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Temptation italian Cookbook iPhone Version Review

December 23rd, 2009 2 comments

Well known for his innovations in Italian cuisines, the famous chef Bruno Serato has established himself as the owner of a very fine restaurant located in the southern part of California. Bruno has now expanded his cuisine business by releasing a new version of his Italian cooking manual, Temptations  an Italian cookbook for the iPhone users. Temptation now has taken a new turn for the people who just do not want to take the huge cooking manual along with them. The new version of temptations will ease them from sore job of carrying the cooking manual of 360 pages. One can easily download the manual of temptations at a cost of just $6 approximately. You can download the manual from the official site link given below:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/temptation-at-the-whitehouse/id335488470?mt=8

You can now entertain your guests and family members with the tasty Italian food which you can cook in your own kitchen by just reading the 360 pages Italian cookbook manual from your iphone. Each page will give you the pictures of the food with the autograph of the reputed cook Bruno. It also tells you how to present the food before a guest. Wow! That sounds to be great right. Once you get the manual you can have the high profile food at our home.

Temptations version of Iphone application is user friendly and compatible on any version of the Iphone. With modern technology, you can just read the manual where ever and whenever you wish to. Just make sure that you download the licensed version and meet other requirements like OS, if needed. A pirated version can cause damage to your Iphone.

With the Iphone version released in the market, Bruno assures that you cannot defy the temptations. An Italian foodie will not be able to stay away from getting this manual as this is Bruno’s magic of pulling the Italian foodie towards him with the kind of varieties in his food.

The main reason for Bruno’s turn into iphone version is the modern day technology. People have started looking for the easy way to work. The release of Iphone application has already created a buzz in the market.

Samsung Instinct HD Product review

December 13th, 2009 No comments

With the HD in the end, Samsung Instinct HD is a mere follow up to its predecessor that premiered last year. With the HD accompaniment, it is obvious how the developers wanted to bring forth the high definition experience even through your phone. But did they succeed in doing so? Find out more below.

Overview

Upon first impression, one could easily mistake Samsung Instinct HD with any other mobile phones in the market today. It consists of a mainly black exterior with silver accents on the sides and edges. However, one must not be deceived by its looks as this phone model actually packs a lot of punch into its thin and lightweight body. In fact, you can easily use this phone with your single hand and that is just the start for all the conveniences that this phone can introduce to your life.

The device comes with a perfectly smooth front panel and the typical call/disconnect button have been replaced with a touch-sensitive pad that makes executing these functions even more precisely. You can see buttons and ports on either sides of the body. On the left side, you can access the voice command and voice control options. On the right side, you can access the video out, camera shutter button, and sync/charge port. At the top of the Samsung Instinct HD unit are the power/lock button and the headphone jack.

One interesting bit of feature on the Samsung Instinct HD is the lack of a QWERTY keyboard due to its emphasis on the multimedia experience over messaging functions. Hence, those who are used to this keyboard layout might have to overcome a learning curve before you can use it with ease.

As for the performance, one would be quick to realize that this isn’t actually as intimidating of a smartphone as it initially appears. Launching applications or doing basic functions are pretty basic. Some users have complained about the smartphone’s interface but once you had it figured out though, it should be pretty easy performing some applications.

Pro’s

There are a few shining moments for this smartphone that makes the usage experience quite of a treat:

• The screen is impressive and the overall build makes it look sophisticated.

• The camera is easily accessible and produces great quality photos, for those who love to capture memories most of the time.

Con’s

Here are some of the drawbacks to using the Samsung Instinct HD that will make you want to rethink your decision to make a purchase:

• The battery life is a cause for concern and given that this phone model emphasizes multimedia functions over messaging, then you can be prone to being caught with a dead battery.

• Surprisingly though, even the quality of the video taken through the phone aren’t that impressive. Even the voice quality is a bit substandard.

• The virtual keyboard is nearly unusable and quite complex to figure out.

Final Thoughts

To determine whether you must buy Samsung Instinct HD is all about personal preference. It comes with fabulous graphics and impressive screen but there are also a lot of issues involved with other functionalities. If you are willing to deal with those issues mentioned above, then you have no problem having fun using this smartphone model anyways.

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Toshiba Mini NB205-N325BL review

December 12th, 2009 No comments

When it comes to buying laptop in the market, Toshiba is often the most recommended brands by industry experts. It has certainly proven its longevity in the business while continually innovating technology to adapt to the changing market needs. One such product is the all-new Toshiba Mini NB205-N325BL with a price range of $329-399 that is more expensive than Apple’s iBook. Now, one is led to question whether it is worth shelling out that much money? Find out all the answers below.

Overview of Features

In comparison to other models of netbook in the market today, Toshiba Mini NB205-N325BL does a pretty decent job of holding its own. It is even able to outdo some of the other brands that belong to the same price category like HP or Asus, to name a few, which is impressive given that the said brands are quite well known in the laptop market. Toshiba Mini NB205-N325BL performs tasks efficiently, thanks to the impressive Intel Atom N280 CPU processor, 1GB RAM, and 160GB 5,400 rpm HDD. However, it is not as powerful as most of the current laptops in the market, such that you can even find something with the same level of performance for at least $100.

There are several features about Toshiba Mini NB205-N325BL that is worthy of checking this out. The texture design of the model is worthy of mention. In addition, the fingerprint-resistant lid helps maintain a clean looking surface free of blots and other prints. For those who are conscious about style, then you can choose from a wide range of color variety available for this model.

When it comes to the touchpad and keyboard performance, Toshiba Mini NB205-N325BL is a bit on the fair side – it does not impress nor does it disappoint. One main concern though with the hardware is the audio, which is really lacking in quality. It would have offered a nice complement to the impressive 1,024×600 native resolution display screen for optimum viewing quality. As for efficient features, there are up to 3 USB ports that you can use for multi-tasking. Meanwhile, conducting basic tasks as opening word documents, web surfing, video streaming, among others, can be done in an efficient speed rate.

Pro’s

Below are some great benefits you can enjoy when you decide to purchase Toshiba Mini NB205-N325BL:

• The highly responsive and broad touchpad makes navigation quite easy.

• The battery life is more impressive in comparison to its laptop counterparts.

Con’s

Below are some drawbacks to Toshiba Mini NB205-N325BL that you need to take note of before buying:

• Despite its hefty price tag, this laptop model does not offer anything revolutionary that would set it apart from other models in the market.

• The bulky battery is awkward to look at.

• The audio system is really lacking in quality that depletes the multimedia enjoyment.

Final Comments

Toshiba Mini NB205-N325BL is probably one of those laptops that consumers had a high expectation of when it was revealed in the market. In some cases, it failed to meet that expectation. But for those looking for a reliable machine to work with, it does a pretty excellent job in offering functional features

Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980: product review

December 12th, 2009 No comments

At first impression, you really can’t argue that Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980 looks nice. It has got some features too that are ideal for students and professionals alike. But beyond that, how does this laptop model fair against other laptops in the market?

Overview

Like the S6960 model, Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980 is equipped with a Fusion Finish to produce a sonic black pattern. Needless to say, it is looking nice with a stylish design, pin-stripe pattern, glossy lid, excellent palm rest, and speaker grills. At a budget price of $629.99, one can often not believe right away that this laptop is actually priced as such, especially when you get to explore its other features.

The keyboard is large and there is also a full number pad to the right side, which is missing in some other laptop brands. Thus, the space on this laptop is fully utilized from one end to another. However, its glossy finish makes it prone to gathering lots of unsightly fingerprints. But it is made up by the presence of touch-sensitive media controls and webcam (along with a mic) on top of the screen.

Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980 comes with a thick body though and a 6-cell battery that comes with an extended life span. The screen size though is typical for the laptop’s actual size, and yet it comes with an impressive 1,366×768 native resolution.

As for the real test and benchmark, the performance of Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980 is a small step up its predecessor. Thanks to the 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T660 processor, 500GB 5,400 rpm hard drive, and 4GB DDR2 800MHz memory. The operating system is 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium, such that performance of this laptop is quite excellent. If you are not satisfied with its natural performance yet, you can make upgrades and it is very easy to do since the memory and hard drive compartments are easily accessible at the bottom. One noticeable lacking feature though is the Bluetooth, although it does have a wide range of port selection.

Pro’s

There are some wonderful benefits that you can enjoy buying Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980, such as the following:

The large display screen provides you with optimum viewing pleasure, especially for multimedia purposes.

In addition to an impressive display, the speakers come with huge sounds and produces topnotch audio quality.

This laptop model has an excellent battery life for long lasting use.

Con’s

Although some features make Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980 a functional laptop, there are some lacking features or others that still need improvement:

If you are looking for a compact laptop, this one is a bit to heavy to lug around and is not convenient for portable purposes.

Although the battery comes with an excellent life span, it is too massive such that it looks awkward, aesthetically speaking.

It lacks Bluetooth functionality, which has become one of the standard features for most modern laptops.

Final Thoughts

Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980 comes with some excellent features such as good build and design, excellent quality speakers, and a terrific battery life, especially for its size. Thus, it makes a great addition to mainstream laptop choices, particularly for consumers who are looking for budget laptop.

Dell Inspiron i545-3055NBK- product review

December 12th, 2009 No comments

If you want something that goes beyond the beauty and aesthetics of design, then Dell Inspiron i545-3055NBK hopes to make its distinction by offering excellent performance to make up for the mediocrity of its predecessors. There are some similar features but a few enhancements have been added in the hopes of producing something much better. Did it succeed? Read more below to find out the answers.

Overview

A quick look at the specs for Dell Inspiron i545-3055NBK makes a good first impression. At a starting price of $579, it runs via a 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 processor. Pair that with an internal memory of 6GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM and 750GB 7,200 rpm hard drive, then you’ve got quite a powerful laptop for its price range.

Whether playing music, watching videos, and running the Photoshop application, Dell Inspiron i545-3055NBK runs at high speed and even delivers excellent rate when multitasking. In fact, direct testing in an effort to compare its benchmark performance against other contemporary laptops from Gateway, HP, and Asus has revealed that it does quite an excellent job, although maybe not up to par than most brands mentioned above. In addition, the 256MB Intel GMA and 3100 integrated graphics chip produces excellent visuals, both for regular applications and multimedia performance.

There are some downside to the performance quality of Dell Inspiron i545-3055NBK such that it does not double as your home theater PC, like most other mainstream laptop. This is indeed quite disappointing knowing that you can avail of these features for a few models in the market with a starting price range of around $299.

For average users, this one makes an excellent package for general use, particularly for those mostly running Word applications and other such features. The wireless network adapter proves to be unreliable though, such that merely connecting to the internet can be quite disappointing.

Pro’s

Thinking of buying your own Dell Inspiron i545-3055NBK? Here are some excellent benefits that you can enjoy and make this a worthy purchase:

The laptop’s body comes with a slim tower case, which enables you some extra space in case you’d contemplate on adding some expansions in the future.

When running single applications, it delivers a commendable performance.

Con’s

Although there are some excellent features in this laptop, there are a few drawbacks to the design of Dell Inspiron i545-3055NBK that experts recommend you to take a further examination before opting to buy this one. They are listed below:

Its connectivity options are a bit outdated as compared to other laptop choices in the market.

You can avail of other netbooks that are far more capable of delivering excellent multi-tasking performance, even for those who belong in the lower price category.

Final Thoughts

Dell Inspiron i545-3055NBK offers a lot of improvements from previous laptop models in its brand, such as faster performance and lots of other feature upgrades. Its basic components can easily handle common applications and tasks. However, those looking for excellent multimedia laptop, then you should seriously consider buying other models since this one is suitable only for basic applications.