iPad mini, 4th gen iPad India prices revealed before it’s Friday launch!!

 

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Apple‘s iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad are set to go on sale in India this Friday and the prices are all but official courtesy various online retailers.

The iPad mini (Review | Pictures)  is expected to be available at Rs. 21,900 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only with a Rs. 6,000 premium to the next model in terms of storage and Rs. 8,000 for the model with cellular connectivity. The full pricing for Wi-Fi only iPad mini models is as follows: Rs. 21,900 (16GB), Rs. 27,900 (32GB) and Rs. 33,900 (64GB). The full pricing for iPad mini with cellular connectivity, which uses a nano SIM, is as follows: 29,900 (16GB), Rs. 35,900 (32GB) and Rs. 41,900 (64GB).

The fourth generation iPad is expected to be available at Rs. 31,900 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only with a Rs. 6,000 premium to the next model in terms of storage and Rs. 8,000 for the model with cellular connectivity. The full pricing for Wi-Fi only fourth generation iPad models is as follows: Rs. 31,900 (16GB), Rs. 37,900 (32GB) and Rs. 43,900 (64GB). The full pricing for fourth generation iPad with cellular connectivity, which uses a micro SIM, is as follows: 39,900 (16GB), Rs. 45,900 (32GB) and Rs. 51,900 (64GB).Apple introduced the iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad at a special event in San Jose, California on October 23rd (Pictures). The iPad mini features a 7.9-inch 1024×768  display, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, ultrafast wireless performance and 10 hours of battery life. The new fourth generation iPad features a 9.7-inch Retina display, new Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance with same 10 hours of battery life.
The iPad mini and fourth generation iPad are available in black and white colour options.
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Norton Mobile Security released for iPhone and iPad!!

 

Symantec has released Norton Mobile Security for iPhone and iPad. It lets users keep their device secure, recover a lost or stolen device and prevent strangers from accessing their information. Unlike the Norton Mobile Security for Android, you can’t lock the device remotely or Block calls or SMS yet.

Features of Norton Mobile Security for iPhone and iPad

  • Backup contacts online and restore it across devices (iPhone, iPad or Android)
  • Control the security of the devices from one convenient Web interface
  • Scream Alarm sets off an audible alarm to find the missing device
  • Remote Locate lets you pinpoint a lost or stolen device on a map so users can find it fast

The Norton Mobile Security is priced at Rs. 599 for 1 year protection and is available for purchase from Norton online store. After purchasing the license, you can download the Norton Mobile Security on your iPhone or iPad and login with those credentials to use the app.

Facebook Photo Sync feature starts rolling out for Android, iPhone and iPad apps!!

 

Facebook started testing Photo Sync feature for their Android, iPhone and iPad apps back in August. Now they have started rolling out the feature to everyone. There is no app update for this feature, you just get a notification when you open the Facebook app to enable Photo Sync feature. This automatically uploads entire photos in your phone as you capture. You can also sync your entire phone photos, and you get 2GB of storage for it. The auto photo upload feature is already available on Google+ as instant upload and in Dropbox as Camera Upload.

Features of Photo Sync for Facebook

  • Sync photos to Facebook when you capture
  • All synced photos are stored in a private folder to share it later
  • Syncs photos over WiFi or Cellular, WiFi only or disable sync
  • Photos are synced at smaller size (100kb) on a cellular network
  • 2GB of Photo Sync storage

Did you try Facebook Photo Sync on your Android and iOS devices yet?

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Samsung Galaxy Note II – Ready to Create History with 5 Million Sales Volume in Two Months!!

Crossing sales of nearly two million units in merely a time of three and a half weeks, Samsung is all set ready to create wonders in smartphone market by selling more than 5 million units of its highly appreciated phablet, Samsung Galaxy Note II. This smartphone is available for Rs. 35,999, which is a little bit higher priced than the third generation iPad from Apple. Within the first 5 weeks of its launch in the market, the company announced that Samsung Galaxy Note II had topped sale of 3 million units and now Samsung has come up with another piece of news that this amazing phablet has passed over a huge sale of another 2 million units in a time span of nearly 3 weeks.

Samsung Galaxy Note II was unveiled first at IFA on 29th August, 2012, and was launched in India on 27th September, 2012, with a price of Rs. 39,990 that was brought down later due to the intense competition in the smartphone market. Samsung Galaxy Note II is a smartphone tablet that is bestowed with a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. It has the most amazing S-Pen Stylus functionality that makes the experience with this droid unforgettable. Powered by a quad core Cortex A9 1.6GHz processor, Galaxy Note II runs on Android version 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and has TouchWiz user interface on top of it.

The noteworthy 8 megapixels auto focus primary camera supports LED flash and there is a secondary 1.9 megapixels secondary camera also for video calls. The external memory can be extended up to 64GB and the internal storage capacity is up to 64GB, depending upon the variant you purchase. The powerful lithium ion 3,100 mAh battery delivers a long battery backup time.

Recently, Apple has also launched its Apple iPad Mini and the fourth generation Apple iPad 4 with Retina display in the Indian market. There is going to be an extensive hard core competition between the two rivals, where currently Samsung is heading the competition with Samsung Galaxy Note II in its hands.

Amazing: Kindle Burns Up Sales Records!

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Amazon’s Kindle lineup had its biggest sales day ever Monday, part of a weekend in which sales the devices doubled from last year. “I am not surprised Amazon saw high growth on Cyber Monday,” said James Brehm, senior strategist and consultant at Compass Intelligence.” At the price point the Kindle was being offered, it was a very good buy.”

Cyber Monday was the biggest day ever for Kindle sales worldwide, Amazon reported.

Although it did not release specific figures — it typically doesn’t — Amazon did say Kindle sales were more than double last year’s figure for the holiday weekend. Nine of the 10 best-selling items on its site are Kindles or accessories or digital content for the devices.

The Thanksgiving-Black Friday-Cyber Monday trifecta of consumer spending was good for Amazon in many ways. Clearly the online retailer benefited from the surge of online spending.

The reduced price for the Kindle Fire — it was marketed for US$129 for Cyber Monday — no doubt drove some of the sales, but the tablet is also benefiting from other long-standing trends.

One is the synergy that Amazon identified years ago when it first embarked on its Kindle project: the digital content available directly from Amazon is the driver of many sales, along with the ease with which consumers can download books, magazines and movies.

The form factor is also a sales driver. Unlike the early iterations of the iPad and other tablets, Kindle products — including the Kindle Fire — can be tossed in a handbag or briefcase and totted along with little effort.

Enter the iPad Mini

So far, in fact, Amazon has held up well against similar products, such as Barnes and Noble’s Nook. Arguably, though, this past holiday week was the Kindle product line’s big test — one that it appears to have passed. That test came in the form of competition from the iPad mini, Apple’s recently-launched small-sized tablet, which is retailing for $329.

Still, the 7.x-inch tablet is a size that is gaining traction with consumers, James Brehm, senior strategist and consultant atCompass Intelligence, told the E-Commerce Times.

The Kindle Fire, in particular, has built a reputation among consumers, especially the price conscious ones. “I am not surprised Amazon saw high growth on Cyber Monday. At the price point the Kindle was being offered, it was a very good buy.”

Telecom providers such as AT&T Wireless are positioning themselves for growth in the 7.x-inch size tablet market.

“I know AT&T expects to see both the Kindle Fire and the iPad mini have banner years in 2012 and 2013,” Brehm said. “It also believes that broadband-enabled tablets will become more commonplace in the coming years.”

First to Market With a Big Ecosystem

Amazon’s content and related ecosystem may prove to be the ultimate secret to the Kindle Fire’s success.

The Kindle Fire had the advantage of being first to market, in this case, the e-reader market, said Paul Levinson, professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University. “Not only did Amazon get there first, but it continues to have by far the biggest catalog and the best way of getting its e-books out to public, with the easiest ability to offer special discounts and sales.”

Amazon Associates and other partners all over the Web continue to help Amazon,” Levinson told the E-Commerce Times. “Although Kobo is more competitive than Amazon in some countries, Amazon continues to expand, with new online sites for Kindle book sales opened in Japan and India in the past few months.”

Amazon did not respond to our request for further details.

Apps that let you mix songs on your laptop!!

There was a time when being a DJ was cool. We’re not talking about some DJ Polly playing bhangra and Punjabi songs at some hotel onNew Year’s eve. What puts off people most about spinning tunes is they have to invest in a turntable, mixers and records. That can be costly. “It’s not hard to become a DJ,” saysPranav K of Logic and Madness Creative Labs, a sound-recording studio. “There are now multiple options on the web and app stores that allow you to be as good as the pros on your laptop or iPad. You can master sound mixing and DJing in three months on your iPad: the time you will spend learning a chord on the guitar.” Here are some options to mix tunes and channel your inner Daft Punk

Mix songs on the web
A great website to start spinning some tunes. partycloud.fm has over 20 million songs you can mix. You can play two songs on two virtual turntables and sync the beats. In addition , the website has a virtual mixer where you can play with the BPM and the mixer. You can also loop certain sections of a song and add certain effects. The website also has a search function to search for songs to mix. Just don’t mix Crazy Frog, nobody likes that annoying thing anymore. 

Get visuals for your tunes
Ask any party goer, and they’ll tell you visuals are just as important as the sound. Thicket is a great iPad application if you’re a fan of trippy visuals. You can tap and drag on your tablet and your movements will give off corresponding visuals and sounds. The sounds are tiny loops which you can play in different ways depending on your mood. Sure you can’t play this to an entire party crowd but it will be a pretty fun party toy. 

DJ on your iPad like a pro
Apple products are musician’s best friend. iRig had come up with a device to plug in your guitar to a virtual amp and pedals on your iPhone and iPad, but they’ve also come up with a DJ app which allows you to mix songs from your collection on your iTunes.

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They’ve also a sampler and a midi-controller app. It’s meant for those who want to take their DJing to a professional level and it does have all the features to allow you to be just as good as Tiesto. You can even “scratch” the discs when a song is playing from your iTunes collection. The DJ Rig also has a mixer you can buy just so that you can have your hands on something real too and syncs with the iPad app

Tap to create music
Native Instruments Maschine was a hit device among electronic musicians. The device had a pattern-based sequencers, sampler, multi-effect unit with very cheerful and colourful buttons . The idea was that you just need to press the buttons to create music and play around with samplers and effects. You can also programme the instrument to play various loops and samples while messing around with the faders and delays. It was logical that this tactile device be made an app for the iPad. The app has a dedicated community making loops and sections and upload their songs on Soundcloud.

 

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