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Lenovo's IdealPad Yoga 13 and Yoga 11

Yoga is not only for the health conscious world wide, it is also coming to a nearby PC Store.
Lenovo unvieled the latest of their products to hit the US Consumers anytime soon. They are (,
The IdeaPad Yoga 13 (Windows 8 Pro)Yoga 11 (Windows RT)ThinkPad TwistIdeaLab Lynx The Yoga products 11 and 13 can open 360 degrees, Here is a copied schematic picture of the possible openings from the eWeek site( Is it 360 degs or a little less, I wonder.

The touch-centric Windows 8 a game changer is behind all these new products. Wall Street talking heads say Microsoft's Windows 8 will not help the bottom line because of PC problems. We just have to wait and see.

I close this post with a prayer to Patanajali who placed Yoga on an easy to access format.

Yogena cittasya padena vacam |
malam sarirasya ca vaidyakena |

Breaking News: Packt finished publishing its 1000th Book


Packt is celebrating and I have been a part of this success story. Particpate in the celebration and get a free eBook to mark this occasion.

Just go to Packt's web site and register yourself if you are not already registered. The rest is simple.

If you are looking for jump starting your SQL Server / Applications you search for eBook versions of my books shown here:

Good luck Mahalo

HTC launches Windows 8 (NFC) phones 8x and 8c

Competition is heating up. HTC launched two NFC supported phones Phone 8x (for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon) and Phone 8S with Windows 8 with screen resolution of 1280x720 (8x) and 800x480(8c).

Both use the Snapdragon S4 processor from Qualcom's system on a chip ( Some say that 8x almost indistinguishable from Lumia 920, (competition heating across the board at all levels!).

HTC is third behind Apple and Samsung in the market share in North America (

BlackBerry licenses Microsoft's exFAT

This deal will be one of several that Microsoft signed with others such as, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon (all Japanese). The motivation for RIMM ( is to be able to face Apple and Google squarely in the face and of course it aligns with Microsoft's wish as well.

exFAT created for flash drives has better specs than the FAT system (which is not all that fat, could not stiffle the pun) in terms of file sizes (32 exabytes vs 32GB), formatting size, files in a directory limits all eliminated. Vista was not popular but exFAT was made its debut in Vista SP1. You may ask why not NTFS but NTFS has overheads for its special structure not suited for a small footprint.

exFAT is not just for Microsoft windows you can use it on MAC as well for models later than with SnowLeopard (

Well, good luck to you RIMM.

Get a some more tech info here:…

Why no NFC on iPhone5?

Looks like Apple is satisfied with Passbook for now and has not gone for NFC. What are they thinking? Do they want to shore up passbook against a more useful NFC Technology. Despite Apple not choosing NFC, it will be a thing that is sure to come and stay. Apple says NFC adoption is slow but how long did it take to go from desktop to smartphone? Proxama ( taken upon itself to provide an interface to NFC from iPhone5 could only be a temporary fix. Follow the full story here. here:

SmarterPhones than Apple such as those from Google,Microsoft,Nokia have accepted to support NFC including many wireless carriers.

Read previous posts on NFC here:

Samsung is covering all the bases starting with ATIV S

Here is some brief  info gathered from Samsung's site:

ATIV S with Windows 8 debutted recently is just the tip of the iceberg and soon more of it will be visible and available. A rather serious contender for the Apple's hegemony.

ATIV Tab, a tablet that runs a great marathon with Windows RT and what its makers call 'outstanding mobility'

ATIV Smart PC - a tablet and a notebook PC combo that morphs easily from one to the other.

ATIV SmartPC Pro designed for Windows 8 with Full PC Experiecne with Intel Coe i5/i3 processor, clam shell design with a full qwerty.

Watch these stocks: MSFT, NOK  Even Mad Money Cramer likes MSFT and says Steve is going to resurrect MSFT

Samsung has unveiled Ativ S with Windows 8

The talking heads on CNBC were all talking about it. Looks like Windows 8 is drawing more admirers. Samsung has unveiled Ativ S with Windows 8 (related story here:
I have a Windows 7 Samsung' Focus and I will get a Windows 8 when it becomes generally available.

Can it beat the Android handsets? You bet, I am confident that it will. Microsoft stocks as well as that of Nokia will go up in a matter of mere 2 months. If you do not own them, now may be the time.

The new phone has a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED screen, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and an 8-megapixel rear camera paired with a 1.9-megapixel front-facing one. The phone will come in 16GB and 32GB flavors. It's 8.7mm thick.

Read the 10 things that Windows 8 phones does better than iPad here including how Internet Explorer 10 will best the Chrome:…

Look out for Windows 8 Phone soon

Welcome Windows 8 Phone
A billion people cannot be wrong; Windows 8 Phone is based on Windows OS.
Windows 8 Phone was officially announced today and it will be available at a kiosk near  you by the end of the year.
Windows OS is used by more than a billion people and the new Windows 8 Phone is built on this rock-solid foundation. Windows 8 Phone will have the same attractive common feature set as Windows 8 related to: ·Networking ·Security ·Media and Brower technology ·File system
Look at this gamut of features that the new phone will usher: (The following taken from the blog: )
·Multi-core processor support: As reviewers have noted, Windows Phone runs buttery smooth on phones with a single processor. But piggybacking on the Windows core provides support for multiple cores—so we’re ready for whatever hardware makers dream up.
·Bigger, sharper screens: Windows Phone 8 supports two new screen resolutions—1280x768 and 1280x720, opening the door to amazing new handsets with high-definit…

Lumia 610 with NFC

Touch that can change a company
Well NFC (Near Field Communication) technology is supposed to be the credit card buster of the future. Touch your NFC enabled phone to an ATM mchine, outcomes the green backs (of course from your bank account. You do not need to insert your credit card and enter credentials etc. You start of tansaction without all these preliminaries). Besides this kind of transaction NFC can provide a whole lot of new experience.
NFC is the future face of how we will be communicating with the external world be it health services, entertainment, finance, Banking etc. Perhaps you should update your knowledge base on NFC by visiting their site here,
To get a quick take on what NFC is about perhaps you should immediately go to this page here,
Nokia NFC-enabled version of Lumia 610 smart phone was recently launched. Nokia enabled this on Windows 7 Phone OS by building a NFC software stack on t…