Posted: May 17th, 2012 | Author: thebrandbarry | Filed under: Technology | Tags: color, compete, Papyre 601 houses
Grammata, one of the natives of the digital book in Spain, returns to the fray with a new reader who will not be out of business. His weapons are the three colors in which the new reader is available and the price of 109 euros.
The Papyre 601 is classic in its design, is less than 1 cm thick and 160 grams. The display is electronic ink 16 levels of gray, six-inch diagonal, 800 × 600 pixels.
To move e-books Linux handles his heart powered by a Rockchip chip ARM9 at 600 MHz with 4 GB of internal memory (expandable with microSD cards). The battery has a capacity of 1,200 mAh, which in the language of electronic books means we have for about 9,000 page curls.
The list of supported formats, including pdf and epub is one of its strengths. You can also play audio (including FM radio) using its integrated speakers.
The Papyre 601 is already on sale for 109 euros a pack that includes 100 and 500 preloaded titles downloadable from the website of the company.
Posted: April 18th, 2012 | Author: thebrandbarry | Filed under: Technology | Tags: Apple, dirty power, Greenpeace, run icloud
Although Apple has made continuous efforts to respect the environment, it seems that they have paid to Greenpeace. The organization, in one of his reports called How clean is your cloud?, Said directly to Apple for using energy “mostly dirty” to power the servers of icloud. Amazon and Microsoft also are listed as companies that do not use clean energy in their “clouds”:
Greenpeace refers to the energy from the coal consumption, material which provides much of the energy of the data centers. Apple is preparing a farm of solar panels for your data center in North Carolina, but according to the environmental organization would contribute only 10% of the energy needed and simply represents “a good first step.” In the report, Apple gets a pass rascadísimo in transparency, efficiency and renewable energy, and has a failing infrastructure.
It must be said that, using the huge amount of money Apple has in its coffers now, would be nice to see some investment in ways to minimize the environmental impact they cause their data centers. At the same time, Apple is not alone in this game, and so far can not be accused of having made numerous contributions to save the planet. And I speak not only of solar farms or products without aggressive materials, but “details” like product boxes as small as possible or the introduction of stores like the Mac App Store, although it seems silly that we save millions of boxes and optical disks.
Posted: April 16th, 2012 | Author: thebrandbarry | Filed under: Technology | Tags: Data retention, fronts, hardened
Shortly before the ultimate call of the European Commission, the so-called data retention directive finally transposed into German law, controls the duration of conflict between the FDP and the Union on an escalation.
Although Chancellor Angela Merkel, the main contenders Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger (FDP) and had Hans-Peter Friedrich (CSU) has warned the end of March communicate, to keep the fronts remain hardened, told the news magazine ‘Der Spiegel’ in its current edition.
The Minister of Justice blocked the development of a new law establishing a Vorratssdatenspeicherung some time. It belonged to himself with the plaintiffs, who brought an already existing scheme two years ago before the Bundesverfasungsgericht case.
Merkel Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger tried in person, to bring a change of direction. The minister had sent again but only after their alternative proposal of a so-called quick-freeze model for the coordination of the ministries involved.
Thereafter, available telephone connection data is stored only in specific cases of suspicion. For Internet data, it proposes a store without occasion, but only for a week. Interior Minister Friedrich is in contrast with his view that this model does not satisfy the requirements of EU Directive and therefore could not prevent the threat of proceedings before the European Court of Justice. For this one without occasion, six-month storage of connection data was necessary.
Against this background, the CDU and FDP are likely to be difficult to come before the end of the period from Brussels to a common result. Germany therefore threaten fines totaling several million euros to the EU. However, the policy adopted there is also under fire after the constitutional courts of several other EU countries, their governments have also prohibited the implementation.
Posted: April 12th, 2012 | Author: thebrandbarry | Filed under: Technology | Tags: 2012, first Quarter, minimal growth, PC market
The worldwide PC market in the first quarter of 2012 grew only slightly by 1.9 percent over the same period last year. For this result, the market research firm Gartner is created in its quarterly survey.
The reason for the weak performance, the analysts in the still tense situation on the hard drive market. After the tsunami in Thailand and the resulting loss of production went from drive manufacturers and suppliers have the high prices and sporadic shortages from January to March also had an impact.
By continuing trend can be said that the consideration of the individual manufacturers. First place is still HP’s market share could easily be expanded to 17.2 percent. But now ranks behind the first time Lenovo. The Chinese company increased its sales by more than 28 percent and pass so grateful to the simultaneous weakness of Dell and Acer at this. Asus has also noticeably down, deliveries rose by just over a fifth.
Worldwide PC shipments in the first Quarter of 2012
Deliveries Q1 2011 Deliveries Q1 2012 Changes Q1 2012 market share
HP 14,785,739 15,350,413 3.5% 17.2%
Lenovo 9075667 11.62951 million 28.1% 13.1%
Dell 9984358 9826121 -1.6% 10.9%
Acer 10,660,254 9684524 -9.2% 10.9%
Asus 4420328 5361994 21.3% 6.0%
Other 38,357,841 37,171,419 -3.1% 43.9%
Overall 87,284,188 88,978,981 1.9% 100.0%
Has significant differences in development but it may in each region, according to Gartner. In the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa) could be delivered with 28.2 million units 6.7 percent more. Considerably smaller, however, the growth in the Asia-Pacific region and Japan is down. In the former, deliveries amounted to 30.3 million PCs (plus 2.0 percent), in the latter to 4.4 million (up 11.5 percent). With nine million copies, sales volumes fell in South America from about twice as high as in Japan, the increase is 3.2 percent. A negative contrast was identified in North America. There, the number of systems delivered by the manufacturers went up 3.5 percent to 15.5 million.
A significant boost in the coming months, the industry hopes to Gartner’s opinion of Intel’s Ivy Bridge generation and the introduction of Windows 8 How big is the growth failure but actually, not yet revealed, however, the market researchers.
Posted: April 11th, 2012 | Author: thebrandbarry | Filed under: Gadgest, Hardware, Technology | Tags: Apple, largemonitors, Thunderbolt
When Apple launched its LED Cinema Display 27 “then renew with the inclusion of the connector Thunderbolt many thought would not be a product with a high level of sales due to price. To date sales may not be as flashy as the other products in the U.S. but the Apple Display Thunderbolt sales leads large-size screens for computer with a 26% market share.
This means that ahead of other manufacturers such as Dell or Samsung’s powerful LED screens and U.S. consumers prefer the Apple screen when looking for a monitor than 24 “. Moreover if we consider the inclusion of Thunderbolt port, iSight camera, speaker system and especially the option to upload your laptop Mac with the included cable to make it an ideal choice to get a real desk solution. And, as I said, the Thunderbolt Display is for me the real DockStation for Apple laptops.
Perhaps to many return to having a choice of 24 “as in the previous model LED Cinema Display or the old Apple Cinema Display 23″ would be ideal but I currently work on an iMac 27 “, I think that 27″ is an ideal size. And to think that when I bought my first 19 “a few years ago I thought it was beastly in size. If you are planning to purchase a display of these inches, with the same resolution I advise you to evaluate your purchase. Maybe the only thing you take back the brightness though that is to everyone’s taste.
Posted: April 9th, 2012 | Author: thebrandbarry | Filed under: Technology | Tags: functionality, MobileMe, Substitutes
We will see options that can substitute for each of the features that MobileMe provides users.
Having e-mail, contacts and calendars synchronized is possibly the main advantage. And is that the sync works so well and is so easy to configure without question for many is the greatest loss. To continue enjoying a synchronization of the data we will need a replacement. Personally, the best option for me is to do it through Google services. With a Gmail account we will be able to do and the process is not complicated. Perhaps the most delicate process is the calendar sync between iCal and Google Calendar .
To synchronize bookmarks between all our browsers can use any of the methods that our fellow Engadget offer us, from solutions in the cloud as Delidious or extensions such as Google Bookmarks to Xmarks .
When locating your Mac, if stolen or lost, we can use Prey . A service that allows us to reach from our laptop to our phone. Therefore, Prey is a good substitute for the service Find my iPhone (Find my iPhone).
The publication of photos Gallery is easily replaceable and hardly need recommendations. We can use services like Flickr, Picassa, 500px, …
With practically the same thing happens iDisk and Dropbox may be the best option . In addition, as discussed at the time how to publish our draft Dropbox iWeb iWeb as a substitute for publishing.
Thanks to various services we can provide the same benefits that MobileMe offers us today, even to save us the cost of service if they need more of that offer free accounts. Anyway, in anticipation to the acquisition of a future Mac we recommend migrating your account (although to this day the process is done automatically) but especially to icloud to backup the information that you may have stored on it. And is that what you have in iDisk will disappear.
Posted: April 4th, 2012 | Author: thebrandbarry | Filed under: Technology
If you go looking for a really useful application to incorporate your collection to mobile Snapguide is a mandatory stop completely. A few tools you are going to take much advantage as guides to this collection of highly visual step by step and practices with which we can learn absolutely everything.
Discover how to roast your own coffee, make origami cranes, open a glass bottle without using starter or different ways to wear a scarf. The variety is served, and in general the level of the guidelines is quite high, though obviously this also influences the expertise of the author. All of them are organized into different categories according to popularity, publication date, highlighted by the owners of the service and the like.
Naturally, the application also allows us to create our own guidelines if we want to share knowledge with the world. Snapguide is available free of charge to all IOS devices , but we can also consult the guidelines directly on your website .
Posted: April 3rd, 2012 | Author: thebrandbarry | Filed under: Technology | Tags: Final Cut Pro X, Motion Template Tools
If there is something I like Final Cut Pro and Motion X 5 is the integration between both applications (though it lacks a Motion to Eat Free Program to Send to FCPX). Create effects, titles, generators, etc … and send them to FCPX is simple and fast. The problem is when we want to share this draft Motion 5 for other users to be able to install and use.
The first solution is to copy that folder into the appropriate path manually. The second is to make use of MTT, Motion Template Tools, an application created by Andreas Kiel that lets you install or create an installer for new effects that we want within FCPX.
The operation is very simple. If you already have an effect with a file we just created MTT run and click install for the current user, only the selected or all. If we want to create the installer, we drag our effect on the MTT and release window. When we ensure that all information is correct we should only give Save Installation script and distributable only to create a folder containing: the MTT for installation file and folder with the effect. Additionally we may include information or other files with extra material.
Posted: March 31st, 2012 | Author: thebrandbarry | Filed under: Technology | Tags: Games Studio, r Rovio Futuremark
Rovio Entertainment development studio famous for being the creators of the popular mobile game Angry Birds (just a few days ago we echoed the new title just released ), bought yesterday videjouegos section of the company Futuremark Corporation – specializing in benchmarking of Finnish origin – who are behind several entertaining and original titles for IOS (Hungribles, where we have to feed some very friendly animals) and PC (Unstoppable Gorg, in which we must defend our planet from a alien invasion, and Shattered Horizonlos, first person shooter scenarios about severity 0: both of you can find on Steam).
This is the second purchase by Rovio in the last 12 months, the previous company who joined the group was Kombo Animation Studio (again, also Finnish), last summer, seeking to enhance the graphics of their games. With the purchase of Futuremark Games what the creators of Angry Birds gain access 3DMark is that as the CEO of Futuremark Jukka Mäkinen, “will allow a comparison unified gaming performance regardless of the platform to be used” with what we hope to focus on game development (same subject as always – there are currently no plans for new titles -) in three dimensions and performance of the same on different devices.
In the words of Entertainment Rovio CEO, Mikael Hed “[Futuremark Games Studio] is an experienced team and a great talent, we are excited to have them on board”, to which later added “the success of Rovio is mainly based on the excellence of his team, and the accession of Futuremark Games Studio will be a breakthrough. “
The value of the transaction has not transpired, but this new acquisition grows the group already exceeded 300 employees split between Espoo and Tampere (Finland) and Shanghai (China).
Posted: March 28th, 2012 | Author: thebrandbarry | Filed under: Technology | Tags: fiber-optic network, Telekom
The German telecom has today unveiled ambitious plans to expand its own FTTH network (Fibre To The Home). Thus, we want to tie in the coming years, respectively 150000-200000 new households to the high-speed data network.
Success should be done by reinforcing cooperation with infrastructure operators such as currently in Chemnitz . There you go back to the city’s municipal wells to keep the cost of the otherwise expensive civil engineering as low as possible. But the cooperation with large landlords to help increase the network coverage.
Thus, today announced together with the Deutsche Annington, want to jointly provide 171 000 households with FTTH. The tenant will therefore benefit not only from the faster transfer rates, but also lower costs for TV usage. Because compared to the actual state via cable to fall, the monthly expenditure for television use on the Telecom offer for about five euros. It is unclear however, whether lease agreements provide for a decrease in future liability of the offer, as it currently is at about cable connections of the case.