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Preview: McTiVia is coming to Singapore!

McTiVia is coming to Singapore! Remember McTiVia? It won the Best of MacWorld Show 2011, it is the wireless display sync between your Mac to your HDTV!

McTiVia can sync your display from Macbook to any HDTV, allowing you to surf the web, watch movie or even play games on your large TV screen, but still control via your Macbook. It is a very cool technology because you no longer need to hook up your Mac to your HDTV anymore, it will stream wireless via Wifi!

Check out the demo video:

Pretty cool right?

Below is the list of features that McTiVia can do for you:

  • Works as Wireless Access Point
  • Watch Movie or your Home Video on your HDTV in your living room, without hook up cables from your computer. Do note that even the audio will come from your TV and not your Mac!
  • Play PC games on your TV via Computer
  • Surf Web, YouTube or even show pictures from your PC/Mac on the big screen TV wirelessly
  • Use iPhone or Android Phone to control your Mac/PC

My Thoughts

I think it is one of the coolest gadget you can buy for your living room, because I always do my web surfing in my living room while watching TV. Sometimes I will see something so interesting that I would want to show my family. I can only show them via my Macbook Pro Screen, but imagine if I can show them on the 42″ TV I have in my living room will be amazing!

Oh ya, another time will be FaceTime on Mac! Imagine Wireless displaying your FaceTime chat with your loves ones who are away in other countries, and the ability to show it on large screen. Pretty cool too.

McTiVia will be coming to Singapore by late April or May, please Stay Tuned with us and we will definitely update the pricing and other details once we get it!


iPhone 4’s upload speed is faster than 4G Motorola Atrix

Users of Motorola Atrix complain that they ain’t getting very good speed with the phone although it is a 4G Phone. A test was done and the result shows that iPhone 4‘s upload speed is much faster than Atrix! But words on the street are saying the fault might not be Motorola or Google fault, but AT&T!  It seems like AT&T hasn’t enable the higher speed HSDPA+ radios on Android phone, but because Apple controls iPhone firmware and AT&T can’t touch it, thus the faster upload speed.

Check out the SPEED test video:


iPhone 5 will come with 64 GB

If the above iPhone 5 is the up and coming iPhone 5, then we will be seeing 64GB in iPhone 5! Finally! iPod Touch and iPad has been having 64GB of Storage for quite some time, so finally we will be getting 64GB on iPhone 5.

Do you really need 64GB?

Before my 32GB iPhone 4, I was holding on to a 16GB iPhone 3G, and I though why will I need 32GB? But after having 32GB in our iPhone 4… I feel that I don’t have enough space!! It might be due to the quality of the video and photos iPhone 4 can take. Plus the growing numbers of very well-produced podcast and iTunes U videos!

So if you ask me if you need an 64GB iPhone 5? Ask yourselves if you watch movie or podcast on your iPhone, if you do… 64Gb won’t be a bad choice!

Difference between iPhone 5 and iPhone 4?

By the way, you will realise one difference in the iPhone 5, there are no more silver ring around the back camera lens, but everything else seems to be almost the same from the video.

Check out the below video on the rumored iPhone 5:


Apple Event 2 March: iPad 2, MobileMe and more?

Today is the Apple Event, which will be held at 10AM PST, which will be 2AM Singapore Time. So what will us be seeing today as mentioned by Apple asking us to come see what they have for us for 2011.

iPad 2

Of course we will be seeing a refresh of iPad. Most likely iPad 2 will be equipped with 2 camera, front and back. Faster processor and more RAM and more Flash Memory. iPad 2 should be thinner and lighter, and maybe better screen.

MobileMe

Apple has been building this super huge data center, which we still don’t know what will they do. Rumors are either MobileMe free for all iPhone and Mac users? Or maybe we will get iTunes Cloud or some new?

Mac OS X Lion

More preview for Mac OS Lion, lots of reviews of Mac OS Lion has been floating around. Thus I’m sure Apple will want to show those features themselves. We might be seeing iWork 2011 or maybe even iWork moving onto Cloud.

iPhone 5

June should be the refresh for iPhone 5, so we might be seeing some early preview or announcements of iPhone 5 or even a new version of iOS?

iMac

Last but not the least, iMac refresh is almost on the way, thus we might be seeing the new iMac.

Stay tuned with us as we report you to the latest news on Apple’s Event today. We will be blogging a summary of the event.


Funny iPhone Auto-Correct Text Messages!

Auto-Correct Fail!

All iPhone users, I’m sure you have faced auto-correct fail when you are using your iPhone for text message or twitter right? I,myself have faced it couple of times and man they are funny. Due to auto-correct fails, damnyouautocorrect is now so popular and hot!

Let’s check out some of the funny auto-correct fail:

That’s all for now folks. I hope you have a good laugh, as I did, scanning through damnyouautocorrect. If you are bored and wanna get a good laugh remember check it out.


Hate iPhone’s Notification? Try MobileNotifier [Video]

I hate iOS notification!

If you hate the way iPhone and iOS handle notification, you might wanna try out MobileNotifier! Many iPhone users don’t really like how iOS handle its notification, it will normally stop what you are doing, and take over the whole screen… Which is quite irritating, if you someone who have alot of Facebook Notification and SMS, and if you are playing game it is even worse… The game will virtually be a 5 seconds per pause game.

MobileNotifier a new way of Notification on iOS

Peter Hajas, created a version of how he thinks iOS notification should be handled. Of course only Jailbroken iPhones can enjoy the notification, and it is FREE! Add this repo: http://phajas.xen.prgmr.com/repo in Cydia and download MobileNotifier and enjoy it.

To know what MobileNotifier does, check out his demo video below:


Macbook Pro 2011 Specification Leaked!

Fscklog posted a image of what we think might be the Macbook Pro 2011 13 Inch Model Specification! Seems like it will be a usual refresh with some new technology as predicted in our previous blog post! Below are the details:

  • 2.3 GHZ Sandy Bridge Dual Core Intel Core i5 Processor with 3MB L3 Cache
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 320GB Hard disk (disappointed that is no SSD, but it should be available as an add on option)
  • 13.3-inch LED backlit display with a 1280×800 pixel resolution.
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB RAM
  • FaceTime HD Camera
  • 8X Superdrive
  • Thunderbolt (Which we suspect should be Light Peak Technology which Apple has been working on for quite some time)
  • SDXC SD Card Slot which seems to be able to support up to 2TB of Storage

We have gotten some of the main upgrades correct in our previous Macbook Pro 2011 Predication, but we didn’t expect Light Peak or Thunderbolt to be out so soon and the new SDXC SD Card slot which supports card storage up to 2TB. This 2 were out of our exceptions, but I’m pretty disappointed we ain’t getting any SSD as a standard package for the 13 inch model. Although we have no idea if 15 or 17 inch MBP will be getting SSD as its standard setup.

We have seen in Macbook Air that SSD really boost the notebook performance even from a low powered processor in the MBA. Really hope it will be included.

Although we can’t be sure that Thunderbolt is Light Peak, but it seems to be as seen in the picture above. Light Peak are a high speed IO technology which can transfer data at a very high speed of 1-10Gbps! Very cool technology but I’m sure it will take some time to gain popularity.

Another interesting technology is FaceTime HD which means that Macbook Pro users can now FaceTime at HD quality to fellow iPhone and iPod Touch and the future iPad 2.

Stay Tuned with us for more Macbook Pro 2011 details!


Playable Angry Birds Cake! [Video]

Angry Birds is the top downloaded games on iOS, Android and even Mac. Due to the popularity of the App, tons of plush toys, keychains, board games came to the market!

Now there is even Angry Birds Cake! What is more amazing is that it is a playable cake, meaning you can really throw your Angry Birds to knock off the Pigs off their shelters!

Check out the Playable Angry Birds Cake:


iPhone users spent $2 more than Android users Monthly!

As seen in the infographics, iPhone users on average spent at least $2 more than Android users. I think the most important reason for that is App Store. Apple has built up a very easy way to purchase apps, your credit card information is already kept in Apple’s Server. So if you want to buy any apps, there is nothing that will stop you other than your user id and password!

With Apple’s App verification process, I think quality of the Apps are on average better than Android’s Market place, thus might give users a peace of mind when deciding to buy apps.

What you do think? Leave us a comment!


What we might get in Macbook Pro 2011

What can we see in the up and coming Macbook Pro 2011 refresh?

  • Processor Upgrades – Sandy Bridge is on the way to Macbook Pro 2011, definitely will be seeing it when it refreshes.
  • Liquid Metal Body – Apple has been using Macbook Pro’s Aluminum Full Body for about 3 years, and they have been trying to test out Liquid Metal technology, and have used it to produce the Metal Piece Pin comes with your iPhone which is use to push out your SIM Card out from iPhone.
  • Better Battery Life – What else is more important than having good battery life? Everyone wants their laptop’s battery life to be as good as iPad. It is rumored that Macbook Pro 2011’s Battery life will increase by 2 hours, which will be 12 hours!
  • Better WiFi Coverage – As Aluminum is actually blocking some percentage of the Wifi signal, having a liquid metal body will strengthen Wifi Signal
  • Better FaceTime Camera – Apple hasn’t been updating their iSight camera, and because of FaceTime on iPhone, iPod Touch and soon to be iPad, Macbook Pro 2011 might be the first to get their first FaceTime Camera upgrade with larger megapixel, who knows we might get HD quality FaceTime Camera
  • SSD Option – Apple might slowly phase out Optical Drive, and might replace them with SSD drive as an additional HDD. It is not new that people actually remove their optical drive on their MBP and replace with a SSD, so Apple might take that idea up just like Mac Mini Server which they removed Optical Drive for a extra Harddisk
  • Better heat control – This is actually my wishlist, Apple’s Macbook Pro are really too HOT to be on your lap, although Apple’s reply is MBP is not a laptop but a notebook. But at times, you really need to put them on your lap. So I hope Apple can have better heat controls
  • Cheaper Macbook Pro – It is rumored heavily that Macbook Pro 2011’s price point will drop by 100-200 dollars. Who don’t wish to pay less for more?

That rounds up my prediction for Macbook Pro refresh for 2011 which it rumored to be on March! What do you think? Leave us a comment or tweet to us @usingapple


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