2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

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The new iPad – finally here

It did not disappoint, the Apple rumors and the predictions are getting surprisingly accurate.

My own (not so much of a prediction) wish list of Bluetooth 4.0 was met, and the iPad as a remote seemed to already exist.

The battery capacity caught my attention, the new iPad’s battery is 70% more capacity than the iPad2 but still the battery life is same as the iPad2 i.e 10 hrs… It does mean that the retina display is a significant power draw, what are the other implications ?

Does it meant it will also be too hot to handle ? It will be interesting to see how apple solves the heating issue.

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Predictions for new iPad & new Apple TV (iPad3 / iMedia)

Like many I am also eagerly waiting for the March 7th 2012 announcement from Apple:
There are a lot of predictions on what to expect – It seems from the buzz that iPad3 and an Apple TV is on the line.
There are many educated predictions on what to expect in terms of features and spec for these new devices : like the new A6 processor for both the iPad and Apple TV, Retina display for the iPad and higher resolution support on the Apple TV, support for Siri on both Apple TV and iPad

Let me offer my own predictions (what I would love to see)

1. Bluetooth 4.0 addition to iPad3 and Apple TV – Bluetooth 4.0 is already part of iPhone 4S , Mac Mini and Macbook Air – so its natural to expect iPad also to upgrade to Bluetooth 4.0

2. New Accessories and Apps that support Bluetooth 4.0 – I expect to see Nike+ shoes / Wrist-Band demoed on stage along with an iPad App (using the Bluetooth 4.0 technology to sync the device to the iPad)

New Keyboard / remote control devices for both iPad and Apple TV that uses Bluetooth 4.0 (significantly enhancing the battery life on those devices enabling battery to last for 2-3 years with coin cell batteries)

The iPad could be used as a feature rich remote control for the Apple TV (communicating over WiFi or Bluetooth 4.0).

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Motorola Mobility Unveils MOTOACTV™ — Bluetooth 4.0 and Fusion of Music and Fitness

GPS enabled , Wireless headset with built-in Heart rate monitor, Online tracking and training portal, Smartphone app..

Supports Bluetooth 4.0 – Bluetooth Low Energy

Great ! I need one.

more here ..

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Thanks Steve for never just fitting in…

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

The mood at the Apple campus tonight..

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Bose bets on Bluetooth with new SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker Crave – CNET

Bose bets on Bluetooth with new SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker

more @ Bose bets on Bluetooth with new SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker Crave – CNET.

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A Universal 3D Glasses Standard May Be Forthcoming [Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, And Others Part Of A Coalition To Develop One Type Of 3D Glasses For All 3D Pictures - using Bluetooth]

A coalition of home theater product makers, including Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and Xpand, are looking to make one kind of 3D glasses for their various products. They want to standardize things like IR system protocols and the like, which means that, if you were to buy a Samsung 3D television and one day replace it with a Sony, you’d have a pair of 3D glasses already on hand to use with said television.

A big part of what’s driving the move is the use of Bluetooth connectivity, which will apparently give the four an edge in standardizing their glasses.

via A Universal 3D Glasses Standard May Be Forthcoming [Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, And Others Part Of A Coalition To Develop One Type Of 3D Glasses For All 3D Pictures] | TFTS.

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