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Apple Launches Thinner iPad Air and iPad Mini

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Apple has unveiled a top-of-the-range tablet called the iPad Air that is 20% thinner than the previous version.

The 9.7in (24.6cm) computer is 7.5mm (0.3in) thick and weighs 1lb (469g), which the firm claims is the lightest full-sized tablet on the market.

It is powered by the same A7 chip found in the company’s iPhone 5S.

The launch comes at a time when some analysts have suggested that Google’s Android is about to overtake Apple’s iOS as the bestselling tablet platform.

Apple also announced a new version of its iPad Mini.

Its 7.9in (20cm) screen has been upgraded to feature 2048 by 1536 pixels – the same as the larger model. It is being branded as “retina” to highlight the increased resolution.

Amazon and Google have already announced small tablets – the Kindle Fire HDX and Nexus 7 – with similar high definition displays.

“We’ve got the retina upgrade to the smaller iPad that many thought should have been there in the first place,” Tony Cripps, principal analyst at tech consultants Ovum, reflected after the announcement in San Francisco.
iPad Mini The iPad Mini’s new screen has 326 pixels per inch, similar to the 323ppi resolution of the Nexus 7

“Market share slip is inevitable because so many rival devices are coming out, which is not necessarily a bad thing as the overall sector is growing.

“Apple does now have a cheaper model thanks to it offering the original iPad Mini at a lower price – but the firm doesn’t really want to go to the low-end because that’s not where the greatest profit is extracted.”

Apple also announced that the latest version of its Mac operating system, Mavericks, would be offered at no cost to owners of computers already running any version of OS X released since 2009. It is the first time the company has not charged for a major Mac OS upgrade.

By contrast the full version of Windows 8.1 is sold for about £100, although it is free to existing Windows 8 users.

Linux-based Ubuntu has always been offered without charge. Chromebook computers also get free upgrades for Google’s PC operating system.

New laptops, productivity and leisure apps were also unveiled. However, Apple did not show off a new TV set-top box as some had speculated.

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Apple iPad Goes Mini

Apple will begin selling a new eight inch version of its iPad on Friday, to compete with tablets made by rivals like Amazon of the United States, and competitors in Asia, like Sony or Samsung.

A few new and exciting features of the new iPad Mini includes;

  • A beautiful 7.9 inch display
  • Powerful A5 chip
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording
  • Ultrafast wireless
  • Thin and light design (23% thinner than the iPad)
  • 10 hour battery life
  • Siri
  • Air Play (Play it on your iPad, watch it on your HDTV)
  • Lightning COnnector
  • Over 275,000 apps ready to download from the App Store.

The new mini iPad is aimed at attracting consumers in Asia who have been buying smaller and cheaper products.

Click The New iPad Mini for the video preview of the new iPad Mini

New iPhone 5 To Be Revealed September 12

Gadget fans waiting anxiously for the next iPhone to be released may be reaching the home stretch.

Apple, which has made no official announcement, is planning a September 12 event at which the next generation of the iconic smartphone will presumably be announced, according to multiple reports.

iMore, an Apple-oriented blog, was the first to report that “sources who have proven accurate in the past” said the phone will be introduced at an event that day and released nine days later. Observers are calling it the iPhone 5, although no name has been announced. Continue reading

Apple To Launch iPad Mini

Apple to launch smaller and cheaper machine that could be on shelves this autumn

  •     Smaller cheaper machine to launch ‘soon’ claim factory sources
  •     Screen between 7 and 8 inches
  •     Built to compete with cheap rivals such as Google’s £159 Nexus 7
  •     Sources in Apple’s supply chain claim tablet is already in production
  •     Earlier leaks hinted tablet would be on sale later this year
  •     Launch will go directly against Apple founder Steve Jobs wishes

Apple is notoriously secretive about its technical innovations and rumours of the smaller tablet are said to have originated from the Far East, where many of the company’s devices are manufactured.

They were reported by Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, which quoted  several unnamed sources within Apple’s supply chain. A UK spokesman last night said: ‘Apple does not comment on rumour or speculation.’ Continue reading

How The iPad Gives Voice To Kids With Autism

Sharia stood immobile in front of the television, transfixed by its images, unaware of the world around her. Her family called her name over and over again, but she did not respond. It was that moment when they knew something was wrong.

Initially, they thought it was a hearing problem. When they found nothing wrong, they decided to take 2-year-old Sharia to a specialist at an early detection center in 2009.

“Within five minutes of looking at Sharia, (the specialist) said that she has autism,” said Sharia’s father, Fawad Siddiqui. “A very clear case of it.”

Siddiqui, 38, and his wife, Ayza Sheikh, were under the impression that Sharia was simply a late talker. Originally from Pakistan, the Siddiquis had no relatives to advise them on their first child.

Speech, occupational and behavior therapies helped some. But Sharia still struggled with communication.

Then, in 2010, Apple’s iPad was released. Continue reading

Angry Birds Space Is Finally Here

Fans of the “Angry Birds”, can have less to worry as the latest installment of this very popular game, “Angry Birds Space,” is now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices, as well as the Mac and PC.

The new version brings several important changes, most importantly gravity, which will allow players to use nearby planets to perform trick shots on unsuspecting pigs.

The game has 60 levels, with more content available through in-app purchases (only in the iOS version for now). The game includes hidden goodies and secret levels, and Rovio promises regular free updates for the future.

Owners of Apple’s new iPad will be glad to know that the game supports the new Retina display as well.

You can get the iPhone, iPad, PC and Android version by Clicking Here