June 4, 2011

iTunes Reveals ‘Automatic Download’ and ‘Over-the-Air’ Update Features in iOS 5

A MacRumors reader has discovered that Apple has added the following line to My App Updates screen:
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Apple Rumors: A5 and iOS Powered Airport Base Stations at WWDC, and iPad 3 with LTE by Christmas

With dwindling stocks of AirPort Extreme base station and Time Capsule, rumors are that Apple is planning to upgrade the Airport lineup. The new Airport base station will be based on Apple’s A4 or A5 processor and run on iOS according to Ars Technica’s source. The website further adds:
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Pixel Qi Launches Two New Low Power, Sunlight Readable Displays

Pixel Qi added two new sunlight readable low-power displays to its lineup at Computex 2011. Both the new 7-inch display (1024 x 600 resolution) and the new 10.1-inch display (1280 x 800 resolution) are built on Pixel Qi’s technology that combines benefits of e-ink and LCD display technologies. This results in a display that is readable in sunlight with up to 80% power saving over conventional LCD screens while offering LCD like refresh rates and color reproduction.
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June 3, 2011

AT&T Online Store Runs Out Of Black iPhone 4

AT&T online store has ran out of black iPhone 4. There are no 16GB or 32GB new black iPhone 4 models available on AT&T’s website. Their website shows stock for both white iPhone 4 models and also stocks of refurbished black iPhone 4s, but no new black iPhone 4.
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June 2, 2011

LA Times: iCloud Initially Free, $25 Annual Fee Afterwards

LA Times is reporting that music labels and publishers are lining to signup for iCloud music service that Apple will launch next week. LA Times’ Alex Pham wrote:
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Windows 8 Previewed – Completely Redesigned Windows Phone 7 Like UI

Yesterday, Microsoft did the first public preview of Windows 8 at the D9 conference in California and also at Computex 2011 in Taiwan. Windows 8 has a completely redesigned user interface (UI) that is aimed at touch computing (tablets). This is the first time that Microsoft has done such massive change in UI design since the launch of Windows 95 more than 16 years ago.
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Google’s Eric Schmidt Says, “Would You Prefer The US Government to Make Those (Online Privacy) Decisions?”

Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher interviewed Eric Schmidt at the D9 conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California on May 31st. Eric gave some interesting answers to the snarky questions Walt and Kara asked, but his one answer shocked me. The discussion went like this:
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May 31, 2011

Intel Keynote at Computex 2011 Showcases Next Generation Ivy Bridge and Atom Processors

Intel Executive Vice President Sean Maloney presented the opening keynote speech at Computex 2001, in which he talked about Intel Core processor roadmap and accelerated pace of innovation for Intel Atom processor lineup. Maloney also announced Intel’s vision of “Ultrabook”, which looked a lot like MacBook Air Apple launched last year. The Ultrabook is based on next generation 22nm Intel Core processor family codenamed “Ivy Bridge”.
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Apple Releases iWork for iPhone and iPod touch Users

Apple today announced that its iWork productivity apps, Keynote, Pages and Numbers, are now available for iPhone and iPod touch. Created for the Mac and then completely redesigned for iOS and Apple’s revolutionary Multi-Touch interface, Keynote, Pages and Numbers allow you to create and share stunning presentations, beautifully formatted documents and powerful spreadsheets on the go. iWork apps are available on the App Store for $9.99 each to new users and as a free update for existing iWork for iPad customers.
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Asus PadFone – A Smartphone and Tablet Combination

At Computex 2011, Asus unveiled their highly anticipated PadFone. Asus describes the PadFone as a convergent device that “combines a smartphone and a tablet computer into one symbiotic gadget that allows consumers to choose the screen size that best fits their activities while seamlessly sharing data and 3G internet access.”
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May 30, 2011

Three Reasons Why iPad 3 won’t have OLED Display

Last week, The Korea Herald reported that Apple wants to tap into Samsung’s AMOLED displays for iPad 3 and the company has offered Samsung an advance for the displays. However, we think this news is completely bogus. There are hardly any reasons that will tempt Apple to switch to AMOLED screen, but there are three very compelling reasons for Apple to continue using IPS LCD screen:
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