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Apple’s new iPod family

Did everyone else get the notification about Apple’s new iPods? For those a little ‘out of the loop,’ here’s what subscribers were privy to yesterday: Dubbed their best music line-up yet, Apple’s new iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle, from the front, showcase the brand’s unwavering appreciation for sleek and sexy design.

The company’s design and marketing genius has produced a rainbow of portable music pieces that will no doubt be on the Christmas shopping list for most. The on-trend colourway and sleek designs are music to design enthusiast’s – and Apple fan’s – ears.

iPod touch
Finished in popping juicy hues, and “engineered for maximum funness,” according to the Apple website, the touch is the thinnest and lightest to date with a superslim aluminium body. It also boasts a 4-in Retina display, iSight camera that also shoots 1080p HD video and 200 new features with Apple’s iOS 6.

iPod touch

iPod nano
Again, the thinnest iPod ever, this latest version features an all-new design with a 2.5in multi-touch display for easy browsing as well as Bluetooth capabilities and built-in fitness with a Nike+ pedometer, too. $169 RRP

iPod nano

iPod shuffle
Big on colour, the iPod shuffle is your portable and wearable playlist with the ability to clip on to garments. A ‘clickable’ control pad makes for easy navigation while a voiceover feature speaks the song title, playlist, battery status, or artist to you. $55 RRP

iPod shuffle

For more details on Apple’s iPod range click here

What do you think of the new iPod family?


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Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Google has unveiled its new tablet – the Nexus 7. Setting its sights on the Kindle Fire, Google has partnered with Asus to produce a 7in quad-core tablet that runs on Google’s latest platform – Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’.

With a screen resolution of 1280x800pxl, that’s covered in scratch-resistant corning glass, it packs 1GB of RAM, features a front-facing camera, and weighs just 340 grams. Connectivity comes via Bluetooth, GPS, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Micro-USB and battery life will give you up to nine hours of video playback.

Price point has been set at $199USD for 8GB storage and $249USD for 16GB.

The Google Nexus 7 will start shipping mid July 2012.

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MySpace to relaunch in 2012

The once most popular social media platform, MySpace is under reconstruction for a much-anticipated  relaunch in late 2012. It’s set to have a new focus on music and entertainment following its 2011 purchase by Specific Media and music star, Justin Timberlake. It was purchased by the duo for approximately $35 million from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, who had originally bought the social media forum in 2005 for $580 million.

Specific Media’s senior communications manager for Europe, Rikki Webster says “MySpace will look to roll out consumer-facing activity towards the end of this year, at which time we’ll most likely undertake a formal pitch, but nothing is happening at this time.”

Between 2005 and 2008, MySpace was the most visited social networking site in the world, helping launch the careers of music artists such as Lily Allen and Sean Kingston. Its user numbers peaked at 73.6 million in October 2008 but have since dropped below 30 million.

“There’s a need for a place where fans can go to interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect. MySpace has the potential to be that place” said Timberlake last year.

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Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung has unveiled the third generation mobile phone in the popular Galaxy S line — the Samsung Galaxy S III.

The Galaxy S III will be powered by the latest Andriod 4.0 platform and feature a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, quad-core Exynos processor and 1GB of RAM. Samsung has also equipped the phone with a 8MP rear camera and a 1.9MP camera on its front for video calling.

Another added bonus of the S III is the Smart Stay feature which enables the phone to recognise it’s user’s eye motion via the front camera so Smart Stay will know if the user is looking at the phone and will keep the display from timing out.

Europe is the first to receive the Samsung Galaxy S III where launch has been set for the end of May. The rest of the world will have to wait a tad longer.

The Android vs iPhone debates continues!

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