Sprint Will Release WebOS 1.4 Starting Friday 2/26

From an official document released by Sprint. Palm Pre/Pixi Customers will get OTA notification for the latest WebOS 1.4 as early as Friday.

Effective Date: Palm Pre 2-26; Palm Pixi 2-29
image Details: The customer’s device will recognize that it needs the latest SW and will ask the customer to allow the installation and download. The customer can also initiate the update from the Updates application.
Fixes, Feature Updates and Enhancements with Palm webOS 1.4
Fixes:
● Time Zone bug fixed.
● Network time sync bug fixed to reflect accurate Network time.
● BT car-kit transition to device corrected.
● No EV icon bug fixed (random)
● Random browser formatting bugs fixed.
● Fixed bug that incorrectly displayed Sprint when actually was Digital Roaming.

Enhancements:

  • Phonebook Transfer
  • Added ability to export from the Palm Pixi address book /contacts to any other device (Previously Palm supported only the import of address book transfer from a device to a Pixi)
    • Supports Video Capture capability
  • Video editing (trim)
  • Upload of videos to YouTube / Facebook /
  • Send videos via MMS or email
    • Performance enhancements within Phone and Calendar applications
    • Calendar enhancements
  • Dial phone numbers from within a meeting event
  • Allow custom alert sounds for calendar event reminders
  • Added AM and PM detail within calendar events
  • Email enhancements
  • Allow custom alerts sounds/tones for email alerts
  • Embedded phone numbers or email addresses (embedded in email) can be easily added to Contacts application
  • New email sort options (date, sender, subject)
  • Return to inbox view after sending email
    • Messaging enhancements
  • Ability to forward SMS to email
  • Ability to dial phone number from SMS chat session (no need to open contact any longer)
    • Press & hold on a phone number to get more options (call, SMS)
    • Universal Search now includes EAS (Outlook Exchange) GAL corporate address look up
    • Application Launcher – easier user interface providing user more feedback during an application launch
    • Notifications adding Blink options
  • Palm Pixi – Light-bar in gesture area blinks when notifications are pending

Manual Update Process:
1. Open Launcher
2. Scroll to Card 3
3. Tap Updates

[Source Sprint via Engadget]

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Google Search Bắt Đầu Đăng cập nhật Từ trang Facebook

Facebook cập nhật tình trạng từ trang sẽ bắt đầu hiển thị trong kết quả tìm kiếm cùa Google bắt đầu hôm nay.

Đây là lần đầu tiên Google tìm kiếm đã lập chỉ mục nội dung từ mạng xã hội lớn nhất thế giới trong các kết quả thời gian thực của nó. Công ty hợp nhất tweets (Twitter) cuối Tháng Mười Ha, và sau đó cập nhật tình trạng MySpace hồi đầu tháng này.

Các bbạn cẩn thận duyệt xét lại Privacy settings của mình.

.Vn [dot-Vn] Để Dấu Tiếng Việt trên iPhome & iPod Touch

.Vn là một cái software mới được viết cho iPhone/iPod Touch cài firmware 3.0 trở lên.

Để sử dụng .Vn bạn không cần jailbreak thiết bị của mình.

Chuyển đổi giữa chế độ Tiếng Việt và Tiếng Anh.

  • .Vn có Gõ dạng TELEX hoặc VNI. Nếu xử dụng Telex. Các bạn gõ DD for Đ, a+s cho á.
  • Thí dụ  “thương”, các bạn gõ t h uw ow ng.
  • .Vn (pronounced dot-VN) is a dead simple application that allows you to type Vietnamese text in 2 popular input methods (TELEX and VNI) for use in other applications. Launch .Vn, type something, tap Done and choose to either copy it to your iPhone clipboard or send it to Pastebot for further processing.
    Toggle between Vietnamese and English typing mode with a shake of the device or simply by tapping the segmented control at the top of the screen.
    Tap the top left button to switch between TELEX and VNI input method.
    Quit the application at any time without fearing to lose your text – .Vn automatically saves and restores it for you.
    .Vn supports both portrait and landscape orientation.
    Better yet, .Vn is free to use without any restrictions.

Đọc thêm ở đây: http://dotvn.quanganhdo.com/ 

Mua trong iTunes App store http://bit.ly/dotvn

 

Telex:

Chữ cái đặc biệt
Chữ cái đặc biệt Cách viết Thí dụ Kết quả
ă aw trawng trăng
â aa caan cân
đ dd ddaau đâu
ê ee ddeem đêm
ô oo nhoo nhô
ơ ow mow
ư uw, hoặc w tuw

 

 

Bỏ dấu
Bỏ dấu Cách viết Thí dụ Kết quả
dấu huyền f cuối từ huyeenf huyền
dấu sắc s cuối từ sawcs sắc
dấu hỏi r cuối từ hoir hỏi
dấu ngã x cuối từ ngax ngã
dấu nặng j cuối từ nawngj nặng
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Groveshark Offering Music On Demand for Palm WebOS

image Groveshark, a free web-based streaming music is releasing its application for Palm WebOS devices (Palm Pre & Pixi). 

Users have the ability to listen to single songs from the 7-million song catalog, save and listen to other people’s playlists. .

Early bird release is available for VIP users who are willing to pay $3. Google ready released its client app for Blackberry and Android. They are reportedly working of the version for the iPhone.

[Via MobileCrunch]

Skype Lite and Skype for Windows Mobile no Longer Available

image Skype is indeed behaving strangely. Remember the statement about Skype app for iPhone would let users making call over 3G after AT&T and Apple allow.. Despite the approval, Skype still keeps the 3G support at large with the explanation: they are working on improving call quality. Other third party apps such Fring let user using Skype without any problem.

On Feb 17 Skype and Verizon announced their partnership allowing Smartphone users to use Skype app to make voice calls for free or at long distance lower cost. We thought this would be the reason for the delay.

Today, Skype made a weird move to eliminate the Skype app for Windows Mobile. Again  Here’s a text grab from Skype’s FAQ page.

Why can’t I download Skype Lite or Skype for Windows Mobile?
Unfortunately, Skype Lite – a version of Skype for your mobile phone – and Skype for Windows Mobile are no longer available for download from our site.

We’ve chosen to withdraw Skype Lite and Skype for Windows Mobile because we want to offer our new customers an improved mobile experience – much like the version that has proved so popular on the iPhone, and which is now available on Symbian phones. Our focus is on providing a rich user experience that allows you to enjoy free Skype-to-Skype and low cost calls as easily on the move as you do at your desktop.

We felt that Skype Lite and Skype for Windows Mobile were not offering the best possible Skype experience.

Can I still use Skype Lite if I already have it?
Yes. People who have already installed Skype Lite can continue to use it throughout 2010.
Can I still use Skype for Windows Mobile if I already have it?
Yes. People who have already installed Skype for Windows Mobile can of course continue to use it.

[Via InformationWeek/ WMPowerUser]

Augmented Identity App Making Its Debut

image You have heard Augmented Reality, which provides broader  and deeper information about your surroundings. You also heard Google Goggles, which can kick off a search to gather information based on an image.  The Astonishing Tribe, a  Swedish mobile software firm, takes face recognition technology, computer vision, cloud computing, and augmented reality with the complex digital lives many of us lead on the Internet,.. to created an app that allows you to gather information on a person and their social networking life simply by pointing your camera phone at their face.

User can just point the camera at a person across the room. Face recognition software creates a 3-D model of the person’s mug and sends it across a server where it’s matched with an identity in the database. A cloud server conducts the facial recognition since and sends back the subject’s name as well as links to any social networking sites the person has provided access to.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GqJHaNRlas[/youtube] Video link

The software even takes note of the position of the person’s head within your field of view, popping up icon links to the subject’s social sites around his or her head without obscuring the strikingly lovely features that caught your attention in the first place.

The recognition algorithms are compatible with the iPhone as well as newer Android phones, though it seems the current demo only runs on phones with at least a five-megapixel camera and the Android OS.

You might wonder where the app gets your information? Remember we told you about all data you pour into Social Networking services daily  such Facebook, Twitter, LinkIn, Buzz… invasive data mining schemes are taking place in the background to harvest and index them all..  Worry?

[Via PopSci]

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Use Cellphone to Deposit a Check

In the near future, you might not even have to visit a bank or an ATM to deposit a check. You’ll simply snap a couple of photos of it with your cell phone.

image Believe or not, paper checks are still largely being used for daily transactions. But the chore of deposit them to the bank might be soon replaced with new technology.

Applications to do just that are already available for Apple’s iPhone and other gadgets from USAA, a company that provides insurance and banking mainly for military veterans. Chase, Bank of America and Citibank are among the banks planning to release similar applications this year.

Although the technology, known as remote-deposit capture, promises to save consumers time, it adds a new wrinkle to concerns about fraud and the privacy of financial data. But the banks and the technology companies helping them say they have largely overcome these concerns. And with new guidelines from federal regulators, more banks could start to feel comfortable putting the technology in consumer hands.

Here’s how it works. When you take a picture of a check, a computer that receives the image looks for the amount, the check number and the digits on the bottom with information on the check writer’s account number and the bank’s routing number. A photo of the back of the check verifies that it’s been signed by the recipient.

A banking clearinghouse then routes the funds from the check writer’s account to that of the recipient. That also prevents the same check from being deposited multiple times.

Remote-deposit capture started as a way for big companies and financial institutions to process huge numbers of checks without having to ship them around the country.

The same technology is present in ATM machines used by Bank of America and other institutions so customers can submit checks without a deposit slip.

[Source Yahoo Via Tom Truong]

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Yahoo & Twitter Partnership Details

image Followed to a similar partnership with Google and Microsoft Bing, yesterday Yahoo announced it struck a content sharing partnership agreement with Twitter. Twitter is a microblogging ecosystem that let users pour in about 50 millions of updates daily. The gigantic tweet pool constitutes a gold mine for real time search. According on the agreement, Yahoo will have full access to Twitter stream of updates.

Mashable just got details on what this partnership exactly entails.

  • Access to your Twitter feed on Yahoo: On Yahoo Mail, Sports, the homepage, and other Yahoo properties, you will be able to check the most recent tweets of your friends.
  • Ability to update status from Yahoo: Yahoo will become a Twitter client, allowing you to update your status from multiple locations on Yahoo. We’re not sure if this is going to be through widgets or another method.
  • Yahoo Search and media integration: Public Twitter updates will be integrated throughout Yahoo Search, News,  Finance, and Entertainment, among other properties.
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FillAnyPDF Fill PDF Form & Collect Data

image FillAnyPDF is a convenient Web based solution to possibly replace the need for a Fax  machine.

Upload your PDF form and link to it so other people can fill it out and sign it online.  The recipients don’t need to sign-up to the service.  They can download the form to keep a copy. You would need to sign in to collect information from the filled forms.

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Slacker Radio Announces Version 3.0 for BlackBerry Smartphones With Wireless Station Caching

Slacker, today announced the availability of Slacker Radio 3.0, music streaming for BlackBerry model 8500 and higher, including all BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Tour and BlackBerry Storm series and most newer BlackBerry Curve series Smartphone’s.

Music lovers can now cache their favorite Slacker stations wirelessly directly to their BlackBerry smartphones to enjoy personalized radio on-the-go regardless if they are still connected to a wireless network or not.

Slacker Radio for BlackBerry 3.0 is available today by visiting Slacker.com from a BlackBerry® Browser and will soon be available on BlackBerry App World.