community is still confused about the processor type. The machine-translated source mentions Nokia N9 has a Intel Atom processor. But it seems almost impossible till now according to our experience. But it is possible that Nokia N9 will use Intel Moorestown platform, which is essentially a smartphone SoC (system-on-a-chip) with an Intel Atom core as its heart.

Now something about Nokia N9 power usage. Nokia N9 price in us It might same 12-megapixel camera used in Nokia N8. If you are camera phone lover than this power and performance combination is a dream for you. We are waiting to see that Nokia N9 will be the perfect mobile phone of the world which might easily defeat digital camera in performance. Nokia N8 gives us hope.

It is also rumored that Nokia N9 is capable of doing LTE connectivity. But we are not sure about that yet. Other Nokia N9 specification is still unknown. We aren’t heard anything about its display yet, whether it is Super AMOLED Plus or Retina. It’s only a month to know the real power of this Nokia super phone, N9.

Apple Sells Record Number of iPhones, iPad & Macs In 2011 Holiday Quarter

We all know this from the market selling statistics that Apple is going to beat their own Number of iphone 4 sellsrecord of selling and revenue. And now it’s confirmed by Apple Inc. In first quarter of 2011 which also called holiday quarter by Apple was the best quarter in Apple’s history. Apple was able to sell record number of iPhone, iPad and Mac in this time. So no wonder they made record revenue this time too. Even both the amounts beat analysts' predictions as well as Apple's own predictions for the first quarter of 2011.

In the mean time Apple sold 16.24 million iPhones. It’s more than 86% what it sold the same quarter a year ago. iPhone 4 rocks with antenna problem. That’s good for Apple.

And the new revolutionary tablet by Apple, iPad did exceptionally well too. Apple sold 7.33 million iPad in three months worldwide. Apple's COO and acting CEO, Tim Cook, duly noted that the iPad hardly has a viable competitor even after it’s one year of release.

At the same time sales of Mac PCs were increased too. 4 million Mac PC were shipped in this time. The MacBook Air and Pro were responsible for most of that growth.

Only the sells of iPods are lower than past. But Apple will be very happy to find that about half of all sales were counted as iPod touch.

Thus with 3 record breaking product sell graphs Apple made $26.74 billion in revenue, $6 billion in quarterly profits and $6.43 earnings per share. Despite all these record numbers the gross margin fell to 38.5% (compared to 40.9% for last year). But it’s still higher than expected.

From my point of view the most important number of the announcement is 62% of sales coming from outside the US. This is a big achievement of Apple.
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RTM of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Leaked- Available for Download

I think release of a Windows 7 service pack doesn’t worrying you too much because the original Windows 7 RTM is good enough for the users. And frequent Download 7601.17514.101119-1850release of updates make Windows 7 even more stronger than other operating systems. But its more than 15 months after the release of original Windows 7, so the time is arrived for Microsoft guys to make an exclusive update of Windows 7 without effecting the system's integrity. They released the beta and RC of Windows 7 service pack 1 few months ago but then we heard nothing from them. But last week it seems that various torrent sites give the users Windows 7 Service Pack 1 RTM for downloading. The Windows 7 SP1 build number is 7601.17514.101119-1850, the download size is 538 Megabytes for Windows 7 SP1 32-bit and 903 Megabytes for Windows 7 SP1 64-bit. Where original Windows 7 build number is 7600.16385.090713-1255.

And from our experience about Windows 7 pre-release time we can easily clarify that this Windows 7 SP1 build is original. Another well-known download portal, Softpedia also offers download links for both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the service pack 1. The downloads are hosted on the Softpedia server which means that the files are free from any kind of viruses.

The Windows 7 Service Pack 1 will introduce a few new features to the original operating system, Such as:
  1. Additional support for communication with third-party federation services
  2. Improved HDMI audio device performance
  3. Corrected behavior when printing mixed-orientation XPS documents
  4. Enhanced support for additional identities in RRAS and IPsec
  5. Support for Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
  6. Change to behavior of “Restore previous folders at logon” functionality.
But it seems that most of the users wait until the service pack is officially released by Microsoft. Only users who need the additional functionality and users who want to test it may benefit from downloading and installing the leaked version directly.

The service pack can only be installed on Windows 7 systems that do not have another version of the service pack installed. Users need to uninstall beta and release candidates(RC) of the service pack before they can install the RTM release. The service pack can also only be installed on RTM versions of Windows 7.

If you are interested to download original release candidate of Windows 7 SP 1 then you can check Microsoft site now.

Frequently Asked Questuions About Windows 7 SP1 RC ( From Microsoft):
Q. What is Windows 7 SP1?
A. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is an update for consumers and IT Pros that helps keep your PCs supported, provides ongoing improvement to the operating system, includes previous updates delivered over Windows Update as well as continuing incremental updates to the Windows 7 platform based on customer and partner feedback, and is easy for organizations to deploy a single set of updates.

Q. What are the system requirements for the Service Pack 1 RC?
A. Your current operating system must be the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows.

Q. Can I install the Release Candidate over the Beta of SP1?
A. No. You must uninstall the beta.

Q. Can I install the RC on an evaluation version of Windows 7?
A. Yes. The RC of SP1 can install on RTM evaluation versions of Windows 7.

Q: When will SP1 be released?
A: Service Pack 1 will be released within the first half of calendar year 2011.

Q: Who should download and install the RC?
A: The RC is best suited for IT Pros, tech enthusiasts, and developers who need to test the service pack in their organization or with the software they are developing. The final release of Service Pack 1 will be available through Windows Update for consumers when it is ready.

Q: There are several downloads available. Which one should I choose?
A: There are two ways you can obtain the service pack RC. You can download a special key to enable Windows Update to offer you the service pack RC, or you can download the service pack directly. For each download method, you should choose the correct download for your platform (x86, IA64 or x64).

Q. What languages will be released at RC?
A. For RC, we will release English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

Q. Will I be able to uninstall the service pack RC?
A. Yes, you will be able to uninstall the service pack RC if you need to.

Q. Will the RC stop functioning after a certain amount of time?
A. Yes. You will be reminded beginning August 30, 2011. The RC will expire on November 30, 2011. You will have to upgrade to a newer build or uninstall and return to the RTM build by that time.

Luxurious Ascent Ferrari GT Mobile Will Comes From Vertu

Luxurious Mobile phone manufacturer Vertu announced to release another expensive mobile phone with Ferrari again. This exclusive mobile phone marked as Ascent by Vertu and named as Ascent Ferrari GT. We have all the feature list in our hand but the price of this super mobile is unknown. Vertu also notify us that the just made 2011 Ascent Ferrari GT mobile phones worldwide.

Ascent ferrari phone feature and photoThis Ascent Ferrari GT is a perfect combination of beauty and power. It can easily fulfil all your demands. Ascent Ferrari GT has a standby time of 300 hours. It’s a quad band WCDMA and GSM network supported phone. Ascent Ferrari Gt mobile’s 2’’ QVGA display is protected by sapphire crystal. Precision engineered stainless steel keys add great looking desing concept. It has a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. A-GPS navigation with preloaded maps are inside your Ascent Ferrari GT. It has a large 32GB internal memory with all the official work support inside including- PC & Mac synchronization, Bluetooth, Web browser with accelerometer, Vertu Feeds application delivering, Vertu Select exclusive content, City Brief Guides, Vertu Fortress secure back up service, Worldmate Travel Application, POP3/IMAP 4 email client, Multi-language predictive text input.

Vertu Ascent Ferrari GT mobile has a body made from forged titanium with a matte black PVD finish like Ferrari cars. The black and red hand-sewn leather ornaments use the exact same leather as the Ferrari interiors. The list of design highlights continues with a ceramic battery cover and a side inspired by the famous Ferrari engine grill.

But you will be disappointed to know the weight of this super phone. Its weighs almost 190 grams.

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Apple Redesigns iPhone 4 To Fix Antenna Problem?

Biggest discussion over the 2010 is the antenna problem which cause signal reception problem in iPhone 4. So many things were heard on this topic. Now I have something interesting in my hand. Some leaked photo of iPhone 4 body case shows its original design is changed slightly. But both engadget and GSMArena are confused over this topic. But they are sure that its original iPhone 4. And we think its iPhone 4 CDMA version with no SIM card hole on side.
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Look at this picture carefully. You will clearly see the difference is in the external antenna. This metallic strip has been divided by five black strips instead of the four strips in the original design.

Another interesting thing to note is that the SIM card slot is intact, which means that if this is the CDMA iPhone to come, it will either have a secondary GSM radio or an LTE radio.

According to Engadget, the they saw in one YouTube video that there was no hole for the back camera. Oh My God! What is this thing? Is it made by China? But then why the video is removed from YouTube by Apple? That's very much interesting!
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Windows 8 Build 6.2.7867 Show Its Color in CES 2011

Just at the beginning of every year CES is always the place of interest for every IT lover all around the world. This year CES is also same. But before this year CES we look forward to some fantastic tablets or powerful smartphones. No one think about Microsoft’s next operating system Windows 8. So it shouts!
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During the surprise Microsoft press event at 1 PM PST at CES someone captured a picture of a machine that was running Windows operating system on an ARM platform. And there was 100% possibility of that the os is Windows 7. But the version number that appears on the screen indicates that it is something different than we have seen so far. It indeed some build of Windows 8 being run. This Windows 7 versioning numbers: 6.1.7600. The numbers on the screen: 6.2.7867 hence the rumors of it being a Windows 8 build.

This will most likely be the strategy for Windows 8 and will probably see an embedded version of Windows 8 customized for tablets. But no word from Microsoft so far. That’s also normal. Only time will confirm us about the presence of Windows 8 build.

Garmin Made StreetPilot Navigation App Released for iPhone

If you know anything about Garmin’s StreetPilot then you must well aware that Garmin kept their navigation package exclusive to its standalone GPS units and smart phones. But now make change to their decision. Garmin's StreetPilot iPhone navigation has already been available in the AppStore for USA & Canadian iPhone users.
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iPhone StreetPilot app offers everything you can get with the Garmin's standalone navigation devices - turn-by-turn voice navigation, real-time traffic updates, millions of POIs, address book, weather and forecast, speed limits warnings, etc.

Multi-tasking use of StreetPilot is also available. The app will continue to work in background and navigate you. This app can access your music and play it during navigation.

StreetPilot app costs $40 in the AppStore.

Download New Windows 7 Official Themes Of 2011

If you aren't checking Microsoft official Windows 7 theme download page for a long time then you must be pleased to see the recently added themes in their site. All the latest windows 7 themes are very nice and all of them are designed with best available wallpaper pack inside. But as you know official Windows 7 themes are not change a lot in your Windows desktop. If you are interested for exclusive 3rd party theme collections then you can take a look here.

In this page i introduce you with the best latest Windows 7 themes by Microsoft. I am sure that you will love all the themes for those gorgeous wallpaper inside there. These themes are released in 2010 December. And obviously these Window 7 themes are copyrighted by Microsoft. Lets begin now friends.

Windows 7 Arctic Theme
Windows 7 arctic theme consists of 15 extraordinary arctic ice, landscape and animal photos.
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Windows 7 Seasonal Theme- Winter
It is cold, isn't it? Microsoft makes it colder now with their Winter theme for Windows 7. Windows 7 winter theme has 13 cold winter wallpaper from nature.
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Windows 7 Beautiful Snow Angels Theme
This is a different kinds of theme for Windows 7 by Microsoft. usually Microsoft don't release these sweet girls theme at all. But now they choose something like Anime girls as their Windows 7 theme topic. The name of the theme is Windows 7 Snow Angels theme. Girls and background design- everything is nice here.
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Windows 7 Fireworks Theme
This is one my most favorite themes of all time. Just because of the awesome fire works wallpaper collection. Microsoft release this exclusive fire works theme for Windows 7 before 2011. Windows 7 fire works theme has 13 very dark and bright high quality fire works wallpapers.
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Windows 7 Holiday Lights Theme
Windows 7 holiday lights theme released before Christmas 2010. I love the theme concept. It features some lighting wallpapers we see outside and inside. But the photography art makes all the wallpapers just marvelous. It must give your Windows 7 desktop a total new look. Windows 7 holiday lights theme has 17 wallpapers.
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Windows Harvest Time Theme
It seems that Microsoft choose a Varity of subjects as there Windows 7 theme topic. Windows 7 Harvest Time theme is one of theme. It features 18 nice harvesting wallpapers of crops and fruits.
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Narnia Dawn Treader Theme
Microsoft regularly released best movie themes for Windows 7 os over the year. Narnia dawn Treader is the last of them in 2010. In December 2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie was released. Soon after Microsoft release this Narnia movie theme for Windows 7 operating system. This Windows Narnia movie theme has 6 wallpapers from the movie- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
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Windows Live Clouds Theme for Windows 7
This live cloud Windows 7 theme comes from Windows Live brand. It has 10 wallpapers of cloud inside.
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Samsung Sold 10 Million Galaxy S In 2010

samsung galaxy s software upgradeIt is clear to us that Samsung Galaxy S was the Samsung’s highlight of 2010. The handset was distributed via as many carrier outlets as possible and in nearly every corner of the globe. Samsung had to strike out some exclusive deals and redesigned carrier-specific devices along the way, but it should come as no surprise to hear that in the seven month span since it first appearance, the Galaxy S has sold over 10 million handsets.

North America is the region with most Galaxy S sold with more than four million. Second best result comes from Europe with 2.5 million.

Let's wait for the MWC 2011 and see what else new has Samsung prepared for us. Samsung has the same big plans for the Galaxy Tab and its Bada-devices.
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Nokia Sold 4 Million N8 Worldwide

A recent research result of a Finish company, Inderes finds that Nokia has sold between 3.5 and 4 million N8 smartphones from October to November 2010 period. The research also mentions that the N8 is a top-selling phone in four countries- Finland, India, Malaysia and UAE.

Nokia previously stated that the Symbian^3 OS running N8 camera phone flagship is the company's most pre-ordered phone ever. But they didn’t release the number of shipments that time. The phone has high quality 12 megapixel Carl Zeiss optics lens inside. This camera phone has 1/1.83'' sensor size with 720p HD video recording making this one the all-time best camera phone in the market. Nokia N8’s ARM 11 680 MHz processor also has 3D Graphics HW accelerator support.
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But the official Nokia 2010 Q4 statement is yet to be published. It is already confirmed that Nokia N8 is a massive hit all around the world. Despite that personally I believe that Nokia xPress Music 5800 was more successful than N8.
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