Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Some important hack that make your life easier (Dr Mobiles Limited, Auckland, New Zealand)

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The 25 Important Life Lessons (people, happiness, way, of, enjoy, smiles, experience)

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1. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.
2. If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so. Don’t bother reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make an effort to stay.
3. In life, you usually get what you ask for, but it rarely comes in the package you think it’s supposed to come in.
4. Never let one bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.
5. Tell the truth, or eventually someone will tell it for you.  
6. Surround yourself with positive people who are going to push you toward greatness.  Eliminate those who are trying to keep you from it.
7. Maturity is not when we start speaking about big things, it’s when we start understanding the small things.
8. Not forgiving is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die
9. Age wrinkles the body.  Quitting on your dreams wrinkles the soul.
10. The past can’t hurt you anymore – not unless you let it.
11. The path to our destination is not always a straight one.  We go down the wrong one, we get lost, and we turn back.  But maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on.  Maybe what matters is that we embark.
12. You can grow stronger from the pain if you don’t let it destroy you
13. The worst person to be around is the one who complains about everything and appreciates nothing.  Avoid these people at all costs.
14. Live in such a way that if someone decided to speak badly of you, no one would believe it.
15. It’s your road, and yours alone.  Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
16. If someone can’t accept you at your worst, they don’t deserve you at your best.
17. The road to success is always under construction.
18. Never make a big decision when you’re angry, and never make a big promise when you’re overjoyed.
19. Don’t count the number of friends you have; count the number of friends you can count on.
20. Imperfections are important, and so are mistakes.  You get to be good by learning from your mistakes and you get to be real by being imperfect.
21. Not trying is failing.
22. Being happy doesn’t always make us grateful, but being grateful will always make us happy
23. The only time you should look back is to see how far you’ve come.
24. When something bad happens you can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.
25. Good relationships are not just about the good times you share; it’s also about the obstacles you go through together, and the fact that you still say “I love you” in the end.

20 Mental Barriers You Should Let Go Of

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1. Let go of attachments: According to Buddhist Philosophy, attachment is one of the roots of all suffering. I can’t agree more. We attach ourselves to all sorts of things even the most self-slapping stupid notions in the universe. Are you attached to something? How much are you attached? Is it keeping you back from something? Is it making you suffer? Look at it straight through – break the illusion. Know that every attachment can be detached.
2. Let go of guilt: Guilt has absolutely no function whatsoever. Think about it – what could guilt possibly resolve? It just holds you imprisoned to self-mortification and sorrow.
3. Let go of Negative thinking: Pessimistic thoughts and negative attitudes keep you locked in a dark aura that permeates in everything you do. It’s a dangerous line to follow. Know that thoughts influence the world around us. Enough said
4. Let go of self-criticism: Many times we are our biggest pain in the neck. We criticize ourselves with the best of intentions but then go over the acceptable limit. Criticism then turns to disempowering messages. Let go of it and be kind and gentle to yourself.
5. Let go of prejudice: Prejudice keeps you bitter and resentful. It restricts your opportunities to connect meaningfully with others.
6. Let go of compulsive thinking: Do you keep on doing something just because you feel you have to do it without any apparent reason? It’s time to honestly reflect on its usefulness and its side-effects.
7. Let go of the need for others’ approval: We often tend to seek approval by others. This is an attention-seeking behaviour and one which threatens our self-confidence and authenticity.
8. Let go of limiting beliefs: Most of our limits are self-imposed. Life doesn’t have defined limits. Our beliefs do. Learn to identify those beliefs which narrow down your possibilities for action and let go of them.
9. Let go of grudges: Let me put it this way – grudges are bad for your heart. Keep them long enough or numerous enough and your health will eventually suffer. Research is showing the relationship between heart disease and emotions such as anger and grudges.
10. Let go of the “I’ll do it tomorrow” attitude: This is a delaying tactic of your subconscious saboteur trying to keep you from accomplishing important tasks. Try to be aware of it when you think it and consciously push yourself to do at least the first part of it. Naturally you will then continue the whole task because the hard part is only the beginning.
11. Let go of anxious thoughts: These are born out of our fear of the unknown and uncertainty about the future. The thought that something unpleasant may happen is only an unreal thought we have created ourselves. Ask yourself: “Is this thought based on real evidence?”
12. Let go of past heartbreaks: A heartbreak can take quite a long time to heal. Your heart is locked as your mind keeps on hovering over the same thought. The thing to realize is that in heartbreaks it is not the loss that make you suffer but the idea you create in your heads about that loss.
13. Let go of bad memories: Sometimes we remember unpleasant things that stir up some sad feelings in us. Bad memories make you relive those sad moments in the present. Keep them where they are – in the past.
14. Let go of useless things: We also attach ourselves to things of all sort. Sometimes we clutter our life with useless objects. Let go of them and simplify your working and living environment.
15. Let go of bad company: If there are people around you that are insincere, harbour envy, are highly pessimistic or disempowering, keep away from them.
16. Let go of the idea that you are a product of your past: One very common mistake we fall into is the belief that we are determined by our past experiences. This limits our view on future possibilities since we are stuck in believing that the future can only be more of the same as our past.
17. Let go of identifying yourself with your job/role: This is one of the risks of modern day life. Since roles are always becoming more specialized we think that we are part of our roles. This makes us lose perspective of our true nature.
18. Let go of counterproductive habits: These are the repetitive patterns of behavior that obstruct or distract you from constructive and productive behavior. They can be anything from watching too much TV and overeating to self-destructive behavior such as drug abuse.
19. Let go of taking things too personally: Very often we are disturbed emotionally because we interpret people’s words and actions from a very subjective perspective. When we take things personally we get irritated, hurt and disappointed.  When you look at life from a more detached and objective point of view, we stay emotionally balanced and focused on our priorities.
20. Let go of the ticking clock: Time is one of our biggest sources of stress. Well, not time really but our perception of it. Sometimes we are enslaved by the concept of time even in our moments of leisure. This has devoured a lot of our genuine freedom and space. Learning to spend moments without the constant awareness of time can be liberating and finally productive.
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The Legeng: Bob Marley On Love

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“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.” 


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How to live a thousand lives?

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Tech News Report 2012: Samsung Unveils New Tablet To Challenge IPad


SEOUL - Samsung Electronics Co's new tablet, unveiled in the United States, is the South Korean electronics giant's latest attempt to wrestle market share from Apple Inc, but is not being heralded as an iPad killer.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet launches on Thursday in the United States, Britain and South Korea, just weeks before Samsung is expected to unwrap its revamped version of the original 5.3-inch Note smartphone.
Samsung, which Apple accuses of copying the design and some features of its iPad and iPhone, hopes the enlarged version of its popular phone-cum-tablet Note will resonate with consumers, and the device - with a stylus-type pen and split-screen feature - has picked up positive early reviews from tech bloggers.
That said, the price - $499 for 16 gigabytes of memory and WiFi-only, the same as the iPad - and competition from increasingly smart phones, have left analysts doubting the new device will see off the iPad.
"When you look at the price and overall consumer awareness about Samsung tablets, it's not likely to be a big success," said Park Young, an analyst at Woori Investment & Securities in Seoul. "Tablets are getting cheaper and even Apple is rumored to be preparing a cheaper iPad. Consumers also tend not to spend much on tablets any more as smartphones can do most of the entertainment functions that tablets offer."
Samsung has been keen to differentiate the Note 10.1 from rival tablets, which are primarily used to consume media - highlighting the device's ability to personalize and create. At Wednesday's launch event in New York, "Moulin Rouge" movie director Baz Luhrmann and fashion designer Zac Posen were on hand to demonstrate how they use the S-Pen stylus in their work.
SPLIT-SCREEN
The Galaxy 10.1 is named after its screen size, which is slightly larger than the 9.7-inch iPad, and has impressed with a split-screen feature that allows users to have two apps active side-by-side.
Samsung hopes the bigger version of the original Galaxy Note, which has sold more than 10 million units since its October launch, can help it narrow the gap with Apple in tablet markets, where it remains a distant second to the Cupertino, California-based firm.
Apple sold 28.8 million iPads in January-June, giving it 64.4 percent of the market, well ahead of Samsung's 9.9 percent market share, according to research firm IHS iSuppli.
The Note 10.1 uses Google's Android software and a quad-core processor with 1.4 GHz clock speed. It boasts a 5 megapixel rear camera and 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, which also detects the user's eye movements to prevent the device from going into standby mode.
The 32 GB model will sell for $549, versus iPad's $599.
A U.S. judge on Wednesday asked for the chief executives of Apple and Samsung to speak to each other before a jury begins deliberating next week in the high-stakes patent trial between the two tech titans.
In Seoul on Thursday, Samsung shares were flat at 1.345 million won ($1,200) in a market down 0.1 percent. Shares in Apple closed down 0.1 percent on Nasdaq on Wednesday.
($1 = 1129.6500 Korean won)
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2012 Tech News Leaked: Apple iPad Mini Release date....

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New photos of the alleged iPad Mini emerged online and revealed that the device will have a thinner bezel around the screen.


Update: Apple stands to walk away with just $100 profit per iPad Mini sold, according to guesswork figures (below)

The new Apple iPad 3 is barely out of its pristinely white box but already a flurry of rumours have hit the web, hinting at the launch of a miniature version of Apple’s current-generation slate, dubbed the iPad Mini.
According to reports, the world's most valuable technology company is looking to release the iPad Mini in a bid to fend off stiff competition from rivals Amazon, who successfully entered the tablet fray last year with the Amazon Kindle Fire.
But how much truth is there behind the headlines and what exactly can we expect to see from the compact device when it finally lands? We’ve rummaged through all the rumours and ‘trusted source’ quotes to find out…

iPad Mini: When is it out?

Analyst Brian White from Topeka Capital Markets has added further fuel to the iPad Mini rumour fire with claims that the device could arrive alongside the rumoured iPhone 5 in September.
He said: "Looking forward to an exciting September from Apple. Regarding the widely anticipated iPhone 5, we believe a September launch is more likely than October."
Other rumours have also confirmed that Apple might release a new slate later this year.
Chinese website NetEase quoted two sources who claim that Cupertino-based Apple plans to release the reported 7.85-inch tablet to compete with a batch of newly-released Windows 8 tablets, believed to be landing around at the same time.
The site, which claims to have inside contacts at several factories that manufacture Apple products, also claimed that Apple will ship 6m units of the iPad Mini in the third quarter – between July and September.
Although many remain unconvinced, another analyst, Shaw Wu from brokerage firm Sterne Agee, believes the release of a mini iPad should be viewed as a “question of when, not if.”

He claims Apple is currently testing several 4-12-inch screen-sporting devices, according to Apple Insider.

However, despite reports that the tablet will be released later this year, Wu believes Apple won’t be announcing the tablet so soon after the launch of the new iPad, saying:

"We do not sense that the release of an iPad mini is imminent and quite frankly, exact timing is difficult to predict.

However, we do believe it makes both fundamental and strategic sense for AAPL to address at some point."

iPad Mini: How much will it cost?

Chinese sources claim that the miniature iPad will be priced at around $250-$300 (£156-£187 respectively).
Apple devices are notoriously expensive, so the launch of a cheap(er) tablet is a clear indication that the San Francisco firm is pulling out all the stops to ensure Amazon doesn’t steal its tablet crown.
Some analysts also believe the launch of a mid-sized tablet will fend off competition from the likes of Samsung and Microsoft, both of which have been very active in their pursuits to overtake the world’s biggest company.
Update: Based on the figures above, analysts claim Apple stands to gain about $100 in profit for each tablet sold. That figure is based on a calculation of its potential innards, with the screen costing the most at $49.54.
Despite an Amazon Kindle Fire UK release datenot being set yet, the tablet is creating a buzz on British shores.
It was released in the US in November last year and, according to reports, 3.9m units were sold in the run up to Christmas.
Samsung has also seen miniature success in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Note, a tablet and mobile phone all-in-one sporting a colour-rich 5.3-inch screen.
The device has sold over 5m units despite only being released a few months ago, and its follow-up, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, is expected to be unveiled at the IFA show in Berlin in August.
Although going miniature seems to be the new fad in tablet design, critics believe that Apple will buck the trend, according to MacWorld.
The late Apple boss Steve Jobs once famously dissed mid-sized slates during an Apple earnings call in October 2010, saying:
“The 10in screen size is the minimum size required to create great tablet apps. 7in tablets are tweeners: too big to compete with a smartphone, and too small to compete with an iPad.”
““These are among the reasons that the current crop of 7-inch tablets are going to be DOA -- dead on arrival,” he said.

iPad Mini: What specs will it have?

The controversial motherboard manufacturer Foxconn and the design and electronics manufacturer Pegatron, two of Apple’s most devoted iKit producers, have apparently already been briefed about the iPad Mini.
They will, according to reports, be actively involved in the production of the device.
Whether the iPad Mini will function as a mobile phone remains to be seen, however, it will reportedly sport a 7-inch screen – it was originally believed to be a 5-inch screen - supposedly with the same pin-sharp resolution as the new iPad.
We don’t have any further details on the iPad Mini's specs yet but will keep you updated as and when we do.

How has Apple reacted to Microsoft Surface?

Although we all expected to see a batch of Windows 8 tablets arrive this year, none of us expected a Microsoft-branded slate.

The software giant unveiled the Microsoft Surface tablet earlier this month, although a release date and price point is yet to be allocated.

The Windows 8-toting device measures in at 10-6 inches and sports a rugged Gorilla Glass 2 display. Also in the mix is a stunning 1920x1080p Full HD ClearType screen and a USB 3.0 connector. It will be available in two storage models: 64GB and 128GB.

What will the surprise release of the Surface mean for Apple? We’re yet to hear how the bods over at Cupertino have reacted to the news but we’ll update this post the minute we hear ore.




Update: Apple stands to walk away with just $100 profit per iPad Mini sold, according to guesswork figures (below)

The new Apple iPad 3 is barely out of its pristinely white box but already a flurry of rumours have hit the web, hinting at the launch of a miniature version of Apple’s current-generation slate, dubbed the iPad Mini.
According to reports, the world's most valuable technology company is looking to release the iPad Mini in a bid to fend off stiff competition from rivals Amazon, who successfully entered the tablet fray last year with the Amazon Kindle Fire.
But how much truth is there behind the headlines and what exactly can we expect to see from the compact device when it finally lands? We’ve rummaged through all the rumours and ‘trusted source’ quotes to find out…

iPad Mini: When is it out?

Analyst Brian White from Topeka Capital Markets has added further fuel to the iPad Mini rumour fire with claims that the device could arrive alongside the rumoured iPhone 5 in September.
He said: "Looking forward to an exciting September from Apple. Regarding the widely anticipated iPhone 5, we believe a September launch is more likely than October."
Other rumours have also confirmed that Apple might release a new slate later this year.
Chinese website NetEase quoted two sources who claim that Cupertino-based Apple plans to release the reported 7.85-inch tablet to compete with a batch of newly-released Windows 8 tablets, believed to be landing around at the same time.
The site, which claims to have inside contacts at several factories that manufacture Apple products, also claimed that Apple will ship 6m units of the iPad Mini in the third quarter – between July and September.
Although many remain unconvinced, another analyst, Shaw Wu from brokerage firm Sterne Agee, believes the release of a mini iPad should be viewed as a “question of when, not if.”

He claims Apple is currently testing several 4-12-inch screen-sporting devices, according to Apple Insider.

However, despite reports that the tablet will be released later this year, Wu believes Apple won’t be announcing the tablet so soon after the launch of the new iPad, saying:

"We do not sense that the release of an iPad mini is imminent and quite frankly, exact timing is difficult to predict.

However, we do believe it makes both fundamental and strategic sense for AAPL to address at some point."

iPad Mini: How much will it cost?

Chinese sources claim that the miniature iPad will be priced at around $250-$300 (£156-£187 respectively).
Apple devices are notoriously expensive, so the launch of a cheap(er) tablet is a clear indication that the San Francisco firm is pulling out all the stops to ensure Amazon doesn’t steal its tablet crown.
Some analysts also believe the launch of a mid-sized tablet will fend off competition from the likes of Samsung and Microsoft, both of which have been very active in their pursuits to overtake the world’s biggest company.
Update: Based on the figures above, analysts claim Apple stands to gain about $100 in profit for each tablet sold. That figure is based on a calculation of its potential innards, with the screen costing the most at $49.54.
Despite an Amazon Kindle Fire UK release datenot being set yet, the tablet is creating a buzz on British shores.
It was released in the US in November last year and, according to reports, 3.9m units were sold in the run up to Christmas.
Samsung has also seen miniature success in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Note, a tablet and mobile phone all-in-one sporting a colour-rich 5.3-inch screen.
The device has sold over 5m units despite only being released a few months ago, and its follow-up, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, is expected to be unveiled at the IFA show in Berlin in August.
Although going miniature seems to be the new fad in tablet design, critics believe that Apple will buck the trend, according to MacWorld.
The late Apple boss Steve Jobs once famously dissed mid-sized slates during an Apple earnings call in October 2010, saying:
“The 10in screen size is the minimum size required to create great tablet apps. 7in tablets are tweeners: too big to compete with a smartphone, and too small to compete with an iPad.”
““These are among the reasons that the current crop of 7-inch tablets are going to be DOA -- dead on arrival,” he said.

iPad Mini: What specs will it have?

The controversial motherboard manufacturer Foxconn and the design and electronics manufacturer Pegatron, two of Apple’s most devoted iKit producers, have apparently already been briefed about the iPad Mini.
They will, according to reports, be actively involved in the production of the device.
Whether the iPad Mini will function as a mobile phone remains to be seen, however, it will reportedly sport a 7-inch screen – it was originally believed to be a 5-inch screen - supposedly with the same pin-sharp resolution as the new iPad.
We don’t have any further details on the iPad Mini's specs yet but will keep you updated as and when we do.

How has Apple reacted to Microsoft Surface?

Although we all expected to see a batch of Windows 8 tablets arrive this year, none of us expected a Microsoft-branded slate.

The software giant unveiled the Microsoft Surface tablet earlier this month, although a release date and price point is yet to be allocated.

The Windows 8-toting device measures in at 10-6 inches and sports a rugged Gorilla Glass 2 display. Also in the mix is a stunning 1920x1080p Full HD ClearType screen and a USB 3.0 connector. It will be available in two storage models: 64GB and 128GB.

What will the surprise release of the Surface mean for Apple? We’re yet to hear how the bods over at Cupertino have reacted to the news but we’ll update this post the minute we hear more.




Update: Apple stands to walk away with just $100 profit per iPad Mini sold, according to guesswork figures (below)

The new Apple iPad 3 is barely out of its pristinely white box but already a flurry of rumours have hit the web, hinting at the launch of a miniature version of Apple’s current-generation slate, dubbed the iPad Mini.
According to reports, the world's most valuable technology company is looking to release the iPad Mini in a bid to fend off stiff competition from rivals Amazon, who successfully entered the tablet fray last year with the Amazon Kindle Fire.
But how much truth is there behind the headlines and what exactly can we expect to see from the compact device when it finally lands? We’ve rummaged through all the rumours and ‘trusted source’ quotes to find out…

iPad Mini: When is it out?

Analyst Brian White from Topeka Capital Markets has added further fuel to the iPad Mini rumour fire with claims that the device could arrive alongside the rumoured iPhone 5 in September.
He said: "Looking forward to an exciting September from Apple. Regarding the widely anticipated iPhone 5, we believe a September launch is more likely than October."
Other rumours have also confirmed that Apple might release a new slate later this year.
Chinese website NetEase quoted two sources who claim that Cupertino-based Apple plans to release the reported 7.85-inch tablet to compete with a batch of newly-released Windows 8 tablets, believed to be landing around at the same time.
The site, which claims to have inside contacts at several factories that manufacture Apple products, also claimed that Apple will ship 6m units of the iPad Mini in the third quarter – between July and September.
Although many remain unconvinced, another analyst, Shaw Wu from brokerage firm Sterne Agee, believes the release of a mini iPad should be viewed as a “question of when, not if.”

He claims Apple is currently testing several 4-12-inch screen-sporting devices, according to Apple Insider.

However, despite reports that the tablet will be released later this year, Wu believes Apple won’t be announcing the tablet so soon after the launch of the new iPad, saying:

"We do not sense that the release of an iPad mini is imminent and quite frankly, exact timing is difficult to predict.

However, we do believe it makes both fundamental and strategic sense for AAPL to address at some point."

iPad Mini: How much will it cost?

Chinese sources claim that the miniature iPad will be priced at around $250-$300 (£156-£187 respectively).
Apple devices are notoriously expensive, so the launch of a cheap(er) tablet is a clear indication that the San Francisco firm is pulling out all the stops to ensure Amazon doesn’t steal its tablet crown.
Some analysts also believe the launch of a mid-sized tablet will fend off competition from the likes of Samsung and Microsoft, both of which have been very active in their pursuits to overtake the world’s biggest company.
Update: Based on the figures above, analysts claim Apple stands to gain about $100 in profit for each tablet sold. That figure is based on a calculation of its potential innards, with the screen costing the most at $49.54.
Despite an Amazon Kindle Fire UK release datenot being set yet, the tablet is creating a buzz on British shores.
It was released in the US in November last year and, according to reports, 3.9m units were sold in the run up to Christmas.
Samsung has also seen miniature success in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Note, a tablet and mobile phone all-in-one sporting a colour-rich 5.3-inch screen.
The device has sold over 5m units despite only being released a few months ago, and its follow-up, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, is expected to be unveiled at the IFA show in Berlin in August.
Although going miniature seems to be the new fad in tablet design, critics believe that Apple will buck the trend, according to MacWorld.
The late Apple boss Steve Jobs once famously dissed mid-sized slates during an Apple earnings call in October 2010, saying:
“The 10in screen size is the minimum size required to create great tablet apps. 7in tablets are tweeners: too big to compete with a smartphone, and too small to compete with an iPad.”
““These are among the reasons that the current crop of 7-inch tablets are going to be DOA -- dead on arrival,” he said.

iPad Mini: What specs will it have?

The controversial motherboard manufacturer Foxconn and the design and electronics manufacturer Pegatron, two of Apple’s most devoted iKit producers, have apparently already been briefed about the iPad Mini.
They will, according to reports, be actively involved in the production of the device.
Whether the iPad Mini will function as a mobile phone remains to be seen, however, it will reportedly sport a 7-inch screen – it was originally believed to be a 5-inch screen - supposedly with the same pin-sharp resolution as the new iPad.
We don’t have any further details on the iPad Mini's specs yet but will keep you updated as and when we do.

How has Apple reacted to Microsoft Surface?

Although we all expected to see a batch of Windows 8 tablets arrive this year, none of us expected a Microsoft-branded slate.

The software giant unveiled the Microsoft Surface tablet earlier this month, although a release date and price point is yet to be allocated.

The Windows 8-toting device measures in at 10-6 inches and sports a rugged Gorilla Glass 2 display. Also in the mix is a stunning 1920x1080p Full HD ClearType screen and a USB 3.0 connector. It will be available in two storage models: 64GB and 128GB.

What will the surprise release of the Surface mean for Apple? We’re yet to hear how the bods over at Cupertino have reacted to the news but we’ll update this post the minute we hear more.



The new Apple iPad 3 is barely out of its pristinely white box but already a flurry of rumours have hit the web, hinting at the launch of a miniature version of Apple’s current-generation slate, dubbed the iPad Mini.
The new Apple iPad 3 is barely out of its pristinely white box but already a flurry of rumours have hit the web, hinting at the launch of a miniature version of Apple’s current-generation slate, dubbed the iPad Mini.
iPad Mini: When is it out?
He claims Apple is currently testing several 4-12-inch screen-sporting devices, according to Apple Insider.

However, despite reports that the tablet will be released later this year, Wu believes Apple won’t be announcing the tablet so soon after the launch of the new iPad, saying:

"We do not sense that the release of an iPad mini is imminent and quite frankly, exact timing is difficult to predict.

However, we do believe it makes both fundamental and strategic sense for AAPL to address at some point."
He claims Apple is currently testing several 4-12-inch screen-sporting devices, according to Apple Insider.
However, despite reports that the tablet will be released later this year, Wu believes Apple won’t be announcing the tablet so soon after the launch of the new iPad, saying:

"We do not sense that the release of an iPad mini is imminent and quite frankly, exact timing is difficult to predict.

However, we do believe it makes both fundamental and strategic sense for AAPL to address at some point."
However, despite reports that the tablet will be released later this year, Wu believes Apple won’t be announcing the tablet so soon after the launch of the new iPad, saying:
"We do not sense that the release of an iPad mini is imminent and quite frankly, exact timing is difficult to predict.

However, we do believe it makes both fundamental and strategic sense for AAPL to address at some point."
"We do not sense that the release of an iPad mini is imminent and quite frankly, exact timing is difficult to predict.
However, we do believe it makes both fundamental and strategic sense for AAPL to address at some point."
However, we do believe it makes both fundamental and strategic sense for AAPL to address at some point."
iPad Mini: How much will it cost?

Despite an Amazon Kindle Fire UK release datenot being set yet, the tablet is creating a buzz on British shores.
It was released in the US in November last year and, according to reports, 3.9m units were sold in the run up to Christmas.
Samsung has also seen miniature success in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Note, a tablet and mobile phone all-in-one sporting a colour-rich 5.3-inch screen.
The device has sold over 5m units despite only being released a few months ago, and its follow-up, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, is expected to be unveiled at the IFA show in Berlin in August.
Although going miniature seems to be the new fad in tablet design, critics believe that Apple will buck the trend, according to MacWorld.
The late Apple boss Steve Jobs once famously dissed mid-sized slates during an Apple earnings call in October 2010, saying:
“The 10in screen size is the minimum size required to create great tablet apps. 7in tablets are tweeners: too big to compete with a smartphone, and too small to compete with an iPad.”
““These are among the reasons that the current crop of 7-inch tablets are going to be DOA -- dead on arrival,” he said.

iPad Mini: What specs will it have?

The controversial motherboard manufacturer Foxconn and the design and electronics manufacturer Pegatron, two of Apple’s most devoted iKit producers, have apparently already been briefed about the iPad Mini.
They will, according to reports, be actively involved in the production of the device.
Whether the iPad Mini will function as a mobile phone remains to be seen, however, it will reportedly sport a 7-inch screen – it was originally believed to be a 5-inch screen - supposedly with the same pin-sharp resolution as the new iPad.
We don’t have any further details on the iPad Mini's specs yet but will keep you updated as and when we do.

How has Apple reacted to Microsoft Surface?

Although we all expected to see a batch of Windows 8 tablets arrive this year, none of us expected a Microsoft-branded slate.

The software giant unveiled the Microsoft Surface tablet earlier this month, although a release date and price point is yet to be allocated.

The Windows 8-toting device measures in at 10-6 inches and sports a rugged Gorilla Glass 2 display. Also in the mix is a stunning 1920x1080p Full HD ClearType screen and a USB 3.0 connector. It will be available in two storage models: 64GB and 128GB.

What will the surprise release of the Surface mean for Apple? We’re yet to hear how the bods over at Cupertino have reacted to the news but we’ll update this post the minute we hear more.



iPad Mini: What specs will it have?

The controversial motherboard manufacturer Foxconn and the design and electronics manufacturer Pegatron, two of Apple’s most devoted iKit producers, have apparently already been briefed about the iPad Mini.
They will, according to reports, be actively involved in the production of the device.
Whether the iPad Mini will function as a mobile phone remains to be seen, however, it will reportedly sport a 7-inch screen – it was originally believed to be a 5-inch screen - supposedly with the same pin-sharp resolution as the new iPad.
We don’t have any further details on the iPad Mini's specs yet but will keep you updated as and when we do.

How has Apple reacted to Microsoft Surface?

Although we all expected to see a batch of Windows 8 tablets arrive this year, none of us expected a Microsoft-branded slate.

The software giant unveiled the Microsoft Surface tablet earlier this month, although a release date and price point is yet to be allocated.

The Windows 8-toting device measures in at 10-6 inches and sports a rugged Gorilla Glass 2 display. Also in the mix is a stunning 1920x1080p Full HD ClearType screen and a USB 3.0 connector. It will be available in two storage models: 64GB and 128GB.

What will the surprise release of the Surface mean for Apple? We’re yet to hear how the bods over at Cupertino have reacted to the news but we’ll update this post the minute we hear more.
iPad Mini: What specs will it have?
How has Apple reacted to Microsoft Surface?
The software giant unveiled the Microsoft Surface tablet earlier this month, although a release date and price point is yet to be allocated.

The Windows 8-toting device measures in at 10-6 inches and sports a rugged Gorilla Glass 2 display. Also in the mix is a stunning 1920x1080p Full HD ClearType screen and a USB 3.0 connector. It will be available in two storage models: 64GB and 128GB.

What will the surprise release of the Surface mean for Apple? We’re yet to hear how the bods over at Cupertino have reacted to the news but we’ll update this post the minute we hear more.
The software giant unveiled the Microsoft Surface tablet earlier this month, although a release date and price point is yet to be allocated.
The Windows 8-toting device measures in at 10-6 inches and sports a rugged Gorilla Glass 2 display. Also in the mix is a stunning 1920x1080p Full HD ClearType screen and a USB 3.0 connector. It will be available in two storage models: 64GB and 128GB.

What will the surprise release of the Surface mean for Apple? We’re yet to hear how the bods over at Cupertino have reacted to the news but we’ll update this post the minute we hear more.
The Windows 8-toting device measures in at 10-6 inches and sports a rugged Gorilla Glass 2 display. Also in the mix is a stunning 1920x1080p Full HD ClearType screen and a USB 3.0 connector. It will be available in two storage models: 64GB and 128GB.
What will the surprise release of the Surface mean for Apple? We’re yet to hear how the bods over at Cupertino have reacted to the news but we’ll update this post the minute we hear more.
What will the surprise release of the Surface mean for Apple? We’re yet to hear how the bods over at Cupertino have reacted to the news but we’ll update this post the minute we hear more.



Chinese website Apple.pro posted the images last weekend was immediately picked up by various tech websites. The significant feature of iPad Mini showed in the photos is the slimmer bezel around the screen display.

Apple is expected to release the rumored 7-inch iPad Mini, which is rumored to have 7.3 mm thick, 134.73mm wide, 200.13mm long, and feature a mini dock connector, redesigned speakers, and add a microphone on the backside.

The iPad Mini will feature a rear camera and a front camera for FaceTime, although the pixels of shooters are not yet revealed.

According to Mashable, iPad mini will also include "cellular data antenna, the mockup seems to be very thin and features a smaller dock connector just like the next-generation iPhone. The unit also seems to have larger speakers near the dock."

"Instapaper developer Marco Arment apparently stumbled into a few clues about the existence of the iPad mini. In the access logs of his app, he found references to two new device models - iPad 2,5 and iPad 2,6. This coincides with speculation that the iPad mini would effectively be an iPad 2 with a smaller 7.85-inch screen," the report said.

Initial rumors claimed that Apple will introduce the new iPad Mini on September 12 along with the latest generation of iPhone. However, new rumors claimed that Apple's smaller tablet will hit the tech market in October.
Update: Apple stands to walk away with just $100 profit per iPad Mini sold, according to guesswork figures (below)
According to reports, the world's most valuable technology company is looking to release the iPad Mini in a bid to fend off stiff competition from rivals Amazon, who successfully entered the tablet fray last year with the Amazon Kindle Fire.
But how much truth is there behind the headlines and what exactly can we expect to see from the compact device when it finally lands? We’ve rummaged through all the rumours and ‘trusted source’ quotes to find out…
Analyst Brian White from Topeka Capital Markets has added further fuel to the iPad Mini rumour fire with claims that the device could arrive alongside the rumoured iPhone 5 in September.
He said: "Looking forward to an exciting September from Apple. Regarding the widely anticipated iPhone 5, we believe a September launch is more likely than October."
Other rumours have also confirmed that Apple might release a new slate later this year.
Chinese website NetEase quoted two sources who claim that Cupertino-based Apple plans to release the reported 7.85-inch tablet to compete with a batch of newly-released Windows 8 tablets, believed to be landing around at the same time.
The site, which claims to have inside contacts at several factories that manufacture Apple products, also claimed that Apple will ship 6m units of the iPad Mini in the third quarter – between July and September.
Although many remain unconvinced, another analyst, Shaw Wu from brokerage firm Sterne Agee, believes the release of a mini iPad should be viewed as a “question of when, not if.”
Chinese sources claim that the miniature iPad will be priced at around $250-$300 (£156-£187 respectively).
Apple devices are notoriously expensive, so the launch of a cheap(er) tablet is a clear indication that the San Francisco firm is pulling out all the stops to ensure Amazon doesn’t steal its tablet crown.
Some analysts also believe the launch of a mid-sized tablet will fend off competition from the likes of Samsung and Microsoft, both of which have been very active in their pursuits to overtake the world’s biggest company.
Update: Based on the figures above, analysts claim Apple stands to gain about $100 in profit for each tablet sold. That figure is based on a calculation of its potential innards, with the screen costing the most at $49.54.
Despite an Amazon Kindle Fire UK release datenot being set yet, the tablet is creating a buzz on British shores.
It was released in the US in November last year and, according to reports, 3.9m units were sold in the run up to Christmas.
Samsung has also seen miniature success in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Note, a tablet and mobile phone all-in-one sporting a colour-rich 5.3-inch screen.
The device has sold over 5m units despite only being released a few months ago, and its follow-up, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, is expected to be unveiled at the IFA show in Berlin in August.
Although going miniature seems to be the new fad in tablet design, critics believe that Apple will buck the trend, according to MacWorld.
The late Apple boss Steve Jobs once famously dissed mid-sized slates during an Apple earnings call in October 2010, saying:
“The 10in screen size is the minimum size required to create great tablet apps. 7in tablets are tweeners: too big to compete with a smartphone, and too small to compete with an iPad.”
““These are among the reasons that the current crop of 7-inch tablets are going to be DOA -- dead on arrival,” he said.
The controversial motherboard manufacturer Foxconn and the design and electronics manufacturer Pegatron, two of Apple’s most devoted iKit producers, have apparently already been briefed about the iPad Mini.
They will, according to reports, be actively involved in the production of the device.
Whether the iPad Mini will function as a mobile phone remains to be seen, however, it will reportedly sport a 7-inch screen – it was originally believed to be a 5-inch screen - supposedly with the same pin-sharp resolution as the new iPad.
We don’t have any further details on the iPad Mini's specs yet but will keep you updated as and when we do.
Although we all expected to see a batch of Windows 8 tablets arrive this year, none of us expected a Microsoft-branded slate.
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