Monthly Archives: November 2012

Apple’s iTunes 11 Will be Debut Today?

According to report, Apple will release iTunes 11 on November 29, 2012 after a month-long delay.

The newest version of iTunes was expected to be published on October but published back to the end of November. Apple didn’t give any explanation to the delay, saying only that it “wanted to take a little extra time to get it right” due to some engineering issue. Now, from Wall Street Journal, we know the long-awaited iTunes music software will be published today.

As the last version of iTunes 10 was released in 2010 with additional features like iTunes Match, iTunes in the cloud, and 1080p videos. The iTunes 11 was expected to come with a new and clean interface and a enhanced integration with iCloud.

Whether the iTunes 11 will go public today? We are expecting. And we expect it can bring more superior features.

Facebook Adds iTunes Digital Gift Cards to Facebook Gifts Platform

On November, 26, 2012, Facebook announced to add Apple’s iTunes digital cards to its Gifts platform, so that Facebook users can easily send iTunes gifts to their friends through social network of Facebook. This is a significant combination of the two massive forces: Facebook and Apple.

Through this service, users can send iTunes recommendation like music song, album, movie, game, or apps and more along with cash credit to their friends. The iTunes gifts are available for $10, $15, $25 or $ 50.

Actually, Facebook Gifts has already supports the digital cards from companies like Hulu, Pandora and Rdio.The partnership with Apple brings many news members to Facebook because Apple’s iTunes gives Facebook a big mainstream tech and media brand.

The cooperative relationship between Facebook and Apple will become more and more close as the systemwide Facebook integration is now included in Apple’s iOS  and OS X Mountain Lion.

Apple TV Updates to 5.1 Causing Many Problems, Downgrading Regarded as the Solution

The second and third-gen varieties of Apple TV has been updated to Apple TV 5.1 in September. That upgrade brought two main features – Shared Photo Streams and iTunes account switching.

Generally, every new update gives the solution to former problems. However, according to users’ report, the Apple TV’s 5.1 update brings more problems than solutions. Some lose the Ariplay compatibility with video/ music and some can’t connect to iTunes while some others said the photo streaming no long work. Also the problems of Internet connection, remote connection, etc. are also appeared.

To solve the problems mentioned above, many users can but downgraded the Apple TV. However, Apple hasn’t give the official comment for this problem yet, but with the amount of problems reported, the problem is expected to be fixed as soon as possible.

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RIM Offers Free Wi-Fi Voice Calls to BlackBerry Messenger

Research In Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry, now announces the upgrade of its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) to BBM version 7. The new feature of the updated BBM is that it allows users to make free voice talk over the Wi-Fi networking.

BBM is the convenient, easy and inexpensive service for BlackBerry users to have the instantly chat with their family and friends. It is also one of the reasons why some BlackBerry’ users not switch to other smartphones. The new feature makes BlackBerry especially attractive in the smartphone market.

Using the new version BBM, users can freely switch back and forth between text chat and voice talk. The split-screen option will let users talk and text at the same time so that they can sent pictures, sent text, check emails, etc. while they are talking. It is conveniently for you to initiate a voice talk for the BBM will show you a visual indicator when a contact is available for a voice call.

Now the BBM version 7 has been used in Beta for BlackBerry smartphones running on the BlackBerry 6 OS or higher. RIM also plans to  apply the new BBM to smartphones running on BlackBerry 5. The Beta can be available for free from BlackBerry Beta Zone.

Meanwhile, BlackBerry’s next operating system BlackBerry 10 will be launched on January 30, 2012, along which two new smartphones will be published .

Samsung Galaxy S III Dethroned Apple’s iPhone 4S As the Sale Leader

Galaxy S III is Samsung’s flagship smartphone. It was the world’s best-selling smartphone in the third quarter of 2012, even outsold the Apple’s iPhone 4S.

According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung shipped 18 million units of Galaxy S III while shipments of Applee’s iPhone 4S was 16.2 million.

However, Strategy Analytics also said that Apple shipped 6 million iPhone 5 in the Q3. It was probably responsible for the declining sale of iPhone 4S. That’s why Neil Mawston, executive director of Strayegy Analytics expected “the new iPhone 5 to out-ship Samsung’s Galaxy S3 in the coming fourth quarter of 2012 and Apple should soon reclaim the title of the world’s most popular smartphone model”.

In fact, Samsung Galxy S III has the productivity edge iPhone 4S can’t compete.

For example, Samsung Galaxy S III has the 4.8-inch screen since the iPhone 4S is 3.5 inches. The bigger screen can bring users the easy and comfortable view experience. And the higher resolution of Galaxy S III make the video and picture watching much more clear.

Additionally, Samsung Galaxy S III features the 4G LTE networking while iPhone 4S equipped with 3G technology, so that Galaxy S III provides the much extra fast new working speed than iPhone 4S.

Also there are some useful expansion options make Samsung Galaxy S III superior to Apple’s iPhone 4S, such as the memory expansion, etc.

Samsung’s Galaxy S III or Apple’s iPhone 4S/iPhone 5, which will won the competition, there is no telling. The battle for smartphone supremacy is still on.

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Microsoft is Replacing Windows Live Messenger with Skype

Windows Live Messenger once the most popular chatting tool all over the world. However, those days and nights you spend chatting with friends on Windows Live Messenger will soon become a memory for Microsoft has announced that it will replace Windows Live Messenger with Skype, via which Microsoft is making an effort to turn Skype into the company’s main instant messaging software.

In order to smoothly and conveniently move the Windows Live Messenger’s users to Skype, Miacrosoft allows them to use Microsoft ID to log in the Skype so as all the contacts in Windows Live Messenger will automatically transfer to Skype. If users who have already owned both accounts of Windows Live Messenger and Skype, they can merge the two account into the Microsoft account. It started with the release of Skype 6.0 for Windows and Mac.

Miacrosoft encourages users to use Skype, which offers more news features than Windows Live Messenger as follow:

1. Make Video and voice calls from mobile devices and through Facebook;

2. Support all device platforms, including iPad and Android tablets;

3. Share screens;

4. Have group video chat.

Microsoft has integrate the Skype communications technology into latest Windows 8. And the firm has said it will take Windows Live Messenger offline all over the world in the first quarter of 2013, except the mainland China.

How to Enjoy DVD Movies on iPad Devices – Including iPad Mini and iPad 4

Apple iPad devices has a strong share of the tablet market all over the world. They are regarded as the most advanced tablet devices. The release of iPad Mini and iPad 4 (officially called iPad with Retina Display) with HD-resolution display and high speed processor pushed the topic of iPad to a new climax.

Many users of iPad including iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3 (The New iPad), iPad 4 and iPad Mini like to watch the vivid movies on these smart and high resolution devices. However, the supported video formats of these Apple’s iPad devices are limited to MOV, MP4 and M4V. If you have got a lot of DVD discs, be sure to not waste them by converting DVD to iPad supported video formats. You can click here to learn more about how to convert DVD to iPad supported video formats with high speed and excellent output quality.

Google Nexus 10: A Competitor of Apple iPad with Retina Display

Recently, Google introduced the Google Nexus 10, which was manufactured by Samsung. Nexus 10 is the newest tablet from Google. It comes equipped with the world’s highest resolution display (2560-by-1600pexel resolution and 300 pixels per inch) as the iPad 3 (The New iPad) and iPad 4 (iPad with Retina Display) have 9.7-inch displays with 2048 x 1536 pixels and 264 pixels per inch.

The Google Nexus 10 is a brand new tablet, measuring 8.9mm thick and 603 grams weight. It is the first tablet with A15 processor and MIMO W_iFi, which gives users the 4X faster experience than normal Wi-Fi. And it will run on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. In addition, the Nexus 10 also ships with a 5-megapixel back camera with LED flash, a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, 2GB of RAM, Micro-USB, Micro-HDM.

The Nexus 10 will come with two variants – 16GB version and 32GB version. The 16GB Nexus 10 will take you $399 while the 32GB costs $499. The Powerful editing tools, full HD movies/ TV, Google apps like Gmail, Google Maps, Google+, YouTube and Chrome, etc. will definitely bring you the wonderful experience of this device.

From the aspects of resolution, size and price, the Nexus 10 has certain competitive advantages compared with Apple iPad devices. However, I can’t give the final conclusion of which device is better: Google Nexus 10 or Apple iPad 4. I just want to say Nexus 10 is a amazing product on the Android platform.

By the way, the Nexus 10 will be purchased directly from Google without carrier contracts on November 13.