Google Instant Goes Mobile

Mashable: A beta version of Google Instant is now available on many U.S. iPhone and Android mobile devices. According to the Google Blog, the Instant search option is presently on Android 2.2 devices, as well as iPhones and iPods running on iOS 4. As of right now, Google Instant is only available in English, although Google plans on adding more languages and bringing the service to other countries and devices....

November 6, 2010 路 2 min 路 292 words 路 Omid Farhang

3G Mobile Internet Comes to Mount Everest

Nepali mobile network operator Ncell has installed the first 3G base station at the summit of Mount Everest, giving visitors, climbers and people living in the Khumbu Valley the ability to make calls and wirelessly connect to the Internet. To test out the new facility, Ncell also made the world鈥檚 highest video call at 17,388 feet. So far, visitors of Mount Everest had to depend on satellite phones to make calls, but now they can do so through a standard GSM, 3G-enabled network....

October 29, 2010 路 1 min 路 196 words 路 Omid Farhang

VLC Media Player Now Available for iPhone

VLC Media Player, an app that lets you watch videos in several formats that aren鈥檛 natively supported by the iPhone, has arrived in Apple鈥檚 iTunes store. The app originated on the iPad and is now compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and 鈥渞ecent鈥 versions of the iPod touch. The features include quick decoding of 鈥渁lmost every鈥 video format, playback in landscape and portrait mode, as well as deleting files directly from the application (bypassing iTunes)....

October 26, 2010 路 1 min 路 100 words 路 Omid Farhang

Intel quietly lowers prices on Core i3-550, others

Intel regularly tweaks its price list with nary a word to the masses, but the Tech Report caught chipzilla red-handed this time. The site reports that Intel has lowered prices on four desktop and two mobile processors. Looking at the latest price sheet (PDF), Intel cut 15% off its 3.2GHz i3-550, putting it at $117. That鈥檚 identical to the 3.06GHz i3-540 and only $4 more than the 2.93GHz i3-530 鈥 the company鈥檚 cheapest i3 desktop offering....

October 18, 2010 路 1 min 路 193 words 路 Omid Farhang

NVidia launches GT440 cards

While NVidia鈥檚 big news may have been its upcoming budget-range GeForce GT 430 1GB cards which leaked out earlier this month, it seems that the company has been hiding another secret: the GeForce GT 440 range. Quietly detailed on the company鈥檚 website, the NVidia GeForce GT 440 range of cards is designed to offer OEMs a DirectX 11-compatible card for adding in to their mid-range machines. According to the reference specifications, the GT440 cards feature a 594MHz graphics clock, 1,189MHz processor clock, and either 800 or 900MHz memory clock, along with 144 CUDA cores....

October 18, 2010 路 2 min 路 249 words 路 Omid Farhang

Twitter password phishing

Our friend in the UK got this via a contact. It was from a Twitterer who obviously had his Twitter login stolen: (Twitter apparently is filtering this URL at this point.) The link led to a phishing page that used the deceptive tactic of showing an error message: 鈥淲rong Username/Email and password combination.鈥 You login, it steals your Twitter password, sends the above Tweet to all your contacts and continuing rounding up passwords....

October 7, 2010 路 2 min 路 219 words 路 Omid Farhang

Like Google and Nokia, Microsoft starts to offer free navigation for its phones

Google began offering free turn-by-turn navigation with Android 2.0 in late 2009, and Nokia announced at the beginning of 2010 that Ovi Maps navigation would be free on all its future handsets. Today Microsoft announced that it is following suit with free turn-by-turn navigation for Windows 6.x and up phones, powered by Bing Maps. When getting directions with Bing, there will now be a 鈥淣avigate鈥 button which starts the turn-by-turn voice navigation....

May 11, 2010 路 1 min 路 129 words 路 Omid Farhang

Sprint Drops Plan to Offer Google鈥檚 Nexus One

Although Google announced only last month that Sprint would carry its Nexus One phone, the carrier has since retracted from that plan. Gizmodo reports that the carrier will instead focus its efforts on the upcoming HTC EVO 4G it will be launching this summer. Both devices are Android phones, but the EVO is arguably more full-featured and will take advantage of Sprint鈥檚 4G network 鈥 the next-generation cellular service that will be more akin to true mobile broadband with faster speeds than current 3G networks....

May 11, 2010 路 2 min 路 226 words 路 Omid Farhang

How To Know Whether Your iPhone Has New or Old Bootroom

Jailbreaking and Unlocking with iPhone is fun, but these days apple is trying to make people life harder by introducing new changes in iPhone hardware and software which could stop or prevent people from jailbreaking their devices. One of the change done by apple is the fix they had done in iPhone 3GS bootroom, they have fixed the potential bug found in old iPhone device which allows to unlock the iPhone to use a different carrier....

May 4, 2010 路 1 min 路 202 words 路 Omid Farhang

Apple Delays International iPad Launch

If, like me, you live outside of the U.S. and you鈥檙e waiting for your chance to purchase the iPad, you鈥檙e out of luck. Apple has delayed the international launch of the device until the end of May because it has sold more iPads (over half a million) than it anticipated. Here鈥檚 the official announcement: 鈥淎lthough we have delivered more than 500,000 iPads during its first week, demand is far higher than we predicted and will likely continue to exceed our supply over the next several weeks as more people see and touch an iPad鈩....

April 14, 2010 路 2 min 路 225 words 路 Omid Farhang