Archivio mensile:aprile 2012
Nvidia ha finalmente svelato le caratteristiche e le performance della GeForce GTX 690, soluzione Dual-GPU basata su architettura Kepler con due chip in configurazione SLI sullo stesso PCB. La scheda è un vero mostro di potenza, caratteristica che si evinge leggendo le specifiche:
Qasar is a new app for jailbroken iPads that will certainly give your Apple tablet a different look, the app brings a window styled app management to the iPad, although it is only available with jailbroken devices.
The video below gives us a quick look at how the application works, and as you can see from the video you can view multiple apps at the same time by resizing the apps.
It certainly looks interesting, the Qasar app is available for $9.99 from the Cydia store, you will need a jailbroken iPad to use it.
Apple and Samsung are engaged in a number of different court cases around the world, with each company accusing the other of infringing on their patents, one of the cases is in the US, and now it looks like the two companies will be meeting up next month to discuss a possible settlement.
The judge in the latest case in the US recently ruled that the two companies should hold discussions, and this has now been scheduled for the 21st and 22and of May.
Apple’s and Samsung’s CEO will meet up on these dates in a San Francisco courthouse to discuss a possible settlement of the case, whether the two companies are able to come to an agreement is another matter.
Source Foss Patents
Apple launched their Mac App Store back in January of 2011, and now according to a recent report, the Mac App Store has hit a new milestone of 10,000 apps, although this has yet to be confirmed by Apple.
The news comes from two different third party sources who have estimated the amount of apps in the Mac App Store, and according to MacGeneration there are now more than 10,000 apps available to download.
Also the guys over at MacRumors have estimated that there are a total of 10,334 applications available to download from the Mac App Store, with two different sources we suspect these figures are about right and we will probably get some sort of official announcement from Apple shortly.
Mentre l’attenzione di tutti è puntata sul Galaxy S3, il prossimo top di gamma Android di Samsung, un rumor inizia a farsi strada nel mondo Windows Phone, in particolare in quello di Windows Phone 8.
La prossima versione dell’OS Microsoft, infatti, potrebbe avere tra gli smartphone del debutto un modello interessante per le caratteristiche perché basato sull’hardware del tanto atteso Galaxy S3.
Ovviamente le specifiche non sono ancora note ma si parla di un Super AMOLED HD da 4.7 pollici, probabilmente “borderless” sulla parte laterale.
Il processore sarebbe un dual core e le altre caratteristiche potrebbero sfruttare l’hardware già creato per l’S3 che, secondo gli ultimi rumor, include una fotocamera da 12 megapixel, NFC, LTE e un tasto dedicato per lo scatto di foto.
Già con il Focus S Samsung ha riciclato l’hardware dell’S2 e il rumor non è quindi così improbabile. Vedremo quindi due smartphone identici che ci lasceranno la sola scelta del sistema operativo a disposizione?
Ottime notizie per tutti i possessori di device Samsung. Se l’arrivo dell’aggiornamento ICS del Galaxy Note a Maggio non è una vera novità in quanto anticipata più volte nei nostri commenti e interventi, da sammobile arrivano ulteriori indicazioni che confermerebbero l’arrivo della tanto attesa versione Android 4.0 per il prossimo mese. Tempi e modi non sono noti ma entro fine di Maggio è la data che abbiamo anche noi da diverso tempo e che comunque al momento non ha trovato conferme ufficiali se non piccoli indizi come questo.
Allo stesso tempo, sempre sammobile, anticiperebbe un ulteriore update per Galaxy S2. Si tratterebbe della versione software Android 4.0.4, minor release di ICS che comunque sembra aver migliorato la gestione del sistema, consumi e qualità del browser web. Dunque un ottima “partenza” ICS per Samsung sebbene non sia stata la prima ad aggiornare, la qualità dell’update ufficiale diffuso recentemente in Italia su S2 è decisamente ottima. Di seguito vi riproponiamo a tal proposito la video recensione.
L’azienda Lexar ha introdotto il nuovo lettore di schede di memoria UDMA7 Dual Slot Reader USB 3.0, periferica compatta con misure pari a 69,9 x 63,5 x 25.4 mm e peso di 69 grammi. Il lettore utilizza l’interfaccia USB 3.0 (come si intuisce dal nome del modello) e velocità di trasferimento dati fino a 167 MB/s; la compatibilità è assicurata con memorie SDXC/SDHC/SD e SD UHS-I, supporti che raggioungono un transfer rate di 104 MB/s.
Il Lexar UDMA7 Dual Slot Reader sarà disponibile da fine Maggio, purtroppo l’azienda non ha ancora rivelato il prezzo di vendita.
HP fans will be happy to know that HP’s Pavilion G6 and G7 series notebooks will be available with the 3rd generation quad-core Intel “Ivy Bridge” processors.
The 15.6″ g6 and 17.3″ g7 are budget systems that pack in a lot. They come with up to the dual-core 2nd-gen Core i7 CPUs. The Core i7-3612QM will be in upcoming configurations like the g6-2031TX and dv7-7003tx. Another option is full HD resolution on the Ivy-based g7. The upcoming g6 and g7 update will include the new Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 2GB GDDR5 and AMD Radeon HD 7670M 1GB DDR3 dedicated video cards as options, but in some configurations, the systems are also expected to have only the Intel HD 4000 IGP.
The g6 and g7 series also feature chiclet-style keyboards, Altec-Lansing speakers, and Dolby Advanced audio technology, as well as USB 3.0. Nothing on pricing yet.
It’s taken a bit longer than we expected, but following Apple’s acquisition of app search engine Chomp, the Android option has now been cut out from its homepage. We’re now left with the choice between iPhone and iPad categories, alongside existing shortcuts for popular freebies and apps on sale, in a few efforts to cut through Cupertino’s 600,000-strong app selection. Hit up the source to give it a run for yourself.
Piccoli inconvenienti per Nikon che sta prontamente procedendo alla sostituzione di alcune delle batterie utilizzate nelle fotocamere D7000, D800, D800E e 1V1. Il problema pare legato ad un possibile surriscaldamento durante l’utilizzo, senza nessun caso eclatante sino ad ora conosciuto e un livello di precauzione della casa giapponese davvero apprezzabile. Per tutti i possessori di queste fotocamere comunichiamo che non tutte le batterie potrebbero essere affette da questo malfunzionamento, ma solo e soltanto quelle con la sigla EN-EL15 (presente sul dorso come mostrato nell’immagine sotto) appartenenti ad uno specifico lotto.
The next version of Google’s Android OS, which will be Android 5.0 is rumored to be codenamed Android Jelly Bean, and it is rumored to launch some time in quarter three of 2012.
It looks like the GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus may be the first handset to get the Android 5.0 Jelly Bean update, the information regarding the update comes from a crash log that refers to a mysterious software profile called ‘takju’ which was discovered by the guys from Android Police.
We still don’t have any official confirmation from Google on when Android 5.0 Jelly Bean will launch, and we suspect we will have to wait a couple of months to get confirmation.
Dropbox has this week enabled a new feature on its service which follows on from the roll out of their Android app back in February, that automatically uploaded images directly to your Dropbox account.
Now Dropbox has enabled the automatic service to work with just about any camera, tablet, SD card or smartphone. Making storing your images and memories to your Cloud storage even easier. Dropbox explains the implementation of the new service:
“Getting pictures off your camera has always been a huge pain. So we put our heads down and worked worked worked to ensure that automatic upload would play nicely with anything that might have a photo or video on it. With the newest version for Mac or Windows, you can just plug your camera, phone, or SD card into your computer and with a few clicks of the mouse all your photos and videos are in your Dropbox!”.
Once uploaded your photographs, Dropbox has also designed a new Photos page for your to be able to view them from, and also provides you with the date and clicking will make them full-size and then allow you to download or share your photos easily with Dropbox new linking feature. Enjoy!
The guys over at the Verge have got their hands on some press shots of RIM’s latest BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry Curve 9320, the device is designed for the budget and emerging markets.
RIM has yet to officially announce the new BlackBerry Curve 9320, so we don’t have the full specifications, what we do know is that it will comer with a physical QWERTY keyboard and will run BlackBerry OS 7.1.
The BlackBerry Curve 9320 is expected to be officially announced next week, as soon as we get some more information, including the handsets full specifications, and some pricing we will let you guys know.
Source The Verge
Image Credit: The Verge
Sony has this week added a new waterproof Handycam to their range of video recorders in the form of the Sony HDR-GW77V. Which has been designed to go under water in depths of up to 16 ft for up to 60 minutes.
The Sony HDR-GW77V Handycam is equipped with a 20.4-megapixel resolution, full 1080p video capture @ 60fps, and 10x optical zoom. With 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded using SDHC or Memory Stick Micro cards to suit your needs.
Its also equipped with a neat fold out LCD viewing panel and measures just 1.2 (width) x 4.15 (height). Watch the video below to see it drop tested.As well as being waterproof the new Sony HDR-GW77V Handycam is also rugged and can withstand 5ft drops.
Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released for the Sony HDR-GW77V Handycam as yet, but it will soon be arriving in Japan for around 70,000 yen around $862.
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Yesterday LG announced the new LG Optimus True HD LTE smartphone for Germany, and now they have announced that the device will also be made available in other European countries.
LG have said that as well as Germany, the LG Optimus True HD LTE will be available in Portugal and Sweden, and on top of that it will also launch in some other countries in Asia, which include Singapore and Hong Kong.
“The mobile industry is evolving around LTE technology which has demonstrated its capability when it comes to speed, efficiency and reliability,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With the Optimus True HD LTE, we want customers to understand that LTE isn’t just about the network and that all LTE phones are not alike.”
The LG Optimus True HD LTE features a 4.5 inch IPS touchscreen display that features a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, plus a dual core 1.5GHz processor and 1GB of RAM, there is also an 8 megapixel rear camera which can record full HD video in 1080p and a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera.
The handset comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, although LG have promised an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the device, there are no details as yet on when this will be released.
Source LG (PDF)
Earlier we heard that Samsung has overtaken Nokia to become the worlds largest handset vendor in quarter one of 2012, and Samsung has recently released its financial details for the same quarter.
Samsung posted record profits for quarter one of 2012, almost double that for the same period last year, with an operating profit of 8.85 trillion won, about $5.16 billion, which is a 98 percent gain over the same period on 2011.
Samsung has said that the increase is due to its sales of its popular smartphones and tablets, as well as sales of high resolution panels, it certainly looks like the company has done well.
We wonder if Samsung will be able to keep this up, with the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S III expected within the next few weeks, we suspect Samsung is going to end up having a record year in 2012.