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New adapter makes nano-SIMs work in older ports as well

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If you’re looking to get your hands on one of the new smaller SIM cards which are set to be featured in newer devices like the just-announced iPhone 5, then you’ll be happy to know that adapters, which allow them to also fit in both regular SIM and microSIM slots, have already been created.

In the UK, both Three and Vodafone are getting ready to offer the new nano-SIMs as well as these adapters. Read more »

Apple launches Lightning to microUSB adapter for EU

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The newly announced iPhone 5 introduced a smaller but still proprietary Lightning USB port. It’s different from the microUSB standard required by the EU Commission, so Apple once again had to come up with a workaround.

Yes, I am talking another adapter – Lightning to microUSB. Read more »

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ported to Intel’s smartphone Atom processor

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Intel is busy with IDF and while it’s mostly focusing on its next generation CPU architecture, Haswell, there was some good news about Android too. Namely, that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been ported to work with the smartphone-oriented Atom processor.

There are a number of devices that use the Z2460 chip, including the Lenovo K800, Orange Santa Clara, Lava XOLO X900, ZTE Grand X IN and soon, a brand new droid from Motorola. Read more »

Apple iOS 6 to start seeding on September 19, GM build available now

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In case you are participating in the iOS 6 beta test, you might want to know that the GM (Golden Master) build has been seeded to the developers.

You can get it via Apple’s official developer channel right now. Read more »

Apple has enough money so it announces nothing in a cool parody video, and one more thing

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What if at yesterday’s event Apple announced nothing? Literally. Check out this hilarious College Humor parody video of that exact thing happening.

College Humor’s Christopher McDonald takes the stage as Apple’s CEO and shocks the audience with his statement that the guys over at Cupertino need a well deserved break, so they announce… nothing. Read more »

Watch yesterday’s Apple keynote right here

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The new iPhone announcement is certainly an exciting industry event. As usual, Apple didn’t allow any live video streaming, so it’s only now that we get to appreciate the whole demo on stage in its original glamor.

I’ve certainly seen better quality clips from past year keynotes, but perhaps it’s just my connection to blame. See for yourselves.

You can watch the Apple iPhone 5 announcement (along with all the other announcements) on Apple’s website RIGHT HERE. Make sure you have Quicktime installed, though. And enough spare time, too, the keynote runs for good 2 hours.

Nikon announces the D600, the smallest and cheapest full-frame DSLR on the market

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Looks like full-frame sensors are suddenly in vogue. Yesterday we saw a whole bunch of Sony cameras with full-frame sensors, including one camcorder. Now Nikon has announced the D600, which packs a full-frame sensor in what is the smallest, lightest and cheapest camera on the market right now.

The Nikon D600 uses a 24.3 megapixel 35.9 x 24mm full-frame CMOS sensor. The camera uses Nikon’s EXPEED 3 image processor and is capable of shooting at 5.5 fps. Read more »

Windows Phone Store is the new name of the Marketplace

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Microsoft has officially scrapped the Windows Phone Marketplace, folks. The new go-to place for the software giant’s mobile OS applications will be called Windows Phone Store from now on.

Along with the new name, Microsoft has introduced several improvements to the Windows Phone Store. Read more »

EDITORIAL: Why did the iPhone 5 skimp on true innovation?

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Today’s announcement was one of the most hotly anticipated industry events. I waited and waited, ready to be wowed. But now that it’s over, I have a bad taste in my mouth (and it’s not the Chinese I had for dinner).

These few past months I followed the iPhone leaks as closely as possible and during all this time I just hoped there will be more to the new iPhone than they suggested. Well, unfortunately, that was it. Even Samsung made a better job of keeping their Galaxy S III under wraps before it was ready for announcement. Read more »

Apple against the world: iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 920

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Apple just announced its latest flagship smartphone and everyone is already wondering how it will fare against its high-profile competitors. The best-selling Galaxy S III is the leader of the droid gang, while the newly introduced Nokia Lumia 920 is seemingly the best that the WP8 camp will be able to offer.

Apple certainly managed to squeeze quite a lot of cool hardware under the hood of the super slim iPhone 5, but its competitors haven’t stood idle either. So is the iPhone 5 good enough to face those two behemoths in a fierce specs battle and come out victorious? Join us to find out. Read more »

30-pin to Lightning adapter now available, will set you back $30

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Apple did what rumors have been suggesting for weeks and what many thought impossible – the old 30-pin connector that has been around for ages is gone and has been replaced by the Lightning connector.

So, what are you to do if you have many iGadget accessories but plan on getting an iPhone 5 or one of the new iPod Touches or the nano? Well, there’s an adapter for that, but wait till you see how much it costs. Read more »

Screens compared: iPhone 5 sized up against the competition

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So, the new iPhone 5 is official and is the first iPhone to break away from the 3.5″ screen size and the 3:2 aspect ratio. As expected, the new Apple smartphone has a 4″ screen with a 16:9 aspect. Where does that put it in terms of size?

Lets break out the old calculator and see how much more screen real estate you’re getting. The new screen bigger than the older models, but not by as much as the diagonal difference suggests, due to the change in the aspect ratio. The resolution has also been bumped up to accommodate the new screen, so the pixel density remains unchanged. Read more »

The mystery behind the Apple A6 chipset

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Apple has just unveiled the new iPhone 5, but it provided very little information about its A6 chipset.

All we got was that the A6 offers a 2x faster processor and 2x faster graphics compared to the A5. That’s it – there was no mention of architecture, clock speed or even core count. And since the floor is open for speculations here are some thoughts on what might be hiding under the iPhone 5 hood. Read more »

Confirmed: Apple iPhone 5 uses nano SIM cards

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Apple’s event is now over and surprisingly nothing was mentioned on what type of SIM card the iPhone 5 uses. Well, Apple’s website just confirmed the rumors – the iPhone 5 works with the newly announced nano SIM standard.

The nano SIM standard was designed by Apple itself, so its hardly a surprise that the new iPhone 5 utilizes it. Read more »

Apple announces new 4-inch iPod Touch, refreshed iPod Nano

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Today’s Apple event is not all about the new iPhone 5, as the company also announced the new, fifth-generation iPod Touch and the new iPod Nano.

The new iPod Touch now sports the same display used in the new iPhone 5 – a 4-inch Retina display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it’s got the iPhone 4S’ A5 chip inside, which Apple says provides up to seven times faster graphics than previous gen iPod Touch. Read more »