Sunday, September 2, 2012

Top 10 Most Influential Persons in History

The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History is a 1978 book by Michael H. Hart, reprinted in 1992 with revisions. It is a ranking of the 100 people who, according to Hart, most influenced human history. In the book, Hart provides brief biographies of each of the individuals, as well as reasons for their ranking.


The first person on Hart's list is the Prophet of Islam Muhammad. Hart asserted that Muhammad was "supremely successful" in both the religious and secular realms. He also believed that Muhammad's role in the development of Islam was far more influential than Jesus' collaboration in the development of Christianity. He attributes the development of Christianity to St. Paul, who played a pivotal role in its dissemination. Now let's take a look at the top 10 most influential persons in history...

10. Albert Einstein, Scientist ( 1879 – 1955 )


German theoretical physicist, best known for his theory of relativity and specifically mass–energy equivalence, expressed by the equation E = mc2.

9. Christopher Columbus, Explorer ( 1451 – 1506 )


Italian navigator, colonizer and explorer whose voyages led to general European awareness of the American continents.

8. Johannes Gutenberg, Inventor ( 1398 – 1468 )  


German printer who invented the mechanical printing press.

7. Cài Lún, Political official in imperial China ( 50 – 121 AD )  


Widely regarded as the inventor of paper and the papermaking process.

6. Paul of Tarsus, Christian apostle ( 5 – 67 AD )


One of the most notable of early Christian missionaries, credited with proselytizing and spreading Christianity outside of Palestine (mainly to the Romans) and author of numerous letters of the New Testament of the Bible.

5. Confucius, Philosopher ( 551 – 479 BC )


Chinese thinker and social philosopher, founder of Confucianism, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese and Indonesian thought and life.

4. Buddha, Spiritual leader ( 563 – 483 BC )


Spiritual teacher and philosopher from ancient India. Founder of Buddhism and is also considered an Gautama Buddha in Hinduism.

3. Jesus Christ, Spiritual leader ( 7–2 BC – 26–36 AD )


The central figure of Christianity, revered by Christians as the Son of God and the incarnation of God. Also regarded as a major prophet in Islam.

2. Isaac Newton, Scientist ( 1643 – 1727 )


English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian. His law of universal gravitation and three laws of motion laid the groundwork for classical mechanics.

1. Prophet Muhammad (s.a.a.w.), Secular and religious leader ( 570 – 632 AD )


The central human figure of Islam, regarded by Muslims as a prophet of God and the last messenger. Active as a social reformer, diplomat, merchant, philosopher, orator, legislator, military leader, humanitarian, philanthropist.



Top 10 Discontinued iPhone Applications

Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation that designs and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. One of it's most successful product of Apple Inc is the iphone. The success of the iphone is not only because of the hardware design but also the apps which helps it to get in touch with it always.


There are lot of iphone apps some are free and some we have a pay a few bucks to grab it. But here we have compiled a list of 10 best iPhone applications which are unavailable or have been discontinued due to different violations. Take a look....

iTether


iTether, which enjoyed a few hours in the App Store this week, allowed the iPhone to become a portable modem, feeding Internet service to any laptop through a USB cable. For a one-time fee of $15, iTether was a steal compared to the $20 per month charged by AT&T and Verizon and the $30 per month charged by Sprint.

iDOSK


It’s not the official app of the International Dutch Oven Society, but rather a full DOS emulator for iPhones and iPads that cost just $1. Within hours of its October 2010 debut, users had figured out how to load Windows 3.1 and scads of classic computer games on their iPhones and iPads, using the file transfer utility in iTunes.

Nescaline


For a short time in December 2009, it was every iPhone gamer’s dream come true: a full-fledged Nintendo emulator in the App Store. Nescaline cost $7 and let users load classic NES ROMs through the iTunes file sharing utility.

Print to PDF


Print to PDF was a $4 app that arrived in August 2011, letting users print web pages, photos and e-mails as PDF documents. As long as the app was running in the background, a “Print to PDF” option would appear in Apple’s built-in printing feature.

iControlBits


Transmission is a BitTorrent client for Macs, and for a brief time in January 2011, iPhone users could manage their BitTorrent downloads remotely using the iControlbits iOS app. That included the ability to add new files, pause existing downloads and adjust server settings.

Any Music Downloader


This generic-sounding name actually refers to one specific app that let users download and play MP3 files from around the Web. Users could then connect an iPhone to a PC to transfer the downloaded files. The app launched in May 2011, and quickly rose to the top of the App Store charts.

aMusic


aMusic was a native app for accessing Amazon’s Cloud Player service that launched in October 2011. Although Apple’s own iTunes Match can also store music on the Internet, Amazon’s service offers 5 GB of free storage, and can stream songs instead of downloading them.

VLC Media Player


VLC was a free media player that supported file types that the iPhone’s media player doesn’t, including AVI, MPG and MKV. The free app, which appeared in October 2010, was based off the open-source desktop software of the same name.

Phone Story


I’ve mostly kept this list free of apps that were banned on editorial grounds, because there are too many examples–indeed, entire articles have already been dedicated to the topic and usually it’s just a matter of Apple cracking down on porn or poor taste. But Molle industria’s Phone Story is special because it was critical of tech companies and consumer culture. The $1 app highlighted the mining of conflict minerals, brutal factory conditions and planned obsolescence that keeps consumers coming back for more.

Siri


Apple’s launch of Siri as an exclusive feature for the iPhone 4S spelled curtains for the Siri app that was already in the App Store. Users who already had the virtual assistant app on older iPhones were eventually cut off as well, as Apple shut down functionality on October 15.

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World's First OLED TV by Samsung

Samsung Electronics Co., Asia’s biggest manufacturer of electronics, has announced on Thursday, at Premium TV Showcase event, that the world’s first 55-inch organic light emitting diode (OLED) Smart TV ( ES9500 ) made by the company will be launched in the domestic market by the second half of this year at 10 million won or more than $9000.


Kim Hyun Suk, head of the company’s TV operations, said in a media briefing in Seoul that the sales will start from the South Korea.

Samsung’s OLED TV was a Best of Innovations Award Honoree at CES 2012 and comes with fast response times resulting in less blurring even in fastest moving scenes. People will be able to view two channels on the same screen and can listen to the voices through earphones attached to the 3D glasses.


Operating profit at the Samsung’s TV-making unit has increased from 8 billion won a year earlier to 530 billion won in the first quarter. According to IHS Inc.’s iSuppli, Samsung had a record market share in the U.S. LCD TV market i.e. 25% of total shipments.

iSuppli has estimated that the shipments of OLED TVs would grow to 2.1 million sets in 2015 from 34,000 in 2012.


Samsung is not the only company to start mass production of OLED TVs. LG Electronics Inc. would be the rival company to start mass production. Both of these companies are turning towards the next generation display technology utilizing OLED, which can be as thin as 4 millimeters and could produce sharper images than Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) models. OLED TVs are thinner as these TVs do not need separate backlights and images could be displayed using organically glowing materials.