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Opera Mini for the iPhone

Opera announced their browser for the iPhone during the Mobile World Congress held at Barcelona. The browser is really fast compared to the iPhone’s native Safari. Opening up TheAppleGoogle was 2x faster on Opera Mini than iPhone’s Safari.

The main features include –

Speed – The Opera Mini is definitely faster than Safari.

Start-up Page – The startup page of the browser is a bit like Google Chrome and shows the tabs of all the sites you recently visited.

Secure – When you are on secure Web sites Opera Mobile 10 will visually display a padlock in the top right of the user interface to indicate your data is secure.

InPage Search – You could search for words within web pages by tapping the Tool’s icon and then Find in Page.

Negatives

The only negative part is that it does not support pinch zooming . To zoom you need to double tap the screen.

Opera said it’s just like the Opera Mini on any other mobile OS. Opera would be submitting their app to Apple in the coming weeks.

YouTube launches Disco – An Alternative to Genius

YouTube Disco is a music discovery tool which allows you to search for an artist or song and hear more songs by that artist ,you might discover something new but it will be within the artist’s own discography or you can search for music related to the song or artist you initially searched for.

While searching for a Brad Paisley number we got his short biography on the top and a few of his other popular songs. Tracy Adkins and Keith Urban were among the recommendations . It functions a bit like the iTunes Genius service but performs better.

Click here to check out Disco!

Steve Jobs Official Biography

Over the years many authors have tried to cover the interesting and charming life of Steve Jobs, the Chief Executive of Apple Inc.

These were all unauthorized publications of the life of Steve Jobs. Some of them were iCon , The Second Coming of Steve Jobs!

Now Jobs is set to collaborate on an authorized biography, to be written by Walter Isaacson, the former managing editor of Time magazine. Jobs even invited Isaacson over to his childhood home , which would further help him write the book.

Flash or HTML 5 – iPad

During the iPad demonstration, Steve.P.Jobs visited a few sites where blank squares appeared where video or animated content would normally be displayed. This square indicated a missing plugin. The plugin was Adobe’s Flash. The iPad would not display videos, animations or any other content created using Adobe’s Flash.

Apple believes that having Flash on the iPhone would make the device slow and buggy. Many new sites have been experimenting with a new video format called HTML 5. HTML 5 is the next level of HTML which is capable of handling video and animation, just as Flash does. HTML 5 works directly in a web browser. It would enhance iPad and iPhone users experience by playing web-based video content.
The HTML5 editors are Ian Hickson of Google, Inc. and David Hyatt of Apple, Inc .

But migrating to a new video format would be tough and troublesome. Flash has a lot of advantages and is the standard multimedia language for a vast majority of developers. Flash’s UI is definitely better and involves less manual coding than HTML 5.

After the development of HTML 5 , iPhone and iPad users would hopefully see fewer blue blank squares on their screen.

Google acquires Aardvark

Google acquired Aardvark a technology by which they were impressed. Aardvark helps users answer their questions which are sometimes not available on the internet such as ” Is there snow on Skyline Boulevard?” .

Aardvark is social search: ask any question and Aardvark will discover the perfect person in your network to answer in minutes. Aardvark launched a private beta in March, 2009, and has been growing rapidly since.

Aardvark is available today in Google Labs, so go ahead and give it a try.

UPDATE – According to TechCrunch, Google acquired Aardvark for $50 M.

To know more about Aardvark Click here.

iTunes almost reaches 10 billion song downloads!

We cannot deny the fact that Apple with iTunes has changed the way you buy music, making songs and albums available for download, day or night. Today after seven years, iTunes has almost reached 10 billion song downloads.

Apple wants to celebrate this huge milestone and wants us to help them out. In return, they are offering a 10,000$ iTunes gift card. Yep, you heard it right, a 10,000$ gift card.

To participate Click here.

Google – Coming to a Store near you!

SearchEngineLand received a tip from a New York retailer named Oh Nuts, that Google came to their store to take pictures for a new Google Maps product named “Google Store Views.” I was told that they took pictures of the inside of the store, every 6 feet, in all directions. They also took pictures of products.
Google Store Views will allow people to essentially walk into the store, off of Google Street Views. So imagine you are looking at this store, and then you can click on the door to enter it, all on Google Maps. Then when you enter the store, you can wall through it.
Here are pictures of Google capturing the pictures from within the store:

Postscript: A Google spokesperson sent us the following statement:
We are always experimenting with new features for Google Maps. We have nothing further to announce at this time.

Source : SearchEngineLand

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