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Really cool invention from Blackberry..

With all the Apple's and androids out there Blackberry is having a tough time going ahead, however there is always hope and here is something really cool which was demonstrated by BlackBerry as an feature for there upcoming BlackBerry OS 10 platform. Innovations like these and BlackBeery OS could be the top mobile-OS of future, Watch the video after the jump.

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Getting rid of Apple OS X update annoyance which blocks shutdown and restart of computer

Upgrading to Apple OS X Mountain Lion does introduces it's own set of annoyances, and one of them is auto system updates which does not allow system to power down until finished. With a slow internet speed and GB's of update to download this can be a real annoyance, as shown in the screenshot below the update would take more then a day to finish.

MAC Appstore updates

Luckily, there is a way out as demonstrated below.

Must watch amazing concept video, Sight - the future of Project Glass

Futuristic technology Google Project Glass is just the starting, here is an amazing "MUST SEE" video showing how things can unfold in future.

Google Glass

Upgrading OS X To v 10.8 Mountain Lion

Apple OS X Mountain Lion is now available for upgrade, there could be three major possible scenarios for an upgrade and here are they :

  1. Your Mac was bought on or after June 11, 2012 - You will get the "Mountain Lion" upgrade for free, simply claim your free download coupon and download from Mac App Store.
  2. You have OS X Snow Leopard/Lion installed and you bought your computer in late 2009 or after - upgrade for $20 through the Mac App Store.
  3. Older computer - Check system requirements and upgrade to Snow Leopard or Lion and then procces to "Mountain Lion" upgrade.

Here are screenshots of OS X Lion to OS X Mountain Lion upgrade process.

Hacking Asus O!Play into O!Play Air using cheap USB WiFi adapter

Asus O!Play is a popular digital multimedia player allowing users to enjoy local, networked and internet multimedia content in full-hd quality supporting a wide range of formats. The player has two models Asus O!Play HDP-R1 and Asus O!Play Air with the only difference being the "Air" model having WiFi connectivity option.

Interestingly all a user needs to do is to hack the device firmware on HDP-R1 model, to use cheaply available common WiFi USB dongles out there enabling WiFi functionality similar to O!Play Air model at much cheaper price.

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nVidia Tegra chips to support Miracast wireless mirroring technology

Imagine the fun of mirroring your computer, smartphone or tablet screen to a large display without requiring any wires or messing with configurations, WiFi Direct (Intel’s WiDi) is one such technology amongst many like DLNA and AirPlay which are already available in many mainstream consumer products like Sony Bravia displays and Android, iOS devices. To make things standard the Wi-Fi Alliance has now introduced the Miracast wireless display standard, Miracast will be the standardized protocol for devices and displays to connect easily and start streaming in few seconds, ensuring full compatibility between various devices and vendors.

Miracast

To get things started nVidia the manufacturer of leading mobile chip Tegra has announced that devices powered by their platform will get incorporated with Miracast enabling users to stream pictures, HD videos, and high-performance games effortlessly without lag. A video demonstration of this technology is posted below.

Bypassing the Gatekeeper restrictions in new Apple OS X Mountain Lion

MAC OS X Mountain Lion LOGO

Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is out now and with it comes the new "Gatekeeper" security feature, as evident from the name what this new security feature does is to prevent installation of unauthorized applications on user computer safeguarding them against malicious software.

The OS X Gatekeeper looks for verified “signature” by Apple in every application and block others, although essential this new security feature has broken installation of many independent software installation on Apple OS X Mountain lion and here is how to bypass this restriction both temporarily and permanently.

MAC Gatekeeper Restriction

Mozilla Mobile OS Ready For Showtime, Desktop builds for Windows, Linux and MAC available now

Everybody is eagerly waiting for a truly open-source Mobile operating system and this is where Mozilla's mobile-OS codenamed "Boot2Gecko" comes in, the fully open mobile ecosystem is based on HTML5 and will power the launch of smartphones built entirely on strict open Web standards. Apart from support of global network operators like Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefónica and Telenor, OEM manufacturers ZTE and Alcatel have also announced to come up with Firefox OS powered Snapdragon processor based devices in early 2013.

Due to the optimization of the platform for entry-level smartphones and the removal of unnecessary middleware layers, mobile operators will have the ability to offer richer experiences at a range of price points including at the low end of the smartphone price range, helping to drive adoption across developing markets.

Mozilla and all other participants are committed to ensuring the project is fully open and the reference implementation of the required Web APIs is being submitted to W3C for standardization.

Apple Mac AppStore hacked to enable in-app purchases for free

After hacking his way through free Apple iOS in-app purchases and making things public, the Russian hacker Alexey Borodin has now targeted Apple Mac OS allowing users to get paid in-app purchases for free.

This new hack uses similar DNS man-in-middle technique to act as a fake Mac AppStore server letting users get paid stuff for free. The trick involves users to install two certificates and change DNS records to work with an "Grim Receiper" application, this application makes use of crowd-sourced donated receipts from genuine purchases to authenticate anyone's purchase requests (for free).

In app purchases hacked for Apple desktop

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