Archive for April 20th, 2010

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Apple announce UK iPAD pre-order

hero2_20100127 As you probably know, Apple announced some delays to the UK launch of the immensely popular iPad last week, saying that it would be another month before they had enough of them to sell here in the UK and the rest of the world.

Just popped over to the Apple store for an update and pleased to see that there’s news! According to the UK online store the iPad will go on sale late in May 2010 and they will be accepting pre-orders from the 10th May.

If you’ve seen my video of the iPad or been following me on twitter or the MTA Podcast you’ll know that I am rather fond of my imported iPad and will be certainly buying another for Tracy just as soon as we can!


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3M MPro150 Pocket Projector unboxing video

3M-Mpro-150.preview Quite some time ago we reviewed the Pico pocket projector which I believe was the first of its kind. Since then we’ve been hearing about how projectors are getting smaller and smaller and that they are even finding their way in to mobile phones and digital cameras now.

3M recently launched their MPro series of pocket projectors and we have the MPro150 here to review. It’s a little bigger than the Pico that we had all that time ago but it’s much more feature rich, has a larger native resolution and greater brightness.

One of the really cool features of the MPro is that it has 1GB of built in memory or can accept a MicroSDHC memory card from which it can read and display content for stand-alone PC-free presentations! It supports not only Powerpoint files but also Word, Excel, plain text, MP3 and MP4 video files. So you can in fact watch a movie from this little thing if you wanted to!

I’ll be using the 3M MPro150 Pocket Projector over the next few weeks as I do have some presentations to give. I’ll come back and let you know how it fairs against the not-so-portable projectors available too. Have a look at the unboxing video below for a tour of the unit and a quick demo of the user interface and playback of stored files.

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Trojan Poses as Fake Google Chrome Extension

BitDefender_logo I came across this piece of news late last night and thought I would share it with you all as I know that quite a large number of our visitors use Google Chrome web browser to view the site.

Now that Chrome more popular it would seem that it’s becoming a larger target for malware and trojan exploits. More details have emerged of a particular threat the details of which you can find below from BitDefender.

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Motorola making 3D Android phone


Yes I know a physical phone is three dimensional, and they have been this way over a few years and I would imagine will continue to be for a little while yet, however in a recent patent Motorola have described something interesting:

“A cover is mechanically coupled to the housing and may be moved to overlie the display. The cover includes an optical element, such as a transparent lenticular material, through which the display may be viewed. The display presents images in two dimensions, and when the cover is “open“, the operator sees the displayed images, for example, diagrams and text, in two dimensions. However, when the cover is “closed“, the operator perceives the images presented through the optical element as three dimensional.

A rather astonishing technological revelation that could very well change the way we do things, I’d even go as far to say, on all electronical device. If implemented well then all will jump on the band wagon to have it pretty quick.

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