Apple is preparing a 22-inch iMac with a touchscreen

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

According resource DigiTimes citing Taiwanese publication Commercial Times, Apple has developed its first iMac with a touchscreen. It will complement the non-touchscreen computers all-in-one iMac line with the 21.5 and 27-inch widescreen display, which is already sold. Recall, these models were presented in October last year. Presumably, the production iMac with touch screen for Apple will company Quanta, a sensor substrate screens will deliver Sintek Photronic.

Virtually no further details about the new iMac does not touch. It is not clear what components - processors, graphics cards and so on - it will use. It is possible that the new model will be analogous to the existing, but with a touch screen, and even be contained in the same thin aluminum casing. But it is not excluded that for his first iMac with a touchscreen Apple produced a new "stuffing". For information on when the novelty will be presented, the source did not mention.

The most expensive application for iPhone - BarMax CA for law students, all for $ 999.99

In App Store appeared dearest application for iPhone - BarMax CA, it worth $ 999,99. And this not useless picture as in case with annex I Am Rich, which appeared last August and worth same, but quite functional and useful program. I Am Rich, incidentally, was removed practically immediately. Regarding BarMax CA, this very volumetric annex, "weighing" more 1 Gb. It intended for preparation Jurists California State Exam on specialty. Annex includes thousands of pages of text and hundreds hours audiomaterials. This approximately corresponds two months' rate.

Company BarMax to end current year plans prepare versions his applications for Jurists six other states U.S., including New York. Interestingly that when throughout expensiveness BarMax CA, acquire such annex cheaper than engage in in class for preparation to exam. Company BarBri, eg, Invites such a service for $ 3000 - $ 4000. BarBri Invites free application for iPhone, but only with condition purchase services.

Windows Mobile 7 in two versions - Business and multimedia, the first WM7 communicators LG Apollo and HTC Obsession

According to the resource WMExperts, the first two mobile devices running the new operating system Windows Mobile 7 will be the LG Apollo and HTC Obsession. LG Apollo will be released in August and September this year, is a powerful multimedia communicator with 1,3 GHz processor and 10 megapixel camera. However, it will be sold in the United States from operators Verizon and Sprint - is a dual-mode CDMA / GSM solution. Is hoped that LG Electronics will prepare its GSM / UMTS version for Europe.

LG Apollo Features:

* Processor Qualcomm QSD8650 with a frequency of 1.3 GHz
* Cellular standards CDMA / EV-DO, GSM, UMTS / HSDPA
* 1 GB RAM, 1 GB ROM
Slot for microSD memory cards
* 3.8-inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen with support for multi-touch and a resolution of 1280x720 pixels
* 10 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash capable of capturing video HD 720p at 30 frames per second
* Support for wireless Wi-Fi
* Battery capacity 1400 mAh
* Time running conversation - up to 7,5 hours
* Opening hours of standby time - up to 288 hours
* Opening hours of audio playback / video - 30/10 hours
* Internet - 4.5 hours (3G), 6,5 hours (Wi-Fi)
* Dimensions - 115x57, 5x11, 2 mm

Features second novelty, HTC Obsession, more modest. Although she too has a large touchscreen AMOLED display, but the processor is "only" 1 GHz, and 5 megapixel camera. Apparently, HTC Obsession somewhat less HTC HD2. The new model HTC will be released in October this year, the American operator T-Mobile. Most likely, in other regions of the communicator, too, appears.

HTC Obsession Specifications:

* Processor Qualcomm QSD8250 with a frequency of 1.3 GHz
* Cellular GSM and UMTS / HSDPA
* 512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, 4 GB of internal memory for storing data
Slot for microSD memory cards
* 3.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen with support for multi-touch
* 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash capable of capturing video HD 720p 25 frames per second
* Support for wireless Wi-Fi
* Battery capacity 1230 mAh
* Time running conversation - up to 10 hours
* Opening hours of standby time - up to 240 hours
* Opening hours of audio playback / video - 24 / 7 hours
* Internet - 6 hours (3G), 7,5 hours (Wi-Fi)
* Dimensions - 112x56x11, 7 mm

Also, the source reported interesting details about the operating system, Windows Mobile 7. Recall its announcement expected at the next Congress MWC in February. It turns out that the platform will be presented in two versions: Business - Windows Phone Seven Business Edition (BE) and multimedia - Windows Phone Seven Media Edition (ME). And if the business version will be mainly focused on synchronization and mnogopolzovatelsuyu support, the multimedia operating system will be more "advanced" and will receive considerably more options regarding audio, video, TV and so on. Thus, in Windows Phone Seven Media Edition (ME) will be integrated with Zune, Silverlight, Mediaroom, XBox Live, social networks (Twitter, Facebook), streaming TV, and high-definition video.

Internet Explorer is dangerous? European governments are recommended to switch to other browsers

German Federal Office of Information Technology Security (BSI) recommended that Internet Explorer users to switch to another browser. The whole point of critical vulnerability that was discovered in Internet Explorer. BSI believes that the use of this browser is dangerous, yet the vulnerability is fixed. It has already been used by Chinese hackers to cyber-attacks on Google. Moreover, Internet Explorer is not safe even in "secure" mode, says BSI.

In this statement the German experts have reacted and the French government. Organization CERTA also advised users of Internet Explorer, even temporarily, "peresest" for another browser. Moreover, its experts emphasize that dangerous vulnerability was found in all versions of Internet Explorer, and at the moment is better to use Firefox, Opera, Safari or any other browser. But the British government and its public service, apparently heeded the warning was not. It is reported that they still continue to use Internet Explorer. Although important factor here is the fact that to make rapid changes in such a vast and complex system that includes more than 300 000 computers worldwide, is extremely difficult.

Graphics Card Radeon HD 5450 - 80 stream processors, plus 512 MB of GDDR3 memory

Not so long ago we reported that, AMD is preparing several new cards in the family of entry-level Radeon HD 5000, combining the 40 nm GPU and technology support DirectX 11. These adapters should enter the model and the Radeon HD 5450, details of which shared the Chinese resource Coolife.

As seen in the accompanying photographs, graphics card Radeon HD 5450 performed on the PCB's trademark red color and has very compact dimensions, making it suitable for use in Home Theater Systems (HTPC). Noteworthy and the presence of active cooling with a small fan.

Characteristics accelerator Radeon HD 5450 include a 40 nm chip Cedar, 80 stream processors and 512 MB of memory GDDR3, combined with the GPU with 64-bit bus. Present and 8 ROP units, and clock speeds adapter 650 and 1600 MHz for the video core and memory respectively. It is assumed that the announcement of Radeon HD 5450 will be held in the first week of February.

Tablet PC 891A-NN for $ 1200 from Netbook Navigator

Company Netbook Navigator started receiving advance orders for its Tablet PC 891A-NN. This device has a touch-sensitive 8.9-inch screen with a resolution 1024h600 pixels and technology to support multi-touch. He has a solid-state drive 32 GB, 64 GB or 128 GB and 2 GB of RAM. The heart of the tablet is the processor, usually used in netbooks - Intel Atom N270 with a frequency of 1.6 GHz.

Communication modules provide wireless Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g), Bluetooth 2.0 and 3G. Tablet has 3 USB ports, slot for memory cards miniSD / MMC, as well as a slot for SIM card. Provides 1.3-megapixel Webcam and two built-in speaker. Dimensions 891A-NN are 254h167h20 mm, weight - 0,9 kg. Capacity battery is 2200 mAh, which, according to the manufacturer, allow the user to work autonomously with tablet 3 to 4 hours. Open the computer operating system Windows 7 Home Premium.

Home sales Netbook Navigator 891A-NN models in Standard, Silver and Gold is scheduled for late February of this year for $ 1200. Also, the manufacturer plans to show the 7-inch version of the tablet. Release device with a more affordable price of $ 799, but with a reduced amount of storage, memory, and 3G will be missing a module later, but also in this year.

Gaming case NZXT Hades will appear in Europe next month

We already reported about the presentation by NZXT new computer case Hades, aimed at the gaming community. Last month this interesting product debuted in the United States and the European market NZXT Hades to appear in February. Note that this corpus is made of sheet steel and is made in the form factor Mid-Tower, and its design and black color evoke the idea of a military armored vehicle.

Case NZXT Hades came in its original series Crafted and has four outer compartments, size 5.25 inches, planting location for the 2.5-inch SSD in the number of two pieces, as well as lattice front door and located on top panel with two USB ports, two audio jacks port and eSATA.

The cooling system of the shell NZXT Hades includes 200 mm fan with red LED backlight, located in the front, another 200 mm fan on side panel, 140 mm fan on top and 120 mm fan in the back. Users can also add a second 120 mm or 140 mm fan on the upper bound. In addition, there are special openings for installing a water cooling system. Supply NZXT Hades in Europe should be about 12 February, and cost this computer case is 69,90 euros.

au KDDI E08T: a secure business phone from Toshiba

Japanese mobile phone operator au KDDI introduced a new clamshell mobile phone for business users produced by Toshiba - E08T, which has the ability to work outside of Japan, as in CDMA networks, as well as in GSM. Start selling new items planned for the companies the middle of next month.

One of the distinguishing features is its E08T case with Water, which corresponds to the standards IPX5 / IPX7. In addition, the model offers a number of functions that may need professional people: some keys to run business applications, GPS navigation, viewing office documents, the ability to remotely destroy or block information from the phone in case it is lost, remote synchronization of data, electronic dictionary.

Toshiba E08T specifications:

  • Dimensions: 50h110h16, 2 mm
  • Weight: 130 gr.
  • Display: widescreen 3-inch VGA display
  • External Display: 0.5-inch
  • Camera: 3.2 megapixel with autofocus
  • Memory: 100 MB user available, expandable through microSD memory cards
  • Infrared

Netbook Packard Bell dot s2 - 10 o'clock battery life

The new netbook dot s2 dopolnid line of Ultra-Mobile devices from Packard Bell. It combines a 10.1-inch display, 10 hours of battery life, style and portability. According to Packard Bell, dot s2 differs most wide screen among all offered on the market similar devices. dot s2 from Packard Bell can stay in touch through such features as a webcam and integrated microphone, Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g / n) and Bluetooth 2.1 or advanced features 3G and Bluetooth connectivity, depending on configuration.

Netbook is more compact than a conventional journal: a width of 258 mm and a height of 185 mm and a thickness of slightly less than an inch for convenience and carry, easy - the maximum weight of 1.25 kg with battery of 6 cells and 1.1 kg with battery on 3 cell. The new design allows you to fully put the battery in 6 cells at the bottom of the base, slightly raising body for easy text input.

Lithium-ion battery for 6-cell provides up to 10 hours of battery life combined with the new processor Intel Atom N450, which allows you to reduce power consumption while increasing performance. Packard Bell notes that the dot s2 suitable for editing photos and video, and offers more storage and file sharing: in particular, the hard drive up to 250 GB Card Reader "5-in-1" and the full version of Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 .

dot s2 with 10.1-inch wide-screen will appear in retail sales for the provisional price of 14,000 rubles from pre-OS Microsoft Windows 7 Starter or Microsoft Windows XP. Availability and specifications vary by country.

ASUS DR-950: 9 inches to 9 millimeters

However, model DR-570, which has OLED screen, ASUS is preparing to release more traditional bukrider DR-950. This device for reading electronic books has a 9-inch screen, performed on the technology of electronic paper and can become a serious competitor to the popular Kindle DX, as it weighs only 370 grams, against polukilogrammovogo weight Kindle. In addition, the developers of ASUS managed to ensure that the device has a thickness of only 9 mm, which, if not record, it is very impressive result.

Device for reading electronic books ASUS DR-950 has a screen with a resolution of 1024 x 769 pixels, and its software allows you to read RSS tapes, to machine translation and text to voice. The model is expected to produce 2 and 4 GB of internal memory, which can be extended through the slots for memory cards SD-format. Also, the device will support wireless data transfer standard HSDPA, as well as the presence of modules will be available Wi-Fi and WiMAX. From physical ports ASUS DR-950 has a USB 2.0i 3.5-mm audio connector. The device supports the main text, image and MP3 files: PDF, TXT, Audible, MP3, ePub, HTML, JPEG, GIF, PNG and BMP.

Unfortunately not yet known exactly when the model appears on the market and how much it will cost.

Gigabyte company will release Android smartphone

To date, the company produced communicators Gigabyte GSmart only on the platform of Windows Mobile. Against the backdrop of the demand for expensive products in the company managed to strengthen its position in the market budget communicators. Building on the success Gigabyte intends to release, in addition to the models on the platform of Windows, and even a smartphone based on Android. Home sales model based on the Android 1.6 platform is scheduled for February 2010, and the price of the smartphone market in Russia is less than 9000 rubles, which will probably be the most budget proposal among similar smartphones.

GSmart running Android Specifications:

• Wireless: EDGE / GPRS / GSM 900/1800 MHz
• Dimensions: 103 x 54 x 13.4 mm
• Processor: Qualcomm ESM7225 528 MHz
• Memory: 256 MB RAM / ROM 512 MB
• Screen: 2.8 "QVGA
• Built-in GPS / AGPS
• Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g
• Bluetooth 2.0
• Memory card: microSD
• Connector microUSB (Charging / Active Sync)
• Battery 1500 mAh
• Camera 2.0 megapixel with autofocus
• Operating System: Android 1.6
• Additional elements: Trace Ball, G-Sensor, 3.5 mm audio jack

Samsung TL110 and TL105: two new stylish and slim digital cameras

South Korean company Samsung Electronics announced two new models of stylish and thin (16.5 mm) Digital Camera: 14.2 MP 12.2 MP TL110 and TL105, which are equipped with 2.7-inch LCD.

Model TL110 is equipped with wide-angle 27 mm lens with a 5-fold optical zoom and dual image stabilization system, while the youngest model has a 27.5 mm lens with a 4-fold magnification and the presence of a digital image stabilization system.

Among the additional features, the manufacturer notes the presence of updates built-in features for working with photos a variety of effects, including Fisheye and shooting styles such as Normal, Soft, Vivid, In the forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, Classic, Negative, Custom RGB , Sketch and On / Off. fog.

In addition, these cameras allow to take video footage in HD resolution (720p/30 fps) of H.264, where, how and for obtaining photographs, are welcome to use the automatic scene modes - Smart Auto.

For the category of users who want full control over the process of shooting, it is proposed to use a long list of pre-selection of scenes and manually adjust many parameters, including ISO, white balance, exposure metering mode, autofocus, exposure compensation.

"Vobis Computer" reduces the price of a smartphone Highscreen Zeus

Highscreen Zeus - a second device in the product line Highscreen, which is on the market the company "Vobis Komyuter, the official distributor of HTC and Gigabyte. Assembly Highscreen Zeus engaged Taiwanese company Mobinnova, a division of Foxconn. Smartphone went on sale in October 2009, at the price of 13 990 rubles, making it one of the two most affordable Android-smartphone in Russia (the second was besklaviaturnogo-piece HTC Tattoo at the same retail price).

In early January, the price of Highscreen Zeus was reduced to 11 990 rubles, which makes the device the most affordable on the market of devices based on the platform Android. In February, the company intends to further reduce the price for this smartphone, which should fall to 9 990 rubles.

In the popular series of digital cameras from Samsung - SL regular replenishment

South Korean company Samsung Electronics announced on the next expanded its portfolio of compact digital camera 12.2 megapixel model SL630, which will be the regular representative of the popular, with the words producer, series SL.

This model is equipped with 28 mm wide-angle lens with a 5-fold optical zoom, dual image stabilization system and a number of "smart" functions that are packaged in a slim and compact body.

Additional features news producer noted the presence in her mode of automatic scene selection - Smart Auto, a function that by analyzing the composition stage, color, brightness, motion and objects in it, the camera selects the optimal settings.

In addition, SL630 has a system for tracking autofocus - mode, which lets you focus on a moving object and after some time to make a clear and sharp image of the object itself. Also, the new device allows for video capture VGA resolution (30 fps) in addition to the possibility of getting 12 MP photos.

MSI X-Slim X350: thin 13.4-inch notebook based on Intel CULV

Russia's division MSI provided a thin 13.4-inch notebook, the new generation MSI X-Slim X350. It uses energy-saving platform for Intel CULV (Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage) with high-performance Intel Core 2 Duo. To finish the shell diamond-etching technology is used by MSI, which creates a diamond surface texture. Laptop X350 has designed "ultra-slim", weighs 1.5 kg and has a thickness of less than one inch.

X350 is based on energy-efficient platform Intel CULV and uses the latest dual-core processor Intel Core 2 Duo. It combines low power consumption and heat with a long battery life. In the X350 uses energy-saving ECO technology from MSI. Pressing key ECO, the user can select one of five power management modes: gaming, watching movies, prepare presentations, word processing and "Turbo Battery". With this function, the duration of battery life at the X350 can be up to 9 hours.

X-Slim X350 has a 16:9 screen with LED backlight and a resolution of 1366x768. This screen has a wealth of colors, high saturation, brightness and clarity. The notebook has a built-in HDMI, which supports high-speed video transfer 5 Gb / sec with a resolution of 1080p. Optical drive notebook X350 supports the format of Blu-Ray, allowing you to read optical discs in this format with up to 50 GB.

MSI X-Slim X350 Specifications:
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Chipset: Intel GS45 + ICH9M-SFF
  • Display: 13.4-inch TFT
  • Memory: 2 GB DDR2 800 MHz
  • Speakers: 2 HD dynamics
  • Webcam: 1.3 MP
  • Communications: LAN, Bluetooth (option) WLAN (802.11 b / g)
  • Ports: HDMI, card reader (SD / MMC), a microphone input / headphone output, E-SATA (USB combo), 2 USB 2.0, RJ45, D-Sub
  • Drives: HDD 320/500 GB SATA
  • Optical Drive: External DVD Super-Multi / Blu-Ray (optional)
  • Battery: 4 / 8 Cells
  • Dimensions: 330x224x24 ~ 6 mm
  • Weight: 1,5 kg (with 4-E. Battery)

Black Line - a new line of covers and bags for electronics Golla Apple

Company BLADE (distributor of portable equipment manufacturers), introduced a new collection of covers and bags Golla - Black Line to the products of Apple, thanks to which, iPhone, iPod and MacBook received protection and a stylish design.

The new line, with the words of the company, this is a tandem fashion classics in traditional black color and modern intricate drawings in the form of original ornaments. Wide range of models allows you to pick up a bag, pouch or folder to any device: iPhone, iPod (including nano), MacBook with a diagonal 13, 15, 16 and 17 inches, and the MacBook Air and MacBook mini.

The company also believes that its line of stylish black jackets and bags can be called uniseksualnoy, and they will be thrilled as representatives of male and female.

Samsung introduced two cameras with 15-fold optical zoom

Samsung has continued to expand line of compact cameras with improved features enlargements. Today the company introduced just two models in this series: HZ35W and HZ30W, which in the European market will Indexes WB650 and WB600. Both models have 24 mm wide angle lens manufacturing Schneider KREUZNACH with 15-fold optical zoom and 12.2-megapixel matrix. This camera compact enough: 106,6 x60, 5x28 mm. The differences in cameras are not significant: for example, 3-inch screen model Samsung HZ35W made technology AMOLED, and a HZ30W conventional LCD with the same diagonal.

The most noticeable difference may be a GPS module is available to the camera Samsung HZ35W, allows use of geoteggirovaniya shots. Both cameras have the ability to record 720p high-definition video at up to 30 frames per second, which can then send them on an HD monitor or TV via HDMI. The models use a dual image stabilization (optical and digital), which helps get clearer pictures. Of the additional functions of apparatus Samsung HZ35W and HZ30W also be noted face recognition, triggering a smile, blink and tracking mode self-portrait.

There are currently no reports on the cost of cameras, but we already know that their release is scheduled for March.

Miniature Laptop Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly xs with built-in optical drive

Company Packard Bell has expanded its series of ultraportable laptop model EasyNote Butterfly xs, which, in her words, was specially created for the category of users who appreciate style and need a laptop and a full-featured laptop all day long.

The company notes that its stylish EasyNote Butterfly xs easy to carry and is ideal for fans of mobile entertainment: it has built-in optical drive, full-size keyboard with integrated numeric keypad and the battery is capable of supporting up to 8 hours of battery life.

In addition, this model is equipped with 11.6-inch display with high resolution (1366 x 768 pixels), HDMI port, built-in optical drive, webcam, network support, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), 3G, Bluetooth 2.1 and has more advanced graphics capabilities. This EasyNote Butterfly xs in a compact design and light weight (1.6 kg), which allows it to fit into any bag or backpack.

In addition to the above, there is also a place card reader, hard drives up to 640 GB of software packages (Nero 9 Essentials, full version of Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 and CyberLink PowerDVD), as well as multisensory panels, designed to provide additional convenience of scrolling, turning pages, zooming and turning the images. A hardware key Packard Bell XSync with USB interface to provide a simple way to synchronize EasyNote Butterfly xs with a desktop PC.

Notebook Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly xs with the operating system Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium will appear in retail sales in the winter of this year on the approximate price of 18000 rubles. depending on the configuration.

Cowon W2: tablet from Cowon in 25 January

We already reported about the internet plashete Cowon W2, which should be the first device of this type for this company. Representatives of the resource Akihabara report some technical details of the tablet, which, as will fluidize at the South Korean market before the end of this month: Jan. 25. It was on this day in South Korea, will be available once all options for the tablet Cowon W2, each of which will have a touch-sensitive 4.8-inch LCD with 1024 x 600 pixels and Intel Atom processor with a clock speed of 1.33 GHz. Thus, despite rumors about the presence of solid-state drive, Cowon W2 is equipped with a traditional hard drive.

Total planned to produce 4 versions of Internet tablet: W2 60GB, W2 90GB, W2 60GB Premium and W2 80GB Premium, which will vary with capacity hard disk and a complete set. It is not known yet exactly what the differences are between the models, but reported that the maximal acquisition Cowon W2 will have a module WiFi b / g, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR and memory capacity of 1 GB. The operating system, all models use Windows 7 as well as availability will be TV-out.

Dimensions internet tablet Cowon W2 are 143.6 x 88.1 x 27.5, and the weight - 450 grams. Sales in Korea start on January 25, and the price depending on the configuration range from about $ 534 to $ 659.

Comstar and ASUS have released a laptop with WiMAX support

Comstar UTS announced the start of sales at retail ION Notebook ASUS UL30A with built-in WiMAX and imposing special conditions for connection to the service, mobile wireless broadband Internet access for customers of the new mobile computer: 3 GB free traffic for 3 months.

Since January, the company stores Digital IES Center went on sale the first laptop to fully ready to work in the wireless WiMAX-networks "Comstar". The new model notebook ASUS UL30A (WiMAX Comstar) equipped with a built-in WiMAX-chipset Intel. On the laptop installed special software Connection Manager to manage the Internet connection in the networks of wireless broadband technology WiMAX and Wi-Fi.

Notebook ASUS UL30A distinguish compact size (322x232x24, 6 mm) thick shell only 1 inch and weight 1.7 kg, a powerful battery that can operate without recharging to 9,5 hours. 13.3-inch diagonal screen with LED backlight makes it possible to work with multiple documents or applications, and watch videos. Power built-in speakers Altec Lansing, a 30% higher than the power of conventional audio notebook. On a machine with Intel Celeron ULV processor 743 with 800 MHz, 3 GB of RAM and hard drive capacity 250 GB, an operating system Windows 7 Basic.

When buying a laptop ASUS UL30A in retail network IES trying to connect to the service Comstar-WiMAX »at a special rate Comstar Ready». Rate includes 3 GB of free traffic for a period of 90 days from the date of connection. Cost laptop - 25990 rubles.