October 23, 2012

Live Coverage Apple Media Event (iPad Mini Event) October 23 10AM PST / 1PM EST

  • We will be posting complete details about all the products annouced by Apple today on TechzTalk.
  • He is thanking the press now. And that all for the event.
  • He says it has been an incredible year for Apple. And is now thanking all of the teams at Apple. 
  • Tim is back on stage and is talking about the products announced during the last two months.
  • The 32GB will be priced  $429 and 64GB will be priced $529 and the cellular version will add $129 to the cost.
  • The iPad mini will come for $329 for 16GB model.
  • Apple is playing the introductory iPad mini video.
  • iPad mini features dual core A5 chip, 720p HD camera, 5-megapixel iSight camera, LTE, WiFi n, Lighting connector and 10 hours battery life.
  • Phil is now comparing iPad mini to Nexus 7 tablet. And showing why Apple selected 7.9-inch screen compared to 7-inch on Nexus.
  • Phil says that its great for all the applications that work on bigger iPad.
  • The mini has 7.9-inch screen and has 1024 x 768 resolution.
  • It is 7.2mm thin and weighs 0.68 pounds. It comes in black and white colors.
  • Apple is also introducing the new iPad mini.
  • It will have same starting price of $499.
  • It has the new A6X processor that has double the performance of A5X chip. And a new LTE chip for more coverage around the world. It also has 2X faster WiFi and lighting connector.
  • Apple is introducing 4th generation iPad just 6th months after iPad 3.
  • Phil is back on stage for iPad announcement. 
  • Tim says that 94% of Fortune 500 companies are now using iPads.
  • Apple is announcing a new version of iBook Author with many new features.
  • He says that iBook textbooks are now available for 80% of US high school curriculum.
  • Now he is talking about iPad in education. And says that the iPad has been the real game changer in education.
  • Tim is back on the stage and is now talking about tablets, and says that over 90% of web traffic is generated by iPads.
  • It doesn't have Optical drive. The 21-inch iMac will start at $1299 and the 27-inch iMac will start at $1799. The 21-inch will come with 2.7GHz Core i5 processor and 1TB hard drive, while the 27-inch will come with 2.9GHz quad core Core i7 processor and 1TB hard drive.
  • It comes with Intel Core i5 and i7 processor, NVIDIA graphics, up to 3TB hard drive or 768 Flash storage or Apple fusion drive. Fusion drive combines 128GB flash drive with 1TB or 3TB hard drive offering best of the both world.
  • Other features on the iMac are 720p HD camera, dual microphones, stereo speakers and USB 3.0 ports.
  • Phil is explaining how Apple designed the new iMac. And its as impressive as the thinness of the iMac.
  • The edge of the iMac is just 5mm thin. 
  • Apple introduces the new iMac and it's really sexy, super thin and edge to edge glass.
  • The Mac mini server will cost $999 and come with two 1TB hard drive.
  • It starts at $599 with 2.5GHz, 4GB of RAM and 500GB HDD
  • It comes with dual or quad core i5 or i7 processor, upto 16GB RAM, 1TB hard drive and USB 3.0.
  • Now Mac mini, It is the smallest and most affordable Mac.
  • Now 13-inch MacBook Pro ad playing.
  • The 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1699 and features 128GB storage, 8GB RAM and Core i5 processor.
  • The internal hardware is completely redesigned. It has dual core i5 or i7 processor, upto 768GB storage, Intel graphics, 802.11n WiFi and 8GB RAM.
  • It has all the ports found on 15-inch model. The new 13-inch Pro also has the same IPS display as the bigger model.
  • It has a Retina display with 2560 x 1600 pixels.
  • The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is announced and its 0.75-inch thick and weighs just 3.75 pounds.
  • Phil talks about 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina and says that it has the best display in the industry. 
  • Phil is on stage to announce new Macs.
  • Now Mac, it has been out growing the PC market for last 6 years and is now the number one desktop and laptop in US.
  • The new version of iBooks is available for download today.
  • Tim talking about iBook. He says it is the most gorgeous way to read books. And today Apple is announcing  new version of iBooks that is better integrated with iClouds.
  • Tim now talking about iCloud, iMessage, Game Center.
  • Over 200 million devices are running iOS 6. Tim says that this is the fastest upgrade ever in the history.
  • Now talking about new iPods. Apple has already sold over 3 million new iPods.
  • He starts with update about iPhone 5. Apple sold 5 million units on launch weekend, he says this is the most phones ever sold in a weekend. Now showing a video of the iPhone 5 launch.
  • Tim cook is on stage. And welcomes everyone.
  • We are in the hall. It looks more like drama theater than an Apple event venue.

It is jam-packed here at California Theater in San Jose. It looks even more crowded than usual.
Apple is hosting their second media event in less then 2 months and the rumors are it will be another big one. We will be doing live coverage of the event today starting at 10 AM PST / 1 PM EST/ 6 PM London / 2 AM Tokyo. It is rumored that Apple will not only announce the new iPad mini at the event, but will also showcase the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, new iMac design and Mac mini. Please join us on Live.TechzTalk.com for the live coverage of the event.

September 20, 2012

Review Roundup: Apple iPhone 5

Apple announced the new iPhone 5 on September 12, 2012 featuring taller 4-inch Retina display, new A6 processor, 4G LTE, 8-megapixel camera and a new aluminum/glass design, which is 18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than iPhone 4S. iPhone comes in either white & silver or black & slate, and it’s priced $199 for 16GB model, $299 for 32GB model and $399 for 64GB model. Below we have added links to 15 best iPhone 5 reviews posted online: Read More

September 12, 2012

Live Coverage: Apple’s September 12 iPhone 5 Special Event

  • We will be doing complete coverage of the devices announced today on TechzTalk.
  • Foo Fighter are on stage for the final sendoff. 
  • Tim ends the event by saying "Now when you look at each of these, they are incredible industry leading innovation by themselves. But what sets them apart and what places us way ahead of the competition is how well they work together. Only Apple could do this. Apple has never been stronger. And that's because of our employees. They are doing the best work of their lives."
  • Tim Cook is back on stage recaping what Apple has introduced today.
  • New iPod nano and iPod touch will ship in October.
  • Older iPod touch models will be available at the same price.
  • iPod Nano will be priced $149 for 16GB, new touch will be priced $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB.
  • However Apple will include these new Earpods with iPod touch, iPod nano and iPhone 5.
  • Apple will ship these Earpods as standalone accessory starting today.
  • Introductory vidoe for Earpods playing with Jony talking about the completely new design.
  • Now Apple is introducing redesign earphone which they are calling Earpods.
  • iPod touch will come in five colors.
  • It has Wifi 2.4GHz and 5GHz and Bluetooth 4.0 with LE. It also support Airplay mirroring with iOS 6.
  • There is a button on the back of the iPod touch called loop that pops out with a little wrist strap.
  • iPod touch also get 5-megapixel camera, HD iSight camera and iPhoto support.
  • Battery life on iPod touch has also increased to 40 hours of music playback and 8 hours of video playback.
  • It's gaming demo time for iPod touch.
  • It has the same 4-inch display like the iPhone 5 and A5 chip.
  • Now iPod touch, it's just 6.1mm thin and it weighs just 88 grams.
  • iPod nano has pedometer, Bluetooth and Lighting connector.
  • It also has a home button like iPhone. it will come in 7 colors.
  • The new nano is just 5.4mm thin and has 2.5-inch multitouch screen.
  • He starts with Nano and says "First we want to give it a large display. Give it nice controls. Make it thin and light. And of course, the Lightning connector."
  • Apple says iPod is the most popular music player and they have sold 350 million units till now.
  • The demo is over. New iTunes will be available in October. 
  • iCloud is completely integrated with iTunes and so it syncs playlists and other bookmarks.
  • The mini iTunes player is also enhanced with drop down feature. 
  • iTunes actually looks much cleaner with drop down search and menus.
  • Apple has given the artist the ability to share photos with you in your library. Here's some photos Coldplay is sharing.
  • Completely new edge-to-edge design inspired by iOS iTunes app.
  • He finally announces the new version of iTunes and starts the demo.
  • He is talking about update iTunes, App and Books store for iOS 6.
  • Tim invites Eddy Cue on stage to talk about iTunes.
  • Tim is back on stage and says "This is the biggest thing to happen to iPhone since the iPhone."
  • iOS 6 will be released on September 19th.
  • It will ship on 21st in US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Pre-orders start in September 14th and it ships on 21st September.
  • iPhone 5 will remian at the same price $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB and $399 for 64GB.
  • Jony, Bob and other Apple executives are talking about various iPhone features and improvements in the iPhone introductory video.
  • Phil is showing iPhone 5 video.
  • iPhone 5 will come in Black and White colors.
  • Phil is back on stage.
  • Siri does looks faster.
  • Now enhancements to Siri. Scott is doing a WWDC rerun. 
  • Passbook can have movie ticket, a boarding pass, a card from Starbucks and coupons.
  • Basically he is repeating the features that Apple showed at WWDC. Now it Mail and Passbook.
  • Now he is showing enhancements made to Notification center and Safari.
  • He is also showing turn-by-turn directions with satellite imagery.
  • He starts with maps. "We've built a search engine in to find POIs — we have over 100m points of interest."
  • Phil is of the stage and Scott is on the stage to show iOS 6 features for iPhone 5.
  • Apple has also launched adapters for the new connector.
  • The connector is all digital with adaptive interface and is 80% smaller.
  • Now the connector - Phil announces the new Lightning connector. 
  • Phil is talking about the new improved speaker design that offer wideband audio for better listening. 
  • Facetime on iPhone 5 supports 1080p video chat, but the front iSight camera on the phone is only 720p.
  • Phil says the most amazing new feature of iPhone 5 camera is panorama. The camera app guide the users to take panorama shots up to 28-megapixel.
  • Now he is showing some pics take with the new iPhone 5.
  • In combination with the A6 processor the new camera offer better noise reduction, better low-light performance. It also has precision lens alignment, sapphire crystal.
  • Apple has also update the camera on the new iPhone 5. It has 8-megapixel backside illuminated sensor, Hybrid IR filter and f/2.4 aperture. 
  • iPhone 5 will give 8 hours of LTE battery life and up to 40 hours of music playback.
  • Phil is back on the stage talking about battery life.
  • The car racing game looks good. You can even see the car behind you in the rear view mirror.
  • Now there is a game demo by EA to show the graphics horsepower of the new iPhone.
  • Almost everything is 2X faster because of the new processor.
  • iPhone 5 will come with new A6 processor that has 2X CPU and graphics horsepower.
  • Also the iPhone 5 will now support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi.
  • Phil is now talking about all the carriers that support LTE around the world and that will have iPhone 5.
  • Apple is using Single Chip, single radio with a dynamic antenna to bring various LTE frequencies in such a small device.
  • And yes it also has LTE.
  • Phil claims "This is the most accurate display in the industry. The touch sensors are integrated right into the display itself. We removed a layer and made it sharper. This is the world's most advanced display, and I couldn't be prouder of it."
  • Not only has Apple increased the display size but they have improved the display also with 44% more color saturation and integrated touch.
  • Phil adds that it easy for developers to update their Apps for the new display and because of the widescreen the video looks great.
  • All of the Apple's softwares has been updated for the new longer screen.
  • Phil explains why did Apple make the iPhone this size. "It's because of your hand. It should fit there. That's how we designed the iPhone 5."
  • The iPhone 5 screen is 4-inch with 326 ppi and 1136 x 640 resolution, as was rumored.
  • It is 18% thinner at 7.6mm than iPhone 4S and 20% lighter.
  • The iPhone 5 is just like the leaked image, but it looks awesome. Phil says it is the most beautiful product we have ever made.
  • Phil says today we are introducing iPhone 5. and the crowd goes boom..
  • Tim invites Phil to talk about the iPhone.
  • He announces Apple has sold over 400 million iOS devices and today Apple is taking a huge leap. 
  • Now the App Store - it has over 700K apps, out of which 250,000 are for the iPad. 90% of the 700k apps are downloaded every month and the App downloaded per customer is over 100 apps.
  • 94% if Fortune 500 companies have deployed iPads and they are investing in custom apps.
  • Apple has overall sold 84 million iPads and has 68% of tablet market share.
  • Now iPad, Apple sold 17 million iPads last quarter. He adds "Now to put this in perspective, we sold more iPads than any PC manufacturer sold of their entire lineup."
  • Now he is talking about the Mac and says that Apple sold 7 million Mountain Lion copies. And Apple notebooks now rank #1 is US.
  • Tim is back and he says our stores are the best and they offer the best experiences on the planet. There are now 380 stores with over 83million visitors. 
  • He shows a video of Barcelona store launch.
  • He starts with Apple retail store update, talking about  new Barcelona store.
  • Well the lights are down and Tim is on the stage welcoming everyone.
  • Music is going down and Apple announces to switch devices in silent mode. 
  • Just moved in looking for our seats.
  • Still outside with the large crowd.
As always long line has formed for an Apple event. We have slowly started moving.
Apple will be holding their much awaited iPhone 5 launch event today (September 12) at 10AM PDT/ 1PM EDT, at Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. Rumors are Apple will announce the new iPod lineup along with the much-awaited iPhone 5. We will be doing a live coverage of the Apple media event on live.TechzTalk.com, starting at 10 AM PDT/ 1 PM EDT / 6:00 PM London / 2:00 AM Tokyo. Please join us to get the latest Apple news on live.TechzTalk.com.

July 5, 2012

Review Roundup: Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Apple recently launched the completely redesigned MacBook Pro featuring Retina display with 2880 x 1800 resolution, third generation Intel quad-core processors and all flash storage. The new 15-inch laptop is just 0.71 inches thick and weighs only 4.46 pounds. Two configurations of 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display are available – with 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB flash storage for $2,199; and with 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and 512GB flash storage for $2,799.

Below we have added links to 12 most comprehensive reviews of MacBook Pro with Retina display:

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July 1, 2012

Review Roundup: Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Google launched their first Nexus branded tablet on June 27th, featuring 7-inch 1280 x 800 display, quad-core Tegra 3 chipset, 1.2-megapixel front camera, 1GB RAM, 8 or 16GB storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, Micro USB and 9 hours battery life. The Nexus 7 tablet comes with Google’s new Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system and NFC support. Nexus 7 will ship in July priced $199 for 8GB model and $249 for 16GB model.

Below we have added links to best Google Nexus 7 reviews available online:

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June 25, 2012

Apple Testing iPhone Prototypes with NFC Chips

Since Apple showed the PassBook app at WWDC on June 11th, everyone has been talking about iPhone getting NFC (Near Filed Communication) support for payment processing and ticketing. However, there hasn’t been any concrete evidence till now supporting these NFC talks. But that has changed today, as 9to5mac claims that the hardware code dump from preEVT iPhone 5,1 and iPhone 5,2 prototypes codenamed N41AP (5,1) and N42AP (5,2), which revealed few weeks back that the next generation iPhone will have bigger display also has code for NFC controllers and antenna. Seth Weintraub wrote:

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June 21, 2012

Apple Designing The New Mini Dock to Improve Usability and Decrease Unlicensed Accessories

Commenting on yesterday’s news that Apple’s new iPhone will have 19-pin mini dock, Robert Scoble revealed few more detail about the new dock design. Robert learnt from an Engineering working in the phone world that Apple is making this change for the following reasons:

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iPhone 5 to Feature 19-Pin Mini Connector

It has been rumored for past one year that Apple will replace the 30-pin dock used by all iOS devices for charging and syncing with a smaller “Mini” dock. And since the images of iPhone 5 back cover have leaked this mini dock rumor have gotten even stronger. Today, TechCrunch posted they have confirmed from various sources that Apple will indeed use a smaller 19-Pin “Mini” connector. John Biggs wrote on TechCrunch:

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June 20, 2012

Foxconn’s Chairman Says Upcoming iPhone 5 Will Put Samsung Galaxy S III to Shame

In an interview with China Times Hon Hai (Foxconn) Chairman Terry Gou talked about Hon Hai – Sharp alliance and how it will be important in keeping ahead of Samsung in TV business. While talking about upcoming TV plant at Foxconn, he also asked consumers to wait and see the new iPhone 5 by Apple that will be way ahead of recently launched Galaxy S III. Foxconn is Apple’s manufacturing partner for iPhone and iPad lineup and hence Gou’s statements have lot of weight. Gou said the following to China Times:

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June 19, 2012

Microsoft Surprises Everyone with Surface Tablet, Even Their PC Manufacturing Partners

Today at an event in Hollywood, Microsoft unveiled two Surface tablets and accessories for the tablets. Microsoft says the tablets are designed to seamlessly transition between consumption and creation devices. They were conceived, designed and engineered entirely by Microsoft employees. The main highlights of the new products are:

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June 13, 2012

Teardown Reveals Tightly Packed Guts of New MacBook Pro with Retina Display

As always iFixit has posted a complete teardown of the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display. iFixit’s teardown has revealed some interesting details about the new MacBook Pro including the proprietary SSD and soldered RAM. iFixit concluded the teardown by saying:

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Is This The New iPhone 5?

We have already see back panel pictures of the upcoming iPhone 5 few times. And now a Chinese website has posted pictures showing the complete phone. The phone in the pictures show iOS running, but according to the translation posted by Macotakara, the Chinese website wasn’t able to confirm if this was the real thing. Macotakara’s Danbo posted the following translation:

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June 12, 2012

Apple Previews iOS 6 with Over 200 New Features

Apple today previewed iOS 6, introducing over 200 new features to the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, and released a beta version to iOS Developer Program members. iOS 6 will be available to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users this fall as a free software update. New iOS 6 features include: an all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography, turn-by-turn navigation and an amazing new Flyover view; new Siri features, including support for more languages, easy access to sports scores, restaurant recommendations and movie listings; Facebook integration for Contacts and Calendar, with the ability to post directly from Notification Center, Siri and Facebook-enabled apps like Photos, Safari and Maps; Shared Photo Streams via iCloud; and Passbook, the simplest way to get all your passes in one place.

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June 11, 2012

Apple Launches Completely Redesigned MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Apple today launched the completely redesigned 15-inch MacBook Pro featuring the excellent Retina display, flash storage and quad-core processors. It measures just 0.71 inches thick and weighs only 4.46 pounds.

“The MacBook Pro with Retina display pushes the limits of performance and portability like no other notebook,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “With a gorgeous Retina display, all flash architecture and a radically thin and light design, the new MacBook Pro is the most advanced Mac we have ever built.”

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June 10, 2012

Live Coverage: Apple WWDC 2012 Keynote at 10AM PST/1PM EST on June 11th

  • Thanking for joining us. We will do a detailed coverage of each of Apple's announcement on TechzTalk later today. please visit us there for more information about new Apple products.
  • Now he is giving a speech about how Apple is the only company that can do this and that's it from WWDC 2012 keynote.
  • Tim is back on stage. He says lets review today's announcements "the new MacBook Pro. OS X Mountain Lion. The best OS X yet. iOS 6, with 200 new features. The world's most advanced mobile OS."
  • iOS 6 is available today for the developers and Apple will ship it in Fall.
  • Apple is also adding several new APIs to the iOS 6 including Maps, Pass Kit and transit apps.
  • There is also Lost mode in which you can send a number to the phone, and the person who finds it can just tap on that to call you.
  • Scott says these are only few of the features in new iOS 6. There are over 200 other features. 
  • It also looks great.
  • Scott is now showing turn-by-turn navigation.
  • It is very realistic and is being rendered in realtime.
  • The 3D Flyover view looks really impressive. In fact it looks much better than Google's 3D view.
  • It also has Satellite view. Scott is now demoing the Maps app.
  • Maps have new Flyover feature that gives 3D models of cities around the world.
  • Along with traffic service, Apple is also bringing turn-by-turn navigation and Siri integration.
  • Apple is bringing new Maps app in iOS 6. It has integrated Yelp and traffic service.
  • And now the much awaited Maps app.
  • This feature should make the iOS devices more accessible for many users.
  • Next is guided access- Scott says "We set out to make the most accessible devices. We were surprised at how many kids with autism have been using the phones, but there are controls in apps that you don't want them hitting." You can now select parts of apps to disable."
  • It stores everything from gift cards to train tickets.
  • Scott is demoing Passbook now.
  • Scott describes it as a place to collect boarding passes, store cards, and movie ticket apps.
  • Apple is introducing a brand new app called Passbook.
  • Next is Mail app - it has new VIP feature that allows you to add a star to mark someone as VIP.
  • Next is Photo Stream - Now you can share your photo stream with friends.
  • Smart app banners — you can have users jump right into the app or to download the app. Sync between web activity and app activity.
  • Safari will also allow direct upload of photo to websites.
  • Next is Safari. iOS 6 will bring iCloud tabs and offline reading list to Safari.
  • Apple is now unifying your phone number and Apple ID. So if someone calls you on your phone number for Facetime, you can answer it on your iPad or Mac. And we're doing the same thing with iMessage.
  • Next is Facetime. It will now work on cellular networks.
  • iOS is getting a do not disturb feature. "I can see many of you are like me and you've been awakened in the middle of the night — this tells your phone not to bother you. The messages will still come to your phone, it just won't light up the screen or make a sound."
  • "If you choose reply with message, you can choose any of these, or if you choose remind me later, you can be reminded in an hour... or remind me when I leave, which will set up a geofence and remind you when you leave the building."
  • Next is the Phone app. Scott says "Next, some nice enhancements to the phone app. You probably have been in a meeting where you can't take a call, but you want to text back, or remind yourself to call them later. Now there's a new tool in the phone app where you can."
  • An iOS API for Facebook will allow integration with third party applications. 
  • Facebook integration. Scott says "We've been working to create the best Facebook experience on a mobile device." Facebook integration will be similar to Twitter integration. 
  • And Siri is coming to iPad.
  •  Siri will be getting new languages and local search support around the world.
  • Scott says that those are just a few things Siri has learned in iOS 6.
  • Siri is now movie buff via Rotten Tomatoes.Siri also has new Eyes Free feature while driving.
  • Apple has partnered with Opentable for reservations via Siri.
  • Siri will now sort results by ratings.
  • Scott is demoing Siri's new capabilities in iOS 6. it can read sports scores.
  • It has over 200 hundred new features. starting with Siri.
  • Scott says I am happy to annouce iOS 6 today.
  • Now he is giving stats about Notification center, iMessage, Game center and Twitter.
  • He announces we have sold 365 million iOS devices through March.
  • Scott Forstall is now on stage to talk iOS 6.
  • OS X update is free for people buying new Mac starting today and developers will get access to final version today.
  • OS X Mountain Lion is coming next month for $19.99.
  • Craig says OS X Mountain Lion has over 200 new features. And Apple is adding some features specifically for China.
  • Craig is now demoing Airplay and Game Center.
  • Game Center comes to OS X and offers across platform and head-to-head gaming for iOS and OS X devices.
  • Airplay is now available system wide and works will every application.
  • Now Airplay without hacking. 
  • The feature automatically refreshes data, silently and power efficiently on the new MacBooks.
  • Craig says "Mountain Lion we built support for iCloud right in. When you sign in with your account, we configure all of your apps and your content is up to date across devices."
  • OS X will have a new technology called "Power Nap".
  • Safari looks cleaner and the sharing feature works well.
  • Safari demo time now.
  • Next is Safari. It gets unified smart search field, iCloud tabs and a new tab view.
  • Share is now built in every app and you can share links, video, pictures across applications.
  • OS X is getting dictation and it will work across applications. Even in Microsoft word.
  • Next is notification center. It looks just like notification center in iOS.
  • Till now the demo is all about iCloud and the new apps.
  • Mountain Lion demo time. He is showing the notes app, reminders and messages in action.
  • Apple is introducing three new apps - messages, reminders and notes.
  • First is iCloud - Mountain Lion we built support for iCloud right in. When you sign in with your account, we configure all of your apps and your content is up to date across devices.
  • He says Mountain Lion is a major new release with hundreds of new features, I'm going to show you 8 features today.
  • Now Craig Federrichi is on the stage to show the new OS X Mountain Lion.
  • Phil says its simply the best laptop we have ever made.
  • 15.4-inch Retina display MacBook Pro will start at $2,199 and it will come with 2.3GHz quad core processor, 8GB RAM, 1GB 650M  graphics and 256GB Storage.
  • Crowd has gone wild seeing the new laptop. everyone is cheering like crazy.
  • Apple has built a new cooling system that would keep the ultrathin laptop cool even though it has quad core processor.
  • Now a introductory video for the new Laptop.
  • The laptop also has 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, dual mics, Facetime HD and best stereo speakers on a notebook according to Apple.
  • Apple will be shipping Thunderbolt to Firewire and Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter. 
  • It has 2 Thunderbolt ports, HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports and SD card slot.
  • The laptop is based on up to 2.7GHz core i7 quad core processor, GeForce GT 650M graphics, up to 768GB flash storage and offers 7 hours of battery life.
  • Phil says everything inside the new notebook has been reinvented. He shows the interior of the laptop. It's mostly battery.
  • Pro apps like Aperture and Final Cut will be updated soon.
  • Apple has updated the OS X for the new display along with all the applications. 
  • Phil says its the world's highest resolution notebook display.
  • The 15.4 inch model has a Retina display with 2880 X 1800 resolution and 220 dpi pixel density. 
  • He reveals the new laptop calls it the most beautiful laptop ever. And it is really good looking. The new laptop is just 0.71-inches thick and weighs 4.5 pounds.
  • Killer display and new design.
  • Phil says so whats next - we are adding a new model to the notebook lineup. The next generation MacBook Pro. What do you want on that?
  • Now the MacBook Pro update, there is now Retina display. However the Pro laptops are getting up to 2.7GHz core i7 quad core processor and Geforce GT 650M graphics. prices are same as before for both the 13-inch and 15-inch models.
  • The biggest surpriseis the 13-inch model will now start at $1199 with 1.8GHz processor, 128GB storage and 4GB RAM. The $1,499 13-inch model will be priced $1499. Prices for 11-inch model will remain same.
  • The laptop will also have USB 2 and USB 3 ports, 720p Facetime camera and it will be available in 11-inch and 13-inch.
  • Apple is updating the MacBook Air with up to 2GHz dual core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and 512GB flash storage.
  • Phil says everyone is trying to copy our notebooks.
  • He invites Phil Schiler on the stage to talk about the notebook lineup.
  • Tim is back on the stage. 
  • Every developer in the video is talking about how their business has improved with the help of iOS device and how they are developing apps for the App Store.
  • Apple is showing a video to highlight developers around the world.
  • Apple store is available in 120 countries and Apple is adding 32 more countries today to the app store.
  • Tim is starting with some stats about App Store. The App Store has more than 400 million accounts and there are 650,000 app for iPhone and 225,000 apps for iPad. Over 30 billion apps have been downloaded till now. And Apple has paid developers over $5 billion.
  • Apple has over 1000 engineers to help developers at WWDC.
  • Tim is on the stage and tells WWDC was sold out in record time.
  • Apple starts with a Siri video... Siri cracks a weather joke and now is asking what can I help you with?
  • Music is going down and lights are off.
  • The hall is completely full and Apple is playing some indie music to entertain the crowd before the event start.
  • Everyone is in the hall the WWDC 2012 keynote should start in about 7 mins.
  • Just few more minutes to the start. We have never see such a big crowd at WWDC before, it definitely going to be a big event. 

This year’s Apple WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) keynote is going to be very interesting because of both the software and hardware announcements that are coming at the event. Apple has already announced that we will get details about next generation OS X Mountain Lion launch and see the upcoming iOS 6 for the first time in action at the event. Rumors are Apple will update 4 out of 5 Mac systems including MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac and Mac Pro at the event. There are also rumors that Apple might introduce a completely new laptop lineup, which they would simply call “MacBook”. It will be similar in specs to MacBook Pros, but without an optical drive resulting in a slimmer profile and lighter weight.
We will be doing live coverage of this highly anticipated WWDC 2012 keynote on live.TechzTalk.com starting at 10AM PST/1PM EST/ 6PM London/ 11:30PM Mumbai/ 2AM Tokyo on June 11th. Please join us for live blogging of the event.
Till the WWDC keynote starts here are some of the major rumors related to the event:

Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 Compact Camera Packs a Bigger Sensor in Small Body

Sony has introduced Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100, their new flagship compact camera that packs a big 1-inch image sensor in a small compact camera body. The sensor on the new camera is slightly bigger than CX format sensors on Nikon 1 series camera, but smaller than Micro Four Thirds system cameras. However, overall all size of the new camera is smaller than both the camera systems.

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June 8, 2012

Canon Introduces Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) DSLR with 18-Megapixel Sensor and Touchscreen

Canon today announced the new Rebel T4i (EOS 650D) digital SLR featuring simple touchscreen operation, dual AF system, 18-megapixel Hybrid CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5 image processor and Full HD video recording.

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June 7, 2012

Video Shows iPhone 5’s Unibody Back Cover

Cydiablog has posted a video showing the leaked iPhone 5 back cover. The video was taken by eTradeSupply and they noted the following about the new unibody back cover:

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June 4, 2012

Apple to Update Most of the Mac Lineup at WWDC 2012

9to5mac has published a vague report that claims Apple would update 4 out of 5 Macs at WWDC. We are calling this report vague even though 4 out of 5 sounds definite, because as you read the report you realize that Mark Gurman is only sure about 15-inch MacBook Pro update and rest is just assumptions without any concrete backing. These are some of the excerpts from what Mark posted:

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iOS 6 to Bring Siri to iPad, iCloud Tabs, Do Not Disturb Toggle, Mail VIPs and Facebook Integration

Like last week was all about iPhone 5 rumors, this week is turning out to be iOS 6 rumors week. Again 9to5mac is the main source behind the iOS 6 rumors, and according to their reliable sources iOS 6 will bring features like Siri for new iPad, iCloud tabs for Safari, Do Not Disturb Toggle for Notification Center, Mail VIPs and Facebook Integration.

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May 29, 2012

Is This Back Cover of Next Generation iPhone?

9to5mac has received an image from iPhone repair website iFixyouri that could be the back cover next generation iPhone. iFixyouri claims that this new part just entered their catalog and is supplied by a reliable Chinese parts supplier, who are actually selling this part as next generation iPhone back cover. Seth Weintraub wrote on 9to5mac:

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May 28, 2012

Ultra High Definition Television Standards Drafted by ITU

ITU has announced a new Recommendation that represents a major advance in television broadcasting that will create an entirely new television broadcast environment with the advent of ‘Ultra High Definition Television’ or UHDTV. ITU’s Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) has developed the standard – or Recommendation – in collaboration with experts from the television industry, broadcasting organizations and regulatory institutions in its Study Group 6.

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Apple’s Higher Demand for New MacBook Parts Causing Supply Chain Labor Shortage

Apple hopes to see a big jump in MacBook demand with launch of new models in June. The company is planning to see about 50% jump this year and plans to ship 16.24-19.2 million units compared to 12.79 million units in 2011, because of the new thinner and lighter MacBook models. According to DigiTimes, this increase in demand is causing labor shortage in upstream supply chain players. Aaron Lee wrote on DigiTimes:

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May 25, 2012

Intel Developing True Companion Computers That “Learn” About Their User

Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Computational Intelligence is working with Technion in Haifa and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem on small, wearable computers that can offer new applications to enhance daily life. The system can continuously monitor human functions from the brain, heart, blood, eyes and more, and send this data to a remote server that will combine them with other data such as environmental weather conditions, along with historical data, and could proactively warn people about a potential headache or dizziness during driving.

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May 24, 2012

LG Reveals Final Design and Price Tag for Upcoming 55-inch OLED TV

LG today revealed the final design of 55-inch OLED TV, which they claim is the world’s largest and slimmest OLED TV. LG also officials vowed to develop the most advanced commercial OLED TV in the market and to be the first company to bring these TVs to European consumers in the second half of the year.

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iPhone Charger Teardown Shows Apple’s Attention to The Details

We all know the amount of emphasis Apple gives to design and quality while making devices like iPhones, iPads and Macs. However, Apple’s attention to the details doesn’t just end there, they focus on making everything related to the product perfect. And this is clearly shown in the design of iPhone charger, as revealed by a teardown done by Ken Shirriff’s blog. Ken concluded his iPhone charger teardown report by saying:

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May 23, 2012

Jonathan Ive says Current Projects at Apple are his ‘Most Important’ Work

Apple’s design chief Jonathan Ive, told in an interview with The Telegraph after he received a knighthood in UK that he believes his current projects at Apple are his ‘most important’ design work ever. Shane Richmond wrote on The Telegraph:

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May 22, 2012

9to5mac: Apple Testing Next Generation iPhone Featuring 3.9-inch Screen with 1136 x 640 Resolution

9to5mac is reporting that Apple is testing multiple next generation iPhone prototypes and at least one of those prototypes feature a bigger 3.95-inch screen. Chuck Remington wrote on 9to5mac:

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May 21, 2012

Pentax Introduces Weather Resistant K-30 Digital SLR

Pentax today announced the new weather and dust resistant digital SLR camera – the Pentax K-30. The camera features 81 seals set in its compact body and is built to be weather, dust and cold resistant, perfectly working at sub-freezing temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C).

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Sony Announces NEX-F3 Mirrorless Camera with 16-Megapixel Sensor and Built-in Flash

Sony has added the new NEX-F3 entry-level mirrorless camera to their highly successful Alpha NEX series. The NEX-F3 features the same excellent 16.1-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor found on big brother NEX 5N. The camera also gets new features like a built-in flash and 180 degree tiltable LCD screen.

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May 18, 2012

MacBook Pro Rumor Roundup: Thinner, Lighter, Faster with Best Display in The Industry

In the past few days many rumors about upcoming MacBook Pro have been posted by various website and our sources say that most of these rumors will come true. The MacBook Pro rumor mill started on Monday with a post by Mark Gurman on 9to5mac, in which he reported that next generation Pro will have ultra thin design, Retina Display and USB 3.0. After Mark’s post, many other tech websites also reported similar rumors about upcoming MacBook Pro. Below is a list of MacBook Pro rumors that will most probably come true and some additional tidbits from our sources:

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May 15, 2012

Sony Updates The VAIO E, VAIO S and VAIO Z Series Laptops

Sony today announced updates for VAIO E, VAIO S and VAIO Z series laptops. The E Series will get two new laptops with larger 15.5-inch and 17.3-inch screens. Both the laptops will have last generation Intel Core i5-2450M processor, AMD Radeon 7650M graphics, up to 750GB hard drive, built in webcam, USB 3.0, HDMI, Bluetooth and WiFi. The main difference between the two laptops is the screen, the 15.5-inch model has 1366 x 768 resolution screen and the 17.3-inch model has 1600 x 900 resolution screen (there is option of selecting Full HD screen also).

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Apple to Use Thin-Film Touch Technology in 7.85-inch iPad, and Has Booked Half of Mobile DRAM Capacity at Elpida

DigiTimes today published two Apple related rumors, both hinting at upcoming iOS devices. In the first rumors DigiTimes claimed that they have heard from reliable industry sources that Apple will use “G/F2” thin-film capacitive touch technology in upcoming 7.85-inch iPad. Siu Han posted:

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May 14, 2012

Leaked Benchmarks and Best Buy Price Drops Hint at Upcoming Mac Updates

Just few weeks before a new Mac is launched two things happen – one, benchmarking results are posted on Geekbench and two, Apple’s retailing partners drop prices of current models. And in past 24 hours these two things have happened for multiple Mac models including the much rumored upcoming MacBook Pro and Ivy Bride iMac.

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May 13, 2012

Why Would Apple Buy Loewe…

Yesterday, AppleInsider reported that Apple was negotiating to acquire German HDTV maker Loewe for 87.3 million Euros (about $122 million). However, today Loewe’s spokesperson said that there was “absolutely nothing to it”. But there are still rumors that Apple offered a deal to Loewe and their board of directors is yet to decide. Many believe that Apple is interested in Loewe because of their minimalist designs and premium market appeal.

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May 11, 2012

iOS 6 to bring Apple’s Own Maps App with Incredible 3D Mode

Apple currently uses Google Maps data in iOS Maps app, but that it going to change with iOS 6, as Apple is going to bring the complete Maps applications in house. With both user interface and backend support by Apple alone. According to 9to5mac, not only will Apple replace the Google Maps data from the Maps app, but they will also add new features like 3D view, which isn’t present in current app. Mark Gurman wrote:

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May 10, 2012

Apple 7-inch iPad Coming in October with Retina Display and $200 to $250 Price Point

Apple rumor website iMore is reporting that Apple will launch the much rumored iPad mini in October along with the new iPhone. Some of the details that iMore posted about the upcoming iPad mini are very interesting, Rene Ritchie wrote:

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NVIDIA Launches More Affordable GeForce GTX 670 GPU (Reviews added)

After launching the two top-of-the-line GeForce GTX 600 series GPUs in past two months, NVIDIA today launched the more affordable third GPU based on the new 28nm Kepler architecture, the GeForce GTX 670. The new card has 1344 NVIDIA CUDA cores in place of 1536 on big brother GTX 680 and 2GB of GDDR5 graphics memory. The card supports NVIDIA PhysX, NVIDIA 3D Vision and SLI technology.

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May 9, 2012

Apple Places Next Generation iPhone Manufacturing Orders

Digitimes is reporting that Apple has placed manufacturing orders for next generation iPhone and a new 10-inch iPad model to Pegatron technology. Monica Chen posted:

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May 8, 2012

Mobile Devices Outdoor Readability Shootout

We have all seen our smartphone and tablet screens fade out as soon as we step outdoors. In some cases it’s almost unreadable outdoors even though these devices are designed to be used on the go. To find out which smartphones and tablets worked better (were more readable) in high ambient lighting DisplayMate tested 4 tablets and 5 smartphones. The test were done inside an Integrating Hemisphere using a powerful light source that uniformly illuminates the displays from all directions from 0 lux (Absolute Darkness) up through 40,000 lux (Indirect Sunlight), which is very bright.

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Apple Engineers Looking Into Multi-user Support for iOS, Calls It a ‘Known Issue’

A developer, who submitted a suggestion for multi-user support in iOS to Apple’s Bug Reporter system, got a surprising email back from Apple saying the issue is “currently being investigated”. Developers can not only use the Bug Report system in iOS for submitting bugs, but also for making suggestions for new features in iOS.

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May 7, 2012

Apple TV Prototype with Siri and iSight Camera

Cult of Mac is reporting that they have heard from a reliable source who has seen the Apple TV prototype in action featuring current Cinema Display like design along with Siri and iSight camera. The website claims “Our source is well placed and has provided us with great tips in the past.” Leander Kahney wrote on Cult of Mac:

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Apple Plans to Release $799 MacBook Air in Q3?

Digitimes is reporting that Apple will release a lower price model of MacBook Air in Q3 to compete with low end Ultrabooks from other PC makers. According to Digitimes this MacBook Air will be in response to aggressive push by Intel and other PC makers to bring down the cost of Ultrabooks to $699. Monica Chen posted:

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May 3, 2012

Samsung Unveils Flagship Galaxy S III Smartphone Featuring 4.8-inch Screen and Quad Core Processor

Samsung today announced the much anticipated Galaxy S III smartphone, which they claim is designed for humans and inspired by nature (I don’t know for whom Samsung was designing their previous generation Galaxy S handsets, but this one is for us humans). Samsung’s press release aside, the new Galaxy S III does have some class leading features including 4.8-inch Super AMOLED 720p display (its still PenTile based), 8-megpiaxel back camera, 1.9-megapixel front camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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iPhone 5 Rumors: Longer, Thinner with Metal Panel for Central Back

iLounge has a mixed record about Apple rumors, but they have been right more times than wrong about upcoming Apple product. The website now reports that the iPhone 5 won’t be teardrop-shaped as was rumored before. However, it will be longer and thinner with a bigger screen. Jeremy Horwitz posted on iLounge:

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May 2, 2012

Business Insider: Apple will Use Liquidmetal in a ‘Breakthrough Product’, But Not Anytime Soon

Business Insider interviewed Atakan Peker, one of the inventors of the Liquidmetal alloy, which Apple has licensed to use in electronic gadgets and is rumored to be one of the main components in upcoming iPhone 5. However, in the interview Peker says put cold water on all the Liquidmetal iPhone 5 rumors by saying that “Apple will likely spend on the order of $300 million to $500 million – and three to five years – to mature the technology before it can used in large scale.”

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May 1, 2012

NVIDIA Announces Dual Kepler GPU Powered GeForce GTX 690 World’s Fastest Graphics Card

NVIDIA has announced the new GeForce GTX 690 graphics card, powered by dual Kepler architecture-based GeForce GPUs. NVIDIA claims that the GTX 690 is world’s fastest consumer graphics card capable of offering double the performance of GTX 680, which was ranked as one of the best consumer graphics cards available today by various reviewers. NVIDIA is also very proud of array of innovative technologies used in designing the new card, including:

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April 26, 2012

Samsung Reveals New Exynos 4 Quad Processor will Power Upcoming Galaxy S III

Samsung today announced their new “Exynos 4 Quad” processor and also revealed that the new processor will be powering the much rumored Galaxy S III smartphone, which will be launched on May 3rd at London press event. The new processor is industry’s first quad-core ARM processor built on the High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) low power process technology.

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Has Samsung’s Marketing Department Gone Insane…

Samsung has started a new campaign in Australia in collaboration with marketing company Tongue for launch of Samsung Galaxy S III. The odd and ill-conceived campaign is more like a staged protest in which black bus branded “WAKE UP.” came in front of Apple Store in Sydney and a group of phony protesters climbed down from the bus shouting and waving “Wake Up” placards. Samsung also has series of billboards around Sydney and a website for “Wake Up” campaign.

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