Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Not Impossible just hard

The impossible quiz is designed to be very difficult. It will test your knowledge of a wide variety of information. It is a true test of your intelligence and the ultimate quiz to determine who the smartest person is. It is fun to test your wits after all..

Save three lives and be the winner;

or loose a live and somehow stumble to end the game.

Beware of the tricky audio clips which can even provoke you to give the incorrect answer. Wade of the pain induced by boredom and keep up your chuckle with The Impossible Quiz within your reach. If you have had your share, play it among friends and family members, life is worth a bit of fun also.

In The Impossible Quiz! iPhone app you will be able to try your hand at one of the hardest virtual quizzes that has ever been created. It’s not just difficult or really hard, it is literally impossible to complete all of the questions and challenges that are provided in the app. This is an original app with brain busting qualities and you will find that the logic puzzles are pretty wacky. You will need luck, quick reflexes, and some pretty sound logic in order to complete all of the questions.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

It's not Facebook, it's My face!!-iSocialize

In the movie Robots, Bigweld tells aspiring inventors “See a need, fill a need.” That’s essentially the way I feel about apps in the iPhone app store. While Caller ID is sufficient to tell you who’s calling, we like to associate pictures with our contacts so that we have a very clear visual of who’s just dying to speak with us??? .My Face an app designed by Paragon Services,Inc,aims to make the whole process much simple.

Description: When you first open My Face, you’re greeted with the following Terms of Use notice that alerts you about what’s required for others to be able to download the picture you select for yourself and a notice about the security of your information. After you enter your info and load your own picture, your work is done. And the process doesn’t take long at all.
Tips & Directions: Myface is simple and fun to use:
• Touch Your Face to select an image for your profile. You can choose from your photo gallery or take a new picture.
• Enter personal details like name, age, and ethnicity.
• Select "skin type" and "skin color" for unique results customized just for you.
• Press Occasions to receive expert recommendations for a range of looks for different occasions.
• Touch the ‘i’ button at any time for directions, expert tips, and application guides.
• Use the star button to favorite and save your desired recommended makeover and products.

It's fully free: My Face is a useful little app that does one job and does it well. It’s free and has iAd within the app.

1. Loads from and saves to your device.
2. Three different aged masks to choose from.
3. The ability to resize and position the mask.
4. Set the opacity of the mask to add/subtract years.
5. Personal virtual make-up artist in the palm of your hand.
6 Save you time and money by helping you find the products you need for the look you want. .7 Customized recommendations based on your unique skin color, tone, and type.
8 . Match the right look for the right occasion from first date to bridal parties, from finding employment to holidays; myface is there for you to look your absolute best at all times.
9 . Locate the products you want anytime anywhere with GPS.
10. You can add years to a photo! Just simply import an image from your iPhone and place a mask over it to create a new image.

Your uniqueness becomes your signature!
Right now you may not know anyone that has the app installed on their phone, but the only thing stopping your contact list from filling up with pictures is widespread adoption, so go ahead and give it a try!

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Friday, August 27, 2010

GPSmyCity's City Walk iPhone Apps Challenge Traditional Bus Tours

Las Vegas – the world center of entertainment. Numerous casinos, fancy hotels, shows and performances became a magnet for tourists from all over the world.

There is always a sneer in Las Vegas. The mountains around it sneer. The desert sneers. And arrogant in the middle of its wide valley, dominating those diligent sprawling suburbs, the downtown city sneers like anything
Explore the Las Vegas Strip! Find hotels, casinos, attractions, popular restaurants, nightlife, shopping and more with this GPS enabled Las Vegas Strip map and guide.

Description: Las Vegas Tour is an amazing new application that turns your iPhone into your very own tour guide! It's something we like to call, "Location Specific Entertainment.".The amount of various iPhone Las Vegas related apps is overwhelming, so… I did my best to choose 5 most useful and interesting ones that can help you get around this city.

5 useful iPhone travel apps for your trip to Las Vegas

1 Vegas Mate: This app is crammed with information on nearly 500 listings for places to eat and things to do in Las Vegas, on and off The Strip, as well as hotel information. There’s a map included, and if you’re using the GPS on your phone the app will tell you where you are.

2 Velvet Rope: Several night clubs in Las Vegas have partnered with the folks behind this app so that you can check out what’s going on at various venues around town and reserve a table. Clubs included so far are: Cathouse, Christian Audigier, Coyote Ugly, LAX, Noir Bar, PURE, & Voodoo Lounge.

3 Viva Las Vegas, Baby: This highly ranked iPhone Travel app is a comprehensive guide to the best of Las Vegas. This app is very useful for those who visit the city for the first time, as well as for those who think they already know Las Vegas. You can use this app to discover new places and venues. It contains critical reviews that help you spend your time and money more wisely.Many venues inside the Strip’s major casino resorts are folded into all-in-one reviews.

4 Las Vegas Walking Tours and Maps: It comes with details tour route maps and navigation features to guide you from one sight to the next.

5 Las Vega Way: The listings don’t have ratings or recommendations, but if you’d rather be the judge then that should work for you.

Shopping – Computers, Mobile Phones, Fashion, Electronics, Department stores, Shopping Centers, Outlet Stores, Tobacco Stores

You must have at some point in your life lost your way whilst driving. Like most people, you probably drove around hoping to see a familiar place without stopping and asking for directions. Having GPS on your mobile phone would save a lot of time and hassle.

If you are driving along the highway and make a wrong turn or miss a turn, the GPS phone can find an alternative route, and if there is a car crash or heavy traffic ahead, it will give you an alternative route quickly. This way you can stay focused and not feel panicky when trying to reach a destination.

What better way to find your way home than with a GPS cell phone!

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

An introduction to Linux/Unix programming


This talk is a brief guide to Linux programming languages, tools and concepts.
It is aimed at programming novices or programmers migrating from a Windows system (and your first question is probably :' where's the IDE???”)

The aim is to introduce you to the concepts, the possibilities and the tools used in Unix programming, focusing on Linux in particular.

You will not come away from this talk with an advanced knowledge of C pointers, OOP design in Python or how to hack a network driver in the Linux kernel. There are limits to what you learn in one hour!


  1. The Unix Philosophy of Small Tools: One problem, many solutions.

  2. Editors: EMACS vs vi, other editors, and some useful features to look out for.

  3. From Shell Scripts to interpreters to compilers and back again, An introduction to some common Unix languages, including Guile, Perl, Python and Tcl
    (i) Perl examples
    (ii) Python examples
    (ii) A Tcl/Tk examples

  4. C-the language of unix: A brief look at C and C++.

  5. A bug's life: Debugging with GDB in 5 easy steps.

  6. Tools: Make, diff, patch, autoconf, automake, yacc & flex, indent and other tools.

  7. Revisions and Versions:RCS and CVS.

  8. Iwant my IDEE!!!

  9. The mystery of the missing IDE.

  10. Documentation:Software documentation with troff, man, texinfo, HTML and SGML.

  11. Some final thoughts: Portability, software licences and helping the free software movement...

  12. Further reading: Books, mailing lists and web sites to guide you along the way.

Linux is a very standard operating system, compatible with just about any software you need. Linux acts as a platform for a variety of different programming languages, tools, and libraries, each with their own capabilities. At A-1 Technology we develop dynamic database driven websites equipped with the latest web technologies like ASP, PHP, Ruby and Perl etc. Our developers are experts in providing advanced solutions to our customers and develop customized web pages and websites as linux provides a wider choice of libraries and graphical user interface toolkits as compared to Windows.

linux is pretty fast and can handle a number of tasks at the same time.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Stressed Out? ... Life Got You Down? ... Take a Break and Draw ----- Play!

Line Rider—one of the more popular Flash-based game diversions—has come to the iPhone. Line Rider, the phenomenon that’s been sweeping the internet perhaps the most addictive ‘toy’ of all time.

In Line Rider you draw a track and Bosh is sent careening down the course until he wipes out!
If you missed out Line Rider before, here's the premise: You draw a series of lines in any configuration you want and watch your sledder ride the lines. But it's tricky; if you mess up on the angles or lines of descent, your sledder will fall off. So it's up to you to see how big and/or crazy you can make the course from a wealth of drawing options. Choose the pencil and your type of line (regular, accelerated, or scenic) and start drawing your course. Use the Line tool to draw straight lines. An eraser removes whatever part of your track you wish, and the undo button cancels the last line you drew. The hand icon lets you move the playfield around. You can also zoom in and out of the playfield using the same finger pinches to zoom in and out of Safari. The play button starts your ride.

Finally,What you have to do is draw a landscape or course for your little friend, Bosh, to ride on his little sled. Once you draw the landscape, just press play to see how he goes whether he fly off his sled or he gets big air!

An awesome line drawing game where you draw the line ,the runner runs on. There are also few other options:

Night Ride lets you ride in the dark (a black background instead of a white one) while Draw & Pan toggles between drawing your lines and panning (very handy). Gravity Tilt allows you to bump your sledder but it's really sensitive and you could bump him right off the track.
You can rate the tracks you download, too, just like rating music or movies in iTunes.
Line Rider iRide also supports a community where you can upload your creations and download courses made by other players. You can get on the community board and see other tracks that people have created and even download them onto your phone so you can watch them in action. If you create a memorable track then you can do the same and upload it on there. There are no limits to the amount of customization you can do to each and every track you make.

Your ride is only limited by your iMagination.

It is a simple iPhone app but it will keep you interested for hours on end and you will like saying ; “Next time I'll draw an even better track!

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Online Trading Marketing

Our Customer’s Goals: keep their competitive edge, keep pace with the speed of business and deliver products and services that satisfy their customers' demands. Our Objective: work behind the scenes to help you achieve your business goals by delivering services that simplify and streamline your IT environment for operational excellence....
Online trading definition is a basic understanding of online trading processes. Due to the Internet online trading has become one of the most popular ways to trade as far as stock trading turned out to be as available to independent investors as possible. Online trading gives both beginners who've just had a single day trading course and advanced traders an opportunity to trade stocks, options, forex and futures all over the world without physical presence of a broker and with much lower commissions, because everything is done online.
STOCK ONLINE TRADING: is based on buying and selling options and very perspective financial products. This system gives traders a perfect chance to control and protect their stocks and generate their investment benefits as far as an option is an online trading agreement to buy or to sell certain financial product. The main idea of stock option is that an option you buy has its fixed price and time limitation.
FOREX ONLINE TRADING: is another speculative online business based on buying and selling foreign exchange, gaining profits due to rise and fall of currency rate, namely on the difference between the currency pairs price.
Speaking about online trading it's necessary to say about safe online trading. It's obvious that in order to trade online you'll have to open your online account and choose online trading software. When you choose a certain website for your future account, you should search for information about a company you are going to fix upon and make sure that it has a trustworthy reputation. The same refers to choosing online trading software, platform and online trading portal

In conclusion it's necessary to say that online trading is a perfect opportunity to trade and earn money but still it's obvious that online trading is not for everyone. That's why before you start trading, you should find out more about online trading pros and cons,online trading concepts and of course about online trading tips. Knowledge is a main key for your successful online trading, don't ever identify online trading with gambling because the results of such approach can be disastrous.

Ensure your finances are structured accordingly before you hit the trading floors online....A1 Technology team of dedicated engineers, technicians and support staff, which keeps a pulse on technology trends, rigorously tests alternatives for reliability, and then provides proactive, preemptive 24x7 monitoring and management.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Quality Assurance Guides Your Business.

Quality assurance verifies that any customer offering, regardless if it is new or evolved, is produced and offered with the best possible materials. "Quality Assurance Web Development" is the process of verifying or determining whether products or services meet or exceed customer expectations. Quality assurance is a process-driven approach with specific steps to help define and attain goals. This process considers design, development, production, and service.

It evolves PDCA cycle ,consists of four steps: Plan, Do,Check, and Act. These steps are commonly abbreviated as PDCA.

The four quality assurance steps within the PDCA model stand for:

1.Plan: Establish objectives and processes required to deliver the desired results
2..Do: Implement the process developed
3.Check: Monitor and evaluate the implemented process by testing the results against the predetermined objectives
4.Act: Apply actions necessary for improvement if the results require changes.

PDCA is an effective method for monitoring quality assurance because it analyzes existing conditions and methods used to provide the product or service customers. The goal is to ensure that excellence is inherent in every component of the process. Quality assurance also helps determine whether the steps used to provide the product or service are appropriate for the time and conditions.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Jailbreak iPhone Process.

i) No restrictions: Want a custom wallpaper on your home screen? Custom icons for your apps? Internet tethering? A category system for organizing your apps? The ability to hide native iPhone apps you don’t use? You can do all of this and more with Jailbreak.

ii) To join the subculture: Jailbreak iPhone belong to a movement of people who demand more from their iPhones. And they’re not gonna let Apple stop them. Beat the system: Jailbreak your iPhone.

iii) Unlock iPhone: To unlock your iPhone and use it on any carrier, you must first Jailbreak your iPhone. Some of the Jailbreak solutions below also allow you to unlock the iPhone, though unlocking is generally beyond the scope of this tutorial.

Jailbreak iPhone Cons:
i) Jailbreak maybe brick iPhone:
When someone develops something for an Apple product, you run the risk of it not working as it should, conflicting with the device itself, or just all-around bricking that iPhone.

ii) iPhone update from iTunes disables Jailbreak: Every time Apple comes out with an update for iPhone, they find a way to prevent hackers from cracking the code again. Hackers then scramble to Jailbreak the iPhone again and release the new methods.

iii) Jailbreak might increase risk of getting a virus on iPhone: The only two iPhone viruses ever reported have spread across iPhones that have been Jailbroken

iv) Jailbreak voids iPhone warranty: If your iPhone is bricked because of Jailbreak, or if your iPhone has another problem and it happens to be Jailbreaked, your warranty becomes void.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Why Jailbreak iPhone

Jailbreaking lets you install applications that are not approved by Apple. Many of these applications can be very helpful but they will unfortunately never make it to the App Store due to Apple’s restrictions. There are many reasons why you would want to jailbreak your iPhone:

1.Install 3rd party applications rejected by Apple for various reasons (ie. Nudity)

2.Video recording

3.Changing the look and feel by installing custom graphics and themes

4.Free tethering

5.Get access to cracked App Store apps for free (not endorsed by me, but still worth noting)

6.Be able to unlock your iphone

Unlocking: Unlocking is the removal of SIM restrictions on the modem, allowing the use of the iPhone on any carrier.

There are 2 types of iPhone unlocks:

software unlock: the iPhone is unlocked by a software

hardware unlock: modification have to be made to the actual hardware to unlock the phone

Jailbreaking is Legal: Now, jailbreaking the iPhone is officially legal in the US, anyone can use an iPhone, on any phone with any application.

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Jailbreaking - Get the Most From Your iPhone

Jailbreaking: Jailbreak is the process of hacking an iPhone to free it from Apple restrictions. Jailbreaking allows iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users to run third-party unsigned code on their devices by unlocking the operating system and allowing the user root access. A jailbroken iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch is still able to use the App Store and iTunes.

The practice of unlocking a phone and particularly an iPhone so it can be used on another network and/or run other applications than those approved by Apple — has technically been illegal for years. Most jailbroken phones are used on the U.S. T-Mobile network or on overseas carriers, or are used to run applications that Apple refuses to sell, such as Safari ad-blocking apps, alternate keyboard layouts, or programs that change the interface to the iPhone's SMS system and the way its icons are laid out.

Jailbreaking v/s SIM unlocking: Jailbreaking is different from SIM unlocking, which, once completed, means that the mobile phone will accept any SIM without restriction on, for example, the country or network operator of origin. Jailbreaking, according to Apple, can void Apple's warranty on the device, although this is quickly remedied by restoring the device in iTunes.

iPhone users have flocked to Jailbreak in search of iPhone changes and improvements. iPhone has been held back by limited customizability, text message privacy issues, and a lack of multitasking capabilities. But Jailbreak can solve all of these problems with apps and fixes available in Cydia and Installer.

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Friday, August 06, 2010

Will Amazon Become The King of Web Hosting Too?

We work closely with a number of Hosting company such as Rackspace and The Planet for our clients so this article in the Nytimes caught our eye.  Does this mean the end of traditional hosting. 

Amazon’s web services (AWS) are on track to being a half-a-billion dollar business. They’re home to some of the hottest startups on the planet. Even older startups use their infrastructure. And despite all the false rumors, pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly is a customer. Ironically, the company which put the “cloud” in cloud computing has found a fast growth opportunity in a decidedly old fashioned business — web hosting.


Monday, August 02, 2010

Introduction to lua Programming.

What is Lua?

Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua was created in 1993 by Roberto Ierusalimschy, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo, and Waldemar Celes, members of the Computer Graphics Technology Group (Tecgraf) at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping.

Why choose Lua?

Lua is a proven, robust language. Lua is commonly described as a “multi-paradigm” language, providing a small set of general features that can be extended to fit different problem types, rather than providing a more complex and rigid specification to match a single paradigm. Lua has been used in many industrial applications e.g., Adobe's Photoshop Lightroom, digital TV in Brazil and games. Lua is currently the leading scripting language in games. Lua has a solid reference manual and several versions of Lua have been released and used in real applications since its creation in 1993.

Features of Lua:

Lua is fast: Lua has a deserved reputation for performance. To claim to be "as fast as Lua" is an aspiration of other scripting languages. Several benchmarks show Lua as the fastest language in the realm of interpreted scripting languages. Lua is fast not only in fine-tuned benchmark programs, but in real life too. A substantial fraction of large applications have been written in Lua.

Lua is portable: Lua is distributed in a small package and builds out-of-the-box in all platforms that have an ANSI/ISO C compiler. Lua runs on all flavors of Unix and Windows, and also on mobile devices and embedded microprocessors for applications like Lego MindStorms. For specific reasons why Lua is a good choice also for constrained devices, read this summary by Mike Pall. See also a poster created by Timm Müller.

Lua is Embeddable: Lua is a fast language engine with small footprint that you can embed easily into your application. Lua has a simple and well documented API that allows strong integration with code written in other languages. Lua has been used to extend programs written not only in C and C++, but also in Java, C#, Smalltalk, Fortran, Ada, Erlang, and even in other scripting languages. It is easy to extend Lua with libraries written in other languages. It is also easy to extend programs written in other languages with Lua.

Lua is Powerful and Simple: A fundamental concept in the design of Lua is to provide meta-mechanisms for implementing features, instead of providing a host of features directly in the language. For example, although Lua is not a pure object-oriented language, it does provide meta-mechanisms for implementing classes and inheritance. Lua's meta-mechanisms bring an economy of concepts and keep the language small, while allowing the semantics to be extended in unconventional ways.

Lua is Free: Lua is free software, distributed under very well-known MIT license. Lua is not an open-source project, with code contributed by several people: all code is written by us. It can be used for any purpose, including commercial purposes, at absolutely no cost. Just download it and use it.

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