Saturday, April 2, 2011

GarageBand Mac gets updated to pull in iPad projects

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The 47MB update is available now through Software Update or via Apple’s site as a standalone installer.

From release notes:

This update improves overall stability and addresses a number of minor issues, including the following:• Support for opening projects imported from GarageBand for iPad. This update is recommended for all GarageBand ’11 users.


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12,000 iPad 2s sold on eBay in two weeks. Where did they go?

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While we’re awaiting Apple’s conference call come April 20 that will shine the light on iPad 2 sales, eBay has just released their official figures relating to a two-week period of iPad 2 activity on their US site, between the launch and international roll out. CNET reports:

Unsurprisingly the hard-to-get tablet has been moving briskly on the service, reaching just less than 12,000 sales in the two-week period between the U.S. launch and the iPad 2′s launch in 25 additional international countries.
About 65 percent of devices went to US residents versus just 35 percent of the original iPads last year. Canada and Russia are the biggest importer of iPad 2s, eBay data suggests, with the latter commanding the highest average mark-up. The average selling price for the 16GB WiFi iPad 2 was $697 on the auctioning site (versus Apple’s retail price of $499), going all the way up to a $406 premium on the flagship 64GB 3G model. There’s more…


Reflecting the last year’s iPad sales structure, the low-end 16GB WiFi and the high-end 64GB 3G models have been the most popular on eBay. Check out the source link for more data, it’s an interesting food for though.




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Samsung rolling out Star Trek-like see-thru LCD panels

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First samples of Samsung awesome new display panels have begun rolling out from assembly lines. These isn’t your pa’s display – the Korean consumer electronics maker has outdone itself by developing a new technology, pure Star Trek stuff. According to a press release, not only is the display itself transparent, it doesn’t require backlight because they’ve found a way to replace the traditional backlight with ambient light.

Given that traditional backlights consumer the vast majority of power in a traditional LCD, Samsung’s see-thru panels are tremendously power-savvy as well. The first panels coming out are of a 22-inch variety and sport a 1680-by-1050 pixel resolution with a 500:1 contrast ratio. From the press release:

The transparent LCD panel has a high transparency rate, which enables a person to look right through the panel like glass, and it consumes 90% less electricity compared with a conventional LCD panel using back light unit. It’s because a transparent LCD panel utilizes ambient light such as sun light, which consequently reduces the dependency on electricity for generating power.
More awesomeness, including additional images and video, right below the fold.


Apple has a multi-year contract with Samsung for flat panels and they are known for using the latest tech when it makes sense, like Thunderbolt connection. That said, a next-gen MacBook with a nice frameless display seems logical.

Hold your horses, Samsung for now expects to see the new display tech used by fancy advertising agencies and in boardrooms, for teleconferencing. Besides, transparent display makes little sense in everyday computing, even if the bottom clip showing a 14-inch transparent OLED display notebook is telling us otherwise.

Samsung pledged to hire 300 engineers in the first six months of 2011, which is part of the planned expansion of their Austin, Texas semiconductor plant worth $3.6 billion dollars, EETimes reported today. The company got bashed recently when it was discovered they ship notebooks with keyloggers preinstalled.









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7th gen iPod nano might feature a camera?

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Like apple did for the 4th and 5th gen iPod nano, the 7th gen is presumably going to maintain it's current touch display but get an additional camera that apple removed from the current iPod nano due to new dimensions.

9to5mac Reports:

The fifth-generation iPod nano packed video recording, a widescreen display, and video playback. Apple decided to drop these key features in favor of a smaller-form factor, a Multi-Touch display, an iOS-like user interface, and a belt clip for the current, sixth generation model. Now, according to a purported seventh generation iPod nano part from Apple.pro, Apple may be putting the camera back into their popular music player while still keeping the current model’s size and display.

The image was apparently sent to the site two days ago. The site has been relatively accurate in the past, leaking legitimate images of Verizon iPhone 4 schematics from Foxconn, the mini touch screen found in the current iPod nano, accurate iPad 2 details, and more. Something to note about Apple’s purported plans for the next iPod nano is the location of the belt clip. With this purported camera hole Apple will most likely need to re-position it or maybe even make it shorter. Also, how would using this super-small device for taking pics and flicks feel?

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