Archive for August, 2012

Dell XPS 10 tablet eyes-on

Dell XPS 10 tablet eyes-on

Dell is playing things coy with the XPS 10 tablet, keeping things behind glass for the most part, but we managed to coax the 10-inch slate out for some hands-off photography. Actually playing with the Windows RT tablet isn't an option here at its IFA launch, unfortunately, but we've at least seen how slick Dell's industrial design is for the metal slate.

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Dell XPS One 27 gets Windows 8 and multitouch

Dell XPS One 27 gets Windows 8 and multitouch

Dell has launched its latest XPS all-in-one desktop, refreshing the XPS One 27 and including a touchscreen for navigating Windows 8. Targeted both at domestic and business users, the One 27 runs at Quad HD 2560 x 1440 resolution with 3.7m pixels, and - with Dell disagreeing strongly with Apple's hands-on approach for AIOs - allows you to page through Windows without using a keyboard or mouse.

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HTC Desire X hands-on

HTC Desire X hands-on

HTC has a low profile at IFA this year, with only one new smartphone - the HTC Desire X - and a midrange one at that. More compact than the One X and One S (and likely to be cheaper, too), the Desire X resurrects a familiar name with an eye firmly on the mass market. We caught up with HTC to find out whether it strikes the all-important balance between affordability and performance.

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Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac priced and dated for Mountain Lion and Windows 8

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac priced and dated for Mountain Lion and Windows 8

This week Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac has been revealed with the power to integrate OS X Mountain Lion and Windows 8 like a boss. With features that take into account the most integral features of both systems, you'll be working on the Mac computer of your choice with all the greatness of the most advanced operating systems from both Apple and Microsoft. Both Parallels Desktop 8 Switch to Mac Edition and standard Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac are ready to make your next-generation operating system cross-use easy as pie.

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HTC Desire X pushes “One” features to classic range

HTC Desire X pushes “One” features to classic range

A brand new HTC device has been revealed with several of the features that make the HTC One series a "Hero" set of phones, here in a more modest package with the HTC Desire X. This device works with a 4-inch 480 x 800 pixel super LCD display and a 1Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor from Qualcomm and comes with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. This device also comes with the newest software the manufacturer has to offer with their user interface Sense 4.0.

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Granny Smith brings elderly roller-skating action to TegraZone for Android

Granny Smith brings elderly roller-skating action to TegraZone for Android

If you're a lover of ragdoll physics and tossing grandmothers down flights of stairs, you're going to love the newest title announced for Tegra devices - Granny Smith. This game has been revealed by the same folks who brought you Sprinkle - a game Android Community had a look at several months ago, also on Tegra-toting Android smartphones and tablets. Now it's time for some four - or eight - wheeled action down a few hills and through a few brick walls while we're at it.

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Nokia and JBL announce new portable NFC speakers for Lumia

Nokia and JBL announce new portable NFC speakers for Lumia

Today Nokia announced that it has teamed up with JBL to introduce a new line of speakers meant to be paired with the Lumia. The full name of this new line is called "JBL PlayUp Portable Wireless Speaker for Nokia," and they appear to be real attention-getters. In a post on Conversations with Nokia, the company's Ian Delaney went through what we can expect from these PlayUp speakers, starting right off with the eye catching color and the similarities users are bound to see between these and the Play 360° speakers Nokia began offering last year.

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