The much awaited Google drive with 5 GB of storage, launches this week, likely on Tuesday at http://drive.google.com
Now let’s talk details. It’s no surprise that it will roll out for free. What’s interesting though is that Google is planning to start everyone with 5 GB of storage. Of course you can buy more, but that trumps Dropbox’s 2 GB that is included with every account. Dropbox does make it easy to get more space, including 23 GB of potential upgrades for HTC users.

What’s also interesting is the wording related to how the system will work. It’s been long-thought that Windows integration will come easy, but that getting the Google Drive icon into the Mac a la Dropbox would be a bit harder. From what we’re reading, Google Drive will work “in desktop folders” on both Mac and Windows machines, which still leaves the operation question unanswered.
But there is one very solid piece of news – Google Drive is expected to launch in the middle of next week. Given how big companies such as Apple, Google and the rest operate, I’m placing my bets on Tuesday, but Wednesday is also a popular day for Google updates. In fact, TechCrunch seems to have gotten their hands onto the app itself.

Now as for the reliability of the information? It’s not at all uncommon for big companies to launch with partners for new features. When that happens, the partners will often-times have a heads up to integration and specifics, and that’s exactly what appears to have happened here as it did with the Lucidchart leak from last week. We’ll have to wait and see exactly how it all works out, but let’s just say that our earlier prediction of in-app document editing is pretty solid as well, given the nature of the release that was sent to us today.

But the question remains – Can Google Drive hold a candle to Dropbox?  
 
The New iPad finally arrives to India on April 27th. After the launch in US and Europe the iPad will be made available to 21 more countries starting April 20th. It launches in India on April 27th.

The new iPad Wi-Fi models will be available in black or white for a suggested retail price of $499 (US) for the 16GB model, $599 (US) for the 32GB model and $699 (US) for the 64GB model. The iPad Wi-Fi + 4G models will be available for a suggested retail price of $629 (US) for the 16GB model, $729 (US) for the 32GB model and $829 (US) for the 64GB model. The new iPad will be sold through the Apple Online Store and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

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This article is based on a product available in the Korean market. Design, features, components, etc may differ by region.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.7 LTE Weighs only 335 grams and featurs a powerful battery providing up to 10 hours of video playback time, a crisp Super-AMOLED Plus display, and lightning fast LTE mobile broadband. Let’s see what lies in between those 7.89 millimeters.

Touch Panel
The Tab 7.7 features a touch sensing reinforced glass and to reduce thickness, a touch-screen panel (TSP) pattern is printed on the AMOLED panel.

Display: WXGA(1280X800) Super AMOLED Plus
The GALAXY Tab 7.7 LTE’s Super AMOLED Plus high resolution screen offers life-like real colors, and crystal clear images at virtually any angle. The backlight-less superslim design is perfect for multimedia viewing which leaves no after image because of its fast response time.

Front
The front cover contains magnesium, providing durability for slimness, while the camera, speaker and other parts have been modularized to maximize space.

Rear Cover
The border of the rear cover has been increased by 0.1mm than the original size to prevent scratches on the touch panel and rounded out to increase grip. Also it reduces rear camera protrusion to achieve an appearance of neatness. The metal finish add a sense of refinement with durability.

DMB Antenna
For viewing DMB broadcasts in supported regions.

Earjack
Supports 3.5mm earjacks.

Main Board
The home of many of the main components, over 1,000 parts can be found on the main board with Samsung’s advanced integration technology. 

Gyro Sensor
The Gyro Sensor detects the up, down and sideways motion of the phone.

Internal Memory
The Tab supports 16/32 gigabytes of internal memory.

LTE, HSPA+ 21Mbps Modem Chip
The modem chip provides a speedy wireless network environment supporting HSPS + 21Mpbs and LTE
 
1.5GHz DualCore Chip
The tablet offers a much faster user environment than single core devices, thanks to the dual-core AP.

2 Million Pixel Front-facing Camera
For better self-shots and video chatting. 

3 Million Pixel Back-facing Camera
For high quality photo taking and video recording.

Flash Module
Flash LED for flash photography.

Light-Sensor Module
Light sensor used to adjust the brightness according to the light available in order to save battery.

Antenna & Stereo Speakers
Designed to catch radiowaves broadcast from anywhere in the world, the Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS is modularized with the speakers for greater slimness The area above is equipped with a vibration motor for greater immersion for games and touch response.

High-Capacity Battery
It features a 5100mAh battery with which you can watch videos or listen to music without worrying about losing power.


 
The GSM Association announced various awards at the MWC 2012 under the Global Mobile Awards for 2011-2012. Among the winners, the Samsung Galaxy SII won the ‘Best Smartphone’ award, Samsung also grabbed the ‘Device Manufacturer of the Year’. Other winners included the Apple iPad 2 for the ‘Best Mobile Tablet’ and the Nokia C3-00 winning under the category of ‘Best Feature Phone or Entry Level Phone’. 

Best Mobile App for Consumers
Rovio Entertainment Ltd. for Angry Birds Rio

Best Mobile App for Enterprise
Citrix Systems for Citrix Receiver

Judges’ Choice - Best Overall Mobile App
WhatsApp Inc. for WhatsApp

Most Innovative Mobile App
SwiftKey

Best Mobile Advertising & Marketing Campaign
Brandtone for Carling Black Label "Be the Coach"

Innovation in Mobile Advertising
Poken for the leading CMS for NFC

Mobile Marketing & Advertising Agency of the Year
[am.o.bee]

Best Enterprise Mobile Service
Fiberlink for MaaS360

Best Consumer Mobile Service
Google for Google Maps for Android

Best Network Product or Solution for Serving Customers
Turkcell for Turkcell TiklaKonus

Best Product, Initiative or Service for Underserved Segments
Safaricom for Grundfos

mWomen Best Mobile Product or Service for Women in Emerging Markets
Etisalat, Qualcomm, D-Tree International and Great Connection Inc. for Etisalat Mobile Baby

Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations
UBL Omni for Transparent and Efficient Cash Disbursement Service after the 2009 IDPs Crisis and the 2010 Flood Crisis

The Green Mobile Award
Flexenclosure for E-site

Best Mobile Health Innovation
Etisalat, Qualcomm, D-Tree International and Great Connection Inc. for Etisalat Mobile Baby

Best Mobile Innovation for Education or Learning
OnPoint Digital for CellCast Solution

Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive, Transport or Utilities
Ford Motor Company Ltd. for Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance

Best Mobile Money Innovation
Etisalat, MasterCard and Oberthur Technologies for Etisalat Commerce

Best Mobile Innovation for Publishing
Financial Times and Assanka for The Financial Times Web App

Best Smartphone
Samsung for Samsung Galaxy S II

Best Feature Phone or Entry Level Phone
Nokia for Nokia C3-00

Device Manufacturer of the Year
Samsung

Best Mobile Tablet
Apple for Apple iPad 2

Best Embedded Mobile Device (Non-Handsets)
AT&T for Garmin GTU 10

Best Mobile Broadband Technology
KT for KT's Premium WiFi Solution

Best Infrastructure Technology
Alcatel-Lucent for lightRadio Network

Best Technology Breakthrough
Vodafone Group PLC for Quad Rate Technology: An Evolved Path Doubling the Efficiency of Mobile Voice

Best Cloud Based Technology
Appcelerator for Titanium Integrated Development Platform

Best Technology Product or Solution for Safeguarding and Empowering Customers
Cloudmark for Cloudmark Mobile Messaging Security Suite

GSMA Chairman's Award
Joint Winners KDDI, NTT DOCOMO, INC. and SOFTBANK MOBILE

Government Leadership Award
Government of the Republic of Colombia 
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All of us spend thousands of bucks for our gadgets. It would be terrible to lose one of those, not just because they are expensive but they also have our important information like contacts, personal images, wallet information etc. But many do not know that we can track and even recover the gadgets we lose without spending a penny. The following article shows how we can track the lost gadgets.

Laptops & PC: LocatemyLaptop
LocatemyLaptop (Windows 2000 and newer only) requires you to download and install a small software which installs in stealth mode - you'll never see it. To manage your registered laptop, you need to go to http://www.locatemylaptop.com from any computer and sign in to your account. Locatemylaptop is free for the most part - a free account lets you locate a single laptop on Google Maps. The only time you're really charged (US$ 3 per month) is when you need to use the service to remotely shred/wipe your data or get assistance from them to recover your property - but the paid plan can also be activated in the event that your laptop gets stolen - the small price you pay is well worth the added benefit. The paid (platinum) plan also lets you connect and track multiple computers from a single account.

MAC: Find My Mac
Find my Mac is an OS X Lion-specific service from Apple that uses iCloud. When you setup iCloud on your Mac, it automatically gives you the option to enable the Find my Mac service. Location services have to be enabled so that the location of the computer can be tracked accurately. In case of loss or theft, head to http://www.icloud.com, login with your Apple ID and it will display your computer's location on a map (it needs an internet connection). Select it, and you get the option to play a sound, send a notification message or remotely lock or wipe data from the drive. Keep in mind that once remote wipe is performed, your data is not recoverable and the computer cannot be located using iCloud again. You can also use the Find my iPhone app on iOS devices to locate, remotely lock or wipe your Mac.

iOS: Find My iPhone
Find My iPhone not only works with the iPhone, but also with the iPod Touch and the iPad. The free app requires you to have iCloud setup on your device with location services switched on. Head to http://www.icloud.com and sign-in with your Apple ID. 
The page will show you the list of devices associated with your Apple ID and their location on a map. You can remotely lock them, wipe data, play a sound on the device and display notifications on it (the devices should be connected to the internet). 
If you cannot access a browser, you can perform the same actions through the same app on any other iOS device.

Android: Avast Mobile Secuity
Avast offers possibly the most complete all-in-one security solution for Android devices and that too for free! It includes an antivirus scanner that scans local files and warns of malicious URLs, a built in app advisory (scans for apps with malicious intent), SMS & call filtering, SIM change notifications and a complete anti-theft and tracking service. A handy feature of the app is remote SMS commands - in case you can't find your device, you can trigger a siren, remotely lock or wipe data, display a notification or locate your device on a map - just by sendind an SMS to it with the correct keyword. The app hides so that it cannot be easily uninstalled.

Windows Phone: Find My Phone
On your Windows Phone, go to Settings, tap on Find my Phone and check the options that say 'Connect to these features faster' and 'Save my location every few hours'. Although this consumes a bit more battery. it allows for more precise tracking of your phone's location. When lost, head over to http://www.windowsphone.com and sign-in using your Windows Live ID. Go to My Phone > Find My Phone and from here you can map your phone's location, make it ring, lock it with a password, display a notification on it or erase the content remotely.

Blackberry: BlackBerry protect
Avaialble as a free download from BlackBerry App World, BlackBerry Protect not only keeps track of your phone's location, it also backs up settings and all your data to the cloud. If you lose or misplace your phone, go to http://in.blackberry.com/protect and log-in with your Black-Berry ID. Now from the browser, you can make the phone ring at full volume or see its location on a map. You can also lock the phone with a password or delete all the data. As an added bonus, BlackBerry Protect makes it easy to switch from one BlackBerry phone to another. Download and sign in to BlackBerry Protect on your new phone and it will automatically sync data associated with your ID to the new phone.

Prey project
What started off as a Windows-only open-source experiment has now grown to support computers running Mac OS X and Linux plus mobile devices running Android or iOS. Depending on whether you want to use it on a laptop or smartphone/tablet, you can trigger specific actions either by sending an SMS or by sending a command over the internet. On a computer, you can remotely grab a screenshot, use the webcam to take a photo of the thief or hide your data. On a smartphone, you activate Prey by sending an SMS. Then you can remotely track, lock, sound an alarm or display notification messages.

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WinZip which is a popular utility to zip and compress your files is now available on the iOS platform. While the app allows you to easily open and view zip files, it doesn’t allow you to create zip files. But, it is a free app and doesn’t need any kind of registration, so that’s a bit of a relief.

With WinZip, a zip file management application for iPhone and iPad you can:

Open Zip files and Zip attachments from email
Browse and view Zip files, including multi-file attachments
Open encrypted Zip files
Copy the contents of Zip files to the clipboard
View Zip file attachments from webmail (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc)
Zipped file types that can be previewed: .txt, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .rtf, .pdf, .key, .numbers, .pages, .htm, .htm, .jsp, .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .tif, .tiff, .png, .gif

Download the WinZip app for your iOS device over here  
 
All of us would have seen a Apple iPad somewhere or other.
But..have you seen what's inside the iPad.

Here it is....
A team from iFixit, Australia has taken up this tedious task of tearing down the iPad for us.

    Madhan

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