Google Chrome OS in detail

So at this point, we know that Google is releasing a hardware that will contains its Chrome OS, the question now is, how does the operating system look or feel like? Well, Google answered that in their Chrome event and it's fast. They setup a fresh machine with Chrome OS and it only took less than a minute to do so. With everything interacting with the cloud, from your settings and themes, to any changes you'll be committing, you're just limited by how fast you can move your hand -- says Google.

As with other operating systems, there's also multiple account support in Chrome OS. Add to that a guest account that runs in Incognito Mode, with every data being encrypted. Being loaded in the ROM, you cannot simply alter the OS without physically accessing it. And to make things faster, not retroactively slower like other operating systems, it will be updated after a few weeks time.

While the Chrome OS is highly dependent on the cloud, you could still run some of its features offline. Take Google Docs as an example as it will sync up once you reconnect to the net. Options for offline access include Verizon's 3G plan with 100MB free data for two years then after wards, you'll be charged with $9.99 a day for unlimited access.

With the demoed version being in... demo, there's still some finishing touched needed to be done. Like for instance, there's still no USB support for the machines as of the moment. But rest assured that once the machines by Samsung and Acer by 2011 that's loaded with Chrome OS are released, many of those who've experienced Chrome would probably shift. And with an unbranded machine available for beta, many would probably see what Google has got in store for them.

Installation & Setup
Demonstration

Creative uses of the new Facebook profile layout

So Facebook users have been changing to the new profile layout, with most noticeable being the additional pictures above your call. And when the creative juices start kicking in, even the simple profiles can be pretty amazing. Started by French artist Alexandre Oudin, people have started playing around with their profile pictures and all to make clever and cool effects out of the new layout. Here's a rundown of some of the coolest redesigns and we're hoping that you try to do one as well.

1.Alexandre Oudin - French artist and the guy that started it all!

2. Nic Refauh - He's the current vice president at McCann Digital and he likes turning people upside down!

3. Jason - He likes strawberries...

4. Thibault le Brasseur - Now we know who he has his eyes on...

5. Ouri Stopek - And who among you doesn't want to burn cars without matches?

6. John Robert-Nicoud - That's soooo sweet!

7. Antony Legrand - At this point we now wonder how they do these things

8. BestBuddies DogBoutique - So this is where those dogs are heading...

9. Jayden Tan - As long as he doesn't post anything, that face will remain there...

10. Jon Yang - Shoot it!

iPhone 5G to feature 8MP camera from Sony

iPhone 5G to feature 8MP camera from Sony
Even the iPhone 4G seems to be premiered early with iPhone OS 4 capabilities however the hardware rumors of 5MP camera and 64GB of storage are still unconfirmed yet as the device become official presumably this June. Then suddenly beside all this 4th generation early rumors, the iPhone 5G is much way ahead and up with rumor of taunting an 8MP camera supplied by Sony.

“Apple has picked Sony's 8-megapixel camera chip for the 2011 iPhone, according to supply and manufacturing sources, said Rodman Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar.”

Currently the iPhone’s camera is from OmniVision hint that the 5MP camera will come from them too. Knowing Sony’s phones mounted by their camera modules boast high quality captured images then I must say it’s not a bad choice. Along the way the 2011 maybe time for 4G networks so possibly we can have an iPhone 5G with 4G support. 

In the end, it’s too early to tell for 2011 iteration of the iPhone, let’s just see what Apple has stored for us this summer, mainly the iPhone HD and iPhone OS 4.

iHome announces iDM12, iDM15, iDM70, iD9, iD28 and iD85 speaker systems

iHome speaker system
Now we're a bit doomed by CES, taking new things for iPhone/iPod/iPad speaker dock system to feed our Apple's money-making devices. And mostly, early adapters are expecting for airplay devices, however, this seemed not to be that easy. Ooh, let's start the iHome's denomination of speaker systems tamed for Apple's iPod/iPhone/iPad that's aimed for CES debut.

iHome got two portable rechargeable Bluetooth speakers, one that looks like a mini-soundbar while the other is a set of speakers mated with speakerphone controls, that's iDM12 and iDM15, respectively. There's also iD9, iD28 and iD85 speaker systems to complete the line-up. In addition, notably there's iDM70 'Sound Sleeve' a protective cover and speaker system in one utilizing rechargeable NXT flat speakers, ooh, that's sweet.

And to make the story short, prices are still to be announced and it'll sure to come this year.

You can also check out our review of Altec Lansing's Octiv Duo, we bet you're interested.

iHome announces iDM12, iDM15,  iDM70, iD9, iD28 and iD85 speaker systems

iHome announces iDM12, iDM15,  iDM70, iD9, iD28 and iD85 speaker systems

iHome announces iDM12, iDM15,  iDM70, iD9, iD28 and iD85 speaker systems

iHome announces iDM12, iDM15,  iDM70, iD9, iD28 and iD85 speaker systems

iHome announces iDM12, iDM15,  iDM70, iD9, iD28 and iD85 speaker systems

iHome announces iDM12, iDM15,  iDM70, iD9, iD28 and iD85 speaker systems

Apple breaks psychological price points in UK as VAT increases

Apple breaks psychological price points in UK as VAT increases
Apple's new entry level UK pricing

Brit's don't be surprised if you've seen Apple online store outage have a great new devices or whatsoever ahead, apparently not but a raise in prices reflecting the increase in the national value-added tax (VAT) to cover up to 17.5% to 20% of price increase.

Accordingly, this limits Apple to sell its devices on its usual prices, giving 13-inch Macbook Pro to go from £999 to £1020 and 21.5-inch iMac that's £1999 to £2041. We also see 16 GB iPhone 4 from £499 to £510 and the 16 GB Wi-Fi iPad going from £429 to £439.

Apple breaks psychological price points in UK as VAT increases
Apple's old entry level UK pricing

This increased in baseline prices mainly impacted the "marketability" from consumers mainly looking for price. For example, this price £999 to £1020 of for 13-inch Macbook Pro, £999 price tag creates a illusion that it's still cheaper, because it doesn't cross the £1000 mark ----psychological price points.

We just hope that Apple have subsidized the tax increase, however it seems the company have listed it up for it consumer's purse, this goes along that business is business, they have to maintain their target.

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