Could it be iPad 5 is on 22nd October 2013 iPad Event ?

There are some rumours already on the net that there will be iPad Mini 2 announced during the next Apple's iPad Event. From some leaked documents, it is said the iPad Mini 2 production has already begun. However when it will be released, it is still unknown. AllthingsD seems has information from a solid source cited that Apple will hold an iPad event on next Tuesday, 22nd of October, and likely the fifth iPad generation will be announced, including iPad Mini 2.
It is said, the fifth-generation of iPad will likely thinner and lighter, running on a 64bits A7 processors and improved camera capabilities.

The new iPad Mini 2 will be upgraded with retina display and probably will running on Apple's A7 chip. Will it affecting the iPad Mini 2 price because incorporating retina display? ? We don't know. We are just wondering if Apple incorporating Touch Id fingerprint sensor on their new generation of iPad. We will see.
via AllthingsD

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October 8, 2013

Flutter, a Kinect-like gesture control startup bought by Google

Flutter since 2012 allows Mac users to control music and video on iTunes and Spotify using the hand gestures just like Microsoft's Kinect. Flutter or renowned for "Kinect for OS X" is a free app for Mac that enabling gesture controls to OS X computers. It is compatible with iTunes, Spotify, Winamp and Windows Media Player. The Next Web reported that the company has acquired by Google.

It is believed by this acquisition Google is will leveraging the gesture controls to its Android system or its Google Glass. A video showcasing the how the Flutter works follows below:

The acquisition was confirmed by the Flutter's homepage where they post :
Today, we are thrilled to announce that we will be continuing our research at Google. We share Google’s passion for 10x thinking, and we’re excited to add their rocket fuel to our journey

Some said, this acquisition will not affecting the current Flutter app.


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October 2, 2013

Gamepad for iPhone may be underway

Do you like to play game on your iPhone ?, hate those on-screen controls that made most of your thumbs occupying the screen when playing games on an iPhone ?. Well your expectation may come from Logitech. The company was teasing the internet via their Facebook account last week, with a picture of a device that probably Logitech gamepad for iphone.

As you may already know, iPhone now is supporting the hardware controllers such as external games controller as Apple was adding this kind of support with iOS 7. Prior version of iOS, it didn't supported. The connection to the iPhone are currently unknown, whether it will utilizing Bluetooth or direct connection to the Lightning port.

via Gigaom

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October 1, 2013

Skitch 3.0 on iOS 7 revamped

Skitch on iOS 7 is now with its new looks. The concept and its user interface is change. No more pinky heart that usually reminds us to love symbol. The logo is now a pairs of feathers that usually on an arrow. I don't know what this new logo try to signify, direct, stable and fast perhaps ?, I don't know.

Evernote has update this marking and annotation with new features, such as Quick shot mode where you can snap, annotate and send the photo off in seconds. This smart effortless sharing includes, Send to Meeting, which lets you send your annotated images to the attendees of an event on your calendar; Airdrop sharing lets you share with nearby iOS7 devices; and sending to Evernote

New Skitch for iOS 7 is also redesigned and improved it layout and tools. The new tool and style bar are matching the iOS 7 stylings.

It’s completely redesigned to emphasize the features that provide the best mobile annotation experience and makes getting your point across faster and more intuitive than ever.

Skitch is free apps for iPhone and iPad and available on the Apple Store


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September 27, 2013

Blackberry Messenger for iPhone hype, personal experience

Have you downloaded the Blackberry Messenger for iPhone ?. Yes, I know , it has been pulled back from App Store after the issue of leak of unreleased version of the software on the Android system. Up to this article written, checking on App Store , BBM is currently not available .

At first I was already felt something went wrong. When the first time I installed it, few attempts to register was failed. At the time, I thought it was probably caused by excessive access to Blackberry Server trying to register one at a time. When I try to register, many times I got these screens:
After the fifth attempt, I finally able to register. But as many media said that after registering with your existing Blackberry ID, the system will bring your contacts to this new BBM; but that was not happening. I was then starting to invite some of my friends one by one. The funny things is, some are able to be added to my contact list, some are just failed. I found my invitation that was already accepted by my colleagues are stuck in their 'Pending Request', and they are not appears in my BBM contact. Some workarounds to add them to my contact is to let them scan my Barcode. In my case, it wont work if they invite me by PIN.

So now the some test. In spite I know that the service may be still unstable, since the first time using BBM for iPhone, I am experiencing delay between the notification and the chat screen. Notification saying the chat is arrive, but further check on chat screen, nothing in there, until few minutes.

The problems still in the air, well I hope they sort it out very soon. I think Blackberry just underestimated how big this would be until the problems occurred. Luckily the issues have not impacted the BBM service for Blackberry. For further information , please follow @BBM on Twitter for the latest updates and go to to sign-up for updates about BBM for Android and iPhone.

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September 24, 2013

Blackberry Messenger on IOS

Yes, BBM will be available on iOS and will be also on Android very soon. For you who can not leave your Blackberry device because of many of your contacts are still holding Blackberry device, this might be a good news. For some reasons many of corporate and individual users are still holding Blackberry, and rely on Blackberry Messenger for communicating.

This made us can easily fully switching to iPhone or Android based smartphones . With this confident announcement during Blackberry Live event, our long waiting time will soon ends. 

I personally expecting this moment as I currently hold a Blackberry Curve just to keep contact with my colleagues who kept bugging me for BBM pin.

A part from this good news, some opinions are floating in the air, questioning this unpredictable move from Blackberry . Whatever it is, lets expect next summer, when the BLackberry Messenger is starting launched for iOS and Android, everything has its answers.

And be ready to get bothered by those annoying broadcasted BBM :).

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May 24, 2013

RIM unveil Blackberry Playbook a Blackberry tablet-pc

Research In Motion today release its tablet-pc called Blackberry Playbook on its Blackberry Developer Conference. This new baby boast uncompromised web browsing, true multitasking and high performance multimedia while not forgetting the advanced security features.

Powered by a Cortex A9-based dual core 1GHz CPU, 1 GB of RAM  and Blackberry Tablet OS and also equipped with dual HD cameras ( one is front facing, and yes its for video conference ) which can record HD video at the same time. The Blackberry Playbook is also has an HDMI output for presenting to external displays, MicroUSB jack, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth connection.The audio output is also offering rich stereo sounds. 

Blackberry Playbook

The Blackberry Tablet OS is built upon the QNX® Neutrino® microkernel architecture which mentioned as one of the most reliable secure and robust operating system architectures in the world. In term on integration Blackberry Playbook is also possible to be paired with Blackberry Smartphoone using secure Bluetooth connection where user can opt to use the tablet display to display any email, BBM, calendar, tasks, documents, etc which RIM described it as " an amplified view what is already on your Blackberry Smartphone".

Take a look for the specification and features of this new gadget :

  • 7" LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture supportBlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording 
  • Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
  • Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
  • HDMI video output
  • Wi-Fi - 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
  • Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java
  • Ultra thin and portable
  • Measures 5.1"x7.6"x0.4" (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
  • Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
  • Additional features and specifications of the BlackBerry PlayBook will be shared on or before the date this product is launched in retail outlets.
  • RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.

via Blackberry Blog and via Market Wire


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September 27, 2010

New CPU and Graphics update for Sony Vaio E , F and L Series

Sony has upgrades their Vaio series lines. The Sony Vaio E Series is available for 2.66Ghz Core i5 580M and 2.53Ghz Core i5 460M and also new 2 Ghz Pentium dual-core option.

The updates also available for Sony Vaio EA and EB which provide Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics video and 1020 pixels display. E Series also provide purple as a color choice. Sony Vaio F series is also update its video graphics for newer GeForce GT 425M which is available by this month and equipped with USB 3.0 ready to meet fast external hard drives.

Sony VAIO L Series

The Sony Vaio L Series has options for Blu-ray and 2 TeraByte hard drive. For CPU it has 2.66Ghz Core 2 Quad S and has options of a TV tuner.
via electronista

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September 26, 2010

HP unveil TouchSmart 310 all-in-one PC

HP announced its new all-in-one PC on their TouchSmart product line. This latest TouchSmart powered by 2.8 Ghz Athlon II 24oe Dual-Core processor, 4GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD 4270 Integrated graphics and 1 TeraByte storage drive. The HP's latest version Windows 7 Touch with custom user interfaces for Facebook, Twitter, Hulu, Netflix and HP's built-in TV tuner running on an 20-inch 1600x1900 resolution touchscreen. The product will hit the market on this 22nd.

HP TouchSmart 310 all-in-one PC

HP TouchSmart 310 all-in-one PC

via endgadget

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September 20, 2010

Lenovo LePad coming in this December

Remember the Lenovo's IdeaPad U1 Hybrid ?, the netbook that have retractable multitouch screen. It called Hybrid because it will runs on two different operating system and two processors. It seem the retractable screen part that will hit the market very soon;  it called LePad, while the U1 dock will be released later. The tablet will be obviously sized 10.1 inch touchscreen. What about the LePad specification ?

Lenovo's IdeaPad U1 Hybrid

Lenovo's IdeaPad U1 Hybrid, the retarctable multitouchscreen will called LePad

Although it is not clearly what are being put into this device, back during CES it was featuring ARM CPU and Windows 7 and Skylight Linux OS , however it has since been changed to Android OS. Rumours said  the device might also featuring 16 GB flash drive and 512 MB of RAM.

This will be likely more interesting once U1 is released, the netbook will comes with Core 2 Duo CPU, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 128GB SSD, a full QWERTY keyboard, additional ports and Windows 7. Quite powerful device, and it's great choice for Xmas gift too.

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September 19, 2010