Leaked iPhone 5 Images?

I thought it would be a bit of fun to take a look at all of the potential iPhone 5 leaked pictures, given the amount of speculation caused in the last week.

On a side note, MedmondTech does not condone leaks, and all photos below have been sourced from elsewhere on the internet. I do not guarantee any accuracy!!

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

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Spotify For Mac Review – The Best Music Streaming Service?

Now that Spotify has been released in the USA as well as here in Europe, I thought it may be time to do a review of the software client for the Mac.

About The Spotify App…

The Spotify App is not currently available through the Mac App Store, so you will need to download it directly from the Spotify website, which is Spotify.com. In simple terms… the Spotify App is essentially a gateway to the Spotify Cloud Music service.

A cloud music service is essentially the playing of music that is stored on a central server and accessed via the internet. This means that using Spotify takes up little/no space on your hard drive, but it does use up internet bandwidth and may not be appropriate for those on a capped usage allowance.

Whats Good About The App…

  1. Because the music is not stored on your computer, you are not wasting space on your hard drive. This is especially good for people listening via netbooks.
  2. Even on very slow internet connections you will rarely have to wait for the music to buffer, and I have never been interrupted during the song
  3. You have access to almost every track you could wish for. All the big record labels have their music on this service
  4. This is great software to have for when you do not have the money to buy music via iTunes.
  5. Great for discovering new music and artists. When you are viewing an artists page you are offered related music. This has proven very  useful in discovering new music.

Whats Not So Good…

There isn’t much that can be said about Spotify’s application that is not positive. But there are a few negative things that I can pick out. I do not find them too bad, but they can be a little annoying

  • On the Free version, you are limited to 10 hours listening time per month.
  • There are irritating audio and visual adverts

Overall & MedmondTech Rating…

I absolutely love Spotify. I may not use it as much as I do iTunes, but it is a close second. In terms of music streaming services, this is by far the best desktop application, and possibly the best service all together! But, now its time to give it a MedmondTech Rating;

MedmondTech Rating – 7/10

Leaked iPhone 5 Left In A Bar?- (TodaysTechNews) 1st September

According to InformationWeek (Click Here For Link) “Another Apple employee has reportedly lost yet another iPhone prototype in a California bar”

If This Story Is True…

If this story proves to be genuine it could be a disaster for Apple. The reason that Apple keeps the design of their new products away from consumers until its release date is simple… because it means that the product is fresh in our minds at the release date so we are more likely to buy it than if we have had time to consider otherwise! Im not saying that if this has happened and the photos get leaked that Apple will crash and burn, by any stretch of the imagination.. im just saying that Apple will loose the initial surprise factor that helps in initial sales.

If This Story Isn’t True…

Well, I highly doubt that even if it is, any photos online will be genuine. So, as far as things go this story should make no difference to Apple, or their consumers

The Best Android Game To Travel With – Air Control

Air Control is a stagey game for the Android Platform via free download from the Android Market, and is well worth a try!  

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What Is Air Control?

The aim of the game is to land safely the three different form of aircraft in the game, which are;

  • Large Passenger Jets – These are the largest and fastest
  • Small Passenger Turbo Props – These are the medium speed and size aircraft
  • Helicopters – These annoying little blighters are small but extremely slow
In order to land the planes safely you need to draw a flight path to the start of the runways (or helipad). Whilst traveling to the start of these landing zones, they must not collide with each other. If this happens the game is over.

What’s So Great About It?

On paper, this simple (in design) game looks really boring! I downloaded it as something to muck about with before a Job interview, and have been playing it ever since. There is a massively addictive quality to this game, once you have picked it up you will struggle to put it down again!

Im not in anyway saying that this game is BETTER than other classics such as Angry Birds, I am merely saying that it is the most addictive!

Are There Any Extra Costs?

Yes, Im not gonna lie, there are. This is the massive downfall with this game! I hate games that appear free but have hidden charges, but in this case they are worth the money.

If you pay for the ‘premium’ version if this game, you get a lot of new and more interesting maps. You can however survive without upgrading, as you get two of the best for free anyway.

Whats The Verdict?

Maybe not quite the best Android Game in the world, but certainly one of the best!

MedmondTech Rating – 7/10

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Personal 3D Player – Sony’s Tech Triumph?

Today (31st March), Sony unveiled an amazing new piece of technology that has the potential to revolutionise how we view our 3D content. 

Initial Thoughts On The Product

I have never been a massive fan of 3D technology in its current form, but this product has changed my perception of it. The main problem I have had with 3D, is that to watch it on a TV, you must wear the glasses. Whilst this is still using those glasses, it is using them as the actual display. This means that you dont have to worry that you are sat off from the centre of the TV screen, so the picture may get a bit blurry etc. In short, this product potentially eliminates the main issues with 3D

Specs Of The Procuct

  • It uses dual 0.7-inch HD OLED panels.
  • 1280×720 resolution
  • Includes 5.1 virtual surround sound
  • Viewing angles of 45 degrees

I want this… but whats the price? And when’s it released?

Well, you are going to have to wait a while to get your hands on this! Its set for a release date of 11 November. Its price should be somewhere in the region of £480.

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Todays Tech News – Wednesday 31st August 2011

Headlines-

  • Toshiba AT100 tablet will arrive tomorrow! This is the news that the latest Android Honeycomb tablet will be hitting the UK’s shelves Tomorrow!
  • The Financial Times has withdrawn its iPad app from the App Store! The financial Times has made the decision to withdraw its iPad app from the App Store following a dispute between the two companies.  PaidContentUK reports that the Financial Times did not want Apple handling the data of those who subscribe via the store.
  • Sony Reveals Personal 3D Viewer!  Sony, has today launched its personal 3D viewer. This will be, what looks like, a pair of glasses that will play 3D content without the need for a TV screen.

Caffeine – A Mac App Review

Caffeine is a free application available on the Mac App Store (Categories > Utilities > Top Free) that prevents your computer from going into sleep mode when you are idle.

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So, Caffeine is basically a shortcut to the process of opening power settings and adjusting the sleep mode settings. I would rate this as being one of my favourite applications, not only for its simplicity, but for its general usefulness. I find that I may want my laptop to sleep at one moment, but an hour later I may change my mind. This application facilitates those needs.

MedmondTech App Rating… 9 of 10

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