Apple just started spreading their invitations to their previously rumored event on October 23. The invite tagline is “We’ve got a little more to show you” and the word little may be used quite literally, as Apple is supposed to unveil the iPad mini at this event.
Other rumors claim Apple may be demonstrating a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina screen as well. Read more »
Since the iPhone 5 launch it became clear the new and way expensive Lightning cable packs some sort of a security chip inside and because of that – the cheap Chinese knock-off cables won’t work.
New findings by the awesome guys at Chipworks however lead us to believe there’s hope for cheaper cables. Read more »
A slip-up at the Microsoft online store has finally lead to the unveiling of the Surface tablet’s pricing. Scheduled to hit store on October 26, the pricing of the Microsoft Surface starts from $500 without the cool Black Touch Cover with keyboard. However, chances are that you’ll want the cool accessory, which basically transforms the Surface into a fully-fledged notebook replacement. In that case, you’ll need to shell out $600. Both prices apply for the 32GB version of the slate.
Update: The Microsoft Surface RT tablet is officially now up for pre-order in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, and Australia. Read more »
Reportedly, the notification area is about to get a complete overhaul in the upcoming Android 4.2 update. A recent video shows a two separate pull-down bars – the first one to hold all of your notifications and the second – the entire quick settings/toggles gang.
The Jelly Bean update didn’t bring quick toggles in the notification area as expected, but most of the manufacturers offer them within their custom UI launchers (TouchWiz, Sense, etc.). Read more »
Asus just completed presenting their latest smartphone – the Padfone 2. We already gave you a really good idea of how it looks like and we even have a hands-on article straight from the announcement event. But if you didn’t have the time to watch the event itself, you might have missed these Padfone 2 video ads.
The clips were first shown during the unveiling event in Milan, but there are finally available online separately. And these are actually pretty nice. Enjoy! Read more »
As part of their ongoing marketing campaign for the Surface for which Microsoft is said to have spent a cool billion dollars comes a new ad that was the first to appear on national television in the US.
So what’s the ad about? It’s about people clicking, flipping and throwing their tablets in public while they are dancing. Read more »
As we reported this summer, lots of Samsung Galaxy Note users have been complaining from a nasty display bug causing black clipping and banding in images and videos with dark shadows.
Fortunately, Samsung hasn’t turned a blind eye to the problem and is has started working on a solution. Better late than never, as they say. Read more »
Acer has unveiled its latest all-in-one solutions running Windows 8, the 23-inch Aspire 5600U and the 27-inch 7600U.
Both models have adjustable stands allowing them to be tilted at different angles for more natural touch inputs. Acer has incorporated clever stands on both AIOs allowing user to tilt them up to 90 degrees or even lay them flat on a table. Read more »
Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian who happens to be the first person to break the speed of sound without mechanical gizmos, holds the record for highest manned flight in a baloon and highest free fall jump and fastest descent, filmed the whole extravaganza on his head-cam.
The video is now available to watch but it is pretty sickening if you’re the faint of heart – the whole earth is literally spinning ike crazy. Read more »
Making your own chips seems to be all the rage these days – a new rumor claims that Amazon is looking to acquire Texas Instruments’ high-end OMAP chipset manufacturing business.
TI recently announced they’ll be expanding the focus of their chips to “automotive, industrial, enterprise communication, vision and robotics”, but they won’t give up on the mobile phone and tablet market. Read more »
MobileGeeks.de has got hold of an alleged inventory photo from German electronics retailer MediaMarkt concerning the pricing, storage capacity and colors of the yet unannounced iPad mini.
According to the leaked image the iPad mini will be offered in Black and White with storage options ranging from 8 GB to 64 GB, Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi and Cellular with prices starting from €249. Read more »
The iPad Mini isn’t the only thing that’s going to be unveiled at the rumored Apple event on October 23, as the company will also unveil a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, rumors say.
The information comes from 9to5Mac and their reportedly consistently reliable source at a high-profile U.S. retailer. Read more »
With the release of their next operating system release just over a week from now, Microsoft is working hard to advertise the product and create public awareness. If you’re in the US you may have already seen Surface ads all over the place by now.
Microsoft has now released an ad for Windows 8 that will air on national television, shortly followed by several others. It’s a teaser ad that quickly goes through some of the Windows 8 features, such as the new Modern UI, multi-touch functionality and the ability to run applications side by side. Read more »
Echofon is a popular Twitter client that first started life as a Firefox extension but later was made into an iOS, OS X and Windows app. Now, an Android version of the application is being developed as well and to give you a taste on how things are going, the developers have released an alpha version of the app.
The first thing you’ll notice is that on Android, Echofon uses the new Holo theme, which makes it look right at home. Read more »
Alleged photos of the battery unit set to power the yet to be revealed Apple iPad Mini have emerged. The images reveal a 4490mAh battery, packing 16.7Whr of energy, running at 3.72 volts.
The above numbers mean that the alleged battery unit of the upcoming Apple slate is roughly three times larger than the iPhone 5′s battery, and about one third of the third generation iPad’s capacity. Read more »