March 12, 2011

iPad 2 Sells Out on Launch Day

Apple launched the new iPad 2 yesterday with long lines of eager customers waiting to get their hand on the highly anticipated gadget. As always 5th Avenue New York City Apple Store saw the biggest lines (photo above and video below) with some estimations going as high as 2,000 people. Other Apple Stores around the country also saw lines with anywhere from 200 to 1,000 people waiting for the iPad 2. Some of the other retail partners like Best Buy, AT&T, Verizon and Walmart also had lines but they were relatively small, as they had limited quantities.
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Over 80% of Future Tablet Buyers Want Apple iPad

In a survey done by ChangeWave, 3,091 consumers revealed their future tablet buying plans, customer satisfaction and tablet cannibalizing other electronic devices. ChangeWave found that tablet demand is on rise and more than one out of four respondents (27%) were planning to buy a tablet in future. When asked what tablet they were planning to get, 82% of those respondents said Apple iPad. Only 4% planned on buying Motorola Xoom, 3% wanted RIM Playbook and 3% had plans for Samsung Galaxy Tab.
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March 10, 2011

Canon Plans to Adopt Thunderbolt I/O Technology

Canon, the leading camera maker today announced that they would adopt Thunderbolt I/O technology in their upcoming high-end cameras. Hiroo Edakubo, Group Executive of Canon’s Video Products Group stated, "We are excited about Thunderbolt technology and feel it will bring new levels of performance and simplicity to the video creation market."
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Review Roundup: Apple iPad 2

Apple introduced iPad 2 last week with 33 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter design, featuring new dual-core A5 processor, front VGA camera, and rear 720p HD video camera. It still has 9.7-inch touchscreen and is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB configurations, with or without 3G support at a starting price of $499. The new iPad 2 also comes with new softwares including FaceTime for video calling and Photo Booth for fun.
Below we have added links to 12 best iPad 2 reviews available online:
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March 9, 2011

Apple TV Software Update 4.2 Now Available, Hints at Future of Apps on The Platform

Along with iOS 4.3 for iPhone, Apple also released software update 4.2 for Apple TV bringing the following new features:
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Apple Releases iOS 4.3 Software Update

Apple today released iOS 4.3 software update for iOS device including iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update contains new features and improvements including:
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Pioneer Introduces VSX-1021 A/V Receiver with Apple AirPlay Support

Pioneer today introduced a new high performance audio video receiver that includes Apple's AirPlay for wireless music streaming. With AirPlay, Pioneer’s VSX-1021 7.1-channel home theater receiver becomes the hub for social entertainment, giving music lovers complete access, control, and playback of their entire iTunes music library with incredible sound quality.
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AMD Launches World’s Fastest Graphics Card Radeon HD 6990

AMD today announced the launch of the fastest graphics card in the world, the AMD Radeon HD 6990, packing so much raw performance it delivered a new single graphics card world record score of P11865 in the industry standard 3DMark11 benchmark.
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March 8, 2011

Review Roundup: Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2011)

Apple updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with 2nd generation Core i5 and Core i7 processors, high speed Thunderbolt I/O and new FaceTime HD camera. The 13-inch MacBook Pro is available in two configurations: one with a 2.3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 and 320GB hard drive priced $1,199; and one with a 2.7 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7 and 500GB hard drive priced $1,499.
Below we have added link to 8 best 13-inch MacBook Pro reviews available online:
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March 7, 2011

iPad 2 More Than Three Times Faster than Galaxy Tab and Original iPad

Apple has already said that the dual core A5 chip on iPad 2 is 2x faster for normal computational tasks and 9x faster for graphics. However, Apple didn’t talk about browsing performance. Well, no need to worry, CNET came to the rescue and ran some JavaScript benchmarking test, as well as compared iPad 2’s browsing performance with some other iOS and Android devices.
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iPhone 5 to Get Aluminum Back Casing? We Don't Think So...

Macotakara is reporting Apple is planning to use aluminum in place of glass to make the back cover of upcoming iPhone 5. The website posted following translation from Chinese newspaper Economic Daily News:
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Review Roundup: Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (2011)

In February, Apple updated their MacBook Pro lineup with 2nd generation Intel Core processors, faster graphics, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and new FaceTime HD camera. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro is available in two models: one with a 2.0 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 256MB AMD Radeon HD 6490M and 500GB hard drive starting at $1,799 and one with a 2.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 1GB AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 750GB hard drive starting at $2,199.
Below we have added links to 8 best 15-inch MacBook Pro reviews posted online:
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