Live iPhone event coverage

Hi, on September 12th I will be delivering live coverage of the iPhone event here on medmondtech. I you wish to be notifieof when I begin email me at mattedmondo@gmail.com or comoment below

iPhone 5 Leaked Images 2012

I thought it would be a bit of fun to take a look at all of the potential iPhone 5 leaked pictures.

On a side note, I do not condone leaks, and all photos below have been sourced from elsewhere on the internet.

 

(Images above sourced from http://www.techfreakstuff.com/2010/07/iphone-5-leaked-screenshot.html)

Why to buy iPhoto for iPad

 

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I have always been a big fan of the iPhoto Application for Mac, and was extremely pleased when Apple announced that they would be making it available for the iOS platform. Some people have been sceptical about the release, saying that it isn’t needed, but this is why I believe that it is needed…

 

  1. The iPad is already a brilliant device to create digital content thanks to Apps such as; Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Garage Band and iMovie. The addition of iPhoto means that the iPad is now truly just as good for media creation as a Mac is (assuming that you favour the touch interface, which I do).
  2. At a price of £2.99, this software is so cheap for what it is. By Apple releasing iPhoto at this price, they have done something which has needed to be done for a while… Shown people you do not have to pay the extortionate prices that companies have been charging for similar products on iOS and Mac.
  3. If you take photos on your iPhone, and want to edit them on the go, it means that you do not have to pull a heavy laptop out to edit, it means that you can just pull out your sleek little iPad.

http://youtu.be/3HKgK6iupls

Samsung Galaxy S III (3) Release Date – an iPhone Killer?

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So, the Samsung Galaxy S III is due to be released in the first half of this year. The new smart phone was expected by some to have been “released at last weeks’ Mobile World Congress”1, but they have delayed this for now. The new handset is due to deliver some jaw dropping features which I’m sure the company hopes will be a killer to the iPhone:

  • Quad Core Processor.
  • 1080p Resolution.
  • 2GB Ram
  • Android 4.0
If it turns out that these features do come with the new Samsung Galaxy S, then i can see that it would be in a good situation to compete with the iPhone. My opinion, however, is that the Apple brand appears more attractive, and is therefore more likely to sell more devices.

(Thank You to OwenKnowsTech on YouTube for this video)

References

1- Samsung Galaxy S III ‘to launch in April’ – Telegraph. 2012. Samsung Galaxy S III ‘to launch in April’ – Telegraph. [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/samsung/9119865/Samsung-Galaxy-S-III-to-launch-in-April.html. [Accessed 09 March 2012].

The New iPad (3) – My Impressions

The new iPad (strangely not named the iPad 3) was released this week in a large scale event by Apple. The main features of the new device are:

  • Retina Display (Better screen quality than a 1080p TV Display)
  • HD Video recording
  • 5MP Camera
  • New A5X chip

But what does this mean to a normal human being (if there is such a thing)? Well basically, it means that the screen will be amazing quality, and that the camera is considerably better than that of the first iPad.

(Thank you to Lemar Wilson [wilsontech1] for this video)

Malware, What Is It, And How To Stay Safe!

Malicious websites attempt to install spyware ...

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What is Malware?

Malware is a form of software that has the intention of damaging or disabling computers and networks.

Example Of Malware…

One way for malware to get onto your computer is through file sharing websites. File sharing websites are places where users can download files (such as music, documents, videos and software) that have been shared to the Internet via another user. Malware gets onto these websites when a user wishes to do damage to another persons computer. All these people have to do in order to infect other computers via file sharing is to share this Malware to the file sharing website, and pretend that it is something else like a game or a piece of video editing software.

On the 14th September 2011, BBC News reported that popular file sharing service ‘Bit Torrent’ had been used to download malware onto users computers. People who had thought themselves to be downloading a legitimate piece of software had actually downloaded a form of malware onto their computers. This particular piece of malware “When installed, the program pops up fake warnings that a virus has been detected and prompts users for payment to remove it.”1

This is not the only time that this particular popular file sharing site has been compromised due to Malware. The BBC News goes on to describe it as “synonymous with illegal downloads” 2. This statement makes the point that malware is often disguised as an illegal download.

Prevention

Here are the suggestions for not getting malware on your computer:

  • Do not download illegal software onto your computer. This is often an easy way for people to disguise malware.
  • Only download software from its developer’s website, or a reputable 3rd party website/service (such as the Mac App store, or the upcoming Windows Marketplace)

Ensure you have the latest firewall installed on your network. Always check with your ISP. And ensure your Mac/Windows firewall is switched on (Via security center in windows and System Preferences on the Mac

Bibliography

1-     Unknown Authorship, 2011. BBC News [Online] (14th September) Available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14912616 Accessed [9th October 2011]

2-     Unknown Authorship, 2011. BBC News [Online] (14th September) Available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14912616 Accessed [9th October 2011]

The Best Way To Protect Your Macbook Pro – Speck Satin Case

A few months ago I purchased a black Satin Case for my Macbook  from the Apple Online Store. Since buying it, it has proven to be very useful and to protect the computer wonderfully.

Delivery

Apples shipping service for standard delivery was truly excellent. It was dispatched within 24 hours and arrived a mere two days later. It arrived in perfect condition. So, I would fully suggest that people offer their products from Apple. Now, on with the hardware review

Whats Good About The Case?…

  • The case fits the Macbook perfectly and locks on so well that there is no chance of it falling off.
  • It looks very nice. There is nothing that stands out on it other than the artistic logo.
  • It is very tough. I dropped the Macbook with it on and there was no damage caused at all.
  • It does not Get in the way of any of the ports, your cables, or gadgets.

Whats Bad About The Case?…

  • Any grease or finger prints actually stand out worse on this than on an unprotected Macbook.
  • Whilst not especially heavy, it does add considerable bulk to the laptop, which can be annoying.
  • You can only see the Apple logo faintly.

Summary & MedmondTech Rating…

Overall, I would definitely recommend this case to anybody owning a Macbook or Macbook Pro (and there is also a macbook air version). It is a a sturdy design, and does not look out of place on any of the Mac products.

MedmondTech Rating – 6 out of 10

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