Saturday, April 30, 2011

Acer AS5742-6475 15.6-Inch Laptop



The Acer Aspire 5742 notebook PC (model AS5742-6475) offers powerful performance, the latest connectivity technology, and rich media features for a fast, responsive PC experience. Start with a gorgeous 15.6-inch widescreen LCD display with built-in HD webcam and the smart performance of the Intel Core i3 processor, then throw in cool convenience features and the new Microsoft Office Starter 2010 and you have everything you need within reach to power through daily tasks and enjoy your media wherever you are.

Burn through the hottest new digital media, content creation and advanced 3D gaming with the breakthrough performance of the Intel Core i3 processor--with 4-way multitasking processor power to work on four tasks simultaneously.

The notebook's rounded edges and smooth lines bring a slenderized look while the textured mesh black cover brings a rich appearance and prevents fingerprints and scratches. The full size keyboard extends to a dedicated numeric keypad making number key in's quick.

Pinch, flick and swirl your fingers on the Multi-Gesture Touchpad for an intuitive navigation of web pages, photos, and more. A Touchpad Lock Function Key prevents accidental cursor movement from your wrists and fingers while typing.

The 1.3-megapixel HD webcam lets you go face to face in online chats and VOIPs with a 1280 x 1024 resolution, and you can go even bigger by easily connecting to your HDTV via the HDMI port--delivering crisp high-quality visuals and high-fidelity audio through a single cable.

Pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version), you'll be able to easily create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. Windows 7 is the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews, help you speed through everyday tasks. Windows 7 is designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to.

You'll also experience new ways to deliver your best work with Office Starter 2010.  Complete your PC. Buy full-featured Microsoft Office 2010.

  • Key Features

* 15.6-inch HD widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit display with native 720p HD resolution (1366 x 768), high-brightness (200-nit), and 16:9 aspect ratio.
* 2.53 GHz Intel Core i3-380M dual-core processor for a fast, responsive PC experience (3 MB L3 cache). Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking.
* 500 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
* 4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1066 MHz)
* Intel HD Graphics (with 128 MB of dedicated system memory) deliver turbo-charged performance and fast throughput and provides support for Microsoft DirectX 10 games.
* 8x SuperMulti DVD±R/RW drive can also write to CD, DVD-RAM, and dual-layer (DL) DVD±R discs--which can hold up to 8.5 GB of data.
* 1.3-megapixel HD webcam lets you go face to face in online chats and VOIPs with 1280 x 1024 resolution, and easily take still pictures and videos that you can share with friends.
* Built-in mono speaker 
* Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
* Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
* Multi-Gesture Touchpad allows you to pinch, flick and swirl your fingers across the touchpad for more natural photo and video viewing as well as intuitive navigation of websites such as Google Earth. It also enables you to scroll, zoom in and out and flip through Web pages, photos, spreadsheets and more.
* 2-in-1 Media Card Reader compatible with Secure Digital (SD) and MultiMediaCard (MMC)  
* 3 USB 2.0 ports 
* HDMI high-definition audio/video output allows a single cable to transmit uncompressed high-definition video to your digital TV or LCD
* Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And you can watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center. Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.
* Get more features with Windows Anytime Upgrade. It's the best way to add features to Windows 7, takes as few as ten minutes, requires no software or downloads, and you'll keep your existing programs, files, and settings. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process.
* Preloaded with the Microsoft Office Starter 2010 free software offering with selected functionality of Word and Excel for your text and spreadsheet tasks. Plus, if you decide you want the full suite, just purchase a product key to activate an ad-free version that also includes the latest Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher programs.  Complete your PC. Buy full-featured Microsoft Office 2010.
* Acer Backup Manager Software enables you to set up backup your valuable data or media portfolio with ease, and protect your assets intelligently and quickly.
* 6-cell battery (4400 mAh) 
* Weight: 5.74 pounds
* Warranty: One-year parts and labor limited warranty with concurrent International Traveler's Warranty


Acer AS5742-6475 15.6-Inch Laptop Review

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera



It's all about the power of contrast. Color that defies convention. Sleek, gentle curves that merge art and technology into a camera designed to inspire. The PowerShot SD1300 IS Digital ELPH camera captures your world as much as it expresses your originality, with bold innovations that include remarkable low light performance. Everything looks right. Hold it, and everything feels right, too. 

PowerShot SD1300IS Highlights :
- 28mm wide-angle lens, 4x optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer
- Smart AUTO mode intelligently selects from 18 settings
- Shooting Modes
- 12.1-megapixel resolution makes it a breeze to print large size images
- Bright, clear 2.7-inch PureColor System LCD
- Shoot in Low Light mode for dimly-lit situations

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS 12.1 Megapixel Compact Camera - 5 mm-20 mm - SD1300ISPWRS Digital Cameras.

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Apple MacBook Pro MC700LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop



Apple MacBook Pro MC700LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop :
Introducing the new 13-inch MacBook Pro. The state-of-the-art dual-core Intel i5 processor delivers up to 2x faster performance (over the previous generation of MacBook Pro). New Thunderbolt technology lets you connect high-performance peripherals and high-resolution displays to a single port, and transfer files at lightning speeds. And with the new built-in FaceTime HD camera, you can make astonishingly crisp HD video calls.

With the revolutionary Thunderbolt technology, you'll be able to achieve bi-directional channels with transfer speeds to peripherals like external hard drives and servers up to an amazing 10 Gbps--while also connecting to a DisplayPort-compatible high-resolution display.

As with previous models, the MacBook Pro features a precision unibody enclosure crafted from a single block of aluminum, creating a thin and light mobile computing workhorse (less than 1 inch thin and just 4.5 pounds) that's also highly durable. And it includes a 13.3-inch, LED-backlit glass display as well as a glass trackpad that doesn't include a button (for larger tracking area) that features Apple's Multi-Touch technology. You'll also get up to 7 hours of battery life while on the go.

This version of the 13.3-inch Apple MacBook Pro (model MC700LL/A) Laptop features a 2.3 GHz Core i5 "Sandy Bridge" dual-core processor, 320 GB hard drive, and 4 GB of installed RAM. Other features include integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics, ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth connectivity, an SDXC card slot, two USB 2.0 ports, and a FireWire 800 port. It also comes with the Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system as well as the iLife software suite, which includes the latest versions of iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand.

Key Features :
- Revolutionary Thunderbolt Technology
- Next-Generation Dual-Core Intel Processor
- Buttonless Multi-Touch Trackpad

Key Specifications :

- 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with edge-to-edge, uninterrupted glass (1280 x 800-pixel resolution).

- 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor ("Sandy Bridge") with 3 MB shared L3 cache for excellent multitasking.

- Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory.
- 320 GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
- 4 GB installed RAM (1333 MHz DDR3; supports up to 8 GB)
- 8x slot-loading SuperDrive with double-layer DVD support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
- Built-in FaceTime HD camera for video chatting
- Wi-Fi wireless networking (based on 802.11n specification; 802.11a/b/g compatible)
- Gigabit Ethernet wired networking (10/100/1000)
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) for connecting with peripherals such as keyboards, mice and cell phones

- Two USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire 800 port
- SDXC card slot
- Thunderbolt port with native Mini DisplayPort output plus support for DVI, VGA, dual-link DVI, and HDMI (requires adapters, sold separately)

- Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control with support for inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

- Full-size backlit keyboard
- Stereo speakers with subwoofers
- Dimensions: 12.78 x 8.94 x 0.95 inches (WxDxH)
- Weight: 4.5 pounds
- Up to 7 hours of battery life
- Meets Energy Star 5.0 requirements
- Rated EPEAT Gold

Apple MacBook Pro MC700LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop Review

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Apple iPod classic 160 GB (7th Generation)



The new Apple iPod classic comes with 160 GB of storage in the same compact size, making it the take-everything-everywhere iPod. It's available in quintessential silver or striking black. iPod classic also has plenty of battery life (up to 36 hours of audio playback or 6 hours of video playback), good looks (a sleek, anodized aluminum design), and other great features (Cover Flow and Genius playlists for creating perfect playlists). You can even rent a movie from iTunes and watch it on the go.

  • Meet a Musical Genius
Say you're listening to a song you really like and want to hear other tracks that go great with it. With a few clicks, the Genius feature finds the songs in your library that go great together and makes a Genius playlist for you. You can listen to the playlist right away, save it for later, or even refresh it and give it another go. Count on Genius to create a mix you wouldn't have thought of yourself. 

  • Hold Everything
iPod classic gives you 160GB of storage capacity, good for up to 40,000 songs, 200 hours of video, 25,000 photos, or any combination. And you get up to 36 hours of battery life, so you can keep on rocking for a long, long time. 

With 160GB of space, iPod classic means you can always have your entire music and movie library with you. Carry it from the living room to a party in the backyard. Or take it on a cross-country road trip and never listen to the same song twice. 

  • Click to Enjoy
Finding exactly what you want to watch or listen to is easy. Use the Click Wheel to browse by album art with Cover Flow or navigate your songs and videos by playlist, artist, album, genre, and more. You can also search for specific titles and artists. Want to mix things up? Click Shuffle Songs for a different experience every time. 

  • Watch Movies and TV Shows
The vivid 2.5-inch display makes video come alive. Purchase or rent movies, buy TV shows, and download video podcasts from the iTunes Store, then sync them to your iPod classic to watch anywhere, anytime.

  • Play iPod Games
Put hours of fun at your fingertips. iPod classic comes with three games--Vortex, iQuiz, and Klondike--and you can purchase games such as Cake Mania from the iTunes Store. All iPod games are designed specifically for the iPod interface. 

  • Share Your Photos
iPod classic uses iTunes to sync the photos you have in iPhoto on a Mac. You can view photo slideshows complete with music and transitions on iPod classic, or play them on a TV using an optional Apple component or composite AV cable
 Apple iPod classic 160 GB (7th Generation) Newest Model.
Monday, April 18, 2011

HTC Inspire 4G Android Phone (AT&T)



HTC Inspire 4G Android Phone (AT&T)
One of the first smartphones to run on AT&T's ultra-fast 4G mobile broadband network, the Android-powered HTC Inspire 4G features a gorgeous, extra-large 4.3-inch Super LCD touchscreen, and a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor to make quick work of all your social networking, image and video uploads, and e-mail replies. With AT&T's 4G network, you'll enjoy mobile broadband speeds up to 4x faster than AT&T's already fast mobile broadband network.

The Inspire 4G also offers the next-generation HTC Sense user interface experience, which includes quicker startup times from hibernation mode as well as a consolidated view of your favorite social networking sites. You also get the AT&T Mobile Hotspot service built right into the smartphone--enabling you to connect additional Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the phone's mobile broadband signal.

Equal parts speed and beauty, the Inspire 4G is constructed from a single piece of aluminum and includes an 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash that can also capture video in HD resolution (720p). With an included Blockbuster app, you'll be able to instantly view movies over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G connections and enjoy stunning audio via the integrated speakers with Dolby Mobile + SRS WOW HD surround sound. 

Other features include a 4 GB internal memory, supplied 8 GB microSD memory card, Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, DLNA certification for wireless media streaming to other devices, and up to 6 hours of talk time.

  • Android Operating System

The Inspire 4G runs the latest Android operating system--OS 2.2 (aka, Froyo)--which provides a faster overall Android experience as well as greater multitasking capabilities. You'll be able to receive notifications, listen to music, and even record GPS data without keeping the application open. And it features a plethora of new enhancements, including an improved onscreen QWERTY keyboard, full push corporate e-mail, and support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web. It also offers enhanced Exchange support, with Calendar syncing, Global Address Lookup, improved security, auto-discovery, and more.

With integrated Google technology, the Inspire 4G brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, GTalk instant messaging (with presence capabilities), YouTube, and Picasa. The Inspire 4G also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day. 

  • HTC Sense Mobile Experience

With the next generation of the popular HTC Sense mobile experience, the HTC Inspire 4G automatically delivers your most-wanted information to your screen. It offers even more ways to stay connected--including FriendStream, which delivers Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr updates in a consolidated view. And you'll be able to pinpoint the location of a lost phone on a map, send a command to make the phone sound an alert--even while on "silent" mode--through the htcsense.com web site. If needed, you can also remotely wipe all of the phone's data with a single command in addition to forwarding calls and text messages to a different number.

HTC Inspire 4G Android Phone (AT&T)

Radar Detector Car Dash and Windshield Mount




Radar Detector Car Dash and Windshield Mount.

We have combined our heavy duty suction mount system with a mounting plate. The suction is rated to hold 20 pounds. Once it is attached to your windshield, it isn't coming down unless you want it to by pressing on the suction release. The angle of the mounting plate can be adjusted up and down. Your device attaches to the mounting plate with a heavy duty strip which we provide. We also include a dash plate with double sided tape so that the suction can adhere to your dash.

Review on Amazon.com :
(by Bgon) In California, it is illegal to have anything mounted to your windshield. GPS, Radar Detectors, etc. If an Officer feels inclined to, he can actually pull you over and ticket you for a windshield mounted device.

I have an Escort Passport 9500ix. I was using the windshield mount it came with. However, I noticed that it was rubbing up against my windshield when I drove and (I'm sure) in part to the dual 12's in the back. It was evident that continual use of the supplied windshield mount would eventually lead to a damaged windshield.

This dash mount is working great. It holds my radar detector perfectly still away from the windshield, while obeying one of CA's many ridiculous laws. Plus, it elevates the radar detector to the perfect spot in order to detect laser without jeopardizing radar detection.


Radar Detector Car Dash and Windshield Mount

Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera Review



Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera : It’s small enough to fit in a pocket, but why would you ever want to put it there? Whether out on the town or just hanging with friends, the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera captures every experience in stunning 1080p HD video. Stay in focus while you’re on the move with integrated image stabilization. Then kick back and watch all the action on your HDTV or share your scene on YouTube with the built-in USB. The Zi8 pocket video camera has all you need to define yourself in high definition.

Product Features :

  • Take full HD 1080p videos wherever you go
  • Get sharper videos and less blur thanks to built-in image stabilization
  • Premiere your videos in the palm of your hand with the vivid 2.5-inch color LCD
  • No cables to worry about–just swing out the USB arm to upload, share and charge
  • Get a new perspective–take amazing 5 MP 16:9 widescreen HD still pictures
  • Share on Facebook and YouTube with ease–built-in software makes editing and uploading simple
  • Compatible with PC and MAC (Use with Apple iLife Suite of products) operating systems
  • Compatible with iTunes for syncing with Apple TV, iPhone and iPod Devices
  • Plenty of room for more–record up to 10 hours of HD video (Record ~20 min per 1 GB at 720p HD at 30 fps) with the expandable SD/SDHC Card slot that can hold up to 32 GB
  • Capture your friends in their best light with smart face tracking technology
  • See more details and accurate colors in low light
  • Make audio awesome–the external microphone jack lets you record in stereo
  • Be ready for the big screen right out of the box with complementary HDMI cable
  • Record from a distance or play back on your TV with ease with available remote control
  • Grab attention and define your style with the ultra-compact design, stunning looks, and a range of colors 

 Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera Review

Apple Wireless Keyboard Review



The completely cable-free Apple Wireless Keyboard uses Bluetooth technology to connect with your Mac or iPad. So you're free to move the keyboard just about anywhere within range and wirelessly type away. And it is slim, compact design takes less space. 

Review on amazon.com  :
(Roger J. Buffington) : I love Apple products, but must run a Windows 7 system for professional reasons. I greatly envied my daughter's Apple keyboard, and a Bing search indicated that the Apple keyboard would work fine with Windows. Well, it does. There are a few Windows specific keys missing, and a few Mac specific keys that don't do much on this keykboard, but really all the keys that almost all Windows users will want are right here. The keyboard installed on my desktop Windows machine in seconds as a Bluetooth device, and works flawlessly. I had no setup issues whatever. None.

The keyboard itself is a beautiful, minimalist device, but nonetheless constitutes a full-sized keyboard, albeit without the numeric pad. Despite the fact that I am a power touch typist, I have never once used the numeric pad on any keyboard, so I appreciate the notion of giving up the numeric pad in exchange for having a smaller device on the desktop. Not everyone will agree, of course. Also missing are the delete key and the printscreen key. I admit that I miss the delete key, but the destructive backspace key is an adequate substitute.

The keyboard seems to be just the right size for my hands (I am not a big guy) and although it is not one of the curved "ergonomic" keyboards, I find myself quite comfortable typing continuously with this keyboard. The keys themselves have a nice solid feel; most typists will like the feel of these keys.

I like the fact that this keyboard uses readily-available AA batteries. It shuts off when not in use, and springs to life instantly upon the touch of a key. Very good design.

Highly recommended for anyone who does not mind eschewing the numeric keypad, the delete key and printscreen. RJB.

Apple Wireless Keyboard Review

Logitech 1080p Webcam Pro C910



Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910
Say it bigger. Say it better. High definition video up to 1080p, a wide-angle lens and autofocus for picture quality that's simply amazing. Video chat, blog, stream and upload to Facebook in just one click. The term 'webcam' doesn't quite do it justice. Logitech Fluid Crystal Technology gives you smooth, fluid video. Crystal clear images. Rich colors.

Image-Perfect Tuning: World-class optics, lighting compensation and image processing make your videos, video calls and photos more breathtaking.

Auto Everything: Automatic adjustments for brightness, contrast, color saturation, colors, focus and face tracking make high-quality video calling and recording a breeze.

Internet-Ready Camera: Camcorder-quality videos, digital camera-quality stills and studio-level sound make online video sharing and communications faster, easier and more beautiful.

  • Full HD 1080p video recording and smooth HD 720p video calling with Logitech Fluid CrystalTM Technology; 1-click video uploading to Facebook and YouTube
  • Fluid HD 720p video calling with Logitech More HD Technology
  • 5 MP HD sensor, precision Carl Zeiss lens, autofocus and intelligent auto light correction for crystal clear video and brilliant 10 MP photos
  • Dual built-in noise-cancelling mics let friends hear you in rich, clear HD-quality stereo
  • Works with Logitech VidTM HD, SkypeTM, Yahoo® Messenger, Microsoft LiveTM Messenger
Logitech 1080p Webcam Pro C910
 

Roku XDS Streaming Player 1080p Review



Roku is a little box that allows you to instantly stream tons of entertainment on your TV. Watch over 100,000 movies and TV shows from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and more. Listen to music on Pandora, or listen to your own iTunes playlists. Even watch major sports, news, or original Internet programming. It's all available whenever you want it. The all-new, top-of-the-line Roku XDS sets a new standard with 1080p streaming video, the latest wireless technology, and Instant Replay. All for under $100. No wonder Roku is the best selling streaming player ever.



*  Works with any TV—up to 1080p*. The XDS delivers the biggest and best streaming video experience you can get.     
* It's really easy. Be up and running in 5 minutes. Roku works with any TV.
* No PC needed. Roku connects to your high speed Internet connection wirelessly. With the XDS, you get extended-range, dual-band Wireless-N performance.
* No extra monthly bills.Use your existing subscriptions (like Netflix or Hulu Plus), or enjoy free and on-demand content (like Pandora, Flickr, and Amazon Instant Video). 
* It's always getting better. Roku is constantly expanding its library of streaming entertainment, so there will always be something new to watch.

Roku XDS Streaming Player 1080p Review
Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 review



Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 review : On the bottom of the screen you can find a bad with LEDs. It’s used to illuminate the keyboard when you want to work at night with the lights off. The size of the Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 it’s similar to the power supply from gaming laptops...

The market for PC’s All-in-one is low yet. Very few people are thinking to save space on the desk by using this kind of PC. Almost everybody’s looking to buy a monitor, and a desktop PC . The price for all in one pc’s is also much bigger than a common computer.

We will present a review of Lenovo Idea Centre A 700, that will make you understand if it’s worth buying. We are very interested to see what impact this computer from Lenovo will produce.

Under the Lenovo A700’s screen, behind the shiny grilles have been placed two JBL speakers signed. For most users, they can replace a small sound system. On the right side of the pc, you can find an optical drive, and on opposite side, the system connectors. The others are placed on the bottom of the screen. The one from the right are actually touch-sensitive buttons, used to adjust brightness and speaker volume.

On the bottom of the screen you can find a bad with LEDs. It’s used to illuminate the keyboard when you want to work at night with the lights off. The size of the Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 it’s similar to the power supply from gaming laptops . The maximum power it’s 150 W .

Specifications :
Display: 23.1 “, 1920×1080, capacitive touch screen, LED
CPU: Intel Core i5-480M, 2.66 GHz, 3 MB Cache, 2.93 GHzTurbo Boost, HT, 35 W TDP
Chipset: Intel HM55
RAM: 2 x 2 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
Integrated GPU: Intel HD Graphics
Dedicated GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 1GB DDR3
HDD: 1 TB, 3.5 “, 7200 RPM, 32 MB buffer
Optical Drive: DVD RW
Network: LAN, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth
Connectors: 6 x USB 2.0, Firewire, HDMI in, HDMI out, A / V in,SPDIF
Dimensions: -
Weight: 9.7 kg

Other: Wireless keyboard and mouse, webcam, SD and MScard reader, JBL audio system

Lenovo IdeaCentre A700 review

Acer Iconia Tab A100 Review



Acer Iconia Tab A100 Review : The price of Acer Iconia Tab A100 it’s 483$, and can be bought starting from 20 April. It has a 7 inch display, and a hardware platform based on Tegra 2. The processor it’s a dual core of 1Ghz and, only 512 MB RAM

Acer announced the release of the new Tab, called Iconia A100 on April 20. After the huge success of Ipad, many manufactures are trying to create tabs to compete with the big Apple. However, the market it’s almost owned by Apple, by 70%. In the next lines you will find a review of the Acer Iconia Tab A100, and we will try to tell you if it’s worth buying one.

The Acer Iconia Tab A100, it’s a tablet that run’s on Android 3.0 system, and it’s a low-cost gadget. Acer it’s trying to create a useful pad, at a competitive price. The price of Acer Iconia Tab A100 it’s 483$, and can be bought starting from 20 April. It has a 7 inch display, and a hardware platform based on Tegra 2. The processor it’s a dual core of 1Ghz and, only 512 MB RAM. The storage it’s supplied by a memory card of 8 GB.

The list of facilities also includes Bluetooth module and 803.11n Wifi connectivity. On the front, you can find a 2MP camera, for video conferences, and a 5MP camera with autofocus and Led flash on the back. The memory card can be extended up to 32Gb capacity.

The new tab from Acer can be connected on the PC by a Micro USB interface and also Multimedia, HDMI connector.

Like all the tabs, and smartphones, even the Acer Iconia has an accelerometer, gyroscope, and digital compass. The screen resolution it’s 600 x 1024 pixles.

When I was asked to review the new Acer Iconia Tab A100, I first noticed, the weight. It’s not really the lightest gadget in the world. It has 450 grams, and 470 grams, the 3G version.
Looking forward to see what impact this new tab will have on the market. 

Acer Iconia Tab A100 Review

BlackBerry PlayBook review



BlackBerry PlayBook review... The PlayBook supports Flash video playback — something the iPad doesn't do — and HTML5 for rich video content. Thus, you can browse the Web much the way you do on a computer. There are a few annoying quirks: For example, the PlayBook took a long time when scrolling through long documents or Web pages...

You need three things to compete with Apple's iPad tablet computer: A gorgeous, easy-to-use device that people will love, a bustling app store and an attractive price tag.

Nobody has been able to match the iPad thus far. But the PlayBook, the first effort from BlackBerry smartphone maker Research In Motion, has emerged as one of the strongest contenders.

On the surface, the PlayBook looks similar to other iPad competitors: Its slick touch screen measures 7 inches diagonally, smaller than the iPad's but comparable with those of others. It has front and rear cameras for snapping photos and video conferencing and a black rubberized plastic back and sides.

What's different is the software powering the PlayBook. Most non-iPad tablets use Google's Android software; RIM developed its own — a smart decision, yielding a device that is a pleasure to navigate and filled with cool features. Although RIM's software was built from scratch, it has hints of the BlackBerry phone's interface.

When it goes on sale on Tuesday, the cheapest version will cost $499 — the same as the cheapest iPad. It comes with Wi-Fi capabilities and 16 gigabytes of memory. A model with 32 GB will cost $599, and the 64 GB version will go for $699. Sprint plans a version that works over cellular connections this summer, rivaling the iPad's ability to connect on AT&T's network.

Unfortunately, the PlayBook isn't yet much of a competitor on the app front: There are just 3,000 applications currently optimized for the tablet, and during my testing it appeared unable to download App World apps available for BlackBerry smartphones.

By contrast, there are more than 65,000 apps available for the iPad, which can also run iPhone apps (Apple offers more than 350,000 apps total). And while it's unclear exactly how many tablet-specific Apps there are for Android, Android tablets can run any of the more than 150,000 apps in the Android Market.
But the PlayBook aims to catch up, in a way: Later this year, it will be able to run Android apps, too.

In my hands, the PlayBook felt solid and easy to use. There are just a few buttons on the top for adjusting volume and playing or pausing music or videos. There's also a tiny button for turning on the device — so teeny, in fact, that I regretted trimming my nails right before testing.

Finding my way around the PlayBook was delightfully easy and fast because it has a speedy processor.
At the top of the main page sit device settings and alerts for things such as software updates. Across the bottom, you see a scroll of apps that you can swipe through or expand to fill the screen by swiping a finger upward.

In the middle of the screen are small thumbnails of your open apps; you can slide your finger left or right to sort through these and pick or dismiss them with a tap or a flick.

One cool feature: Open apps remain active even when you're looking at them from this view. So if you open the camera and later sort through your open apps, the viewfinder will still be working in the tiny thumbnail of the camera app.

Even though the Blackberry PlayBook is smaller than the iPad, its screen was bright, colors looked rich and images were sharp. I felt immersed watching videos — a combination of the excellent display and simple frame surrounding.

The PlayBook supports Flash video playback — something the iPad doesn't do — and HTML5 for rich video content. Thus, you can browse the Web much the way you do on a computer. There are a few annoying quirks: For example, the PlayBook took a long time when scrolling through long documents or Web pages.

In general, though, the PlayBook's screen was very touch sensitive, and I especially liked how the PlayBook takes advantage of it. Instead of hitting the power button to wake up the device, you can make one long swipe upward with a finger.

When using an application, a long upward swipe will bring you back to the main page that shows the settings and your applications. Make a hard swipe to the left or right to flip through your other open applications. Another neat trick: You can zoom in on Flash videos by spreading two fingers on the screen.

Like so many other tablets, the PlayBook includes cameras for taking photos and videos and for video chatting. On the rear, the PlayBook sports a pretty simple 5-megapixel camera that took decent photos (no flash, though) and videos. The 3-megapixel front camera is probably more suited to video calls. I wasn't able to try it, though, as RIM isn't planning to roll out a video chat app until after the device is available. 

Of course, RIM is known for its focus on business users, and the PlayBook can do plenty of work, too. It includes word processing, spreadsheet and slideshow apps and can easily be attached to an HD TV through its Micro HDMI port (for presentations or, if you're like me, streaming online movies to a flat screen). Its onscreen virtual keyboard was surprisingly accurate and took very little time to get used to. 

And if you have a BlackBerry phone, a nifty feature called BlackBerry Bridge links the two devices over Bluetooth. When I tested it, it wasn't fully functional. But it promises to let you easily do things on the tablet such as using the BlackBerry Messenger app on your phone and accessing BlackBerry e-mails and calendar. For a business user who feels constrained by the BlackBerry's small screen, this could be a nice complement.
RIM expects the PlayBook to get eight to 10 hours of battery life while multitasking. I got about six hours while surfing the Web, streaming Internet radio, checking e-mails and streaming videos. Maybe this was actually a hint that I should limit my music video habit. 

The PlayBook is an impressive tablet — it has to be, considering the iPad's head start. And if RIM can ramp up its app offerings, it will be an even heartier contender.

Source : yahoo.com
BlackBerry PlayBook review

Nokia Launches New Symbian Smartphones



Nokia Launches New Symbian Smartphones... Nokia said it will use Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Phone software as the main platform for its smartphones in an effort to recover lost share from the iPhone and RIM's Blackberry. But Nokia said it will continue to develop and use the new Symbian software...

Nokia Corp. on Tuesday launched its first smartphones to run on the updated Symbian software with new icons, enhancements and a faster browser.

Nokia said the two models — the E6 and X7 — have longer battery life, better text input and new Ovi Maps applications with improved search and public transport routes.

The Nokia E6, with a standard QWERTY keypad and high resolution touch display, is aimed at corporate customers, while the Nokia X7 is an entertainment-focused handset with a 4-inch (10-centimeter) display made for games.

The world's largest cellphone maker did not price the handsets.

Markets seemed unimpressed by the announcement, which comes as Nokia continues to struggle against stiff competition, especially from Apple Inc. and Research in Motion.

Nokia stock fell more than 1.5 percent to euro6.18 ($8.92) in afternoon trading in Helsinki.

More than 200 million phones, with 150 million more expected on the market, use Symbian technology, seen by some developers as clumsy and dated. At the end of last year, it was surpassed by Android as the world's No. 1 smart phone software.

Nokia said the new, faster Symbian software, known as Symbian Anna, will be available for previously released top models, including the N8, E7, C7 and C6-01 devices "in coming months."

In February, Nokia and Microsoft surprised the industry by announcing they were joining forces to challenge major rivals — Apple's iPhone and Android, Google's software for phones and tablets.

Nokia said it will use Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Phone software as the main platform for its smartphones in an effort to recover lost share from the iPhone and RIM's Blackberry. But Nokia said it will continue to develop and use the new Symbian software.

The company, which claims 1.3 billion daily users of its devices, said it hopes the partnership with Microsoft will lead to capturing the next billion users to join the Internet in developing growth markets.

Nokia, an Espoo-based company, near Helsinki, employs 132,500 people.

Nokia Launches New Symbian Smartphones

Toshiba's Energy - Saving E205 Laptop




Toshiba is one of the first PC makers to use a new Intel (INTC) technology called Wireless Display, or WiDi. It creates a wireless network that pairs the laptop with a Netgear (NTGR) Push2TV receiver that's included with the computer's purchase. This lets users easily display images from the E205 on a big-screen TV. Once the connection is established, it takes just a button push in Intel's Wireless Display software to initiate the transfer.

Toshiba's Energy - Saving E205 Laptop...
For the past couple of years, retail giant Best Buy (BBY) has been putting more of its own stamp on laptops for consumers at its stores. Toshiba's recently introduced E205-S1904 Satellite laptop is one collaborative result. The verdict: It's a $999 laptop with snappy performance and the ability to beam videos to a big-screen TV, but it has too many mechanical flaws for me to recommend it wholeheartedly. 

Toshiba designed the E205 as part of Best Buy's "Blue Label" program. The retailer uses the program to influence product design so computing will be easier for consumers, based on what they've said they want. Toshiba seems to have taken the name literally: The laptop's royal blue, molded-plastic case feels cheap, compared to other Toshiba models. Its glossy lid shows too many fingerprints and smudges. 

The E205 features a springy keyboard and big touchpad. But a further construction flaw I found was that the left and right mouse buttons are very hard to reach. Even with large hands, I had to stop typing to stretch my thumbs down and apply enough force to click the stiff buttons. 

While the laptop's overall appearance wasn't to my liking, there's a lot to be impressed with. The Toshiba laptop takes other, more useful design cues from Best Buy recommendations for Blue Label products. On the left side, there are jacks for a headphone and microphone, as well as a USB input. Designers moved the heat-dissipation vents to that side instead of the bottom, where on many notebooks they end up grilling one's knees. The E205's right side includes a slot-loading DVD player, a conventional USB port, and another USB input that accepts eSata cable, too. There's also an HD multimedia (HDMI) output. 

  • WiDi for image display on TV

     

Above the keyboard, there's an ambient-light sensor that automatically adjusts the brightness settings on the energy-saving, 14.1-inch, HD-resolution, LED-backlit screen. To the right of the keyboard, there's a touch-control panel to adjust the volume and playback of music and videos. The keyboard is nicely backlit as well, which helps in low-light situations. 

Toshiba is one of the first PC makers to use a new Intel (INTC) technology called Wireless Display, or WiDi. It creates a wireless network that pairs the laptop with a Netgear (NTGR) Push2TV receiver that's included with the computer's purchase. This lets users easily display images from the E205 on a big-screen TV. Once the connection is established, it takes just a button push in Intel's Wireless Display software to initiate the transfer. 

There are a couple of caveats. The technology doesn't currently work with copy-protected DVDs. And the laptop's display is disabled during the transfer, so users can't do something else on the laptop—such as deal with e-mail—while watching videos or listening to music. 

Overall performance was nimble. The laptop runs on Intel's new Core i5 processor and includes a generous 4 gigabytes of memory, which can be expanded up to 8 GB. The 500-GB hard drive is generous for a laptop in the E205's price range. Battery life is a fairly typical 3.5 hours when running video at normal screen brightness.

 

  • some graphics chips unwelcome

     

Toshiba decided to use the 64-bit version of Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows 7 Home Premium operating system, which processes data in larger chunks than the 32-bit version. The E205 had no problems running multiple programs simultaneously. It worked without a hitch when I played video and listened to music at the same time, using Apple's (AAPL) iTunes software. 

Intel's integrated graphics chip always seems to need a few seconds to work out the kinks when playing video, and this system was no different. An odd quirk of the E205 and other WiDi-equipped laptops is that users can't easily add more potent graphics chips from Nvidia (NVDA) or ATI (AMD). That could limit the machine's appeal for video game players. Intel executives say PC makers can create software that would let them add other graphics chips to their machines. 

The E205 comes with a trial version of Microsoft Office and Works and Symantec's (SYMC) Norton Internet Security. There's also Best Buy's Software Installer application, which contains a list of programs and Web sites—including Netflix (NFLX), Roxio Creator (SNIC), and The Wall Street Journal (NWS)—that can quickly be installed. It's a neat way to shop for software to personalize your computer without being hobbled by preinstalled clutter you don't want. 

The Toshiba E205's design may not work for everyone, but it's a powerful and affordable laptop whose innovation and ease of use packs a wallop. 

Toshiba's Energy - Saving E205 Laptop Review

Samsung Galaxy S II Siap Diluncurkan



Samsung Galaxy S II Siap Diluncurkan : Harganya sendiri belum terungkap. Namun sebuah situs di Inggris sudah memasang banderol sekitar USD 880 atau Rp 7,6 juta. Cukup mahal memang jika harga ini benar...
 
Jika Anda menggandrungi ponsel berbasis Google Andoid, ada selentingan kabar baik. Samsung, salah satu raksasa vendor asal Korea Selatan yang agresif merilis ponsel Android, mengumumkan akan menghadirkan anggota baru Samsung Galaxy S.

Samsung Galaxy S II terindikasi akan ditingkatkan performa prosesornya, menjadi 1,2 GHz dual core. Semula perubahan ini dinyatakan membuat peluncuran Galaxy S II tertunda, namun Samsung mengkonfirmasi jadwal rilis tidak berubah.

Sejumlah sumber, termasuk halaman Facebook resmi Samsung wilayah Estonia, mengkonfirmasi upgrade prosesor di Galaxy S II dari rencana awal yang 'cuma' 1 GHz dual core. Sedangkan sumber dari media terkemuka, GSMArena, juga menyatakan kebenaran berita tersebut.

Kabarnya, perbaikan prosesor ini membutuhkan waktu sehingga Galaxy S II tidak akan diluncurkan sebelum bulan Juni. Namun Samsung mengklarifikasi bahwa ponsel berbasis Android Gingerbread tersebut tetap dipasarkan sesuai jadwal, yakni mulai akhir April atau awal Mei ini. "Samsung Galaxy S II pertama kali akan meluncur bulan April, sesuai rencana. Handset ini akan berangsur-angsur menghampiri setiap pasar menurut jadwal peluncuran lokal," demikian tertulis di akun Twitter SamsungTomorrow, diberitakan eWeek.

Hanya saja tidak disebut di mana saja Galaxy S II akan meluncur pertama kali, mungkin baru terbatas di beberapa negara. Ponsel cerdas ini bakal jadi handset andalan Samsung melawan kompetitor beratnya, semisal LG Optimus 2X yang juga mengusung prosesor dual core.

Harganya sendiri belum terungkap. Namun sebuah situs di Inggris sudah memasang banderol sekitar USD 880 atau Rp 7,6 juta. Cukup mahal memang jika harga ini benar.

Smartphone ini berukuran sangat langsing, bahkan diklaim tertipis di dunia. Ketebalannya cuma 8,49 milimeter dan berat hanya 4,09 ons.

Sama seperti Google Nexus S yang juga mereka produksi, Galaxy S II diperlengkapi dengan fitur NFC alias Near Field Communication. Fasilitas ini memungkinkan transaksi pembayaran dilakukan via ponsel.
 
Samsung Galaxy S II Siap Diluncurkan

Google Maps Pecahkan Rekor 50 Juta kali Download



Google Maps Pecahkan Rekor 50 Juta  kali Download : Google telah menyempurnakan GPS turn-by-turn software, Navigasi, dan bahkan menawarkan akses satu-klik dengan fungsi GPS sebagai fitur built-in pada ponsel Android yang lebih baru...

Aplikasi Google Maps memegang rekor baru sebagai aplikasi pertama di Android Market dengan jumlah unduhan hingga 50 juta kali.

Pencapaian ini menjadi sebuah fakta bahwa Google Maps merupakan aplikasi wajib bagi semua perangkat Android.
Selain mesin pencarinya, peta berbasis GPS ini sangat fenomenal. Walaupun demikian.
Google Maps adalah bagian yang hebat dari perangkat lunak ponsel.

Aplikasi Google Maps ini adalah salah satu fitur unggulan ketika Android pertama kali diluncurkan pada 2008.

Apalagi kelebihan aplikasi ini adalah menawarkan fitur navigasi, lokasi dan gambar secara real time, tidak seperti apa iPhone atau perangkat mobile yang ditawarkan.

Sejak itu versi mobile dari Google Maps telah menjadi cara utama bagi pengguna untuk menemukan jalan mereka di sekitar kota, mencari restoran terdekat, atau hanya digunakan sebagai perangkat GPS standar. Demikian diberitakan  TG Daily.

Google telah menyempurnakan GPS turn-by-turn software, Navigasi, dan bahkan menawarkan akses satu-klik dengan fungsi GPS sebagai fitur built-in pada ponsel Android yang lebih baru.

Perusahaan asal California ini sendiri berencana untuk terus mengembangkan Google Maps secara canggih dan terhubung dengan berbagai aplikasi lainnya yang dibuat oleh Google.
 
Google Maps Pecahkan Rekor 50 Juta  kali Download
 

Lenovo Luncurkan Komputer Tablet Bongsor ala Apple



Lenovo Luncurkan Komputer Tablet Bongsor ala Apple : Kami pikir tablet berukuran 23 inci punya potensi," kata Cai. Ia mengakui, mungkin tablet ini memang tidak terlalu mobile. Namun, kata dia, tablet ini bisa berguna saat digunakan di ruangan-ruangan rumah

Kelebihan utama tablet PC tentu terletak pada desainnya yang ringkas dan mudah dibawa kemanapun. Oleh karena itu, cukup aneh mendengar isu bahwa Lenovo berencana mengeluarkan tablet berukuran 23 inci. 

Kini para vendor komputer tak malu-malu lagi mengikuti jejak Apple yang sukses dengan iPad, dengan meluncurkan berbagai komputer tablet versi mereka.

Bahkan tahun ini Lenovo berencana untuk meluncurkan tablet berukuran 'raksasa', yakni komputer tablet dengan layar sebesar 23 inci.

Kabar itu diumumkan langsung oleh William Cai, Senior Specialist Marketing Lenovo saat menghadiri sebuah dialog di ajang Gadget Show Live. "Kami berharap, tablet ini bisa diluncurkan akhir tahun ini," ujar Cai, seperti dikutip situs TechRadar.

Langkah ini tentu saja cukup mengejutkan, karena biasanya konsumen mengutamakan aspek mobilitas dan portabilitas untuk sebuah komputer tablet. Namun, Lenovo sangat optimistis bahwa pasar akan merespon dengan baik.

"Kami pikir tablet berukuran 23 inci punya potensi," kata Cai. Ia mengakui, mungkin tablet ini memang tidak terlalu mobile. Namun, kata dia, tablet ini bisa berguna saat digunakan di ruangan-ruangan rumah.

Apalagi, Cai menjelaskan, tablet ini bisa dipakai menggunakan papan kunci, atau juga sebagai televisi. "Atau Anda juga bisa memasangnya di meja untuk bermain game bersama keluarga," kata Cai.

Tentu saja, Cai mengakui tantangan yang dihadapi dalam mengembangkan tablet 'bongsor' ini.
Misalnya saja, ukuran yang besar, tentu saja akan menyebabkan penggunaan baterai yang boros dan mengupayakan bobot tablet untuk tidak terlalu berat.

Apalagi, harga layar sentuh sebesar itu tentu saja pasti akan membuat tablet itu menjadi sangat mahal.

Lenovo sendiri baru merilis tablet Android LePad di China, akhir Maret lalu. Pertama kali diperkenalkan pada event Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 di Las Vegas Januari lalu, LePad memiliki layar berwarna dengan ukuran 10.1 inci dan terhubung ke internet menggunakan layanan 3G atau WiFi.
Lenovo Luncurkan Komputer Tablet Bongsor ala Apple
Saturday, April 16, 2011

BenQ R100 Tablet Android Froyo Terbaru



BenQ R100 Tablet Android Froyo Terbaru... Tablet ini mendukung WiFi dan Bluetooth, memiliki kamera 3MP, dan output HDMI. Sistem Operasi yang digunakan adalah Google Android 2.2 Froyo. AkihabaraNew melaporkan tablet ini memiliki baterai 29.4Whr dan beratnya hanya di bawah 1,6 pon
 
BenQ mungkin paling dikenal sebagai produsen monitor komputer, tetapi perusahaan ini juga menawarkan netbook dan komputer, dan sekarang BenQ sudah menjual tablet Android 10 inci  di Cina. Tablet ini disebut BenQ R100  dan memiliki bandrol harga sekitar $ 470 atau 4 jutaan rupiah.


BenQ R100 memiliki prosesor 833 MHz Samsung  S5PC100, 512MB RAM, 8GB kapasitas penyimpanan, dan 1024 x 600 piksel layar touchscreen. Tablet ini mendukung Wi-Fi dan Bluetooth, memiliki kamera 3MP, dan output HDMI. Sistem Operasi yang digunakan adalah Google Android 2.2 Froyo. AkihabaraNew melaporkan tablet ini memiliki baterai 29.4Whr dan beratnya hanya di bawah 1,6 pon.

BenQ R100 Tablet Android Froyo Terbaru

Speaker Dock Keren untuk iPod, iPhone dan iPad



Speaker Dock Keren untuk iPad, iPhone dan iPod... loudspeaker docking station OnBeat yang bisa digunakan untuk iPad, iPhone dan iPod. Speaker dock ini juga memiliki fitur Phoenix dual full-range transducers penuh dengan equalization DSP yang dioptimalkan komputer untuk soundstage 360 derajat yang detail...

JBL, bagian dari Harman International, telah meluncurkan loudspeaker docking station OnBeat yang bisa digunakan untuk iPad, iPhone dan iPod. OnBeat ini memiliki styling desain JBL Weave dinamis dan memungkinkan Anda untuk memutar layar iPod dan iPhone untuk orientasi potrait atau lanskap untuk tampilan video terbaik. Speaker dock ini juga memiliki fitur Phoenix dual full-range transducers penuh dengan equalization DSP yang dioptimalkan komputer untuk soundstage 360 derajat yang detail.


JBL OnBeat menyertakan output komposit untuk menampilkan konten video di TV. Menawarkan sambungan USB ke perangkat sync dan dikenakan biaya apabila tersambung ke perpustakaan musik iTunes, dan mini-stereo jack 3.5mm auxiliary input yang dapat dihubungkan ke hampir semua perangkat media portabel. IR remote control disertakan bagi Anda untuk menavigasi menu iPod dan iPhone dari jarak hingga 15 meter jauhnya. 



Speaker Dock Keren untuk iPod, iPhone dan iPad
 

Samsung Tic Toc review



Samsung TicToc review... Fortunately for Samsung, the Tic Toc is actually a pretty handy little MP3 player. Chunkier and more rounded than the iPod Shuffle and Archos Clipper, it’s nonetheless a smart piece of kit. The egg cup-shaped dock is neat and means the Tic Toc doesn’t....

Decent performance, clearly aimed at the young female market.

The budget end of the MP3 player market has become more crowded than a Tube platform at rush hour in recent years. Not content to leave Archos, Apple and co to it, Samsung has rocked up with the Tic Toc, a screen-free music player that’s billed by the Korean tech titan as being, “…for young women who want the latest fashion gadgets.”

Whether the “Hello Kitty” model we reviewed counts as being fashionable is questionable. Tacky paint jobs and garish colours should not be a byword for marketing MP3 players to women. A gadget should stand and fall on its usability and build, everything else is irrelevant, although the early teen users this is aimed at will probably love it.

Fortunately for Samsung, the Tic Toc is actually a pretty handy little MP3 player. Chunkier and more rounded than the iPod Shuffle and Archos Clipper, it’s nonetheless a smart piece of kit. The egg cup-shaped dock is neat and means the Tic Toc doesn’t simply hang out of the side of your PC in unsightly fashion.
It’s also loaded with a set of great playback functions. By shaking the Tic Toc three times, you can skip through different modes to match your mood. There’s normal, which plays back tunes in order, shuffle and then fast and slow modes. The latter pair are the Tic Toc’s real calling card. Shaking it to fast was great when we took it out for a workout and kept us pushing on as we started to flag.

The headphones are surprisingly sharp for an MP3 player which comes in at around £30. Sound is relatively rich and offers decent detail, especially when compared to those bundled with the Tic Toc’s Apple and Archos competitors. The 4GB of storage is more than ample and seeing as it costs about £10 less than the 2GB iPod Shuffle, it’s not a bad option for those after an MP3 player to take down the gym.

 While MP3, WMA, AAC, Ogg and FLAC are all supported, although Ogg and FLAC lovers will want a more capacious effort than this. The PC software isn't very good though but you get Mac support.

For the young female market the TicToc is clearly aimed at it works well, but otherwise if you’re in the market for a cheap MP3 player, Archos and Apple offer better alternatives.

Samsung TicToc review

Privacy flaw in Skype Android app exposed



Privacy flaw in Skype Android app exposed... The Contacts table holds similar information, but on friends, family and anyone else in your contact list (that is, more than Skype exposes on other users publicly). Moving further along, looking into the Chats table, we can see your instant messages – and that's just the tip of it. Scary

Skype "working to protect you" from vulnerability.

Skype has acknowledged a dangerous flaw in its Android app which leaves the private data of its users open to be exploided by malicious apps.

While the app itself hasn't been giving the data up to snoopers, the design of the app leaves a database file unencrypted, leaving things like your username and password, email address, address and phone number exposed.

If a user has a malicious app installed on their Android phone then those details can be pilfered and sent back to the shady individual in question.

In a brief blog post, Skype has said it is "working to protect you from this vulnerability."

The flaw was discovered by the super sleuths at AndroidPolice.com who posted the following information :

"The most interesting file one can gain access to is main.db. The accounts table in this database holds information such as account balance, full name, date of birth, city/state/country, home phone, office phones, cell phone, email addresses, your webpage, your bio, and more.

"The Contacts table holds similar information, but on friends, family and anyone else in your contact list (that is, more than Skype exposes on other users publicly). Moving further along, looking into the Chats table, we can see your instant messages – and that's just the tip of it. Scary.

"This means that a rogue developer could modify an existing application…, distribute that application on the Market, and just watch as all that private user information pours in. While the exploit can't steal your credit card info, the data it's harvesting is still clearly very private (chat logs linked back to your real name, address, and phone number)." 

Privacy flaw in Skype Android app exposed
Friday, April 15, 2011

White iPhone in stores by end of April



White iPhone in stores by end of April... With recent reports suggesting that the launch of the next-generation iPhone may be some way off, the release of a white iPhone may be enough to keep the popular product in the headlines, boosting sales at the same time

When we tell you that the long-awaited white iPhone will be in stores by the end of April, you may well ask, Yeah, but April what year?

A report from Bloomberg Businessweek says that according to three unnamed sources who are apparently familiar with Apple’s plans, the white iPhone will be lining up alongside its black counterpart by the end of this month – that’s within the next sixteen days.

AT&T and Verizon Wireless will be distributing the phones to patient customers who for the last 10 months have been hanging on and hanging on (possibly clinging on by this stage).

When Steve Jobs proudly announced the coming of the white iPhone last year, few expected to have to wait this long to see it in stores. Due to a number of manufacturing issues, which included paint peeling when the product became hot, the launch was delayed. It seems that now, however, these problems have been overcome.

With recent reports suggesting that the launch of the next-generation iPhone may be some way off, the release of a white iPhone may be enough to keep the popular product in the headlines, boosting sales at the same time.

But will the addition of merely a new color be enough for Apple to maintain the edge in an increasingly crowded smartphone market? Only time will tell.

And for anyone still doubting the coming of the white iPhone, further evidence pointing to an April launch came in the form of a tweet from Apple’s senior vice president of marketing, Phil Schiller. The March 14 message reads: The white iPhone will be available this spring (and it is a beauty!).

For those keen to get their mitts on a white iPhone, things are looking up – Phil even says which spring. 
 
White iPhone in stores by end of April