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Google Fortifies the Security of Chrome with Improved Encryption Protection

Google is all geared up to improve its security settings with its next release of Chrome browser. It is now going to encrypt all search queries sent from the software. The next version of Chrome is now available in the beta channel and all searches will be encrypted using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL).

When a browser uses SSL to encrypt any information from a browser to a website, then you get a green padlock on the web address in the address box. Google calls this little padlock, ‘omnibox’, as it works as a place to put in your search terms as well as insert your URL.

As a user, you will not see much difference in your browsing experience, because of this new feature. Of course, you will notice an improved speed in getting your search results because of Google’s use of the SPDY protocol in the software.

Encryption is the new way to go

Though Google started using encryption for search queries for Chrome users signed in to their Google accounts in 2011, it has now extended to all the browser users whether logged into Google account or not.

Mozilla started encryption for Google searches performed through Firefox browser in July 2012. Apple followed next by enabling search encryption on Safari by September 2012.

Encryption is one of the safest ways to search online today. It prevents a marketer from getting information from a website about searches performed.

iPad mini: A perfect companion this holiday season and beyond!

Putting an end to all speculations, Apple finally marked the debut of its much awaited iPad mini. With a size that will perfectly fit in your Christmas stockings, iPad mini is “every inch an iPad.” Sporting an all-new design and a much reduced size, this 7.9-inch, pencil-thin tablet is just 7.2 mm thick and weighs about 0.68 pounds. iPad mini has everything that makes it a traveler’s delight. It boasts a powerful processor, beautiful display screen, FaceTime and iSight cameras with 1080p HD video recording, ultrafast wireless connectivity, access to more than 275,000 amazing apps, and 10-hours of battery backup. Thinner shape and lighter form factor makes iPad mini easy to fit in the palm of your hands.

Let’s take a quick look at its powerful technical specs:

Processor: Applauded for its fast and fluid performance, iPad mini runs on a powerful and efficient dual-core A5 processor. It has a quad-core GPU and comes with 16 GB of internal flash memory, which can be easily upgraded to 64 GB.

Screen: iPad mini dons a 7.9-inch LED-backlit screen. Though it does not have a Retina display, it has the same 1024 × 768 resolution as an iPad, which makes everything look crisp, clear, and vibrant. With 35% more screen area, you get maximum amount of screen space that makes reading and interacting easy and comfortable.

Camera: iPad mini flaunts both a rear-facing 5MP iSight camera and a front-facing FaceTime HD camera that makes taking pictures and videos easier than ever. FaceTime allows you to make a video call over a Wi-Fi network. The camera ensures that you and your friends and loved ones always stay connected.

Connectivity: The iPad mini features a dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity, which is twice as fast as any other iPad and gives you a download speed of up to 150 Mbps. The iPad mini also sports an Apple Lightning connector, which allows you to connect to cameras, SD cards, and VGA or HDMI digital video sources. iPad mini also permits cellular connectivity through LTE and DC-HSDPA that allows you to make ultrafast cellular connections around the world.

Build: iPad mini has been aesthetically designed with extraordinary precision. The body is crafted out of aluminum and glass. Mono-crystalline diamond cut edges and sleek metallic finish make iPad mini look stylish and chic.

Scheduled for release on November 2, Apple iPad mini has been priced at $329 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model, which rises to $429 for the 32GB model and $659 for the 64GB model. Pre-orders for all the versions open up on October 25. With amazing technical specs and a price that’s way below than that of its predecessor, iPad mini is surely going to attract a lot of buyers this holiday season.

The revamped Apple® AirPort Express 2012

The refurbished Apple AirPort Express 2012 is an ideal router for instant Wi-Fi network connectivity.

Available for $119, the most fascinating aspect about Apple AirPort Express is that it can easily set up a Wi-Fi connection directly through iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, or Mac.

Talking about its specifications, Apple AirPort Express has the ability to support dual-band 802.11m Wi-Fi, which means it can transmit 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies, simultaneously. In addition to this, its support for AirPlay allows you to send music from your iTunes playlist on your PC, iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone to any speakers or stereo in your home.

What’s more? If you want to take printouts, wirelessly (from anywhere in your home), a USB port (especially made for printer) on the back of AirPort Express lets you do so. In terms of online security, AirPort Express provides a safer online experience. It comes equipped with a firewall that acts as a barrier between your Wi-Fi network and the Internet. The latest AirPort Express comprehensively protects your data from emerging malicious threats.

And the 2012 Apple® Design Award Winners Are…

Lately, at the WWDC 2012 conference, Apple declared the well-deserving winners of its esteemed Apple Design Award. The award is given as recognition for the apps that are simply outstanding in terms of technology adaptation, design, and innovation.

The bunch of apps that received the ‘2012 Apple Design Awards’ title includes:

iPhone winners

•  Where’s My Water by Disney

•  Jetpack Joyride by Halfbrick Studios

•   National Parks by National Geographic by National Geographic Society / Rally Interactive

Mac winners

• Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ultimate Edition by Feral Interactive Ltd

•  Limbo by Playdead ApS

•  Sketch by Bohemian Coding

iPad winners

• Paper by FiftyThree Inc

• Bobo Explores Light by GameCollage

• DM1 – The Drum Machine by Fingerlab

Student winners

• DaWindci (iPad) by Reality Twist GmbH, Mimimi Productions, Mediadesign Highschool of Applied Sciences

• Little Star (iPad) by BiBoBox Studio, Dalian Nationalities University

The winning apps, as a token of appreciation, received an iPod touch, a MacBook Air, an exclusive Apple Design Award lanyard, and the captivating Apple Design Award cube trophy.

Apple® OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion unveiled at WWDC 2012

At the grand WWDC 2012 keynote, Apple unveiled a number of noticeable enhancements for the world’s most cutting-edge desktop operating system- OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. This new operating system is certainly a prime release with hundreds of state-of-the-art features including Notification Center, Messages app, Sharing, Facebook integration, Power Nap, AirPlay Mirroring, and the improved security of Gatekeeper.

Some top features that were highlighted about OS X Mountain Lion are:

iCloud: The new OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will enable users to sync data, calendars, contacts, and e-mails across all Apple devices.

Dictation: It is one of the most enthralling features of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Dictation will automatically convert spoken words into text. According to Apple, this feature will successfully work for Microsoft Word and Facebook as well.

Up-to-date Safari browser: The advanced Safari browser in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will include a History list of all the sites you visited on any of your Apple devices. Also, it will flaunt the fastest JavaScript engine and a new tab view for gesture-driven view of the opened tabs.

To experience the amazing features of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, you can download the operating system from the Mac Apple Store, July 2012 onwards.

Highlight on Apple® iOS6

The latest announcement at WWDC 2012 about the new iOS6 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has created a lot of buzz all around.

This new mobile operating system by Apple incorporates various attention-grabbing enhancements to make your experience with iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad even better.

From new Passbook app and updated Siri to Facebook integration and VIP mailbox, iOS6 has everything to let you get the best of your Apple device.

Some of its major enhancements are:

Maps: The incredibly detailed graphics and text in Maps will give you the pleasure of seeing the world in a completely different way. It will let you get verbal and visual turn-by-turn navigation, exact names of places and streets where they belong, and view the sights from air.

Shared Photo Streams: If you want to share photos with a limited number of people, Share Photo Stream will let you do so. Just pick photos from Photos app, select the Share button and choose the person with whom you want to share your photos.

FaceTime: It is an interesting feature that will enable you to receive as well as make video calls directly on your iPad with your phone number.

The other intriguing features of iOS6 clearly show Apple’s sincere efforts to guarantee its dominance in the market.

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