Archive for Jun 30, 2009

iPhone 3.1 Beta Released to iPhone Developers

iPhone 3.1 Beta Released to iPhone Developers

If you have not upgraded to iPhone OS 3.0 yet, the next iPhone OS upgrade should be coming with version 3.1. While there is no change log available on the new version, it should include numerous bug fixes and the mms feature is said to be turned on by default even if you are on AT&T network. We will keep you updated once we have the information on the detail change log.

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Dell Inspiron 546 desktop revealed

Dell Inspiron 546 desktop revealed

Dell has revealed a brand new Inspiron desktop model today called the Inspiron 546. This computer is intended for the budget-friendly crowd while still offering up a generally decent feature set.

The new computer features a 2.3GHz AMD Sempron processor, ATI graphics and 2GB of DDR2 RAM. There are numerous upgrade options available, however, that allow you to boost the RAM up to 8GB, the processor to a 2.4GHz quad-core Phenom and the hard drive all the way up to 1TB.

The base model does not include a monitor, though you can add one that spans from 20 to 24-inches in size. The Inspiron 546 is available in eight different colors for just $269. However, boosting all the specs to their highest capacity will cost you $1,800.

HTC Hero ROM hacks put Sense UI on G1 and Magic [Video]

HTC Hero ROM hacks put Sense UI on G1 and Magic [Video]

Over at our Google-obsessed sibling site Android Community we've been keeping track of the latest efforts to put HTC Sense onto existing Android smartphones.  After HTC's confirmation last week that "with Google" branded devices wouldn't be getting an upgrade to Sense, the company's latest enhanced UI, efforts to persuade leaked Hero ROMs to run on the HTC Magic and T-Mobile G1 redoubled; happily there are demo videos which show just how well these efforts have been going.

Video demos after the cut

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D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N router gets reviewed: expensively excellent

D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N router gets reviewed: expensively excellent

As hugely convergent devices go, D-Link's DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router could be best of breed.  Announced at CES in January, the DIR-685 not only offers WiFi draft-n support and four gigabit ethernet ports, but a 3.5-inch display with multimedia widgets, dual USB 2.0 ports for sharing printers and external drives, and an internal 2.5-inch HDD bay for turning it into a NAS.  Overkill or network overlord?  OhGizmo! took a look, and while the DIR-685 is expensive it's also just as capable as you'd hope.

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