Kindle Fire Update

Kindle Fire update is now available to all tablet owners who are eager to take advantage of improvements offered by Amazon. Kindle Fire owners whose devices are running system version 6.0 or 6.1 should update their software to version 6.2.1, which is the latest stable release of the Amazon software.

Kindle Fire Update

Most devices would get the update automatically, but it is also possible to get the Kindle Fire update manually trough Amazon’s website.

The update markedly improves the touch screen behavior and overall performance of the system although there are omissions too. Amazon also updated their software to allow for protection of Wi-Fi connections through password.

On the other hand, the makers of Kindle Fire decided not to address a security issue that is widely described as a major bug in the system. For example, the tablet is not protected against online purchases once a user has logged on, while no additional password is required to purchase items from the Amazon App Store. The latest Kindle Fire Update does not address this issue, leaving the device largely unprotected once a user is logged on and is not keeping a close eye on it.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Android Ice Cream Sandwich unveiled

South Korean manufacturer Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Nexus device that runs the latest Android 4.0 operating system by Google. The official release of the 4.65in-device running the software named “Ice Cream Sandwich” took place in Hing Kong, aiming to replace the “Nexus S” smartphone running the previous version of Android, “Gingerbread.” The device features Super Amoled screen with 1280×720 pixel resolution.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The phone features plenty of extras like a 5 megapixel camera, 1080p video camera, reduced shutter delay for taking pictures, and picture effects. A major innovation is the built-in facial recognition functionality complemented by Near Field Communications (NFC) technology that allows short-range transactions. The device is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.

The face recognition functionality, called “Face Unlock,” is incorporated by Google developers into the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, while Android Beam utilizes NFC to share web pages, apps and YouTube videos with other devices that boast the same functionality.

Andy Rubin, Google’s head of mobile, went on to say that Android users are now able to capture and share day life moments with family and friends, taking advantage of redesigned contacts browsing functionality that combines high-resolution photos and updates from Google+ and other social services. He told journalists that Google introduced a new font that is optimized for HD displays and rethought the way the keyboard is working. Users can search emails offline and enjoy more interactive notifications, with the new operating system and the People app, he added. The Ice Cream Sandwich also features voice recognition for composing tweets, emails or texts on customers’ phones.

Amazon Unveils Kindle Fire Tablet

Amazon unveiled the $199 Kindle Fire tablet and a $99 touch version of its e-book reader, the Kindle Touch, fueling fierce tablet price wars. The company also released a $79 non-touch Kindle version, all of them showcased by Amazon head Jeff Bezos. The Kindle Fire tablet features an IPS display, an ultra-wide viewing angle, complemented by fast dual-core processor, Bezos told journalists.

Amazon Fire Tablet

The new tablet is able to merge all existing Amazon’s services, offering access to 100,000 movies and TV shows. Customer will have access to 17 million songs with Amazon’s Whispersync service now covering movies and TV shows. Other services available through the Fire include Amazon Web Services, Prime, Kindle, Instant Video, MP3, and the AppStore.

According to Bezos, the Kindle Touch e-book features an advanced E Ink display, infrared touch interface, and extra long battery life. In addition, the touch version of the tablet offers access to millions of e-books, free storage in the Amazon Cloud, and Audible integration with the Wi-Fi Kindle Touch being sold for $99. A 3G version of the Touch is priced at $149. The non-touch Kindle sells for $79 and is 18 percent smaller than previous Kindles, Bezos told the press.

Industry analysts commented that the $199 Kindle Fire offers great functionality at a very competitive price thus leading to a fierce price war in the tablet market in the last quarter of the year. Apple, Barnes and Noble, Microsoft, and other tablet vendors will be forced to lower their prices the utmost or provide additional functionality and services at their current prices to cope with the competitive prices offered by Amazon, experts said.

iPhone 5 Release Rumor

The iPhone 5 official release is scheduled for the first week of October with initial ordering of the device starting this week, Apple insiders said. Sprint will also take part in the release of long awaited iPhone 5, together with telecommunication giants AT&T and Verizon, sources said.

iphone 5 release date

On the other hand, so many rumors have been around for long time undermining the importance of real news about the device that would hardly offer unseen functionality. Reportedly, two prototypes of iPhone 5 have been lost in the past year but no one ever confirmed the news iPhone 5 prototype really exists or that it is being tested by Apple and vendor employees.

The iPhone 5′ s operating system, iOS 5, is reportedly in the very late stages of beta testing, but there is a long way from beta testing to actual official release of a mobile phone operating system. Apple intentionally is keeping quiet on the date of iPhone 5′s release fueling rumors that help market the device even before it appears in public. Marketing experts expect the new mobile phone to skyrocket in terms of demand while Apple fans are eagerly waiting the official release of iPhone 5 for months and years.

Apple iPhone 5 Update: iPhone 5 Release Date

Apple’s iPhone 5 release date is close and AT&T employees have been warned not take their time because the big event is expected soon. Rumors are that the iPhone 5 release date is set for September and the smart phone will hit the ground running after most people are back from their summer vacations.

iPhone 5 Release Date

Apple’s Peter Oppenheimer mysteriously commented earlier this month that a “future product transition” is expected in September, without elaborating. However, media recently released a story that the iPhone 5 release date is nearing after a man had been reportedly seen using the device in a train in the United States.

Rumors are the company plans to introduce two versions of the device at once, with a cheaper model and a flagship version of the smart phone. Industry sources hinted that a less expensive version of the iPhone4 will also be available. Actually, most of the hype might be intentionally fueled by Apple’s marketing specialist who fuel rumors that keep the buzz live and going while booting sales of existing iPhone models. Anyway, those who expect an inexpensive version of any product by Apple would be disappointed because the company first has to replace expensive suppliers with cheaper yet quality ones prior to start shipping cheaper iPhone and iPads.

Internet Kissing Machine

Okay, I had to take a double look whenever I saw that the Japanese had invested an internet kissing machine. What in the world could this possibly mean. It’s pretty obvious that it has to do with kissing and the internet but how does this work and what does it do. Supposedly this machine is going to allow you to “french kiss” someone over the internet.

internet kissing machineThis internet kissing machine seems to be pretty interesting to people that want to have long distances internet relationships. Apparently if you and your lover are far away you each get one of these devices and it will seem as if you are “french kissing”. This is a pretty funny concept to me and there is even an video.

The video shows a Japanese developer demonstrating how you use your tongue to stimulate the stick to make the other stick that would be in the other person’s mouth to make it feel like kissing. I couldn’t help but hope that people really do not kiss the way this guy was demonstrating in the video. If you want to see the video you can go to this link: Internet Kissing Machine . What are your thoughts?

White iPhone 4: Coming Thursday

There has been a lot of rumors and speculation about the White iPhone 4. Apple has decided to end these rumors and announced that this phone will be available for purchase Thursday. “The white iPhone 4 has finally arrived and it’s beautiful,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior VP of worldwide product marketing. Schiller had previously announced this phone for spring.

white iphone 4There is nothing new according to functionality when it comes to the white iPhone 4. The only thing that is different is that the phone is white. The white iPhone 4 will be available in Apple’s online store and retail stores, as well as AT&T and Verizon Wireless stores and select Apple authorized resellers. This new color phone is going to be the same price as the black version: $199 for the 16 GB model and $299 for the 32 GB model and this is with a two year agreement.

Besides for America, Apple plans to make the white iPhone 4 available in the following countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Macau, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand and the UK. Apple is quoted saying that the phone should be in “many more countries around the world soon.”

RIMM: Allowing Android Applications

Well it looks like RIMM or Research In Motion is going to allow Android applications to run on its PlayBook tablet device. This mobile-device maker said it is going to explain the application ecosystem for the Playbook. It is going to do this by launching tow so-called “app players” which will allow Google Inc’s Android operating system and BlackBerry Java apps to run.

RIMM is expected to have these app players available this summer. We believe this is why Steve Jobs got the iPad 2 launched before summer. He was very wise to get a jump on the competition. RIMM is no dummy either since people are going to be in the buying mood whenever the weather is nice and summer vacation is going on. The tablet is expected to be available on April 19th.

There has been a sharp jump in popularity for the Android mobile platform. This could be because it its use is expanding among popular phones. There are going to be three models of the PlayBook that are going to be available according to what RIMM said Tuesday. Both the iPad and the new PlayBook are going to be around the same price.

Kristen Schaal: Who Wouldn’t Love Her?

Kristen Schaal is quite the quirky little lady. She may have a very “different” look than many of the famous folks that you see but she works it! One thing is for sure – you can’t forget that face. Kristen Schaal redefines beauty with her look.

Now Kristen Schaal is up to some new tricks. She has done some hilarious commercials for Sony Ericsson smart phone. There are some that you may not be interested in watching with your kids but if you like adult type humor you’ll love them. Kristen Schall is hilarious in these commercials.

This American actress, writer and comedian is best known for her role as Mel in the HBO series Flight of the Conchords and she is also a contributor on The Daily Show. If you can’t get enough of Kristen Schaal then you have to check out these videos.

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Buy An iPad 2: When Can I Buy The New iPad?

You may be trying to find out when you can get this new awesome gadget that many people are salivating over. You have got a couple more days to wait. The release date is on March the 11th. You can then buy an iPad 2.

If you want to buy an iPad 2 you are going to have to fork over a pretty penny just like you did for the first generation iPad. The price is supposed to start out about $495 which is not bad for a new piece of technology. In a year or so the price should go down considerably. If you want to buy an iPad 2 any time soon though you are going to have to come up with the cash.

There are a few different places you are going to be able to get this new gadget. The Apple store and Apple.com of course is going to be one place. Apple.com says that they are offering quick and free shipping. If you want to buy an iPad 2 you can also go to Best Buy and some people are even saying that Walmart and Sam’s Club will be selling them as well.