Posts Tagged ‘iPad 2’

Apple recently released their solution to syncing issues that most people with more than one Apple device have. It’s called iCloud and the aim is to integrate and sync all aspects of your digital life. Sounds pretty cool in principle and its yet another smart moves by the dudes at Apple.

There are a host of features that iCloud provides, like PhotoStream that syncs the last 1,000 photos taken for 30 days as well as pushing apps bought to any of your other devices (which I think is pretty cool, one does not need to buy the app 5 times). The same would apply to iBooks purchased within the App Store, and all personal data would also be backed up in the ‘cloud’ (a potential security risk, but a good thing to have just in case you lose your iPhone, iTouch AND iPad on the same day :0)

The biggest part of this whole thing would be the music aspect. Recently Amazon and Google have released cloud based music services (only available in the US 😦 ) and it was anticipated that Apple would follow suit. iTunes in the ‘cloud’ enables users to redownload previous iTunes purchases to other iOS devices as well as push new purchases to those devices at no additional cost. Another cool feature is iTunes Match, which for a nominal fee, any non-iTunes music in your personal library can be pushed to your other devices (one does not even need to upload it, if its in the iTunes Store). So in a nutshell, your entire music library can be online for you to download wherever you are. That is the power of iCloud.

What do you think of iCloud? Is it a step into the future or just another flashy Apple gimmick?

 

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Salsa Table

Posted: May 25, 2011 by jamo251 in Design, Nerd Stuff, Technology
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This very cool table by Belgian designer Bram Boo incorporates 4 iPads in a circular pattern that encourages a collaborative workspace. The design allows the users to share ideas and communicate more effectively. The table was designed for Vanerum, an educational consultancy. A really cool concept. 😀

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Apple has filed a lawsuit against Samsung for allegedly ‘copying’ Apples user interface and design features. Apple claims that Samsung is infringing on its patents and practicing unfair competition. An Apple representative has been quoted as saying “It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging. This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas”

Samsung vs Apple...FIGHT!
This whole debacle is interesting as Samsung is both a competitor and a supplier to Apple. Samsung supplies parts of Apple’s A4 and A5 processors, which are used in a multitude of Apple products. Samsung has recently hit back at Apple, accusing them of infringing on 10 of Samsung’s patents. One of those features include the ability to use the Web whilst on a phone call (something the iPhone prides itself on…Hmmmm)

It will be very interesting to see how this will pan out. Who do you think is right in this case?

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Yes, ladies and gentlenerds, the iPad 2 is here! Three months after the iPad 1 arrived on our sunny shores, South Africans were eagerly waiting outside Apple resellers on the morning of Friday 29 May 2011. Twitter was abuzz with anticipation with many celebs tweeting about its imminent arrival.

Its been touted as being slimmer, lighter and faster than its predecessor and it seems people that bought the first iPad are not hesitating to buy the second one! Details about the specs, features are here

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So, the iPad 2 has finally been unveiled. And its thinner, lighter and faster than ever before. 33% thinner and 15% lighter to be exact.

Its 5mm thinner than the iPhone 4 and weighs only 600 grams! Apple beefed up the specs with a 1Ghz Dual-Core Apple A5 processor, which is bound to accommodate multitasking with the ’Pad. Dual cameras are also a new addition (720p HD on the back, VGA on the front), enabling the new FaceTime feature to be utilised. Audio has been improved with two larger stereo speakers as well as HDMI output. Faster graphics and enhanced battery life (10 hours) also allow the user to game to their hearts content. A gyroscope also found in the iPhone 4 will ensure the oohs and aahs will ensue for any first time Apple user. Special magnetic covers have also been developed, ensuring your beautiful iPad doesn’t get ruined. And you can get it in white! If you’re into that kind of thing (hehe).

A lot of people have been downplaying the impact that the iPad 2 will have but with the prices starting at $499 (around R3500), I reckon sales will continue to soar. Shipping and sales commence on March 11.

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iPad 2 released today!

Posted: March 2, 2011 by jamo251 in Technology
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The highly anticipated Apple iPad 2 is to be launched today at 10AM Pacific Time in San Francisco (6pm SA time)

 

More to follow the launch! Stay tuned…

 

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