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Hackers are perfect opportunists. They will not leave any stone unturned in the effort to wreak havoc on your peaceful life. And this time, it seems, they have targeted the SMS regulations in India that are enforced for the next fifteen days.
So if you are reading this post, chances are that you are an addicted to staying in touch with your friends. But due the the SMS regulations you can not reach your friends who are not used to sitting in front of the computer all day. So what do you do? Obvious choice – use WhatsApp! I am sure the application is going to see a severe spike in usage for the next fortnight.
What if WhatsApp came up with a Facebook app? They should think about it. But someone else has already done it.
So chances are that you will land upon such a screen. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT approve the application!
Because once you click on “Go to App”, it will take details of your friends who are online at that point! See the pic below for reference.
Nevertheless, it takes you to a web page that does some processing, you can see the “Wait” button. In the meantime, it is parsing through your online friends and sending them the same app request that you received. The app is now viral…
But finally, everything in this world has money in the roots and this spam is not an exception. If you are expecting that after completing the survey shown on the screen you will get access to premium content, you need to go back to the fifth grade.
This application is a perfect example of spam. Please take care that you don’t get caught in it!
Please circulate this message to your friends. By doing so, you can support our effort in keeping the cyber space a safer place to live in.
Sharing has become part of the virtue when technology comes into the topic. Media sharing that works seamlessly between PC and mobile devices is the dream that software and apps developers have been working very hard to achieve. Not only because the King of post PC devices (iPad) doesn’t have a USB port, but also because nobody likes to be cluttered by annoying cables. How about the idea of showing off your vacation photos in your iPad to your friends by mirroring it on your laptop or WiDi enabled HDTV? Some of you might call me an outdated moron (Hey dude, we have an amazing stuff called AirPlay!!!), yes, I’m definitely aware of that stuff, but to be honest, how many of you have an Apple TV?
This is a totally cost free method, as long as you have a intel powered PC with Windows 7 (if your PC is running on AMD processor, you are out of luck), a mobile device running on either iOS & Android, and a stable home WiFi connection. Besides PC, those who own TV sets with built-in WiDi (Wireless Display) can also try this method.
Alright, here comes the method. First, download the Intel Pair & Share Software for PC from Intel Download Center, then install it on your Windows 7 PC. Next, search the Intel Pair & Share app from App Store or Android Market (depends on your mobile device). Download and install the app on your device (as for me, I installed it on my iPad2). When you are done, launch both the PC version and the app version on both your devices. You can now put your full concentration on the screen of your mobile Pair & Share app. On the screen, check if the app manage to detect your PC, if it does, your PC name should be listed on the app display. To connect your mobile device to your PC, just tap on your PC’s name on the screen and it will start connecting and eventually prompting you to key in a set of code, which is now displayed on your PC desktop version of Intel Pair & Share. Just key in the code and both devices will be connected instantly. Now, all you need to do is just browse through your device’s photo collection (Intel will automatically locate your photo albums for you) and tap on the photos that you want to display on your laptop widescreen or HDTV. You can select multiple photos and as you tap on each of the photo, it will simultaneously appear on your widescreen. Don’t worry, only a single photo that you tap on it will be displayed to the public, so you are totally under control.
This app works on all iOS devices (iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone) and Android devices. Only photo can be shared through this method. The screenshots below are captured from my iPad and PC.Once you are done with the show, you can either choose to disconnect both devices from the app, or just simply close both the desktop software and the mobile app to cut off the connection.
Hands On With Google Nexus 7 Tablet
We found both plusses and minuses in our initial test drive of Google’s lightweight, inexpensive tablet.
Google’s Nexus 7 tablet is on display here at Google I/O, and I spent some time handling the device to see how it compares with its Android competition. And the truth is, my first impression is that it seems to get a lot right, but it’s not a complete, compromise-free home run for Google. Here’s why.
The display, even in the funky lighting of a trade show floor, still looked good. The high-resolution 1280 by 800 pixel display makes a huge difference compared with the current standard for 7-inch tablets–1024 by 600 pixels. I look forward to putting the Nexus 7 through its full paces with PCWorld’s display test images to see how it responds with my own high-resolution images. But the Nexus 7’s higher resolution is clearly a plus.
With its small size and rubberized back, the Nexus 7 can easily be held in one hand.I also liked the grippy, rubberized back that, coupled with the tablet’s light, 0.75-pound weight, makes it really easy to hold in one hand. That makes it conducive to reading or sharing content with friends.
In my limited usage, the Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS made the unit feel zippy in general navigation, but I still encountered moments of stutter as I switched among media.
The first thing that jumped out to me was the lack of a removable media card slot. With on-board storage limited to just 8GB or 16GB, the lack of an expansion slot is an unfortunate omission, and an unfortunate compromise to achieve a price point. Amazon got (and deserved) a lot of criticism for a similar lack in its 8GB Kindle Fire. Even Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet has a microSD card slot.
Also missing: A rear camera. Video chat is important, but scanning QR codes, business cards or bar codes are all useful and practical reasons a rear-facing camera on a tablet remains a good thing. It’s unfortunate that Google and Asus had to compromise on these to get Google Nexus 7 out at the price they do.
What’s Most Interesting
The new Google Play widgets for your library of reading material, as well as for what you’re listening to, look useful. The new launcher also looks useful; the Google demonstrators say you’ll find it on Android 4.1 devices of a certain size and definition (ie, portrait 7-inch tablets). These widgets are part of Play, though, and should become available to any tablet that upgrades to Android 4.1–whenever that may be.