Steve Jobs movie trailer on YouTube, oh yes, I’m excited!

The first official full-length trailer of the upcoming Steve Jobs movie just appeared on YouTube. What can I say? The first few minutes of the trailer already got me pretty hyped. Then I saw some of the dramatic sequences, done ala-Hollywood movie style. Nice!

As early as now I can tell you this, Steve Jobs movie is going to be a blockbuster when it comes out. Whether you’re a fan or not, you’ll be watching this.

Now, watch the movie and tell me how you find it.

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Instagram video longer than Vine and with filters, is this good or bad?

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Facebook today has updated Instagram for both iOS and Android. The updated mobile app now has the facility to capture video up to 15 seconds in duration. This is of course a direct hit on the getting-to-be-popular Vine video sharing site. Vine video is good only for 6 seconds and yet power users have maximize that length to come up with interesting video snippets. Now, what more if you’re allowed 15 seconds?

The 9-minutes difference between Vine and Instagram video means a lot. With 15 seconds video, you can make more interesting and meaningful video clips. What’s not certain is whether Instagram power users, those who prefer their photo sharing site to remains for photos only, will appreciate the addition of video on Instagram.

But hey, it’s too early to tell. Let’s give Instagram video a chance. It looks great, works great. And it even comes with 15 filters that you can use on your video to make it even more interesting.

The updated Instagram for iOS and Android is available now from their respective app markets. Check it out and tell me how you find it so far.

Here’s a sample video:

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Apple iOS 7 hands-on and impressions

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Finally installed iOS 7 beta on my iPhone 5 and boy what can I say? Apple did it again. The Apple boys have successfully re-invented iOS and made an otherwise ageing mobile platform into something new, something refreshing. If you’re using the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch which will run iOS 7 when it comes in September, you have every reason to be excited about.

iOS 7 is going to give your iDevices a new lease of life. If you owned an older version of the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad but it is listed as one of the iDevices that can run iOS 7, you’ll have second thoughts upgrading your older iDevice. iOS 7 will revitalize it. You can count on that.

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To give you a teaser, here’s what I like from iOS 7 so far:

  • iTunes Radio – yup! it works even in the Philippines. And it works great.
  • Control Center – simpler and more organized than Android’s control panel
  • Notification Center – better than the previous notification center
  • Photo app – you’ll find yourself browsing your photos more often now with more different ways of viewing them
  • Messaging – nicer and more refreshing UI
  • Safari – better multitabs
  • Multitasking – not as good as the Android multitasking feature but good nonetheless

Those are just some of the features that I was able to check out and liked so far. No matter what critics say that most of those features are already in other mobile platforms, well, it’s just how the mobile industry works. Copying is inevitable. So, Apple has every right to copy them and innovate on their own.

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One thing is for sure, iOS 7 is going to win the hearts of iOS device users once it becomes available in September. And if you’re a developer, you better start making preparations for your apps.

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Apple redefines its mobile directions with new iOS 7 features

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So, Apple’s much awaited WWDC 2013 event was over. What remains are varied reactions from what Apple announced. Some are good, some are bad. But the fact remains, when it comes to previous teasers on what iOS 7 might look like, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook was true enough when says that iOS 7 will have “a stunning new interface.”

No matter what you read from iOS haters, I will stay say this – Apple has done it again. Apple, when it comes to its mobile direction has once again pushed something new, something exciting. And those are the new features that we should be all excited about in the upcoming iOS 7 this September.

All those being said, what are the new features to look forward to from iOS 7.

Control Center – Simply put, this is Apple’s simple way of attacking Android’s in the Settings feature. With the new Control Center, you’ll have quick access to the controls and apps including switching to Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi toggle, brightness adjustment and even turning on the flashlight mode. And that’s with a swipe gesture.

Notification Center – new interface, new Today feature, access to missed activities you need to do and more.

Multi-tasking – It’s not Android multi-tasking feature but it will suffice for now. With this new feature opened and running apps are displayed ala-multita tabs in Safari. Easier to control as well.

Camera – new shot format known as Square and photo filters plus iCloud sharing feature makes the new iOS camera app more exciting.

Photos – Faster, easier and more delightful ways to browse through your Photo Albums and there’s a new way to organize photos as well with collection, moments, and years.

iRadio – Apple’s much anticipated radio streaming service will come as a free feature for iTunes Match subscribers. Can it stand its ground against Pandora, Spotify and other similar services?

Siri – new male voice for Siri plus other nifty features

Other features includes enhanced Safari, iOs in the Car, new features for iTunes App Store, and better Air Drop feature.

So, which of these new iOS 7 features are you most excited about?

via [Apple]

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