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New CPU's from AMD released

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 5:35 am

While AMD may not seem to be "on top", it doesn't mean they have been stagnant with releases.

 

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Today proves this - AMD released a few new CPU's in their popular Phenom II series of proessors, we have 3 CPU's released today. The top end X6 1075T, an X4 970 Black Edition and an X2 560 Black Edition.

 

The 1075T sits in-between the already released 6 core 1090T and 1055T while the X4 and X2 compliment the respective AMD CPU families.

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VLC Media Player for iPad now available for all your codec needs

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 5:23 am

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With Apple's latest restriction on apps mellowing out a bit, there are quite a few popular desktop applications that are making their way to the iOS platform. One of these is the VLC Media Player, which says it supports "nearly all codec there is." This little gem makes playing nearly every video and audio file format a piece of cake. The official launch date is stated to be tomorrow but users in the U.S. and U.K. having been grabbing the app with no problem. Give it a try today if you've got an iPad and some videos with funky file formats.

Downloads increase by 50% in Australia

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 4:12 am

A new study has found that our taste for downloads has increased as well as the number of wireless internet connections in the last 12 months.

 

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A reported released yesterday by the Bureau of Statistics shows that in the June 2010 quarter, the amount of data downloaded increased by 50%. In the same period of time the number of wireless broadband connections increased by an amazing 70% to nearly 3.5 million, while fixed-line broadband connections increased slightly to 4.2 million.

 

The amount of data downloaded every quarter is now 11 times higher than March 2005 and 126 times higher than March 2002.

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Mobile App of the Day: GV Connect

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 3:36 am

Our Mobile App of the Day today is GV Connect.

 

One of the biggest points of excitement about Apple's revision of their App Store policy was the ability of apps like Google Voice to make a return to the iOS platform. It's finally here, and GV Connect is one of the apps which was originally pulled by Apple that has made a triumphant return.

 

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GV Connect is a third party application that gives you full interaction with Google Voice accounts on iOS devices like the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone. You can place calls, use SMS messaging, and fully interact with messages and voicemails. Synchronization with iPhone contacts is supported as well as iOS4's fast app switching so you don't have to close the app if you need something else from your device in the middle of a call. The app costs $2.99 USD and can be downloaded from the iTunes Store right now.

Pixel Qi's new 7 inch backlit LCD/Transflective tablet screens coming next year

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 2:15 am

Pixel Qi has big plans for new 7 inch displays that could be ready for the public late next year. These displays may make their way into a lot of tablets once they are ready due to the fact that they are capable of switching between backlit-LCD function to transflective.

 

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One of the largest gripes with backlit LCD devices is the difficulty seeing the screen in brightly lit situations like a clear sunny day. The addition of transflective technology will make viewing content easy in any sort of lighting a lot easier. Many believe these screens may even put e-ink out of business, but late 2011 is a long way away.

Australia still gets no love for MS Zune

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 1:51 am

The tears of Microsoft fans in Australia were heard trickling down their cheeks - as once again, Australia gets a watered down release of a product.

 

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Microsoft just posted a press release in regards to the expansion of the Zune services internationally. The Zune Marketplace will have music, tv shows and movie rental, but select components available in select regions.

 

Windows Phone 7 is being launched this year - with Zune Marketplace having to tackle Apple's iTunes - it would be a very good move to give all markets the same deal, right? No. Enter MS's "Zune Pass" - it allows users to pay a monthly subscription and get full access to Microsoft's entire music library - sounds great, right? Too bad you live in Australia!

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Napster makes their presence felt on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 1:19 am

Hey everyone, remember Napster? The music sharing company that started the whole rage what seems like forever ago? They're still around, and they've invaded the iOS platform with the Napster app now available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

 

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Napster's app is free to download but costs $10 USD per month for subscriber access which gives access to over 10 million songs, including records from as far back as 1955. You can listen to full albums, create playlist, save songs, and use the automix feature which helps you discover new music that is similar to what you already listen to. New songs are added all the time, and subscribers also have access to their Napster account through their browsers as well.

Asus unleashes the ROG Crosshair IV Extreme

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 1:08 am

Asus have finally let the ROG Crosshair IV Extreme board out of their secret, batman style hideout.

 

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It was announced and shown in March of this year as the 'suped' up version of it's little brother the ROG Crosshair IV Formula. But, the Extreme board has some extra super powers it's little brother does not, in the name of Lucid's Hydra chip.

 

Lucid Hydra can allow users to use BOTH NVIDIA and AMD GPU's at the same time... yes, no more "SLI" and "Crossfire", but this little chip on the board can handle both - simultaneously, also, without the use of bridges or cables! Purely through the PCI-e slots.

 

The Extreme is a little different to it's little brother, but not by much (apart from the Hydra chip) it has thicker, bulkier heatsinks near the CPU VRM and IOMMU as well as a beefier one that keeps the Lucid Hydra chip cool.

iPhone 4 set to take over China

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 21, 2010 12:21 am

It was only a matter of time before the iPhone 4 came to the most populous country on the planet. Apple has started taking pre-orders for the iPhone 4 on Friday, which goes on sale September 25th.

 

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Apple is so fired up about the iPhone coming to China that a new store in Beijing is even opening up on September 25th to coincide with the iPhone launch. The 16GB model will retail for CNY4,999 and the 32GB goes for CNY4,999; about $745 and $893 respectively. This is a big time for Apple as the iPad made its debut in China on Friday.

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