Google Chrome has now become the most popular application on both Apple IOS and MAC app stores of US, India and some other countries.
This happens just few hours after Google announced the availability of Chrome Web browser for MAC OS and IOS devices on the second day of their developers conference.
This happens in spite of the fact that Google officially accepts that Google Chrome is responsible for the crashing of MAC OS based MacBooks.
Google Chrome as you already know is one of the most popular web browser for Windows OS but it has no presents in the Apple world and hence for IOS and MAC operating systems there is one browser and that is Apple Safari.
But Google want to finish this monopoly of Apple Safari and has recently announced the release of Chrome web browser for IOS and MAC operating systems from Apple at their annual developer conference.
Even after the launch of Google Chrome for Apple’s OS , Safari will remain as the default web browser and Chrome has to rely on Safari for its core working.
One of the main feature this new Chrome web browser is the ability to sync the web data of the browser across multiple Apple OS devices which includes Macbooks, iPhone and iPad. This means that if you leave your web browsing in your MacBook at your home than you can resume the same session on your iPhone’s Chrome browser in your office without typing or remembering the websites which you want to visit.
Google not only launched Chrome web browser for Apple OS but also announced the availability of Google Drive for Apple IOS and MAC operating systems in order to compete with Apple’s and Microsoft’s cloud services. Google Drive is similar to already available online storage services such as Dropbox, Box and SkyDrive which allows users to store files on the company’s servers and the same files will be available for access through any Internet connected device.
Samsung India e store is now taking pre orders for the upcoming Android based projector smartphone Galaxy Beam. Galaxy Beam is the Samsung’s first projector phone and it will be interesting to get a hands on review of this new upcoming smartphone. The pre order price is kept at Rs. 29,900 which i think is quite high because the core specs of this phone are in no way better than Galaxy S3 or Sony Xperia S which are also available in this same price range.
Projector on this phone is one of its main feature. It will be able to project videos and photos on big screens up to 50 inch. Other specs are listed below:
||1 GHz Dual Core
||4 inch TFT (WVGA)
|Micro SD slot
If you are a computer geek than you must be observing that there are vast variety of tablet computers available in market today ranging from Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 50,000. Cheap tablets are basically launched to replace laptops and netbooks as they are usually more expensive than low end tablets. Laptops usually offer more specs but tablet offers more portability and battery life.
To compete with the low end tablets like Micromax Funbook, ACi launched a Rs 5,000 laptop in India. Well it cannot be called a laptop instead it is more resembled to a netbook than to a notebook but ACi is marketing it as a Laptop or Notebook. Here i am attaching the image of this netbook.
Well from the look it is definitely looks like it is made up of cheap quality but what more can be expected at this price range. You are getting a laptop which can run Windows XP flawlessly.
It is definitely a weak laptop as far as performance is concerned. Following are the specs of this baby:
||VIA CPU and Motherboard
Can be upgraded to 1 GB
||1024 X 768
Can be upgraded to 32 GB
||USB 2.0 x 2
LAN Port x 1
SD Card reader x1
Apple iTunes store is now available in 12 Asian countries which includes Hong Kong, Singapore, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Taiwan, Brunei,Cambodia, Thailand and Macau. With the launch of native online Apple iTunes stores in these countries Apple diverse its presence in the World.
Previously if someone from these countries want to buy songs or albums via iTunes store than they can do so only by purchasing so called iTunes gift cards from USA and use them on the official store. But with the launch of native online store, people from these countries can now use their local credit or debit cards to purchase the content from iTunes store.
It is also expected that the prices of songs and album on iTunes stores of these countries will be lower than that of USA. The price of a full Album in these new iTunes stores will range from 7.5$ to 10$ and price per song will be 1$ which is lower as compared to 1.29$ in USA.
Not launched in India
Apple excluded India from its list of launching native iTunes store in Asia. Well exact reason for this exclusion is still not clear but according to analysts due to licensing and piracy issues Apple excluded India from this launch.
But wait a minute India already have an album and song downloading service. Well if you don’t know than you must see Flipkart’s Flyte online music store which offers vast variety of songs from different languages a very affordable rate. Normal rate for downloading a song from Flyte music store ranges from Rs. 9 to Rs. 15 which is far lower than the price per song in Apple’s iTunes store.