iOS 6 beta download links now available, you can try it if you want

 

Links to the iOS 6 beta are going live all over the place and you can now get it through both legitimate and slightly shady ways and experience the new iOS release before its official fall launch.

Maypalo has posted download links to the iOS 6 beta for the iPhone 4, 4S and 3GS, iPad 2 and 3 and the 4th generation iPod Touch.
Links are also available through the Apple Developer website, but you’ll need a developer registration. Just like with iOS 5 beta a year ago you would need to register your UDID (unique device identifier) with a developer (for a small fee, usually under $5) in order to install the beta. By registering your device’s UDID you agree that your phone will be used as a testing device.
If you want to register your phone’s UDID you can check out these eBay listings, for example. You have to send the developer your UDID, which you find by connecting your device toiTunes, then clicking on it (My iPhone, etc.) and going to Summary, where the first window has aSerial Number. Click on that serial number and iTunes will display your UDID.
iOS 6 Compatible devices

 

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Facebook for WordPress

 

facebook has recently released a new feature o socialising on wordpress.I didn’t tried it but it seems to be a great for wordpress.Here are the steps to install:

Facebook for WordPress enables you to make your site social in a couple of clicks. No coding needed.

How to Install

  1. Install Facebook for WordPress either via the WordPress.org plugin directory, or by uploading the plugin to your server (in the/wp-content/plugins/ directory).
  2. After activating the plugin, you will be asked to set up your Facebook app(via https://developers.facebook.com/apps), with step-by-step instructions.
  3. That’s it. You’re ready to go! You should see the settings page below.

Social Publishing and Mentions

When a Post or Page is published, it can be distributed to Facebook in a number of ways. Here’s a walk through.
The author can choose to mention Facebook friends or pages. They can also specify a message that will be posted with the content.
Once published, the content of the post of page will show up on all of the friends and pages’ Facebook Timelines, resulting in more distribution for your site.
Once published, mentions show up in the post itself.
Depending on your settings, it will also appear on Facebook Timelines including
  • The author’s Facebook Timeline as an Open Graph action.
  • Any Facebook friends or pages’ Timeline that was mentioned as part of the post.
  • A Facebook Page of your choosing, where all of your site’s content is published once it’s live.

Social Plugins on WordPress Posts and Pages

Many social plugins are offered and can be easily enabled on the settings page.
  • LikeSend, and Subscribe buttons
  • Comments, including SEO support (so that search engines can index the comments)
  • Recommendations Bar, which allows users to click to start getting recommendations, Like content, and add what they’re reading to Timeline as they go

WordPress Widgets

The plugin also supports WordPress Widgets, allowing you to easily drag-and-drop the social features that you want into your site’s sidebars.
Download the plugin at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook to get started!

Enable Publishing to an Author’s Timeline

Once you’ve enabled “Publish to author’s Timeline”, you will need to set up the publish action in your app settings.
Follow these easy steps.
  • Go to https://developers.facebook.com/apps and click on your app
  • Click the ‘Open Graph’ tab.
  • Click ‘Create New Action Type’. You should see the dialog below.
  • Enter ‘publish’ and click ‘Submit’.
  • For ‘Connected Object Types:’, enter ‘article’ and click on the auto-complete.
    In order for these posts to authors’ Timelines to be public, you will need to submit your action for approval.

    • Authenticate with Facebook in the WordPress control panel (you will see a status message at the top, asking you to do so).
    • Publish a post or page to your WordPress site. You should see the post on your Timeline. You can delete the blog post.
    • Go back to the Open Graph tab in your app settings and click on the ‘Submit’ link next to the new publish action. This submits it for approval, which allows the public to see content posted from the author.
    • Now, all authors on your WordPress blog will see a notification at the top of the admin control panel prompting them to authenticate with Facebook. Once they do that, all of their new Posts and Pages will post to their Timeline.
    You’re finished!

WickedLeak launches low-cost, ICS tablet Wammy 7 for Rs 5,249

In the realm of low-cost, ICS-running tablets currently available in the country, yet another player has made an entry and it goes by the name of Wammy 7, and has been introduced to the market by makers, Wicked Leak.

The tablet aims to offer able competition to the government’s Aakash tablet, currently available in the country. Wammy 7, a 7-inch tablet PC is being claimed by its makers to be the most powerful 7-inch tablet computer available for students and professionals.

Speaking at the launch of the tablet, a company spokesperson stated, “Even though the Indian media tablets market witnessed high decibel launches by the world’s leading vendors, the Tablet PC market in India is a niche market that is quickly picking up the pace with respect to adoption.”

WickedLeak launches low-cost, ICS tablet Wammy 7 for Rs 5,249

The tablet, which can be ordered online from company’s official website, will be initially launched at schools, professional institutions, and corporate houses. The Wammy 7 tablet PC, as aforementioned features the ICS version of Android and is powered by a 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A10 All Winner processor with 512 MB DDR3 RAM.

Wammy 7 is capable of delivering 1080p full HD video streaming and has dedicated 400 MHzGPU fo advanced flash Apps, Interactive Apps and full HD videos. Wammy is powered by 3,800 mAh li-Pol battery which gives a back up of over 4 hours with Wi-Fi on.

Wicked Leak Inc is a company initiated in electronics research and mobile technologies amd mostly sells most of its product through its website and shopping portal.

Sony SmartWatch to launch by June-end for Rs 6,299

Sony’s latest accessory for their smartphones has been doing the rounds abroad and finally, the company has decided to launch the SmartWatch in India.

Sony India has confirmed this on their Facebook page that the SmartWatch will indeed launch by the end of June for an asking price of Rs 6,299. What do you get for your money? Well, for starters you get a snazzy looking watch with a OLED colour display that comes with different colour straps, so you can match it to your personality.

More importantly, it syncs with your Android phone and lets you read SMS, email, calendar reminders as well as social networking updates from Twitter and Facebook. You can even reject and mute calls and receive one through Bluetooth headset.

Sony SmartWatch to launch by June-end for Rs 6,299

The watch is compatible with other Android phones as well, so you don’t have to own a Sony branded phone to use it. The syncing is done over Bluetooth 3.0. Since the phone is also based on Android, it should be possible to port other apps as well to it other than the ones provided by Sony.

This is not the first time Sony has launched a watch accessory for their phones. If you recall, way back when the Sony Ericsson T610 was all the rage, the company had the MBW-100 Bluetooth watch, only that time it was a standard analog watch with a OLED display at the bottom. The SmartWatch already has competition from the Pebble e-paper watch , that garnered quite a bit of interest at Kickstarter.

The Pebble e-paper watch became the most funded project in the history of Kickstarter, only six days after launching. A project by Pebble Technology, the watch boasts of an e-ink display and has support for apps that will sync with your iPhone or Android phone. The display on the watch measures 144 x 168, black and white e-ink display, has four buttons, Bluetooth 2.1, 3-axis accelerometer and little vibrating motor.

Facebook App Center goes live

The Facebook App Center that we talked about before has now gone live. Currently, it is only available on the web version of Facebook but it should soon arrive on iOS and Android as well.

Like we said before, the App Center will house all the web apps and games that you currently play on Facebook in one place and also add mobile apps to the mix. However, unlike other mobile app stores, the Facebook App Center won’t actually house the mobile apps but will direct you to the application stores of their respective platforms.

What this means is that now if you click on Instagram on the App Center and click ‘Send to Mobile’, you will get a notification on your iOS or Android device (assuming you have the Facebook mobile app installed). Clicking the notification launches the mobile app and from there you are directed to the App Store or the Play Store respectively. If you already have Instagram installed on your phone, it will simply launch the app instead of taking you to the store.

As for the web apps and games, it’s the same as before. The app/game will launch in your browser and from there you can interact with it just as you did before. With the launch of the App Center, you will also be able to access paid apps which you couldn’t do before.

Currently, the list of total apps and games available stands at a lowly 600. The apps that you see are suggested based on your and your friend’ activity in the past. As we said before, the App Center won’t be competing against the likes of the App Store and Play Store but would rather be directing users to them.

The App Center has started rolling out and should be available in most regions by now.

hackers take down MTNL website

A hacking group said it attacked the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) website, accusing the company of censoring content on the Internet.

The corporate website of MTNL, which caters to the major Indian cities of New Delhi and Mumbai, was down for at least six hours. A post on hacking group Anonymous India’s blog said the company was attacked because it had blocked several file sharing websites.

But MTNL officials denied any knowledge of an attack.

Anonymous hackers take down MTNL website

“We have individual websites for Delhi and Mumbai … and both are operational,” said MK Purohit, general manager of broadband services at the company’s Mumbai office.

Purohit said the company’s corporate website – the site Anonymous said it had hacked – was no longer in use. But an online search for the domain’s owner showed MTNL as the registrant until February 2014.

Earlier this week, Anonymous India claimed to have taken down the website of the Internet Service Providers’ Association of India. The association’s president, Rajesh Chharia, denied an attack had occurred.

The Indian hacker group is a spinoff of Anonymous, an amorphous group of activists, hackers and pranksters whose past targets have included Visa and MasterCard.

Anonymous cut its teeth with attacks on the music industry and the Church of Scientology but has lately turned its focus to law enforcement, intelligence and military-related sites.

The claimed hacks this week come just days after an online press conference at which Anonymous announced the launch of “Operation India,” a protest movement against Internet censorship. The movement, modeled on the lines of the Occupy Wall Street protests, is meant to be spread across 19 cities in India, starting June 9.

In recent months, the group has targeted several Indian websites, ranging from those of government agencies and political parties to private ISPs and other corporate groups.

Microsoft denies HTC early access to Windows RT

 

Just in case you are wondering why is HTC not one of the manufacturers currently showing off a Windows RT tablet at Computex, the reason is because Microsoft denied them access.

Bloomberg is reporting that HTC showed interest in making a Windows RT tablet but Microsoft denied them the license, over concerns “that HTC doesn’t sell enough devices or have ample experience making tablets”.

Another reason why Microsoft is said to have denied HTC access is because HTC wanted to customize the homescreen on their Windows tablets (read: Sense), something Microsoft has been against right from the days of Windows Phone.

It’s because of these reasons you won’t be seeing an HTC Windows tablet anytime soon. It’s not that they won’t be making them at all, just that they won’t be part of the first wave of Windows 8 tablets that will be coming out this year.