Due to technology you can surveillance your house with the help of tablets(0)
The market of tablets has grown very impressively over the last two years since the inception of the first generation iPad. With the passage of time the importance of tablets in everyday life is constantly increasing, even though they were initially criticized for their limitations. These days, you can use them to watch video content, stream music, interact with other on social networking forums and perform a variety of other tasks. This has given rise to the idea of ‘smart homes’ where the technical products would be completely integrated with each other. For example, you can use your iPad to control the Apple TV and with the passage of time, the penetration of tablet technology into over lives would certainly increase.
With the increasing influence of technology on our lives and the cloud technology, tablet can be used as the control center of the entire technically equipped house. For example, the security systems, television, lights and fans, alarms and even curtains could be controlled with the tablet in your hand sitting on the sofa. With the passage of time, it is possible that you would be able to perform all these tasks while being away from your home. Already we have manufacturers who have been developing apps for home automation system. Control4 is one such company that also has a iPad app and also owns a platform for which developers can create their apps. The company creates its own hardware for home automation and security systems. Besides, with this system you can also control the lights, temperature and operate electronics. A special iPad like product with the name of Comcast’s Xfinity Home Security product has been created by the company that can be used for these purposes. This device has its own iOS app and also comes with cellular data backup connection that can be used in case the broadband connection gets disconnected for some reason. Such systems are also being increasingly used for web-connected home security system, which are a cheaper and reliable alternative to rather expensive home surveillance systems. The Web Cam Technology used in these devices relies on the cloud based technology to maintain the footages recorded for security purposes. The footages recorded from these devices can be viewed from any tablet as long as you have the proper app installed.
So basically the increasing influence of tablets would enhance our everyday comfort with the help of smart phones where everything would be connected and automated and would certainly see the realization of all this in near future.
New app from Apple available for iPhone and iPad(0)
Apple introduced some fine software enhancements, including various shortcuts, in the latest version of iOS. But unfortunately, some of these were not available for the people who were using jailbroken devices. Probably the most important of these features was the lock screen short cut for the native camera app introduced in iOS 5.1. According to this app, you can take snaps with your camera by tapping on the camera icon even though the screen of the device is locked. This can be done on iPhone as well as iPad. But finally a jailbreak tweak has been introduced by which the jailbreakers would also be able to enjoy this useful feature. For all the jailbroken devices that are running iOS 5.0.1, an app with the name of ‘Camera Grabber for iOS 5’ has been made available which would make the use of the above feature possible. What’s even more exciting, this app is available for free and you can download it and enjoy the resulting benefits right away, since you don’t need to change anything in the camera configuration after the installation of this app.
The developers of this app have also taken the fact into consideration that the devices that don’t have any pass code would provide complete access to the camera roll once the camera icon is tapped from the locked screen. This has made the use of the feature simpler and you just need to pull up from the icon to use the camera app. You can also view the recently taken photos in the similar way. You might feel a slight difference in the appearance of the new short cut and the one that exists on the devices that are not jailbroken, but there isn’t much of a difference. Although previously, utilities and apps that facilitate this kind of features on the Apple devices have been made available, Camera Graber seems to be the best one among them all. Other than having close resemblance with the standard look, Camera Grabber is also the easiest to use since you don’t need to play around with the configuration. So for all those who were missing out on this important feature, here’s your chance to enjoy the full potential of your jailbroken device. Download the utility for free and start enjoying the benefits.
Apple doesn’t unveil iPad 3 at WWDC(1)
It’s a joke of course. The title is an interpretation out of the context of Apple’s announcement yesterday regarding their focus on Mac OS and iOS at its Worldwide Developers Conference this year. There were rumors saying that Apple will unveil the new iPhone 5 or iPad 3. The last statement doesn’t make sense since we have just been introduced to iPad 2 , fresh launched in Europe, Australia, Canada and New Zealand last week. With a tough competition on the tablet market, it is likely to see iPad 3 a little sooner than expected, perhaps end of this year but a new iPad unveiled this month is nothing but a joke.
So far, on every edition of WWDC, Aplle unveiled a hardware device. If we can set a pattern out of this, Apple’s competition could also anticipate the release dates for iPad ,iPhone or any other Apple device.
We have to wait until June 6th to see if Apple brings us a piece of hardware in San Francisco or will only show us what’s new on its operating software.
CES 2011 – The year of tablets(0)
As expected the Consumer Electronic Show in las Vegas this January was all about tablets. Rival devices to Apple Ipad will come throughout 2011 and the market looks good.
A good position in this race have the devices running Honeycomb, third version of Google operating system dedicated to PC’s rather to smartphones.
Motorola Xoom was presented in CES and was launched on 17th of February. Running on Android 3.0 it has proven for the first time that tablets seen until now as smartphones run better with a specially suited OS for their screen size.
Toshiba, Samsung and Asus are only a few from the other manufacturers that have presented tablets using this operating system. Samsung unveiled also a devise expected in the next months which has a convertible form thank to a sliding screen which reveals a keyboard transforming it into a notebook. Samsung Slider 7 runs on Windows 7, another rival for iOS.
Other vendors came with different ideas for OS. HP has webOS software purchased from Palm which we will see on other devices in the near future for sure, BlackBerry 4G Playbook uses QNX technology and demonstrates a very high speed rendering content and comes with a 7-inch screen.
Apple didn’t have an official presence in CES but an accessory provider displayed Mockups for iPad 2. Of course until 2nd of March when second tablet from Apple is released we cannot be sure if it comes indeed with 120GB as it stays written on the back of these Mockups. It could be very similar with the first, it has 9.4mm width and pretty much the same shape.
With all this competition for iPad one thing is sure: we expect the prices to drop and to see a very changed world of tablets in 2011.