Sunday, 23 March 2014

Stonehenge - One of the best landmarks

Was a good day to visit Stonehenge with my friends in  FEB 2012, UK. Chilling weather, lucky enough to visit and spend few hours over there watching the mysterious monument which ages as old as earth.

Stone age to modern age

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Missing Malaysia Airlines - What would have happened to it

Malaysia airlines flight MH370 went missing and now its the 11th day. There are now 26 countries involved in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Malaysia's defense minister today said he was not ruling anything out and hoped the 239 passengers and crew could still be alive somewhere.


Taliban militants have claimed they knew nothing about the whereabouts of missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 after the search for the Boeing 777 was extended.
Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban in Afghanistan, said: "It happened outside Afghanistan and you can see that even countries with very advanced equipment and facilities cannot figure out where it went. So we also do not have any information as it is an external issue.."
A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban said: "We wish we had an opportunity to hijack such a plane."
India insisted that the plane did not fly in its airspace with a military official saying: "The idea that the plane flew through Indian airspace fro several hours without anyone noticing is bizarre. These are wild reports without any basis."
He added that to do so a pilot would need to know the location of all Indian radars and surveillance systems.

It has emerged tonight that a US Navy ship will no longer be taking part in the search operation.
A US defense official said the USS Kidd will leave the Indian Ocean and return to normal operations.
As reported by The Telegraph, it is believed the Navy thinks long-range aircraft will be better coped to deal with searching for the plane.
American P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft are being sent to Perth, in Western Australia, to help scour the ocean and find the missing plane.
The Malaysian government said diplomatic notes have been sent to all countries along the northern and southern search corridors requesting radar and satellite information.
They are also requesting help with land, sea and air search operations.
Today marked the 11th day since the plane went missing.

There have been a number of key developments today.
Taking a plane to such a low altitude - a technique called “terrain masking” - would have avoided detection on standard commercial radar equipment.
Investigators believe whoever was flying the Boeing 777 used terrain masking, which uses natural contours like hills and mountains, to hide the plane from satellite systems.
The airline's chief executive also revealed it was the co-pilot who said "all right, good night" before the aircraft went missing.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Early morning under a street light

Was a great day with cool climate, after long time I was able to take a photograph in the early mornings.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Facebook Paper - iOS App on iPhone 4, pretty awesome

#Facebook  #Apple   #iOS

After Facebook's announcement of releasing the new Facebook App for iOS called " Paper " I was very excited to use that app on my iPhone 4 and in India. Facebook has put limitations on app's availability, this app is available for download only from " US App Store ".

Below are the screenshots of the new " Facebook Paper " app.  You can watch video and download the app from here .

The first screen's of Facebook Paper app

Add your paper's based on your interest 

These features in the app pulls the content from the stories or status messages your friends share on their timeline or with their friends. The content is condensed in a beautiful way to form an interface which resembles a newspaper with flip and scrolling effects, this makes the viewing & reading the information very easy. 

This app pulls photos from source links to present a highly visual reading experience, with channels arranged by topics like "News", "Technology" and many other news streams. Tilt your phone to see the outer edges of a horizontal photo or panoramic images; click "Like" on a post and hear a sound like a jack-in-the-box popping.

Requests, Messages & Notifications from your friends

The Paper app starts with your friends. After setup, the first screen you see consists of posts and links shared by friends—the same that you see on the Facebook news feed. There's a stream of text & image content as cards for each shared item on the bottom half of the screen and a rolling series of photogenic previews at the top. You can also perform the regular activities like checking the requests, messages and notifications within the app. 

Wonderful Paper interface for different streams of news articles

Settings and home screen of the app

Activating the settings on this new app might mess up the traditional Facebook app as of now. So I've left it sandboxed mode. This app might still have bugs which I haven't figured them yet and it may be a reason of launching only in US app store. 

Thanks to my friends who are part if this new Facebook Paper App on my iPhone, they made this post beautiful.