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Sony NEX-6 to be Released in September?

Published on August 8, 2012 by in Gadget

It was wildly rumored that Sony will release NEX-F5, the successor of NEX-5N, on September 2012.

However, according to Sony Alpha Rumors, NEX-6, a model in between NEX-5 and NEX-7, will be released on September as well.

Also, both NEX-F5 and NEX-6 are rumored to have build-in wireless LAN. Let’s stay tuned then!

 
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Get the Model Name of the iOS Device

Apple does not provide an NS function for getting the device model. However, the following code can achieve task:

 

#include <sys/types.h> 
#include <sys/sysctl.h>

 - (NSString *)deviceName { 
     
size_t size;     

// get the size of the returned device name     
sysctlbyname("hw.machine", NULL, &size, NULL, 0);   
  
// Allocate the space to store name     
char *name = malloc(size);    
 
// Get the device name    
sysctlbyname("hw.machine", name, &size, NULL, 0);   
  
// Place the name into a NSString     
NSString *platform= [NSString stringWithCString:name];     
free(name); 

if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone1,1"])    return @"iPhone1G GSM"; 
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone1,2"])    return @"iPhone3G GSM"; 
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone2,1"])    return @"iPhone3GS GSM"; 
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,1"])    return @"iPhone4 GSM"; 
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone3,3"])    return @"iPhone4 CDMA"; 
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone4,1"])    return @"iPhone4S"; 
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPhone5,1"])    return @"iPhone5"; 
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod1,1"])      return @"iPod 1G"; 
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod2,1"])      return @"iPod 2G"; 
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod3,1"])      return @"iPod 3G"; 
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPod4,1"])      return @"iPod 4G"; 
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad1,1"])      return @"iPad WiFi"; 
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,1"])      return @"iPad2 WiFi"; 
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,2"])      return @"iPad2 GSM"; 
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,3"])      return @"iPad2 CDMAV"; 
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"iPad2,4"])      return @"iPad2 CDMAS"; 
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"i386"])         return @"Simulator"; 
if ([platform isEqualToString:@"x86_64"])       return @"Simulator";

}



				
 
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iPad Mini’s Housing Exposed?

Published on August 5, 2012 by in Gadget

Is this the housing of the new iPad Mini?

This is the latest leaked photo from China and it looks like to be the housing of the rumored 7″ iPad Mini.

 
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 To Be Released on Aug 9

Published on August 3, 2012 by in Gadget

Samsung has started inviting selected customers to participate a demonstration of the Galaxy Note 10.1 on Aug 9 at Hong Kong.

SAMSUNG GALAXY Note 10.1 Features:

  • 10.1″ PLS TFT Display、1,280 x 800 pixels
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • SAMSUNG Exynos 4412, 1.4GHz Quad-Core CPU
  • Memory: 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM
  • Camera
    Main(Rear): 3 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash
    Sub(Front): 2 Megapixel Camera
  • Video
    Codec: -MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8
    Format-: 3GP(MP4), WMV(ASF), AVI, FLV, MKV, WebM
    Playback/ Recording: -1080p Full HD@30fps, 720p HD@30fps
  • Sensor
    Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light, Gyroscope
  • Connectivity
    Bluetooth technology v 3.0 (Apt-X Codec support)
    USB 2.0 Host
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Channel Bonding
    HSPA + 21Mbps
  • Dimension
    256.7 x 175.3 x 8.9 mm, 583g
  • Battery
    Standard battery, Li-ion 7,000mAh

 

 
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IDC: iPad’s Market Share Up To 68.2% Q2 2012

Published on August 2, 2012 by in Gadget

The latest report from IDC shows that Apple shipped out over 17 million iPads in Q2 2012, over 68% of the worldwide tablet market share.

Kindle Fire still cannot post a real threat to Apple iPad although Amazon does manage to improve on their Q1 figure. Amazon has shipped out about 1.3 million Kindle Fire in Q2 2012 and is now the third largest tablet manufacturer behind Samsung and Apple.

IDC: Tablet's Market Share


 
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Sharp Starts Shipping Displays for iPhone 5

Published on August 2, 2012 by in iPhone 5

Sharp’s new president Takashi Okuda has indicated that they will be shipping displays this month for the next iPhone – iPhone 5.

Sharp has become one of the three display suppliers last year. The other  suppliers are LG and Japan Display.

It is widely rumored that the display size of the next iPhone would be 4 inch and it is 30% larger than iPhone 4/4s.

 
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Apple iPad mini and iPhone 5 To Be Released on Sept 21

Published on August 1, 2012 by in Gadget

It is widely rumored today that Apple will announce iPad mini and iPhone 5 at a special event on Sept 12, 2012 and both products will be released 9 days later on Sept 21, 2012.

The latest rumor is that the iPad mini will has a 7.X inch retina display that has the same scale ratio of the current iPad, a dual-core A5X CPU, and a 19 pins dock connector.

On the other hand, the iPhone 5 is rumored to have a 4 inch 16:9 retina display and a 19 pins dock connector.

iLab Factory : iPhone 5 Housings?

 
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Recover Deleted Photos in Memory Card

Just delete your important photos?

No worry! Recover deleted photos in the memory card or USB storage might not be as difficult as one thought (given you have the right tool).

While there are many tools that are free to try, most of them have size limitations unless you pay for the full version.

However, there is a free photo recovery software from Sony.

You can download the software here.

Just go to the Download section. Enter “SF-16NX” as the model name and “12345678900” as the serial number.

Once downloaded the installation file, the installation procedures are straight forward.

It supports all Sony memory cards as well as other brands cards (although Sony does not say so!)

 
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