I personally think that augmented reality (AR) will be the most useful piece of technology that emerges in 2013. It is a revolutionary idea which i think will change the world. A big statement but when you consider the possibilities of what AR can do it really does seem like the game is being taken to the next level. In late 2012 we saw Nokia pushing AR through its new Lumia range of Smartphone’s in particularly the Nokia City Lens app on the Nokia Lumia 920. In just a short space of time we then heard companies such as Google saying they are making goggle glasses a real-time AR interface in which both the digital world and the real world are fused together. It is rumored that we could see Google glasses at the end of 2013. In addition to this we have seen many new apps emerge such as Aurasma Layar which have all been endorsed by some pretty large companies be it for promoting movies or making magazines come to life. It is fair to say that AR in 2013 will go from strength to strength. The great thing about AR is the fact its universal it has use’s in all industries from the interactive IKEA catalog to finding places using Nokia Lens to reinventing how Teachers teach lessons AR is a truly universal piece of tech further more anyone any age can use it because most AR apps and software packages are pretty simple and easy to use which is a real +1. In 2013 we will see AR fuse with the Real world it is fair to say the potential to AR can be incorporate in to just about everything. Another Key indicator into why i think AR will Take Off in 2013 is because not Only Have Nokia and Google Shown Great Interest In AR but also tech giants Microsoft and Apple. Another thing to take in to consideration is the rise of the Smartphone and tablet markets. Smartphone’s and Tablets have become ever more popular and its seems that AR has emerge in the right place at the right time as there has never been a bigger Smartphone user base it is therefore quite easy to say that the chances of AR thriving are pretty high. There is great hope that in 2013 the use of AR will help increase book sales.
Apple Ipad mini
Apple just announced their 7.9-inch iPad mini and is now officially ready to enter the fight in the ultra portable tablet market.
The Ipad Mini comes in both black and white. The 7.9 inch screen with 4:3 aspect ratio gives the iPad mini a size advantage over its 7-inch competitors. The area measures 29.6 square inches to 21.9 on a 16:9 7-inch tablet. It has the same resolution as the original iPad & iPad 2, at 1,024 x 768.
The iPad mini has an A5 chip which is the equivalent of the current iPod touch. It has a front-facing FaceTime 720p camera, with 5-megapixel camera in back. It also includes Apple’s new Lightning connector, which first debuted on the iPhone 5. The Ipad Mini weighs in at 10.9 ounces, the iPad mini is less than half the weight of the full-size iPad. And is just 0.28 of an inch thick.
The iPad mini pricing for the U.S. is
16 GB Wi-Fi only – $329
16 GB 4G LTE – $459
32GB Wi-Fi Only – $429
32GB 4G LTE – $559
64GB Wi-fi only -$529
64GB 4G LTE – $659
Pre-orders begin Oct. 26. Wi-Fi devices ship Nov. 2, and the cellular models will come about two weeks later. Also The popular smart cover is getting shrunk as well for the new iPad, with multiple colors offered, including blue, green, pink and black.
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Apple Ipad 4
Everyone expected today’s Apple event to be all about the iPad mini, but as it turned out Apple unveiled the fourth generation of its iPad iOS-running tablet which has surprised everyone.
The iPad 4 features a new A6X chip LTE for mobile versions and faster Wi-Fi This is the same chip that is in the new iPhone 5 and is supposed to be twice as fast as the iPad 3.
The iPad 4 has the same 10 hour battery as the now-obsolete iPad 3 the iPad 4 will sell for the same price as the ipad 3. Here are the U.S. pricing’s
16GB Wi-Fi – $499
16GB LTE- $629
32GB Wi-Fi – $599
32GB LTE – $729
64GB Wi-Fi – $699
64GB LTE – $829
Undoubtedly, this is a great device for new iPad owners (or iPad 2 owners) — but for iPad 3 owners, the feeling is a bit bittersweet. The iPad 2 will also stick around – it will retail, starting at $399 now. Shipping of the Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi units starts on November 2, with the LTE-packing ones coming two weeks later.
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As promised a blog post by the weekend ha-ha. Sorry for not posting much recently it has been beyond hectic over the past few weeks. For those who don’t know over the past few months I got enrolled on a apprenticeship course with digital marketing mentor I’m glad to say i have passed the course and achieved a Btec in Social media marketing which is something i am quite proud of as it’s a very new course and not many people have them.
Currently I’m looking for a job which is proving pretty difficult i have sent my CV out more times than i can remember. Some companies get back to you while most don’t and if you have ever been unemployed or looking for work there’s nothing worse than when a company doesn’t get back to you insert sad-face haha. Maybe it shouldn’t be a big deal and could just be my naive view of the world as this is the first time I’ve been searching and applying for jobs. Hopefully something will come up soon i have 2 new leads i need to follow up so fingers crossed.
Over the past month plenty of things have happened the iPhone 5 has been released Nokia have stepped up their game and are starting to comeback at the competition Apple vs Samsung has turned in to an interesting monster Apple won but now Samsung are suing Apple plus apparently Samsung sent the 1billon dollars in truck loads of Cents. Also with Apple’s IOS6 update removing Google maps and replacing it with Apple maps has been more than a fail.The current big news is Windows 8 and the iPad mini so far i can tell you that the iPad mini is expected to be announced/released on the 23rd of October 2012 which i will blog about in a later post.
Many thanks from @jamese986
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The Lumia 820 features a 4.3-inch display, along with 1.5GHz dual-core S4 processor and a microSD slot. Other features include a 5-megapixel camera, NFC capabilities, 8GB of storage, Nokia Music access and City Lens. But it doesn’t include PureView technology featured in the Lumia 900, Nokia’s new flagship device.
The Nokia Lumia 920 looks much like the Lumia 900, but comes with a bigger 4.5″ 720p PureMotionHD+ display, with curved glass on top of it. It is powered by the Snapdragon S4 chipset with a 1.5GHz dual-core Krait processor and Adreno 225 GPU.
Is this going to be the phone which fights back against android and the iPhone
It has been leaked that the expected Date of the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini will be September 21st. Also it is said that the iPhone 5 is already in production . The gadget show and cult of mac have both released similar posts to this.
It has just been released that apple will be introducing the iPad mini in October 2012 it will have ether a 7 or 8 inch screen however it will not be the retina display as featured on the latest iPad. The price is expected to be about £160 and will apparently be lunch to go alongside the much anticipated iPhone5. Apple will face Some pretty tough competitions with the likes of the nexus7 and Microsoft surface being released. However I’m certain they will come out on top.
(04/07/12 – 16:00 wall street journal say price will be more like £250)
Here are some pics hot off the press
Just a quick update on friday the 18th of may it was my 18th birthday 🙂 and i was lucky enough to receive a apple iPad 2 however it didn’t get delivered until the 20th of may (typical). anyway this was my first apple product since the iPod which truth be told i really wasn’t that blown away with. the main reason i wanted an iPad was because after starting my pre-apprenticeship course in social media i had to lug around my laptop and its charger case and a fair amount of paper work. i also had to carry around a separate bag with my other belongings in. and it was becoming a pain in the bum. especially when i had to go birmingham for 2days. i can safely say the iPad 2 blew me away my windows laptop is noisy fairly slow heavy bulky and requires a huge power brick charger. But no more for the iPad has saved me from this it super fast lightweight and only requires a usb plug and cable to charge this = Happy Me. Aside from this the amount of relevant apps regarding social media and productivity was astound and the best thing their all high quality. I cant wait to start my full time apprenticeship and really push the iPad to its limits
thanks from James