Apple Release OS X 10.7.2 – iCloud Integration Included

Apple has made an update for OS X available which brings iCloud support to the desktop. iCloud is a new service by Apple that lets you store all your content online (in the cloud) so that you can access it from any device.

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iPhone 4S Siri Might Not Make You Look Like a Geek

When the iPhone 4S was announced last week one of the highlights was Siri which acts as a personal assistant that you control with your voice. Although it sounds great I couldn’t help but think it could/would also make you look like a bit of a geek if using it when anyone else is around.

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CyanogenMod 7.1 Released – Now Supports 24 More Devices

CyanogenMod 7.1 has finally been released. The new update brings support to a number of new devices allowing you to update your Android smartphone with Cyanogen goodness.

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iPhone 4S Could be Clocked at 800MHz – Still Performs Extremely Well

Some tests have revealed that the iPhone 4S A5 processor could be clocked at about 800MHz. In a time when we are starting to see smartphones with 1.5GHz CPUs you might be thinking Apple has made a mistake here. However, based on other performance tests it seems that the low clock speed has made the OS extremely optimised and therefore, can keep things running at a high speed. The benefits of a lower clock speed means that the battery is able to keep the device running for longer.

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Steve Wozniak Talks about Steve Jobs

Steve Wozniak has spoken to the press about Steve Jobs who passed away yesterday. Back at the beginning of Apple both Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs worked together to build up the small business that became the success it is today.

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iPhone 5 Release Date Now Rumored for 2nd Week in Sept

Earlier this week, a report indicated that the iPhone 5 release date was going to be around September 5th. We now hear slightly different rumours hinting at a week or so later than that.

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Verizon HTC Incredible 2 Press Shots Leaked

Some official press shots of the HTC Incredible 2 have been leaked. The device is similar to the Incredible S and is expected to launch towards the end of this and where it will arrive on the Verizon [VZ] network.

Due to all the leaks that have been seen about this particular device, we expect to see an official announcement any day now which will finally reveal all the official specs and details about the device and when it will officially launch. [Read more…]

Samsung 22 Inch Transparent LCD Display Captured on Video

Samsung is beginning to mass-produce a transparent 22 inch LCD panel. Each screen is either black and white, or color and has a contrast ratio of 500:1 with a resolution of 1680×1050 pixels.

“Transparent displays will have a wide range of use in all industry areas as an efficient tool for delivering information and communication. With the world’s first mass production of the transparent LCD panel, Samsung Electronics plans to lead the global transparent LCD market by developing various applications.”

Each of the screens has a transparency of either 20% for the B/W model and 15% for the color model. This is higher than the next competitor which is rated at 5%. [Read more…]

HTC Thunderbolt Clocked to 1.8GHz

The HTC Thunderbolt has been overclocked up to 1.8GHz. This was enabled by twitter user @drod2169 who managed to create a new kernal. This new kernal could be configured to increase the speeds from the regular amount which is 1GHz, to almost double the speed.

What makes this task even more interesting is the effect that the clock increase has when benchmarking the smartphone. To see the graph, check out the image below. At the top of the list called “Your device:” is the Thunderbolt which scored an impressive 2772. [Read more…]

Onkyo AV Receiver Supports Spotify Music Streaming

Spotify has announced that its service has been integrated in to Onkyo’s new sound systems. In particular, all of Onkyo’s 2011 network models will now come with Spotify enabled which allows you to stream plenty of music from the Spotify service. The two current models that support it are the TX-NR609 and the TX-SR608.

To configure the service, you just need to connect it up to your TV and use the on-screen interface to sort through tracks and playlists. All the features of the desktop app appear to be available on the Onkyo models in that you can search, browse, look through playlists and get recommendations. [Read more…]

Android 3.0 Honeycomb Source Code Not Getting Released Just Yet

Google has confirmed that it will not be releasing Android 3.0 Honeycomb to open source just yet. It is in the plans of Google to do that, but not just yet as they feel it isn’t ready and have more work to do on it.

Android 3.0, Honeycomb, was designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes and improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization. While we’re excited to offer these new features to Android tablets, we have more work to do before we can deliver them to other device types including phones. Until then, we’ve decided not to release Honeycomb to open source. We’re committed to providing Android as an open platform across many device types and will publish the source as soon as it’s ready.

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Spam Volumes Take a Major Drop After Botnet Taken Down

One of the worlds largest spam botnets was taken down by what appears to be action of Microsoft working with legal authorities. The Rustock Botnet is estimated to have infected 815,000 Windows based machines over the years, each of which sends out junk messages on a regular basis.

On a normal operating day, Rustock pushes out about one to two thousand emails per second although suddenly, at 2.45pm GMT, this suddenly dropped to just one or two emails per second which we don’t have to point out is a huge decrease. [Read more…]