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Apple’s tablet iPad 2 just got a breath of freshness. The company has decided to replace the A5 processor, designed using the 45nm manufacturing process with a more efficient version which is made ​​with 32 nm lithography.

Although it does not bring anything extra in terms of performance and features, the new iPad 2 (identified by the model name iPad 2.4) is cooler and consumes less power, which translates into more hours of mobility with only one hour of charging the battery.

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After we learned that iPhone 5 will most likely be equipped with a larger screen than the current iPhone 4S, information seem to converge on some exact dimensions and specifications.

According to 9to5Mac, the next generation of iPhone is going through EVT (Engineering Verification Test) for internal testing, with two options – iPhone 5.1 and iPhone 5.2 – selected as candidates for the finished product. Both iPhone versions are equipped with 3.95 inch screen, which displays a non-standard resolution of 1136×640 pixels.

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The new iPhone 5, to be released most likely in October, will have a slightly larger display, 3.95 inches, with a resolution of 1136X640 pixels. At least this is what shows the details of the new operating system iOS 6.

The new iPhone will be equipped with a new processor, Samsung 5L8950X ARM, known as “A5-***”. This one will be, however, much stronger than S5L8940X iPhone 4S and S5L8945X on the new iPad tablet. This is not clear whether it will be a dual or a quad-core.

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Toshiba Excite 13 is nearly two times higher than a 7 inch tablet and eclipses any iPad version thought so far in Apple laboratories.

Apparently, the idea of creating such a tablet came after evaluating the results of a market research, in which Toshiba has found that most users do not take the tablet with them when they leave their homes. For them, the presence of a larger screen and a higher resolution may be more important than any compromise made ​​in terms of portability.

For this, Toshiba has equipped Excite 13 tablet with a 13 inch HD screen, LED lighting and perfect for 16:9 cinema films. The 1600×900 pixels resolution might prove useful for social networking fans, the extra 100 pixels easing the viewing of pages in portrait mode.

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Xybot 1: A Robotic Summer Heat

by Laurentiu on January 23, 2012

Xybox 1Xybotyx, a leading edge smartphone creative support technology manufacturer, announced at CES 2012 the much-awaited launch of the Xybot 1, a robot intelligence of the first order that will bring enjoyment of your iPhone to unheard of heights.

Xybot 1 goes on sale in February and full worldwide delivery is set for the following month.

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iPhone 4 is Here

by admin on June 8, 2010

The iPhone 4 has been finally announced at the WWDC 2010. Steve Jobs himself revealed the new smartphone by Apple: the next iPhone is a 9.3mm thick (a quarter thinner than the iPhone 3GS; ?the thinnest smartphone on the planet?, as Jobs said), has glass on front and back (?for better optical quality and scratch resistance?), and stainless steel around. It uses the stainless steel band as part of the antenna system.

?It’s the most precise thing we’ve ever made,? Apple CEO said.

iPhone 4 is powered by the A4 chip (designed ?in house?) and comes with two built-in cameras (one on the front and one on the back with an LED flash), two mics (one for a noise cancellation), micro-SIM (?we needed the space!”), 802.11n WiFi, GPS, compass, accelerometer, Quadband HSDPA/HSUPA, 7.2Mbps and up to 32GB of storage.

The display is a huge innovation: based on new IPS technology (“quite a bit better than OLED”), the 3.5 inch, 960 x 640 Retina Display displays 326 pixels per inch (four times as many pixels as in any standard display) giving us really sharp text and pictures. The contrast ratio is 800:1 (4x better than the 3GS).

Since the battery is now a bit bigger, its life has been improved. Apple says there is 7 hours of 3G talk, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video, 40 hours of music and 300 hours of standby.

Another new piece of hardware is a gyroscope with pitch, roll, and yaw. It provides 6-axis motion sensing and features new CoreMotion APIs for extremely precise positioning. “We’re adding a 3 axis gyro, and we tied the gyro and accelerometer, compass, and gyro together for six axis. It’s perfect for gaming,” Jobs said.

Back camera has gone from 3 to 5 MP. Apple is using something that’s new to smarpthones — a back side illuminated sensor (giving more light to the camera). There’s a 5X digital zoom, tap to focus, and LED flash built in.

Camera also does HD 720p (at 30 frames per second) video recording. It supports tap to focus and allows us to edit videos right on the phone. It also has 1-click sharing and the LED flash will stay on for the HD video recording. There is also iMovie coming to the iPhone for $4.99 (?if we approve it,? Jobs joked).

iPhone 4 will also feature “FaceTime” video calling. It works between iPhone 4 devices, doesn?t require any setting-up and works anywhere there is WiFi. ?It’s WIFI only in 2010. We need to work a little bit with our providers,? Jobs said. He added that Apple is going to make FaceTime and open industry standard.

Apple has renamed the iPhone OS. Now it’s just iOS 4.” Becuase it’s on iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone,? Apple CEO said. He also said that 100 millionth iOS device will be sold this month. “There is definitely a market for your applications,” Jobs added.

As announced earlier this year, new iOS 4 features include Multitasking for third party apps; Folders to better organize and access apps; improved Mail with a unified inbox, fast inbox switching and threaded messages; enhanced Enterprise support with better data protection, mobile device management and wireless app distribution.

Apple has also added Bing to the iPhone for search (?Microsoft has done a great job on this,? Jobs said). Google will still be the default, but now we’ll have choice of Google, Yahoo, or Bing.

Developers will get a Golden Master Candidate release of iOS4 today.

Apple is also bringing iBooks to the iPhone with the iPhone 4. It has the same bookshelf as on the iPad, the same ability to read a PDF and comes with the same controls, highlighting, notes, and bookmarking. We can download the same book to all our devices at no extra charge (?Buy it on your iPad, download to your iPhone?)! In addition, iBooks will automatically and wirelessly sync our current place, bookmarks, and notes across all our devices.

On July 1st Apple will also start providing iAds to all iOS 4 devices. ?Why are we doing this? To help our developers earn money to continue to create free and low-cost apps for users,? Jobs said. According to him, they are trying to combine ?the emotion of video with the interactivity of the Web.”

Apple sells and hosts the ads, so developers just have to tell them where to put the ads. And devs get paid 60 percent of the revenue. The company started selling ads eight weeks ago to: Nissan, Citi, Unilever, AT&T, Chanel, GE, Liberty Mutual, State Farm, Geico, Campbells, Sears, JCPenney, Target, Best Buy, DirecTV, TBS Network and Disney. “We’ve got advertisers committing to $60m,” Jobs said.

Price and availability
iPhone 4 comes in two colors: black and white. 16GB model is for $199, and 32GB model for $299. Old 3GS is now $99

Jobs said that AT&T is going to make an ?incredibly generous upgrade offer: if your contract expires at any time in 2010, you can upgrade to the iPhone 4. You can get it up to six months early.”

The new iPhone will be on sale June 24th. Pre orders begin June 15th. Apple will ship iPhone 4 in US and four other countries on the first day (U.K., Germany, France, Japan). In July they’re shipping in 18 countries more. By September it will ship in 88 countries. “Our fastest roll out ever,” Jobs said.

iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod touch users can upgrade to iOS 4 for free starting June 21.

Reed Hastings from Netflix, Mark Pincus from Zygna and Karthik Bala from Activision were also on stage announcing that Netflix, Farmville and new Guitar Hero will be coming to the iPhone.

Originally appeared on Smartphone.Biz-News.com

The Apple iPad is Here

by admin on February 1, 2010

?It is a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price,? said Steve Jobs unveiling Apple?s ?latest creation? last week in San Francisco. Although we may doubt if the iPad really brings ?magic? and ?revolution? to us, we have to admit the prices are unexpectedly low. Yesterday, Apple?s stocks started to climb fast only when Jobs revealed how much we?ll have to spend on the device.

All the rumors were saying the tablet will be not less than $999, and from this point of view the actual prices look really affordable. $499 for the basic version (16GB, no 3G) is something nobody expected; also $829 for the bloated 64GB, 3G version won?t scare anyone.

So, what do you get for this price? iPad is 0.5 inch thick, 1.5 pound device with 9.7-inch, 1024 x 768, LED-backlit, responsive high-resolution Multi-Touch display that features IPS technology and has a wide 178 degree viewing angle.

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iPhone 3G S finally announced

by tomek on June 9, 2009

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Here it comes! (Almost) all rumors confirmed. Yes, there?ll be 32 GB version available. Yes, a new iPhone is faster: ?on average up to twice as fast?, 7.2Mbps HSDPA. Yes, it has better camera: 3 MP, with autofocus, macro mode and auto white balance. Yes, it can make a video: 30fps VGA with on-device editing capability, and send MMS (although AT&T won?t support it until ?late summer?). And yes, the battery life is promised to be (a bit) longer. It features magnetic compass, enables voice control, voice memos and covers tethering. You will also get a real navigation system created in cooperation with TomTom. New iPhone goes on sale June 19th in the US and in August in other countries. Prices: $199 for the 16GB version and $299 for the 32GB.

Apple MobileMe Chat Support Goes 24/7

by admin on April 28, 2009

Apple MobileMe Chat Support Goes 24/7

Users of Apple’s MobileMe service will be able to access the Chat Support around the clock, which is a pleasant surprise for everyone to show just how serious Apple is about their MobileMe services. The fruity company specially designed this service for paying customers of MobileMe, where they are able to report any problems that occur during the usage of MobileMe in order to obtain a quick solution on the spot. That’s generally the whole idea anyway, so hopefully the personnel manning the desks behind will be able to live up to customers’ expectations.

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Then Apple Netbook never a Mac or a Mac touchpad? Now, what Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said Apple is not interested in a Netbook. Available. Also it could be. And they had some “interesting” ideas on this topic.
While a quarterly earnings call Tuesday, Cook was asked once more interested in is if Apple Netbook soak in, Cook, and the answer was another time-maddeningly ambiguous:

“When I was sold, in the Netbook today,” Cook said that transcripts from the Silicon Valley Insider, “I see the close keyboards, terrible software, hardware junky, very small screens, not just something that we … would be the brand on the Mac. “

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