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Samsung also out with official press shots of GALAXY Tab

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 2, 2010 2:07 pm

And following on from the previous post about the first official Samsung GALAXY Tab commercial, the Korean company has also released official press photos of its 7-inch Google Android based tablet mobile device on the company's Flickr website.




The images reveal a rather stylish and sexy looking device in my opinion, albeit maybe a little chubby, but it's a bit tough to tell properly from the photos. The device has a black front and a white back.


If the pictures are anything to go by, the device is targeted to very attractive and handsome 20 something's, so if you are older or younger and not attractive, give this thing a miss. Anyway, you can check out a bunch of the best shots in our gallery below or see the rest at the link above.

Samsung continue pimping GALAXY Tab with official commercial

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 2, 2010 1:44 pm

Even though we got an early look at the highly popular Samsung GALAXY Tab err tablet last week, the Korean based company has today taken off the wraps and officially announced it during the IFA show in Germany.



Not only that, as you can see above, Samsung has released one of the official commercials for its tablet on YouTube.


The 30 second long commercial shows off the versatility of the Tab and what it can do in a range of different environments.

Creative Sound Blaster Wireless Rock speaker rocks out

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Sep 1, 2010 7:08 pm

Creative has been around for years and the company is probably most known by gamers for its line of Sound Blaster sound cards for PCs. The company also has a number of popular MP3 players and a myriad of other offerings including speakers and headphones. Creative has unveiled a new weatherproof outdoor speaker for the music fan called the Sound Blaster Wireless Rock.




The speaker sells for $199.99 and is available to purchase right now. The thing uses 2.4GHz wireless technology to connect to your PC and has a wireless range of 100 feet. The speaker strangely lacks a wireless transmitter, you have to buy that separately.

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Apple live event: iTunes 10 with Ping available now

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 1, 2010 7:06 pm



With all these new devices, who knew Apple had time to do work on iTunes as well? iTunes 10 is now available for download, and even sports a new logo as a feature. The biggest change is the introduction of Ping, a "social network for music" that has been added to iTunes. Like Twitter, Ping allows users to follow each other. You can see what people or artists are listening to or creating, get news feeds, concert listings, and song and album charts. Ping will be available to 160 million iTunes users, and will be available on the iPod Touch and iPhone as well as the desktop.

Apple live event: Don't worry, there's a new iPod Touch as well

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 1, 2010 6:46 pm



Yes, the rumors were true; a new iPod Touch was announced by Steve Jobs today as well. It's getting a whole lot closer to being an iPhone 4 without the pesky phone calls: Retina Display and FaceTime support straight from the iPhone 4, an Apple A4 core, 3-axis gyroscope, Game Center, a front facing camera, and rear camera capable of recording HD video. Prices given were $229 USD for 8GB, $299 for 32GB, and $399 for 64GB. No word on a 16GB or 128GB that had been rumored to be released.

Apple live event: New iPod Nano boasts multitouch and more

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 1, 2010 6:29 pm



Want a little bit more function than the new iPod Shuffle? The 6th generation iPod Nano could be for you. Sporting a nearly complete redesign, Apple has dumped the clickwheel for a slick touchscreen interface that makes this Nano 46 percent lighter at 42 percent smaller than its predecessors. Volume is controlled by buttons on the side and a clip is provided to attach it to clothing or a belt while you're on the go. Play it the whole day with 24 hours of reported battery life. The new Nano will set you back $149 for 8GB version or $179 for 16GB, and will also ship next week with preorders being taken starting today.

HP trots out Envy 14 Beats Edition notebook

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Sep 1, 2010 6:04 pm

HP has whipped out several notebooks today and the coolest new offerings are in the Envy line of premium notebooks. HP has added a new Envy 14 Beats Edition. The Beats Edition has several unique features with the most notable being the Beats by Dr. Dre sound system that promises great audio for music and movie watching on the speaker system and via headphones.




The notebook is really good looking with a black brushed aluminum chassis with red LED accent lighting. The keyboard has a red backlight option for typing in the dark. The special edition also has a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre Solo headphones with Monster ControlTalk control as well.

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Apple live event: New iPod Shuffle coming for $49

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 1, 2010 6:02 pm



Next on the list from Apple: the return of the iPod shuffle. With a tiny form factor and the return of the buttons many users had missed, this teeny 2GB beauty will be available in five colors for a pretty affordable $49 USD. The Shuffle even has the ability to clip to almost anywhere you could want to put it. Preorders are starting today with availability coming next week. If you need a no frills player on a budget, this may be the one for you.

Apple live event: iOS 4.2 due out in November

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 1, 2010 5:50 pm

Not satisfied previeweing iOS 4.1, Steve Jobs also gave a sneak peek at iOS 4.2 at the Apple live event; stating that this version of Apple's mobile OS is slated for a Novemeber release.




One addition slated for this version includes direct Apple one for the iPhone 4. The iPad gets major love here, with multitasking, HDR photos, and the Game Center coming to the iPad. Wireless printing was also mentioned, as well as a tease for a service called AirPlay media streaming on which more information will be released at a later date.

Apple live event: iOS 4.1 coming next week

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 1, 2010 5:42 pm

Steve Jobs is currently dropping big Apple news at their event in Cupertino today, and the first good piece of news is that iOS 4.1 is expected to be available next week.




As you can see, some of the improvements included will be the issues with slowing in the iPhone 3G, proximity and Bluetooth bugs, HD Video upload over WiFI, the standardization of High Dynamic Range(HDR) photos, and additions to TV show rentals and the Game Center.