Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ubuntu on Android: Desktop PC on Phone

The next step of mobile computing officially has arrive. A full-fledged desktop operating system (OS) can now be used on phone with seamless integration between desktop OS and mobile OS on the mobile gadget, so users can use their phone as a usual smart phone and as a fully functional desktop PC at the same time, thanks to the innovation by the Ubuntu project, known by its most popular free and open source Linux-based operating system Ubuntu OS.

Canonical, a company behind the Ubuntu project, recently announced a new product called Ubuntu for Android, that offers mobile device manufacturers and vendors to implant the Ubuntu desktop OS into Android devices so that the mobile system can be used as a fully functional desktop OS when users put their phones on a dock and connect their phone to monitor and input devices (keyboard, mouse, etc).

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ubuntu OS

I have been using Ubuntu as main operating system on my PC for over three years now, and from my experience, i found it as the best OS, at least for me.

Although Ubuntu has been my OS of choice for years, I rarely wrote articles related to it. I have several blogs, most of them are technology blogs including this one, but none of them has decent articles about Ubuntu, or applications for the Ubuntu OS. I've always wanted to write some articles about my favorite OS, but I just didn't have enough mood to do that. But from now, I decided to do it, and I think it will be an interesting, fun, and also useful, at least for me, so I can make them like a documentation of my experience of using Ubuntu OS, like installing applications, how-to articles, resources, and other stuffs.

OK, so now probably you have heard about Ubuntu, but have no idea what the hell this thing is. Well, that was basically my question too when I heard about Ubuntu for the first time, back when I still Microsoft Windows as my main OS.

My current Ubuntu desktop (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

If you don't have any clue and want to know what the heck is this "Ubuntu" thing I am talking about, just go to this this website, and this article.


PS: Still, sorry for my English :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Windows 8 SkyDrive App: Explorer Integrated, Remote Fetch, More

Microsoft announced a new feature, SkyDrive app for Windows 8, an integrated cloud services for users of Windows 8, the latest operating system being developed by Microsoft which is expected to be released later this year. Using this application, users can synchronize files, photos, video, email, documents, etc., across devices including PCs, smart phones, tablets, and others which have Windows 8 OS and SkyDrive app installed on their devices.

And of course, like any other cloud service, users can access and manage their SkyDrive account online by using a web browser. In fact, according to the announcement by Microsoft Windows 8 Development Team, users can access, fetch, and manage files and other stuffs on their devices remotely via a single SkyDrive window interface on online.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Heartbeat Can Be Used As Password

Researchers brings a new digital technology innovation by creating a security system which recognizes a person's heartbeat as a password. This discovery brings the possibility to present an electronic device which can be unlocked and opened by taking it.

Every person has a unique heartbeat and no heartbeat is really similar to another. Researchers from China found a way to mathematically make instant identification on a person's heartbeat, and use it as a password.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Android Tablet (Specs)

Samsung recently announced new Galaxy family tablet PCs. The 7-inch tablet which is called Galaxy Tab 2 will be powered by the latest Android 4.0 operating system. This means, Galaxy Tab 2 is the first Samsung's tablet that uses Android version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Galaxy Tab 2 specification is the same as its predecessor. Powered by a 1GHz dual core processor, 1GB RAM, 1024x600 pixels screen resolution, Bluetooth, HSPA, 4000 mAh battery, 3MP camera and VGA front camera.

It will be available in Wi-Fi and 3G+Wi-Fi versions. The tablet also offers three choices of internal memory capacity: 8GB, 16GB and 32GB, which can be enhanced by using MicroSD up to 32GB.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Motorola GLEAM+ Stylish Clamshell Phone (Specs)

Motorola recently announced a new mobile phone, Motorola GLEAM +, a glamorous, slim feature phone in a clamshell design that comes with some exciting features.

Motorola GLEAM+ (Gleam Plus) brings easy to operate interface with easy on the eyes screen. The phone is equipped by 2.8-inch 400x240 pixel LCD screen. There is also an LED matrix display that shows phone calls / SMS notifications.

Friday, February 10, 2012

iPad 3 Leaked Photo

Once again, iPad become a hot topic, along with the news of availibility of the latest model of Apple's tablet computer, which is expected to be available in late March 2012. So, what are the changes that would be present in the iPad 3, compared with iPad 2?

iPad 3 will come up with some very significant changes compared with the previous version. Here is the leaked photo, allegedly as part of the iPad 3 casing, as well as comparison with iPad 2, as reported by RepairLabs below (click to enlarge).

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Google to Launch Google Drive, the Dropbox Killer?

Google will soon launch Google Drive, a cloud-based storage service that allows people to store photos, documents and videos on Google's servers, according to a report, a similar service like Dropbox,, Apple iCloud, or Microsoft's SkyDrive.

In line with the rapid growth of activity over the Internet and mobile devices, this latest Google's effort by bringing cloud-storage to get more users of its service seems to be a logical expansion of its services, considering that Google already has a large infrastructure to support its existing variety of online services.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Google Chrome for Android Released

Google Chrome, one of the most favorite web browser applications for the desktop PC today, can now be installed and used on Android-based mobile devices.

This is certainly a good news; the Chrome browser for Android is one of the most eagerly awaited Android apps for loyal Chrome users who also has Android phones or tablets, which is better in many aspects than the native web browser available in the Android OS.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

iOS Apps Crash More Often Than Android Ones (Study)

Apple iOS and Google Android are the most popular mobile platform today. Both have advantages and disadvantages of each, making it difficult to determine which one is better.

In addition to the operating system itself, there are applications which will also affect users experience. Millions of applications are available for both operating system, offering various tools, productivity suites, entertainment, and many other mobile applications for smart phone and other devices.

Concerning mobile applications, a recent study researching applications for both OS, done by a monitoring company Crittercism, found that applications for Apple iOS to crash more often than Android ones.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Firefox 11 Brings 3D View, Add-ons Syncronization, More

After the final realease of Firefox 10, the latest stable version of its browser, Mozilla brings its latest beta version Mozilla Firefox 11 BETA, with nomerous extra features.

One of the most interesting features of Firefox 11 is the Page Inspector 3D View, a tool for developer to inspect web page element in more intuitive and clearer point of view, that brings 3D visualization for elements structure of a web page, just like a building.

With this new way of visualization, users can get a better understanding of how web-sites work, relationship between an x element and other y element, positions of components and their container, and more.

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