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  • Hands on with Apple iOS 7 20-08-2013 02:45 PM

    We recently got our hands on an iPad running Apple's new iOS 7. iOS 7 is believed to be the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone. Here (in screenshots) is what's new in iOS 7.iOS 7 is completely redesigned with an entirely new user interface. It now has flatter icons and slimmer fonts.With iOS7, Apple introduced Control Centre which can be accessed even from the Lock screen. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to activate Control Centre. It gives you access to various settings and apps including camera, clock and calculator.
  • Top 10: Tablets of the year 2011 26-12-2011 06:37 PM

    The year 2011 is said to be the year of the tablets as many tablet PCs ranging from low-cost to mid range to high-end have been launched this year. Though many tablets hit the market, but all tablets were not able to impress users. Thus we have come up with a list of top 10 tablets that are not only feature-rich but have also managed to attract users' eyeballs.Apple launched the second generation of the world's best selling tablet computer, the Apple iPad, this year. Named iPad 2, the new iPad is is skinnier, faster and slightly lighter. It comes with cameras for video chatting and snapping photos. The iPad 2 looks much like the first iPad, though it has a sleeker, lighter body with a curved back. Among the most noticeable changes is the inclusion of cameras, one on the front and one on the back. The new iPad has Apple's new dual-core A5 chip, which helped applications open more quickly than on the older iPad. Add to that a new version of Apple's iOS software. The new processor and the new iOS combined to improve Web surfing. It has a 9.7-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen multitouch display with IPS technology.  Price: In India, the iPad 2 with Wi-Fi costs for Rs 29,500 for the 16GB model, Rs 34,500 for the 32GB model and Rs 39,500 for the 64GB model. The iPad 2 with Wi-Fi + 3G is priced at Rs 36,900 for the 16GB model, Rs 41,900 for the 32GB model and Rs 46,900 for the 64GB model. Sony launched two new tablets this year - Tablet S and Tablet P. Both the tablets are equipped with Android 3.2 operating system(OS) and a 5 megapixel camera. The tablet S is wedge-shaped, with one side thicker than the other. The tablet's 'throw' feature enables users to wirelessly sync tablet with DLNA compatible devices including PCs, Bravia televisions and others, thereby allowing them to share and play files - audio, video and images - on bigger screens. On the other hand, the Tablet P has a folding design for enhanced handling and use. The Tablet P has dual LCD touchscreens - each measures 5.5-inch - thereby allowing users to watch video on one screen while using the other to control it, or checking emails on one screen while using the other screen as a keyboard. These tablets are PlayStation certified.  Price: The tablet S comes in two variants - 16 GB Wi-Fi only model and 16 GB 3G + Wi-Fi model, which cost Rs 29,990 and Rs 33,990 respectively. Priced at Rs 36,990, the Tablet P will be available in the Indian market by mid January 2012.