Wednesday, December 14, 2011

iPhone 5 Review Everything you wants in A mobile
So, after months and months of fevered speculation, we finally found out that the latest version of Apple’s iconic handset was the iPhone 4S, not the iPhone 5 as had been widely predicted. The iPhone 4S was not the major update which many had predicted, but this in turn suggests that the iPhone 5, set to be launched in 2012, could be a revolutionary change.
Although Apple has only just launched the iPhone 4S, details and rumours about the next iPhone are already emerging. This is down to the fact that the iPhone 4S was launched later than normal (October) and that the next iPhone is scheduled to return to the regular mid-summer launch slot in 2012.
With all the rumours and reports flying around the internet making it impossible to know what exactly is going on, we've decided to do the hard work for you, and bring together all the relevant details in one place. We'll be updating the details as the launch draws closer and we want you to let us know in the comments what you want from the new iPhone and what you think we'll see.

iPhone: Bigger screen

In the past year, the trend for ever-larger smartphone screens has been led by the Android bridge with devices like the HTC Sensation XL and the Samsung Galaxy Note. Even Windows Phone devices are getting in on the act with the monstrous HTC Titan.
However Apple has stuck to its tried and tested handset screen size of 3.5in, which when put side-by-side with some of these modern day beasts looks positively weedy. And so it is no surprise that rumours abound that the iPhone 5 will have a larger screen - 4in to be exact.
Reports suggest that both Hitachi Displays and Sony Mobile Display Corporation have begun production of the panels for the iOS devices and that they will be delivered to the companies assembling the iPhone in the coming weeks.

iPhone 5: New shape

Soon after the launch of the iPhone 4S, reports emerged that Steve Jobs was working on a radical new design of the iPhone prior to his untimely death. This new design is said to be teardrop shaped and will be 8mm longer with an aluminium case. It will also use a curved glass screen, similar to the one seen on the Galaxy Nexus.

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Rumours surrounding the launch of an Apple television in the second half of 2012 have been increasing lately but now a report suggests that prior to that, Apple will launch a new version of its all-in-one PC, the iMac, with built-in Apple TV functionality.

The report comes from Wedge Partners analyst Brian Blair who believes this product will be a stepping stone for Apple before they launch their fully fledged television set in time for Christmas next year.

“We believe Apple’s redesign of the iMac in the first half of 2012 will likely usher in some TV capability into the iMac offering first, effectively taking the high end and larger screens of the iMac line and pushing it toward the TV market by integrating Apple TV and iCloud features into a slimmer all-in-one PC,” Blair said.
“Apple could effectively start with what they already have on the manufacturing line and slowly push their offering from 27 inches and scale up from there to 32 inches and then move on to the 42, 50 and 55 inch market.”

According to various industry analysts, Apple’s television set, reportedly named iTV, will come with LCD panels from Sharp and could be available in three sizes when it launches in time for Christmas 2012.

The new iMac would be able to do all the things the current Apple TV can do, such as streaming films and TV shows to your TV (as long as it’s Wi-Fi enabled of course) but would also give users access to iCloud content. Apple could also integrate Siri voice recognition software into the package and get networks on board to stream their content through the Apple TV networks, according to Blair.

While the idea of having Apple TV baked into your iMac is certainly a nice idea, we’re not sure it’s the answer to many people’s problems. The idea of a dedicated TV from Apple is a much more appealing prospect, but for now let us know in the comments if an iMac with built-in Apple TV would be of interest.
via: AllThingsD

Amazing technology Of First 128Gb NAND Chip Intel And Micron Production

Intel Micron 128Gb NAND chip
Intel and Micron have produced the world’s first 128Gb NAND chip using a 20nm process.

Currently producing 64Gb NAND chips on a 20nm process, Intel Micron Flash Technologies (IMFT) is set to begin manufacturing the 128Gb chip in the first half of 2012, which the high-capacity chips showing up in smartphones, tablets and SSDs in 2013.
A package using eight of these chips would put 128GB of storage on the tip of your finger. The new Flash chips are also promising faster transfer speeds, up to 333 megatransfers per second (MT/s).|0000215b3|d0c8_orh300w300_IMFT-20nm-die.jpg
"As portable devices get smaller and sleeker, and server demands increase, our customers look to Micron for innovative new storage technologies and system solutions that meet these challenges," said Glen Hawk, vice president of Micron's NAND Solutions Group. "Our collaboration with Intel continues to deliver leading NAND technologies and expertise that are critical to building those systems."

The larger capacity chip, when it finally does come to market should enable standard 2.5in drives to hold up to 2TB while Ultrabooks and Macbook Air will be available with up to 1TB of storage.

Intel has also confirmed that mass production of the 64Gb chip is underway so we should be seeing them in devices later next year. Samples of the 128Gb chip will be available in January but because of a new interface and page design they will take longer for manufacturers to test as they will have to develop new controllers and drive firmware to support the chip.

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Western Digital® and Spotify® recently teamed up to offer the popular music service on WD’s equally popular media players. And to celebrate, they've collaborated with TrustedReviews to give away 5 x WD TV Live HD media players each with a 3 month Spotify Premium subscription.

All you’ve got to do to be in with a chance of winning is to head to the Western Digital facebook page and answer the multiple choice questions. The competition will finish on 19th of December.
We’ve reviewed several of the WD TV range over the years – from the original WD TV to the more recent WD TV Live Hub – and have consistently been impressed. They provide an easy one-stop solution for playing back all your multimedia files on your telly, with an intuitive interface easily navigated using the simple remote – just plug in  the WD TV Live and away you go.

As the Spotify tie-in suggests, the latest WD TV Live models also include wired and wireless networking for accessing not only your own media from network storage, but third party services including Deezer, YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion and now Spotify.

We’ve yet to review the latest WD TV Live model, but rest assured we’ll be taking a look just as soon as we can.

As for the Spotify side of the equation, you’ll need a Spotify Premium account to access the service, but for that £9.99 a month you get unlimited music streaming along with access from your mobile. The app will incorporate many of the standard Spotify features – including the ability to create and manage your playlists, easily share songs with Spotify friends, and see and subscribe to friends’ playlists via their Spotify profiles. You can also share tracks by sending songs directly to other Spotify users’ inboxes.

The competition is based on a points scoring system - the more you participate, the more points you accumulate.

Scoring system:
    1.    Answering the questionnaire (2 points per correct answer).
    2.    By inviting friends and having them join the competition (1 point per friend up to a cap of 20 points per contest).
    3.    By answering the question of the day which will be posted at a random time during the day. Only one participant can answer this question per day. The first one to answer it correctly gets 10 extra points.

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