Music Beta enabled you to upload your personal music collection (up to 20,000 songs) for free to the cloud so you could stream it anywhere, any time.
With the Google Music artist hub, any artist who has all the necessary rights can distribute his or her own music on our platform, and use the artist hub interface to build an artist page, upload original tracks, set prices and sell content directly to fans—essentially becoming the manager of their own far-reaching music store. http://music.google.com/about/Only in U.S.A, soon to the world......
Apple announced, Jobs had died at age 56 due to pancreatic cancer. He was one of the leading CEO in technology and innovation, always thinking outside the box.
He leaves us to soon.
Now lets see how strong is Apples Core.
Tim Cook 's presentation of the iPhone 4S key points
-all new inside A5 chip (as in the iPad)
-up to 7x faster graphics
- new design for the antenna (auto switches from side to side to get you the best reception)
-8 megapixel 3264 x 2448
-73% more light -F/2.4 aperture for low light more colour
-26% better white balance
-1080p HD Video Recorder
The new feature is Siri, virtual personal assistant.Voice activated, on the iPhone keyboard there is a picture of a mic to select Siri or hold the home button.
-use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls,
and more. Siri
understands what you say, knows what you mean, and even talks back.
-ask for reminder, ask to send a text, ask how is the weather.
I find the iPhone 4S is made by Apple, JUST to catch up to the other Smartphones on the market, Nothing really new.
(Siri is Beta).
The Future of display is here. Check out how AMOLED Displays are rollable, bendable and can even survive impacts from a hammer. Your Car dashboard, watch's, smartphones, tablets and TV's will be so thin and flexible.
Available in August, free download from Android.
- to control your Onkyo receiver wireless, (using a portable device).
- adjust volume and tone,
- browse networked content,
- select input sources, - control output in individual Multi-room Zones,
- operates over a wireless local network,
- compatible with all of Onkyo's network AV receivers released in 2011
- other remote control functions as well,
- control using your Android Device.
Update : A Must To Have. This wireless device will update your Onkyo's receiver firmware.
PC and Internet Audio Delivered Wirelessly to Your Main Onkyo System,
-Capable Onkyo A/V Receivers and Stereo Receivers (TX-NRxx9 and Later) is compatible only with Onkyo 2011 Network Receivers
-2.4 GHz Wireless Transmission Frequency
-The UWF-1 Wireless LAN adaptor helps you integrate your music life and remove unwanted cables.
-Now internet radio and audio files stored on your PC can be played back with the superior fidelity of your main Onkyo system
Sonos has made multi-room music systems for many years and seems to be getting better and better.
"Sonos gives you a world of music at your fingertips — from the Internet and your computer. Play all the songs stored on your PC or Mac. Tune in to thousands of free Internet radio stations. And enjoy millions of songs and stations from the most popular online music services."
So, you want to listen to music room to room throughout your house. Have the kids playing their music in one room while you listening to your relaxing music in a different room. Multi-room Multi-source.
How can you achieve it,
- you would think you need to home run speakers wire and ethernet cable to all the rooms.
Not with Sonos!!! Wireless, goes through walls, ceiling and outside.
They use a mesh network technology provides whole-house coverage Broadband Cable or DSL Modem Router ZoneBridge or ZonePlayer ( S5, ZP120. ZP90)
Product - ZoneBridge, if your house doesn’t have Ethernet wiring or your router is in a room where you don’t want music.
-Can also be used to extend the range of your Sonos system and expand the Controller’s wireless coverage. Price $119 CAN
- Sonos S5, high-performance wireless music system with 5 speakers powered by 5 dedicated digital amplifiers for crystal-clear, room-filling sound. Just plug it in and enjoy great sounding music wherever you want. Price $479 CAN - ZP120, is amplified, wireless, compact, just hook-up a pair of
speakers. You can also add a power subwoofer to it. Price $599 CAN -ZP90, Just connect the ZP90 to any amplified audio or receiver in any room and it’s instantly part of the wireless Sonos system. Price $399 CAN
- CR200, gives you instant, wireless access to all your music and rooms at the touch of a finger. The full-color VGA display, ultra-responsive touch screen and dedicated buttons make it a joy to use for everyone in the house. Price $399 CAN
Now a Great feature with the Sonos System is you can download FREE APPLICATION (iPad, iPhone, iTouch and now for Android) and it becomes a Sonos Controller.
Search for songs, control the volume, play the same song in every room, or choose different songs for different rooms. It’s all in your control, all from the palm of your hand.
So you see, you don't have to do a major construction job to have a excellent sounding system throughout your Home. check it out, click here SONOS
Full computing power in a tablet format
- 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM
- Accelerometer, 6-axis motion sensing (gyroscope), digital compass (magnetometer) and GPS
- Micro USB port
- 3 MP high-definition forward-facing camera
- 5 MP high-definition rear-facing camera
- Stereo speakers and stereo microphones
- Crystal clear video; H.264, MPEG4, WMV HDMI video output
- Micro USB and Micro HDMI ports
Size & Weight
- Width 7.6" / 194mm
- Depth 0.4" / 10mm
- Weight 0.9 lbs / 425g - Height 5.1" / 130mm
- Games, media, apps and everything the real Internet offers
- Full Adobe® Flash® 10.1 enabled
- Built-in support for HTML 5
- No-compromise rendering of text, graphics and video
- Wirelessly connect to your BlackBerry® smartphone* for real time access to: Email, calendar, address book and task list, using BlackBerry® Bridge™
- BlackBerry Bridge technology Corporate intranet browsing DocsToGo, Adobe Reader Enterprise VPN
- Micro HDMI port for 1080p playback
- Music Store by 7 Digital, BlackBerry® Podcast app
- Rapid development environment
- Reliable BlackBerry Tablet OS, powered by QNX technology
- Supports POSIX OS, SMP, Open GL, BlackBerry® 6, WebKit, Adobe Flash, Java® and Adobe Mobile AIR.
There is going to be a lot of comparison, between Apple's iPad 2 and BlackBerry's Playbook this year, so let it begin.
New YouTube-Live browse page www.youtube.com/live, will feature live streaming of sporting events, concerts and interviews.
As I was written this blog, an event was about to start in an hour.
Watch YouTube Presents! Duran Duran LIVE from the YouTube Headquarters today in where Ali Rivera from YouTube will conduct a Q/A with the band.
You Can add the live upcoming events to your calendar, subscribe to your favorite YouTube live-streaming partners. They are trying a live streaming beta platform, which will allow certain YouTube partners with accounts in good standing to stream live content on YouTube. Hoping for thousands of partners.
Events upcoming: Cricket Indian Premier League / Fashion TV Live / etc.
CHECK IT OUT, Should be a great way to watch live programming.
Streaming service allows you to take your music collection with you. All your music is store on a server, 5GB of free storage, (approx. 1000 songs) you can purchase more.
- Download Amazon MP3 Uploader program, it will search for your music including music you’ve purchased through iTunes . Then select which songs you what to upload to the cloud. If you purchases music from Amazon, it will not count against your storage space.
- you can now download your music to any computer or Android device with an Internet connection. Then play it offline. A little competition to iTunes and iPhone.
-Technology moving fast, next you will be able to upload and download your Videos.
-"Problem", as of this date ONLY AVAILABLE in the USA. Hopefully coming soon to Canada.
Logitech Harmony Remotes is a great consumer Programmable Remote Control. Price $479 can.
-To program, you need to connect to your PC or Mac®. Tell them the Model and Make of the devices you want to program, ( DVD Toshiba BDX2100 etc.). Their on-line software will guide you through programming the remote, to control all your devices.
Their Software support over 5,000 brands and 225,000 devices, and grows every day.
-Press one button ( Watch a DVD ), full-colour touchscreen that would signal the remote to
-turn on the TV, to a specific input HDMI 1
-turn on the DVD player
-turn on your Audio/Video Receiver, to a specific source, BR/DVD
-Volume will be controlled by the A/V Receiver and not the TV
-Press Play on the remote and your watching your movie.
One Button, One remote did all that. If you did not have a programmable remote, you would need 3 remotes to do all those steps.
Harmony 900 Remote RF technology lets you control devices, even through cabinet doors.
You can hide your devices, in a cabinet or a different room.* (* up to 100 feet away and depending on the structure of the cabinet or walls of the building*)
-One of the best feature is the base station, charge up the batteries. No more buying batteries.
The Harmony 900 Remote can program your whole Home Entertainment System, and they have tech support if you run into problems.
Warner Bros. will be streaming of full-length Hollywood films on Facebook.
-They will be testing an offering selected movies for purchase or rental. - Pay by Facebook Credits, (Virtual Currency). -Rental cost 30 Facebook Credits or $3.00US, for 48 hrs. You got full control of the movie, pause, stop & restart whenever you log back in. -You can purchase Facebook Credits using your Credit Card, PayPal or a Mobile phone. -The Dark Knight is the first movie Rental.
-Viewers can post comments on the movie.
Well, it never seems to stop. There are always new exciting ways to view and now chat about your favourite movies.
-New chip The Apple A5 - up to 2x faster - graphics up to 9x faster - Dual-Core -Cameras - front and rear-facing
-Back camera: Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still camera with 5x digital zoom
-Front camera: Video recording, VGA up to 30 frames per second with audio; VGA-quality still camera - built-in gyroscope -Colours - White and Black
-Thinner and Lighter - 33% thinner than iPad 1 8.8mm vs 13.4mm - weight 1.3 lbs vs 1.5 lbs -Battery - same 10 hour battery life -Smart Covers - Automatically wakes iPad when open -Sleeps iPad when closed. Magnetic -Bends around and acts as a typing stand -Assorted colours, polyurethane or leather -easy to remove -iTune home sharing -Access all music, movies, and TV shows on your home computer from your iOS device, wireless over Wi-Fi.
-resolution stays the same at 1024x768
at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
-(For my wife) Display is fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating -Extra Adapters -Connect the Apple Digital AV Adapter to your iPad, iPhone 4, or iPod touch (4th generation) via the 30-pin dock connector and to your HDMI-compatible display using an HDMI cable (sold separately).
-A second 30-pin connector built into the AV adapter lets you charge and sync your device while it’s connected to your HDMI-compatible display.
-Mirroring supported only by iPad 2. Video out supports up to 1080p for iPad 2 and up to 720p for iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod touch (4th generation). Movies play at up to 720p.