Google Tourism – Yet another perfect idea!!

Oh my God ! Yet one more innovative idea.
We all wish that we could go across the world to see all the wonderful places. From time to time some of us would have got spam on “ 100 place to see before you die”. Only some of us, perhaps a very few, get an opportunity to go to see these places. And even if we do so, one life time is too small to cover up all of them. Sparing a lucky few, there is a multitude of humanity which yearns to visit these places. But alas, if only their wishes could come true.

This idea is just about that.

Seeing the world through the eyes of Google Tourism. It will be every body’s window to the world – for the rich and poor, for the adventurous to the conservative, for the business Executive to a housewife, for those in the cities to those who stay in the villages and hamlets. All of them would be grateful.
Let us name it as “Google Tourism”. Some probable questions on the idea have been addressed below:-

Q1. What would this application do?

A1. Allow you to take a virtual tour of any exciting place in the world.

Q2. Who would love to use this?

A2. So many users would like to benefit from this idea. Some of them are:
Fanatic Tourists like me, who would love to explore new place in a virtual or 3D manner. So you have a tour of a place by just having a look at your screens.
Students, for whom such tours would be real learning experiences.
And many others.

Q3. How would it work?

A3. There are many ways as it can be accomplished:-
1. Google can get films prepared from professionals from each country and have them posted on its site.
2. Google can allow people to post their videos of these places after screening them for quality.
3. Google can allow sub-links to the official tourism sites of the various countries.

Q4. What is the difference between Google Earth and the proposed Google Tourism ?

A4. Oh! The Google tourism is completely different from Google Earth. Google earth only allows you to see a particular place or building and gives you information about it or redirects you to Wikipedia. But Google tourism would provide you a complete video or photo tour of the place and also give information. Also in google tourism, people could post in their own tour of the;- earth only gives a 3d view of the empire state building. But what if we want to look inside the empire state a bit?


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Jailbreaking your iPod Touch/iPhone – Pros and Cons

Jailbreaking is a process that allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to run unofficial code on their devices bypassing Apple’s official distribution mechanism, the App Store.

Whenever we hear that , once we jailbreak we could download all the paid apps for free, there is an urge to jailbreak. But the negatives about jailbreaking hold us back!

I am going to list down some of the positives and negatives about jailbreaking.


1. Paid Apps -Jailbreaking allows you to download all the paid apps from the app store for free. You just cannot do that without jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod touch.

2. Customize – After jailbreaking, Winterboard can be used to customize your iPod touch or iPhone. You could change wallpapers, fonts, apply new themes etc.

3 SSH – Jailbreaking also allows you to SSH into your iPod touch or iPhone. With this you could explore all the contents of the device via the internet.

4. If you do not like the jailbreak, you could do a restore from iTunes to get your device back to normal.

Cons –

1. There is a 0.1 percent chance that you may brick your iPod touch or iPhone

2. It voids your warranty(You could do a restore to get it back).

3. You cannot upgrade to the latest firmware release by Apple instantly.

4. You could get the iKee worm or its variants(but if you just change your root password, you won’t get it).

So now its upon you to decide whether to jailbreak or not!

Rumor: iSlate to have iPhone OS !

The iSlate or the Apple Tablet is going to have the iPhone OS and not the MacOS which is very dissapointing for most of the users. On Apple’s part, this is justified as the Mac OS does not have support for touch whereas the iPhone OS is completely designed for touch. The Apple tablet being completely touch enabled along with hand gestures is going to have the iPhoneOS. For many users this wouldn’t be a thing to cheer for as many people already own the iPod touch or the iPhone, why would they go for a device which is exactly like the iPhone but only has a larger screen and supports gestures? They would be able to run all the apps on their iPhone, then why should they purchase the tablet?
Apple told it’s developers to develop their apps now for a larger screen (mentioned in the below article). This is a hint that the iTablet is going to have the iPhoneOS.

GTA Chinatown Wars coming soon!

Rockstar has announced the arrival of its popular gaming series Grand Theft Auto to the iPhone/iPod Touch.
The first in the series to hit this platform would be GTA Chinatown Wars! The game is a 2D one and is fun to play on the Nintendo and PSP!
The game will be out in January or February!