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It seems that iPad mini launch this Friday will mark the first time an iOS device includes stereo speakers. It appears that Apple’s transition to the new Lightning connector has left sufficient space for one more speaker on the bottom edge of the tablet, though the company decided not to include additional speaker to the iPad 4. Until now iPad models only included a single speaker grille.
Google has released an update for its Search for iOS app that adds Google Now-like voice recognition. The new voice recognition feature also remind us a lot of Siri. Users can perform tasks like “asking for the weather in a natural way and it will provide results,” Google explained.
Improved Voice Search
✓ Simply say what you want and get results without typing.
✓ Faster and significantly improved voice recognition with text streamed on the fly.
✓ Get answers spoken directly back to you with web results tailored to your questions.
✓ Want to see types of questions that work well? Visit http://google.com/support/mobile/?p=gsa_voice.
Take a look at the demo:
Along with the iPad mini, Apple will release another new iPad model on November 2 – four-generation iPad. The embargo on reviews has been lifted, but they include no real surprises. The iPad 4 launched only seven months after the iPad 3 release.
The United States Department of Defense plans to revise and expand its security infrastructure by replacing BlackBerry devices with iPhone and the iPad from Apple, as well as with some selected smartphones and tablets running Android OS. The plan was revealed in the document published in this month which offered the solution to ensure the safety of Apple and Android devices, BlackBerry and Windows products, reports Bloomberg.
About 100 million iPads were sold in the first two and a half years. Apple is going to sell another 100 million, but already in 12-month period, thanks to the launch of the iPad mini. Michael Walkley of Canaccord Genuity predicted that Apple will sell 101.6 million iPads in 2013. Judging by this, Apple will own 58.4 percent of the total tablet market. The prediction became known after Apple revealed that iPad sales had exceeded 100 million.
Rovio has been teasing the Star Wars edition of Angry Birds for a few weeks now, but today we get our first look at gameplay from the new title. The game appears to be just a Star Wars themed version of the traditional Angry Birds gameplay. Angry Birds Star Wars is expected to hit the App Store on November 8th.
Super yacht "Venus", the design of which was commissioned by Apple’s co-founder, Steve Jobs, was officially launched in Aalsmeer, on Sunday. The opening was attended by the Jobs` family. 80-metre hull made entirely of aluminum. In addition to "the Spartan” Interior, steering cabin is equipped with seven 27-inch iMacs using navigation, management systems and other software for the operation of Venus.
Today Philips announced that it would release a smart LED bulb at Apple stores tomorrow. Unlike traditional light bulbs these bulbs use a bridge that is connected to your Wi-Fi router to allow you to customize lighting times and settings via a dedicated mobile app.
On Saturday, Apple opened a retail store in downtown of Palo Alto, California. The new store, which is less than two quarter away from the present location of the Apple, ia a shop with glass front part, similar to other Apple retail stores, but it is covered by black fence.
The Economic Times reports that Apple will start selling the iPhone 5 in India on November 2. It was rumored that the launch was set for today, but the supply delay forced Apple to postpone the introduction for a week.
According to Apple’s Head of Marketing, Phil Schiller, Apple's customers don't need Blu-ray drives in their Macs. Not surprising, since Apple has removed the optical disk drives from their laptops, and now in desktop computers, but it can cause some confusion among fans of Blu-ray.
At 3 a.m. Eastern / 12 a.m. Pacific today, Apple began taking pre-orders for the 4-th generation iPad and iPad mini. As it was noted on the forums, a starter supply of white iPad mini in the United States was quickly sold out. Within the first 17 minutes, the delivery time for the white iPad mini stretched up to 2 weeks. Shipping black iPad mini Wi-Fi is available on 2 November.