Thursday, October 25, 2012

Is Kouziro FT103 the Biggest Tablet Till Date?

Of late, there has been unprecedented demand for portable devices such as smartphones, tablets and e-readers largely due to the development of top-notch communication technologies, easy access to high-speed Internet, development of 4G LTE technologies, and myriad resources available on the Internet. Consequently, there has been a call for the semiconductor and component manufacturers to ramp up their manufacturing process in order to meet the demand.

Of the portable device market, the tablet space has always garnered niche customers and is a space that is closely monitored by tech geeks. Large computer accessories and hardware manufacturers such as HP, Dell, Microsoft, and Lenovo have entered the tablet manufacturing space in order to grab a share of the teeming demand for tablets. These new entrants have to fend off competition from low-cost Japanese and Chinese tablet manufacturers.

Sling Media Slingbox 500 Review

TV viewing has come a long way, from mile-long cords people are now switching onto cable and satellite connections. However, the problem is many providers have made it extremely difficult to watch TV on computer and mobile devices. Slingbox has made it extremely easy to transfer TV and recorded DVR programs across computer and mobile platforms. You can watch any program you wish when you are away from home.

Now with more than four years break Slingbox is back into action with its Slingbox 500. This is the first product to release since the Pro HD version. The 500 has included a number features that were lacking in the previous version. Some of them are Wi-Fi compatibility and 1080p streaming. Finally Slingbox feels dated with today’s age of direct Internet. If you wish to make the most of your TV subscription when you are on the go, 500 is great source to stream live TV and recorded DVR.

Introduction to OpenNebula 3.6 Next Generation Cloud Platform

Cloud platforms are where it’s at. It takes storage to a whole new level, integrating software and systems to store and protect content that companies and organizations create. Cloud platforms can be created on the premises of the enterprise or it can be rented from service providers. There’s great news in the form of OpenNebula 3.6, an open source cloud platform which is fasting becoming the industry standard.

OpenNebula 3.6 is crammed with features and offers a complete package for all your cloud needs. The great part of this is the system’s interoperability that allows you to bring together your existing IT systems into this cloud platform. There are many reasons to use the platform but at the heart of these reasons is the fact that is a tried and tested method for storage. Apart from this, it can be customized, is innovative and efficient and is great for enterprise cloud computing. A single install if enough for all its functionalities to come your way and this brings down costs to a large extent. 

10 Tools to Best Use Google Analytics

Here is a list of ten tools you should probably use if you are going to use Google Analytics on a regular basis. Many of them are plug-ins or extensions, but one or two are online tools.

  1. HttpFox
This is a debugger. It will analyze the interactions between your site and your server. It is able to debug the information that is sent and received. It is able to check the information that is being sent over to Google Analytics. If you do not have access to the source code of your web item, such as with a Flash display, then this tool may help you.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Android 3.0 Tricks and Tips

Got an Android 3.0 tablet, but not quite sure what all it can do? Mastering new technologies can take a lot of time and energy that frankly, many people just do not have. Yet, you certainly do not want to waste your hard earned cash on something that you barely know how to use. If you are looking for some simple tricks and tips to get a better user experience out of your Android 3.0, read on. Here are some excellent tidbits that will help you to learn more about your Android 3.0 than you ever could have unless you had plenty of extra time.

Browse Faster: Noticed that your Android 3.0 seems to run slow when you are on websites that feature a lot of interactive banners and other “stuff”? The great thing about your tablet is that it can run Flash Plug-Ins, but these can also make browsing the web slower. Head to Browser > Settings > Advanced. There you can change “Enable plug-ins” to “On-Demand.” This way, you can have a smoother browsing experience because you can opt skip the plug-ins on flash heavy sites. 

Easily Sync Bookmarks with your Desktop: For those users who utilize Chrome as their desktop browser of choice, you can use Google’s sync tools to sync all of your desktop bookmarks to your tablet for easy browsing. Go to Preferences > Personal Stuff on your desktop Chrome. Next, head to Settings > General on your tablet browser to complete the process. It’s just that easy! 

Reasons why you should get the new iPhone 5

If you were to be told that I am using this medium to advertise the current smart phone, then I will tell you that you are being deceived. This is why because this product which you might think I am advertising for has already reached an amount of one million sales which is really remarkable and record breaking. Upon researches and current reviews, it is discovered that this gadget company has sold a record breaking amount of users and buyers just like the previous ones but with higher planning. This record however is not a small record and therefore there is something causing the high sales. Out of all these are reasons why you should get the new iPhone 5 for yourself.
Like I was said earlier, I would like to repeat to you that such an amount of product sales they made over such a short time is not a small sale and also that their cooperative effort brought about such a huge number of sale. In other words, with the help of combined cooperative systematic formulas, this company has been able to make a huge amount of sales. As a result of this cooperation and combination of ideas, the company brought together some specific apps and features for this smart phone which in an advanced method will suite its users in the easiest means and method. Out of some specific and important factors which projected the sale for the mobile gadget are the features. There are different features for everything and gadget which includes smart phones such as this iPhone 5. These features also happen to amount as a considerable factor and reason which you must thoroughly consider before getting or buying a smart phone of such a series.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Tips for Using Circles with Google+

Have you been thinking about joining Google+ as a part of your company’s social media experience? You aren’t alone. Millions of personal users and businesses are making use of all of the wonderful features that the social network is offering. It’s still relatively young in the world of social networking, but it is gaining new users daily. One of the things that you are going to notice when you sign up is that it has some differences from the social sites that you usually use. One of those differences is the concept of Circles. However, they are easy to understand, and here are some tips for using them.

Getting the Most Out of Circles The name Circle is synonymous with group or list in this case. The Circles that you have are groupings or listings of your friends that you are going to be able to designate. This is going to provide you with far more control over the way that you manage your profile. You can have as many Circles as you want, but you are not going to want to have too many, as it can be difficult to keep track. Here’s an example of how it will work. Let’s say that you have four Circles. You have a Circle for your family members, for your friends, for your coworkers, and for your World of Warcraft companions. Some of those acquaintances might overlap, and that’s okay. You can have people in more than one Circle. If your best friend also happens to work with you, for example, you could put her in both Circles. If she also plays World of Warcraft, you could add her to a third Circle. You will also be able to name your Circles, and you can give them any name that you like. This is so that you can have something that is going to jog your memory when you are looking at the Circles and deciding whether to share certain information. Your Circle names are going to be private, so you never have to worry about anyone seeing what you name them. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

iPhone sells out initial inventory of the iPhone5 despite “disappointments”

The iPhone launches have to be the most-anticipated event for any gadget lover out there. Apple fan, hater, or anybody in between, it seems like almost everybody in the tech world is eagerly waiting when the Cupertino-based company launches their company’s flagship product. Ever since the launch of the first iPhone back in 2007, the annual refresh of the phone has been in the calendar of most tech enthusiasts the world over. Last September 12, the all-new “iPhone5” was launched. Apple chief executive Tim Cook called their newest model as, “the best thing since the iPhone”. Despite this, many people found the new model unimpressive. But is it still going to be a hit?

Using Data Centers to Backup Mobile Devices?

Mobile devices play a significant role across the corporate landscape.  This development has forced many businesses to develop an effective data backup strategy for these devices.  Data centers are commonly used to store large amounts of data are facing several large barriers which make this process difficult.  Fortunately, multiple workable solutions exist which can be easily integrated into any data center’s current strategy.  Choosing the right solution requires a firm understanding of the unique problems mobile devices create.

Slower Connections

The biggest reason mobile data sets cannot be treated the same way as data already in a data center is slower connections.  A slow connection between a mobile device and the data center often causes problems with traditional backup software.  Current applications expect the fast connections found between servers in a data center.  With slower connections, the software either operates poorly or large amounts of data cannot be transferred.

Let's talks about L2TP/IPsec

It may sound a lot like techno jargon, but if you have ever used your phone for the internet then you have definitely used the L2TP/IPSec. What this little mix of letters and numbers means is simple. It is only a replacement for the standard point-to-point control networks used by computers (or PPTP as they are normally called) due to which secure data is encrypted and sent across the wires to different work stations. L2TP/IPSec takes that module and uses it in a better, more adaptable form for your phone. Unlike the Microsoft version of PPTP, the L2TP/IPSec is pretty secure with no major breaches of security to date, which is why everything from Android to the iOS (that means the iPhone and the iPad, for these are the ones which use the internet most frequently) uses it. Most new versions of computers also have the option to use L2TP/IPSec – such as Windows XP and Mac. 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 Beta Released

One of the largest vendors of the Linux operation system, Red Hat, is gearing up for the beta release that is part of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL). According to Server Watch, and a quote from Red Hat's Ron Pacheco, RHEL 5.9 will be the final release of as part of its “life cycle”, though support will continue on for several years to come. 

It was explained that Red Hat pushes its products through a series of three Life Cycles, and RHEL 5.9 will be part of the end for the first life cycle. The entire Life Cycle of a large product release such as RHEL 5 lasts for a period of ten years. 
 Red Hat released a miniature report on its website that explains the different facets of RHEL 5.9, with updates that include clustering, virtualization and subscription management. Many sources have been emphasizing some of the many other new features that are coming about of RHEL 5.9, which should bring ease to customers looking for a transition to future enterprise systems. 

Optimize Map Reduce Job Performance

Optimize Hadoop Performance. To improve Hadoop performance, you need to change various configuration parameter in core-site.xml, hdfs-site.xml, mapred-site.xml. The configuration / optimization of parameter to improve performance depends on the type of processing, it depends on case to case, there is no hard and fast rule.

To install Hadoop on ubuntu cluster you can refer this post

We can change block size, number of mappers and reducers, sort factor, jvm reuse, memory for java process, enable compression, map output compression, use combiner, etc.
I found a very nice description given by Cloudera

Monday, October 1, 2012

Cloud Computing - Common Misconceptions

Cloud computing is the utilization of hardware and software resources to provide services over the Internet. With a lot of talk about its impact on the business, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding its usage. Some of those myths are discussed in detail below.  
This is the most common apprehension about cloud computing. Most of them think that there is no security for the data stored in cloud applications. In truth, it is very difficult to completely secure your data anywhere. Although a business is accomplished with the trust on their online banking platform’s security, a similar trust is not implemented on the business application’s security. In fact cloud computing is a boon for small and medium businesses as they would not have been able to afford top level information hub and security technology, which is provided by the cloud technology. To believe that instead of using a cloud based application you can host your own application, is like not trusting online web banking and stashing cash in the office desk.