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Hosting Of A Virtual Website

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Hosting of virtual website is a first step toward online business expansion. A share server means that many different companies are hosting their sites through same server. It is basically a fit size for all kind of web hosting approaches with the companies having no control over changes in software. However, private server hosting plan are also available. Much flexibly is granted in this type of plan to a company.

Nature Of Hosting:

Hosting of a virtual website is comparable to the fast food menu cost. A hungry man can satisfy his hunger there, while saving few bucks for next meal. Similarly, for less than 10$ a site can be hosted offering standard fare items like statistic of the visiting site and email accounts. But, unlike fast food item, taste of hosting a website remains same. Contrary to this some twisting plans are offered by private server hosting.

Private Hosting:

Owner of private server can configure or reconfigure his website routinely. In contrast, in virtual sharing plan, a person has to follow many steps. Likewise a person can easily make changes regarding the operation and responses, without disturbing any other sites.

Linux is the most common among operating system for private plan. Contrary to virtual website hosting, private users can easily access to root accounts, which allow then to program compilation, start services and changing of directories and files. Of course, the rates of private hosting are very high.

Drawbacks Of Private Hosting:

In the past few years the cost of private hosting is increasing regularly. This may be due to increase in hardware cost. But companies, who are not getting all of the expected functionality like multiple user management and web hosting tools, are equally responsible. Especially e-commerce users, who need to manage many individual accounts for reselling of goods, have to face lots of difficulties in doing so. Therefore, a wise decision is required by a company owner before opting private plans.

Unmanaged Server Plans:

Hosting plans for virtual private servers fall under two categories of server application. They are managed server plans and unmanaged server plans. Unmanned server plan is less expensive as customer is solely responsible for his actions. A company must possess highly skilled staff, if it is choosing this type of private server.

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You Can Run Chrome OS On iPad

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iPad is one of the most interesting gadgets in the market. It has been developed by Apple and is officially released for public all around the world. iPad is a line of tablet computers which have proven to be a breakthrough. The iPad is controlled by a MultiTouch system and can only plant and work with programs approved by Apple inc.

The Chrome-Pad

However, by using a little imagination and modification the iPad can easily run many of the more interesting programs. The Chrome Operation System can also be easily run on the iPad. “Jail Breaking” is a term most of us are familiar with. Through Jail Breaking, expert hackers can bypass all precautions and download content and install it.

Cydia Is Ideal For Downloading

Some of the most famous sources of downloading content for iPad and iPhone have been the Cydia. Cydia applications are easy to access and free of cost. All of these applications are available on the internet for one to work with and enjoy. iPad can be easily Jail Breached and the Chrome OS be installed on it.

What Is Chrome OS?

Chrome OS is a computing platform which was has been released by Google. It is exclusively compatible with all Personal Computers and Mobile devices.

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List of all Cydia Apps

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The Cydia apps are being updated at such a great rate that it is easy to lose touch. New themes and apps are appearing that will make the experience better. Here is a list of all the apps that you could hope to have. Also added is a little description of each app.

Archiving

cpio:

It is a predecessor to tar. Tar is used by RPM.

DMG2IMG:

Cydia for your iPhone

It is a conversion tool. It converts compressed dmgs to HFS+.

fastjar:

It is a counterpart for a Java app. It is a faster native alternative to Java’s Jar.

libarchive:

It is a backend library. This app is for working with tar files.

rzip:

It is a compression algorithm. This algorithm is the best there is.

unrar:

It is a decompression tool. It decompresses files in rar format.

unzip:

This is also a decompression tool. It decompresses files in zip format.

XAR:

It is an easy archive format. This format is extensible.

zip:

It is the standard compression tool for Windows. It provides compatibility.

7-zip (POSIX):

It is yet another compressing tool. It claims to be a good one.

Dictionaries

C.I.D.E:

It is for App Store’s WeDict. It is an add-on dictionary.

DeuDict:

It is for translation. It translates German to English.

Dictionary:

It is the basic dictionary. This is the universal one for iPhone and iPod Touch.

English Etymology:

It provides etymology knowledge.

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Must Have iPad Applications

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The App Store has brought out a bunch of apps for the iPad. While there are many that were already available for the iPhone, they will look much better in the larger iPad. There are many new ones too. The costs are a bit high to what you would usually find in the App Store.

1. News and Social

News and Social

NYT Editor’s Choice:

This app shows you what the ‘New York Times’ looks like on the iPad. It is free. There may be hidden subscription charges.

USA Today:

This app shows you how the ‘USA Today’ looks like on the iPad. This is free but there may be hidden subscription charges.

WSJ:

The Wall Street Journal has launched an app to allow its followers on iPad to read the paper. It is a free app. There may be hidden subscription charges.

AP:

This is a really good app. It includes video, image and text content as well. It has an unorthodox design. This is another free app.

NPR for iPad:

This is a digital version of the NPR. There is text and photo news along with the audio. It is a free app.

Popular Science:

The tease at the App Store hints that this is not only a magazine scan. Rather it has been influenced by the amazing concept that surfaces in December. This app costs $5.

BBC:

This old broadcaster is now on iPad with its very own app. There is all the BBC’s news coverage. This includes print, video and radio.

Bloomberg:

The app for all of you with a business sense. Your iPad can become a finance terminal with this app. It is free for now.

StumbleUpon:

You can use your Stumble Upon account for simple link sharing and discovery. It is a free app.

Instapaper:

The app that lets you save anything that you have come across online in a cleaned-up format for later use. It costs $5.

NewsRack:

NewsRack worked great for the iPhone as an RSS reader. The great news is that if you have already paid $5 for the iPhone version, then the iPad download is absolutely free.

Feeddler:

Feeddler is a free app that will cover all the basics if you do not want to spend money for a feed reader.

Fluent News:

Some of you might not like the RSS readers. If that is the case, then Fluent is your thing. It will make your daily news to be a little guided into a single interface. This app is free.

Accuweather Cirrus:

The app that will make you an expert weatherperson. It includes prediction and reading. It is free.

Tweetdeck:

Tweet deck worked great with the iPhone. It takes the column-based desktop app, and adapts it to the iPhone’s screen. The end result is in either two column (a portrait) or three column (landscape) modes.

AIM:

AIM is the AOL’s instant messaging app. It looks pretty stunning. This app is free.

IM+:

The app that will let you do some serious multi-protocol messaging. That includes Live, Facebook and Yahoo, among others. This app is for $10.

Loopt Pulse:

This app provides localism. Find out what is going on around your sofa, right from your sofa. It is free.

Dash Four:

Foursquare on the iPad might sound like a strange idea now. Yet it won’t seem so strange the next time you are in Starbucks, with your iPad. This app costs $2.

Craigsphone:

While the Craiglist website is a disaster, the Craigslist iPad app looks great. It is free.

2. Entertainment and Video

Entertainment and Video

Netflix:

An app that provides Netflix streaming over Wi-Fi. You should first have a NetFlix account that costs around $9 a month these days. After that, you can have thousands of brilliant TV shows and movies in your hand. The app is free.

ABC Player:

ABC Player is one of the first TV apps available in the store. It has made a promising start. It provides an amazing slick interface for the ABC video content that is available on their website. This app is free.

Marvel Comics:

An app that turns your iPad into a comic book for real. It provides a free reader but the comics have to be paid for.

iBooks:

iBooks is the Apple’s ebook store. It is the best thing yet for iPad ebooks. There is no competition for now, but Amazon and Barnes will be hoping to change that soon.

NBA Game Time Courtside:

An app that provides you with a full and interactive dashboard for all the basketball games that you watch. It is a joy for all the basketball fans. It is absolutely free.

MLB At Bat:

It is an app that enables you to watch the live games like the iPhone version. The extra bit added is that it simulates the games you are unable to watch due to blackout or licensing issues. There are also statistics at hand. It costs $15.

ESPN ScoreCenter:

For all of you out there who like to eat, drink and sleep sports, this is the app for you. It provides a constant feed of sports information. There are the specific game scores like on the iPhone app, but the iPad app has been enhanced to include scores of columns, frames and panes. If you love sports, it costs a mere $5.

Yahoo Entertainment:

Yahoo Entertainment pulls info from the vast network of Yahoo sites. It has complete TV listings, videos and entertainment news. It has been amazingly designed, and it is free so it is definitely worth a download.

SoundHound:

SoundHound is a song recognition app with a difference. It has an immensely fast recognition engine. It does not only ID any music that is playing, but also provides lyrics, charts, music discovery and full playlist playback. The charts are based on what people are Idling and not based on buying statistics. It is for $5.

Shazam:

It is an app that provides song recognition. Still, it will not recognize your own singing voice or humming like SoundHound can. Also, the song recognition ability is not as good. Still, it is a free app so you can try it.

Pandora:

The Pandora’s iPad app is sticking to its basic customized radio feature. It provides artist info along with your playlists. Read the full story

I/O Kit Tools for iPhone and iPad

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IO Kit is used for interfacing the different devices just as you are working on the particular operating system. In fact it’s a sort of trainer on which you work for your applications. In this way you can program different devices to work the way you want for the purpose of developing different applications. Mostly we develop the device drivers in a high level language like objective C. To follow are some of the important tools for iPhone and iPad which might be of help to you for developing the device drivers.

Prerequisites Required

Before you start developing device drivers you should have a know how of C++ and kernel programming. You have to be more creative in your approach towards programming using I/O kit tools.

Salient Features

The I/O kit is provided with plug n play, sleep mode, separate memory banks for kernel and user applications, parallel and symmetric multiprocessing and it provides a lot of room for code reusability.

The kernel features supported by these drivers are objected oriented programming framework, primitives for communication, data management and threading. It is compatible with all bus types. Instantiated objects that belong to different classes are tracked through I/O registry. Layering of client and provider objects can be done without a fuss; no matter how complicated the order is. There is a great room for code reusability in the latest model of the I/O kit.

Blueprint Philosophy

The latest model of the I/O kit is different to its predecessors in a lot of ways. The available models before this were deficient in one way or the other. Many features of a modern operating system for example power management, driver stacking, automatic configuration etc. were absent in the previous models.

The crux of the design philosophy lies in the fact that object oriented programming model was developed. This architecture supports many devices with a way that is common among them. In the earlier versions this kit software development kits were separate entities but now the hardware is so much sophisticated that there is no requirement of complex codes. Application programming interface is open to all, resulting in facilitating the developers to use the source code for developing new drivers.

Provision of Namespaces

Name spaces are always helpful in identifying the classes. Therefore you should always try to use them and a reverse chronological order is preferred. Be cautioned never to declare an I/O subclass in namespace.

High Level Language Used

The programming language used is C++. However not every feature of this language is usable.  There were many features in C++ that don’t suite a multithreaded environment resulting in their exclusion.  As a programmer you cannot play with exceptions, templates and multiple inheritance. The I/O kit possesses its own runtime typing system so no need for C++ to provide that.

Different parts of the I/O kit are described as below:;

Libraries Provided

Three C++ libraries are used by I/O kit. These are cloaked by framework. There are three frameworks used in all. These are IOKit, kernel IO kit and kernel libkern. Read the full story

How to Use SharePod to Sync iPhone Without iTunes

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Iphone is the best mobile phone in the world as it is providing many music applications for the music lovers. Many iPhone users purchase iPhone because of these iPhone music applications. To sync your iPhone and Ipod mobile with your computer, iTunes is the only source or medium available as default. This iTunes is supported by Mac and windows operation system only. This program is not supported by Linux. So those users who are using Linux have to find some other program for their iPhone to sync music. There are also many other applications available for the iPhone users to transfer the music from computer to iPhone without using iTunes. One of these iPhone applications is Share Pod. Following are some details about this iPhone application.

Share Pod

This iPhone application is used to transfer the music from computers to iPhones with out using iTunes. This iPhone application is also available for iPads. This iPhone application is loved by many iPhone users, who are used to transfer music from iPhones to computers and computer to iPhones. Share Pod is considered to be the simple and light application for the iPhone. It enables the user to transfer music very fast and easily.

Direct music playing option

Share Pod is a very useful and interesting iPhone and iPad application that it provides an option to the iPhone user to play a music track directly from the iPhone, with the help of this iPhone application.

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How to Copy Everything from One iPhone to another

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If you own an iPod or i Phone then you might be wondering how come it’s possible to copy data on to your iPod but not on to your iPhone. The answer to this is that it’s not easy and possible to transfer data onto your phone until and unless you jail break your phone. Jail breaking is the only solution which allows you to transfer your data from your desktop onto your iPhone.

For those users who have not yet jail broken their iPhone then this is the tutorial which could help you out jail breaking your iPhone in easy way.

For Users of Windows

iPhoneBrowser

In order to transfer data from windows to iPhone you would have to download the iPhone browser. This is software which allows you to drag and drop your data onto the hard disk of your iPhone. This browser is based on windows which allow users of windows to easily transfer data.

Once you have downloaded the iPhone Browser from http://code.google.com/p/iphonebrowser/downloads/list, you would have to run the installer. This might not work well in Windows Vista, however it works absolutely fine on windows XP. After download this, you would be required to upgrade your iTunes to 7.7.1

The last step is to open the iPhone browser, connect your iPhone to the desktop through the USB cable and then just drag and drop your data on to your iPhone.

For Users of Linux & Other Operating Systems

OpenSSh from Cydia

On any given operating system, if you have a FTP program then you can transfer data onto your iPhone via OpenSSH. In order to make this work you would have to go to Cydia on your iPhone, then navigate to the bottom of the pane and then scroll to Networking->OpenSSH. After reaching this point, you would have to tap on the screen to install it.

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How to Use Winamp to Sync iPhone Without iTunes

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A good way to listen to music is through the Apple iPod or iPhone. The media player that is used by Apple is the iTunes. Apple does not allow any other media player to be used in its iPod’s or iPhone’s.

iTunes

Syncing iTunes

iTunes plays another very important role in Apple iPod’s and iPhone’s. It syncs your iPod or iPhone to your computer as well. However many people do not like using iTunes.

Linux Users

iTunes seems to be supported in MAC and Windows. Therefore Linux users face a big problem.

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How to Use GtkPod to Sync iPhone without iTunes?

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Apple iPod’s and iPhone’s are an addiction for music lovers. However many of them dislike the media player that is supported in the iPod’s and iPhone’s. This media player is known as the iTunes.iTunes is the only way people can sync their iPod’s and iPhone’s to their computers. This can be frustrating for many people.

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The first reason for this is that they don’t like the media player itself. The second reason is that they use software’s which don’t support iTunes.

Linux Users

A disadvantage is that iTunes is only supported in MAC and Windows.  Therefore other users such as Linux users can face problems. They will have to find another way to sync their iPods to their computers.

Other Media Players

There are other media players available for Linux users. An example is the Winamp media player. Most people dislike certain things about iTunes.

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Remotely Control Your PC with iPhone or iPod Touch

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Both of the awesome invents iPhone and iPod Touch  has amused thousands of people with  extraordinary features . But this feature really makes one feel to buy iPod Touch or iPhone when you can turn  any of it as remote and control your very own personal computer.

Iphod as Remote for Your PC

Yes, this is possible. Now make your iPhone or iPod Touch a remote for controlling your PC.

Things you need:

  • Personal Computer with Mac, Windows or Linux operating system. (Here I am assuming that you have Windows 7 OS at your system.)
  • A third party software HippoVNC server installed on your PC.
  • Install HippoRemote Lite application from Apple App Store on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
  • A Wi-Fi router.

Step 1, install HippoVNC server

  • You have to install the HippoVNC server on your personal computer. You can download the software from application developer’s website free of cost.
  • When HippoVNC server download completes at your computer, open and run the software.
  • Select the destination folder where HippoVNC server’s file to be extracted.
  • Now execute the WinVNC.exe file from the folder.
  • Your computer’s Firewall may alarm you during installation, just click allow access.

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