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Rolltop – The Future Of Laptops

The tablet computer was supposed to replace laptop. Apple has tried to position the iPad in a totally new category rather than a laptop replacement. It is to be seen weather such an attempt will succeed.

Orkin Design, a design firm in Germany, has designed a concept tablet computer that can be rolled up and carried like a shoulder handbag. The large multi-touch screen can be unrolled and used as laptop and tablet computer. The computer features USB ports, webcam, stylus and everything today’s computers have.

The rolltop is featured as having a flexible OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode). Its multi-touch screen can be modified into a 13″ screen laptop with a virtual keyboard and when you wish to view any video or movie, the virtual keyborad can also be transformed as a part of the screen to have a  17″ screen monitor with a stand attached to it. When it’s not in use, it can be easily rolled into a 11″ tube and is highly portable.

Rolltop – Specifications:

  • Flexible Screen and Keypad
  • Virtual Keyborad
  • Multi-touch screen and a stylus
  • Webcam
  • Loud speaker
  • Detachable power supply
  • OLED Display
  • 13″ laptop screen or 17″ monitor screen
  • Multiple USB and LAN ports

 
Further discussed at iPad Forum.

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WiFi problem and Skype on Samsung Corby

Sometimes WiFi just won’t work on Samsung Corby (WiFi Version) and you wonder what is wrong? Sometimes it gives DNS error, sometimes it says that select Wireless Network etc. but nothing works.

There is an easy fix for that, works 100%.

You can follow either one of the following method.

1. Hard Reset: go to keypad and type this code:- *2767*3855#

as soon as you press # a message will appear saying that phone will restart with factory settings (your memory card data will remain, only profile settings and WiFi/Network settings will disappear).

2. Soft Reset: go to Settings -> Reset Settings -> Phone Profiles and there you go.

Search WiFi again and connect, will fix all connection issues (tested).

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Now I would like to show how you can run Skype on Samsung Corby.

From your cell phone, go to mobile9.com

Select Touch Screen version of website (if it doesn’t auto redirect to touch screen).

You will see a Search Box at top, asking for app id.

Provide this ID :- 1841493

Download and install, and use skype.

This will be a Java Version Skype and will not support Free Calls, will support calls with Skype Credit, but it will support free chat over WiFi.

If the application asks you for updated version, you can go ahead and update. If update fails don’t panic because this version works fine without update as well.

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Apple iPhone 5 Features

According to news – iPhone 5 will certainly have an improved operating system, (iOS 5), which may have the ability to access 4G networks. It will additionally boast of extraordinarily quick processor (1.5 GHz), improved battery life which may have up to 14 hours of discuss time on 3G and 7 hours on AG. The fifth-era mannequin may also have further carriers apart from AT&T. Verizon is more than likely to be another career. Video chat on 3G and 4G networks will also be a actuality, which is at present usable only on WiFi. The groundbreaking face recognition expertise and excessive video decision capacity may also be full of newer features. And to top all of it, a robust 8 megapixel camera is meant built-in with iPhone 5. The brand new telephone might also have radio frequency identification as well. Think about this, with the characteristic, you need to use the iPhone identical to use your credit score card. If this occurs, you’ll be able to forget about ready in the queue on the checkout forever. You may merely pay for your gadgets wirelessly by waving your iPhone over the panel. This is the brand new patented technology that is going to be introduced by Apple. The patent depicts how a strong RFID loop could be constructed into the circuitry of the iPhone or iPod contact screen.

And that’s not all, the subsequent iPhone memory goes to be a big sixty four GB. It will additionally embody extra storage as against the current capacity of a iPhone 4 which only has 16 GB and set it to GB of memory.

In case you thought iPhone for is absolutely modern and thinner than 3gs, iPhone 5 will shock you more. It’ll be even thinner than the current one and will have a shiny glass back piece. The screen will likely be completely scratch and shatterproof. The mobile phone users will be able to assign different tones to completely different e-mail accounts. True GPS shall be constructed-in too.

Further discussed at iPhone 5 Forum.

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What is iPad and How it changed Technology

The first ever Apple iPad was released by Apple on April, 2010. It was an instant hit with over 3 million devices sold within first 80 days while over 14.8 million devices sold around the globe. The credit to its success goes to Apple brand name and its previous mega successes like Mac Notebook, iPod and iPhone. The stats itself tell the story how popular Apple is.

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The 2nd release of iPad is called Apple iPad 2 and it was a hit as well which arrived in market on March 2011, both the devices have 1GHz processor. Apple A4 in iPad and Apple A5 in iPad 2. Memory in First Gen is 256 and 512 in 2nd Gen. The devices comes with iOS and Graphics Cards, Camera and Wi-Fi connectivity along with Bluetooth also.

After the first release of Apple iPad, many other companies like Acer, Samsung, Dell etc started releasing their similar touch pad devices. We can say that just like Apple’s iPhone, the iPad started a new technology war between many Hardware making companies and hence started the Patent war as well.

Recently Apple released an Ad showing What is iPad? You can see this Ad from Apple website here.

iPad is basically a mix of Laptop and a smart phone. Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs wanted the device to be at least 10 inch display because according to him, a 7 inch display would have been very small to display and express the software.

Similar to iPhone, this device is multitouch and uses Capacitive liquid display. So this means that it is controlled via fingers and not with styli or pen. Although there comes special style and gloved made for these kind of display screens.

iPad comes with a SIM slot as well and it feels like a laptop, which fulfills the latop+cellphone feel. Many new applications are developed every day and the Software industry have grown a lot after the release of iPad and similar devices. Release of such devices means more and more advancement in technology and resulting in more technology jobs as well.

This device syncs with Windows or Mac if it contains iTunes. Also the new iCloud technology supports iPad as well. Several application of iPad are enhanced version of applications that were available in iPhone and Mac. Few of these applications include YouTube, iPod, App Store, iTunes, Notes, Maps, iBooks and Spotlight Search.

Just like iPhone, this can be Jailbroken as well. Because Apple is very strict on its applications and most are paid apps therefore hackers are forced to release jailbreak methods to be able to install Cydia and other pirated apps.

The iPad is used a lot in our life, such as in office workplaces it is linked to the goal of increasing productivity, reduced paperwork and ease of carry, compared to laptops. All these helping to increase the mobile-office application market especially in North America and Europe.

In internet many blogs, forums and iPad forum etc have been created and people discus and express further enhancements, jailbreak methods, development, games and other issues related to this device.

In education iPad serves several enhanced methods for students and especially for homeschooling. It is also considered a helping tool for children with autism. Similarly it is helpful in Sports industry with players watching tactics etc with more ease and in Travel industry with Alaska Airlines becoming first airline to replace paper manuals of pilots with Apple’s iPads (Howzzat?)

Apple unleashes new iCloud System

APPLE launched the iCloud yesterday. It is a web-based system allowing users to share data between computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets.
Chief executive Steve Jobs told the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco: “Keeping those devices in sync is driving us crazy.
“We are going to move the digital hub, the centre of your digital life, into the cloud.”
Apple also plan to slash mobile phone bills with their new iMessage system, which offers users of iPhones, iPads and iPods unlimited free texts.
The iCloud will be a free service storing user information from several devices, making sure the same contacts, calendar events and files are available on all of them.
It also backs up the data on Apple’s servers – so songs bought from iTunes and kept on your home computer will now be available to play wherever you are on another computer or mobile.
For an extra fee, the iTunes Match service will also scan users’ hard drives for songs taken from other sources and make them available anywhere through the iCloud.
Experts say cloud computing will revolutionise the way we use the internet in our everyday lives.
Instead of your home computer needing a hard drive full of data and installed programmes, all that’s required is an internet connection.
This could bring down the cost of computers sharply, and with broadband speeds increasing, more and more will be possible on the Net.
There are disadvantages – many users will be concerned about whether the new system is secure enough – but the iCloud could also have a major effect on the battle against music piracy, creating a lucrative new source of revenue for record labels.
Apple have also developed a new system called iMessage which will be built into all mobile Apple devices from this autumn.
It will allow instant messages including texts, pictures and video to be sent for free using wi-fi or the phone’s 3G data network.
The services will bypass a phone’s traditional text messaging system – potentially saving hundreds of pounds on an annual mobile phone bill.
But the new service looks likely to put Apple on a collision course with mobile phone networks, which could lose billions of pounds in revenue.

Media geeks discusses further tech-talks on iPhone 5 Forum and iPad Forum.

Portable Speaker Systems

Now days speaker systems are consider very important for us as after the display it is the second main feature we look for to be of great quality while working on our computer systems. But the things are becoming very different due to the technological advancements that are occurring around the world. The standard computing and entertainment devices don’t attract us any more and now we have quite a choice when it comes to such devices.

As we have to travel a lot these days and it consumes a great deal of your daily time travelling with in the city from going to work and other social places. That is why we have the need to carry out work or entertainment stuff on the go that is where hand held devices such as laptops, I-pads smart phones, I-pods and other mp3 and mp4 player. Same way now days the speaker systems are being design in such a way that we can carry them with us where ever we go very easily.

Portable speakers are great treat for you if you want to give your music some room. You get great tunes out of your media player or phone and start the party any place you want. Portable speakers are great source of entertainment for frequent travelers who don’t want their ears to be jammed with headphones or tired of listening to the poor quality of there integrated speakers of laptop or other devices. These kinds of speaker systems are handy and good to cover space of medium size room. Weather it’s a night out with friends or a family gathering portable speakers can make your evening.

Portable speakers are of superior quality when compared to the standard set of speakers that comes with hand held devices. These speaker systems run either on batteries of charging. Some system offers both infect there are some charging devices in the market that can charge through solar power device which is also hand held to carry along. Most of these speaker system have 3.5mm connector pin so they can be attached to the most of the media players and smart phones like I-phone, new Nokia and Black Barry devices as they are now days coming with same size audio out jack. There are also different connectors available in the market that converts from 3.5mm pin to others devices specific connectors. Music Balloons are Portable Speakers and rechargeable USB speakers. They serve double duty as cute accessories and deceptively powerful speakers. Each speaker comes with a 3.5mm audio plug, lasts up to 4 hours, and recharge on your computer.

There are also some speaker systems in market that are Bluetooth enabled which can easily connect to any Bluetooth enabled device. Portable speaker system can be of a pair or single device with single or dual out put. There are also mini sub woofer systems that are portable and provide awesome music experience. You can find these speaker systems from retailers or with the ease of internet we can buy them online from popular e-shopping websites.

You would find a vast variety of these portable speaker systems online and it might get heard for you to choose. They will vary from quality features and have low to high price range. So select one with best suit your needs and pocket.