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Daily Tech News (Samsung Galaxy S IV Specs Leaked)

Daily Tech News (Samsung Galaxy S IV Specs Leaked) (5 March 2013)
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Samsung Galaxy S IV specs, scrolling eyeballs, 2TB SSDs and Twitter culling Tweetdeck.

Samsung Galaxy S IV design, specs potentially leaked on Twitter

The Samsung Galaxy S IV is looming large and the ever increasingly reliable evleaks has provided a list of supposed specs of Samsung’s new super phone. A (5-inch?) Super AMOLED Full HD screen, either 16GB/32GB/64GB of storage with 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera and Android 4.2 as the OS. If these are in fact the correct specs then Samsung is coming into the fight swinging. The launch is rumoured to be very software focused and so the specs may not mean much to the end user, but for what it’s worth the Galaxy S IV will be competitive on that front anyway.

Samsung Galaxy S IV will tout eye-based scrolling

Samsung’s Galaxy  S III featured Smart Stay which stopped the screen from dimming when the user was still looking at the screen by using the front facing camera. Rumour has it that the Galaxy S IV will feature eye tracking of another level with it apparently having the ability to scroll the page down as soon as your eyes reach the bottom of the screen. Whether it will feature in the new phone or be as effective as Smart Stay was is yet to be seen.

Apple Building 2TB Solid State Drives for Next Mac Pro Release?

Is Apple releasing a new Mac Pro desktop for professionals? We sure hope so and if the rumours are true Cupertino is lining up a new 2TB Solid State Drive to give the professionals the boost in power that they look for in a top end system. This is very encouraging news if it turns out to be true as many are feeling very unloved by Apple’s lack of innovation in the Mac Pro line.

Twitter to drop most versions of TweetDeck

TweetDeck was the first third party Twitter client to achieve enough market share to be bought by Twitter (who then messed it up according to many). Now Twitter is discontinuing the service for Android and iOS on mobile, or Adobe AIR on the desktop. Twitter believes that the web-based versions of TweetDeck will do the job on the desktop, and that the regular Twitter app should be enough to cover the needs of most smartphone and tablet users.

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