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

Kindle Fire vs iPad 2 vs Nook Color… Fight!

As you are aware, Amazon finally launched their own answer to Apple’s iPad in the form of Kindle Fire which is far less than an iPad competitor in my own humble opinion. For instance, there is no camera, no microphone and no 3G support in the Kindle Fire. You can access the internet only through WiFi and be able to read e-books,  listen to music, watch movies and play games available for download through the Amazon Appstore for Android. But still, for the pure tech moguls, here’s a side by side specs comparison of Amazon’s Kindle Fire, Apple’s iPad 2 and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color:

The biggest plus side of the Fire is that the device will come with a 60-day free trial of Amazon Prime (a $79 a year value) membership and pre-registered with your Amazon account, so you can literally use it right out of the box. But still, it is far too less to entice anyone to opt for the Fire, again, in my own humble opinion.

You can get more of the Fire at Amazon’s new Fire page and over at amazon.com/kindlefire.

Apple updates Mac OS to 10.7.1 [Direct Download Link]

Apple has updated OS X to 10.7.1 which is available for download right away. The update addresses a few minor issues including the Wifi issues some people have been complaining about.  The update also incorporates the recent Migration Assistant update among the fixes. Release notes:

The 10.7.1 update is recommended for all users running OS X Lion and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability and compatibility of your Mac, including fixes that:

– Address an issue that may cause the system to become unresponsive when playing a video in Safari
– Resolve an issue that may cause system audio to stop working when using HDMI or optical audio out
– Improve the reliability of Wi-Fi connections
– Resolve an issue that prevents transfer of your data, settings, and compatible applications to a new Mac running OS X Lion

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4764.

The update weighs just 17.4MB and can be downloaded from Software Update or through this direct link for New Mac Mini and MacBook Air users (68MB) which updates a few more issues (below):

  • Address an issue that may cause the system to become unresponsive when playing a video in Safari
  • Resolve an issue that may cause system audio to stop working when using HDMI or optical audio out
  • Improve the reliability of Wi-Fi connections
  • Resolve an issue that prevents transfer of your data, settings, and compatible applications to a new Mac running OS X Lion
  • Resolve an issue where MacBook Air may boot up when MagSafe Adapter is attached
  • Resolve an issue causing intermittent display flickering on MacBook Air
  • Resolve an issue that causes the SD card slot in Mac mini to run at reduced speed with SD and SDHC media

OS X Lion available on the Mac App Store for download; USB flash drive for those with slow net connection

As promised, Apple has today launched Mac OS X Lion, the first major upgrade to its operating system software in two years, through the Mac App Store. Costing $29.99, the download weighs in at 3.74GB (though the Mac App Store calculates it as a 3.5GB download). To those that are blessed with high net speeds can download the Lion from the Mac App Store. For those on the slow side, read on…

Mac owners with a snail’s pace internet connection can download the upgrade at any Apple retail store, or for that matter, at any public Wi-Fi hotspot for free (legally). If this is not your cup of coffee then you can cough up an additional $40 and buy the official USB dongle, pre-loaded with the Lion installer, to be available on Apple’s online store some time in August.

To upgrade your Mac to Lion, you will require Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later, Apple said in a statement and on the Mac App Store.

How To: Set up Wireless Syncing on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

As promised, Apple has brought wireless syncing with iTunes to your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch with the launch of iOS 5 beta 2 yesterday. This new feature is a big relief and frees you of the hassles of connecting through wires every time. So lets get started… Continue reading “How To: Set up Wireless Syncing on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch”

Motorola Xoom Wifi Only Model to start selling from 27th March for $599

Motorola officially announces that it will release a Motorola Xoom wifi only model on 27th March for $599.

The Motorola Xoom wifi only model will have a 1GB Ram,32GB storage,5Mega Pixels autofocus camera and a 10.1 inches display with a 1280×800 resolution.

Go get your Motorola Xoom Wifi Only Model on 27th!!

iPad stocks decline, confirm iPad 2’s arrival

Many retailers across Europe are slowly beginning to finish off their stock of iPads, confirming the rumors that the second-generation iPad is not far away from us. It has always been like that — whenever an Apple product’s status is changed to ‘sold out’ or ‘on sale’, it usually means a refresh is expected for that product. And that’s exactly what we are beginning to see at some retailers across Europe.

Via 9to5mac:

First, official reseller Carphone Wearhouse in the UK is now sold out of the 64 GB WiFi-only iPad. Even more interesting is the iPad 3G’s situation: all models are sold out at Carphone Wearhouse.

Next, official iPad 3G carriers in Europe  – Orange and T-Mobile have both slashed their iPad 3G prices in half for customers who sign 2 year contracts. That means you can now get an iPad 3G in Europe for only £99.99.

Major European product distributor Ingram Micro is now sold out of the 16 GB WiFi-only model, 64 GB WiFi-only model, and 64 GB WiFi + 3G model. They are also very low on stock of the 32 GB WiFi-only model, 32 GB WiFi+3G model, and 16 GB WiFi+3G model.

This really clears all doubts (from our minds at least) that the iPad 2 is soon incoming from Apple, probably sometime in March/April. What’s your say?

In the meantime, why don’t you check out the iPad 2 review (Yes, you read that right!)

Best Buy takes $30 off iPad 3G

Ah the effects of iPad2! We all know that the 2nd variation of the iPad is just around the corner, and its only a matter of time when Apple invites us for the unveiling. But for now, its discounts galore on the first iPad, with almost everyone looking to offload their inventory. Best Buy has just taken off $30 from the WiFi+3G models, of all storage capacities, to clear the way for iPad 2. Here’s the new price list:

  • Apple iPad WiFi + 3G – 16GB: $599
  • Apple iPad WiFi + 3G – 32GB: $699
  • Apple iPad WiFi + 3G – 64GB : $799

Though the price cut is always welcome for us customers, it is interesting to see no change in the prices of the WiFi-only models. What’s cooking?

Apple to launch iPad on April 3rd; Pre-orders begin March 12 onwards

Apple iPad - a magical and revolutionary product

After much speculation that the Apple iPad will hit the shelves later this month, iPad fans will have to wait a little longer for the 3rd April release.

Apple have released a statement announcing the availability of the news-hungry and eagerly awaited Apple iPad from Saturday, April 3rd onwards. The pre-orders, though, begin next Friday onwards from March 12.

Apple iPad will be available from April 3rd onwards

The 3rd April release will, however, be a non 3G version of the iPad, which will, with another limitation, be released only in the U.S. For other countries (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK), the release date is late April.

April end will also see the availability of the 3G version of the iPad but thankfully at least the iBookstore will be ready for action on the April 3rd launch. For other countries, iBookstore will be available later during the year.

You can pre-order your iPad from March 12 onwards, either at the online store or at an Apple retail store in the US.

Quoting a delighted Steve Jobs: “We’re excited for customers to get their hands on this magical and revolutionary product and connect with their apps and content in a more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before”.

U.S pricing will be as follows:

  • 16GB WiFi only — $499
  • 32GB WiFi only — $599
  • 64GB WiFi only — $699
  • 16GB WiFi + 3G — $629
  • 32GB WiFi + 3G — $729
  • 64GB WiFi + 3G — $829

For more info, read Apple’s press release.

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Vodafone MiFi 2352–Mobile wireless router (3G access)

Vodafone MiFi 2352–Mobile wireless router (3G access)

Recently,  Vodafone has been seen launching and promoting some interesting products in the field of Internet access. One of those marketed products is the new MiFi  2352 (an intelligent Mobile Hotspot for European HSPA Networks). So,  this is now an additional option Vodafone users can pick if they need an Internet 3G connection.

The MiFi 2352 is a small device (hardly weighs 100 grams) that can work as a WiFi router as well as a 3G modem to access Internet through mobile networks by using a computer or any other device with an Internet connection like a smartphone,  a video game console,  a media player,  etc.

‡ Key Features

* Works as a WiFi router:  This MiFi is able to act as a conventional WiFi router (just like those used in many residential and corporate environments).  In this case, the 3G data connection can be shared with up to five computers.

* Works as a USB modem:  It also works as a conventional 3G USB modem,  i.e.  ,  you can connect it to a USB port of your computer in order to have Internet access wherever you want.  Of course, you need an adequate mobile Internet plan, and in this case,  only your computer will have Internet access through the MiFi.

* 5 WLAN-enabled devices

* Shared internet access

* Portable stand-alone battery powered Mobile Broadband Hotspot – no wires required

* Battery with up to 4 hours stand alone usage.  Can be charged via the in-box A/C adapter or PC USB cable

To sum up,  its one heck of a handy tool from Vodafone.  Power to You.

Best Buy: $ 499 .00