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Review: iPad 2

iPad 2: Redefining the genre of gizmos

iPad 2 review to find its degree of sophistication and if it’s worth your purchase decision.

Bright Side

Apps–It has more dedicated apps than any other tablet in the market

Camera–Good quality 720p HD video recording, new front, rear cameras

Connectivity–You can connect over 3G, EDGE and Wi-Fi

Display–Color & brightness improved; better white & black levels

Gyroscope–iPad 2 can locate itself in a 3D space

Performance — Better than iPad; performance improved in graphics intensive games like Infinity blade, N.O.V.A, app switching

Price–Cost competitive entry-level 16GB Wi-Fi version; priced at Rs. 29,500

Smart cover –Smart cover keeps the slim profile intact; available in multi colors

Storage–Also available in the same options as before with 16/32/64 GB internal flash storage for data/apps

Weight–It’s lighter than iPad 1 in both the Wi-Fi & Wi-Fi+3G variants; easier to hold for long durations

Negative Side

Apps—Still not too many apps to reap the benefits of  added cameras, dual-core A5 processor & gyroscope

Camera— Very noisy, resolution lower, poor low light performance in video

Connectivity—Need a micro SIM for 3G connectivity; not all providers offer iPad plans

Display—Display size, resolution and pixel density stay unchanged; same glossy finish

Gyroscope—Few apps support the gyroscope

Performance –For most games & apps, no difference

Price—3G versions premium in price; 64 GB version costs around Rs. 46, 900

Smart cover –No much protection on the back; gets dirty quickly

Storage—Lacks option to expand storage using memory chips or third party adapters

Weight—Weighs just over 600 gm; still not featherweight

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Why Should you Upgrade to iOS 5?

Do you love Apple products? Are you an iPhone/iPod/iPad fanatic? Do you know what’s the latest iOS news doing the rounds?

Apple products: groundbreaking computing and technology inventions

Well, it’s time for me to give you a wake-up call or rather a shake-up call that iOS 5 has stepped into the big battleground of operating systems, and is now available for you guys. Huge multitudes of passionate iOS 5 freaks have already outpaced you in downloading and updated their devices to the recent entrant in operating systems war, iOS 5. But then some questions must have popped up in your mind by now—‘Why should I upgrade to iOS 5?’ ‘What’s so good about it?’ ‘What outstanding features does it have?’ 

iOS 5: Exceptionally polished & equipped with glaring features

It’s time to take a tour of some  of its upgrade worthy features.

Notifications. This feature is undoubtedly the most prominent visual change that iPhone freaks had been craving for until now. Apple has, however, integrated this concept its own way. This new feature is especially more enticing since the apps can refine what and how to show you on the screen. I bet the users are going to love the notification access to a wide array of interesting widgets like weather and stock tickers.

Next amazing feature is iMessage. Though it’s not any new story on the board, the fascinating angle to it is that it functions across all iOS devices, over 100 million units sold until now. Aren’t these humongous numbers? Using this new feature, you can easily send across text messages to your friends or groups using any iOS device you possess, iPod or iPhone or iPad? Trust me, it’s going be a new and delightful communication experience for you altogether.

Twitter integration with iOS 5 makes share your activities via a Tweet extremely easy.

And now the bandwagon that almost each one of us has jumped on to. Yes, you guessed it right! It’s Twitter. The new iOS 5 has Twitter integrated into the system that has a big repository of features like camera roll, maps etc. Now if you wish to share a photograph with your friend, you need to prod that image and tap on to it to tweet the same. And, you’re DONE!

Let me touch the topic that would interest you to the hilt. We’re always looking out for opportunities to reconnect with our school/college days friends; friends we loved hanging out with and sharing our day-to-day experiences with. The exciting app released by Apple, Find My Friends, needs iOS to function, and lets you share your status and location updates with your buddies. Isn’t it cool?

iCloud: A marquee feature of iOS 5

Another captivating feature that deserves your attention is iCloud that lets you use an iOS device without any need of Mac, and maintain a repository or backup of  photos, documents and other app settings.

Well, these are some of the ones that I’ve liked. Welcome your comments, insights and experiences of using the new features of iOS 5 once you try them out.

Until then keep eating Apple, a lovely gift from Sir Steve Jobs to all of us!

Steve Jobs: The Visionary, who made Technology Beautiful & Revolutionized Personal Tech

“That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”—Steve Jobs

A visionary. An innovator. A college drop out. The founder of an iconic company–Apple. The corporate titan, who made technology not only accessible, but also innovative and great fun. A competitor to scores of tech luminaries across the globe. Inspiration to millions of people worldwide. Multi-facets of one personality—Steve Jobs, the gizmo God.

The Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, dies at the age of 56

October 5, 2011–a sad day for millions of Apple fans, geeks and gearheads across the world as one of the greatest technology pioneers and American CEOs of his generation, Steve Jobs finally resigned to death after a seven-year long battle against pancreatic cancer at the age of 56.

This tech talisman brought about a shift of technology from garages to our pockets, and transformed our mobile devices to what we call as ‘entertainment devices’ in the form of iPhones, iPads, iPods etc.

Steve Jobs, a man with extraordinary vision, who could comprehend much before anybody else how the consumers, you & me, would live our lives through devices is likely to set another record even after his death.

Steve Jobs: The tech giant behind innovative Apple products

As per some of the leading social media analysts, the death of Steve Jobs, the tech giant who transformed computers and culture, is the most talked about Internet event of all times that has ushered an unbelievable outpouring of grief, which is most likely to hammer all previous online records. Hits touching the count of 10,000 tweets per second—Incredible!

The man behind multiple computing revolutions has bid ‘Good bye’ to all of us. The world has lost a visionary and tech stylemaker.

We salute this iconic innovator and mourn his death. He stays and will continue to rule the hearts of generations to come.

May God rest his soul in peace!