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Articles tagged with: launch

Huawei Launches Vision With Android Gingerbread

Huawei, though not very successful in the smartphone industry, just keeps on pushing smartphones in the market. A recent example of Huawei, was their Ideos smartphone series had not been very successful because of bulky designs and average specs.

But now, it seems as if Huawei has learned a lesson. The company announced it’s all-new Huawei Vision in Beijing today. Although it is not a high end smartphone, it packs some pretty nice features and hardware. It will come loaded with Android Gingerbread 2.3 and some sort of “3D interface”.

iTunes Introduces Replay Movie Feature

Recently, Apple introduced a new service which would allow users to stream TV shows which they had already purchased on their Apple TV. It was rumored that Apple would launch a music streaming service with iCloud and iTunes, but the latest reports suggest that Apple is now working on a new movie streaming service called iTunes Replay.

According to the experts at App Advice Apple, the company is soon to launch a new movie streaming service on iTunes which will allow users to re-stream the movies which they had already purchased and will also provide the facility to re-download them.

Survey Depicts Popularity Of iPhone 5

So far, Apple has not given any clue regarding the release of its new iPhone 5 except what we have from anonymous resources. Even at the Worldwide Developers Conference held in June, Apple remained silent regarding the rumors about the new device.

However, this new iPhone is widely anticipated by the US as well as international consumers. A survey was conducted by PriceGrabbar recently, which showed people’s interest in the new i-device. According to a CNET report, 35% of US consumers are willing to buy the new iPhone after its release. The study in which about 2852 people participated, was conducted in early July.

SmartWidget Keeps Your Apps Handy

In most smartphones, regardless of the operating system they use, there is always a physical or virtual button to bring forth the applications running simultaneously. This feature is called multi-tasking.

But this doesn’t provide the portability of having all your favorite applications in one place on the screen where you can start any of them easily without having to go look for it deep down the folders. In Android devices, however, shortcuts can do this work but what’s the point in having a home screen when it’s all stuffed up with shortcuts?

iPhone 5 May Be Hitting Us This Fall, Afterall

For the past few months there have been rumors regarding the release of Apple’s new iPhone device. Because of some initial problems faced by the previous iPhone 4, people had been eagerly waiting for a new fault free and upgraded iPhone.

The news on the internet lately had been that Apple would release a slightly enhanced and cheaper version of iPhone 4 known as iPhone 4S sometimes in August or September and the fully features iPhone 5 device in January.

Google Ready To Launch A New Travel Search Site

Rumor has it that Google is getting ready to launch a new travel service with data gained in its $700 million acquisition of ITA.

Google’s move into the airfare search game shouldn’t be too big of a surprise–the search giant made a $700 million deal to purchase flight data aggregation company ITA Software back in July 2010.

Skilled Romanian Hacker Breaches The European Space Agency

The European Space Agency experienced an interesting way of celebrating it’s anniversary of Apollo 13’s safe return to Earth, by having it’s website hacked. The skilled Romanian hacker, also known as a grey hat hacker goes by the alias, TinKode. TinKode hacked into www.esa.int and leaked a list of FTP accounts, email addresses and passwords for administrators and editors. Exactly thirteen FTP accounts were leaked to coincide with Apollo 13’s mission number.

The hacker also posted a full disclosure of the attack on his security blog, and mentioned some specifics of his target such as the staff number, composition of states, and the ESA’s 2011 budget of 5.65 billion dollars. TinKode didn’t mention how he managed to hack the website, but he was sure to include the ESA’s main server information as well as root, database, admin, editor and FTP accounts.

Yahoo Launches Search Direct

Yahoo has just launched a new feature called Search Direct, in attempts to compete with Google Instant. Prior to this they had Search Assist, which tried to complete your query and guess your search; however, you still had to hit “Search” to see results. Yahoo is catching up with other search engines with their new Search Direct, which provides answers to queries directly on the search engine page.

There are two parts to this feature: the “universal” search, where relevant data is instantly provided for things like movie times, sports, or weather; and “instant” search which not only guesses your query but shows the results of the assumed search. Of course, by typing in a query and clicking “Search,” you will still be able to see a regular list of links just like everyone’s used to doing.

The Daily – The Digital News App or Is It A Publication ?

Last year News Corp said it was developing the first ever daily newspaper in digital format, and on February 2, 2011 at a New York event, Rupert Murdoch – CEO of News Corporation, unveiled the much anticipated “The Daily”, first-of-its-kind digital daily news publication built exclusively as an iPad application for its users.


A typical issue of has up to 100 pages and its content is divided into six main categories i.e. news, opinion, sports, arts and life, gossip and celebrity, apps and games gathered from sources across the world.


The Daily is not limited to once a day issue like a typical news paper, the editors keep updating the content throughout the day and interact with readers on its blog.