vendredi 23 novembre 2012

Fedora 18 Beta To Be Released On 27 November 2012

Fedora 18 Beta To Be Released On 27 November 2012


Fedora 18 Beta To Be Released On 27 November 2012

Posted: 22 Nov 2012 02:01 PM PST


Good news for patient Fedora users, they will get to test the beta of Fedora 18 on November 27, 2012 (not 2013).

Samsung Gets To See Apple's Agreement With HTC

Posted: 22 Nov 2012 01:25 PM PST


Samsung has now won a very important motion against the iPad maker which allows Android giant to see the patent agreement Apple recently signed with HTC.

Kobo Joins In With Black Friday

Posted: 22 Nov 2012 07:37 AM PST


Kobo is joining in with the Black Friday sales frenzy by offering its Kobo Mini eReader at the low price of $49.99 (cut down from 80 bucks) in-store on November 23rd and online for Cyber Monday on November 26th.

Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving and is traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. It give Americans the chance to catch up on the shopping after the all-eating Thanksgiving. Plus it gives stores the chance to make up for lost business the day before. And with the popularity of online shopping it wasn't long before it got it's special deal day - Cyber Monday.

It doesn't mean that online retailers have to wait till Monday to offer their special deals, but for people who are too busy to shop over the Thanksgiving weekend or do not find what they're looking for in-store.

There is a rash of apps to help you navigate thru all the deals, such as TGI Black Friday - search through deals from major retail stores, with price comparisons between retailers. Red Laser - scan barcodes or take photos of an item to get a list of prices nearby or online. And Amazon Price Check - scan items or take a photo to get a list of products for sale on Amazon.com.

With the glut of online shopping, Thanksgiving day itself is being invaded with some online retailers announcing the start-date for their deals starting on that day of turkey and family. Take Sprint for example. You can order yourself a $50 Galaxy S3 on the big day itself.

Back to the Kobo Mini eReader. Mini as in a 5 inch screen. The special offer is available at Best Buy and through IndieBound independent bookstores. In addition, Indie bookstore customers who purchase a Kobo eReader from now until November 26th will receive a free copy of the Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro.

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Nook HD and HD+ Now on Sale in the UK

Posted: 22 Nov 2012 06:18 AM PST


The Nook HD and the HD+ can now be brought in the UK with prices starting at 159 English pounds. People who have pre-ordered can expect theirs any day now through the post.

The 7 inch Nook is only 315g and 127mmm wide, with Barnes & Noble (makers of the tablet) boasting that it is 20 percent lighter and a centimeter narrower than Kindle Fire HD, when it's the specs that really matter. The Nook has that covered too with a dual-core 1.3GHz high-speed processor, which the company says, "makes it highly responsive, smooth and faster than Kindle Fire HD.

You have a choice of 2 colours, 'Snow' and 'Smoke.' Or 'White' and 'Grey.'

Starting at just £159 for an 8GB model and £189 for a 16GB version, both feature expandable microSD memory storage and extra-long battery life.

With the HD+ you'll get a bigger 9 inch screen capable of up to 1080p, and up to 32 GB storage. It comes with an even faster 1.5GHz dual-core processor and comes in one colour - Slate. (Dark grey with a blueish tint?)

The 16GB version is selling for £229 and for £269 you'll get the 32GB version.

The tablets are arriving on shelves in John Lewis, Argos, Asda, Dixons, Sainsbury, Waitrose, Blackwell's and Foyles and online through nook.co.uk.

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