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Amazon was previously known to be holding a press event in New York City this upcoming Wednesday where it was said that they would unveil Android-based tablet. The folks over at TechCrunch were able to get more information regarding the tablet. It is now known that the Android-powered tablet is going to be known as “Kindle Fire” in order to differentiate itself from the previous e-ink tablets. The Kingle Fire will begin to ship during the second week of November with a similar-sized 7-inch screen. Furthermore, the device is said to look much like BlackBerry’s PlayBook according to More >
Amazon, the retail giant sent out invitation for a New York Press event on Friday, September 23, 2011. The invitation said the following: “Please join us for an Amazon.com press conference.” What the invitations seemed to leave out was an explanation of what to expect, leaving much to speculation. Is Amazon about to announce its long-rumored tablet on Wednesday?
In July, reports began to arise of people familiar with the company’s hardware ambitions expecting Amazon to release a tablet computer by October. The tablet, according to sources, is expected to have a roughly nine-inch screen and More >
The Kinect, originally developed by Microsoft is a pretty amazing device. Thanks to a few cameras and sensors, the Xbox add-on can accurately detect body movements in real time. Microsoft recently unveiled an SDK, which will allow developers to code their own applications for the device connected to Windows PCs, making good for more than just games. For those of you who don’t know, the term SDK, stands for “Software Development Kit,” and it is a way for companies to provide developers with information that takes advantage of a particular technology. The Kinect SDK is currently in beta form More >
A small bit of news that you Apple fans may find interesting: the Cupertino giant waited until June 6, the day its developer conference kicked off to register a bunch of product-related domains. We are pretty sure it didn’t cost Apple the $4.5 million that was expected to purchase iCloud.com but the company has still unfortunately been able to obtain iPad.com or iPods.com.
The 50 domain names that were revealed to have been registered by Apple on Monday are listed in alphabetical orderMore >
MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team has recently posted pictures on his twitter account, confirming the jailbreak works fine on iOS 5, but is currently limited to a tethered boot only, which means you will have to connect it to your computer on every reboot. According to his initial testing, Cydia appears to be working just fine on his 4th generation iPod Touch. He managed to install an SSHing utility app called iSSH successfully, which can be seen in one of the screenshots below:
There are a slew of new features available in the OS X Lion, 250 to be exact. Phill Schiller, at the Worldwide Developer Conference 2011 demonstrated 10 of the larger and upgrade worthy features.
- Better touch gesture – Almost everything in Lion will be controllable by touch. You can use a three-finger swipe to cycle through apps, double tap to zoom, or pinch to zoom. If you’re used to using iOS, this should come naturally.
- Full-screen apps – Here’s another feature that iPad and iPhone owners will love. Apple made it easy for developers to make their apps full screen. You can swipe More >
The next major firmware release for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple TV 2G has been unveiled at WWDC 2011. iOS 5 will bring 200+ new features to the iOS devices. The new iOS 5 features include Notifications, Newsstand, and several others. Check out the fill list of the big features below:iOS 5 Features List Notification Center
The first of the big iOS 5 features is Notifications. Apple is finally getting rid of the annoying popups and replacing it with an Android-like notification center. It resembles Mobile Notifier, the iOS notification jailbreak application. Notifications also More >
The keynote even from the 2011 Worldwide Developers Conference, including the unveiling of iOS 5 and iCloud and a closer look at Mac OS X 10.7 ion, is now available online. The entire 118 minute presentation can be streamed from Apple’s site. The keynote kicked off with Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs and included a few other members of the company’s executive team including Senior Vice Preseident for Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller, and Senior Vice President of iOS Software, Scott Forstall.
The company announced the new version of the Mac Operating system, Lion, being available More >
Microsoft announced several new Xbox Live features today at the E3 video game conference. The features are designed to expand the number of content options available and new ways to discover them as well. The Xbox Live service will soon make millions of new videos all available through partnerships, including one announced with YouTube. With a revamp to the Xbox Live experience, users will be able to navigate through the service and all of the new pieces of content with voice control powered by Microsoft’s Kinect and search powered by its Bing search engine.
Microsoft’s Corporate Vice More >
TechCrunch has posted a photo that shows Twitter notifications integrated into the iOS status bar. The site is unsure if it’s an authentic image; however, their sources say it’s the “right idea”.
Again, no clue if it’s actually real or not, but the idea might be right. Notifications that come down from the top bar could be how Apple ends up doing things in iOS 5. After all, this would mimic already existing functionality — when tethering, a blue strip appears along the top; when on the phone, it’s a green strip. Might notifications (or at least Twitter notifications) produce a gray More >