Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Apple iPod - The Goods and The Bads

Apple has got us to a diverse age where the whole thing can be completed in a click of a button. It has confirmed to be a very inventive company in bringing us the vital music player - the iPod.
The iPod is a music player and has set the point for different music players in the marketplace. It is the top brand when it comes up to to music players. The iPod allows you to save files into its system and can accumulate up to some hundreds of songs into your iPod.
The iPod's battery is as essential as the iPod itself. With no battery, the iPod would not work and for that reason, you will not be capable to listen to the songs.
You can find the way through your iPod using the LCD screen. The screen allows you to look at the files you have stored in your iPod. You can also watch movies on your iPod with the aid of the LCD screen.
The iPod can store as many as a thousand songs with the aid of its huge storage capacity. Some iPods have a storage capability of 30GB whilst others have as huge as 160GB. That's the matching size as your computer's hard disk. And the best object about this is that it comes off inexpensive.
Headphones come with your iPod for you to hear songs. You will at all times need your headphones. You can plug it directly into your iPod and ram to the beat of the music.
There are special types of headphones out in the marketplace. Some come off quite inexpensive as much as 8$ whereas others may be expensive. They vary in prices as well as the quality of sound they create. The superior the price the improved the quality but that is not all the time the case.
Repairing your iPod can be simple with the aid of some toolkits. Screwdrivers and other gears can aid preserve your iPod's veracity and keep it in operation for a long time.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Generic Mobile Phone Telescope

In many occasions, the stage is set for the perfect picture, and you have nothing but your less-than-perfect mobile phone camera to capture it, One of the main issues with mobile phone cameras is the fact that subjects appear further than they actually are, and that affects the photo focus. Brando's generic mobile phone telescope is a device that lets you focus far-away objects using a mobile phone camera, thus, bringing you closer to the action. It includes an adapter that has to be adjusted to the length of the mobile phone. Then, you must align the telescope base with the camera lens and screw the telescope to the base. The telescope has a 7x18-resolution lens that can be rotated to zoom in for image clarity, allowing you to capture enhanced quality photographs. The telescope is compatible with popular mobile phone brands like Nokia, Sony Ericsson, BlackBerry amongst many others. For further details on model compatibility, you can view the website. The device, however, doesn't work very effectively on clamshell or slider phones. Brand-specific mobile phone telescopes are also available -courtesy of Brando - but the generic telescope is our pick for its sheer adaptability. It is one of the smartest ways of turning your mobile phone camera into a digital camera and is available for approximately 22 US dollars

Monday, September 13, 2010

HP Pavilion Tx1020 TouchSmart

This tablet PC caters to the high-end user base and has been released as a complete alternative to conventional-form PCs. It comes with Windows Vista Home Premium operating system, which though may be slightly heavy for many computers, is handled quite well by its 2.2GHz AMD Turion dual core mobile processor. With a 320GB hard drive capacity, this tablet PC is well-equipped to store heavy files (movies, presentations etcetera) quite efficiently. The 12.1-inch touch screen display of the tx2-1020 can be swiveled around 180 degrees to look like a handheld tablet. The tx2-1020 can easily be used as a normal PC (utilising the keyboard) or a 44 handheld tablet. With 4GB memory,(which can be increased to 8GB) and a high-end ATI Radeon HD 3200 video card, this tablet can also be quite useful for professional designers and Illustrators. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Other features include fingerprint reader, Kensington MicroSaver lock slot, and Altec Lansing speakers. This feature-packed tablet appears to be an ideal device for multimedia mavens on the go.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Google Wave R.I.P

Last month, Google officially pulled the plug on its brainchild, Google Wave -the real-time collaboration tool that was meant to revolutionise online communication. The reason cited by Urs Holzle, Senior Vice President, was that It had "not seen the user adoption" that Google anticipated.
Google Wave is not the only Google product to die young; Google stopped direct sales of its "superphone", the Nexus One, not too long ago.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Microsoft links new smartphones to Xbox Live services

Last month, Microsoft announced that it is bringing its video game expertise to the forthcoming Windows Phone 7 line - an attempt to capitalise on the success of the Xbox 360 as the software maker tries to compete with Apple's iPhone.
Microsoft said that a dedicated group within Microsoft Game Studios will develop video games for Windows phones, help outside game publishers, and scout out small, independent game makers. Video game companies will be able to use the same tools to make a game for a Windows phone as they do for the Xbox 360 console. Microsoft's Xbox initiative may help sway some phone buyers who are already into video games. The company is also hoping that Xbox Live on Windows Phone 7 devices might get a boost from the upcoming launch of Kinect, a motion-sensing game controller for the Xbox 360. Like the Nintendo Wii, Kinect is expected to lure people who haven't traditionally been interested in video games.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Google planning to use wind energy to power data centres

Google Incorporated's energy unit entered a deal with NextEra Energy Inc to buy wind power for the next 20 years to power Google's data centres, Reuters reported. The deal came less than three months after Google invested 38.8 million US dollars in two wind farms in North Dakota, developed by NextEra Energy Resources, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc. The farms generate enough energy to power more than 55,000 homes.

In late 2007, the company said that it would invest in companies and do research of its own to produce affordable renewable energy at a price less than burning coal - within a few years. The company's Google Energy unit, formed in December, allows the company to buy large volumes of renewable energy from the wholesale power market.

Monday, September 6, 2010

India is threatening to ban Blackberry!

According to multiple reports, last month, India threatened Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of the BlackBerry smartphones, to address its security concerns or face having its services suspended.
India has asked for encrypted BlackBerry communications to be made easily available to its intelligence and law enforcement agencies, saying that the services could be used by militant groups to carry out attacks. The ministry also said that mobile phone operators would be obliged by law to shut its corporate e-mail and messaging services if RIM fails to meet the demands.
Officials said that RIM proposed tracking e-mails without sharing encryption details, but that was not enough. The demands followed RIM's deal with Saudi Arabia, which allowed government access to its encrypted data. But while Saudi Arabia only targeted the instant messaging service [read related story on page 58], India sought access to both e-mail and messenger.
Following issues with BlackBerry, many reports suggested that India was considering requesting Google Inc, Skype Inc and other online service providers to allow the country's law enforcement agencies access to private communications on their networks.