Apple Comes Up with Biometric Security Patent for iPhone and MacBook

March 30th, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »

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Do we really need biometric security for our gadgets? Apple seems to have an idea of how to implement it to its iPhone and MacBook. According to the concept patent here the biometric tool will be hidden within the touchscreen of the iPhone or the trackpad of the laptop. The sensor will detect fingerprints, vein patterns or the shape of the year. Therefore the process is totally invisible and it also should be totally secure. Other features might include face recognition and even DNA recognition.

Skype to Arrive to the iPhone at the CTIA?

March 30th, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »

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Skype seems officially ready to arrive to the iPhone. We’ve been waiting for it for a while now and we have enjoyed Skype capabilities from applications like Fring, Nimbuzz and TruPhone. Skype will be available from the App Store as a dedicated application and it seems that we will see it next week at the CTIA Wireless trade show. Or at least that’s what rumors say so far. We’ll be able to confirm or deny them next week. Do you need Skype on the iPhone?

Vodafone Offers Free Twitter via SMS in the UK

March 30th, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »

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If you’re into that whole Twittering thing that’s going on out here then you’ll be able to sign up for Vodafone UK’s new Twitter agreement. Vodafone users will be able to send and receive Twitter messages via SMS. The service will be free at first but who knows what will happen in the future. UK customers will be able to

Receive text messages from people they choose to follow via SMS on Twitter and send text messages to a short code (86444) for their tweets, @replies, or to follow someone on the go.

After the free trial period Vodafone UK will start charging for the service and you will have to start paying for it. How much will you be willing to pay for the service?

Black iPig

March 30th, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »

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Black iPig

Speakal has announced the Limited Edition Black iPig, available only through Amazon.com. This iPig was given a high-gloss black finish and combines quality, performance, compatibility and style into a single compact iPod® docking station. This refined iPig model is available in limited quantities and furnishes consumers with a one-of-a-kind iPod® audio solution.

“Due to excessive demand, we are proud to offer this one time opportunity to our customers,” said Speakal CEO David Solomon. “The exclusive availability on Amazon.com will certainly insure our customers have a pleasant purchasing experience and we are happy to grant this exclusivity,” added Solomon. Retails for $119.99

Stylish Dexter Cases for iPhone Owners

March 30th, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »

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How do you protect your iPhone? For starters, get some sort of case that is normally made from leather or plastic. But if you really want to stand out, get one of these stylish Dexter cases. Some people don’t get the need for gadget cases, but these new Dexter cases definitely make the case for gadget cases in general, and how they can add flair and style to existing devices.

They are going to be released by Speck in the summer of 2009, when the new Dexter game comes out for the iPhone as a marketing suppliment to the product, based on the popular cable TV series that has spawned a legion of fans through its brief run.

No prices were quoted at press time for the cases.

Wistron Firstbook

March 30th, 2009 by Tanbir No comments »

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Here is a great new device that techie people will love. If you are envious about the Sony Vaio users, here is an alternative mobile computing device you can consider getting. It is the Wistron Firstbook.

The Wistron Firstbook will have the ARM Snapdragon processor running within, and also holds the distinction of being the first Linux-based netbook. The Firstbook shares some resemblance to a Sony Vaio P and features the following:

  • integrated 3G WWAN connectivity
  • 11.1″ widescreen display
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi support

It remains to be seen though if the Wistron Snapdragon netbook will make it to the masses, or is just a demonstration platform for ARM.

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