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Articles Archive for March 2011

Dropbox Beta Users Enjoy Update

Dropbox was founded by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi in 2007, and enjoyed seed funding from Y Combinator. Today, the “then-startup” is funded by Sequioa Capital, Accel partners, and Amidzad. Since the company went public in Q3 of 2008, Dropbox has attracted millions of users and are still growing. Their passion is “making a product that rocks and putting it in millions of people’s hands.”

Introducing Samsung’s Galaxy S Plus- LEAKED!

Samsung is coming out with a new model of the Galaxy S, called the Galaxy S Plus. The new revision of the popular S tablet will have the same specs as the previous version with some slight changes. For one, the Galaxy S Plus will be powered by 1.4GHz single core Snapdragon processor. The machine will house an Adreno 205 GPU with 512MB RAM and 8GB of on-board storage.

The new Galaxy will carry the same 4-inch AMOLED screen with WVGA at a modest 800 x 480 resolution. Users of the Galaxy S Plus will enjoy a sharp…

Asus Transformer Tablet Priced At $400

Asus is coming out with a new tablet to compete with iPad2 and company. The company’s 10.1-inch tablet will feature an IPS resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, covered with Gorilla Glass. The device will feature an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of flash storage. Unfortunately, the webcam isn’t that impressive as it is only 1.2MP front-facing and 5MP rear camera (much like a phone), but the tablet does have two USB 2.0 slots along with a Bluetooth 2.1 inside.

You can connect the device via the 802.11 b/g/n Wifi network. The unit weighs in at 2.2 pounds and will come in 16GB or 32GB flavors. Fear not for lack of software, Asus will be loading the tablet with…

HP Now Supports Google’s Cloud Print

Hewlett-Packard has announced today that it has optimized its mobile printing service by adding support for Google’s Cloud print. Google’s service enables smartphones and tablet users to print documents from applications such as Gmail and Google Docs. Those who seek to print documents from applications, remotely, on certain HP printers with EPrint, can do so freely. This will work through an instruction e-mail being sent directly to the printer.

For all this to work, the mobile app will require Google’s…

LEAKED Photos And Specs of HTC Pyramid

It seems like the rumors that have been going around about HTC’s new powerhouse of a phone, came true. Leaked photos and specs of the new device, named Pyramid, have been confirmed by XDA Developers. The smartphone will be powered with a blazing fast 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 768MB RAM (which is a ton of memory for a mobile phone), a vibrant 4.3-inch qHD display, sporting a 960 x 540 resolution.

The gorgeous device will come packed with an 8MP camera and will…

Acer’s CEO, Lanci Drops Out

Gianfranco Lanci, the Chief Executive Officer of Acer has immediately resigned according to the company’s press release. What caused this sudden resignation? Apparently it has been going on for a number of months with disagreements between the chief exec and the board of directors. The press release also took mention of differences on “scale, growth, customer value creation, brand position enhancement, and on resource allocation and methods of implementation.”

Microsoft Accuses Google Of Wrong Doings

According to Electronista, Thursday was a big day for Microsoft when it complained to the European Union, accusing Google of unfair competition. Most of the complaints centered around Youtube being deliberately excluded from Bing’s search results.

Microsoft’s General Counsel, Brad Smith also hammered Google for intentionally limiting Windows Phone access to Youtube and denied them searches that…

Angelpad Selects Top 2% Of Startups

Angelpad is a mentorship program that was founded by a group of ex-Google executives, and they held their second demonstration on Tuesday for start-ups to pitch to investors in San Francisco. Currently, there are thirteen companies that range widely, but mobile was a large percentage of the group. These thirteen companies were hand selected out of a total of 800 applications, drawing some rather impressive statistics, falling within the top 2% of total applicants.

One of the co-founders of Angelpad advised companies to first get the company going before focusing on raising “big venture dollars.” While he believes it is fine to…

Apple Releases Fix For iTunes Error

Some of the people who purchased the late 2010 13-inch Macbook Air model, running on OS X 10.6.7 have discovered a bug within the latest iTunes version that causes the system to become unresponsive. The issue has been widely documented throughout Apple’s support forums with users recommend booting the laptop from safe mode to avoid the error.

Others within the forum have discovered that the problem only occurs with the 13-inch Macbook Air model with iTunes working fine on the other devices. Apple offered a fix for the iTunes bug, which was released today but…

To Comment or Not To Comment is Not the Question

Has the social networking world gone mad with using apps that ask a question? Are there any questions left to ask? Does any of the answer solve any problem? Does this line of questions make you sick? If it does, I don’t blame ya..I am kind of sick of asking them anyway.

Seriously, questions are one of the strongest problem solving tools ever created. One single question can open up or shutdown someone’s mind to finding a solution or run away from the problem. Questions are very powerful tools to problem solving. However, asking too many questions and too frequently will cause people to not want to answer. That is the problem that is developing online today.