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What’s New in Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion

Lifehacker have released a post and video called “Everything You Need to Know About OS X Mountain Lion in Five Minutes“, which is really helpful in giving you an introduction to the new features in this exciting new release.

Have you downloaded Mountain Lion yet?

 



Hands On: Nexus 7 Tablet

Engadget bring us their hands on video from Google IO with the Asus Nexus 7 tablet:

We like the look of this device, but not sure how well it will do missing a rear facing camera.  What do you think about it?

Check out Engadget’s review here:

http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/27/nexus-7-tablet-hands-on/



Google+ Events – We knew it was coming

Google have updated their social networking site Google+ again with another nice addition, Events.

We were always expecting to see this at Ongoing Issues as I’m sure you were, but will it get used?  I’m not sure that Facebook Events are used very much at all now, certainly not in a lot of our group of friends.

Do you use Facebook events, and will you use Google+ Events?


Google Launch “The (always) new computer” Chromebook

Google have announced the release of their new Chromebook and their latest addition to the Chrome OS family, the Chromebox.

The Chromebook has updated hardware.  We think the Samsung  5 550 looks great in the silver and now comes packing:

  • 12.1″ (1280 x 800) display
  • 3.3 lbs / 1.48 kg
  • 6 hours of continuous usage
  • Intel® Core™ processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Gigabit ethernet, and 3G modem (opt) 1
  • HD Camera
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • 4-in-1 memory card slot
  • DisplayPort++ Output (compatible with HDMI, DVI, VGA)
The new Chromebox is a portable desktop device which is very portable and comes with the following hardware specs:
  • Intel® Core™ processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Built-in dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • 6 USB 2.0 ports
  • 2x DisplayPort++ Output (compatible with HDMI, DVI, VGA)
  • DVI single link output
  • Bluetooth 3.0™ compatible
  • Kensington™ key lock compatible
Prices for the Chromebook come in at £379 and for the Chromebox £279.
Reports coming in are positive and that performance has been improved.  We see this as a serious move by Google to start contending in the market more.  It certainly makes us think about getting one for th
Check out the latest video from Google:

And here is a great review from The Verge:


The iPad Keynote in 90 seconds

The amazing Cult of Mac bring us the iPad Keynote rounded up in 90 seconds:

The new iPad is looking great, some are saying revolutionary!  What do you think?

Google Launch Google Currents

Google Currents Logo - Ongoing Issues grabGoogle have launched a new service and App called Google Currents.  It is their magazine like content reader that brings to your iPhone, iPad, Android tablet or phone online and high speed offline reading.  Google offer a number of free optimised online magazines and other content.  Check out the video below:

For even more information check out Currents page:

http://www.google.com/producer/currents

Here are some of the main points they make:

Add your favorite content

  • Add your favorite content – From leading publications, to blogs you follow, you can browse, read, and share favorite content, presented in a swipable magazine format.
  • Follow trending stories – Let the breaking stories find you. Personalized “trends” pulls articles, photos and videos into living editions, surfacing new stories as they unfold.
  • Designed for all your device – Whether sitting on your couch, riding a train or plane, your Currents content is ready for highspeed reading on your Android or Apple phone or tablet.

All the information will of course be syncronised across your devices.  Google Currents is only available in the US at the moment.  We’re really looking forward to getting our hands on this over in UK, and can’t wait to start reading the reviews.

Clap Mini USB Camera

Check out the Clap Mini USB Camera:

Made in Japan the USB powered camera can take both video and photos, written directly to the USB flash drive. Insert a MicroSD card (up to 16GB) to expanded storage and use it as a regular USB storage drive as well.  Cool.