Sigh. Apple have won their injunction and have halted the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, with Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett delivering her verdict just a little while ago now. Bennett's said it was "appropriate" to grant a temporary injunction. This isn't the end, however. The case was reportedly "evenly weighed", but still ruled in Apple's favor.
This is partly because Samsung weren't willing to present itself for an early final hearing in November. Both parties are set to have statements released, and are both expected back in court tomorrow for a directions hearing that will determine where the case goes from here. Samsung's statement is below (or in the full news post):
Yesterday I reported that the new Xbox LIVE Dashboard would drop on November 25th, but if you are one of those people who like to live on the bleeding edge then you can sign up for the Xbox LIVE Public Preview Program. Microsoft have announced an open call for all Xbox LIVE members to register to participate in the preview program to help them test the system.
They say that this is an important program as Microsoft are continually striving to ensure the reliability of a service that reaches tens of millions globally. They can't do this without you, the users. Once the program starts, an update will be pushed to your Xbox 360 console that will contain the new features, including:
New design for integrated Kinect and controller navigation
New Beacons to play online with friends
Deeper Facebook integration
New Cloud Storage for Game Saves and Xbox LIVE Profile
Intel's roadmap for 2011/2012 has been leaked and it is clear that Intel wants to give their SSD portfolio the same non-stop product cycle that their processor lineup enjoys, where we receive generation leaps every year or so. Intel will start 2012 with products that have been introduced just recently such as the SSD 520 "Cherryville", SSD 710 "Lyndonville", SSD 720 "Ramsdale", and "Hawley Creek" mSATA SSDs.
Most of these will launch in Q4 2011 where Intel will allow these products to lead the portfolio for the remainder of the year and until the end of Q1 2012. In Q2 2012, Intel plans to launch "Ramsdale MLC" which is a variant of "Ramsdale" Intel SSD 720 series PCI Express SSDs, which sport 25nm MLC-HET NAND flash memory instead of SLC NAND flash found on the normal "Ramsdale". MLC-HET gives Intel the ability to double capacities, whilst offering the same kind of endurance to SLC, and much higher price per gigabyte.
iOS 5 is rolling out right now and for those of you who don't have it yet, the pieces of the puzzle are all being put together as we speak. Apple firstly released the new version of iTunes - 10.5, and now Apple have rolled out the red carpet for their iCloud website, where customers can sign up for the service that seamlessly backs up your data to the cloud. In order to use iCloud, you'll need the latest version of Mac OS X Lion or iOS 5.
If you have neither, you can still try and sign into the iCloud site (which requires your Apple ID and password) where you'll be greeted with the message: "To set up iCloud, go to iOS 5 Settings or OS X Lion System Preferences." Most users should be getting close to being able to access iCloud, so let us know how you go.
Our App of the Day today is Foursquare 4.0 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 4.0 or later.
With iOS 5.0 being readily available to the public now, app updates with fantastic improvements have been coming out thick and fast the past day or two.
The latest app to get a big and impressive update is Foursquare with version 4.0 that brings a new feature called "Radar" for users running iOS 5.0. It spices up the whole where are my friend's things even more by automatically telling you if a group of your friends are nearby - without the app running. It also has the ability to detect your location and notify you of a nearby To-Do. Very cool!
I'm yet to try out brand new Apple's Find my Friends app yet, but of late it is sure on for young and old with all these location apps. What about you, Google? Are you going to impress us with a new Latitude update soon, too?
ASUS is about to unleash a new ROG gaming rig in the form of a desktop machine which it calls the Tytan CG8565. It was first seen on radar during Computex earlier in the year, but a date of release wasn't mentioned at the time. A pre-order listing for it has just been spotted in Europe, however, indicating it to be just around the corner now.
Upon first glance the mid tower sized chassis looks to have been inspired by 'ballistic missile submarines', which was of course ASUS' intent with several of its Republic of Gamer series notebooks also running off similar design queues.
As for the most important aspect, its guts, it runs a 2nd-gen Core i5 or i7 processor on Intel's Z68, up to 32GB RAM, GeForce GTX 560 Ti or GTX 590 graphics card, DVD writer or Blu-ray combo drive and ASUS Xonar audio.
Once upon a time Sony was killing it in the TV market with their beautiful Bravia line, but thanks to increasingly fierce competition from the likes of Korean players Samsung and LG over the past eight years, Sony has been experiencing continuingly declining losses.
This latest report that's come out via Routers certainly doesn't help the situation for Sony, with word that several of its Bravia series LCD TVs manufactured in 2007 and 2008 have been subjected to faulty parts that may cause the TVs to overheat and emitt smoke, or melt certain components inside. Lovely.
While Sony has noted 11 overheating incidents solely in Japan, the company has said in a news release that the faulty parts may affect TV sets sold all over the world, although the majority of the ones in the bad batch were apparently sold in Europe and the U.S.
Not much else to say here except for plug in your iPhone, iPod and iPad's and get downloading.
Apple has finally released iOS 5.0 to the world with a very long list of new features (around 200!), changes and updates. Included are the big ones like Twitter integration, iCloud support, improved notifcations, iMessage, Newsstand and much more.
Enjoy! We are sure Steve would have a big grin on his face right now.
Apple's new iCloud service is almost complete and ready to rumble. The newly supporting version of iTunes was just outed yesterday and now Apple has just opened up the gates to its iCloud site.
You will now be able to sign into the service which gives seamless backup of your data to the cloud; but of course, you won't be able to actually use it until the final and most important piece of the puzzle becomes available; running on either the latest version of Mac OS X Lion or iOS 5 (both of which are yet to be released - but are imminent).
The latest happenings from around the web - October 12th, 2011
CPU & APU
- AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 @ Pureoverclock
- AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer Processor @ Benchmark Reviews
- AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer 8 Core CPU @ Techwarelabs
- AMD FX-8150 @ Overclockers Club
- AMD FX - Codename "Bulldozer" review @ Planet3DNow
- AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer CPU @ Madshrimps
- AMD's FX-8150 'Bulldozer' processor @ Tech Report
- AMD Bulldozer's rusty start - AMD FX-8150 in detail @ HT4U