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Blackberry's tablet confirmed; Flash support expected

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 14, 2010 4:41 am

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RIM has been rumored to be working on a Blackberry tablet for quite some time, and details keep dripping in on the upcoming device. Betanews has confirmed with an anonymous RIM source the statements made by Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar on Friday about the upcoming tablet.

 

The RIM tablet will be a 7" device running a 1GHz Marvell processor that is expected to come from their Armada 610 line. The tablet will be equipped with dual cameras for teleconferencing support and will be Flash 10.1 capable. Other possibilities, like a slide out keyboard and the December launch date, have not been confirmed as of yet.

iPhone 4 unlocked by developers

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 14, 2010 1:23 am

For those of us in the U.S., owning an iPhone usually means being tied to AT&T. This doesn't stop developers from doing their thing and now the first unlocked iPhone 4 has reared it's pretty little head in Canada thanks to PlanetBeing and MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team.

 

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This soft-unlocked phone, running, iOS4, required a rewrite of the entire ultrasn0w software due o the iPhone 4's baseband. While his may only be a temporary solution with future firmware updates from Apple, it's still fun to see what is possible outside the umbrella of AT&T.

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BMW to add iOS4 iPod Out feature to cars

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jul 13, 2010 7:04 pm

One of the new features of the iOS4 operating system for the iPod touch and iPhone is iPod Out. This feature allows the device to send its menus to an external display for full control.

 

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BMW has announced that it will add support for the iPod Out feature to its cars. The feature means that the menus will be sent to the screen in the car for full control without having to dig the iPhone or iPod out.

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Exogear Ecolife battery case for iPhone 4 on pre-order

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 13, 2010 6:08 pm

The iPhone 4 needs a case for several reasons. The handset has glass on the front and back making it need a case for protection. The handset also needs a case to keep the user from blocking the antenna.

 

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The other need for a case is to extend the battery life of the device. Exogear has a new iPhone 4 case called the Exolife that has a 1500mAh battery inside. The case adds seven hours of talk time to the normal battery life of the iPhone.

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Seagate unveils new BlackArmor NAS 400

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 13, 2010 5:04 pm

Seagate has announced a new addition to its line of BlackArmor NAS servers. The new addition is the BlackArmor NAS 400 device. The new NAS server ships without any HDDs for more flexibility.

 

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The device supports Windows, Linux, and Mac computers. It has four HDD bays, four USB ports, and a pair of Gigabit Ethernet ports. It ships with 10 licenses for Windows backup software.

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Weekly Giveaway - Mushkin 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 6-8-6-24 Ridgeback worth $158

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Jul 13, 2010 4:57 pm

We have teamed up with Mushkin to giveaway one of its new 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 6-8-6-24 Ridgeback memory kits and it is worth $158 USD!

 

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The 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 6-8-6-24 Ridgeback dual-channel memory kit operates at a speedy 1600MHz DDR with fast 'Enhanced Latency' timings of 6-8-6-24, which ought to ensure great performance.

 

The RAM is also clothed with Mushkin's new Ridgeback heatsink that allows for adequate cooling performance when running at top speed.

 

Head on over to our forum giveaway page to find out how to win one! For this weekly prize, anyone in the world can enter! You don't pay the shipping charges.

Microsoft unveils Facebook integration for Outlook

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 13, 2010 4:12 pm

If you have an email application on your computer, odds are its Outlook from Microsoft. Outlook is one of the most popular email programs around. Odds are most users also have Facebook and Microsoft has announced a new integration for Facebook and Outlook that will make lots of people happy.

 

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Along with Facebook, integration Microsoft also added support for Windows Live Messenger within Outlook. The plug-in will be offered for Outlook 2003 and 2007. The integration allows Outlook to pull Facebook photos to go along with emails and profiles for those who send you messages.

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NZXT site hacked; assuring customers they are still in business

By: Don Lynn | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Jul 13, 2010 3:43 pm

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People trying to browse the NZXT site last night as well as those subscribed to the NZXT newsletter got an awful surprise when a letter was released stating that NZXT was going out of business. This was an attack on their site in which hackers infiltrated the site and changed product warranties, deleted products and banners, and even sent out a newsletter stating that NZXT was going out of business.

 

The folks at NZXT have since booted the hackers, cleaned up the site and have assured us that NZXT is still going strong and plan to continue business as usual.

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Creative launches new wireless audio gear in Australia

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jul 13, 2010 3:04 pm

Creative has announced some new wireless audio gear for Australian fans. The company has a new ZiiSound D5 wireless speaker system with Bluetooth support and more. Creative also has the new Inspire S2 Wireless 2.1 speaker system that it is launching.

 

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Other new gear includes the D100 wireless boom box, and the iPod BT-D5 and BT-D1 wireless transmitters. Creative also has new earphones for the Australian market with the Aurvana In-Ear 2 earphones, the HS-930i headset, and the EP-3NC headset.

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Download of the Day: Rainlendar 2.7

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 13, 2010 6:12 am

Our Download of the Day today is Rainlendar 2.7.

 

Rainlendar is a customizable calendar that displays the current month. It is a very lightweight application that doesn't use much system resources or take much space on your desktop.

 

• Small and lightweight

• Different type events can have different appearence

• Supports Windows transparency

• Synchronizes events between several clients

• Localized for multiple languages

• Shows an alarm when an event is due

• Supports iCal files.

• Shows Outlook's appointments

• Includes a todo-list

• Works also as Litestep plugin

• Displays the current date in tray icon

• Can stick to the desktop (i.e. doesn't hide with Show Desktop)

• Hotkeys for quick access

• Easy skinning with an UI

 

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