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iPhone OS 4.0: Already in the Wild?

martes, 22 de diciembre de 2009

vía Mashable! de Jennifer Van Grove el 22/12/09

Last week, BoyGenius claimed to have found browser logs that suggest that new versions (3.1.3 and 4.0) of Apple's iPhone OS are being tested. It's not solid evidence, but today there's a little more fuel to add to that fire.

MacRumors was tipped off to another sighting of iPhone OS 4.0 in the wild. One iPhone developer noticed a single instance of the version 4.0 operating system being used. The new version was discovered via the developer's application analytics data.

While these discoveries are by no means concrete proof, we have every reason to suspect that Apple is testing a new version of the iPhone (they've released a new model annually since its original debut), and new hardware would most certainly be accompanied by a new version of the OS. It's completely logical then that Apple would be prepping and testing new versions of the iPhone software.

Our guess is that should 3.1.3 exist, it will be released early next year, with 4.0 coming on to the scene at the same time as the anticipated new hardware in summer 2010.

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HOW TO: Boost Your Resume Over the Winter Break

resume imageDavid Spinks is the Community Manager for Scribnia, where the world's bloggers and columnists are reviewed by their readers. He also blogs at The Spinks Blog about business, careers and professional communities.

Attention young future professionals: If you've heard about this "networking" thing, and dabbled in some social media, it may be time to take your career building efforts to the next level.

Winter break is here, and that extra free time might best be used to solidify your social media presence and start marketing your most important brand: Yourself.

So you have a blog and you're signed up for Twitter and LinkedIn. What's next? Here are some ideas.

1. Find a Mentor

It's never too early to find a mentor. They can be extremely valuable for a young professional. They can provide everything from tips, to networking opportunities, to a friend that you can turn to with professional problems.

Is there a professional that you've been following for a while? If a mentorship isn't developing naturally for you, here's a good strategy.

a. Choose five professionals that you look up to.

b. Follow them on Twitter, read their blog and start to comment on all of their posts with as much value as you can gather.

c. Start to connect. Send them messages on Twitter and anywhere else you follow them. Just be yourself and be friendly.

d. If they're close, ask them if they'd like to grab coffee or lunch. If they agree, continue to build on that relationship and you've got yourself a mentor. If they're not close, send an e-mail. Explain your goals and ask them if they'd be interested in being your mentor.

Some mentors can be more helpful than others depending on the amount of time they have and how strong your relationship is with them. It may take time to build, but the winter break is a good time to plant some seeds.

2. Take Your Blog to the Next Level

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I started my blog over the winter break last year, and it's been the single most valuable tool for my career. While I'm not in college anymore, I'm using this winter break to take my blog to next level by moving it from WordPress to a hosted WordPress blog, investing a little money into it, and reevaluating my goals.

Think about what you need to do to bring your blog to the next level. Perhaps you can optimize for SEO or redesign your blog for usability purposes. Maybe you should rethink the way you're producing content and who you're targeting.

A great way to make a name for yourself is to guest post at other blogs. I actually got my job after being recognized by a company who read a guest post I wrote for another blogger.

Most bloggers will welcome guest posts. If for some reason you can't find one to write for, there are sites specifically dedicated to helping young professionals get their name out there.

The Next Great Generation is a new site that aims to give Gen Y a voice. They're always looking for fresh new, and young voices to write for them.

You can also check out Brazen Careerist where your own posts can be featured, or you can write posts specifically for the Brazen community.

3. Review Your Social Media Profiles

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Check all the social networks that you've joined. All your information should be up to date. Make sure your LinkedIn account shows your recent activity. Go through your connections and followers and be sure to reconnect with anyone you've been missing.

Some may advise that everything be consistent across your networks. Personally, I think different networks warrant a different presence. If you're looking to make everything consistent though, winter break is a good time to do it.

4. Volunteer

It's time to get some experience under your belt. Find a local charity and offer to help out in any capacity you're looking to build a career in. If your goals lie in social media, this is a great opportunity to build an online presence for a non-profit. You can do it part-time so it won't take up your entire break, and it's a great resume booster.

Most events and conferences are always looking for volunteers to help run the show. You probably won't be working the whole time, which means you can spend the rest of it meeting new people.

5. Host or Attend a Tweetup

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When I moved to Philadelphia for a summer, I didn't know many people there. I hosted a tweetup, and asked a couple of my friends and mentors in Philly to help me promote it. It was a great experience that allowed me to meet a lot of new professionals in the area.

Make sure you do it right though. It doesn't have to cost you anything and it can be extremely valuable.

If you're not up to hosting one, you should definitely try to attend some over your break. They're a great way to network in an informal, fun setting.

More social media resources from Mashable:

- 5 Tips for Building Lasting Online Friendships
- Top 5 Must-Read Social Media Books
- Social Media Can Change The World Through Common Ground
- 5 Ways Social Media Is Changing Our Daily Lives
- How Social Media is Taking the News Local
- The Tao of Tweeting

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Smoking, being heavier, not using sunscreen and having had skin cancer appear to be associated with sun damage and aging of skin on the face, according to a report based on a study of twins.

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Cost-cutting Yahoo to close offices for holidays (AP)
December 21, 2009 at 8:33 pm

AP - Yahoo says it will close its offices from Christmas through New Year's to help save money. The cost-cutting move ends a year in which Yahoo's revenue declined for the first time since 2001.

Moody's lowers Avaya rating (AP)
December 21, 2009 at 7:19 pm

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50 things that changed our lives in the aughts (AP)
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The top 10 singles and albums on iTunes (AP)
December 21, 2009 at 6:26 pm

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December 21, 2009 at 10:10 pm


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Treasury Revises AIG Pay Ruling
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No. 3 Kentucky beats Drexel to reach 2000 wins - The Associated Press
December 21, 2009 at 9:20 pm

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December 21, 2009 at 8:59 pm


Titans lose Keith Bulluck, David Thornton for rest of season
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'Bama trying to ignore championship-game 'clutter' - The Associated Press
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New York Yankees hit with $26.9 million luxury tax (AP)
December 21, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Curtis Granderson, center, the newest New York Yankees player, poses with teammates C.C. Sabathia, left, and Alex Rodriguez at Yankee Stadium in New York, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)AP - Winning came with a hefty price for the New York Yankees. The World Series champions were hit with a luxury tax of nearly $25.69 million Monday, according to information received by clubs and obtained by The Associated Press.

Abortion deal may be hard to keep in health bill (AP)
December 21, 2009 at 9:27 pm

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Gov't imposes 3-hour limit on tarmac strandings (AP)
December 21, 2009 at 9:27 pm

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Top Cuban official says Obama lied in Copenhagen (AP)
December 21, 2009 at 9:27 pm

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Obama praises health care bill as it nears passage (AP)
December 21, 2009 at 9:27 pm

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3 friends sentenced in NH Walmart worker slaying (AP)
December 21, 2009 at 9:27 pm

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Oral Roberts remembered as charismatic leader (AP)
December 21, 2009 at 9:27 pm

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First Jesus-era house discovered in Nazareth (AP)
December 21, 2009 at 9:27 pm

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Authorities: Murphy likely died of natural causes (AP)
December 21, 2009 at 9:27 pm

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Iran clashes after Montazeri funeral: website (AFP)
December 21, 2009 at 9:02 pm

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Boston mom calls 911 over over son's video game habit (AP)
December 21, 2009 at 8:19 pm

AP - Police say a frustrated Boston woman called 911 to say she couldn't get her 14-year-old son to stop playing video games and go to sleep. Police spokesman Officer Joe Zanoli said Monday the mother called for help around 2:30 a.m. Saturday to say that the teenager also walked around the house and turned on all the lights.

Israel passes response on prisoner swap to Hamas (Reuters)
December 21, 2009 at 8:03 pm

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U.S. mortgage industry grapples with new disclosures (Reuters)
December 21, 2009 at 7:24 pm

Reuters - The biggest changes to home loan disclosures since the 1970s are around the corner and many in the industry are warning that misunderstandings will create a logjam of confusion just as housing tries to recover.

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Delete the calendar on my droid HTC so i can resync
December 21, 2009 at 10:56 pm

Is there a way to delete the entire calendar on my droid htc so i can resync it again?

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How do I adjust what time a day begins?
December 21, 2009 at 10:07 pm

I want events that happened at 1:00 am to be listed as part of my "night" instead of my morning.

In other words, I want my calenders day to begin at about 5:00 am instead of midnight.

Any even that happens at 1:00 am on Saturday morning, should be listed as part of Friday night.

That will make it much easier to read. Does anyone know how to do this?

I use a macbook, which runs on Tiger and also a new Droid that runs on Android.

This seems like it should be in the "settings" menu, but I can't find it. Its the same concept as letting us decide what day to begin ou week on.

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Can you set up google calender so folks can add to a cell but not delete anything?
December 21, 2009 at 9:48 pm

I am on a Mac. Can one set up a calender so people can add to a cell, but not delete? I want to establish this a a calender for scheduling apts at work, but dont want those invited to use the calender to be able to delete anothers apt, only schedule their own.

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Change the times on the calendar when printing to reflect my day?
December 21, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Right now it prints 6am to 5pm and I want 8am to 7pm

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Print multiple calendar weeks in one print job?
December 21, 2009 at 7:34 pm

I want to print the calendar pages back to back

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