Archive for Feb 28, 2011

DirecTV App For iPad Available But Not For Streaming Content

DirecTV App For iPad Available But Not For Streaming Content

DirecTV’s official iPad app is now available in the iTunes store for free. The app allows users to turn their iPads into a remote control for their DirecTV boxes. They can perform all the normal remote control functions as well as schedule their DVR schedules for recording shows. The app will let users check the listings up to 14 days in advance and schedule recordings without interrupting what they’re currently watching.

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Apple Cuts Off iPad Supply Ahead Of iPad 2 Announcement

Apple Cuts Off iPad Supply Ahead Of iPad 2 Announcement

Apple's special event for announcing the iPad 2 is only two days away and we're starting to see some interesting developments suggesting that the iPad 2, once announced, could be available almost immediately. 9 to 5 Mac reported that a number of Apple resellers have been notified that the current iPad supply has been constrained with no ETAs indicative that Apple has stopped production of the 1st gen iPads and ceased shipments.

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SG Comics Presents: Updates Gone Wrong

SG Comics Presents: Updates Gone Wrong

Several devices are finally getting their updates for Android 2.2 Froyo that will be rolled out in batches over-the-air. But with all updates, there's always a chance of firmware issues wrecking your phone. So be sure to backup first. Sprint last week announced that they would be rolling out Froyo updates for the Samsung Epic 4G, but had to quickly halt the update as complaints arose over Epic 4G phones getting bricked after the new install. Other devices announced for firmware updates last week include the Samsung Captivate, Sanyo Zio, and the Samsung Omnia 7. Check out the full comic after the jump.

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iPhone 5 Will Stick with 3.5-inch Display [Logically]

iPhone 5 Will Stick with 3.5-inch Display [Logically]

Let's begin this short journey into the Apple mind with a so-called "leaked" image of what they're calling an iPhone 5 screen photo. What this photo shows is basically black ink printed on transparency paper. Out on the streets they're saying this is a 4-inch screen that Apple will be using for their next iPhone model. No way. Why? Well before we go into any further proofs, take a look at the top of the phone (on the left.) It's printed completely uneven - just about as uneven as the notion that iOS will ever be working on a 4-inch screen.

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iOS MobileNotifier Beta3 Shows Great Promise

iOS MobileNotifier Beta3 Shows Great Promise

A mister Peter Hajas has created what very much appears to be a masterpiece in Apple iOS developing. Ever get annoyed that your pals over on Android have cooler looking notifications than you do? Fear not! For soon you will have a lovely "Copious Corn Flakes" update to your "MobileNotifier" for your iOS device. And not only is it free, it's open source! MobileNotifier is BSD lisenced and all of the user interface work is done by Kyle Adams in collaboration with Peter Hajas who is a cool developer. In the update you're about to see, compared to earlier versions, the utility is sleaker, faster, better look, and as always, and of course: optimized.

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ASUS dates Eee Pad/Eee Slate tablet range

ASUS dates Eee Pad/Eee Slate tablet range

ASUS has confirmed availability for its 2011 tablet range, having brought the various slates out to play at CeBIT 2011 this week. We're still most interested in the ASUS Eee Pad MeMO, the 7-inch HTC Flyer rival, which the company says will be out in Q3 2011.

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Intel SSD 510 Series: 6Gbps SATA for up to 500 MB/s reads

Intel SSD 510 Series: 6Gbps SATA for up to 500 MB/s reads

Intel has outed its latest SSD, the Intel SSD 510 Series, offering 6Gbps SATA connectivity. Boasting up to 500 MB/s read speeds (double the previous 3Gbps Intel SSDs) and up to 315 MB/s write speeds (more than triple the previous models), Intel reckons a single 510 Series drive is faster than a pair of RAIDed 10,000rpm gaming HDDs.

Video demo after the cut

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Tractor beam tech could eventually push & pull particles

Tractor beam tech could eventually push & pull particles

Chinese physicists reckon they've figured out the tech behind a staple of science fiction: the tractor beam. Fudan University's Jun Chen and team found a way to create a backward pulling force from a forward propagating laser beam, basically turning the photons into a tiny tractor beam.

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Fujitsu Semiconductor pick up ARM chips: Cortex A15, Mali GPUs, more

Fujitsu Semiconductor pick up ARM chips: Cortex A15, Mali GPUs, more

Fujitsu Semiconductor has become the latest company to sign up to ARM's Cortex A15 cores, following Texas Instruments and others in creating the next-generation of SoCs. Although exact products haven't been confirmed yet, the deal will give Fujitsu access not only to ARM's processors but to GPUs like Mali.

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Dell Venue Pro finally on sale in UK

Dell Venue Pro finally on sale in UK

Dell's much-anticipated Venue Pro has finally gone on sale in the UK, with the official Dell store offering the Windows Phone 7 handset for £459 ($745) unlocked and including tax. Delayed because of a firmware issue spotted last month, the Venue Pro is the first portrait-orientation QWERTY slider to run Windows Phone.

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SlashGear Android App Released!

SlashGear Android App Released!

You've been asking for it, and we're excited to announce that the SlashGear Android app is now available for download from the Android Market. A free download, the app offers all the latest news from the site, features, review and editorials, together with on-time analysis and streaming video.

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Kindle 3G to arrive in AT&T stores March 6

Kindle 3G to arrive in AT&T stores March 6

Amazon and AT&T have announced that the Kindle 3G will go on sale in AT&T retail stores as of March 6, offering would-be ebook readers the opportunity to check out the best-selling device in person. Priced at the same $189 as Amazon sells the Kindle 3G online, the ereader already uses AT&T's 3G network in the US.

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