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[Video] Mozilla and Foxconn unveils the first Firefox OS tablet

While big brands like LG, Sony and ZTE have plans to release Firefox OS powered devices, Foxconn has already taken the lead by unveiling their first tablet powered by truly open-source and free Firefox OS. Foxconn which is big OEM manufacturer for brands like Apple, Acer and Dell said they are working on atleast 5 devices including a tablet which was showcased in a video (shared below).

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Using Full 40MHz WiFi Channel Width In 2.4GHz Spectrum On Apple Mac

Yesterday, we shared a tip to make use of an external USB WiFi adapter on Apple Mac computer's for better wireless experience. Luckily, the experiment Killed Two Birds with One Stone as it made the 40Mhz wide WiFi width usable in 2.4Ghz spectrum which is not made available with the built-in WiFi card. As evident from the screengrab posted below, the external USB card also makes use of full 300Mbps bandwidth resulting in faster file transfers over wireless link.

A guide on how to install and use external USB Wifi adapter on Apple Mac and extend wireless coverage

Apple iMac and Macbook's built-in wireless card is known to have limited coverage as it does not feature an external antenna for better signal reception, however we can easily boost the Wi-Fi signal strength and range of any Apple Mac computer using external USB wireless dongles with external antenna. To get this working make sure you have an WiFi USB Adapter which is compatible with Apple Mac OS X and have drivers available for it, luckily for me the Realtek 8191 Chipset based Mini 300Mbps USB Wireless Adapter we used earlier to hack and make Asus O!Play wifi capable did the trick.

Once you have your wireless usb adapter connected to the Mac we need to identify it and install the correct driver for it, We will be using the Mac OS X "System Information" utility (find via spotlight search) to get our hardware information as shown below.

identify chipset of wifi card

First Ever Video Demonstration Of Microsoft Windows 8.1

Microsoft has finally posted a video walk-through showing what to expect from the upcoming Windows 8.1 update. The video features highlights of new features and improvements of Windows 8.1 scheduled to be released later this year as a free update for Windows 8 customers. This "first look" video for Windows 8.1 addresses improvements and enhancements in personalization, search, built-in apps, Windows Store, and cloud connectivity aspects of the operating-system update.

Windows 8.1 video demo

Raspberry Pi Recovery System (New Out Of Box Software - NOOBS) is here to help you get started...

Making life easier for Raspberry Pi users, the core team has announced a new, feature packed "Raspberry Pi Recovery System" aptly named New Out Of Box Software (NOOBS). The utility allows users to select and install operating systems for the Raspberry Pi on an SD card without technical details like partitioning or card imaging.

The Recovery system creates a FAT partition on user supplied SD card with highly-compressed versions of various supported OS images like Raspbian, RaspBMC, Pidora, OpenELEC, ArchLinux and RiscOS. Just like recovery apps for Mac OS X the RasPi recovery allows users to press SHIFT while booting to launch it and use features like ability to easily reinstall the existing OS, install a different one, launch web-browser for online support or edit config.txt file using a handy editor for troubleshooting.

NOOBS main windows

Apple OS X Mountain Lion Update v10.8.4 Direct Download Links

Few days ago, Apple made OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4 Final update public. The update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users and features a number of fixes to improve the overall operating-system stability, compatibility, and security. The update is available for immediate download via Apple Mac Store, users having difficulty downloading the update from there can directly download using the links shared below using any download manager with convenience of multi-threaded download with resume support.

Mac OS X Combo Update 10.8.4

Motorola Debuts Edible Password Pill For Authentication With External Devices

The head of Google-owned Motorola’s research division, introduced an ingestible vitamin prototype that transforms your entire body into an authentication passcode at the D11 Conference last week. Developed by Proteus Digital Health, the FDA-approved pill includes wearable and ingestible sensors that work together to detect ingestions and physiologic data.

Should I Remove It - The Cloud Powered Smart Uninstaller For Windows

While Windows built-in Add/Remove system tool efficiently takes care of the job, tools like Advanced Uninstaller and Easy Uninstaller adds an addtional layer of funtionality and ease-of-use to tackle the task. While all three of them can handle the duty of getting software uninstalled from your system, a user must make it's own choice on what to keep and what to remove. To help make that tough decision, cloud-connected and crowd-powered freeware for Windows "Should I Remove It" scans all the installed applications on your computer and ranks them based on what other users have kept or removed.

Should I Remove It Freeware

This approach efficiently helps users identify and remove unwanted software's which others are uninstalling like spyware, adware and bloatware.

Solution for iMac's inability to connect with WiFi 802.11n only access point

Tweaking your WiFi configuration for maximum throughput sometimes have adverse side-effects, we have already seen how changing your WiFi channels can create problems with non-standard or incompatible WiFi cards.

Having customized your WiFi config can also create strange problems like WiFi being visible and connectable but with limited functionality and no web-browsing. As evident from the screenshots on the right and below my iMac running Mac OS X 10.8.2 is having issue communicating with my router, after researching over the internet reading numerous forums and help articles I finally figured out the solution experimenting with my router config.

iMac having trouble connecting to 802.11n only mode

Download Opera Next For Windows And Mac : Comes With New Look, Fast Chromium Rendering Engine, New Discover Feature And Super Fast Off-Road Browsing Mode

Opera has always been a light, reliable and fast web-browser, while a leading mobile web-browser it never really picked up on Desktop. Opera recently made the decision to use the fast and standard complaint Chromium rendering engine for there web-browser and has now finally revealed the result as Opera Next for Windows and Mac computers.

Opera Next has been developed from scratch to offer a completely revamped new look with a faster Chromium rendering engine, however it's similarity with Chrome web-browser ends there. Opera Next features the signature Speed Dial with a revamped sleek interface and new features like Discover, Stash, Off-road mode, Combined address and search bar and a new download manager as described in detail below with video demonstration.

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