Monday, October 31, 2011

Samsung Italy says Galaxy S II, Note, and Tab will get Ice Cream Sandwich

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Well that’s encouraging. According to Italian site HD Blog, Samsung’s Italian arm has confirmed that basically all of their high-end models will receive an Android 4.0 update. We are making inquiries to confirm the news. The post says that the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the refreshed Galaxy Tab 7.0 will all be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich.

Ubuntu plans move into mobile, targets Android

Google’s Android operating system (OS) is set for more competition as Ubuntu, a Linux-based operating system that is available free and open source, looks set to move into the mobile space, according to a ZDNet report.

New information about the Gmail's new look

I was looking around again and I found some more things about the new Gmail design that i want to share with all of you. First, I found a new image of the new Gmail design that show us the new design that will be coming to Gmail for Google Apps.

Weekend and Last Week Recap

I guess that some of you were partying and enjoying the Halloween weekend, meanwhile, I was busy with this blog, working on some changes. To start, I changed the name from All My Blog to It's All My Blog, also I moved to ( also works), if you try to open an old post using an old address you will be redirected to this new domain. 

On the news side, this weekend, I looked all over the world for stories, finding unrest in the streets with thousands of tweets to tell the story, plenty of tips and tricks of all sorts, and the top tech of the week as icing on the cake.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Visidon Applock sees your pretty face, grants you Android access [VIDEO]

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One of the new Ice Cream Sandwich striking highlights is the facial recognition, an application that allows you to unlock the device using facial recognition. ICS is not yet available, but we could have a similar functionality through the application Visidon AppLock.

Throwable Camera Creates 360-Degree Panoramic Images [VIDEO]

Are you, like so many others, tired of all those old-fashioned cameras you have to hold in order to take pictures? Well here’s a camera you get to throw.

Microsoft almost bought Netscape in 1994, but failed

Remember 1994? The Internet and the World Wide Web was just beginning to break out of its university roots and start to be used by the general public. That was just 17 years ago; now accessing the Internet via some kind of web browser is as commonplace as turning on a TV. However, if a new report over at is correct, the Internet and the web browser industry could have taken a different path.

YouTube officially announces "YouTube TV" plans

A few weeks ago, the rumor mill on the Internet spilled out news that YouTube was preparing to launch a new slate of original video programming in a more "TV network" style format. Late on Friday, YouTube finally confirmed those rumors and also posted up a preview site showing the many new and original shows that are planned for this new format.

Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

Released to schedule on October 13, Ubuntu 11.10 (codenamed Oneiric Ocelot) sees the end of official support for the GNOME desktop, the OS relying instead on Canonical's own Unity desktop in either the default 3D or 2D mode. Oneiric is something of a consolidation release, with improvements mostly limited to completing the switch to Unity begun in 11.04, along with general polish in terms of look and feel. You can peruse the official Ubuntu 11.10 release notes and take an online tour of Oneiric at the Ubuntu web site.

Google TV 2.0 update due out next week

The long promised Google TV 2.0 update is finally close to being released. Google's official blog site has announced that the update will be released for Sony's Google TV's Bravia televisions sometime early next week. The Logitech Revue set-top box, which turns most TVs into a Google TV device, will get the 2.0 update "soon thereafter.

HP may finally shut down webOS division

There were big cheers in the PC industry when HP announced Thursday that it was going to keep its PC business in-house. But there may not be much in the way of a celebration over at the webOS division. The Guardian reports via unnamed sources that HP could shut down the webOS business after acquiring the operating system, along with Palm, for $1.2 billion back in April 2010; 500 people at HP could lose their jobs if such a decision is made.

Friday, October 28, 2011

[Tutorial] How to Root a Samsung Galaxy S II

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This tutorial is for the "rooting beginners" and those who want to keep as close to stock as possible. CF-Root takes the kernel from an original Samsung firmware, and just adds root, busybox, and ClockWorkMod (CWM4) recovery

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Google+: Popular posts, eye-catching analytics, photo fun and...

We think Google+ should get better every time you use it. It’s not enough to obsess over community feedback (which we do); we also need to surprise and delight you with constant improvements (which we also try and do). Today’s no different, so we’re rolling out four new features in four different areas.

Sony Acquires Ericsson’s Stake in Sony Ericsson for $1.47 Billion

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Sony Corporation has acquired Ericsson’s stake in mobile phone joint venture Sony Ericsson.
The deal will place Ericsson’s 50% stake in the joint venture under Sony’s control. Sony will also acquire five wireless technology “patent families.” The two companies have also entered into a cross-licensing agreement for their intellectual property.

Samsung scores expedited hearing against Galaxy Tab ban in Australia

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Samsung requested the Australian court to fast-track its appeal against the banning of the sale of its Galaxy Tab tablets in the country and it has been approved by the court, according to a Reuters report.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus confirmed to have 'fortified glass,' not Gorilla Glass

Gorilla Glass has become a standard for durable Android devices. The glass is  insanely hard to crack and nearly impossible to scratch. While Samsung never mentioned anything about the Galaxy Nexus featuring this reinforced glass, we were hoping that it would.

From the desert to the sea: Google Voice Search experiments

As an engineer I like to solve problems and I like to test stuff, the bigger the better. A couple of months ago I was intrigued by a challenge: Australians have the second highest smartphone penetration in the world (second only to Singapore) but we have one of the lowest usage rates of Google Voice Search. This had some of us scratching our heads, because Google Voice Search understands our Australian accents.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Nokia announces its Drive navigation, Mix Radio, and ESPN Sports Hub cloud services for WP7

Apart from several Windows Phone 7 features, Nokia has shown off Nokia Drive on the Lumia 800, exclusive and for free on their Lumia devices. It offers full voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation in a 3D interface. 

Nokia's Lumia 710 Windows Phone announced alongside the 800, hitting select markets by end of year

You didn't think Nokia would go through all this hoo hah just for one handset, did you? 

Nokia announces the Lumia 800, the 'first real Windows Phone'

Finally, here it is. The flagship device Nokia is counting on to bring a smile to our phone-loving faces, a sigh of relief to its shareholders, and a twinkle to the eyes of Finnish tax collectors everywhere. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Making Chrome even more app-ealing

From sharing photos, to collaborating on documents, to enjoying online games, web apps make the web fun, useful and entertaining. Since the beginning, Chrome has been designed to allow apps to do more, faster. Today, changes in Chrome make it even easier to access your favorite apps and discover new favorites.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Google to Launch Music Download Service in 2 Weeks

Google’s long-rumored music download service could launch within the next two weeks.

The music store will be an add-on to Google Music Beta, a free service that lets users upload and manage their existing music library in the cloud, “people familiar with the matter” have told The Wall Street Journal. Currently, access to the service is optimized for the desktop web and Android devices.

Tim O’Reilly says ‘patent trolls could be the end of Silicon Valley’

Serial entrepreneur and founder of Web 2.0 Summit Tim O’Reilly says the biggest negative trend in the technology industry is ‘patent trolls‘ who are having a huge impact on preventing innovation. He says companies are spending their time suing each other for the monetary worth for technology they are not deploying themselves.

WATCH: Steve Jobs’s Biographer on "60 Minutes" [VIDEO]

60 Minutes has posted its interview with Walter Isaacson, the authorized biographer of Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs, which aired last Sunday,  October 23rd on the evening in US.

How Steve Jobs Influenced Google's Restructuring

Walter Isaacson's book about Steve Jobs includes some unflattering quotes about Google and Android, but it also explains Larry Page's decision to close many Google products and to create a cohesive interface for Google. 

Samsung admite modificaciones en sus productos debido al problema de patentes con Apple

Todos están al tanto de la batalla legal por temas de violación de pantentes que enfrenta desde hace meses a Samsung y Apple. Los episodios de esta guerra han sido numerosos y, por el momento, parece no tener fin. Al respecto, Won-Pyo Hong respondió algunas preguntas sobre este tema en el AsiaD desarrollado hace algunos días.

Could Android 4.0 facial recognition be beaten with a photo?

If you saw the movie Mission Impossible 3, you know that Tom Cruise' character Ethan Hunt at one point scales the Vatican wall in Rome and then places a photo in front of one of the wall's security cameras to fool the operator into thinking he is just seeing the normal view. Believe it or not, it sounds like the newly announced Android 4.0's facial recognition software could be fooled in exactly the same way.

Andy Rubin: Ice Cream Sandwich's Face Unlock is developed by PittPatt

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Liking that Face Unlock on Ice Cream Sandwich we saw last week? You can thank PittPatt for that. At AsiaD's opening session, Android head honcho Andy Rubin confirmed that said Pittsburgh-based company -- acquired by Google earlier this year -- was responsible for this nifty security feature. 

Microsoft's YouTube account hacked

In what appears to be an attack on Microsoft, the company had its main YouTube channel hacked this weekend.

Friday, October 21, 2011

PlayStation 3 may have been jailbroken again

Reports appearing on the Internet point to a possible second jailbreak having been discovered for Sony's PlayStation 3 games console. The hack, known as 'JB2', shares similarities with the older jailbreak that made appearances on the Internet. The hack seems to run from a USB dongle, like with the original jailbreak, where the console's security is compromised by the USB upon boot-up.

Google TV 2.0 screenshots leak out

Google is still trying to get its Google TV project to become more attractive to mainstream consumers. The effort to merge televisions with a Google-developed operating system has so far only brought in two hardware partners. One is Sony, who put Google TV inside three models of its Bravia TV line. The other is Logitech, which created the Revue set-top box with the operating system inside. Sales for both companies have not been up to expectations. Google has been promising a major update for Google TV devices for a while but so far it has yet to be released.

Steve Jobs wanted to "destroy Android"

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Steve Jobs, the late founder of Apple, didn't care very much for the tactics of one of its biggest rivals, Google. reports that in the upcoming biography titled simply Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO was furious that Google was developing the Android operating system for smartphones. Jobs felt that the OS ripped off a number of features from Apple's iPhone and iOS operating system.

Steve Jobs: "Voy a destruir Android"

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El difunto Steve Jobs fue un hombre que entre muchas otras cosas por las que era conocido una de ellas era la de polémico y con grandes lucha con la competencia, en especial con el sistema operativo Android, del que nunca fué un admirador precisamente. Siempre se ha sabido que el odio que sentía al robot verde era enorme debido al gran pedazo de cuota de mercado que estaba consiguiendo quitándole compradores de iPhones, pero ahora ese sentimiento adquiere una nueva dimensión.

Ice Cream Sandwich already unofficially ported, Nexus S 4G gets first dibs

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Well, that was fast. Just two days (barely) after the Android 4.0 SDK was released, a resourceful dev claims to already have the code up and running on a handset that isn't the Galaxy Nexus. Android Central forum user Breezy is working on delivering a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich to the Nexus S 4G. 

Google liberará el código fuente de Ice Cream Sandwich dentro de poco

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Buenas noticias para los desarrolladores de Android. Si el día del lanzamiento de Ice Cream Sandwich veíamos cómo Google liberaba al momento el SDK actualizado hoy nos enteramos de que dentro de poco se liberará el código fuente de esta nueva versión del sistema operativo.

Ya están en desarrollo ROMs con Ice Cream Sandwich para Nexus S gracias al SDK

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Los cocineros de ROMs están dispuestos a todo para poder darle nueva vida a sus terminales preferidos, algunos sin recibir una actualización oficial desde hace más de un año, sufriendo el olvido de sus creadores. Y es que su trabajo ha podido renovar completamente diversos terminales a lo largo de varios años, como muchos recordamos el olvido que sufrió el HTC Hero o el proyecto para conseguir usar el HP Touchpad con el sitema operativo Android.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Upcoming changes to Google Reader: a new look, new Google+ features, and some clean-up

Posted by Alan Green, Software Engineer

In the next week, we’ll be making some highly requested changes to Google Reader. First, we’re going to introduce a brand new design (like many of Google’s other products) that we hope you love. Second, we’re going to bring Reader and Google+ closer together, so you can share the best of your feeds with just the right circles.

[Actualizado] Video filtrado del rediseño de Gmail!

Hace un rato estaba mirando mi correo personal, vi que habia un problema con un video de youtube, al intentarlo abrir en una pantalla nueva me encontre con que me equivoque de link, pero la sorpresa fue que el video que abri es un preview del nuevo gmail que todavia no esta publico. Tengo una copia del video por si lo eliminan de youtube.

Samsung confirma que el Samsung Galaxy S II tendrá Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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Llevamos uno de los días más ajetreados que hemos vivido en esta publicación con las novedades referentes a Ice Cream Sandwich, tanto con sus nuevas capacidades y con los dispositivos que recibirán una actualización al nuevo sabor de sándwich helado que Google mostró ayer en Hong Kong (Galaxy Nexus, Motorola RAZR). Pero es ahora cuando nos alegramos muchos de los poseedores de un Samsung Galaxy II (me incluyo).

Ice Cream Sandwich llegará al Motorola RAZR en 2012

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Tras la presentación de Ice Cream Sanwich muchos nos hemos estados preguntando qué dispositivos recibirán el nuevo helado de Google. Según unas afirmaciones hechas por Google, todo terminal que pudiese ejecutar correctamente Android 2.3 Gingerbread o Android 3.0 Honeycomb puede, teóricamente hablando, ejecutar la versión 4.0 de Android, aunque las actualizaciones serán en su gran mayoría responsabilidad de los fabricantes y operadoras.

Motorola anuncia finalmente el Droid RAZR

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Tal y como sospechábamos, el nuevo Motorola RAZR (Droid RAZR para los Estados Unidos) se ha presentado finalmente. Capitaneado por su conectividad LTE, este nuevo Android (finalmente no se llamará Spyder) presume de ofrecer una pantalla de 4,3 pulgadas con Gorilla Glass y una resolución qHD Super AMOLED, todo ello en un espectacular grosor de 7,1 milímetros, unas medidas que según el propio Motorola lo sitúan como el smartphone más delgado del mundo. Y claro, si la carta de presentación de la conferencia era "Thinner. Stronger. Faster. Smarter" (Más delgado, más fuerte, más rápido, más inteligente), era de esperar que su procesador acaparara protagonismo, y así ha sido. Con un nuevo cerebro de doble núcleo a 1.2 GHz y 1 GB de RAM, se cierra una lista de prestaciones envidiables con las que seguro que más de un android-fan estará salivando en estos momentos.

Android es más seguro para gobernar que BlackBerry: Casa Blanca

El presidente Obama es uno de los usuarios más famosos de BlackBerry, sin embargo, ya busca una alternativa más segura. Foto: AFP/Getty Images.
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No es un secreto que el presidente de Estados Unidos usa BlackBerry. En múltiples ocasiones se la ha visto en fotos usando en todo momento el teclado de su teléfono durante una reunión o evento público.

Andy Rubin: El desbloqueo facial de Ice Cream Sandwich fue desarrollado por PittPatt

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Te gusto el desbloqueo facial del teléfono de Ice Cream Sandwich que vimos ayer? Puedes agradecerle a PittPatt. En la sesión inaugural de AsiaD, la cabeza Android, Andy Rubin acaba de confirmar que lo que dijo  la empresa con sede en Pittsburgh - adquirida por Google a principios de este año - que fue el responsable de esta función de seguridad ingeniosa. 

Google cerca de lanzar una tienda de música digital

A Google Music le puede faltar un poco de sabor en este momento, pero aquí en AsiaD, Andy Rubin acaba de confirmar que su compañía está "muy cerca" de dar con una tienda de descarga digital, como se rumoreaba a principios de este mes.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

El SDK de Ice Cream Sandwich ya se encuentra disponible para descargar

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Los protagonistas del día de hoy han sido el nuevo Galaxy Nexus y la nueva versión del sistema operativo Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. Además de anunciar esta actualización Google ha publicado ya el SDK para que los desarrolladores empiecen a trabajar con él.

Google presenta oficialmente Ice Cream Sandwich para alimentar al nuevo Galaxy Nexus

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En la madrugada de hoy, desde Hong Kong, finalmente se ha hecho la presentación del nuevo Galaxy Nexus y nada mejor que nutrir las entrañas de este terminal con la esperada nueva versión de Android 4.0 o Ice Cream Sandwich, que será el relevo esperado para Gingerbread y Honeycomb. Durante la presentación ha hecho un recorrido completo por los cambios de las aplicaciones oficiales de sus servicios para móvil, además de las novedades, que vamos a mostarles a continuación.

Galaxy Nexus, el primero en llevar Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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Por fin ha sido presentado el nuevo terminal de Samsung y Google. Finalmente no se llamará Nexus Prime como apuntaban algunos rumores sino que saldrá bajo el nombre de Galaxy Nexus, un nombre bastante curioso para ser un “Google Phone”.

Galaxy Nexus versus la competencia en números

El Galaxy Nexus de Samsung podría representar el mayor salto evolutivo para Android desde su estreno con el G1 en 2008. El hardware es muy bueno, tiene una pantalla 720p y tecnologia LTE ambos representan las últimas tendencias en smartphones, cámaras de alta calidad con la captura de vídeo de 1080p son todavía una innovación relativamente reciente. Y como un dispositivo "Nexus", Google ha dotado el teléfono con Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich - el primer dispositivo de venta con la nueva plataforma, lo que representa un cambio muy grande en la experiencia del usuario desde Android 2.3 Gingerbread a los cuales nos hemos acostumbrado a lo largo del año pasado.

'Grand Theft Auto III' para iOS y Android. Vídeo en tiempo real

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Ya les hablamos en una entrada anterior que el próximo 22 de Octubre GTA III cumplirá diez años. Diez años desde que vio la luz en Xbox, PS2, PC y cambió el concepto de los juegos sandbox. Un apartado gráfico sin rival en aquel momento, una libertad de acciones nunca vista, personajes carismáticos, una historia dura, un protagonista con una pesada mochila de culpa a la espalda, una venganza… en resumen, ‘Gran Theft Auto III’ lo tenía todo para reventar las listas de ventas. Y así fue.

RIM Anuncia Nuevo SO para teléfonos y tablets Blackberry

La conferencia de desarrolladores de BlackBerry fue el escenario en el que RIM,  por medio de su co-fundador y CEO Mike Lazardis anunció un nuevo sistema operativo unificado para teléfonos inteligentes BlackBerry, tablets y otros dispositivos BlackBerry llamado BBX.