Microsoft Sends Fresh Invites For The Launch Of Surface Tablet On October 26

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October should be marked as the month of launches. After three weeks, Microsoft, as speculated, will launch its Surface tablet on October 26th, taking a plunge into the tab market. Mark the calendar not just for this, but also for the firm’s latest version of its OS, Windows 8, which will also come out on 25th this month. Microsoft has started sending out fresh invites for a special “Surface Reception” event on October 25, with main focus on Windows 8. The invitation comes with Microsoft’s new logo along with Windows logo amidst New York’s grey skyscrapers with color hues in between. The event is scheduled to begin at 10 am EST. Details regarding the pricing of the tablet is expected to be uncovered at the event. Rumors suggest that it could cost $600-$800. However, recent reports say that Surface for Windows RT could start at $199, in competition with Google’s [+more]

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Windows 8 App Development, Bengaluru Plays Host To 3000 Developers

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By now, it’s pretty well established that the launch of Windows 8 is going to be huge, in many ways, for Microsoft and for the rest of the world. As the firm gears up to roll out Windows 8 to millions of PC users worldwide, Bangalore played host to over 3000 developers who gathered to develop apps for the upcoming Windows as Microsoft attempted to set a World Record for maximum participants in a single event for app development. Obviously, the infrastructure requirements were massive, and putting together a venue that could host as many developers, provide power and internet for the developers was no mean feat for its crew of about 500 people. The 18 hour event wasn’t all about just the infrastructure; it was regulated by strict rules like not letting participants leave the venue for more than 60 minutes, using only systems with Windows 8’s RTM version [+more]

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iPhone5 Hits The Shelves In Nine Countries, Release Date In India Still Unknown

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D-day is here. 21st Sept. Today evening, the iPhone 5 is set to hit the shelves in Apple Stores in nine countries, going on sale in the US, at 8 am- the local time. In much anticipation, eager buyers have already formed long queues outside the stores all over the world. All happy customers were greeted with ‘iPhone 5’ ‘iPhone 5’ slogans and a ‘hi-five’ as they entered the stores to buy their precious sleek smartphone. This latest sixth generation iPhone 5 is out in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. The never-ending excitement is still buzzing as it rolls out worldwide to 22 more countries on Sept. 28, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The iPhone 5 comes in a [+more]

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Should I Buy iPhone 5 If I have iPhone 4S?

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As the world goes gaga over Apple’s sixth next-gen smartphone iPhone 5, I simply look down at my iPhone 4S and wonder if it’s time for a switch! Although the iPhone 5 is super-cool, it’s lighter, thinner, smarter, updated, bigger and most important for me- it’s the latest, the decision is quite tough. Well, to state it simply, iPhone 5 is leaps and bounds better than any phone Apple has ever launched. Yes, just like many of you, I too agree that 4S is no slouch and has many features same as 5, but what about the screen size or the revamped Siri? Well, from the perspective of watching videos or playing ‘Angry Birds’ or ‘Temple Run’, I don’t mind a bigger screen. But is considering the screen size enough to break the old contract with 4S and shell extra bucks to bag the iPhone 5? Let’s take a look [+more]

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Apple Uncovered iPhone 5 & iPod… Next is iPad Mini?

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Quite true to the speculations going around, iPhone 5 was just the same as what was expected, no big surprises there! Delivering what analysts thought Apple would, the fun of iPhone 5 will begin as the smartphone hits the shelves this 21st. Despite all rumors and leaks, it was assumed that Apple would also announce ‘iPad Mini’ alongside. But the event was so packed with new releases that Apple thought it to be best to unveil the ‘iPad Mini’ next month. At the press conference, Apple announced the new iPhone, revamped iPod, and an updated version of iTunes. Clubbing together speculations of iPad Mini, Apple might have something in store for the holiday season. So we have enough time to grab a model of iPhone 5 and think about iPad Mini later on. In case both- the iPad mini and iPhone 5 hit the stores by October end, Apple will [+more]

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Both The Chips Are Here: iPhone 5’s A6 and iPod’s A5X: Which is better?

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The cat is finally out of the bag after Apple’s announcement about the latest iPhone 5 and the new iPod Touch. But the next big question on everyone’s minds is what difference would it make from a gaming perspective, now that Apple has announced that both these devices will feature different chipsets? Now the A5X chip of the iPod Touch isn’t anything new, and has been around since the past six months. It is basically an updated version of the previous A5 dual-core chip with an enhanced graphics processing unit or GPU. The A5X was designed to have twice the power of the A5, with a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 system-on-a-chip with a clock speed of 1GHz, giving out a quad-core GPU. Also see Asphalt 7 proves A6 has blistering speed: http://techthirsty.com/2012/09/22/asphalt-7-on-iphone5-provesnew-a6-processor-twice-as-powerful-as-the-a5/ In the iPod Touch, the A5X would probably be downsized a bit, not just in terms of dimensions, but also [+more]

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New iPhone Coming Soon? Watch Out for Sep. 12th!

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Apple has set an official date, 12th September for a press release. And it is natural on our part to speculate if it’s the new iPhone or iPad Mini that is going to hit the shelves near us soon. Lately, there have been lot of rumors that the Cupertino Calif.-based company is in plans to launch its latest next-gen iPhone. Slated to take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the event is most likely to unveil the new iPhone- one that might not be called iPhone 5! The invitation sent out by Apple has a white background with 12 number written in black, which casts a faint, shadowy number 5 so maybe it is called iPhone 5 or it just emphasized the fact that it is the 5th iPhone by Apple. We can’t really comment much. However, it can also be called the ‘New [+more]

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Rivalry of Smartphones? First Apple, Now Nokia, Motorola to Launch New Smartphones

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Apple Inc. has never been short of competitors. Earlier, the firm had an advantage of catching its rivals off guard by launching new devices all of a sudden. But now, with growing competition, Apple is never at loss for attracting news for the launch of its latest devices as speculations have been around for its next iPhone 5 and iPad Mini. Major tech giants are now always on a look out to stay ahead of Apple and come out with devices earlier than Apple’s launch. As rumors of Apple unveiling its iPhone 5 this Sept. 12th comes around, several other tech companies have also crammed up to unveil their latest offerings. First in the line are Nokia and Motorola Mobility, both of whom have slated a press release for Wednesday, where they are likely to unveil new smartphones. And the next day, Thursday is scheduled for Amazon, where it is expected to [+more]

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Samsung Hits Yet Again, Unveils Stylish ATIV S, World’s First Windows 8 Phone

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Samsung made its another big announcement in Berlin at the IFA 2012 by unveiling the world’s very first Windows 8 phone device, following the pronouncement of Galaxy Note II. For those speculating about what the first dual-core Windows phone would look like, the wait has come to an end. The Korean manufacturer took a leap ahead of its competitors and took covers off the ATIV S, a smartphone running Windows 8 Phone. Sleek, smart, and stylish, the ATIV S, announced Samsung will sport a 4.8-inch screen and a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. This super slim smartphone is just one-third of an inch in thickness. In addition, the device also boasts of NFC and Bluetooth support and 1GB of onboard RAM. It is also packed with an 8 MP camera at the back and 1.9 MP camera at the front that would let you capture great moments easily. There is also [+more]

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Meet zEnterprise EC12: IBM’s Latest Powerful Mainframe Computer!

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IBM on Tuesday announced the launch of zEnterprise EC12 mainframe server, which is so far the most powerful and technologically advanced computer by the firm. The technology and consulting firm, IBM stated that its latest innovation is designed to assist clients to safely and quickly filter huge amounts of data, which aims to meet the demands of retail and other clients in the age of “Big Data.” zEnterprise EC12 mainframe server marks to be the fastest chip in the work, which will run at 5.5 GHz. Its processing speed is 25 percent faster than its predecessors. The mainframe models are usually used by corporate clients from banks to chain stores. IBM says this new model could be used by retailers to handle online transactions and examine clients’ buying habits and then use the information to create a “more customized shopping experience,” such as a custom coupon issued during a transaction. [+more]

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