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LightSquared Submits Nationwide Wireless Broadband Plan to FCC

CNETAnalysis: USA based LTE network, LightSquared has formally presented its modified business plans to the telecoms regulator in its effort to deal with ongoing concerns about interference with the GPS network. Click here for more .

The future of chip manufacturing

CNETAnalysis: MIT researchers show how to make e-beam lithography, commonly used to prototype computer chips, more practical as a mass-production technique Click here for more .

Buying Guide: Top 10 creative apps for Mac OS X

CNETAnalysis: The Mac App store holds loads of top apps to boost creativity. Here are 10 of the best. Aperture – £45 Apple Aperture is a real steal, especially for iPhoto users wanting to upgrade to something more powerful. It boasts top photo-management tools, including the ability to upload to and manage albums on Flickr, Facebook and MobileMe and manage images by Places and Faces. It also boasts intuitive RAW-editing features and a top-notch interface, making Aperture an essential buy. CameraBag Desktop – £8.99 Nevercenter Ltd The Mac version of this iPhone’s photo app, CameraBag Desktop is about adding old-school effects to your photos. The app is simple: open it up, load in an image and you can start applying the effects, including cross-processing, silver, instant and Helga. All the filters are high quality, and you can combine them for even more interesting effects, creating custom filters to save and share with the CameraBag community. Pixelmator – £35 Pixelmator When you thi…

AMD’s A-Series Fusion chips launch on the desktop

CNETAnalysis: Fresh from launching the laptop variants of the AMD A-Series chips, the AMD Fusion-based platform has officially been announced for the desktop. Primarily these will be quad-core chips, though dual-core variants are expected both for the desktop and laptops in due course. The company also announced the A55 and A75 chipsets that will be available in motherboards from partners including Asus, Foxconn, ECS, Gigabyte, MSI and Sapphire. AMD says it is targeting low to mid-range desktops with the new chips which feature processing and DirectX 11 graphics on a single die – the latter branded as Radeon HD 6530D and HD 6550D depending on which of the four available processor variants used. This means mainstream and casual PC gamers are the key target audience for the new chips since high-end desktop gamers will still go for extra power with discrete graphics cards. The parts have a TDP or 65 (A6-3600 and A8-3800) or 100W (A6-3650 and A8-3850) and boast 320 or 400 Radeon cores. I…

New smartphone app automatically tags photos

CNETAnalysis: So much for tagging photographs with names, locations and activities yourself – a new cell phone application can take care of that for you. Click here for more .

Hands on: Sony VAIO Y Series review

CNETAnalysis: Decked out here in a rather lurid pink, here’s our hands on: Sony VAIO Y Series review. The new model replaces last year’s Y Series with a major change, moving on from the low voltage Intel Pentium processor and replacing it with one of AMD’s newish E-Series Fusion chips. That brings both graphics and processing on the same chip – something AMD calls an APU. It also means HD video playback won’t be a problem through the HDMI port. The model we looked at here packed the E-350 clocked at 2.6GHz, alongside a decent 4GB blob of memory. That should mean that the performance and graphics concerns of the last generation are eradicated. AMD’s confused branding is out in force on the Y Series – Fusion is still being marketed under the AMD Vision brand, but because decent graphics are on board yet another sticker is required. The AMD platform is designed to be low cost and Sony told TechRadar it would be pitching this model at those who want both portability and reasonable power …

Samsung moves to block iPad, iPhone imports

CNETAnalysis: Samsung has filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission in an attempt to halt the import of iPhone and iPad devices in to the US. It’s a major move in the ongoing Apple/Samsung legal spat , which sees each accuse the other of infringing patents relating to their products. Samsung has been ordered to pony up some of its unreleased handsets for Apple’s examination , while its reciprocal request to see the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 early was turned down by Judge Lucy Koh. My dad’s bigger than your dad Since then, Apple has filed another complaint in Samsung’s native South Korea and has also reportedly begun looking to alternative components suppliers, particularly for its mobile device processors. But our American friends should not start panic buying Apple goods just yet; although the ITC is likely to investigate the complaint, we probably won’t see a final decision made for 16 to 18 months, according to legal experts FOSS Patents . In the meantime, we’ll be watch…

Rumour: RIM cans rumoured 10in PlayBook

CNETAnalysis: It’s a RIM rumour overload as an anonymous tipster reveals that the BlackBerry maker has cancelled development of the never-confirmed 10-inch PlayBook tablet. According to this source, the company has ditched the larger tablet in favour of cracking on with its first QNX-based superphone, which you’d think they’d have already been working on. The source came up with some specs for the handset, too – a single-core 1.2GHz processor, 900+ resolution and a 4.3-inch touchscreen. Facts like gold dust Two rumours don’t necessarily make a respectable supposition, but some of these specs do match up with what Carlo Chiarello, VP of the GSM business unit at RIM, told TechRadar back in May : “That QNX experience is going to start to come in to our high tier products. I can’t tell you when… But it’s absolutely part and parcel of what we’re working on now. “I can tell you that it’s going to come in to the higher tier value propositions first. It’ll probably come into an all-touch fir…

Incard Chosen by Telecom Italia to Support Web Based SIM Services

CNETAnalysis: Italian smart card vendor, Incard says that it has won a supply contract from Telecom Italia to develop new services for its mobile subscribers, hosted on the handset. Click here for more .

Buying Guide: Best iPad stylus: 5 reviewed and rated

CNETAnalysis: As children, all of us shared great delight in covering our tiny paws with various coloured pigments to create fridgebound masterpieces. As you grow and develop into an artist, you’re taught to pick up a brush, pencil or charcoal stick, and a whole world of mark-making opens up. Today, creating works of art is a single tap away with some mind-blowing iPad and iPhone art apps such as Brushes, ArtRage, SketchBook Pro and Penultimate, but for many artists, reverting to using a finger to paint is a huge step backwards. We figured that it was time to make our apologies to Mr Jobs and recognise that for some iPad owners, a stylus is a vital part of their iOS experience. Great product design is about creating something instinctive and intuitive to use, so that it quickly becomes a natural extension of a person. In the case of a stylus, the basic requirements are a pen-like handle and tip, but take a look at the Nomad Brush and the AluPen and you see that both have aimed to tap…

Portable 3G Base Station for Military Users

CNETAnalysis: UK based Roke Manor Research has launched a portable 3G base station for use by the military that creates a private communications network for military tactical deployments. Click here for more .

Tutorial: 12 disc burning tips

CNETAnalysis: You could be forgiven for thinking that CDs and DVDs are outmoded technologies. With flash memory getting cheaper and the cloud becoming ever more pervasive, storing data on circles of plastic-coated aluminium seems little better than chiselling ones and noughts on slabs of stone. But it’s not that simple. How will the cloud help if your PC won’t boot? Is a thumb drive any use if you want to play a movie in your vintage DVD player? Like it or not, CDs and DVD still have their place in the world. They’re cheap, easy to make and can often work as a brilliant bridging mechanism between different devices and data formats. Here are 12 disc burning tips to help you squeeze more data onto a disc, burn audio discs and more. 1. How to make a data disc Windows’ own data disc burning routines can be slow and frustrating, and don’t always produce a disc that can be read by other devices. You’re better off using a dedicated disc-burning program like CD BurnerXP or ImgBurn . These ma…

Sony Vaio E and C series laptops announced

CNETAnalysis: Sony has taken the wraps off its latest laptop range, announcing updates to its Vaio E and Vaio C range. Although not in the same league style wise as the Sony Z series, both the E and C range add some texture and colour respectively to the laptop market. The Sony E Series consists of two screen sizes: 15.5-inch and 17.3-inch. The laptops have been given a textured finish – while we presumed this was so that you can find your laptop in a darkened room, Sony believes that the new texture makes the laptop easier to hold while on the go. The Vaio E series has a number of features, including Blu-ray playback, a Quick Web button, HDMI output, Bluetooth 3.0 and a keyboard which has a separate numerical keyboard, so all you number crunchers out there can breathe a sigh of relief. If you prefer colour over texture, then the Vaio C range is the one for you. The C series offers up laptops in 14-inch and 15.5-inch screen sizes and also gives you a choice of fashion colours. Essent…

Hands on: Sony VAIO Z Series review

CNETAnalysis: Top of the list in Sony’s summer launch list is the Sony Z Series , a 1.2kg ultra-portable Intel Core i7 powerhouse with SSD storage (although, as you’ll see from our pics, the display model we tried had a Core i5). The Sony VAIO Z Series UK release date is scheduled for late July 2011. The nippy VAIO Z does have a little trick up its sleeve in the shape of add-on accessory Power Media Dock, featuring Intel’s Light Peak tech – marketed by Apple and Intel as Thunderbolt. But the actual port doesn’t look the same – Sony is just using a standard USB port rather than the DisplayPort implementation used by Apple. We’ve got far more on that for you further down this piece. This isn’t so much of a suprise considering a DisplayPort connection would seem rather odd on a laptop such as Sony’s Z Series and USB is the natural home for it in such a lightweight machine. It’s an angular laptop that’s just 16mm deep, but there’s power to burn – we like the cut of its jib and, as with t…

LG DM50D 3D monitor arrives

CNETAnalysis: LG has announced the DM50D 3D monitor, using its Cinema 3D TV technology in a desk friendly form factor. LG suggests that the size and weight of current 3D monitors and the lack of 3D content for PCs was limiting consumer interest in adding an extra dimension to their computing. The LG DM50D is billed, a little inevitably, as the ‘perfect platform for 3D gaming and movie watching’. Consumer research “Our consumer research showed that while interest in 3D monitors was high, there were certain misgivings about the cumbersome glasses, reported health concerns and lack of 3D content,” said Si-hwan Park, vice president of the monitor division at LG’s Home Entertainment Company. “Through CINEMA 3D technology, the DM50D addresses all of these concerns, leaving users free to be completely immersed in the best quality 3D content and gaming on any monitor on the market today.” The passive display also comes with ‘flicker free’ certification, brightness that is apparently twice as…

Azerbaijani President’s Daughters Tied To Fast-Rising Telecoms Firm

CNETAnalysis: Azerfon, a Baku-based telecoms company that operates under the brand Nar, is one of the success stories of the new Azerbaijani economy. But the company’s ownership structure has been clouded in mystery since its creation. Click here for more .

Belgium Awards Fourth 3G License to Cable TV Networks

CNETAnalysis: Belgium’s telecoms regulator, the BIPT has confirmed that it has accepted a bid from Telenet Tecteo Bidco for the country’s fourth 3G license. Click here for more .

Updated: Google Chromebooks: what you need to know

CNETAnalysis: The long-awaited Chrome OS is finally making its debut in stores over the coming days – Google Chromebooks are already available for preorder and the first Samsung Chromebooks are due to ship on 1 July. So is it the operating system reinvented, or just a nifty way to squeeze more speed out of laptops while making them simpler? We’ve already taken a look at the first Google Chromebook in our Samsung Chromebook review .Here’s what you need to know about Google’s Chromebooks and the OS that they run. Google Chromebooks are available The Samsung Chromebook 5 series has a UK release date of 1 July, but you can preorder it already – it’s priced at £399 for the 3G version and £349 for the Wi-Fi only flavour. An Acer Chromebook has been announced by Google, but has not yet been announced for the UK by Acer. Samsung Chromebook vs Acer Chromebook Chrome OS is just a browser The first and most notable thing about the Chromebook is that – rather unsurprisingly – it runs Chrome OS, …

Tutorial: How to fix Mac network and internet problems

CNETAnalysis: Network problems can be a total pain. Thankfully internet problems on the Mac are rare, but you can easily sort them out with a few short steps. Here’s our guide to the most common Mac network and internet problems along with some suggested solutions. “Why can’t I connect my Mac to the internet” Most connections work by your Mac connecting to a modem/router, which connects to the internet. Things could be wrong between your computer and the router, or the router and the internet. Check the lights on the router and look up what they mean – they could show you where things are wrong. Network diagnostics may also help pinpoint the problem; open System Preferences > Network, click Assist me… then Diagnostics… If your Mac can talk to the router, it’ll appear in AirPort Utility (Apple routers), in Safari by typing its IP address into the Address bar to open the setup screen (for third-party models, find the IP address in System Preferences > Network > AirPort/ Ethern…

MQM and Dr Ishrat ul Ebad Resigns and Faisal Raza Abdi As New Sindh Governor

MQM and Dr Ishrat ul Ebad Resigns and Faisal Raza Abdi As New Sindh Governor

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has decided to quit from the Pakistan People’s Party led governments in centre and Sindh, Farooq Sattar told media. Adressing a press conference in Karachi he said PPP’s attitude was dictatorial towards the party. ‘Promises were broken by the government regularly.’ Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan would also quit from the office of Governor Sindh, he said. ‘MQM’s ministers were powerless and not allowed to work independently.’ Farooq Sattar said issues were raised in core committees with the PPP on regular basis but to no avail. Rehman Malik told MQM to stay away from the Azad Jammu and Kashmir assembly’s Karachi seat and even threatened, the MQM leader said.

MQM quits, Sindh Governor also resigns

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has decided to quit from the Pakistan People's Party led governments in centre and Sindh, senior MQM  leader Farooq Sattar told the media on Monday.

Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan would also quit from the office of Governor Sindh, he said.

The longest serving Governor in the history of Pakistan has sent his resignation to President Asif Ali Zardari. Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan took oath of office of  the Sindh Governor on Dec 27, 2002.

“The MQM leadership reached the conclusion that it is no longer possible for the party to continue functioning as part of the Pakistan People's Party-led coalition governmnet, keeping in view its undemocratic and dictatorial attitude," he said.

He said PPP was unwilling to mend its ways leaving MQM with no other option but to quit the coalition government, adding that from now on MQM lawmakers in federal and provincial assemblies would sit on opposition benches.

“MQM ministers were powerless and …

Viom Networks Ends Talks Over Reliance Infratel Purchase

CNETAnalysis: Indian tower network operator, Viom Networks (formerly Tata-Quippo) has reportedly pulled out of talks to buy Reliance Communications tower subsidiary, Reliance Infratel after the two companies could not agree on a price. Click here for more .

Magyar Telekom Allocates $64 Million to Settle Bribery Probe

CNETAnalysis: Hungary’s Magyar Telekom – a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom – says that it has reached a settlement with the USA’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding an investigation into allegations of bribery. Click here for more .

Download Sn0wbreeze 2.8 Beta 3 to Jailbreak iOS 5 Beta

The iH8sn0w has released Sn0wbreeze 2.8 beta 3 to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 2 over iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G and iPad 1. Sn0wbreeze is a Windows jailbreak tool so Mac users can go for Redsn0w 0.9.8b to jailbreak iOS 5. Download Sn0wbreeze 2.8 Beta 3 Related PostsDownload Sn0wbreeze 2.8b1 to Jailbreak iOS Read More:

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Explained: How SSDs work

CNETAnalysis: From reading the advertising copy, you could be forgiven for thinking that SSDs have no downsides. Much faster than traditional spinning hard drives, far more resilient to being dropped, ultra quiet, it seems the only negative anyone can point to is the price. In reality, there are a couple of issues you should be aware of when using SSDs, and why the operating system you use is suddenly very important. When you use a PC day in, day out, you get used to how the machine as a whole runs with your particular mix of applications. Some of these applications could be compute-bound – that is, the bottleneck in using the app is determined purely by how quickly the CPU is able to run. A great example of this is converting video from one format to another – from DVD to MP4 to play on your iPod Touch, for example. No matter what you do, the speed of the conversion is entirely down to the CPU; the disk sub-systems are well able to cope reading and writing data. Some applications ar…

Watch Bol Movie Online 2011 – Atif Aslam Bol Movie Download

Watch Bol Movie Online 2011 – Atif Aslam Bol Movie Download Watch and Download Full Movie Click HereBol (Urdu: بول, English: Say) is an upcoming Urdu film written, directed and produced by Shoaib Mansoor. This Urdu feature film is expected to release in January 2011. The film stars Atif Aslam, Humaima Abbasi Mahira Khan, Shafqat Cheema, Manzar Sehbai, Zaib Rehman & Amr Kashmiri in the lead roles. According to Atif Aslam, “The film is about Sunnis and Shias”. Atif Aslam, who features in the film as a doctor, in an interview stated, “I have done two songs for thesoundtrack. It’s been a great experience working with Shoaib Mansoor, he is an amazing person and very dedicated. The film is about Sunnis and Shias. My role isn’t controversial and we discussed it beforehand. It’s a film that is being made for a good cause”. The film was reviewed by the Central Board of Film Censors in Lahore on 8 November 2010, and received its approval the next day. The film is set in Lahore and many studen…


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