Monday, August 15, 2011

No Apple Media Event on September 7th

Late yesterday, a report broke on Japanese site Kodwarisan claiming that Apple will be holding its annual fall media event on September 7th. Apple for the first time is expected to introduce new iPhone hardware at the event.

But sources have now flatly denied to the well-connected Jim Dalrymple of The Loop that any such media event will take place on that date.

Reports began to surface yesterday that Apple would hold a special event on September 7 to launch the new iPhone, but that’s not happening.

According to my sources, Apple will not have an event or launch the next iPhone on September 7. It’s hard to say how that specific date was chosen by the sites that started the rumor, other than it fits into the timeline of previous Apple events.
Dalrymple is known to have solid sources at Apple, and has occasionally appeared to be an unofficial outlet for the debunking of rumor claims.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Shredding data to keep your Internet Identity safe

Today, the confidential info we document on our PC's can be acquired by culprits and different rogue
People that want to acquire our personal and banking data to violate our privacy. Keeping data private these days isn't exclusively for businesses; it concerns all of us. Mac users can acquire a huge number of apps available
To them provided by different security experts to shred stored data to wipe all traces of the information
Versus moving them in to the trash bin.

A shredder application is the one where you can wipe traces of a document you wish to be gone rather than the trash where the user might want to simply move a folder before wiping it. This utility can include advanced algorythms of data shredding. The term 'Pass' is hence used
To describe a minimum, medium or maximum level of shredding. At the average and maximum levels, the shredding
Becomes highly difficult to ensure that absolutely zero trace of the data may ever be restored. Maximum level shredding may tie
The PC for some time, this depends on the document size.

Incidentally, there isn't a ready-to-use shredder utility that ships with the Mac system. Some of the shredder Mac apps
Found on the net can be acquired and tried for free. Some shredder Mac tools will give the possibility needed to delete
The whole hard drive. This aspect might be of help when someone has to exchange HDDs because of high age or bugs or
Throw out a Mac.

Information that may be shredded can be placed on any PC drive. You probably wish to get busy with larger pieces of data, such as videos,
Till later at night when your PC requirement is minimal as the procedure will take far longer with bigger pieces of data. It
Is crucial to let the shredding process complete to avoid trouble for a half shredded data or a lock up
Of the program. Use sence when wiping files so that you do not accidentally shred an pointer file within a directory that then can become corrupt.
Also consider shredding any historical bmp data you happen to have of your financial transactions such as pictures of payments.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

IPS and 3D come together in Mitsubishi's new 23-inch display


IPS and 3D come together in Mitsubishi's new 23-inch display

By Michael Gorman posted Apr 28th 2011 9:28AM

Looking for the vibrant colors and wide angle viewing of an IPS display and the in-your-face action that only a 3D monitor can provide? Well, Mitsubishi's got you covered with its new 23-inch LED backlit IPS panel that promises Full HD resolution, 178-degree viewing angles, and a 3.8 millisecond response time from a 39 millimeter-thick slab of screen. Content comes to the RDT233WX-3D through a DVI-D connector, two HDMI 1.4 ports, and D5 connections, while your eyeballs see things in three dee with the included passive 3D glasses. It'll be available on May 30 in the Land of the Rising Sun (no word if it'll come across the Pacific) for an undisclosed amount. Those interested in getting one to the US can enlist the services of their local importer -- an open wallet or a blank check should do the trick.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Archos flashes 7c Android tablet, brags about its 1.2GHz clock speed

After taking a breather from cranking out new tablets, Archos is at it again, this time with the Archos 7c Home Tablet, a 7-inch number that caught on camera during a visit to the company's Chinese outpost. This slate packs a Cortex A8 processor and RK2918 chipset, which the rep quaintly says is "faster than any chipset you can find" -- you know, owing to its 1.2GHz clock speed and all. Alas, it runs Android Gingerbread (2.3) and not Honeycomb (3.0), so you'll have to do some hacking to get your Android Market fix. Although the 7c has a capacitive display, the woman leading the demo appears to jab at browser links with her finger -- a throwback to some less-than-responsive resistive screens we've tested. On the bright side, 1080p video plays smoothly -- at least in the few seconds before the camera pans away. The 7c is headed to the US and Europe in June for an unknown price.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Windows Phone adds multitasking, deep phone integration, and sensor access to dev platform

We knew it was coming, and today at MIX 11, Microsoft showed off its developer platform for the next version of Windows Phone, which developers will be able to get their hands on for free in May. The new application platform adds:

Multitasking for background processing, audio and file transfer, and fast app switching
Deep phone integration, allowing apps to leverage Live Tiles
Access to the camera and sensors via the Motion Sensor Library, letting apps to control device hardware

Microsoft hopes this will allow developers to make even more creative and engaging apps. To get our juices flowing, it's showing off demos of new app concepts from Skype, Spotify, Layar, Qantas, Amazon Shopping, and Kik Messenger.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

HTC Sensation 4G official: 1.2GHz dual-core, qHD display, and Sense 3.0

We've known about the so-called HTC Pyramid for months, long before the Vodafone leak this morning. Now the long-rumored Android phone is official and coming to T-Mobile under the moniker HTC Sensation 4G. As expected, it matches many of the EVO 3D's specs, including a 4.3-inch (540 x 960) Super LCD screen, dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, and Android Gingerbread (2.3) with Sense 3.0. But it one ups the 3D handset by bumping the rear lens' resolution to 8 megapixels, throwing in a second LED flash, and speeding up the video frame rate to 30fps at max 1080p resolution. Speed-wise, this HSPA+ device promises download rates as fast as 14.4 Mbps. As for Sense, the Sensation also ushers in various tweaks to the company's UI, including customizable lock screens, 3D transitions, an improved weather app, and HTC Watch, the service introduced with the company's Flyer tablet that lets you download DVD-quality movies.

Before hitting the states this summer, the Sensation will launch in the UK, Germany, and the rest of HTC's "key" European markets in mid-May, with Vodafone scoring a Europe-wide exclusive for "a couple of weeks." We can't wait to put the Sensation through its paces in a full review, but happily we already scored some hands-on time with a near-final unit. Continue below the break for some early thoughts, full specs, and close-up shots of this superphone in action.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

HTC Flyer hits UK pre-order status at £600, comes with 3G and 32GB of storage

The one Android tablet that isn't riding NVIDIA's Tegra 2 dual-core chip and Google's Honeycomb iteration (but might still be worth buying) has this weekend become available to pre-order in the UK. The Carphone Warehouse is listing a £600 ($983) fee for owning the HTC Flyer, which is more or less a match for the €669 price is offering to German slate lovers. In exchange for a dozen rose-tinted notes with the Queen's face on them, you'll get a 7-inch, 1024 x 600 display, encased in an aluminum unibody case and powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm chip. HTC's Sense UI has undergone some tablet-friendly tweaks and there is of course that Scribe stylus to flex your artistic muscles with. 3G connectivity and 32GB of storage flesh out the Flyer's hardware offering, while the underlying Android Gingerbread OS is promised to get a Honeycomb-flavored update, most likely some time this summer.

Source: engadget (

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