Archivi giornalieri: 21/05/2012
Nel caso ci fossero ancora dubbi, oltre alla conferma che vi abbiamo dato alcune settimane fa sia in articoli che commenti, da fonti affidabili, arriva un’ulteriore confera sul cambio di hardware del Galaxy Note 10.1 pollici presentato al MWC 2012 con un processore Dual Core e pronto al debutto a Giugno con il nuovo Exynos Quad Core 4412 presente anche su Galaxy S3. Tanta potenza dunque per un Tablet decisamente interessante e con Android 4.0.3 nativo. La RAM sarà 1GB, confermando il quantitativo standard dei vari Tablet già in commercio e offrirà ovviamente tutte le funzionalità S-Pen che contraddistinguono la gamma Note.
Prezzo previsto di circa 729€ anche se non ci sono informazioni ufficiali per il nostro mercato. Indubbiamente non sarà un prodotto economico vista la presenza anche della connettività 3G e telefonica.
Tt eSports, brand Thermaltake dedicato al gaming, aggiunge un nuovo mouse al proprio catalogo di periferiche, parliamo del Black Element Cyclone Edition. Il mouse è caratterizzato da una piccola ventola dedicata a raffreddare la mano nelle fasi più concitate di gioco; onboard inoltre troveremo un performante sensore laser a 6500 DPI e illuminazione personalizzabile con 5 variazioni di colore.
The latest James Bond movie is called Skyfall and it is the 23rd installment in the James Bond series, and now a new trailer has been released for Skyfall which you can see below.
Daniel Craig is again playing 007 for the third time, and from the looks of the video below this is going to be another great 007 movie, it will be released in November.
Source The Guardian
Anyone who enjoys creating music on their iOS devices might be interested in a new musical gadget called iDrum. Its a new drum machine which has been designed specifically to link to Apple’s iOS devices and provide a fun and musical way to interact with your iPad, iPhone or iPod.
iDrum connects to your devices via Bluetooth, and comes with a iDrum Sound System app, thats lets you either jam along to your favourite music or record and play back your drum sessions. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
iDrum measures 243 x 140 x 20mm and weighs just 251g, and is equipped with a rechargeable lithium ion battery that can be recharged via a USB port. iDrum requires iOS5 and upwards to work and is now available to pre-order for $65 with delivery expected towards the end of this month.
Samsung announced recently that it would be the official partner of the 2012 London Olympics, their latest handset the Samsung Galaxy S III will be available to athletes in a limited Olympics edition.
Now it would appear that Samsung is releasing an Olympic themed version of their Galaxy Note smartphone, which you can see below, the following photo was posted on Twitter.
It looks like the device will come with the same specifications as the existing Galaxy Note, although as you can see from the photo the back of the device features the Union Jack.
There are no details as yet on when the Olympics edition Samsung Galaxy Note will be available it is expected to be available through UK mobile carrier O2.
The latest release of Apple’s new OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3, has revealed that the new operating system will be equipped with a similar automatic app download and install, to that found in the current iOS release.
The new feature which is partially installed on the new Mountain Lion Developer Preview 3, will allow all connected Mac system that are logged into your account to download a purchased app.
In a similar way to the how all iOS devices update and install a new purchase, you make on your account from the iTunes App Store. Currently the feature is still disabled, and will not currently install anything but the mechanics all seem to be in place for when OS X Mountain Lion is released later this year.
Source: 9to5 Mac
Whilst Apple may have been successful in getting Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in Germany, which lead Samsung to release the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, they have yet to get the tablet banned in the US.
Apple has tried previously through the US court to have the Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned, although the up until recently they had not succeded, now Apple has filed an appeal in an attempt to have Samsung’s tablet removed from sale in the US, and according to Florian Muller from Foss patents they may end up getting the device banned this time.
Apple’s motion is fairly likely to succeed. If and when it does, there will be formal U.S. bans in place against all three of the leading Android device makers. Also on Friday, the ITC ordered a U.S. import ban against Motorola’s Android-based devices (to the extent those infringe a particular Microsoft patent), and in December, the U.S. trade agency also banned HTC’s products that infringe a particular Apple patent — as a result, two HTC product rollouts just got delayed.
Apple and Samsung’s CEOs are in discussions this week on another case relating to patents for Android and Apple devices, it looks like things are starting to heat up between the two companies.
Source Foss Patents
Over the weekend EA has released a new trailer for their upcoming games title Medal of Honor : Warfighter, which is currently in development by Danger Close Games. The new trailer has already aired on TV but if you missed it or would like to watch it again its after the break.
EA’s Medal of Honor Warfighter first person shooter will use the same game engine thats currently being used in Battlefield 3, DICE’s Frostbite 2 engine, and will be the 4th Medal of Honor instalment in the series.
Medal of Honor : Warfighter is a direct sequel to the previous title Medal of Honor released in 2010, and is set to launch in North America on October 23, 2012, and in the United Kingdom on October 26, 2012.
Any gamers who pre-order Warfighter will receive an automatic upgrade to the Limited Edition of the game at no extra cost. That unlocks the U.S. Navy SEAL Tier 1 Sniper and the McMillan Tac-300 sniper rifle upon the game’s launch, both would normally require around 40 hours of gameplay to unlock.
Source: Lazy Gamer
Google has apparently come to an agreement with China in the approval of their acquisition of Motorola, according to various reports, in order to gain China’s approval for the deal to go ahead, Google had to agree to keep Android open and free for at least the next five years.
The apparent reason behind this requirement from China to approve the Motorola takeover was to ensure that Motorola would not get preferential treatment over Android when compared to other Android handset manufacturers.
Google doesn’t actually own Android, it was actually created by the Open Handset Alliance, and whilst Google is the biggest contributor to the project, this doesn’t give them the right to close off Android to other manufacturers.
Google has yet to finalize the takeover of Motorola, although they have said that “we are pleased that the deal has received approval in all jurisdictions and we expect to close early next week.”.
Source The Verge
Microsoft has now confirmed that is Aero user interface will not be available in the final release of its Windows 8 operating system arriving later this year. The Aero Windows theme that provided users with a translucent user interface which was designed to blend into the background.
Aero was first introduced in Microsoft’s Vista operating system, and even though it still remains in the current released on Windows 8, it will be cut from the final release version says Microsoft.
“We want desktop windows to continue to feel light and airy, and we want a chrome style that doesn’t distract from the content of the app … Aero was designed to help the app’s content to be the center of attention, and for the Windows system UI to recede into the background. This is still relevant today, and while we are moving beyond Aero, we don’t want to lose sight of these goals.”
“We applied the principles of ‘clean and crisp’ when updating window and taskbar chrome. Gone are the glass and reflections. We squared off the edges of windows and the taskbar. We removed all the glows and gradients found on buttons within the chrome. We made the appearance of windows crisper by removing unnecessary shadows and transparency.”
The removal of the Aero user interface will hopefully make the new Windows 8 operating system a little quicker on older machine and provide a longer battery life. Together with providing a clean interface for Windows 8 users.
Samsung’s new Galaxy S III comes with Android 4.0.4 and it has a range of new features which are only available on Samsung’s new flagship Android device, like S Voice, which is Samsung’s voice activated assistant, as well as the latest version of Samsung’s custom UI, TouchWiz.
Now the Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.0.4 ROM has been leaked, and is now available to download from the XDA developers, Samsung’s S Voice is also available as a stand alone download.
What is means is that developers will be able to port the new TouchWiz UI and Samsung’s S Voice to other Samsung devices like the Galaxy S II or the Galaxy Note.
You can find out more details about the Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.0.4 ROM and the Samsung S Voice over at Sammobile.
Many of us like to procrastinate. If that sounds like you, then pay attention. Microsoft is requesting that you move ahead to Windows Phone 7.5 if you have not already done so. Microsoft’s director of program management Mazhar Mohammed says that he would like Windows Phone users to finish updating to Windows Phone 7.5 so that they can buy, update or download apps from the Windows Marketplace portal.
If you want to update, just use Zune software or Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac to see if a software update is available for download. The update offers many new features like making custom ringtones from MP3 and WMA files, visual voicemail, a battery saver feature that shuts down parts of the phone to save battery life and more.
The Windows Phone 7.5 update also brings voice based text messaging to your phone along with Facebook chat, Twitter and LinkedIn integration to your device. The so-called Mango update offers improved maps, driving directions, and multi-tasking. There is no reason to wait any longer.