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Apple Unveils the IPad Mini

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.

Apple – Ipad 4

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.

 

As promised

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

London’s Calling – Let the games begin Part 1

Londons calling

Let the Games  begin

The London 2012 opening ceremony kicked off at 9pm yesterday (Friday 27th July 2012) it started off with a very picturesque farming landscape somewhat reminiscent of the shire from lord of the rings.  The scene showed Britain before the industrial revolution had took place. With Danny Boyle at the helm he made sure the themes for the ceremony remained secret until the very last minute. However it was apparent quite quickly after the farming scene that the ceremony would focus heavily on Britain through the ages.  After the farming scene low and beheld the mighty Kenneth brannagh came out playing the role of the famous the Victorian engineer sir Isambard Kingdom Brunel. And the farming scene quickly ended and emerging from the picturesque farming landscape came a roaring industrial Inferno Recreating a very detailed picture of Britain as the industrial revolution hit And Britain became the workshop of the world. Giant Smoke towers soared into the sky and a river or molten iron ran through the set. It is estimated more than 2,000 people took part in the industrial scene and they were all dressed in period clothing it is worth saying that many of the dancers/performers volunteered to be in the opening ceremony. Towards the end of the industrial scene there was a short period covering the world wars where the performers paid respect to the fallen. At the same time this was happening 5 glowing rings appeared and came together to form the legendary Olympic rings.

Apple iPad mini expected to be released in October

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

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Apple quietly quits claiming that its Mac OS X is virus proof

Apple quietly quits claiming that its Mac OS X is virus proof

Apple have quietly changed their view that the Mac OSX is virus proof its not the biggest announcement of the year but it is a more important one. apple used to say “It doesn’t get PC viruses” its been replaced by the statement “It is built to be safe” this decision comes only a couple of months after thousands of Apple Mac’s got infected with malware. However, the occurrence should hardly be surprising given the number of Mac’s Apple has sold.

-Fake meat: is science fiction on the verge of becoming fact?

Guardian.co.uk – Fake meat: is science fiction on the verge of becoming fact?.

Extremely strange indeed leave a comment and let me know what you think

personally im thinking its a bit too like something out of  mary shelley’s Frankenstein

 

 

Is this the new iPhone 5

Is this the new apple iPhone 5 ?

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More Windows Phone 8 News

More on WP8 aka windows Apollo

Speaking to David prescod of Digital Marketing Mentor earlier about his views on the new WP8 operating system he had this to say “its, a great OS from a great company. They will no doubt eat into the Android market share as they have a loyal following. Android and Windows represent better value for money. Microsoft had 2 percent of the world’s smartphone market last quarter, according to Gartner. Google’s Android leads the market with 56 per cent, followed by Apple with 23 per cent. I think that it will be a while yet. In August Apple will launch its new OS to blow everyone out of the water and the Android will do the same again at Christmas. It is an evolution of innovation. Windows would take Android and Apple if they stood still. By now Google will have ripped apart Windows 8 and be working on the next version of its OS.”

In all fairness im in agreement with david the specs of the old wp7.5 devices was sub standard and some of the features being branded as new like a micro sd card slot have been around for ages now however.

Hot off the press windows phones will be using Snapdragon S4 Plus chipsets. Exclusively. Also smartphone giants HTC confirm their onboard with windows phone 8 just a few hours later 3 htc devices have been leaked the HTC RIO which an the entry level smartphone, the HTC ACCORD which is more of a  middle of the road device and  the HTC ZENITH which is top of the tree with all the bells and whistles rumor has it the HTC ZENITH could be a quad core smarthphone which will for sure turn some heads.

Windows Phone 8 Too Little Too Late !

windows phone 8 Too Little Too Late !

Just this week Microsoft have announced their new smartphone OS windows phone 8. being a windows phone owner i was bitterly disappointed as i will not be able to upgrade my lumia 800 from wp7.5 to 8 because none of the current devices running wp7.5 aka mango are compatible for the wp8 platform this has enraged many customers not only off Microsoft but nokia’s as well it would be fair to say that nokia’s windows phone are the most popular and most associated with the wp7.5 platform. it is very interesting that with alll this talk of Microsoft buying Nokia why Microsoft haven’t included Nokia’s flagship devices the lumia 800&900 is beyond most people and it appears to have sparked a fair bit of rage towards the two companies i personally I’m disappointed but i have heard stories of people extremely angered because they have bought their wp7.5 phones only weeks ago. i really have to sympathize with these people it simply not on. the only comfort current wp7.5 users get is the fact on june 27th we will get an upgrade to 7.8 but it is pretty much pointless its just a visual upgrade with a few mediocre extras to try and sweeten the deal however most people have seen through this and are not having any of it

More on the WP8 platform

its new features include the following compatibility fro games designed by havok big fish &zynga have already announced that draw free and words with friends will be definitely available on wp8 OS. the new OS is being embraced by Nokia Samsung and Huawei you may be wondering were is LG but they have announced that they are not going to focus on any windows phones in the near future but did say they will be working solely on android for the time being. on a more positive note the windows marketplace has reached 100,000 a pretty impressive achievement but just cause i know you want to know what the others have got its estimated android has 400,000 apps but the daddy is the apple istore with a massive 600,000 apps. Microsoft have said that WP8 has ” A State of the art Kernel which ensures Stability and Robustness” Microsoft also said that they will be “focusing on dual core processor’s integration first but in the future hope to have up to  64core compatibility” Microsoft have also promised that their devices will include removable storage in the form of micro sd format (not a particularly new concept). Microsoft also wanted to make the case that the new IE10 is 4x faster at processing javascript than previous versions WP8 will also feature support for the increasingly popular HTML5 script. the last 2 new features that WP8 boosts is NFC with a built in Wallet Microsoft are saying its better than googles take on the NFC wallet idea. the last feature is the main tile feature is being upgraded giving users the chance to fully customise their size colour and arrangement.