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Case mate is a well know manufacturer of cellphone accessories, cases and screen guards. Mistakes happen don’t they? Well, it looks like Case Mate just made a serious mistake and by revealing 6 new iPhone 5 cases. The rumor mill has been filled with iPhone 5 related leaks and pictures and what not. It is believed that Apple will be unveiling the latest in the iPhone series on October 7 according to many reports. And we dearly hope that it turns out to be true.

There have been many leaks regarding iPhone 5 cases and screen guards that suggest that the device will sport a larger screen, thinner body and better hardware. BGR discovered some new evidence in this matter and looks like this could be more legit than all the other rumors about the iPhone 5 case. Why? Because it’s been leaked by a well known brand. Also, the leaked case, with the phone inside, seem to match a lot with all those rumors about how the iPhone 5 will look.

You can see in the picture that the phone is slimmer, has the Mute and Volume buttons on the opposite sides and probably also has an aluminum backplate. Also, if you read what Case mate has to say on their page about the cases, then you’ll believe it’s real too.

The wait is almost over as the next generation iPhone 5 / iPhone 4S will be released in the coming weeks. The new iPhone promises more technology than ever, all in the palm of your hand. The guessing game continues whether Apple will unveil the iPhone 5 or the iPhone 4S. Case-Mate will be ready with a collection of iPhone 5 cases / iPhone 4S cases to protect your new iPhone in your own personal style.

However, the product picture was then removed as it always is with all such leaks, but it sure looks like Case Mate knows something that we don’t know. We can only be sure on October 7. We will keep updating you with the most interesting iPhone 5 leaks, so do subscribe to us.

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Facebook, I guess is the primary social hub where a lot of users upload images for their friends and family. Initially Facebook provided only limited photo upload functionality but recently they have revamped their photo uploader and now users can upload several images simultaneously. Although this newest uploader is no doubt very useful but users nowadays prefer a new technique in uploading stuff and that is Drag & Drop.

The method is very easy and less time consuming as compared with the Select & Click method. So today I will be reviewing an application for Google Chrome users that will allow them to upload loads of photos on Facebook by just Drag & Drop.

What is Facebook Photo Uploader?

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Basically it is a Google Chrome application that simply enables users to create photo albums by just dragging and dropping images on it. Facebook Photo Uploader app requires active internet connectivity in order to work properly.

Using the Application

First of all you need to install it, after installation launch the application on a new tab. The application will prompt you to connect your Facebook account with it, users can create new albums or edit their previous ones using Facebook Photo Uploader. Albums will be automatically loaded when you will launch the app and users can upload any new photos to their existing albums.

Creating New Photo Album

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Creating a new photo album is quite easy, just click on Create a New Album button, fill in the particulars and click on Create button. Just select the images that you want on your new album and Drag & Drop them on the app’s UI. Once the images are added to your new album, a notification will pop-up informing you that how many photos are uploaded.

You need to login into your Facebook account to use the app, it also has a higher degree of security settings for the photos you upload and albums you create. Facebook Photo Uploader is available as a free download from Chrome web store. Use it and Let us know that whether you found it useful then Facebook’s default image uploader or not.

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In under 24 hours, the Windows 8 developer preview operating system was downloaded more than 500,000 times. Even though it’s only a developer version, an OS in beta, regular users still want to try it out on their system. You can download Windows 8 preview iso and try it out yourself, but before that, you’ll have to know how to get started. What are you going to do once you get hold of the iso?

There are two ways paths that you can choose from here, well three actually, but the third one is something not advisable. After you’ve downloaded the iso, either 64-bit or 32-bit, you’ll need to burn it on to a disc or write it on to a USB flash drive. The easiest is to create a Windows 8 bootable USB flash drive. It doesn’t require much knowledge of things and there are free softwares available. Before you begin, make sure you have a working USB flash drive lying around, preferably 8GB or more.

Step by step guide to Create Windows 8 Bootable USB

The first thing you’d want to do is download a tool called Windows 7 USB/ DVD download tool. After downloading, install it and then run it. You’ll be presented with something like this.

Windows 8 Bootable USB

Click on Browse and select the Windows 8 iso that you downloaded. Once you’re sure that the selected file is the iso and not some other file, click on Next.

You can also click on Start over to roll back everything in case you aren’t sure that you selected the right iso. In the above screen click on USB device, because that’s what we are going to use as our Bootable device.

In the next screen use the drop down menu to select your USB flash drive and then click on Begin Copying. After this, your flash drive will be formatted and the copying process will begin. It will take some time, say 5-10 mins for the process to complete.

That’s it. You’re done. You now have a Windows 8 Bootable USB flash drive!! You can check out my full review of Windows 8 and be inspired to install it on your system too.

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Apple unveiled it’s very own instant messaging service called iMessages during the iOS 5 keynote. It’s more or less like BlackBerry Messenger, as you can only text, share photos etc with your iPhone buddies only. That is the only limitation with iMessage, apart from the fact that it will only work on iOS 5. What use could it be if you couldn’t text someone who’s not got an iPhone or an iPod Touch or the iPad.

There’s some good news for Apple users now or in the near future at least. According to a report by Mac Rumors based on findings of peculiar code in Mac OS X Lions version of iChat, which could mean that iMessages will also be available on them. Being able to text or share images, videos with your Mac friends and vice versa is pretty cool and useful. Also the fact that you don’t have to pay anything to share them is delighting. You cannot text your PC friends using WhatsApp or BBM or other free SMS services. You can use Google Talk of course, but that’s a completely different thing.

Mac OS X’s iChat messenger client is used by everyone who owns a Mac, it’s simple and works with almost every chat service. How awesome would it be if you could iMessage your iChat friends. A certain developer, while snooping around the latest version of iChat being shipped with Mac OS X Lion, found some interesting lines of code.

“@interface IMMessage : NSObject
{
IMHandle *_sender;
IMHandle *_subject;
NSAttributedString *_text;
NSString *_plainBody;
NSDate *_time;
NSDate *_timeDelivered;
NSDate *_timeRead;”

iChat has nothing to do with Timedelivered and timeRead, that is something related to iMessages. So could this mean that iChat will soon be getting some iMessage love too? Well, only timeComingSoon will tell.

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Microsoft has been lying low from a long time, even after the release of Windows Phone 7,and there hasn’t been much success other than the regular sale of OS. But, it has been gaining some traction after trhe release of WP 7.5 Mango and the revealing of Windows 8 at the D9 conference. It all took a major leap towards the sun right after they showcased the complete UI and new features of their new OS. The unified operating system for all tablets, PCs and notebooks, Windows 8 developer preview was finally launched yesterday at their Build conference.

Windows 8 Developer preview, which means the beta version, was available for download from Microsofts website too. People were really excited after seeing the live keynote and thus wanted to try it out. And so they did. About 500,000 thousand of them.

Yup, Microsoft revealed it earlier today, that more than 500,000 PC users had downloaded the developer preview in less than 24 hours of it’s launch. The number is shocking, that too for a developer preview, it’s not even the final version. Pretty awesome don’t you think? Yes, it is. If you want to find out what’s new in Windows 8, then check out my complete review over here.

Are you going to try the developer preview? Or you already have? Well, I have and it’s amazing on a non-touch notebook as well.

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WhatsApp is one of the most used cross-platform instant messengers other than Blackberry’s Messenger and Google Talk. Whereas BBM is only limited to BlackBerry users, WhatsApp can be used on any platform, any mobile operating system that it is currently available on. You can send free text messages, share photos, videos and audio over data or Wi-Fi connection. That is what makes WhatsApp one of the best instant messenger apps on the planet. However, Windows Phone 7 users don’t have the amazing app yet, but recent leaks suggest that the day isn’t far off.

It’s not just the leak from a certain user that suggests that the WhatsApp app will soon be available on WP7, the developer behind the app also left a curious little tweet to ponder up on. WP7 is growing, and after the recent launch of Windows 8 developer preview, people are going to go even crazier about the whole tiled UI known as ‘Metro,’ the star of Windows Phone 7.

The person who leaked the images of the application running on WP7 clad in the beautiful Metro UI claims that he’s had the app for a few days now. Below is the leaked picture that could very well mean that a launch is nearing.

As you can see, WhatsApp looks great on Windows Phone 7 too, with the Metro magic. The tweet that I was talking about earlier is also kind of strange and more like a riddle that people are supposed to figure out. Now though, it looks like we could already know what to expect from the developers of WhatsApp. Here’s the tweet.

Interesting right? Anyways, I don’t think I’ll be wrong in saying that all your WP7 users are going to get a treat from WhatsApp, finally joining all the other platforms. You can also follow this tutorial on how to use WhatsApp on your iPad even though it’s not available for it.

Any Windows Phone users around here? Are you excited about the WhatsApp messenger for your device?

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Sony officially launched the next generation portable gaming device, that they call the PlayStation Vita, at E3 2011 few months back. And since then, gamers all over the world have been waiting for the official availability of the Vita in stores, but Sony did not give any exact pricing or date. However, yesterday Sony officially announced that the portable gaming device will be available in Japan beginning December 17.

The PlayStation Vita has some real good hardware and features, some of which were showcased at the recent event held in Japan. Lot of new things were shown, including the simple user interface of the gaming device and the SmartAR augmented reality feature that it uses to make games more realistic. Engadget got to test some of those features at the conference yesterday and you can check out the videos at the end of the post. The augmented reality feature is eye-popping and could change the way we play, make the world your game area.

The UI on the PS Vita is very simple, like that of a mobile device and doesn’t need much expertise to set up. The huge touchscreen certainly helps in easier navigation and with the game titles that were showcased at the event it sure looks like it’s going to turn a lot of heads. We have no idea as to when and how much the Vita will be priced when it hits shelves elsewhere, but people in Japan still know when to expect it. Also with the launch in Japan, Sony plans to provide Prepaid 3G services by NTT DoCoMo for $13(25 hours) and $65(100 hours). The PlayStation Vita will be available for pre-order starting from October 15 and we’ll update you with the how and where. For now check out these videos:

How many of you are eagerly waiting for the PS Vita?

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Last week or so, Samsung decided to give away the Asphalt 6 game for free to all Galaxy S 2 owners. The developers of the game decided not to make the iOS users feel sorry about it, thus making the game free for a limited time on the App Store.

Asphalt 6 is a pretty awesome racing game and I would dearly recommend that you make use of this amazing offer before the time is up. The game is currently available in the App Store for free, which would otherwise cost you some green. The title Asphalt 6: Adrenaline along with the app icon is enough to make anyone download it and try it out. Specially if you’re a racing or just a gaming enthusiast, then you should definitely download this game on your iOS device. It has amazing graphics and the latest update also adds a new car to the list that you can play with.

This, my friends, is a really big game and weighs about 600MB in size. So, if you’ve decided to take advantage of this opportunity and download the game, then make sure you have enough space on your iOS device and a fast internet connection. The game is also available for free on the iPad.

You can download Asphalt 6: Adrenaline for iPhone/iPod Touch from here.

You can download Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD for iPad from here.

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Privacy is increasingly becoming a point of concern for internet users worldwide, hackers and crackers are always innovating ways using which they can jeopardize the privacy of internet users. According to a research, a large chunk of internet users prefer that they first see the privacy policy before entering payment credentials on websites like eBay, PayPal or Amazon.

Same goes for the email messages and other social networking services, users want to ensure that their credentials and the information they provide is safe. So if you want to secure your email messages or messages on social networking services like Facebook or Twitter then I have got a perfect way for you.

Encipher.it Bookmarklet

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Well for those who are not conversant with Encryption, it is a process in which a message or plain text is converted into cipher (a combo of random numbers and figures). Encipher.it is basically a bookmarklet allow users to encode their emails and messages before sending them to anyone. The bookmarklet employs an encryption standard called as AES for protection of users data and the best thing is that all of the encoding & decoding is done directly in the browser.

How to Use it?

Installing the bookmarklet is pretty easy, you can either install it directly from the application’s homepage or if you are using Firefox or Google Chrome as your primary internet browser then you just need to drag the Encipher.it bookmarklet in your browser’s default bookmark bar.

Now once you are logged-in Facebook or Gmail or anyother service you use for communication, just enter your message normally and once you are done click on Encipher.it bookmarklet. A Window will pop-up asking for an encryption key from you. This key will very much act like a password, the receiver of the email or message will have to know this key to decode the message.

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Just enter the key and click Encrypt it button, your written message will instantly turn into a cipher and a sentence will automatically be attached that the following message is encrypted with Encipher.it.

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Same process is to be followed at the decoding end as well.

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I personally liked Encipher.it mainly because it is very simple to use and is also a fun thing. The developers have also included a ‘Try it’ section on Encipher.it homepage, check it out and I can bet you will love it.

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I always prefer wallpaper rotating applications for my PC because they tend to give a new look to my virtual desktop after small instances. I have tried a few of them but always found majority of these applications a bit lacking on the features front. But recently I came across an amazing Wallpaper rotating application that is a definitely worth trying. Get to know about it after the break!

What is Wally?

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Wally is basically a cross-platform wallpaper centric application that is solely designed for wallpaper rotation, the application automatically downloads wallpapers from various online sources and then automatically switches them. Wally not only grabs wallpapers from local folders, it also squeezes images from remote online folders and FTP servers. But the best part is that Wally can also rotate and download wallpapers from online photo sources and communities like Flickr, Picassa, PhotoBucket, Google, Bing, Pikeo and Panoramio. Enter a keyword and Wally will return images corresponding to that keyword from multitude of online sources. Wally is basically a Qt4 supported application and boasts more features then any other desktop wallpaper application available.

Wally Features

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Wally have the built-in options for preferences like setting criteria for desktop area, disk space allocated for images to be downloaded, wallpapers size and also the image history.

How Wally Works?

After the installation, Wally will reside on the system tray and can be launched from there directly. Plus users can also configure the application, set the wallpaper rotation, and explore online image sources or access image history from the Wally icon in the system tray. The settings option is also quite simple, users can set things like image rotation interval or image position (tile, center or stretch) or can even select the border color. There is a Available Modules pane as well from where users can select that whether what online sources they want to be included for wallpaper downloading.

Using the application is quite simple, you just have to select a source (local or online like Flickr) and punch-in a keyword so that Wally can fetch wallpapers. There is an Adult filter as well which ensures that no explicit images are downloaded.

Though the images will rotate according to the interval you will have set but if you want to manually change an image then you have to double-click on Wally system tray icon.

Wally is no doubt an amazing application and is something you should definitely try. It works fine on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. You can download Wally for free.

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