Apple announced at an event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, YBCA) in San Francisco, a new version of the 13 “laptop Apple MacBook Pro, built on the basis of a family of Intel Haswell processors with integrated graphics Intel Iris. It should be noted that the novelty noticeably lighter and thinner than its predecessor. The shell thickness of the new version 13 “Apple MacBook Pro is only 18 mm, weight – 1.57 kg. Specifications of the base model 13 (more…)
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Swiftkey is definitely the best keyboard I have used. Others may prefer the likes of Swype, the stock Google JB keyboard, or Minuum, but you can only imagine the excitement when I learned my favourite keyboard received another big update, which brings along many new features. The 4.0 update brought some exciting features such as Swiftkey Flow, a method of input similar to that of Swype, and Swiftkey Cloud, which aimed to backup and sync your settings and dictionary across all of your devices. (more…)
BlackBerry phone announced this morning that its BlackBerry Messenger mobile app for iPhone will be available later today, but you’ll have to wait in line before you can use it. After a disastrous attempted launch last month, the company says it has fixed all the server issues caused by a leaked BBM APK for Android, but to ease into the cross-platform launch it is implementing a waiting system where iPhone users download the app, enter their email address, and then wait for an email notification (more…)
Today we will take a look at Apple’s latest flagship smartphone, the iPhone 5S. Apple recently celebrated 9 million phones in three days with the launch of the iPhone 5S which makes it the fastest selling iPhone in the history of the company. We bought the Silver version of the iPhone 5S but Apple has two more color options available: Space Gray and Gold.
Also, the iPhone 5S is available in three storage options: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. (more…)
Yes, Microsoft’s new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablet do still need a mouse. But not just any mouse will do. How about Joel Thomas Zimmerman? AKA deadmau5! Our hometown, world-renowed EDM producer was tapped by Microsoft for the Canadian launch of their new tablets at the KoolHaus for a surprise show. All day long Microsoft street teams wandered downtown Toronto to demo the new tablets and give out wristbands for the launch event. (more…)
Samsung’s latest tagline for its new Galaxy Note 3 is “Design your life”. Samsung just recently introduced its new upgrade for Samsung Galaxy 2, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which is available in three variations. The Galaxy Note 3 N9000 with 3G connectivity; the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9002 with dual SIM card support and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005 with 3G & LTE connectivity. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is an extremely fast phablet-smartphone equipped with 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor for the LTE version and 1.9 GHz Octa Core Processor for its 3G version. (more…)
I’m not a big fan of multitasking. I’ve been persuaded, both by the research and my own experience, that working on two things at once makes me less efficient at both. Phone calls while emailing mean we do less well on both fronts, making more errors. So I’ve never really listened to people who have criticised the iPad for its inability to multitask. As long as I can switch easily between open tasks I am happy. And if I need multiple feeds of information (diary, weather, email) that’s easily sorted. With one (more…)
In the ongoing battle of the handsets, Apple has taken yet another swipe at Samsung by getting named ‘the fastest cell phone ever’ by Which? magazine. Scientists independently examined the processing speeds and general performance of the latest telephones from Apple, Samsung, HTC and LG. Processing speed determines how swiftly the phones can open up apps, engage in video clips and online games, multitask and additional. Apple’s Iphone 5S phone arrived best of record, in (more…)
With the deminse of Blackberry (RIM) from the mobile phone market the way has become clear for Microsoft’s Phone 8 to become the third player behind iOS and Android. As such their updates are considerably more interesting and the recently announced GDR3 update is more interesting than most due to accessibility features.
The update which has also been called Bittersweet Shimmer adds: (more…)
Sony is rolling out more of its biggest models for the holiday season, announcing Tuesday that it has started selling its Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and SmartWatch 2 in the United States through its online retail store. The SmartWatch 2, as the name indicates, is Sony’s second swing at putting a smart device on the wrist: a 1.6-inch screen that works in concert with Android smartphones that lets users see notifications for e-mail, text messages and social networking updates. (more…)