Apple announce CarPlay 4 March 2014 14:15:27
Apple recently announced there brand new in-car entertainment system CarPlay.
CarPlay will be available on select new cars in 2014 and is "a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your cars built in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. Just plug in your iPhone and go."
CarPlay will be available on models from Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo.
Nokia launches first Android phone26 February 2014 13:52:02
Nokia recently announced its first Android smartphones, the Nokia X, Nokia XL and Nokia X+.
The Nokia X and the Nokia X+ feature a 4-inch touchscreen and a mono-body design in a variety of colours. Both phones come equipped with a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and auto-focus and a 2-megapixel front camera. The X+ comes equipped with additional memory and expandable memory via a microSD card slot and the Nokia XL features a 5-inch display.
All 3 smartphones will come equipped with a host of Microsoft and Nokia apps including popular social media apps for Facebook and Twitter, Plants vs Zombies and the Nokia App Store. The phone doesn't however feature the Google Play Store and some apps may not be available on the Nokia X range.
The Nokia X is available now with the X+ and XL expected in the quarter two of this year.
SanDisk announce 128GB Micro SD memory card25 February 2014 10:35:29
SanDisk today announced the new 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I memory card, the world’s largest capacity microSD card. Smaller than the size of a fingernail, the new SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card enables consumers to use their phones and tablets as if storage limitations were never a concern, allowing users to capture thousands of songs and photos, and hours of video on a single, removable card.
“SanDisk’s high-performance 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC memory card will reshape the way users interact with their devices,” said Stuart Robinson, director, Handset Component Technologies, Strategy Analytics. “Until now, consumers had to spread out their content between multiple products because the memory on those devices was not able to hold enough data in one place. This 128GB microSD card is going to be popular as the preferred removable storage option, giving users fast, secure and reliable access to their personal data archives.”
Ideal for Today’s Smartphone and Tablet Users
Designed for Android smartphones and tablets, the new SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card provides consumers the highest storage capacity available in a removable form factor. Ideal for shooting Full HD video and high-quality pictures, the 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card delivers twice the speed of ordinary microSD memory cards and offers the highest video recording performance available.
“The new SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card again demonstrates how SanDisk continues to expand the possibilities of storage so that consumers can benefit from our latest technology advancements,” said Susan Park, director, retail product marketing, SanDisk. “With 128GB of removable storage, consumers will enjoy the freedom to capture and save whatever they want on a smartphone or tablet, without worrying about running out of storage space.”
Compared to when the microSD card format was first launched in 2004 with 128MB of capacity, SanDisk has increased storage capacity of microSD cards 1,000 times over in less than a decade with the 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card. To enable 128GB of storage on a removable microSD card, SanDisk developed an innovative proprietary technique that allows for 16 memory die to be vertically stacked, each shaved to be thinner than a strand of hair.
“The technology used to design the 128GB Ultra microSDXC card is well in line with what mobile users expect, and demonstrates SanDisk’s commitment to mobility,” said Christopher Chute, research director, Worldwide Digital Imaging, IDC. “Being able to fit this much capacity into a microSD card smaller than a fingernail is a game changer, and expands the possibilities of what people can do with their mobile devices. The 128GB Ultra microSDXC card frees users from constant concerns around storage limitations.”