Saturday, March 19, 2011

Leaked NoDo Windows Phone 7 Update Available For Download

Well guys we really don’t know what’s your take on much waited NoDo update for Windows Phone 7 handsets, but according to Football at XDA forums, the update has already been leaked! YHes, you heard it right! Previously we have had different dates, delays and ETA’s, but this time it seems as if this is the real deal. Just for the record, XDA member Footballius a seniorforum member and a bit of digging on his XDA “career” somewhat compels us to believe that this is indeed the NoDo update for “Gold”; as he claims it. Here is a screenshot of what he just posted:
d in HTC 7 Pro sub-forum of XDA, so it can also be a ROM dedicated to this handset only. You can download leaked Windows Phone 7 NoDo update directly from here and then head to the official thread posted here for more information, installationinstructions and to find out if this really is what it says.
Please note that we haven’t tested this build and for all we know, it can turn your phone into a zombie or revert it to be an angel ;)  So proceed with caution and congrats in advance if it turns out to be the real deal.
P.S. The file is 212 MB, so make sure that you are hooked to a stable and seriously fast internet connection before downloading.

Hot Plasma Explosions Inflate Saturn’s Magnetic Field

This is an artist’s abstraction of the Saturnian claret area based on abstracts from Cassini magnetospheric imaging instrument.
A new assay based on abstracts from NASA’s Cassini aircraft finds a causal articulation amid mysterious, alternate signals from Saturn’s alluring acreage and explosions of hot ionized gas, accepted as plasma, about the planet.
Scientists accept activate that astronomic clouds of claret periodically blossom about Saturn and move about the planet like an asymmetric amount of laundry on circuit cycle. The movement of this hot claret produces a repeating signature ‘thump’ in abstracts of Saturn’s alternating alluring ambiance and helps to allegorize why scientists accept had such a difficult time barometer the breadth of a day on Saturn.
‘This is a advance that may point us to the agent of the mysteriously alteration periodicities that billow the accurate circling aeon of Saturn,’ said Pontus Brandt, the advance columnist on the cardboard and a Cassini aggregation scientist based at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md. ‘The big catechism now is why these explosions action periodically.’
The abstracts appearance how claret injections, electrical currents and Saturn’s alluring acreage — phenomena that are airy to the animal eye — are ally in an intricate choreography. Alternate claret explosions anatomy islands of burden that circle about Saturn. The islands of burden ‘inflate’ the alluring field.
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The decision shows how airy hot claret in Saturn’s magnetosphere – the alluring balloon about the planet — explodes and distorts alluring acreage curve in acknowledgment to the pressure. Saturn’s magnetosphere is not a absolute balloon because it is absolute aback by the force of the solar wind, which contains answerable particles alive off the sun.
The force of the solar wind stretches the alluring acreage of the ancillary of Saturn adverse abroad from the sun into a alleged magnetotail. The collapse of the magnetotail appears to bang off a action that causes the hot claret bursts, which in about-face aerate the alluring acreage in the close magnetosphere.
Scientists are still investigating what causes Saturn’s magnetotail to collapse, but there are able break that cold, close claret originally from Saturn’s moon Enceladus rotates with Saturn. Centrifugal armament amplitude the alluring acreage until allotment of the appendage snaps back.
The snapping aback heats claret about Saturn and the acrimonious claret becomes trapped in the alluring field. It rotates about the planet in islands at the acceleration of about 100 kilometers per additional (200,000 mph). In the aforementioned way that aerial and low burden systems on Earth account winds, the aerial pressures of amplitude account electrical currents. Currents account alluring acreage distortions.
A radio arresting accepted as Saturn Kilometric Radiation, which scientists accept acclimated to appraisal the breadth of a day on Saturn, is carefully affiliated to the behavior of Saturn’s alluring field. Because Saturn has no apparent or anchored point to alarm its circling rate, scientists accepted the circling amount from timing the peaks in this blazon of radio emission, which is affected to billow with anniversary circling of a planet. This adjustment has formed for Jupiter, but the Saturn signals accept varied. Abstracts from the aboriginal 1980s taken by NASA’s Voyager spacecraft, abstracts acquired in 2000 by the ESA/NASA Ulysses mission, and Cassini abstracts from about 2003 to the present alter by a small, but cogent degree. As a result, scientists are not abiding how continued a Saturn day is.
‘What’s important about this new assignment is that scientists are alpha to call the global, causal relationships amid some of the complex, airy armament that appearance the Saturn environment,’ said Marcia Burton, the Cassini fields and particles analysis scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. ‘The new after-effects still don’t accord us the breadth of a Saturn day, but they do accord us important clues to activate addition it out. The Saturn day length, or Saturn’s circling rate, is important for free axiological backdrop of Saturn, like the anatomy of its autogenous and the acceleration of its winds.’
Plasma is airy to the animal eye. But the ion and aloof camera on Cassini’s magnetospheric imaging apparatus provides a three-dimensional appearance by audition active aloof atoms emitted from the claret clouds about Saturn. Active aloof atoms anatomy back cold, aloof gas collides with electrically-charged particles in a billow of plasma. The consistent particles are neutrally charged, so they are able to escape alluring fields and zoom off into space. The discharge of these particles generally occurs in the alluring fields surrounding planets.
By stringing calm images acquired every bisected hour, scientists produced movies of claret as it drifted about the planet. Scientists acclimated these images to reconstruct the 3-D burden produced by the claret clouds, and supplemented those after-effects with claret pressures acquired from the Cassini claret spectrometer. Once scientists accepted the burden and its evolution, they could account the associated alluring acreage perturbations forth the Cassini flight path. The affected acreage perturbation akin the empiric alluring acreage ‘thumps’ perfectly, acknowledging the antecedent of the acreage oscillations.
‘We all apperceive that alteration circling periods accept been empiric at pulsars, millions of ablaze years from our solar system, and now we acquisition that a agnate abnormality is empiric appropriate actuality at Saturn,’ said Tom Krimigis, arch investigator of the magnetospheric imaging instrument, additionally based at the Applied Physics Laboratory and the Academy of Athens, Greece. ‘With instruments appropriate at the atom area it’s happening, we can acquaint that claret flows and circuitous accepted systems can affectation the absolute circling aeon of the axial body. That’s how observations in our solar arrangement advice us accept what is apparent in abroad astrophysical objects.’
The Cassini-Huygens mission is a accommodating activity of NASA, the European Amplitude Agency and the Italian Amplitude Agency. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a analysis of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif. manages the mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The alluring imaging apparatus aggregation is based at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md.

Latest Invention: Solar-Powered Device with Flexible Display Developed by HP

Engineers are working non-stop to create high-tech devices for the military to help soldiers tackle those who wish to seed panic in the public.
Recently Hewlett-Packard has presented its latest invention – a lightweight computer that one can easily wear around the wrist due to the fact that the device has a flexible display. In addition, the lightweight tool is solar-powered.
According to HP, the company’s latest invention is just 200 microns thick. However, it can display a lot of useful information for the soldier wearing it, including maps and directions.

HP mentioned that its computer, which makes use of its e-ink display technology, will be provided to the military in 2011, reports Wired.
It is worth mentioning that the technology used in HP’s latest invention is also applied in e-book readers such as Kindle.


The researchers, including Hai-Xia Zhao, Xiang-Jian Kong and La-Sheng Long, forth with their coauthors from Xiamen University in Xiamen, China, and Hui Li and Xiao Cheng Zeng from the University of Nebraska in the US, accept appear their abstraction in a contempo affair of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Every baptize atom carries a tiny electric field. But because baptize moleculesusually benumb in a somewhat accidental arrangement, with their bonds pointing in altered directions, the ice’s absolute electric acreage tends to abolish out. In contrast, the bonds in ferroelectric ice all point in the aforementioned administration at low abundant temperatures, so that it has a net animosity in one administration that produces an electric field.
Ferroelectric ice is anticipation to be acutely rare; in fact, scientists are still investigating whether or not authentic three-dimensional ferroelectric ice exists in nature. Some advisers accept proposed that ferroelectric ice may abide on Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto. Creating authentic 3D ferroelectric ice in the class seems abutting to impossible, back it would booty an estimated 100,000 years to anatomy after the abetment of catalysts. So far, all ferroelectric ices produced in the class are beneath than three ambit and in alloyed phases (heterogeneous).
In the new study, the scientists accept actinic a one-dimensional, single-phase (homogeneous) ferroelectric ice by freezing a apparent baptize ‘wire.’ As far as the scientists know, this is the aboriginal single-phase ferroelectric ice actinic in the laboratory.
To actualize the baptize wire, the advisers advised actual attenuate nanochannels that can authority aloof 96 H2O molecules per apparent assemblage cell. By blurred the temperature from a starting point of 350 K (77°C, 171°F), they begin that the baptize wire undergoes a appearance alteration beneath 277 K (4°C, 39°F), transforming from 1D aqueous to 1D ice. The ice additionally exhibits a ample dielectric aberration at this temperature and at 175 K (-98°C, -144°F).
As the scientists explained, the hydrogen-bonding interactions amid H20 molecules in the baptize wire and the nanochannel comedy an important role in the ferroelectricity of the ice. While the hydrogen bonds amid the baptize and nanochannel do not break, the actual hydrogen atoms in the ice circle beneath an adverse electric field. As a result, the polarity of the ferroelectric ice can be antipodal by abandoning the alien electric field, a acreage not apparent in accustomed baptize and ice.
Overall, the assembly of a 1D, single-phase ferroelectric ice application baptize bedfast to a nanochannel provides a new way to amalgamate ferroelectric materials. The new adjustment could additionally advice scientists bigger accept the altered backdrop of ferroelectric ice, which could accept applications in the biological sciences, geoscience, and nanoscience. As Zeng noted, ferroelectric ice could potentially accept electrical applications, with the efforts of engineers alive in nanotechnology.
“[The study] shows that the freezing of baptize can be abundantly afflicted by the bonds and water/surface interaction,” Zeng said. “So ability and insights acquired through analysis in this acreage will advice scientists to ascendancy some backdrop of baptize through designing altered confinements.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Customize Your iOS Device In All Of Its Aspects

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New day, new tweak in Cydia: Springtomize. Springtomize is the only tweak you’ll ever need to customize your device, in all of its aspects: from its capabilities to the look of your SpringBoard. You can disable elements you don’t use or that may slow down your device performances, you can customize the look of your icons, the dock, the folders and the Status Bar, or even your Lockscreen. Springtomize also allows you to save your SpringBoard layout and to restore it later, without wasting time moving icons inside folders or to their original positions! You can also customize various animations of your SpringBoard or add nice mods to current ones, like choosing the color of the screenshot flash or to dim your device screen like an old tv when locking! Finally, in the Theming section you can choose to apply a custom dock or a transparent one; you can also make your icons transparent and set the brightness of your wallpaper, without having to edit the image with other apps!
Springtomize is available for $2.99 in Cydia Store via modmyi repo…

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Install Android 3.0 Honeycomb On Samsung Google Nexus S [Guide]

Google Nexus S has been hacked to run a full SDK port of Android 3.0 Honeycomb courtesy of developers and hackers at XDA. Jroid, XDA forum member and developer, is the primary brain behind this Nexus S Honeycomb port who further credits jumaaneface and Master for lending a helping hand in the development. For now Touchscreen, USB mount and SD card are declared as working fine with the developer claiming a smooth sail of apps [No Force Closings] within the port.

However there are reports that the screen flickers unnecessarily with some instances of touch inputs malfunctioning. Here is a list of what doesn’t work in this Android 3.0 Honeycomb ROM for Samsung Nexus S:
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Hardware Acceleration
  • Camera
  • Audio
  • Auto Rotation
Before we embark on flashing instructions, please note that this ROM isn’t ready for your prime time usage and if you don’t want a half-bricked phone; do not install it. Developers are hard at work on bringing stability and more functionality to this port and soon there will be something more stable and reliable.

Here are the step by step instructions to Install Honeycomb SDK build on your Samsung / Google Nexus S:
You need to have root on your phone before doing anything else. Please follow the guide posted here for step by step instructions regarding rooting Nexus S.
  1. The first step is to download the ROM zip file from here and save it on your desktop.
  2. Once done, launch Market on your phone and download ROM Manager.
  3. After the ROM Manager is installed on your phone, launch the application and tap on install the latest ClockworkMod Recovery. Please note that this ROM requires you to be on CWM Recovery 3.005 version.
  4. Once recovery is installed / flashed on your phone, connect your phone to the computer and copy the earlier downloaded ROM zip file to internal memory.
  5. Now reboot your device in recovery from ROM Manager.
  6. Once you are in recovery, scroll down to backup and restores option. Now make a complete backup of your phone because it will be your only resort if anything messes up.
  7. Once the backup has been made, go to recoveries main menu and follow onscreen instructions to perform a complete Wipe. It is recommended that you also Wipe Delvik Cache.
  8. After you are done wiping your device, select Flash ROM from SD card from recovery main menu and scroll down to the location where you copied the ROM file.
  9. Now install the ROM file following onscreen flashing instructions.
  10. Once the installation is complete, reboot your phone in normal mode from recovery.
And hopefully you’ll boot in the awesomeness of Honeycomb! In case you need developer support, want to provide feedback or need more information, then please consult the official XDA ROM thread posted here.
Disclaimer Notice: Ali Waqas Informatics won’t be responsible for any damage incurred to your device using this method. Please proceed with caution and at your own risk

Download And Install Flash 10.2 On Android Gingerbread Phones

The Flash 10.2 APK leaked couple of days back was primarily thought to be only compatible with flashAndroid 3.0 Honeycomb. However there are numerous reports coming in from different forums and Android development portals that this version is also compatible with Android devices running stock or rooted Android 2.3 Gingerbread. So far there is no major change noticed in this latest Flash version, but testers and users have confirmed a slight improvement in video load time.

Here is the step by step guide to install Flash 10.2 Player on your Android device running Android 2.3 Gingerbread:
  1. The first step is to download Flash 10.2 for Gingerbread And Honeycomb APK , extract apk from zip file and save the file on your computer’s desktop.
  2. Once done, connect your phone to the computer via USB cable, mount SD card as flash drive and copy the downloaded apk file to SD card root.
  3. Now launch Market on your phone and download Astro File Manager.
  4. One the Astro File Manager is installed on your phone / device, launch the app and follow onscreen instructions to install Flash 10.2 apk from your SD card.
  5. After the installation is complete, reboot your device.
  6. Once the device reboots, launch browser and open any Flash site to check it this worked.
And there you go! You now have the latest Flash 10.2 version installed on your phone / device running Gingerbread. If you are stuck or need more info regarding this app, then please search XDA forums or this link for support and answers.
Update: One of our contacts just communicated that this Flash 10.2 APK is also compatible with Android phones and devices running Android 2.2.x Froyo. We believe that you will need to remove the earlier version through apps like Root Explorer to install it on phones with Android 2.2 Froyo. All you have to do is follow the above guide exactly the same way for installing Flash 10.2 on Android 2.2 Froyo phones but an extra step in the beginning will be to remove the already install flash player 10.1 version. Do let us know if this works for you as well.

Donate Via iTunes to Help Victims in Japan

Apple has started taking donations by created an iTunes page to collect aid and help the victims who are facing the disaster of earthquake and tsunami in Japan. 100% of the donations will go directly to the American Red Cross and Apple is waiving its usual 30% fee. Apple is accepting donations through the iTunes store in various denominations ranging from $5-$200.
Donate Here

CyanogenMod7 Alpha 1 Released for the Samsung Epic 4G

This may seem a little late considering many devices are already rocking CyanogenMod 7 RC2, but for owners of the Sprint’s keyboard-laden superphone, it’s likely a breath of fresh air. Alpha 1 has just been released thanks to the efforts of XDA developers Dameon87,nullghost, and DevinXtreme, who ported the widely acclaimed ROM to the SPH-D700.
Before you go about flashing, be warned that it is still in the Alpha stage, so not everything can be expected to work.
First the disclaimer.
This software is considered ALPHA state. Some things will work, some will not. You will likely encounter bugs. Do NOT flash this if you expect the software to be fully functional.
With that said, a short list of things that DO work.
  • Radio works fully – Calling, SMS, Data
  • Bluetooth works for music only.
  • Wifi works fully.
  • Sensors work, but may be slow. Run /system/bin/sensorcalibutil_yamaha in terminal or via adb, place the phone on a flat surface, and hit Enter. Reboot the phone and sensors will function at normal speed.
What does NOT work ::
  • GPS
  • Camera
  • HW Acceleration in UI and in video, etc.
  • Download
  • Place it on your SDCard.
  • Wipe Data, Cache, and Dalvik.
  • Flash
  • Optionally flash Google Apps next.
  • After you have finished, reboot your phone.
  • Finally, Enjoy CM7.
  • Please remember this is an Alpha, and not a production release..