Thursday, December 13, 2012

Jacky’s Electronics appointed as Apple Authorised Reseller

Jacky’s Electronics, the UAE’s leading multi-brand consumer electronics retailer, today announced that it has become an Apple Authorised Reseller offering the complete range of Mac, iPad and iPod products along with a wide range of accessories in store.

“We are excited to become an Apple Authorised Reseller,” said Ashish Panjabi, COO of Jacky’s Electronics. Jacky’s mission is to provide the best products, service and support in the market, so we’re delighted that Apple’s innovative products and solutions are now officially available in our stores. Our trained staff will also be on hand to provide expert advice as well as after-sales support to our customers.”

At Jacky’s, customers will be able to learn all about the latest products from Apple including the iPad mini, a completely new iPad design that is 23 per cent thinner and 53 per cent lighter than the third generation iPad and features a stunning 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display you can hold in one hand.

The new fourth generation iPad with an amazing 9.7-inch Retina display and A6X chip that delivers up to twice the CPU performance and up to twice the graphics performance of the A5X chip. The all-new iMac featuring a stunning design, brilliant display with reduced reflection, faster processors and an innovative new storage option called Fusion Drive and the new 13-inch MacBook Pro featuring a stunning Retina display and all flash storage in a new compact design.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Samsung showcases the Premium Suite Upgrade for Galaxy S III

A nice upgrade is going to be landing soon for Samsung Galaxy S III owners. The Premium Suite Upgrade will bring the multi-window functionality that is already present on Galaxy Note II to Galaxy S III owners along with a few other surprises such as Low-Light-Shot and Best Face to the camera. The following video showcases some of these new features. A full list of features follows.


Powerful Multimedia

(1) Paper Artist: You can make a picture like a pop artist! Change the moods of your pictures whenever you want!

(2) Camera, Low Light Shot: It’s always tough to take pictures in dark places. So the GALAXY S III with Premium Suite has a Low-Light-Shot function. Get your hands on one and check out the difference!

(3) Camera, Best Face: The problem with group pictures? Somebody always, ALWAYS blinks. Well, Best Face is your solution to that. Best Face takes 5 consecutive pictures and lets you choose the best face for each person among those shots.

New Features & Better Accessibility

(1) Easy Mode: For first-time smartphone users and/or those who are really really, well, lazy. This function helps you set up the most five frequently used widgets on the home screen, so you don’t have to be tired of looking everywhere to find those apps.

(2) Sound Balance: You can adjust the balance of volume one each side of earphones.

(3) Setup Wizard: After turning on your cell phone, you can see the accessibility menu right away on the screen.

(4) Camera Easy Snap: With ‘talk back’ and ‘face detection’ on your settings menu, the GALAXY S III tells you how many faces it can detect on the camera preview.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

iPhone 5S rumors hit the Internet; pics surface

The iPhone 5 is barely three months old, but rumors are already beginning to circulate for the iPhone 5S. The latest comes via, which posted a few images of what appears to be a rear casing for an iPhone 5. The only difference is that there seem to be a few minor changes, such as a couple of screw holes going missing which would normally secure the phone’s logic board. This could suggest a change in the logic board, but it’s still early to try and imagine what Apple could be planning. Also, the phone information which is usually displayed under the Apple logo, has been replaced by a series of XXXXXs, indicating that this case was designed for a prototype device.

Is it too early to be thinking about the iPhone 5S? Sound off in the comments below!


Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Nokia sells off Finland HQ for $222 million

Nokia may be riding a tidal wave of happiness that is the Lumia 920, but it still appears to be having a bit of a financial meltdown. According to Engadget, Nokia sold off it’s Finland headquarters for a cool $222 million to another company Exilion. While the sale will only be completed by the end of this year, Nokia have signed a lease to remain in the building as a principal tenant.

In a press release sent out yesterday, Nokia’s CFO Timo Ihamuotila said that the sale was made purely because the company wasn’t interested in owning property. We had a comprehensive sales process with both Finnish and foreign investors and we are very pleased with this outcome. As we have said before, owning real estate is not part of Nokia’s core business and when good opportunities arise we are willing to exit these types of non-core assets. We are naturally continuing to operate in our head office building on a long-term basis.”

(via Engadget)

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

PopSlate case adds a rear screen to iPhone 5

There are thousands of cases you can get for your iPhone, but PopSlate for the iPhone 5 really stands out from the rest because it incorporates an e-ink display on the back of your phone.

The e-ink screen can be used to display photos, app updates, or even a location map. It draws power from the iPhone 5′s lightning port, but won’t put much strain on your iPhone’s battery life. Incidentally, since the case connects to the lightning port, you have to then charge your iPhone via a micro-USB cable instead.

PopSlate is currently a little over $100,000 in funding on Indiegogo with 43 days left for the campaign to close. Check out the video below and then go give them some of your money for this truly awesome iPhone 5 case.