Intel launches new 22nm Ivy Bridge processors (finally!)

Intel has finally launched its new breed of Ivy Bridge (Sandy Bridge) processors, bringing along some delightful features in the package. The new 3D transistor chip, measuring just 22-nano-meter in size, is touted to be more efficient than the bigger Sandy Bridge processors it is replacing, and will also make its way into future Apple Macs. The new chip, which will add improved A/V, USB 3.0 support, and much more will initially be available in 13 quad-core models, in both the i5 and i7 versions, and, according to Intel, will launch in lower end i3 and i5 models later this Spring.

iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch get native Gmail application. Finally.

Google has finally released a native Gmail application for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, just as we reported yesterday. The app, which is available for devices running iOS 4+, allows you to:

  • Receive notification badges for new messages
  • Read your mail with threaded conversations
  • Organize your mail by archiving, labeling, starring, deleting, and reporting spam
  • Keep track of important messages with priority inbox
  • Auto-complete contact names as you type
  • Send and receive attachments
  • Search through all your mail

Says Google:

We’ve created a new Gmail app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. We’ve combined your favorite features from the Gmail mobile web app and iOS into one app so you can be more productive on the go. It’s designed to be fast, efficient and take full advantage of the touchscreen and notification capabilities of your device. And it’s one more reason to switch to Gmail.

A full-fledged, feature-rich native Gmail experience was indeed missing on iOS. Thankfully, not any more.

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Apple exhales iTunes 10.5

Apple has finally released iTunes 10.5 after releasing several beta updates to it. The download is around 103MB heavy and includes the following new features:

• iTunes in the Cloud. iTunes now stores your music and TV purchases in iCloud and makes them available on your devices anywhere, any time, at no additional cost.

– Automatic Downloads. Purchase music from any device or computer and automatically download a copy to your Mac and iOS devices.

– Download Previous Purchases. Download your past music, TV, app, and book purchases again, at no additional cost. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer on the iTunes Store.

• Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5.

• Wi-Fi Syncing. Automatically sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iTunes any time they’re both on the same Wi-Fi network.

Download iTunes 10.5 from here.

India finally launch world’s cheapest tablet — ‘Aakash’

The Government Of India has kept its promise and finally launched, as scheduled, the cheapest tablet the world has seen named ‘Aakash’. Previously expected to arrive earlier this year, the tablet’s October launch has bought a huge sigh of relief to people, especially students, all over India. Costing the government Rs. 2,276 (Approx. $49.98), the device  will be given to students after subsidising the price by up to 50 per cent, Human Resources Development Minister Shri Kapil Sibal said while unveiling the device in New Delhi.

Aakash (which means ‘Sky’ in Hindi) is a low cost access cum computing device running on Google’s Android OS, possessing some decent features required for educational purposes. The device was distributed among 500 children on the occasion of its unveiling a few hours ago.

The device will be available at retail stores at a maximum retail price of Rs 2999 through renowned carrier Aircel in November.

Aakash UbiSlate 7 Specifications

•         Hardware:

–        Processor: 366 Mhz with Graphics accelerator and HD Video processor

–        Memory (RAM): 256MB RAM / Storage (Internal): 2GB Flash

–        Storage (External): 2GB to 32GB Supported

–        Peripherals (USB2.0 ports, number):  1 Standard USB port

–        Audio out: 3.5mm jack / Audio in: 3.5mm jack

–        Display and Resolution: 7” display with 800×480 pixel resolution

–        Input Devices: Resistive touch screen

–        Connectivity and Networking: WiFi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g

–        Power and Battery: Up to 180 minutes on battery.  AC adapter 200-240 volt range.

•         Software:

–        OS: Android 2.2

–        Document Rendering

•         Supported Document formats: DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, ODT, ODP

•         PDF viewer, Text editor

–        Multimedia and Image Display

•         Image viewer supported formats: PNG, JPG, BMP and GIF

•         Supported audio formats: MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA

•         Supported video formats: MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, FLV

–        Communication and Internet

•         Web browser – Standards Compliance:  xHTML 1.1 compliant, JavaScript 1.8 compliant

•         Separate application for online YouTube video

•         Safety and other standards compliance

–        CE certification / RoHS certification

Other: Additional Web Browser: UbiSurfer-Browser with compression/acceleration and IE8 rendering.

For more detailed information check out the press release.

Sprint gets an iPhone; Sales start October 14

Apple has confirmed that Sprint will finally be getting an iPhone – the new iPhone 4S – to kick-start a good long run for the carrier who has been flirting with troubles recently. The much anticipated sales begin next Friday, October 14.

White iPhone 4: Its almost there…

I know it is hard to believe but the White iPhone 4 is finally arriving in town, and will be available on both AT&T and Verizon.

The beleaguered smartphone, which was first announced in the summer of 2010 along with the black model has undergone numerous troubles, forcing Apple to delay its launch several times. But now, good times are here it seems.

If you remember, in October last year, Apple was quoted as saying that the white iPhone 4 was actually “more challenging to manufacture” than previously expected. They then said that it would be available in spring 2011. It is now finally arriving this month end.

(More on White iPhone 4)

Poll: Are you excited at the White iPhone 4’s arrival, or has its charm just died with the numerous delays it has faced?

Verizon iPhone finally out!!!All news here

The long awaited Verizon iPhone is finally out. Good news for all Verizon lovers and all anti- AT&T people.We told you on 9th January that the Verizon iPhone would launch soon but the same would happen so  soon even we had not expected.

More about it-

1. CDMA based (non-LTE) iPhone 4 on Verizon

2.All the same features as the regular iPhone 4 on AT&T, including: FaceTime, Retina Display, 5 megapixel camera, HD video  recording, A4 processor, App Store and all other features

3.The Verizon iPhone 4 will go on sale on February 10th

4.Price= $199 (16GB version), and $299 (32GB version) on contract.

5.Mobile hotspot will be included, for connecting up to 5 devices.

6.Pre-orders begins February 3rd.

Enjoy the Verizon iPhone 4 when its finally out.

“As we showed at CES last week, we’re building on these partnerships with LTE — it will make broadband even richer for customers. That’s including a whole new range of smartphones and tablets. One analyst said ‘we displayed an armada of new devices.”

Today we’re partnering with a giant of the industry, and that’s Apple.

Community Shield: Chelsea 1-3 Manchester United (Full Highlights)

Domestic football is back! After a not-so-intriguing FIFA World Cup 2010, which Spain claimed for the first time in their history, we resume rivalry between the major clubs in their domestic leagues. And today, it was last year’s winners Chelsea up against runners up Manchester United.

Walk in the Park

Though it was a clash between two of the biggest teams in England, it didn’t look like one. Not at least till we approached the 80th minute when Chelsea finally woke up. Till then it was all Manchester United and the Red Devils ended up being deserved winners.

Rooney made a brilliant run and Scholes made no mistake in finding him out. Rooney then saw Valencia making a run into the box and accurately found him. The Ecuadorian made no mistake to give United the lead.

The Second half was greeted with a host of Changes for United. And one of the substitutes, Chicharito, made most of a great run down the flank from Valencia behind Ashley Cole and smashed the ball into his face and into the net to make it 2-0 to the Reds.

Going down by 2, Chelsea finally woke up and started on piling the pressure, which eventually paid off as Kalou tapped home the consolation.

Berbatov finished the triumph with a wonderful chip over a ‘lost’ Hilario.

(Video for Goals scored by Kalou and Berbatov coming right up. Check back after some time.)