Friday, March 29, 2013

Apple iTV

Apple is preparing to launch iTV for the Smartphone and tablets, and shake up the television market. All the rumors and the most beautiful fan design at a glance. Apple dispensed with his TV on a full HD display and offers the same to a 4K model it seems. According to "DigiTimes" Cupertino is working on an Ultra HD device called "iTV" at a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. But there are skeptics. Reasons are an ultra-high-definition TV would be very expensive and not a product that the consumer exchanges quickly with a new model generation. The company is thrives on but that customers always buy new equipment.

Even in Steve Jobs biography reveals the Apple CEO in an interview with Walter Isaacson, that he has become intensely concerned about a television. How far the work had progressed in Cupertino to a TV set, but Jobs did not reveal. It then regularly circulated about the alleged new Apple TV. The name Apple TV is, however, already tied to the set-top box, which for years provides television channels with an iOS-like interface; access to iTunes has and brings content from the iPhone and iPad on the big screen. In Britain, a channel called iTV radiates from its program since 1955. Thus the two popular names for Apple's television are already occupied. So it's exciting to what name at the end and the choice is.

The predictions concerning the size of the Apple TV's vary between 30, 42 and 50 inches - with more than just a screen size to start are possible. A retina display size that would still priceless. Apple CEO Tim Cook recently referred OLED as insufficient, so it will be interesting, the technology for which Apple chooses. With the iMac and the Thunderbolt display Apple has screens on offer, which could be modeled on the design of a television. Alternatively, there is also an orientation on iPad mini or a completely different appearance. So far, however, only curiosity raged outside Cupertino and waiting for them to publish their designs for the iTV. From the company headquarters, there has been no evidence for this yet.

Movies, series and music and more already sell through its iTunes store. A basic listing is thus available, but on a TV of course also includes the classic television. In addition, there will certainly be apps for the small screen and possibly Apple uses this opportunity to also introduce the iTunes Store flat rate offers. With the surface of the set-top box Apple TV Apple has been trying for several years in practice, such as a TV remote control. The user interface of the iTV will indeed guided by the appearance of the Apple TV software, but will certainly be changed by Apple and yet to clarify them.

A television of course Apple can go wireless or cable network online. In addition, probably a ThunderBolt port is available, the Apple used on all computers. To USB ports and there is no way a TV needs logically an antenna input. Exciting is the question of whether Tim Cook and his team believe that external devices may provide via HDMI, DVI or VGA video signals, or whether they consider unnecessary. There is so far no one really sure. According to the predictions of some experts, it would have been the end of 2012 Apple TV is able to buy. Currently, the fall is 2013 as the earliest release date, said an announcement would be considered as early as March. Surely this is long but not yet. Apple may wait even two or three years to present a perfect device with affordable Retina display.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Trick to Bypasses code lock the iPhone

A few days ago Apple has released iOS version 6.1.3, which has patched critical vulnerabilities. However, the update causes problems: it means that a password lock on the iPhone is partially invalid. The 6.1.3 update for iOS is not the first update, prepared to rectify the problems. On YouTube, a user named Barraquito uploaded a video. It shows how the code lock an iPhone 4 is bypassed with iOS 6.1.3. Therefore, the voice dialing function is activated. This can also be used when the screen is locked by the user presses the button below the display for a long time. About a voice command selects the iPhone a number and the user has to remove the SIM card so that the call is terminated. Now the iPhone is free to access to the phone app, without asking for the code. An unauthorized person could access to the address book thro this app and part with all the contacts stored and the images from the Photos app. apparently this trick only works with the iPhone 4 and 3GS. All models that are already using Siri, therefore are not affected. To close the gap for the time being, users should disable the voice dial feature in the settings.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Popular board game Abalone officially available for iOS!

Now the popular board game Abalone is available for iOS; with vibrant graphics and beautiful tones it produces almost the same feel as the originals. Abalone is a game for two. In the app you can also play against the computer. On a hexagonal field are white and black balls. You may move one, two or three balls at the same time in one direction (in a diagonal line, or move sideways). Here you have the balls of different color space from the crowd. If it is your opponent in a row over while more balls than he have available, you can oust him from the board. Who first six balls swept the enemy from the field wins. The principle is easily learned. In the iOS version, there are several configuration options. A compelling 3D design has yet to play this game. Strategy board game for lovers or sympathizers abalone is exactly on the iPad and iPhone right now.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wacom Cintiq 13HD

Wacom introduces a new 13HD Cintiq with interactive pen display. It replaces the Cintiq 12WX entry level, adopting a 13.3 "HD, a new base and a new pen. According to Wacom, customers found the Cintiq 12WX screen too small, while the tablet was also quite impressive. The Cintiq 13HD therefore adopts a 13.3 " bigger size, while itself being very compact with thinner edges. Cintiq 13HD is also the thinnest, partly because it no longer includes base : Wacom book instead a removable base which allows you to place the tablet in four positions (flat, 22 °, 30 °, 50 °), against three for the 12WX.

The new Cintiq input range of a lot like a tablet Intuos range: Wacom also makes no secret of their intentions. It thus takes the arrangement of buttons on the previous version, with four Express Keys but abandoning the touch wheel in favor of a five-button D-pad. It loses the zooming or resizing progressive tools, but you can always assign to each of the nine buttons of Cintiq 13HD for a specific function with Wacom utility. We can therefore find the zooming (up and down buttons D-pad for example), and especially to assign one button several shortcuts via a radial menu. Each menu may itself contain sub-menus can theoretically assign 4000 functions to each button!

Note that this utility is compatible with all versions of Windows since XP, all versions of OS X for Mac OS X 10.6 and some GNU / Linux distributions. This is good, but keeps in mind that Wacom is abandoning Windows 2000, Mac OS X 10.3 and Mac OS X 10.4. The new Stylus Pro Pen is more comfortable to hold (new coating gummed) and balanced (thinner rear) than the previous version. Comes with accessories in a carrying case, offering 2048 levels of pressure and is always sensitive to tilt.

You can use the stylus on the new Intuos and Cintiq old and vice versa using the Cintiq 13HD on the former also. Wacom also commercialize the Pen Pro separately, for a price of about € 75 with case. In our fast handling of the Cintiq 13HD, we particularly appreciated the resolution of the screen. At 166 dpi, it is certainly much less than the Retina display (over 220 dpi), but is much higher than that of most Mac screens (100 to 130 dpi), and especially that of the Cintiq 22HD and 24HD. The viewing angles are excellent (178 °), but the only correct colorimetric (72% of the RGB color space, the possibility of calibration). The Cintiq 13HD will be available for a suggested retail price of € 899.90 inclusive of VAT for the month of April 2013 - can already pre-order in some stores.

A New Trojan infiltrates Mac OS X via major browsers

Malicious software called Trojan.Yontoo.1 currently raging on Mac OS X via booby-trapped web pages that install without the knowledge of users. It then scans the web for navigation display advertising screens through which malware authors are remunerated. We heard more about this kind of Trojans in Windows, But this time it is Mac OS X is a new victim of malware, identified by the Russian publisher of security solutions Doctor Web. It is a Trojan horse identified as the Trojan.Yontoo.1 that spreads through web pages offering trapped trailers movies.

The user is prompted to install a missing plug-in, a video player, a download accelerator or a program to improve the video quality. An application called "Twit Tube Free" will now install by adding a plug-in web browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome) that will monitor the peregrinations of the victim and her Canvas serve ads on each page visited. The authors of the scam remunerate the number of advertisements seen. To get rid of this trojan, users must remove the plug-in for their browser and perform a virus scan.