Aug 202012

Samsung said recently in an interview, in May and June this year, Tablet PC sales in Taiwan has gone beyond notebook computers. Above remarks is from Taiwan general manager of Samsung Mobile Communications Du Weiyu.


Duwei Yu believes that currently in the Taiwan notebook computer popularizing rate is already very high. Recently, the consumer’s buying desire has gradually shifted to the Tablet PC. According to industry statistics, the recent tablet PCs shipments in Taiwan are 70,000 units in a month, a 2-fold increase over last year.

In addition, the Tablet PC provides users with a great convenience compared to a laptop, Tablet PC is more convenient for outdoor usage. Especially in the lack of power plug location, the Tablet PCs have more advantages than laptops.

Aug 202012

So far, we’ve seen the iPhone 5 disclosure Figures, but we did not see the actual display of the iPhone 5. Now, some medias reported that the iPhone 5 display disclosure Figure appeared.

It is understood that UBreakiFix repair shop has gained next generation iPhone front panel photos, including the LCD display. Their sources confirmed the new iPhone screen diagonal size is limited to 4-inch rumors (the current version iPhone screen size is 3.5 inches), and the new iPhone display pixel density is the same with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S (Retina display) display pixel density.

UBreakiFix also released an enlarged picture, which shows the upper part of the display, and from which we are able to see the LCD connector and serial number.

Aug 202012

Chinese Internet security company Qihoo 360 has launched a new security vulnerability response platform to invite related experts to challenge the security of its products.

The company will provide cash incentives once vulnerabilities are found and confirmed.

Qihoo 360 said this project will include two parts, its client software and website. Anyone who finds security loopholes on Qihoo 360′s official website or its software can report the information to the company. Once the existence of the loopholes are confirmed, the hackers will gain a bonus up to CNY10,000, based on the influence and seriousness of the loopholes and security exploits.

Several overseas Internet companies, including Google, Facebook, PayPal, and Mozilla, launched their own respective vulnerability reporting bonus systems. Facebook issued Visa debit cards to a batch of white hat hackers to encourage them to dig out and report security loopholes.

Qihoo 360 has a suite of software in China for desktop and mobile phones that protect users from phishing, malware, spam, and spyware attacks.

Aug 202012

China’s Lenovo Group has reached a strategic alliance with American storage maker EMC to implement cooperation in server and storage sectors.
Meanwhile, the two parties plan to establish a joint venture, focusing on the NAS storage business. Lenovo will reportedly hold a 51% stake in the new JV.

Under the agreement signed by the two parties, Lenovo and EMC will launch a server technology development project to gradually integrate Lenovo’s servers into EMC’s designated storage systems. At the same time, Lenovo will sell EMC’s storage products via two channels, including OEMs and agents.

In regards to the joint venture, Lenovo will invest in cash while EMC will invest assets and resources from Iomega, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EMC. The new company is expected to be completed at the end of 2012.

Yang Yuanqing, chief executive officer of Lenovo Group, said that the cooperation with EMC is a milestone for the implementation of its PC+ strategy. Lenovo’s power in the enterprise market will be enhanced and the cooperation will help promote EMC’s business growth in China.

Latest statistics showed that Lenovo’s market share in the global PC market reached 14.6% and it may exceed HP to become the world’s largest PC manufacturer in the third quarter of 2012. However, compared with HP, the performance of Lenovo’s server and storage sectors was mediocre and these sectors were not listed in its financial report.

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Aug 202012

Word on the street has it that the black colored version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is headed for the US market this coming October, and even better news is the amount of storage space that comes with this ebony colored model – we are talking about a whopping 64GB of storage space, now how about that? This bit of information came about from UK phone retailer Clove, who claims to have additional details concerning yet another hardware revision. In fact, the good people at Phandroid did check out a landing page that Clove specially created just for the spanking new black Galaxy S3.

Well, good things always come to those who wait, and Samsung Galaxy S3 fans do remember that they did hear about a 64GB model of the Galaxy S3 at the London launch event that happened earlier this year, but since then, everything has pretty much remained on the quiet front, leading some to believe that it might not materialize anyways. I guess that is an unnecessary worry after all.

Aug 202012

Earlier this month, Sony Mobile India had published on its Facebook that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update will be making its way onto the Sony Xperia P between the 19-25thof August. As it turns out they might have gotten their dates wrong as Sony has officially announced that the Android 4.0 ICS update has begun rolling out to Xperia P handsets starting from today. The rollout is expected to continue over the next couple of weeks to markets all over the world, so perhaps the 19-2th August timeframe might not be totally off after all and you probably shouldn’t fret if you haven’t received the notification yet. According to Sony, these are some of the features that Xperia P owners can look forward to in the update:

  • New ways to experience your media with new media applications – “WALKMAN”, “Album” and “Movies”
  • Extended standby mode, increasing standby time by up to four times (depending on user-profile and data consumption)
  • Lock screen with improved functionality
  • Resizable widgets for improved personalization
  • Improved control of your mobile data consumption
  • Recent Apps button for a clear overview of your applications

Sony has also stated that the next batch of Xperia phones that will get the update includes the Xperia U, Xperia sola and the Xperia go. No word on when that will be taking place, but if you own either device, check back with us for more updates! In the meantime, Xperia P owners who have received the update, let us know in the comments below on how it is treating you!

Aug 202012

It is time to get back to the humdrum life of classes, teachers, and bullies who kick sand into your face. Yes sir, I am referring to making that trip back to school after an unforgettable summer, and here we are with Samsung taking the initiative to release their Galaxy Tab 2 Student Edition tablet which will come bundled with a keyboard dock and an USB adapter without requiring financially constrained students to fork out more money than they have. This particular bundle will be good for only a couple of weeks, which means you get (on paper) $100 of additional value.

Retailing for $249.99, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Student Edition will enable a busy student to get a setup that is somewhat reminiscent of a PC in just a short while, thanks to the included keyboard dock. Not only that, each purchase of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Student Edition will also come with a bunch of recommended cool educational apps from Google Play to help you get started right out of the box. Powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, this 7″ tablet will feature an integrated IR blaster that turns it into a potential universal remote, a microSD memory card slot, 8GB of internal memory, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, a 3-megapixel camera at the back and a VGA camera in front.

Do you think the included keyboard dock is a subtle attempt by Samsung to go up against Microsoft’s Surface tablet when those arrive later this year?

Aug 172012

The iPad mini may become Apple’s first equipment using the indium-tin oxide (ITO) coated films on the screen. Indium-tin oxide is a conductive transparent material, and it can be used as EMI shield to reduce radio interference.

The report said that in Taiwan, a called Efun Technology Company as producing the ITO thin film flexible substrates, its profits doubled in recent years. ITO is a thin and very light thin-film material, and helps to reduce the radio interference to mobile devices, which can also be used for electromagnetic shielding.

The success of this company mainly comes from the use of ITO technology in the Samsung mobile phone devices, but the latest news that this promising company has been working with Apple to provide this technology for the iPad mini. The 7.85 inches iPad mini will become Apple’s first equipment to use Efun company ITO technology. Another source said that the fourth generation Apple iPad products will also use the same technique.

In addition to its ITO technology, it is learned that Efun also produces the microlens film on the LCD TV for the customer’s in Japan and South Korea. Among many Taiwanese manufacturers, Efun is the only manufacturer that produces the thin film. At the same time suppliers that supply backlight component for the IPad are suffering a short-term impact, because Apple has adjusted the iPad order to prepare for the release of iPad mini.

Aug 172012

Sony launched a new e-book reader PRS-T2, which opened a new chapter for its e-book reader products, users will be able to find more social functions in the reader and feel a sense of more paper book reading.

Sony today launched a $129 new e-book reader PRS-T2, the characteristics of the product is that it’s equipped with touch screen, improved integration of Facebook and Evernote.

Same with the previous models, the reader, the PRS-T2 e-book reader uses the 6-inch E-ink touch-screen, but Sony enhanced its display capabilities, making it with smoother paging and smoother zooming feature. The reader also improved the book layout, more convenient for users to organize and find books.

In addition, users can visit the Facebook to publish the summary and the cover of any book purchased from the Reader Store, so friends can know what books you’re reading. After the introduction of Evernote, users can also clip and save any browsing books in the reader’s Web browser. In addition, users can also use the supplied stylus or your finger to add annotation, and then synced back to Evernote, convenient to read in the smart phones, tablet PCs or computers later.

The PRS-T2 e-book reader can still access the library collection. Users with a valid library card can borrow books free from the more than 15,000 public libraries in the United States. In addition, Reader Store also offers thousands of e-books, newspapers and magazines. Users can also through Wi-Fi or online stores to buy and download books for the reader.

Users can now purchase PRS-T2 e-book reader at Sony retail stores and online stores, the current colors are black, red and white three products. Users that buy the black PRS-T2 e-book reader, can also get a free download of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” coupon.

Although the PRS-T2 e-book reader has a number of improvements and new features, but Sony still faces fierce competition from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Amazon Kindle Touch price is about $30 lower than the PRS-T2, and using the text-to-speech conversion technology, and has borrowed features, and the priced at $100 Barnes & Noble Simple Touch can access more than 2.5 million publications.