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10 Coolest Upcoming Gadgets of 2012

In year 2011 we saw the launch of many amazing new gadgets that technology geeks, and people in general loved, like Chromebook, Google Plus,iPhone 4S and iPad 2 etc. Now as this year is coming to an end, everyone is looking forward to what gadgets and products the year 2012 will have in store for us! Well, the good news is many awesome products are set to be launched in 2012. If you like This Article, you might be interested onUpcoming Gadgets of 2011iPhone Accessories and GadgetsUseful Technology Inventions and conceptual gadgets Apple iPhone 5 It is quite obvious that Apple iPhone 5 is one of the most anticipated 2012 gadgets. In 2011 we saw the release of iPhone 4S, which was sort of disappointing, as it had no extraordinary change except for Siri, an excellent 8-megapixel camera and a faster processor etc. So now everyone is waiting for iPhone 5, which is expected to boast the Apple’s latest A5 processor chip, iCloud service, higher-resolution camera, and a 4-inch screen size. Ho…

Apple iPod Nano 8GB: Colorful offering from Apple

Apple iPod Nano 8GB is more colorful in comparison to the previous model of iPod. This is another genius creation from Apple. It also includes accessibility features for visually impaired, music, videos, new tilt sensors, podcast playbacks, calendars, games, alarm, stopwatch, clocks and notes. Special features of Apple iPod Nano 8GB Design Apple iPod Nano 8GB is attractive and available in nine distinct colors. The metal-build body of the device is light and thin. A curved glass covers the screen, which is reflective and glossy, of the player. Share Photos Apple iPod Nano 8GB helps you in sharing several photos irrespective of your location. You can even have the option of having the portrait or landscape view of the pictures in your device.

Easy tracking of your favorite numbers The interface of Apple iPod Nano 8GB is excellent. The device allows the task of finding the list of your favorite songs quite easy. You even have the option of seeing the album art in Cover Flow. By pressing and ho…

Watching videos on new iPad 2

iPad 2 is the second generation of an extremely popular Apple tablet computer that gained even more popularity and admirationthan its predecessor. With iPad 2 you will be able to enjoy a variety of multimedia features, such as reading books and periodicals, watching movies, listening tomusic, web surfing, and playing games. A possibility to transfervideo to iPad 2 is definitely one of the most called-for features of this device, as it provides perfect playback quality and high resolution.
However, if you want to enjoy movies, TV shows, or any other videos on your iPad 2, you need to bear in mind that this device has a limited number of supported video formats and will not play back any others. Luckily, it doesn’t mean that you will need to purchase videos especially for iPad 2, because with the help of special tools you will be able to convert any video from your collection to iPad-compatible format. Media Buddy is a versatile

iPad 3 refunds for Australian buyers after Apple admits no 4G service

Competition watchdog takes Apple to court after tablet was sold as 'iPad with WiFi + 4G' but cannot use Australian network Apple has offered refunds to Australians who bought a new iPad 3 after the maker admitted it does not work on the country's 4G network. Australia's consumer watchdog found Apple had misled customers with its recent promotion of the new "iPad with WiFi + 4G". In a statement, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said Apple had "represented to Australian consumers that the product 'iPad with WiFi + 4G' can, with a sim card, connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia, when this is not the case". Australia does have 4G service on the Telstra network but the new iPad connects to 4G on the 700MHz and 2100Mhz frequencies, neither of which is used by Telstra. The ACCC has taken Apple to court alleging its advertising broke four sections of Australian consumer law. The new iPad is compatible with some 4G netwo…

Apple fined over Australia iPad trouble

Apple advertised its latest iPad "with WiFi + 4G" worldwide but seems to have forgotten to check. When the latest technology must-have launched this year, Australian buyers were disappointed to find they could not access 4G from the tablet, and the tech giant was yesterday fined A$2.25m (£1.46m) for misleading customers. Adverts plastered around Australia for two months implied the iPad could connect to the country's Telstra 4G broadband network when it could not, Justice Mordy Bromberg ruled. Apple was told to pay A$300,000 in costs." A Dutch court also ordered Apple to pay damages to Samsung Electronics for patent infringement.

Google to enter UK's TV market

Google is to enter the UK television market with the launch next month of its interactive TV service for British consumers. A tie-up with electronics giant Sony will see Google's interactive TV service made available outside the US for the first time with viewers able to surf the internet, watch videos and play games on TV. The set top box, priced at £200, allows viewers to use the internet through their television as well as access a range of specially designed applications. Sony Europe said the NSZ-GS7 internet player with Google TV would be available to buy from July. Gildas Pelliet, Sony's European head of marketing, said: "Entertainment content is available through so many channels and sites, and Google TV helps consumers easily find what they want to watch, listen or play with the freedom of the internet and using the familiar Chrome browser." A spokesman for Sony UK said the service would give access to thousands of Android apps including 150 apps optimised for tel…

Apple wins U.S. sales injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Summary: Apple has won a preliminary injunction barring U.S. sales of Samsung’s iPad rival, the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Apple has prevailed in seeking a preliminary sales injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet over the alleged infringement of the iPad’s patented design. The win marks a major victory for Apple in the ongoing “thermonuclear war” against rival mobile operating system Google’s Android. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh previously rejected Apple’s attempt to block the tablet in the U.S., but was forced to reconsider her position following an appeals court ruling. Once Apple posts a $2.6 million bond to protect Samsung against damages should the injunction be appealed and overturned, the sales ban can come into force. “Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly, by flooding the market with infringing products,” Koh wrote on Tuesday. “While Samsung will certainly suffer lost sales from the issuance of an injunction, the hardship to Apple…

Is there any reason not to get a prepaid phone?

Prepaid mobile plans can save consumers beaucoup bucks. So is there any reason to not to go prepaid? Ask Maggie's Marguerite Reardon answers.

Prepaid may be the way to go for savvy smartphone consumers, as more and more wireless operators are offering cool devices with their cheap prepaid plans.

It used to be that prepaid cell phone users had to sacrifice the ability to get cool devices for cheap service. But that's not true anymore as carriers like Virgin Mobile get top of the line Google Android handsets and even offer the popular Apple iPhone. Consumers can save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on prepaid services compared to so-called post-paid services, which require a contract. In this edition of Ask Maggie, I make the case for one Sprint subscriber to ditch post-paid and go prepaid. I also clear up some confusion for another Verizon Wireless customer who wants to know if he can keep his unlimited data plan. Why not prepaid? Dear Maggie,
In a couple of months time I…

New Zynga game The Ville allows virtual sex

Casual game is the most grown-up and realistic yet in the company's franchise.

In a first for a Zynga casual game, users can now have virtual sex in the company's new title, The Ville. It will be available tomorrow. The Ville, which appears to be heavily inspired (to put it kindly) by the popular game The Sims, is the most realistic game yet in the Ville series of games that includes FarmVille, CityVille, and CastleVille. The concept is that you build your dream house in the app and then invite your friends over to hang out. Or more. According to Zynga executive producer David Gray, when someone is in your house and you begin to interact with them, you can level up by interacting with them in ways that the game sees as romantic. As you climb the experience tree, you eventually unlock the capability to initiate the "happiness home run," or just "whoopee," as Gray called it in an interview. When you do so, the two characters begin to disrobe on-screen (not complet…

iPhone 5 prototypes reportedly reveal NFC support

Details obtained from early iPhone prototypes by 9to5Mac suggest that the new phone will include the necessary hardware to enable near field communication.

The next iPhone could let users buy products and share files through near field communication. Code pulled from Pre-EVT (Engineering Verification Testing) iPhone 5,1 and iPhone 5,2 prototypes by 9to5Mac leads the Apple enthusiast site to believe that NFC chips and an antenna will be built into this year's iPhone. If true, it means Apple would finally jump onto the mobile payments bandwagon, allowing its users to purchase goods and services directly through their smartphones. This latest rumor also comes on top of the company's launch of Passbook, a feature slated for iOS 6 that would let people store electronic versions of receipts, tickets, boarding passes, and other information from merchants. On its own, Passbook doesn't necessarily need to depend on NFC since it serves more as a repository. But Jim Peters, chief technol…