Apple held a media event March 7 in San Francisco to announce the release of the newest additions to its iPad and Apple TV lines as well as news of an update to their iOS software.
Its third generation iPad is called simply the new iPad. Among the new features of the HD iPad are Retina Display, a quad-core A5X processor, and a 5MP iSight camera.
Prices for the new iPad remain the same as the iPad 2 at $499 for the 16GB model, $599 for the 32GB model and $699 for the 64GB model.
Pre-orders for the new iPad began March 7, with arrival in retail stores expected to be Friday. AT&T and Verizon both will have their own model available.
For those who have been eyeing the previous iPad 2, now is the time to buy. The iPad 2 price have been dropped down $100 to only $399 to coincide with the launching of the new iPad.
Among the features of the new Apple TV are support for 1080p HD programming. Media can be streamed via an iOS device directly to an HDTV via AirPlay Mirroring. Media can be purchased easily from iCloud to be viewed on any compatible iOS device.
The cost of the Apple TV remains the same at only $99. Pre-orders for the Apple TV began on March 7, and it is also expected to arrive in retail stores on Friday.
According to the press release, requirements to use Apple TV include iTunes 10.5 or higher, an 802.11g/n Wi-Fi or Ethernet network, a broadband Internet connection and a HD TV capable of 1080p or 720p and an HDMI cable.
Learn more about the Apple TV at www.apple.com/appletv/.
Read the press release at http://bit.ly/xCqZtl.
The latest update to Apple’s iOS is version 5.1. Among new features of the operating system are being able to remove photos from Photo Stream, support for the Japanese language in Siri and camera face detection.
Microsoft security updates
Microsoft has released six security bulletins to fix flaws in its software for its March security updates. One bulletin was rated critical, while four bulletins were rated important and the final bulletin was rated moderate. The flaws either could enable an attacker to execute remote code on a compromised system, denial of service or enable elevation of privilege.
Among programs affected by the flaws are all currently supported versions of Microsoft Windows XP/Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2/Vista/Windows 7; Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1, 2010 and 2010 SP1; Microsoft Expression Design, SP1, 2, 3 and 4.
Read more at http://bit.ly/AoVe0d.
Roku released its Android Roku app earlier this month. Features of the app include instant replay, the ability to add and remove channels on your Roku box, the ability to control multiple Roku players and a keyboard for text entry.
The free Roku app can run on Android devices running version 2.1 or newer.
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