Miracast vs Airplay

Miracast is a new offering for the Nexus 4 Android 4.2. It is a video streaming specification created by the Wi-Fi Alliance. It allows a user to share whatever is displayed on their device’s screen with another compatible product. So you could share your Nexus 4 screen to a TV or a tablet or another desktop. The spec supports up to 1080p HD video and 5.1 surround sound. The dream is, you could download a movie to your tablet via the Play Store (or your preferred medium) and stream it to your TV without a HDMI output, or play games on your TV or just to broadcast a presentation. Read More

Getting the most out of Cloud Storage

Cloud has been a buzzword in the technology world for a couple of years now. It is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over a network (e.g. Internet). Cloud storage services are the most common and there are multiple options for users today. You have Dropbox, Microsoft Skydrive, Box.net and Apple’s iCloud. While the buffet of choices might appear appealing, it could also be confusing to many. It is not uncommon for a person to use a number of cloud service providers and to have files mirrored across them.
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Apple Launch Event (23 Oct) – 13" Macbook Pro & iPad Mini

New Macbook Pro. New iPad Mini. Apple Fans! Stay tuned to 23 October 2012. The upcoming event has primarily focused on the iPad Mini but Apple would also likely unveil a refresh to the current Macbook Pro series. The new MacBook Pro 13″ with a Retina screen of resolution up to 2560 x 1600, is expected to be launched in end October and we have leaked photos to back up the claim. The retina resolution is typically used for 30″ inch displays and now compressed to fit a 13″ laptop screen. I can imagine Tim Cook come 23 Oct, waxing lyrical on how brilliant and revolutionary the new screen will be.

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What to do with old iPod/iPhone Docks? I-Wave Receiver

The I-Wave receiver is a Bluetooth dongle that connects to your iPod or iPhone dock in place of the device. If you have upgraded to an iPhone 5, this is a great workaround to still use your previous 30 pin dock with a new lightning connector device. While you could splash out more cash for the Apple 30 pin to lightning connector (priced at US$39) and end up with a monstrous looking tall device, the I-Wave provides a more elegant and cheaper solution for a Bluetooth speaker system.
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