Friday, 31 January 2014

iPhone 6 to Come With Solar Screen

Looks like the iPhone 6 rumours are in full swing now! Right after news of the iPhone 6 display already being finalised, comes news that the display will sport self-charging solar panel. Cool right? But no, don’t get excited already and read the complete news with a pinch of salt.
According to Matt Margolis, an analyst writing for Seeking Alpha, the next iPhone will come with a sapphire glass display which will be embedded with solar panels to charge the smartphone on the go. Multiple patents filed by Apple in the past year support his claim.
Early last year, Apple had filed a patent for solar panels in touch sensors. The company later unveiled the mystery stating that the touch panel came equipped with a power mamagement system that would use the power of the embedded solar panels to charge up the display. Considering the display is what uses maximum of your smartphone battery, a solar-powered display panel could considerably reduce the strain on your standard battery, helping the phone stay powered longer.
Apart from the solar panels, reports also state that the display will not be the regular glass display but instead a sapphire glass screen. The sapphire screen will definitely up the premium quotient and improve durability.
Apple is clearly leaning more towards innovations and the ‘wow’ factor rather than hard-core hardware improvements for the iPhones. Will it work? We shall let time tell. For now, our pans are full with salt-grains for all the Apple rumours! 

Could this be Microsoft’s breakthrough into the smart phone industry?
Microsoft incorporation has moved a step further to enhance its success in the smart industry by facilitating a merger with phone giant industry Nokia. Though there has  been a series of legal disputes including one from an Indian firm which was seeking to block the assimilation of Nokia, everything else has flowed well and it may be one big boost to both companies.
Looking at Microsoft’s success in the computer industry especially with the widely used computer program-mes and operating systems, it may mark the beginning of a new era in the smart industry as Nokia has a great coverage in the whole globe and they command a large consumer market.
On the other hard Microsoft has been in the business for a long time and when the two come together we can vaguely predict what we can expect from both fields. It will also help as Nokia has always been trying to command the smart phone industry but with brands like Samsung and Apple selling much and coming up with new and so complicated devices daily it had been a rough ride for them.
Now the competition is stiff and we may never know what is next but it is obvious greater thing are already popping.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits cinemas on April 18, 2014 
The film sees Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) more comfortable in his Spider-skin these days and enjoying his abilities, along with girlfriend Gwen Stacey (Emma Stone). But his good mood is about to be tested when new villains appear in the shape of Jamie FOX Electro and Paul Giamatti’s Rhino, and rich kid Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) tells Peter that he’s been under surveillance by Oscorp. Yikes.

Salman Khan wants Katrina Kaif in his new Audi RS7 Sportsback car
Bollywood actor Salman Khan was the first to buy the  Audi’s most powerful car RS 7 Sport back in India as soon as it was launched yesterday, Jan 6, 2014, in Mumbai.When he was asked who he will gift his brand new car, the “Wanted” star said his ex Katrina Kaif would look good in his new Audi RS 7 car, but also said that he was not buying it for gifting it to her.He took this opportunity and urged his fans to be cautious while driving speed cars and to take care of the people who are sitting inside the car and outside.

World’s Top 5 Richest Business Tycoons

NO.1 :CARLOS SLIM :Telecom, Mexico. Telecom tycoon who pounced on privatization of Mexico’s national telephone company in the 1990′s becomes world’s richest person for first time
NO.2: BILL GATES: Software visionary is now the world’s second-richest man. Net worth still up $13 billion in a year as Microsoft shares rose 50% in 12 months, value of investment vehicle Cascade swelled.
NO.3: WARREN BUFFET : America’s favorite investor up $10 billion in past 12 months on surging Berkshire Hathaway shares; says U.S. has survived economic “Pearl Harbor,” but warns recovery will be slow.
NO.4 : MUKESH AMBANI : Global ambitions: His Reliance Industries, already India’s most valuable company, recently bid $2 billion for 65% stake in troubled Canadian oil sands outfit Value Creations. Firm’s $14.5 billion offer to buy bankrupt petrochemicals maker LyondellBasell was rejected.
NO.5 : LAKSHMI MITTAL : London’s richest resident oversees ArcelorMittal, world’s largest steel maker. Net profits fell 75% in 2009. Mittal took 12% pay cut but improved outlook pushed stock up one-third in past year.


The world’s largest search engine Google has reported a massive shoot of profits in the fourth quarter of the ended year.  Google reported that their profits shot up by 17 per cent compared to the one recorded in 2012. The company credited this success to their strong advertising revenue which have surpassed rivals Facebook and  Yahoo.
Google earlier sold Motorola which they had acquired just two years ago to Chinese phone electronic giants Lenovo. In a report regarding the sale of Motorola they said that the company had recorded a loss of $384 million in the past year which more than double compared to the $152 million which it recorded in the 2012. The sale of Motorola was welcomed well in the stock market as Google shares immediately shot up. Lenovo acquired Motorola at a cost of $2.91 billion in what comes as its bid to try to breakthrough into the western market of America.
The sale of Motorola had come as a surprise move from Google but as it has emerged it was one well calculated move as the company (Motorola) has been viewed as the dragging element in the Google company. It has therefore been hindering the rise of Google shares in the stock market.
Google in a report said that Motorola would be better when served by Lenovo. Lenovo will be able to compete with rivals Samsung, Apple and Huawei in the market as it establishes its expanding business venture to the west.

Monday, 6 January 2014

ISRO joins the elite club: GSLV D-5 successful

It was a quite euphoric rush of emotions at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on Sunday evening after the successful launch of GSLV D-5. The GSLV D-5 carrying communication satellite GSAT-14 lifted  off from the ISRO's Sriharikota port at 4:18 pm.
After overcoming several hurdles, ISRO's attempt to establish credibility in launching India's communication satellite has finally succeeded. With this, India joins the list of space-faring nations United States, Russia, France, Japan and China who have seen success with indigenous cryogenic engines.

"Not many countries have mastered this complex technology. We have qualified the cryogenic engine. It's a milestone," said K Radhakrishnan, Chairman, ISRO. Indian Space research organization was under huge pressure to develop its own engine as the ISRO had already used six out of seven cryogenic engines that India had bought from Russia. However the officials were very confident of launching this successfully.

"I'm proud to say that ISRO has done it. The Indian cryogenic engine has performed as predicted as expected for this mission and injected precisely the GSAT 14 communication into the intended orbit. It is another major achievement for the GSLV programme and I would say it is an important day for science and tech in the country and space tech in the country," added K Radhakrishnan.

 In the past three years, India has seen two failures - in April and December 2010. Last year, the GSLV flight with an indigenous cryogenic engine was called off an hour before the lift after a leak in the liquid tank.

 This launch was very crucial for ISRO as the technology is extremely complex as the satellite uses liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen at -183 degree centigrade and -253 degree respectively. As it involves fuel usage at extreme low temperatures, it has posed a challenge to several countries, while only a few were able to master it.

No business as usual till Khobragade issue resolved: India

India on Monday made it clear to the US that it cannot be "business as usual" between the two sides till the Devyani Khobragade issue is resolved.

This was conveyed by Vikram Doraiswami, Joint Secretary (Americas), to US Ambassador Nancy Powell when she met him at South Block here.

Doraiswami firmly put across to the US envoy that "it is your process and you have to sort it out", sources said.

New Delhi's assertion assumes significance in the context of the January 13 deadline for the indictment in New York of senior diplomat Khobragade on visa fraud charges.

The US said last month it is proceeding with the prosecution of Khobragade and has no intention of withdrawing the case of visa fraud against her.

India has been demanding the withdrawal of the case against her and an apology from the US for the treatment meted out to the 39-year-old diplomat, including a strip search and detention with criminals after her arrest on December 12.

The incident led to strong protests by the Indian government and widespread indignation in India. At the time of her arrest, Khobragade was the Deputy Consul General in New York. She was subsequently transferred to India's Permanent Mission to the UN.

A 1999-batch IFS officer, Khobragade was arrested on charges of making false declarations in a visa application for her maid Sangeeta Richard. She was released on a USD 250,000 bond.

India retaliated by downgrading privileges of a certain category of US diplomats among other steps last month.

HLT sting op impact: Kejriwal suspends 3 Delhi Jal Board officials

Vinod Kumar, Chief Water Analyst, DJB
Chief water analyst Vinod Kumar, patwari Sunil Kumar and meter reader Atul Prakash were suspended following orders by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
  • Will Kejriwal be able to defeat Tanker mafia-DJB nexus?

Samsung S5 launch announced
Samsung has recently announced the launch of their next phone S5 which all of us are waiting for.
Samsung Galaxy S5 launch will happen in February at around the Mobile World Congress event held in Barcelona, Spain.
It is expected to come with a 5 or 5.2  inch screen with 3GB Ram and 16 megapixel camera.
New Android 4.4 Kikat version will also be there.

Beyonce Recorded 80 tracks for Suprise
Beyoncé has revealed she recorded more than 80 songs for her surprise self-titled album, released earlier this month.
The “Crazy In Love” singer was forced to cut down scores of recorded content before she released BeyoncĂ© with 14 tracks.
In a video published on her website, she said: “When I started picking the songs that I gravitated towards – because I recorded about 80 songs – it was the songs that were more effortless for me that stuck around that I still love that I loved a year ago when I recorded them.”

Oz wins Ashes, 5-0
Australia beat England in the fifth test match of The Ashes Series, by a long margin of 281 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday to secure a 5-0 series sweep.This is the third time in the history of Ashes that either side had completely whitewashed the other , after the 1920-21 and 2006-07 triumphs.
For the winning side , George Bailey put paid to those hopes when he took a brilliant catch after a Harris delivery had taken an inside edge and looped over his head off Pietersen’s pad.While Australia’s bowlers continue to make life difficult for England’s batsmen on a green-tinged pitch, the tourists’ bowlers had failed to make early inroads into the Australian order after reducing them to 140 for four overnight.  Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle and Ryan Harris  took 3 wickets each and Nathan Lyon also helped by bowling .
While in the batting order, Nathan Lyon and certain tay-lenders like Peter Siddle and Ryan Harris and all-rounder Mitchell Johnson contributed alot to the total of 448. Chris Rogers knock of 119 was the main key in the Australia’s massive score been scored .
For losing side, England captain Alastair Cook had concluded his contribution to the series when he was caught behind for seven, Ian Bell was dismissed for 16 and Kevin Pietersen departed for six.

‘Rick Ross’ legaled
A US court ruling has allowed Rick Ross to continue using his stage name.
The rapper, real name William Roberts II, had been challenged by a former drug kingpin, ‘Freeway’ Ricky Ross, for appropriating his name and likeness. Using the First Amendment in the United States’ Constitution, which regards, among other things, freedom of expression, the $10 million lawsuit by the reportedly reformed Ricky Ross came to nothing.

Marvel to launch new Comic
Comics publisher Marvel will begin putting out Star Wars comic books and graphic novels in 2015. The comics company has taken over the exclusive rights to the sci-fi franchise from rival publisher Dark Horse, which began publishing Star Wars comics in 1991.
Marvel Published ther first comic in 1971 from that time they published 107 novels and 3 special edition

Justin recording new Music
Justin Bieber reportedly has been spending his holiday working on new music in Toronto with producer Douglas Romanow. On New Year’s Day, the producer tweeted a picture of himself and Bieber working in Romanow’s Noble Street Studios.
As we all know that Justin tweeted about his retirement and just 45 minutes after he retweeted that he is not leaving us.

20% price lowered on Blackberry Q5 to boost sales
Blackberry has decreased the price of Q5 smartphone by 20% to Rs 19,990 , to boost sales of devices powered by its BB10 operating system.
The device with a Qwerty keypad was earlier priced at Rs 24,990, which now is Rs 19,990.  BlackBerry has introduced a New Year Bonanza offer for its popular Blackberry Q5 smartphone under which customers can purchase the smartphone at Rs 19,990.
The New Year Bonanza aims at providing a powerful mobile device, with cutting edge BlackBerry 10 OS at an affordable prices. The offer is in line with BlackBerry’s commitment towards the Indian market and will help the brand to reach out to more potential customers.
Besides, it is also betting on apps, including taking its popular messaging service BBM to other operating systems, to rake in additional revenue in the coming months.  BlackBerry, in a filing, had disclosed that mounting inventory had cost the company about $1.6 billion in the third quarter and forced it to cancel the launch of two new devices.  

Iball’s new Phablet
Iball will be launching a phablet in the market, the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean-based iBall Andi 5.5N2, priced at Rs. 14,999, with a best buy price of Rs. 13,499. It will be available in a White model, as pictured above.
The smartphone was previously available at an online retailer as the iBall Andi 5.5N2 Quadro, at Rs. 13,215. The iBall Andi 5.5N2 features a 5.5-inch IPS HD (1280×720 pixel) display, and runs on a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex A7 processor, coupled with 1GB of RAM.
The iBall Andi 5.5N2 bears a 12-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash, apart from a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. There is 4GB of inbuilt storage on the Andi 5.5N2 Quadro, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD card.
Connectivity options on the phablet include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPRS, EDGE, GPS, Micro-USB and 3G HSPA+. iBall is also touting the Andi 5.5N2′s wireless display connectivity via Wi-Fi, but makes no mention of the specific technology used.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Kesha making the News
Kesha has been admitted to a rehab facility to treat an eating disorder.TMZ first reported the
news that the “Timber” singer had checked herself into the Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center near Chicago, the same facility Demi Lovato entered in November 2010.”I’m a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself, but I’ve found it hard to practice,” Ke$ha, who has previously said that she is a vegetarian, said in a statement to People on Friday. “I’ll be unavailable for the next 30 days, seeking treatment for my eating disorder … to learn to love myself again, exactly as I am.”The singer gave fans an inside look at her life in the MTV docuseries “Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life,” with season two drawing to a close on December 18. Her trip to rehab comes just one month before she is scheduled to perform in Dubai as part of her Warrior tour. In March and April, she’s slated to perform a pair of North American shows in Hammond, Indiana, and Green Bay, Wisconsin.On New Year’s Eve, Ke$ha unveiled a new video for “Dirty Love” marking her directorial debut. One day later, she tweeted: “Cheers to this year being the best year ever. 2014 gon [sic] be the year of truth and freedom.”A previous MTV Europe Music Awards winner, Ke$ha last year was honored with a New Now Next Award for her single “C’mon,” as well as a Genesis Award for raising awareness of animal issues.

Top 5 Upcoming Movies IN 2014..!!


Rihanna Planning to be Quiet
Rihanna dropped her most recent album, Unapologetic, in November 2012, which means that this is the longest stretch she’s gone without releasing music since 2007 — but  DJ Mustard Roc ,Nation signee hinted that she’s at work on a new project.Between 2009 and 2012, Rihanna dropped one album per year, finally taking a break after releasing her seventh project, Unapologetic, but it doesn’t seem that she’s planning to keep quiet for too long.

Iphone 6 to launch in 2 sizes
iPhone is once again in the rumour mill, with speculation mostly centred around the upcoming model’s screen size.
It is said that iPhone 6 will release in 2 sizes.
4.7 inch and 5.7 with 64bit A8 processor.
The prices will have a difference of about 100$ as per the report.
Any further updates will be posted soon.

Facebook – Top app – Android

Android users may have a facebook application in their phone which have made the Facebook app at the top of charts at the Playstore with around millions of download and millions of comments.
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work , study and live around them.
You can make , find your friends which are on Faceboon by just one click.
You can chat, Poke and even Block those Dawgs who disturbs you.

Friday, 3 January 2014

Indian Mujahideen (IM)

The outlawed terror group Indian Mujahideen (IM) is more lethal and resilient because of the support it receives from Pakistan, according to a new report by an American thinktank.

The report 'Jihadist Violence: The Indian Threat' by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars underlines that the Indian jihadist movement constitutes an "internal security issue with an external dimension."

"The Indian jihadist movement formed organically and as a result of endogenous factors, specifically communal grievances and a desire for revenge, but is more lethal and more resilient than it otherwise would have been, thanks to external support from the Pakistani state and Pakistan and Bangladesh-based militant groups," said the 100-page report.

The decentralized IM network has a loose leadership currently based in Pakistan, but moving between there and the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, said the report authored by noted South Asia security expert Stephen Tankel.

"External support was a force multiplier for Indian militancy rather than a key driver of it. Although the IM receives support from LeT, it should not be viewed as an affiliate within the same command-and-control hierarchy. This distinguishes the IM from some of the other LeT cells or operatives active in India," it said.

The report is based on research conducted over twenty months from January 2012 to September 2013 and draws on primary and secondary source material as well as on field interviews conducted in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

'Help...Please...Anyone' woman's desperate plea for help on Facebook

Susann Stacy turned to Facebook for help after her husband brutally bashed her with a gun and then pulled the home phone out of the wall. Luckily she had wifi internet at home that helped her post a selfie of her battered face.

Sonam's bikini pose during new year celebration in Goa

Guess who flew down to Goa to ring in the New Year. Your got it, Sonam Kapoor. A 5-star hotel with a private beach near Panjm was bulk-booked for Sonam and her gang

Accompanying her during the celebration was also siter Rhea Kapoor and her boyfriend Karan Boolani. looks like the girl got enough time to unwind and let her hair downa fter a month-long shoot in Rajasthan.

Jaitley lambasts Manmohan, calls his press meet a farce

Arun Jaitley
The main Opposition BJP on Friday lambasted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over price rise and corruption, calling his press conference a farce.

Stating that there was nothing new in the PM's press conference, except that he ruled himself out of the third term, leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said the conference was to announce his own farewell. Jaitley tore into the UPA II, saying Manmohan did not express any regret about the over-all corruption and price. Instead, he chose the occasion on Friday to rationalise it.

"Except the announcement he is unavailable, the rest of the PC was a formality and turned out to be a farce. If we read between the lines he admits that his Government failed to curb corruption and check unemployment and contain inflation," he said.

The senior BJP leader slammed the prime minister for rationalising corruption.

"He failed to check corruption in coal block and 2G. He could have stopped it. He said corruption was in UPA 1 but he won following 2009 election. Does he mean to say by winning elections charges of corruption disappear. This excuse could also be used by criminals, who at times win elections," Jaitley said.

Manmohan Singh launches rare attack on Modi, sets the tone

Manmohan Singh
"I have full confidence that the next PM will be from the UPA coalition. I believe it would be disastrous for the country to have Modi as the prime minister," Manmohan said.
  • Narendra Modi as PM would be disastrous for the country, says PM Manmohan Singh

John Abraham married to her girlfriend Priyal Runchal
John Abraham has married her girlfriend Priyal Runchal. They both were in a relationship from the past 3 years. John and Priyal got married in a very private ceremony at Los Angeles.Only family members and close friends were part of the ceremony.
Priyal Runchal is a investment banker and met John in 2010 in a gym where they both were trained.Their friendship went on turned into a good relationship.


Andaaz apna apna  for its sequel in which the cast will be again salman and amir with thier role as amar and prem.
the director of the film raj kumar santoshi is ready with 2 scripts which is for amir and salman and ranbir and shahid..What’s interesting is that if Santoshi makes the film with the younger actors, it would still require the older stars to be a part of it.
A source says, “The sequel cannot be done without Salman and Aamir. They may have to make at least special appearances for the film to work.”

Samsung Note 3 – 2013′s best
What actually makes the phone at the top, We are talking about the features.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a gorgeous and massive screen, screaming quad-core processor, and refined S Pen skills. It also has long battery life, makes clear calls, and takes great pictures.
It has a camera equal to S4 and the gamin experience is very Awesome having a great graphic card.
If you choose this phone , it is value for money.
A lot features to talk.

Poonam Pandey latest photoshoot

From bikinis and tube tops, Poonam Pandey has now graduated to an entirely unexpected look: that of a village girl but without her choli.
Well, this is apparently the look of the Nasha hottie in her second film, to be directed by Ajit Rajpal, the man who wrote Nasha. In the flick, Poonam Pandey will be seen as a village girl who even smokes beedis.


HARRY POTTER  fans knew the eighth movie couldn’t truly be the end.
First, JK Rowling announced a new movie rooted in her wizarding world. Now, fans have a new reason to rejoice: Rowling will produce a Harry Potter play.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Intel on Fire

Intel has big Android ambitions for 2014. The chipmaker’s points of focus for the year ahead include 64-bit processing powr and more tablets.
While still overwhelmingly a purveyor of processors for Windows PCs, Intel knows Android is its ticket to a bigger share of the mobile market.
One way to make a mark is to go to 64-bit, a feature its processors already support on Windows.
Apple made a shock to the tech world by releasing the 64bit A7 processor in the Iphone 5c and 5s.
So Samsung also said to take out a 64bit processor too.

Sony To Launch Window phones

Microsoft may be the best competitor to the tech world in the Window phone series.
Sony has said that they will launch Windows phone in this coming year.
If true, the surprising move could send shock waves through the mobile space. Over the last several years, Sony has been exclusively developing Android-based devices.

Miley Cyrus wanted her performance to be more controversial
So what did Miley really have planned for her end of the year performance? “She wanted to be less dressed and she wanted a sexy set of Baby New Years dancing around like she has been having with the sexy Santa during her Jingle Ball performances.
Even still, Miley’s performance was pretty sexy. Her outfit of a crop top and long fur coat was tantalizing, and made us momentarily forget how cold the weather was.

Virat comes to see me when he is in town: Anushka
Ever since Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli have appeared together in a shampoo commercial, their ‘special bond’ has become the talk of the town. The two are apparently quite fond of each other and it is quite obvious from the recent events.
“ I am not dating him. I am friends with him. I think he is very well brought-up. Yes, when he is in Bombay, he does come and see me, which I think is pretty normal. ”
- Anushka Sharma

Winter transfer windows are opened .  A massive change is going to happen !
here are the top 10 transfer rumours -
10 ) Mario Balotelli to Liverpool

9 )  Lars Bender to Arsenal

8 ) Christian Benteke to Manchester United

7 ) Shinji Kagawa ( manchester united ) in swap change with Marco Reus ( Dortmund )

6 ) Romelu Lukaku to Juventus

5 ) Juan Mata to Valencia

4 ) Benzema to Arsenal

3 ) Andrea Pirlo to the Premier League

2 )  Luis Suarez to Arsenal/Real Madrid

1 ) 10 % chances that this can happen , Lionel Messi to Chelsea . Chelsea announced a bid of £210 million for Messi !

New dawn: Nicklas Bendtner goal keeps Gunners on top
Late goals from Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott spared Arsenal’s blushes and kept them top of the Premier League in a 2-0 victory over Cardiff City as title rivals Manchester City and Chelsea also won on Wednesday.
The conclusion of the congested festive schedule saw a tired display by the Londoners who looked set to draw a blank for the second straight home game before Bendtner bundled home in the 88th minute and Walcott wrapped up the points in stoppage time.
Manchester United’s difficulties returned as the champions were beaten 2-1 by Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford, their sixth league defeat and fourth at home in a stuttering season.
Their rivals Manchester City briefly went top after subduing a battling Swansea City 3-2 away while Chelsea beat Southampton 3-0 on the road and Liverpool won 2-0 at home to Hull City.

I never lossed hope: Ishwar Pandey
Ishwar Pandey has shown everyone that a person can get success only on the basis of hard work. The Ranji player has been selected for India’s tour of New Zealand later this month.
The previous year has been quite successful and turning point of his life. He was the leading wicket taker of the Ranji Trophy (48 wickets) and on the basis of his awssum performance he drew the selectors attention and got selected for the Indian squad.

Gaga’s New

Lady Gaga celebrated their New Year By releasing a new song of a stusio version making a duet with Christiana Aguilera “Do what you want.”
After the midnight of 31st December Gaga Tweeted a link on Itunes “pink champagne, gold lame , hair and fearlessness.”
She wishes that her song goes a great hit and be on the top lost of billboard.
we wosh the same and wish her all the best.


Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Barack Obama can’t have an iPhone ‘for security reasons’

he first US president to use email is banned from having an iPhone – forced instead to use a Blackberry limited to 10

Obama talking on mobile phone
The US president is blocked from using an iPhone because it hasn’t been certified as secure enough for White House use. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters
Despite being the most powerful man in the world, President Barack Obama is not allowed to use an iPhone because his security advisers have claimed it is not secure enough.
“I am not allowed, for security reasons, to have an iPhone,” Obama quipped during a pitch for his healthcare law at the White House, intimating that he was forced to be behind the curve in technology adoption.
His daughters, Sasha and Malia, however, do have iPhones, and “seem to spend a lot of time” using them, he said.

The iPhone is insecure

Obama famously became the first president in US history to use email and battled with the NSA in 2009 to allow him to keep a BlackBerry, a fight he eventually won although it is allegedly restricted to communicating with just 10 people.
Apple’s iPhone has yet to be certified as secure for government and military use by White House staff, meaning that the president and his staff are restricted from using Apple’s smartphone.
Despite not being allowed an iPhone, Obama does have an iPad 2, which was personally given to him by Steve Jobs before the device was released to the public in 2011.

Geek Vs Geek: Google Glass: Revolutionary Tech, or a Gimmicky Fad?

Even if you aren’t a geek, it’s hard to avoid Google Glass, that wearable computer masquerading as a pair of glasses. Is Google leading the way towards a bold new world of tech that becomes part of your clothing, or is it an expensive, dorky, and misguided shot into the dark night of the future?

Once a month, eHow Tech editor Dave Johnson faces off against Rick Broida, who writes about technology for CNET, PC World, and Wired. Follow along as they tackle this question from opposing corners. 
Rick: Google Glass. A $1,500 pair of non-prescription glasses with an on-demand heads-up display so you can focus your attention on whatever information you consider more important than what you’re currently doing: driving, conversing, performing open-heart surgery, and so on. Yay, another distraction! This is the beginning of the end for society as we know it. 
Dave: No, the zombie apocalypse is the beginning of the end of society as we know it. Google Glass is a way for me to watch clips from “The Walking Dead” while I pretend to have a conversation with you. See? Much better.  
Rick: Right, and I suspect you’ll be among the Falling Dead when you fail to notice that open manhole cover while walking down the street. You’ll be among the Freeway Pileup Dead when you start reading e-mail during your next road trip. And you’ll be the Talking Dead when your wife realizes you’ve tuned her out during dinner conversation. Yep, you heard it here first: Google Glass will kill us all! Well, mostly you.
Dave: Okay, so putting aside the fact that you somehow think I’m going to become Chris Hardwick’s Walking Dead after-show, let’s talk Glass. Yes, it’s expensive. You obviously have to be a die-hard geek to invest that much money in a pair today, and it’s hardly even an issue because getting a pair is by invitation only. But it’s truly the future of computing. Do you think that people will check Twitter or driving directions on their phone 50 years from now? No, it’ll be displayed on their contact lenses or injected directly into their brains. Glass is a preview of the absolutely inevitable future.
Rick: No, it’s an experiment in technology, much the way that virtual-reality glasses were back in the 90s. And now that we’re all wearing VR helmets–oh, right, no we’re not. Trust me, no one wants to wear glasses who doesn’t have to. And people who have to don’t want ugly frames and added bulk. They certainly don’t want to have to keep their glasses charged from day to day. I’ll admit to being fascinated by Google Glass from a technology standpoint, but I’ve yet to hear any compelling reasons I’d want to lug it around on my head all day. You have some, I assume?

Dave: What aspect of reading my words eludes you? Sometimes, talking to you is like Ripley telling Weyland-Yutani executives about an alien infestation on LV-426. As I just said, Google Glass is an early prototype of what will someday be far sleeker and more sophisticated, eventually becoming completely invisible. But even today, in its primitive state, Glass has some awesome applications. When I got to play with a pair, I was really taken by a recipe app that displayed instructions in the corner of my eye so I could work in the kitchen with both hands free — and not get a recipe book or iPad covered in flour and butter.
Rick: Ah, so once again, instead of addressing my points, you fall back to your standard cite-obscure-movie-references-to-make-yourself-seem-cooler position. Sadly, there aren’t enough obscure movie references in the world to accomplish that. The recipe thing sounds neat, Betty Crocker, but not $1,500’ worth of neat. I’ve never been in favor of forcing technology into places just because you can, and except for keeping your apron clean, you still haven’t given me any compelling real-world examples of how Google Glass will justify its price or hassle-factors. Also, how will I find it when it becomes completely invisible?
Dave: It boggles my mind that you believe Aliens is an obscure movie. Your cinematic illiteracy notwithstanding, I love the principle that Glass represents — always-on, pervasive access to information without fumbling for any kind of gadget. If you aren’t intrigued by that, you surely must hate technology. In addition to what Glass lets you do out of the box — navigation, picture taking, web searching, sending emails and text, and more — you can browse apps for a ton of other capabilities. Certainly, some Glass apps are gratuitous (like the one that lets you control your Nest thermostat). But scroll the list and you’ll see many apps that are genuinely handy to put in your field of vision, hands-free. The bottom line is that you just dislike computer-y things, because electricity is new and scary. I’ll get off your lawn, grandpa, and I’ll take my frightening computertronic eyeglasses with me.