Apple Responded on “BendGate”, apologized for iOS 8 update

Ever since the video “iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test” posted by Unbox Therapy, the controversy of Apple’s latest Phablet prone to bending is spreading like wild fire over the internet.

Finally, Apple broke its silence and make its stand on BendGate. Like what I have mentioned in my Facebook post earlier on – their responses are still going to defend the point that  “All Apple products are good”

First, they defended that their devices should not be proned to bending.

“With normal use a bend in iPhone is extremely rare and through our first six days of sale, a total of nine customers have contacted Apple with a bent iPhone 6 Plus. As with any Apple product, if you have questions please contact Apple.”

Apple also explained some details on the build of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

“Our iPhones are designed, engineered and manufactured to be both beautiful and sturdy. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature a precision-engineered unibody enclosure constructed from machining a custom grade of 6000 series anodized aluminum, which is tempered for extra strength. They also feature stainless steel and titanium inserts to reinforce high-stress locations and use the strongest glass in the smartphone industry. We chose these high-quality materials and construction very carefully for their strength and durability. We also perform rigorous tests throughout the entire development cycle including 3-point bending, pressure point cycling, sit, torsion, and user studies. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus meet or exceed all of our high-quality standards to endure everyday, real-life use.”

For the past week, the tech giant was hit by numerous bad news including the disastrous update of iOS 8.0.1. For that, Apple apologized.

“We apologize for the great inconvenience experienced by users, and are working around the clock to prepare iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue, and will release it as soon as it is ready in the next few days.” a company spokesperson told The Verge

iPhone 6’s Sapphire Screen – Have you wonder how it was made in the first place?

Chanced upon this video on youtube. This video shows how GT Advanced Technologies made Sapphire screen for our smartphone.

Apple has contracted GT Advanced Technologies for the production of screen for their iPhone, iPad and maybe iWatch product series. See GT’s announcement here

Advantage

– hard  (Last I know, it is only one-tier below diamond. Correct me if I am wrong) and almost “unscratchable”

Disadvantage 

– More expensive and heavier than Gorilla Glass (this is what our phone screen made of)

– Sapphire is 67% heavier than Gorilla Glass

 

A pocketnow.com production.

 

Apple CEO Tim Cook is Gay?

Tim Cook is gay? I mean there is nothing wrong about being gay. I have tried googling on the net to verify the information but no evident was found.

 

Nonetheless, this is the CNBC video that newscaster “accidentally revealed” the secret.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JxT7i4H9N4

WD announces remote control app for Apple and Andriod

Singapore – 23 December 2011 – Western Digital (NYSE: WDC), the world’s leader in external storage solutions and maker of the acclaimed WD TV® media player family, today introduced WD® TV Remote™ app, a new remote control app to improve the navigation experience for WD TV Live™ and WD TV Live Hub™ users by turning their iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, or Android™ compatible mobile device into an advanced feature remote control for their WD TV. The WD TV Remote advanced features allow users to more easily navigate the wide variety of digital media WD TV users enjoy on their television, from leading entertainment services like Vimeo®, Dailymotion, TuneIn Radio®, Deezer, Facebook® and YouTube™, to personal video, photos or music.

The new WD TV Remote app provides all the features of the standard WD TV remote control along with several advanced features, including a gesture pad to help navigate menu screens and services with intuitive touch gestures, as well as QWERTY keyboard support for text entry and search functionality. A favorites screen provides quick access to entertainment services on the WD TV. WD TV Remote connects over the home wireless network and can work with multiple WD TV media players in the home. WD TV Remote is available in multiple languages, including English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Japanese, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, and Portuguese.

Furthermore, WD has added several new sports and entertainment services to the WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub media players, including SnagFilms, XOS College Sports, SEC Digital Network, Comedy Time and Watch Mojo.  All these services are now available on WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub media players, which are available locally at selected retailers.

“WD TV personalizes the entertainment experience for consumers better than any other digital media player,” said Craig Davis, Director, Sales & Marketing, Branded Product Group, Western Digital Asia Pacific Region. “Whether it is photos or movies on your PC, Mac®, tablet, smartphone, personal cloud drive such as the My Book® Live, or one of our exciting entertainment services, WD TV media players enable anyone in the family to easily enjoy a custom entertainment experience.”

WD Remote Compatibility

Available immediately for free download at the Apple iTunes® Store, and we anticipate will be available on the Android Market soon, WD TV Remote app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android compatible mobile device. Android devices must have OS 2.1 or higher and iPhones, iPad or iPod touch must have OS 4.0 or later.  Users must own a WD TV Live with firmware release version 1.05.18 or WD TV Live Hub updated with firmware release version 3.01.19.

 

Epson releases new range of projectors

Singapore, 18 November 2011 – Today, Epson, a world leader in digital imaging and the top projector maker for the last 10 years running (1), held its largest-ever projector launch in Southeast Asia that introduced a total of 13 new models for education and business, as well as three home theatre models.

With the new projectors launched today, Epson expands on its market-leading range to offer an even wider selection; allowing any school, business or home user to choose the most suitable model for their needs.

Highlights of the launch event are:

· The widest range of entry-level Epson EB-S/X/W series projectors ever launched. Featuring a total of 4 key models, this series allow customers to choose the model with the most ideal combination of features for their needs and budgets.

· Epson’s very first 3D home theatre projector range – a choice between an advanced, fully featured model or a basic, affordable model; both offer the World’s Brightest Full HD 3D image2.

· The World’s First HD Projector for Apple® Mobile Devices that allows owners of iPhones, iPads or iPods to dock their devices onto the projector for playback of movies, photos or music stored in them.

Education/business projectors launched today:

The Epson EB-1800 series:

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This is Epson’s latest full-featured projector series that offers high brightness of up to 4000 lm – enabling them to be used in even the brightest classrooms or offices. The projectors also come with comprehensive connectivity options; including the Epson EB-1880 model that has the ability to connect to a network when receiving images and audio signals, and for monitoring purposes. The EB-1800 series projectors all include a Horizontal Keystone Adjuster – a physical slider that lets users conveniently and quickly correct keystone distortions caused when the projector is placed at an angle to the projection surface.

XGA models:

Epson EB-1860 ($1999)

EB-1880 ($2299)

 

WXGA models:

EB-1850W ($2199)

 

The Epson EB-400 series:

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Ideal for confined spaces, this is Epson’s new short throw projector range that offers users a choice between standard projector models with normal throw distances and the Epson EB-455Wi and EB-460 ultra short throw models.

clip_image002[7]The projectors can also be fitted with an optional Epson ELPIU03 interactive module that gives the projector interactive capabilities on any hard surface it projects on, without the need for an expensive interactive whiteboard.

The EB-425W and EB-435W models also come equipped with a Horizontal Keystone Adjuster, a 16W speaker and wireless connectivity options.

 

WXGA models:

Epson EB-425W ($1649)

EB-435W ($1799)

 

The Epson EH-TW8000: The Home Theatre Projector

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Designed for avid 3D and HD movie lovers, this is Epson’s new high-end 3D / HD projector which also offers the brightest 3D images in the world2. This is made possible by its 480 hertz frame refresh rate that is twice as fast as other 3D projectors, and which minimises the “blackout time” between 3D image frames. The projector is also able to convert 2D movies to 3D using its advanced image processor and sports a host of advanced Epson image processing technologies like Super Resolution Technology and Frame Interpolation Technology. The EH-TW8000 is also equipped with lens shift and pixel alignment correction capabilities that allow users to shift the image so that the projector remains properly placed even in varying installation scenarios.

Epson EH-TW8000 ($4299)

 

The Epson EH-TW6000: Affordable 3D / HD Home Theatre Projector

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The Epson EH-TW6000 is the more affordable alternative to the higher-end EH-TW8000. The EH-TW6000 has the “World’s Brightest Full HD 3D image”2 as it shares the same image engine of the EH-TW8000 with a 480 hertz refresh rate.

The projector is equipped with a Horizontal Keystone Adjuster and C2Fine™ technology that achieves lustrous, high contrast, high quality images. Vertical alignment technology combined with normal black mode also allows the projector to achieve a pure black colour. The EH-TW6000 also has a pair of 10 watt high quality speakers and auto colour mode.

 

 

The Epson MG-850HD: The World’s First HD Projector for Apple® Mobile Devices

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The Epson MG-850HD is the World’s First HD Projector for Apple® Mobile Devices that comes with a convenient dock which allows users to connect their Apple iPhone, iPod or iPod to play back stored photos or movies. The projector also has a set of two 10 watt high quality stereo speakers which doubles up as a music player.