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How To Activate IDEA GPRS On Apple iPhone 4/3G/3GS

In India Apple iPhone is neither a common-device nor is it officially available for any other service provider than Airtel and Vodafone, and hence customer-care representatives of non-iPhone carriers fail to provide a working GPRS settings for these devices. The same problem was faced by me while configuring IDEA GPRS on my friends Apple iPhone 4, luckily configuration was as simple as entering IDEA specific "APN" value just like we did in BSNL GPRS Configuration earlier.

"Will there be a jailbreak for devices that shipped with 4.0.2/3.2.2, out of the box? No, there won’t be" - iPhone Dev Team

Apple has closed the PDF security vulnerability which is being exploited by the easiest jailbreak ever at and new iDevices are now being shipped with secure iOS Firmware 4.0.2/3.2.2, moments ago the iPhone Dev Team has posted the answer to the obvious question users were thinking of "What Now, will there be a jailbreak for iOS 4.02/3.2.2 ?" and the answer from The Dev team is :

"No, there won’t be. FW 4.0.2/3.2.2 was *only* released to fix the jailbreakme hole. With FW 4.1 still in its beta stages, it makes no sense to escalate the “cat & mouse” with Apple for FW updates that only fix the jailbreak holes. To quote WOPR, “the only winning move is not to play”.

If the cat & mouse game escalates too quickly, especially during beta FW periods, nobody but Apple benefits. For this reason, there won’t be a 4.0.2/3.2.2 jailbreak specifically during the period where 4.0.2/3.2.2 is the latest public release. At best, some future 4.1x FW jailbreak *may* be compatible with 4.0.2/3.2.2 (but don’t count on that).

Make And Receive Phone Calls From Gmail

After successfully integrating Voice and Video Chat in Gmail Google has taken another step forward and is now offering free calls to and from Gmail itself. Integrating Google Voice into Gmail users will now be able to send and receive free calls to the U.S. and Canada with calls to other countries at very low rates right from their web-browser without installing anything (Apart from Google Voice and Video Chat Plugin).

Gmail Phone Calls

Free Youtube Video Downloader Extension For Safari Web-browser

One of the most convenient and fastest way to download videos from Youtube website in various formats has been "Easy Youtube Video Downloader" which is already available as a free web-browser extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, the popular free browser addon is now ported to work with Apple Safari browser and is available for public download. Easy Youtube Video Downloader For Safari allows users to download Youtube videos to their computers for offline viewing in MP3, FLV, 3GP, MP4, 720p HD and 1080p Full-HD qualities.

Free Safari Addon

Samsung Galaxy Tablet Offcial Teaser Video Now Out

After success of Apple iPad, tablet computing is a hot-trend these-days and to benefit from it Samsung will be launching it's own Android 2.2 powered tablet device "Samsung Galaxy Tab" soon, the official teaser video and feature-list is available after the jump.

Samsung Galaxy Tab

dEEP 7 - Minimalistic Windows 7 Theme

dEEP 7 is a free Windows 7 visual style which is not a simple one-click install like others but once you complete the hack it's worth the effort.

Windows 7 Visual Style

Fixing the "The iPod software update server could not be contacted" Error In iTunes

Nothing can be more frustrating when you are trying to restore you nonfunctional iDevice via iTunes and you are slapped with the error below telling that iTunes is not able to get in touch with its base, whereas in-fact the internet connectivity seems fine and you are able to do other online activities as usual.

"The iPod software update server could not be contacted. Make sure your network settings are correct and your network connection is active, or try again later."

iTunes Error

Unlike the iTunes Error Code - 3259 this error is not connected to iTunes white-listing in your Firewall or anti-virus application, but the solution is even simpler.

Download Microsoft's Official Dynamic Bing Wallpaper Theme To Keep Your Desktop Fresh

Microsoft Windows 7 features RSS-powered themes which are able to automatically fetch content when updated and now the company has released an official RSS powered theme - "Dynamic Bing", the new theme automatically changes user desktop wallpapers with two new high-resolution (1920 x 1200) photos from Bing every week.
Dynamic Bing Windows 7 Theme

Apple Patent For Identifying Unauthorized Users Of An Electronic Device By Analyzing Their Heartbeats And Other Snooping Methods

Although Jailbreaking is now officially legal Apple is not ready to accept the fact and want to detect any attempt of "..hacking the electronic device, jailbreaking the electronic device, unlocking the electronic device, removing a SIM card from the electronic device.." as evident from the "United States Patent Application" by Apple Inc., the patent seems to be aimed at detecting illegal use of an electronic device and than notifying the owner of the electronic device about the unauthorized user by sending an alert through any suitable medium but the above line do raise serious concerns about Apple's intentions.

VTZilla - Addon Integrating Multi-Engine Antivirus Scanner VirusTotal With Firefox

Multi-engine anti-virus scanners are a great help when dealing with suspicious files as you are able to leverage the malware detection capabilities of multiple antivirus engines with most up-to-date definitions from a single interface. VirusTotal has been one of the most well-known such free service offering scanning of suspicious files and URLs with 42 anti-virus engines helping users reveal viruses, worms, trojans and other kinds of malicious content.

One of the most needed feature to make efficient use of multi-av scanning services is an browser helper utility which would enable users to scan URL's and files right from their web-browsers before visiting the suspicious link, thankfully VirusTotal team has realized this and a Firefox web-browser addon VTZilla is now available enabling users to right-click any suspicious link and launch a VirusTotal URL Scan and even pre-scan a file before downloading from the default "Firefox Download Save" dialog-box.

VTZilla - VirusTotal Browser Uploader
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