Sep 132012
 

According to media reports, although Apple put a number of new technologies into the iPhone 5, the company did not choose the wireless charging technology that Nokia Lumia 920 has, nor with the NFC chip which comes with the Galaxy S III.

Although some people think that Apple’s Passbook function is the NFC’s perfect partner, Apple iPhone5 does not contain the technology. The Passbook is used to store membership cards, gift cards, and a boarding pass and a baseball game tickets and other information. In an interview, Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller said, Passbook can complete the majority of customers required services alone without using the existing merchant payment system.

Schiller said, it is not clear if NFC can become the solutions to solve any current problems, “Passbook can do various things customers currently need.”

As for wireless charging, Schiller said the wireless charging system still need access to a wall plug base, so therefore it’s unclear how much additional convenience it can bring. At the same time, the widely applicable USB charging interface, is not only able to plug into a plug base on the wall, but also can be used on the plane or the computer. He said: “We must develop another equipment that connects to plug base on the wall, in most cases it’s actual more complex.”

As for why the company changed the connector which almost all iPhone and iPod devices released since 2003 have, Schiller said, just because if the interface is not changed, then they can not develop products as thin as the new iPhone and iPod. Therefore, the new “Lightning” connector is launched.

Nevertheless, Schiller said that Apple did not change the connector. He said: “The new connector will appear many years later.”

Sep 122012
 

Apple’s next generation iPhone is coming soon, not only the operators in the United States are busy, but also the FedEx. Apple’s long-term logistics partner FedEx recently announced a company-level memo that there is an “unknown” major event on the 21st and staff leaving and travel are restricted between September 21 to 24.

Apple often schedules the date of new products listing on Friday next week, On Tuesday, October 4 last year, Apple released the iPhone 4S, and the Listing Date was Friday, October 14, so it is widely speculated that Apple iPhone 5 launched on Wednesday 12th Listing Date is Friday, September 21.

Sep 122012
 

This Monday, Hewlett-Packard announced at a news conference in New York, to launch a deformable tablet and notebook mix product, as well as several AIO desktops which support touch screen. The most interesting is the Envy X2, at first glance, it is like a typical ultrabook, when the screen is removed, the original 3-pound notebook changes into a 1.5-pound tablet.

Envy X2 is equipped with a 11.6-inch touch screen, when it is placed in the base, you can have a full-size keyboard and touchpad. The keyboard can also increase the battery life, because there is also a battery inside. HP did not disclose the specific life time.

The Envy X2 is equipped with a 2-megapixel front camera and a 800-megapixel rear camera, it supports LED flash.

Envy X2 was earliest shown in the Berlin IFA, and it will be on sale before the end of the year, but the price is unknown.

As to the new AIO, it uses Windows 8 system, two of which support touch screen. The two products are named Envy 23 and Envy 20, and they support HP TouchSmart technology. They are equipped with the Intel processor and SSD hard drive. The Envy 23 price is starting at $999, and will be released in the fall, while the 20-inch Envy 20 price is starting at $799.

Sep 122012
 

According to foreign media reports, the most anticipated thing for Apple investors is iPhone 5 release this week, but do not forget, the latest version of the operating system software iOS6 for iPhone, iPad and iPod will soon appear.

The new operating system will certainly be installed in the iPhone 5, and the fastest 2 days later the existing equipment can be upgraded. In fact, we all know a lot of information about iOS6, because the company has revealed. On the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June, the company announced some new features and improvements of the new version mobile operating system, .

In the conference, Apple senior vice president Scott Forstall introduced some important new features of the iOS software, under is reviewing his presentation.

Siri will have major improvements

The voice recognition software will be able to answer sports questions. Siri will also include Yelp and OpenTable in the results to find restaurants and reserve a seat. Siri will also integrate Rotten Tomatoes, and answer questions related to the movie reviews. Users can also ask questions about movie showtimes and trailer.

Siri can also start the applications, so that the user can access Tweet through voice.

Free watching function is a new feature which is designed to make it safer when driving. The company said it is working with car manufacturers to install a bootable Siri program button on the steering wheel on the conference. At that time, Apple said, within one year a number of car manufacturers will introduce this feature.

Siri will also add more languages, including English, French and Spanish version, Italian, French, German, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese version will also be launched in the future.

iOS6 will also be integrated with Facebook. Publishing content from most applications will be easier. The operating system will remember the login data, preferably to inform the center to integrate.

Sep 112012
 

According to media reports, the social networking site Facebook visitor volume has been growing since the date of inception in 2004. But Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney latest report shows that Facebook independent accessing users in the United States has had the second consecutive month decline.

Mahaney cited Internet traffic monitoring firm ComScore data in the report and said, in August of this year, Facebook unique visitors in the United States fell by 6%. Data that ComScore previously provided has shown that, Facebook unique visitors in the United States in July this year declined 1%.

Mahaney indicated in the investors report that, “This is the first material decline of the companies numbers of users since we monitor Facebook data.” Up to now, Facebook spokesman did not say a word on this report.

Sep 112012
 

According to media reports, Apple’s upstream suppliers began large quantities shipments of the new iMac AIO and MacBook Pros laptops this month.

The report said that the sources was from the suppliers, the new MacBook Pros laptop has 13.3 inches retina display, and it’s specifically targeting at students returning to school in September and October and holiday sales season at the end of this year.

In addition, Apple originally planned to launch three new iMacs, but due to capacity constraints, now only the entry-level and mid-level are shipped, and the mass production of high-end has been postponed indefinitely.

Apple iMac global shipments are 101 million in the second quarter of this year, accounting for 2.8% of the total global desktop PC shipments. With 2.23 million shipments worldwide in the first half of this year, Apple has become the world’s fifth-largest desktop PC suppliers. But in the AIO PC area, Apple is still the world’s largest suppliers.

Sep 112012
 

According to sources, Apple has informed retail staff that they can provide a discount of $49 to users buying the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, which is flat price with other sales channels discounts price. This means that Apple has the previous iPhone price cut $49.

The sources said that these channels include Best Buy, Target and Sprint Nextel retail. They said, Apple did not inform employees why offer discounts to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S buyers, and also did not give a suggested retail price after the discount. The U.S. tech blog MacRumors firstly reported the news.

Usually, Apple does not provide a discount in order to match the price of other retail channels, in addition to offering discounts to the education sector and businesses group purchasing, if there is no new products released, Apple rarely slashed prices on older products. The back-to-school season promotion Apple launched annually is an exception, in the meantime, as long as the students purchase a Mac computer and iPod music player, they can get a discount up to $199.

Currently, the outside generally believes that Apple is about to release a new generation of iPhone which will be equipped with a thinner and longer screen, and will also support a series of other new features.

Sep 102012
 

Earlier, Lenovo announced that they will not provide Win8 upgrade advantage for its Win7 users. However, three days after we learned this news, a third-party discount websites submitted a Post which said users purchasing Lenovo Win7 PCs will be able to get $14.99 for Win8 upgrade Price. Obviously, this policy is started from the United States local time August 31 (Lenovo announced that it does not provide preferential service on August 27).

According to the information provided by this website, the user must use a Visa card to submit a $15 deposit. Promotions are for IdeaPad Z, P, U, Y series notebooks and IdeaCentre A, B, K desktops and AIOs. In addition, it also supports Lenovo N and G laptops and Lenovo desktops. The activity deadline is January 31, 2013.

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Sep 102012
 

According to media reports, the rumors that before Apple is expected to release the small size screen Tablet PC “iPad Mini” next month, Amazon upgraded the Kindle Fire last week . There are news that Apple’s “iPad Mini” screen will be 2 inches smaller than the 9.7-inch iPad products, and it’s aimed against Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Electronics Galaxy Tab.

However, market analyst surprised that Amazon not only upgraded the existing Kindle Fire products, but also announced a very aggressive price point, and the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire able to compete with the large screen iPad.

In accordance with Amazon’s plan, the basic version Kindle Fire price is $159, $40 cheaper than the $199 Nexus 7. The high-end Kindle Fire is priced at $499, $230 cheaper than the iPad able to access 4G service. At the same time, according to Kindle Fire cheap data plan, consumers using the service will save $410 each year.

When the vast majority of Apple profits is from the sale of hardware products, Amazon’s business model is completely different – the company provides the hardware subsidies, which is designed to sell more contents and services to users. Amazon’s pricing strategy may attract attention of Apple and other tablet PC manufacturers managements.

The investment bank Sterne Agee said in a report, “We believe that the outcome of the game is that the Amazon’s very aggressive pricing strategy, will cease to profits of the Tablet PC manufacturers except Apple.”

Currently, Amazon has provided consumers with a dozen Kindle choices, from the cheapest $69 e-book reader, to the most expensive $599 64GB version accessable the 4G network Kindle Fire HD. Market analysts said, so many choices may cause confusion among consumers, but it also represents the strong product line.

Kindle Fire HD has not yet accepted evaluation,, and Apple is still ahead of other competitors in the number of applications. But Amazon’s action expressed that the company has launched a product that can compete with the iPad for the Christmas holiday shopping season this year

Sep 102012
 

According to media reports, Amazon said on Friday that the company will allow the new Kindle Fire tablet computer buyers to pay another $15 when buying a product to turn off the built-in advertising.

Amazon announced a larger size Kindle Fire Tablet PC on last Thursday, the price is between 159-599 U.S. dollars, and it’s planned to challenge Apple iPad’s dominance in the tablet market by the low prices and more digital content.

Amazon has said that the new Kindle Fire comes with ad called “special offers”, which is helpful to reduce the cost of the product. After the media reported that Amazon does not allow customers to pay to close the ad, criticism on Amazon flooded major online forums.

Last Saturday, the well-known technology blog, Engadget and technology website CNET reported that Amazon has changed its policy.

Amazon spokesman Kinley Pearsall said in an e-mail, “buyers can choose to turn off the ads feature at price of $15 for the Kindle Fire and the Kindle Fire HD. We learned from users’ feedbacks, users prefer our advertising features, but there are very few people who do not like advertising. And we are willing to provide customers choose right. ”

Amazon announced the Kindle Fire HD without passing the audit of the Federal Communications Commission. But Amazon said the company expects before the release date November 20, the new products will be approved.