Logitech Announces Pure-Fi Anywhere Music System for iPod

Submitted by lalit on August 16, 2007 - 1:22pm.

The Pure-Fi Anywhere is a compact size speaker system for iPod. The system has a rechargeable battery, which can last up to 10 hours.  The system has set of 2” Max-X active high excursion drivers for balanced audio and 3” pressure drivers for good bass response.  You also get a Remote with the system for $150.

Apple Applies for Collapsible Connection Patent

Submitted by lalit on August 16, 2007 - 1:18pm.

In the patent application Apple explains that "as notebook computers are becoming increasingly thinner ... connections systems need to be reduced in size to accommodate smaller form factors. The connection system includes a connection receptacle that is implemented as two separate components. One of the components is fixed in that it is coupled to the chassis, and the other component is rotatable or coupled to a moving mechanism," the company explained. "The combination of the fixed and rotating components are adapted to receive a plug when the connection receptacle is in an open position, and the fixed and rotating components are collapsed into a compact configuration when the connection receptacle is in a closed position."
"Accordingly, this collapsing function enables a substantial reduction in the size of the connection system and thereby enables a substantial reduction in the form factor of a device implementing the connection system," Apple added. "For example, a notebook computer may have a highly tapered chassis shape."
It is rumored that apple will release an Ultra-portable notebook sometime this year.

Corsair Releases Flash Padlock USB Drives with Hardware Security

Submitted by lalit on August 16, 2007 - 12:59pm.

Corsair has taken the hardware route to secure your data on the USB Flash drive. The USB drive featuring auto-lock hardware security. This prevents any unauthorized access or “Brute Force” attack to the data on Flash Padlock. Users can program in a PIN, much like they do for an ATM machine, to lock/unlock their data. There is a keypad in conjunction with lock/unlock indicator lights on the drive. the Flash Padlock is fully plug-and-play, and requires no software or drivers to work properly. The 1GB drive costs $30 and you can get a 2GB one for $40.

Logitech Announces Pure-Fi Dream Music System for iPod

Submitted by lalit on August 16, 2007 - 12:43pm.

Logitech Announces Pure-Fi Dream Music System with light and motion sensing technologies. Controls light up when you wave your hand near the Pure-Fi Dream speaker system. You can activate snooze with wave of your hand. A light sensor automatically dims the display at night. The system comes with set of ¾” high-definition, soft dome tweeters and 3” high power, long throw woofers. The system has StereoXL technology that widens stereo image dramatically. The speaker system has Dual alarm with battery backup, Digital AM/FM radio, LCD display and a back lighted remote. You can get the Pure-Fi Dream for $300.

Meebo Releases iPhone Only Webapp (chat app)

Submitted by lalit on August 16, 2007 - 12:09pm.

Meebo has just released an iPhone only IM webapp that’s just as good as Meebo for desktop. Meebo is the best chat app for iPhone till now. You use same Meebo account and same settings. While chatting you can keep the keyboard up continuously which is very convenient. Few features have been stripped out like adding contacts, to keep the application as light as possible. But chatting is actually great on the iPhone.

According to Engadget You Shouldn’t Buy iPod Right Now

Submitted by lalit on August 16, 2007 - 11:43am.

If you are planning to buy an iPod any time soon WAIT don’t buy it right now. Apple is slowing down iPod shipments suggesting that the company wants to clear way for new iPods. In addition Apple has not updated its iPod line for past one year so it’s very likely that you would see a major update in next months or two. Apple also said that it’s next iPod will be based on OS-X and that would definitely make its interface way cooler.
You can read all the reasons Engadget gives here: ENGADGET

New Feature in Keynote ’08

Submitted by lalit on August 12, 2007 - 6:38pm.

Keynote ’08, Apple’s industry-leading application for creating cinema-quality presentations, introduces new Smart Builds to make it easy for anyone to create spectacular animations by simply dropping graphics onto a slide. More advanced users can control every aspect of their animations with new A-to-B animations to define movement, rotation, scaling and opacity. Keynote’s new Instant Alpha feature makes it easy to remove unwanted backgrounds from photos and graphics without needing a graphics department. Users can record their presentations along with a voice-over, then deliver them to audiences in person or over the Internet via podcasting or YouTube. The new Keynote also includes a collection of new text effects, transitions and themes.

New Features in Pages ’08

Submitted by lalit on August 12, 2007 - 6:18pm.

Pages ’08 now has two distinct modes: streamlined word processing that makes it easy to create stunning documents in seconds; and flexible page layout, which gives users complete control over the position of objects on the page. Pages includes 140 Apple-designed templates that let users easily create letters, reports, newsletters and brochures. A new contextual format bar gives users the exact set of tools they need at their fingertips whether they’re editing text, creating a table or adjusting an image. Change tracking lets users collaborate with others on a document by displaying each person’s edits in different colors, then accept or reject each proposed change.

Features in Apple’s Numbers ’08

Submitted by lalit on August 12, 2007 - 5:01pm.

Numbers ’08 is a new approach to spreadsheets that allows people to organize their information, interact with their data and calculations and make their spreadsheets easy to understand and print. With multiple intelligent tables on a flexible graphics canvas, users can rearrange information, resize and add columns—all without breaking their spreadsheet. Each table is a full-blown spreadsheet with automatic header and footer rows, easy sorting and filtering, and automatic cell naming so creating, reading and maintaining formulas is easy. Common functions can be dragged to any cell, and a total of 150 functions are available spanning a wide range of calculations, including numeric, date and time, financial and statistical. Interactive checkboxes and sliders let users change cell values easily to explore different scenarios and see their results instantly. Users can create stunning 2D and 3D charts that are automatically updated as data changes, then complement them with rich graphics, photos and text labels. Interactive printing makes it easy to fit a document on a single page or rearrange and resize tables and objects across multiple pages.

New Features in GarageBand ’08

Submitted by lalit on August 12, 2007 - 3:50pm.

GarageBand ‘08 introduces Magic GarageBand, an easy and fun way for musicians and non-musicians alike to create a song. Users can pick from nine musical genres and interact with a band of “players” on a virtual stage by selecting an instrument and musical part for each player to create thousands of possible song combinations. Users can play along with a built-in software instrument or record their voice to sing along to their own music. The new GarageBand also offers powerful new features for more advanced musicians, including multi-take recording to capture the best performance, arrangements to cut, copy and paste intros, verses and choruses, and support for 24-bit audio interfaces.