The iPad mini has been announced, but how does it stack up against its rivals? We compare it to the Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7 to find out which tablet might be the best bang for your buck.
It’s rare that Apple is late to the game. The 7-inch tablet market has been able to offer a smaller portable platform without having to take the direct comparisons to Apple’s offerings. That is no longer the case thanks to theannouncement of the iPad Mini. Apple has done its best to make a big splash into the smaller size market to make up for lost ground. The Cupertino company has managed to get a bigger screen and lighter weight than its major competitors. Its storage starts at where most max out, and it features 4G LTE capabilities. Of course, all of those selling points come at a price. The iPad Mini starts at $330, easily making it the most costly option in the 7-inch market. Does its features justify its price tag? Take a look at the specs and draw your conclusions.
SAMSUNG announces a new video about Galaxy note II
Samsung Galaxy note II
Samsung prepares to launch its successful new Galaxy Note II in the United States, and the four huge companies in the United States will launch the new device for this year, which only two companies launched it last year and after a late raised globally, and this shows of course success of its first generation, and the high demand for the second generation.
T-Mobile announced that the device will be available with today, while AT & T company did yesterday, and will soon be available at other firms. On this occasion, Samsung has launched new advertisements which certainly focuses on hardware specifications notably high-definition big screen measuring in 5.5 inches and S Pen pen and multi-tasking and so on.
Samsung beats Apple in multi-touch suit in Dutch courts
Apple took the courts in the Netherlands with an infringement suit regarding multitouch technology. Dutch courts ruled in favor of Samsung, and cleared them of any infringement claims brought forth by Apple, according to a report from Reuters. This is similar to recent rulings in favor of Samsung in the UK and Germany.
Official court documents have yet to surface. So far, only one official quote from the ruling has been made public. “With these products Samsung does not infringe the claims that Apple has made,” the Dutch court wrote. Hopefully, the rest of the official document comes out soon enough, but for now, this will have to do.
The patent in question covers a broader approach to multitouch than the IP Apple used in its California case earlier this year. The earlier suit involves specific gestures, whereas this patent infringement suit involves a deeper view of how multitouch integrates with the OS and how specific apps recognize it. It’s interesting how a patent involving essentially the same thing, but with a different level of integration can completely alter the result of a litigation.
We will have to wait for the full documents to come out to find out exactly why the Dutch courts felt that this was not a case of infringement. Either way, it’s another victory for Samsung, which should have soften the blow of the $1bn judgement in favor of Apple recently. Once the official report comes out, we will let you know in more detail why the case was thrown out by the Dutch courts.
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Apple May Launch iTunes 11, iBooks 3 Alongside iPad Mini
Just one day ahead of Apple’s big press event where the company is expected to unveil the iPad Mini, new rumors indicate it might also launch iTunes 11 and the third-generation of its e-book app iBooks at the same event.
Just when you think the Playstation 3 couldn’t get any smaller, Sony announced this evening at the Tokyo Game Show that they will be releasing an even slimmer Playstation 3 model. This newest model will be available in the classic “charcoal black” color scheme, however Japan will also have an exclusive “classic white” version available. According to Sony the new slimmer model will be 25% lighter, will have 20% less volume than the current PS3 Slim, and will be 50% smaller than the original Playstation 3 model 1.
In North America the new slimmer Playstation 3 will be available starting as soon as September 25th in an Uncharted 3/Dust 514 Bundle, retailing for $269. This version will feature a 250GB hard drive. On October 30th Sony will also offer a 500GB version for $299, and will also bundle the new model with Assassin’s Creed III.
The European release of the new Playstation 3 model has a unique flash memory 12GB version for 229€, available starting October 12th. Europe’s 500GB model will sell for 299€ starting September 28th.
Japan like North America will carry both the 250GB and 500GB models. The 250GB will sell for 24,900 yen, while the 500GB will sell for 29,800 yen. Both will be available October 4th.
It really seems like very odd timing for Sony to be releasing a newer Playstation 3 model on the heals of a soon highly anticipated announcement regarding the new Playstation 4. November of 2012 will mark the seventh anniversary for the Playstation 3, and since March of 2012 Sony has sold about 64 million system.
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The Apple iPhone 5 is here and a lot of you have gotten to not only hold it in your hands, but also carry it in your pockets sometimes along with keys, coins and other things you’d think wouldn’t hurt your new gadget. Turns out, though, the iPhone 5’s aluminum back is surprisingly prone to scratches, especially on the edges. How much? Enough for many to sacrifice its beautiful slim wasteline and light weight, and change all that for an ugly, bulky case for protection.
Is this only an issue with first iPhone 5 models or is it going to persist? And did Apple know about this before releasing the device?
Those are two questions that would definitely bother you after you look back at some revelations shared by Foxconn employees before the iPhone 5 launch. An alleged Foxconn employee says - in a video posted before the launch of the new iPhone - that most of the iPhones produced are faulty and... the aluminum back is very easy to scratch.
Moreover, that employee claims that only 10% of the phones made at Foxconn match the quality standard they should, with all of the rest being faulty.
We find it hard to believe that if this was common knowledge for a random Foxconn worker, the ones directing the iPhone 5 manufacturing at Cupertino weren’t aware about those issues. The curious video which you can watch below also suggests that Apple will eventually perfect its manufacturing, but users should wait until at least October for that to happen.
What are your thoughts on that? Could Apple have decided to overlook such a big manufacturing issue only to get the iPhone 5 on time?