Archive for July, 2011

MacBook Air gets half-power Thunderbolt

MacBook Air gets half-power Thunderbolt

Apple's new MacBook Air may have a Thunderbolt port, but size and cost constraints have led to the updated ultraportable offering reduced external display support in comparison to its MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac mini siblings. The Air uses an Eagle Ridge Thunderbolt chip, AnandTech reports, which only supports half the data channels of the chip found in the other recent Apple models, as well as a single DisplayPort output.

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Dell Streak 10 Pro hits China

Dell Streak 10 Pro hits China

Yesterday the Steak Pro was nothing more than a somewhat grainy leaked photo that was floating around the web. Today the Steak 10 Pro is officially official and has landed in China for purchase. The tablet is looking to offer the ability for pros to manage both parts of their life with the business needs and the consumer home needs addressed in one tablet. The little tablet runs Android 3.1 Gingerbread and has a 10.1-inch screen.

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Apple and Samsung take top smartphone sales spots; Nokia falls to 3rd

Apple and Samsung take top smartphone sales spots; Nokia falls to 3rd

Apple and Samsung have pushed Nokia into the number three position for worldwide smartphone sales, analysts have claimed, with strong Q2 2011 performance leaving Symbian devices significantly overshadowed. Apple is now the number one smartphone manufacturer, Strategy Analytics' figures suggest, with 18.5-percent of the market, while Samsung comes in at second place, with 17.5-percent. In contrast, Nokia has 15.2-percent in the last quarter, less than half the 38.1-percent in the same period twelve months ago.

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Fusion Garage “Grid10″ JooJoo 2 tablet clears FCC with AT&T 3G

Fusion Garage “Grid10″ JooJoo 2 tablet clears FCC with AT&T 3G

What looks to be Fusion Garage's JooJoo 2 has been caught clearing the FCC, the company's second attempt at the fast-growing tablet segment. Details on the currently unnamed tablet are scant, thanks to a confidentiality agreement that lifts at the end of November, though the test report does confirm the device to be a "smart mobile tablet PC" with dualband WCDMA/HSDPA, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.

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Pixeet promises 360-degree iPhone panoramas; Android app in works

Pixeet promises 360-degree iPhone panoramas; Android app in works

Adapter lenses to encourage your iPhone to take unusual photos are increasingly popular as the optics across each generation of Apple smartphone improve, and Pixeet reckons what your handset needs is a fish eye. The snap-on lens comes with an iPhone case to which it mounts magnetically, as well as a special app that stitches four shots into a floor to ceiling full 360-degree panorama.

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iPhone is WiFi flight favorite says Gogo

iPhone is WiFi flight favorite says Gogo

Apple's iPhone is the most popular mobile device among travelers paying for in-flight WiFi, according to provider Gogo, with almost two-thirds of the mobile gadgets used to get online while in the air being the Cupertino company's smartphone. In contrast, the wireless firm told AllThingsD, Android devices are a mere 12-percent. The iPad, interestingly, ousted Apple's OS X based notebooks for full-sized internet device use.

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Toshiba promises Thrive fix to wake somnolent slate

Toshiba promises Thrive fix to wake somnolent slate

The troublesome sleep issue affecting some owners of Toshiba's Thrive Android tablet should be addressed by early next week, the company has said, promising a new firmware update to fix the problem. According to Toshiba, the new software will be released via the on-device Service Station utility, and will mean owners no longer have to reset their slate in order to get it powered up and functional again.

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Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 4G LTE on Verizon Hands-on and unboxing

Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 4G LTE on Verizon Hands-on and unboxing

With WiFi tablets generally proving more affordable and more popular than their cellularly-equipped brethren, Samsung probably made the right decision launching the WiFi-only Galaxy Tab 10.1 first. Still, we've had a taste of Verizon's LTE network on Android smartphones, and that left us with a taste for more. Just in time, then, comes the new Verizon Galaxy Tab 10.1: a super-slimline 4G LTE slate with a sugary Honeycomb center.

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