Archives for June 2011

Sony Alpha A35 Made Official

Sony has announced the Sony Alpha A35. The A35 is a DSLR camera that has a 16.2 megapixel Expor APS HD CMOS sensor. The camera uses Translucent Mirror technology that allows for continuous auto focus on still images as well as when capturing video.

Other features include:

Up to 7fps in Tele-zoom High Speed Shooting mode with approximately 1.4x magnification
Ultra-high quality, low noise images with up to ISO 12800
In-camera ‘Picture Effect’ enhances stills or HD video

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Appointment Slots Added to Google Calendar

Google Calendar gives users the ability to share calendars and schedule appointments in each others calendar. A new feature has been rolled out called Appointment Slots which allows a person to set up times that he is available in his calendar. A second user can then fill the appointment slots up as needed.

In the past, letting someone know your availability was done by email/phone/chat, but now you can easily put your availability in the calendar so that others can use it.

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Apple Announce iCloud

Apple iCloud was finally announced yesterday. The new service aims to put all of your content in the cloud and make it an invisible process to move files between each of your Apple devices.

When buying a track from iTunes for example, you can buy it on your iPhone. The track is then loaded to iCloud and any other logged in device such as an iPad, iPod touch or a Mac each have the song downloaded automatically.

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Apple Reveal More Details About OS X Lion

At WWDC yesterday, Apple revealed more details about OS X Lion as well as when it will launch and how much it will cost. The OS will launch in July and will cost $29.99 for those updating from Snow Leopard. This makes it about $100 cheaper than previous major updates.

As well as costing less, OS X Lion will only be available as a download. When it launches, you’ll be able to get it from the App Store on the Mac and download, install and not have to reboot.

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Evernote Reaches 10 Million Users

Evernote has announced that it has now got 10 million users. Since January 1st this year, the company has added about 4 million new users. We also see that the number of premium users has also increased by 111 percent from 201k to just short of 425,000.

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iOS 5 Now Official – Coming This Fall

Apple has announced iOS 5 along with all the features that it brings to the iPhone, iPod and iPod touch. The iOS 5 release date will be sometime in the fall of this year although no specific date has been mentioned. As for compatibility, it will work on the iPhone 3GS, 4, iPod touch 3rd and 4th gen as well as the iPad and iPad 2.

Take a look below to see what new features are coming to iOS 5:

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Remotely Overclock your PC With MSI Afterburner Android App

MSI is launching a new Android App called Afterburner that will allow you to monitor your PC and overclock it remotely. The new app is being demonstrated this week and allows users to wirelessly connect their Android smartphone to a PC and get readings from the PC such as temperature, clock speed, voltage amongst a number of other things.

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Nokia X7 Available for Pre-Order

Last week, Nokia announced that the Nokia X7 was being shipped around the world. We have now been informed that the X7 is available for pre-order here in the UK as well as in China, Germany and Italy. The X7 ships with the latest version of Symbian called Symbian Anna which has a number of changes. It is an update to Symbian^3 and contains the following improvements:

A portrait QWERTY is now available along with a split-view data entry screen. The icons have received a refresh for this update. A new browser can be found that renders pages faster. An update to Ovi Maps is also included along with a few tweaks to the Java Runtime.

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HTC EVO 3D and EVO View 4G Launching June 24

Sprint will be launching the HTC EVO 3D as well as the EVO View 4G on June 24 in the US.

The HTC EVO 3D is a smartphone that has a 4.3 inch qHD 3D display and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. When the EVO 3D launches, it will have a price tag of $199.99.

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iOS 5 Screenshot Leaked – Might Not be Real, But Close

The screenshot below may or may not be iOS 5. A subtle difference you’ll see in the image is the twitter notification bar that is showing just under the status bar. We’ve heard a few times before that Twitter will be integrated in to iOS 5 and what we see could be the way notifications for Twitter are received.

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ASUS Will Ship Eee PCs with Ubuntu OS

ASUS will soon begin to offer Ubuntu as a choice for operating systems on its range of Netbooks. Ubuntu is Linux based and comes with a number of applications that let you use the netbook as you would a PC (in some ways).

As Ubuntu is free, it should also lower the price of the netbook as ASUS will have no licencing fees to pay for those who opt for the Ubuntu operating system.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Launching Next Week

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be launching over at Best Buy (Union Square, NYC) on the 8th June. 9 days later, it will launch nationally in the US (June 17th).

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is an Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablet that was unveiled a few months back. The tablet is one of the best Honeycomb tablets that will soon be launching.

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