Apple iPhone 6 and OS X Yosemite

September 9, while Orville Wright celebrated his 106 years to flight the first 1-hr airplane at Fort Myer, Virginia, this is also the most awaited event day for Apple enthusiast, the iPhone 6 will be the most highlight device on the said event.

The bigger and better iPhone6 with 5.5 inches model, believe to have faster new A8 chip, NFC chip, Heart rate EarPods, upgraded LTE modem, wireless charging, Sapphire glass and LiquidMetal design and new logic board that will boast the much-aniticapted power device. The battery in the iPhone 6 will probably be bigger and more robust. The latest reports say the 5.5-inch device will come with a 2,100mAh battery, the bump will be smaller and the iPhone 6 will have a 1810mAh battery.

The iOS 8 with the same beautiful design features as iOS 7, with new API called HealthKit with a corresponding Health app that will help you organize the data from the increasingly huge number of wearable devices on the market. Otherwise, expect to see more useful options in the Camera app, well their are no inidcation it will have six camera and motion sensor. The good news is now we can able to switch seamless between Apple devices, without losing or needing to transfer your work, thanks to a new feature called Handoff. Notifications, Contacts, Mail, and Spotlight all get incremental improvements in iOS 8. And finally, an exciting new feature called Extensions will finally let apps talk to each other. You can now use third party keyboards, wowee.

OS X Yosemite

While Apple already announced the latest version of its Mac operating system, OS X Yosemite, we can now say goodbye with our OS X Mavericks, Yosemite includes a user interface redesign, as well as major new features focusing on seamless integration between Mac and iOS devices, a new cloud storage system called iCloud Drive, as well as the ability to make phone calls and send text messages through an iPhone.

Applebyte excited about Microsoft Kinect

On the eve Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, Microsoft entertained game enthusiast by unveiling the Project Natal that officially called Microsoft Kinect. It will be available on November and it was been forecast ranging from $130 to $200++.

This newest motion controlled game gadget features Kinect Sports, Kinect Adventures, Dance Central, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved and Joy Ride.

Source : engadget

* Almost everything was one person at a time, particularly in the Kinect Sports games. Even a game like beach volleyball or soccer was boiled down to individual “moments” of interaction that get strung together into some sort of competition. Even the running in place games were one at a time, though the river rafting and mining cart games (both with a similar mechanic of jumping and ducking through an obstacle course while picking up tokens) could be played with two people at a time. You can at least play games like volleyball simultaneously with someone else over Xbox Live.
* An interesting mechanic we saw was a second player “jumping in” to a game. In the mining cart scenario, when the second player jumped in it immediately went split screen, while in soccer different players took turns by just jumping into position. Sure, some of this stuff was edited for our benefit, but it seems Microsoft is working to make the introduction of a second player or the switching between players something less button-heavy.
* The Star Wars game was pretty badass-looking — you play a Jedi, rushing down stormtroopers and deflecting laser bolts left and right, wielding a few Force powers, and confronting a certain deep-voiced Sith Lord for a one-on-one duel. Based on the gestures and action we saw, though, it was a pretty heavily scripted experience. Still, there’s no scripting a two-handed light saber grip, and that particular action looked like everything we’ve ever wanted in a Star Wars game.
* The yoga game is actually a pretty smart use of the infrared and joint detection software we espied previously. Positions were “checked” by points on the joint — making it certainly harder to fake the moves on Wii Fit — and it seemed to have a tai chi element to it. Your avatar glowed a more intense red based on your three-dimensional approximation — bright red for hands stretched forward, for example.
* Next up: Kinectimals, a baby tiger pet simulator. You can scratch its ears, snuggle, and teach the little guy to jump and play dead. Adorable? Dangerously so. No one can tell us the developer, but based on the lighting effects, art style, and similarities to the previously-shown Milo, we’d wager a guess that it was Lionhead Studios.
* The Kinect menu interface is about as simple as could be. You wave your hand to control a glowing cursor of sorts, and you push forward to “click” on the element you want. Of course, there’s also a very simplified version of the Dashboard to go along with this control mechanism, so it’s unclear if you’ll be able to do everything via subtle hand waves, but the Twitter, Facebook, Zune and Netflix icons were clearly present.
* The MTV Games-developed Dance Central has some on staff divided — only Ross will actually admit to being interested in playing it. A series of dance moves are presented, including elbow jabs, swinging leg, guitar, “rocking out” (with your hand in the air). The art style is akin to Rock Band / Guitar Hero, and to be fair, this is probably one of those games that can’t be done as well on any other console.

Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Glycerin Soap

Yeah! For $6.50 you can order it at Luxury Lane Soap. Currently sold out… These things aren’t mass produced either. According to the Luxury Lane each soap is hand detailed with “matte and metallic” pigments to make yourself an accurate replica. It measures about 4.2 inches by 2.25 inches and it’s also an inch thick.

Love to have Ipad of Apple

I been waiting for so long and excited about the released of this Apple Tablet, but after I watched the online demo of Steve Job I got frustrated because still it doesn’t play flash, (how can play Cafe World on this big gadget).

I thought Ipad is the junior of  MacBook or Mac Air, with the touch technology, frustrated to found out it was the big brother of Iphone and Itouch.

But well, it look like its going to be my gaming gadget, ebook-reader (way much better on Kindle), DVD player, email tool, home computer, photo-viewer, TV and ‘do just about anything at a touch’ (thanks to Apps) and way cheaper than a MacBook.

The review was not that nice and I still want to know the pros and con of Ipad.  Until then, after 60 days of consumer review, i will  keep my wallet in the pocket.

Apple Magic Mouse

Another gesture technology from Mac, the Apple Magic Mouse. Some of review told us, this Apple breakthrough, the hands-on, a wireless mouse has one piece of clear white plastic on the top, curved, like a soap bar. Very sexy and pretty… And yes it has both right and left clicks, like the any other usual pc mouse, but differentiates itself from other mice with its touch-sensitive scrolling and two-fingered gestures.

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Well the new Apple Magic Mouse used laser sensor not as advanced as Darkfield and BlueTrack of their competitor. Absolutely it will doesn’t work with Windows PCs. Some claimed that they felt awkward and unnatural sliding their middle and index fingers across the flat surface of the shell to navigate through several Web pages. Even worse, if you don’t have a uniform grip on the sides of the mouse with your thumb, ring, and pinky fingers, the shell can easily get away from your hand–this is why a touch surface with no hard buttons just doesn’t make sense on a mouse.

Well, they will improve it. I just wish instead of magic mouse, i preferred the magic touch screen for desktop monitor 🙂

First In, First Out

groceryTwo things that we usually buy in our lives…. the HARD GOODS and CONSUMABLE.

Hard goods are things we buy to keep them and used them in long period of time. While consumable are those we used-up and need replenishing.

All of us have a tendecy to overstock our consumable, such as, paper toilets, soap, condiments, toothpaste and more. We are quilty to buy more than what we needed.  Sometimes we keep buying this consumable to extend an ample space to store them.

The Unclutterer group have  a good advice on how to eliminate this hobby of crowding our consumable.

“To avoid these perils, evaluate your consumable inventory regularly. This means keeping on top of three primary areas: the refrigerator, the pantry and your toiletries stash.

  1. Clean out the refrigerator weekly, preferably the night before trash goes out to the curb.
  2. Keep informed about what’s in your pantry and don’t buy things you already have. Sort through everything in your pantry at least twice a year.
  3. Except for toilet paper and possibly bar soap, only keep a few extra toiletries on hand at any given time. Toiletry goods expire quickly (especially makeup), so buy them only when you need them. “

The New iPhone 3GS

FYI iPhone 3Gs available at $199 and the iPhone at $99. While, after the Apple’s WorldWide Developer’s Conference, Ed Baig discussed the event and the woweee of the iPhone 3GS

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“Finally — we get to the iPhone!  There are now more than 50,000 Apps in the App Store, Apple says.  The free iPhone Software Developer Kit has been downloaded a million times.

iPhone sofware 3.0 is a major update that comes with more than 100 new features.  One of them is cut, copy and paste — about time!  It will work with all apps.

MMS will allow iPhone owners to send and receive photos, contacts, audio files and more in real-time over a cellphone network, using the same application that supports text messaging.  Carrier support is needed, and AT&T (the iPhone’s only carrier in the U.S.) will not add it until this summer.

You can search contacts, calendar notes, and email.  (The new Palm Pre, an iPhone rival, does not currently have email search.)

An iTunes update allows you to rent and purchase movies, TV shows, and audiobooks from your phone.

Lest Junior use that feature to see something he shouldn’t, new parental controls can restrict iPhone viewing to only age-appropriate programs.

A new tethering feature has the potential to be a big deal.  If no Wi-Fi is around, you can share the iPhone’s Internet connection with a nearby PC. It works with wired USB or Bluetooth.  It also requires carrier support — and it looks like AT&T wasn’t on the list of companies offering it.

An “Erase all data” command allows you to remove all your private information if your iPhone is lost or stolen.  If you find it again, you can get your information back by syncing it with iTunes.  Nice.

Peer–to-peer support lets you play games with nearby iPhone owners.  You connect via Bluetooth.

Some new tools for developers will make it easier for them to build add-on hardware devices, and software that uses Google Maps.” — Ed Baig on Liveblogging

Apple’s Sunday

I really love Sunday, its the church day. But why! oh why! I had a bad dream and difficult to breath today.

Anyway, I started my day grabbing my med, fixed Gerry’s breakfast and decided to open my laptop. Well, Gerry is planning to buy a Mac Book Pro or Mac Air on the end of year so I decided to clicked the Apple Website.

My eyes caught the Back to School Promo of Mac >> Buy a Mac, get free iPod touch… The Promo will end on September 8, 2009.

Then I realized that Apple offered other Rebates such as :

Printer Promotions >> Purchase an Apple computer and a qualifying printer between April 21, 2009, and July 20, 2009, and receive a rebate up to $100.

IWork >> $30 upon purchase of  iWork ‘09 between April 21, 2009, and July 20, 2009

MobileMe >> Receive a $30 rebate on MobileMe upon purchase between April 21, 2009, and July 20, 2009

Well it Apple’s Sunday… Rebates, give away and Promos… Cool!

The Most Espensive Harry Potter Book

An online auction held and the First edition, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. [London]: Bloomsbury, [1997], with all first issue points including “Joanne Rowling” and “Thomas Taylor1997” was sold almost $20,000.00

Yes, the first book in the Harry Potter series, was issued simultaneously with 300 hardcover and 200 softcover. Nearly all of these went to schools and libraries. Therefore the rareness of this first printed auction from $8,000 – $12,000 was sold to $19,120.00

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World most expensive Iphone

Alexander Amosu, a young entrepreneur, turn his success in Single Most Expensive Suit, mp3 player and more, was one of the luxury designer creating expensive iPhone costing $140,000
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While the Austrian luxury designer and jeweler Peter Aloisson creator of one of the world’s most expensive cell phones, has quite literally outdone himself.

His one of initials iPhone was Princess Plus is worth $176,400 while the somewhat more pedestrian “Brilliants only” version sold for $66,150 and the most expensive Kings Button’s $2.4 million price tag.

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