Durable Design that keeps up with the Demands of Mobile Use.
The HP 350 G1 Notebook PC balances affordable style with productivity, that’s perfect for everyday computing. From leading processors to Windows 8.1 technology, you’re ready for work.
The HP 350 G1 is a budget-friendly laptop featuring a choice of 4th generation Intel processors, a 15.6″ LED-backlit HD display, and up to 750 GB of internal storage. The options on this laptop start out modest, but with available discrete AMD Radeon graphics, core i7 processor, and up to 16 GB of RAM, it can really get moving. Integrated microphone and HD webcam ensure you stay connected wherever you go.
- Built with durability in mind – inside and out – to meet the needs of professionals on the move.
- Impact and bumps happen. HP 3D DriveGuard helps protect your data when you’re on the go by sensing sudden movement and protecting the hard drive.
- Help protect sensitive electronics and key components from minor spills with a thin layer of Mylar film under the keyboard.
- HP CoolSense technology automatically adjusts your notebook’s temperature based on usage and conditions. It keeps the notebook cool for your comfort.
- With a user replaceable battery, you have the convenience of easy maintenance.
Powered for business.
- Gain the tools you need to stay in the driver’s seat at work. From leading processors to Windows 8.1 technology, you’re ready for work.
- Get up to 1TB hard disk drive for storing documents, images, videos, and more.
- Durable Design that keeps up with the demands of mobile use
- Get more done with the new fast and fluid Windows 8.1.
- Confidently tackle tasks and projects with the power of the latest 4th generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5 dual-core processors.
- Immerse yourself in stunning visuals thanks to AMD Radeon discrete graphics and 2GB of video memory.
Connect without hassles.
- Say goodbye to dongles and have all the connections you need, including VGA display, HDMI, Ethernet, USB ports, and an optional built in DVD drive.
- Connect with colleagues via the Internet and email at the office or your favorite hotspots with Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ WLAN.
- Print from your favorite hotspot or when you have internet access with HP ePrint. Now you can print without the cables.
- Face-to-face conversations are considered to be more productive. The HD Webcam makes them possible even in low light
Nuance has launched Dragon Dictate 4, a new edition of its dictation and transcription software for the Mac. The app has switched to a fully 64-bit codebase, allowing it to better exploit modern processors and RAM. Nuance says it has also improved the accuracy of voice recognition, optimizing it for newer technology.
Likewise new is the ability to transcribe from recorded sources, instead of having to pull from live audio. Compatible formats include MP3, MP4, M4A, M4V, AIF/AIFF, and WAV. This support extends to memos from smartphones and voice recorders, and users can also mix multiple sources. Another transcription improvement is the ability to keep all of the customization and vocabulary from a profile without having to switch to a different one.
The software can now also control Gmail in Safari or Firefox, interplaying voice commands with editing and dictation functions. Voice can further be used to open links and emails, and mixed talking/typing support has been added for Pages 4.3.
Dragon is the world’s best-selling speech recognition software. It turns your talk into text and can make virtually any computer task easier and faster. From capturing ideas and creating documents, to email and searching the web, to using simple voice commands to control many of the popular programs you use every day at home, work – and beyond. WebAntics Online is an Approved Nuance Partner and sells the full range of Nuance products. Visit www.webantics.co.za for more information.
The Dell XPS 15 takes on Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina Display in almost every category, even beating it in a few. The Dell XPS 15 has a better-than-HD display, decent casual-gaming chops, and a slim, lightweight 15-inch body
XPS 15: Powerful performance with stunning display.
The XPS 15 is Dell’s most powerful XPS laptop ever, combining an ultrahigh resolution display with powerhouse performance. 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, Windows 8.1 and an UltraSharp™ QHD+ display to power your passions.
Visionary display: The 15.6″ UltraSharp™ QHD+ touch display provides an amazing viewing experience.
Premium materials: XPS 15 is designed with machined aluminum, carbon fiber and Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™ for maximized durability and style.
Powerful performance: Now faster with up to Intel® Core™ i7 processors (Quad Core) and up to 2GB NVIDIA® graphics.
Stylish mobility: Stunning wedge design and surprisingly lightweight at 8-18mm thin, with a starting weight of 4.44 pounds
Dell has put nearly everything you could ask for from a slim, premium 15-inch into the XPS 15, including a great higher-res screen, a discrete GPU, and a powerful CPU. Perfectly executed, the R22,000.00 Incl VAT and-up price seems fair, then this is the closest you’ll find to a current-gen MacBook Pro without switching to OS X. Available now in South Africa from the WebAntics Online Shopping Store.
In line with its “In Search of Incredible” brand spirit, ASUS has announced a series of promotions for the IT Show 2014, the largest IT, digital, mobile, and consumer electronics event in Singapore. Among the star products unveiled at the ASUS booth during the IT Show 2014 was the latest Republic of Gamers (ROG) G56JR, a 15.6” gaming notebook which will be available in South Africa at the end of March 2014.
Featuring the latest addition to the ROG series, the ROG G56JR 15.6” notebook delivers advanced performance for PC gaming enthusiasts thanks to its fourth generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M graphics. The notebook comes with 1920 x 1080 HD resolution display, a sleek form factor, a long battery life supported by ASUS Super Hybrid Engine power management technology, and powerful speakers and subwoofer that are larger than mainstream notebooks. Furthermore, the display sports an anti-reflective matte panel that reduces distracting reflections and lessens eye fatigue from prolonged usage.
The latest G56JR gaming notebook will retail at R 14,599.90 Incl VAT at a special package price that comes with a subwoofer included. Visit WebAntics Online Shopping Store for more information as well as details on the full range of Asus products available in South Africa.
The World’s Most Accurate 3-D Motion-Control Technology is to be Bundled with ASUS New Premium All-in-One Computers and High-End Notebooks using Intel’s Haswell Platform
Leap Motion, the motion-control software and hardware company changing the future of human/computer interaction, today announced one of its first global OEM partnerships. ASUS, a leading innovator in personal computing products, will bundle the revolutionary Leap Motion controller with select new computers. In an industry first, ASUS will also bundle the world’s most accurate 3-D motion-control technology into new high-end notebooks and premium All-in-One (AiO) PCs later this year.
ASUS is one of the world’s largest consumer notebook vendors and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award-winning motherboards. The ground-breaking partnership brings the future of computer interaction—Leap Motion’s incredibly fast and accurate natural user interface—to millions of potential consumers around the world.
Leap Motion’s incredible speed and precision are helping fuel its momentum and leadership in the industry. Leap Motion’s technology can track movements to 1/100th millimeter—smaller than the tip of a pin—with no visible lag time. The Leap Motion controller has a 150-degree field of view, and tracks individual hands and all 10 fingers at 290 frames per second.
ASUS plans to bundle the Leap Motion controller with its upcoming premium All-In-One (AiO) PCs and high-end notebooks for global distribution.
“Our commitment to innovation and exceptional quality drive us to provide the best technology to our consumers,” said Albert Wu, Desktop Division Senior Director at ASUSTek. “Leap Motion has developed an exciting technology that will truly enhance the experience our customers have with their ASUS devices, opening a world of opportunity for personal use and business, from entertainment to architecture to education. We’re proud to be one of the first companies to partner with Leap Motion.”
“As OEMs adopt 3-D motion control technology, they’re spurring a rapid evolution in computer interface innovations and helping free the full power and potential of computing for consumers,” said Leap Motion co-founder and CEO Michael Buckwald. “This historic partnership with ASUS is an important step in building global adoption of the new computing paradigm Leap Motion’s technology offers. We’re delighted that ASUS shares our outlook on the future of human/computer interaction.”
In May 2012, Leap Motion revealed its technology and controller to huge global excitement, with its introduction video garnering more than 7 million views. More than 40,000 developers worldwide have requested to work with Leap Motion, and the company has sent out 12,000 free units to developers to foster the creation of new applications.
Leap Motion has won innovation awards from Popular Science, Popular Mechanics and Fast Company, and will present a featured session at the 2013 SXSW conference. The Leap Motion device will ship to consumers early this year, and can be pre-ordered for $70 at www.leapmotion.com.
ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, EeeBox and All-in-One PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,398 awards in 2010, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than 10,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company’s revenue for 2010 was around US$10.1 billion.
About Leap Motion
Based in San Francisco, Leap Motion is a motion-control software and hardware company developing the world’s most powerful and sensitive 3-D motion-control and motion-sensing technology. Leap Motion’s first product, the Leap Motion controller, will be available in early 2013. Leap Motion is 200 times more sensitive than existing motion-control technology, making it the first product to let users navigate and interact with computer applications using natural hand and finger movements. Leap Motion was founded in 2010 by Michael Buckwald and David Holz
With the rain and storms sweeping South Africa over the past few days, this article seemed suitable. The Earth has 100 lightning strikes per second – about 3.6 trillion per year and Johannesburg claims to be the lightning capital of the world though this title is also claimed by others. It’s an unfortunate fact that someone, somewhere is going to have their computer fried by lightning. Lightning damage to electronic devices happens when a strike brings an excess of energy to utility poles and this energy then surges through our power and telephone lines right to our outlets. So how can you prevent such damage? Read on:
Unplug all cords connecting your computer to the wall before the thunderstorm begins. Both power cords and modem cords need to be removed. Unplugging before the thunderstorm is ideal, but it may be case you are not near your computer when the storm is threatening. Fear not, there are other preventative measures.
Use a surge protector, not to be confused with a power strip. A surge protector will look like a bulky power strip. When your home receives a power spike, the surge protector takes this spike and pushes it away from the outlets and your computer. For ultimate protection, unplug your surge protector in the case of a threatening storm.
Make sure you’re buying a good surge protector. Look for the following features:
- The surge protector should cover lightning strikes. Some do not.
- If you regularly connect your computer to a modem, ensure the surge protector has a modem outlet.
- Look for a surge protector that offers insurance to cover the loss of properly attached equipment
Determine if your electronic set up requires an uninterruptible power supply device, also know as a UPS device. Whereas surge protectors protect surges of power, these UPS devices protect against outages. Outages and dips in power, even if minor, can cause hard or soft damage (like data loss) to certain equipment – for example, external hard drives or advanced telecommunication equipment.
- A UPS will be particularly beneficial if you have a home office or continually run operations on your electronics
Consider if damage has already occurred. Even if your computer appears to be working you should still give it a check over in case a strike has left it in a dangerous state that might result in electric shock or fire.
- If any of your telephones or other electronics show signs of damage, it’s wise to assume that your computer took a hit too.
- Unplug the computer and check the outside of the case for signs of smoke or burn marks (especially around the power supply at the back).
- Use your sense of smell. If your computer smells acrid, there may be invisible damage.
- If you suspect damage, bring your computer to a local repair shop to get a professional opinion. You may be able to recover your data.
Warning: Never touch cords or wires, or the things connected to them, during a thunderstorm—even to unplug your equipment. People have been electrocuted while unplugging their electronics during thunderstorms. Better your computer than you!
Wirelessly Expand your iPad
The LaCie Fuel lets users access enormous media libraries right from their iPad. With 1TB of storage at their fingertips, they don’t need to pick and choose what they load onto their mobile device. Not only does the LaCie Fuel let them access all their media files while they’re on the go, it also has plenty of extra space to accommodate future needs.
“The mobile industry is ubiquitous. Consumers rely on their mobile devices more than any other personal technology,” Philippe Spruch, executive vice president, Seagate branded, CEO and chairman of the board, LaCie. “The LaCie Fuel enriches mobile entertainment by providing consumers with ample storage and untethered accessibility. By name, form, and function, the LaCie Fuel lets users sustain their digital life.”
Access and Share Content
The LaCie Fuel lets users go off-the-grid and still have access to their files. With up to a 10-hour battery life*, the LaCie Fuel lets users enjoy their media all day without needing Internet or cables. The product creates its own Wi-Fi network, much like a router, so other devices can connect directly to it without the need for Internet access. In addition, the LaCie Fuel acts as a hotspot when connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi. This feature lets the LaCie Fuel share Internet access with other connected devices.
With AirPlay compatibility, the LaCie Fuel lets users mirror content playing on a mobile device to a TV with a single tap. This allows users to view everything from vacation photos to home videos stored on the LaCie Fuel on the largest screen in the house. They can also take advantage of Airplay-enabled speakers to listen to their favorite playlist on the LaCie Fuel.
Sync and Transfer Files
The LaCie Fuel appears as an external drive on a computer, so users can wirelessly upload or download files without draining battery power from their laptop. And with Dropbox integration, they can sync files between a computer and the LaCie Fuel automatically. This means that every time they add music, movies, or photos to the Dropbox folder on their Mac, the change is reflected on the LaCie Fuel – or vice versa. If users want to speed up the transfer process, the LaCie Fuel offers a universally compatible USB 3.0 port to transfer media libraries up to ten times faster.
App for Easy Media Access
LaCie Fuel marks the first product collaboration between Seagate and LaCie. The wireless hard drive features streamlined file access, thanks to the free Seagate Media app – available for iOS®, Android®, and Amazon Kindle®. It automatically organizes files by type, making them easy to browse. Users can stream videos or music, open office documents, and enjoy full-screen navigation. The app makes browsing a media library a visual experience with support for photo and video thumbnails, plus cover art for music. For more information about the Seagate Media app, click here
Watch the videos for a close-up look at the LaCie Fuel, and to see how it lets users go further and play longer.
Four of the latest Netgear wireless routers will allow small to medium-sized businesses to check-in on Facebook to access free Wi-Fi.
The San Jose, Calif.-based networking giant said Monday that the technology “enables merchants to build closer relationships with customers by sharing offers and announcements directly from their Facebook page.”
Facebook Wi-Fi allows merchants and business owners to offer free Internet access when users check in on a company’s Facebook business page — such as a coffee shop or restaurant — a benefit for both the business and the user.
Businesses can offer discounts and offers, and keep users up to date with their latest news.
The feature will land in four Netgear routers powered by the latest 802.11ac networking technology, which offers Gigabit wireless speeds, including the Nighthawk R7000 router, the R6250 Smart Wi-Fi Router, the R6200 Wi-Fi router, and the R6300 Smart Wi-Fi router.
Founded in 2005, WebAntics Online is a South African company based in Johannesburg and is one of South Africa’s leading Online Computer and Electronics Stores. Our aim is to provide customers with an easy way of shopping from the comfort of their chair while at the same time benefiting from the cost saving from operating online. WebAntics Online is an official Netgear Supplier for South Africa and carries the full range of Netgear products and accessories.
The first touch pad on the market with an additional stylus. The Bamboo Pad is Wacom’s solution for adding navigation gestures, drawing, and handwriting capabilities to the normal PC experience. Once plugged into any Windows 8 (or Windows 7) operated laptop or desktop computer the authentic and natural navigation experience starts at once.“Far from being just another touch pad on the market, the Bamboo Pad caters to the numerous individuals who want to use gestures for navigation. Ideal for adding personal signatures, drawing digitally or writing handwritten comments onto documents, the Bamboo Pad offers the typical experience of a pressure sensitive Wacom stylus”, Rüdiger Spohrer, Vice-President Marketing EMEA, points out.
The Bamboo Pad uses Wacom’s renowned and patented pen technology (Wacom feel IT technologies), while the pad’s ultra-slim design offers comfortable usage that provides comfort throughout long working hours. Unlike a traditional computer mouse, the new pad offers multi-touch gestures (particularly when used in conjunction with Windows® 8) which feel natural. Communication becomes even more visual and fun by adding sketches, drawings or handwriting with the included stylus. Emails can include personal signatures, highlighted words and paragraphs which help readers get straight to the point. Windows 8 users also have the chance to download the new Bamboo Page app from the Windows Store for free. This software allows users to note-take and sketch.
Being an expert in sensor technology for digital pens and touch displays, Wacom now offers a two-in-one interface device that feels natural, looks stylish and gives users the opportunity to add a little bit of fun and creativity to everyday office life. The Wacom technology ensures that gestures and handwriting never interfere with each other as the pad recognises the pen or finger and automatically deactivates either the touch or the pen functions. While running Windows 7 and 8, individuals simply plug the pad in, while Apple computer owners (MacOS 10.7 or later) will need to install a driver first, which can be downloaded from the Wacom support website.
The Bamboo Pad is available with a wireless or a USB cable connection. Available in four stylish designs, users can choose from either a discrete grey with a shiny surface or a white pad with one of three fresh and fashionable colour accents in blue, light green or purple (wireless connection only). Of course every feel ™ enabled Bamboo Stylus can also be used on the Bamboo Pad.
For more information, please visit WebAntics Online (http://www.webantics.co.za/). Founded in 2005, WebAntics Online is a South African company based in Johannesburg. It is one of South Africa’s leading Online Computer and Electronics Stores and their aim is to provide customers with an easy way of shopping from the comfort of their chair while at the same time benefiting from the cost saving from operating online. WebAntics Online is an official Wacom Supplier for South Africa and carries the full range of Wacom products and accessories.
Corel today launched the 2014 Home & Student Edition of their award-winning CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 . Priced at just £99 including VAT and for installation on up to three PCs per household, CorelDRAW Home & Student is fantastic value. Targeted for home use, the software includes built-in training videos and professionally-designed templates that make it easy to design reports, drawings, flyers, logos and more. Plus, this latest version offers powerful font and text support, advanced photo-editing tools, customisable applications and compatibility with the latest versions of Windows.
With a variety of content, users can find exactly what they need to complete their projects. CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite 2014 includes 1000 high-quality clipart and digital images, 100 high-resolution photos, 100 fonts, 100 professional templates, and 400 frames and patterns. Find all the learning tools needed to start smoothly and design with confidence, including valuable video tutorials, helpful tips and tricks, and insights from the experts in an inspiring electronic guidebook.
Key new features included:
NEW! Videos and tutorials – Learn tips and tricks from how-to video tutorials, and insights from design experts.
NEW! Customisable applications – Modify the appearance of CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT on your desktop, including the icon size, menu item, tool, command, feature or application.
NEW! Draw arcs with Polyline tool – With the new Polyline tool you can draw circular arcs to quickly and easily create beautiful designs.
NEW! Adjust brushstroke transparency and feathering – In Corel PHOTO-PAINT you can interactively adjust the transparency and feathering of brushstrokes as you paint with any of the brush tools.
NEW! Draw and modify shapes and lines with precision – Using the Object Coordinates docker, you can specify the position, dimensions, angle and attributes of your object. Instantly see the effects of your adjustments with live preview.
NEW! OpenType options in Dockers – Access the OpenType buttons from within both the Text and the Object Properties docker. All typography choices are centrally located within the CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT dockers.
Pricing and availability CorelDRAW Home & Student 2014 is now available at a retail price R1.,299.99 including VAT from WebAntics Online. Use of this software is for personal, non-commercial purposes only. Customers who intend to create commercial projects may choose to buy the full version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6, which permits commercial use and includes more content and additional features geared towards the professional user.
For more information about CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6, please visit www.corel.com/coreldraw or contact WebAntics Online (http://www.webantics.co.za/)