Google TV Add-on for Android SDK Launches

Google TV is getting another step closer to getting the Honeycomb update as the company has now launched the final version of the Google TV SDK to developers. This means that its time to start getting apps ready for when it launches.

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Siri for iPhone 4S Gets Another Hands-On

We’ve seen a few demonstrations of Siri on the iPhone 4S. Both demonstrations we’ve seen (the official Apple video and live test at the Apple event) showed the system working well, but as these were demonstrations you can’t help but have a nagging feeling that things wont run as smooth in everyday usage.

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Search Filters Added to iPad App Store

Some handy changes have been made to the Apple iPad App Store in the last 24 hours. Now when performing a search in the app store (on the iPad), there are several filtering options that are available.

What these options do is allow you to filter between the category, release date, customer rating, price and device (iPad or iPhone). At the moment, the updated app store is only available to iPad owners and it isn’t clear just yet if the smaller screen iPod touch and iPhone will get the same treatment. [Read more…]

Google Launch Official Blogger App for Android

After a long time waiting, Google has now launched the official Blogger app for Android smartphones. The new app allows those using the Blogger service to blog from their Android based smartphone.

The new app has support for multiple blogs allowing you to keep a log in of each in the app and switch between blogs as and when needed. [Read more…]

Kindle for Windows Phone 7 Download Now Available

Amazon has launched Kindle for Windows Phone 7. The download is now available from the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.

Just like other versions such as the iPhone, Android and iPad variants, the Windows Phone 7 version allows you to download your already purchased eBooks. The app uses the same Whispersync technology so that you can read on the Windows Phone 7 device and then switch to another device and carry on reading from where you left off. [Read more…]

iOS 4.3 Lets you Change Function of Mute Switch back to Lock Rotate

While playing around with the new iOS 4.3 beta on the iPad, we came across an interesting menu item in the settings app that lets you now change what the Mute button does. You now have the option of switching it back to a lock rotation button.

If you think back to when the iPad first got iOS 4 the handy lock rotate button had its function changed to a mute switch. Since then, to lock the rotation you had to double tap the home button, swipe to the controls menu and then tap the orientation lock button. A number of people complained about this process and it appears in this case, Apple has decided to listen. [Read more…]

Apple iPad Sales could reach 7.1 Million in 2010

This weekend will finally see the long awaited Apple iPad go on sale and sales estimates for 2010 are in the millions…7.1 million to be exact (according to iSuppli).

This is expected to be followed by 14.4 million during 2011 and with 20.1 million sales expecting to be reached during 2012 – How I wish I was an Apple [AAPL] shareholder right now!

With estimated sales like this, Apple will have successfully introduced the first ever mainstream tablet, however, Apple are unlikely to enjoy the vast lead they enjoyed when they launched the iPhone as the tablet market has some major competition expected to be launched in the near future which will test the longevity of the iPad craze. [Read more…]

MSI Wind U135 Intel Atom N450 Netbook Now Available

MSI computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions have announced the release of the MSI Wind U135 netbook – a special edition netbook featuring the powerful and efficient Intel Pine Trail Platform with the Atom N450 processor. The netbook features a 160GB or 250Gb hard drive, 1GB of DDR2 memory and Windows 7 Starter. The latest addition to the Wind family has an increased battery life of 15% and overall performance of 10%, achieved by its new CPU and single chipset architecture which combine to consume just 7 watts. The U135 is available with a 3 cell or 6 cell battery, with the 6 cell battery delivering upto 7.5 hours. The additional battery life is also achieved through MSI’s exclusive MSI ECO Engine Technology and an efficient LED display.

The ECO Engine Technology allows the user to choose from 5 power modes – gaming, movie, presentation, document and turbo battery, allowing you the flexibility to customise the power supply based on the usage requirements. [Read more…]

LG 32″ LH30 Deal of the Day

The LG LH30 is an affordable 1080p TV packed with some great features and technology. It has many LG innovative technologies including

* Full HD 1080p resolution – 1920 x 1080p
* 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio for deeper blacks and greater picture detail
* Picture Wizard – enables self-calibration with your remote control providing on-screen reference points for key picture quality elements
* Slim silhouette invisible speaker system with Dolby Digital 5.1
* clear voice II enhances and amplifies the frequency range of the human voice to keep dialogue audible when background noise rises
* AV mode II
* ISFccc Ready for professional calibration for picture performance
* Energy star rating 3.0
* 24P Real Cinema
* 3 HDMI V.1.3 and PC input – connect your HD devices and get the full HD experience! [Read more…]

Space Saving Picture Table

Space saving designs and ideas are always welcomed when you don’t have a lot of space to play with – at home, work or any multifunction space! Ivy Design have designed a table that doubles up as a photo frame…confused? The table is mounted onto a side wall and can be rotated and fixed onto the wall to disguise itself as a photo frame. The size of the table when erected is 130x85x78cm and it is made out of wood, with plexi glass for frame part. You can also purchase the table with a mirror option instead of a photo frame. [Read more…]

Alienware M11X Ultraportable

The 11.6-inch M11x Alienware ultra-portable – ‘the most powerful 11-inch gaming laptop in the universe’ – has just been announced by dell. The Alienware M11x is set to bring the graphics power of a 15in laptop in a 11in netbook sized ultra-portable. All games and media can be played at HD 720p resolution – wherever the user is. [Read more…]

TomTom Ease

If you are baffled by the choice of GPS navigation systems available to you and you are looking for something that is easy to use, looks good and is not bulky, then the newly announced TomTom Ease may be for you. The TomTom Ease features a sleek light weight design and integrated EasyPort mount – making the device the most compact TomTom device available yet. The TomTom Ease, and the attached mount, can easily fit into a pocket, purse or small glove compartment. [Read more…]