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imac flash torage

New Flash Storage Options for iMac Now Available in Apple Website

Customized order for iMac in the official Apple store now includes more storage options including 256GB, 512GB, and 768GB Flash storage both for the 21.5-inch and 27-inch versions.

Flash storage option in the iMac cost a lot, too. If you want the 256GB option, you just have to add $300, 512GB doubles the price with an extra $600. The new storage options of iMacs were not announced by the company, it came by surprise in the Apple store and was first noticed by MacRumors on Thursday.

imac flash torage

Before the new storage options, orders for the 21.5-inche model iMac doesn’t have the flash options upon custom order. Choices were only the default 1TB 5400rpm SATA drive and the 1TB fusion drive that costs an extra $250. For the 27-inch model, it has the default Serial ATA drive option and flash storage option but only restricted to 768GB which cost an extra $900.

All the default-configured iMacs in both models were offered to be ship within a day from the official Apple store website.

The Cupertino, California-based company was reportedly having issues with production. It was determined to have stemmed from their screen lamination process which helped Apple achieve the thinner screen design in their computers. And now that it seem to be resolved, Apple is now able to offer more internal storage options.

iPhone 5 sales with Cricket Wireless not impressive

iPhone 5 sales with Cricket Wireless not impressive

Cricket Wireless selling iPhone 5 seems not popular.

Sales of iPhone 5 with Cricket Wireless is not that high as it is expected by the carrier. The smartphone sales at $500, however there is no agreement involved for this.

iPhone 5 has raised high expectations when it comes to sales. But so far, Leap Wireless is not convinced by this. For now, a prediction of $100 million worth of unsold stock is presented come this summer. On a previous 10-SEC filing, the carrier is anticipated to sell about half of its expected devices.

In 2012, the carrier signed a pledge with the iPhone maker, Apple Inc. for three years. Last month, Cricket begun marketing its smartphones. As included in the contract, Leap will have to acquire a lot of Apple phones even if they do not sell them.

iPhone 5 sales with Cricket Wireless not impressiveMoreover, Leap justifies that with the existing rate of their purchase, the company is projecting that they will buy roughly one-half of their first-year minimum purchase commitment until June of next year. He further added that if Apple will be requiring Leap to meet the yearly minimum commitment in each of the contracted three years, then their estimations would be to require a purchase of roughly $100 million of added iPhones in the middle of 2013.

The probable choices comprise of financing or leasing programs, wherein it would spread out the payments over a monthly-basis payment.

The company also considers to lower the iPhone 5 price.



Google Health and Google PowerMeter

Two Google Services Got Closed

Google Health and Google PowerMeterTwo services of Google are to be closed down that it hoped would create a serious impact on healthcare and power usage of people.

The services of Google Health and Google PowerMeter were opened in 2008 and 2009 respectively.  The Health project aims to provide users additional access to information concerning them that was classically held by doctors, and after that to be able to get extra power over their individual healthcare.  The PowerMeter project would, it was anticipated, give confidence people to lower their levels of energy expenditure by illustrating them how much they were using.  The services operated in the slogans “Better health comes from better information” and “Save Energy. Save Money. Make a Difference”.

Writing on the official Google Blog, Aaron Brown and Bill Weihl said that the services would be accessible for a limited time so that people can retrieve their data.

The pair wrote, “Both [services] were based on the idea that with more and better information, people can make smarter choices, whether in regard to managing personal health and wellness, or saving money and conserving energy at home.  While they didn’t scale as we had hoped, we believe they did highlight the importance of access to information in areas where it’s traditionally been difficult.”

A study of Google Health’s failure on ReadWriteWeb recommended that the product itself was better; however, Google had not sustained it in the correct way. Brian Ahier, Oregon IT speclialist said, “Google’s decision to pull the plug on Google Health will ultimately be a bad thing for the whole industry.”


iBooks App on iPad

Apple’s iBooks App on iPad

Apple’s e-book app iBooks is different in that it is not pre-installed on the iPad, although it is free.  You have to go into the App Store to get it yet worth doing so.

It will be presented with several empty shelves when you first open the app.  Tap Store in the top left of the screen to open the iBookstore. Here you will observe featured ebooks of Apple.  Tap groupings in the top left to restrict the option of books or tap the choices at the bottom of the screen to sight the book charts or browse by author.  If you desire to obtain several free books, scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap Free books to browse over 18,000 free titles.  You can utilize the search box in the top right if you already know what you are searching for.

You will observe a sequence of dots at the bottom of the page when you open an e-book.  These correspond to your development through the book and you are able to hop to a particular part of the book by tapping and holding the box and dragging it left or right.  Under that iBooks  illustrates the page number and the number of pages remaining in the present chapter.

iBooks App on iPadIn the right of the top are various choices for configuring the e-book: you can set the brightness of the screen, modify the size of the text and the font used, and look in the book.  Tapping the tab in the right of the top corner bookmarks the present page.  Tap the bookmark once more to eliminate it.

In the left of the top corner is a button that gets you back to your library and one more button that illustrates the table of contents and some bookmarks in the book you are reading.

The entire choices could mess the screen a little. Tap the text to prepare the fade.  Then tap once more to carry them back.

An e-book option to the iPad is the Amazon Kindle.  iBooks app of Apple is not the  merely e-book app accessible for the  iPad.  Actually, there are several choices.  App from Kobo and Txtr are significance discovering but probably the most choices to iBook turns from Amazon.  The online bookshop gives an app that will sync with your Kindle e-reader, if you have one, and with the Kindle app on other gadgets, like your smartphone.  The main benefit of Kindle Store of Amazon is that is has broaden choice of e-book rather than Apple and they are usually cheaper.

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