iOS 5 Gold Master Edition Is Out!

20111004-151615.jpgWith the announcement of new Apple products today comes the iOS 5 gold master, or GM, for short. The is essentially the 8th version of iOS 5 released to developers, and is the retail-ready model — in other words the “golden master”. The new version of iOS 5 launches publicly on October 12th, however developers get the download today (like me). The usual dev tools like Xcode and iTunes 10.5 will also have GM versions ready for iOS 5, all at Apple’s developer portal. The update is not available as an OTA however — in order to upgrade you’ll need to use iTunes one last time.

iPhone 4S: Dual-Core A5 CPU, 8MP Camera, Siri Voice Control, iOS 5 And More

It’s the new iPhone 4S. It contains a state-of-the-art dual-core Apple A5 processor with up to 7x increased graphics performance from the previous iPhone and 2x the processing speed. It also has HSPA+ speeds of up to 14.4MBps and increased battery life — 8 hours of talk time on 3G. The iPhone 4S also packs a new camera at 8 megapixels (with am amazing aperture of f2.4 and takes photos in 1.1 seconds, with each shot coming faster than the last) and a resolution of 3264×2448, including full HD 1080p video recording, all with better contrast, face detection, temporary noise reduction with video stabilization, and low-light photo-taking. The new iPhone 4S is also a world phone that comes in GSM with CDMA (no separate models, just one model) using a new antenna design the increases speeds and call quality, hopefully. As for appearances, everything remains the same, including a delightful Retina display and a glass exterior.

One major feature as part of the new iPhone 4S is called Siri. Holding down the home button allows you to activate Siri, where you can ask it questions, like what the weather is like. After the command is stated it will immediately launch to the app or action that you requested, or in the weather example, will actually speak to you, telling you that it looks rainy. Another amazing use of Siri is — just about anything. You can speak natural language to the iPhone 4S, like “wake me up at 6AM tomorrow” and it will set the clock as well as telling you it did so. Another amazing example of Siri in action at the “Let’s Talk iPhone” event is Siri reading you messages in the notification center for you.

Now onto the prices — 16GB: $199, 32GB for $299, or 64GB for $399 (in black or white) on a 2-year agreement with pre-orders beginning the 7th and release date of the 14th of October on AT&T, Verizon, or — wait for it — Sprint. As for countires that get the iPhone 4S on October 14th, they are: the U.S., Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Japan.

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Apple Announces The New iPod Line — Touch, Nano, And Shuffle

These are the new iPods. Starting with the new iPod Touch — it has a Retina display, gyro sensor, comes in white or black, costs $199 for 8GB, $229 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB and $399 for the 64GB model. The new iPod Nano also comes with an improved Nike+ app and requires no additional hardware to track your fitness. As for the Shuffle? It’s all the same, really. Photo credit: TiMN

iOS 5 Releasing October 12th

iOS 5. It will also come today as a gold master edition for developers and will bereleased on October 12th for the iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3rd and 4th gen. This date is quite obviously, very close. And with 200 new user features bundled with the update, it will be quite interesting.


ASUS G74SX-A1 3DE Review

Dear reader, let me present this review to you. The ASUS G74SX-A1 3DE is a high-end gaming laptop, yet at the very same time as I just stated that, it isn’t the most powerful. It packs a backlit keyboard, a matte 17.3-inch 1920×1080 3D screen that uses NVIDIA 3D glasses tech, USB 3.0 port, a 2X Blu-Ray drive, a 2GHz Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor, 12GB of DDR3 1333MHz RAM, two 750GB hard drives, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics card. Interesting, isn’t it? Read the full review after the jump.

Another Galaxy Tab, If You Please: This Time In 7-Inches

What if you design and build a successful 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet? Then design an 8.9-inch version of it. If so, then design a 7.7-inch version of that. In which case, you should also opt for a 7-inch version. That is the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus: a 7-inch 1024600 screen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, up to 21MBps HSPA+ connectivity, WiFi/Bluetooth/GPS, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, is 9.96mm thin and weighs 345g, has the latest Touchwiz skin on Android Honeycomb 3.2, a 3 megapixel back-facing and 2MP front-facing cameras, and will come out in the end of October in Austria, followed by other countries, including the US. Check out the source link for pics, the press release, and the full spec sheet.

Via: Samsung Mobile Press

Battlefield 3 Open Beta Now Available!

It’s here people! Those of you who aren’t like me and the million (and counting) that pre-ordered Battlefield 3 and got exclusive access to the beta 48 hours earlier than you did will be able to start playing until October 10th, today. PC users can download the files through Origin, Xbox 360 users can find it on the Xbox Live marketplace, and PS3 users will find it in PSN. So far the game is amazing, and I’ve reached rank 12, with an M16A3 customized to use a holographic sight, ACOG, red dot sight, heavy barrel, laser sight, suppressor, foregrip, or flashlight and a M9 tactical pistol as a sidearm. Watch out for me as Stef_LAPTOPMEMO.

In the meantime, what are you waiting for? Get on the battlefield! Via: Battlefield