Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Help Mozilla set a World Record! Download Firefox 3!

Help Mozilla set a new world record for the most downloaded application in 24 hours by download the highly anticipated Firefox 3! With it's proven track record of safe browsing, lightning fast browsing and rendering, and a whole gamut of powerful, funky, and useful add-ons - you can go wrong with FireFox! Download your copy before the 24 hour window closes! Here's the link:

Download FireFox 3

To show off your love for FireFox, you could also get badges for your web site like this:
Download Day 2008Download Day 2008Download Day 2008
Visit Mozilla's world record site now and get involved!

I just finished downloading and installing Firefox 3 to my PC - it looks great! The interface looks a lot more polished, you could even use Firefox as is with downloading a new theme to spice it up! Another great feature that I recently noticed was Firefox's built-in Auto Complete address bar! It does not only show you your previous sites visited, it also shows the site's description to boot!

iPhone Features - Maps with GPS

From Apple's iPhone Page - Maps with GPS

Maps with GPS

Find your location, get directions, and see traffic — all from your phone. Maps on iPhone 3G combines GPS, Wi-Fi, and cell tower location technology with the Multi-Touch interface to create the best mobile map application ever.

Find yourself.

iPhone 3G finds your location via GPS or by triangulating your position using Wi-Fi and cellular towers. It also finds points of interest by keyword: Search for “coffee” and iPhone shows you every cafe nearby.

Get directions.

Get directions to wherever from wherever. View turn-by-turn directions or watch your progress with live GPS tracking.

Enjoy the view.

Just like Google Maps on your computer, Maps on iPhone lets you switch between map view, satellite view, and a hybrid view of both. Multi-Touch makes the difference: Tap to zoom, pan, and change your view on the move.

See traffic.

Maps on iPhone shows you live traffic information, indicating traffic speed along your route in easy-to-read green, red, and yellow highlights.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The 3G iPhone

Always wanted to get your hands on an iPhone, but you fall under these conditions: 1) You don't live in the USA and don't have access to AT&T 2) You live in the USA but don't want to switch to AT&T and don't want to risk the messy (and often fatal) unlocking and most importantly 3) You don't want to spend an exuberant amount of money on the iPhone?

Well the wait is finally over, Apple is finally releasing the 3G iPhone, which will be priced at a reasonable $199 (8GB version, the 16GB version is $299) or about plus minus PhP10000, to the world. Yes the World. Most major cities anyway.

The countries to get the iPhone by July 11 will be:
Australia, Austria, Belgium (French), Belgium (Dutch), Canada (English), Canada (French), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland (French), Switzerland (German), UK, USA

And The list of countries slated to distribute the iPhone later this year:
Argentina, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, C. African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macau, Madagascar, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Niger, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines (Yehey!), Poland, Romania, Senegal, Singapore, Qatar, Slovakia, South Africa, Turkey, Uruguay.

The 3G iPhone will be slightly thicker than it's predecessor at 4.5 by 2.4 by 0.48 inches and will weigh about 4.7 ounces. For those network happy users, the 3G iPhone is equipped with Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), UMTS / HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100MHz), GSM / EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz), Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR. Owing to it's 3G core, the new iPhone is definitely faster than the 2.5G iPhone, roughly 30-40% faster pageloads.

Can't wait for the it's release here in the Philippines! Oh but wait, $199 + buttload of taxes and other network markup, I'm guessing it'll actually be around $299-399 here. Sigh.