Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Paris Apple store robbery

Armed robbers broke into Apple's Paris store on new years eve and stole approximately 1 million Euros worth of goods that's £813,000 of Apple tech.

The police stated that 'Four masked men forced their way into the shop.'

This robbery took place just 3 hours after the shop had closed for the night.

This heist was the biggest Apple robbery in history. The last major apple robbery was in October 2011, motorbike thieves broke into the Covent Garden store and stole up to £75,000 worth of goods. Two men were later convicted of robbery.

No one has yet been charged for this robbery but the police will hopefully be able to catch the robbers and bring them to justice.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Today I Have Been in the Booth

Today I have been in the sound booth working on the junior play for tomorrow. I have been up there using the lighting and have been setting the scenes. I drew up a plan of where all of the lights are situated and when to turn which lights on and when or if to flash them.

The timing is key for the different people's entrances to the stage. I must ensure that everyone can be seen on the stage and that they are lit up with some light.

In the sound box we have a sound board, a lighting board, an amplifier control box and a computer. When I am in the Booth for shows I have to mark up a technical script to make sure that I don't miss any lights or sound effects that may be needed.

By George

Monday, 19 November 2012

Caritable Mobial Phone Network Opens in the UK

The People's Operator (TPO) is a charitable network that gives its customers the chance to choose where 10% of thier bill money goes. They will also be donating 25% of its profits to charities, including Childline.

Chairman Andrew Rosenfeld said he hoped TPO could spread internationally. The network, which went live on Monday, will initially operate as a pay-as-you-go only network, with contract options becoming available early next year.

The network is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) - an operator that runs of the bigger networks. like O2, Orange, T-Mobial and Vodaphone. Although the company would not confirm its involvement, TPO is expected to run on EE, the company formed by a merge of Orange and T-Mobile. EE recently launched the UK's first 4G mobile internet service. TPO said it would offer 4G when it becomes available.

The People's Operator logo

Friday, 5 October 2012

Apple Sues Samsung

Apple has added Samsung's latest handset to an american patent lawsuit claiming the company infringes eight of its technologies.

The disputed innovations include a way to synchronise photos, music and video files across devices, and a way to send videos over the internet.

Apple had already filed claims against earlier Samsung devices saying that they had copied iPhones and iPads. Previously there was a legal dispute involving Apple and Google's Motorola unit.

Samsung's legal move is the latest in a long running battle with Apple.

The US firm has claimed that the Galaxy device maker copied the look and iOS system software found on its tablets and mobials.

Although several of Apple's claims have been rejected, it recently won a major victory when a California-based jury ruled Samsung should pay it over $1bn (£620m) in damages. As the companys are rivals in buisness I think that made samsung very angry and not helping them to get along with Apple.

Samsung has had its own courtroom successes, including a ruling last August that Apple had infringed two of its wireless communication patents in South Korea. It resulted in an order for the IPhone maker to pay 40m won ($35,000; £22,000) in damages. so Apple still cam out on top with the damage charges.

The US lawsuit involving the iPhone 5 dates back to April when a complaint about other devices was filed in the Northern District of California by Samsung to go to trial in March 2014. This is quite a while away yet and there will be another IPhone out by then so will they keep on with this endless battle with Apple or will they settle for 2014's law case.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

IPhone 5 likely to be out in September-October

The New Iphone 5 is likely to be coming out in September-October! evry one is hoping it will have a  more powerful processor, faster interface, better camera (more mega pixels) and a better screen quality. the main point of this post was to tell evryone that the iphone 5 is expected in September! I can't wait and i will keep on imforming you on the iphone 5 and more!
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george :)

Monday, 14 May 2012

Bit Torrent Blocker Pirate Bay

Pirate Bay is the new software that has so far stopped thousands of people from illegaly downloading films and movies from Torrent. It has been backed up by microsoft and has already been succesfull with several companys including Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Studios. This software is vital and aimd to save billions of pounds in lost reviue. Every year approximately £9900000000 (£9.9 Billion) is film industry's lost revinue £2.7 Billion of that should be workers wages but is lost because of Piracy.

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By George :)

Thursday, 3 May 2012

In Raspberry Pi club Today!

Today, in Raspberry Pi Club we got my friend Jack's Raspberry Pi up and running! It was amazing! It was just like being in a normal Linux environment! We went on to the School Website and looked at some of the School blogs and we also tried various different websites, including Club Penguin (Theo wanted to have a little look) We couldn't access Club Penguin because the Raspberry Pi doesn't have adobe on it so we will look into getting that and hope that it will work on Raspberry Pi's!
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By George :)