Submitted by lalit on April 23, 2012 - 7:49am.
Adobe today announced the Adobe Creative Suite 6 product line that includes 14 CS6 applications and four Creative Suites - Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium, Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Standard, Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium, and Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection. Along with CS 6 announcement, Adobe also revealed new Adobe Creative Cloud, a new subscription based service. Adobe describes Creative cloud as a hub for making, sharing and delivering creative work and it is centered around Creative Suite 6. Highlighted features of Creative Cloud:
The launch event for Adobe Creative Cloud and CS6 will be streamed live beginning 10 AM PT, April 23 on Adobe’s website and will be available there as a continuous rebroadcast from 11 AM to 4 PM PT today. Adobe will post an on-demand version on tv.adobe.com beginning April 24th.
Adobe Creative Suite 6 products and Adobe Creative Cloud are scheduled to be available within 30 days and can be pre-ordered now. Adobe continues to offer 14 CS6 point-products as well as Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium (US$1,899), Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Standard (US$1,299), Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium (US$1,899) and Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection (US$2,599) for purchase.
Adobe Creative Cloud membership is US$49.99 per month, with an annual contract. A special introductory offer of US$29.99 per month for CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS5.5 individual customers is also available. Check out the tablet below for more specific pricing of each CS 6 product. We have also posted Adobe Creative Cloud introductory video that was released by Adobe.
Submitted by lalit on April 19, 2012 - 11:24pm.
DigiTimes is reporting that Apple's next gen iPhone will adopt Sharp & Toshiba's in-cell touch panel technology. In-cell touch panel technology integrates capacitive sensor arrays along side LCD pixels, making the display thinner and more responsive by removing layer of touch sensor arrays. Siu Han posted:
Last year, just before iPhone 4S was launched we had heard from one of our sources that Apple was working with Toshiba to develop a 4-inch 720p (mostly 1280 x 800 resolution) display for next generation iPhone that will be more responsive and at least 20% thinner. But few days after we heard this iPhone 4S was released with same 3.5-inch Retina display, so we thought that the Toshiba display thing was just a rumor. However, now it looks like Apple was indeed working with Toshiba on development of new LCD panel and we might see the fruits of that collaboration in the next generation iPhone.
Submitted by lalit on April 19, 2012 - 9:13pm.
Samsung today added three new compact system cameras (CSC or mirrorless Interchangeable lens cameras) to their NX series – NX20, NX210 and NX1000. All three cameras come with 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, built-in WiFi, HD video recording and support i-Function lens system.
According to Samsung, the NX20 is the perfect match for enthusiast amateur or professional photographers looking for a highly portable camera that gives the professional look and feel of a DSLR but at a fraction of the size and weight, with the addition of an ergonomic grip to fit comfortably into the hand. Delivering impressive speed with its 1/8000s Fast Shutter, breath-taking images are shown on its clear 3.0" clear AMOLED swivel display, increasing visibility by approximately 20%. The NX20 also incorporates a range of functions and manual controls in order to deliver pro-standard pictures every time, including SVGA EVF so users can frame images like a professional.
For NX210, Samsung says it follows the NX's design heritage, with a premium metallic finish. Like its predecessor the NX200, the NX210 also offers a 3.0" AMOLED display for viewing images and Full HD movies in brilliant resolution. With easy access to Wi-Fi functions, the NX210 allows quick sharing with friends and family, whilst with Samsung Mobile Link users can show off their best images on phones and tablets, or on the big screen with TV Link connecting the NX210 wirelessly to internet-enabled TVs.
And for entry level NX1000, Samsung says it is highly portable and its eye-catching compact design makes it as useable as it is attractive. Available in stunning White, classic Black or eye-catching Pink it houses a feature-rich range of specs, with technology such as Smart Auto 2.0 and the Smart Link Hot Key, making it simpler than ever to shoot and share great images instantly.
The NX20 will ship in early May priced $1,100 with 18-55mm F3.6-5.6 kit lens. The NX210 will also ship with same 18-55mm kit lens in mid-May priced $900. No word on release date or price for entry level NX1000, but it will also come with 18-55mm kit lens. Check out the hands on video of all three cameras below.
Submitted by lalit on April 19, 2012 - 6:19pm.
Logitech has added Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad to its tablet accessory lineup. The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover protects your screen with a stylish, slim aluminum cover that adds minimal weight to your tablet, and features a built-in keyboard that pairs through Bluetooth. The cover works with both the new iPad and the iPad 2, offering up to 6 months battery life before recharging.
"The third-generation iPad and its apps are designed to give you more control and creativity, whether you are editing photos and movies, making music or writing a novel," said Alexis Richard, director of product marketing at Logitech. "The new Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover – with its ultra-sleek, smart design and extended keyboard battery life – provides a convenient way for you to make the most of your iPad no matter what activity you are using it for."
Similar to a Smart Cover, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover attaches quickly and securely to your iPad with a magnetic clip. It has an instant On/Off feature, which means your iPad automatically wakes up when you open the cover, and switches to standby when you close it.
The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover will be available in the U.S. and Europe by end of April 2012 for $99.99. You can preorder the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover on Amazon. Checkout the introductory video of the cover below.
Submitted by lalit on April 19, 2012 - 12:56pm.
Since Samsung announced the May 3rd London event, rumors about Galaxy S III that many believe will be launched at the event are spreading like wildfire. Rumors range from external case design to hardware specifications with many expecting some magical numbers. Below are some of the most prominent rumors:
Ceramic Case: Even before the invitations were sent by Samsung, it was rumored that they will use some new material for case design that will differentiate the new flagship handset from rest of the Android crowd. And as soon as the image of Samsung’s London event invitation was posted online this rumor caught fire with many blogs claiming that the new Galaxy S III will have ceramic case in blue and white colors because of the ceramic like droplets in the invitation image. Ceramic is both stronger and lighter, but it is also costlier than plastic used to make most smartphones. However, using ceramic for back panel will definitely differentiate the new handset giving it much richer look and feel.
Full HD Display: BGR was the first to claim that Galaxy S III would have a full HD 1080p display and now few other blogs are also saying the same thing. But from what we have heard from our industry sources the AMOLED display on S III will remain at 720p. Our sources say that not a single display manufacturer including Samsung is making an OLED display measuring 5-inch or less with 1920 x 1080 resolution. If it were LCD display then it would have been more believable as both Toshiba and Sharp are working on a 5-inch screen with 1080p resolution. However, the 4.8-inch display on Galaxy S III will see some substantial improvements as far as image quality is considered because it will be the first handset to feature a true RGB AMOLED display and won’t use the dread PenTile technology to raise the resolution count.
Quad Core Processor: The Galaxy S III will be the first smartphone that will use the new quad core 32nm Exynos processor that will be based on ARM Cortex A9 CPU units. According to The Verge, you can “expect superlative benchmark performance” from the new quad core chip from Samsung. We have also heard that the quad core 1.5GHz Exynos 4412 CPU will smoke every other mobile processor when it comes to raw CPU performance.
8- or 12-Megapixel Camera: The one feature that everyone is debating is the megapixel count on the back camera of Galaxy S III. Some blogs are claiming that it will have 12-megapixel sensor, while others are saying it will be an 8-megapixel sensor. We believe that it will be an 8-megapixel camera because even though 12-megapixel sounds impressive, a sensor that small with that many pixels generates a lot of noise. An 8-megapixel sensor with bigger pixel size will be a better choice for a smartphone camera.
Other Rumors/Specifications: The Android 4.0 based Galaxy S III will have 1GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage, HD front camera for video chat, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. Gizmodo has even posted pictures that they claim are of the upcoming Galaxy S III. The images show a Samsung device with unique oval shape Gorilla Glass front panel with a home button and the backside shows a camera with two LED flashes with Samsung logo.
It will be interesting to see which of these rumors come true when Samsung announces the new device. And if all of the rumors come true than Galaxy S III will be one heck of a smartphone.
Submitted by lalit on April 19, 2012 - 7:17am.
Intel Corporation and Lava International Ltd., today announced the general availability of the XOLO X900, the first smartphone with Intel inside. The XOLO X900 is based on Intel's smartphone reference design featuring the Intel Atom processor Z2460 with Intel Hyper Threading Technology and supporting HSPA+ 3G connectivity.
The XOLO X900 comes with 4.03-inch touchsrcreen, 8-megapixel camera, 400MHz graphics engine, 1080p video recording, WiFi, Bluetooth and microSD card slot. The handset offers up to 5 hours of 3G browsing, 45 hours of audio and 8 hours of talktime. The Android Gingerbread powered handset features an advanced imaging system developed by Intel that allows capturing of 10 pictures in under a second in burst mode.
Starting 23rdApril, the XOLO X900 will be available for purchase to Indian customers from Croma and Xolo.in priced INR 22000 (about $425), followed by availability in other retail chains, general trade and online stores from early May.
Submitted by lalit on April 18, 2012 - 11:55pm.
Nikon today officially announced the much rumored D3200 DSLR, an upgrade to D3100. The new camera features a 24-megapixel sensor, 1080p video recording at 30fps, 4 frames-per-second continuous shooting mode and an optional WiFi module WU-1a. When connected to the camera, this optional WU-1a adapter can wirelessly send images to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, preview an image before shooting and control the camera remotely.
Nikon D3200 combines 24.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor with EXPEED 3 image processing engine to give lifelike images and low noise even in dark environments. With a native ISO range that extends from ISO 100 to 6400, the D3200 can also be expanded to a high of ISO 12,800 for extreme low-light situations resulting in previously impossible photos.
Along with the six Scene Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-Up or Night Portrait), D3200 also includes Guide Mode that provides step-by-step photo instructions to capture amazing images for beginner photographers. Other features of the new camera are 3-inch 921,000-dot LCD, 11 point AF system, minimum shutter speed of 30 sec, maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 sec, 4 exposure modes and optional GPS adapter GP-1.
The Nikon D3200 with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR image stabilization lens will be available in late April 2012 for $699.95 in either Black or Red. The optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, sold separately, will be available in late May 2012 for $59.95. Nikon D3200 is available for pre-order on Amazon.
Submitted by lalit on April 18, 2012 - 7:56pm.
AT&T today announced that it will carry the new HTC One X exclusively in US starting May 6th. HTC One X is the first new smartphone from AT&T that will run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and it is also AT&T’s first smartphone with Beats by Dr. Dre Audio built-in.
The handset comes with 4.7-inch 720p HD screen, 1.5GHz dual core Snapdragon processor, 8-megapixel camera, 1.3-megapixel front camera, 32GB storage, 1 GB RAM, 4G LTE, HSPA+ and Sense 4 UI.
HTC One X will be available for pre-order beginning April 22 on AT&T’s website. AT&T will start shipping One X on May 6th priced $199.99 with two year contract. Check out the introductory video of One X posted by AT&T below. You can also check out reviews of HTC One X here.
Submitted by lalit on April 18, 2012 - 10:20am.
Korean website etnews.com claims that Apple will move away from glass and use liquidmetal for next generation iPhone casing. The website posted:
It has been rumored for quite sometime that Apple will have a metal back for upcoming iPhone and many tech websites including our blog have suggested that they might use liquidmetal casing. One thing we know for sure is that the next generation iPhone will see complete redesign and will have as revolutionary design as the iPhone 4 had in 2010.
Submitted by lalit on April 17, 2012 - 5:33pm.
Sprint has announced the launch of Galaxy Nexus by Samsung, its first Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) smartphone with 4G LTE capability. The handset boasts a Pure Google experience, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED contour display, 5-megapixel back camera and 1.3-megapixel front camera. Other main features of the Galaxy Nexus are:
Galaxy Nexus will be available on Sunday, April 22, for $199.99 with two-year service agreement. You can pre-order the new handset on Sprint’s website. Customers who pre-order Galaxy Nexus will begin receiving their devices as early as Friday, April 20 – two days before the device goes on sale.
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