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Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Arrives [ Direct Download Links]

If you’re a Linux user, then you must be pretty familiar with Ubuntu. For those who don’t, Ubuntu is one of those free distributions of Linux that comes with a beautiful UX and interface and is mostly about the looks. However, that doesn’t imply Ubuntu is not as good as any of the other distros. Ubuntu is one of the best, if I must say, and the new version has been improved a lot up on.

This distro of Linux, saw a lot of new changes when it hit version 11.04. Ubuntu 11.04 was made to look like an actual operating system, on the likes on Mac and Windows. The main change was the Unity Interface, which made it much more simpler and better looking. There were plenty of bugs though, and random freezes, all that has now been dealt with and Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot has been released.

Ubuntu 11.10 was released yesterday for the public and is based on the latest Linux kernel 3.0, which has lots of new features and a revamped Unity interface. It also features Gnome Environment 3.2. This new version adds support for new hardware and drivers, has automatic fragmentation and a much better looking and functioning Unity interface. You can check out the new interface and features using the free online tour on the official Ubuntu website.

11.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.

If you’re already on Ubuntu 11.04, then you can directly upgrade to 11.10 using the Update manager. The next update to Ubuntu, code named ‘Precise Pangolin’ will be rolled out in April 2012, which will get much more newer improvements. There’s also a Server edition of the same. Below are the Ubuntu 11.10 direct download links.

  • Download Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop Edition (32bit)
  • Download Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop Edition (64bit)
  • Download Ubuntu 11.10 Server Edition (32bit)
  • Download Ubuntu 11.10 Server Edition (64bit)

Check out this quick video tour of Ubuntu 11.10 to get more insights on the new version.

Are you a Linux user? If so, what is your favorite Linux distro and what do you think of the new Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot?

Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5: Now Run Flash On Your iOS device

The relationship between Apple and Adobe has never been well, as it caused certain issues with performance in iOS. They’ve never included the ability to play flash on an iOS device, but it can still be played with the help of certain tweaks and apps.

Adobe has unveiled the Flash Media Server 4.5 for mobile devices that will let developers to insert video and streams on almost anything. That could be really useful when you’re browsing the web and want to watch a live telecast of something on your iOS device. Before, it wasn’t very much possible to view any kind of Flash content including websites, and the use of YouTube from the browser literally sucked unless you had installed some Cydia tweaks. There are many tweaks that will let you watch Flash content on your device such as the Skyfire or Dolphin web browser.

If you want to use an alternative way to view flash content on your iOS device then this is the only other alternative that isn’t illegal. However, you cannot still play Flash games on your device, because that’s not what this is about, this will only allow you to run Flash content on your iPhone etc. Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 processes and renders all flash content on a different server and then sends it to the browser. That’s how it works. This method will also save battery and reduce hardware use on your device.

This also means that the developers and owners of the flash content on the web must use Media Server 4.5. If they don’t, you’ll go back to the past and won’t have access to flash content. Maybe Apple might come out with something when they make the final version of iOS 5 available to public. Fingers crossed.

2 Free Sports Applications for iOS Devices

Sports has been modernized and has been developed all over the world. People have already become lover of all kinds of sports starting from the early 19th centuries. Nowadays people wants to be continuously updated with the score of any game which they treat as their favorite Sport. People these days want immediately response of their request. Technology has widely increased in such a way that now its possible to get all updates within few seconds.

There are many such application which are used to get updated live scores or news about their favorite sport and all such things.

1. Soccer- in game now

People in every part of the country love the game of soccer. Soccer is such a game that every minute every action they feel like to watch. Every minute game in any part of the corner of the world, people love watching the game of soccer. All want score updates, shoots tried, live commentaries. This application really makes people know of every action taking place within the field.

2 free Sports Apps for Android

The match fixtures and related news about injuries if occurred are all notified through a small tool bar as notification within it. The notification even provide about goals, and there formation and squad changes relevantly. The application can be reviewed and downloaded through the link given beneath respectively:

Download Soccer- in game now.

2. Sports tap

This application has been like a portal news type. People can download and get all there news about relatively occurring NHL, NFL, baseball, and other games occurring in Europe, Eurasia, and natives of utopia respectively.

2 free Sports Apps for Android

People can know all the current news and aspects about the games, fixtures, matches taking place, live scores and even can know about current occurrences within team and the league respectively.  The application can be reviewed and downloaded through the link given beneath respectively:

Download Sports tap.

Google Maps Now Displays a Weather Layer

Weather is an important part of our day to day lives and we rely on forecast to plan our days, specially if you’re going somewhere. Of course for bloggers its not much roaming, however we do at times step out and go for a stroll if the weather is pleasant. Normally you’d have to use a different weather application and another Maps application if you want both at the same time. Well, things have changed. Google has integrated a really nice weather layer to Google Maps, which gives you forecasts of places with temperatures and conditions.

As you can see in the above screenshot, a new Weather layer has been added to Google Maps. This provides good weather information with appropriate icons for Sunny, Rainy, Cloudy etc and also shows cloud cover, which is quite cool. Cloud cover is only visible if you zoom, if it’s zoomed in, you can only get reports on current weather conditions. If you click on a weather icon of a certain place, you’ll be presented with the forecast for the next four days with temperature, humidity and wind conditions.

To change the units of the readings, you can use the Left side panel. It has options to change the speed unit, temperature units and also the option to enable or disable clouds. All this will come in really handy if you’re planning a road trip to your hometown or some place that you want to visit. It’s always advisable to keep an eye out for the weather, which now has become easier thanks to Google Maps. To learn more on this new feature, you can watch the video after the break.

Got everything you need? To enjoy the new weather layer on Google Maps go here.

What do you think about this new feature? Do you think you’ll be using the weather layer when making holiday plans? 

CNN now Streaming 24 Hours of News Online & iOS

Are you a huge fan of the CNN news channel, well if you are then this is just for you. CNN has suddenly decided that it’ll be wonderful to stream Live news online, throughout the day and on your iOS devices as well. Wonderful, I say. But, to take advantage of never having to enjoy that big screen News hour, you’ll have to pay a fee to your cable operator. Yeah, that’s the only bad thing, however it’s not like you’ll be paying a lot.

All you need to do is get enrolled with AT&T, Comcast, Cox, DISH Network, Suddenlink or Verizon for a pay TV subscription and you’re good to go. Oh, and Indian users, we’ll have to dream a little harder. Jim Walton, President of CNN Worldwide says;

A principle goal for CNN is to make more of our content available to more people on more platforms, and CNN’s participation in the TV Everywhere initiative is another step forward in that effort. We have long believed that our growth depends on keeping CNN essential and relevant to consumers wherever they are.

For those of you who’re living the American dream, it just got better. You can also watch HLN online along with CNN, but before starting out, you’ll have to go to www.cnn.com/video and enter your Username and password provided by your cable operator. Once that’s set up, you’re ready to watch 24 hours of news streaming live. You also have the choice to watch CNN news on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch with the CNN app. According to the Press Release, about 10 million people have already downloaded the CNN app for iOS.

I just hope that we get to stream some channel, be it News or Entertainment before the apocalypse.

[ via Engadget ]

Twitter Tweets Past 200 Million Users [Infographic]

It’s been a wonderful year for all the Social networking sites that rule planet Earth. First, Google launches Google+, Facebook launched Video chat and Twitter get’s another user who helps it go over the 200 Million mark. Good news for everyone, except MySpace, Orkut and others that are evidently dying.

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Just yesterday, some new person went over to Twitter and signed up and did not even realize that he/she helped Twitter reach the 200 million milestone. That’s not the biggest news that I’m sharing with you guys, there’s something more astonishing. Since, Twitter’s launch way back in 2006, it has had a tremendously fast growth that no one expected. It’s not just the growth that amuses everybody, it’s the fact that Twitter revolutionized the way we share things. When Twitter first started out, people weren’t really sure if they could survive with that 140 letters word limit, but they have and they will continue to.

The Infographic below will show you what exactly Twitter is all about, it’s growth and the unforgettable and amazing Timeline of it’s existence.

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That’s the amazing story of Twitter’s success and how it got to 350 Billion tweets being shared every single day. That’s something isn’t it? If you go through the whole thing, you’ll notice that Twitter has even played an important role in sharing news, sometimes even being the first to break news. It has also helped the public during bad times, sometimes being the only source of communication.

If  you’re not on Twitter, you should probably go and join right now.

[ Source: Visual.ly ]

Songs.pk Hacked by Indian Hackers in Response to Mumbai Attacks

This is the latest from the world of hack attacks happening around the world. I’m guessing you’re familiar with the famous Songs.PK website that provides pirated Bollywood music for everyone around the world to download. You can download all the latest songs from most Bollywood movies or albums from this website.

Earlier today, Techie-buzz reported that Songs.PK has been hacked and indeed it was. Songs.PK was hacked by the same group of Indian hackers known as the ‘Indian Cyber Army’ in response to the Mumbai bomb blasts that occurred on July 13.

An investigation revealed that the recent Mumbai attacks were triggered by terrorists and hence the group of Indian hackers took revenge by hacking Songs.PK. This website is one of the most sought after website in India for downloading pirated music. Over 80 percent of traffic to this website comes from India. According to the source, the hackers gained access to the FTP of songs.pk and even posted screenshots of the same. The message on the screen clearly stated that this was a direct response to the recent Mumbai attacks. Here’s what the message read:

Pray for all the innocent victims of Mumbai attack .This is a small answer from All Indians. Remember we are together, you can just kill innocent people, women and children..But there is no future for you, we are coming with huge speed. Corruption will be under control, every Indian will have money and power.Then there will be no one to save you, you are a dirty stamp on pure Islam. Try to understand and respect it, just remember we are coming.Bye.Exit

The war keeps raging on, I doubt if it’s ever going to end and I’m pretty sure neither is going to call truce.

LG Optimus Black P970 Officially Launched @ Rs. 20,990

LG Electronics has finally launched its new Android phone, the LG Optimus Black P970 here in India. The phone has entered the Indian market quite some time from now, though LG never officially announced the phone. Optimus Black is another phone which belongs to the LG’s Optimus series, comes with a sleek and compact design.

The phone features a 4-inch multi-touch IPS LCD display, which boasts to be the world’s brightest display available on the current smartphones. The new display offers great visibility even under sunlight and helps in reducing power consumption than the regularly used LCD displays.

LG Optimus Black comes with a new feature called UI 2.0, which helps users to customize their home screens. There is an additional button called G-Key which integrates with the Gesture UI, which allows you to navigate between homescreens by simply tilting the phone, answer calls or open camera app by shaking and tapping etc.

Check out the complete Specs of the LG Optimus Black after the break.

LG Optimus Black P970 Specifications

  • Android 2.2 Froyo OS
  • 122mmx64mmx9.2 mm
  • Weight: 109g
  • GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100
  • 4 inch WVGA IPS LCD Capacitive touch screen display
  • Gorilla Glass
  • 1 GHz Cortex A8 Processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 2GB Internal storage
  • MicroSD Slot (supports upto 32GB)
  • 5 megapixel camera with Auto-focus and LED flash
  • 720p HD Video recording @30fps
  • 2 megapixel front facing camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR
  • A-GPS
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • 3G
  • DLNA
  • Digital Compass
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gesture UI 2.0
  • FM with RDS
  • Battery: 1500 mAh Li-Ion
  • Colours: Black, Pink, Silver, White, Brown

The phone is priced at Rs. 20,990.

So are you buying the new LG Android phone?

Top 3 Live News Streams That you can Watch Online for Free

In this multimedia age, keeping yourself upto-dated with the latest happenings in the world is a very simple thing. We have loads of news sites and TV channels that dish out latest news and happenings from around the world to us. Keeping in mind the user trends, a large number of broadcasters are also scooping up audiences by putting live feeds of their channels on internet. Here is a list of live News Streams that you can watch on the internet without ever paying a penny:

Al Jazeera

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Not such a favorite among Arab dictators but really a News channel worth watching. Plainly speaking it’s a very hard hitting form of Journalism coming directly from Middle East covering global issues. You can watch Al Jazeera’s live news stream on your desktop either with either the LiveStation app or you can also view the channel’s live feed by visiting their website.

RT

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Basically it’s an international broadcast that is partially funded by Russian government, it offers documentaries and latest news from around the world. This particular live news stream is tagged as a bit blatant as compared to the other Live channels available. So If you are looking to find a place where you can get the news from an entirely different perspective then RT Live news stream is the right place to tune-in.

C-SPAN

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C-SPAN is by far one of the best news channel for political junkies having an inkling for the latest happenings around the globe. The live streaming link of C-SPAN provides viewers an upto-date coverage of the latest news covering things like latest from Washington DC and power lobbies.

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The News streaming services that I have highlighted here are having pretty good quality. If you happen to know of some other free streaming news services then feel free to share with us in comments.

2.7TB of Data Found in Osama’s Compound, Including Porn

Yup, you heard that right! A stash of Porn was seized from Osama Bin Laden’s Abottabad compound during the May 2nd raid, where he was killed by the US Navy SEAL.

Osama Bin Laden Dead

Osama Bin Laden’s killing came as a huge shock to the world, the man hiding for more than 15 years, the leader of Al Qaeda. Just a few weeks ago, U.S President Obama made an official statement to the world saying that US Troops finally managed to find Osama and kill him. The news hit the world even before President Obama made the official statement, but even now pictures or any videos related to him or the mission haven’t been disclosed.

It was only mentioned that they buried his body by the sea in an Islamic fashion, but no pictures or any videos of the attack or his body were revealed to the public. U.S officials recently revealed to Rueters that along with the 2.7 TB of data that was seized from the compound, a collection of Porn was also uncovered. Although, there’s no evidence to prove that it was Osama Bin Laden’s collection, it is only normal for a human brain to think what you’re currently thinking. According to the US officials;

The pornography recovered in bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad,Pakistan, consists of modern, electronically recorded video and is fairly extensive.

The US officials also stated that this was the highest amount of data seized from any terrorist group ever, a whopping 2.7 terabytes of videos, intel, photos and what not. The officials did not disclose anything else, but there were about four or five videos of Osama Bin Laden that were publicly shown on YouTube. Check out the video after the break that gives more information on what was found in the raid and how the whole operation took place to kill Osama Bin Laden. It also includes some graphic footage of Osama Bin Laden’s compound.

What do you think of the video above? Terrorists and porn?