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  • iOS 6.1 now available for download from iTunes

    As of today, iOS 6.1 will be available for download across all devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple TV). The update is running OTA and contains certain improvements and bug fixes. In the official update information, the improvements are listed as follows: LTE support for more carriers (complete list of supported carriers available here) Purchase movie tickets Fandango with Siri (US only) iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud New button to reset the Advertising Identifier Further information about this update can be found at Apple support.

  • Sneak preview of the new iPad 5 surfaces in rumour rich China

    Leaked images from an accessory manufacturer in China, shows the back of a supposedly new iPad model, and has surfaced on 9to5Mac. With rumours flying of a new iPad 5 with 128GB internal memory, could this be the new model? A China-based iPad accessories maker apparently leaked these images that show the back design of the next 9-inch iPad model and from the onset there is a thinner casing, chamfered edges, and a smaller overall footprint. The design would likely follow in the footsteps of the iPad mini (pictured next to the “new” back design), as the back design is...

  • Budget-priced Samsung Galaxy Express quietly launched

    Budget phones are looking to be more of whats in store for this year. Even the elite priced Apple iPhone range could be getting a cheaper, smaller younger brother if rumours are anything to go by. So the announcement of a budget orientated Samsung Galaxy Express by AT&T adds more to this idea. And it’s on sale as of today. And let’s be honest, as the world is increasingly turning over to mobile, the rush to get there was always going to be hindered by price. At US$99, this smartphone should sell like hot cakes. Spec wise it is impressive,...

  • Superbowl Sunday kicks off the iOS 6.1 jailbreaking party

    “This is the new shit,” sang Marilyn Manson and it’s what every single (we predict) iPhone 5 user has been waiting for. An actual, honest-to-god jailbreak for iOS 6.1 is being released this Sunday. The jailbreak is for newer iDevices such as the iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad mini, and iPod touch 5G. iOS 6.1 releases today for mostly every iDevice under the sun and MuscleNerd, one of the primary jailbreaking experts has this to say on twitter: @unicornhacker yes, every other 6.1 device variation will be supported. All TWENTY-TWO of them (omg!). Plus atv2 if it’s out in time. — MuscleNerd...

  • MSI GX60 review: pixel pumping is its priority

    Is there such thing as enough CPU power? MSI seems to think so with the release of the MSI GX60 gaming notebook. That’s because, intriguingly, the MSI GX60 pairs one of AMD’s A10 fusion CPUs with the AMD Radeon HD 7970M graphics chip. So that’s a budget-orientated processor combined with the fastest GPU AMD currently offers. Bold move, MSI. For gaming, of course, graphics grunt has always been critical. Indeed, Intel has been winding back on CPU performance in recent years as it attempts to step up the performance of its graphics cores. But MSI really is pushing that notion og good-enough...

  • Why DSLR is best for shooting video

    Digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras have come a long way. The biggest advantage is the addition of video, and not just any video 1080p video. HD Camcorders have always been favoured for shooting video, even when DSLRs suddenly came bundled with video, they couldn’t quite do the job. Now DSLRs offer a “best of both worlds” solution to budding photographers who also need to capture professional-looking video. When did we realise that DSLR’s were a better fit for video? When an entire episode of House was shot on and a Canon 5D Mark II. Not everyone has a 5D...

  • Pantech’s Vega No. 6 is a six-inch 1080p LTE monster phablet from Korea

    Things are just getting ridiculous now. Is the Pantech Vega No. 6, a six-inch behemoth of a phone the largest phablet to ever hit the market? Probably. And it’s a Korean exclusive. Me loving you long time It’s an LTE phone, powered by Android Jelly Bean and sporting an insane 13-megapixel camera. Other specs include a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU. No word yet on the pixels-per-inch but we predict something crazy like 400PPI or more. There’s a wrinkle in the plan though. The Vega No. 6 is going to cost an insane US$780. This makes it one of the...

  • Steroid induced iPad 4 with 128GB for mid 2013 [rumour]

    As it has done before with some of its devices, Apple is set to produce a “non-market release” 128GB version of the iPad 4 on iOS 6.1 Beta for exclusive Apple employees, government agencies and some high-and-mighty customers. According to 9-to-5 Mac, reliable sources have let it slip that Cupertino intends to release this single, additional iPad model later this year. This new iPad from Apple’s fourth generation will be exactly the same as the current iPad 4, but with the beefier memory and maybe a couple of specialised apps or bells and whistles. There is no indication of pricing,...

  • Japan will start world’s first 4K TV broadcasts by 2014

    4K television was this year’s big tech news, wowing the crowds at CES 2013 and stomping all over 3D television’s promises of better viewing for the future. Yet the general consensus was that 4K broadcasting was still many years in the making. But according to a report in the Asahi Shimbun (translated), the Japanese government plans to start 4K TV broadcasts as soon as July 2014, two years earlier than its previous estimate. Currently there is literally nothing that can be viewed on 4K televisions, apart from the specially prepared footage that was used at CES 2013 to show off...

  • China is considering revoking its ban on gaming consoles [report]

    My gaming fanatic colleague Charlie just sent me an email at midnight in his timezone (he’s in the US), so either it’s a drunken missive or it’s big news. Turns out it’s the latter: Chinese government sources have told the China Daily that “authorities are reviewing a decade-long ban on game consoles and considering the possibility of opening up the country’s video game hardware market.” Banned since 2000 on the grounds of “the potential harm” to children, gaming consoles like the PS3, PSP, Wii, and XBox have nonetheless long been available in China via the so-called gray import market (along with a...