Apple chief executive Steve Jobs yesterday, on September 1, used company’s media event in San Francisco to introduce new and revamped products.
The technology company announced second-generation Apple TV, new iPods and a new iTunes feature at its special media event on Wednesday.
The new Apple TV, which is around 80 per cent smaller than the predecessor, connects to a television through a HDMI cable and let users watch HD movies and TV shows in comfortable living rooms.
Apple chief executive Steve Jobs is widely expected to unveil the sixth-generation iPod nano and a fourth-generation iPod touch at company’s special event in San Francisco that is going to take place at 10am on Wednesday, September 1.
However, a number of experts are questioning the relevance of the iPods at a time when smartphones have become fully adept at playing music.
Apple’s first iPod, which was launched in 2001, became a huge success as it let people porting all their music around from place to place.
As Apple’s special event in San Francisco is drawing near, rumors about company’s would-be products have started swirling at full swing.
Apple’s annual September event has always revolved around iTunes and iPods. Therefore, it would not be wrong to expect Apple Inc.’s chief executive Steve Jobs to take the wraps off a sixth-generation iPod nano and a fourth-generation iPod touch during the on Wednesday, September 1.
The air is clogged with rumors of the latest design of Apple's latest offering of iPod, which seemingly is considered to be Apple's smallest iPod member, the Nano.
Supposedly the recent move might hint of the fact Apple's future intentions to keep the classic iPod format viable, despite the soaring internal competition from self-product such as iPod Touch and iPhone.
More details about the third edition of Amazon's Kindle e-book reader have popped up online. The Kindle 3 is about half an inch shorter and narrower than the second edition.
However, the manufacturer hasn’t compromised on the size of the screen, which is exactly the same size as the Kindle 3’s predecessors. The page turn buttons have been transformed from thick bars to slim lines. The little five-way joy stick has been transformed into a flatter little cluster of arrow buttons.
The new Kindle comes with WiFi along with free 3G mobile internet connection.
BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIM) on Thursday witnessed its stock falling to its lowest closing price since April 1, 2009 as it is trying to avoid ban on BlackBerrys in many countries.
Stock in RIM tumbled 90 cents, or 1.9 per cent, to $46.84 at 4 pm on the Nasdaq Stock Market in New York. The stock fell amid fears that Indian Government would possibly ban firm’s messaging services.
India has warned that it would block corporate e-mail and messaging services if RIM doesn’t makes data more easily available to its intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
Tussle to acquire data storage firm 3Par is still going on between Hewlett Packard (HP) and Dell.
HP on Thursday sweetened its takeover offer to $1.8 billion (£1.2 billion) to take control of 3Par. HP increased its bid following Dell’s announcement that it agreed a deal to acquire the data storage firm for a price that is better than HP's earlier offer of $1.6 billion that was tabled on Monday.
Britain’s advertising watchdog, the ASA, banned an advert in BT's long-running "Adam and Jane" campaign, saying it mislead customers over broadband speeds.
In the concerned BT advert, a voiceover used to make the claim that the telecoms giant was "rolling out up to 20 meg speeds to give you a consistently faster broadband throughout the day even at peak times".
There will have to be an increase in the price, if one asks for something better than a 10.1in screen, 1GB of RAM and onboard graphics. The $25 gift card however makes the offer an appealing one, as the Acer Aspire One AO532 priced at $449, is being termed as the well rounded entry level netbook.
The popularity enjoyed by Aspire One, is however more like an aspiration for Acer and its recent range of netbooks. The 10.1in Aspire One 533 too is in line without any repetition from the previous ones, accompanied by a
Canon has lengthened its stylish IXUS digital camera series by launching the new Canon IXUS 1000 HS digital camera. The launch also marks ten successful years of the IXUS series.
The new high-performance IXUS 1000 HS digital camera comes with 10-megapixels and 10x optic zoom. Canon claims that the new high-end gadget is the world’s smallest compact camera with this level of zoom.
The camera is one of the most advanced IXUS models to date, demonstrating the modernization that has been constantly present in every model of the IXUS series.
The unendorsed Apple forecaster Gene Munster from analyst firm Piper Jaffray has claimed that Cupertino-based technology giant would enter high-definition TV arena by 2012.
Gene Munster said that Apple will launch a connected and fully fledged HDTV within the approaching two to four years.
Munster said that recent developments in company’s strategy such as Apple TV budget friendly set top box are a stepping stone on the way that leads to its own HDTV.
As per the information given by some sources, graphic card chip maker Nvidia Corp, in a move to compete with the Intel Corp., is developing microprocessors for the tablet devices.
Though the tablet chips in process may not compete with the Atom chips produced by Intel, the engineers of the Company are endeavouring to make it a success. The technique, which is being employed is on the lines of Intel chips, was provided by Transmeta Corp.
A laptop repair engineer has been sent behind the bars for nine months after being caught red handed in an undercover sting operation initiated by Sky News.
Thirty-year-old Grzegorz Zachodni was caught while attempting to hack into an online banking account of one of his customers during a Sky News undercover sting operation.
One of the Sky reporters took the laptop to Grzegorz Zachodni with a simple memory error created willingly to prevent the laptop from getting started. It was fitted with software that would activate the webcam and record the footage.
Android 2.1 Eclair attributes to over 59.7% of all Android devices available in the market, thereby marking a 4.2% rise as compared to last month, uncovers Google’s report on Android's fragmentation.
Android 1.6 Donut users attribute to nearly 20.3% of Android handset market and Android 1.5 Cupcake boasts of its 15.3% share.
The recent figures have claimed that 22.1% users were still using Android 1.6 while 18.9% were using Android 1.5. The figures for June have claimed that 51.5% attribute for Android 2.1, 25% for 1.6, and 24.6% for 1.5.
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