Apple’s New App Store Subscriptions Get Official

Apple has officially launched its new App Store subscription services, which was featured in The Daily iPad newspaper, and will be used for in app subscriptions to magazines, newspapers, video and music.

Subscriptions bought from the App Store will be purchased in the same way as in App purchases, where the publisher sets the price of the subscription, and then customers can choose how long they want to subscribe for.

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AMD May Drop Athlon, Phenom and Sempron Brand-Names In Favour Of AMD Vision

It thought that when AMD releases it new processors code-named Llano and Zambezi microprocessors later this year. AMD will not introduce any new brand-names for them, but divide then into different classes of its Vision platforms, says X-bit labs who have seen a document referencing the changes.

If AMD does drop the names it might take a similar naming class to motor vehicles. For example, Mercedes and other top brands dont name their cars, but assign classes : A, B, C, E, R, S, etc. With class A cars providing the maximum compactness while class S cars provides maximum comfort in the range.

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2011 MacBook Air To Feature 3G?

Update 24th February

Apple has now officially launched its 2011 MacBook Pro’s, full details at the link below.

2011 MacBook Pro Full Specifications

Apple announced the new MacBook air back in October of last year, which means we shouldn’t see the 2011 MacBook Air until about October this year, and it turns out that the 2011 MacBook Air may come with 3G.

It seems Apple has been conducting a survey amongst its MacBook Air customers and asking them questions about how much they use 3G, data syncing and more.

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SnapDragon Powered Android Devices To Receive Netflix Support

Qualcomm has announced at the Mobile World Congress this week that its Android devices manufactured in the future with the new Snapdragon processors will have native support for streaming movies and TV shows from Netflix.

The new Snapdragon processor provide high performance and media protection perfect to pass through the Netflix certification approval process. All videos streamed via Netflix are then decoded by dedicated hardware, enhancing the image quality and extending battery life of the mobile device.

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NEC LifeTouch Note Android Netbook

NEC has just launched the LifeTouch Note, which is an Android powered netbook and it will come with Android 2.2 Froyo and features a 7 inch LCD resistive touchscreen display and a QWERTY keyboard.

Other specifications on the NEC LifeTouch Note include an NVIDIA Tegra 250 2-core 1GHz processor, plus 8GB of built in storage, and a two megapixel camera.

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Updated FiOS iPhone App Allows You To Control Your DVR

Verizon have released a new update to their FiOS DVR app that now allows you to connect to multiple DVR’s from one application or use multiple devices to control your DVRs from anywhere.

The user interface has also been given a update with a design more inline with  the new Interactive Media Guide together with updated parental controls. Other features include an new ‘Whats Hot’ section and the ability t update your set-top-box names from within the iPhone application.

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iOS 4.3 Coming 28th Of February?

The last thing we heard about Apple’s latest version of iOS, iOS 4.3 was that it was going to launch on the 14th of February, as today is the 15th, I guess that date was wrong.

Now the guys over at 9 to 5 Mac are reporting that Apple will launch iOS 4.;3 on the 28th of February, and the information comes from a clue within News Corps ‘The Dialy’ iPad app.

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HTC Flyer Android Tablet In Action (Video)

Earlier today HTC announced their new android tablet, The HTC Flyer, and now the guys over at Mobile Crunch have put together a video which shows some of the features on the new HTC Flyer.

The HTC Flyer Android tablet will come with Android 2.4 Gingerbread at launch, it features a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, plus a 7 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 600.

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First Blu-ray Film Arrives With Included Android Digital Copy

The film ‘Unstoppable’ staring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine will be launched tomorrow and a Blu-ray Digital Copy will be available for the Android platform for the first time ever.

The functionality is an added feature on the ‘Unstoppable’ Digital Copy thru BD Live, marking the first time viewers with an Android-enabled device will be able to transfer a sell-through movie to their handheld device. Android users will be able to unlock the feature presentation, as well as ‘Unstoppable’ Blu-ray extras


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HTC ChaCha, HTC Desire S And HTC Wildfire S Headed To Orange UK

Earlier today we saw a new range of smartphones from HTC which included the HTC ChaCha Facebook Phone, the HTC Desire S and the HTC Wildfire S.

UK mobile operator Orange, has just announced that they will be carrying they above three models from the new HTC line up here in the UK, although as yet they haven’t given any launch date details.

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Sonim XP3300 Force Built To Last With Worlds Longest Talk Time

If you are looking for a mobile phone to takes on extreme and take all the punishment you can throw at it then the new rugged Sonim XP3300 might well be worth a look.

Its been designed to be able to withstand 2 meters drops onto concrete and is fitted with a 1.5 mm thick Corning Gorilla®Glass lens for the highest scratch and shock resistance you can get. Encased in fiberglass case which is against salt, fog, humidity, transport shock, and thermal shock and operates in temperatures ranging from -20˚C to +55˚C. Surpassing the military specifications for ruggedness.

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