OS X Mountain Lion- A new step towards innovation

The newest development of Apple is going to be the availability of OS X Mountain Lion over the Mac. This service was lastly available over the iPads and world has already taken many benefits from this operating system. Now, Apple has taken plunge in introducing the same operating system over iPhones and iPods.

From the summers 2012; the current Mac users will be permitted to upgrade their current Mountain Lion from the store of Mac App. They will be able to take pleasure in exploring the shiny Messages, Notes, Reminders, Airplay mirroring, Share Sheets and Twitter integration.

With Mac’s OS X Mountain Lion; users will be able to send unlimited messages to the other users of Mac and iPhones, iPods and iPads. Nothing will remain unsaid now; they can maintain the privacy of their messages and can enjoy iChat. They will also be able to share photos, documents, videos and other things with their iCompany.

They can set glossy reminders and make sure; that nothing would slip from their minds. They can jot down notes with photos and attachments. These set notes can be modified and can be shared with other friends. At the arrival of new emails, messages or friend request; the notification centre will pop up a small window. This will be the time to check what’s important going on.

New Tweet Sheet that is the most alarming feature of OS X Mountain Lion will allow the users to add Tweets links and photos from iPhotos, Safari or Phooto Booth. Users will not be needing to log of from the twitter even if they are using any other app.

Users can sign in with their friends in the Game Centers. They can enjoy games with the multiple players and can update their scores from the Apple account. They can also use the AirPlay Mirroring for sharing channels of Apple TV, web pages and videos. Mac’s GateKeeper is there to ensure that the iPhone, Ipad and iPods are saving from the suspicious downloading and uploading. It alarms the users and make sure that no one is playing with their security.

All these features can be availed with the newest innovation of OS X Mountain Lion.

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Google and Apple Go Head to Head Again With 3D Maps

Apple have longed to be free of Google’s era-defining Maps product on their iPhone devices (it’s been used to power apps that have helped to bolster iPhone’s success like Foursquare, the GPS service and recently Siri.) Apple’s plans to produce a maps product of their own have been well known for a while now, giving Google ample time to announce a product upgrade of their own. For example, Apple chose to exclude Google Maps data from the iPhoto for iPad app released early this year.

Google Maps Announce Maps in 3D

The worldwide developer’s conference was the stage for the announcement of the new-look Google maps. The search giant has already added 3D parallax shading on many of its map services. It doesn’t appear to be full 3D as yet, and some wonder if Google’s announcement has jumped the gun a little. The new Google maps may not tempt anyone way from iPhone 4 deals.

Apple’s Spy Plane Technology

Somewhat unnervingly, Apple is said to be using intelligence technologies to create the images used in its mapping product. It’s said that the images will be able to show objects as tiny as 4 inches. The 3D maps are expected to be added to mobile devices running on IOS 6. Apple also recently acquired European mapping firm C3 Technologies in order to push their project forward. Back in 2009, Apple begun the development process by adding the mapping company PlaceBase to its portfolio.

Some however, aren’t convinced. Are 3D maps an enhancement of your traveling and browsing experience or merely a superficial add-on? It remains to be seen what the knock-on effect of 3D mapping will be, whether it will be hailed as a brave new step forwards or a piece of hype that provided little in way of extra usability or satisfaction from the apps. Full details are expected to be announced at the Developer conference later on today.

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PerfectMenu, an ideal site for restaurant owners who are facing difficulties to manage online menus.

PerfectMenu.com is a site that helps the people who dine out to get the online menus and to maintain them. Few months ago, an Israeli named Aviv Hadar gave the concept for PerfectMenu. He introduced this concept after he came to know about the difficulties that restaurant and caf owners are facing. These owners did not have a proper a way of managing the online menus.Aviv Hadar found out that most owners ended up by posting the menus on their website in PDF form. Menus in PDF form are difficult to read. This proves to be a terrible experience for users as not only it’s difficult to read but it is also difficult to maintain menus through this way. The situation demands the creation of new PDF menus that might have to be uploaded every single day.

The product introduced by Aviv Hadar is very simple to use. It can be used easily by the owners or employees to upload the menus.

Menus can be set up in minutes. Updating the menus is also very easy and takes little time. Menus can feature the logo of restaurant or cafe to which it belongs. It also shows links to the social networking website like Twitter or Facebook. Telephone number and map of the eatery can also be viewed through menu. The menus are designed in a way to support several locations.

With all those features a professional menu is generated that can be easily viewed on web or mobile phones. After posting the menu online it is either embedded in it or linked to the official site of eateries. This part requires a little bit of technical work but once it is done, managing the menus becomes easy.

Next time when you are planning to dine out, visit the website to look for the menu.

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Google expanded its Magazine section to UK’s Google Play Store. Europe might be the next one

Earlier this month Google announced that they are now launching their Magazines section of Google Play apps in U.K. Some users of Android in U.K started noticing the section before the official launch but the official launch of the magazine was on 13th December 2012. Now everyone can access this magazine section.
After the launch, the magazine section will show more than 100 UK titles which includes Traveller, Conde Nast’sVogue and Hello. This will be a great fun for all those people who like to read about their favorite celebs and royals. The tech titles which include the Official Xbox Magazine, PC Gamer and Crochet Today are dominating the top sellers.The launch of magazine section in other European countries is uncertain. In Germany and France, the Magazine tab is available on the Google Play store localized version. But this section doen not have any local content. We are trying to ask Google about this.

The Google is also offering other services on Google Play which includes movie and book purchases. It was first launched in U.S in the month of June. In the month of October, a web reader for Magazines was launched in U.S. In November, Music was introduced on Google Play in U.K and other countries in the Europe.

With the launch of this magazine section, more content will be available for Android users especially for those users who use tablets to read long form of contents.

Google is also facing the challenge to maintain its Android device as a desirable purchase. The competitors of Google are Amazon, Apple, iPad and kindle Fire. In the previous year, Android tablets managed to take over some market shares from iPad. This season is difficult for Google as Kindle Fire has launched its Windows 8 tablets which are cheaper than Android tablets. Apple is also launching its new iPad models.

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Advanced- The IT service provider has bought Serco Learning for £7.25M

Advanced Computer Software Group- Advanced is well known IT software service providers basing in UK. Advanced is enjoying strong customer base in its home market as well as abroad. Advanced has announced its acquisition with Serco Learning- an education software provider. This acquisition is worth for $ 11.6 million or 7.25 million cash out of which 6.25 is to be paid to the Serco Group and 1 million to the outsourcing company iGate to provide the material require in servicing contract. (Serco Groups and iGate were inked in a contract of five years, in 2011 for providing SAP services to the customers of Serco)Advanced is expecting that acquisition will be complete by December 31, 2012.

In this acquisition the Serco Learning business will be integrated with the Advanced’s advanced business solution division to offer back office products like student records service. Currently they have 49 universities and colleges as singed up customers. ACSG has explained that it is a significant opportunity for cross selling the services and products to the customers of public sector. It must also be noted that Serco Learning is also a public sector supplier.

CCEO of Advanced, Mr. Vin Murria has described that this acquisition is earning enhancing and complementing to the offering of current education sector. With this we will be able to greatly enhance and broader offerings in the growing education market of Asia Pacific, UK and Ireland. He further added, here we have also noted cost savings.

Last year on December 31, 2011, Serco Learning has shown revenue of 13.5 million, out of which 11 million was contracted recurring and 1.2 million was adjusted EBITDA.

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Yota Devices has launched Yota Phone with touch screen on one side and electronic paper display on other side

A latest Android handset called YotaPhone has been launched by a company that possesses Yota Mobile, a Russian LTE carrier. This is a part of Yota Devices owned by this company. On one side this phone has a touch screen while on the other side it bears a black and white electronic paper with e-reader style.
This device was launched few days ago. The CEO of Yota devices Vladislav Martynov told TechCrunch in an interview that the prototypes will be sent out for testing initially in Europe, North America and Asia.Martynov did not mention the name of carriers that are examining it because they come under NDA. He said that they know the operators and they have good terms with them because they sell routers, modems and other devices to these operators. They have sold one million LTE modems to the top ten mobile operators in the world and the major operators of Russia as well.

Martynov and his team visited London few days ago along with their prototype. It seems that they went London to meet some of these carriers. The carriers that have HQs in London include Vodafone, Orange, O2 etc. Martynov said that carriers have shown interest in this device.

The company will advertise YotaPhone at the trade shows like Mobile World Congress taking place in Barcelona and CES in Vegas.

The specifications of YotaPhone include extended touch areas with 4.3 inch screen, LTE capable reception, multi band and Gorilla Glass. It has the latest Android OS.

YotaPhone was in the process of development by Yota since the last two years. The hardware company Yota is growing day by day and previously it has launched some devices for the domestic market of Russia. Their aim is to make a greater impact on smartphones globally. This will be a great challenge for Yota as the global mobile phone market is already crowded with so many companies.

It will be interesting to see that whether this device will be able to make its position in market or not.

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Report: Leaked iPhone 5S Specs Suggest Biggest ‘S’ Upgrade Ever

iPhone 5S

As Apple’s next-generation iPhone 5S enters mass production, we’re seeing all of the puzzle pieces fall into place. Photos are leaking, new details are trickling out, and rumors of production issues and possible delays are spreading like wildfire, just like they do every year. Now, a new report from Weibo user and claimed insider C Technology may reveal full specs for the iPhone 5S alongside new images of the device’s case assembly seemingly taken inside Foxconn’s factory. Where specs are concerned, the upcoming new flagship iPhone will be the biggest hardware upgrade ever for an “S” device if the report’s claims pan out. Highlights include a 4-inch IGZO display with the same Retina resolution as the iPhone 5, an A6 processor clocked a bit faster than the current model, quad-core SGX 554MP4 graphics, 2GB of RAM and an upgraded LTE radio.

Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.