Wednesday, August 24, 2011

NOKIA Planning to build "Slate tablet" with Windows 8 OS..[Exclusive Pics]

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Nokia fully expects, and plans, to do what Microsoft and its handset partners have so far been unable to do: make 
Windows 8 a must-have Mobile platform.


 NOKIA is reportedly considering plans to build Slate tablet with Windows 8 based OS..Its said Nokia Slate tablet would be available by the end of 2012.The move would be a response to the success of Apple's iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad, as well as Android-based tablets and smartphones from Google and its manufacturing partners. To create its tablet competitor,

While Windows 8, with its Phone 7-inspired touch interface looks promising, I have to wonder if Nokia`s rumored Slate tablet plans would be an Xbox 360-style success or a Kin-sized disaster. There are several pitfalls that could trap the company. If the purported tablet has 3G or 4G connectivity, will Microsoft and its carrier partners offer expensive pricing, as happened with the Kin? Will Microsoft stick with its tablet over the long term or will the Microsoft-branded device be discontinued as soon as it appears, another Kin specialty.
Perhaps Nokia plan is to do something similar to what Google did with the Android-based Nexus One. By building its own tablet,Nokia is in a unique relationship with Microsoft, contributing a range of its own assets that can show the world what a properly envisioned Windows 8 tablet should look like. A Windows 8 tablet free of manufacturer crapware and with killer specs that would make any iPad 2 owner blush.


Nokia To Hit Every Price Point

As for the Slate tablet, Tom’s Guide points to a comment left by Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin on a mobile forum. According to Murtazin, Nokia’s 2012-2013 strategy includes a few inexpensive, sub-100-euro phones, a mid-tier S60 fifth-edition phone, a mid- to high-end Symbian device, a few high-end Windows Phone 7 handsets and one Windows Phone 8 tablet, scheduled for 2012 – but which Murtazin expects will be delayed until 2013.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop & Microsoft's chief executive Steve Ballmer where speaking at the company's annual partner conference in Washington which was broadcaste live on the internet.

'This year, one of the most important things that we will do in the smart device category is really push forward with Windows 8-based slates,' said Ballmer. 
'This is a terribly important area for us.'
While visiting Finnish television program A-Plus, Stephen Elop CEO of Nokia was asked about the possibility of a Nokia tablet. Elop emphasized that Nokia would not be joining  the tablet market if they could not differentiate themselves from other tablet makers.
“There are now over 200 different tablets on the marketplace and only one of them is doing really well………I don’t want to be the 201st tablet on the market that you can’t tell from all of the others, we have to take a uniquely Nokia perspective” -Stephen Elop-
 On the subject of whether a Nokia tablet would be running Windows Phone OS, Elop said that they are definitely weighing their options and are trying to figure out what is the best tablet strategy for Nokia


  Microsoft already does something similar for computers with its Signature PC program through the Microsoft Store. Signature PCs are basically computers made by companies such as Dell, HP and Samsung that are sold without trial ware and optimized for performance by Microsoft. The company's Notified Nokia Windows 8 Slate tablet may be just an extension of the Signature PC program, but with a Nokia-Microsoft branded device..
Nokia is already hard at work with the development of its first handsets that would run under Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Operating System (OS), and a few more details on the matter have just leaked into the wild.
But according to Ă–istamo, it means that Nokia is going to be very careful that any changes will not break Windows Phone applications or disrupt the development environment for programmers.
"Even if we have the right to change it, it would be unwise to change it in ways that cause problems,"


However, what's interesting is that, along with these Windows Phone 7 handsets, Nokia is also rumored to be working on the development of a Windows 8 tablet PC.
 

“Nokia R&D - 4 Windows Phone 7 and 1 Slate tablet (Win8 presumably). 2 phones used chassis 1, 2 based on chassis 2 - like HTC Ignate (middle end),” the aforementioned tweet reads. 

"Nokia Windows 8 Slate tablet will be a Killer device"
                                -Quinn Jacobson-
                                               -:Research leader 





But would you be more interested in buying a Nokia Windows 8 Slate tablet or a Windows 8 tablet from typical device makers such as Sony or HTC?

Other than that we don’t know anything more about this Nokia Windows 8 Slate tablet, but will be sure to post more details as and when we get them.
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Saturday, August 20, 2011

How To Crack Your Own WIFI WEP Network To know How Insecure is your WIFI.

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I Cracked my So Called Secure WEP Wireless network in just 5 min & Now its your turn to find Out Just How Insecure It Really Is..
 



"Wired Equivalent Privacy" (WEP) is fast becoming the most insecure wireless encryption for networks.Anyways, cracking a WEP encryption can be done fairly easily but We’re constantly telling you that using WEP to ‘secure’ your wireless network is really a fools game, yet people still do it. Today I’d like to show you exactly how insecure WEP really is, by showing you how to crack a WEP-secured network password in less than 5 minutes.
Disclaimer: This is for educational purposes only to show you why you should seriously upgrade your router or change your wireless security. To break into a wireless network that doesn’t belong to you is a criminal offence, and we don’t accept any legal responsibility if you decide to use this tutorial maliciously.

Requirements

  • Bootable DVD of Backtrack5, a security focused Linux live-CD that comes pre-loaded with all the utilities we need.
  • Wireless card/chipset capable of being put into monitor mode. The best way to find out if yours is compatible is just to try it, as Linux drivers are being added all the time and nowadays quite a few cards are compatible. If you want guaranteed compatibility, I recommend the USB Alfa AWUS036H, which is incredibly powerful and has an external aerial connection.
  • The WEP network needs to be active – that means other clients are connected already and doing things on the network. There are other methods that don’t require other clients to already be connected, but I won’t be exploring those today.

Download & Boot Up Backtrack

Once you’ve got your Backtrack live-CD burned and ready, boot off it. You should get a screen similar to this.
Press enter to start the Backtrack boot menu, and choose the first option.
Eventually, you’ll boot into a command line Linux. Type startx to load a graphical interface (not needed really, but makes some of us feel more comfortable).
Once you’ve booted into the graphical interface, open a terminal so we can begin. It’s the>_ icon at the top of the screen. Yes, we’re going to use the command line, but don’t worry I’ll be here to hold your hand through the whole process.

Check Your Wireless Card

Start by typing
iwconfig
This will list all the network interfaces on your computer, so we’re looking for either awlan0ath0or wifi0 – which means it’s found a wireless card.
Next, we’ll attempt to put that card into “monitor mode”. This means that instead of trying to join a single network and ignoring everything else not destined for itself, it’s going to instead record everything we tell it to – literally grabbing everything it can possibly see. Type :
airmon-ng start wlan0
If all goes well, you should see something that says: monitor mode enabled on mon0. This means it’s managed to successfully switch your device into monitor mode.
Now, let’s scan the airwaves to figure out some more information about our wifi networks. Type:
airodump-ng mon0
This command is going to give you a screen full of information about every single wireless network and every client connected to them.
Find your Wifi network in the list, and copy the long hexadecimal number from the column labelled BSSID (this is actually the physical MAC address of the router in question). In this case my network is called wep-network, and I can see from the security column that it’s been secured with WEP. The next step is to focus the wifi card to listen only to the packets relating to this network, and lock it to the correct channel (as seen in the CHcolumn) – by default, it’s actually scanning every channel, so you’re only seeing a small percentage of the traffic you want. We can lock it down by first copying the BSSID down, then pressing CTRL-C to end the current command, and typing this:
airodump-ng -c <channel> -w <output filename> - -bssid <bssid including :'s> mon0
for example, for the network with BSSID of 22:22:22:22:22:22 on channel 11, saving to a file set named “crackme”, I’d type this:
airodump-ng -c 11 -w crackme - -bssid 22:22:22:22:22:22 mon0
When you’ve done this, the same display will appear again, but this time it will actually be recording the data packets to a file, and it’ll be locked into your target network (so you won’t see any unrelated clients).
Two things I want you to take notice of here – first is the bottom half of the screen that shows connected clients. You need to have at least one person connected to the network in order for this to work. Second is the column labelled #Data on the top half. This is how many useful packets of data we’ve captured so far. With any luck, it should be rising – albeit slowly. I’ll tell you now that we need around 5,000 – 25,000 to be able to crack the password. Don’t worry if it’s rising really slowly though, this next command will forcibly inject a bunch of data packets until we have enough.
Open up a new terminal tab by hitting SHIFT-CTRL-T and enter the following command, replacing where appropriate. The client station address is shown on the airodump tab, in the bottom half where it says STATION. Copy and paste it at the appropriate place into the command:
aireplay-ng --arpreplay -b <bssid> -h <client STATION address> mon0
For example
aireplay-ng --arpreplay -b 22:22:22:22:22:22 -h 33:33:33:33:33:33 mon0
After about a minute or so, you should start to see the number of data packets reported in the airodump window rise dramatically, depending on how good your connection to the network is.
Once the number of packets collected has reached about 5,000, we are ready to start cracking those packets. Open up yet another new console window, and type:
aircrack-ng -z -b <bssid> <output filename from earlier>*.cap
The output filename is the one you specified earlier when we narrowed down the airodump utility to a particular network. In my example, I used the name “crackme”. Don’t forget to add a “*.cap” to the end of your chosen filename. In my case, it would be:
aircrack-ng -z -b 22:22:22:22:22:22 crackme*.cap
If you have enough packets, the screen will tell you the key within a few seconds. If not, it will wait until there is another 5,000 packets to work with, then try again. Now you can go make coffee. In my case, it found the password instantly with 35,000 packets – the entire process took about 3 minutes.
If it gives you a password in hexadecimal form, like 34:f2:a3:d4:e4 , then just take the punctuation out and type in the password as a string of numbers and letters, in this case34f2a3d4e4 . That’s it – that’s how easy it is to hack a WEP-secured network.

Conclusion

I hope you agree – friends don’t let friends use WEP! There really is no excuse for using WEP in this day and age, and if your router truly doesn’t support any other forms of security then either buy a new one or contact your ISP quickly to give you a free replacement. Aibek actually showed you how to change your wireless security back in 2008! Unfortunately, Nintendo DS devices will only work with WEP networks, so perhaps it’s about time to switch your portable gaming to the iPhone.
If you’re still not convinced, next time I’ll show you some of the devious things a hacker can do once they’ve obtained access to your network – think along the lines of stealing all your passwords, and seeing everything you browse on the Internet!


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Friday, August 12, 2011

Exclusive Leaked Pics & design of iPhone 5...(This Could Be iPhone 5 look like?)

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There’s no shortage of rumors swirling about the iPhone 5 right now, but we’ve got some enlightening information (and an image) that might help paint a better picture of what Apple’s next play in the mobile market could be. While the current crop of chatter on the internet suggests the iPhone 5 will be little more than a spec bump to the iPhone 4, that’s not the story we’ve been hearing at all. In fact, the device could look something a little more like the image above — an image which is our rendering based on information from a variety of sources...
Last month, we saw a leak of the design specification which claimed to be for the iPhone 5. Chinese case manufacturers seem to be betting on that design as they've alreadystarted producing cases based on that design document. We'd even requested and received some early renders based on the case designs. 

Given how predictive the case designs have been in the past, we commissionedCiccareseDesign to create high quality renderings made as closely as possible to the original leaked case designs. Measurements were taken against the original case design leaks, and then imported into 3D modeling software. 

 

For starters — as I reported back in January on Engadget — the design of the phone is set to radically change (“a completely redesigned handset”). Our sources say the new model (or at least one of the new designs in testing) looks “more like the iPod touch than the iPhone 4.” The phone will be thinner than the iPhone 4, and may have a “teardrop” shape which goes from thick to thin (something along the lines of the MacBook Air profile).

The designs show manufacturers what areas need to be open or exposed for cases, but reveal little else. In the past, this has caused some misunderstandings about future features. iPad 2 cases seemed to suggest an extra port at the top of the device, but that turned out to be a space for a microphone hole. Similarly, there are a few areas on the iPhone 5 case designs that are open to interpretation. Click on the images for a larger view.


The elongated hole for the home button has suggested that the home button may itself also become more oval in shape. That is the direction our designer took as well. It's also possible, however, that the home button will retain its round shape and Apple has simply allowed extra space for swiping across the home button in a left to right or right to left manner. These's been some speculation that Apple could allow such a gesture for users to quickly switch between multitasking apps.
The exact screen size is another aspect that was hard to determine on the design drawings alone. Our renderings have enlarged the screen size to the space shown on the case designs. But, Apple has introduced a "swipe down" from the top of the screen notification system in iOS 5 that could benefit from some extra finger-space near the top of the screen in order to properly register. So, it may be that the screen isn't quite as large as depicted by the cases, and simply Apple allowing for extra space for these swipes. The representation here, however, does show a 4 inch screen which preserves Apple's current screen ratio. Rumors have suggested that Apple may be enlarging the screen size in the upcoming iPhone models. 
  
The fluctuation, I believe, will come when a new device from Apple is launched, whenever that may be, and that we will be, on the first time, on equal footing with our competitors on a new phone hitting the market, which will also be a global device.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Windows Phone 7 will beat iPhone and Android according to Developers & IDC

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WindowsPhone



Report claims Microsoft’s Detailed Plan to Rule the Mobile World with Nokia, RIM, and Skype..
There are two ways to look at this plan: first, it’s definitely a bold bit of forward thinking by Microsoft, and it allows the company to leverage development efforts across multiple platforms while providing the opportunity for a massive fresh start in the marketplace if and when the new branding is unveiled.It wasn’t so long ago that Redmond’s Windows Phone reboot mantra was “the phone is not a PC,” but now it seems everything else is turning into a phone, running the Metro UI on an ARM SoC.
If anyone can make a comeback in the mobile industry, it’s the software giant, Microsoft,but the question remains, can the world’s largest software company ever come back from the Windows Mobile operating system and leave a real mark on this space? The answer, we believe, is yes, and Microsoft is making all the right moves.

Let’s rewind a few years back. Microsoft has a complete monopoly on various industries such as computer’s operating systems (Windows), word processing software (Office), and many more.
The partnership with Nokia is a stroke of genius," says Brian Reed, vice president of products for BoxTone, a provider of mobile device management services. "Nokia is fighting for its life. The company needs Microsoft, and Microsoft needs a strong mobile partner who can deliver compelling hardware."
                                        
Don't forget that, despite Nokia's recent troubles, it still has the largest installed phone base and an overall strong brand.

Even Developers, IDC Pyramid claimed "Microsoft creating One OS to rule them all"


(Credit: Pyramid Research)
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard such optimistic noise from researchers about the chances of Windows Phone. The Nokia partnership will definitely help them out, and having most of the other major cell phone manufacturers on board will ensure that the platform gets broad coverage.
And the major Four reasons: Windows Phone 7 Will Beat iPhone and Android 

1. Will: Strong Partners, Deep Pockets

Ever since Microsoft announced its partnership with Nokia back in February, tech pundits have been buzzing about a possible acquisition. 
"The partnership with Nokia is a stroke of genius," says Brian Reed, vice president of products for BoxTone,
Don't forget that, despite Nokia's recent troubles, it still has the largest installed phone base and an overall strong brand.
"One major advantage Microsoft has is that by being largest software vendor in world, they can bring together more pieces of both corporate and consumer value chains than anyone else," Winthrop says.
Compared to Google, Microsoft has a much longer legacy of selling to consumers and enterprises. They have stronger relationships. They have a stronger sales channel, and even though they lag behind Apple, Android and even BlackBerry as far as apps are concerned, there are still plenty of Windows and Windows mobile developers out there. The gap could close quickly.

2. Will: Cloud Computing and the Advantage of Openness

Google and Microsoft were both more aggressive than Apple about rolling out cloud services, but even if iCloud is Apple playing catch-up, services like iTunes Match and Book synching will make the iPhone even stickier. Looking at smartphones through the consumer prism, why would an iPhone user abandon the platform for Windows Phone (or Android for that matter)?
cloud microsoft mobile smartphones
Productivity, communications and collaborative apps, all with added functionality and cross-platform availability via the cloud, could set Windows Phone apart from other smartphones. Of course, this means that the smartphone provider that should really fear Windows Phone's rise in the short term is BlackBerry.

3. Will: a More 'Productive' Phone

Although Windows Phone 7 is being targeted at consumers, Microsoft's strong history with productivity and business could become a significant differentiator.
"Windows Phone delivers the most seamless Exchange email, calendar and contacts experience, enables full access to documents on SharePoint sites and rich viewing and editing of Microsoft Office documents such as optimized mobile navigation in Word and editing in PowerPoint. Additionally, IRM support, alpha-numeric PIN and Exchange server search are just a few of the features coming in the Mango update that will enhance mobile productivity," says Tim McDowd, senior manager, Windows Phone.
Microsoft's expertise with productivity influences even consumer-focused features. Instead of taking an app-based approach, Microsoft built Windows Phone 7 around a task-centric philosophy.

4. Will: Beyond Tablets, Smartphones

Tablets and smartphones are all the rage today, but neither became popular overnight. Who knows what devices will catch fire in coming years?



Chris Fleck of Citrix believes that Microsoft should do its best to bring new classes of mobile devices to market. "The Windows Phone hardware today is good enough to use but not innovative enough to prompt users to change," he says. "A smartphone was a phone plus a PDA. Now, there's an opportunity to develop 'Nirvana phones.' Take the phone and do more with it. Dock it. Connect it to virtual desktops. Connect it to high-resolution video displays."..

I have to wonder if WP7 will still be Microsoft's smartphone OS in 2015 or if they'll have moved to WP8."

 









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