06/08/2009, Apple has also sprung a small surprise by including TomTom this time round, where the GPS navigation system program is able to function in landscape mode if you prefer it that way. A sultry female voice is there to offer voice directions (unlike the harsh tone of your wive’s whenever you get lost and stubbornly refuse to stop the car and ask a local for directions). Somehow, the car in […]
06/08/2009, Guess the iPhone will also become some sort of pseudo-ebook reader in the future if their ScrollMotion technology takes off. Word has it that there are 1 million books as well as tons of magazines which will feature in this application. Purchasing a book is extremely simple as the demo shows, and once it has finished downloading, you can zoom in to get a more legible read with the pinch […]
06/08/2009, Asphalt 5 from Gameloft is the title to hit the streets, where Apple touts “console quality” graphics – yeah, from the 2000 era with the Dreamcast and Gamecube were players back then. Initially, it looked as though the title was running at 30fps, but eventually it seemed to hit 25fps levels the moment more stuff appears on the screen. A nice touch of this game is choosing your own soundtracks […]
06/08/2009, There are 40,000,000 iPhones and iPod touches that are currently in the hands of users, sporting over 1 billion downloads from the App Store within 9 months. Talk about success! With such a huge potential user base, it is bigger than any other gaming console in the market right now, and Apple are showing faces of happy developers who have realized their dream (while making a quick buck on the […]
06/08/2009, Join us on our live blog for to-the-minute updates at WWDC 2009 in San Francisco, California. What will it be – the new iPhone 3GS, Snow Leopard, a MacBook Mobile, perhaps? Well, stay tuned for the latest live blog posts from within the hallowed halls as we await what the fruity company has to offer the masses this time round.
06/08/2009, Business users will be pleased to know that Exchange is now built-in, and is able to synchronize with integrated Mail and Contact apps from Apple. This ought to bode well for Mac users since it will open up a whole new market for users who want to use Macs for their everyday work but previously couldn’t due to the gap in between which has now been bridged. Most people who […]
06/08/2009, OpenCL is a new open standard for graphics where all the major graphics cards manufacturers are involved, relying on the tried-and-tested C programming language to optimize your hardware configuration automatically for the best performance possible. OpenCL is, in essence, an API for developers to harness the power of GPUs for computing (non-graphics) purposes. Thanks to GPUs, tasks such as video-compression are possible in your OS, probably another reason why NVIDIA […]
06/08/2009, Just as expected, OS X Snow Leopard was also announced after the customary jibes against Windows Vista. We believe in touting the strengths of your products instead of making low blows against your rivals, unless your own product has nothing much to offer. Snow Leopard supposedly offers over 90% refinements, new technologies and the inclusion of Exchange support that ought to keep the corporate types happy. Finder wasn’t changed, but […]
06/08/2009, The MacBook Air has also not escaped the attentions of the folks at Apple, where the base unit is going for $1,499, while $1,799 will net you a 256GB SSD configuration which sounds pricey, but is actually $700 cheaper than before! According to Apple, all of these notebooks will meet the strict EP Gold standard.
06/08/2009, There’s also a 13″ MacBook Pro, making us wonder what happened to the MacBook that used to be that size. The 13″ will come in two configurations, powered by a 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo and 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo processor, boasting 2GB and 4GB DDR3 RAM, Intel’s 9400 graphics chipset, 160GB and 250GB hard drive respectively and an SD memory card slot, priced at $1,199 and $1,499, available from today […]
06/08/2009, Apple has updated their MacBook Pro line as expected, and it will be able to hold up to 8GB RAM, and it will power past the 3.0GHz mark since it is able to hold an Intel 3.06 GHz Dual Core 6MB Level 2 Cache processor inside. Of course, other interesting additions include an SD memory card slot, a much better display (which is more or less a staple upgrade in […]
06/08/2009, Well, a picture says a thousand words so we’ll let this photo do the talking.
06/06/2009, DoubleTwist is founded by former hacker “DVD Jon” Johansen Lech, known for breaking the movie protection code at age 16, allowing anybody to rip a DVD to a computer. He was sued and acquitted in Oslo. DoubleTwist, a start-up based in San Francisco, delivers “the cure for iPhone envy”, breaking your iTunes catalog free from Apple devices: you can share media files across phones and non-Apple devices easily, check the […]