My first impression with OSX Lion

My first impression with OSX Lion

My first impression with OSX Lion



It has been three days, trying to tame the Lion or is the other way around ? 😛
I want to set some things straight, first of all I am not an Mac fanatic but sure I am of OSX !! So the OSX rests inside my PC , I am not going to say how it got inside my PC for that you got to check out (http://www.hackintosh-india.com).
These are my first impressions with OSX Lion,

  1. Yes changed wall paper, a mighty Lion this time.
(For most lay men, this would be the only change!!)
     2.Window framework looks different, new light theme and new views like iTunes cover flow inside all folders with multitouch support !!
3.Mission control brings all running apps in one view, built on earlier expose.
4.Launchpad brings all installed applications on desktop view and can be navigated using multitouch.
5.New look for ical, mail and FaceTime included by default.
Now getting bit technical while digging inside,
1.Versions a new feature saves different versions of a same document , bringing time machine feature to common documents enabling me to get past versions of document.

2.Auto save feature saves all application and documents   automatically, no more worries on sudden system shutdown or power off.

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Security : Experts say Lion is king of security, really?

  1. ASLR : Address Space Layout Randomization
 This regularly changes how applications and programs are loaded onto the OS’s memory, and where they are located in the memory. this means hackers cannot any longer use exploits that assume data will be found in fixed locations, thereby improving the OS’ protection against hacking.
   2.Application Sandboxing
Another key security feature of Mac OS X Lion is a shielding system called application sandboxing. This limits the kind of interaction apps can have with the OS, with apps having to go through an approval process so they only use the parts of the OS they need to run. this is designed to keep malware at bay.
 3. FileVault Encryption
Apple has also rebuilt the FileVault encryption system, which now allows users to encrypt an entire hard drive rather than just files while also allowing disk contents to be encrypted when the Mac is powered-off.
Conclusion : Well  OSX has come a long way from the initial crash at random Operating System, It has proved itself with its Leopard series operating systems. Now with its latest iteration Lion, it may just be the worlds most advanced operating system available to end users !!

Two good Android smart phones in india at 8k and 13 k for july

Two good Android smart phones in india at 8k and 13 k for july

Two good Android smart phones in india at 8k and 13 k for july



spice Mi-410 (`13000)

Specifications :
CPU : 1GHz Scorpion, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
GPU : Adreno 205 GPU,
Display : 4.1”, TFT capacitive touch screen
OS : Android 2.2, Froyo
Camera : 5MP Rear Camera/ Front VGA Camera
Memory : 512MB RAM, 2GB ROM
Battery : 1400 mAh

Info:
Spice Mi-410 is a rebranded Huawei IdeosX6, and the only sub 15k phone in India boasting a Snapdragon 1 Ghz processor. This phone has been rebranded worldwide and known by a dozen names. It has a front facing camera for video calls and supports HSPA 3G speeds. It scores well at phone performance due to its cutting edge processor and plays HD video. It has a large display but not a scratch resistant gorilla display. The camera is above average and supports HD recording. The battery fails considering today’s standards but may last a day. Spice ships the device with Android 2.2 Froyo, but other brands such as Viewsonic may ship it with Gingerbread 2.3 so this device could be a good upgradable phone. Considering the price Spice Mi-410 is a good buy.
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Micromax – A70 ( ` 8000 )

Specifications :
CPU : 600 Mhz
Display : 3.2”, TFT capacitive touch screen
OS : Android 2.2, Froyo
Camera : Primary camera: 5MP, Secondary- 0.3MP
Battery : 1450 mAh

Info:
Micromax A70 is a successor to its A60 Android mobile. It differs from it’s A60 cousin by its full capacitve touch screen, front facing camera for video call , 3.2” screen and a better battery.
It is the cheapest Android phone in the country to support a front facing camera for video calls.
I don’t think there would be a gingerbread update for this phone due to it’s very low powered processor. It has a better battery than the above spice  Mi-410 .
For it’s price, A70 is a good buy in this segment.