August 26, 2011

Rumors: Amazon Tablets to Sell for Hundreds Less Than iPad

New York Post, a newspaper known more for gossips than tech news is reporting that Amazon will enter the tablet market in October with a lower priced tablet to compete with Apple’s iPad. Garett Sloane wrote:
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August 24, 2011

Sony Adds Two New DSLRs SLT-A77 and SLT-A65 to Alpha Series Lineup

Sony today announced two new DSLRs SLT-A77 and SLT-A65 featuring newly developed 24.3-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, as well as the world’s first XGA OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder. Sony’s latest refinements to its Translucent Mirror Technology and next generation of Sony’s BIONZ image processing engine make these cameras the fastest and most responsive interchangeable lens cameras in their class, according to Sony.
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Sony Introduces The Much Awaited NEX-7 and NEX-5N APS-C Mirrorless Compact Cameras

Sony today added two new cameras to their Alpha NEX series, the much rumored/awaited NEX-7 aimed at enthusiast photographers and the sleek NEX-5N mid-range mirrorless compact camera. The NEX-7 features new 24.3-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor that in combination with new BIONZ image processing engine gives flawless images and HD video, even in low light conditions. The camera has ultra-high sensitivity range of ISO 100-16000 and very low noise.
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Android Becomes Most Popular Mobile Malware Target

Computer security firm McAfee has released their “McAfee Threats Report: Second Quarter 2011”. The report talks in detail about security challenges like hactivist groups, continuous growth of computer malware and Android’s rise to malware supremacy. According to the report:
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August 23, 2011

WSJ: iPhone 5 Coming to Sprint in October

Earlier today we reported that the iPhone 5 would have dual-mode chipset supporting both the GSM and CDMA networks with a single model. And now The Wall Street Journal is reporting that iPhone 5 will be launched simultaneously on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. WSJ posted:
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Cheaper iPhone 4 and Dual-Mode CDMA/GSM iPhone 5 Coming in September

Reuters is reporting that Apple has started manufacturing of a lower priced iPhone 4 version that has 8GB of flash memory. Also Apple is sourcing the 8GB flash memory from a Korean company in place of Samsung or Toshiba to bring the cost further down. According to Reuters, cheaper iPhone 4 will be released along side the new iPhone 5 by end of September.
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August 22, 2011

More iPhone 5 Parts Leaked and iOS 5 Reveals LTE support

Just last week images showing the new iPhone 5 headphone jack and flex cable for the jack were leaked. And now more images of various iPhone 5 parts including battery pack, back camera assembly and flex cable have been leaked. MacRumors has posted images comparing the leaked iPhone 5 parts with iPhone 4 parts and the images show that they are definitely different.
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