Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro: price, specifications and release date

After the launch and availability to the public a few weeks ago for Microsoft Surface tablets "hybrid" RT running Windows, Microsoft announced yesterday the details of the other part of its new range of tablets: the area with Windows 8 Pro.

While Surface RT running on an ARM processor, which limits its use particularly in terms of compatibility with most software "classic" Windows 8 Surface Pro is powered by a Intel Core i5 processor, which allows it provide a true Windows users, without particular limitation for compatible software.

Surface Windows 8 Pro is available in two versions, 64GB and 128GB $ 899 to $ 999. Both tablets will be equipped with a folding and removable keyboard, such as those we already know about the RT area. The screen is like ClearType with a full HD resolution of 1920 × 1080, and the unit has a USB 3.0 port. It is possible to connect to an external monitor of 2560 × 1440 with integrated port MiniDisplay.

The return of the revenge of the son of the stylus

Finally, another feature that does not exist on the surface RT, Surface Pro can be used with a stylus for taking notes freehand. I tested this feature during the first presentation of Windows 8 tablets to Los Angeles last year and I was seduced by this system works so amazingly effective and greater fluidity, while it was Yet a prototype test.

Of course, this feature is not without some drawbacks: the Surface "Pro" is heavy (1 kg instead of 680 g), more expensive, and has a range of two times smaller than the Windows Surface RT, according the very words of Microsoft.

Microsoft Surface tablets with Windows 8 Pro will be available in France. Prices for the French market are not yet disclosed when I write this, and I am not going to do a conversion from risky dollar price when you know the very personal exchange rates What the major computer manufacturers ...
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Pac-Man: Tethys, a moon of Jupiter takes on the greedy

Pac Man is on Thetis, this information should smile all geeks worldwide. The scientists were surprised when they saw the shape of the character Wolverine on a moon of Jupiter.

Pac Man is a phenomenon that has through the decades. Today, available in several versions, greedy character enchants young and old alike. The concept is simple, it must travel through the maze without getting eaten by ghosts. Pac Man was this far on consoles , PCs and even smartphones . But it is exported to the moon of Jupiter called Tethys. The scientists were surprised to discover that this form appeared twice in the past two years. It is using the infrared spectrometer of the Cassini spacecraft they could make this discovery quite impressive. It is possible to determine with precision the contours of Pac Man.

Pac Man is on a moon

This phenomenon is called rare, but it had already been observed in 2010 on the surface of this moon of Jupiter. This portrait appeared with the change in temperature and this image is not trivial. According to scientists, this phenomenon is natural and come from the action of high-energy electrons. This creates a very compact ice tends to warm up slowly. Temperature differences were able to create an original line of Pac Man.

The lead author of the study, Howeet Carly says Find a second Pac-Man in the Saturn system tells us that the processes that create these Pac-Men are more widespread than previously thought. The Saturn system - and even the Jupiter system could prove to be a veritable gallery of these characters. Friends of Pac Man could therefore hide on planets.
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iPhone 5: Apple and Android dual becomes number 1 in the United States

The iPhone 5 has allowed Apple to regain the # 1 spot in the United States. Android has surpassed the Atlantic according to a study. Sales of phones were analyzed during the last 12 weeks.

In this study, the iPhone 5 has provided the first step of the podium at Apple in the United States. Today, Apple gets iOS with 48.1% market share, Android is still very close with 46.7%. The last time Google's system was overtaken by Apple, it was at the time of the launch of the iPhone 4S. Since Android was enthroned for several months at the first place. Analysts believe that the new iPhone will also allow Apple to get a percentage of market share record in the U.S., so it should exceed 49.3%. This trend is not widespread because the Google OS is the leader in Europe, today it represents 73.9% of sales in Germany and even 81.7% for Spain. But Apple highlights growth in several markets where its share reached 32.7% in the United Kingdom.

Difficulties in Europe

Analysts estimate that Apple has difficulties to win in Europe as more smartphones double the iPhone 5. The Galaxy S3 has achieved a very good performance and greatly exceeds the new terminal of Apple. Side of Italy, Microsoft is showing some growth with the Lumia range (610 and 800).

In the United States, this good performance is due to Apple's iPhone 5. The study indicates that the manufacturer has a real loyalty to the consumer level. 62% of people who already bought an iPhone the new model. Apple also recovered 13% of clients who were on Android and BlackBerry 6% came from.
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Wii U: 400,000 sales in a week in the United States and then ...

Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo in North America, was on stage at E3 2012 to showcase the Wii U and now he announces that its sales for the first week of marketing.

It is far from the record sales of the PS2 on the first day of its release but sales of the Wii U however very good start in the United States. Are 400,000 of these consoles were sold in the space of a week. During this same week, Nintendo has sold more than 1.1 million consoles if we add the 3DS (250 000), DS (275,000) and the Wii (200,000).

Unclear how the console will be hosted in Europe and if sales continue at the same pace in North America. In its favor, Nintendo has the perfect timing with the holiday season, however if stocks are not depleted. Wii U also benefits from the lack of new consoles competing. Future Xbox could happen as early as 2013 (announced at E3 and available at year-end) as well as the PS4.

But if sales seem to go overseas, returns are mixed. As usual, Nintendo has not seen fit to equip the console with a powerful hardware (and even "horrible programming" and posting a developer on the processor). The first ports of existing games on PS3 and Xbox 360 revealed identical except worse ( Mass Effect 3 , for example) on both consoles output in 2005 (Xbox 360) and 2006 (PS3). Straw!

There is also the issue of storage: 8 GB on a console € 300, knowing that a portion is available for the user. In the same period of time, Nintendo states that games can be installed on an SD card and it is not recommended to install on USB storage devices! Remains the version with 32 GB which costs € 350!

Finally, the selling point is the GamePad, this tablet which is not one but acts as secondary display (streaming). Only the game ZombiU seems to operate correctly.

The use of GamePad seems disrupt the gaming experience that bringing the desired immersion. In addition, with a resolution of 854 by 480 feeble pixels (those far from our shelves and our smartphones) and an obligation to stay relatively close to the console, it failed to convince overseas.

It remains doubtful to face a console that was yet so much hope in it. Wii U tries to address gamers without providing more and leverages its franchises without renewal. Communication calamitous Japanese society since the announcement of the Wii U was so in tune with the limited interest of the console.

At the end of year (in early 2013), the surprises coming games on Xbox 360. It is believed the sublime Halo 4 for Xbox 343 for 360 Industries, the excellent Need For Speed: Most Wanted in Hitman Absolution , the highly anticipated Far Cry 3 and MGS Rising (early 2013). It is often in the old pots (PS3 and Xbox 360 here) that makes the best soup.

On Xbox 360, the application SmartGlass can replace (with different functions but must evolve) GamePad for the nominal sum of € 0 (the app is free on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows 8 ).
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The Galaxy Note II sells like hotcakes!

Despite a lawsuit over a billion dollars and the release of the iPhone 5, Samsung continues to panic sales statistics with its Galaxy range. In fact, the South Korean firm announced it had sold almost 5 million units of Galaxy Note II!

This unit 5.55-inch half-way between a smartphone and a tablet really sells like hotcakes: the phone manufacturer had already sold 3 million units in 24 days and 5 million units just 37 days after its launched.

Note that Samsung regularly publishes statistics on the number of units that were purchased by vendors and not end users. It is clear difficult to compare these figures with those of the latest iPhone, for example, even if they have the merit of an idea on sales of Samsung.

The firm predicts 20 million sales for the Galaxy Note II, more than double its predecessor, the Galaxy Note, which had passed the 10 million units in 9 months. One thing is certain: the best-selling brand is the Galaxy S III with 30 million units sold in 150 days.
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Galaxy Note 2: 5 million units sold in two months

Output end of September the Samsung device that sits between a smartphone and a tablet continues to sell very well. While Samsung announced at the beginning of 3 million units sold , it is now over 2 million announced by the Korean manufacturer.

Samsung is above 6 million Galaxy Note II passed by the end of the year, a goal that should be achieved if sales continue. It should also be much better than its predecessor, the Galaxy Note has surpassed 10 million units, a year after its launch.

As a reminder, Note II runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has a 5.5-inch screen (against 5.3 for the first score) Super AMOLED 1280 x 720 and a quadruple heart SoC 1.6 GHz ( 1.4 GHz dual heart against its predecessor).

The  Galaxy Note 2  will also have a version of Dual Sim from China on December 3 for a price of 5699 yuan, about 710 euros. However, no information regarding a release for Europe was transmitted.

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RIM launches BlackBerry Apps Challenge 10

Today, Monday, November 26, 2012, RIM launched the Blackberry 10 Android Challenge. Got an Android application? You can now turn it into a Blackberry application with one click and 10 and enter this contest.

BlackBerry 10 announced the comeback of RIM. This OS, which is scheduled for launch January 30, 2013, was announced as one of the best operating system market by developers who have tried it, thanks to its browser and ergonomic innovations made ​​to the navigation between applications.

RIM has created the runtime , a tool that transforms in one click your application in Android BlackBerry 10. If you created an Android app, simply submit and RIM will send you an application ready to be posted on BlackBerry App World. In addition to an application now available on millions of new smartphones and tablets, you can earn a promotion on the App World worth € 8000 and the BlackBerry PlayBook.

To register, is simple: just fill out the form available on the website dedicated to BlackBerry 10 Android Challenge before December 14. Online voting will take place in the following 14 to 17 December to elect the two best applications win highlighting and tablets offered by RIM.
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Windows 8: A "Start" menu hidden

Windows 8 is a number of paris Microsoft has dared to do. The interface "Modern UI" (previously called "Metro") is put forward to introduce the vignettes and the Windows App Store has passed the milestone of 20,000 apps.

The classic interface "office" is still present. But she is an orphan of the 'start' button. Willingness to Steven Sinofsky recently goodness outside the company, its absence (the button) still disturbs. However difficult to correlate with the difficult beginnings of Windows 8.

However, we discover a single click option that is present in a certain way. More precisely, it is a menu already present but less sophisticated Windows 7 (accessible in the same way) that is present. Microsoft has not hidden but has not really promoted. You can also access it from the desktop and Modern UI interfaces with the key combination Windows + X. The menu is very useful if you do not want to remember the myriad shortcuts Windows 8 or if you simply take your first steps on this new version.

But if you want to find the "Start" menu, be aware that many vendors offer solutions to install a version often free. Note that the startup Pokki that is easy to install and offers a plate a "Start" menu it is possible to customize.

A button missing from the official version of Windows 8 has not finished talking to him. There are whispers and Sinofsky party, the button could him back (on Windows 9?).

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iPhone 5S: A keynote scheduled for June 2013?

The iPhone 5S is now the subject of several rumors. Just weeks after the release of the iPhone 5, the sites already address the presentation of his successor. According to the latest information circulating a keynote would be held in June 2013.

The iPhone 5 is released, everyone knows its design, tests were performed while the eyes are now turning to the next version. The rumors on the web a few weeks after the official launch of the Apple smartphone. A first information was in this sense, it put forward the output to an iPhone 5S in 2013. Today is Digitimes who shares this data. A keynote will be organized in June 2013 to introduce the new Apple device. Rumors also mention the appearance of iPad 5th generation. This new tablet is presented along with the Smartphone. Of course all this information is currently rumors since Apple has absolutely no news about a possible device.

A Galaxy S4?

In all cases, the next iPhone is already in conversations enthusiasts. They expect an improvement of the iPhone 5, so it could be labeled as 5S happened to the 4 and 4S. Impossible to know what changes would be made ​​to this new product. The market is becoming increasingly competitive, the products multiplied over weeks. Rumors indicate the upcoming release of a Samsung Galaxy S4 proposed. The two enemies should therefore meet again in a competition of technologies in 2013, however, if the rumors are true.

Apple must also take into account the competition with Android which dominates the market. The Windows Phone 8 has a beautiful entry alongside the Lumia 920. Thus, Apple could make changes to iOS. Apple dominated the smartphone sector, but the arrival of the S3 completely upset the market. You should know that 3 e quarter of 2012, the phone Samsung has sold 18 million copies against 16.8 million for Apple.
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iPad mini: Samsung adds to its complaint with the iPad and iPod Touch 4

The iPad mini is added by Samsung to the list for violation of patents. Korean wants the procedure takes into account several devices, including the new tablet, the iPod Touch and iPad 4. The war continues.

Between Samsung and Apple, the patent war is declared for several months. With the latest launch, the two companies have updated their list for various violations made by the competitor. The appeal filed in June 2012 grows as Samsung wants to integrate the iPad mini and iPad 4, which were presented on October 24 during the second keynote. The digital music player, the iPod Touch is also covered by Korean. First addition was made in early October with the integration of the iPhone 5. The judge, Paul was asked Grewel could therefore allow Samsung to add these 3 products.

Endless war?

With regard to the complaint, it does not change. Indeed, Korean highlights the same technology patents and stated that Apple has infringed its intellectual property . In this war, the iPod Touch is targeted because of the volume indicator and the reference headphones. This conflict lasted for two years, a multitude of procedures have been completed and the war is growing over the months.

Samsung and Apple have released at the end of several products, so companies are updating their list according to different outputs. It is difficult to imagine that this situation could actually finish. This summer, the first bounce occurs with the heavy financial penalty aimed Samsung. He had decided to call, it will be December 6 to hear the verdict.
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Nexus 4: Be informed of its availability through this alert

The Nexus 4 is out of stock for several days. At launch, the store was robbed of Google in minutes. The Mountain View company has not indicated deadlines for replenishment, but this application is useful.

The Nexus 4 will soon integrate the Google store. The company has not communicated on this point, but a few days ago the Nexus 10 was replenished, the concept should be similar to the Smartphone. It is widely expected by consumers, it will be keen to get valuable model when making its appearance again on Google Play. This can be quite restrictive multiply return on the shop to see if the Nexus 4 is available. This application called Nexus 4 Stock Alert could therefore help future buyers to obtain one of the two models.


The application is available at no cost and the user can customize the alert. It weighs 133 kb and working from version 2.2 of Android. The method is very simple, the application makes every X minutes (configurable) and checks for the availability of your product. When the Nexus 4 is present on the Google store, the yellow star in the upper left of the screen appears. You should know that the application checks the availability of the smartphone in the store of your country.

Of users have already used this application. It has a rating of 3.9, nearly a fifty users have assigned a rating of 5 stars and a dozen have one star. Some have had problems with the installation, application greatly mobilize the battery. Others are excited about the application.
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Galaxy Note 2: China formalizes the Samsung Dual Sim variant

The Galaxy Note 2 will have a good version Dual Sim in the month of December. Several rumors have been circulating about it, Samsung China has formalized the launch of this variant for its Dual Sim Smartphone / tablet.

The Galaxy Note Smartphone 2 is the flagship of the firm with the Galaxy S3. Both mobile encounter a real success since their launch. The Chinese subsidiary of the manufacturer announced the launch of Dual Sim version had already been proposed on the canvas. Photos had circulated several weeks ago. Now it is no longer a rumor since China has formalized the Samsung GT variant N7 102. Several data were also transmitted, each card is compatible with 3G. The first proposes a standard format, while the second is a microSIM.

Similar characteristics

The Galaxy Note 2 is identical to the previous model. The users therefore benefit from a HD Super AMOLED 5.5 inch, SoC Exynos 4412, a quad heart at 1.6 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel camera sensor, the S Pen stylus ...

This variant will support the Dual-SIM GSM (805, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz) and WCDMA (850, 900, 1900 and 2100 MHz). By cons, no information about a launch for Europe has been transmitted. It will be available in China from December 3 to 5699 yuan price, about 710 euros. This concept should satisfy many users. Who must manage these two phones can combine the two lines on a single smartphone.

Leaked Picture

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Nexus 10 again available on Google Play

It will not take long for November 13 Nexus 10 stocks are exhausted. But it will finally took not wait too long either for the tablet to be ultra high resolution back on the online store of Google Play .

These are the two versions (16GB and 32GB) tablet which again are in stock at respective rates of 399 euros and 499 euros. At these prices there, Nexus 10 provides a resolution never before achieved by a tablet with 300 ppi (pixels per inch). It may indeed display 2560 by 1536 pixels on its screen 10,055 inches (report 16:10).

Produced by Samsung, it loads the latest SoC South Korean manufacturer. This is the Exynos 5250 Exynos family 5 Dual (found also in the last Samsung Chromebook stamped). It is characterized by a dual core processor with Cortex-A15 architecture clocked at 1.7 GHz and a graphics processor of the latest generation Mali T604.

It weighs only 605 grams, less than the iPad 4 (652 grams WiFi version). It is also the first and only (at the moment) tablet running Android 4.2, the latest version of Jelly Bean. The Nexus line has become a real alternative to iOS devices.

Can be expected in future versions of Nexus 10 with cellular connectivity. One can also think that the Nexus 4 will quickly (at least desired) make his return to the shop Play Google and other versions will follow: 32 GB versions, with support for 4G LTE and white variation.
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Task Manager launches applications Todoist iOS and Android

Todoist is a task manager radically minimalist but effective works on many substrates. In fact, the service launched five years ago now has its own mobile applications for iOS and Android, in addition to already available on the Web, Mac, Chrome, Firefox, Outlook and Thunderbird.

This free service allows you to manage an unlimited number of tasks and organize them into projects, while accessing the task manager while offline and saving everything in the cloud to provide synchronization between all devices day. The paid version offers including notes on tasks, system tags, access to iCalendar tasks, synchronization and permanent reminders via SMS or email notifications to the mobile ...

Web applications like mobile task manager offers login or register early with your Google Account. IOS and Android applications are a bit like the service: simple and functional, with good use native components of mobile OS.

While there are many free task managers, it has the merit of being clean and complete, and to be accessible everywhere. There are also Any.DO in the same genre quite minimalist.

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Link your account to your YouTube channel Google+

Google continues to enhance the integration of the social network in its various services, the search giant has indeed announced that all YouTube users can now, if they wish, to link their YouTube channel to their Google Account Plus.

I found this interesting news on my way to the video sharing site yesterday. Before even navigate the site or quietly watching a video, a window pops up and allows you to choose a better name on YouTube.

That is when two choices are available to you: the first is to link their YouTube channel to their account and thus replace Google Plus his nickname by his full name, and the second is simply to keep her nickname unchanged. If you choose the first option, YouTube will carry all the information about your Google Account Plus, as the full name and avatar, to integrate directly to your channel and videos.

If this amendment is perfect for one person, it does not work yet for brands. Google will provide the opportunity to link their YouTube channel to a Google Plus page in the coming weeks to address this.
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Windows 8 sales below expectations

According to Paul Thurrot, renowned blogger and specializes in Microsoft products, sales of Windows 8 would be disappointing. He mentions several ways to explain the lack of interest that would create the new operating system from Redmond.

We remember, there is little through Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer welcomed the very good start of Windows 8 with 4 million copies sold in 3 days. An encouraging result for Microsoft as Windows 8 sounds like a revolution for the firm with significant changes at the interface.

A very good start though!

But the joy was short-lived if we are to believe the blogger Paul Thurrot announcing that sales of Windows 8 would be disappointing, he claims to have its information from an internal source. If no data is encrypted and mentioned that Microsoft is careful not to comment on rumors, information made by this specialist are to be taken seriously and several tracks reinforce this trend.

Indeed, if the beginnings were delighted with the side of Redmond, it should be noted that they were not exceptional if we compare them with those of rival Apple had made ​​impressive score of 3 million downloads in four days with Mountain Lion. Our blogger Paul Thurrot, Microsoft would not be satisfied with the PC manufacturers who have not contributed to the success of the new OS in not offering interesting machines. This criticism its own partners could well be due to Microsoft's decision to launch its own tablet products with Surface example and the idea of a Windows PC would also be considered. On tablet sales area, Steve Ballmer has also recently raised in a modest sales interview in Paris before returning to the use of this term was used stating that " to qualify the supply and distribution Surface RT with Windows, which has in fact been made ​​available only on the website of online sale "" and in some Microsoft stores in the United States and Canada. "and adding" Although our approach has been modest, Steve Ballmer discusses the reception of the product that has been "fantastic", why it is also cited in the article that "soon we will present in more countries, more stores."

Real good start or just curious?

Clarification that occurs at the same time as the surprise departure of Steven Sinofsky, an important figure in the company since he was tipped as a possible successor to Steve Ballmer. Always about timing, P.Thurrot highlights the difficult economic context that accompanies the release of the new operating system, but an interesting reason can not explain the disappointment on the side of Microsoft. Indeed, it was found that the year 2012 was marked by an increase in sales of tablets, smartphones still panicking as counters instead of PC sales fell for the first time since 2001, the question of power purchase, if it is real can not explain the low sales of Windows 8 especially as it has for the first time with an attractive price.

Then comes the question of the operating system itself, if the new interface has deterred some, especially PC users fixed, we can wonder if Windows 8 brings added value that justifies a passage to it thereof. With Modern UI interface designed for touch devices and inspired by what we find on Windows Phone, it seems very difficult to convince users PC and laptops and businesses migrate to the new system. His biggest rival could also well be Windows 7, called his release from the "what should have been Vista", the system has attracted users and the machine restarted Windows, traumatized by the failure of the elder Vista. And if Microsoft used the same formula with Windows 8, to take the best of the previous system by adding some new features, we can not say that the system changes both in substance and in form.

Finally, also note the lack of clarity of the offer with the Microsoft Windows version of RT that offers no visual difference with a classic version of Windows 8 as they are two completely different OS, Windows RT is designed for ARM devices while Windows 8 is for PCs and tablets. During his test Microsoft Surface tablet RT, Eric had also highlighted the differences between the two systems.

Microsoft can he to win his bet with Windows 8? The question remains relevant nearly a month after the release of its new operating system, and the specter of a curse passed on two OS still hangs.
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MacBook Pro: Transform your mobile with a wooden keyboard

The MacBook keyboard can be completely transformed with wooden keys. An original concept will not appeal to everyone, but still pretty nice. The set is quite elegant and harmonizes with the rest of the laptop.

The MacBook Pro can have a new keyboard with Lazerwood. This original concept is compliant with all MacBook Pro models. Apparently, the change requires some precautions. The result is amazing, but it requires patience. Symbols and characters have been made ​​with a laser to provide a great accuracy. The keys are made ​​with walnut or cherry wood.

Each key has an adhesive layer on the rear face. The set is solid, but this concept may well be removed if the owner of the MacBook Pro wants to get rid of.

For this report, it will cost $ 40. You can also choose between walnut and cherry wood. So what do you think?

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Nokia Lumia 920: The demand is incredibly strong

The Nokia Lumia 920 meets an incredible success since many stock-outs are announced. Operators were surprised to see the enthusiasm for this first Smartphone Windows Phone 8.

Nokia Lumia 920 arrives at operators side of France. For several weeks, the mobile is also proposed by Phone House. In some countries, Nokia is facing a huge demand. Testra Australia was surprised to see how much enthusiasm was strong. The figures for the moment are not reported, so it is difficult to identify a trend, but the success may be very strong given the excitement generated by the fans. The operator believes that the Lumia 920 smartphone that will allow the Finnish manufacturer to resurface in the mobile world. It is via the Twitter account that release "Due to high demand, the stock Nokia Lumia 920 pre-order is exhausted. Some stores will have a limited stock from November 27."

Incredible demand

Customers have made ​​a few complaints to the operator. The latter was forced to admit that he had underestimated the demand that is currently "more as incredible." In Germany, the trend is also similar. Nokia said it had received several reports from retailers. The latter believe that stocks will not be sufficient to meet consumer demand. The manufacturer would have set up an investigation to try to estimate the number of copies available.

The Nokia Lumia 920 was announced as an amazing product, it had also caused a sensation when it was introduced. We therefore consider two cases, Nokia has not been able to anticipate sales and stocks are very limited and so the demand is really important and the manufacturer is struggling to keep pace. The second solution is indicated by Nokia, Windows Phone 8 is widely acclaimed and could if the trend continues or increases, disrupt the market for iOS and Android.
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Lenovo Ideapad Yoga: the convertible ultrabook

On the occasion of an open day at Lenovo , we went to see the future flagship brand ... it should be only one, it would be the Ideapad Yoga 13 I choose because it is a Ultrabook multimode allowing you to do just about everything! Here is a small description of the beast:

Wearing a dress either orange or gray metal , the Yoga is "convertible" Indeed, it is possible to return the entire screen of the ultrabook to turn it into a tablet !

The keypad is disabled in this position and grip can be confusing as you touch the keyboard ... And if this position you like, you can always put it in "stand mode":

Practice to watch a movie or have a tilt tray to suit your needs, you can also set the "tent mod"

It is original and it is the new joint Lenovo products, with these all in one that will fit your needs. Supported a processor i3/i5/i7 depending on configuration and with a screen of 13.3 "to 1.54 kg in 16.9 mm thick ! Yoga 13 thus opens the way to more innovative devices with Windows 8. The hinge seems to give any satisfaction, and he has an interest in this operation! My last notebook dropped me because of the hinge, here we are told that it was tested for more than 25,000 movements . It will be available from end of November 1199 against € 799 for its counterpart 11 "will happen in early December.

Be careful though! The Ideapad Yoga 11 "is equipped with Windows RT and a Nvidia (Tegra 3)!
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Apple and Samsung dethroned by the Sony Xperia Yuga?

Apple and Samsung meet a great success. They are the two manufacturers that exist in the field of telephony , however, Sony believes that everything will change in 2013 with the arrival of Yuga.

In the press articles talking mainly Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5. Other mobiles have very few places in this market yet, they have strengths. The two companies are also getting into a war without thank you for patents, they tend to invade the canvas with their trial. Meanwhile, Sony has developed a new model. Dennis Van Schie, sales manager Manufacturer explained in the Financial Times that the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3 will be a formidable opponent with a flagship model. Some believe that this will be the Sony Yuga, it has also been proposed on the web via several leaks. Some features have been revealed. Xperia Yuga C6603 should offer a unibody design:

  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Clocked at 1.5 GHz
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • 12 megapixel camera sensor
  • 5-inch White Magic
  • Definition Full HD
  • 1794 x 1080 pixels
  • 443 ppi
  • Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean

Photos were even offered by the site Xperia Blog. Apparently, according to the latest information, it should be formally proposed at CES 2013 in Las Vegas or during MWC 2013 in Barcelona. All these information are of course rumors, but according to the director of sales, Sony really wants to offer a smartphone to compete with Apple and Samsung, the Yuga he can dethrone? For now, the two companies attack again at trial. Since Friday, Apple has managed to incorporate in its complaint Google Android, Samsung has responded with the iPhone 5.
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Jailbreak iPhone 5: Another step and will be available for Christmas?

The jailbreak of the iPhone 5 is desired by the owners of Smartphone . They eagerly await and the latest information circulating on the web are reassuring. Some sites say that a good surprise could come for Christmas 2012.

Jailbreak the iPhone 5 is currently in the research phase and the results are interesting. Developers need to rub iOS 6 and A6 processor. They got to work right out of the iPhone 5 to expand the possibilities of the device. The jailbreak is widely expected, because it allows owners to fully customize their phone freely. A few days after the launch of the iPhone 5 screen capture circulating on the web. Hope is born when the photo showed a jailbroken device. However, is still a step to take. Specialists working on this and they start encouraging results. Jailbreak method proposed by the developer planetbeing of the Chronic Dev can not yet be released.

Available at Christmas?

He explained that some key elements were still missing, he must skip this step. When it is effective, the jailbreak of the iPhone 5 should be available. Since the end of September, he also said that much progress had been made. Hackers are thus faced with one last hurdle they must overcome, this step is essential to provide an effective method especially stable. Planetbeing believes that the biggest has been done and these missing elements are essential for a jailbreak untethered iOS and total 6.

Currently, the developer makes no prediction regarding the availability, but the method is on the right track. Yet CultofMac believes that Jailbreaks are always out around the month of December, and the iPhone 5 could be released in a few weeks, but nothing is certain yet. Planetbeing has certified in all cases that the jailbreak will be released when it is untethered.
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How to customize your Facebook news feeds

In recent weeks, particularly since the introduction of "Promoted posts", a new pay option that allows a brand to reach more people depending on the amount invested, the algorithm Facebook organizes the way you see in the news your flow seems to have undergone some changes.

If we are to believe some observers, the "reach", ie the potential number of people who see a post in their stream, declining steadily for several weeks. According to others, not. Discontent that seems to grow on the side of brands, which restrain the suspect's Facebook posts complimentary in favor of pay, regardless of their interest, Facebook held last Friday a small press briefing to explain - and possibly defend - its position.

According to Will Cathcart Product Manager for the "flow" of Facebook and spokesperson for the occasion, if EdgeRank, the algorithm that calculates how posts are displayed in news feeds, has recently been changed, it has not changed the reach. To support his point, Cathcart has partially lifted the veil on the new criteria of the famous EdgeRank. Among them, the four most important, those who you see or not to pass a post in your news feed would be:

  • is that you have previously interacted with the publications page of the original post?
  • is what your friends have interacted with this page, like this new post?
  • how you interacted with similar posts in the past (yet to define what a similar post ...)
  • is that others have complained about this new post?
  • In this way, Facebook aims to highlight the most interesting posts for a user and therefore penalize those who are less so, without any notion of post for which a brand would pay option via Promoted posts. This explains why some posts, even paying do not necessarily reach as many people as you want: if you send a big spam although clumsy and sticky paying up to touch the most people possible, you risk be for your own expense.

Pay to see?

This is probably a good intention on the part of Facebook, which intends to prevent users to be bombarded with irrelevant publications, but it raises questions in terms of the brand or company has paid to aui to see better, because the criteria are still rather vague: why pay if there is anyway not sure to reach as many people as you want?

To Will Cathcart, each user should receive personalized information and different, so ideally there is no two identical streams. This implies that even the same member of Facebook will not receive the same news as it accesses via their PC or mobile (for the moment I have not seen it).

Of course Facebook does not disclose that he wants to reveal, and we imagine that the algorithm is a little more sophisticated than that, but the briefing reveals an inherent difficulty in social network: satisfy both users and brands. While sometimes their interests diverge. Beautiful tightrope.
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Back pixelated Nexus 4 on your Android device

Google has clearly redefined fee schedules shelves with the launch of the Nexus thundering 7 (Amazon had also been there with the Kindle Fire and more recently the Kindle Fire HD). Google could do more in the area of mobility? Google's response: launch a high-end smartphone at the price of a mid-range model (and a shelf 10 inches with a higher resolution than the iPad 3 and 4 to 100 € less).

The Mountain View company has, however, taken the foot in the carpet with mismanagement of the launch of Nexus 4 and 10. Triumph, it has turned into frustration for many potential buyers of Nexus 4, they were lured by the smell of processor cores "Krait" signed Qualcomm (for Nexus 4) or Exynos Dual 5 of 10 Nexus and Android 4.2, promises including 360 degree panoramic pictures.

That's all we'll realize in our test Nexus 4. If you need 24 minutes to the world to sell a stock over Nexus 4 (and Nexus 10), it is a little more time is needed to complete his full test and report on all aspects of terminal.

In the meantime, it will not have escaped you and it is also one of the attractions and the singularities of the Nexus 4: pixelated or her back rather stellar bring us closer to our last article. Composed of hundreds of small pixels, it appears differently according to the light. It also gives a sense of depth rather special.

The Nexus 4 is no longer available on the online store of Google Play. shortage real or outcry from other manufacturers (including LG who will struggle to sell its Optimus G, this close cousin of the Nexus 4) because a price too aggressive (where rethinking the outcry of French mobile phone operators in the announcement of the fee schedule free mobile), is it always a loaf is better than two in the bush.

So here (all for it) the animated wallpaper with the image of the back of the Nexus 4. And as a new Nexus terminal is routinely accompanied by a new version of Android (Android here 4.2) and new wallpapers, here 'Wave Nexus', one of wallpapers available on Nexus 4 and 10.
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Yahoo and Facebook create a search engine?

Facebook and Yahoo could unite to give rise to a search engine . The goal is to blend their skills to compete with the industry leader, Google. Officials are currently in talks.

A project could bring Facebook and Yahoo. That's the rumor circulating for a few hours. The two leaders of the two companies would discuss a collaboration to provide a search engine. Sector, Google is well ahead with over 90% market share worldwide. Competition is crushed, but The Sunday Telegraph shows that the two companies are trying to find a solution. The new search engine could use the know-how and Yahoo databases of social network. The search engine is built for tablets and smartphones.

To succeed in dethroning the Mountain View company, the two companies will demonstrate originality and relevance. Visitors will be attracted by this new concept. You should know that Facebook has a database of more than one billion subscribers, it would be a real asset for Yahoo. This collaboration could be the result of two former employees at Google, which now have a key position in one of the two companies. Marissa Mayer was the former vice-president responsible for mapping and geo location in Mountain View, it is now the CEO of Yahoo. Sheryl Sandberg was the former vice-president of sales and international operations in Mountain View, is currently the CEO of Facebook.

The creation of an engine between Facebook and Yahoo could also be a problem for Microsoft.
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Apple: After Samsung, Apple attacks Google Apps

Patents between Apple and Samsung, it's a long story. This war is not about to end. The firm at the apple has made ​​a request to the California judge on adding several models and Samsung Apps.

The war between Apple and Samsung is very complex, it is even very difficult to navigate. In this umpteenth chapter, Apple has made ​​a new request to the judge. The California court agreed Friday to add in its complaint several Samsung devices ( Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy S3) and the latest version of the Android OS, Jelly Bean. Apple had already attacked this OS, but the complaints were modified versions by Samsung. Today, the Cupertino company directly attacks in Mountain View. Korean has not remained unmoved in the extension of the list because it has decided to add to his complaint, the iPhone 5. Currently, the war between Apple and Google is not reported, but it could very well come in the coming days or weeks.

Another war Apple / Google?

In this trial, the two companies accused of having copied technologies and designs in violation of the intellectual property . In July, Samsung had lost a lawsuit in the U.S., however, the Korean decided to start a war against Apple. The trial is scheduled for 2014 and could be many surprises in the next two years. The addition of Android in the complaint is a surprise. The Google OS met with some success, a survey FIFG indicated that users were satisfied 95%, this rate is quite important. 

Android market represent 75% of sales against 15% for Apple. Finally, Jelly Bean would be used only on 2.7% of terminals 1st November. But in just three years, the Mountain View company has gone from darkness to light with some domination. War could therefore soon take place between the two companies.

The next episode of the war between Apple and Samsung will occur on December 6. This hearing is the result of the first case. Samsung was ordered to pay a billion dollars to Apple, but the Korean did not want to stop there. We must therefore wait until the beginning of December to see the turn of events.
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Twitter gives sharing by email up to date

Twitter has just introduced its new blog feature to share tweet email in a few clicks. One would have thought that by sharing email was exceeded but the social network has decided to reinvent ...

The principle is very simple: a More button (or More in English) will soon alongside traditional buttons Reply, Retweet Favorite and on By clicking on this button, simply click on the "Email Tweet" for a small window appears.

Then it will simply enter the email address of the recipient and possibly a small share tweet comments by email." You can send a tweet to everyone, whether they use Twitter or not, from your Twitter stream or view the details of a tweet , "says Filip of Sefan at Twitter.

This feature should be extended gradually to all users in the coming weeks. I did not on my Twitter account and I guess it's the same for everyone.

Sharing by email should allow (re) discover new things and to attract new users, even flooding inboxes tweets of all kinds if the feature off ...
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Facebook for iOS and Android: updated with button "share"

Facebook has only recently understood and admitted that the mobile apps deserve special care and mobile users can not simply an app not native.

In June, the button "Like" that landed on mobile apps Social Network. Today, the updated Android and iOS mobile apps button brings the "share" which is housed right buttons "like" and "how".

Essential to the web version of Facebook, the button is welcome to share with one click on its own timeline post with his friends from his mobile device (iOS, Android or another since the mobile version of the website Facebook acquires also the button).

On iOS devices, it becomes possible to tag friends in posts or comments. For this purpose, just type "@" followed by the name of the friend you want to tag.

Also on iOS, send messages with emoticons (Smileys, hearts and other emoji) is now feasible. For this, it is necessary to enable the emoji keyboard in the Facebook app settings.

Back to Android with the ability to create this album now then it was already on the iOS version. He must go to your profile and select the "Photos" tab to the right of "About" where you will find "Albums".

The smartphone is widely used to access Facebook. I bet that these new opportunities that bring mobile apps Web site in terms of functionality, will encourage the use of mobile devices to access the network. Facebook is confident in its ability to monetize the flow of mobile users on its network, something that investors have so far always doubted.

You can now update Facebook apps for iOS and Android, or download them from the Google Play and the App Store .
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Blogger offers an overhaul on iOS and Android

Google just announced on his blog the release of a major update of iOS and Android applications for its blogging platform, Blogger. This new version brings a visual overhaul and improvements that facilitate the creation and sharing of content.

Mobile applications of the famous blogging platform, where almost all blogs hosted by Google, now support landscape mode in creating or editing an article and add share on Google Plus (do not ask me the utility, I still looking).

This update also includes support and especially the iPad and adding thirty new languages. Finally, it is finally possible to see the exact time at which an item has been planned.

In addition, the Mountain View company to take this major update to improve and enhance the user experience, while the usual bug fixes on its mobile applications.

One thing is certain: iOS users will appreciate the support of the iPad and the landscape mode for writing articles being comfortably seated on the sofa (or elsewhere).
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Microsoft Surface: HP finds no advantage to the tablet

The Microsoft Surface is not appreciated by HP Todd Bradley as somewhat scratched the tablet. The boss's PC division finds no advantage to the device and it can not be considered the competition.

Todd Bradley has been interview by IDG Enterprise. In this interview, the head of HP's PC division has not chosen his words to evoke the tablet. At first, he attacked the distribution is really limited then embarked on an inventory of negative points presented by the tablet. The latter is according to him a little slow and inelegant "when you use it ... It is expensive. Overall, the press gave more importance to space the rest of the world." These words are still unusual, you should know that HP is one of the main partners of the firm of Redmond. In addition, the manufacturer does not offer consumer tablet today would have the opportunity to compete Surface.

Todd Bradley believes that the manufacturer did not intend to invest in the tablet market for the moment "we will not get some time on the segment of consumer tablets. We'll do next year, and you will not see HP multimedia tablet this Christmas."

Currently, HP prefers to focus on its tablet for professionals called HP ElitePad. A few months ago, HP still had launched TouchPad, a device that would compete with the iPad. The success was relative. The latest models were sold on the eBay store.
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70 million PS3 sold worldwide

Sony announced that the PlayStation 3 has surpassed the milestone of 70 million units sold worldwide. This figure was reached a little more than six years after the console market, November 11, 2006 in Japan.

The company also announced that 15 million PS Move found buyer for the launch of its marketing two years ago. Software side, Sony talks about 3590 different titles available on the console, which equivalent in volume to more than 600 million games sold. The Playstation Network is currently offering 170,000 downloads content catalog including 57,000 games.

Launched a year after the Xbox 360, Sony's console is going to catch up. Last month, Microsoft announced that its console had crossed the threshold of 70 million units sold worldwide. In this generation the Wii is still far ahead and finish the race ahead, output Nov. 19, 2006 the United States and Canada, it accounts for 97 million copies sold.
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App Store: the word "Memory" as soon withdrawn from certain applications

The publisher is specializing in games, toys, books and puzzles, wishes to withdraw from the App Store games containing the word "Memory" in the title. The company states own the rights to this word in 42 countries around the world (Europe, South Korea, Russia, South America ...).

Having noticed that many applications from the App Store use this word, the firm has contacted Apple to enforce its rights. According to the website, Apple asked developers offering an application containing the word "Memory" in the title to change lest their application removed from its store applications .

Apple should also prohibit other developers to use the word in the title of an application by the end of the year.

More than fifty applications would be affected, it should also be noted that although he has no rights of "Memory" in the United States, offering developers a single version of their application should also have to change the title of their application for that territory if it is present in a country where the word is removed.
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JBL unveils the first docking connector iOS Lightning

Introduced with the iPhone 5, the Lightning connector 30 pins connector replaces the previously present on iOS devices. The myriad of docking stations developed with this dock is therefore invalid.

JBL is the first manufacturer to offer two docking stations for the latest generation iOS devices. However, the presence of a USB port also allows you to connect many other devices.

The JBL OnBeat Micro opts for mobility. Ultra-portable  it will find its place in a purse, briefcase or backpack. Designed to be transported, it also features a battery life / 5 hour batteries (with continuous playback). Lightning its connector allows it to accommodate the iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5 G and the latest iPod Nano.

Connected to the mains with the supplied adapter, it charges the iOS device connected via the port Lightning.

The OnBeat Micro works in conjunction with a companion application. It allows you to create custom playlists, volume control and easily find an album in the library.

JBL also thought a more homebody with dock OnBeat Venue LT. It integrates technology Harman TrueStream that optimizes performance sound when the enclosure is connected Bluetooth a smartphone and allows you to connect up to 8 devices BT.

Hidden behind the logo JBL Lightning connector is also present and can accommodate the iPhone 5, the iPad Mini, iPad 4th generation, iPod Touch 5th generation iPod Nano and the last. The dock works with the application MusicFlow that prompts the user to create playlists and mixes, to adjust the volume, and easily find an album this library.

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