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Nokia N900 Rover official images

by on Aug.25, 2009, under Downloads, Gadgets, Mobile, Technology

Nokia N900 Internet Tablet Rumors surrounding the N900 Internet tablet have been surfacing from quite some time now. Well, finally after a host of rumors, the official images of the N900 Rover have been released.

The official images of the Rover have been released by BeGeek. The device is rumored to make its debut at the Nokia World Conference.

As rumored earlier, the N900 is powered by Maemo operating system. The Maemo is a linux based operating system that is backed by Intel and Nokia. The tablet features a 3.5-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The other notable features of the N900 include HSPA, Wi-Fi, 5 megapixel camera and 32GB Internal storage memory.

The press format images of the Nokia N900 Rover look much better as compared to the images that were released earlier. Well, the specifications and pricing details of this Internet tablet are well guarded by the company. We do hope to get our hands on this device soon.

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Snow Leopard shipping August 28th for $29

by on Aug.24, 2009, under Computer, News, Reviews, Technology

Mac OS X Snow Leopard

A lot of buzz was created after Apple seeded Mac OS X 10.6 Build 10A432 which was purported to be the Gold Master or the final build. In the release notes (pdf) of Mac OS X 10.6 Build 10A432, Apple lists the Mac machines that can support 64-bit kernel. So, the developers can develop and test their 64-bit applications along with 64-bit device drivers.

Snow Leopard will ship out starting August 28th as a $29 upgrade.

Apple to Ship Mac OS X Snow Leopard on August 28

CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple® today announced that Mac OS® X v10.6 Snow Leopard(TM) will go on sale Friday, August 28 at Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers, and that Apple’s online store is now accepting pre-orders. Snow Leopard builds on a decade of OS X innovation and success with hundreds of refinements, new core technologies and out of the box support for Microsoft Exchange. Snow Leopard will be available as an upgrade for Mac OS X Leopard® users for $29.

“Snow Leopard builds on our most successful operating system ever and we’re happy to get it to users earlier than expected,” said Bertrand Serlet, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “For just $29, Leopard users get a smooth upgrade to the world’s most advanced operating system and the only system with built in Exchange support.”

To create Snow Leopard, Apple engineers refined 90 percent of the more than 1,000 projects that make up Mac OS X. Users will notice refinements including a more responsive Finder(TM); Mail that loads messages up to twice as fast;* Time Machine® with an up to 80 percent faster initial backup;* a Dock with Expose® integration; QuickTime® X with a redesigned player that allows users to easily view, record, trim and share video; and a 64-bit version of Safari® 4 that is up to 50 percent** faster and resistant to crashes caused by plug-ins. Snow Leopard is half the size of the previous version and frees up to 7GB of drive space once installed.

For the first time, system applications including Finder, Mail, iCal®, iChat® and Safari are 64-bit and Snow Leopard’s support for 64-bit processors makes use of large amounts of RAM, increases performance and improves security while remaining compatible with 32-bit applications. Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) provides a revolutionary new way for software developers to write applications that take advantage of multicore processors. OpenCL, a C-based open standard, allows developers to tap the incredible power of the graphics processing unit for tasks that go beyond graphics.

Snow Leopard is the only desktop operating system with built in support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and it allows you to use Mac OS X Mail, Address Book and iCal to send and receive email, create and respond to meeting invitations, and search and manage contacts with global address lists. Exchange information works seamlessly within Snow Leopard so users can also take advantage of OS X only features such as fast Spotlight® searches and Quick Look previews.

Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard, the next major release of the world’s easiest to use server operating system, will also go on sale Friday, August 28. Snow Leopard Server includes innovative new features such as Podcast Producer 2 and Mobile Access Server and is priced more affordably than ever at $499 with unlimited client licenses. More information and full system requirements for Snow Leopard Server can be found at www.apple.com/server/macosx/.

Pricing & Availability

Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard will be available as an upgrade to Mac OS X version 10.5 Leopard on August 28 at Apple’s retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers, and online pre-orders can be made through Apple’s online store (www.apple.com) starting today. The Snow Leopard single user license will be available for a suggested retail price of $29 (US) and the Snow Leopard Family Pack, a single household, five-user license, will be available for a suggested price of $49 (US). For Tiger® users with an Intel-based Mac®, the Mac Box Set includes Mac OS X Snow Leopard, iLife® ‘09 and iWork® ‘09 and will be available for a suggested price of $169 (US) and a Family Pack is available for a suggested price of $229 (US).

The Mac OS X Snow Leopard Up-to-Date upgrade package is available to all customers who purchased a qualifying new Mac system from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller between June 8, 2009 and the end of the program on December 26, 2009, for a product plus shipping and handling fee of $9.95 (US). Users must request their Up-to-Date upgrade within 90 days of purchase or by December 26, 2009, whichever comes first. For more information please visit www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate. Snow Leopard requires a minimum of 1GB of RAM and is designed to run on any Mac computer with an Intel processor. Full system requirements can be found at www.apple.com/macosx/specs.html.

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Nokia’s Booklet 3G ‘mini laptop’

by on Aug.24, 2009, under Downloads, Gadgets, News, Technology

Nokia's Booklet 3G

So Nokia’s finally got a 10-incher with built-in 3G and A-GPS (Ovi Maps) in the works. Interesting, but will it be just-another-netbook? We’d love to see a Nokia touch-screen interface on top of Windows. What about easy tethering with cell phones?

We have been hearing about ever since the dawn of 2009. The first news of Nokia’s netbook aspirations was reported back in February when non other than the Nokia CEO had admitted that it is “interested” in making netbook like computers. Almost seven months down the lane, the culmination of it is what is known as the Nokia Booklet 3G, Nokia’s very own netbook! But wait! Nokia seems to be very careful not to use the “netbook” slang for its latest baby and it has reasons.

Nokia's Booklet 3G

With its Atom processor and 10.1-inch display, but that screen is higher res than your average Eee, and it also sports integrated 3G wireless and a hot-swappable SIM card, so it’s definitely trying to define its own niche. It looks to be running Windows 7, which isn’t particularly netbooky, and also has integrated A-GPS with a copy of Ovi Maps, HDMI output, a rated 12 hour battery life, and the usual Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, all in a 2cm (.78 inch), 2.7lb aluminum body that’s understated, sophisticated, and should make most Nokia fans very happy.

More on the Booklet 3G will be seen at the Nokia World scheduled on Sept. 2 at Barcelona. That’s when we’d be hearing when this one makes its official debut. We would also get to know the price range at which one of this kind can be purchased for!

Here’s an exclusive video of Nokia Booklet.

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