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Jeszcze tylko 9 godzin…

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OK, blog zrobił się ostatnio nieco monotematyczny, ale bądźmy szczerzy, dzisiejszy dzień należy tylko do jednego gadżetu i jednej formy. Ostatnie godziny przyniosły dwie niespodzianki. Po pierwsze coś na kształt recenzji tabletu wygłoszoną na antenie CNBC przez Terry’ego McGraw (szefa firmy McGraw-Hill).
zapytany niespodziewanie przez prowadzącą o podręczniki, które mogłyby być sprzedawane w formie e-booków do odtwarzania na tablecie: (zapis za Engadget)

Terry McGraw: “Yeah! Very exciting. Yes… you know, they’ll make their announcement tomorrow on this one. We have worked with Apple for quite awhile. And their… the tablet is going to be based on the iPhone operating system and so it’ll be transferable. So what you’re going to be able to do now… we have a consortium of e-books. And we have 95 percent of all our materials that are in e-book format… on that one. So now, with the tablet you’re going to open up the higher education market, the professional market. The tablet… the tablet is going to be just really terrific.”

Druga niespodzianka to zdjęcia nadesłane do redakcji portalu Engadget, na których widać…no na mój gust to ejst to tablet. Jak piszą autorzy z Engadget, z ich obliczeń wynika, że ekran ukrytego w pudełku i poobklejanego post-it’ami gadżetu ma przekątną 9-10 cali, co jest spójne z tym, co głosiły płotki; na dole znajduje się jeden przycisk (podobnie jak w iPhone’ie) a na górze chyba znajduje się kamerka do wideorozmów).

Chyba to tablet...jak sądzicie? (via Engadget)

Źródło: Engadget

Written by Malgosia Minta

January 27, 2010 at 10:23 am

Walt Mosspuppet o iSlate. Have fun:-)

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“Ogień. Koło. Fryzjerzy. Prasa drukarska. Whiskey. Automobil. Komputer osobisty. Walt Mossberg. IPhone. A teraz, wreszcie, iSlate.”
Na dzień dobry i na dzień przed długo wyczekiwaną (i chyba najbradziej oplotkowywaną) konferencją Apple’a Walt Mosspuppet prezentuje i recenzuje iSlate’a – piewszy w histori totalnie perfekcyjny produkt. Enjoy:-)
I przypominam o konkursie i ankiecie!!!

Źródło: Walt Mosspuppet

Written by Malgosia Minta

January 26, 2010 at 9:39 am

On Dispappearing Books (and Apology that doesn’t matter)

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kindle1Last few days have belonged to Kindle. But, unfortunately, the reason of the huge buzz around Amazon’s gadget wasn’t so nice. Last week some Kindle owners found out that some of the books they had downloaded have been erased form their devices. The funniest thing is that one of the disappearing titles was “1984” by George Orwell. Magic? Malfunction? No. The reason stated by Amazon was simpler – the books were erased as the bookstore had stopped to sell them (Amazon says that the publishers haven’t right for the books). And the fact that  people had bought those e-books and payed for them with real money hadn’t matter at all! Thinking alike, You could imagine that the delivery man from Amazon could come to your home and – without asking – take away books from your shelf. Personally I would kill for that. So it wasn’t surprising that in few seconds  Amazon have became a “big bad wolf” in hi-tech world. And, You know, it has deserved it. Though I am a gadget fan(atic?;-) I love books and the idea sitting beside it. I don’t like to borrow them, I like to know, that they are on the shelves, waiting to be pick in every possible moment. Finding out that the book You have is not there – it is like losing person You know You can always call. But Amazon don’t know that, I guess.

UPDATE:
This Thursday Jeff Bezos, Kindle’s father and Amazon’s CEO has posted an apology , saying taht he is very very sorry for the whole mess and that Amazon’s solution was “stupid, thoughtless, and painfully out of line with our principles” and that they “will use the scar tissue from this painful mistake to help make better decisions going forward, ones that match our mission”.

My guess is that Kindle owner won’t forgive so quickly and forget about the whole accident.  Sorry Jeff, your apology doesn’t count to much. And if had an ambition to became another Steve Jobs (or at least someone second to Steve Jobs) with cool company behind and a nice looking, trendy gadget to offer – ooops, this might be quite hard now.

Written by Malgosia Minta

July 24, 2009 at 3:18 pm

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What will fall from the Apple tree?

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Today is THE day for all mac fans – the first day of the WWDC 2009 . Taking place in San Francisco, the event is expected to bring us some new gooddies. But what exactly? As it is Apple – nobody knows. But everyone is hoping for something BIG and GOOD.

Obrazek 123Two years ago during the WWDC Steve Jobs has announced the beginning of the first iPhone sale. Last year WWDC brought us the iPhone 3G. So it’s nothing strange that everyone is expecting to see some new iPhone this year.
And here is a short summary of all kind of Apple rumors:
– it is expected that Apple will show us low-budget version of iPhone, which will be less expensive that the 3G
– OR it is expected that Apple will show us a new generation iPhone (John Gruber of Daring Fireball claims that it will be called iPhone 3GS with no clue for what the “S” stands ) with some minor hardware upgrades
– the possible new iPhone should have a better camera with video-making possiblity, built-in compass, second camera for video conference and an OLED screen
– the design should be simmiliar to the 3G’s. Some claim that the new iPhone will have a matte-finished back cover
– second design rumor – multiple colour iPhones (cheaper, with weaker hardware)

– 90 % chances for the official premiere of the Snow Leopard – the new MacOS
– possible new MacBook Pros with 3G bulit-in capability
– small chances for the Mac tablet

– the first public appearance of Steve Jobs since good six months

The show will start today at 6 p.m. Warsaw time.

Written by Malgosia Minta

June 8, 2009 at 8:56 am

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