August 8, 2009

Apple iTunes 9 Will Bring Blu-ray And App Organization

Every time Apple updates its iPod lineup new version of iTunes software is also announced that adds new features and supports the latest iPods released. This time also BGR believes that Apple will release iTunes 9 when they update the iPod line in September. According to BGR, Blu-ray support and app organization will be the two main features of iTunes 9. BGR says: Read More

August 7, 2009

Next Generation iMac To Offer Two Compelling New Features

AppleInsider is reporting that next generation iMac will have two new features to increase its value proposition. Kasper Jade wrote:
“One of those features is said to have long been on the wish-lists of many Mac users while the other is expected to cater to the semi-professional audio/video crowd. This is according to cryptic tips from people often familiar with the Mac maker’s future product initiatives, but who declined to elaborate because they were not authorized to discuss the matter in detail.”

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Windows 7 Benchmarks Show Mixed Results

CNET has posted results of in depth test of Windows 7 RTM, which was released for testing last month. CNET compared performance of Windows 7 (32-bit) against Vista SP2 and XP SP3. All the testing was done on Inspiron Desktop 530 running 2.20GHz Core 2 Duo E4500 processor, 4GB RAM, 128MB NVIDIA 8300 GS graphics and two 320GB 7,200 RPM hard drives. Read More

August 6, 2009

Sony Debuts World’s First Digital Cameras With Back-Illuminated “Exmor R” Sensor

Sony today announced Cyber-shot DSC-WX1 and TX1 first ever digital cameras to use back illuminated ‘Exmor R’ CMOS sensors. The new Exmor R CMOS sensors provide greater light sensitivity by illuminating the backside of the silicon substrate, in contrast to conventional CMOS image sensors based on front illumination technology. The new technology significantly enhances imaging characteristics, including nearly twofold sensitivity and low noise. Read More

August 5, 2009

Critical Windows 7 Bug Could Delay Launch

Microsoft is planning to launch Windows 7 on October 23rd, however InfoWorld is reporting that a critical memory leak bug could derail product launch plans. Randall Kennedy of InfoWorld writes:
“The bug in question – a massive memory leak involving the chkdsk.exe utility – appears when you attempt to run the program against a secondary (that is, not the boot partition) hard disk using the “/r” (read and verify all file data) parameter."
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More Apple Tablet Rumors

Ars Technica has posted image of USBDeviceConfiguration.plist found in iPhone OS 3.1, which was released to developer recently. The plist adds new device reference iProd1,1. The first reference to iProd was discovered in iPhone OS 3.0 beta, which was released in March. Initially the device was identified as iProd0,1 in iPhone OS 3.0. Both the iProd references have different productID indicating that there might be two different products or two different versions of the same product. Read More

Nikon Unveils World’s First Camera With Projector And Three New Compact Cameras

Nikon has unveiled world’s first compact digital camera Coolpix S1000pj with built-in VGA resolution projector. Along with Coolpix S1000pj, Nikon also announced three new S-series compact camera S70, S640 and S570. The Nikon Coolpix S1000pj can project a 40 inches diagonal image at up to 2 meters distance. It comes with a remote control to make viewing slideshows easy. The other features on the camera are 12.1-megapixel camera, 2.7-inch LCD screen, 5x optical zoom, ISO sensitivity up to 6400, image stabilization, 16 scene modes and four movie modes. Read More

August 3, 2009

ARM Processor Based Smartbooks Coming To Market In Q4 2009

Smartbooks is the name given by NVIDIA and Qualcomm to the netbooks based on ARM processors. Many companies including Acer, Foxconn, Pegatron Technology, Compal Electronics and Inventec Appliances are planning to launch smartbooks in fourth quarter this year. The smartbooks will be based on either Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform or NVIDIA’s Tegra platform. Read More

Analyst Claims To Have Seen Upcoming “Slate-Style” Apple Computer

Barron’s is reporting “One veteran analyst who has seen first hand a prototype slate-style computer from Apple says that the device could be announced in September for release in November.” The analyst also said that the device has better than average movie experience, when you hold it in your hands. Read More