Facebook updates iPhone App

After a very long time, facebook updated it’s iPhone app. The app now supports push notifications and contact sync.
The current version of the app is 3.1.1 and is a must have for facebook users on the iPhone.
The best and long awaited functionality being the contact sync. The contact sync is simply awesome. What contact sync does is that it matches your iPhone contact list with your facebook friends page and replcaes all of the missing profile pictures.
When you start the app for the first time it asks you whether you would like to allow facebook to activate push notifications or not. Then it asks you about the activation of the contact sync feature which is fantastic.(go for it) . Then it syncs all your contacts and you are done.
As for the push notifications, they apply whenever someone sends you a new message, or whenever you receive a new wall post, friend request, friend confirmation, photo tag, event invitations and updates, and comments.
You can get the update via iTunes for free.

AppStore- The Secret Sauce

Many people sit, sleep, walk and even dine with their iPhones! The iPhone from apple is the biggest success of the generation. Google recently announced the nexus one which seems to be compelling. The nexus one operates on Android 2.1 which has a few improvements. But still some are scared of making the shift to Android. An android market is also available but with a few 20000 apps. Less when compared to the app store.
Google said that they have only 20000 because the rest of the apps are web based and only need a browser. The iPhone also followed the same strategy earlier but had to discontinue due to a popular demand of standalone apps.
Standalone apps have a completely different functionality. They are specific in their function and offer better features in a better UI.
The app store has millions of applications which makes it the secret sauce for the success of the iPhone.
Also with standalone apps developers get to sell their apps and earn profit. Hence the developers too are happy with the AppStore rather than the Android Market.

SmartPhones Comparison Chart!

The folks at BillShrink have made up a chart comparing the four major smartphones currently in the Market.

The smartphones are:-

1.iPhone 3GS

2.Palm Pre

3.Motorola Droid

4.Google Nexus One

The chart compares the following in terms of Battery Life,Storage etc.

iSlate to ship in March

Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) will likely officially unveil its long-rumored tablet PC this month and start shipping it in March, according to a story Monday in The Wall Street Journal.
Citing unnamed sources who were briefed by Apple, the report said that the still-to-be-completed device will have a 10-inch to 11-inch touchscreen display, and that it is currently being developed with two different material finishes, although it is unclear if that means there will be multiple versions or if the different finishes are just for testing.

Apple since at least May of last year has been rumored to be entering the tablet PC market.

Tablet PCs have been around for a decade, and the market already has a number of vendors, including Asus, Dell (NSDQ:Dell), Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ), Lenovo, Motion Computing, TabletKiosk and Toshiba.

However, the tablet PC market has been hampered by a lack of applications that take advantage of the touchscreen displays and stylus devices that most models include. Most of the tablet PCs on the market are aimed at business users, while Apple’s customer base is more consumer-focused.

The Wall Street Journal expects Apple’s tablet PC to be aimed at letting users watch movies and TV shows, surf the Web, play games, and read electronic books and newspapers. One possible application, according to the report, would be electronic versions of textbooks and newspapers with a touch interface and the ability to integrate up-to-the-minute information from multiple sources.

The report also said that the Apple tablet would likely connect to Wi-Fi wireless services, but not to a 3G cellular network because of bandwidth issues.

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Apple Tablet as a Gaming Console!


The Apple Tablet seems to be demoed on January 26th and seeing the current excitement level,it seems that everyone is going to just grab it as soon as it launches!
A lot of competitors of Apple including Microsoft and Sony, are in the Gaming Business for long. Yet Apple doesn’t seem to launch a Gaming Console.
Maybe the launch of the Tablet would also cover this gap of next generation gaming.
Apple must engage on a deal with nVidia and put up a very powerful GPU which would support HD.
It should also have Bluetooth so that people could connect their wireless controllers and enjoy.

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New Google Doodle!

Today is Sir Issac Newton’s Birthday and as usual Google has a new doodle on its Homepage.

But this time, it is somewhat better and it feels great with fade in enabled.
When you go to the Google homepage you see a bunch of Apples on a tree and suddenly one Apple falls down(only in fade in).
Also if you just press I am Feeling Lucky without any query entered into the search box you see a Happy New Year kind of animation with stars twinkling. Check it out now!