Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Apple Introduces New 7.9-Inch iPad Mini Starting at $329

As rumored, Apple announced the new iPad mini at today's media event. The device features a 7.9-inch display with a resolution of 1024x768 pixels, measures just 7.2 millimeters thin and weighs 0.68 pounds. 

Internally, the iPad Mini has a dual-core A5 processor, a Facetime HD camera on the front and a 5-megapixel camera on the rear, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity, and 4G LTE cellular connectivity in some models. Despite its smaller size, the iPad mini still offers up to 10 hours of battery life.
“iPad mini is every inch an iPad. With its gorgeous 7.9-inch display, iPad mini features the same number of pixels as the original iPad and iPad 2, so you can run more than 275,000 apps designed specifically for iPad,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPad mini is as thin as a pencil and as light as a pad of paper, yet packs a fast A5 chip, FaceTime HD and 5 megapixel iSight cameras and ultrafast wireless―all while delivering up to 10 hours of battery life.”
With the same resolution as the iPad 2, all existing iPad apps that work on the older iPad 2 will work on the iPad mini without any need for developers to make modifications to their existing apps. 

The iPad mini starts at $329 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi model, with the 32 GB Wi-Fi model priced at $429 and the 64 GB Wi-Fi model coming in at $529. The models with cellular capability cost an additional $130. 

Pre-orders for the iPad mini will start on Friday, October 26 with the Wi-Fi models shipping on November 2 and the cellular models starting to ship two weeks later.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

The iPhone dominates the smartphone web traffic, a fact that is not surprising

The iPhone and iPad have long leading web traffic statistics from mobile devices. Since 2009 operating systems iOS and Android is split 75% of mobile web traffic , a fact that probably already has increased.Chitika published new results in which the iPhone has 43% of the web traffic carried by the smartphone in the U.S. and Canada .
As we see in the graph, the iPhone 5 is 3%, followed by the Samsung Galaxy SIII with 2%, other models of iPhone or Samsung take the 43% and 15% respectively and the remaining 37% end for other manufacturers. Of course, it should be noted the data are taken from the United States and Canada.Something that could change at various points if we do globally. And is that Samsung, for example, that Apple is stronger in some countries.
Anyway, the truth is that not surprising that Apple devices you maintain such high figures and the first position in most places, like the iPad in October last year generated the 97.3% of web traffic from tablet . . And not because other options are not connected to the internet but it seems the iOS user gives more use the web browser while a percentage of users of Android, RIM or Windows Phone now make more use of e-mail and instant messaging only.
As always are statistics that give us information but we must interpret them and give them a fair importance, nothing less . What I do is I have no interest in seeing how the situation will be in six months when Microsoft set up its products, especially for the moment seems Surface generated much interest . Although data are certainly know through our fellow Engadget Windows .

Samsung did not try to copy the design of the iPad

More or less is the phrase that Apple will have to publish because of the judgment that Judge Colin Birss ruled . A trial in the UK and this time does not end favorably for the Cupertino company. As it did in the one held in the United States and for which Samsung was convicted of some of the demands imposed. Having to pay an astronomical amount, 1.052 billion dollars in damages.
Now it seems that Apple will not have to make any financial payment but will have to clarify ads where consumers and users that Samsung did not try to copy the design of the iPad . Anyway, the most interesting is a detail of how it should be done. According to the judge's instructions, the text should use the Arial typeface and type size not less than 14 points.
Considering how the image looks and uses typefaces think it's curious decision by the judge. Since then we had given them the lace if the message had to post in Comic Sans . Do not you think?Thanks to all who have sent us information about the case.

The remote for the Xbox 360, the best option for your games on Mac

The Mac platform has never been known in the world of gamers, the lack of variety compared to the offer of the Windows world has always been there. The number of users running Mac increases every day and this causes have more choice in variety within the world of video games . The last we knew yesterday, which would play a section in his famous Mac store .
Now what many want is a gamepad compatible. In stores we can find some models from manufacturers like Logitech but there is a recommended option. Indeed, for me the best choice to play on Mac is to use the Xbox 360 controller.
To operate the remote the first thing to do is to download the necessary driver . A driver that you can download for free from Tattiebogle . When we assemble the image. Dmg and install. Now, when connecting a remote Xbox 360 can go to our Mac System Preferences pane and see, within the new preference installed, Xbox 360 Controllers, as given device.

Usually, there is nothing else to do. now every game we execute and allow their control with a gamepad can play comfortably and with one of the best gamepad the moment , for many and for me too, the better. One last note, this is for Xbox 360 controls wired USB . If we connect the wireless model will have to have the adapter, sold both separately and together with the version of the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows.

Comex, the creator of JailbreakMe, leaves his post at Apple

A little over a year since we know that Nicholas Allegra, known as Comex and head of the tool with which to implement the JailbreakMe Jailbreak iOS devices conveniently from a web page, he went to work for Apple taking it as a new challenge as mentioned in an interview to TechCrunch. Now the hacker has decided to leave his position at Apple to continue with studies that had left off in college.

Monday, 15 October 2012

First docks and cables with third Lightning for iPhone 5

Apple may have decided to break the tradition of offering a dock accessory for the iPhone 5 following the presentation of new connector Lightning but of course, it has only to encourage other companies to offer their own solutions ... and that despite to Cupertino people are not putting it easier for manufacturers who want to take the tiny connector.

Lightning connector cables have a chip authentication so that only licensed manufacturers can produce, and Apple is showing very cautious about granting these licenses, requiring personally inspect the factories to ensure certain quality standards.

Companies like TLD have avoided the problem by offering the Lightning Cable Connector to USB Apple official with his stylish Lightning Dock for the iPhone 5 comes in three versions: wood, anodized aluminum and black anodized aluminum, each more attractive than before. Its base is priced at $ 24.95(without cable) but also offer an alternative model with a Plexiglas backing for 29.95 if we trust to make the connector (on the other hand, pretty solid, all-metal ) support the weight of the phone by itself.

Instead iPhone5mod has attained the original authentication chips Apple and launched a very similar dock to which the company was far from the apple and a cable with Lightning and lights LED s that will delight lovers modding. We can buy them separately at a price of $ 19.90 each or together in a pack for $ 39.90.
The interesting thing is that although the guys iPhone5mod sure they use the original chip also reported that hackers have obtained chips that bypass the Apple authentication system so soon would not be surprising that a significant increase asistiƩsemos Lightning unauthorized accessories.


Apple updates its maps with the first corrections and improvements since its launch in iOS 6

Apple has begun to correct many of the errors and anomalies detected by users on the new maps of iOS 6 . Since quality improvements satellite images of some regions to the addition of new roads that were not on the standard view, the more points of interest, search results, directions and increased areas in 3D mode Flyover .
This latter type found for example that some points of New York as significant as the Statue of Liberty or the Brooklyn Bridge and its surrounding areas are now fully modeled in 3D, while other areas such as Honolulu (Hawaii) or the Valley San Fernando (Calif.) were added to the growing number of areas covered by Flyover.

Other corrections that have not gone unnoticed by users ranging from a problem with the output of a motorway in Auckland, New Zealand, to the location of an entire people in Uckfield, UK. Apple still has much work to do to catch up to Google Maps, but it's definitely good news to see how they are putting all their effort into it.
Another notable change to iOS maps 6 was not produced in the service but in Apple's description of it on their own website. The company now appears much more contained in his statements , eliminating the phrase in the text that claimed to have "the most comprehensive service and spectacular maps ever seen" . Fact 1, Department of Marketing 0.
From the beginning I have always said that one of the major mistakes Apple has not been ruled out Google maps, but trying to convince users that they would be able to offer the same level of service from the beginning. As with Siri, a poster of beta and a dose of humility would have saved a lot of headaches.
Could be presumed to have a map application far more refined, with lovely crisp vector graphics always regardless of zoom level and 80% lighter , with a spectacular 3D mode, turn navigation and integration with Siri. They may have assumed that and more, but they should have admitted from the outset that they have a long road ahead for the data, the most important of all in a mapping application, are comparable to those of the competition.
As they say, the first step to solving a problem is recognizing it . Second, work tirelessly