Month: April 2011

iYogi Scam Alerts: Be mindful of domain name scam

Owing a domain name helps an organization get an independent space and it enables visitors to locate the organization more easily. Taking advantage of this, online scammers are now targeting companies and individuals via e-mails or phone calls. The scammers lure users into buying domains or renewing their existing domains. The users end up losing their money as no buying or renewing takes place. The scamsters dupe the users by creating websites that look similar to those of the original domain registering companies. Doing a research on a company that is trying to offer domain services can protect you from becoming a victim of domain name scam. Also, avoid registering a domain in a hurry. iYogi alerts are meant to make readers aware of such scams and they also consist of some very useful tips. Read...

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No Microsoft® Tablet OS Until 2012

A range of analysts from the market, and from internal Microsoft sources, have found their way across news items worldwide, announcing the non-availability of a Windows based tablet at least till early or mid 2012. With Bill Gates launching the first Microsoft tablet, way back in 2001, and promoting the natural evolution of the laptop into the world of tablets, with attached or detached keyboards, and Stylus plus touch sensing features, the company does not have a product of its own, allowing a range of other competitors to gain market share. After the Acer Aspire 1420P, years ago, with hands-on on tablets, Microsoft appears not at all ready to take on the market till mid or late 2012. With the Windows Phone 7 facing lot of ups and downs, and problems in updates and bug fixes, Microsoft is busy redesigning the tablet platform through the Windows 8 operating system which is expected somewhere in mid 2012. In the midst of all this, the takeover of Palm by HP and the announced introduction of the HP WebOS, brings the tablet war to new heights. With the likes of Motorola introducing smartphones with Lapdocks, ViewSonic with their 10 inch tablets, the launch of the iPad 2, Lenovo’s LePad and Hybrid Docks, the Droid and a range of new offerings, makes one wonder why Microsoft has fallen behind. Is this a strategic...

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iPhone® and iPad® apps

Results are out regarding the most popular iPhone and iPad applications in terms of the number of downloads by users. The top iPhone apps that are free comprise Movies by Flixster, Facebook, Google Mobile, Pandora, and Shazam. The popular iPhone apps that are paid include “Angry Birds”, “Tap Tap Revenge 3”, “Pocket Gods,” “Tap Tap Revenge 2.6.” and “Doodle Jump”. Angry Birds is a popular gaming application for the iPad. Since its release, the game has registered over 50 million downloads across the globe. The new version of Angry Birds Seasons is also compatible with iPod Touch. For downloading the game, an iTunes account is required. With regards the iPad, the free top apps include Google Mobile, Movies by Flixster, Pandora, and Google Earth. The iPad apps which are top paid include “Stick Wars”, ”Backbreaker Football” “Calorie Tracker” and “Flight Track”. Immediately after declaration of Apple’s quarterly results, on the very next day all the stocks of the company finished at 338.84 dollars, down by 0.5 per cent from the previous day’s closing price. However, during early hours, the stock recorded an all time peak of 348.60 dollar and came down a little bit lower later...

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Windows® Phone 7 Upgrade to Offer Cloud Support

CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, at the Mobile World Congress 2011, announced that Microsoft will launch an update later this year and this much awaited update will add a lot to Windows Phone 7. The update will add Internet Explorer 9 to Windows Phone 7. Along with Internet Explorer 9 this update will also carry support for Twitter. After this update Windows Phone 7 will also be able to use the Skydrive computing functions. Steve said these updates will definitely please the customers along with the wireless carriers, its developers and also the mobile phone manufacturers who are powering their hardware with Windows Phone 7. Recently Microsoft has also gone through an agreement with Nokia and soon we will see some Nokia devices powered by the Windows Phone 7 operating system. The Windows Phone 7 operating system was launched around an year ago and it has gained quite a large popularity and acceptability among the users and Microsoft is continuously trying to work on the same to improve the operating system and make it more and more user friendly. The major Windows Phone update which Steve Ballmer was talking about will release in the second half of this year, but a small update carrying the copy and paste functionality will come in the first week of March 2011. Ballmer also gave several demonstrations for the new upcoming updates and...

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Sony® ships 150 millionth PlayStation 2

Since its launch around 150 million units of the Sony PlayStation gaming console have been shipped. It is a huge number since it was released somewhere in March 2000 in Japan. Research and development teams are working round the clock to develop more interesting games. These are more users friendly and offer a new atmosphere as compared to the older versions. The advanced features of PlayStation attract people of every age around the world. It is available at around $99.99 presently and this makes it affordable. The other thing which makes it a hot favorite for millions is its durability. It is really great to see that decades after the purchase of the console, people are still enjoying it. It is high customer satisfaction rate which can be attributed to the success of Sony PlayStation. It is around 11 years since it was launched in the year 2000 in Japan. The factor which has worked is the support it gets from the manufacturers of the components of the console. As per the reports there are around 10,800 gaming titles developed for this gaming console. Since its launch around 150 million units of the Sony PlayStation gaming console have been shipped. It is a huge number since it was released somewhere in March 2000 in Japan. Research and development teams are working round the clock to develop more interesting games....

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