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KegDroid – Android Based Beer Dispenser

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What would it be like when a robot serves beer to you, depending on your needs and taste? Well, it is possible now with new Kegdroid, an advanced technology based beer dispenser developed by Paul Carff. Paul Carff , a senior developer at Google along with David Sainte Claire, a software engineer has come up with a tool to dispense beer.

Kegdroid - Android Beer Dispenser

What is KegDroid?

KegDroid is a  beer dispensing robot powered by Android ICS and looks like an Android Robot.

How was it developed?

Both the Google employees took a Motorola Xoom tablet and linked it with a beer dispensing robot that looks similar to Android. They then linked it in accordance with NFC integration to make a new breed called KegDroid. The Motorola Xoom tablet runs on the latest version of Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich. The touch display of this version of Android allows the users to choose the beers of their choice and taste. It looks almost like Android Robot with a big touch screen making it very attractive.

How KegDroid works?

It only works after authorizing the user which is checked by NFC interface scanner over the table – a user is given with a badge to use it. You just have to scan the badge over it to pass the scan and it will show the username on top of the screen. Each badge is given with special Google+ identification.

Here is a video of how the Kegdroid Beer Dispenser works:

There are several types of options which can be seen on the main menu screen, the right side of screen shows the “select your beer” option where you can select the type of beer according to the brand and type. Each beer is given a rating out of 5 stars and classified into categories of alcohol rate, brands and taste.

After selecting the beer, users need to choose the quantity of beer they want by selecting 1 Oz, 8 Oz to 12 Oz and then press the “pour” option. Flow sensors and solenoid valves control the flow of beer and are connected to the Motorola Xoom and NFC integration software and hardware. The operation of flow is still not the perfect but is not bad either.

This beer dispenser will take care that no one else drinks beer from Kegdroid without your permission as it will accept only  authorized badges. The KegDroid also shows the temperature of its own on the bottom right corner and the speed of the pouring beer. It’ll be perfect for bars and offices, even beer lovers can have it installed in their homes.

What do you think about this advance technology keg?

The 16 Best Thin And Light Ultrabooks To Watch Out – 2012

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Ultrabook is actually a term introduced by Intel to indicate portable PCs having high level performance, standardized designs and high end hardware. However, later on it became a simple word that can describe thin, light and high performance laptops. Even though it is a term used by Intel, all major brands are using this term for their range of laptops. As per the standards of Intel, an Ultrabook should come with ultra features like high security measurements, good battery backup, instant power on, and rapid standby.

Also Check: 5 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Tablets Under $200

An Ultrabook should have some general features such as Intel i series processor (Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7), a fast SATA storage medium, and USB 3.0 connectivity. Almost all the major brands are into the market with their ultrabooks with highly competitive features. Technical specifications – configuration, power usage, display, style and comfort are the main features that all these major brands are competing on.

Additional features like high end webcam, music and multimedia capabilities are added by various brands to have an upper hand in the market. As per the statistics from Intel, they are confident that 40% of the market will be conquered by ultrabooks by 2012. They have even announced $300M only for the development of Ultrabook hardware and software. Not just Intel, all the major brands are already on the market with their ultrabooks. Now, let’s have a quick look at the major ultrabook brands on the market and the products they have to offer.

LG Z330 and Z430 Super Ultrabooks

LG Z330 and Z430 Super Ultrabooks

The Z series LG Ultrabooks run on windows 7 (for now). It has two variants Z330 and Z430. The Z330 comes with a 13.3 inch display and Z430 with a 14 inch display. The thickness from front to back is 14.7mm.

Asus Zenbook UX31

Asus Zenbook UX31 Ultrabook

Asus introduces Zenbook with a stunning design in silver and black colour, perhaps the most beautiful design in the category. It comes with a 13 inch display and forms a wedge shape when it is closed. It has 17mm thickness at its thickest side and just 3mm at the thinnest.

Samsung Series 5 Ultra

Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook

The Intel Corei5 powered Samsung series 5 Ultra comes with 13 inch and 14 inch displays. The 13 inch display model has 17.6mm thickness at its thicker side and 14mm at it thinner side. The display is a Led super bright screen. Available in 128 Gb/256Gb SSD or 500Gb Hard Disk options with a 16Gb flash drive. The battery life is about 3 hours which is comparatively low.

Samsung Series 9

Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook

Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook is thinner than the series 9 laptop which is world’s thinnest laptop. The 13 inch Ultrabook has a thickness of just 12.9mm. This ultrabook is powered by the 1.7 GHz Core i7 processors from Intel.

HP Folio 13

HP Folio 13 Ultrabook

This hard core design 13 inch HP Folio 13 ultrabook has a thickness of 18mm around middle – not so slim. But it is from HP and the attracting factor is that it has a battery backup of 9 hours. This is a very attractive feature for those who works mobile regularly and needs lasting power than a stunning design.

Lenovo IdeaPad U300S

Lenovo IdeaPad U300S Ultrabook

Lenovo IdeaPad U300S is also a wedge shaped design like Asus Zenbook, which slides to thin and the ends. It has a thickness of 16mm. The body is fabricated with Aluminium and has a weight of 1.4Kg.

HP Envy 14 Spectre

HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook

It is a bit bigger one when compared to other Ultrabooks and hence a bit fatter. Available in 13 inch and 14 inch displays. Powered by Core i5 or Core i7 with a hard drive of 128Gb inside. HP claims a 9 hour battery backup too.

Dell XPS 13

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook

Another beautiful Ultrabook to the party is the Dell XPS 13.  This pretty gadget has intel’s Core i5 or Core i7 inside and has a memory of 4Gb and 128Gb/256Gb SSD. It has a thickness of 6mm at its slimmest side.

Asus Zenbook UX21

Asus Zenbook UX21 Ultrabook

Asus Zenbook UX 21 is the first 11 inch ultrabook in the market. It matches in all its aspects with another 11 inch ultra portable – Apple’s MacBook Air. It also features the same processor that macBook Air has – 1.6GHz intel Core i5 that runs on low voltage. It also has a 128 SSD that fasten and makes the system really responsive.

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and U410

Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and U410 Ultrabook

This comes with a design similar to MacBook Pro and the cost is placed at entry level. The 13 inch U310 weighs about 1.7Kg in an aluminium body with 18mm thickness. The Core i5 featured gadget can have a memory of 64Gb SSD or 500Gb Hard disk. The U410 comes with a larger display of 14 inches.

Toshiba Satellite Z830

Toshiba Satellite Z830 Ultrabook

The 16mm thick (on the thickest side) Z830 comes with Sandy Bridge Power and it has given the best track pads. Toshiba Satellite Z380 Ultrabook has a long lasting battery life too.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga Ultrabook

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga tablet cum ultrabook gadget is very flexible and foldable and the only one of its kind which can be used as both an Ultrabook and a Tablet too. It comes with a 13.1 inch touch screen. It runs on the Windows 8 platform and has a QWERTY keypad for heavy working sessions and a touch screen for tablet experience. This Ultrabook obviously is not going to be anywhere in the cheap range.

Acer Aspire S3

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook

This 13.3 inch Ultrabook is the best suitable for regular travellers. Acer Aspire S3 comes with intel’s Core i7 processor which provides good experience. A low power version with Core i5 processor is also available.

The Intel Nikiski Concept

Nikiski is not actually an Ultrabook. As per Intel, an Ultrabook version of the Nikiski will be available this year. The glass touchpad feature is that makes it more interactive.

Acer Aspire S5

The Aspire S3 like Acer Aspire S5 has a thickness of 15mm at the thinner side and weighs about 1.35Kg. It has a 13.3 inch display and technologies such as Thunderbott, SSD storage and a fast Intel processor (not specified from Acer).

Novatech nFinity 2367 Plus

Novatech nFinity 2367 Plus – An Ultrabook which is not from one of the major competitors in the market. The British firm has enough choices with its Ultrabook range varying from Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 and with different quantities of storage space and memory.

So, which one do you like the most and why? Do share with us the one’s on your wishlist and also, if you come across any more, as good as these – we will be happy to add it to the count!

RIM Introduces BlackBerry Curve 9320

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On Wednesday 9 May 2012, Research In Motion (RIM) announced a stylish new trendy smartphone for socially linked customers. The new BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphone features all the basic BlackBerry messaging and social-centric features which keep people attached to their love ones. And it introduces the global 3G connectivity and What RIM announces a long-lasting battery life.

Research In Motion, EVP Smartphone, Carlo Chiarello said “The new BlackBerry Curve 9320 is designed to make it incredibly easy for users to stay socially connected.”

The new BlackBerry Curve 9320 has been launched with many upgraded features and services that its predecessor does not have. It is the best option for the first time buyer of Smartphone.

BlackBerry Curve 9320 General Features

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 has everything a customer desires to keep in contact with the people and things that really matter to them. It features a dedicated BlackBerry Messenger key (BBM), which presents the powers of RIM’s famous mobile social network up in one go. Also, it is designed with the latest keypad which is very easy to use, stylish and quick. Basically BlackBerry Curve 9320 is designed for those who use social networking websites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. It operates on BlackBerry OS (7.1).

Design and Display

BlackBerry Curve 9320

Basically, Curve 9320 is a Smart Phone. Its screen size is 2.44 inches (non-touch). The dimensions of BlackBerry Curve 9320 are 109 x 60 x 12.7 mm which weighs 103 g.  The display resolution of phone is 320 x 240 pixels.

Phone Specs and Features

It runs on BlackBerry OS (7.1) which provides the high-end performance and speed. It features GSM, UMTS, GPRS, EDGE and GPS with A-GPS. It also offers the navigation. It is installed with single core processor with the system memory of 512 MB RAM. The external memory can be expandable up to 32 GB.

With the connectivity of Bluetooth (2.1) and Wi-Fi 802.11 with Wi-Fi hotspot makes it awesome and good choice for those who are looking for smartphone.

BlackBerry curve 9320 features a 3.2 megapixels camera with LED flash with which you can click the great photos quickly.

Battery Backup

RIM is also offers ‘Supercharged’ battery life from the Curve 9320 with a 1450 mAh battery. It claims the talk time of 7 hours and stand by time of 18 days.

Social Oriented Features

The latest Blackberry Curve 9320 comes with the pre-installed core messaging and social networking features and apps, including Facebook and twitter.

Also pre-loaded with new Social Feeds 2.0 apps, it allows users to post updates to many social networks instant at the same time.

In addition, the smartphone comes with new Parental Controls on-device feature through which parents and guardians can restrict the access to specific functions, features and apps of the phone.

So, what is your take on this new smartphone from Blackberry? If you are still not able to finalize which smartphone to go with, below are some posts which might help you.

Do check these out and do let us know which smartphone you decided to buy and why?

Samsung Galaxy S3 – Pick It or Kick It?

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One of the most renowned brands in the world, Samsung has created its own market of cell phones and smart phones. Speed and power are the things which come under the smart phones category. Many other brands are also out there trying to create the best smart phones for people’s satisfaction which never ends because everybody has their own requirements. To stay ahead in this race, Samsung just announced its new creation Samsung Galaxy S3. To make your stay on this page worth it, I have explored the features and made it easy for you to either pick it or kick it.

Samsung Galaxy S3 - Features and Specs

Design and Display

Samsung Galaxy S3 - Design and Display

Talking about the looks of new Galaxy S3, it has some of the features from the other models of Galaxy line. I don’t know about others but I don’t like the ceramic body of Samsung Galaxy III. The looks actually are not up to the mark what the users expect from the company like Samsung. Maybe, the reason behind this could be that Galaxy S3 is the first smart phone designed by lawyers? Keeping the looks aside, let’s discuss about the features of the Smartphone.

Galaxy S3 can see, respond and listen to the user and work accordingly which is why it is said to be inspired by nature. It comes with 4.8 inch super AMOLED HD display with resolution of 1280×720 pixels, not the best available in the market of smart phones but its incredible. The phone is 133g in weight which is very light.

Platform and Interface

Samsung Galaxy S3 - Platform and Interface

It comes with Android’s new version 4.0 called the “Ice Cream Sandwich”, improved speed and functioning. A 1.4Ghz quad core processor is what powers to this smart phone. The inbuilt memory or RAM is 1GB which is very good and will work just fine but if you need to expand the memory then it can be expanded up to maximum of 64GB with a micro SD card.

Features of Samsung Galaxy S III

Camera: It comes with two cameras, an 8 MP of rear camera and 1.9 MP of front camera. Both cameras are great and take HD photos without delay in capturing. A ‘burst shot” function allows you to capture 20 photos instantly and an option called “best photo”chooses the best photos from all automatically. The 8 MP camera of Galaxy S3 gives 1080p resolution and 1.9 MP camera provides 720p which is very good for a front facing camera. Video recording is done in HD without any lag.

Also Read: Comparison – Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC One X vs iPhone 4S

Samsung Galaxy S3 - Features

Pop up play: This feature will catch your eye for sure, allowing you to play a video anywhere on the screen. This lets you do multitasking while watching a video, so that you don’t have to start it again while surfing internet or any other task in between.

Smart Stay feature:  This feature is built in very smartly. With the help of the front camera, S3 can track your eyes when looking at the screen or not and turns the display off and on.

Voice recognition: We can’t say this is a new feature but Samsung says that it is very improved and smart. For example, you can even shut the alarm by just saying “snooze” and many more commands like this are added.

Wireless charging: For those who can’t leave their phones for a second, now you can charge your Galaxy S3 on wireless mode making you somewhat independent but you have to buy the wireless dock for charging your phone wirelessly.

Samsung Galaxy 3 Price in India

The all new Samsung Galaxy III will go on sale with 296 carriers in 145 countries and Samsung Galaxy S3 will be available from the next month in India and will cost around Rs. 38,000. It is quite highly priced than the other phone from the same series Samsung Galaxy S2. Samsung Galaxy S3 also surpassed HTC One X in terms of price which is considered better in terms of features and specs. iPhone 4S is however the most expensive Smartphone among the latest ones as it is available at Rs. 44,450.

Overall the features in Galaxy S3 are fantastic and it will be worth buying if everything works as Samsung has promised. The display, camera, interface and functioning are worth trying if you already do not own a Samsung Galaxy S II, but it might not be a great decision to upgrade from S2 to an S3. As far as I am concerned, Samsung Galaxy S III is more of a pick gadget rather than kick.

What is your take on the latest smartphone from Samsung?

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC One X vs iPhone 4S – Which One is The Best For You?

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2012 is an year in which three titans of the mobile industry are destined to clash. Apple has been redefining smartphones since it launched the original iPhone in 2007, but 2011’s iPhone 4S was seen as an indication that its products could be stagnating. Meanwhile, Samsung and HTC have been fighting it out with high end Android smartphones, trying to top one another when it comes to hardware and software.

The iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X are the three champion devices which want to take the crown, but which is worthy of your money and which two should be left on the shelf, here is our take on that.

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Apple iPhone 4S vs HTC One X

Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S3, iPhone 4S & HTC One X

Hardware

Both of the Android handsets have a distinct advantage over the iPhone 4S when it comes to processing power. This is because the dual core chip doing the number crunching inside Apple’s device is bound to be outpaced by the quad core CPUs that Samsung and HTC have packed into their latest models.

The One X has the Tegra 3 processor from Nvidia, while the Galaxy S3 will use Samsung`s own Exynos processor, which is clocked at 1.4GHz rather than the 1.5GHz provided on HTC`s phone.

The Android models are also at an advantage when it comes to display technology. While the iPhone 4S’s Retina Display when it first appeared in 2010 was king, it has since been superseded in terms of size and resolution.

The One X features a 4.7 inch display with a 1280×720 resolution and while the Galaxy S3 comes with 4.8 inch super AMOLED HD display with resolution of 1280×720 pixels.

Software

Both the Galaxy S3 and the One X feature version 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich – of the Android operating system, although each will operate in its own distinct way thanks to interface adjustments made by their respective manufacturers.

HTC’s Sense 4.0 UI is widely praised as being one of the most customisable, slick and user friendly Android augmentations on the market. Meanwhile Samsung has been catching up quickly with each subsequent launch of its own TouchWiz UI, so the Galaxy S3 is sure not to disappoint.

The iPhone 4S runs iOS 5 and on the surface remains at least aesthetically similar to its predecessors. However, with killer features including Siri, the voice controlled personal assistant service, it easily keeps up with Android 4.0. In addition the wealth of apps available to download to the iPhone is still unrivalled in terms of both quality and quantity.

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Design

It is tough to tell an iPhone 4S and its predecessor, the iPhone 4, apart at a glance, which could be used as a criticism. However, the stunning glass and metal design of this phone remains a strong point. The HTC One X has also received praise for its slender, expansive chassis and top notch build quality. Supposed to be available from 29 May, Galaxy S3’s has a minimal and organic design which has some of the features from the other models of Galaxy line, and is sure not to disappoint.

So which of these models will be part of the best mobile phone deals for you? In reality it is down to personal preference, budget and gut instinct. None of these high end mobiles will be a disappointment if you decide one of these today.

Top Ten Social Networking Sites For Writers And Bloggers

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Social Networking Sites For Writers And Bloggers

Social networking sites have become an inseparable part  of our lives. These sites not only allow you to chat and play games but also connects people with same interests together. Putting general masses aside, social networking has proved to be quite beneficial for authors and writers too. How? It provides useful tips, information and ideas to writers and allows them to create an online network via which they can discuss and share various issues related to their writing skills.

Thus, to help writers and bloggers share their creativity online, many social networking sites have started coming up. Here is a list of top 10 social networking sites for writers and bloggers. Before we move on to the list, below are some articles which you would like to read.

Top 10 Social Networking Sites for Writers and Bloggers

Facebook.com

The most popular social networking site that connects people and allows them to share ideas, photos and links with others. You can use ‘Share on Facebook Toolbar’, visible on most websites for this purpose. [Also Read: 15+ Facebook facts you would like to know!]

WritingRoom.com

It’s an excellent social networking community for writers that offers you an opportunity to create your profile and join network groups. You can write and post your work on the website and can also take writing tips from the panel of expert article writers. [Check Out WritingRoom]

StoryLink.com

The writers can join this social networking community by creating a free account with the website. This online educational as well as networking site is already joined by a number of professional and newbie writers where you can find a vast collection of informative articles and creative work. [Check Out StoryLink]

Squidoo.com

Squidoo is another popular social networking site that allows you to post your pages on the site called as ‘lenses’. These lenses give you more links coming your way to the site and also allow you to set up a connection with the people having the same lenses. Moreover, at Squidoo you can also see Amazon book sales and upload YouTube videos on your page. [Check Out Squidoo]

Writertopia.com

This online social networking site includes various interesting writing tools, workshops and events to support the creative writers to manage, improve and post their articles. [Check Out Writertopia]

WeLikeToWrite.com

It is a new social networking site for both professional and amateur writers and bloggers. You can create your free profile and join groups, enjoy live chat in a chat room, upload photos and videos, send messages and collaborate with other writers on ‘We Like To Write‘. [Check Out WeLikeToWrite]

AuthorAdvance.com

This free social networking site enables writers maintain strong online communication with other writers and post their own blogs and posts. Not only this, you can also participate in forum discussions and writing contests organized by the website. [Check Out AuthorAdvance]

FanStory.com

This networking site organizes free contests for the newbie and professional writers after joining the site for free. A unique feature of this site is that it allows you to create your own contests for other writers who have joined the community of the Fanstory. [Check Out FanStory]

InkNIt.com

This is a great networking site for writers and bloggers. It offers a good opportunity for online and offline writers to share their creativity, their writing skills and talent with other community members with the help of various artistic tools and mediums. You can also build your personal eFolio, and enjoy the functionality of Facebook, Scribd and Linked In. [Check Out InkNIt]

TriggerStreet.com

This is a web based filmmaker and screen writer community that supports an interactive communication among a number of writers worldwide. It also takes serious efforts to discover new talents and skills in the field of writing and also showcase them through their website and network community for writers. [Check Out TriggerStreet]

I hope these social networking sites will help you out in getting the maximum exposure for your content. Do let us know which one suits you the best and why.

5 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Tablets Under $200

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Zync Pad Z990 Price and Features

Android as an operating system suits tablet PCs and Smartphones. On August 17, 2005 Google acquired Android Incorporation and the first phone to be commercialized under Android was HTC dream. Android has come a long way since then. Its latest version, v4.0 also known as Ice Cream Sandwich is creating a buzz in the market. We, therefore have compiled a list of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Tablets under $200. Have a look at the list below and decide which one suits your budget.

List of Android 4.0 ICS Tablets Under $200

Micromax Funbook

Micromax Funbook photos, price

This Indian tablet  is much lower in price but is equipped with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Fully installed with several study materials and educational stuffs, this tablet has a 1.2 Ghz Cortex A8 processor and 3D Graphics along with 512MB RAM, Battery 2800mAh, 0.3 megapixel camera. You can own Micromax Funbook tablet at 121.70 USD (Approx.)

HCL ME U1

HCL ME U1 Price, Photos and Features

The beautiful and sleek HCL ME U1 is a tablet run by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. It has a resolution of 800 x480 pixels, a RAM of 512MB, 7 inch capacitive display. It supports 3G connectivity via USB modem and has USB and mini USB ports. It also possesses a micro SD card slot and is priced at 149.97 USD.

Zync Pad Z990

Zync Pad Z990 Price and Features

Zync Pad Z990 tablet too runs on Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System and has a very good and simple GUI. This low budget tablet is run by a 1.2 GHz processor and has a 1GB RAM and a 0.3 megapixel camera and has 3G support and several media and external keyboard support enabled. It comes with a price tag of 168.55 USD.

Karbonn Smart tab 1

The price of Karbonn Smart Tab 1 tablet lies with in the range of $200 and this tab is worth spending money. It has a Wi-Fi 802.1 b/g/h wireless protocol, a 3700 mAh battery. It also has USB and HDMI ports and is powered by 1.2 GHz CPU and run on Android 4.0.5 ICS. You can own this wonderful tablet just by paying 131.23 USD (Approx.).

iBerry BT07i

iBerry BT07i Price and Features

iBerry BT07i runs on Android 4.0 ICS and is equipped with 1.0GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor and sports a 7″ Widescreen display with 16:9 aspect ratio. It has an internal memory of 4 GB and a RAM of 512 MB. iBerry BT07i is available at the price tag of 149.77 USD (Approx.).

Several other low cost Android 4.0 ICS tablets are coming up soon. Some of them are the NOVO7 Paladin which is expected to be priced at $89, the Viewsonic Viewpad e70 (expected at $169.99), Archos 80 G9, Coby MID 7042 ($179), Argos Skypad Alpha2 ($199), X10 Airpad 7p ($149.99), Xvision and more.

So cheer up and visit your nearest gadget store to try these our and buy one for yourself today.

By the way, which one is your best choice out of the above listed 5 budget Android Tablets?

15 Tips To Get The Most From Your Apple iPad

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iPad has been the most famous tablet of all times and as always, Apple has been the game changer even in the tablet segment in this post-PC world. Simply anyone can use an iPad – even your 5 year old. However, as with all devices, there are certain tricks of the trade to get an optimized performance. Here are 15 ways to tune your iPad’s performance.

Tips to Make the Most out of iPad

 

Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your iPad

1. Automatically Enter A Period
Don’t waste time looking for the period on the virtual keyboard, to insert after every sentence. When you finish a sentence, tap the space bar twice. iPad will enter a period and a space after it, so you can go on typing uninterrupted.

2. Take Screenshots Anytime
If you’re checking out a product and want to take a quick screenshot, just push the Power and Home buttons together for a half second, not more. Hold them down and you’ll restart the system. A quick half second’s push gets you a screenshot of whatever you’re browsing, in a 768×1024 resolution. Also Read: How to capture screenshots of your iPhone screen?

3. How To Pause App Install
If you want to install a different app first while one is already being installed, here’s how you can stop the install. All you do is push the icon of the app that’s installing – the install will stop. Now install something else. This way you can install what’s on priority.

4. How To Restart
Put your fingers on the Power button and the Home buttons and hold them down for a few seconds. This is how you hard restart your system if it freezes on you.

5. How To Cut Paste Paragraphs
To highlight a word, you tap it once. If you want to highlight an entire paragraph for copying, tap it four times.

6. How To Mute Your iPad Quickly
Hold down the volume down button for a couple of seconds if you want to quickly mute your device. A very handy trick especially at the church, movies or at the hospital!

7. Turn Your iPad Into A Digital Frame
If you want to run a slideshow on your iPad of all the pictures you have in it, click the Flower button to the right side of Slide to Unlock. You can toggle the speed settings and have your iPad run your slideshow for as long as you want.

8. Scroll Webpage Superfast
If you’re at the end of an article and want to quickly go to the top of the page, just tap the title bar once. You’re back at the top of the page immediately. You don’t have to move the screen six times to get back to the top!

9. Set A Larger Email Preview
By default, your iPad allows 2 lines of email message preview. If you want to see more of an email in preview mode, navigate to the Settings menu, open the Mail, Contacts and Calendars sub menu and under Preview, select the 5 Lines option. 5 lines of preview is the maximum preview length you can choose.

10. Use Both Virtual And Actual Keyboard At The Same Time
When you connect a Bluetooth keyboard to your iPad, you won’t see the virtual keyboard anymore. However, if you do need the virtual keyboard as well, here’s what you do. Hit the eject key on your Bluetooth keyboard and the iPad’s virtual one will come up.

11. Increase The Number Of Apps In Your Dock
Your iPad can hold 4 icons or apps in the bottom tray. You can add two more. Click any app’s icon and hold on to unlock its position. Then drag and drop two more apps to the bottom tray.

12. Maximize Battery Life

  • Heat kills batteries – don’t leave your iPad in your hot car, or exposed to the sun
  • Reduce your screen’s brightness to 30%
  • Turn on screen auto lock to turn display off when you’re not using
  • Turn off internet access and use Airplane Mode
  • Use Wi-Fi instead of 3G; you can save 1 hour of battery life
  • Reduce the number of times your iPad checks your email and calendar sync-ups

13. Stream Video from Your Desktop to Your iPad Over Wi-Fi
Install the free Air Video Server from Apple software. After server is launched, click on Add Disk Folder under the Shared Folders tab, browse and add your video locations. You can also add an iTunes playlist from your computer if you like.

14. How to multitask on iPad
Double click the Home button. You will see your screen display a list of open apps. Tap the app to which you want to switch and it will open. If your iPad is running too many apps and you are not able to see them all on the bottom bar, swipe your finger across the bar and all the apps will be displayed.

15. Display The Bookmarks Bar In Safari
Safari doesn’t display Bookmarks by default on the iPad. Click Settings on your home screen, select Safari, and then slide the Always Show Bookmarks Bar switch to ON.

I hope that these quick tips will help you get the most out of your iPad. Direct your browsers to our dedicated Apple Gadgets and iOS News blog.

This is a guest post written by Dean.

Hitler Reacts on Google Penguin Update

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Google Penguin Update - Web Spam Algorithm

As you already know, Google’s webspam algorithm code-named Penguin went live on 24th April, 2012 which affects 3% search results around the world.

Google Penguin Update - Web Spam Algorithm

The latest algorithm was not pleasant for everyone and all of those affected are complaining about it in Webmaster forums.

Briefly, the Google Penguin update penalises the websites who have done SEO over optimization on their website. As this is called the web spam algorithm update by Google, if you have done excess back linking for your website / blog and majority of them are from low authority websites, you are likely to have been a victim of Penguin update.

Starting from Panda back in Feb 2011, the Google’s algorithm updates have been spreading panic among the blogging community changing the way how SEO is done. Google’s updates have even given the big names a run for their money with some of them even losing 50-60% of the organic traffic overnight.

Finally, the Google’s latest algorithm update Penguin has affected Adolf Hitler’s websites and here is a take on his reaction to this whole fiasco.

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Facebook Messenger App For iPad, Screenshots Leaked – Might Feature Skype Video Calling Feature

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Facebook Messenger for iPad Leaked imagesFacebook Messenger app for iPhone hit the web somewhere around January 2012 and since then, the iPad users are waiting for the app to be released for them. I just received the screenshots of the much awaited Facebook Messenger for iPad, so thought of sharing it with my Technolism viewers. The messenger app is presently supposed to be in Beta and is reportedly a larger version of the iPhone app. However, the launch date of the app is not yet announced; I will let you guys know as soon as I get the date.

Facebook however, has the messenger app focused just for the Smartphone but the company has developed a new version especially for the Apple iPad. This version of FaceBook Messenger includes group chatting, one-to-one messaging and push notifications. The user can also check out the friend’s locations through the map using this app.

Facebook Messenger App for iPad

Facebook seems to be working dedicatedly for the entire Apple iOS operated devices. Creating the larger version for iPad app after the iPhone app is the proof. This will definitely be proved as a simple application for the iPad users providing the expediency of messaging their friends. So get ready to kick off the Facebook app and to use this amazing messenger app especially designed for the Apple iPad.

While it is unknown whether the new iPad app will have Skype calling or not, one of the screenshots released shows notifications for a “missed call” besides the Facebook video call symbol. I can’t imagine Facebook would leave such a feature out of their new tablet app, so expect to be Facebook Skyping on a iPad sometime this fall.

Skype call Notification on Facebook iPad Messenger App

Speculations say that Facebook is also working on releasing the updated version of iPhone app supporting the Skype video chat with a better chat performance. A new and updated Facebook Messenger app for Android is also likely to be released soon with a new functionality. The Facebook Messenger for Android operated devices is supposed to boast some trendy implementations.

If I am not wrong, the video chat for facebook messenger is being rumoured since last year but my resources say that it would definitely be released with this new iPad app. I wish this new iPad app also have the Skype calling feature, it would be a great flair if Facebook do so.

Facebook Messenger

All of these apps are lined-up to be released this summer. Company’s internal servers are working on the tests and trials of the apps and I got the news from some reliable sources that the messenger is working smoothly for now and will soon be scheduled to release.

Are you looking forward to these features in facebook apps for your devices?