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ASUS Transformer will get Android 3.2 update tomorrow

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 28, 2011 2:08 am

ASUS posted on their Twitter account that their super-sexy ASUS Eee Pad Transformer will receive Android Honeycomb 3.2 tomorrow, July 28. The new update will bring several features such as more customization options, zooming within apps and media syncing with an SD card. This will be the second update to the Transformer in 30 days. This is the last update before we see Ice Cream Sandwich arrive.

 

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AMD releases Catalyst 11.7 and 11.8 Preview drivers

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 27, 2011 6:59 pm

Just before the end of the month and in keeping with AMD's new Catalyst driver every month thing, we get word of Catalyst 11.7 as well as a bonus driver Catalyst 11.8 preview.

 

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As you would expect, there are a long list of resolved issues.

 

• All issues experienced with mouse cursor lag have been resolved

• Log event (Event ID 62464) issues when playing video content have been resolved

• Resolves system hangs seen in the AMD Catalyst™ 11.6 driver on specific HDMI and DP displays

• Bluray playback using PowerDVD 10 under High Performance mode no longer randomly displays a blank screen.

• Some Divx format files no longer display video corruption using WinDVD.

• AMD SteadyVideo is now applied to Home Video clips using WinDVD 10.

• Chequerboard corruption is no longer displayed intermittently when playing DirectX 10 titles in a Crossfire configuration and Eyefinity enabled.

• Shogun II now renders the cinematics correctly when run in various Eyefinity configurations.

• Video playback now works correctly when Hardware acceleration is enabled with VLC Player version 1.1.9.

• Crossfire now functions correctly when playing Hamilton's Great Adventure.

• PowerDVD now correctly handles 3D Bluray content.

• Portal 2 no longer displays flickering on water surface textures with Medium and Low Shader detail settings.

 

And in the 11.8 preview driver you can look forward to the following...

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App of the Day: Google Shopper 1.5 (iOS)

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Apps | Posted: Jul 27, 2011 5:51 pm

Our App of the Day today is Google Shopper 1.5 for iPhone, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G with iOS 4.0 or later.

 

Google's Shopper app for the iPhone was updated last week to include localized deals. Check this out for sure to find the best deal!

 

Google Shopper helps you find information on millions of products. Google Shopper recognizes products by cover art, barcode, voice and text search. You can find local and online prices, reviews, specifications, videos, and more to help you make the best purchasing decision. With one click you can save items to your shopping list and share with your friends.

 

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The latest version of the app includes the following changes:

 

What's New in Version 1.5

 

Fixed mysterious crashes on certain iOS versions

Nearby offers giving users great deals around them

Map view for nearby offers

Redemption of Google Offers from your phone

Location adjustment

Wednesday Afternoon Roundup for July 27, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jul 27, 2011 4:07 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - July 27th, 2011

 

Motherboard

 

- ASUS F1A75-V Pro @ Ocaholic

- ASUS Sabertooth P67 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets

- Sapphire Pure Platinum A75 Motherboard @ HiTechLegion

- MSI A75MA-G55 AMD Socket FM1 Motherboard @ Legit Reviews

 

Audio/Media

 

- Arctic Sound P531 USB Headset @ Vortez

- Scythe Kama Bay AMP 2000 Rev. B Amplifier @ Madshrimps

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- Thermaltake Level 10 GT Case @ Ninjalane

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Weekly Giveaway: AC Ryan Playon!HD Media Players - Essential, Mini 2 and HD2

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Jul 27, 2011 3:59 pm

This week we have teamed up with the folks over at AC Ryan who are giving away a bunch of its Playon!HD media players. We have three Playon!HD Essential's, one HD2 mini and one HD2 as the grand prize!

 

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Essential: Allows you to store and enjoy all of your precious movies, music and photos in the comfort of your own living room. Free your media content from the limitations of your PC and let the Essential bring them to life in Full HD quality on your TV.

 

HD2 Mini: Connect with your friends on Twitter and Facebook, share photos with Picasa and Flickr, chat with Instant Messaging such as MSN and AIM.

 

HD2: Enjoy the best online services. Mediafly On Air podcasts, wacky and wonderful videos on YouTubeXL, online radio with SHOUTcast, MUZEE's Network TV and Radio - all from the comfort of your sofa.

 

Head on over to our forum giveaway page to find out how to win one! For this weekly giveaway anyone can enter and you do not pay for the shipping charges.

Buffalo adds compact 2TB dual 2.5-inch NAS to LinkStation family

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 27, 2011 3:46 pm

Buffalo has expanded its LinkStation family of NAS devices this week with a new 2TB dual-drive unit. Using 2.5-inch sized drives (2x1TB) running in RAID 0 out of the box, measurements are kept down to just 40 x 82 x 135 mm.

 

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The LS-WSX2.0TL/R1 has a Gigabit ethernet port as well as USB 2.0 connectivity for adding additional storage. It can be set up as a DLNA server, an iTunes server as well as being able to take care of bittorent downloads and auto data backup functions.

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ASUS' super slim MeeGo-powered Eee PC X101 listed in the U.S.

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jul 27, 2011 2:44 pm

Listings of ASUS' Eee PC X101 MeeGo-powered netbook have started showing up on U.S. etail sites with pricing that starts at just $199.73 - thanks to the use of the zippy little MeeGo operating system pre-installed on it.

 

We first sighted this very sleek, slim little netbook (weighing no more than 900g and being only 17.6mm at its thickest point) at Computex last month and really liked what we saw.

 

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Running back over the specs, the Eee PC X101-EU17-BK listed features a 10.1-inch display with 1024x600 native resolution, an Atom N435 CPU (1.33GHz), 1GB of RAM, 8GB SSD, 0.3 megapixel webcam, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, microSD card slot and a 3-cell 2600 mAh battery.

 

Both the MeeGo and Windows 7 based Eee PC X101 netbooks should be readily available at many outlets early to mid next month.

Kingston's portable SSD for iDevices, "Wi-Drive" now on sale

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 27, 2011 1:54 pm

Kingston's funky Wi-Drive wireless portable SSD has started hitting stores in good quantities this week, including the likes of Amazon, Newegg, Fry's and J&R. It is available in two sizes; 16 and 32GB, costing around $130 and $175, respectively.

 

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If you missed previous news on this unique, handy storage device which we first spotted and got some hands-on time with at Computex last month, it's designed to give your Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch more storage space in a nice compact footprint (measurements of 121.5 x 61.8 x 9.8mm).

 

The Wi-Drive has a mini USB connector along with built-in 802.11g/n WiFi support. Its battery life is said to be up to four hours and it can stream to multiple iDevices simultaneously.

Watch out for beach body spam on your Twitter account

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Social Networking | Posted: Jul 27, 2011 1:07 pm

A plague of spam is occuring right now via thousands of hacked Twitter accounts which advertises a weight-loss product. It is not known how all these accounts have been hacked, but given the mass that's been affected and the amount of spammy msgs, it would seem the users' passwords have been stolen.

 

Below is what it looks like :-

 

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...with the link pointing to a website that advertises an Acai Berry dietary supplement.

 

Needless to say, if you've spotted the above message coming from your own account, you should immediately change your password.

 

Another way to help prevent this kind of thing happening to you in future is to log in to your Twitter account, click on "Settings" in the upper-right dropdown menu, then choose "Connections" or "Applications" and "Revoke Access" which will revoke Twitter access to any suspicious apps thereon.

Windows Phone "Mango" OS update released to manufacturing

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 27, 2011 12:06 pm

An update by Terry Myerson over at the Windows Blog today lets us know that Microsoft's latest version of the Windows Phone operating system, "Mango", has reached RTM (release to manufacturing) status.

 

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With the RTM build now provided to handset and mobile operator partners, the Windows Phone development team is now working on the Mango update process for current Windows Phone handsets, which is said to be ready sometime this fall. All new Windows phones as of that time will of course come pre-installed with Mango.

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