ViewSonic Unveil ViewPad 10Pro Pricing And Configuration Options

ViewSonic first introduced their new ViewPad Pro10 device back at the end of May when they also announced a few specifications. Yesterday ViewSonic officially unveiled their new ViewPad 10Pro tablet together with configuration options and prices.

The ViewPad 10Pro tablet has been designed to offer dual operating systems, allowing you to run both Windows and Android on the one device. The 10.1 inch tablet is powered by a new 1.5GHz Intel Atom processor Z670, supported by 2GB of integrated memory equipped with a 1024 × 600 capacitive multi-touch panel, providing Full HD 1080p video playback.

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Doom Classic FPS Game Arrives On iPad

If you area a fan of the classic game Doom created by id Software you might be pleased to know that you can now play the classic first person shooter on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. The game has been available on smaller iOS devices for some time but now id Software has released an update making it playable on Apple’s iPad complete with Retina display support.

The DOOM Classic for iOS devices includes the original three episodes: Knee-Deep in the Dead, Shores of Hell, Inferno as well as Episode Four, Thy Flesh Consumed, providing you with 36 levels of non-stop carnage and first person shooter action.

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Mac OS X Lion Drops Support For Analog Modems

Analog modem support is the latest causality to have been discovered with Apple’s new OS X Lion software. Joining the list with other such as Rosetta and Quicken who have also lost support and features.

Apple dropping the analog modem drivers is mainly due to Lion running in 64-bit most of the time, while drivers for older analog modems are still stuck in 32-bit. Even if you plug in Apple’s own analog USB modem in to a system running OS X Lion you will receive the message below.

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ZyXEL Unveils Aerobeam Wireless HDMI Adapter

ZyXEL have unveiled their new Aerobeam Wireless HDMI Adapter this week which allows you to stream content directly to your HDTV from your media and game devices.

Simply plug any HDMI device, including Blu-ray / DVD players, game consoles, smartphones and tablets, into the Aerobeam WirelessHD transmitter and connect the receiver to your HDTV. The WHD6215 Aerobeam Wireless HDMI Adapter will stream full 1080p video including 3D and supports  7.1 surround sound audio.

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HP Pre 3 Turns Up For Pre-order In Germany

HP’s Pre 3 has turned up for pre-order on HP’s website in Germany for 349 Euros, about $500, and according to HP the Pre 3 is scheduled to ship within one to two weeks.

As a reminder, the HP Pre 3 comes with a 3.58 inch touchscreen display and a slide out QWERTY keyboard, the display comes with a resolution  of 480 x 800 pixels, and processing is provided by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor.

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Twitter Launches Its Photo Upload API To Third Party Developers

Twitter has today announced on its Developers Blog its ready to share its media upload API with third party developers. The newly launched Photo Upload API is now ready for download and available from the Twitter Developers website.

Even though some third party applications have already supported sending photos via Twitter, the services needed to use their own methods or use additional help provided by TwitPic or yFrog.

So if you prefer using one of the other alternative applications available for reading and responding in Twitter you should soon see a nice update soon that will also allow you to send photos.

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Apple’s OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive Goes On Sale

When Apple launched the latest version of their Mac operating system, OS X Lion, it was only available as a digital download from the Mac App Store, Apple announced shortly after its release that they would release a USB version of Lion.

The USB version of OS X Lion has just appeared on the Apple Store online, and it is available for £55, with a shipping date of 1-3 business days, this compares to the £20.99 price of the digital download.

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Motorola Defy+ Rugged Android Smartphone Announced

Some of our readers will remember the Motorola Defy that was announced last year, it was a rugged Android smartphone, and Motorola has now announced its successor the Motorola Defy+.

The Motorola Defy+ shares the same design as its predecessor, although the hardware has had a bump over the previous version as the Defy+ comes with a 1GHz single core processor and Android Gingerbread 2.3.4.

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iFixit Launch Mac Mini Dual Hard Drive Installation Kit

During iFixit’s teardown of Apple’s new Mac Mini it was discovered that within the 2011 Mac Mini there was just enough space for owners to fit an additional hard drive. After mentioning the available space within their teardown instructions, iFixit received a huge amount of interest asking for instructions on how to add the extra hard drive.

Well if you were one of those enquirers or are thinking about adding an additional hard drive to your new Mac Mini. iFixit has this week launched a new Mac Mini Dual hard drive installation kit. To help make the process as painless as possible for you.

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Apple Presented Misleading Evidence In Samsung Galaxy Tab Case?

We heard recently that a German court has banned imports of Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab 10.1 in all European countries except the Netherlands, Samsung will be appealing the decision on the 25th of August at the next scheduled court hearing.

Now according to Webwereld.nl, Apple may have presented misleading information to the German court that put a stop to the imports of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

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Microsoft Wanted To Buy Motorola Mobility

According to a recent report from Om Malik over at GigaOm, Google wasn’t the only company interested in getting their hands on Motorola Mobility, Microsoft were also interested in purchasing Motorola and their wide range of mobile patents.

It looks like Microsoft were more interested in the patents that Motorola owned, than the actual whole company and the hardware they produce, this could have been the reason that Motorola chose Google, as Google will continue to run Motorola as a company that produces hardware.

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