Monday, October 24, 2011

Turkey earthquake

. Monday, October 24, 2011

An earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitude shook southeastern Turkey on Sunday (Oct 23) at 10:41 local time. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km. Then, there was an aftershock measuring 6.1 magnitude with a depth of 33 km.

Data crisis center in the city of Van, Turkey said the quake has caused 100 people died, 500-600 wounded, as well as more than 400 people still trapped under collapsed buildings. Dozens of buildings collapsed in Van region were reported.

As a result of the Turkey earthquake, about 50 buildings have collapsed, including a dormitory. "The most serious damage occurred in Ercis, a district with a population of about 100,000 people," said officials.

Television footage showed panic residents trying to dig up just by using shovels and other digging tools to help people trapped in the rubble of buildings. It is estimated that many people have to spend the night outside with temperatures around 3 degrees Celsius and could not connect with other people. Telecommunication services are dropped.

The Turkish government sent satellite telephone assistance to the region which is inhabited by the Kurds. Military forces will also be sent to help.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

10 Products Defining Steve Jobs' Career

. Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs had no formal schooling in engineering, yet he's listed as the inventor or co-inventor on more than 300 U.S. patents. These are some of the significant products that were created under his direction:

1. Apple I (1976) — Apple's first product was a computer for hobbyists and engineers, made in small numbers. Steve Wozniak designed it, while Jobs orchestrated the funding and handled the marketing.

2. Apple II (1977) — One of the first successful personal computers, the Apple II was designed as a mass-market product rather than something for engineers or enthusiasts. It was still largely Wozniak's design. Several upgrades for the model followed, and the product line continued until 1993.

3. Lisa (1983) — Jobs' visit to Xerox Corp.'s research center in Palo Alto inspired him to start work on the first commercial computer with a graphical user interface, with icons, windows and a cursor controlled by a mouse. It was the foundation for today's computer interfaces, but the Lisa was too expensive to be a commercial success.

4. Macintosh (1984) — Like the Lisa, the Macintosh had a graphical user interface. It was also cheaper and faster and had the backing of a large advertising campaign behind it. People soon realized how useful the graphical interface was for design. That led "desktop publishing," accomplished with a Mac coupled to a laser printer, to soon become a sales driver.

5. NeXT computer (1989) — After being forced out of Apple, Jobs started a company that built a powerful workstation computer. The company was never able to sell large numbers, but the computer was influential: The world's first Web browser was created on one. Its software also lives on as the basis for today's Macintosh and iPhone operating system.

6. iMac (1998) — When Jobs returned to Apple in 1996, the company was foundering, with an ever shrinking share of the PC market. The radical iMac was the first step in reversing the slide. It was strikingly designed as a bubble of blue plastic that enclosed both the monitor and the computer. Easy to set up, it captured the imagination just as people across the world were having their eyes opened to the benefits of the Internet and considering getting their first home computer.

7. iPod (2001) — It wasn't the first digital music player with a hard drive, but it was the first successful one. Apple's expansion into portable electronics has had vast ramifications. The iPod's success prepared the way for the iTunes music store and the iPhone.

8. iTunes store (2003) — Before the iTunes store, buying digital music was a hassle, making piracy the more popular option. The store simplified the process and brought together tracks from all the major labels. The store became the largest music retailer in the U.S. in 2008.

9. iPhone (2007) — The iPhone did for the phone experience what the Macintosh did for personal computing — it made the power of a smartphone easy to harness. Apple is now the world's most profitable maker of phones, and the influence of the iPhone is evident in all smartphones.

10. iPad (2010) — Dozens of companies, including Apple, had created tablet computers before the iPad, but none caught on. The iPad finally cracked the code, creating a whole new category of computer practically by itself.

source: AP

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Steve Jobs has Dead


A Shocking news came a day after Apple released the iPhone 4S. One of the founders of Apple Inc, Steve Jobs, has reportedly died. This news came directly from Apple's official announcement.

The family of Steve Jobs mentioned that the founders of Apple Inc. passed away in peace. Especially when he died, he was surrounded by his relatives. Some time later, Jobs was already leaving his work at Apple for treatment of pancreatic cancer which he had suffered.

Steve Jobs died on Wednesday (10/5/2011) in Palo Alto, Calif., United States at the age of 56 years. He leaves a wife named Laurene and three children from the marriage. Jobs also known to have a daughter from previous spouse.

Steven P. Jobs is a visionary who is exalted because be able to present innovative gadgets and technology through Apple. Steven P. Jobs is a visionary who is able to present exalted because of the innovative gadgets and technology through Apple.

Apple is losing the founder, skipper at once its innovator, Steve Jobs. As a form of deep sadness, Steve Jobs photo effect black and white has been displayed at the Apple site.

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