By Ray Lam
The Apple iPhone was released on June 29, 2007 and Apple created frenzy among consumers when it was first announced in January during the MacWorld conference. The iPhone is a very innovative cell phone because of it is not only a cell phone but a multi-media gadget that caters to a person’s many needs.
AT&T is the exclusive carrier for the Apple iPhone until year 2009. The agreement was cemented since 2005.
Features of the Apple I Phone
Besides the usual cell phone features like SMS and visual voicemail capability, along with a 2.0 mage pixel camera, the Apple iPhone offers its users internet based feature like email and web browsing. The Apple iPhone has a touch screen with a virtual keyboard and buttons to navigate and control cell phone.
The iPhone’s touch screen LCD display is 3.5 inches and can be used using a person’s fingers. The iPhone has predictive text input, spell check capabilities and even a dictionary for a quick consultation. The iPhone also has a music library which is more user friendly than earlier iPods. The iPhone can also play videos and TV on its wide LCD screen. The built in Wi-Fi features a Safari Web Browser and can enable web browsing with ease without the usual web page display hiccups on normal cell phones.
The iPhone’s built-in battery is rechargeable and has up to 5 hours talk / video / browsing time and up to 16 hours of audio playback time. A replacement battery will cost approximately $79.
What it Lacks
Although the Apple iPhone is packed with amazing features, it lacks some features that are already present in other cell phones like Multi-media sending, Bluetooth file transfer features, an external Memory Card Slot, GPS capability, voice dialing and recording and few more. Additional features might be released for the iPhone through iTunes over the internet. Software updates will most likely be related to security, Flash support and maybe a mobile chat client.
Consumers can get hold of an iPhone for $499 with a 4 gigabyte memory while the 8 gigabyte version retails for $599. Prices quoted are in US Dollars.
By Holly J Cooper
Apple which is the producer of the Apple iPad produces also its official line of iPad cases. It has the word “durable” and “elegant” to describe its wonderfully created jacket which is offered in the online market to its buying customers. The long history of class and quality that has become synonymous with the Apple brand has extended itself to its black case that it has produced to accessorize their latest brand, the Apple iPad.
At some of online stores today, you can “create” your own version of cases. You can improvise and let the artist in you come out. Apple iPad cases do not only offer protection against dust and other what-have-you’s that get transferred from your hands to your gadget. It also dictates who you wish others like you should see in you. Your Apple iPad case available in the market is a black case that has a sturdy exterior ideal for the individual on the go. It is well suited for protection and for viewing. It folds in an angle that is just perfect. It gives you an incredible and great viewing perspective. It is ideal in watching videos and other tasks you may want to do using the iPads LCD screen. Apple cases has reinforced panels to give you that strength and shape you need for iPad cases. It has a “microfiber interior” for sturdiness. Unfortunately, Apple has yet to give its clientele iPad cases that can explore the needs of its clients well. Take note though that there are many iPad cases available in the online market these days.
One question a customer may want to ask is “how safe is his iPad in there”? Meaning, is his iPad really safe while inside a “good purchase” of an case? As long as you are not planning in dropping it (while inside its case) from the top of the Empire State Building, it is safe. These cases are surprisingly sturdy and can protect you from unintentional bounces and bumps. If you know that you will be carrying your iPad around, you do need a case as it is sure to find a scratch or two if you don’t make extra efforts for its care. A ghastly scratch on the edges of its screen will likely to contribute to additional damages in the future since it has already “broken” through its exterior. You might want to be careful next time. Before you choose a case for its fashion statement, make sure you buy it because of its quality and the protection it will offer. Never put the design or the exciting color it offers, as a consideration, first. Always go for protection. It was why iPad cases were developed in the first place. Remember also that when we say protection, we only don’t mean scratches but protection from the inadvertent liquid spill, say, a cup of coffee, or rain.
As experts would advice, be safe with your iPad.
By Jeffrey Norris
Samsung is presently producing the best led tv line of any manufacturer. If you’re about to purchase a new HDTV, look at Samsung before you spend your money!
Just when you thought HDTV could not get any better, Samsung has taken it further, much further. By taking a very old technology, the LED (light-emitting diode), and the many advances that have been made in the field, Samsung has been releasing the best LED TV on the market.
Whether it be in the LED LCD HDTV line or the new Samsung LED DLP HDTV line, these new televisions are producing images that are simply stunning. With contrasts ratios of 500,000:1 being offered in current LCD devices, as well as blur-free imaging, these LCD HDTVs aren’t what you’re used to seeing. With much brighter, more vibrant colors as well words really can’t do the images justice, they truly must be seen to be believed.
Not only has Samsung worked their magic in the Samsung LED LCD TV line, but they have also advanced the LED DLP TV sets in leaps and bounds.
DLP is Texas Instrument’s amazing chip that houses millions of microscopic mirrors that can switch states at incredible speeds, offering the best images in projection television (and commercial applications as well) that have ever been seen. That, of course, was until Samsung decided to set the bar even higher.
The older versions of the DLP system used a high power arc lamp as the light source for the DLP system. There was also a spinning color wheel used in those original devices. What Samsung has done with their new line of LED DLP TV technology is to take the best of the old and improve on it greatly.
Instead of using the arc lamp, which is costly to operate (and replace every few years) they use their own LED light source. They’ve also eliminated the spinning (whining) color wheel, which is one less item to break or wear out. This isn’t about changing for the sake of changing though, these changes have resulted in HDTVs that have up to a 40% brighter image, with such brilliant color capability that many high definition sources can’t even fully take advantage of the increased color gamut, as of yet anyway.
Of course without the high powered lamp to power on, the Samsung LED DLP TV also has near ly instantaneous startup. Add to that a much lower operating cost by not powering the arc lamp, and the savings that will be realized when you don’t have to replace the lamps, and these devices are attractive in so many ways…even including the surprisingly low cost.
Although it’s still possible to get a comparable image on the highest priced plasma sets, why pay several times more to do it ? Especially when the plasma tubes have a relatively short life and are on their way to the old technology heap in a very fast way.