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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

The New Apple iPad

As you might of heard we have been talking about this absolutely stunning device, the Apple iPad. But now, it presents to you fun and it adds more gadgets. It is … the New Apple iPad!

This new device has the same 9.7-inch display, but it is much lighter and thinner. It also has built in USB slot and there is still more to come! Two awesome features are the fact that it has FaceTime and a built in camera as well as the microphone. Why? Because although it is HD and not really used as phone, now that these two new features have come to the iPad, you can talk to your mates just like a phone. Also you can see their faces in HD.
The old one has been a great success and selling over 3 million iPad’s in 80 days after its launch in April 2010. Apple said that the old iPad would sell 16 million iPad’s, which they managed to complete and now they are aiming even higher to sell 35 million new iPad’s by the end of 2011.

This amazing gadget should be out by January 2011 so here are the prices:

iPad with Wi-Fi:

16GB: £429 Free Delivery within 24 hours

32GB: £499 Free Delivery within 24 hours

64GB: £599 Free Delivery within 24 hours

iPad with Wi-Fi and 3G:

16GB: £529 Free Delivery within 24 hours

32GB: £599 Free Delivery within 24 hours

64GB: £699 Free Delivery Within 24 hours       

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab vs. Apple iPad

Obviously most people are thinking “Well it’s an iPad, of course it’s better.” Well Samsung has unleashed a new power……. The NEW Samsung Galaxy Tab!
But how does it do against the iPad, well….

Display: Winner Apple iPad

The iPad incorporates a touch-sensitive IPS display that measures 9.7 inches across. It is undoubtedly an amazing screen, boasting a resolution of 768 x 1,024 pixels.
Samsung has gone for a slightly smaller display in the Galaxy Tab but it still is an impressive amount of 7 inches. All in all, the Galaxy Tab is 600 x 1,024 pixels o it makes the iPad win this round. And of course, it’s HD!

Size & Weight: Winner Samsung Galaxy Tab

Despite its size, the Apple iPad measures 242.8 x 189.7 x 13.4 mm and weighs 680g altogether (it feels a lot lighter when you put it on your hands). With its 7-inch display, the Galaxy Tab is obviously a lot smaller.
Samsung's quoted dimensions are 190.09 x 120.45 x 11.98mm, which makes it thinner than Apple's device. The Galaxy Tab weighs 380g so it is nearly half the iPad’s weight.

We say that it is a draw because The Galaxy Tab is more portable, has Android, is a better book and has a video caller. The iPad is HD ready, got a better system and is the bigger version of the Galaxy Tab. It is supposed to be a computer without a keyboard that has things like apps as well as the iPhone.  

Wireless: Winner Samsung Galaxy Tab

This is considering you buy the simple WiFi+3G iPad. Galaxy has arguably better connectivity and you can make phone calls and send and receive SMS/MMS and there is very good wireless and Bluetooth.

Storage: Winner Galaxy Tab (Let’s call it a draw)

Both Products have many options depending on how much you want to spend.

Camera: Galaxy Tab (obviously iPad doesn’t have one)

Though the new iPad coming out after Christmas will have one plus much, much more.

Overall Decision: Draw

We say that it is a draw because The Galaxy Tab is more portable, has Android, is a better book and has a video caller. The iPad is HD ready, got a better system and is the bigger version of the Galaxy Tab. It is supposed to be a computer without a keyboard that has things like apps as well as the iPhone.  

They’ve both got good stuff in it and the decisions are often controversial, However, if you ask me, I would by the iPad after Christmas because of the iPad’s beautiful design and its sheer simplicity both in the design and in the OS. Plus there will be many additions (We’ll post this later). But that’s just me!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

iPad vs. Kindle,               which is better as a book

This is a real tough question, iPad or Kindle? The iPad has some really good advantages such as the applications and the built in microphone. And the Amazon Kindle also has some advantages such as the dictionary, the keyboard and the eBook reader. So, which one’s better, iPad or Kindle?   

Readability: Winner Amazon Kindle

Even though the iPad’s IPS LCD screen has technically contrasts a lot more than the Kindle, it manages an excellent way of reading, even through direct sunlight. And the lack of a 60Hz refresh rate makes it easier on the eyes over many hours.

Graphics: Winner Apple iPad

After a win by the Amazon Kindle, I have to say the Kindle has pretty rubbish graphics. It just makes any old newspaper like a technological triumph. For magazines and other stuff like that, the Kindle truly can’t compare. 

Portability: Winner Amazon Kindle

I have to admit they’re both really good and they can both fit even in a packed schoolbag, but when it comes to compare, the Kindle wins by miles! Measuring only 0.34 inches and 8.7 ounces, the Kindle makes the 0.5 inch-thick and 24 ounce iPad feel really heavy.

Battery Life: Winner Amazon Kindle

The iPad itself holds an impressive amount of 10hrs of charge, but to read a book it’s not enough and to charge it up again it will take another 10hrs. However, the Amazon Kindle holds up to a mammoth amount of 10 DAYS! And the 3G? Three weeks.

 Library: Winner Apple iPad

You could count forever comparing Apple’s iTunes book library to Amazon’s Kindle library, but the simple fact is this: The Kindle can only access Amazon’s library, the iPad can access Apple’s iTunes store, the Amazon Kindle store, Barnes & Noble’s Nook library, and more, all through apps.

Price: Winner Amazon Kindle
 The Kindle is sold at a price of $139 for a Wi-Fi only version, and $189 for a version with lifetime 3G access for downloading books on the go. The cheapest Wi-Fi iPad runs for $499, and the 3G $629 plus data charges of at least $15 monthly by AT&T.

Overall Winner: Amazon Kindle

Ok, yes it’s true. The Amazon Kindle is better than the iPad in reading books. But that’s only in reading books, don’t forget.

iPhone, Essential apps from 10 Categories

Here are 10 different categories of my choice and I have the best or most useful from each one. Enjoy.

Category 1)   Cooking, Jamie Oliver’s 20 minute meals   £4.99

Invite a celebrity chef into your kitchen and cook over 60 stunningly amazing dishes if you download this app. Fully loaded with all the ingredients and instructions needed to make these awesome dishes, this is a wicked app for cooking lovers. 

Category 2)   The Great Outdoors, Surf Report    FREE

Are you going surfing and don’t know about the weather conditions? Well with surf report you can see the surf height, swell direction, tide, weather and many more for thousands of beaches.

Category 3)   Work, square   FREE

Square is the mobile payment system that enables you to accept credit card payments from friends & customers- with no contracts, monthly fees or hidden costs. Just plug the card reader and get going!

Category 4)   Music, GuitarToolkit  £6.25     

GuitarToolkit is the app for playing songs and chords on the guitar. You can play over 500,000 chord variations to get you going and also you can tune your own guitar, play on the fret board, put the metronome on, play chords and even play a 6 string guitar! 

Category 5)  Students  

Now for this category I couldn’t decide which app was better National Geographic World Atlas (£1.25) or Periodic (£0.62). So in the end I said I will go with both.

1)  World Atlas, £1.25
National Geographic World Atlas is the app where it shows you the map of the world as well as the political map, executive map and the satellite map. It is very accurate and it shows the capital city, airports, hospitals and many, many more!

2)  Periodic, £0.62

Periodic is one of the only ways of carrying the whole periodic table with you on the iPhone. It has every single element in the periodic table and whenever a new one is discovered, you can update it and it will automatically bring it up.

Category 6) Working Out, Hundred PushUps £1.25      

 Impress yourself, friends and family by doing the Hundred PushUps workout for six weeks. You do 100 push ups every day and it also tells you at what speed you should do it at, when to have a rest and when to drink water.

Category 7) Managing Money, E*Trade FREE

 With E*Trade you can trade anytime, anywhere and get free streaming real-time quotes, read news, transfer funds, view your portfolio and much more.

Category 8) Fun & Games, Angry Birds £0.62

Angry Birds is a game in which this evil guy steals some of the birds’ eggs and so they get angry. Along the way you meet different types of birds such as the black ninja, someone who explodes when you touch him, or the speedy yellow dude, he goes really fast when you touch him.

Category 9) Travelling, Currency FREE

With Currency you can convert money into 100 different currencies. Choose your main currency and then convert anything you like.

Final Category) Remote Control, Mercedes-Benz mbrace FREE  

With this app you can locate your Mercedes, lock it and also unlock it. If you are finding some difficulties and you need some assistance then press the assistance button. I think it is one of the only keyless controls ever made.

Well, that’s the end. I certainly hope it helped. Whenever I think something better has come, I will update it so keep checking!  

Friday, 19 November 2010

Top 25 iPad apps!

You’ve got the iPad, that’s the easy part. Now let’s put it in use. Here, in my opinion, are 25 of the most epic apps and utilities. (Sorry but the apps are not in order of the way I like them).

1)   1Password    £2.39

 Step forward and buy this surprisingly useful app where you can type a much longer password which can take many letters and numbers unlike the normal apple passcode where you can only type 4 numbers. Also if you forget you’re apple passcode, you may not access your iPad whereas 1Password will let you put a hint.
Here is a link to where you can learn more if you are interested in this app:  http://agilewebsolutions.com/onepassword

2)   New Amazon Kindle   FREE
Have you heard of the New Amazon Kindle? Well it’s a device which lets you read books for free! But to do that you have to pay an awful amount of money to actually buy it. Now you can experience the exact same thing on the iPad for free. It is an amazing app so I suggest you look at this website for more information: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_ipad_mkt_lnd?docId=1000423883

3)    Angry Birds HD   £2.99 (Lite Is FREE!)

iPhone Screenshot 3Have you ever played one of those games where you just sit on the couch all day, level after level? Well if you have, this app is certainly just like that. It’s all about some birds who want to defeat this green guy for no random reason. If I were you I would install the Lite version as it is not that addictive and only contains 12 levels. If you want to get this app then you can check this website out: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/angry-birds/id343200656?mt=8

4)    BBC News    FREE

Late for work maybe or have to go somewhere really quickly? Well this is the app for you (If you’re an adult!). With BBC News you can listen to the news in a car or whilst you’re running if you put your iPad in a bag. It’s simple. It’s quick. It’s FREE!
If your mum or dad is normally late for work, then download this app for them. Just click here for more info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10738882


With this app you can read a VERY WIDE variety of comics. Unfortunately you have to pay for most of the comics but the cost is a lot lower than usual. If you love comics then get cracking and buy this app! Just read this website if you want to be tempted:  http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/04/02/comixologys-ipad-comics-reader-app-in-pictures/

6)    Zinio   FREE

Zinio is a bit like COMIXOLOGY but instead you get to read magazines. Although you have to pay all the apps apart from four, they are updated every so often and are in HD. Give it a try, after all it is free:  http://gb.zinio.com/ipad/  

7)   Civilization Revolution for iPad     £7.99

Sid Meir’s all time classic strategy series lends itself to the iPad. It is the complete version with even more cool features and graphics. It is definitely going on my app list if I ought to buy apps. Will it be your first time you will play a computer game on the iPad? : http://www.civilizationrevolution.com/ipad/

iPad Screenshot 1 
8)       SCRABBLE      £5.99

This is the full way of playing scrabble, the board game where it tests your English to the MAX. But if you buy scrabble today on the iPad then you will be able to play multiplayer as well. If you enjoy the board game you will probably enjoy it on the iPad as well so check: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scrabble-for-ipad/id363306776?mt=8

9)      Labyrinth 2 HD £4.99 (Lite is FREE!)

Labyrinth 2 is a game based on a ball which goes through obstacles which may make the ball fall into a hole. A hole is exactly where not to fall. If you fall in a hole you must restart the level again unless you have a checkpoint. As soon as you go through a checkpoint your game will be saved and whenever you go into a hole you will not have to restart the level. If you are interested, please go onto this website and then you may buy this app: http://www.labyrinth2.com/

10)    Worms 2 Armageddon   £2.99

Worms 2: ArmageddonThis is the game Worms. Well, what are you thinking? 95% of you are probably thinking this is a rubbish game so let’s move on. You’re wrong. Worms is a game where animated worms from 2 different teams use rocket launchers and loads of other Hi-Tech weaponry to destroy each other. Random. If you think you’re interested now go to this website and see someone else’s opinion. It might convince you: http://www.knowyourmobile.com/appleiphone/ipad/ipad-apps/ipad-games-apps/669296/worms_2_armageddon_for_ipad_review.html

11)   BBC iPlayer    FREE

Have you just missed one of your favourite movies or a programme on any of the BBC’s including CBBC. What you can do is just install BBC iPlayer and watch any of the programmes you’ve missed from a week before for FREE!  If you don’t have an iPad or it is temporarily shut down, you can still use by going on the website:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/

iPad Screenshot 512)    Real Racing HD £5.99

Real Racing is a game where you get to steer by tilting the iPad left or right depending on which way you want to turn. It is packed full of fun and you can play both multiplayer and single player. There are loads of tracks to play and loads of cars to choose from. If you might be interested then go on this link for more detail: http://www.crowdedbrain.co.uk/games/real-racing-hd-for-ipad.html

13)    Financial Times   FREE 

The Financial Times is newspaper about economics and finance so your dad might be interested. Every day a new issue is published so he or you might be at company! If you think that this will help your dad on his job, then you can show him this website: http://apps.ft.com/ipad/

14)    The Elements for UK & Ireland   £7.99

The Elements (for short) is an app which has every single element in the periodic table which has been discovered and updates whenever a new one is found. It has a very long description for each element and has a picture for each one. If you think that it might be useful in future life, then here is another website: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/iphone-apps/reference-and-utilities/touch-press-the-elements-uk-and-ireland-694907/review

15)   iFooty +    £1.79   (iFooty is FREE)

iFooty is the app for football leader boards and other stuff. For example when the World cup starts, the score board updates and starts up with new international teams and new scores. If you are a football fan then you can get this app for free: http://ifootyapp.co.uk/ 

16)   iBooks   FREE

iBooks is the new way to read books without paper. Unfortunately, some of the books you have to pay for. But quite a lot of them are free. So if you want to read books a lot cheaper or even free then go to this website at:     http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ibooks/id364709193?mt=8

17)   Dictionary/Thesaurus.com    FREE

A dictionary is just a boring old book which just tells you the meanings of words. Now on the iPad it’s a whole lot cooler. For each word in the English language it writes past, present, and future tense. It also writes its noun, verb, adjective and adverb. And even more! It also writes similar meanings to the word. Now that is cool. If you want this awesome dictionary/thesaurus then go to this website: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dictionary-com-dictionary/id364740856?mt=8

18)   Fieldrunners   £4.99

Fieldrunners is a wicked game where you put towers and turrets everywhere to protect your land. If over 20 people, motorbikes, cars or helicopters get to the other side you lose the game. You can place stuff like turrets, goo cannons, rocket launchers, flamethrowers and zappers which zap you with lightning. Each and every single one of them can get upgraded 3 times. I’ve played this game myself before and it is the best game ever! So if you think that this app is amazing then go to this following website: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fieldrunners-for-ipad/id364204209?mt=8

19)     World Atlas HD   £1.19

This app has been especially made for the iPad. It’s by National Geographic and they present a wide variety of maps for use. It’s also GPS enabled and there are options between political maps, satellite maps etc. etc…. Check the “Map Room” for more details: http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/2010/05/review_national_1.php

20)   Command and Conquer Red Alert   £7.49

The perfect strategy game for the iPad. Good graphics and gameplay. You can build troops, buildings and you can also research technologies which will lead your men to the path of victory! It’s a battle that you can control! Personally I think that this game goes perfectly with iPad style, touch screen gaming. More into the game, you can play as 3 teams: Soviet, Allied and Rising Sun. However, there have been many problems and IGN have given it a tolerable 6.5! Hmm… Check it out: http://uk.wireless.ign.com/articles/108/1081716p1.html

21)   Flight Control HD   £2.99

This is a truly addictive game. Very simple concepts involved, just landing planes, but its sheer simplicity and colourful graphics are what make this a relaxing and enjoyable game. Packed with many levels, multiplayer options and quite addictive gameplay, this is a definite must-buy for the iPad!

22)   Singing Fingers    FREE

This is an app which you can record your own voice but in different speeds and sounds. It is pretty much useless but it is fun and also it’s free! So if you want to know more then look at this video and go to this website at: video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e3sS0HQztw: website: http://singingfingers.com/
iPad Screenshot 3

23)   Cut the rope HD   £1.19 (Lite is FREE)

Cut the rope is a game in which you are the candy. The aim of the game is to get the candy to the cute little furry monster. If he does get it, you will advance to the next level. However, on the way there are different types of treats and obstacles. The treats are the stars which earn you more points. There are only 3 in each level. There are also obstacles such as spiders, candy spikes, bubbles and many more…. 
So if you are looking forward to getting this application, even if it’s the Lite version, then go to this website: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cut-the-rope/id380293530?mt=8. And for a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvFUMQKs-tg

24)   Ragdoll Blaster 2 HD £2.99 (Lite is FREE)

Ragdoll Blaster is a game where there is a cannon shooting dolls everywhere trying to hit the target. The aim obviously is to hit the target but using as little dolls as possible. You can do various stuff like exploding dynamite or switching cannons. So to sum up if you like this app but think it has too much of a price then get the Lite version by going to this website: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ragdoll-blaster-2-hd-lite/id401281500?mt=8.

25)   Fruit Ninja HD   £2.99

Featuring Stunning Splatter effectsFruit ninja is the game where you have a ninja sword and you cut all the fruit coming towards you. Lush, colourful graphics and lots of messy fun. This game is really fun and has multiplayer also. So, for a website click on the following phrase: http://www.fruitninja.com/

I hope this article was useful, keep watching, there will be much more reviews in future and latest news on apple products will be posted. Hopefully, we will release a new page in future for all the posts.