There is a way in getting an original Apple iPhone 5 WITHOUT a plan, unlocked, SIM free, and un-opened. How? Well you need to buy it direct from an Apple store ... not in the US or UK, but in Hong Kong!
According to their Hong Kong store website, all you have to do is to make a reservation and if you're lucky enough to be picked, just head over to the store and but it ... job done! All iPhones purchased in Hong Kong come fully unlocked (factory default).
How to request an iPhone reservation....
"Due to high demand, we are accepting a limited number of iPhone 5 reservations per day. To request an iPhone 5 reservation, please choose your store and the iPhone 5 you want. If we have an iPhone 5 reservation for you, you'll receive a confirmation email by 9:00 p.m. tonight that includes the time when you can pick up your iPhone 5 tomorrow. A current and valid government-issued photo ID exactly matching the name and full ID number on your reservation is required for iPhone purchases1.
If you don't receive an email, we were unable to reserve an iPhone for you, and you can try again another time. Only those who receive an email confirming their reservation will be able to purchase iPhone 5; we will not be selling iPhone 5 to walk-in customers. However, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S will be available for walk-in purchase."
The mobile series of iDevices are no longer the only Apple platforms to feature the 4x scale Retina Displays, as the feature is now coming to Macbooks, Apple has announced. However, can the internet hope to offer an optimised browsing experience for those using the technology announced at WWDC?
Unfortunately, the web isn't at Retina Display readiness yet, and it's arguable that most of it won't be until screens with four times the resolution become the norm in web design. In fact, although some websites may make the effort to redesign themselves to appeal to those who value such an upgrade (Twitter and Amazon seem likely candidates), most of the web will likely remain without an upgrade for the foreseeable future.
Thats right, now for future reviews we will be featuring results for extreme cooling. Motherboards and some video cards will be cooled to sub-zero temperatures just for our lucky Funkykit viewers. That means this hardware will be pushed to its extreme limits and have what most people would consider to be excessive amounts of voltage used.
Some of you might be thinking, What is Phase Change cooling?
Phase change works much like a refrigerator in that it takes a coolant or gas and compresses it in order to achieve freezing temperatures. There are a few basic components to a phase change system.
There is the:
Compressor- The compressor takes the gas and compresses it in order to change the coolant used from a gas to a liquid
Suction line - This applies the cold block to the heat-source and also removes the heat load where it is pushed back into the cooling system
Condensor - This is pretty much the radiator of the system. The coolant/ gas is cooled down and the heat is pushed into the air with the use of fans. Much like a watercooling loop on a computer, or a cooling system on a car.
If you want to get generic, a phase change system is much like a watercooling loop except that it changes a coolant from liquid to gas and that is what makes the sub-zero temperatures. On a normal watercooling loop the heat is carried away in the water but it does not change physical states. In a Phase-change unit the coolant changing states is what causes the sub-zero temperatures
There’s a common misconception that’s become widespread the world over: all women love to shop. Whilst there are, of course, plenty of women who enjoy nothing more than a day at the mall, there are also those who run for the hills. And as anyone who’s had to brave the high street at the weekend will know, shopping is no day at the spa.
However, there is something undeniably special about browsing, buying, and bringing home that armful of brand-new purchases. And online shopping delivers this feeling in spades – without any of the inconvenience, crowds, or heavy bags of the high street.
As Mark Newton-Jones, CEO of Shop Direct Group, has said: “The past decade has seen a transformation in the way people want to shop.” 6 million people were shopping online in the UK by 2001 – a number that had grown to an incredible 32 million by 2011. And it’s not just the secure payment systems and convenience that has everyone ditching the mall for their monitors – a little something called Buy Now, Pay Later lets you get the goods now, without having to wait until payday.
For this month's competition, we're giving away a 120Gb solid state drive courtesy of ADATA. The ADATA S510 is a highly cost-effective option for SSD upgrades of existing systems, and for new SATA 6Gb/s enabled computers. It utilizes the new generation SandForce SF-2200 series controller, with native support for the SATA 6Gb/s platform. In both desktop and notebook computers, users will enjoy an unprecedented high-speed experience. The S510 can reach 550/510MB read and write speeds respectively, with 4K random write speeds as high as 85,000 IOPS.
A chance to WIN a fantastic 120GB SSD from ADATA. Closing date is on the 31st March, 2012 ... afterwhich we pull a name out from the list of eligible entrants, and announce the winner on 1st April, 2012. What are you waiting for? It's just a couple of simple button clicks ...
Privacy and intellectual property have been the subject, as well as the center, of debate for the past few years and these past few months specifically. Congressman, web-site managers, and casual consumers have all been arguing over what exactly constitutes a sort of....shall we say....stepping over the border of reasonable government interferrence. Of course many are arguing that the government should not hold any steak in the personal or commercial aspects of the information super-highway. Regardless, it always helps to know exactly what exactly we can and can't do, if for nothing else just to keep us out of trouble even if what we're allowed to do and not do may sometimes seem less than fair.
This past week, the Obama administration did just that. In order to streamline the mountains of legal parlance, the president has released statement that included a set of outlined rules and regulations that make up the internet privacy code. The core ideas being convenience and user protection and awareness. Part of the privacy code involves an opt-in/out option that ensures any and all monitoring of internet activity will be made aware to the user.
As I mentioned in a previous news post, advertising companies harvest and mine personal data not necessarily for malicious purposes but simply because they need clientelle and social networks, internet shopping sites, and various other forms of social media are perfect places for this kind of information. With the new opt-in/out option being implemented, marketers and business officials are speculating that this could potentially harm their customer base, yet others are confident in knowing that as long as there are internet users there will still be plenty of opportunity for advertising and solicitation all across the world.
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Thanks to Steelseries, we're giving away a gaming accessory set which includes Steelseries' latest Kana Mouse and a Qck Mouse Pad. If you're a dedicated gamer, Steelseries fan or just your average user ... don't miss your chance to win this fantastic mouse and pad set from Steelseries.
You can read the full review of the Steelseries Kana Mouse ... HERE.
A chance to WIN a fantastic mouse and pad set from Steelseries. All you have to do is to "Follow Us" on Twitter and Sign Up to our forums. Once you've "Follow Us" on Twitter, as well as signing up to our forums, follow the simple steps below. Your name will then be automatically entered in our free prize draw.
Closing date is on the 29th February, 2012 ... afterwhich we pull a name out from the list of eligible entrants, and announce the winner on 1st March, 2012. What are you waiting for? It's just a couple of simple button clicks ...
Thanks to DVS Soft, we're giving away 1 year's FREE subscription to 10Gb of DVS Online Cloud Backup (worth $49.00 per license). Using the latest "military-class" encryption techniques, you can be sure that data backed up safely. The backups can be done automatically or you can choose what to backup manually. There's also the option to remotely access your folders at anytime, anywhere, which is great for users on the go!
You can read the full review of DVS Online Backup ... HERE.
A Chance to WIN 1 Year's FREE Subscription - 10GB of DVS Online Cloud Backup! All you have to do is to "Follow Us" on Twitter and sign up to our forums. Once you've clicked the "Followed Us" on Twitter, as well as signing up to our forums, follow the simple steps below. Your name will then be automatically entered in our free prize draw.
Closing date is on the 28th February, 2012 ... afterwhich we pull a name out from the list of fans, and announce the winner on 1st March, 2012. What are you waiting for? It's just simple click of a button ...
UPDATE: Apple have changed the way they assign downloaded apps ... unfortunately as of now, this technique will ONLY work for apps assigned to the original downloader.
Have you ever wanted to install an App on your iPhone/iPad/iPod, only to find out that it's not available for your country! How annoying!
When I originally bought my iPhone, I was living in the United States, and thankfully due to my location I was able to download all of my favourite Apps with no issues at all.
Fast forward 2 years ... I am now living and working in Hong Kong due to family and business. I've also bought the new iPhone 4S, but to register and activate this new iPhone 4S, I had to input my credit card and address details. Yes, that's right ... both my credit card and residental address are now based in Hong Kong.
So, I happily entered my personal details, not knowing the fact that it would affect me greatly! ... The available Apps from my Apps Store are limited to the country where I registered it. Arrrggghhh ... APPLE!!! WTF?!?!