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Google Now will now provide information on iPhone

Google Now is all about getting the right information at just the right time. It is the finest way to make your smartphone smarter. And after garnering accolades on Android-based devices, Google has recently launched their information providing app for iPhone and iPad, however with a few minor tweaks.

For those not familiar, Google Now is one-of-a-kind app that provides information you need to manage your day. For instance, if you have an important meeting, the app can tell when you should leave and the directions for your location. It can give weather information early in the morning, so that you can dress up accordingly. Also, the app can remind you to leave for the airport and give traffic alerts so you don’t miss your flight.

Primarily, according to your requirements, the app can provide quick information about all your activities on little cards or in notifications. The more access you give to your app, the more information it can provide. And the information you receive is extremely simple to read and easy to dismiss.

Google Now for iOS and Google Now for Android

To start using the app, all you need to do is download the app and log in to your Google account. That’s it; you are all set to give access to the app to provide you information. However, as compared to the Android of version of Google Now, there are several features and functionalities that are not available in the iOS version. The app for iPhone and iPad can’t manage your boarding passes, concerts, research topics, nearby events, and a few other things. In the Android device, the app currently runs constantly in the background and is just a tap away. But in iOS, it isn’t the same.

Livescribe launches Sky Wi-Fi Smartpen

Technology is all about making our lives simple. From smartphones to cameras, all products are being designed to digitize our world. Following the trend, Livescribe has also rolled out its all-new Sky Wi-Fi smartpen that attempts to bridge the gap between the paper and the cloud technology. The Wi-Fi-enabled pen digitizes your documents and allows you to capture everything you hear or write. Simply record all your hand-written documents or your voice and wirelessly transfer the captured data to a tablet, a smartphone, or cloud-based notes service Evernote.

The smartpen works with proprietary physical notebooks and preserves your hand-written notes and audio files on 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB of onboard storage. Once the content has been successfully stored on the cloud, you can easily search, organize, and share your files. The Sky Wi-Fi Smartpen also has the ability to directly pair with tablets like iPad through smartpen’s wireless functionality. Through this, Livescribe smartpen automatically transfers your notes taken on a paper to the tablet’s touchscreen. This has been done because around 54% of Livescribe users use tablets.

The Sky Wi-Fi Smartpen, which resembles a normal pen, has a replaceable nib, which sits next to the camera that captures whatever you are writing. It also sports a power button, a monochromatic, single-line OLED display, a microphone, and a speaker. All notes are synced with Livescribe’s servers, before getting stored on Evernote. This means that you can access all the notes from a HTML5 web player. It also offers handwriting recognition and print-on-demand functionality.

The 2GB Sky pen, which is scheduled to hit stores on November 1st, will cost $170. However, the 4GB and 8GB variants are priced at $200 and $250, respectively. The 2GB version stores around 200 hours of audio, 4GB around 400 hours, and 8GB stores around 800 hours of audio. This digital alternative will surely offer you the quickest way of taking notes, whether you are in a classroom or a meeting.

iPad mini: A perfect companion this holiday season and beyond!

Putting an end to all speculations, Apple finally marked the debut of its much awaited iPad mini. With a size that will perfectly fit in your Christmas stockings, iPad mini is “every inch an iPad.” Sporting an all-new design and a much reduced size, this 7.9-inch, pencil-thin tablet is just 7.2 mm thick and weighs about 0.68 pounds. iPad mini has everything that makes it a traveler’s delight. It boasts a powerful processor, beautiful display screen, FaceTime and iSight cameras with 1080p HD video recording, ultrafast wireless connectivity, access to more than 275,000 amazing apps, and 10-hours of battery backup. Thinner shape and lighter form factor makes iPad mini easy to fit in the palm of your hands.

Let’s take a quick look at its powerful technical specs:

Processor: Applauded for its fast and fluid performance, iPad mini runs on a powerful and efficient dual-core A5 processor. It has a quad-core GPU and comes with 16 GB of internal flash memory, which can be easily upgraded to 64 GB.

Screen: iPad mini dons a 7.9-inch LED-backlit screen. Though it does not have a Retina display, it has the same 1024 × 768 resolution as an iPad, which makes everything look crisp, clear, and vibrant. With 35% more screen area, you get maximum amount of screen space that makes reading and interacting easy and comfortable.

Camera: iPad mini flaunts both a rear-facing 5MP iSight camera and a front-facing FaceTime HD camera that makes taking pictures and videos easier than ever. FaceTime allows you to make a video call over a Wi-Fi network. The camera ensures that you and your friends and loved ones always stay connected.

Connectivity: The iPad mini features a dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity, which is twice as fast as any other iPad and gives you a download speed of up to 150 Mbps. The iPad mini also sports an Apple Lightning connector, which allows you to connect to cameras, SD cards, and VGA or HDMI digital video sources. iPad mini also permits cellular connectivity through LTE and DC-HSDPA that allows you to make ultrafast cellular connections around the world.

Build: iPad mini has been aesthetically designed with extraordinary precision. The body is crafted out of aluminum and glass. Mono-crystalline diamond cut edges and sleek metallic finish make iPad mini look stylish and chic.

Scheduled for release on November 2, Apple iPad mini has been priced at $329 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model, which rises to $429 for the 32GB model and $659 for the 64GB model. Pre-orders for all the versions open up on October 25. With amazing technical specs and a price that’s way below than that of its predecessor, iPad mini is surely going to attract a lot of buyers this holiday season.

Sony unveils Amazing Second Screen app for Spider-Man Blu-ray disc

If you are a die-hard Spiderman fan and have vested interest in the making of The Spider-Man, then this one is surely for you! With the launch of Sony’s Amazing Second Screen app, you get an exclusive chance to dig deep into the extraordinary universe of The Amazing Spider-Man. The app, which can be accessed exclusively on Sony Tablet S, Sony Xperia Tablet S, and Apple iPad, will sync with Spiderman’s upcoming Blu-ray Disc. It will give you a complete behind-the-scene entrance into sparkling world of The Spider-Man. Through this app you can check out the making of The Amazing Spider-Man motion picture.

The app was released a month before the scheduled launch of its companion – the Blu-ray disc, which is scheduled to be released on November 9. The release has come naturally as no blockbuster movies in 2012 can have home release without its second screen companion app. This will allow fans to view some extra content while they enjoy their movie on the TV sets. Each week, leading up to the release, new content will be unlocked through this app, which can be easily downloaded on Sony Tablets and Apple iPads.

The app works on dual interactive modes – the production mode and the timeline mode – both of them delving you deep into the Spiderman’s world with a home-bound video. Through the production mode, you can browse through the production notes and can get complete in-depth behind-the-scene coverage of film, ranging from production to development to its completion. In the timeline mode, the app syncs with the Blu-ray Disc allowing you to experience various featurettes, trivia, storyboards, interviews, and much more. In addition to this, you can also refurbish your Twitter and Facebook pages and share facts and trivia about the making of Spiderman with your friends and family.

The app gives you a complete footage of:
• Dangerous stunts performed by Andrew Garfield and the stunt team
• Photo galleries of costumes, make-up tests, and props used in the movie
• 360 degree interactive models of the Oscorp Tower and The Lizard
• Interviews with stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee, director Marc Webb, other cast and crew, and much more.

The Amazing Second Screen app is absolutely free of charge and can be easily downloaded from the App Store on iPads and from Google Play on the Sony Tablet.

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Taxi Magic makes cab booking easier

Are you bored with the conventional method of booking a cab? Taxi Magic app will make the process of booking a cab extremely convenient and easy. Precisely, the app allows you to book a cab straightforwardly from your iPhone, merely at a push of button.

Thinking of booking your ride through Taxi Magic?

Taxi Magic app directly connects to the Taxi routing systems, enabling you to book cabs without speaking to an operator. Available with as many as 75 prime taxi fleets in more than 40 major U.S. cities, the app is the best way to find taxi available nearby to your location. Also, you can track the position of your taxi from dispatch updates or a map view.

After selecting a cab company, Taxi Magic app will ask you to enter your street address. As soon as you put in your street address, the app will take you to the actual position of the cab.

Taxi Magic app is compatible with iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad with iOS 4.2 or later version.

The revamped Apple® AirPort Express 2012

The refurbished Apple AirPort Express 2012 is an ideal router for instant Wi-Fi network connectivity.

Available for $119, the most fascinating aspect about Apple AirPort Express is that it can easily set up a Wi-Fi connection directly through iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, or Mac.

Talking about its specifications, Apple AirPort Express has the ability to support dual-band 802.11m Wi-Fi, which means it can transmit 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies, simultaneously. In addition to this, its support for AirPlay allows you to send music from your iTunes playlist on your PC, iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone to any speakers or stereo in your home.

What’s more? If you want to take printouts, wirelessly (from anywhere in your home), a USB port (especially made for printer) on the back of AirPort Express lets you do so. In terms of online security, AirPort Express provides a safer online experience. It comes equipped with a firewall that acts as a barrier between your Wi-Fi network and the Internet. The latest AirPort Express comprehensively protects your data from emerging malicious threats.

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