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Apple’s Educational Announcement on 19 Jan New York City

Apple has sent out invitations to media for an education focused event on 19 January 2012 which will be taking place at Guggenheim Museum New York City. They aren’t hiding from the press, it will be education related.

Thus what we will be seeing from the event will most likely be textbooks available in Apple’s iBook Store. Although it might be not be so interesting for the rest of the world, as there will not be no new product launching, but textbooks coming to iOS will be huge.

This will push iOS devices mainly iPad to be the number one go to for education sector.

 


Let’s talk iPhone. October 4 2011

Let’s talk iPhone.

Apple have finally sent out invitation to media for their October 4th Event – Let’s talk iPhone. Without much question, this event will be heavily focus on iPhone and iOS. The event will be held at 10am PT at Apple’s HQ Cupertino campus in California. Seems like most rumors got it correct.

Hardware Upgrades

So will we be seeing Dual-Core A5 Processer, 8mega-pixel camera, 1GB of ram? It seems to be a reasonable upgrade to me. A5 has been on iPad 2, and it really improves graphics performance by quite abit, 1GB ram is double on what we have now on iPhone 4, which will serve well for multi-tasking. iPhone 4’s 5mp camera is still one of the best smartphone camera around, with the upgrade to 8mp, they will point and shoot less attractive.

Talk?

Of course on iOS side, we have already seen alot of new improvement during the previous keynote, but it is rumored that Siri will be heavily integrated and will be named Assistant. Siri is a voice search technology that Apple recently acquired, so is that why it is called “Let’s talk iPhone?”

Let’s all stay tuned for the October 4 iPhone Event!

 


Apple Event: Back to the Mac on 20th October 2010

Apple have confirmed that there will be an Event on 20th October 2010 call Back to the Mac. Of course from the event name itself, we can tell it will be focusing on Mac. So what will be refresh this time round?

We all know most of Mac’s product line has been refreshed this year or late last year, they are Macbook, Macbook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini and even Apple TV if you count it in. So what product is not refresh? Of Course it is Macbook Air! We haven’t seen any updates to Air for quite a while, and it might be time for an update before christmas.

But look at the picture of the Event, Lion. Yes, a new OS should be coming to us soon. I won’t be surprise to also see iLife to be updated together with Mac OS as iLife haven’t receive any updates for almost 2 years. It will be a very cool update I suppose else we won’t have to wait for 2 years for it!

So Stay tuned for more information on the Apple Back to the Mac Event, and we will be blogging about it!


All you need to know for Apple’s Media Event 1 September

One of the most power packed media event ever for Apple in my opinion! In just 1 hour they announced not only iOS 4.1 for iPhone, iPod Touch, iOS 4.2 for iPad, new iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Touch, iTunes 10 with Ping and AppleTV. So now can you agree with me that this is one of the most jam-packed event ever!

iOS 4.1 for iPhone, iPod Touch

Apple announced that iOS 4.1 is coming to us, with updates like High Dynamic Range Photo, improving iPhone 4’s Native Camera App, HD Videos can be upload on WiFi, Game Center,TV Show Rental and Bug Fixes like Proximity and Bluetooth, etc.

HDR addition to native iPhone/iPod Touch Camera is a pretty good addition, you will be able to see more details either from foreground or background.

Apple is going to release iOS 4.1 next week for iPhone and iPod Touch! So Stay Tuned for more information and we will inform you guys when it is ready for downloads.

iOS 4.2 for iPad

iPad will be getting all of what iPhone 4 users have been enjoying, multi-tasking and quick app switching, etc. But they will be getting more! Printing and AirPlay. iPad users can in the future do wifi printing directly from iPad, which is a lacking feature for iPad. So no more worries iPad users, you can print wirelessly from your iPad to your wifi printer.

AirPlay! So what is AirPlay? You can directly stream video, music, photos from your Mac/PC to your iPad! That’s AirPlay! What’s more Steve Jobs demo-ed that you can use AirPlay to stream Video/Music/Photos from your iPad/iPhone directly to the new AppleTV! Which is super cool!

iOS 4.2 for iPad will only be coming to users around November, sorry iPad users… you got to hang it there!

iPod Shuffle!

Apple launched a whole new series of iPods, the first of the series is iPod Shuffle. And we are getting the click-wheel back! Many users of iPod Shuffle had complain on the button-less design. It can play music for 15hours. Apple listens and now you got back what you wanted! Not much new stuff for Shuffle, it will be USD$49 for 2GB iPod Shuffle.

iPod Nano

iPod Nano have gotten a whole revamped of design and they have added multi-touch screen and is now 46% smaller and 42% lighter! It is almost like a iPod Shuffle with Screen! Honestly I feel that iPod Nano will slowly replace iPod Shuffle as they are almost as small, but you can have video content which you cannot on shuffle, plus storage size for iPod Nano is 8-16gb! iPod Nano’s battery will last you 24 hours and cost USD$149 for 8GB and USD$179 for 16GB version.

iPod Touch

Honestly, the new iPod Touch is an iPhone 4 that you cannot make calls on. That’s the only difference I can tell! So we will be getting a brand new design of iPod Touch, it will look similar to iPhone 4. Retina Display, Apple A4 Chip, 3-Axis Gyro, iOS 4.1 with Game Center, FaceTime with Front-facing Camera and HD video Recording from the camera behind!

It is amazing how Apple can squeeze such a huge function-enabled device in such a small size. So watch out, Flip, iPod Touch will be the next camcorder that everyone, every kids uses! You will be able to FaceTime not only with iPod Touch owners, you can also facetime with any iPhone 4 users! The battery life for iPod Touch is also increased to 40hours of playback! You will be able to get iPod Touch for USD$229 (8GB), USD$229 (16GB) and USD$399 (64GB), and it will be available next week!

iTunes 10

Not a ton of changes for iTunes 10, icon is changed as we don’t really use CD anymore and Apple is selling Music digitally! A new Social Network is created by Apple, called Ping! Where you can share, follow or by followed on the music, artists or concert you like or you are going to. It is everything music, you can download, preview or buy music that your friends or artist you follow shared.

iTunes 10 is available for download today! You can download iTunes 10 from Apple now!

1 More Hobby! New AppleTV

Above is all that users wanted and complained. They want Hollywood movies and TV shows, HD Content, lower prices for content, but they don’t want a computer in their living room, don’t want to manage storage, don’t want do sync and want a device that is silent, small and cool.

So Apple listens once again, and came out with the brand new AppleTV

Not only we will getting Movies, TV shows and Music, it will be in HD if available. There will no longer be any purchase, all shows will only based on Rental, meaning you never store in your AppleTV anymore. All Contents will be streamed over, no sync required. You can also view photo slideshows and the new AppleTV is very small, cool and silent.

You will be able to get rental of TV shows with just $0.99 per episode and $4.99 for First-Run Movies in HD, the same day they released for DVD.

With the new AppleTV you can not only stream movies, music or shows from Apple, You can also stream from Netflix, Flickr, YouTube and MobileMe. Additionally you can also stream from your home computer like iMac or MacbookPro! So you can stream music, movies or even photos from your computers without sync, just stream! This is a very good addition to AppleTV as we now have content all over the place!

What’s killer for AppleTV is that it now only cost you USD$99! With such a attractive price, I can see lots of people buying them and put them beside their TV. Even if they don’t buy content from Apple, streaming from Netflix, Flickr, YouTube, and even from your Mac and iPad/iPhone is the killer features!

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Why is Apple doing Live Streaming for 1 September Media Event?

We know that Apple is going to stream their Media Event Live for the first time ever! This is something Apple have never done before, in the past Apple will only release videos of the event only 1 day after the event. But for the first time, Apple is going to live Stream tomorrow.

So what does it mean to us?

It means we don’t really have to follow live blogs. For the past, people around the world have to follow Blogs like Engadget, Gizmodo that Live Blogs during Apple Event. Now with Live Streaming, people around the world will have the first hand information through the stream. This is an excellence news to us.

But what is the hidden meaning?

Remember the Rumored iTV? Lots of rumors has been floating around saying that Apple is going to release a new Apple TV renaming it to iTV (Internet TV). It is reported to have Apple’s A4 Processor, No harddisk, might have a Flash Storage like Apple iPhone.

You might be asking why iTV is rumored to have just small storage, it is because Apple might be launching Streaming Movies and Shows! So it mean, you can just purchase movies, songs or MTVs and you can just stream from straight from Apple iTunes!

How can you best “show-off” this technology?

On the Media Event! Imagine Steve Jobs tells you half way into the Live Stream that this is how they are doing iTunes Live. This is how Movies will be stream, and Apple is already streaming HD Quality Videos to Millions of Viewers Live right now for the Event! This will be huge! Of course all this are just speculation.

Do check out Apple.com for the live streaming at 10am Pacific Time 1st of September. It will be 1am in Singapore. You will be able to view the Live Stream with Safari on Mac, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.