The first thing most people will do when they get an iPhone or iPad is to change the wallpaper. It’s the easiest ways to personalise your iDevice. It is also one of the easiest ways to express yourself.
Head on over to Screenfunk to checkout the selection wallpapers users have uploaded there all for free. There’s also a quick template for those with the inclination to create coolness to contribute their wallpaper designs as well.
Definitely worth a look.
It’s a scenario we’re always in. Chilling at a coffee joint with friends with our laptop bags on the floor, close to us but out of sight. You might think that because your laptop bag is close to you it is safe. No one could possibly get to it and steal laptop within from right under your nose right? Especially when you’re with your friends in a public place where you are in plain view of virtually everyone.
Well think again.
Head on over to after the jump to see what manners and ways a thief can get at your laptop. You’ll be surprised how this crook got away with it.
If you need to know the stolen item was an Apple MacBook Pro (Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 512MB, 15-inch). A little dated yes, but if you think about the data and the amount of work and personal stuff that’s in there, a lost computer is worth so much more than the sum of its parts.
With the speed of how word spread nowadays, its very easy to get sucked into so much hype via the internet. One such hype is the rumour that the new iPad will feature a high resolution screen that is double what the current iPad is churning out.
When we first heard about this, we were split between two camps — the believer and the skeptic. The writer of this post is the later, and true enough, Daring Fireball presents a very convincing case on why a 2048×1536 resolution (incidentally, a full HD TV run 1920×1080 pixels) iPad is not entirely feasible in the next version of the tablet.
And here are the reasons why (excerpts for the Daring Fireball post presenting arguments against a “Retina Display” iPad.
A 2048 × 1536 iPad display would seemingly be cost prohibitive today. Not just for the display itself, but for the RAM. The current iPad has 256 MB of RAM, which is shared between the CPU and GPU. I don’t think 512 MB of RAM would be enough for an iPad with a 2048 × 1536 display. That’s almost as many total pixels as on a 27-inch Cinema Display (resolution: 2560 × 1440).
Engadget claimed a trusted source sent them “internal renders” of HP/Palm’s upcoming webOS tablet. We were slightly skeptical looking at the thing. Turns out it might look different.
HP has just sent out a round of invites to the media to bring attention an “exciting webOS announcement” and it explicitly tells us that the renders that we saw on Engadget is not the latest maybe even not the actual final product.
The announcement date is pegged at February 9 and you can bet that we’ll have the latest right here on SoyaCincau.com. The question on our mind is, will the webOS tablet make it to Malaysia on HP’s shoulders? Would be interesting if it does.
Samsung has this annual event called the “Samsung Unpacked” that it uses as a platform to unveil killer devices. Some of the major devices unpacked at the Samsung Unpacked event include the Jet, the Wave and the very successful Galaxy S.
This time around the event will unveil the successor to the Galaxy S and Samsung has started teasing the crowd about it on the official Samsung Unpacked website. There’s really not much to look at except for the unveiling date which will be February 13, just one day before Mobile World Congress, but there will be a teaser preview on February 1. Hopefully by then more details will surface.
Wonder what the new Galaxy S will bring to the table, a dual-core processor is not a bad start. What do you think? Click on the source link to head on over to the Samsung Unpacked website.
Word came from the horses mouth himself. The smut mogul’s magazine will be making it to the iPad not just with its great reads but also complete with its titillating images of buxom beauties bearing it all in the name of aesthetics and art.
But we all know what Steve Jobs’ stance on all this. The App Store will not feature anything porn. So what does Jobs have to say about all this? We’re not sure but it looks like something big is going down and its going to happen soon — March to be exact.
So will Apple relax its rules on porn being available on the App Store or will there be a separate App Store for adult content? Its too early to tell and in any case it makes no difference for us here as the Malaysian App Store will most definitely block such content. The Playboy iPhone app is not available in the Malaysian App Store. But when there’s a will they’re a way and we’re pretty sure many of you out there already know how to get a US App Store account.
Sony Ericsson product blog has released a video demonstrating its upcoming Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc camera interface and capabilities. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc boasts low light imaging capabilities with its F/2.4 apeture and Sony’s Exmor R back illuminated sensor. This would definitely help in reducing those blurring indoor shots faced by most camera phones today.
The Xperia Arc was also demonstrated being able to take repeated shots more rapidly than usual with the subsequent shot taken just a second after the first was taken. Of course this also depends on lighting conditions and how fast the camera is able to focus. Towards the end, it is also revealed that the entire 720p demo video was actually recorded with a Xperia Arc as well. Pretty impressive indeed.
So what do you think? Finally this is a Sony Ericsson device that makes us want one. Let’s hope they will be more commited to the Android platform and stay up to date with the versions.
Check out the video after the jump.
What you’re looking at are pictures of how the HP/Palm webOS-based tablet may look like. If the trusted tipster that provided these internal renders to Engadget is to be…erm…trusted then you can expect two tablets to come out from HP. One is a 10-inch unit currently codenamed Topaz, that’s the one you see here, and the other is a 7-inch unit codenamed Opal.
The render reveal a front facia with what looks like a slim home button, there’s a front-facing camera, and a micro USB port on the bottom. From the back, the tablet looks very much like a giant iPhone 3GS with its glossy finish and rounded edges.
No word yet on pricing and specifications, and it looks like a post 2H 2011 launch is in the works, which means the two HP/Palm tablets will come to the 2011 tablet party a bit late, so lets hope HP will have put in some nice party tricks in the Topaz and Opal to duke it out with the likes of the iPad 2, Xoom and PlayBook tablets that will have already be in the market by then.
On top of that, since HP has presence here and Palm has long been extinct, can we expect a Palm revival here in Malaysia? More importantly, does anyone even care?