The Backpack

So now a days rate of digital equipment’s for person increasing at exponential rate. Where people carry machines like work phone, personal phone, iPod, office laptop,  personal laptop, a tablet and the list goes on. So i measure these gadgets in backpack with the length of the wires that they need to use these silicon machines. Probably my digital equipment measure is 25meters/backpack(That includes my dell charger, macbook pro charger, iPod Touch cables, Samsung Android cables, A spike buster).

Last week a backpack fiasco emerged after Steve Wozniak(Steve Jobs friend who cofounded Apple) opened his backpack to the whole world of what he carries in it. After seeing his backpack you can absolutely say this guy is a tech-loving-silicon-friendly-mobile-fanatic-digital-freak. This guy carries around a ton of digital crap with a lot of iOS and android in it. I can measure his digital equipment rate as 500meters/backpack.

So this is his comment on his backpack

Steve Wozniak

Some mornings I open my email and I receive something incredible like this: the awesome contents of Steve Wozniak’s backpack. What you see above (click to expand) is just his charging setup—there’s even more! Here’s Woz to explain it himself—J.

You might think this is abnormal for me but, to the contrary, it’s customary.

Every extension cord and USB adapter and USB cable shown here I carry all the time in my backpack with a few exceptions:

• one Belkin AC tripler with dual USB I carry in my suitcase
• one dual USB adapter is from Janet’s travel stuff
• Canon battery charger is carried in the camera bag
• firewire HD I carry in my suitcase
• Verizon 3G mifi adapter (standard micro USB screws up this mifi, have to use their awkward connecter)

Almost every USB cable is retractable.

Every device shown, I carry in my pockets or in my backpack all the time except:

• 2 iPhones, an iPod nano and an iPad belonging to Janet.

Some people ask how heavy my backpack is. There are a lot more things in my backpack including

• the AirPort Express and MacBook Pro 85W magsafe adapter, which are out of sight in this photo,
• bluetooth mouse,
• binoculars,
• projector connectors,
• multiple Gameboy Lights (a Gameboy sold in Japan but never in the U.S.),
• Gameboy link cables,
• plenty of foreign AC adapters,
• prism glasses for watching movies in bed,
• sunglasses,
• earplugs for concerts,
• Ultimate Ears UE18 earplugs for flights,
• Gameboy link cable,
• tons of pencils for pencil games on flights,
• tons of pens,
• tons of sharpies,
• tons of paint pens (signing),
• red-blue-purple-yellow-green laser pointers,
• credit cards,
• hotel cards,
• airline cards,
• hard rock card,
• medical cards,
• small accessories like olloclip iPhone lens adapter,
• Square,
• flash keys,
• flash media adapters,
• cigarette lighter dual USB adapter,
• audio doubler cable,
• iPad USB/SD Card adapters,
• toiletries for hotels,
• batteries of many types (AA, AAA, CR2, CR128, odder types for things like my bag beeper for locating my suitcase)
• eyedrops,
• $2 bill pads,
• pencil puzzles,
• itineraries for upcoming travel…

I usually say that my backpack weighs 50 pounds. I’m not sure but I have to carry it every step through airports. I’m sure that I’m shorter now than before and I don’t walk as fast. Everything has its place in my backpack.

Sometimes TSA takes a long time unpacking it. A couple of times they asked me to take out everything electronic and I asked for seven bins, all of which I filled (only 2 half-size), plus my MacBook Pro, plus the bag. All of that through the X-ray machine. Then repack it.

Nothing in my backpack goes unused, although the bluetooth mouse is close.

So whats yours?

Funny-Interesting-Humorous iPod Screenshots

Accidents always happen and to make that into really interesting idea is absolutely fun. So i was operating my iPod and accidentally took a screenshot. Then i found out that screenshot was really funny and so this idea emerged from my brain that posting funny screenshots in my blog. So here is my thoughts on screenshots

1. I ran pretty good. Check out my distance 😉 Screenshot inside Screenshot.

2. Thats how i manipulate my apps

3. I think its awesome to keep like this now stop using my ipod and get lost

4. Just look deep this is a different screenshot. Found out the abnormality?

5. Thats in the order of my communication.

6. I got something to do daily

7. Extremely addicted to this. Did you ever tried and completed this.

8. Hate when i get this.

9. As a iPhone app developer this is one of the best apps ever made.

10. My city. Hot as Hot at noon Cold as Cold in eve.

11. Thats how to take a picture without taking a photo in iPod. Screenshoto!!

12. 😉

13 Took a total of 19 takes to take this screenshot at 0.0 level tilting my iPod. Then realized there is a Hold button :p

14. The screenshot says..

12 Things Guy Kawasaki learnt from Steve Jobs

As a big fan of steve jobs I find a interesting topic about that genius and i am posting it here. Guy kawasaki is the guy who has worked as a chief evangelist(probably some marketing term) in apple with steve jobs gave a interesting speech about him after his death and all those things are interestingly awesome.

Believe me if this guy didn’t get fired working with steve jobs. He’s quite a genius.

Here’s what kawasaki said..

Many people have explained what one can learn from Steve Jobs. But few, if any, of these people have been inside the tent and experienced first hand what it was like to work with him. I don’t want any lessons to be lost or forgotten, so here is my list of the top 12 lessons I learned from Steve Jobs.

1. Experts are clueless
Experts—journalists, analysts, consultants, bankers, and gurus can’t “do” so they “advise.” They can tell you what is wrong with your product, but they cannot make a great one. They can tell you how to sell something, but they cannot sell it themselves. They can tell you how to create great teams, but they only manage a secretary. For example, the experts told us that the two biggest shortcomings of Macintosh in the mid 1980s were the lack of a daisy-wheel printer driver and Lotus 1-2-3; another advice gem from the experts was to buy Compaq. Hear what experts say, but don’t always listen to them.

2. Customers cannot tell you what they need
“Apple market research” is an oxymoron. The Apple focus group was the right hemisphere of Steve’s brain talking to the left one. If you ask customers what they want, they will tell you, “Better, faster, and cheaper”—that is, better sameness, not revolutionary change. They can describe their desires only in terms of what they are already using—around the time of the introduction of Macintosh, all that people said they wanted was a better, faster, and cheaper MS-DOS machine. The richest vein for tech startups is creating the product that you want to use—that’s what Steve and Woz did.

3. Jump to the next curve
Big wins happen when you go beyond better sameness. The best daisy-wheel printer companies were introducing new fonts in more sizes. Apple introduced the next curve: laser printing. Think of ice harvesters, ice factories, and refrigerator companies. Ice 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0. Are you still harvesting ice during the winter from a frozen pond?

4. The biggest challenges beget best work
I lived in fear that Steve would tell me that I, or my work, was crap. In public. This fear was a big challenge. Competing with IBM and then Microsoft was a big challenge. Changing the world was a big challenge. I, and Apple employees before me and after me, did our best work because we had to do our best work to meet the big challenges.

5. Design counts
Steve drove people nuts with his design demands—some shades of black weren’t black enough. Mere mortals think that black is black, and that a trash can is a trash can. Steve was a perfectionist, and he was right: some people care about design and many people at least sense it. Maybe not everyone, but the important ones.

6. You can’t go wrong with big graphics and big fonts
Take a look at Steve’s slides. The font is 60 points. There’s usually one big screenshot or graphic. Look at other tech speaker’s slides—even the ones who have seen Steve in action. The font is 8 points, and there are no graphics. So many people say that Steve was the world’s greatest product introduction guy. Don’t you wonder why more people don’t copy his style?

7. Changing your mind is a sign of intelligence
When Apple first shipped the iPhone there was no such thing as apps. Apps, Steve decreed, were a bad thing because you never know what they could be doing to your phone. Safari Web apps were the way to go until six months later when Steve decided, or someone convinced him, that apps were the way to go—but of course. Duh! Apple came a long way in a short time from Safari Web apps to “there’s an app for that.”

8. “Value” is different from “price”
Woe unto you if you decide everything based on price. Even more woe unto you if you compete solely on price. Price is not all that matters—what is important, at least to some people, is value. And value takes into account training, support, and the intrinsic joy of using the best tool that’s made. It’s pretty safe to say that no one buys Apple products because of their low price.

9. A players hire A+ players
Actually, Steve believed that A players hire A players—that is people who are as good as they are. I refined this slightly—my theory is that A players hire people even better than themselves. It’s clear, though, that B players hire C players so they can feel superior to them, and C players hire D players. If you start hiring B players, expect what Steve called “the bozo explosion” to happen in your organization.

10. Real CEOs demo
Steve Jobs could demo a ‘Pod, ‘Pad, ‘Phone, and Mac two to three times a year with millions of people watching, why is it that many CEOs call on their vice president of engineering to do a product demo? Maybe it’s to show that there’s a team effort in play. Maybe. It’s more likely that the CEO doesn’t understand what his/her company is making well enough to explain it. How pathetic is that?

11. Real CEOs ship
For all his perfectionism, Steve could ship. Maybe the product wasn’t perfect every time, but it was almost always great enough to go. The lesson is that Steve wasn’t tinkering for the sake of tinkering—he had a goal: shipping and achieving worldwide domination of existing markets or creation of new markets. Apple is an engineering-centric company, not a research-centric one. Which would you rather be: Apple or Xerox PARC?

12. Marketing boils down to providing unique value
Think of a two-by-two matrix. The vertical axis measures how your product differs from the competition. The horizontal axis measures the value of your product. Bottom right: valuable but not unique—you’ll have to compete on price. Top left: unique but not valuable—you’ll own a market that doesn’t exist. Bottom left: not unique and not valuable—you’re a bozo. Top right: unique and valuable—this is where you make margin, money, and history. For example, the iPod was unique and valuable because it was the only way to legally, inexpensively, and easily download music from the six biggest record labels.

Bonus: Some things need to be believed to be seen. When you are jumping curves, defying/ignoring the experts, facing off against big challenges, obsessing about design, and focusing on unique value, you will need to convince people to believe in what you are doing in order to see your efforts come to fruition. People needed to believe in Macintosh to see it become real. Ditto for the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad. Not everyone will believe—that’s OK. But the starting point of changing the world is changing a few minds. This is the greatest lesson of all that I learned from Steve. May he rest in peace knowing how much he changed the world.

Introducing iDevices


If apple is going to reveal any of its masterpiece it is always a thrill for gadgets freaks like us. I always keep track of the Apple’s new introduction video of their products where those guys give a sleek and exciting advertisements of their products. These are some of the mesmerising advertisements of iPhone, iPod, iPad and macbook

Introducing the Smart Cover for iPad

Introducing the New iPhone 4S

Introducing the New iPad

Introducing the New Macbook Air

Introducing Siri

Introducing OS X Lion

Introducing iOS5

Introducing iCloud

Angry Birds blasts off to Space

Its time to say to your friends.. Hey did you just play the new Angry Birds Space.

For those guys who are I-M-Tired-of-Angry-Birds, Bored-of-Angry-Birds, Nothing-Interesting-In-Angry-Birds. I can tell you one thing. ON YOUR FACE. By far this is one hell of a mobile game they put your index finger to work on.

This time Rovio fully catapulted its focus on the concept rather on birds and characters. Whats most amazing thing is the concept of gravity with the speed. They catapult the birds from different planets and the gravity says Oh O you just aimed it wrong. All you should look to differentiate is the 9.8meter/second into 9.8 touchandhold/second. :p

I was amazed to see a Super Mario thing. Yes there was a level where the bird hit a rock and a pig pops out like mario’s mushroom and moves like it towards end of wall. I just smirked and looking for anyone to tell this small amazing action.

Apart from that the graphics, characters and extra super powers adds extra freakishness to the app. Golden eggs are transformed into golden asteroids. You get a deja-vu when playing the golden asteroid level where the master ship with the villain pigs on it and you have to hit it with the power gun(here the birds) from the bottom. Its just cranky.

Only thing which makes it not-so-good is the sprites. That is the bird sizes and the game zone length. The birds seems to be to small when you play in a mobile device. Ahh What the hell this concept is awesome. Go Nuts.

Fruit   Robot

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Whats new in The new iPad

So here we are. World’s hottest gadget is out and what’s interesting in that piece of silicon junk.

Its no exceptional from all other i products from the apple creating rumors and thoughts about it. finally its all answered. This time apple gave away a simple symbolic image for the not-so-ordinary apple fans. A keynote, maps and calendar icon which spread a lot of rumor. But it all said the event takes place in apple headquarters on march 7(Wednesday) which is going to be a keynote presentation.

The new iPad Event

Let us come to the OMG part of the new iPad.

Retina The thing which we all know the most is Retina display giving a amazing resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels. These guys are absolutely amazing in packing the pixels very tightly. Makes the display astonishingly amazing to use it see it and feel it

iSight Camera So apple finally gave the iPad the second eye behind the head with a powerful tech. These are some the words to admire you. 5Megapixel, 1080p, face detection.

iPhoto This time the amazing app award goes to iPhoto. This amazing piece of app is going to push all other freaking photo editing tool apps behind the bar.

Fast If you have the fastest working handheld device in your hand then probably you will end with all basic network connectivity. that’s what the new iPad gives you 4G LTE, Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS and other teckie stuffs with amazing networking speeds. Apple’s A5  chip is the fastest processor in a handheld device makes it even sexier.

Moving pictures are more clearly expressed than words. That’s why i would recommend you to watch the apple’s new ipad video

http://www.apple.com/ipad/

It’s ok guys now start rumors for the next i thing. Whats in iOS6?