Skype Mac 5.1 Update Adds Active Speaker Focus

Skype has just rolled out their latest update for mac machines Skype 5.1 which brings with it a new feature that allows participants in group calls can easily identify active speakers. Together with numerous fixes including solutions to the iSight Firewire webcam detection problem.

Other updates include the ability to now select recent called numbers stored in the dial pad and the ability to provide feedback to Skype once a call comes to an end.

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Five In One Dongle For iPad 2

A new iPad dongle has been released designed to be the equivalent of the swiss army knife dongle for the iPad 2 and first generation iPad. Incorporating a SD card slot, a MicroSD card slot, an HDMI port, a USB port, and a mini USB port all in one.

Unfortunately you can only use one port at a time on the dongle and if your are already ready thinking about using an external hard drive connected via USB as extra storage device for media, the dongle doesn’t allow this either. However you can connect a USB keyboard to the dongle is you so wish, and the dongle is also equipped with an AV out socket on the left side.

 

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Microsoft Updates Bing For Mobile (Video)

Microsoft has updated its Bing for mobile, and the latest version of Bing for mobile brings a range of new features for Bing to mobile devices, which include faster image search, plus real time transit directions.

The latest version of Bing for mobile uses HTML5, and it is designed to bring added features to smartphone browsers for both Google Android devices and Apple iOS devices, so what about Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 smartphones, it looks like WP7 users may have to wait a while.

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iPad 2 UK Shipping Time Is Two To Three Weeks

The iPad 2 went on sale in the UK at Apple’s online store at 1am this morning, it looks like iPad 2 fans will have to wait a while to get their hands on Apple’s second generation tablet as Apple has listed the shipping times for its online orders of two to three weeks.

The iPad 2 will go on sale at 5PM this afternoon in Apple Store’s around the UK as well as authorised retailers, which includes a number of mobile networks here in the UK who are selling the iPad 2 with mobile data contracts.

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Google Delays Release Of Android Honeycomb Source Code

It looks like Google has decided not to release the source code for the tablet version of its mobile OS, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and it seems that the reason behind this is that Google wants to restrict Honeycomb’s use to tablets.

Google has said that it will delay the release of the Honeycomb source code for the foreseeable future, and Google has said that the Honeycomb source code is not ready to be customized for other devices like smartphones.

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Android In App Payments Launching Next Week

Google announced a while back that they would be bringing in app payments to their Android Market, and they have just announced that in app payments will launch on the Android Market next week.

Google has told developers that they can now upload applications which feature in App billing to the Android Market for testing, although users wont be able to download these apps until next week.

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PS3 Hacker George Hotz Laughs Off Sony’s Claims Of Flight

The latest developments in Sony’s court case against the man who broke the PS3′s security into pieces so tiny you’d need a scientific grant to invent the equipment to study them are also a testament to the reality-warping powers of your average lawsuit. “The notion that George has fled the country is absurd,” claims his lawyer.

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Nintendo Expecting High 3DS Sales This Weekend

As well as the iPad 2 going on sale in the UK tomorrow, the New Nintendo 3DS also goes on sale and Nintendo are expecting strong sales on launch day and also this weekend.

Nintendo UK told the guys over at CVG that they have already received 140,000 pre-orders of the 3DS here in the UK, and that they are expecting sales to be well over 200,000 by the end of the weekend.Nintendo 3DS [Read more...]

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MSI Unveils GX680 Gaming Laptop

MSi has unveiled today its latest laptop gaming creation in the form of the MSi GX680 gaming laptop, which is equipped with a Intel’s second generation Core i7 quad core processor.

Together with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M discrete graphics supporting Direct X 11 and 4 x DDR3 memory slots that can be fitted with a a maximum of 16GB of memory combined with accelerated dual hard disk architecture.

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CVTA+K133 12 Port USB 3.0/2.0 Is Bristling With Sticks

Take it from us: what you see up north isn’t a crackpot mathematical equation. This slim disk and USB multi-port is the homebase for all those sticks scattered on your work desk, in your bed room, and other places in the house. If you’re the type who’s susceptible to USB overdose, by all means seriously consider the CVTA.

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Orange UK Subsidised iPad 2 £199 From Tomorrow

Earlier today we told you that T-Mobile would start offering the iPad 2 here in the UK for a reduced price when customers sign up to a new 24 month contract, and prices started at £199 for existing customers.

Now Orange, which is part of the same company as T-Mobile has confirmed that they will be offering the same deal as T-Mobile to both existing and new customers here in the UK.

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