Monday, October 31, 2011

New Apple TV will be launched in 2013

Digital TV sector seemed to be tested by two big names, Apple and Google. Apple was preparing a TV set for launch early 2013.

Information quoted from an internal source who declined to be named said Jeff Robbin, Apple engineer who helped create the iPod and iTunes are leading the cultivation of this product.

But as usual, quoted from Bloomberg, on Monday (10.31.2011), Apple refused to confirm or comment on rumors about the presence of its new product.

Apple says an internal resource person, company from Cupertino, California, United States wants to let users easily access TV show by integrating all the available content sources such as cable TV, an online movie rental services and iTunes.

Before death, former Apple CEO Steve Jobs has also said that he has solved the problem of constructing and developing a TV. This was revealed in a book written by Walter Isaacson biography.

"I wanted to create a set of fully integrated TV is easy to use. It will be synchronized with all your devices, also with iCloud. I will make the simplest user interface you can imagine. Finally I found a way," Jobs said at the time.

Hearing rumors of the arrival of the Apple TV, Google has as its nearest competitor doing some updates to Google TV was first launched in 2010.

Apple itself has experimented with digital TV sets since 2007. At that time, Apple launched the Apple TV connected with TV and offer access to content stored on the hard drive or download it from iTunes. The latest version of Apple TV, which was launched last year, get rid of this hard drive and replace it with more streaming options.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

WD Scorpio Blue 1TB ( Western Digital ) Review

The need for large-capacity storage media continues to increase, including for portable computer / notebook (laptop) users. Well, Western Digital (WD) Scorpio Blue 1TB try to answer those needs.

Although made ​​in a 2.5-inch form factor but this product is classified as having a large capacity, which is 1 TB. Not only that, this hard drive also has a pretty good specs, as much as 8 MB cache, 5400 RPM, SATA interface and uses 2-speed 3 Gb / s.

As for size, despite its large size but the thickness of the WD Scorpio Blue 1TB is only about 9.5 mm, thinner than previous product the same capacity that is 12.5 mm. This means this product can be used almost in all the notebooks in circulation. Then what about performance?

Blue frill on a 1TB WD Scorpio Blue indicates that this product has a performance of the middle class. Black Label for upscale and Green for the line of energy-efficient hard drive. So before buying a user can decide in advance which ones as needed.

For performance 1TB WD Scorpio Blue is promising. When used to copy a file of 8.74 GB average speed of this product is stuck at 19 MB / sec. As a result, it took about 7 minutes to complete the process.

That's when used to copy files using TeraCopy application, whereas when tested using HD Tune Pro 4.61 applications on average speed of these products reach 86 MB / s, with a maximum speed of 112 MB ​​/ sec and a minimum of 34 MB / sec. Not fast enough?

Besides promising adequate performance of these products are also equipped with features WD Advanced Format Hard Drive, which is a new standard classification for each sector of hard drive.

Typically, most hard drives will write data blocks with 512 bytes per sector, while these products can be larger at 4 MB per sector. Impact, the amount of the truncated when formatted capacity will be less than before. But surely there is a need specialized applications and hardware that is sufficient to enjoy the feature.

In conclusion, although not as yet the fastest hard drives WD Scorpio Blue 1TB is still quite reliable with an average speed of 86 MB / s. That alone is enough if it is used as the primary hard drive, and excellent when used as a second hard drive.

Specifications 1TB WD Scorpio Blue
  • Form Factor: 2.5 "x 1/8H (100.2mm x 69.85 x 9.5mm)
  • Capacity: 1.0 TB
  • Interface: Serial ATA-300
  • Buffer: 8 MB
  • Seek Time: 12.0 ms
  • Average Latency: 5:50 ms
  • Spindle Speed​​: 5400 RPM
  • Power Use: 1:40 Watts Read / Write, 0:59 and 0:18 Watts at idle Watts Sleep / Standby

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Steve Jobs Biography Books Sold Out

Biography of Steve Jobs has been marketed in several countries. In China, there was a fairly long queues at the few stores that sell them. As a result, biography book of Steve Jobs sold out within a reasonably short time.

As quoted by AFP on Tuesday (25/10/2011), a book titled 'Steve Jobs' that has been sold in 21 cities in China. Indeed, many Chinese people adore Jobs and selling Apple products.

"This book sold very well. We sell it in 21 cities and most have sold out," said Kong Yan, Director of Marketing at the publisher CITIC Press.

In the largest bookstore in Shanghai, people were lining up for hours. Jobs Biography sold USD 10.70 in China, and was gone in the store before noon.

In the United States, the book also topped several best seller lists. The book is compiled based on interviews with Steve Jobs is indeed curious fans. Moreover, the legend that the technology has just passed away.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Battlefield 3 Graphics Comparison of Xbox 360 and PC

Battlefield 3
Battlefield 3 will indeed be released for various platforms, including Xbox 360 and the Personal Computer (PC). Then how comparative quality of graphics?

Compared to the Xbox 360, PC is a much more sophisticated specifications. But DICE, Battlefield 3 as the developer, admitted giving special texture in order to look at the Xbox 360 looks interesting.

"For the Xbox 360 that has a hard drive, we are providing additional texture, but for who do not have it we provide a version of the 'standard def'," said Patrick Bach, Executive Producer of Dice.

Below is a Battlefield 3 graphical comparison between the PC with the Xbox 360 using the HD texture pack and what does not. As quoted from gamezone, Monday (24/10/2011).

From the screenshot above shows clearly that the PC still is superior to the problem of image detail, even when using the extra tekture on the Xbox 360. This is quite understandable considering these game consoles are older than 5 years.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sony Getting Started To Develop PlayStation 4

Sony reportedly has begun to develop a successor to the latest gaming console PlayStation 3. No half - hearted, 16 cooperate with each other game studios working on the console.

Yes, periodically attendance at last began to lift the successor to the PlayStation 3. This time it's not about the specs or features are brought, but a number of developers who agreed to work on the console.

Quoted from develop, Saturday (22/10/2011), at least 16 game studios under the Sony agreed to co-develop 'PlayStation 4'.

"We want to hear opinions from all developers about the latest console hardware design," said Shuhei Yoshida, President of Worldwide Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment.

It is not certain when the console is to be completed manufactured, but is expected to be introduced in the 2013 Christmas holiday season. Meanwhile, Sony will remain the focus of marketing the PlayStation 3, Vita, and Move.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Nvidia 3D Vision 2 Promised More Convenient

About 3D, Nvidia has its own technology called 3D Vision. The latest version, 3D Vision 2, promised more comfortable when in use.

Convenience for users embodied in the new design has a 20 percent larger lenses. In addition, the lens will also be much brighter than the previous version.

As quoted from Engadget, Monday (17/10/2011), the material used to frame glasses from Nvidia's 3D Vision 2 is more flexible. Thus, when used in conjunction with headphones for example, will not pinch the ears too.

From the technology side panels on the screen, either the monitor or a laptop, two promising 3D Vision reduced ghosting effect (ghosting). Nvidia's 3D Vision technology integrates special spectacles and transmitter.

When announced 3D Vision 2, Nvidia has introduced three products that directly support this new version. These products are X770/775 Qosmio and Satellite laptops from Toshiba P770/P775, and VG278H monitor from Asus.

3D Vision Glasses 2 also claimed to be able to be used for devices that support 3D Vision older. 3D Vision 2 is marketed in the range of EUR 99 (glasses only) or USD 149 (kit).

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tricks For Optimizing iOS 5

IOS 5 is promising a number of compelling new features, so even the operating system also has 5 hidden features a pity if it is passed.

As reported by cnet, Thursday (10/13/2011), here are 5 functions that may not yet known users IOS 5.

1. Adjust Vibration
Probably not many people know if the IOS 5 users can change the vibration system. The trick? To enable this feature can be through Settings> General> Accessibility. Then at the very bottom there is an option to customize the look of vibration.

Well if it is finished, now just make the effect of vibration as the user desires that can be accessed via the Settings> Sounds. Then continue to scroll down until you see the menu and the Create Custom Patterns Vibration Vibration.

2. A Brief Word
This feature may be useful if users often use the same word when you're typing. How to activate it in the menu Settings> General> Keyboard. Then just add a brief word as desired.

3. Notifications On LED
Want to make notfikasi for messages or missed calls? The way is easy. Stay refer to the menu Settings> General> Accessibility and turn on the LED flash for Alerts.

4. Restrict Access System
In the IOS 5 users can turn off some features that are deemed unnecessary, such as location-based services. This feature can be accessed in the Settings> Locations Services.

5. Applications Checking the 'Greedy'
Confused what applications are consuming the most storage? Such information can be found on the menu Settings> General> Usage.

In addition, other tricks that can be accessed on the IOS 5 is the camera button. Perhaps some users are still confused how to bring up this feature, but really just need to double-click the Home button.

Monday, October 10, 2011

LG Jil Sander E906, Windows Phone for Fashion

Some smartphone is no longer a telecommunications device, but also could be nan style fashion accessories. As these phones from LG, deliberately created in collaboration with renowned German designer, Jil Sander.

As a result, the first fashion phone that uses the Windows operating system, aka Mango Phone 7.5 it also appears trendy. Not just being outside, LG Jil Sander E906 handset also has an interface alias stylish interface.

Yes, the Windows-style display faces made by Jil Sander Phone with blue dominant color. There is a special application to access the new design of Sander fashion house. Packaging wrapper also got a touch of trendy handsets, including an exclusive mobile phone holster.

As quoted from Mobile Burn, on Monday (10/10/2011), the specification is quite feasible. Such as 1 GHz processor, 3.8 inch screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and the ability to record 720p HD video.

The price is affordable enough to set the fashion phone segment, which is 300 euros. Currently, Jil Sander E906 can be purchased in several European countries.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Apple Founder Steve Jobs Dies

Shocking news came a day after Apple released the iPhone 4S. One of the founders of Apple Inc, Steve Jobs, has reportedly died.

Quoted from the Washington Post, Thursday (06/10/2011), this news comes directly from Apple.

"We are very sorry to report that Steve Jobs had died today," the official Apple announcement.

Figure whose full name is Steven P. Jobs is a visionary who is able to present exalted because of the innovative gadgets and technology through Apple.

Some time later, Jobs was already leaving his work at Apple for treatment of pancreatic cancer which he suffered.

Yet it seemed to struggle the legendary world of IT that have stalled after the last breath on Wednesday when Palo Alto, Calif., United States at the age of 56 years.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sony Alpha NEX-7, The Fastest Camera 24.3 MP

NEX alpha-7 became one of Sony's latest camera concept that combines image quality with a professional yet friendly camera. This product is also designed to be portable so wrapped with a magnesium alloy weighs 291 grams.

NEX-7 equipped with APS HD CMOS sensor Exmor newly developed 24.3 effective megapixel resolution, combined with the BIONZ image processor Sony's latest version.

With the tag-speed shutter release about 0.02 seconds, the camera is claimed as the fastest of all digital interchangeable lens camera in the world.

In addition, the AF algorithm has been improved by doubling the speed readout of image sensors and processors more efficient outcomes, resulting in a faster AF significantly.

A variety of creative options settings are available through the control of the claimed new TRINAVI intuitive, where two-button control dial located on top of the camera is equipped by the control wheel.

Pressing the navigation key quickly while shooting modes which vary, allow users to create personal control and organize their images with the flexibility of a DSLR camera.

NEX-7 is also a compact camera equipped with an XGA OLED (2.359 K dot) TruFinder for accurate framing and focusing. Offering nearly 100% frame coverage with images and videos are bright, electronic viewfinder NEX-7 is full of details and high contrast, displays a diverse and can be customized to compete with sophisticated optical viewfinder.

This product is also supported AVCHD Progressive Ver 2.0 which makes it capable of recording moving pictures quality AVCHD Full HD with 50p or 25p frame rates complete with stereo sound. All of that is evident in the 7.5 cm LCD (3.0 ') Xtra Fine has.

In order to enrich the resulting image, NEX-7 also comes with various artistic effects. There are 11 modes and 15 effects, including HDR Painting, Soft Focus, and Rich-Tone Miniature Mono. 

Pallets that have been added on artistic functions including 3D imaging Sweep Panorama, Soft Skin, Auto HDR, Handheld Twilight and Anti Blur Motion Modes.

NEX-7 also introduced the Auto-Lock Accessory Shoe are there for first-Camera E-mounted camera. Auto-Lock Accessory Shoe expands opportunities for the application of advanced shooting and supporting other accessories including the HVL-F58AM, F43AM and F20AM Flash, HVL-MT24AM Macro Twin Flash Kit and CLM-V55 Clip-on LCD Monitors.

In a statement received on Tuesday (10/04/2011), Sony has not revealed what price range to make up for this product. But the ultra-compact digital camera interchangeable lens available in Indonesia is scheduled to begin November 2011.