February 21, 2018

Motorola Xoom Price: How Will It Compare to the iPad?

Motorola-XOOMMotorola XOOM Android Tablet Price

The Motorola XOOM Tablet’s specs are now official due the announcement at this month's CES show.  The  Motorola XOOM tablet runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS powered by Dual Core 1 Ghz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor.

The Motorola XOOM Android Tablet also has 10.1 inch large display, MP Rear camera with Flash and 720p HD video capture, 2MP video calling camera, 1GB RAM, 32 GB inbuilt memory with microSD Card slot and much more.

How will the price compare to that of an iPad?  That is yet to be announced, but the Motorola spokesperson says that information will be coming soon.


New iPad Reportedly Has Front and Rear Camera

ipad-2-patentThe next generation iPad will reportedly have both front and rear cameras when Apple Inc. begins delivering the popular tablets in the early spring.

Asian suppliers have indicated that the new iPad will have two cameras, making it ready for video conferencing (similar to the iPhone 4), and that it will be lighter, slimmer, and have better resolution, according to Reuters.

The news service cited unnamed sources it said are familiar with the situation.

McAfee 2011 Releases Total Protection with $20 Discount

mcafeeFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  McAfee, Inc. announces the new McAfee® Total Protection 2011 at a discount of $20.

With thousands of new viruses created every day, relying on traditional security updates isn't enough anymore. Unlike the competition, exclusive McAfee Active Protection™ technology instantly analyzes and blocks new and emerging threats in milliseconds so there's virtually no gap in your protection.

Work or play with minimal interruptions with fast and effective virus, malware, and spyware scanning. Schedule security scans when you're not using your PC. Automatic scans and updates occur when your PC is idle. All of which means, McAfee® Total Protection won't slow you down.

The Home Screen gives you all the information you need at a glance. And you're never more than one click away from it, which eliminates popup windows and makes for easy navigation. Simplified alerts and scan results make it easier than ever to protect your PC.

For more information, please visit the McAfee Website at http://www.mcafee.com or a software retailer near you.

Flippa announces Mark Zuckerberg Pre-Facebook Site For Sale

Flippa, the world’s leading marketplace for buying and selling websites, has put Mark Zuckerberg's FaceMash.com up for auction.

The well-known Facebook founder started FaceMash.com in 2003 in his Harvard dorm after a night of drinking.  According the auction listing, the site used photos from nine of Harvard’s “houses” and allowed visitors to choose the more attractive one. Zuckerberg was reprimanded by the Harvard staff for the site, but he expanded it and created a tool that incorporated user’s comments. FaceMash.com eventually became the hugely popular site now known as Facebook.

Flippa currently lists FaceMash’s domain auction which is currently at $30,000. As with any pop culture items that are auctioned, even an empty domain, can go for large sums of money.  FaceMash’s relation to Facebook and Zuckerberg have gained it a lot of fame.

The origin of FaceMash.com and how it became Facebook are detailed in the current box office smash starring Justin Timberlake, “The Social Network.”

Easy Video Player 2.0 Review

On October 19th, Josh Bartlett is releasing the update to his 2010 software "Easy Video Player 2.0"

If you've ever had the chance to work with video, you know the hassle it can be to setup video for your website.  The following review should help you make your decision.

Super Internet marketers like Mike Filsaime, Adam Horwitz and many other marketers have used Easy Video Player for their launch videos. The original version is tried and tested.

What the Easy Video Player software program does is allows you to embed paypal buttons and html instantly into your videos and will allows you to host your videos using the Amazon S3 protocol which allows quick and easy video creation. The original Easy Video Player took the video marketing world by storm but the Easy Video Player 2.0 goes one step more by fully integrating social networking sites including adding customizable elements, buy now buttons and a host of other new features.

>> Click here to discover more about Easy Video Player 2.0…

Here is a summary of the new features of Easy Video Player 2.0:

- It is now capable of multi-file uploading which saves on time.

- Allow you to split test videos. Up to two videos can be uploaded and it will allow you to split test them.

- Affiliate of your products can rebrand your links and use the video which will include their links. 

- Social Sharing allows you to track it and see where it is shared on a wide variety of different social sites including Facebook, Digg, Twitter and more.

- Full Iphone and Ipad support so your videos will play on these devices.

- Customized, clickable overlays which run during the videos.

- New and improved analytics.  Incorporates referrals, likes, time of clicks and more. 

- All video pages can include comments and sharing so that the page can be commented or shared.

- The 2.0 version includes a brand new, more intuitive interface.

Video marking is very powerful and Easy Video Player 2.0 is the ultimate video marketing tool available online. If you’ve wanted to do video marketing for your business but thought you couldn’t do it, I hope you this Easy Video Player 2.0 review has help you to decide that you can.

Easy Video Player 2.0 makes it easy to get subscribers and turns your video campaigns into effective money making machines with a higher conversion rate. If you’re not doing video marketing now you should start immediately you’ll be amazed at the results.  And with this amazing software, its is easier than ever to go video marketing.

Bottom line, this software can radically change the way you view video marketing and online marketing. 

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Defenders of Free Software

SoftwareIn Tiel Netherlands, Armijn Hemel, 32, works as a technology consultant and several hours a week pesters the world's most powerful consumer electronics and technology companies. Hemel serves as a volunteer watchman for free open-source software like Linux which competes with Microsoft's Windows. Companies like Google, TiVo and Sony piggyback on the work of others rather than building all of their software products from scratch.

Some companies may be violating the requirements associated with free software licenses. These include tweaked versions of a free software product available to the public, or giving credit to original developers.

Dell received a lashing from geek kingdom for shipping its new Streak tablet without providing underlying open-source software code which has now been rectified. Quite often, companies are ignorant about the rules of engagement or fail to live up to them. They then become exposed to expensive lawsuits.

Mr. Hemel, who volunteers for gpl-violations.org receives an email complaint, hops on his bike, rides to a local retailer, conducts a test purchase and then analyzes the product to see whether it use free software and lives up to it's end of the bargain.

People send in: wireless routers, pc cameras, phones, or even an exercise bike with a small computer so people could race against it. More problems occur with car makers for their entertainment consoles, or energy companies with smart meters.

High profile companies such as Cisco Systems, Samsung, Best Buy, Verizon Communications and many others have been sued by Software Freedom Law Center. Most cases are settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.

Hewlett-Packard, in particular, has helped develop a standardized inventory list for software for companies to keep track of their  code and licenses with a built in tool that lets companies analyze their software.

The situation will improve with these new programs in place.

3D Glasses the New Trend?

3D Glasses3D glasses are treated as disposable products for movie goers supposedly chucking them in the bins outside the theaters. They are then cleaned and recycled. Marchon3D will soon offer a range of sunglasses that feature the RealD system able to be used in the majority of 3D screens in the US. They will sell for about $35. They can be worn anywhere and will block 100 percent UVA and UVB but not bright light.

For standard sunglasses the company will also market a photochromic 3D glasses at prices ranging from $99 to $125. Four styles each for men and women will be offered and sold through 27,000 professional eye care centers that carry its company's line of eye wear.

Plans are being made to produce prescription lenses but no date has been set.

How to Make Phone Calls from Inside GMail

Old PhoneSkype, an internet based phone service lets Americans talk to each other free and charges a couple of pennies per minute for long distance. Google is introducing an Internet phone service built into its Gmail interface service. Even though it is promoted as Gmail's video chat it's for anyone who wants to make a phone call with or without video. It works by opening a small window with a telephone-style keypad and box for typing people's names found in the Gmail address book.

To use the phone feature, you must first install a plug-in from Google which works with Internet Explorer, Firefox, the Google Chrome browser and Safari from Apple on Macs.

The phone uses your computer's built-in microphone and speakers or a U.S.B. headset to pick up voice. Once the plug-in has been installed and configured to the correct audio gear, making calls is as simple as dialing an old phone. All receiving calls will see the caller ID 760 705 8888 which is Google's outbound caller number.

To receive calls withing Gmail, you'll need to sign up with Google Voice and be assigned a number to track you incoming calls. Like Skype, prices are hard to beat. All calls withing the USA and Canada are free. Other calls to outside countries average from around 2 cents a minute to 77 cents a minute to North Korea.

If you're already on Skype and Gmail you need only one Web page and one address book that combines e-mail, IM-style chat and phone. Most would agree that Internet phone call has better voice quality than cellphone.

Web Plan From Google & Verizon Criticized

Internet ClickRecently Google and Verizon proposed how Internet services should be regulated. There was immediate criticism by groups that favor keeping their networks open. According to the proposal, Internet service providers would not be able to block producers of online content or offer them a paid fast lane with the exceptions over cell phone networks and potential new services for broadband providers.

These could include things like health care monitoring, advanced educational services or new entertainment and gaming options. Federal Communications Commission would have the authority to stop rule breakers.

The two companies are hoping to influence regulators and lawmakers to invoke net neutrality which holds that Internet users should have equal access to all types of information online.

Senior Vice President and policy director, Andrew Jay Schwartzman, says the plan creates an internet service for the haves and have-nots, making some services unaffordable for consumers or access unavailable for new start-ups.

The proposal excludes services that broadband providers may create and are not designed to circumvent the rules such as the Metropolitan Opera. The exception could let companies bypass open access regulations causing less incentive to invest in Internet capacity and pushing more content providers to creating alternative networks similar to cable TV.

Google and Verizon stressed that their plan was not a business deal but a policy proposal to follow for the Federal Communications commission to review. Jen Howard, spokeswoman for the F.C.C. says it would not immediately comment on the proposal but would probably demand net neutrality rules cover wireless and that details of any exceptions for specialized online services be made clear.

The opposition to open-access regulation has guarded reactions but demonstrates that it is possible to bridge differences on this issue.

"The more competition you have for broadband access, the less need you have for net-neutrality-type regulation" says Gregory L. Rosston, a former deputy chief economist at the F.C.C.


Keeping Your Home Secure

Security CameraSetting up a full-featured webcam to monitor your home remotely can be confounding often yielding blurry low resolution video with unreliable availability. Logitech has addressed these issues with a line of new home-monitoring webcams.

The cameras come in two versions: $300 Alert 75oi Master System for indoor use and the $350 Alert 75oe Outdoor Master System. For full remote control of the settings, Logitech offers a premium service package of $79 a year with free mobile apps for the iPhone, android and BlackBerry devicesto tune in from your handset.

The webcams are remarkably easy to install and you can add up to five additional cams for as low as $230 indoor or $280 for outdoor models. Each security cameras comes with a Home Plug AV networking kit using your existing electrical wiring and outlets for connection. The security cameras require broadband Internet and a home network for setup. The camera includes a 2 gig Micro SD memory card which stores at least one week of video. For more storage capacity, you can add a larger memory card.

Setup is a snap simple three step process that can be accomplished in a matter of minutes by installing the software on your Windows or Mac computer. Next, connect HomePlug AV adapter to the camera and AC outlet. The camera needs to be placed within range of a power outlet. Create a user name and password for remote viewing and that's it. Set to survey.

The cameras capture video at high quality resolution of 960 by 720 pixels at maximum 15 frames per second and come equipped with motion sensors and built-in mic which can dispatch an email alert when they detect activity for a secure viewing and hearing via a free website. The sensor can capture details like faces and license plate numbers, and even text on a cereal box on the counter!

The motion sensitivity can be adjusted by setting the degree of activity necessary to trigger an alert and by creating motion zones defining areas that the sensors ignore.

The new Alert camera is very competitive with other full featured consumer security cameras and set a new bar in this category.

Look for the new Logitech surveillance cameras in September.