Apple iPhone 4s

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageAfter iPhone 4, the iPhone 4s is the most amazing release from Apple.  The iPhone 4s has such awesome features that can amaze its lovers. Like its precursor, the iPhone 4s has lovely design and improved features. When iPhone 4 was released, people were attracted towards it because of its unique and fabulous design than the whole iPhone series. On the same lines, the iPhone 4s is crafted. The chassis and body shape is almost the same but the iPhone 4s is a little heftier (140 grams) than iPhone 4 (137 grams). Dimensions and compactness of both the phones are also same.

The most amazing and attractive things about iPhone 4s are its software and hardware configurations. Let us first discuss about its software. The iPhone 4s contains “Siri.” You might be wondering about the word “Siri”? It is software that has indeed increased the value of iOS 5 operating system and iPhone 4s. For Siri, your voice is a command. Just speak and give your iPhone 4s an order to make a call, open a particular application, send the message, save the contact, schedule the meeting etc. Don’t think Siri as an ordinary voice command application, as in ordinary phones. It is something more than that. Talk to Siri as you would to a person. For example, “Remind me to pick up my wallet, before I leave for the meeting.” Siri will intelligently find the information that you need and give you the answer. Siri not only understands what you are saying. But it also understands what you mean and what you want. It is a very intelligent application of iPhone 4s that makes you feel that you are having a conversation with one of your friends.

The iPhone 4s contains the most advanced operating system, the iOS 5. It is a fact that the love of people with iPhone is due to its impressive features. And all the features of any machinery are embedded in its operating system. So, iOS is indeed the necessary cause of iPhone’s uniqueness and popularity. The new iOS 5 gives an elegant an instinctive user-interface, multi-touch feature with capacitive display, compatibility to more than 500,000 apps on iPhone app store and it is having more than 200 new features. The display of iPhone 4s is protected by scratch resistant glass with oleophobic coating. iPhone 4s contains iCloud. It is an application that can manage your contacts, photos, music, documents, videos and much more stuff. The iCloud has more versatility than “People Hub” being used HTC smartphoens.

Now, something about the hardware. The iPhone 4s is powered by the most powerful processor in the iPhone series i-e dual Core A-5 processor. Apple iPad 2 has the same processor. iPhone 4 has a simple 1 GHz Cortex-A8 processor. The A-5 has made iPhone 4s very speedy. You just need to tap a specific application and phone opens it in a real time. Also the multi-tasking is very good. You can play game and listen to the music at the same time. This new processor is power-saver and it gives iPhone 4s an excellent timing.

The iPhone 4s has 8 MP camera which is far better than the 5 MP camera of iPhone 4. The camera is provided with LED flash and touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection and HDR features. The camera gives excellent photo shoot and 1080p HD video recording. The camera does not care about whether you capture photo in low or high light and it also does not care about the motion of the thing to be captured and the number of people. It captures the world as it should be captured. The iPhone 4s has a secondary VGA camera. It also gives a good picture quality and helps you a lot in video calling or video conferencing.

The iPhone 4s does not contain any memory card slot but it has internal memory storage of 16 to 64 GB and 512 MB RAM. These two things are exactly in accordance with the iPhone 4.

Two other extraordinary features of iPhone 4s are Airplay and Airprint. With Airplay, you can connet your iPhone 4s wirelessly with your HDTV and speakers via Apple TV. You play the game on your iPhone 4s and what you are seeing in the phone screen is appearing on the big screen of TV. With Airprint, you can connect your iPhone 4s wirelessly with any printer and print your e-mails, photos, documents etc.

These were the few things that can easily differentiate iPhone 4s from other phones of its series and actually these are things that make iPhone unique and interesting.
 

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Apple opens iPhone 4S preorders in 22 more countries

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageApple is will be launching the iPhone 4S in 22 more countries by the end of the month – and pre-orders are now available.

Apple engineered the iPhone 4S to be a “world phone,” enabling the company to manufacture one device that can be used with GSM carriers using micro-SIM cards worldwide. Now, Apple is starting to reap some of the fruit of that decision: the company will be rolling out the iPhone 4S in 22 additional countries by the end of the month, and pre-orders are now available in online stores for the new markets. Depending on the country, Apple is listing availability time for purchases from one to two weeks.

The new countries getting the iPhone 4S are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland; Apple announced it planned to launch the iPhone 4S in those markets by the end of October when it formally introduced the device. In addition to the United States, the iPhone 4S is already on sale in Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom, so the 22 new markets bring the number of countries with the iPhone 4S to 29.

The rollout represents Apple’s quickest international introduction for an iPhone, and promises to quickly buoy sales for the device. Apple moved more than four million iPhone 4S units in the device’s first three days of availability; adding significant international markets to the mix will no doubt keep Apple’s iPhone 4S sales at heady levels through the end of the year—which is probably the source of some of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s recent outright optimism about Apple’s year-end finances.

“I’m confident that we will set an all-time record for iPhone this quarter,” said Cook during Apple’s fourth-quarter conference call with analysts.

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Apple iPhone 3GS Review

Posted by on Apr 9, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageApple More Worried About, The Revenue Generator “iPhone 5″, Than iTv or iPad
Apple iPhone 3GS is claimed to be the most powerful phone by Apple Inc. It contains almost all the functionalities that a good cell phone should have.

The first thing to notice about it is the working speed. Apple iPhone 3GS is very quick in processing and launch application very quickly as compared to other cell phone. Due to its fast speed it is quite good at processing games. Also it has enough good picture quality that one loves to play games on it.

The iPhone has 3 Mega Pixel camera that not only shot a very good quality still picture due to auto focus function in camera but also very good quality video to capture the memorable moments of yours. Nearlyyes half inch in depth, 2.4 inches width and 4.5 inches height the Apple iPhone 3GS weighs only 4.8 ounce, thus making it a slim and light weight as compared to the features and qualities of the iPhone.

The Apple iPhone 3GS has two options in the memory size; either you will have a 16GB or a 32GB memory. Depending on ones use one can opt for the best memory size. The iPhone has a 4.5 inch large display with multi touch function with 163 ppi and resolution of 480×320 pixels. The screen is also made using oleophobic coating to avoid the fingerprints on screen after using touch screen with fingers.

The set is equipped with Wifi 802.11 and Bluetooth 2.1 and EDR Wireless technology thus providing large connectivity options to the users. Apple iPhone 3GS has powerful Lithium ion battery with up to 12 hours of talk time using 2G services and 5 hours talk time if the 3G services are used. And can hold play video of 10 hours thus making it a very long life battery.

Currently the iPhone is available in Black and White colors only. Having a very good and sophisticated look the Apple iPhone 3GS is available in the market at very good prices.

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Apple Unveils the New iPad

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageApple unveiled the next generation iPad on Wednesday. It now comes with a HD screen, faster wireless connection and several small improvements. These small changes could help entice consumers towards the new iPad. New iPad

The new iPad will be out on March 16 for a starting price of $499, which is the same as the previous generation of Apple tablet. The upcoming device will have a screen similar to the iPhone’s retina display with higher resolution than the typical HD TV sets. Apple said that it would continue selling its iPad 2 models but at a discounted price of $399 from $499.

During the event, Apple also unveiled a new Apple TV version, which is a set0top box used to access Internet video and stream movies. It is priced at $99.

The next generation Apple tablet is simply called the new iPad. It doesn’t have numbers or letters to follow its name. It is an effort from the company to sell more of the device to the consumers. During the last quarter of 2011, Apple sold $9.15 billion worth of iPads. It is double that of Microsoft’s Windows OS sales as well as Google’s total revenue during the same period. Apple CEO Timothy D. Cook said that the iPad outsold PCs made by individual manufacturers in the fourth quarter.

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Introduction To Linux for The Young

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageTutorials Computer Technology comes to you but I can not guarantee accurate information for you, I provide suitable reference only and I know that I get. hopefully a bit of information I can give satisfying about this Linux guide. you can disseminate this article and requested permission to modify the before Anyway with me . The main goal of this tuorials is to help the reader more quickly discover what those tools and commands are and thereby learn faster. This is done by categorizing capabilities into various sections which describe various operating system functions.
Here are described some of the advantages of Linux  compared with other operating systems. And here are some facts of the things that benefit by using the programs and filesLinux:

    Basically all the data stored on the hard disk even though there are many situations where data is stored on floppy disks.
    Linux provides some special process in which the terminals, printers and other hardware devices can be accessed as we access files stored on hard disk or diskette. When the program runs, the program is run from the hard disk into RAM, and after the run will be named as a process.
    Linux  provides services for creating, modifying programs, processes and files.
    Linux  supports the file structure is hierarchical.
    Linux  operating system is one that belongs to the class of the operating system that can do multitasking. Multitasking itself is a state where an operating system can do a lot of work at the same time.

In addition to multitasking, Linux  can also support multiuser. Namely operating systems at the same time can be used by more than one user who entered into the system. Even for Linux also supports to multiconsole which at the same time at the computer instantly without having to go through the network and allows more than one user entered into the system.
This Tutorials attempts to give examples and reasonably full explanations about the various tools involved, but more emphasis has been placed on having a reasonable listing of tools. Therefore some information may be repeated in various sections or documents in order to avoid the necessity of looking in many areas for complete information. Tutorials is designed to eliminate extra reading by being as brief as possible while giving the reader enough detail to fully grasp each concept. The users of this tutorials will save much time both in learning the subjects and in using this document as a handy reference.

The Tutorials Computer Technology is logically organized to better enable the reader to learn various sections. This article, although is a good reference document by itself, is designed to best be used with the following series of documents in order to better enable the user to more fully understand the overall concepts involved. well if you want to find help of this tutorials you can give comments question to me for  help you find what you want I will definitely give priority to you so you do not have to worry about it ..
 

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Apple Antitrust Suit would aid Amazon

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageAre Apple Inc (AAPL) and the big trade publishers colluding to manipulate the market in electronic books? The U.S. Justice Department seems to think so, and is said to be near filing an antitrust lawsuit. Let’s hope it doesn’t: Putting an end to the deal Apple and the publishers have reached on selling e-books would be grim news for authors and readers alike.

The Justice Department has been investigating whether the publishers colluded in adopting, for the sale of e-books, the same “agency model” pioneered by Apple in selling iTunes. Under that setup, Apple acts as the publishers’ sales agent, taking a cut (usually 30 percent) and leaving it to publishers to set the prices of the e-books they publish.
I have no way of knowing whether the publishers colluded. My friends in publishing insist that price was never part of the discussions, but the prosecutors seem to think they have a compelling case. All I can say as an author — and as president of the , the nation’s largest membership organization of professional book writers — is that if the government wants to intervene in the literary marketplace, I hope it will consider the complex ecology of bookselling in the U.S. Because if we reinstate the status quo before Apple’s agency-model breakthrough, then bookstores and publishers are going to be the first casualties. Right behind them will be readers, who will see the diversity of titles and authors diminish while leading titles get more expensive.

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What is The Best Linux Operating System

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageWhat is the best linux operating system for us.

Hardware compatibility, ease of use, the size of a software repository must be considered to determine what is the best linux operating system. These three attributes are all Linux distributions. At the same time, any Linux distribution to have the freedom to mix and wants of others.

So the answer to the question of what is the best linux operating system  for you changes in the tides, and why we are interested in keeping on top of changes in the distribution.

Best linux distro for beginners first: Ubuntu 11.04

Ubuntu developers still know that seems like a good desktop. The unit is a new way to use a desktop, but also a bold move to try to do something different if a drag and drop files available to applications or how applications can be installed global search window.

Best linux distribution of the experts: Fedora 15

Fedora developers have a land without compromise to free software. It offers many advantages, including Ubuntu as an excellent hardware support, a desk and a package of sophisticated big election with some of the basic philosophy of the ideals that have helped Linux a success.

Best linux distribution for the desktop: Linux Mint 11

What is the best linux operating systemThings have changed in the hierarchy of the Linux distribution. With the switch to Ubuntu and Fedora GNOME unit of Shell, there is now room for a first class distribution for the old environment, family built Gnome.

Therefore, Linux Mint 11 is so good, despite its constant changes in the default configuration of the old office. Gnome is top bar is still missing, for example, appears in the status window below the only decoration. And the start menu is the same treatment and trio replaces Gnome Applications, Places and Menu Administration with the single currency

best linux distribution of customization: Arco

Although for a while, it was only during the last twelve months, the Ark is the popularity rose sharply today, making it one of the most popular Linux distributions. Perhaps surprisingly, because the Ark is certainly not a distribution of the preparations.

Best linux distribution for older hardware: Puppy Linux 5.2.5

Linux’s greatest strength is its flexibility. It works in everything from cell phones to spacecraft.

Therefore, it is very small and made a good choice for older hardware. Unlike other operating systems, you do not have to resort to use of versions of both. There are many distributions that have the latest software, the latest kernel and the latest drivers, and agreed to build a distribution kit of the old songs.

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Sky Go Android app review

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageSky has brought its Go app to some Android devices – it’s key to the future of television, but not yet for all says Matt Warman.

Tablets and phones are fundamentally changing the way broadcaster Sky does business, and its many excellent applications demonstrate how seriously it takes the new model. Its technology is allowing users to take their subscriptions with them, and flagship Sky Go is well established on Apple’s iOS. Indeed, its success on that platform is testament to the dominance of the Apple among other manufacturers.

Users are able to watch the major Sky channels on a tablet or mobile phone thanks to their subscription, or they can buy a separate, mobile only package. Whichever, setting the channels free from a single TV set is clearly progress.

But the launch for Android is an important moment, indicating the growing importance of a platform that now accounts for more than half of all sales in the UK.

Unfortunately, Sky Go is available on just a small number of devices – the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Desire are among the most popular, however, and Sky says it’s working on more versions. As it is, while these phones are a reasonable share of the market, Sky has yet to offer a universal service for Android.

For those that do have the right handset, however, Sky Go is an excellent, straightforward app. Although it lacks movies on demand, Sky Sports, Sky News, Sky Movies, Sky Atlantic, and Sky 1, Sky Living and Sky Arts 1 are all available. Using the app itself is straightforward – press a channel and it asks you to watch it now, view TV listings or see programme details. Whatever channels you subscribe to are the ones available on the app. The interface is as simple and crisp as the best on Android, and perhaps more importantly it’s genuinely as good as the Apple equivalent.

So while the Sky Go platform looks as lovely on Android as it does on iOS, it would be silly to praise the new release for bringing the software to every Android handset. Movies and programmes play smoothly, while menus are intuitive – but in truth Sky Go for Android brings streaming to a small proportion of devices, albeit they make up a massive proportion of users. It is a case study in Android fragmentation, albeit a boon to owners of the few supported devices. In time, however, it will surely be widespread, and today’s complaints about limited availability will be seen simply for the teething trouble it is.

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iPad 3 Could Help Apple Shares Reach Record Levels

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageThere are rumors that the next generation iPad will be unveiled on Wednesday. It is said to be faster, smaller, cheaper, and has HD capabilities. As early as now, analysts are expecting profit thrills for Apple, which is at present the most valuable in the United States. iPad 3

The iPad and tablet market is still growing. As of December, 55 million iPads had been sold and around 5.5 million Amazon Kindle Fires were bought in the first three months after it was released on the market. Tablets have the momentum and estimated to reach 112.5 million consumers in the United States by 2016.

Industry observers estimated that Apple’s stock would continue to soar. At present it is trading at around $500 per share. The company’s stock was valued at $350 a share the week before iPad 2 was unveiled. Right now the iPad is the company’s second revenue generating product. It has already brought in $6.8 billion in sales during the fourth quarter of 2011. Apple’s best sales performer is still the iPhone, which brought in around $10 billion in sales.

IPad still has an area that it didn’t manage to penetrate and that is enterprise market. At present one in five information workers uses an Apple product for work and the iPad represents just 9 percent of the total.

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LATEST APPLE IMAC COMPUTERS

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageApple computer inc got rid of the computer in its latest consumer pc sort of the cupertino firm unveiled a new line of imac desktop computers on tuesday that have been reduced. History of imac computers: how apple’s computers have evolved over the apple 24 nch imac core 2 duo2 4ghz desktop computer review and complete apple 24-inch imac core 2 duo2 4ghz desktop pricing latest price: $1,399 95.

Usatoday.com latest imac lets you control it from sofa apple computer is the latest tech powerhouse to stake a claim to your living room its new imac g5 computers, unveiled last month in the shadow of the video ipod introduction, are. Apple imac g5 multimedia computer best prices on apple imac in desktop computers check out bizrate for great deals on desktop computers from apple use bizrate’s latest online shopping features to compare prices. Latest apple imac computers apple imac computer sale want a discount imac best price for cheap imac computers are with ilife in every new imac that features the latest versions of apple’s award winning.

Self-contained apple introduces its latest streamlined imac — all the release of better, faster and cheaper computers is designed to take the gloss off microsoft’s big launch, writes simon tsang the latest apple ads have a less-than-subtle dig. Apple 24inch imac core 2 duo2 4ghz desktop computer review -pcworld the success of apple s imac line of computers helped change the way computers are designed as of this writing, the latest model features a whopping 27 monitor and an. Apple imac desktop find reviews and best deals at pricegrabber.com apple imac g5 multimedia computer jasper huitink :

 october 16th 2005 – 18:45 cet apple imac g5 wifi & bluetooth offering the latest high-performance i/o, the new imac g5s include. Apple imac g5 review pc & desktop computers computers indoor living electronics sporting goods apple imac desktop 2 66ghz 4gb ddr3 sdram 24 our experts put the latest laptops to the test, rating.

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The Colorful Samsung S3850 Corby II

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageIn the age of Android smartphones and the iPhone, feature phones have been trying to stay alive by adding more features. One such phone is the Samsung S3850 Corby II, which was released last year. It is a cheap touch screen phone designed to appeal to the young market. Samsung S3850 Corby

The Samsung S3850 Corby II has a touchscreen, Wi-Fi, app store, and capable of multitasking. It also comes with the latest TouchWiz, which is the same as that found in Samsung’s Bada and Android smartphones. The only difference is that the Corby II runs Java-based apps.

The J2ME platform has been around for ages and there are lots of useful apps that you can run on it. Don’t expect high-end features from a budget feature phone because you wouldn’t find any in the Corby II.

It doesn’t have 3G connectivity but it makes up for it with its Wi-Fi feature. It also has a low resolution camera, which is a deal breaker for some. But people who can’t live with their social networks will enjoy the phone’s integration of Facebook and Twitter.

The Corby II doesn’t look cheap at all. The build is solid despite having an all-plastic body. You can also use it as a music player by storing you MP3 files on a microSD card.

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iPad 3 Could Help Apple Shares Reach Record Levels

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageThere are rumors that the next generation iPad will be unveiled on Wednesday. It is said to be faster, smaller, cheaper, and has HD capabilities. As early as now, analysts are expecting profit thrills for Apple, which is at present the most valuable in the United States. iPad 3

The iPad and tablet market is still growing. As of December, 55 million iPads had been sold and around 5.5 million Amazon Kindle Fires were bought in the first three months after it was released on the market. Tablets have the momentum and estimated to reach 112.5 million consumers in the United States by 2016.

Industry observers estimated that Apple’s stock would continue to soar. At present it is trading at around $500 per share. The company’s stock was valued at $350 a share the week before iPad 2 was unveiled. Right now the iPad is the company’s second revenue generating product. It has already brought in $6.8 billion in sales during the fourth quarter of 2011. Apple’s best sales performer is still the iPhone, which brought in around $10 billion in sales.

IPad still has an area that it didn’t manage to penetrate and that is enterprise market. At present one in five information workers uses an Apple product for work and the iPad represents just 9 percent of the total.

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Apple Would Launched iPad 3 With Latest Features In 2012

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Anxiety Analogy – Apple iPhone 4 Vs. Blackberry Bold 9900

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageYou’re probably all wondering what a site about anxiety tips has to do with an Apple iPhone or a Blackberry Bold and for the most part the answer is nothing. I do have a cool anxiety analogy for you though.

The reason I chose the title is I’m hoping to use a recent life experience to draw an analogy.

The other day, in need of a new phone I picked up the brand new Blackberry Bold 9900.

It is a pretty slick phone with both a full button keyboard and a touch screen…I liked the phone but it had some hardware issues so I exchanged it for an Apple iPhone 4 instead.

Now for the past 5 years I’ve been using Blackberry phones so when I was walking out of the store with my brand new iPhone and it began to ring I sort of panicked because I honestly didn’t even know how to answer it.

Then while sitting in the parking lot I spent 10 minutes learning how to send a text message.

Over the years I have spent hundreds of hours sending and receiving cell phone calls and have sent and received thousands of text messages but now I need to relearn how to do it on a new device.

After some practice it will become second nature and I will once again be able to do these tasks without even thinking about it.

It is inconvenient and I am actually resisting the change a bit but in the long run I know it will prove to be worthwhile.

Now my point…

In many ways life is the same as my phone scenario…

We get used to doing relationships, work, and dealing with our anxiety and fears in a certain way.

Whether these methods work or not they become habit and deeply entrenched in us to the point where we automatically respond to whatever stimuli life throws at us without so much as a thought.

Now when we decide we don’t like elements of our life we need to change how we do things.

It’s easy to look at life, relationships, work and our fears and say “I’ve been doing this for decades this shouldn’t be too difficult”…

But the thing is if we simply try to do an add-on app to an already broken operating system we will not gain any significant positive results.

In order to get a whole new outcome we need to relearn many of our thought processes, develop new habits and often completely start over.

This seems awkward at first but can quickly become a new routine if we stick with it and if we stay focused on the end result it will help keep us motivated.

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Linux – The operating system for the next generation of computing!

Posted by on Mar 8, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageLinux isn’t a new operating system, it has been around since the early 1990s. Since it was developed by Linus Torvalds in 1991, it has gone through some significant changes. Linux is a derivative of the Unix operating system, consequently it is very stable, reliable and runs well on nearly all computer hardware. Linux does not require the large amounts of ram and other system resources to run efficiently compared to MS Windows.

Almost 70% of the web servers in the world are running on some type of Linux or Unix, and none of these servers are affected by the worms and viruses that continuously plague MS Windows servers. As a result, system administrators do not need to spend countless hours applying seemingly endless security patches to their Linux servers as they now do with servers running MS Windows.

There are many reasons why Linux and its Unix relatives are superior to MS Windows, and we would be happy to explain them to you. But our purpose here isn’t to convince you to use Linux. Our purpose is to offer reliable, quality support and training services. Take a few moments to look at the other pages on our web site to find out what we can do for you.

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Apple, it’s time guarantees

Posted by on Mar 8, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

imageThe Consumer Protection Centre Members ( CTCU ) South Tyrol was first brought to the attention of the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) the need to check the practices of Cupertino on guarantees on their products and now has filed that should allow in-depth investigation to get to the heart.

This time it would be a different matter from what Apple has already brought in Italian antitrust viewfinder, namely the protection of Apple Care, sold as “Plus” to users, but in reality and temporally overlaps in part with the protection already guaranteed by law. Apple, according to the prosecution, would offer its products for a one year limited warranty , term contrary to Italian law requires that at least two. It is, Instead, an action similar to that conducted against Expert, Carrefour, Auchan, Panorama,

The Great HYPER I Eldo Italy, Di Salvo and Della Martina from the Competition Authority last May and led them to make binding commitments. L ‘Italian antitrust fact has now opened a preliminary investigation against retailers Comet SpA, Italy Srl Apple Retail, Apple and Apple Sales International Srl Italy to evaluate the consistency of policies with guarantees the obligations of Articles 132 and 133 of the Italian Code Consumption of providing a legal guarantee period of two years, establishing also that the standard warranty may not restrict the legal guarantee rights.

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Apple iPhone 4

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Since its launch, the iPhone 4 has generated heated debate over its merits and perceived problems. Antenna gate, which ended with Apple admitting the phone’s reception problem, seriously damaged the reputation of the brand. Yet the phone continues to sell in its millions, and the reason is simple: it’s very good. The physical design is the first sign that this is something special. With luxurious scratch- and smudge-resistant Gorilla Glass on the front and rear, and an aluminum band wrapping sensuously around the edge, the iPhone 4 is simply in a class of its own.

The camera is superb. Although the resolution is nothing to write home about, and neither are the features, it takes pictures quickly, focuses in a snap, and the end results are excellent. It records acceptable 720p video too, and only the Nokia N8 beats it for all-round camera quality. While Samsung’s OLED screens impress with their contrast and colors, the iPhone’s Retina display goes for sharpness and subtlety. Its 640×960 resolution is the highest on any smartphone – you can barely see the pixels -and the IPS technology means viewing angles are flawless and colors spot on.

The iPhone’s 1 GHz processor has iOS zooming along with barely a hesitation, and it’s quick at browsing the web. It managed the SunSpider benchmark in ten seconds and loaded the BBC homepage in an average time of nine seconds. Battery life is a match for most competitors, and all the core elements function beautifully: the onscreen keyboard and universal search, in particular, make everyday tasks blissfully easy, and the iPod music player is excellent.

If there’s any chink in the iPhone’s armor, it’s the way apps are isolated from the operating system: Facebook and Twitter contacts remain stuck in their respective walled gardens, with the phone’s contacts, for example, limited to names harvested from email accounts. It can’t compare to HTC’s Sense or Motorola’s Motoblur integrations. The iTunes lock-in is a frustration, too. However, if you want the best, the sheer number and quality of apps available in the App Store (300,000 and counting) makes it worth putting up with such irritations. This, and Apple’s brilliant hardware, ensures the iPhone 4 remains at the top of the tree. If s undoubtedly expensive, but if you want the very best it’s a price worth paying.

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Apple iPhone 5

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageThe smartphone world is eagerly anticipating the release of the next iPhone. And after a slew of strongly competitive releases from the likes of Samsung and Motorola, speculation is mounting mat the nest iPhone will be announced at the same time as iOS 5, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. That’s slated for release in the autumn.

Apple always plays its cards close to its chest, and it’s no different with the new iPhone. Experts aren’t sure whether it will be a major release, or an interim update like the iPhone 3GS. It’s widely believed the device will get a better camera and a cosmetic makeover. Those looking for an entertainment phone won’t be disappointed either. The next Phone is rumored to have 1080p support, like the iPad and a dual-core processor, which would enable it to hit tack against some seriously stiff competition.

One thing the speculators do agree on is the camera. There’s set to be an upgrade from the dated 5MP iPhone 4 camera, for snap-happy users.

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Apple Iphone 4S hands-on review

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

THE IPHONE 4S doesn’t look any different from its predecessor, but like they say, it’s what’s inside that counts.

And our initial impressions are mixed. The Iphone 4S has a better processor, an improved camera and more storage. While we had a good initial experience with the Iphone 4S camera and browser, Siri doesn’t seem to be quite there yet, at least in the UK.

Apple claims that the Iphone 4S device is 3g lighter. When we compare our Iphone 4S 16GB with our Iphone 4 16GB, we notice a slight difference in weight, we think.

The Iphone 4S has an A5 dual-core chip. It’s an upgrade from the A4 processor in the Iphone 4, which is only single-core. Apple claims it can deliver up to twice the power and seven times faster graphics. We’ll have more on that in our in-depth review next week.

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As we said in our IOS 5 hands on, the Safari web browser is improved, adding improvements to the rendering engine that make it feel faster. Even on our Vodafone 3G connection there is a noticeable improvement in bringing up web pages. It’s both faster and smoother.

The 5MP camera on the Iphone 4 has been bumped up to 8MP, which Apple claims "might be the best camera ever on a phone". It also has a bigger aperture of f2.4, while the illumination sensor has been improved, and there’s additional face detection. The video camera can shoot in HD 1080p rather than HD 720p, and it has added video stabilisation that the Iphone 4 camera doesn’t have.

The camera does appear to have been improved. We took a few snaps in The INQUIRER’s office on both an Iphone 4 and the Iphone 4S. Pictures taken on the Iphone 4S definitely look clearer and better defined at long range. At short range we didn’t notice a huge difference.
 

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What Makes Apple’s iPad 2 Tick?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageMost people prefer iPad 2 because of its ability for more effective picture taking ranges. It is also thinner and has a faster processing as compared to its counterparts. The fact that it is easier to use and contains a wide range of applications is making it people’s favorite. Most people that have used it have reported that it has a longer battery life than others. Though features and price of this device are similar to its predecessor’s, iPad 2’s two cameras and exceptional performance are important properties that could cause this device to remain popular for a long time.

Most importantly, this device is durable and has maintained its predecessor’s scratch resistant glass to ensure that customers are not disappointed with scratches that other models are susceptible to. Another feature that has been added to this model is the speakers which occupy a larger surface area in order to allow the user to maximize sound. Users love its smart cover which attaches magnetically and the fact that it comes in different colors allows users to choose color style that suits their taste, need and preference.
It is also worth a mention that the iPad 2 camera allows face time video chat systems and contains a sensor that enables it to take awesome stills as compared to past models. This means that people can have face to face chat without any problem at all and this enhances communication and interaction. It is inherent in human beings to want to communicate with each other while getting instant feedback not only verbally but also non-verbally. People’s faces communicate a lot more than total reliance on ther other person’s voice or written or typed discourse.

Customers could not contain their joy when they discovered that the device contains a 3G network. This makes it possible for those people that need to use the internet for the better part of their day to continue to do so without any interruption. Additionally, iPad 2 has a considerably larger screen than its predecessor and enables users to use eBooks as effortlessly as possible. It is so incredible that texts can be read in smaller print with ease too. Despite the fact that iPad has been hailed as one of the best devices on the market, it is not as easily portable as a smart phone which can be carried in your pocket. It can also not be used as a perfect substitute for laptop or computer since it is impossible to neither format nor use Adobe Flash with it.

In case you want to buy iPhone 4S, it is available online. All you need to do is to type relevant keywords into your favorite search engine and place your order.

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Apple iPhone 4S and Siri

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Each year Apple unveils a new iPhone that raises the bar for the smartphone industry. In 2011, it launched the iPhone 4S, which looked like it has nothing special about it on the outside. But on the inside, it has lots of new things and iOS 5 is just the tip of the iceberg.
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It is said to be a dual-core smartphone with more powerful graphics than the previous model. It also improved imaging with 8MP camera and 1080p video recording. But the star of the iPhone 4S is Siri, which takes voice recognition to a new level.

On the outside, it looks like the iPhone 4. Most of the disadvantages of the iPhone 4S were also the ones people didn’t like in the previous model. At least Apple sorted out its antenna problems. Aside from the new processor, improved GPU and Siri, it also brings in iCloud integration.

The iPhone 4S broke sales record during its launch and made its stock go up. Reviewers praise its camera as one of the best 8MP ones on a mobile phone. iOS 5 also brought iMessage, iCloud and OTA updates; new notifications, and Siri. It has the best app store and still looks good even if it is identical to the original iPhone 4.

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iPhone 4 review

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageThe 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!

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Universities Pick Google Apps over Microsoft Office 365

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageOrganizations are looking for the best way to migrate their systems to the cloud. They are comparing various cloud providers to find the one that would best suit their needs. One of these is the University of California-Berkeley. It went through a tedious process to select a cloud-based calendar and email provider. Its search ended between Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps. google apps

The University of California-Berkeley laid out a detailed analysis of how the two cloud-based services perform in vital areas. According to the assessment, Microsoft got higher points in contract terms, security, and ease-of-use with regards to its calendar service.

But Berkeley chose Google Apps because it is simpler to roll out and most of its faculty and students were familiar with Gmail. Officials said that Office 365 is a relatively new service. The University of Nebraska, which is one of the early adopters of Office 365, didn’t switch its email system to the new platform.

Berkeley’s report also noted that Microsoft’s previous online services, such as Live@EDU and BPOS, didn’t have good track records for performance. Google optimized its services for web-based interaction. It was designed to be rolled out quicker than Office 365. Berkeley estimated that it would take six to ten weeks to migrate its systems to Google Apps.

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Apple Becomes 3rd Largest Mobile Phone Vendor

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageApple must be the only mobile phone vendor who is celebrating the demise of feature phones. As the market is favoring smartphones, Apple’s iPhone sales pushed the company into third place among all mobile phone vendors. This is an improvement from its fifth place ranking last year.

Samsung’s smartphone sales number kept it in second place and it has closed the gap in terms of market share with long-time market leader Nokia. The overall mobile market grew 6.1 percent year over year for the fourth quarter of 2011. But it is less than the 9.3 percent growth of last year and the overall 11 percent growth of the market for the year.

Lower priced feature phones still make up majority of mobile phone sales but their demand has decreased more sharply in the fourth quarter. Their share to the overall mobile market continues to drop. On the other hand, smartphones continue to increase its grasp of the market.

Apple’s rise in the rankings was due to the consumers’ interest in smartphones. Its iPhone 4S smashed the sales record of a single smartphone model. Its market share is up year-over-year, from 4 percent to 8.7 percent for the last quarter. Last year during the same period, Apple was in fifth place.

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Apple becomes the biggest tech company beating Microsoft

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Apple, the maker of stylish iPods, iPhones and iPads, has pushed past arch-rival Microsoft, the computer software giant, to become the world’s most valuable technology company this week based on market worth. It has been the latest milestone in the renaissance of the maker of the iPods, ready to shock the world with its iPad tablet computer & the next generation of the iPhone. Apple’s rise to the top of the heap cements the reputation of Mr. Steve Jobs, who once operated in the shadow of Microsoft’s co-founder, Bill Gates.

Just a million iPads trumped a billion PCs. Shares of Apple are worth more than 10 times what they were 10 years ago while Microsoft stock is down 20 percent from 10 years ago quite a shock I suppose. Over all, the technology industry sold about 172 million smart phones last year, compared with 306 million PCs, but smart phone sales grew at a pace five times faster.

The total value of Apple is currently $222bn (£154bn) while Microsoft is valued by investors at $219bn, according to Reuter’s data. The last time apple was ahead of Microsoft was way back in 1989 but it looses its business in 90’s. Apple’s growth is partly owing to the launch of the stylish iPod in 2001. Finger swipe of the screen has taken place of click-clack of the keyboards & people are becoming gadget addicts.

Microsoft, with its Windows and Office software, has dominated the tech market for almost two decades, and is still leading in sales. Microsoft is a hugely powerful and profitable company still in the tech world. Its Windows software runs 9 out of every 10 computers, while more than 500 million people use its Office software daily. To compare the two company’s financial performance, Microsoft had $14.6 billion in profit on $58.4 billion in sales in fiscal 2009. Apple had a profit of $5.7 billion on $36.5 billion in sales in fiscal 2009.

The drop in Microsoft’s stock comes after the news that two video-game veterans are leaving the company. Robbie Bach, president of the Entertainment and Devices division, is retiring, and J Allard, a senior vice president in the division, is leaving but will remain a consultant for Chief Executive Steve Ballmer.

One can say that Apple is in the right place at the right time. Now the encounter has shifted from Microsoft Vs Apple to Apple Vs Google.

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Keep an ‘Apple’ in your pocket

Posted by on Feb 10, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageHi-tech gadgets with unmatched performance which sets the benchmark for the industry…the words are still insufficient to describe Apple Inc’s products. Famous for its operating system Mac and gadgets like iPhone and iPad, the Apple keeps on adding something to its product and services portfolio time and again.

The company recently introduced iCloud services which not only stores your favourite music, photos, applications, calendars and documents but also wirelessly put these to other devices . What else? It keeps your important information and content up to date across all your devices as it is integrated into apps.

Something new coming up? The Apple will make available the Mac OS X Lion, the eighth version of the world’s most advanced operating system, to the customers in July 2011.

Where you can get Apple products? The Apple products are easily available to the customers through Apple store. Besides this, the interested users can also buy the products through other online shopping portals where the merchants offer heavy discounts, cash backs and exciting gifts to attract the customers. For instance, if you are interested in buying iPhone 4, then you can visit online shopping portals and look at various deals available.

In UK, all the network service providers including Vodafone, Virgin, Orange, 3, O2 and T-Mobile offer the iPhone 4 with contracts as well as pay as you go mobile phone deals. The users get the phone, the connection and also exciting gifts like PlayStation, LCD TV, Laptop etc when they sign a contract with the chosen network service provider. The users also get discounts, cash backs and incentives in the form of free text messages and free talk time from the network service provider.

You just need to check out the details on various online portals and compare the deals in order to find the best one. So go ahead and start gathering info about your favorite Apple product.

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iPad 3 announced in first week of March?

Posted by on Feb 10, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

imageAllThingsD suggested in their breaking story that Apple will be announcing the arrival of the iPad 3 sometime in the first week of March, where the event will be held in San Francisco. Of course, we would think that the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts would be the venue, as it has been Apple’s preferred location for major announcements in recent times. No idea on whether there will be a concrete date released soon, but since we are just into the second week of February, there is still some time left to churn up those muddy waters of Rumor River and see what one can catch. Do you think it will be called the iPad 3, and will the iOS 5.1 update roll out alongside with the iPad 3 announcement?

After all, we have already seen a leaked image of the purported iPad 3 case that has yet to be confirmed as to whether it is the real deal or not, but assuming the above were to be true, then chances are said leaked image would also be very real. Needless to say, Apple did not want to comment on the timing of the event, as they have always avoided rumors and speculation. Throw us an apple here to chew on, and we would be eternally grateful. Would you be getting the iPad 3 when it comes out, or do you think the iPad 2 is good enough for you, even if it lacks Sharp’s IGZO display?

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Apple Going Green Will End The Paper Magazines Existence

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The future of the news starts to look different than we imagined it. And the main change Apple suggests through the Apple Tablet is the disappearance of paper publishing.

In a time when allowing your readers to consult the press on the internet, for free (as they have done for about 15 years now), is less and less profitable (the most part of media trusts are firing employees worldwide), Apple comes on stage with a tablet that offers a multitude of functions: from surfing the internet to playing games and reading e-books; of course, playing the role of a newspaper is a valid option, too.

The reason Apple Tablet has huge chances of being successful is its software. With the help of the iTunes Store, a platform anyone can purchase, anyone can subscribe to as many online publications as they like and get them instantly.

One thing is for sure: although it will take a while for people to get used to the idea that they have to pay for an online content, they will soon understand that this one is actually considerably cheaper than the printed version.

And since Apple promises to make it highly portable also, there seems to be no downside to the new technology in spite of considerable investments for a start. The change of things will certainly take time though but we are getting there. And there means…no more mountains of paper resulted from decimating trees.

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Report: Convenience means iTunes users will pay for iTunes Match

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Though some iCloud functionality is already available to iTunes users (purchase history and Automatic Downloads, specifically), the paid iTunes Match service doesn’t launch until fall. But The NPD Group thinks there will be ample demand for such a service when it does arrive, according to details from an upcoming report it shared with us. But why are users so eager to sign up?

Forty-six percent of iTunes users surveyed by The NPD Group for its upcoming “iTunes User Report” expressed interest in signing up for a paid cloud music service, were Apple to offer one. Of course, since Monday, we’ve learned Apple does intend to offer such a service, in the form of iTunes Match. iTunes Match will scan a user’s local iTunes library, and provide access to high quality AAC files of songs found for direct download to any device associated with their iTunes account. Scanned music doesn’t necessarily have to come from the iTunes Store, either, which is a cause for concern for some, and excitement for others.

It’s easy to say that users are interested in iTunes Match because it seems like it could amount to a possible amnesty regarding pirated music, but the details of Apple’s scan-and-match service weren’t known when NPD posed its question. Instead, it seems more likely the motivation stems mainly from the convenience a subscription cloud music service provides, owing to the success of mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad.

NPD entertainment industry analyst thinks the survey is a good indication that Apple chose the right time to launch a fee-based service that provides cloud music access to iTunes users:

It’s notable that even before Apple’s announcement this week, nearly half of iTunes users had some interest in a paid cloud-based music service. As device penetration continues to grow, and as consumers demand easier access to their music from multiple devices, we can expect interest in these services from Apple and others to continue to rise.

That nearly half of iTunes users said they were willing to pay for cloud music access is very promising for Apple, considering how much of a shift it represents from the current way of doing things. It’s even better news for the company that younger iTunes customers appear even more amenable to the idea: 57 percent of teens aged 13 to 17 responded positively to the idea, indicating that there’s a good chance cloud music adoption will grow with time.

The only hurdle might be that NPD’s analysis found that the ideal average price for paid iTunes cloud music service is $17 per year, which is a fair bit shy of the nearly $25 Apple is asking. Also, NPD’s question to iTunes users did include the word “streaming” in its definition of a cloud service. iCloud and iTunes Match don’t provide streaming per se, but they do provide access to your entire library from any device where you have internet access, another condition set by NPD, and, as Cult of Mac points out, streaming just isn’t that useful to most Americans because of bandwidth data caps.

If Apple can sign up anywhere near half of the 160 million iTunes users it had at last official count, iTunes Match will be a considerable success. Are you planning on contributing to that success?

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How to take the extra step to secure your iPad’s data

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When you establish a secure passcode on your iPad, the expectation is that no one can access any information without knowing said code.  There are cases where this is not necessarily true. In fact, any user account on the Mac that you use to sync your iPad can fully access all of the data stored on your iPad without knowing the passcode, including the Guest account.

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Even though it isn’t 100 percent foolproof, securing your iPad with a passcode is a good first step for security. On my iPad 2, I configured security to use the longer alphanumeric passcode, and I make sure that it will lock the iPad immediately when the cover is closed by doing the following:

  1. Open Preferences and navigate to the General settings.
  2. Set Auto-Lock to 2 minutes.
  3. Turn the Passcode on and set Require Passcode to “Immediately.”
  4. Turn the Simple Passcode off.
  5. Turn Erase Data On to wipe the iPad after 10 failed logon attempts.

After you sync your passcode protected iPad with your Mac, you should notice that any user account on that Mac can still access the data on your iPad using any of the following methods. Attach that same iPad to any other Mac that has not accessed any data on that iPad in the past, and you will get an error indicating that the device is protected with a passcode.

Protecting your data in the real world

You may be surprised at how easy it is to access your iPad’s information even after you’ve set up a passcode when it’s connected to a Mac.  If you really don’t want others to have access to your information, there isn’t much you can do short of setting a hands-off policy. You may want to sync your iPad to a dedicated Mac which only you have access to. Anyone with access to both your iPad and the Mac it syncs with can see all of your data. You can avoid potential theft worries by keeping the iPad and Mac in separate cases, and by disabling the guest account on your Mac so that a user has to know your passcode to login.

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Free calling and texting apps face a triple threat to long-term viability

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The list of apps that offer free texting and voice services on iOSdevices grows longer every day. Viber is one, as is Vumber, which now provides cross-platform Androidand iOS calling. These apps have a noble goal: provide users with an alternative to managing costly voice and text plans from carriers in addition to the data plans they must have in order to take advantage of everything smartphones have to offer. But they also come with a big downside; these apps are only as strong as their network of users, (since in most cases, free calling only happens between users who have the same app installed on their device), and as the data network that allows them to exist.

Apps like Vumber, Viber, WhatsApp Messenger and even, to some extent, Skype depend on users getting others to sign up, so that they can take advantage of the cheap or free rates. Research In Motion’s BBM works on roughly the same concept, as does the recently announced iMessage, although since both are pre-installed on specific hardware, their reach will be much greater initially than third-party offerings.

While I applaud any efforts to provide competitive alternatives to overpriced carrier talk and text plans, I think that the network flaw for this kind of startup will eventually turn out to be a fatal one. For example, Google already offers a much more flexible option via its Google Voice service, and one that is compatible with landlines and traditional cell phones out of the box. If Google Voice ever does expand worldwide, it’ll take a big dent out of potential demand for smaller VoIP offerings.

And while Google Voice is a looming threat because it doesn’t just work with itself, there’s another potential industry-breaker that already has the network part down, and just needs to expand its communications platform. I’m talking about Facebook, which, if it gained cross-platform voice support, would quite quickly rise to the top of the VoIP field.

Finally, carriers aren’t likely to take the circumvention of their services lying down. Already, we’ve seen capped bandwidth plans pretty much take over mobile broadband, and some carriers have even prohibited the use of VoIP services over their data networks.With Google and Facebook stalking the seas of free mobile communications, and carriers doing what they can to either discourage the practice or  I’m not sure I’d be too eager to swim with anyone else.

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A freelance starter bundle for the thrifty Mac contractor

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re just getting started out as a freelancer, the sheer volume of advice out there about what software to pick up can be intimidating. Luckily, there’s a new Mac software bundle that actually acts as a really good one-stop shopping solution for new freelancers.

Here are the eight apps contained in the bundle, which is available for just $50 for another 9 days:

  • 1Password: One possible cure for all the rampant hacking of major sites and services going around is keeping incredibly complex, different passwords for each of your online accounts. But that’s almost impossible to remember. So use 1Password, which lets you store hundreds of distinct logins in one place. Just make sure the master password and PIN you choose to keep all that info safe is solid. 1Password is also great because it plugs into iOS apps to sync your login data across devices.
  • Billings: Time-based billing is a chore that no freelancer enjoys, but apps like Billings at least make it easier than if you’re doing it using templates in Word, for instance. Billings has awesome time tracking tools that integrate into your Mac menu bar or can be operated with hot keys, and an iPhone app that syncs info with the Mac version.
  • TextExpander: Thanks to keystroke shortcuts, customizable abbreviations and one-click coding shortcuts, this is the text editing tool that becomes the default mail composer, form-filler and report preparation tool for many a Mac freelancer.
  • LittleSnapper: Take screenshots, send clients design samples, and save website effects that you want to recreate yourself. If you’re building a design inspiration scrapbook, you no longer have to depend on scissors and magazines. Annotations and tags make keeping your screenshot connection organized and highly searchable.
  • WriteRoom: Distraction-free writing is a bit of a trend, and freelancers who do a lot of writing appreciate the benefit of being able to shut out the many demands for attention that a computer brings with it. WriteRoom is a solid distraction-free writing client that’s been around for a while, and you can sync with an iPhone client, too.
  • Radium: Some people can work without a background soundtrack, but I am not one of those people. You might have jumped to something like Pandora, or the hot new kid on the block, turntable.fm, but if you prefer the set-it-and-forget-it ease of internet radio, Radium is a good OS X front-end with a huge database of available stations.
  • Arq: Backing up your data is key when you’re a freelancer, because no one but you will be responsible for preserving your documents in most cases. Arq is an OS X client that plugs into Amazon S3 cloud storage (which you have to sign up for separately) to keep your offsite backup needs taken care of.
  • Alarms: This is a small utility that mostly resides in the OS X menu bar, syncs with iCal and can remind you about just about anything you need to do during the day. It offers drag-and-drop simplicity, so drag URLs from your browser or a file you need to work on from the finder, or just about anything else to bring up the reminder creation screen.

The total cost of all these apps taken alone is somewhere around $300, so if you’re a new (or experienced) freelancer looking to pick up a complete toolbox without straining your gray matter or your wallet, this is definitely a no-brainer.

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How to transfer data between iOS devices

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Often, you’ll want to transfer some piece of data — a link, contact information or a photo, for example — from one of your iOS devices to another. iCloud will make some of that easier, but unfortunately, the iPhone doesn’t support Bluetooth file transfer like most phones. Luckily, there are other workarounds.

Email

The easiest way of transferring a small amount of data, like a link or a single photo, is via email. Since there’s no need to download any extra apps, it’s possible to do this as soon as you set up a device. All you need is an active email account, and you can send messages to yourself. The email will be received on the other device, and then you can copy and paste the information as you please.

The downside of sending yourself emails is firstly, it can take a while to send an email containing lots of photos or a long video, even over Wi-Fi. Also, if you’re not at home or on Wi-Fi, using email will use up mobile data, since you’re connecting to the Internet. If you don’t a Wi-Fi connection, I’d suggest using the next method, which can be done with Bluetooth and doesn’t impact your data plan.

Dedicated app

Another way to transfer data is using a dedicated app, such as Bump. Bump doesn’t have an iPad app, but the iPhone version works just fine on the iPad. Bump allows you to send photos, apps, contacts and music between devices. Again, though, Bump will use your data connection if you aren’t connected via Wi-Fi. It is free however, and enables you to send more than Mail does.

Another similar app is Mover. It’s a Universal application, so it has an iPad-specific interface in addition to one designed for the iPhone. It also works over Bluetooth, saving you precious mobile data. Mover can’t send music or apps like Bump can, but it can send contacts, photos, text and videos. There are some reviews in the App Store saying Mover doesn’t work, but I’ve never had problems with it, and it has been great for quickly copying information over. Mover costs $1.99 in the App Store, and it also has a free Mac companion app that lets you transfer files from your computer to your iOS device.

Using a dedicated app isn’t only an efficient way to transfer data, but both Bump and Mover use interesting mechanics to transfer the data — bumping the phones together and flicking the data from the screen, respectively — so they’re so a nice way to take advantage of your device’s unique interface options.

If you know of a faster or easier way of transferring your data between your devices, tell us how in the comments.

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Pack your bags: Hipmunk travel search comes to iPad

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Travel search startup Hipmunk is bringing its super-slick user interface (UI)– and arguably the startup world’s cutest mascot– to the iPad.

The San Francisco-based company has announced the launch of its custom iPad app, which will be available as a free download in the iTunes store starting Tuesday. The iPad app launch is accompanied by an update to the iPhone app Hipmunk debuted in February. An Android application is in the pipeline, according to the company.

Hipmunk’s head of mobile Danilo Campos recently took me through a preview of the iPad app, and by all appearances, it’s a spot-on translation of Hipmunk’s unique web experience. Just like on the web, flight results are sorted according to those with the lowest amount of “agony,” which is determined by the flight’s duration, number of layovers, and price. The UI incorporates the same visual timeline format for displaying search results that is well known by users of Hipmunk’s website. It also includes a handy option to either book in the Safari browser, or save the selection with a finish code to finalize the booking later from a computer.

“Launching an iPad app aligns with our mission of providing a superior, and fun, travel search experience,” Hipmunk CEO Adam Goldstein said in a press release announcing the app’s availability. You can read more about Hipmunk in my more in-depth interview with Goldstein published by GigaOM earlier this month.

Here are some screenshots of Hipmunk’s iPad app:

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Apple legal briefs: Lodsys stalls and Samsung barred from peeking

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Lodsys wants more time to address the request by Apple to intervene in its court proceedings against seven small app developers, FOSS Patents reported on Wednesday. Lodsys holds patents related to in-app purchasing it claims are being infringed upon by App Store developers, who aren’t covered by Apple’s own license to the technologies, according to Lodsys’ understanding of the agreement.

The original deadline for Lodsys to respond to Apple’s motion was June 27, or this upcoming Monday. Lodsys has asked for two more months, which FOSS Patents’ Florian Mueller says is an unusually long extension to seek. Still, Apple is apparently fine with the request according to a statement made to the court by Lodsys counsel.

But two months is a long time for developers caught up in this mess to be waiting with bated breath. The developers named in the suit still have to formally respond to Lodsys’ complaint, and while it’s possible that the extension, if granted, will apply to them as well, that is by no means a certainty. Yet obviously, whether or not Apple is included in the proceedings will have a huge influence on how developers proceed in dealing with the allegations of infringement by Lodsys. It’s still not clear what exactly Apple is advising affected developers to do, but based on comments made by some of those involved, Apple does appear to be providing behind-the-scenes guidance. Google, on the other hand, has yet to intervene, and Android developers are starting to become increasingly apprehensive, as more and more are receiving legal threats from Lodsys.

Mueller suggests that this request for a delay by Lodsys, and Apple’s lack of opposition to it, could indicate that the companies are engaged in behind-the-scenes negotiation to resolve this matter without further involving developers or the legal system. Whatever the outcome of this latest move by Lodsys, I think this tweet from Android developer Cory Trese best sums up one of the most important lasting effects this case could have on mobile development:

Samsung doesn’t get a sneak peek

In Apple’s other major ongoing legal kerfuffle, the judge in the pitched intellectual property battle between Samsung and the Mac maker has denied Samsung’s request for early access to the iPhone 5 and iPad 3, hardware that hasn’t even been announced, much less released to the public.

While the judge admitted that Samsung has a right to parity, and had previously granted Apple access to unreleased devices like the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Tab 10.1, she thought Samsung’s request in this instance went too far. The products Apple sought to see were already circulating to reviewers and developers, after all, not just assumed to be in development like the iPhone and iPad successors.

Still, it isn’t all good news for Apple. Since Cupertino amended its original complaint to place stricter definitions on what products it thinks Samsung infringed upon in order to block the iPad 3 and iPhone 5 requests, the judge hinted that any request from Apple for an injunction of sales in the U.S. on new Samsung devices might not apply. That’s because a big part of a successful injunction request involves proving that consumers will be genuinely confused by the similarities between devices, and the judge suggested that “there is little likelihood” of confusion with new Samsung devices, since the iPad 2 and iPhone 4 may “soon be outmoded and reduced in price,” and “are not being sold (or very soon will not be sold) to the same class of purchasers who are likely to buy new Samsung products.”

Florian Mueller thinks seeking an injunction would be a risky move on Apple’s part, given what the judge has expressed. It stands a fair chance of being turned down, which might be a black eye for Apple for outside observers, Mueller says. Of course, even if an injunction is rejected, it shouldn’t affect Apple’s larger case against Samsung, which is really what Apple is more concerned with here.

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Personal cloud options for iOS users grow with Hitachi G-Connect

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hitachi unveiled its G-Connect wireless storage drive that can also act as a router, designed for use with mobile devices like the iPad and iPhone. Users can stream media stored on the G-Connect to up to five devices over a local wireless network created by the drive, using an iOS app that will be available free on the App Store when the G-Connect launches in July for around $200.

The new Hitachi offering joins the Seagate GoFlex Satellite as yet another device that is trying to make external storage relevant to user who are increasingly using mobile devices to consume content. Like the GoFlex, the G-Connect offers 500 GB of storage, and the ability to simultaneously stream to multiple devices. The G-Connect offers some nice advantages over the GoFlex, however, like the ability to stream to up to five devices, instead of just three, and an Ethernet port that lets it plug into a wired Internet connection and act as a wireless access point. But it also carries a major drawback: it lacks an internal battery, so unlike the GoFlex, you’ll have to plug the G-Connect into a power source if you want to use it, which for some might limit its utility as a mobile support device. Still, when a power source is available, as they often are on trains, planes and coffee shops, it should greatly expand the media library available to your iOS devices.

When iOS 5 arrives, iPads and iPhones will finally be cut loose from their PC tethers. That will mean that users can depend on them as their only computing devices, if they wish. But owing to the limited local storage options on iOS devices, they might run up against space constraints when doing so. iCloud aims to help with some of that, by making music, apps and books available on-demand from Apple’s servers, so that you can delete them as needed when you’re running out of room, and grab them again when you need them. But that solution depends on relatively unfettered access to an active Internet connection. Users without mobile data plans for their devices, or those with caps like Verizon’s new tiered plans will have a harder time taking full advantage of a cloud computing future.

Devices like the G-Connect and the GoFlex could be just the start of a flood of supplemental hardware designed to provide a local alternative remote streaming for users who either don’t have the bandwidth to take advantage of the latter, or who’d rather own their content than rent access to it from content providers. External local wireless storage also offers more privacy, which is a selling point for some.

While I expect the general thrust of computing in general to continue to favor remote cloud options, I think the personal cloud stands a good chance of developing at a similar pace at the same time, albeit on a smaller scale. Physical storage is cheap and getting cheaper, while the same can’t necessarily be said for broadband access. As Apple and other device manufacturers move to make the cloud the centre of its universe, it’s only natural that a percentage of consumers will opt to find an alternative centre for their own gadgets that allows them to remain autonomous and possibly save money.

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Asia booms for mobile app downloads

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Mobile developers should consider turning their attention to Asia, which is booming with mobile app downloads, according to a new report from app analytics firm Distimo. The region now boasts the second-largest global app market — in China — and it has a fast riser in South Korea, which is now outpacing Germany and France in app download volume.

Distimo, which examined downloads in the Apple App Store, said the overall download volume in Asian countries has taken off in the past six months, while some Western countries actually saw less download volume over the same period. While the U.S. remains the leader for app downloads, Asian countries like India and Thailand have grown 27 percent and 40 percent, respectively, since December 2010.

While China has now moved into second place in overall app downloads, South Korea actually outpaces China and Japan in download volume on a per capita basis. This comes despite the fact that the App Store in South Korea doesn’t include games because of local regulations. That’s pretty remarkable when you consider that gaming is the most popular category in the App Store in most other countries.

But there are still hurdles for developers looking to tap the Asian market. Monetization for apps is about two-thirds that of Western markets, in part because Asian consumers are one-third less likely to buy paid apps. That might also be a result of higher average selling prices for paid apps, which are $2.62 in Asia among the top 300 apps, compared with $1.48 in the U.S.

Asian consumers are also less interested in in-app purchase, which is a key way for developers to make money on free apps. Outside Singapore and Malaysia, all Asian countries produce less revenue via in-app purchase for developers when compared to their Western counterparts. In China, for example, only 34 percent of the revenue from the 200 top grossing applications came from from apps with in-app purchase, half that of the U.S.

Western developers must also consider the need to localize apps in Asian countries. Distimo found that 34 percent of the most popular apps in Asia are only popular within Asia, and some titles that are popular worldwide don’t catch on in the region. The need for localization is more pronounced in countries like China, where 65 percent of the 300 most-popular free applications are popular only in the region. That could present a problem for outside developers, but there are examples of success, such as Electronic Arts, whose SimCity and Monopoly are in the top ten iPad apps in Asia.

The Asian market is largely similar to the rest of the world in terms of the categories that are popular, however. Games and entertainment are the top two categories in the U.S. and Asia. And if the growth of paid apps and in-app purchase increases as it has in the West, developers should be making more money in those areas soon. It’s still a challenge for some developers to go global, but the investment may be worth it now.

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Apple quietly updates the AirPort Extreme

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s updates all around for Apple’s full-sized routers, as the AirPort Extreme joins the Time Capsule with a new model number today. Neither the AirPort Extreme nor the Time Capsule have been updated since early 2009, so refreshed hardware isn’t really a surprise.

The new AirPort Extreme still carries the same product description and specs as the old version, so it isn’t exactly apparent what has changed about the Wi-Fi router. It still provides 802.11a/b/g/n wireless networking, and simultaneous dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency support for improved network performance and decreased interference. It also has the same three Ethernet ports for wired connections, and a USB port for hooking up a printer or external hard drive.

It’s likely that Macworld is right when it suggests that any changes made to the AirPort Extreme happened under the hood, and are likely meant to boost performance. Wireless technology hasn’t stood still for two years, after all, although it also hasn’t exactly seen dramatic changes in the consumer electronics sector. The successor to 802.11n is in the works, but it’s still probably quite a ways off in terms of general use and wide adoption.

The bottom line is that if you’ve been waiting for an AirPort hardware update in order to get a new router, now’s probably a good time to buy. The new Extreme might not boast revolutionary changes, but if Apple’s track record proves correct, it’ll most likely be better than its predecessor.

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Apple continues to blur the line between pro and consumer

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Final Cut Pro X arrived in the App Store today, and though it’s one of the most expensive apps at $299.99, it’s also topping the Paid and Grossing app charts right now. That’s because it’s a relative bargain compared to Final Cut Pro 7, which was only available as part of the $999.99 Final Cut Studio suite. That kind of price drop will not only help encourage pro customers to upgrade, but it should also convince some pro-sumer customers to step up to the big leagues.

This is only the most recent example of Apple bringing significant price cuts to once expensive software. Mac OS X 10.0 cost $129.99, for example, while even a family pack of Snow Leopard was priced at only $49, and a single user license was just $29. Lion, which is said to be coming in July, will cost $29 for a copy that can be used on multiple Macs associated with your Apple ID. Windows still starts at $79.95 for entry-level upgrade pricing, and can cost as much as $219.99, depending on the edition.

But pricing isn’t the only difference. Windows also divides its software product offerings, making clear distinctions between tools it thinks consumers need vs those that professional users would want. Apple has always done a good job of steering clear of such defined lines, and although it does offer an OS X Server variant of its software, that product is much more clearly designed for a very specific use than Microsoft’s “professional” grade operating systems.

Apple also seems to be gaining ground in the enterprise thanks in part to its refusal to target professionals specifically. BlackBerry tried that strategy, and while it worked well for many years, mobile companies now appear to be following Apple’s lead, realizing that the new path to the enterprise is by convincing individual users of the value of your product, and not necessarily by selling to corporate IT. Apple doesn’t ignore business, but it definitely doesn’t unduly prioritize that market, as evidenced by the decision to stop selling Xserve late last year.

$300 is still a lot of money for a consumer to spend on a single application, don’t get me wrong. But Final Cut Studio once cost $1300. To say that it isn’t more likely that hobbyists or pro-sumers will drop the cash to take their craft to the next level than it was four years ago just isn’t realistic.

Some might claim that the disappearance of Final Cut Express, Apple’s mid-range offering between Final Cut Pro and iMovie actually indicates the distinction between pro and consumer applications is getting more defined. But Final Cut Express was priced at $199, just $100 shy of the new Final Cut Pro X, and it didn’t incorporate the same audio and color correction tools of the newer application, plus it carried a lot of limitations that made it pale in comparison to the full Final Cut Pro product.

And that’s the key: Apple isn’t narrowing the gap between pro and consumer by leaving out features and dumbing things down; it’s making things easier, certainly, but it’s also just making them more affordable. It’s the smart move for a workforce that is becoming more and more contract-based, where freelancers often have to source their own tools in order to impress potential employers and win contracts.

Apple is already a company that knows how to make a tool that everyone can use. Now that it’s increasingly becoming one that also knows how to make tools that everybody can afford, there are even fewer barriers to the potential heights it can reach.

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How to create iOS device home screen icons for websites

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As more and more people browse the web with their iOS devices, using websites and web apps designed for them is a good idea to reach the growing number of mobile users. But making sure your brand is well represented on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad involves more than just making sure it’s accessible. Encourage users to create web clips that live on the iOS home screen like apps, and make sure that the icon that leads to your online content looks good by following the instructions below.

Creating a web clip icon for each iOS resolution

There are apps in the Mac App Store, like Icons, that can help developers create web clip icons. Otherwise, you can just use your favorite graphic editor or even the basic OS X utility Preview (included free on every Mac) to create the image files required.

For the iPhone 4 and latest-generation iPod touch, a 114px x 114px image is what you’ll need. IPads optimally use 72px x 72px, and all other iOS devices prefer 57px x 57px image files. In all cases, the web-standard resolution of 72dpi is the way to go. If you like, you can manually create a custom image for each device, or you can just create an image targeting one device and let the others scale the image up or down as needed.

Resize Image in Preview

One thing that iOS does on your behalf is add image effects like rounded corners, a drop shadow and the iconic reflective shine to the icons you create. To take advantage of this, ensure that the image file you create is perfectly square and free of any shine or gloss. If you prefer to add your own effects, be sure to append the -precomposed keyword to the end of the image file name.

Adding the icons to your website

If you’ve decided to use just a single image or set of images for your entire site, then simply copy the files to the root directory of your domain. On the other hand, if you want to add different icons to different individual pages of your site and name them however you like, simply add the following link element to your pages, substituting your custom file name for the href value:

1 <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="/your-custom-icon.png"/>

This also works if you create specific icons for each device’s particular display characteristics. You also need to include the size attributes, as illustrated in the following code:

1 <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="your-custom-icon-for-iphone.png" />
2 <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="72x72" href="your-custom-icon-for-ipad.png" />
3 <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="114x114" href="your-custom-icon-for-iphone4.png" />

Now when someone decides to add this page to their home screen, the image file you created will be used in place of a scaled-down thumbnail of the page itself.

Users increasingly want to access content on the Internet using their mobile devices, and that means iOS devices for a large percentage. If you want to make a lasting impression, make your content accessible on iPhones and iPads first of all, but also make sure that if users do want to save your site for later viewing, they can find it among their many web clips and apps with relative ease.

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A new iPhone in fall sets up a record-crushing holiday quarter for Apple

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The iPhone 5 could arrive this fall, and specifically in September, according to a new report by Bloomberg. If accurate, the timing of the release could help Apple usher in its biggest holiday quarter yet, which is saying a lot, considering Apple’s holiday quarter is generally its best of the year, even without a new iPhone model.

Apple has long used the fall to introduce new iPod models, which to date has made much sense, since the iPod business all but turned Apple into the consumer electronics industry force that it is today. But iPod sales have either been stagnant or dropping, in sales measured year-over-year, as standalone digital audio players have been cannibalized by smartphones. During Apple’s last fiscal quarter results, iPod sales were revealed to have dropped the most since their introduction, with a 17 percent dip.

The iPod touch continues to show positive growth, and accounts for a growing piece of iPod sales overall, but neither the iPod touch or even the whole iPod category can hold a candle to Apple’s iPhone business. Last quarter, it sold 18.65 million handsets, beating the previous year by more than double. iPhone sales for the quarter also doubled the year before that.

What’s the bottom line? Increasingly, iPods are less important to Apple’s business. They still represent a considerable revenue stream, but the trend indicates that iPhones and iPads will probably occupy a more privileged place in Apple’s future business.

With the update schedule we saw last year, the iPad was introduced in April, and the iPhone 4 came out in June. That’s relatively little time between two major releases. This year, Apple held off on unveiling a new iPhone device, and the iPad could be a big part of why, since a lopsided annual revenue picture isn’t good for investors confidence, nor is having the development timelines for two core hardware products with many similarities so minimally spaced an ideal situation for Apple’s mobile device engineering team.

If Apple’s sales trends continue, in a few years time, you’d have the iPod holding on to a much smaller fraction of Apple’s mobile business, while the iPhone and the iPad make up for a much better piece of the overall picture. The iPod just wouldn’t be able to carry the September time-period nearly as well as it has in the past. Plus, Apple’s more interesting products would both have lost a lot of steam, in terms of novelty value, press coverage and buzz by the time holiday buyers are preparing their shopping lists and news outlets are looking for shiny new tech to recommend.

It’s not quite at the point where iPod releases are uninteresting to buyers, but Apple wouldn’t want to wait for that to happen, and the strong sales success of the iPhone 4, coupled with the expansion of its availability to Verizon customers, and the late addition of the white model, all meant that if there was a year where Apple could afford to miss its fairly rigorous annual refresh, 2011 was it.

Last year, Jon Gruber of Daring Fireball suggested that Apple was planning to release another new iPad incarnation in the fall, which could have been intended in part to put a marquee mobile release closer to the holidays. I think he got the idea right, but the device wrong. Apple does need a new fall star, and that star will be the iPhone.

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Expert: True Retina Display doesn’t make sense for iPad 3

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The latest rumor about the iPad 3 is that it will get a higher resolution display, with Reuters claiming that it might even be five or six times the resolution of the current iPad, which has a 1024 x 768 screen. Not so fast, says DisplayMate, a company that specializes in display calibration, optimization and testing. Even an iPad with 2048×1536 resolution, which would boast four times the pixel density of the current model.

While it would undoubtedly represent a marketing coup for Apple to be able to say the iPad 3 has a true Retina Display, DisplayMate says it would also come with a considerable cost — such a device would require “significantly more processing power, more memory and battery power,” and the screen’s “display brightness efficiency” would be much lower.

DisplayMate says that because of the typical distance at which users typically view their iPads, which it claims is 15-18 inches away, it can actually get away with achieving the same Retina Display silky smoothness with only a 240 pixels-per-inch (ppi) count, instead of the 300ppi entry point referred to by Steve Jobs when the iPhone 4 was introduced. Even so, the resolution required would be “overkill,” says DisplayMate, but there is another way.

Apple can still improve the iPad’s screen without making unnecessary sacrifices by compromising with a 1600 x 1200 display resolution, according to DisplayMate. That would achieve a 206 ppi, which would still represent a huge improvement over the existing screen, without nearly as much of a cost in terms of resources and battery life. DisplayMate says that scaling apps designed for the existing iPads shouldn’t be a problem at that resolution.

Apple gains a marketing coup by creating an iPad with quadruple the resolution of the current model, and I have little doubt that’s what we’ll eventually see. The company is already putting resources that support such a display in its OS, after all. But it’s not something Apple has to pull out of its hat at this point, given the competition so far, and making less dramatic changes that preserve the iPad’s other key selling features (speed and battery life) is a much more likely development for the iPad 3.

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11.6-Inch Mac Book from Apple to be released soon

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Apple is soon going to air a new 11.6-inch Mac book next week. It is said that this new version would be smaller, cheaper and much faster than its predecessor would. Apple Insider have rumoured that it would be soon out within next week. So, not much of waiting is there for this new release to be out in market. Sources of all Apple Insider have said that Apple would launch a redesigned Mac Book Air that will be having 11.6-inch display screen. It is much down that the older 13.3-inch model. It would be equipped with a card that would be miniature solid-state drive. It resembles you of a stick of RAM and not that of traditional hard drive.

11.6 inch Mac Book features

Its external feature includes covering from a card that resembles a stick of RAM. It has good features that are inside it. Mac Book air is of 11.6 inch in display and it is a sleek model. It is expected that this new model from Apple would be making use of flash storage. This flash would help in enabling extremely faster boot time and instant on abilities. This will also drive the production costs. This flash would also help in saving enough space inside the slim computer body. This will help you in having storage at much lower costs. This new model would be away from traditional hard drive and also the conventional stat drive. In fact, this new version would be proprietary to the SSD card and it would be embedded directly in to the device. It would not be unlike any other standard devices used by the other drives.

 

New Mac book air compared to older model

This new version of Mac book air would be lot more stylish and feature rich as compared to older model that was 13.3-inch screen. In fact, Apple introduced Mac book air in 2008 and that was in a Mac book world expo. The initial cost of that old matchbook was $1,800 at the launch time. However, this price dropped in April 2009 and that was to $1200. The new Mac book version would be a scaled down model from the earlier Mac book model.

 

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Design of new 11.6-inch Mac Book air

It is expected that this new model from Mac Book air would be 11.6 inch in display screen. As it is a successor model of all old Mac book models, hence it is expected that it would be having some changes in design too. This would be a sleek designed model. It is expected that this model would be having slightly less curves and more of wedge shaped features.

This new 11.6-inch Mac book model is already inside manufacturing and it is expected that this new model would be out within a week. Therefore, that would end everyone’s wait. You would be able to understand all detailed feature of this new device by the time it arrives. It is expected that this new device would be budgeted and ask for the price that had been incurred in manufacturing it.

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