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Airplay on Apple TV and Intel’s WiDi

September 26th, 2010 1 comment

The Apple TV is attempting to solve one simple but important problem which can let it grab a niche market. The Apple TV has in built Airplay, using which, the iPod ( Video as well) and the iPhones can stream the videos over the TV.

According to some of the information available using the iOS 4.2 iPad or iPhone, you can connecto to Apple TV wirelessly and you do not need any wire.

The Airplay technology allows two compatible devices to stream the data between them. FOr example if you have a Airplay compatible Speaker system, you can send streaming audio to the Airplay compatible Speaker System.

Apple TV is esssentially a Airplay-compatible device. In simple terms it means that it can accept streaming  video and audio from other Apple devices. Apparently iTunes content are not the only things that can be broadcasted to Apple TV. Any H.264 encoded video or audio can be broadcast over Airplay to HDTV.

Apparently it looks like any video that can play on  iOS 4.2 ( Apples operating system version 4.2) including  Facebook video, YouTub etc can be beamed to your AppleTV via Airplay.

It is expected that people would be happy to show off the videos they like on bigger screen rather than on smaller iPad, iPhone. Apple is expected to gain by selling the bundle of the Tv and the iPad, itunes and iPhone.

Intel is slowly gearing up with its own WiDi ( Wireless Display) technology. The Core i3, core i5 and core i7 processors along with the intel chipsets do supprt the intel Widi technology. Some of the notebooks have stared appearing in the market that allow the display of the notebook content on the HDTV. Reviews have found a delay between the notebook screen display and the TV display which render it useless for real time applications like playing game. However, intel’s Widi promises good movie watching experience. People will need a Push2TV adapter that they can plug in on their HDTV to be able to receive the wireless signals from the WiDi enabled notebooks.

It will be interesting to see the Wireless display technologies in the near future. It is a emerging market and there is still a long way to go before its use is universallly visible.

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Apple MacBook Pro MC373LL/A Laptop Review

May 8th, 2010 No comments

About Apple MacBook Pro MC373LL/A Laptop

The newest addition to the top-of-the-line laptop models that come with advanced technology and components finally arrives through the unveiling of Apple MacBook Pro MC373LL/A laptop. This is a 15-inch laptop with a reliable performance that runs at excellent speed to ensure that you can work on it efficiently for hours. But what else does it have to offer? Make sure you have a close look into the product specifications below.

This model comes with a LED backlit display screen measuring at 15.4 inches in size and is equipped with a maximum pixel resolution of 1440 x 900 for topnotch visual presentation. There is also the built-in iSight camera that is also present in the MC374LL/A model for video chatting and quick snapping of pictures. The overall product comes with a 14.35 x 9.82 x 0.95 inches in dimension and weighing a total of 5.6 pounds for lightweight carrying.

When it comes to connectivity features and ports, there are several available for this notebook such as two USB 2.0 ports, FireWire 800 port, an SD card slot, and mini display video output. When it comes to the processing power of the Apple MacBook Pro MC373LL/A laptop, it is built with 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7 dual core processor to ensure optimum speed on your notebook, whether you are working on basic applications, video streaming, or using some other applications. It also comes with automatic switching on dual graphics processor, enabling you to choose between NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M and an integrated Intel HD graphics.

Like most of the Apple notebooks, this one features the same unibody design that contributes to making this one thinner and lighter. But what is most impressive with this MacBook is the use of energy-efficient architecture to increase battery life and allowing you to use it for 9 hours maximum.

Pro’s of Apple MacBook Pro MC373LL/A Laptop

*The use of Intel Core i7 processor has improved its performance by up to 50 percent, enabling you to get more done in less time.

*The unibody design makes it thinner and lighter, thus adding more portability and flexibility to your usual option of notebooks in the market.

*It is pre-equipped with Mac’s operating system OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard and other Mac registered software.

*It offers excellent battery life.

*It is highly durable and an ever reliable mobile computing device.

Con’s of Apple MacBook Pro MC373LL/A Laptop

*There are no known drawbacks to this model as it offers quite an impressive array of features and deliver quality performance.

The Bottom Line

Apple MacBook Pro MC373LL/A laptop is the new standard for next-generation laptops in the market. With this, you do away with cords and other unnecessary attachments, allowing you to do more wherever you might be. And because it is so thin and light, it wouldn’t be such a bother to bring with you! It is a powerful computing device served in a neat little package.

Note that Apple Macbook Pro is one of the best rated laptop in amazon

Apple Starts shipping Core i5 iMACs

November 9th, 2009 No comments

It has been learnt that Apple has started shipping out the latest Core i5-equipped versions iMac. This includes 27 inch LCD. This makes it Apples’ first quad-core equipped consumer level desktop. The i5 equipped iMACs has been listed in Electronista as “prepared for shipment”. It could not be conformed when was the date of shipment . From what it appears the placement orders have been made.

The complete system’s specification is similar to that of the Core 2 Duo Model. Both have a gigantic 2560×1440 resolution display, a huge 1TB hard drive and 4GB of DDR RAM. They however, need different motherboards. This is because the i5 and i7 have built in memory controllers and their pin out is different The newer version uses more advanced graphics using Radeon HD 4850 graphics chipset.

The new orders for 27-inch Core 2 Duo models are can be delayed by two weeks. The quad cores are in great demand, causing shipment delays.

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