Oct 162012

According to media reports, Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system will be officially released until October 26, but at least one Wal-Mart store has begun to sell the copy of Windows 8 operating system.

According to the picture provided by a reader named Aaron,there are a few pieces of Windows 8 boxed copies in Wal-Mart store in his city, among which the upgraded version Windows 8 Pro is priced at $69.99. Aaron did not buy those copies, but Wal-Mart employees told him those copies can be bought, altough the store has exhibited the boxed copy of Windows 8 system, the publicity activities are not yet in full swing.

Microsoft officially released the boxed version of Windows 8 system last week, and began to accept advance orders of the operating system and related hardwares. It is unclear if someone has managed to buy the copy of Windows 8 system, but since they have pu been blicly placed on the good shelf in Wal-Mart stores, then it means that Wal-Mart may not comply with Microsoft’s provisions on Windows 8 system listed date.

Oct 162012

According to  media reports, after down the price from $379 to $299, Amazon Kindle DX electronic reader will be eliminated. Kindle DX is configured with a 9.7-inch display.

The message said that Amazon no longer sells the Kindle DX, and they also doesn’t disclose when it will resume sales. It seems Amazon has removed the information related to the Kindle DX from its website. Amazon has deleted DX from the Kindle Series product line and all Kindle table.

The message pointed out that the Amazon practice clearly shows that the Kindle DX will be eliminated, Amazon has not upgraded the Kindle DX for several years, or advertise the Kindle DX in the media.

Amazon spokesman did not make any comment on Monday. The third-party businesses are still selling the Kindle DX.

Kindle DX release time is in the summer of 2009, and it has been on sale for more than three years. Compared with the Kindle, Kindle DX is configured with a larger size screen and storage capacity, but because of the higher prices, it has not been really favored by consumers.

Amazon released the Paperwhite version Kindle e-reader and HD version Fire Tablet PC last month.

Oct 162012

According to foreign media reports, Google made a further step in integrating personal search business, the company is now gradually integrating its products, and recently launched a test feature to help users to search all Google products in Gmail unified search location. When this feature is enabled, Gmail users will be able to search e-mail, contacts, Google Drive Docs and Google Calendar schedule of information from the Web e-mail search bar.

In fact, as early as August of this year, Google had launched the experimental features to bring Gmail search results into the Google search results, but the new test function Google launched greatly expanded product range which can be incorporated into the Google search results.

According to the users taking part in this test, the user can experience “Instant Search” feeling during the search, namely when the user enter text in the search box, the Gmail search results will be displayed simultaneously in the results below. In addition to Gmail, other Google services included in the experimental search function include Google Drive, Google documents, spreadsheets, and Google Calendar.

Currently, users can apply to try out this feature through Google official website. Applicants must have a Google Gmail account, Google Apps is not in the test list.

It is worth mentioning that, such personal search service can bring some privacy concerns. After all, after this feature is enabled, other people can take advantage of a logged public computer to search user’s Gmail e-mail information. Therefore, we believe that even Google officially launch this function, it can be only used as an optional feature for the user.

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Oct 152012

Google, chairman Schmidt was asked in an interview if Google would launch a new map application for Apple devices. Schmidt did not confirm that, but said “We do not want to pre-announce before the product is launched, but what I can tell you is that if we really do, Apple will have to accept.”

The four platforms mentioned before: Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook, he still did not change his views. He said Facebook is trying to become the world’s communication hub, Amazon will become the largest store, while Apple and Google, respectively, are good at design and search work. They both compete and cooperate in many areas, but now the competition is beyond a particular area, and it has become a competition between the whole platform.

As for why did not include Microsoft, Schmidt responded: “Microsoft has done a good job, but it has exited the platform competition asit can’t take competitive products. But if Microsoft Surface Tablet PC can be successful, then it would certainly have significant impact. ”

However, for the acquisition of Motorola mobile, Schmidt said Google wouldn’t have any preferential treatment to it, because Google wanted more partners. He said waht the society really needs is innovation, not plagiarism. Google driverless car and GoogleGlass are innovative, but in what situation when these two technologies used by others is still unknown, but Google will figure out.

For the future products and technology trends, he stressed the mobile-first strategy and Google AI, what Google needs to do is to make people’s lives as well as accessing to information, more intelligent, as to how long to achieve it, he said he would follow the 80/20 rule, which we did not find out that the 20% is the most important part.

Oct 152012

Microsoft officially accepted Windows 8 system reservation, while Dell also uses this opportunity to pre-sale its XPS 12 hybrid equipment. We first saw this device on IFA 2012 Conference at the end of August, you can now book it at a price of $1,199.99. XPS 12 is equipped with Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB hard drive and 12.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution display.

Good configuration is necessary, but its rotatable touch screen is most attracting, you can feel free to transform into a Tablet PC or notebook, but it is about 3.5 pounds weight, which means it is a little bulky no matter used as the notebook or tablet computer.

In addition, Dell also upgraded the XPS One 27 Inspiron One 23 AIO laptops and introduced the touch-screen versions for consumers to choose. The XPS One 27 with touch screen will be priced from $1,599.99, it is equipped with a 27-inch and 2560 x 1440 resolution touch screen, 3.2GHz Core i5 processor, 6GB RAM and 1TB 7200 RPM hard. As to the Inspiron One 23, you can buy it with $779.99 dollars. It is equipped with 23-inch 1080p touch screen, Core i3 processor, 4GB RAM and 1TB 7200 RPM hard. All Dell Windows 8 touchscreen devices have accepted reservations, and will be shipped at the end of this month.

Oct 152012

According to rumors, the new 13-inch Retina display MacBook Pro laptop will be lighter and thinner than the 15 inch Retina display MacBook Pro laptop¬† published in June. The new 13-inch retina display MacBook Pro notebooks will have two different configurations, mainly in the processor and hard disk size. It’s expected it will be officially sold shortly after released.

Same with the 15-inch Retina display MacBook Pro notebook, the new 13-inch Retina display MacBook Pro Laptop is expensive, in addition to the difference in Retina display, it also uses the processor running faster and USB3.0 technology.

The 15-inch Retina display MacBook Pro notebook code name is D2, the code name of the smaller size of the 13-inch Retina display MacBook Pro notebook is D1 same as forecasted this morning.

Oct 122012

In order to meet the upcoming Windows 8 operating system, Sony launched many news products, such as previously hybrid tablet Duo 11, Touch T13 super-extreme, and so on. A few days ago, according to the latest news: Sony also introduced a abrand new T14 ultrabook, which is pre-installed Windows operating system, the starting price is $670, it is expected to be on sale at the end of this month.

On the configuration, the Sony T14 ultrabook is equipped with Intel IVB architecture i3/i5/i7 processor, built-in Blu-ray optical drive, speakers set on both sides of the keyboard, a USB 3.0 interface, a USB 2.0, HDMI, RJ45 network cable jack, headphone jack and a VGA port.

Oct 122012

According to media reports, the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the ban of prohibiting Samsung Electronics sales of its Galaxy Nexus smartphone.

Previously, Apple won on the implementation of relevant bans on June 29 in the United States Court of First Instance. But Circuit Court of Appeals said on the 11th, the District Court of California abused the discretion , and decided to repeal the original judgment.

Apple has advocated in the lock-up application submitted to the District Court, the Galaxy Nexus infringed Apple patents may take away iPhone users, the ban judgment on the phone should be timely made before the end of this lawsuit.

The Court of Appeal pointed out, the evidence Apple submitted can not fully prove Galaxy Nexus relevant functions bring losses to Apple. The Court of Appeal said, Apple needs to prove Galaxy Nexus bring fatal loss for Apple, and that the considerable part is related to Galaxy Nexus infringement.

Oct 122012

Irritated by news of “soon will receive orders for Apple’s iPhone”, Foxconn shares again rose 10% on Friday.

Daiwa Capital Markets released a report on Thursday, the Foxconn will soon get the iPhone orders. The report said: “Our research shows that, due to the iPhone capacity planning, FIH may start producing the iPhone at the end of this year or early 2013.”

Foxconn International is the world’s largest mobile phone OEM companies, whose customers include Nokia, Huawei and ZTE. Apple iPhone was major OEM by Foxconn parent company Hon Hai.

Daiwa Capital Markets refers that Foxconn also get involved in the tablet computer foundry, and it just got first-line products OEM orders from Amazon Kindle Fire.

Daiwa Capital Markets thinks Foxconn remains its core competitiveness, and it’s believed Apple and Amazon orders is capable to reach Nokia, Motorola weak demand.

Affected by the message, Foxconn International stock rose 10.2 percent in Friday morning, trading at HK $3.35, the highest since June. On Thursday, Foxconn shares have gained 17%, marking the biggest one-day gain since mid-2009.

Foxconn declined to comment, but said later today they will release a statement.

Oct 112012

According to media reports, the data provided by the iPhone mobile application Ratemizer, compared with October 2011, the number of text messages sent by iPhone users in Finland in August 2012 fell by 14%. This data is a proof of the theory of “iPhone is extremely effective in eroded messaging applications”. Mobile data traffic grew 68% over the same period.

In the past few years European countries mobile phone users sending text messages show different trends. The number of text messages sent by mobile phone users in Spain, the Netherlands and other countries has began to decline, the number of text messages sent by mobile phone users in France, Finland and other countries continued to grow in 2011.

Ratemizer data shows that the period between October 2011 and August 2012, the number of the randomly selected 400 Finnish iPhone users sending text messages reduced at an average of 14%, among which the hignest is the 111 messages in November 2011, only 89 in August 2012. It is worth noting that Nordic have tradition to send SMS greetings to friends on Christmas Eve and New Year’s, but December is not the month when SMS are sent most, this tradition has gradually been forgotten by iPhone users, they may, in turn, greet to friends via Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.

In the same period, the mobile data traffic grew 68%, the growth rate is roughly equal to European smartphone users of mobile data traffic growth. However, taking into account that the number of messages sent by the Finnish mobile phone users in 2011 were still in the growth, 14% is still a considerable decline.