Friday, July 2, 2010
As the image shows, that picture taken with iPhone 4 in warm indoor lighting without flash has a clear yellow and greenish cast. But the same picture taken with iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and Canan 5D has no such problem.
Apple hasn?t confirmed this issue neither have they responded to the emails of the guys who reported this problem. The report also mentioned that this is most likely a software issue and Apple can fix it with a software update.
We are not sure how many people are actually having this issue. It looks like only a small number of users are facing this problem that?s why it wasn?t highlighted before. Even then, we hope that Apple fixes this issue soon.
Or maybe Gizmodo needs to highlight this issue too?
The Netherlands came from behind to break Brazilian hearts as Felipe Melo's own goal and Wesley Sneijder's header secured a 2-1 quarter-final win in Port Elizabeth.
Traditional medicine practitioner Pham Thi Hong started lobbying men's release, pleading their case all the way to the president, because she believes all three men are virgins and therefore could not be guilty of rape.
"They all had small red spots on the back of their ears," said Hong, 54. "The spots should have disappeared if they had had sex. My many years of experience told me that these men did not have sex before."
Her claims are unusual even for a country where acupuncture and traditional medicine are still common remedies, but Hong's determination to have the case reopened ? even threatening to light herself on fire ? led to prosecutors re-examining the case. The convictions eventually were suspended due to flaws by initial investigators.
"Thanks to her efforts, investigators revisited the case which otherwise could have been buried," said Nong Thi Hong Ha, a lawyer for one of the freed men.
Hong says she discovered the spot on Nguyen Dinh Kien's ear the first time he visited her for treatment four years ago. He was brought to the hospital from prison, where he was serving a 16-year sentence after being convicted of gang raping a 20-year-old woman in 2000.
After seeing the spot on Kien's ear, Hong believed his insistence that he was innocent. She later examined his two alleged accomplices and began a campaign for their release. Eventually, President Nguyen Minh Triet ordered that the case be re-examined. , Vietnam ? An acupuncturist who claims she can detect a man's virginity based on a small dot on the ear has become a minor celebrity in Vietnam, where she is credited with helping to free three convicted rapists from prison.
| Updated at: 1503 PST, Friday, July 02, 2010|
LAHORE: One of the two suicide bombers blew up themselves in Data Darbar on Thursday night has been identified, Geo News quoted police sources as saying.
According to police, the bomber identified as Usman Yaseen, is a resident of Hadyara Barki, district Lahore and carried out blast in the basement of Data Darbar.
CCTV footage showed khadimeen of Data Darbar trying to nab Usman. Three people were killed in the blast carried out by Usman and it also paved the way for the entry of another suicide bomber.
Police said Usman has been identified when his two brothers Sharif and Latif reached Data Darbar in search of him. They identified Usman through CCTV footage. Both have been arrested and shifted at undisclosed location. DNA test of the family of Usman including his detained brothers will be conducted, sources added.
Jessica Cox, 25, a girl born without arms, stands inside an aircraft. The girl from Tucson,
Arizona got the Sport Pilot certificate lately and became the first pilot licensed to fly
using only her feet.
Jessica Cox of Tucson was born without arms, but that has only stopped her from doing
one thing: using the word "can't."
Her latest flight into the seemingly impossible is becoming the first pilot licensed to fly using only her feet.
With one foot manning the controls and the other delicately guiding the steering column, Cox, 25, soared to achieve a Sport Pilot certificate. Her certificate qualifies her to fly a light-sport aircraft to altitudes of 10,000 feet.
"She's a good pilot. She's rock solid," said Parrish Traweek, 42, the flying instructor at San Manuel's Ray Blair Airport.
Parrish Traweek runs PC Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Services and has trained many pilots, some of whom didn't come close to Cox's abilities.
"When she came up here driving a car," Traweek recalled, "I knew she'd have no problem flying a plane."
Doctors never learned why she was born without arms, but she figured out early on that she didn't want to use prosthetic devices.
| Updated at: 0539 PST, Friday, July 02, 2010|
JOHANNESBURG: In the Friday's first match, Brazil will play the Netherlands at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Some are calling this game worthy of a World Cup final. Both teams seem to be in top form before the game.
The Dutch have won all four of their World Cup matches, and Brazil coach Dunga describes them as a very difficult opponent. He says they are a solid team with technical quality and their style of soccer is very similar to South American football.
Brazil is one of four South American teams to reach the final eight.
The five-time World Cup champions will be without midfielder Elano, who scored in each of Brazil's first two matches. He has been ruled out of the game against the Netherlands after bruising a bone in his right ankle during a victory over Ivory Coast.
But, the Brazilians have so much talent and depth that Elano's absence is not expected to have much impact. They have won three matches and drawn with Portugal, and are coming off a convincing three-nil victory over South American rival Chile.
The winner of the Brazil-Netherlands match will face either Ghana or Uruguay in the semifinals. Those teams meet in Friday's second quarterfinal at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg.
Uruguay, which lifted the World Cup trophy in 1950 and at the inaugural tournament in 1930, is aiming for its first World Cup semifinal appearance in 40 years. "The Black Stars" of Ghana, meanwhile, are bidding to make history for Africa. No African team has ever reached the World Cup semifinals.
Ghana's Serbian coach, Milovan Rajevac, says the prospect of becoming the first African team to reach the final four will motivate his squad. And Asamoah Gyan, who has a team-leading three World Cup goals for Ghana in South Africa, says "The Black Stars" are delighted to be representing Africa at this stage.
"We are so happy for this qualification because it is so important for we Ghanaians and the whole of Africa," said Gyan. "We qualified for the 1/16th [Round of 16], that was four years ago in Germany. And this time, we were able to qualify to the quarterfinals. So, I think it is a big achievement for the Black Stars."
Another member of "The Black Stars," midfielder Sulley Muntari, says Ghana has much respect for Uruguay.
"They are a very good side - a very, very, very good side. So, we are not going to underrate them. We are just going in to play our football and try our best to win," said Muntari.
Uruguay features top strikers Luis Suarez and Diego Forlan, who was born into a family of footballers. His father, Pablo, played for Uruguay at both the 1966 World Cup in England and the 1974 World Cup in Germany. Ghana coach Rajevac describes Forlan as a fine player and his team will need to beware of Uruguay's attacking threat.
| Updated at: 0939 PST, Friday, July 02, 2010|
COLOMBO: Salman Khan is in Colombo shooting for the first schedule of Anees Bazmee's Ready. Bhushan Kumar is producing the film.
While Khan is currently shooting indoors at the Taj Colombo, the coming week will see him hit the beach and a few other outdoor locations. Keeping the safety issue in mind his personal security has been upgraded to Z-grade.
Confirming this from Colombo, Ajay Kapoor of T-Series says, "Yes we have upgraded his security. There was no point in taking chances. As soon as Bhushanji heard that Salmanbhai was shooting outdoors, we got his security upgraded. He's like family, so there was no issue in getting him the proper security."
A source adds that the star was keen on shooting in Sri Lanka after attending a recently held film award event. "Despite the protests, Salman wanted to go ahead on schedule and shoot in Colombo. Also he's given block dates for the film because of his relations with Bhushan."
Praising Sallu's dedication, Kapoor adds, "He's come on time every single day and the shoot has been going on as per schedule."
MIAMI: Just five minutes of riding a bicycle each day can help a younger woman keep the pounds off, U.S. researchers have reported in a study offering one potentially easy way to help Americans slim down.
The heaviest women benefited the most, the team at the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston reported. "Small daily increments in bicycling helped women control their weight. But the more time women spent bicycling, the better," said Harvard's Rania Mekary, who worked on the study.
"Women with excess weight appeared to benefit the most. This is encouraging for women with weight problems because they could substitute bicycling for slow walking or car driving."
Research team studied 18,414 healthy women who had not yet gone through menopause taking part in the Brigham and Women's Hospital-based Nurses' Health Study, an ongoing study of women's health over time.
| Updated at: 0909 PST, Friday, July 02, 2010|
VIENNA: Felix Baumgartner - who plans to do a free-fall skydive from the edge of space - has tested his pressurised space suit by doing bungee jumps.
During his Red Bull Stratos mission Baumgartner will use a helium balloon to float to the edge of space before plummeting back to Earth at speeds of 690mph.
To make sure he is comfortable in his suit, which needs to protect against temperatures of -56C, his team are now conducting a series of tests which have included stepping-off from the actual capsule, high-altitude skydives and the bungee jumps -- carried out in a deserted fairground.
But at just 200ft fall per bungee jump, Baumgartner will have to do 600 to match the 120,000ft he will fall during the actual jump
Speaking of the test bungee jumps, Technical Project Director Art Thompson said, "You wouldn’t normally think of a bungee jump in terms of prepping for a high-altitude jump, but it gives Felix the sensation of what it’s like to step off and try to control his forward rotation.
Despite his elation with progress made so far, Baumgartner admits that he still has moments of concern. Noting that no amount of technological testing can ever rule out human error.
"My biggest concern is that dangerous part of the project which we just haven’t thought of. We try to think of every contingency, but there’s always going to be something that you would never imagine could happen. And that might kill you," he said.
According to details provided to us by sources, Ufone Uth Package has become something like following:
- Free Ufone to Ufone Calls after first two minutes – 24 hours
- Hourly Calls to PTCL numbers from 12 AM to 5 PM (FnF Numbers only)
- Daily Charges: Rs. 1 plus tax
- Other details remain the same as mentioned on this page
So apparently, round the clock Ufone to Ufone calls feature is added to already available features for Uth Package.
How to subscribe:
If you are on Uwon or any other package (Even with Super Call Offer activated), then dial *22# to activate Uth Package. Subscription charges are Rs. 10 plus tax.
Note: Uth Package subscribers will have to re-subscribe by dialing *22# to avail this modified Uth package, re-subscription charges are Rs. 30 plus tax
Important Note: This modification in Uth Package (Round the clock free On-net Calls after 2 mins) will remain valid till July 31st, 2010. No words yet on what will happen after that.
For any further information call Helpline – as website isn’t updated with these details yet.
Thanks to USF, Wateen telecom is offering WiMAX broadband services at discounted rates for students in selected cities.
This discount is offered exclusively for students in following cities:
Student of these cities can get discount on Wateen services by simply presenting their School, college, University identity at Wateen Franchises.
Discounted Wateen Rates for Students are as following:
- 256 Kbps – Unlimited Volume for Rs. 839
- 512 Kbps – Unlimited Volume for Rs. 909
- 1 Mbps – 1 GB Limit for Rs. 299
- 1 Mbps – Unlimited Volume for Rs. 979
All these packages come with
- Upfront cost: Zero
- Security: Zero
- Monthly Device Rental: Zero
For more information call Wateen’s helpline here: 111-365-111 (Be informed that wait time is usually longer than 4-5 minutes)
It merits mentioning here that these cities were offered subsidy by USF (see map above) – where it is mandatory for broadband operators to achieve a target number of customers to start receiving the subsidy grants from USF. As it is apparent from the map that USF has plans to stretch its subsidy for broadband to other under-served cities of Pakistan as well.
For complete details on USF’s Broadband programme:http://www.usf.org.pk/Broadband-Programme.aspx