Archive for January, 2011

iPad 2: Latest specs rumours

apple ipad tablet pcs 2 360x289 iPad 2: Latest specs rumours at techunicorn.co.ukThe rumour mill surrounding the soon-to-be released Apple iPad 2 is in full flow – with news of an inbuilt SD card slot, larger screen resolution and slim design doing the internet rounds.

A ‘trusted’ source told Engadget that the new tablet will be come with the SD card slot built into the chassis.

The iPad 2 will also have a 2048 x 1536 pixels screen resolution, which is four-times the number of pixels of its predecessor. However, we are unlikely to see the arrival of Retina Display technology on the Apple tablet range.

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Facebook and Google tackle web threat

googlelogo 360x310 Facebook and Google tackle web threat at techunicorn.co.ukA host of big-name technology companies are working together on a project to stop us running out of web addresses.

Facebook, Google and Yahoo! are all signed up to promote Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) on June 8 – a new internet protocol that offers trillions of new web addresses .

The companies will enable IPv6 on their main websites on World iPv6 Day to test it and make people realise the need to upgrade to the system, with some experts predicting that we will run out of web addresses by November.

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Asus Eee Pads to be delayed and minus Honeycomb

asuseeepadslider 360x310 Asus Eee Pads to be delayed and minus Honeycomb at techunicorn.co.ukAsus has confirmed that its latest Eee Pads will be released later than expected and running on Android 2.3.

A spokesperson for Asus said the tablets would not be launching with Android 3.0 (aka Honeycomb), despite the company saying they would previously.

The three tablets were announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month – when it was said that they would all be released with an Android 3.0 operating system.

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Apple iPad 2 camera app leaked?

ipad2camera9to5crop 360x310 Apple iPad 2 camera app leaked? at techunicorn.co.ukRumours of a camera on the iPad 2 could be proved correct as screenshots of what is said to the tablet’s camera app are circulating the internet after being leaked on a blog site.

They were allegedly taken from files within the SDK of the iPad camera app, according to 9 to 5 Mac.

The blog site says it received the images from a source known as Sonny D, adding that the resolution of the screenshots (1024 x 768) is the same as that of the current iPad.

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Microsoft: Schools behind tech-savvy teens

microsoft office 365 cloud based system Microsoft: Schools behind tech savvy teens at techunicorn.co.ukMicrosoft says schools are not making the most of the technology skills that teenagers are picking up and teaching themselves at home.

A survey by the company found 82% of 16-18-year-olds in education used Facebook daily but this use of technology is not matched in school.

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US+U Swivel Pro rotating iPad case helps charity

swivelprocrop 360x310 US+U Swivel Pro rotating iPad case helps charity at techunicorn.co.ukA new iPad case that helps people keep a handle on their tablets with a swivelling handle also promises to help charity.

Different charities will receive 3% of every sale of the US+U Swivel Pro, which costs US$69.99 (£44).

The case has a handle that you put your hand through to give you a good grip on your iPad.

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iOS 4.3: Home button to go but you can find a friend

findfriendsmacrumours iOS 4.3: Home button to go but you can find a friend at techunicorn.co.ukThe home button on the front of the iPad and iPhone could disappear with the next releases of the device, according to internet rumours.

Boy Genius Report says sources have claimed that Apple developers are testing buttonless devices using multi-touch gestures with new iOS 4.3 beta.

It adds that it’s expected the iPad will be the first mobile device to lose the button, with changes said to be arriving as early as this year, it’s being claimed that the iPad 2 could be the first device be home buttonless, followed by the iPhone 5 and the iPod Touch.

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