Friday, August 24, 2012

Apple wins Lawsuit against Samsung and gets $1B over Pattern infringement!

Well at least justice is served! Just because Apple is a successful company, it doesn't mean they don't have rights! It's about time you can only copy a product so long! Maybe this will teach companies not to steal from other companies! Innovate don't imitate! And yes, APPLE BUILT THAT!
Fact:  Apple up $12 in After Hours Trading!

Apple prevails over Samsung in high-stakes patent trial, will get $1 billion

Apple's case that Samsung copied the iPhone and iPad—in pictures

Free tethering on HTC Amaze 4G

A while ago, after I got my Amaze 4G cell, I tried to use the Bluetooth  HotSpot feature that comes with the phone. But...guess what? T-Mobile blocked the free access, so I was supposed to sign up for a special plan that would have cost me extra $14.99/month. Well, I already have unlimited data on my T-Mobile account so why would I wanna pay extra money just to share data between my devices? That's a no brainer :)
So my dear fellow HTC&T-Mobile &Amaze 4G users, I found An app and I tested it for the last few months. It works good. It's free and very easy to install. Ah and it's called FoxFi!
Look for it in Google Play!
It may work for multiple Android phones, but I wouldn't know for sure! And also I forgot to mention that my OS is updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. No rooting required!

Hope it helps!:) 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Transylvania seen through the eyes of an American

My friend John T., a Los Angeles resident, visited Romania twice: winter 1989 and spring 1992. Here are some of the pictures he took back in those days. Description of pictures are made by my friend.
The clock tower in Sighisoara - 1992

Dracula's castle, near Bran - 1992

 Orthodox Church in Transylvania. - 1989

 Transylvania - 1989

 Old ruins are everywhere - 1992 

 Transylvania - 1992

Old street in Brasov - 1992

Rural houses in Transylvania. - 1992

 Transylvania - 1989

 Transylvania - 1992

 Peles Castle, about 40 miles from Brasov - 1992

 Transylvania - 1992

Transylvania - 1992

 Transylvania - 1992

Countryside near Brasov, as seen from train window

Monday, August 6, 2012

NASA Google Doodle - August 6th 2012

London 2012 javelin Google Doodle a first! Though...look again! There you are, Curiosity! Way to go, Google and way to go NASA!
Find the difference!:)

Touchdown: Last night, NASA's Curiosity Landed on Mars!

Curiosity landed at 10:32 p.m. Aug. 5, PDT, (1:32 a.m. EDT, Aug. 6) near the foot of a mountain three miles (about five kilometers) tall inside Gale Crater, 96 miles (nearly 155 kilometers) 7in diameter. During a nearly two-year prime mission, the rover will investigate whether the region has ever offered conditions favorable for microbial life, including the chemical ingredients for life.
The mission is managed by JPL for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The rover was designed, developed and assembled at JPL, a division of Caltech.

NASA precisely positioned a second satellite orbiting Mars to capture the split second when Curiosity fell from the skies.
Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech
MSL team celebrating inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory after receiving the first few images from the Curiosity rover, in Pasadena, California .
Source: Reuters

MSL Flight Director Keith Comeaux (R) celebrates with Martin Greco after the Mars science rover Curiosity's successful landing, at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California .
Source: Reuters
Images released by NASA show the 'Curiosity' rover's first glimpses of Mars.
Source: NASA

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Mars Curiosity Rover Landing Coverage

Today, Sunday August 5th, 8:30 to 10:45 pm Pacific Time you can see Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Rover Landing Coverage LIVE! You can watch it on NASA TV  and also on UStream  at NASAJPL Stream.
More info about the mission on NASA JPL website.
Let's hope for a safe landing!
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech 

This graphic shows the locations of the cameras on NASA's Curiosity rover. The rover's mast features seven cameras: the Remote Micro Imager, part of the Chemistry and Camera suite; four black-and-white Navigation Cameras (two on the left and two on the right) and two color Mast Cameras (Mastcams). Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech