Archives for November 2010

Finally an Apple with Indian flavors, yummy!

iOS 4.2.1 Upgrade

iOS 4.2.1 Upgrade

Apple released a new version of their OS for iPads, iOS 4.2.1, on November 22, 2010. I had heard from others iOS 4.2.1 was going to support few Indian languages.

We do see a reasonable amount of traffic coming from Apple devices (iPad, iPhone) to Oneindia. Many of our users were unhappy about not being able to read any of our Indian language sites on their Apple toys. We too were unhappy. Read more on Finally an Apple with Indian flavors, yummy!…

Column: Use Internet Maps and you will never lose your way!

My eleventh column in “Vijaya Next” (Kannada) was about mapping applications. Main points were,

  • One of the most often applications used on the mobiles these days is Maps.
  • Devices like mobile phones have GPS receivers help you identify your exact location. There are 5 GPS satellites in orbit which are used by civil & military in various applications.
  • GPS is owned and operated by the U.S. Government as a national resource. The first GPS satellite was launched on November 26, 1990 and the most recent launch was on May 28, 2010.
  • GPS has become a widely used and useful tool for commerce, scientific uses, tracking and surveillance. GPS’s accurate timing facilitates everyday activities such as banking, mobile phone operations, and even the control of power grids. Farmers, surveyors, geologists and countless others perform their work more efficiently, safely, economically, and accurately. [from Wiki]
  • Qualcomm tested GPS receivers in a mobile phone successfully in Nov 2004.
  • The popular map providers in India are Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, MapMyIndia.

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Report: Android user behavior in the US

According to Mobclix Index, the following are the findings from a sample of 1,025 Android users (isn’t that too small a sample base?),

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Report says US households lack high speed broadband access

Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the US released a report about broadband adoption in the US.

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Column: Should I buy an Android phone or iPhone?

My tenth column in “Vijaya Next” (Kannada) was about maintaining the new mobile handsets that are getting popular – iPhone and Android based phones. Main points were, Read more on Column: Should I buy an Android phone or iPhone?…