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Facebook App for iPad

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Facebook released the long awaited app for iPad. It also incorporated support for social games on the mobile versions of its online service. Now, you can easily play games, chat and do much more using the facebook app on this amazing mobile device. Users can also play their favorite games in full-screen mode. Facebook, which already surpassed Amazon in earnings, will be able to generate even more revenue with the help of iPad app. Similar to PC experience; users on Facebook app will have the same experience and will receive alerts in their news feed.

As per the official statement, the iPad app will offer enhanced photo-viewing capabilities and messaging capabilities. It is expected that Apple will help Facebook to promote the new application by featuring it prominently in its App Store.

Download the facebook app from the below link:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/facebook/id284882215?mt=8

Google Plus may help Google’s Real Time Search

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After the differences in agreement with twitter, Google’s Realtime Search was down in July 2011. Twitter discontinued the access to its warehouse of data and without twitter stream of results and updates, the product was less useful. Google’s real time search used to gain much traffic especially during major world events, which displayed relevant data from Twitter, Facebook and other social media services in real time.

But now Google is confident to bring back this feature and is actively working to add the data from Google+ and other real time sources. Now, we have to wait and watch when Google will start its real time search after integrating the Google plus results.

Tim Cook, the Apple CEO

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Timothy D. Cook, famous by the name ‘Tim Cook’, the current CEO of Apple Inc., was born on November 1, 1960 and joined Apple in March 1998. Steve Jobs, the creator and soul of Apple, resigned from the post of CEO on August 24, 2011 and recommended Tim Cook’s name to replace his role. Tim CookTim Cook was already serving as a COO (Chief Operating Officer) and was responsible for the company’s worldwide sales and operations. Before joining Apple, Tim was serving as the Vice President with Compaq.

Tim Cook is an industrial engineer who earned his MBA degree from Duke University in 1988. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division and played a key role in ensuring the development and innovation to an increasingly demanding marketplace. Now, Tim Cook is expected to unveil the much awaited iPhone 5 in October this year. Though, the news is still not confirmed and it is expected that there could be other devices (new iPod or iPad 3) as well along with iPhone 5.

So, what do you think – Can Cook successfully replace Jobs? Let us know your opinion.

Facebook surpasses eBay and Amazon

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Facebook, after surpassing Google for the most visited website in US, has now become the second largest web company with an estimated valuation of about USD 100 billion, which is greater than eBay or Amazon. Now, the Facebook is placed just after Google. Last year, Facebook surpassed ebay and now in 2011, it surpassed Amazon and continue to grow at a very fast pace. Though, Facebook is not yet public, but based on private-market transactions, Facebook has an estimated value of USD 100 billion.

Within hours of this news, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the great news. Last year, when it surpassed eBay, Mark Zuckerberg introduced an improved messaging platform to provide users an application that envelopes e-mail, instant messages, Facebook messages and SMS in a single thread. If a user is conversing over Facebook chat, and later switches over to a mobile device, the conversation stays in the same place, except it is being sent through SMS. So, this year we have to see what new is in store for the users.

Is Facebook trying to overtake Google or at least Gmail by launching the latest email service? Well, with the pace facebook is going it may take just couple of years to overtake Google and become the largest web company.

HP TouchPad Tablet

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HP TouchPad is a tablet computer designed and developed by one of the major information technology companies, ‘Hewlett-Packard’. HP launched this amazing gadget in July 2011 in some of the countries. HP TouchPad tabletWithin two months, HP announced that no new hardware will be manufactured and the TouchPad tablet running webOS will be discontinued due to poor sales. After the announcement, the units of available models were sold within hours with substantial price reductions. In the USA, HP tablet was sold in $99 for the 16GB model and $149 for the 32GB model.

The HP TouchPad has the 9.7 inch, 1024×768 pixel, multi-touch capacitive touch screen with 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core APQ8060 processor and the device runs HP webOS. It also supports Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth. With HP webOS, you can perform multiple tasks and seamlessly switch between multiple applications. On August 30, 2011, HP announced that they will make another production run of the TouchPad tablet. Now, just wait and see what will be the offered price of Touchpad tablet and will it get the better response than earlier.

Toyota Camry Hybrid Car

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Toyota Camry, a mid-sized car produced by auto manufacturer ‘Toyota’, is one of the most popular cars in America and almost dominated the mid-sized sedan market. The latest Camry promises luxury with better safety features and reliability. It is equipped with the number of standard features like a Smart Key system, dual-zone automatic climate control, sixteen-inch steel wheels and many more. Toyota Camry offers luxurious interiors to make you feel more comfortable.

Camry Hybrid provides the best fuel economy. It features a hybrid gasoline/electric power-train which offers a continuous variable transmission. Camry Hybrid was first introduced in 2006 as a 2007 model, and quickly became the second best-selling hybrid car, after the Prius. Toyota Camry 20122011 Toyota Camry’s base model bears a standard 2.4-Liter four-cylinder engine to provide 147 Horsepower and the top model of Camry possesses 3.5-Liter V6 engine with 268 hp.

2012 Camry Hybrid is also ready to be available to buyers before the holidays and Toyota is assuming to double its sales to around 50,000 in the first year. 2012 Camry Hybrid claims to have better fuel economy and has increased it to 43 mpg, an impressive 12 mpg increase in city driving by trimming the size and weight of the battery pack and enhancing the hybrid system’s power management. Camry Hybrid will face the stiff competition with Ford Fusion Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

In all, the 2012 Camry Hybrid offers plenty of power, excellent interior, loads of features, and an impressive fuel economy.

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2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Ford Edge Car – Edge gets noticed

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With its dashing and catching tagline ‘Edge gets noticed’, Ford presents the 2012 Edge. Ford Edge is a mid-size crossover SUV, based on the Ford CD3 platform. The first generation Edge was showcased in 2006 with 3,496 cc engine and 265 Horsepower. In 2007, Ford Edge received several honors and awards.

In 2010, Ford unveiled the new face lifted version of Ford Edge which came with three new engines: 2.0L, 3.5L and 3.7L. Ford Edge 2012This version of Edge incorporated capacitive touch controls in place of conventional buttons and color LCD displays.

2012 Ford Edge beats all the previous models with its new looks and better mileage. This time, the Edge is available in 4 different models (SE, SEL, Limited and Sport as the top model). Edge Sport’s 3.7L V6 engine delivers best-in-class 305 Horsepower. Ford Edge lets you choose seven-color programmable ambient lighting to suit your mood and enjoy the ride.

Barnes and Noble’s Nook to give competition to Amazon’s Kindle e-book Reader

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Barnes and Noble’s ‘Nook e-Reader’ is a sleek and light weight e-Book reader with touch screen display, Barnes and Noble's Nookthus eliminating the need for many buttons which were presented in original nook. Nook e-Reader’s 6-inch display utilizes E Ink® Pearl technology, which is same as on the Amazon kindle 3G. With 7.5 ounces in weight, it is lighter than a paperback and still holds up to 1,000 books and newspapers with 2 GB internal memory and expandable up to 32 GB using microSD card. It also supports EPUB, PDF and Adobe DRM.

Nook also has an on-screen keyboard which appears whenever you need it. On the downside, Nook features only Wi-Fi connectivity while Kindle also offers 3G connectivity, but with a hefty price tag; you need to shell out some $50 more. With touch screen capabilities of Nook, it makes the navigation easier than Amazon’s kindle which has almost 40 buttons. So, if you do not like the touch screen, then you may opt for Kindle, otherwise Nook has a certain advantage over the current kindle.

So, which one you think will be more popular and win the battle – Amazon’s Kindle or ? Barnes and Noble’s Nook?

Know more about Nook from their official web page: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook-store/379002961/

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