Saturday, April 30, 2011

Makanan-makanan Termahal Didunia..!

Makanan-makanan Termahal Didunia ...
Inilah daftar makanan-makanan dengan harga paling mahal didunia :

10. Kentang seharga 10 Juta Rupiah




Kentang yang ini harganya 10 Juta Rupiah per kilo, jauh diatas harga pasaran kentang yang bisa anda temui di pasar. Kentang La Bonnotte ini adalah varian kentang yang hampir punah dan hanya ditemukan di pulau Noirmoutier, Prancis. Kentang ini mendapat perlakuan istimewa dan hanya boleh dibuahi oleh rumput laut lokal. Tiap tahun hanya tersedi 100 ton kentang ini, dan hanya dapat ditemui di restoran Prancis terkemuka. Mau bikin French Fries?



9. Pizza seharga 37 Juta Rupiah






Pizza Royale 007 memang bukan pizza sembarangan. Untuk pizza yang dibuat oleh ahli, dengan topping caviar yang direndam dalam sampanye, lobster mediterania, dan ditaburi bukan dengan daun basil, tapi daun emas! Kemudian pizza ini disiram dengan cognac Louis XII Rémy Martin seharga 20 Juta Rupiah, dan kemudian dipanggang sempurna dalam pizza oven asli Italia. Untuk hidangan se'mewah' ini, anda harus merogoh kocek sebesar 37 juta rupiah, atau dengan kata lain, anda akan menjual 3 motor baru untuk mendapat pizza yang bisa habis dalam waktu 10 menit saja ini.





8. Koktil seharga 71 Juta Rupiah









Mungkin anda akan lebih suka mabuk karena mendengar harganya daripada minum koktil yang satu ini. “Flawless” Christmas cocktails dari klub malam Movida di London, akan mengurangi kekayaan anda sebesar 71 Juta Rupiah, segelas koktil seharga 5 motor. Kenapa istimewa? Minuman ini dibuat dari campuran Louis XII cognac, Cristal Rose champagne, gula semut, dan angostura bitters, disajikan dengan hiasan daun-daunan dari bahan emas yang aman dimakan. Selain itu, di dasar gelas, anda akan menemukan cincin berlian 11 karat, yang tentunya bukan buat dimakan. Penyajian minuman ini bahkan akan mendapat pengawalan khusus, dan begitu juga pada saat anda menikmatinya, akan mendapat perhatian khusus (mungkin maksudnya agar si cincin tidak pindah ke dalam perut anda)





7. Kopi seharga 10 juta Rupiah





Starbucks saja tidak semahal ini kan? Tapi Kopi Luwak dari negara kita tercinta, yang dikenal di dunia barat dengan nama alias Civet Coffee, dibuat dari buah kopi yang dimakan oleh Luwak (Civet dalam bahasa Inggris). Setelah dimakan, biji kopi ini kemudian dibersihkan, dipanggang, dikemas dan dijual. Memang kesannya menjijikkan, tapi kopi ini luar biasa langka, dan banyak sekali dicari oleh pecinta kopi.



6. Hamburger seharga 5 Juta Rupiah







FleurBurger, yang dibandrol dengan harga 5 Juta Rupiah per porsi ini dihidangkan di Fleur de Lys, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, di Las Vegas. Daging burger ini dibuat seutuhnya dari daging sapi Kobe, dan dihidangkan bersama dengan foie gras dan saus truffle, dengan roti brioche truffle. Burger super mewah ini dihidangkan dengan sebotol Chateau Petrus 1990. Selain itu, anda akan mendapat sertifikat khusus yang dikirimkan ke rumah Anda sebagai bukti bahwa anda tidak menghabiskan uang 5 juta tadi di meja judi, tapi karena anda makan burger....




5. Minuman Keras seharga 20 Miliar Rupiah






semakin tua anggur,maka rasanya akan terasa semakin enak. Bayangkan sampanye berusia 100 tahun, dengan botol dari 4 kilogram platinum murni, emas 24 karat, dan ditaburi 6.500 keping intan. Nama minuman ini: Henri IV Dudognon Heritage. Minuman ini di simpan selama minimal 1 abad dalam gentog kayu. Sampai sekarang, belum ada orang yang nekat membeli botolnya, apalagi mencicipi minuman ini.




4. Es Krim Coklat seharga 25 Juta Rupiah








Restoran Serendipity 3 di New York benar-benar ambisius untuk membuat makanan penutup ini. Intinya adalah coklat dari 14 negara yang berbeda, diberi emas 23 karat seberat 5 gram, whipped cream yang ditaburi potongan daun emas yang aman dimana, dan disajikan dengan La Madeleine au Truffle. Penyajiannya juga bukan gelas sembarangan, gelas yang digunakan berlapis emas dan terdapat gelang emas yang ditaburi intan 1 karat menyertai penyajian es krim yang bikin kantung kempes ini.




3. Telur Ikan seharga 5 Juta Rupiah







Tentunya anda tahu, terutama bagi penggemar sushi, bagaimana rasa tobiko, tapi kita bukan membicarakan telur ikan ini, kita membicarakan mengenai caviar, yang tentunya, bukan juga caviar biasa, kita membicarakan mengenai Caviar Beluga, yang dikenal dengan nama Caviar Almas di Iran. Caviar ini didapat dari ikan Beluga Sturgeon, yang sudah mulai punah di Laut Kaspia dan Laut Hitam. Cara menikmatinya pun unik, dikatakan bahwa sendok terbaik untuk caviar ini adalah dengan sendok yang dilapisi mutiara.



2. Bumbu seharga 11 Juta Rupiah





Saffron tentunya bukan sekedar bumbu biasa. Dengan harga 11 Juta Rupiah per kilogram, tentunya Anda tidak akan berani membuang sia-sia bumbu dapur satu ini. Bumbu ini dibuat dari bagian bunga tumbuhan saffron crocus yang belum terbuka, dipanen dan dikeringkan secara khusus. 1 Kilogram saffron akan mengandung 200.000 pucuk bunga, dengan kata lain, bunga dari ladang tanaman saffron yang luasnya tiga kali lapangan sepakbola.



1. Jamur seharga 27 Juta Rupiah





Satu kilo jamur ini dapat mencapai harga 60 juta rupiah. Jamur White Truffle ini adalah jamur paling mahal di dunia. Rasanya yang mantap dan 'earthy' merupakan ciri khusus yang tidak dapat ditandingi oleh jamur lain. Jamur ini digunakan dalam ukuran yang sangat kecil (hanya sedikit parutan saja) dalam setiap masakan. Dan masakan yang menghidangkan jamur ini tentunya bukan masakan biasa. Jamur ini hanya bisa ditemui di Piedmont, Italia utara, dan hanya dipanen pada saat musim gugur. Panen-nya pun harus dibantu oleh anjing khusus yang mendapat latihan khusus juga!











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ABOUT BRUNO MARS ...


Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985), better known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriter and music producer. Raised in Honolulu, Hawaii by a family of musicians, Mars began making music at a young age. After performing in various musical venues in his hometown throughout his childhood, he decided to pursue a musical career and moved to Los Angeles after graduating from high school. Mars began producing songs for other artists, joining production team The Smeezingtons.

After an unsuccessful stint with Motown Records, Mars signed with Atlantic Records in 2009. He became recognized as a solo artist after lending his vocals and co-writing the hooks for the songs "Nothin' on You" by B.o.B, and "Billionaire" by Travie McCoy. He also co-wrote the hits "Right Round" by Flo Rida featuring Kesha, "Wavin' Flag" by K'naan, and "Fuck You!" by Cee Lo Green. In October 2010, he released his debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans. Anchored by the worldwide number one singles "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade", the album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200. He was nominated for seven Grammys at the 53rd Grammy Awards, winning Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Just the Way You Are".

Mars' music is noted for displaying a wide variety of styles and influences, and contains elements of many different musical genres. He has worked with an assortment of artists from different genres; Mars acknowledges the influences that his collaborations have had on his own music. As a child, he was highly influenced by artists such as Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson and would often impersonate these artists from a young age. Mars also incorporates reggae and Motown inspired sounds into his work. Jon Caramanica of The New York Times referred to Mars as "one of the most versatile and accessible singers in pop."


Life and career


1985–2008: Early life and beginnings


Mars was born Peter Gene Hernandez and raised in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii, by parents Bernadette "Bernie" and Pete Hernandez, of Filipino and Puerto Rican descent. His mother emigrated to Hawaii from the Philippines as a child and his father moved to the island from Brooklyn, New York. Mars' parents met while performing in a show, where his mother was a hula dancer and his father played percussion. At the age of two, he was nicknamed "Bruno" by his father, because of his resemblance to chubby professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino. Mars was one of six children and came from a musical family who exposed him to a diverse mix of reggae, rock, hip hop, and R&B.From a young age, he was impersonating and performing songs by artists such as Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, The Isley Brothers, and The Temptations.[6] At age four, Mars began performing five days a week with his family's band, The Love Notes, in which he became known on the island for his impersonation of Presley.

In 1990, Mars was featured in MidWeek as "Little Elvis", going on to have a cameo in the film Honeymoon in Vegas in 1992. He later reflected on the influence Presley had on his music, saying, "I watch the best. I'm a big fan of Elvis. I'm a big fan of 1950s Elvis when he would go on stage and scare people because he was a force and girls would go nuts! You can say the same thing for Prince or The Police. It's just guys who know that people are here to see a show, so I watch those guys and I love studying them because I'm a fan." In 2010, he also acknowledged his Hawaiian roots and musical family as an influence, saying, "Growing up in Hawaii made me the man I am. I used to do a lot of shows in Hawaii with my father's band. Everybody in my family sings, everyone plays instruments. My uncle's an incredible guitar player, my dad's an incredible percussionist, my brother's a great drummer, he actually plays in our band. I've just been surrounded by it." In 2003, shortly after graduating from President Theodore Roosevelt High School at the age of seventeen, Mars moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a musical career.He adopted his stage name from the nickname his father gave him, adding "Mars" at the end because "I felt like I didn't have [any] pizzazz, and a lot of girls say I’m out of this world, so I was like I guess I'm from Mars."

Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, Mars signed to Motown Records in 2004, in a deal that "went nowhere". However, Mars' experience with Motown proved to be beneficial to his career when he met songwriter and producer Philip Lawrence, who was also signed to the label. Mars, Lawrence, and engineer Ari Levine began writing songs together, and formed the production team The Smeezingtons. In 2006, Lawrence introduced Mars to his future manager at Atlantic Records, Aaron Bay-Schuck. After hearing him play a couple of songs on the guitar, Bay-Schuck wanted to sign him immediately, but it took about three years for Atlantic records to finally sign Mars to the label. In the meantime, Bay-Schuck hired Mars and the Smeezingtons to write and produce songs for the label's artists. According to Bay-Schuck in an interview with HitQuarters, Mars had stated that although his ultimate goal was to be a solo artist, he was willing to write

and produce for other artists, both to help improve his songwriting and help him discover the type of artist he ultimately wanted to be. Bay-Schuck credits this as a period of "self-discovery" that contributed significantly to Mars' later success.




2009–present: Commercial success and Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Before becoming a successful solo artist, Hernandez was an acknowledged music producer, writing songs for Alexandra Burke, Travie McCoy, Adam Levine, Brandy, Sean Kingston, and Flo Rida. He also co-wrote the Sugababes' hit song "Get Sexy" and provided backing vocals on their album Sweet 7. His first musical appearance as a singer was in Far East Movement's second studio album Animal, featured on the track "3D".[22] He was also featured on pastor and hip hop artist Jaeson Ma's debut single "Love" in August 2009. He reached prominence as a solo artist after being featured on and co-writing B.o.B's "Nothin' on You" and Travie McCoy's "Billionaire";

both songs peaked within the top ten of many charts worldwide. He said of them, "I think those songs weren't meant to be full-sung songs. If I'd sung all of "Nothin' on You", it might've sounded like some '90s R&B." Following this success, Mars released his debut extended play (EP), titled It's Better If You Don't Understand, on May 11, 2010. The EP peaked at the 99th position on the Billboard 200 and produced one single, "The Other Side", featuring singers Cee-Lo Green and B.o.B. Mars collaborated with Green once more in August 2010 by co-writing his single "Fuck You!". He performed a medley of "Nothin' on You" and "Airplanes" with B.o.B and Hayley Williams at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2010.

Mars' debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, was released digitally on October 4, and saw its physical release on October 5, 2010. The lead single, "Just the Way You Are", was released on July 19, 2010, and has reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 as well as several other charts worldwide. The music video was released on September 8, 2010. The second single, "Grenade", was released September 28, 2010, and has also seen successful international chart performance. In the United States, Doo-Wops & Hooligans debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 for the week of October 13, 2010, selling 55,000 copies. The album also received generally positive reviews from critics. Entertainment Weekly's Leah Greenblatt praised Mars for his "instant-access melodies" and "sly snatches of dance-floor swagger", but noted weaknesses in songs deviant from his conventional pop and soul genres. He opened for Maroon 5 on the fall leg of the Hands All Over Tour starting October 6, 2010 and co-headlined with McCoy on a European tour starting October 18, 2010.


On September 19, 2010, Mars was arrested in Las Vegas for possession of cocaine. When talking to a police officer, Mars reportedly stated that what he did was "foolish" and that "he has never used drugs before". Mars pled guilty to felony drug possession, and in return for his plea, the charges will be erased from his criminal record as long as he pays a $2,000 fine, does 200 hours of community service and completes a drug counseling course.


Musical style


Mars' music has been noted for displaying a wide variety of styles and influences, including pop, rock, reggae, R&B, soul, and hip hop. Although Mars has been referenced as "soft" because of his penchant for using a falsetto voice, his co-producer Philip Lawrence says, "What people don't know is there's a darker underbelly to Bruno Mars." Mars himself says, "I blame that on me singing to girls back in high school." Jon Caramanica of The New York Times called him "one of the most versatile and accessible singers in pop, with a light, soul-influenced voice that’s an easy fit in a range of styles, a universal donor." Mars was initially influenced by R&B artists such as Keith Sweat, Jodeci and R. Kelly, as well as 1950s rock n roll and Motown.In high school, he began listening to classic rock groups such as The Police, Led Zeppelin, and the Beatles. All of these genres of music have influenced Mars' musical style; he observed that "It’s not easy to [create] songs with that mixture of rock and soul and hip-hop, and there’s only a handful of them." Mars also stated that he is a fan of Alica Keys, Jessie J, Jack White and The Saturdays.

In addition, Mars claims that his work with other artists influenced his musical style, saying that "'Nothing on You' had a Motown vibe, 'Billionaire' was a reggae acoustic guitar-driven song, though one of my favorites is the Cee-Lo [Green] song ['Fuck You!']. I don't think anyone else could've sung that song. And there's 'Just the Way You Are.' If you know my story, you know I love all different genres of music." He cites doo-wop as a major influence on his music, referring to the genre as "just straightforward love songs — so charming and simple and romantic." In addition, Mars states that growing up in Hawaii influenced his music, giving the songs a reggae sound. He explains that "In Hawaii some of the biggest radio stations are reggae. The local bands are heavily influenced by Bob Marley. That music brings people together. It's not urban music or pop music. It's just songs. That's what makes it cross over so well. The song comes first." Lyrically, many of Mars' songs have been described as "feel-good", carefree, and optimistic, however, darker subjects are addressed in songs such as "Grenade", "Liquor Store Blues", and "Talking to the Moon", which detail failed relationships and self-destructive behavior.







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1985-2005: Awal Kehidupan


Jangan sangsikan musikalitasnya, karena dia juga berasal dari keluarga yang gemar seni, khususnya musik. Ayahnya, Pete, seorang New Yorker, adalah pemain perkusi. Ibunya, Bernie, berdarah Filipina keturunan “Puerto Rico”, adalah seorang penari hula. Pete dan Bernie memiliki 6 orang anak dan mengenalkan mereka pada berbagai jenis musik, reggae, rock, hip hop, dan R&B. Khusus untuk anaknya yang bernama Peter Gene Hernandez, Pete memanggilnya dengan nama Bruno, berhubung saat berusia 2 tahun, sang bayi bertubuh gempal, mirip dengan pegulat terkenal zaman itu, Bruno Sammartino.

Nama itu yang kemudian dipilihnya sebagai nama panggungnya. Dan ketika memikirkan nama belakang untuk Bruno, dia langsung teringat akan para gadis yang menyebutkan dirinya bukan berasal dari bumi, yang lantas membuatnya terpikir akan Mars. Dan jadilah, Peter Gene Hernandez menjadi Bruno Mars, seperti yang kita kenal sekarang.Dia kelahiran 8 Oktober 1985. Dan dalam 25 tahun kehidupannya, hampir apa saja sudah dilakukannya dalam rangka mengasah kemampuan bermusiknya. Dari usia muda, dia sudah tampil meniru dan menyanyikan lagu-lagu Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, The Isley Brothers, dan The Temptations. Saat usia sekolah, dia memperdalam kegemarannya terhadap Elvis, sekaligus memperluas pengetahuan musiknya lewat Prince dan The Police.


2006-2008 : Awal Karir

Usai menyelesaikan sekolahnya, dirinya pun hijrah ke Los Angeles untuk mewujudkan American Dream-nya. Dan Dewi Fortuna berpihak padanya, saat tahun 2006 lalu dirinya berkenalan dengan Aaron Bay Schuck, yang kemudian menjadi manajernya dan menawari kontrak di bawah nauangan “Atlantic Records”. Bruno Mars berada dalam jalur yang tepat menuju kesuksesan!

Apa yang harus ia lakukan sebagai langkah awal mencapai cita-citanya dalam industri ini? Tidak serta merta menjadi penyanyi, Bruno memulai dengan menulis lagu untuk penyanyi lain. Di muncul di credit untuk album Alexandra Burke (’Perfect’ from “Overcome”), Travie McCoy (”We’ll Be Alright’ from “Lazarus”), Brandy (’Long Distance’ from “Human”), empat buah lagu untuk album “Tomorrow” milik Sean Kingston, juga mega hit Right Round dari album “ROOTS” oleh Flo Rida. He’s the bomb. Dan kalau itu semua belum cukup, dirinya juga menyumbangkan karyanya untuk album Sugababes yang berjudul “Sweet 7″, adalah single “Get Sexy” yang merupakan karya terakhir girlband tersebut dengan seorang original member di dalamnya, “Keisha Buchanan”. Bruno pun mulai menjalal kemampuan vokalnya dengan menyediakan vokal latar di lagu tersebut. Selain itu, bersama “Philip Lawrence” dan “Ari Levine” dibentuklah trio “The Smeezingtons” yang memproduseri sebagian besar dari karya tulis Bruno.



2009-sekarang: Doo-wops & Hooligans

Semakin PD dengan kemampuannya di balik layar, mengapa tidak muncul sebagai vokal tamu. Maka dimulailah kemunculan nama Bruno Mars sebagai guest appearance untuk album “Far East Movement” “Animal” di lagu ‘3D’, dan juga debut “Jaeson Ma” ‘Love’. Menang, ini masih kurang mengangkat kepopuleran Bruno ke permukaan, tapi selanjutnya, tidak ada yang bisa menghentikannya. Kita pertama tau dirinya dan vokalnya yang kuat dan seksi dari single nomor 1 “B.o.B”, Nothin’ On You juga solo debut Travie McCoy ‘Billionaire’. Kita dibuat lebih tertarik padanya ketimbang pada penyaji utama kedua single tersebut. Dan ini semua cukup untuk menjadi landasan yang kuat untuk tampil sendiri. Just The Way You Are pun diluncurkan pada pertengahan tahun lalu. Dan hasilnya bigger than ever. Jadi juara di berbagai tangga lagu di berbagai belahan dunia. Lagu ini memiliki chorus yang dahsyat, melodi dan lirik yang memorable, dan menampilkan yang terbaik dari Bruno Mars. “”He’s on the way to top and there’s no sign of stopping!””

Untuk Grammy Awards tahun ini, kita dibuat tercengang dengan munculnya Bruno Mars dalam 6 kategori. “Best Rap Song, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration”, dan “Record Of The Year” untuk ‘Nothin’ On You’, “Record Of The Year” dan “Song Of The Year” untuk ‘F–k You’ yang dinyanyikan oleh Cee-Lo Green, “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance” untuk Just The Way You Are, dan “Producer Of The Year Non-classical” untuk trio The Smeezingtons. Ini bisa jadi menambah koleksi penghargaan yang diraihnya, setelah sebelumnya menyabet Soul Train Music Awards. Album debutnya “Doo-wops & Hooligans” yang berisi 12 track pun dirilis pada akhir Januari 2011 ini di Indonesia. Dan dalam menyambut kemeriahana tas kesuksesan pria seksi 25 tahun ini, CreativeDisc memilihnya sebagai sorotan selama sebulan penuh dalam Artist Of The Month! Single keduanya “Grenade” pun enggak kalah sukses. Jadi nomor 1 di berbagai tangga lagu di berbagai negara di Eropa, Australia, Asia, dan Amerika. We don’t have to think too much of where that voice coming from, cause we’re here to enjoy the month of love with his singing! It’s Bruno Mars!!!








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Friday, April 29, 2011

Apple iPhone 4 review

By Joshua Topolsky







The iPhone 4 is no small thing to review. As most readers of Engadget are well aware, in the gadget world a new piece of Apple hardware is a major event, preceded by rumors, speculation, an over-the-top announcement, and finally days, weeks, or months of anticipation from an ever-widening fan base.

The iPhone 4 is certainly no exception -- in fact, it may be Apple's most successful launch yet, despite some bumps on the road. We've already seen Apple and AT&T's servers overloaded on the first day of pre-orders, the ship date for the next set of phones pushed back due to high demand, and die-hard fans in line outside of Apple locations a week before the phone is actually available. It's a lot to live up to, and the iPhone 4 is doing its best -- with features like a super-fast A4 CPU, a new front-facing camera and five megapixel shooter on the back, a completely new industrial design, and that outrageous Retina Display, no one would argue that Apple has been asleep at the wheel.

So the question turns to whether or not the iPhone 4 can live up to the intense hype. Can it deliver on the promises Steve Jobs made at WWDC, and can it cement Apple's position in the marketplace in the face of mounting competition from the likes of Google and Microsoft? We have the answers to those questions -- and many more -- in our full review, so read on to find out!









Hardware :






Perhaps the most notable change with the new iPhone is the drastic industrial design overhaul -- Apple seems to have completely rethought its strategy on how the phone should look and feel, and the results are nothing if not striking.

Industrial design :






In his WWDC keynote, Steve Jobs likened the design of the iPhone 4 to that of a "beautiful, old Leica camera," and as we've said before, he wasn't off the mark. Instead of hewing to the curved, plasticky, silver-bezeled look of the iPhone 3G and 3GS, the company has turned the casing and face of the device into something decidedly more detailed and sophisticated. From the design aesthetic through to the actual build process, Jony Ive and his team have reset what we expect in an iPhone, coming up with something that clearly harkens back to the retro-future Braun designs of Dieter Rams. The iPhone 4 is made up of three basic parts: two pieces of smooth, strengthened glass, and a stainless steel band which wraps around the sides, top, and bottom of the phone.

The effect is clean but not simple, and Apple has added little details, like altered volume buttons (what used to be a rocker is now separated into circular clickers labeled + and -), and notches in that metal band which serve to improve radio connections (more on that in a minute). The phone is noticeably thinner than the 3GS at .37 inches compared to .48 inches, but it weighs the same 4.8 ounces, making the whole package seem tighter and denser. It feels great in your hand, with good heft, although it might take a little time to get used to the lack of a rounded back if you're coming from the 3G or 3GS.











We can't overstate how high-end the design of the iPhone 4 is. The 3GS now feels cheap and chubby by comparison, and even a phone like the HTC Droid Incredible -- which just came out -- seems last-generation.

As we said, there are three main pieces of the phone, which together create an effect not wildly dissimilar to that of an ice cream sandwich. You know, but far pricier... and not edible. The face of the device is made up of extremely strong glass which Jony Ive says is "comparable in strength to sapphire crystal, but about 30 times harder than plastic." A small slit for the earpiece and the front-facing camera are embedded in the glass above the display, with the familiar home button towards the bottom -- a button we should note feels much clickier than on our 3GS.

On the left side of the phone you've got the new volume buttons, a redesigned mute switch, and a small notch towards the base of the unit. On the right side is the Micro SIM slot and another notch in the band at the bottom, and up top there's the power / sleep button, headphone jack, another notch, and new noise-canceling microphone. Along the bottom is a speaker, microphone, and the 30-pin dock connector port. The backside of the phone is made from the same kind of ultra-strong glass as the front, interrupted only by the new five megapixel camera, its LED flash companion and, of course, the Apple logo.








Overall, the iPhone 4 outclasses pretty much every smartphone on the market in terms of industrial design. It just comes off like a far more expensive device, like a Mobiado or Vertu -- but better designed. And it's not just the way the phone looks; the materials feel good -- premium -- in your hands. The first few days we had our test unit, we were definitely freaked out about dropping or losing the phone, and some of that had to do with the fact that it's just a really beautiful device to use and hold.

Internals :






It's not just the face of the phone that's undergone a transformation -- the iPhone 4 is all new inside as well. For starters, Apple has moved on from the Samsung-built ARM Cortex-A8-based CPU used in the 3GS to its custom A4 chip used in the iPad, which funnily enough... is an ARM Cortex-A8-based CPU. While the company hasn't yet said what the clock speed of the processor is, we're guessing it's something below the 1GHz touted for its tablet cousin. The phone is definitely snappier than the 3GS, so we're not about to volley complaints just yet -- in particular, graphics seemed to render faster, and overall responsiveness was slightly higher, though admittedly, it wasn't blowing the doors off the joint. It's certainly faster, but the 3GS wasn't hurting on speed to our eyes, so it's not as wildly noticeable a leap as the 3G to the 3GS.

As usual, Apple isn't fessing up about the RAM situation, though we have on very good authority that the iPhone 4 has 512MB onboard, a big step up from the 256MB in the previous model and the iPad. We would have liked to see it futureproofed with something like 1GB, but then again, Apple's got to sell a new phone in a year. As far as internal storage goes, you can buy the new iPhone in either 16GB ($199 on contract) or 32GB ($299 on contract) capacity -- fine for now, but since the company has just introduced 30FPS 720p video recording, you could find yourself outgrowing that number pretty quickly. It's a little odd, in fact, that the company didn't double down here and bump the capacity to 64GB, as it's recently done with the iPod touch. In terms of wireless, the iPhone 4 is packed with an 802.11n WiFi radio, as well as a quad-band HSUPA chip and Bluetooth 2.1.








The redesigned housing allows for a much larger lithium-ion battery on the inside, providing improved numbers for Apple's life ratings (more on that in a moment), though it's still not easily replaceable. Additionally, the new phone has those two new cameras (VGA up front, five megapixels with LED flash around back), a new second microphone used to combat background noise while on calls (similar to the Nexus One), a gyroscope in addition to the standard accelerometer, a light sensor, and a proximity sensor. As with the 3GS, an AGPS chip and compass are bundled somewhere in that tiny frame as well.

Of course, the big internal story is what has become external: namely, the UMTS, GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth antennas. Apple has made the stainless band around the phone essentially a couple of big antennae, and they seem to be doing a pretty good job at hanging onto radio signals. The big question is obviously whether or not this fixes or helps with the constant dropped calls iPhone users on AT&T's network have gotten used to. Well in our testing, we had far, far fewer dropped calls than we experienced on our 3GS. Let's just say that again: yes, the iPhone 4 does seem to alleviate the dropped call issue. It wasn't perfect, and we had some connection issues in downtown New York City in particular, though it's tough to say if it was the fault of our phone, the cluster of buildings we were near, or the person we were speaking to, who was on a 3GS in the same location.


Display :









By now you should know that iPhone 4 has an all-new display, as well. Apple is calling the LED backlit, 960 x 640 IPS screen the "Retina Display" due to its high resolution and pixel density. At the same 3.5-inches as the older screens, the new display manages an insane 326ppi pixel density along with an 800:1 contrast ratio. Steve made a huge point about the science behind this technology during his keynote, claiming that the resolution of the screen essentially tops what is perceivable by the human eye. There have been some debates as to whether or not this argument holds water, but we can tell you this: to our eyes, there has never been a more detailed, clear, or viewable screen on any mobile device.









Not only are the colors and blacks deep and rich, but you simply cannot see pixels on the screen. Okay, if you take some macro camera shots or get right up in there you can make them out, but in general use, the screen is free of jaggies of any type, unless you're looking at a last-gen app that hasn't had its artwork updated. Text rendering is incredibly clear and clean -- webpages that would be line after line of pixelated content when zoomed out on a 3GS (say, Engadget or the New York Times) are completely readable on the iPhone 4, though the text is beyond microscopic. It's impressive, and doubly impressive when you look at higher-res graphics or watch 720p video on the phone -- the detail in moving images is particularly striking. What's nice is that most apps with text in them will benefit from this tech whether or not they've been updated, as long as they're using Apple's font rendering. Text in the Engadget app, for instance, looks cleaner, clearer, and much easier to read on the new iPhone.




Nexus One up top, iPhone 4 below

Because Apple is using IPS and LED technology for its screen, the iPhone 4 is mercifully visible in full sunlight, and performance in low light and at extreme viewing angles are favorable. Overall, you simply won't find a better display on a phone, and that's not just lip service.

Cameras :





The cameras on the new iPhone are going to be a topic of much debate, since this has been an area where Apple has been slow to innovate. The 3GS sported a measly three megapixel shooter with few bells and whistles (and no flash), and while it was fine for quick snaps, it wasn't an artist's tool by any means. The company finally seems to be listening to a public that's interested in leaving the point-and-shoot at home in favor of a phone with a capable camera, by adding a five megapixel shooter to the backside of the iPhone 4 and a VGA camera up front.

Let's first take a look at the higher-res main camera. At his WWDC keynote, Jobs said that getting great looking images wasn't just about upping the camera's megapixels, but had more to do with grabbing more photons. Increase the photon count, let more light in, and your images will look better, the thought goes. So Apple's using a newer backside-illuminated sensor that's more sensitive to light in addition to upping those megapixels -- and we must say, pictures on the iPhone 4 look stunning. Our shots looked good right out of the gate, with few problems when it came to focusing or low light. With the flash on, we managed decent if somewhat blown out results (fairly common with smaller LED flashes) though impressively, the iPhone 4 was usually able to take completely useable and even handsome photos in fairly low light without the flash. It seems like that photon situation is definitely in play, because even shots taken in fairly dark lighting came out looking good. Autofocus worked well in most situations, and we were actually able to get some impressive looking macro shots (see the flowers and Penny below).

In general, we'd have no trouble using the iPhone 4's camera as a stand-in for a dedicated camera. Not only did it take beautiful shots, but the A4 and iOS 4 combo have considerably sped up the time it takes to snap pictures -- it's now almost instantaneous. Otherwise, you have options for a 5x digital zoom (which produces results that look like a digital zoom) and basic on / off / auto settings for the flash. It's pretty bare bones, and we wouldn't have minded a few basic options like white balance settings -- but c'mon, this is Apple we're talking about. Luckily, the App Store is chock full of applications that improve upon the stock camera app -- we expect to see a handful of new ones that take advantage of the new sensor soon.








As far as video goes, we were definitely impressed by the 720p capture, though there are stability issues with the lens and the all-too-familiar "jellyvision" CMOS issues that tend to rear their head if you're not holding the phone very steady. Still, we can't see carrying around a Flip HD instead of just keeping this in our pocket (though as we said, we'd like to see a higher storage capacity). Everything we shot looked crisp and mostly artifact-free, and we didn't see any hiccups in the 30 FPS rate Apple claims, even in lower light. Adding iMovie to the mix for on-the-fly editing is a nice touch too (more on that in the software section). The video below was shot and edited completely in-phone, so enjoy --




Around front, the VGA camera is... well, a VGA camera. It actually does a fine job of capturing your face during video calls, and worked surprisingly well in low light, but it's not going to win any prizes for being the most advanced shooter on a handset. It does provide for some interesting angle options when it comes to video shooting, and we expect a lot of people will be taking advantage of the weirdly video game-like perspective. All in all, it looks good, but it's pretty utilitarian.


Speaker / earpiece :


We've never had a particular problem with the speaker or earpiece on previous iPhones (well, the speakerphone has never been loud enough for our taste), but it's obvious that Apple has done some work on getting both call quality and speakerphone quality up. Beyond making the phone considerably and consistently louder in both places, the clarity of the iPhone 4 is noticeably improved from the previous generation. If you read our review, then you know that we thought Motorola's original Droid had some of the best sounding components we've heard on a phone, and the new iPhone definitely gives them a run for the money. The first time we took a call on the device we were walking down New York's extremely noisy Fifth Avenue, and right away it was obvious that the secondary, noise-canceling mic was doing some heavy lifting, at least on the other end of the line. Even though sirens were wailing behind us and we were surrounded by chatty shoppers, it was easy to hear our party on the other end, and they could hear us perfectly (unless we were lied to). There's clearly a difference between the sound in the earpiece on the new phone versus the 3GS, and it ranks highly against newer competition like the EVO. As far as the speakerphone goes, it gets loud without distorting or producing cutting midrange, a problem we've noticed on quite a few recent phones. We'd liken the iPhone 4 in quality to something along the lines of the BlackBerry Bold -- a bearable tone even when it gets hot.


Software :





As with the other revisions to Apple's phone line, the hardware is only half of the story. Along with the iPhone 4 comes iOS 4, the re-branded iPhone OS which boasts loads of new features, most notably a very Apple-ized version of smartphone multitasking, a video calling feature dubbed FaceTime, folders so you can organize your apps, enhanced Mail, and lots of other nips and tucks -- both big and small -- that refine the company's growing operating system. Additionally, Apple has ported the iPad's iBooks to the smaller screen, and has created a new version of its popular iMovie just for the iPhone 4. Overall, the OS is still very much the same as it's always been, but there are some big changes here that bear investigation.





Multitasking :





This is a big one, and more than just a little controversial. Since the dawn of apps for the iPhone (remember, way back in 2008?), people have been up in arms about the lack of third-party backgrounding for applications. Sure, you could keep Mail, Safari, iPod, and a few other Apple programs cranking while you used your phone, but those privileges were strictly off limits for third-party devs working on the device. It's arguable that one of the driving forces behind the jailbreaking movement was a desire for this feature -- something a phone as powerful as the iPhone was clearly capable of. Apple's argument has always been that multitasking causes an undue amount of battery drain from phones, and had to be approached with caution, lest we all end up with juiceless phones at high noon. Recently, however, that tune has changed. Apple has -- in true Apple fashion -- "figured out" how to "do multitasking right" -- namely, the company isn't allowing full backgrounding as much as it's allowing a handful of APIs that mimic backgrounding. Things like holding onto a GPS signal, letting music play in the background, staying connected to VoIP calls (or receiving them), and fast switching (basically a way for you to return quickly to exactly where you left off in an app).





So, does Apple pull it off? Can this scarce handful of APIs makeup for true backgrounding? In a word: yep.

Here's the thing -- this may not be "true" multitasking for a lot of us, but it amounts to multitasking for most of us. That is, it looks, feels, and acts like multitasking, so it's pretty tough to complain about it. In fact: we're not going to complain about it, especially given the fact that some of our favorite apps -- the IRC client Colloquy being one of them -- do just about exactly what we need them to do, all according to Apple's rules and regulations. Previous to the new OS, we'd been jailbreaking our phone just to keep an IRC session running in the background. Now, utilizing some of those new APIs, the Colloquy developers have created an elegant and useful solution that pleases both users and the Cupertino Cops. The point is: it works, it does so bug free, and without a major drain on battery life (quite the contrary... more on that in a moment). We're not saying we liked waiting for this kind of thing to come around, and yes, we'd prefer something more open and flexible -- but this works, and works well.

So how is Apple making this magic happen? Here's a breakdown of just exactly what multitasking really means (and feels like) on the new iPhone (and the 3GS):


* Fast app switching: You know how you can leave off in Mail halfway through writing a response and go back to exactly where you were? Well that happens everywhere now. When you leave the app, you go back in exactly the same place. And it happens quickly. Fast app switching is essentially like toggling between "paused" applications. This combined with Apple's new app switcher (double tap the home button to bring up your most recently used apps) destroys that annoying iPhone feeling of going in and out and in and out. It just doesn't exist anymore, provided all your apps are up to date, which is going to take some time. It's amazing how much this single feature counts -- it's definitely one of the prime movers here, and it's so simple it's stupid. We would have liked to see options for "favorite" apps or some way to prioritize what you're switching to, but once you get used to this system -- which just puts whatever you've used most recently to the far left -- it makes some sense.

* Task completion: Basically, task completion lets an app do its thing even if you leave it. So if you're uploading or downloading a picture in Evernote or Dropbox, or saving an article in the New York Times app, even if you navigate away, the job is done when you get back to the app. This accounts for a lot of what we think of as multitasking. Most of your apps are just idling -- it's only when you interact with them that it counts. We don't know the boundaries for this API, though it seems to leave a lot of room for creative use. We know it's not just big jobs, it's little ones too -- Colloquy uses this feature to keep you connected to your IRC host. To be honest, that kind of behavior is one thing we thought we wouldn't see in iOS 4, and here it is. Hopefully Twitter app devs and other instant messaging clients will utilize the API in a similar manner.

* Background audio and VoIP:
These two are straightforward. The first allows for music playing apps to keep their stream running in the background (and even gives them little widget controls in the app switcher), and the second allows VoIP connections to stay active. That means you can stay on a Skype call and go check your mail, but it also means that the VoIP connection will be aware of incoming calls when you're not actively using an app. Additionally, this API can be used to allow for recording even if you exit an app, as demonstrated effectively in the new version of Evernote.

* Background GPS: Basically, GPS apps can keep running in the background... for obvious reasons. This one will drain your battery if you're not docked -- but who's using a GPS app and not plugging that thing in? Okay, we might be a little guilty of that. Regardless, this will keep your navigation software afloat if you have to take a call, and apparently will let GPS-centric apps like FourSquare check in even if you're not running it in the foreground.



Apple combines these heavy hitters with more familiar tricks, like push notifications, to excellent effect. We know that the hardcore users will cry foul because a lot of this doesn't amount to "true" multitasking, but we also know that often solutions to problems come in different colors. Apple found a way in iOS 4 to solve a pretty good amount of its major problems in this department, and so far what we've seen is very promising. If it's only going to get better from here, we don't mind coming along for the ride. But it better only get better, Apple.



FaceTime :







If you didn't know anything about video calling, Apple would definitely have you convinced that they just up and invented the concept based on never-aired Jetsons footage judged too futuristic for TV. Of course, the truth is that in lots of other places (and even in the US to an extent), smartphone video calling isn't exactly a new thing. In fact, in much of Europe and Asia, this technology is old hat. But Apple isn't going to let a little thing like facts get in the way of a good marketing play, and in their (slight) defense, no one's effectively brought video calling to the masses just yet. (One of our European editors says that he's gone ten years without seeing anyone make a video call in his neck of the woods.) While this may be an unscientific perspective, it suggests that it's not enough to just have the tech -- the feature needs to be sold to people.



So has Apple done it? Maybe, and maybe not. We're certainly impressed by the concept and Apple's willingness to open up their "FaceTime standard" to anyone who wants to get in on the party. That means that developers on any platform -- provided they can meet all the necessary requirements -- can create applications that talk via the protocol (or set of protocols, really). We're also impressed with the tech itself, which feels polished and slick out of the gate. But right now, there's only one way to do FaceTime calls, and that's via the iPhone 4... and only over WiFi, which means that the opportunity to make these calls is pretty limited for now. Additionally, in our testing, we found that you really need to have a good, strong, nearby WiFi signal to hang onto a connection. More than once we had video freeze on us, and we had one fully dropped call because someone went out of the WiFi range, but hey... you need to be in range for even the most basic tasks, so we can't fault Apple too much for that. It does seem clear that the iPhone video chats are moving quite a few bits around, however. What's nice about FaceTime is that unlike Qik or other third-party options for something like the EVO, there's no setup here and it's completely integrated into the dialer of the phone -- meaning the only hangup is whether or not you have decent WiFi.





But what is it like? Well in truth, it's actually a teensy bit amazing. Yes, we're a little numb to the PR speak about how game changing it is, but there's still something deeply sci-fi about dialing up a friend and being able to hold this thing in your hand and have a video chat. We did a call with Apple's Greg Joswiak while he was in Paris (see the image above), and when he walked outside and flipped the camera to show us the Eiffel Tower, it was a legitimately weird experience -- a "you are there" moment. As you can see in the call below with USA Today's Ed Baig ,it's a pretty new way to talk to someone, at least for us. Having a random face-to-face conversation with a kid about what he's having for lunch is just the tip of the iceberg -- we can definitely see this feature coming into play in all sorts of ways in our lives.









Technically speaking, actually making calls is straightforward; you can switch to a FaceTime chat while you're already connected, or you're given to option to launch right into a FaceTime connection. We were a little surprised by the fact that you can only mute the audio on your calls; if you want the video off, you need to cover the lens in the old fashioned way -- with your hands.

All said, it's a fascinating inclusion, and we've got a sneaking suspicion that Apple intends to do more than just basic calls with this. Obviously the addition of conference FaceTime sessions would be huge, and we're also looking forward to using the function on a 3G network -- it's nice to have a chat from your house, but what would really be great is taking these kinds of conversations out into the wide world. We think that coupled with active development for clients on lots of platforms (not just the iPhone) will make FaceTime much more interesting -- it's a curiosity right now, but it could be something else entirely with a little time and elbow grease.





Folders :


What can you really say about folders? Basically: it's about time. We're happy that Apple has seen the light and included something like this in iOS 4, and the implementation is elegant enough, but it would have been nice to store more than 12 items at a time. As it stands, if you have a lot of one kind of app, you're going to end up with a group of folders in the same category. We have a second "Games" folder, but some of you out there will have more like six or seven of those. That helps the problem, but doesn't solve it completely. We get why Apple made this decision -- likely a desire to keep it simple -- but it would be nice to be able to make the room if you wanted it.




Mail improvements :

For a lot of us, the new tweaks to the iPhone's Mail app have seriously been a long time coming. Among the major improvements in iOS 4 are a unified inbox and threaded messaging (finally!) -- both of which have made dealing with email on the iPhone a considerably more enjoyable experience. We still think that the mail client is lacking in comparison to Gmail, but that has more to do with our addiction to Gmail than anything else, we suspect. Overall, Mail feels much more complete now, and Apple has solved the same problem in Mail that it had with app switching -- that feeling of constantly jumping into and out of your inboxes.



iBooks / iMovie :



This isn't a barnstormer, but it's a nice inclusion. If you've used iBooks for the iPad, the experience is about the same... just smaller. There's not a ton to say about it, except that in addition to lots of other great book apps on the iPhone, Apple has now given you its own. We still don't think it stacks up to Amazon or Barnes & Noble in terms of selection, though the presentation is better in many ways, and it will sync your notes and bookmarks across platforms.

iMovie, on the other hand, is something new entirely. We can't say we didn't see this one coming since Apple just added video recording and editing to its arsenal with the introduction of iPhone OS 3 and the 3GS -- but this takes things one step further. The $4.99 app gives you access to more advanced features, like a (very) limited selection of transitions between clips, the option to add audio to your videos, plus a handful of themes and titling effects. We found it to be extremely capable for fast edits, though everything is pretty sandboxed here, so while you do have the most basic editing tools, things like splitting a clip can be a little bit of a hassle. Since you can only edit the beginning and end of a snippet, if you want to split something into multiple parts you have to drag the clip into your edit repeatedly and then scale the start and finish points for each one. It can be a pain if you're doing lots of jump cuts -- though we don't expect everyone to be making the next Casino on this thing... though, someone probably will, right? For a few bucks, it's definitely worth having, and we expect that after a few people start using the thing, Apple might be prompted to add a few more options.




What's not in the new OS :






It's not all wine and roses as far as we're concerned. While Apple has made huge strides in many areas here, this wouldn't be an Engadget review if we didn't have our nitpicks. In particular, we still cannot understand or accept the company's approach to notifications. We're at version 4 of this OS, and we're still plagued by these intrusive, productivity-freezing alerts. If you're as busy as we are, then you know what it's like to get invite after invite for your calendar, text messages, and push notifications that just stall the phone out. While every other modern OS-maker has figured out an elegant way to deal with notifications (including the forthcoming Windows Phone 7), Apple clings to this broken system. Why? We can't really say. We find it hard to believe that there aren't folks in Cupertino who feel the way we do -- in fact, we're sure of it. Maybe that explains the hiring of Palm's "notification guru" Rich Dellinger. We sure hope!

The other thing that's driving us crazy is the lack of widgets. Apple almost gets there with its new extensible music player controls, but there are still no good solutions for glanceable information on the iPhone. We'll admit that it's better now that fast app switching is in play, but we'd still like that weather icon to actually show us the temperature where we live. Is that too much to ask? The competition seems to have this one licked -- we'd really like to see Apple take a stab at it.



Accessories :








It wouldn't be a new iPhone without some accessories, but Apple has kept it tidy. The company is offering a new dock, of course, for twenty-nine of your US dollars (that's $29), and a selection of colorful "bumpers" that protect the phone for the same price. We've got a few bumpers in-house, and while we're not really big fans of the way they look or feel, they do seem to protect the phone pretty well. On that note, we've actually seen the iPhone 4 tossed with and without a bumper across a room (one hit a wall) with no issue, and we dropped ours pretty hard from about two feet up onto tile with nary a scratch.



Battery life :




This is a big one for many people, and we have some fairly surprising news to report. The battery life on the iPhone 4 has been outstanding thus far, exceeding our expectations for longevity during testing. We've only had a short time to use the phone, but in the week or so we've been carrying the device as our main phone, we've had pretty amazing results under normal to heavy use. In fact, we managed to squeeze more than 38 hours -- yes, 38 hours -- of life out of a single charge using the phone as we normally would. We're talking calls, some gaming, lots of push email and calendar invites, playing music over Bluetooth in the car, and just general testing (like downloading new apps, rearranging icons, tweaking settings). We went from 10:30AM on a Saturday morning till 1:00AM on Monday without needing to charge the phone. Of course, it switched itself off just after the clock struck 1, but it was thrilling -- like that episode of Seinfeld where Kramer and the car salesman see how far they can get in a car with the tank on E. Sitcom references aside, the battery life seems markedly improved in the iPhone 4, and why not? It's got a much larger battery coupled with that iPad-powering A4, which has already shown that it can sip rather than gulp power.


Once the rest of the team has their iPhones in hand, we'll do some hardcore battery life testing and see what we come up with, but we think under pretty active use, the iPhone 4 blows Apple's previous generation phone out of the water, and makes a lot of the competition look downright needy.


Wrap-up :





We're not going to beat around the bush -- in our approximation, the iPhone 4 is the best smartphone on the market right now. The combination of gorgeous new hardware, that amazing display, upgraded cameras, and major improvements to the operating system make this an extremely formidable package. Yes, there are still pain points that we want to see Apple fix, and yes, there are some amazing alternatives to the iPhone 4 out there. But when it comes to the total package -- fit and finish in both software and hardware, performance, app selection, and all of the little details that make a device like this what it is -- we think it's the cream of the current crop. We won't argue that a lot of this is a matter of taste -- some people will just prefer the way Android or Symbian works to the iPhone, and others will be on the lookout for a hardware keyboard or a particular asset that the iPhone 4 lacks -- but in terms of the total picture, it's tough to deny that Apple has moved one step past the competition with this phone. Of course, in the hyper-accelerated smartphone market where the Next Big Thing seems to always be just around the corner, it's anyone's guess how long they keep that edge.


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Apple iPhone 4 Resmi Hadir di Indonesia





Quick Info - Apple iPhone 4 tiba di Indonesia. Kali ini, smartphone populer besutan Apple itu diluncurkan oleh XL Axiata. Ini bukan kali pertama, melainkan kali kedua. Pasalnya, sekitar bulan Desember tahun lalu Telkomsel telah lebih dulu mengapalkannya ke Tanah Air.

Menurut keterangan pers yang diterima VIVAnews, Sabtu 23 April 2011, XL iPhone 4 tersedia sejak tanggal 22 April 2011 dengan beragam pilihan paket. Menariknya, XL juga menerapkan model pemasaran yang serupa dengan di Amerika Serikat atau Eropa, yakni kontrak berlangganan. Namun, ini hanya bisa dinikmati oleh mereka yang menggunakan XL Pascabayar.

Ada tiga kontrak berlangganan yang ditawarkan untuk memperoleh iPhone 4. Pada paket pertama, pelanggan harus membayar uang muka sebesar Rp2,5 juta (16GB) atau Rp 3,5 juta (32GB) dan berlangganan Rp300.000 per bulan selama 12 bulan untuk mendapatkan gratis Internet dengan kuota sampai 1GB, 150 menit telepon, dan 150 SMS setiap bulannya.

Pada paket kedua, pelanggan membayar uang muka sebesar Rp2 juta (16GB) atau Rp3 juta (32GB) dan berlangganan Rp400.000 per bulan selama 12 bulan untuk mendapatkan gratis Internet dengan kuota hingga 2GB, 300 menit telepon, dan 300 SMS setiap bulannya.

Sedangkan paket ketiga, pelanggan hanya membayar uang muka sebesar Rp1 juta (16GB) dan Rp1,9 juta (32GB). Namun biaya langgannya mencapai Rp600.000 per bulan selama 12 bulan untuk menikmati gratis Internet dengan kuota sampai 4GB, 600 menit telepon, dan 600 SMS tiap bulannya.

XL juga menyediakan potongan harga sebesar Rp999.000 untuk 100 pembeli pertama pada Exhibition XL iPhone 4 di Main Atrium, East Mall Level 1, Grand Indonesia Shopping Town Jakarta selama 26 April hingga 1 Mei 2011. Untuk mendapatkan informasi lengkap seputar iPhone 4 yang akan dipasarkan XL, Anda dapat mengunjungi link berikut ini.

Telkomsel telah lebih dulu meluncurkan iPhone 4 di Indonesia. Smartphone berwarna hitam itu serentak dihadirkan Telkomsel di 15 Grapari di Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Medan, Pekanbaru, Palembang, Balikpapan, Manado, dan Makasar.

Ketika itu, harga paket iPhone 4 Telkomsel dibanderol di kisaran Rp1,3 juta hingga Rp8,1 juta. Untuk paket bundling simPATI, Telkomsel menyuguhkan dua pilihan, yakni Rp7 juta untuk iPhone 4 16GB, dan Rp8,2 juta untuk iPhone 4 32GB. Paket ini juga dapat dimiliki oleh pelanggan non-simPATI.


Bagi Anda yang penasaran dengan iPhone 4, berikut sepintas fitur dan spesifikasinya:







Jaringan Selular GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (2G)
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 (3G)
Dimensi dan berat 11,5 x 5,8 x 0,9 cm
137 gram
Layar LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen, 16 juta warna
Ukuran layar 3,5 inci, 640 x 960 piksel

- Scratch-resistant oleophobic surface
- Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
- Three-axis gyro sensor
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Memori 512 MB (RAM)
16GB / 32GB (storage)
slot kartu memori tidak ada
Konektivitas 3G HSDPA 7,2 Mbps; HSUPA 5,76 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1
microUSB 2.0
Kamera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 piksel, autofocus, flash LED (touch focus, geo-tagging)
Video Ada, 720p@30fps (LED video light, geo-tagging)
OS iOS 4
CPU 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, PowerVR SGX535GPU, Apple A4 chipset
Radio Tidak ada
Browser HTML (Safari)
GPS Ada, A-GPS support
Fitur - MicroSIM card support only
- Scratch-resistant glass back panel
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Digital compass
- Google Maps
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35 Produk terbaru Intel Atom (PC Tablet)





Perusahaan Raksasa Prosesor Asal Israel Intel baru-baru ini mengumukan akan mengglontorkan produk ter gresnya yaitu PC tablet yang ber jumlah 35 ber prosesor Atom, . ke 35 PC tablet tersebut diantaranya Fujitsu, Evolve III, Lenovo, Razer, Vilvin serta Motion Computing .

Intel Atom yang akan ditanamkan di tablet adalah bagian dari keluarga Oak Trail. Prosesornya bernama Atom Z670 dengan kemampuan mengoperasikan tablet seharian. Kemampuan ini jelas lebih baik ketimbang Apple iPad sekalipun.

Sebelum Oak Trail diperkenalkan, Intel tak memiliki teknologi prosesor yang cukup kecil untuk bersaing dengan prosesor tablet seperti buatan ARM Holding yang menjalankan hampir 99 persen tablet di pasar, termasuk iPad.

Intel memang sudah menyatakan akan menembus pasar ini sejak di CES Las Vegas pada Januari lalu. Meski ARM ada di puncak, Intel merasa persaingan yang ada masih membuka peluang yang besar. “Saya melihat ini adalah maraton, bukan sprint,” kata Paul Otellini, Presiden Intel, beberapa waktu lalu.

Prosesor Atom Z670 akan mendukung tablet yang beroperasi dengan Google Android, Microsoft Windows, dan MeeGo, sistem operasi berbasis Linux yang digarap bersama Intel dan Nokia. Untuk mengurangi ukuran prosesor itu sampai 60 persen dari generasi sebelumnya, Intel telah mengintegrasikan grafis dan pengontrol memori di dalam chip.

Untuk menghemat energi, Intel menambahkan teknologi yang membuat prosesor hanya menyedot sedikit energi saat sedang tidak aktif. Malah, Intel menambahkan teknologi mesin dekoder video definisi tinggi sehingga mampu menayangkan video definisi tinggi 1080p tanpa mengorbankan tenaga listrik









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Tampil Cantik dengan Riasan Ala Selebriti



Ingin tampil glamor? Cobalah lima gaya riasan selebriti berikut...



VIVAnews - Siapa yang tidak ingin tampil cantik bak selebriti dunia. Jangan khawatir, Anda tidak perlu merogoh kocek dalam untuk perawatan mahal demi tampil maksimal seperti selebriti.

Anda hanya perlu berdiri di depan cermin dan mulailah berdandan. Cobalah bereksperimen dengan lima gaya riasan selebriti berikut yang dilansir dari Glamour.

1. Selaraskan dengan warna baju
Seperti Jennifer Hudson, gunakan warna eyeshadow selaras dengan warna baju yang Anda kenakan. Pilihlah warna yang mirip tetapi tidak sama. Jangan lupa untuk membubuhkan eyeliner agar mata lebih "berbicara".

2. Bermain dengan warna feminim

Menggunakan warna feminim seperti merah muda, kuning dan oranye adalah salah satu cara untuk menonjolkan keindahan mata Anda. Contohnya, mata Selena Gomez terlihat cantik dengan riasan merah muda terang pada matanya. Namun, seimbangkan dengan membuat shading di ujung luar mata dengan eyeshadow warna gelap.

3. Elegan dengan warna natural

Michele Obama merupakan first lady yang paling fashionable. Dia selalu tampil elegan di setiap kesempatan dan tidak pernah menggunakkan riasan berlebihan. Gunakan warna gelap yang natural pada mata seperti warna batu bara, lalu selaraskan dengan lipstik natural.


4. Satu warna untuk semua

Tidak ada larangan untuk menggunakan satu warna nada pada mata, pipi, dan bibir. Hal ini dibuktikan Jennifer Lopez yang menggunakan warna merah muda tembaga di mata, pipi, dan bibirnya.

5. Smokey eyes dengan warna batu permata
Smokey eyes dengan menggunakan warna hitam dan abu-abu memang menimbulkan kesan seksi, namun sudah sangat biasa digunakan. Cobalah untuk mengganti tone warna eyeshadow dengan warna batu pemata seperti hijau jamrud. Namun, jangan lupa untuk membaurkannya dengan warna coklat di kelopak mata bagian atas. Penampilan Anda pun akan secantik Kristen Stewart. (sj)
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Jus Stroberi Cegah Plak Gigi ..





Jus buah stroberi bukan hanya segar dan sehat untuk dinikmati. Namun di balik kesegaran dan rasanya yang khas, stroberi juga bermanfaat bagi kesehatan mulut dan gigi.
Menurut peneliti dari Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta Rahmi Ayu Budi Amalia, jus stroberi memiliki kandungan zat-zat penting yang dapat membantu mencegah pembentukan plak gigi pemicu penyakit gigi dan mulut.


"Kandungan bahan pemanis alami berupa xylitol dan polifenol pada stroberi terbukti mampu mengurangi kolonisasi `streptococcus mutans` yang bisa menghambat aktivitas enzim sehingga mampu mencegah pembentukan plak," katanya saat memaparkan hasil penelitiannya di Yogyakarta, Senin (28/3/2011) kemarin.
Menurut hasil risetnya, kata Rahmi, konsumsi jus stroberi berpengaruh signifikan dalam menurunkan indeks plak gigi. Secara umum stroberi mengandung nutrisi seperti protein, lemak, karbohidrat, dan energi. Mineral potensial yang terkandung didalamnya adalah kalsium, fosfor, zat besi, magnesium, potassium, selenium, vitamin C, dan asam folat.


"Stroberi juga terbukti memiliki aktivitas antioksidan dua kali lipat lebih tinggi dibanding anggur merah, lima kali lipat dari apel dan pisang, dan sepuluh kali lipat dari semangka," katanya.
Jadi, menurut dia, stroberi sangat bermanfaat untuk kesehatan manusia, termasuk mengurangi akumulasi plak gigi sehingga dapat mencegah penyakit gigi dan mulut.
Ia mengatakan, plak adalah penyebab utama yang memicu munculnya penyakit gigi dan mulut, diantaranya karies (gigi berlubang), calculus (karang gigi), gingivitis (radang pada gusi), dan periodontitis (radang pada jaringan penyangga gigi).

"Mengingat pembentukan plak merupakan proses yang tidak dapat dihindari, maka mengurangi akumulasi plak menjadi hal yang sangat penting dalam mencegah terbentuknya penyakit gigi dan mulut. Salah satunya dengan mengonsumsi jus stroberi," katanya.
Dengan meminum jus stroberi, rasa asamnya akan merangsang sekresi saliva dalam jumlah tinggi sehingga saliva menjadi lebih encer dan viskositas saliva pun menjadi lebih rendah.
"Akhirnya, plak gigi dapat dikurangi sehingga munculnya penyakit gigi dan mulut juga dapat dicegah," kata mahasiswi Program Studi Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta itu.




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Fakta Menarik Seputar Justin Bieber ...







Justin Bieber Sang Multi Talenta Siapa yang ngak kenal sosok fenomenal Justin Bieber yang tadi malam konser di Sentul Bogor, Berikut adalah 50 Fakta menarik seputar Justin Bieber

1.Nama lengkap Justin Bieber adalah Justin Drew Bieber

2.Ia dilahirkan pada 1 Maret 1994

3.Dia memiliki banyak julukan: J-Beebs, Justin, JB, Biebs, Bieber, Beebs, dll

4.Ibunya bernama Pattie

5.Nama Ayahnya adalah Jeremy

6.Ibu Justin pandai bernyanyi dan ayahnya bermain gitar

7.Nenek-Nya adalah seorang pianis yang handal

8.Ayahnya bercerai dan ibunya menikah lagi

9.Terdaftar sebagai salah satu dari 10 bintang top Youtube dalam satu dekade terakhir

10.Dia ingin membelikan rumah untuk ibunya ketika ia menghasilkan $ 1 Juta

11.Kencan pertamanya adalah ketika ia berusia 13 tahun

12.Ciuman pertamanya pada usia 13

13.Dia fasih dalam bahasa Prancis

14.Memiliki rasa takut dalam ruang sempit

15.Dia pengguna Mac OS

16.Ia sangat suka air vitamin

17.Dia memiliki dua saudara (kakak tiri - Jazmine & saudara - Jaxon)

18.Justin adalah kidal

19.Dia bisa memainkan banyak alat musik termasuk terompet, drum, gitar, dan piano

20.Warna favoritnya ungu

21.Dia pernah mengajak Rihanna dan Alexa Chung untuk kencan tetapi ditolak

22.Dia memiliki dua sahabat: Ryan Butler dan Kristen Beadles

23.Nomor favoritnya adalah 96

24.Ukuran sepatu 7 ½

25.Pernah menumpahkan spageti ke baju seorang gadis

26.Makanan favoritnya adalah spagheti

27.Bahasa gaul favorinya adalah 'shawty' (seorang gadis yang menarik)

28.Permen karet favorit Justin adalah rasa Strawberry

29.Justin punya tanda lahir di pundaknya yang berbentuk belah ketupat. (Diamond)

30.Ia pandai bermain skateboard

31.Ia MENGASIHI Tim Horton

32.Dia memiliki mata coklat dan suka senyum

33.Debut pertamanya pada 17 November 2009

34.Justin rekaman My World 2.00 hanya dalam waktu 1 minggu. Wow

35.Dia berteman dengan Taylor Swift

36.Justin ga suka pergi ke toilet malem-malem. Soalnya Justin takut gelap.

37.Kalau Justin Bieber sedang nervous, dia mindahin microphone ke kiri ke kanan sampai gak nervous

38.Dia tinggal bersama kakek-neneknya dan sangat dekat dengan mereka

39.Kekuatan super yang ingin ia punya adalah terbang

40.Dia hanya perlu 20 menit untuk bersiap-siap di pagi hari

41.Lagu favorit dia yang dia ciptakan adalah Down To Earth

42.Cewek Impiannya adalah cewek yang bisa membuatnya tertawa, punya mata yang indah, punya senyum yang cantik, dan enak dibawa kemana-mana

43.Dia adalah petinju yang baik

44.Justin pernah jadi pengamen ketika umur 13 tahun

45.Dia dibesarkan di Kanada

46.5% fansnya kira Justin Bieber Ultah tanggal 14 Maret. Padahal 1 Maret

47.Dia menikmati bermain sepak bola dan hoki

48.Tingginya 5 kaki 3 inci

49.Justin ga suka kacang

50.Dia tinggal di Atlanta, Georgia

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