Apple has been in the news a lot lately. From unveiling its quarter profits to the iPhone 4 antenna problems, Apple is trying its best to please everyone, so to say.
Now the brand wants to further explore the multi-touch technology by introducing its “Magic Trackpad.” The Magic Trackpad is Apple’s aim to bring multi-touch technology to its desktop systems. It is a navigation device that bears similar looks to the trackpads found on the MacBook Pro line of laptops.
Apple will be selling the Magic Trackpad for $69. With the Magic Trackpad, the same gestures can be applied just as the gestures used on the laptops. The Magic Trackpad works on two AA batteries. It can be connected wirelessly to your PC by using Bluetooth.
Among the gestures that can be performed on Apple’s trackpad include adjusting the size by pinching and spreading, rotating and swiping. All of these gestures are said to be supported in the current versions of the Mac OS X. The Apple Magic Trackpad is available to be purchased from Apple Store.
The Canon’s Helix v2 has the capabilities of providing print queue automation which enables the transfer of printing jobs throughout the network, optimizing printing volumes and also providing error free printing or missing printing jobs when there are any manual interventions.
It also supports the scanning of images which enables the manipulation of images, editing to specific hard copies content such as conversion into a high-quality digital format. Apart from that, it is also designed with advanced template to accommodate a wide range of document types, provide an expansion of its off-line finishing options, plus also improving the tab handling ability to cater for difficult task and apply a fast printing of the jobs.
It also supports larger printing format especially for accounting usage. This feature enables the system to handle native documents and doing customization according to the preferred media sizes. In other words, the Helix Production Workflow helps to simplify administration and operational processes through its integration of automated process with lots of ideal solutions catering for in-house printing management whether for the office or for the CRD environments.
The availability of the Helix v2 augurs well for the recently released imageRUNNER Advance 8000 series especially to Central Reprographics Departments (CRDs), print-for-pay businesses and other Canon’s customers.
For all those who have been eagerly awaiting the new 3D camcorder from Panasonic can now have the details concerning the first consumer 3D camcorder. If things were planned accordingly, the camcorder was supposed to be unveiled by Panasonic on July 28th but it seems like someone was impatient in the wait.
It has been said that someone from Panasonic’s side accidentally updated the Panasonic HDC-SDT750 3D camcorder page early thus letting out all the details concerning this awaited 3D camcorder. Those who have seen the camera’s details claim that it is just like the Panasonic HDC-HS700 but with the 3D lens on the front.
For now, several details concerning the first 3D consumer camcorder have been released and among them, we now know that the camcorder can shoot 1080p 3D at 60 fps. Nevertheless, experts say that Panasonic will definitely properly unveil the camcorder next week in Tokyo. Panasonic all along has been very excited for its “World’s First 3D Shooting Camcorder”.
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Panasonic unveils today its newest addition to its popular LUMIX FZ-Series digital cameras, the LUMIX FZ40 and the LUMIX FZ100. The LUMIX DMC-FZ40 hybrid digital camera has a powerful 24x optical zoom and creative manual operations to enable professional photographers as well as amateurs the chance to take sharp and High Definition (HD) videos. This 14.1-megapixel model consists of a 25mm ultra-wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens and a new image processing system for better picture and video quality. It also includes the Intelligent Resolution technology to enable photographers to focus on finer details. The Sonic Speed Auto Focus (AF) and high-speed start-up are definitely an added advantage.
The Panasonic LUMIX FZ100 features a new 14-megapixel CMOS sensor which allows full 1920 x 1080 HD video in the AVCHD format and a fast 11 frames-per-second with full resolution. The lens is a 24x 25-600mm f/2.8-5.2 (35mm equivalent) Leica DC Vario-Elmarit zoom with Panasonic’s Power O.I.S. image stabilization, with easy-to-use features.
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3D technology continues to be featured in everything from cameras to projectors and most recently, camcorders. Panasonic recently unveiled that it will be launching a new consumer 3D camcorder by next week.
The new Panasonic 3D camcorder can be used to record images in 3D. Not that many details have been released on this device as Panasonic has yet to unveil the device. Aside from this 3D camcorder, Panasonic has also launched their 3D Television set into the market. Earlier on, the brand also released a 3D camera but sources claim that this 3D camcorder will cost lesser than what the camera sold for. It is about the same size though.
The product launch will be done in Tokyo on the 28th of July where more details will be released on the first consumer 3D-capable camcorder. Here’s wishing Panasonic all the best.
Things are really going great for Apple aside from the iPhone 4’s antenna incident. The big brand recently announced their earnings for the first quarter of this year. From January to June 2010, Apple’s net income is $3.25 billion, a number that even Wall Street didn’t expect.
Apple did report earlier than the sale of the iPhone 4 is the most successful than of the previous products. But based on the quarterly revenue, it was Apple’s iPad tablets that helped made the company earned 78 percent more of what they earned last year. As a matter of fact, the Apple iPads sold more than the Mac computers did, or almost the same. The Q3 earnings are the most that Apple has ever earned.
Before the end of this quarter, Apple sold 1.7 million iPhones 4 in just three days and a total number of 8.4 million iPhones were sold this year only. The number of iPhones sold last year was 61 percent lesser than the 2010 number. We’re just hoping that with the profit they made this year, Apple should figure out a solution to solve the iPhone 4 antenna issues.
This is the question that’s been rounding the online world since last week. For quite some time now, there have been rumors of a possible successor to the Nikon’s D90 but since nothing was confirmed, the rumor died down on its own. Now rumors for the Nikon D90 replacement are doing the rounds again and this time, more details have been out to support this rumor.
For starters, retailers have been asked by Nikon to return all the D90 demo units. Another piece of news suggests that Photokina will unveil the new replacement for the SB-600 flash at their show soon. No other details based on the show were released.
The Nikon D90’s new replacement is rumored to be named D8000 and it might come with a 12-megapixel sensor and might feature 1080p video recording. As of now, Nikon has not official commented on whether or not a replacement for the D90 exists. We’ll just have to wait and see.
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Some time back at the PMA event, we mentioned the Sigma 17-50mm F/2.8 EX DC OS HSM zoom lens and now the company has just announced the price and availability date of their new lens. Based on a press release, the lens has been released to be purchased at the price of $980.
The new lens has been specially designed for cameras with APS-C sensors and it also comes with Sigma’s FLD glass. It comes with an OS that has up to four extra stops of hand-held stablization.
The Canon-mount version of the lens is the one that is in the market right now and it is set to work with Canon DSLRs. Buyers and owners of other DSLR brands such as Nikon, Sigma, Sony and Pentax will soon be able to purchase their camera’s version in the market. For now, only the Canon-mount version is out and the rest will be out in the coming weeks from now.
Finally in India, Sony Ericsson has launched their new smartphones which consist of the new Xperia X8, Yendo and Cedar smartphones. All of these phones were already released in the US and UK. We all know that brands tend to look at response in the main countries first before proceeding to launch it in third world countries.
All these three new smartphones come with many features set to attract consumers. The SE Xperia X8 comes with a 3-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen that features a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. There’s also a 3.2 megapixel camera. The phone runs on a 600MHz processor and works on Android OS 1.6.
It comes with network connectivity features that allow access to several apps for both normal and multimedia use. It also comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It comes with a 128MB of internal memory and there’s a microSD card slot that can support of up to 2GB. All of these three phones from Sony Ericsson are now out in India.
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For those who have been eagerly awaiting this device, can rest assured as Sprint will finally release the Motorola i1 from July 25. The phone as everyone knows comes ready with WiFi and has a 3.1-inch HVGA touchscreen. It has a 5-megapixel camera. It features a SWYPE keyboard. There’s also the Opera Mini 5 browser.
Sure, this phone is different and maybe simple for your tastes but think about the good network. Unlike other good phones that are offered with a bad network, this phone will work on Sprint’s network. Sprint already has a good reputation in the market, not forgetting the fantastic 3G network.
Surely, the Motorola i1 will be better working on the Sprint. The phone also includes Swype which somehow is a first and experts are reporting that more and more smartphones working on Android might just implement the new keyboard type. Get ready for Sprint’s Motorola i1 starting July 25.