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iPhone 5 design leaked by Case-Mate

The widely renowned case manufacture ‘Case Mate’ has released a photo of the iPhone 5 cased in one of their covers. Is this photo the real deal? Well the closer a photo is leaked to the real date the more credible it becomes.
iPhone 5 case design?!?

As you can see from the picture above, the fifth generation iPhone will differ significantly from its predecessor. The aluminum back of the yet to be announced device hints at a design reference to the iPod Touch 4th generation.

There is absolutely no reason to doubt the authenticity of the images by Case-Mate. After all, the company is one of the major producers of mobile phone cases these days. The legitimacy of the shots is further enhanced by the fact that they have been subsequently removed from the company’s official website. All we are left with right now, is to get an official announcement by Apple. In the meantime, tell us how you like the design in the comments section.

Razer Blade-The true definition of an Ultra Portable Gaming Laptop

Razer BladeEarlier this week Razer took out an ad in the Wall Street Journal proclaiming that PC gaming is not dead. Razer have come up with a powerful and yet sleek laptop that maybe compared to the designs of a Macbook Pro rather than a fat chunky Alienware. It’s the laptop many have been dreaming about!

The Razer Blade is a 6.97-pound laptop with an aluminum chassis. It runs on a 2.8-GHz Intel Core i7 processor with a discrete Nvidia GeForce GT 555M graphics processing unit, 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory and 8 GB 1333MHz DDR3 memory. The 17.3-inch LED display supports native HD at a resolution of 1920×1080.

The 0.88-inch-thick Blade laptop features Razer’s Switchblade User Interface. The interface uses 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys for in-game commands and an LCD built into the keyboard. The LCD functions as a display when a traditional mouse is in use and as a touch screen when no mouse is used. This could be a problem for left handed people who use their right hand for moderate PC usage rather than heavy gaming.

Specifications:

Core i7 26640M Dual-Core 2.8GHz (3.5GHz Turbo)
Nvidia GeForce GT 555M 2GB GDDR5
8GB DRR3 1333MHz
17.3 inch 1920×1080 LED backlit LCD
Switchblade UI
60Wh battery
320GB 7,200 RPM hard drive
16.8inches(w)x 10.9inches(d)x .88inches(h)
6.9 pounds

The price? Well one will have to fork deep into his pockets that’s for sure to own one of these. Nothing to be surprised as gaming laptops are always twice as much as a tower gaming PC with the same or better specs.

 

Apple CEO Steve Jobs Resigns

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, the co-founder and CEO of tech giant Apple Inc., announced Wednesday that he is resigning immediately after years of health problems. The letter of Steve Jobs:

To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.

Steve

Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success however I do not believe that Apple will go downhill from now onwards. Sooner or later we all lnew it had to happen. As he mentioned in his letter he is only resigning from CEO and is going to take a more inactive role, I am sure that as long as there is life in Steve Jobs he will contribute in any way he can towards Apple.

Who is the successor of Steve Jobs? It cannot be anyone else apart from Tim Cook.  “The Board has complete confidence that Tim is the right person to be our next CEO,” Mr. Levinson said. “Tim’s 13 years of service to Apple have been marked by outstanding performance, and he has demonstrated remarkable talent and sound judgment in everything he does.”

“This definitely marks the end of an era,” said Michael Gartengerg, an analyst for Gartner, but he added that “there’s much more to Apple than Steve Jobs.”

 

iPhone 5 Rumor Roundup

iPhone 5?!?

 

Every year since the first gen iPhone was released way back in 2007 we’ve eagerly expected a new phone. Before every launch we hear all sorts of rumors/leaks and some of them inevitably end up being true, so while we take everything we hear with a healthy dose of skepticism, it’s still worth paying attention.

Main Rumors Summarized in the following points:

1. Design-According to third party cases the iPhone 5 is going to have an iPod style curved design. Others believe that the iPhone 5 will have the same design as the iPhone 4 with better specs. This is the most likely as can be seen from the iPhone 3G and 3Gs almost have an identical design. Another rumor is that the new iPhone will have a 4 inch screen an increase of 0.5 inches from the previous iPhone. I see this to be highly unlikely as all the apps will have to be modified to fit the new 4 inch screen.

2. Camera and Components-The new iPhone is said to have dual LED flash with an 8-megapixel rear facing camera and a 5-megapixel front facing camera. The iPhone 4 took a major leap in camera quality from previous generations and may be following up on those changes.
Talk about the A5 chip going from the iPad 2 to the iPhone is old news–it’s one of the rumors that is most likely to be true. Still, it is a rumor, so we won’t accept it was fact until the iPhone 5 ships with that sweet dual-core.

3. Sadly the iPhone 5 will not support 4G capabilities “as too much will have to be tempered with the phones guts” ,states Apple.

4. iPhone 4S? It’s been rumored that Apple may be waiting a bit longer to release the iPhone 5 and in the meantime will release an iPhone 4S in September. It will have the same body as the iPhone 4, but with a few upgrades, such as an A5 processor and better cameras. But don’t get too upset… There’s also talk that the iPhone 4S would be released in additon to the iPhone 5 and will be marketed as the budget iPhone.

5. Release Date– Latest rumors say that the iPhone 5 will launch on October 7th. Pre-Orders will start September 30th but nothing is confirmed yet as many dates have been thrown around! However, the well-connected “AllThingsD” has adamantly insisted that the iPhone 5 would not ship until October.

Google+ App now available on the iPad and iPod

The Google + App is now available for iOS devices, bringing with it for an update for the iPad and iPod touch, on which it was previously unavailable. The updates include aggregated circle add notifications, huddle settings, and the usual “Performance and stability improvements”.

Unfortunately, this iPad support is not completely native as the app will just be a pixel-doubled iPhone application. This choice by Google is still better than no iPad support at all, though. You should be able to update the app now via the App Store.

 

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