Monday, August 22, 2011

Google Magnifier Launched, a Blog for Google Music

Google's new Magnifier "music discovery" blog not only serves up free music, but connects Music Beta to Google+ indirectly.

Wednesday Google launched Magnifier, a "cousin" to the company's Music Beta service which went live back in May. Unlike the latter which serves as cloud storage, Magnifier is a blog edited by Tim Quirk – Rhapsody's former senior vice president and the current head of global content programming for Google Android – and focuses on music discovery, offering video of live performances, free music downloads and artist interviews.
"Magnifier is basically Music Beta's cousin who lives in England, except that we don't actually live in England, and you don't have to wait weeks for new packages to arrive via air mail," Quirk said in a blog. "Because we’ll bring you new free music each and every day. Sometimes it will be songs you haven't heard of by artists you have. Sometimes it will be new artists we think deserve more attention. And sometimes there will be video interviews and live performances."

BlackBerry Torch 9810 : My Review

Last year RIM introduced the BlackBerry Torch 9800, a touchscreen/QWERTY-keyboard hybrid. Almost exactly a year later, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 ($50 with a two-year contract from AT&T as of August 16, 2011) has arrived.
Designwise, the two smartphones are pretty similar. The real change is in the software: The 9810 (along with the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 and the all-touch Torch 9850/9860) ships with the new BlackBerry 7 OS. However, although BlackBerry 7 OS is a big step up from the previous version, it still lacks a modern, cutting-edge feeling. On top of that, I noticed a few performance issues with the Torch 9810's browser.

Like the Torch 9800, the Torch 9810 gives you the best of both worlds: a physical keyboard and a full touch display. While the 9810 is almost identical in design to the 9800, it is slightly thinner, measuring 4.3 by 2.4 by 0.54 inches (as opposed to the 4.4-by-2.4-by-0.6-inch Torch 9800); it weighs 5.6 ounces, the same as the original Torch. The 9810 has a silver and black color scheme, which gives it a fun, flashier look in comparison with the mostly black and chrome 9800. I do prefer the textured rubber battery cover on the 9800 to the 9810's hard cover, which makes the 9810 feel plasticky and not as well constructed as its predecessor.
The slider mechanism feels sturdy and solid, and slides up smoothly to reveal the full QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard is pretty much identical to the original Torch's, as far as I can see. It's slightly wider, but you can barely tell from using it or looking at it. Nevertheless, it is a bit on the narrow side, so users with larger fingers might find it uncomfortable. Keys are sculpted and nicely sized, and include a handful of useful shortcut buttons. The Torch 9810 also has a software keyboard that you can use in portrait and landscape mode, but both variations feel pretty cramped.
The 9810's 3.2-inch 640-by-480-pixel display is an improvement over the original Torch's screen (3.2 inches, 360 by 480 pixels), but it still seems lackluster next to Samsung's Super AMOLED Plus displays or the qHD displays we've been seeing on the latest Motorola and HTC phones. It is also quite small by today's standards for touchscreen smartphones. If a larger screen is what you crave, the all-touch (no keyboard) Torch 9860 will fit the bill. The Torch 9810's display is powered by a technology (on all of the latest BlackBerrys) that RIM calls Liquid Graphics, which is supposed to give you a "smoother, more fluid touch experience." While I definitely noticed an image-quality improvement in moving from the 9800 to the 9810, I didn't exactly find the touch experience to be "fluid." I'm not sure if this was due to the processing power in the Torch 9810 or the software, but pinch-and-zoom in the browser stuttered, and scrolling wasn't as smooth as on other smartphones. On the bright side, I noticed less pixelation in images in a side-by-side comparison with the original Torch, and text looked sharper and easier to read as well.


Apple New Update 10.7.1 Lion Release

This Tuesday, Apple Release the first incremental update version 10.7.1 for Mac OS Lion. Pepole in Apple who created this update says that the update includes general updates for improved stability, and calls out a few specific bug fixes.

A bug that caused some Macs to become unresponsive while playing a video in Safari is fixed, as is a bug that could cause system audio to stop working when using HDMI or optical audio out. Bugs that prevented the proper transfer of data, settings, and compatible applications from older Macs to a new Mac running Lion are corrected, as is a bug where an administrative user account could go missing after upgrading to Lion.

In this update included an update to improves Wi-Fi connection reliability. Apple also released the 10.7.1 update for Lion Server, which addresses the same issues.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Sibuk Sibuk

Sebulan terakhir ini, saya susah sekali menulis di Blog, alasannya tentu saja sesuai judul diatas SIBUK.Masalah kerjaan kantor intinya, ada sekitar 7 Project Teknologi yang mesti dikejar sampai pertengahan tahun depan. Belum masalah handling Group Company yang cukup besar dengan banyak buanget tugas non job yang tiba tiba muncul bersama dengan Surat Penunjukan Direksi hehehhehe.... pokoknya sibuk berat.
Akibatnya, jadi susah update, susah belajar hal baru lagi, malah buku dari Amazon masih ada 4 yang belum di baca sampai tamat.
Untuknya Ramadhan datang , jadinya bisa sedikit slowly, cooling down, karena semua lingkungan di kantor juga begitu.
Saya tetap setuju dengan konsep kerja di Ramadhan ini, karena biar bagaimana Ibadah yang mesti di perbanyak, masakan 11 bulan kerja masuk Ramadhan juga seperti itu.
Sibuk, seakarang kayaknya tidak buktinya masih nulis di Blog.

Android Devices Programming Start Up

Hello All

Android devices is still booming. Every 3 months, many vendor release their handset based on this free mobile OS.
For us who have a passion for writing a code, program or making an application, Android is a promising system , it's free and open. We can easily made ours app without getting headache like other development language.
The question is, what Android is about ? How to making an environment that ready for Android programming ? What language do we have to know as a first step for writing Android based code ? Do this environment has a IDE ?

Android is a free Open Source Mobile platform that run in multiple device, named like Cell Phone, Smart Phone, Tablet, and now its a fundamental system for Google's Chrome OS for Netbook.
We can make an environment on our PC or laptop for this system, using this link we can learn how to set up their environment.
Android was a Java code all about. The tools that ready to use can be download from this link.
A nice simple set of many sample code can be download from this link.
For a simple and best environment , i prefer using Eclipse IDE .

Hope this articles will help U guys...

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