Apple to launch iTunes Match soon, issues notice to be prepared

Apple is working very hard behind the scenes and is all set to launch iTunes Match very soon, judging by the ‘update’ they have sent out:

As we prepare for the launch of iTunes Match, we will be deleting all current iCloud libraries on Saturday, November 12th at 10 AM PST.
Please turn off iTunes Match on all of your computers and iOS devices. On your computer, choose Store > Turn off iTunes Match. On your iOS device, tap Settings > Music, then turn off iTunes Match. On your Apple TV, please choose Music > Turn off iTunes Match.
The songs on your computer should not be affected. As always, please backup regularly and do not delete the music you add to iCloud from your computer.

Apple has asked beta users of its iTunes Match cloud library service to backup their belongings as all the libraries in the cloud will be deleted today at 10 AM Pacific time.

Apple had previously set itself a deadline of October to launch the service but failed to deliver.

We still haven’t received any new launch date but a launch any time soon looks imminent given Apple’s preparations.

Lenovo announces sleek new All-in-One PC, takes entertainment to a whole new level [Price+Specs]

Lenovo today announced a new entrant to its All-in-One desktop PC lineup – the Lenovo C320 – that “boasts affordable, entertainment-focused computing packed with family-friendly features.” The sleek computer is designed in such a way that enables you to make the most of its computing abilities along with watching movies, video chat, etc without occupying much space in your living room.

Boasting a fairly large 20-inch multi-touch display, the C320 is powered by 2nd generation Intel Core i3 processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, and comes loaded with a LED-backlit display with optional multitouch touchscreen support. For a larger experience, you can always hook up your HDTV or monitor to the AIO’s HDMI port and rake up a mini home theater in your own backyard.

For audio, Lenovo says you need to “look no further than this device’s integrated stereo speakers supporting SRS® Premium Sound” that deliver high quality sound, enriching your movie experiences.

The C320 also bundles a High Sensitivity webcam that allows you to video chat with your near and dear ones over a WiFi network, and includes advanced software for facial tracking and fun image effects.

This AIO PC from Lenovo also comes loaded with family-friendly features, basic multimedia features and mainstream processor, graphics technologies, preloaded games and an optional TV tuner. The family-friendly tools include Lenovo Eye Distance System and Lenovo Dynamic Brightness System, which alert when you are too close to the screen and dynamically adjust screen brightness.

Price and Availability

The Lenovo C320 All-In-One desktop will be priced from Rs.25,490/- plus taxes and will be available at retail stores across the country.

Via Lenovo

iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S

We have iPhone 4 from last year, we have iPhone 4S from this year… how about a fight?
iPhone 4S
iPhone 4

Price (on contract) $199 16GB, $299 32GB, $399 64GB $99 8GB
Processor Dual-core Apple A5 Apple A4
Display 3.5-inch IPS 960 x 640 3.5-inch IPS 960 x 640
Primary camera 8 megapixel AF with flash and f/2.4 aperture 5 megapixel AF with flash
Secondary camera VGA at 30fps VGA
Video recording 1080p at 30fps, optional iMovie 720p at 30fps, optional iMovie
Cellular Hybrid GSM / CDMA “World Phone”, Bluetooth 4.0 Quadband GSM, pentaband HSPA
WiFi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Orientation sensing Accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope Accelerometer, compass, gyroscope
FaceTime video calling Yes Yes
SIM standard Micro SIM Micro SIM
Battery life Up to 8 hours talk time on 3G

14 hours talk time on 2G

Up to 6 hours data on 3G

Up to 9 hours data on WiFi

Up to 40 hours audio

Up to 10 hours video

Up to 7 hours talk time on 3G, 14 hours on 2G

Up to 10 hours data on WiFi

Up to 40 hours audio

Up to 10 hours video

Weight 140 grams / 4.9 oz 137 grams / 4.8 oz.
Dimensions 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm

Via Engadget

Windows 8 Developer Preview (Direct Download Links)

As you might be aware, Microsoft gave a first glimpse of their new, “game changing” OS, Windows 8 yesterday at BUILD. They had also promised that a developer preview would be available soon and that it will be accessible not only to developers but to everyone. Fulfilled.

Microsoft is making the same Windows 8 developer preview it handed out to developers at BUILD yesterday available to users all around the world, free of charge and without requiring any registration — a big step forward from previous occasions where registration was required and then too it was available to everyone only after the first beta.

There are 3 version available to download:  a 64-bit version with all the developer tools built-in, along with sample Metro apps to get developers started; a 64-bit version only with the sample apps and without the tools; and a similar 32-bit version without any developer tools. All of these three versions should operate in a similar fashion, so unless you’re aiming to develop Windows 8 apps, you’ll probably be fine with either one of these.

Download (ISO)

Download Windows 8 Developer Preview (64-bit) with Developer Tools
Download Windows 8 Developer Preview (64-bit) without the developer tools
Download Windows 8 Developer Preview (32-bit)

Are you downloading Windows 8 developer preview? Which one of the three?

Windows 8

Windows 8 Tablet: First Glimpse

A first Windows 8-running tablet from Samsung has been displayed by Microsoft at BUILD, a developers conference, today. The new OS + tablet combo arrives on the scene sometime early next year, being suitable to compete with Apple’s iPad, which will be in its 3rd avatar by then. Here’s an overview from Joanna Stern at the Verge.

By the way, you really have no idea how lucky the attendees were…

Mac OS X Lion launches today — are you ready?

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer yesterday announced that the eagerly awaited arrival of OS X Lion is just hours away now, with preparations in full flow in all of Apple’s retail stores to be ready in time to unleash the Lion. While its good to hear this news officially, unofficially we already knew the Lion’s launch was just around the corner given the increased activity from Apple’s side to set up their stores and ship the Lion everywhere. So, the question is: Are you ready for Lion?

We previously educated you of Apple’s release of Mac OS X 10.6.8 which will get your Mac ready for you to upgrade to Lion, availability of OS X Lion Developer Preview 2 and Golden Master versions, and also detailed you how you can turn your Mac into a server. If you followed us properly and are also well versed with Apple’s take on OS X Lion (with over 250 new features!), chances are you are ready and raring to go to get the brand spanking new OS from Cupertino.

In addition to that, we also shared with you a list of applications compatible with your new OS so that you can get started with Lion straight away with your favorite apps, without having to find your way here and there.

With so much knowledge available at the click of a button, you can now calmly proceed to get that copy of Lion you were waiting for since you first heard of its possible end-of-July arrival! Don’t forget to share your joy (and other experiences with Lion) with us 🙂

India vs Sri lanka Final

India vs Sri lanka Final, yes today is the day when these two sides will battle it out in the ICC Cricket WorldCup Finals. The match shall start at 230 pm IST. Before the real drama starts lets look at some important details.

1.Sachin Tendulkar is the the key for India.Everyone knows he is the best in the world but he is important for a different reason. i.e. Malinga practice. Did not get what I am trying to say?? It means Sachin and Malinga both play for Mumbai India and Sachin might have got a lot of practice of playing Malinga in the net during practice sessions of Mumbai India.If India can manage Malinga India will have an edge over Sri Lanka in the India vs Sri lanka Final today.

2.Balance wise Sri Lanka have a better team.They have good batsman like Sangakara,Dilshan as well as awesome bowlers like Malinga and Murli. While on the other hand India depend 70% upon its batsman 20% on Zaheer and 10% on others to do the job.

3.Favourites are India. They have played the toughest teams in the worldcup before reaching the finals.Also they have 1.2 billion people praying for them.

4.Other players who need to shine for India are

a. Sehwag(He not only eases the pressure for the other batsman but will also put the Sri Lankan Bowlers in Pressure).

b. Yuvraj and Raina( India’s lower order is a mess. Though both Yuvraj and Raina are doing well they need to do well today too.)

Lets get ready and watch the match.!!!

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Chelsea vs Manchester United (+4 more games) Postponed

We have some breaking news for you: Manchester United’s game at Chelsea on Sunday has been postponed.

A statement on Chelsea’s official website said: “Sunday’s game at Stamford Bridge has been postponed following consultation with the Police and the local authority.

“There has been heavy snow in London on Saturday.”

Heavy snow has been falling all day and the match officials have taken an early decision to cancel the game as it would be too dangerous for supporters to attend.

Around 4 games (as of now), out of the 6 scheduled for today, have already been postponed due to snow, including Arsenal’s clash against Stoke City.

In one of the two games taking place today, Sunderland have JUST beaten Bolton Wanderers by a solitary strike from Danny Welbeck, who is currently on loan from Manchester United. This was Welbeck’s 5th goal in his last 6 outings.

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Microsoft goes ‘head-to-head’ with Apple

Is there a way to keep Apple Inc out of the news? Today, Microsoft have opened their biggest store ever, covering an area of 8,600 square feet, in the gigantic Mall of America in Minnesota, USA. So what’s Apple got to do with it? Yup, you got it right: Microsoft’s new store is right across the aisle from the Apple Store! This is what we call literally going head-to-head 😛

Kelly Clarkson apparently performed today at the Mall, and the first 100 people that got into the Microsoft Store got her autograph as well.

More than a rumor: T-Mobile to get Apple iPhone early next year

We’ve had endless rumors about a non-AT&T iPhone, with carriers such as T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint among others tipped to get the elusive contract to provide Apple iPhone services to the Americans. While all the rumors gave the carriers an equal chance, T-Mobile somehow looked to be Apple’s preferred choice after AT&T. And today, the rumor just got another life.

T-Mobile have today announced an iPhone Sync Cable in the USA, a move which, logically, suggests that the iPhone is coming home to T-Mobile. And if you still have doubts, you better watch this.