Monthly Archives: June 2011

iCloud Is Your Hard Disk In The Sky!

The centre of gravity shifts from your computer to the cloud

iCloud is a cloud computing service from Apple Inc. announced on June 6, 2011 at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. The service allows users to store data such as music files for download to multiple devices such as iPhones, iPods, iPads, and personal computers running Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows on computer servers owned by Apple.

iCloud can wirelessly push content to all the listed devices automatically and integrate with apps like Contacts, Mail, and iCal that were all previously handled by Apple’s old cloud service, MobileMe.

iPhones and iPads often store important and irreplaceable information. Currently, if you don’t regularly plug your iPhone or iPad into your computer you’re at risk of losing photos, contact info and more.

With iCloud, all of the information on your device is automatically backed up wirelessly on a daily basis. In case you break or lose your iPhone or iPad, you can revive all of your information by simply logging into your iCloud account with a new device.

The iPhone is the best Apple device to take photos with, but it’s not the best one for sharing pictures with friends and family at home. Transferring pictures to a computer or iPad now requires synchronizing devices or using third-party apps to transfer the images.

With iCloud, the most recent photos snapped with your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad 2 are automatically available to view on any other iOS device or computer. As soon as you snap a photo, it’s uploaded to iCloud and then downloaded to your iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad and/or computer.

With iCloud, users will be able to match the music they’ve purchased through iTunes, copied from CDs or purchased elsewhere with 1.8 million songs in Apple’s catalog. Instead of uploading several GB with of songs, iCloud will examine your music collection.

If your tunes are available from Apple, you’ll be able to download songs and albums from iCloud whenever you want. You can use up to 10 iOS devices with iTunes Match

If Apple doesn’t find a match for a particular song in its catalog, you can upload it from your computer to iCloud. This means you’ll only need to upload a relatively small portion of your music collection.

If you’ve been collecting music for several years you probably have a good number of songs that don’t sound as good as they could. When songs are matched from your collection to Apple’s iTunes catalog, they’ll be available for you to download in high quality at 256 Kbps.

What is the future for iCloud, you may ask.

A new report from RBC Capital Markets projects that as many as 150 million iPhone users could sign on to Apple’s new iCloud service in the very near future. The repercussions for this could be monumental.

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First ever UAE Ramadan Culture Experience Tour announced.

Travel & Culture Services a tour operator offering tours to Dubai and UAE has announced to promote the first ever culture tour of UAE during the Ramadan 2011. According to the company the tour is focused on giving a learning experience to the tourists about the UAE culture with special emphasis on Ramada. The participating tourists will have lectures from famous scholars during the sightseeing tour and will also be able to keep fast and open fast with UAE local family.

The tour has been created for 6 days and will have 3 departures from London UK. It was always considered that Dubai is purely a hopping and luxury beach hotels destinations. This tour will mark a new beginning by introducing Dubai and UAE as a whole a culture destination where people can learn and interact with the local culture and customs and see the history archeology of the country.

The tour is originally deigned by Earth Cultures a UK based culture tour operator while travel & culture Services will be offering reservation for its clients from its web site http://dubai.travel-culture.com more details of the tour can be found ay http://dubai.travel-culture.com/tours/emirates_ramadan_experience_tour.shtml

Travel & Culture Services also offers a daily culture tour of Dubai for residents and tourists which also gives the tourists an opportunity to learn the Culture of UAE and Islam in general. Details can be had at  http://dubai.travel-culture.com/dubai_islam_culture_tours.shtml

The Yas Hotel Takes Yoga To New Heights

The Yas Hotel has launched a new yoga retreat.  The one night programme includes yoga at sunrise on the 217 metre high roof of Abu Dhabi’s most iconic address, indulgent spa treatments and dinner in any of the hotel’s fine dining restaurants. The new retreat offers daily sessions of hatha yoga on the hotel’s striking rooftop, with panoramic views of the marina and the infinite Abu Dhabi desert to exhilarate and energise.  The classes are led by specialist instructor Josie McKenlay of Vital Flow, a leading yoga studio in the Middle East, and tailored to individual’s needs. From gentle beginners’ classes to advanced Vinyasa Flow, Josie focuses on four key elements – strength, flexibility, mobility and breathing, helping guests to disconnect under the tranquil Arabian skies.

Three hours of healing treatments at the exclusive Espa spa complement the yoga, further releasing tension and rejuvenating body and mind. Female yogis can enjoy the ladies only hammam with its authentic Arabian rituals, while the exclusive Metronap pods in the male relaxation room provide the ultimate energy boost.
 
After a stimulating day of yoga, guests can dine in any of the hotel’s six restaurants, from seasonal fare in Origins, to the Zen tranquillity of Kazu.  Josie is also on hand to provide expert dietary advice for participants.
 
The Yoga Retreat at The Yas Hotel costs from AED 2,260 for two people sharing a Deluxe Room.

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