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Quote Of The Day

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it.”

Mother Teresa

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in quote of the day

 

[VIDEO] FANTASIA SPEAKS ON DEATH OF WHITNEY HOUSTON

I’m still in shock over the passing of Whitney Houston. But like when ppl pass away, it usually brings reflection to those who have been affected in some way. As I look over my life, I think about what’s important, and remind myself that all that other stuff, is not worth being a part of my remembered legacy. No matter how many people know your name, you will leave some type of ”legacy” behind, let it be one of kindness, greatness (because you became who God created you to be), one of no regrets, forgiveness daily, LOVE shown at every level, being just in all things. Dealing with every decision that you have made in a mature manner, blaming no one but yourself. Also be quick to ask for forgiveness as well. And pray for one another daily! You don’t have to know someone personally to just pray for them. The Holy Spirit will give you the words to say. Now as much as we all enjoy the gifts that God gives us, in people like Whitney, MJ, and others, we must know that they need prayer just like anyone else. Why? Because the industry they are in, is designed to destroy them SPIRITUALLY. And we all know that it’s the spirit that the enemy is after. Isn’t it funny that our GREATEST musicians have bouts with things that are designed to kill them first mentally, then spiritually, then physically? See, we all know that greatness comes with and adversary. The enemy (Satan) already knows his fate, and he wants to take as many people with him. Remember misery loves company. Don’t ever underestimate your adversary, heck he got Adam & Eve to give him the keys to the kingdom, but we have a Savior, and His name is Jesus, and He has delivered us from the hands of the enemy. Don’t be deceived, because you see these people living a lifestyle that most only dream of, or the fact that the whole world knows there name, there are held accountable even more so, for what type of influence they are presenting. The enemy of their souls know that. See if you love Nicki Minaj, you would be praying for her constantly (her grammy performance alone should have you praying), Lady Gaga, Jay Z, or whomever your favorite is. Because when they are gone, that’s it. Screaming over their dead body, how much you love them, can’t save their soul. Stop acting like the things we see are okay, or just acting, or performing, everything expressed on the outside is an expression of what’s going on in the inside. Don’t ever get that twisted, it’s the one thing the devil want’s you to overlook. Ah that former minister of music (Lucifer) has a lot to do with that. Be slow to judge and quick to pray!

 

APPLE SET TO RELEASE MOUNTAIN LION

Apple has today announced the successor to its popular Mac OS Lion operating system, unveiling Mountain Lion, the ninth major release of its desktop platform which will bring more of its iOS features to the desktop.

Gone are traditional messaging apps like iChat, in comes Messages, Notes, Reminders and even Game Center for Mac, mimicking the iOS features on your iPhone and iPad, also delivering Notification Center, Share Sheets, Twitter integration and AirPlay.

If you wanted iOS on the desktop, you’re about to get it.

Apple has released the operating system as a developer preview, building iCloud support directly into the OS, making it easy to use and easy to operate with the integration of apps. As Apple works to fine-tune the platform, Mac users will be able to upgrade to Mountain Lion via the Mac App Store in ‘late summer 2012′.

“The Mac is on a roll, growing faster than the PC for 23 straight quarters, and with Mountain Lion things get even better,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The developer preview of Mountain Lion comes just seven months after the incredibly successful release of Lion and sets a rapid pace of development for the world’s most advanced personal computer operating system.”

Below is an overview of Mountain Lion. We have referenced the great article by Jim Dalrymple & Peter Cohen over at The Loop to do so. Again, a big thanks to Jim once again for his assistance.

iCloud

Given the fact that iCloud now has 100 million users, Mountain Lion is built to maximise the service and has support built into its core.

By registering iCloud in Mountain Lion, the service will then set up a number of apps and services on your system, integrating tightly with Mail, Contacts, Messages, FaceTime and a whole number of other services. So, if you have a lot of information already set up, the service will make it all available for you.

Apple will push Documents in the Cloud with Mountain Lion, perhaps serving as a Google Docs and Microsoft Office 365 rival.

Given it’s just a beta build at the moment, new features are set to be introduced until its release in ‘late Summer’.

GateKeeper

Apple wants to protect its customers, so it has released GateKeeper to block malware and malicious downloads.

The Loop explains the feature:

Mountain Lion is going to make it safer for users to install software and be free from the threat of malicious downloads. As part of the GateKeeper program all developers will be given a unique Developer ID, allowing them to sign their applications.

GateKeeper has three basic options. Allow only Mac App Store apps to be installed; Mac App Store apps and apps signed with a Developer ID; and Anywhere, which allows any app to be installed.

For me, using the Mac App Store apps and apps signed with a Developer ID seems like the best choice. I would imagine all of the developers that make the apps I use will sign them with their ID.

Using this setting I can download apps from a developer’s Web site and install it without any issues, but still be safe.

If GateKeeper is triggered by an app, you can still manually install or open it. All you have to do is Control-click the app and chose Open to reveal a dialog box that will allow you to install the application.

Social, Everywhere

Apple will allow data and information to be sent from anywhere on the computer with its new Share Sheets feature.

Share Sheets are available wherever you look in Mountain Lion and provides the ability to share files and media with Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo, AirDrop, Messages and Mail services. The button is built into apps – Safari, for example, allows you to share via Twitter, Messages and Mail.

Mountain Lion works with your Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo and AOL accounts from a system level. Whether Facebook will be added to this remains to be seen, there is bad blood between the two companies.

Messages

Apple has decided that its instant messaging application iChat needed an overhaul, this has resulted in iMessage for Mac. With Messages, a user simply needs to dial in their Apple ID or phone number and they can start messaging iOS devices and Mountain Lion users from their desktop.

The app still supports AIM, Yahoo, Google Talk, and Jabber, so it’s iChat but with a little bit of iMessage built in.

All conversations are synced between devices, so you can chat on the move and then come home to your iMac or MacBook and continue the conversation where you left off.

If text isn’t enough, chats can be switched to FaceTime for that face-to-face conversation, and the app will deliver read receipts and typing indicators so you can be aware of whether someone is away from their keyboard or iDevice and isn’t just ignoring you.

Messages is available for Mac owners today as part of a beta preview, you can download it here.

Notes, Reminders and other iOS apps
Apple brings Reminders and Notes to the desktop too, syncing your to-do list between your mobile devices and computers for easy on-the-go access.

Notes supports photos, attachments, bullets and links and all you have to do is drag a link into a note whenever you want to save something on your desktop.

Like the Stickies app, you can pin reminders and notes to the desktop. Double-clicking a note opens it in its own window and it will stay open even if the app itself is closed.

Notification Center

If you were a big Notification Center user on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you will be pleased to see it has been ported to Mountain Lion, allowing you to see messages and other notifications at-a-glance.

You might have loved Growl but Apple is set to do away with the neat little app with Notification Center. It will sit in the top right of your computer screen, by the Spotlight search icon on your menu bar.

Using a two-finger slide-down gesture on the right hand side of the screen will access the Notification Center, showing everything that has occurred since it was last accessed. In the current developer preview, the apps it supports includes:

Game Center
Calendar
Reminders
App Store
Safari
Messages
Mail.
Like on iOS, you can choose which type of alert you want, picking either None, Banners or Alerts. Banners display for a short period and then disappear automatically, Alerts wait to be dismissed.

Game Center

By bringing Game Center to the Mac, Apple is going to push ahead with desktop app gaming and help connect users between devices.

The app allows users to find friends, discover new games that their friends play, recommend games, access a leaderboard and see the achievements they have earned.

Perhaps borrowing a page from Microsoft’s playbook, Apple has introduced a feature that allows users to play Game Center on any device, so Mac users will be able to play iPhone, iPad or iPod users.

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in Apple, iCloud 2012, iOS, iPad, ipod, mountain lion, Steve Jobs

 

NEW MUSIC: BUSTA RHYMES FT. CHRIS BROWN, MISSY ELLIOT, & LIL WAYNE-WHY STOP NOW (REMIX)

Busta Rhymes is gearing up to release his new album, and his first official single off the new joint is Why Stop Now featuring Chris Brown, which you can get free from Google Music. Well Busta called for more star power when he decided who would be on the remix, and he not only got Lil Wayne, but he brought my girl Missy Elliot from behind the producer table to the microphone. And she did her thing. I knew he could only get her or Da Brat for this remix, and Missy unleashed on the mic like it’s been too long since she did it. I love it. Check it out.

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in BUSTA RHYMES, chris brown, missy ellito

 

NEW VIDEO: TYRESE-NOTHING ON YOU (FEATURING CHILLI)

 When Tyrese released the link to his new video for “Nothing On You” featuring Chilli, I was clicking the link so fast, my computer got hung up. LOL. I couldn’t wait to see the finished product of this video. Now every CelebrityMinistry reader know that I’m a sucker for good r/b, and the video must be dead on for me. Well this one does not disappoint. Never have a seen a video filled with so much believability, truth (lyrics of the song) being played out, and most importantly chemistry between celebs. Well there may have been a few others, but this says it all.

 After watching the video, I immediately hit up Chilli via twitter, letting her know how much I loved the video, and that it was funny to see her kissing in the video. Because from watching her show, What Chilli Wants, we know how serious she is about showing that type of affection, yes even in a video. But I’m glad she did, that’s what made it believable to me. When I hear this song, a bunch of hugs would not have done it for me. lol. Check out the video below, and cop Tyrese latest album, Open Invitation-Reloaded now. And let the rumors begin. 🙂

 

NEW MUSIC: LIL KIM-IF YOU LOVE ME

Lil Kim dropped her new single, If You Love Me via Itunes. The pint-sized rapper may have something with this one. I’m just glad that she focusing on music, and not beef. Cop the new single on Itunes now.

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in 2012, download, if you love me, itunes, lil kim, SINGLE

 

MIXTAPE ALERT: RAHEEM DEVAUGHN-DESTINATION LOVELAND

 New mixtape from Raheem Devaughn “Destination Loveland” Presented by 368 Music Group & Hosted by Snoop Dogg.

 
 
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