Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Most Dangerous Path in the World

 Photos & Guide to El Camino Del Rey, El Chorro, Spain
The path was originally constructed in 1905 for workers of a hydro eletric damn set up in the cliffs of El Choro. Since then, the path has deteriorated and is now only for the adventurous. The government of Spain allocated 7 million euros for the restoration of El Camino Del Rey in 2006, however its clear that this has not been spent yet. To get there, catch the train to a town called Alora. Alora is about 12 or 13 km away from El Choro, which is your final destination. 09 more images after the break...

 There is a train station in El Choro, you can try catch a train directly there, but the trains do not run often. From Alora we took a taxi, I believe there is only 1 taxi, the drives name is Antonia, and if you ask at the local bar outside the Alora train station they’ll call for you. We paid 20€ for the ride, which was likely too much, but we had 5 people so we didn’t mind so much. Antonio will drop you in El Choro at a market which has a flyer for the local climbing shop which is just down the road. Arrange a rough time for Antonio to come pick you up, allow plenty of time to catch your train as he’ll probably have to drive from Alora to come get you. Head down the road, it’s pretty obvious which direction you need to go to find the trail, and you’ll find the climb shop to your right. 
 If you already have a harness, the straps, and carabiners, you can skip this part, or go in and ask any questions you may have. If you plan on renting your harness, be aware they only have 2 for rent, and they may already be rented. You may have to buy your harness as we did, it cost about 65 euros. The shop is run by a German guy who can answer questions, since we had a group of 5 he recomended we climb Alpine style, I’m not a climber so I’m not familiar with it, but I think this is where everyone is connected by a rope to prevent any 1 person from falling. DO GET A HARNESS as no matter how confident you are in your abilities, the path is old and falling apart, and you don’t want to be the sucker who makes the next section crumble.
 Even the cables you latch into are questionable, so don’t fall.
Now that you have your harness, continue walking up the path with the river on your left, its about 15-25 minutes to get to the trail head. You’ll start to see things you recognize, then you’ll catch your first glimpse of the bridge and El Camino Del Rey high up on the cliff.

 A Gap In El Camino Del Rey
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Monday, October 17, 2011

iPhone 4S Features

As soon as keynote of Tim Cook was over, people could not stop talking on the iPhone 4S features and specs. The new smart phone with the new iOS 5 has really created the magic when it comes to the iPhone 4S specs. What seized the huge attention was nothing but its powerful processor, HD camera, Siri and iCloud. As soon as the features and the specs of Apple iPhone 4S was released, mobile phone sites and blogs were overwhelmed with the end of long speculations. Few additions to latest version of Apple are just awesome. So have a look at the remarkable and incredible iPhone 4S specifications and features.
iPhone 4S Specs and Features
  • Powerful Performance with A5 Chip: At first glance, the iPhone 4S look just similar to the previous version yet…important thing its A5 Chip under the hood. The powerful dual core processor will give a flawless performance with 7x faster graphics. This efficient chip offers you a great feel of gaming, browsing, and doing everything. As per the iPhone 4S specifications review, A5 chip’s powerful graphics capability makes this new iPhone 4S along with prolonged battery life.
  • Unbelievable 8 MP Camera: Powerful 8 MP camera will certainly enrich your experience with this new iPhone 4S. The custom lens with a larger f/2.4 aperture provides finest resolution which brings life in every shot you take. In addition to the iPhone 4S features, the illumination sensor, advanced colour accuracy, auto white balance, reduced motion blur, and face detection help you to get better picture quality. 60 % more pixels when compared to the camera on iPhone 4 means power…more light with more details on every image you capture. Without a doubt, these iPhone 4S features are going to turn the people in a flash.
  • Siri: The new smartphone brings pretty cool iPhone 4S specs and features which lets you do everything in a unique way. Siri – the intelligent assistant helps you to do everything just with your voice command. With this new iPhone 4S feature, the device knows that what do you say, and helps you to find the right answer. No matter…if you want to make a call, message, schedule reminder, and set meetings, the new Siri makes it possible.
  • Video recording in 1080p incredible HD: The iPhone 4S features high definition camera that will let you shoot HG video with superior clarity and vividness in the images. To steady the captions, video stabilization is there. What’s more, you can edit video right on iPhone and share on the Internet.
  • The Most Advanced iOS 5: One of the most exciting iPhone 4S features and specs…iOS 5 makes your experience spotless. According to the iPhone 4S specs, the advanced iOS brings pretty cool 200 new features for your iPhone 4S to enhance your experience.
  • iCloud – To Manage Your Stuffs: With this latest addition to iPhone 4S specifications, iCloud is the best way to manage your contents like music, photos, apps, calendars, mail, contacts, documents, and so on. It’s certainly effortless and flawless to manage your content.
  • Retina Display: The new retina display in iPhone 4S specs brings vibrant and sharpest images with highest resolution. The crisp and crystal clear images bring the enjoyable viewing experience for a viewer.
  • FaceTime: No matter where you are…how far are you from your loved ones and buddies. With FaceTime iPhone 4S specifications, you can talk to your friend and see the face as it moves. So give a broad smile and wave your hands saying “hieee”!
  • Since the Apple iPhone 4S specs and features were released today, it was a big day for the Apple fans.
Below is the breakdown of the iPhone 4s Prices:
  • 16GB for $199
  • 32GB for $299
  • 64GB for $399, with a two-year contract. And the iPhone 4 will drop to $99.
Availability Countries:
US, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan
iPhone 4S pre-order will start on 7th October, and in-store will start on October 14 at 8am.
iPhone 4S will be released on October 28 in following countries:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
And will be released in 40 more countries by December 2011.

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Apple’s event is finally over and the company has announced a new iPhone model, the iPhone 4S. It has also set a release date for the iOS 5 operating system.
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Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller along with the new Apple CEO Tim Cook has introduced the new iPhone 4s which will be available from October 14. The iPhone 4S also introduced “Siri”, a new voice control system. The new operating system, iOS 5 was also a much talked about subject. It was announced to be launched on October 12. along with the announcement about the iTunes Match launch in the US at the end of the month.
One of the most significant points of this evening’s announcement was Apple’s decision to keep selling the 3GS (free on contract) and iPhone 4 (from $99 on contract). Apple will be switching to 3 models in its portfolio while keeping both the 3GS and 4 at cheaper prices.
Some prices and release dates have been declared. A 16, 32 and 64GB model would be released in seven countries including Britain on October 14. The pre-orders would begin to be taken from Friday. The US prices are $199, $299 and $399, with a two-year contract. And the iPhone 4 will drop to $99.
Adding more advanced technologies and innovation into the next generation iPhone would make it a high-end proposition. To upgrade the iPhone 4, users would have to spend quite a deal. Plenty of people will be planning to sell their iPhone 4 to get hold of Apple’s new handset. However, to achieve a wider market access for its iPhone, Apple would definitely have to push down the price range.

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