Monthly Archives: "May 2013"

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Posted On May 31, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Apple to Open Two New Retail Stores in China

According to a new report, Apple is set to open two new retail stores in China. MyDriver, a Chinese blog, is reporting that Apple will open two new stores in Chongqing. One store will be located in Jiangbei District Guanyinqiao Beichengtianjie Street Mall, and the other in Yuzhong Cathay Pacific Plaza, according to the report. The addition of the these two new store will bring Apple retail store count in China to 10. Here is a list of the current Apple Stores in China: Shanghai, Nanjing East No. 300 East Nanjing Road HuangPuRead More
iMac
  Credit: Apple Apple’s Macintoch PCs currently does have  multi-touch input via the display as seen on iOS devices and probably never will. This is mainly due to Steve Jobs’s notion that such a technology will provide a bad user experience. However, TouchIT Technologies Inc. has unveiled a new technology that is about to change that. The company  has announced the launch of a new range of 4 point multi-touch LEDs designed for Apple Macintosh users in both the education and corporate market. According to the press release, “the new range of LEDsRead More
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Posted On May 30, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Featured, Tech News, Tech Videos

Smart Bracelet Concept

With the mobile computing moving towards wearables, it’s only a matter of time before we see one of these – The Smart Bracelet. This smart bracelet/smart band concept delivers the kind of features that many hope the rumored iWatch from Apple will have. Here are some of the functionalities in this Smart Bracelet concept: The device to sense the user emotions and accurately know whether you are tense or relaxed. It also can monitor the users diet and health. It has a  remind the wearer is time to wake up, sleep, startingRead More
iPad-5 Case
Tinhte.vn, a Vietnamese tech blog, has released a video showing off the next-generation iPad case. Based on the video, the next-generation iPad will feature an iPad mini-like design with reduction in width and height compare to the fourth generation iPad.   Tinhte has a very good record at leaking unannounced Apple products. They were the first to publish photos of Apple new EarPods earpiece.   [media url=”http://www.thetechstorm.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/iPad_5 Case.mp4″ width=”600″ height=”400″]Read More
XDJ-R1 Pioneer
Pioneer Electronics has launched the industry first  all-in-one DJ system featuring wireless control functionality through an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Users of iOS devices can gain access to this new feature by downloading Pioneer’s Remotebox App. According to the press release, “the versatile system features Wireless Direct, to enable reliable wireless connectivity with an iOS device even when a WiFi® network is not available, Auto Beat Loop, Beat Sync, USB device connectivity, built-in CD players and MIDI control.” “Pioneer continues its efforts to build innovative DJ products that match today’s consumer lifestyle withRead More

Posted On May 29, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Featured

Apple CEO Tim Cook Interview at D11

Here are few of the excerpts from Tim Cook’s interview at the AllThingsD D11 conference. Tim Cook on Competition: From my point of view, over my long tenure at Apple, not as CEO, we’ve always had competent rivals. We fought against Microsoft — still fight against Microsoft, particularly in the PC space. We fought against hardware companies thought to be really tough, like Dell. We’ve always suited up and fought. Apple has always had competition to focus on, but our North Star is always on making the best products. We always come backRead More
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According to new data from Experian Marketing Services’ Simmons Connect, average adult are their devices an average of 58 minutes daily. The report also suggest that on average, smartphone owners devote 26% of the time they spend on their phone talking and another 20% texting. This report would please Apple CEO Tim Cook immensely. In an interview at D11 Tim Cook touted usage and consumer satisfaction as the areas that interest Apple more than market share. Here is a list of some of the key points of the finding: Social networking eats up 16%Read More
iPad
Rumors about future Apple  products appears to be on the increase from media outlets in Asia at the moment. Yesterday, we reported that Apple is set to launch the next-generation iPhone with a slimmer screen frame and 1.5 million pixels display. Today,  Etnews – a South Korean website, is reporting that Apple is set to launch an 12.9-inch iPad Maxi (tentative name), according to industry sources Here are the highlights from the report (via Google Translate): Apple will launch a 12-inches iPad in the first half of next year. This 12.9-inch iPad will reportedlyRead More
Weiphone, a Chinese technology blog, is reporting that their have received exclusive new details about the next-generation iPhone from sources. According the report, iPhone 5S (or iPhone 6) will sport a slimmer screen frame and will start shipping in September 2013. Highlights from the report include: The next-generation iPhone display will have 1.5 million pixels, compared to nearly 730,000 iPhone 5. This will significantly improve the Resolution of the new iPhone. iPhone 5 parts leaked recently by Japanese media Macotakara accurate according to their sources. The next-generation will go into trial productionRead More
Monkey Light Pro
Looking for fun on your bike, especially at night? Then Monkey Light Pro might just be the thing you need. The Monkey Light Pro comes to you from the folks at Monkeylectric, a Northern California company, which delivering the next generation LEDs lighting for your bike. According to the company’s website: The Monkey Light Pro allows you to display stunning semi-transparent images and animations within a bicycle wheel. The display fills the bicycle wheel at speeds above 10mph (15 km/h). The images and animations are stabilized and visible from both sidesRead More
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According to a report from Seeking Alpha (via  Financial Times), Apple is being investigated by the European Commission over anti-competitive sales tactic in relation to their iPhone. The investigation is a result of several complaints received by Brussel, highlighting this alleged anti-competitive sales practices by Apple. According to the report: The European Commission has launched an informal, preliminary inquiry into whether the company compels operators to accept terms which ensure it always gets at least as good a deal in terms of subsidies as competitors. A nine-page questionnaire sent to telecoms alsoRead More
iPad Stand
Owners of Apple iOS devices are well aware that there is no shortage of accessories that you can buy to make your device more useful. Here is a list of iPad accessories that you may or may not find useful:     The iPad Commode Caddy This is the bathroom stand that replaces a traditional basket of magazines by accommodating both an iPad and a roll of toilet paper. Ideal for browsing one’s digital reading materials while indisposed, it places an iPad 32″ from the floor on top of a flexibleRead More