Oct 312012

According to media reports, after Apple had a suddenly substantial adjustment in the management on Monday, the company on Tuesday announced that it would postpone the scheduled iTunes software update release for a month time. In September of this year, Apple announced that iTunes software update would be launched in October.

Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr expressed:” The new iTunes launch time will be late than expected and we want to perfect the new version iTunes with a little time. The new version iTunes is easier to use, the interface is more refreshing and seamless integration with iCloud, it’s planned to launch before the end of November. ”

It is not clear ITunes if the delay of the software update release is related to Apple management substantial adjustment. Apple announced the iOS software executive Scott Forstall and retail store business executive John Browett will leave the office at the adjustments. The Apple spokesman Neumayr refused to issue on it significantly. However, it is worth noting that Forstall isn’t in charge of iTunes business during his tenure. After Browett leaves the office, Eddy Cue will share the duties of Siri and map services, and Apple will incorporate the company’s network services into a department.

The other hand, Apple’s recent mistakes in the map service resulted the CEO Tim Cook in personally making a public apology, so the company will certainly be extra careful in the release of the next product. The new version iTunes may include: better layout, improved performance, providing more convenient playlist creating mode, supporting full library search, improving integration with iCloud, and will launch a redesigned Mini player.

Oct 312012

Affected by the hurricane and cancelled the live conference, Google released the new Android 4.2 system through its official blog yesterday, together with the system-based Nexus smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet. The Android 4.2 will be available on the market together with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 two hardware products, it’s expected that the Galaxy Nexus , Nexus 7 and other equipment will also be updated in the near future.

The Andrews 4.2 follows its 4.1 version name “Jelly Bean”, the latest operating system has high similarity with Android 4.1, the more important detail technical adjustments include Photo Sphere panoramic camera, Keyboard gesture input, Miracast wireless display shared, gesture zoom screen, as well as voice output and gestures mode navigation features for blind users. A major highlight of this set Andrews 4.2 operating system is that it supports the industry standard WiFi display sharing tools Miracast, which allows Nexus 4 to transfer audio and video to TV streaming. While the set-top boxes for the existing TV Miracast are expected to be available soon.

In addition, the published products online include the fourth-generation mobile phone LG Nexus 4 of the Google Nexus Series, which is equipped with a 4.7-inch 1280*768 resolution screen, LG True HD screen display technology, powered by Qualcomm S4 Pro quad-core processor and 2GB RAM, a 8 megapixel rear camera and it supports wireless charging. Another new product is a Tablet PC Nexus 10 made by Google and Samsung, it uses the latest Android 4.2 system, the screen resolution is 2560×1600 pixels, which is the highest resolution product in the Tablet PC market.

Oct 302012

While the WP devices is upcoming, Microsoft released free WP application in Windows Store application store, so you can synchronize your WP equipment and Win8 computer.

TO use this application, you can have the music, photo or video on the WP phone synchronized to the computer, reverser is OK. You can also use the Win 8 application to share (such as sharing search), to automatically save photos or videos on the mobile phones to the computer and check the use of the mobile phone storage space. In addition, you can also use it to download mobile applications and in-depth understand your equipment. If your phone is lost, you can also use it to track. The WP8 or 7.8 version phones can install this application.

This synchronization feature Microsoft launched also greatly made up the gap with iOS and other platforms. On June 7, 2011, Apple officially released iCloud cloud service on the Worldwide Developers Conference that held in San Francisco, the service allows existing Apple devices to achieve a seamless connection. Apple said this month that the company’s iCloud users has reached 190 million, an increase of 40 million from 150 million in July, an increase of 21%. The iCloud users were 125 million in April this year.

Oct 302012

Will the Microsoft Windows 8 bring changes as the birth of Windows? The answer needs time to prove. But with Windows 8 listed, many OEM manufacturers launched their Win8 system based and deformation supported touch ultrabook. The new form and experience naturally caused consumer concern. There are websited posted prices of the Dell XPS 12 series, minimum € 1,199 and maximum € 1,499.

Dell XPS 12 is equipped with a 12.5 inches full HD screen, which can easily switch between Tablet and notebook. The XPS 12 adopts aluminum, carbon fiber and Corning Gorilla glass material.

On the hardware equipment, the Dell XPS 12 low configuration version is equipped with Intel’s third-generation intelligent i5 processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD solid state drive, Intel HD4000 Graphics Core, pre-installed WIndows 8 Pro operating system, and it’s priced at € 1,199. While the high configuration version is equipped with Intel’s third-generation smart i7 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Solid State Drive, Intel HD4000 Graphics Core and pre-installed WIndows 8 Pro operating system, it’s priced at € 1,499.

Oct 302012

The investment bank Pacific Crest Securities analyst said in a report on Monday, after Apple announced the launch of the iPad mini tablet PC last week, consumer interest in Google and Microsoft Tablet PC cooled, but it seems the Amazon Tablet PCs have been well prepared for strong performance in the fourth quarter.

The report cited the “Supply Chain dialogue” and said, Google Nexus 7 and Microsoft Surface Tablet PCs production orders have reduced by 34% and 14% in the current quarter, which is a incremental negative factor for Nvidia who provides Tegra microprocessor to it. The report also pointed out that the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet PC production is growing, production orders for the quarter may have grown 37%.

The report predicted that the Amazon Kindle Fire actually sold for end users will reach 11.3 million units this year, Surface will be 3.0 million units, Nexus will be 4.0 million units and Apple iPad will be 66.4 million units, lower than previously expected 7000 million units.

Pacific Crest Securities analyst Mike McConnell and John Vinh said in a report: “We think, Google Nexus 7 and Microsoft Surface order revise reflected a more cautious production , because Apple released the iPad mini and the upgrade iPad 3. ”

Apple released iPad mini last week. The iPad mini price is $329,lower than $ 500 which is the starting price of Surface Tablet PC, but much higher than $199 for the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire. Amazon is prepared to launch a larger display Kindle Fire later this month.

iPad mini will be sold in retail stores this Friday, but seen from the pre-order situation, this Tablet PC has been sold out. Apple said on its Web site, users who have ordered the iPad mini will receive the product after about two weeks.

Oct 292012

According to the French Le Figaro newspaper report, the French President Francois Hollande announced support for a new legislative, which is requirements on Internet search engine like Google must pay a fee when displays links to Business News article.

In fact, France and other European countries Newspaper Association hope Google to pay for Internet search newspaper articles link. As a fight back, Google threatened to stop index French news media articles.

According to the Le Figaro, Hollande said to the representative of the local news agency last week he would have legislation search taxed fastest in January next year. This Monday Hollande will meet Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt.

The French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac said, search engines such as Google can get part of the value of the article when index news articles.

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Oct 292012

According to media reports, the white Apple iPad mini tablet computer had already sold out during booking period, the insiders expressed the iPad mini LTE version tablet computer that supports for LTE network may be available earlier.

Apple releasedthis 7-inch tablet iPad Mini earlier last week, the first batch Tablet PCswere sold out 20 minutes after released. The white iPad Mini Tablet PC contains the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB three models, it is now expected that the product shipment date will be two weeks after the order date, consumers who want to buy the white iPad Mini Tablet PC need to be prepared to wait in long lines for hours at Apple retail stores.

Report from the technology blog 9to5Mac indicated that the time Apple began shipping iPad mini LTE version tablet computer supporting the LTE network may also be earlier than expected, and it’s expected the product will reach consumers with fast shipping on November 21 this year. The iPad mini LTE “ready version Tablet PC” is priced from $459, while the WiFi version iPad Mini Tablet PC price starts from $329. After Apple released the iPad mini Tablet PC, there are reports that Apple may not be able to meet the market demand.The market research firm NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim said in an analysis report, although Apple has enhanced iPad Mini foundation partners, the display panel supply and demand problem will still limit the first shipment of the product.

From the view of the white iPad mini sold out, the iPad mini tablet PC market demand is strong. IHS reported recently that iPad mini may double the market size of the 7-inch tablet PC in 2012 and 2013, but this result is also influenced by market demand as well as Apple’s ability to meet market demand.

Oct 262012

According to media reports, Microsoft officially released Windows8 system in New York, Julie Larson-Green, acting director of Microsoft Windows systems research and development said, Windows 8 can support for Windows 7 system equipments, it not only retains partial traditional interface of Windows 7, but also strengthened touch operation process and multi-task processing.

There are many Windows 7 system-based notebooks not supporting touch-screen operation, so many users can not experience the sense of flow of the touch screen. However, Julie said: those users based on Windows 7 notebook, even if not equipped with a touch screen, can also experience the touch-screen operation.

Julie said user must firstly upgrade Windows 7, after upgrading to Windows 8 platform, they can experience the touch-screen operation through the touch touchpad.The screen slide, sliding the edge of the screen and identifying the system menu and other operations can be easily achieved.

Oct 262012

According to Cnet reports, the market research firm NPD Display Search said, if iPad mini sales is good, then it will have stockout situation. The main reasons for this problem is that the iPad mini touch screen panel is supplied by LG and AUO (AU Optronics). Because the latter is a new supplier, the yield and the volume is not sufficient to meet Apple’s needs. So basically iPad mini touch screen panel suppliers is only LG.

According to Richard Shim, market analyst of NPD Display Search, the touch screen production AU Optronics made for the iPad mini yield has been low, and it provides only about 100,000 units iPad mini screen. According to the original plan, the AU Optronics must provide 400,000 units touch screens in October, 800,000 in November and a million in December.

Comparatively speaking, LG in September provided Apple with a 300,000 units screen, and planned to provide one million in October and 3 million in December. Therefore, once AUO’s production can’t increase while the iPad mini is popular, then the stockout situation is natually inevitable.

In the past Apple often usd two or more parts manufacturers in order to ensure product supply, for example, the New iPad is supplied by Samsung and LG. This time the Apple iPad mini no longer uses Samsung touch screen, but changed to AU Optronics, which seems to reflect a determination to break with the Samsung.

It is worth noting that the vendors against each other will affect sales channels, if the iPad mini will be really hot, then the long-term shortage problem will continue, while the direct consequence is market price rising, ultimately the large number of consumers will suffer losses.

The market analysts views on the iPad mini are mixed, critics think it’s overpriced and the competitors also have excellent product contest. While the approvers think the launch of the iPad mini will expand the Apple user community, and thus bring more profits.

According to Apple arrangements, iPad mini will be on sale on November 2, and it’s priced at $329

Oct 262012

The analyst firm Digitimes Research predicts that in 2013, Apple is expected to become the world’s fifth-largest PC maker. Apple has released the new iMac, retina screen 13-inch Macbook Pro, iPad Mini and the fourth-generation iPad. Its Mac series products are moving towards thinner, lighter and higher resolution direction. Digitimes Research forecasts that Apple products total shipments will be more than 24 million units in 2013, an increase of 15% than 20.8 million units in 2012, which makes Apple possible to become the world’s fifth-largest PC maker in 2013.

Previously the data IDC and Gartner released showed that the manufacturer who ranked fifth in global PC shipments in the third-quarter is ASUS, whose market share is more than 7%.

The iPad Mini used DITO touch technology and other new technologies, so production capacity will be caused in the early and influence its shipments in the fourth quarter. However, with capacity rising costs will gradually decline, the gross profit margin will increase. Digitimes Research forecasts that, iPad’s total shipments is 65 million units 2012 and to rise to 75 million in 2013, or even 80 million -85 million units.

Apple also announced the upgraded version A6X processor for the iPhone 5 A6 processor. In the case that the basic structure has not been changed, the CPU frequency enhanced then the performance is enhanced. Digitimes Research predicts the overall performance of the A6X processor is six times than Surface Tegra 3 processor that the Microsoft Tablet PC equipped with, and the speed is twice than Samsung Exynos 5250 processor used on Nexus 10.