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Apple's New iPad

Apple shows off its new iPad, now featuring a 2,048-by-1,536-pixel resolution Retina Display that packs 3.1 million pixels into its 9.7-inch display, along with voice dictation and LTE 4G, coming on March 16 to 10 countries.

The screen now has more pixels than a 1080p television, packing in 264 pixels per inch, the pixels cannot be distinguished by human eye at a distance of 15 inches. The new iPad now has the highest resolution display ever seen on a mobile device with 3.1 million pixels, delivering razor sharp text and unbelievable detail in photos and videos. The 3rd gen iPad also has voice dictation, allowing text input by speaking. [ Read more.. ]

Apple unveils Mac OS X 10.8 'Mountain Lion' - over 100 new features

Apple recently announced Mac OS X 10.8, dubbed "Mountain Lion," the next major release of its Mac operating system, set to launch on the Mac App Store this summer, with a preview now available for Mac developers.

A developer preview of the forthcoming operating system update was released to developers on Thursday, and Apple has boasted that Mountain Lion packs over 100 new features, including many brought from the iPad and iOS mobile operating system.

New features introduced include Messages replacing iChat, as well as Notes, Reminders and Game Center for the mac. In addition, Mountain Lion will also feature Notification Center, Share Sheets, Twitter integration, and AirPlay Mirroring.

Mountain Lion will also be the first OS X release with iCloud for easy setup and integration with applications. The developer preview also includes Gatekeeper, which helps keep users safe from malicious software by giving control over what applications are installed on a Mac.

The preview of Mountain Lion is available to Mac Developer Program members starting Thursday. [ Read more.. ]

Siri to support Mandarin, Japanese and Russian in March?

According to rumors internal testing for the Chinese version of Siri is already underway (machine translation) and that the service will be capable of "understanding" and "speaking" Mandarin when it launches next month, though Cantonese-speaking Chinese users will have to wait for a future update.

Siri's new language support would serve about 850 million of the approximately 1.4 billion people living in mainland China who speak Mandarin, however the over 30 million residents of Hong Kong and Taiwan would be left out as they speak either a different dialect of the country's official language or Cantonese.

Japanese and Russian support are also said to be coming in the supposed March rollout.

Previously Siri is only limited to English, French and German, though Apple promised support for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Italian and Spanish would come in 2012.

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Apple Online Store One Day Event Tomorrow!

The Apple Online Store is offering a special one-day event for this Friday 6th January 2011. Usually Apple one day events offer various discounts on their products. If you're looking for a gift for yourself or that special someone, this is the time.

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Happy New Year! What an end to the year 2011. Any New Year's Resolution Yet? Retina Display resolution of 2048 x 1536, maybe?

Here's a nice little light show to end 2011 with.

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