January 23, 2009

iPhone’s Design Influence on Palm Pre | TechzTalk

In our previous article about Palm Pre we wrote that Palm’s design philosophy is very similar to what Apple did with the iPhone two years back. And, the latest detail about Pre’s design that was reveled by product manager Matt Crowley in Facebook chat confirms Apple’s influence on Pre’s design. Read More

Microsoft Sees 54 Percent Drop in Zune Revenue

Microsoft’s Q4 2008 filing with Securities and Exchange Commission indicates that the company’s Zune sales revenue was down by $100 million compared to same period in 2007. This is 54 percent drop in Zune product related revenue from last year. Lower sales of new Zune models have been blamed for this decrease. Microsoft introduced new Zune models for 2008 holiday season, but than also sales have gone down. Read More

SecureMac Releases Free iWork Trojan Horse Removal Tool

Yesterday, we reported about pirated Apple iWork ’09 installer available on sites offering pirated software that is laced with a Trojan horse. The iWork ’09 download contains an additional package called iWorkServices.pKg, which is actually OSX.Trojan.iServices – a Trojan horse discovered by Intego. SecureMac has released iWorkServices Trojan Removal Tool – a free utility that will scan and remove the iWorkServices Trojan from infected Macintosh Computers. Read More

January 22, 2009

HTC Announces Touch Cruise with Geotagging App Called Footprints

HTC announced their new Touch Cruise smartphone that is both smaller and sleeker than the previous Touch model. The phone will feature a 2.8-inch touchscreen, 3.2-megapixel camera, 512MB Flash ROM, 256MB RAM, microSD card slot, HSPA (900/1200MHz), Quad-band GSM/EDGE, Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi b/g and A-GPS. Hardware-wise it’s just an ordinary smartphone, but HTC promises that its new HTC Footprints feature will make the phone special. Read More

Pirated Apple iWork ’09 Laced with Trojan Horse

Intego, an anti-virus maker has cautioned Mac Users to not download pirated Apple iWork ’09 installer from sites offering pirated software. According to Intego, the download contains an additional package called iWorkServices.pkg, which is actually OSX.Trojan.iServices – a Trojan horse discovered by Intego on Wednesday 21 January. Read More

Apple Files Patent Application for Audio Sensor and Self-Cleaning Audio Jack

Two audio related patent applications from Apple were published today. In the first patent application, Apple proposes use of audio sensors to automatically adjust audio output based on surrounding environments for devices like TV, laptop and mobile phone. “For instance, a user who adjusts the volume of a mobile phone ringtone for a loud environment may later move to a quieter environment, where the loud ring will be disruptive,” Apple explains in the patent application. Read More

January 21, 2009

Apple Posts Record $1.61 Billion Profit in Q1 2009

Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2009 first quarter ended December 27, 2008. The Company posted record revenue of $10.17 billion and record net quarterly profit of $1.61 billion, or $1.78 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $9.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.58 billion, or $1.76 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 34.7 percent, equal to the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 46 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Read More

Asus to Add HyperSpace Instant-on OS to Its Mobile Lineup for a Annual Fee

Asus has formed a partnership with Phoenix Technologies to provide HyperSpace instant-on operating environment for its mobile PC lineup. HyperSpace will offer Asus notebook and netbook users fast access to Internet based applications while Windows optionally continues to boot in the background. After Windows has booted users can then switch to Windows or keep working in HyperSpace. Read More

January 20, 2009

Apple’s App Store Growing Exponentially, Can Reach 1 Billion Mark before May

Last Friday, Apple announced that App Store has hit the 500 million download mark in just six months. Apple also said that more than 15,000 apps were now available for download on the App Store. Apple didn’t give any information about ratio of free versus paid apps downloaded from App Store, 500 million in six months is impressive. Read More

Intel Lowers CPU Prices, Launches Low-Power Quad CPUs and Plans to Introduce Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage Platform

Intel on Monday introduced three new high-efficiency quad-core processors. The new processors will use just 65W of power versus the usual 95W required by desktop processors. According to Intel, low energy requirement of the new CPU will not only make them eco-friendly, but also more space efficient. The top of the line 2.83GHz Core 2 Quad Q9550s will have 12MB L2 cache and will be priced $369. The second processor in the lineup will be 2.66GHz Core 2 Quad Q9400s that will have 6MB of L2 cache for $320. The last in the lineup is 2.33GHz Core 2 Quad Q8200s with 4MB L2 cache and it will be priced $245. Read More

January 19, 2009

Review Roundup: Apple’s New Aluminum 13-inch MacBook (Unibody)

In October 2008, Apple launched their completely redesigned 13-inch MacBook. The laptop was made using the new unibody manufacturing process developed by Apple. The 13-inch MacBook came in two models, the $1,299 models with 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 160GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics, whereas the $1,599 model came with 2.4GHz processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 250GB hard drive, GeForce 9400M graphics and illuminated keyboard. Below we have added links to eight most comprehensive MacBook Reviews. Read More

Next Generation Hard Drives to Use Laser Heads for 100X Capacity and Speed

Read-write head mainly limits the speed and capacity of a hard drive, as they are reaching the maximum accuracy and speed they can achieve. To increase the speed and capacity of the hard drive a new head technology is needed which can be more precise and faster. Two scientists, Dr. Daniel Stanciu and Dr. Fredrik Hansteen have discovered a way to use laser to write and read data on magnetic platter. Read More

January 18, 2009

Apple to have Press Event in About a Months Time

According to the latest information that we received from our sources, Apple is planning a press event for late February or early March. Our sources didn’t give much information about what Apple is planning to announce at the event, but they said it would be a Mac related event. Read More