This nifty application is in beta and sure looks promising. The developers announced that Dropbox and Google Drive support are coming soon, probably by their launch this month. According to ZDNet, InstallFree Nexus will come in two versions,
InstallFree Nexus Basic
- The full LibreOffice (formerly OpenOffice) application suite for creating and editing documents from any device or browser
- Full-fidelity viewing of Microsoft Office files
- Seamless integration with Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, SkyDrive, SharePoint, Office 365 and other storage services
InstallFree Nexus Premium
- All the capabilities available in Nexus Basic
- Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher) subscription license
- $4.99 per month / $49.99 per year for academic licenses
- $19.99 per month / $199.99 per year for standard licenses
The downside is….. well the beta is not available in our region, aka Hong Kong, so we cannot test-drive it….. real bummer. Hope it’s available by launch.
When you call a guide an ULTIMATE guide, it usually means serious business and that’s what the guys over at iMore did with their Ultimate iCloud Guide. Warning: there’s a lot to digest in the article but nonetheless, very useful information answering just about any questions you might have with the whole iCloud mess. Hop over for the read, link here.
Source – iMore
Imagine having a 500GB harddisk where you can stream 300 HD movies on-the-go to your iPad, or better yet, to three (3) iPads at the same time. A harddisk with up to 5 hours battery life. How about if I tell you that it can stream not only to you iPad but pretty much any mobile devices with WiFi connectivity? Well, this is the Seagate GoFlex.
The GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage device is part of the Seagate GoFlex Storage System. This innovative system makes it incredibly easy to upgrade or change the interface on your GoFlex Satellite device, so you can always get optimal transfer speeds when loading and syncing your media.
- Includes USB 3.0 connectivity for fast data transfers (fully compatible with USB 2.0)
- Other available interfaces include FireWire 800 and powered eSATA (sold separately)
The GoFlex is to be launched this coming July with a price tag of US$199.99. I personally cannot wait to get hold of one, what about you? For more, check out the following video.
Are you impressed with the Nokia Booklet 3G? I’m not.
Lenovo announced yesterday that it is entering the “netbook” PC market with the new IdeaPad S10 netbook PC.
The 10.2-inch screen IdeaPad S10 netbook comes in flavors of classic white and bold black as well as a glossy ruby red. For a comfortable, more natural computing experience, Lenovo designed the keyboard to be 85 percent of the size of a full-function notebook PC’s keyboard, and an energy-efficient LED backlit display helps provide longer battery life than traditional displays.
For easy connection to the Internet, the IdeaPad S10 netbook includes WiFi and also has an Express Card slot so users can enable the IdeaPad S10 for optional high speed mobile broadband connectivity. To optimize the social networking experience, the IdeaPad S10 comes with tools such as a built-in web camera for video messaging, and its two USB ports and a 4-in-1 multicard reader make connecting other devices and transferring photos, music and videos simple. The IdeaPad S10 netbook comes equipped with Microsoft Windows XP.
Using the Intel® Atom™ processor, the IdeaPad S10 netbook provides basic notebook functionality as a user’s secondary PC. Lenovo offers the IdeaPad S10 in two configurations, with one having 512 MB of memory and an 80 GB hard drive and the second configuration having 1 GB of memory and a 160 GB hard drive. The processing performance and storage make the IdeaPad S10 ideal for accommodating a variety of data, from a user’s digital music inventory to a student’s homework assignments and more. Lenovo engineered the IdeaPad S10 netbook to reduce the heat emitted on key contact areas such as the bottom of the PC, the palm rest and the keyboard. Additionally, Lenovo’s OneKey™ Rescue System helps users recover data at the touch of a button should a system error or virus occur.
Pricing and Availability
The IdeaPad S10 netbook PC will be available beginning in early October, and prices start at US$399. The IdeaPad S10 netbook will be available through leading retailers, Lenovo business partners and www.lenovo.com.
Source – Press Release from Lenovo via Business Wire
Somehow just forgot to do an update on the Infinxx icombi AP23 when I saw it at Tomato Mobile a week or so ago. Remember that I always mention the icombi AP21 which I used with my iPhone, iPod Touch & iPhone 3G as a Bluetooth dongle for A2DP (see old post, Finally Got My iPhone setup with Bluetooth Stereo Headphones (for both music and call)), well, the updated AP23 is now available in Hong Kong for HK$380 (US$49). The new version, according to other users pairs up with Bluetooth headsets more swiftly and less dropping in connections were noticed. Check it out, should be in most of the stores around town if you want the perfect Bluetooth dongle for your iPhone or iPod.
GN yesterday announced the launch of the Jabra BT4010 which features a ‘smart display’. The Jabra BT4010 is the only headset that empowers you to check battery level , connection status and call status with just one glance. It’s ideal for people on the go, who don’t want towaste time scrolling through endless menus, but who want a cost effective headset that allows them to enjoy uncomplicated, handsfree communication.
The Jabra BT4010 ‘smart display’, which is a highly visible LCD screen, is modeled on that of a mobile phone and ushers in a new level of usability for Bluetooth headsets. You no longer have to guess or interpret flashing lights to understand your battery level, connection and call status. All this information is available by simply checking out the display. This intuitive approach to Bluetooth, makes life less complicated and ensures that you will never lose another call again.
The Jabra BT4010 is small in size but big on design and user friendliness. It boasts up to six hours of talk time and weighs less than 10g. With auto-pairing and crystal clear sound thanks to e-SCO technology, the BT4010 can be up and running within a matter of seconds, enabling you to chat to friends and colleagues and stay in contact all day, every day.
The Jabra BT4010 can be worn with or without an earhook and comes with a selection of two hooks for added comfort. The BT4010 is now available and priced at HK$338.
Key Specifications of the Jabra BT4010 -
- Innovative, iconic Smart Display;
- e-SCO improves voice transfer from headset to phone;
- Up to 6 hours talk time;
- 150 hours standby time;
- 2 earhook sizes provided for added comfort;
- Size: L 49 mm x W 17 mm x D 28 mm;
- 10 grams;
- Qualified for Bluetooth Specification version 2.0 + EDR (enhanced data rate); and
- Micro USB Charger Connection
With the release of the new iPhone 3G around the corner, what’s better than having your dream phone fully integrated with your dream car. Last Thursday, Mercedes-Benz (MB) announced the new generation of their integrated iPhone cradle.
“Whether it be a quick call to a business colleague for an important discussion, listening to favourite music tracks or checking home and office e-mails whilst on the move – the Apple iPhone® is a leading-edge business tool with multimedia capability, available in Germany and other markets. Now Mercedes-Benz allows the iPhone® connection to be fully integrated into the vehicle architecture for the first time – once again pointing the way ahead for the automotive industry. The new Apple iPhone® cradle allows simple switching between the telephone and audio functions. What’s more, thanks to the location of the cradle in the centre console, the iPhone® is within easy reach of both the driver and the front passenger. For ease of use, the iPhone® is controlled via the multifunction steering wheel, while the vehicle display is used to indicate the phone status or music functions and information such as the track title and artist.” ~ extracted from MB’s press release on 19 June 2008.
According to MB, the fully integrated iPhone® is available now for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E‑Class, CLK-Class, CLS-Class, S-Class, CL-Class, SL-Class, M-Class and R-Class. The product will also be offered for the new GLK-Class when this model is launched in October. In Germany, the Apple iPhone® cradle retails at € 249 (including VAT) and is obtainable from all Mercedes-Benz dealers.
Source – Mercedes-Benz
Pic from Gizmodo
[15 June] The Microsoft Origami Experience 2.0 for UMPC is finally here for you to download.
Microsoft Origami Experience 2.0 contains these four programs for an ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) running Windows Vista:
- Origami Central
Central gives you instant access to all your media, programs, and the Internet, with the touch of a finger.
- Origami Now
Now gives you one-touch access to the most important information at any given time and place.
- Origami Picture Password
With a Picture Password, you can log on to Windows and unlock your computer by tapping a sequence of targets on a picture, instead of typing a password.
- Touch Settings
Touch Settings combines several settings in Windows Vista into one place to make it easier to customize a touch screen.
- Supported Operating Systems: Windows Vista Business; Windows Vista Enterprise; Windows Vista Home Premium; Windows Vista Ultimate
- Minimum 100 MB of available hard disk space
- Minimum 1 GB of system memory
- Touch panel display (required for Origami Picture Password)
The UMPC must have the following software installed: -
- Windows Internet Explorer 7. Origami Experience 2.0 requires Internet Explorer 7 for its RSS platform.
- Windows Media Player 11. Origami Central requires Windows Media Player 11 in order to manage and play media.
- Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. The calendar tile in Origami Now works only with Office Outlook 2007 Calendar. The mail tile in Origami Now works with Office Outlook 2007 Mail and Windows Mail.
- The Windows update available here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932406 . This update is highly recommended if you use the mail tile in Origami Now with Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.
Microsoft Origami Experience 2.0 is distributed in nine languages. Each language version can be installed only on the corresponding language version of Windows Vista. For example, the French language version of Origami Experience 2.0 must be installed on the French language version of Windows Vista. However, any language version of Origami Experience 2.0 can be installed on the English language version of Windows Vista.
For detail download instruction, head over to Microsoft download page here.
[Updated - 17 June 2008] jkkmobile have the video review out on the Microsoft Origami Experience 2.0, enjoy.
Source – jkkmobile
Pic from Akihabaranews
The guys over at Akihabaranews got the chance to review the alpha version of the Willcom D4 (Sharp WSO16SH) last week in Tokyo, Japan and it’s looking sweet. Running on Vista, the D4 doesn’t seem as sluggish as most of the other UMPCs in the video.
The D4 features a 1.33GHz Centrino Atom Z520 CPU and according to Akihabara, the D4 is one of the first UMPCs on the market using the new CPU; a 40GB HDD, 1GB RAM, a 5″ 1024×600 TFT touchscreen. The D4 measures 84x188x25.9mm and weigh 470g.
Click here for the full review. For now, enjoy the video from Akihabaranews below.