Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Beware of using smartphone App for Banking and others

A software deveploper named Trevor Eckhart  has found and hidden application in smartphone which records each and evey action that is happening in the phone .Eckhart has uploaded an 17-minute video on YouTube that shows the same. The app which he shows is called as HTC IQ Agent on the EVO 3D and most important is it’s impossible to stop the application from running in the app settings on HTC Android devices.Each functions that you are doing ,sending sms,or dialing phone number etc are recorded in this .The developer has been in a legal battle with Carrier IQ for some time now. Eckhart started making waves across the privacy community earlier this month after he dug into software developed by Carrier IQ .

Carrier IQ took offense to Eckhart's claim, saying that its software is a "diagnostic tool" for companies to "improve the quality of the network, understand device issues, and ultimately improve the user experience." . Carrier IQ also took the opportunity to clarify what its software doesn't do, including record keystrokes, provide tracking tools, or inspect "the content of e-mails and SMSs." The company also argued that its software does not "provide real-time data reporting to any customer." Although Eckhart's data comes from Android devices, it's worth noting that Carrier IQ's software is running on over 130 million mobile devices worldwide, including those made by Nokia and Research In Motion.

"The Carrier IQ application is embedded so deeply in the device that it can't be fully removed without rebuilding the phone from source code."
--Trevor Eckhart, Android security researcher

Monday, November 28, 2011

Earthquake Notification Service

The Earthquake Notification Service (ENS) is a free service that sends you automated notification emails when earthquakes happen in your area.New accounts default to receiving notifications about earthquakes with magnitude 6.0 or greater however you can customize ENS to only deliver messages for certain areas, at specified times, and to multiple addresses. ENS can even send text notifications to your cell phone. 
The U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program Earthquake Notification Service (ENS) is a customizable system provided free to everyone. New accounts receive, by default, all earthquakes with magnitude 6.0 or greater; you can subsequently customize these settings to better fit your needs. You can receive earthquake notifications for any earthquakes located by the ANSS/NEIC (Advanced National Seismic System/National Earthquake Information Center) in the U.S. and around the World. Information for earthquakes in the U.S. is generally available within 5 minutes; information for earthquakes elsewhere in the World is generally available within 30 minutes.
Customizable Options:
  1. Functional in English and Spanish
  2. Specify your local time zone
  3. Specify affiliation
  4. Aftershock exclusion option
  5. Update Notifications option
  6. Defer Notifications option
  7. Add, remove, or change multiple email addresses (up to 15)
  8. Define multiple notification profiles
  9. Activate/Deactivate each profile individually
  10. Set notification magnitude thresholds for night and day hours
  11. Receive emails in 4 formats: HTML, long, short (for pagers and cell phones), and raw CUBE format messages.
  12. Create a notification profile region from a list of predefined regions
  13. Create a rectangular profile region by drawing it on a map, or by specifying opposite corners
  14. Create a circular profile region by drawing it on a map, or by specifying center and radius
  15. Make a custom polygon profile region by picking points on a map, or uploading XML
  16. View the most recent events sent to your account
  17. Select seismic networks to receive events from (scientists only; default is to receive from all networks)
  18. Remove profiles
  19. Manage/Delete account

Subscribe Step 1 - Send Sample Email

ENS offers a quick way to preview an event message by allowing you to send yourself a sample email. The sample email is in the standard ENS HTML format.
Included in the sample email is a link that allows you to quickly sign up for ENS. Clicking this link confirms that you own this email address, which allows you to skip step 3 of the subscription process.
To send a sample email, click the Try ENS or Subscribe button on the ENS homepage. This will bring up a dialog box like the following:

Enter your email ENS will send the sample email to this address. If you choose to sign up via the sample email, this email address will become the primary address associated with your account.
Enter the word shown in the image above Copy the 5 letters from the image into the text box below. The letters are not case sensitive.
The image is called a CAPTCHA, which contain pseudo-randomly generated letters. The CAPTCHA prevents automated programs from filling out the form and sending unsolicited ENS emails.
If you cannot read the letters in the image, click Get New Code to generate 5 new letters. If you require assistance, please email the ENS Administrator:

Subscribe Step 2 - Set up Account

sample ENS email, the email field will be filled in for you. If you clicked directly on the Sign Up for ENS link, you must enter an email. After clicking Subscribe, you will need to check your email to receive your confirmation code. You will have an opportunity to enter additional email addresses using the My Email Addresses tab once you register.
UsernameThis can be any username you want to use. If it is already taken, a red X will appear next to the field, along with a message notifying you of the error. If you ignore the error, you will see a message when you submit the form, and will be given the opportunity to choose another username.
If you are signing up via a sample email, ENS will attempt to create a username for you based on the first part of your email address.
Password/ConfirmEnter a password twice, once in each box. This will allow you to login and manage your account.
SubscribePlease read the Disclaimer in the box below the Subscribe button. Clicking Subscribe will create your account then either log you in to ENS, or display a message instructing you to check your email for a confirmation code.
In order to send event notifications at the proper hours, the system will attempt to guess your time zone. After registering, you can check if it is correct by going to the Account Preferences tab. What's my time zone?
ENS will remember the language (English or Spanish) you used when filling out the form, and present content in this language whenever possible. Your language preference, along with many other account settings, can be changed in the Account Preferences tab.

Subscribe Step 3 - Confirm Email (Only for users that did not request a sample email)

After subscribing, you need to confirm that you own the email address you used to sign up. ENS will send you an email with a 3 digit confirmation code, which you have to enter after logging in.
Confirming your email:
  • Ensures that you did not mistype your address
  • Prevents other people/spam bots from signing up with your address

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Share your printer to your Dad or Friends anywhere

Now its the time for all you to use the cloud for all . You can share the printer at your home to your parents or friends who are in different location or any where in the world. Google Cloud Print is a new technology that connects your printers to the web. Using Google Cloud Print, you can make your home and work printers available to you and anyone you choose, from the applications you use every day. Google Cloud Print works on your phone, tablet, Chromebook, PC, and any other web-connected device you want to print from.

Google Cloud Print works with all printers, but for the best printing experience we recommend that you use a Cloud Ready printer. You can connect a printer to your Google Cloud Print account in seconds, and immediately start printing to it. Any type of application, on any web-connected device, can use Google Cloud Print. For a list of apps that will allow you to print to Google Cloud Print at home, at work, or on the go, see here. We’ll be integrating with more applications in the future, so stay tuned.

Imagine sharing your printer with anyone you choose, as easily as you might share a Google Docs document. With Google Cloud Print, you can securely share printers with a single click, directly from your Google account. Managing printers and print jobs is equally easy. 

For the best Google Cloud Print experience, we recommend that you use a Cloud Ready printer. Cloud Ready printers connect directly to the web and don’t require a PC to setup: you can connect one to your Google Cloud Print account in seconds, and immediately start printing to it.

How to add a Classic Printers connect to the Internet through a laptop or PC
You'll need Google Chrome to be installed on the computer
For Windows XP users , make sure you also have the Microsoft XML paper specification pack installed.
  1. Log in to your user account on the Windows or Mac computer.
  2. Open Google Chrome.
  3. Click the wrench icon wrench icon on the browser toolbar.
  4. Select Options (Preferences on Mac).
  5. Click the Under the Hood tab.
  6. Scroll down to the “Google Cloud Print” section. Click Sign in to Google Cloud Print. 
  7. In the window that appears, sign in with your Google Account to enable the Google Cloud Print connector.
  8. A printer confirmation message appears and click Finish printer registration.
  9. You'll see a confirmation that Google Cloud Print has been enabled. Click Manage your printers to learn more.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

HP back to tablet buiness: HP Slate 2

HP team realised that it was a bad suggestion to quit from the PC business, so last week they decided to come back in the table world. So what is the new thing about. Yes a tablet. So what are the new feature of it.
Is it an Android based ? No its not , its a Windows 7-based Slate 2.
8.9-inch capacitive multi-touch screen,
Intel Atom Z670 CPU,
32 GB of momory,
3-megapixel back camera, 

A front-facing VGA camera for video chats and calls.Yes it has HP’s Swype technology for easier text entry.
So what I feel that , they have to think twice about the OS as Windows 7 was never a great OS for tablets and they too accepted that . So hope they may target for Windows 8 for tablet release, which is expected for next year release.
What is the price of this ? HP Slate 2 starts at $699 and is expected to be available later this month. Are they assuming that they can stay with Apple iPad or Samsungs Tab family ?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

iPhone 4S Battery issue resolved.

Many of the iPhone users are facing issue with there battery as its not staying longer after the installation of iOS5.Apple got a couple of complaints from majority of its users. So here is the issue , iPhone has the capability of updating the time automatically by checking the zone. iOS 5 that keeps the phone pinging various location servers to update the time zone. For the it constant pinging and that drains the battery. The best way to make that is the OFF that setting,  turning off the “Setting Time Zone”. So that issue is resolved.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Go inside a shop online with Google maps.

You want to know, how your evening party halls looks like? Now you can do that from your home it self. Now Google maps allows  you to have a glimpses of whats there in a shop or a restaurant. This test program was started last year . There will be a bunch of panoramic images which the customers have a real feeling of inside or shop or restaurant or a party hall. The 360 degree views are really superb. I really wonder , why cant they try with a 3D. As of now , they allow only the Googles  Street View photographers to have the pictures. So they are in demand. Small businesses in several countries like Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States started inviting the team of Google Street View photographers ( they use  fish-eye and wide-angle lenses)  to have the Small businesses involved in this. If small business owners are really using this , then they can increase there online business more that 30%, or any one can have a shop inside there home , and make the consumers feel that this is better than the other. Google has promised it will blur out or refuse to publish any images that include bystanders.The photo shoots produce 360-degree images using fish-eye and wide-angle lenses as well as stills. Business owners still can to upload their own pictures.