Apple is playing it too safe?

iOS7 Concept

In the past year, the iOS interface has not changed much, and this has been conceivably reflected in the first quarter sales of 2013. So at this point it’s safe to say; a face lift is needed.

An individual with a great sense for aesthetics, Phillip Joyce took a step in the right direction and presented an amazing concept showcasing that there’s plenty of room for change; not only in terms of interface, but also for the functionality of the device. Philip Joyce is the artistic director for a company called “Simplyzesty”, and his video provides a simple reflection of good imagination and creativity. The iPhone’s new interface has been completely revamped for a stimulating viewing experience, and the widgets that are often so useful in our day to day lives can now be found in a better place on the home screen. Compared with the current screen, the concept shows us one that no longer filled with static icons, but with a beautiful dynamism that keeps one informed about the weather, and a list of your favorite music. Now I don’t think Apple will find this concept inspiring unfortunatly, but I at least hope to see a relaunch and something more appealing at the Apple Worldwide Developer’s conference from June 10-14 in San Fancisco.

Apple needs to know we need bigger screens and a reinvented interface!

Twitter for iOS updates to 5.3

What brings new the 5.3 update from Twitter? Twitter Update
One of the important things is the search button that was added and which can help you find the tweets, pictures or persons more accurately. Another big feature that will make a difference especially for older devices, is that the app was optimized to work faster.

Here’s the complete list with the changes:

1.Discover delivers a single stream of Tweets, Trends, Activity  and accounts to follow. Pull to refresh or keep scrolling to see more content

2. Search now shows the most relevant mix of people, Tweets and photos

3. It’s also easier to use search with one button at the top of the app

4. You can see your five most recent searches and tap them to redo the search, or you can clear your recent search history

5. Links instantly open web pages when you tap URLs in your stream

6. Performance improvements make launch times faster, especially for older iOS devices

7. Connect shows interactions like new followers, retweets and mentions by default. You can switch to “few mention only” in settings

8. Improved right-to-left language support for Arabic and Hebrew

9. Bug fixes and other improvements

iOS 6.1 Jailbreak

jailbreak iOS 6.1If you want to give “freedom” to your iDevice, then you should read this…

iOS 6.1 Jailbreak was released today. Evad3rs team, a group of hackers managed to put together an unlock solution for all Apple’s products that have been updated to iOS6 and iOS 6.1.

To jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, iPod you just need to download evasiOn iOS 6.x Jailbreak (which is available for Windows, Mac and Linux), and connect the device to the computer, and from there this special tool will do its magic.

One little advice, if you’re willing to make this step, and go illegal, be sure you back up all your data from the device and synchronize it with iTunes… you never know when something can go wrong and loose precious information.

More details you can find here on evasion Website, where you can also download the software.

 

One more thing I would like to specify… Jailbreaking is not unlocking!

Alphabetical Linux Commands

Linux Commands

Command

Action

< direct input from a file to a command
> direct output from a command to a file
>> append output from a command to a file
| redirect the standard output of one command to the standard input of another
; combine commands
\ escape the following special character
/ execute a script in the current directory
.. parent directory
~ alias for the home directory
$ variable prefix to reference its stored value
(Ctrl+C) kill a running process
(Ctrl+Z) suspend a running process
(Ctrl+D) End of Data marker
alias create a command alias
apt-get add or remove a package, update available list
aspell interactively check and correct spelling
awk match data in a file to a regular expression
basename print the final part of a file path
bg run a suspended job in the background
bunzip2 uncompress a file from zip format
bzip2 compress a file to zip format
cal display a month calendar
cat display the text content of one or more files
cd change working directory
chfn change personal finger information
chsh changing the login shell program
chgrp change the group ownership of a file
chmod change access permission of a file or directory for User, Group, and Others, where numerically Read = 4, Write = 2, and Execute = 1
chown change ownership of a file or directory
cksum print a CRC checksum number and byte count
clear remove previous output from the shell display
cmp compare text or binary files, byte by byte
comm compare text files, line by line
cp copy one or more files to another location
crontab run a recurring job at a specified time
csplit split a file around specified expressions to produce separate files named xx00, xx01, etc.
cut get text form a file by column or delimited field

-c option to specify a column number

-d option to specify a field delimiter

-f option to specify a field number

date display the date and time
dc open the command line desk calculator
df display file system free space
diff compare two text files, line by line
diff3 compare three text files, line by line
dir display directory contents
dircolors list color settings for the is command
dirname print the first part of a file path
du display disk usage of directories or files
echo display input on standard output
ed open a file in a line-oriented editor
egrep match a specified string or regular expression using an extended version of grep
eject open the cd/dvd drive tray

-t option closes an open tray

env display the environment variables
eval construct a command from arguments
exit quit the shell or logout
expad convert tabs to spaces writing standard output
export set an environment variable
expr evaluate an expression
factor display prime factors of a specific number
fdformat low-level floppy disk format
fdisk manipulate the hard disk driver partitions
fg run a suspended job in the forground
file determine the file type
find find a file in a specified hierarchy
finger display personal user information
fmt format paragraph text on standard output

-u option to provide uniform word spacing

fold wrap standard output text at a specified width
for perform a loop
free display free disk space in Mb units
fsck check and optionally repair file system
ftp interactive file transfer via File Transfer Protocol
grep match a specified string or regular expression
groups display group names to which a user belongs
groupadd create a new group

-f option to check if the group already exist

groupdel delete an existing group
groupmod change the name of an existing group
gunzip uncompress a file from gzip format
gzip compress a file to gzip format
hash list commands memorized in this shell session
head output the first lines of  a file

-n option to specify a different number of lines

history display a list of commands in this shell session
hostname display the name of the host computer
id display user and group id numbers
if perform a conditional test
ifconfig display the network interface configuration
init change the system run level

level 1 for maintenance console

level 5 for normal GUI desktop

info show help page for a command hit the Q key to return to a prompt
install copy files, setting ownership and permissions

-o option to specify ownership

jobs display the status of all jobs
kill terminate a job by number, or a process by PID
last display login history in chronological order
less display content, page by page use Page Up and Page Down keys to move hit the Q key to return to a prompt
in create a hard link to a file
login

logout

log in and out of a low-level shell
logname display the user’s login name
look display a list of words matching a given prefix
lpr send a file to the printer
lprm remove a print job from the printer queue
lpq display the print queue and printer status
ls list the contents of the current directory

-a option to include hidden files

-l option to include access permission

-t option to order the first list by time stamps

man show help page for a command hit the Q key to return to a prompt
md5sum produce an MD5 checksum number
mesg discover if your terminal write access in enabled
mkdir mount a file system
mt control magnetic tape drive
mv move or rename a file or directory
nice run a program with specific priority level, argument in range -20(high) to 20(low)
nl number lines of text in standard output
passwd change a user password
paste merge text as columns on standard ouput
ping test if remote host can be reached by sending small data packets and await response

-c to specify the number of pings

pr prepare text content for printing the default format provides a header with date, file path, page number, and 66-line pagination
printenv display the environment variables
printf print formatted string on standard output by substituting arguments of various data types
ps display the process status
pwd print working directory
rcp remotely copy files between two machines
read read lines from standard input
reboot shutdown then restart the system
renice change the priority level of a process PID that is already running with specific priority level argument in the range -20(high) to 20(low)
rm remove files or recursively delete directories
rmdir remove an empty directory – use the rm command to delete non-empty directories
rsync remotely copy files between machines
scp securely copy files between two hosts
sdiff side-by-side comparison on standard output indicating line difference between two files
sed match data in file to a regular expression
seq print a sequence of numbers in a given range
sftp secure file transfer via File Transfer Protocol
shopt display the shell behavior settings
shutdown halts the system at a specified time or reboots
sleep pause for a specified number of seconds
sort  display lines of text sorted alphabetically
split slit a file into pieces of a specified size
ssh secure shell login to a remote machine where you already have an account
stat switch user to root or to a specified username
sum print a checksum number and block count
suspend suspend the current shell

-returns to the user shell for a root shell

sync flush all file system buffers to disk
tac view the text content of one or more files, a reversed line order
tail output the last ten lines of a file

-n option to specify a different number of lines

tar create, update, or extract from a compressed tape archive file – also often gzipped
tee print to both standard output and a file
test evaluates a boolean expression and returns the result as true (0) or false (1)
time run a program and time its system resource use
times display the shell uptime and system uptime
touch create a new empty file or update the timestamp of an existing file
top list all processes running on the system
tr translate one set of characters to another
tty print the name of the terminal device associated with the current shell
type determine a command type
umask prints or sets the user mask value that determines permissions of new files created
unmount unmount a file system
unalias remove an alias
uname display system infomation

-a option to display all information

-n option to display the host name

-r option to display the kernel release

unexpand convert spaces to tabs writing standard output
uptime display system uptime
uniq discard all but one identical lines of input
unzip extract compressed files from a zip archive
usermod modify a user account
users list the name of users currently logged in
vdir verbosely display directory contents
vi launch the vi text editor
w display current processes for each logged in user
watch execute a command at regular intervals
wc display word count, line count, and byte count
wget download a web page and store a local copy
whereis list source and man locations of a command
which display the source file location of a program
whoami display the name of the current effective user
write send a message to another logged-in user
xcalc launch a graphical calculator from a shell window
zcat output compressed text on standard output
zip create a compressed archive in zip format

BlackBerry Z10

BBZ10

Everything started with a name change, from RIM(Research in Motion) into BlackBerry…

Wednesday 30 January 2013, in New York, Thorsten Heins introduced a new touch screen phone, BlackBerry Z10, which will use the new BB10 OS.

 

The BlackBerry Z10  is the phone that can change the faith of BlackBerry company, this is the last hope for a triumphal return in the top wanted smartphones market.

Now the question is if they will be able to regain their clients which chose to migrate to Apple or Samsung platforms.

BlackBerry Z10 specs:

-Size:

  • Heigh 130 mm
  • Width  65.6 mm
  • Depth 9 mm

-1,5 GHz TI OMAP dual-core processor

-2 GB RAM

-4.2 inch LCD with a 1280×768 resolution, 356 ppi

-dual-band Wi-Fi

-Bluetooth 4.0

-GPS

-16 GB internal storage

-microSD card (up to 32GB)

-8 MP rear camera

-2 MP front camera

-1080p HD video recording

-4G LTE

-NFC technology integrated

-removable 1800 mAh battery (up to 10 hours talk time – 3G)

A great feature of the BlackBerry OS 10 is that users can check their emails, calendar and other updates without having to exit the current app you’re using.

 

The price for BBZ10 is $149.99 with a 3 year Agreement and 349 with a 2 Year Agreement.

Linux basic commands

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Momentarily I’m working at a more complex list of Linux command, but for now  I’m giving you this little preview with basic commands which you can use in a Linux environment.

Command

Action

whoami confirms the current user
hostname confirms the current domain
clear remove previous content from the terminal
exit close the shell terminal window
reboot restart your system
pwd shows the current working directory
logname reveals the name of the user who began the shell session
su login as the root superuser
who -r see the run level details
echo prints out any arguments supplied to the command
env displays a list of standard “environment variables”
cd switch to any directory with the absolute address as argument
cd~ return to home directory
cd.. moves up one directory
-a see all the directory content
-l see long format listing for each item
-t sort the content by the time they were created or last modified
-o supress group ownership details
-g supress user ownership details
basename extract the name of a file, program, or directory from the end of the path address
dirname remove the final part of path address to a file
mkdir create a new directory
rmdir remove directories from the shell
mv move files around your Linux system
cp copy a file to a new location
rm delete one or more files named as its arguments
readlink discover the target to which a symbolic link is pointing
stat list every important atribute pf the file stated as its argument
touch change the last accessed and last modified timestamp attribute of a file
cmp check if two files are identical
cksum generates a Cyclic Redundancy check value and includes the files byte size in the output
find locates a file in the shell
cat view a text file in the shell
head lets you preview the first ten lines of a text file
tail lets you preview the last ten lines of a text file
sort display lines of a text sorted alphabetically
grep displays all lines from a text file that contain a specific string or pattern
look output all lines of text from a file that begins with a specified prefix
gzip compact one or more files into a single archive
unzip extract the contents of an compressed archive
df shows how filesystems are being used, by indicating free space
fsck check for integrity and errors
kill terminate a process
useradd create a new user
chfn change personal information details of an user
finger shows the personal details of any specified user
date displays the date, time, and timezone
cal display a calendar of the current month, and highlights the current day
if config displays  the network interface configuration
ping tests if a computer is reachable across the network
ftp launches an interactive FTP console
lpr takes a filename or a path as its argument to establish a print job to send specified file to the printer
expr enables you to perform simple math calculations at the shell prompt