Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The iPhone 4S Review

The news was not up to scratch and exasperating for many people who are just waiting for the iPhone 5. There is also the fact that the iPhone 4S is almost identical to the iPhone 4. However, more than at first glance, since Apple has made several changes under the hood to improve performance, including faster processors, advanced camera and a new antenna design. In addition, Apple extended family to join Sprint and the 64 GB model, which is good news for those responsible for his iPhone with tons of music and applications.

The features of Apple's iPhone 4S A5 dual-core processor with 1 GHz dual-core GPU. Apple says the new chipsets will 4S iPhone twice as fast and offer graphics performance that is seven times faster than the iPhone 4. Although more powerful processor, the company says that the smartphone will be able to provide eight hours of talk time on 3G, 14 hours on 2G, to take six hours on 3G, Wi-Fi at 9 hours, 10 hours playback video and 40 hours of music playback.

The feature that Apple announced at the event was a voice wizard again named Siri. Not completely replace the current voice control feature, but it certainly is a nice little "more. In general, the Syrians is designed to provide information or follow the commands you gave. For example, you can check the time to deal with a contact , notes, addresses and ask vague curiosity as the height of Mount Everest. She spoke with a robot voice female (you can not change your identity) and access the function by pressing the Home button.

The iPhone 4 5 megapixel camera is great, but is about to get better as iPhone 4S'. The iPhone 4S has 8 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash, aperture f/2.4 lens and backlit CMOS sensor that allows the light to 73 percent from the previous sensor should provide better in low light. Hybrid IR filter is also on board for better color accuracy. Apple also said the new camera is 33 percent faster than the iPhone camera is 4 and the processor is equipped with a graphics processor A5, which adds face detection and auto white balance with 26 percent white.

The iPhone design '4 S is almost identical to the iPhone 4. In addition to heavier than 0.1 grams of 4S iPhone is exactly the same size as its predecessor. It also has the same 3.5-inch, 960x640 pixels, Retina display, rear window and front. One thing Apple did redesign, the antenna system. The new changes, hope to eliminate  antennagate issue, Apple says wait and call quality even better.
The iOS 5
The iPhone 4S will make its debut full-featured iOS 5, which is the latest version of Apple's operating system. There is no doubt that the iPhone offers some interesting features 4S. Disappeared, some technology enthusiasts, who spent months looking at "5" iPhone rumors get out of control, will be disappointed. In fact, the lack of long-awaited features such as 4G and a new design can be difficult to digest. But while "antennagate" problems that I have seen no 4 return on iPhone, you can live without a new design. A larger screen would be nice but I do not see a real need for a slim phone. In anticipation of 4G is alarming, but adapts the model of Apple to deal with the most modern technologies. Android fans can triumph, but Apple fans should not be surprised, and, of course, is because people always expect something new from the Cupertino tech giant Apple. And we can not blame them, Steve Jobs has been effectively made the people always caught in a surprise every time he throws the phrase “…one more thing”.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Apple releases the iPad 2

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad 2 and boxed in the competition for potentially the next two product cycles. The iPad got two cameras, dropped some girth and introduced some snazzy new covers. Missing from the equation was a USB port and a new display. But, adding all up the moving parts, Jobs had every right to be cocky and kick around the competition, notably Android, Samsung, Motorola and RIM. And I guess, you could argue that Jobs lowered himself by calling out rivals by name, but the message was received: Apple just ensured that the other tablets are dead on arrival.
“We think 2011 is going to be the year of the iPad 2,”
                                                                   - Steve Jobs.
Apple statements on iPad 2, iOS 4.3, our live analysis, Gallery, iPad 2 specs, 33 percent thinner, all incoming on Apple and iPad 2. Thus, iPad 2 may be more 1.5 to some folks, but it’s more than enough to put the rivals to rest. Here's why, most tablets aren’t going to hit the market before the iPad 2 launches. The iPad 2 will hit the U.S. market March 11 and global markets March 26. The iPad 2 “will be everywhere,” said Jobs. That fact means it’s going to be very hard for rivals to come close to competing with Apple. Therefore, Apple’s iPad 2 will hit stores before rivals, as simple as that. Most of the performance talk from Android rivals will be negated. Apple left just enough features out of the iPad 2 to convince some folks that iPad 3 will be coming later. The difference between iPad 2 and iPad 3 is enough to convince most consumers to freeze thoughts of other tablets. Consumers may go Apple now or wait for the iPad 3 later. Making Apple wins either way.

Here’s the fallout:
Motorola Xoom: Jobs made a point to note that Apple only had one model over $799. That quip could have been directly addressed to Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha. The big bet for Motorola is that 4G—something lacking on the iPad—will be enough to woo business users. On the floors of Best Buy, iPad 2 is likely to win the day hands down. The Xoom will have to come down in price quickly. The Xoom has its merits, but it will be tough to unseat Apple.

Samsung and the Android army: These Honeycomb Android tablets will have their merits, but they will have to compete on price. The commoditization of Android tablets will be fast and furious. It’s unlikely that Samsung or others can win that game with Apple owning the supply chain.

Research in Motion: If Apple didn’t announce the iPad 2, there would be significant questions about RIM’s PlayBook. As Perlow noted, battery life, thermal management, the software and email tethering are all question marks. And oh yeah, RIM doesn’t have a price tag either. Advantage Apple.

Hewlett-Packard: HP showed off its WebOS tablet and got into the game. The problem is that we don’t know when HP’s tablet is coming or the price. Toss in the fact that the app situation is unclear and you have no reason to pause a purchase to see what HP cooks up.


iPad vs. iPad 2
A lot of people are asking me for a rundown of the differences between the original iPad and the new iPad 2 unveiled yesterday. Here’s a glimpse rundown of what’s changed, and what hasn’t changed.

Dimensions - CHANGED (slightly)
While the overall footprint of the iPad 2 is the same as that of the iPad, the thickness has gone down from 13.4mm to 8.8mm. The weight is also down for all models (WiFi model down from 680g to 601g while the WiFi + 3G is down from 730g to 613g for the AT&T model and 607g for the Verizon model.

No change here - The iPad 2 makes use of the same 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS 1024 x 768 screen as the original iPad. At this point one unknown relating to the screen is what graphics processor Apple has used. The original iPad used a PowerVR SGX 535 chip. We’ll have to wait for the teardowns to find this out.

Processor - UPDATED
Out with the old 1GHz single-core A4 chip, and in with a dual-core 1GHz A5 chip. The original A4 featured 256MB of RAM while the iPhone 4 has 512MB. Again, we’re going to have to wait for the teardowns to appear to know if this has changed.

The options for storage remain the same - 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.

Radios - UPDATED
While WiFi and Bluetooth ramain the same (802.11 a/b/g/n and 2.1 + EDR respectively) the cell radio in the updated ipad has been updated. The original iPad featured EDGE plus triband HSPA while the iPad 2 features EDGE plus quadband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz) and GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) for the AT&T versions and CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz) for the Verizon model.

The price remains unchanged for all models - iPad 2 starts at $499 for the 16GB WiFi-only model.

New features
There are a few features completely new to the iPad 2. Here’s a rundown:

Front-facing VGA camera

Rear-facing 720p camera


New case (optional) that is attached by magnets (how DO they work? ;) and features a microfibre surface.

HDMI output dongle (optional).

Apple simply forced the hand of tablet rivals. Jobs somehow rules again, in the field that he has done his "magic" wisely. It might too early to say this but I guess I have to agree, 2011 is the year of the Apple's iPad tablet line.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Madden 2011 on iPad

"Madden 2011 is all set to be launched for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad of course..."
Though EA sports hasn’t yet announced the prices for various devices but it is being assumed that Madden 2011 for iPad will cost around $12 while the one for iPhone should cost less.

Madden 2011 features a lot more improved attractions when compared to older versions. These features have been designed in a fashion that will attract hardcore gamers as well as novices (though novices will first have to become comfortable with the iPads). Madden 2011 will feature full season mode, stat tracking and full play books. Also, one can use the Artificial Intelligence feature of Madden 2011 thus giving the game a look more or less similar to arcade games.

So I guess NFL lovers are now expecting it the soonest as they've been waiting for their favorite sport to be played on iPad.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Google TV: TV meets the Web

TV has become the most popular entertainment device. As a matter of fact, billion of people watch TV from time to time. Mostly houses has even at least one, we grow up along with TV technology as well. From the CRT type to LCD and now TV goes the LED. It’s interesting how technology gives as advancement. Apparently these days entertainment experience is coming from our computers and phones. That’s for one obvious reason, these mentioned devices have something that the TV doesn’t have. The Web, the internet has been more likely a part of most people lives. However, the web also lacks one great feature that TV offers and that’s high-quality viewing experience.

“Technology doesn’t get stuck on what’s supposed to be “enough”…” Imagine if you could browse the web, videos, music, social sites etc. through your TV in high-resolution.
Google TV, did it get your attention? Probably that g
ave your mind something to think of. Google TV is a promising one, a new television experience having the TV that you already knew and the access through the Internet. It has come with Google Chrome, which offers you access to your favorite websites and move from TV to the web. This thing gives you a few hundred channels to millions of entertainment channels across the web. Thus, with this your TV will no longer be locked up showing just videos.

Google TV utilizes search that offers fast and ease way of navigating from television channels, apps, websites and movies.

And to top it all, you’ll probably love to hear it that Sony and Logitech (two of the biggest names in Technology, and we know what they can do) are part of making the Google TV to be materialize.

World's First Android TV

TV, Internet, Multimedia, Internet and Social Media – all interconnected.The Android(TM)-based (or Google TV as some call it) television from People of Lava.Watch TV, chat with your friends, play Youtube-clips, surf the net.This is your window to the world!First from People of Lava, a Swedish company heading to release an internet-connected Android-based TV set. For decades, the said television will also be the world’s first taste of Swedish TV Technology. The Android TV is set, aptly, to enter beta-testing in early Summer, and other than size and price, tech-specs are still to be confirmed. The first model to be release will have a 42-inch high-definition LED screen and would cost between $2,000 and $2,500 ($2,700 and $3,400). This will be followed by 47 and 55-inch models.

SONY’s Smartphone will challenge the iPhone

"Sony is busy working on a smartphone, that can download and play Playstation games that they're hoping will challenge the iPhone." -Wall Street JournalWell, this is something for those video-game geeks to "chew on". Just these past few months, rumors popped out about the PSP Phone/PSPhone.Recently, Wall Street Journal posted a statement which somehow justified the said rumor. The newspaper also mentioned that the giant Japanese company Sony is working on a new tablet project and both of these products will be linked to Sony Online Service, which will offer movies, music, podcast, Playstation games and more to download. Thus, the games should be older titles released for the original PSOne game console.With Sony’s brand new offerings (PSP Go sales 50% underneath Estimates) being rather next par, it is tough to get vehement about anything entrance down their pipe. That, however, did not stop a Wall St. Journal from articulate about their brand new Sony leaks : Threatened by Apple Inc.’s flourishing fast of unstable devices,Sony Corp. is building a brand new lineup of handheld products, together with an intelligent phone able of downloading and personification PlayStation games, according to people informed with a matter. The Japanese wiring hulk additionally has a plan underneath approach to rise a unstable device which blurs distinctions between a netbook, an e-reader and a PlayStation Portable, or PSP . The device is written to contest oppositemultifunction products such as Apple’s entrance iPad tablet, these people said. "We missed the window for high-end and touchscreen devices big time. Part of the recovery will be much better design and closer work with our partner Sony... In the past there was no tie-up between us, the PSP platform and Sony, but you can expect to hear much more about that." –Bert Nordberg, President of Sony

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Transform your iPhone/iPod Touch into an iPad

Basically, when these awesome gadgets seem endless every year, some of you might not even consider buying a new “techy” gadget such as iPad at all, considering its price. An Innovative company might actually anticipate this as a hidden marketing opportunity. One of it is the Pad Dock product. This Pad Dock casing could transform your iPhone or iPod Touch into an iPad via its docking case in a snap. Just simply dock your iPhone or iPod Touch into the Pad Dock and it will virtually magnify the screen, turning it into an iPad, the best part is it costs much more less than a real iPad. The enchanting part is the touch-screen magnifier. Pad Dock would zoom in you iPhone screen and enlarge it to the exact dimension of an iPad’s screen. Since, most of iPad features also on iPhone, it makes sense that the enlarged screen will do the trick. The battery will last for 22 hours after a full recharge. A significant distinction, on which iPad lack of, is on the capability of iPhone to make and receive calls.This is probably a real good News for iPhone and iPod Touch users, because now you can transform that iPhone of yours into an iPad through the use of this latest technology, the Pad Dock. So now you have your own iPad though it’s just virtually at least you saved some money.