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The Path That Most Manufacturers Seem To Be Taking In The Name Of Innovation

Smartphones are probably the best innovation in the last few years, which have brought forth significant changes to the way a phone is used, and in some areas have gone far ahead of computers in terms of the usability. Maybe a decade or so back, we were hardly aware of how the ecosystem would be affected by mobile computing devices which will be able to do so much more.

Smartphones are able to do so much more than just connect us with other people. They have in fact changed the way we work, live and socialize. And there are some names which have come to dominate this area and are bringing in the latest advancements to customers constantly. The current leaders in the segment feature names like Apple, Google and Samsung. While the first two have brought in the innovations that have changed the market altogether, the third has used a combination of guile and intelligence to get much ahead of everyone else. It is quite interesting to review the tactics that these manufacturers have undertaken to become Numero Uno in their niches.

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Apple iPhone 5

While Apple’s diligent focus on customer experience drives it to create the most innovative features in the iPhone, it’s almost the “minimalism wins” philosophy that Apple has won so many accolades for. It uses customer intelligence rather than market research to come up with the most innovative technology advancements that has floored its customers, through the iPhone, iPod and more recently the iPad. However, the new versions of the iPhone just seem to be building on the name than actually bringing any new features to the fore. It is no wonder, then, that global sales of the iPhone 5 continue to dwindle.

DEFCAD - Uncensored Search Engine For Open-source 3D Printed Guns

Defcad

The team behind DefenseDistributed.com, the much talked about open-source, free to download and 3D printable lethal gun project have announced there next initiative - an uncensored search engine for open source 3D printed weapons and it's parts.

After being censored and criticized for providing lethal weapons without regulation in hands of general public, DefenceDistributed has now came up with the plan to host its own search engine for all types of 3D printable files, which will be free from censorship and government takedowns.

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How to downgrade hacked Apple iPhone 3G/3GS from iPad baseband version 06.15.00

If you have your iPhone 3G/3GS flashed to iPad baseband 06.15.00 to retain the ultrasn0w unlock, and now somehow managed to make your phone unbootable here is the solution.

While trying to resurrect an Apple iPhone 3G stuck in a reboot loop at boot logo, I found that the only solution is to go for an factory unlock service and restore to the original iPhone iOS firmware with current modem version. Apple needs the correct baseband/modem version to enable the legal factory unlock via iTunes, and if you have the iPad baseband 06.15.00 it wont work. Here is a tutorial on how to downgrade the iPad baseband 06.15.00 to the correct one on Apple iPhone 3G.

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Free Giveaway of Picture Collage Maker for iOS on App Store For Three Days !

Turning images into beautiful Collage is a trend more and more users prefer these days to remember unforgettable moments and celebrate the festival of life. Turning a serious of ordinary photos into marvelous collages gradually becomes popular among people from all walks of life, If you are a fan of collage making, you must know the popular collage making app -- Picture Collage Maker. It had the versions for Windows and Mac, and is now is available on Apple iOS platform.

Picture Collage Maker for iOS is a simple and practical collage creator that let you create unique collages using your favorite pictures from your photo library. Even though you are the one without any professional knowledge, you can master it well on your smartphone. The only thing you need to do is to prepare a collection of the pictures you love. The APP provides a lot of elaborate and well-designed templates for you, so you can simply select a beautiful template and upload pictures, then edit the collages freely.

iOS Collage Maker

It is normally $0.99 to purchase but it can be downloaded at no cost on iTunes App Store within the giveaway period from March 10th at 5 am GMT to March 13th at 9 am, 2013. Remember, it is free for three days only.

How to enter DFU mode when Apple device has non-functional physical buttons

Getting your iPhone enter DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode can be tricky, as it involves carefully timed pressing and holding of multiple buttons. Imagine the situation when your Apple device have broken Power and/or Home buttons which do not work as expected, and the need to get your device in DFU mode arises.

Thankfully, the leading jailbreaking utility redsn0w offers a solution to create DFU .IPSW firmware restore file for users who are not able to get the DFU mode using the button combination.

iPhone DFU mode

Fixing redsn0w iPhone WTF mode

While trying to fix an Apple iPhone 3G stuck at boot logo because of a corrupt baseband, I frequently encountered "iPhone 3G (WTF Mode)" error in redsn0w never seen before (as shown below). The older redsn0w version which worked well with this old hardware (Apple iPhone 3G) showed no solution to the problem but thankfully the newer one pointed at the right direction.

WTF Mode in iPhone 3G

[Video] Microsoft's Future Vision: Live, Work, Play

Technology is transforming our life at work, on the go, and at home and the trend is going to get better. To make things even better, Microsoft has established an Envisioning Center, which is all about imagining how technology could be used to make life easier and more enjoyable, sometimes in small ways and sometimes in revolutionary ones. The Envisioning Center developed inside Microsft's Redmond campus, incorporates new ideas and latest technologies encompassing scenarios at home, work and places in between to make our future life comfortable.

Microsoft has also released a video showing the snapshot of future after five to ten years from now. Do watch the concept posted below.

Future vision

Free Hindi Keyboard For Android Devices

We have already learned how to install Hindi font support on your Google Android device, which takes care of Hindi font display. Here is an excellent offering from Google to take care of the writing, allowing typing of messages, updates on social networks or emails in Hindi on your Android device.

Free Android App, Google Hindi Input allows users to take advantage of a Hindi keyboard to type with support for "Hindi transliteration". The transliteration mode enables users to type in Hindi's Devanagari script by using English words; for example if you type "Hindi" in English it gets converted to "हिंदी" automatically.

Hindi keyboard for android
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