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Articles tagged with: personal computer

Apple To Debut ‘HD+’ 1080p iTunes Movie Services Later This Year?

AppleInsider reports that Apple may be preparing to begin supporting 1080p movies in its iTunes Store later this year, based on reports of film studios submitting films to Apple in a new “HD+” format at the higher resolution.

Apple has resisted 1080p for its iTunes videos and even the current version of Apple TV because the company claims it will slow down streaming speeds, which could degrade your viewing experience more than the extra resolution could improve it.

Apple Loses Playlist Patent Suit, Must Pay $8M

A federal judge has ordered Apple to pay a huge fine for infringement of two patents of Personal Audio, related to the creation and use of iPod playlist.

Personal Audio sued Apple for patent infringement in 2009 asking for compensation of $84M.The two patents were the “U.S. patents 6,199,076: Audio Player Program Including a Dynamic Controller Selection Program” and “7,509,178: Audio Program Distribution and Playback System”.

iPhone 5 Leaked In China ?

With evidence mounting that the iPhone 5 is coming in the fall, here is some more fuel for the fire.

A new Chinese case design has been found on Alibaba.com, which is a business-to-business trading site for Chinese manufacturers and suppliers, claiming to be for the iPhone 5G. It is worth taking a look at as Chinese manufacturers often get design specs before the official launch.

PDFs Pose Threat In iOS Devices

It recently came to light that a security hole in iOS means users could potentially find their iDevices infected with malware if they open dodgy attachments.

Users are particularly vulnerable when they view Portable Document Format, or PDF, files, which give attackers an opportunity to infect the devices with malicious software, giving them administrative rights to the device.

iPad Browsing, Is It As Effective As A PC?

Based on the study conducted by miratech.com,very interesting results were found. Though we know that iPad is taking the place of PC all over the globe, yet the average user finds browsing internet hard with the iPad.

The study conducted by miratech included the testing of a representative sample of 20 users in their user testing labs.All of the users were familiar with the iPad.They were required to browse through five well known French websites which had their own iPad apps.

External HDD: MiniStation Plus With USB 3.0

If you’re looking for a lightning fast portable hard drive, the MiniStation Plus may be just for you. The Buffalo MiniStation is a new USB 3.0 external hard drive that is not much larger than a deck of cards.

The hard drive is enclosed in a shockproof chassis and is available in two capacities and three colors. Most people don’t need too much storage space, in which case the 500GB model was designed just for you and is priced at $85.

Run Android From Your Computer

If you’ve ever wanted to bring your Android phone experience to your PC, or even if you’ve always wanted to play with Android but didn’t want to sign up to a two year contract, now’s the time. There’s a desktop application called Live Android.

Live Android is an open-source project that allows consumers to boot Android on any x86-based machine. The software was designed to load from a CD, but you can also use a flash drive to boot Android from the PC.

Meet Microsoft’s Surface, Shipping This Fall

We covered a multimedia table from Pioneer just a week ago, and it looks like Microsoft and Samsung were working on a multimedia table of their own.

I have to say, this one is WAY more stylish and is something I would actually want in my home. Microsoft has just demonstrated its new Samsung SUR40 (Microsoft Surface) today in Singapore and announced that it will begin shipping to the Singapore market for around $8,600.