Archive for May, 2010
Wacom unveiled its first completely wireless pen tablet - the Intuos4 PTK540WL. Designed for creative professionals, this ambidextrous, medium-sized tablet delivers the flexibility of a wireless work environment.
According to Wacom, the new Bluetooth Intuos4 will communicate reliably over distances of up to 10 metres and will allow users to move about the room and work “unattached” from a computer
The Intuos4 Wireless connects to Bluetooth-enabled computers including those that are enabled with external Bluetooth USB adapters and also conveniently charges through USB and continues to work while charging. A lithium-ion battery keeps it running for up to 18 hours of semi-active use.
As a tablet, the Wireless provides 40 square inches of working area and a stylus with 2,048 levels of pressure. Wacom specifically caters to Mac users with labeled Command and Option key shortcuts, but all users have shortcuts to all eight keys as well as a touch ring that handles up to four different programmable commands per app.
The new Intuos4 is available to order now for R4599.00 incl Vat but you can get it on promotion at WebAntics.co.za for R4321.51 incl Vat (and if you willing to wait….including shipping too!)
Riaan Leuschner, MD of Billion SA, says: “More and more residential users are setting up wireless networks to connect to multiple devices which are increasingly bandwidth intensive. Networking equipment thus needs to keep up with the demand for faster speeds and larger ranges. The Billion 3100SN access point is designed to meet these next-generation wireless networking requirements.”
The 3100SN is aimed at residential users who want an instant hotspot in every room of the house; or for those wanting to provide access in a public space like a café or conference room. The access point can be plugged into a power socket as a bridge for Ethernet devices, such as a wired modem, wireless router, PCs and game consoles. It supports data rates up to 300 Megabits per second (Mbps) and is backward compatible with 802.11 b/g equipment.
Available from your local online shopping store otherwise click here for more info.
So you’ve had your fancy new iPhone for a couple of weeks now. You love the phone and all its features, but wish you could add a little bit of personality and get your own ringtone. There are plenty of songs in your music library, but no way to make ringtones from any of them. Or is there? Actually, with a little bit of bits and bobs (nothing illegal), you can create ringtones from most of your songs in your iTunes library easily and for free and it works on Mac and Windows PCs. Read the rest of this entry »
The winner of the 2010 CES Innovations and Design award, the iLuv iMM190 App Station, is now available from WebAntics Online.
The iLuv iMM190 is an iPhone and iPod speaker dock that allows you to dock an iPhone or iPod touch in a vertical or horizontal position for watching movies, listening to music, as well as charging your iPhone at the same time. The thing that sets it apart from other speakers is that iLuv App Clock which can be downloaded from the App Store, transforming your device into an alarm clock with a large digital display which also shows the current weather conditions in your area. In case you want to hook up something else other than your iPod/iPhone to the iMM190 App Station, you can also do so via the auxiliary input line. It retails for R940.29 so is sure to be a good option for Father’s Day, Christmas Day, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day….pretty much everyday!
Gold is in, but a gold privacy filter is largely unheard of in South Africa - but the 3M Gold Netbook and Laptop Privacy Filters show a reflective golden screen when viewed from the side. Having listened to their customers’ complaints about previous 3M filters being too dark and obscuring visibility, the new gold privacy screen has a glossy surface that improves the viewing of text and images without having users resort to turning up their laptop’s brightness level to the maximum.
3M Privacy Filters are excellent for open, high traffic environments where on-screen data needs to be kept secure. The filters work like tiny vertical blinds to block information, from a side view, unlike other privacy filters which just blur information, but could still allow information to be read. A data privacy solution ideal for laptops and LCD monitors in any exposed environment. The unique attachment system means the privacy filter can remain inside the laptop even when closed. Easily removable to allow screen sharing when privacy is not required.
Available already at WebAntics.co.za, the filters are priced from R571.76 to R1,305.98
ASUS introduced its G73JH-TZ008Z gaming laptop right at the start of this year, but unfortunately getting it locally as been as difficult as finding a Bafana Bafana soccer jersey with a Protea logo. That’s now changed however, as the laptop will be arriving at the beggining of June in bigger shipments and is already available right now for advance orders (at WebAntics.co.za, at least) for the not-so-crazy price of R20,541.59 incl. That will get you a 17.3″ HD 1920×1080 display, a Core i7 1.6Hz Quad Processor, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 2 x 500GB hard drives, 1GB of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 graphics, and a Blu-Ray ROM/DVD-RW Drive, among other more standard offerings — all in a suitably awe-inspiring, 3.85 kg package. All this plus the Asus Gaming Backpack, Gaming Mouse & Asus Headset, and we’d say you’re pretty good-to-go! See the promo video here
I’m really interested to see the new iPhone OS 4 when it is released later this year. The next generation of the world’s most innovative mobile operating system is expected to have more than 100 new user features. And what in the past has been a negative for Apple iPhone users – the inability to multitask with applications – looks to have been solved with iPhone OS 4.
However, if you are one of those First Generation iPhone owners, you’re not going to be getting the multitask function. The majority of changes will only be usable for owners of an Apple iPhone 3GS, Third Generation iPod Touch. Keep watching this space and we’ll let you know more info as we get it
Most people who know about Windows 7 know that there are three primary editions - Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate – to choose from. But did you know there’s a fourth edition, known as Windows 7 Starter? It’s not well known yet, but as people explore Windows 7, we’re getting more questions from clients about whether this edition is for them. Read the rest of this entry »
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I’ve been battling with this for a couple of days now. How are you suppossed to tweet fantastic new deals and also include a link to the product page?? All too often the web addresses are SUPER LONG which become impossible to use in Twitter with a 140 character limit. So I did a little ’googling’ and found a great little website that makes it oh so easy. Follow the easy steps below to shorten the length of your URL and still provide a correct link to your content:
1) Visit www.tinyurl.com
2) Enter your long web address in the required field and press “Make Tiny Url”
3) Tinyurl spits out a really nice and short web address that you can simply copy and paste into anything you want!
Told you it was easy!