3G iphone to be launched soon


Written on 12:36 PM by Unknown

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The 3G iPhone will be appear June 9, the acceptable date of Apple CEO Steve Jobs' keynote at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference, analysts said in analysis addendum on Thursday.

The 3G iPhone will be the "first of an absorbing beachcomber of new products" from Apple, wrote Citi analysts Richard Gardner and Yeechang Lee. They additionally apprehend an adapted Mac laptop and iPod lines. The Apple appointment is appointed for June 9-13 in San Francisco.
In accession to a 3G iPhone absolution in aboriginal June, the 2.5G archetypal could accept a "minor case change" and a amount bead to amid US$299 and $349, compared to the accepted $399, wrote Shaw Wu, an analyst with American Technology Research, in a analysis report.
Those predictions are constant with a February anticipation Gardner fabricated that 3G iPhones will be appear by midyear. The 3G iPhone absolution will advice Apple accommodated its ambition of aircraft 10 actor iPhones in 2008, Gardner wrote at the time.

Apple is assured it will advertise 10 actor iPhones this year, admiral said during a appointment alarm on Wednesday to altercate the company's second-quarter earnings.
When asked about the accessible absolution of a 3G iPhone, Apple Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer beneath comment. Apple has new articles in the activity that the aggregation is aflame about, Oppenheimer said.

Apple awash added iPhones than accepted during the division and iPhone inventories were not abundant to accommodated the able demand, aggregation admiral said. Apple accustomed that accumulated iPhone inventories were low in the U.S. and Europe, which in the accomplished has led to belief that Apple is abbreviation accepted iPhone food to adapt for the absolution of the 3G iPhone.

The iPhone curtailment is constant with Apple's "tendency to wind bottomward account advanced of an update," Wu wrote in his note. Predicting assemblage addition of about 11 actor iPhones in 2008, Wu said that iPhone acceptance could be apprenticed by the dispatch of iPhone 2.0 software, which was appear in March as a beta and will be delivered to iPhone users by the end of June.

The iPhone 2.0 software provides action applications to iPhones, including advance e-mail abutment through the Microsoft Exchange mail server. It additionally includes an SDK (software developer kit) for developers to address iPhone applications.

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Tales of Beedle the Bard Contest


Written on 7:14 AM by Unknown

A delightful opportunity for Harry Potter Fans!

Amazon, the owners of one of only seven copies of the Tales of Beedle the Bard, are running a contest whereby one lucky fan can win a weekend in London, England, with the book. The book will apparently be accompanied by security guards!

The competition, entitled the Beedle the Bard Ballad Writing Contest, is open to those aged 13 & over. To qualify, you have to write a submission of 100 words or less (in English), in response to ONE of these questions;

-- What songs do wizards use to celebrate birthdays?
-- What other sports do wizards play besides Quidditch?
-- What have you learned from the Harry Potter series that you use in everyday life?

Entries will be accepted from April 9th through to April 22nd, in two age groups; 13 - 17 and 18+.

Te contest is open to residents of 24 countries, including the U.K., U.S., Canada, Germany, Japan, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, India, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, and China.

10 semifinalists will be chosen by a committee and from May 5th people can vote online for their favourite for a week. The final 2 entries will go head-to-head in a vote to decide the winner, who will be announced in mid May (May 22nd). Each finalist will receive a $1,000 gift certificate.

To enter, go here (entrants under 18 must get a parent or guardian to complete the entry form).

Yahoo Responds to Microsoft Deadline - Demands More Money


Written on 4:32 PM by Unknown

As expected, Yahoo has responded to Microsoft's 3 week deadline this morning. The bottom line is pretty clear in a letter signed by Jerry Yang (CEO) and Roy Bostock (chairman).

In the "Dear Steve" response to Ballmer they state, "we will not allow you or anyone else to acquire the company for anything less than its full value." They go on to state that, "We consider your threat to commence an unsolicited offer and proxy contest to displace our independent Board members to be counterproductive and inconsistent with your stated objective of a friendly transaction."

Apparently, Yahoo seems to be heading towards Google for support, and we might see its best engineers working for the Big G soon enough.

Skype with video calling for linux


Written on 11:05 AM by Unknown

Skype has released version of its client for Linux with video calling feature. The Mac and Windows versions of Skype have had this feature for some time now.

skypeSkype for Linux Features :
* Free video call with anyone in your contact list.
* Group chat with up to 150 people.
* Conference call with up to 25 others.

Hardware requirements :
* 1 Ghz processor or faster* 256 MB RAM.
* 20 MB free disk space on your hard drive.
* Microphone and speakers or headset.
* Internet connection (broadband is best, GPRS is not supported for voice calls, and results may vary on a satellite connection).
* Video card driver with Xv support.

Software requirements :
* Qt 4.2.1+
* D-Bus 1.0.0
* libasound2 1.0.12

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