Skype 6.0 integrates Facebook and Microsoft

The versions of Skype 6.0 is now available for Windows and OS X, the big news in this version is the ability to identify with a Microsoft and / or Facebook, which allows you to use the software without the needs of a Skype account.

The user of a Microsoft account is now able to have conversations with contacts on Windows Live Messenger , Hotmail and Xbox Live (soon compatible with accounts) after his partner account via the connection interface . Once this is done, it can choose to merge a Skype account if one has.

The audio / video calls are currently not yet possible to a Microsoft, but update will bring this feature soon. The company also points out that Skype for Windows 8 will be available beginning October 26 in download on the Windows Store.

Another innovation, the Mac version is now compatible with the Retina display, it also offers the ability to open multiple conversations in different windows.

iPhone 5 jailbreak coming soon

While the iPhone 5 has appeared recently, jailbreak iOS 6 seems almost to be unveiled. Indeed Planetbeing have discovered a loophole that will be exploited immediately to allow all users the latest Iphone who wish to unlock. Planetbeing provides on his Twitter have found a way to bypass the lock and version of the iPhone 4S, which supports iOS 6 would also be concerned with the jailbreak.

What is a Jailbreak?

The operating system of the iPhone is limited by Apple and the jailbreak is actually a loophole that allows full use of it by smartphone users. In fact, users can then download and use applications that are not available in the Appstore.

When will be available Jailbreak?

Now that the fault is found it will be used but it will have to be a little patient. For the jailbreak to be usable by all users, it will take a lot of work for a few weeks so hackers and waiting again, this may be a kind of Christmas gift.

Why does it take so long as the fault has been found?

With each new model, Apple strengthens security and learns from the mistakes of previous operating systems. The latest jailbreak has been very difficult to develop and there is little doubt that it will be even more complicated. To unlock this version of Team Dev Team had announced that it did not launch in the race to jailbreak and general anxiety was to know that someone else was up to the challenge. It would seem so, but before declaring victory, await the results of Planetbeing and expect to have completed the jailbreak hands. In the meantime the Appstore is the only solution for downloading applications.

Retina MacBook Pro: 40% thinner and ultra efficient

The MacBook Pro Retina marketed by Apple has a 13 or 15 inch screen. This model is spectacular and showcases an engineering feat. The users will benefit from 4 or 5 megapixels.

In this keynote, Apple revealed the new MacBook Pro Retina. It offers "the highest resolution ever seen on a laptop." Apart from this screen quite friendly, the Cupertino company has built a computer with a flash architecture. This storage technology is powerful because it is the most reliable and fastest. Maximum power is delivered in a computer that is both thin and light. The internal components have been redesigned to offer a real power while sharing an optimized design. This model is also equipped with operating system OS X Lion Mountain. It fits perfectly in this new configuration.

The laptop is built to be "mobile". Thus, it is more lightweight and slim, plus ease of use is great. Apple has been working on a design with a thickness of 1.9 cm. The weight is also a strong point (1.62 kg). This 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina is 20% thinner and 400 grams lighter than the previous model. The screen has the highest resolution, so you can enjoy all the benefits of the Retina technology with vibrant colors, very wide viewing angles and high contrast.

Two versions of the MacBook Pro Retina are sold, 13 and 15 inches. It has both an LED-backlit display with IPS technology. The first offers a native resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels (227 dpi) and the second 2880 x 1800 pixels (220 dpi). Prices range between 1749 and 2899 euros. Both processors are available, dual-core Intel Core i5 clocked at 2.5 GHz and Intel Core i7 quad clocked at 2.3 or 2.6 GHz.

Features Retina MacBook Pro

  • 8 GB DDR3L
  • Storage Capacity: 128, 256 and 512 GB
  • 1.62 or 2.02 kg
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • FaceTime HD camera 720p
  • Two Thunderbolt ports, 2 USB3 ports, HDMI, headphone jack
  • SDXC card reader
  • WIFI
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2 microphones
  • Backlit keyboard with 78 or 79 keys
  • Multi-Touch trackpad ultra precise
  • Autonomy of 7 hours wireless web browsing
  • 30 days standby
  • Package Contents: Retina MacBook Pro MagSafe Power Adapter + 2 + Mains Power Cord + Wall

Galaxy Note 2: 500 euros Sold with a coupon code

The Galaxy Note 2 is popular because its characteristics are very interesting. Currently, the best web price is around 540 euros. You can receive a discount.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is available on site at a price of 590 euros. The manufacturer also shares a rebate offer of 70 euros. At this point, you can get the smartphone for 520 Euros.

The Galaxy Note 2 is sold 500 euros (590 - 70 - 20 euros). This is the best price you can find on the web right now. This coupon is valid for one person and one order. These are the first 1500 customers will have the opportunity to benefit from this great offer.

This offer is not valid and you must add the shipping cost. The Coupon Code is valid until midnight on October 24. The model benefits from this reduction is 16 GB (white). Simply go to this link and use the coupon code as well as cashback shared by Samsung.

Apple's new iMac ultra efficient and super fine

The iMac has made ​​a very noticeable entry in this keynote. The Mini iPad was not the only product offered. Apple surprises so with this "desktop in its most advanced form."

Since its launch in 1998, the iMac has really changed. Today, the screen is so thin that it is difficult to imagine that his ancestor looked like a huge block. Edges appear 5 mm, the iMac has been reduced by 40% compared to the previous generation. To do this, Apple has made ​​engineering feats including inventing new technologies. The computer is much thinner, but the screen (21.5 to 27 inches) has lost nothing of its beauty and performance. Level measures, the reduction is also visible as the LCD (IPS) is 5 mm thinner. Apple also removed 2 mm between the glass and the LCD using the method "Lamination total." The latter offers a real advantage since the user has 75% less glare.

The iMac therefore offers unsurpassed performance. However, it is more energy efficient with 50% less when idle with the screen on. Careful to respect the environment, the computer is free of many toxic substances (arsenic, mercury ...). The iMac is made ​​of glass and aluminum. A brand new storage option is offered "Fusion Drive". The new iMac proposes to associate a high capacity hard drive with a high-performance flash storage.

All performances are boosted with the latest Intel Quad Core i5 2.7 GHz clocked at 3.2 GHz. Consumers also have the ability to customize the power with an Intel Core i7 processor running at up to 3.4 GHz. The prices range between 1349 and 2049 euros.


8GB Memory
Hard Drive 1TB (5400-7200 rev / min)
NVIDIA GeForce GT (640M, 650M, 660M or 675 MX)
FaceTime HD camera
Stereo speakers, 2 microphones, headphones
4 USB ports 3, 2 Thunderbolt ports
SDXC card reader
Apple Wireless Keyboard
Apple Magic Mouse
Magic Trackpad
Bluetooth 4.0
5.68kg or 9.54 kg
Package Contents: iMac + Apple Wireless Keyboard + Mouse Apple Magix + power

5 thoughts about the iPad mini

The iPad mini has been officially announced last night during an Oct. 23 keynote Apple during which many other novelties were presented.

As a preamble, a reminder of the main features of the iPad mini , which are those of the iPad 2, smaller:

Multipoint touch screen tablet 7.9 inches
Resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels at 163 pixels per inch (ppi)
Height: 200 mm
Width: 134.7 mm
Thickness: 7.2 mm
Weight: 308 g (note that the Google Nexus 7-Asus weighs 340 g and already seems incredibly light in hand)
A5 processor bicœu
Lightnin connector
Mini-jack 3.5 mm stereo headphone
Built-in speaker
Three-axis gyroscope
Ambient light sensor
Digital compass

The iPad mini will be available from November 2 and November WiFi version version "cellular" 3/4G. Note that the 4G versions will not be compatible with the 4G, crowing.

This ad - long awaited and long - some remarks, born over rumors that fueled the headlines over the last few months.

1. The iPad mini is the first real product after Steve Jobs.

I already know that some of you will fit in against this false claim, arguing that the creation cycle of a product is at least two years while Jobs has handed (and the rest) it only a year ago. But facts are stubborn and unrelenting: in October 2010, six months after the release of the first iPad, Steve Jobs had publicly declared a 7-inch iPad made ​​absolutely no sense. Any visionary he was, the guru had for once deceived, and the pragmatism of the team who succeeded him took precedence over the incantations: the tablet market completely dominated by Apple and even stifled the iPad on 10-inch thrives on unexpected segment, where Cupertino was absent mini-tablet 7 inch format (for which I argued since the beginning). If Apple does not want to be cannibalizing the bottom, it was time to react. It's done. Now that Jobs is gone, his successors had the elbow and could contradict oracle Chef. It is therefore the first product of the post-Job, or at least a product that would probably never be released under his reign. You me retort that mini iPad is 7.9 and that Jobs talked about 7 inches, and that therefore he was right. What you're bad faith sometimes

2. The iPad mini is expensive. Too expensive?

339 euros, or 329 dollars in the U.S. for the entry-level model, namely a 16GB WiFi 3G/4G connectivity without therefore, it is indeed expensive. Especially if we compare it to the price of its current direct competitor, the Google Nexus tablet 7, which costs 249 euros in the same configuration, which must deduct 25 euros more vouchers credited to the Play Store Google to download movies, applications, games and books. However, this is not so much for an Apple product. Firstly, the difference in finish compared to the Nexus 7 is taken as the first hand striking. The brushed aluminum shell of the tablet from Apple has proven, and is a range above the competition back features a molded plastic anti-slip practice but less flattering. The style and design against the functionality. On the other hand, the screen of 7.9 inches has a surface of 35% higher than the Nexus, a virtually identical external dimensions, and a much lower weight (308 g against 340 g for Nexus 7). Finally, another argument in favor of the iPad and can justify a higher rate: the 275,000 apps available, and thoughts developed specifically for the iPad. A strong point when we know that many apps available on Android that adaptations are sometimes very risky versions for smartphones, and even when they are compatible. I know something since I use my Nexus 7 daily for 2 months now and if 95% replaced my iPad, it does not go a day without my app against a plague poorly designed, buggy or just unusable, which NEVER happens on iOS. And I'm not talking about apps that do not yet exist for this format (Jellybean 7 inches), and not least (and generally all MyTF1 media apps, or Flipboard, still conspicuously absent by 10 inches).

Of course, like all observers and users, I would have hoped for a first prize of iPad mini 249 or 299 euros for the worst. But we can also understand Apple's strategy: at equal performance products feature MUST sell more expensive, and especially to guard against the fact that if the iPad Mini cannibalize the "big" iPad (which I opinion is likely to occur), it must not be at the expense of margins. And where is it written that a smaller product - if it meets a strong demand - must be cheaper than its larger counterpart, if everything is equal elsewhere (components, design, functionality) and that it brings a real plus in terms of usability? Do not we say that miniaturization expensive?

3. The iPad mini is compatible with iPad applications 10 inches

That was the big question that I asked yesterday and I was surprised that nobody has mentioned. The keynote yesterday gave the answer in a chapter specifically devoted to him, demonstrating the importance Apple places on it, including on its website . The mini iPad natively supports all iPad applications, due to its screen resolution identical to that of the iPad 2, ie 768 × 1024 pixels. There will therefore be no question of the developers to provide updates as was the case for example for the iPhone 5, and we are entitled to our favorite apps in the format that we already know: a Flipboard GarageBand or turn version of iPad, iPhone and not on the iPad mini. Good news and a small stone from the garden of Android aisles sometimes not very well drawn.

4. The iPad mini is unlikely he not kill the 10-inch iPad?

It is a risk, probably calculated and provided by Apple. And I think in this respect that the choice of size 7.9 inches is not totally innocent. If Apple had released a 7-inch, comparison, and thus the competition with other 7-inch tablet market was inevitable, and perhaps bloody for Apple. By adopting this format "in-between" guards against Apple and avoids comparisons to spend a follower. On the other hand it allows him to sell his pad just more expensive and avoid being drawn into a spiral of low-cost carriers which seem to engage some competitors (low cost does not mean cheap, eh) . But actually, this choice format also includes a risk that significantly cannibalize the 9.7-inch iPad, which seems suddenly very clumsy and cumbersome. It will be interesting to see the purchasing behavior and segmentation between the two models in the next few months, but I'd bet on a strong scalability rapid mini, and sales representing 50% of total revenue in the coming year . The iPad 9.7, which retains some advantages to him as the Retina display and a more powerful processor, could remain the first choice for professionals, and mini star to the general public ... to see.

5. Apple compares for the first time publicly a competitor ... android.

Unless I am mistaken, the keynote yesterday unveiled a new and amazing practice at Apple, at least since the era iPhone / iPad: direct confrontation with the competition. Phil Schiller, vice president of marketing Apple has indeed held a long comparative demonstration between 7 and Nexus mini iPad, and everything is past, large format photographs in support: finishing materials, size and especially of the screen (but not the resolution, coincidentally). Perhaps ultimately the best tribute we can pay to the excellent Google tablet and unexpected advertising, which shows that Android remains the bane of Cupertino, even after Steve Jobs.

Finally, after these facts and (relatively) objective, I give you my personal opinion: they follow me here know that I have always praised the format 7 inches and I always thought - even when I argued the opposite stubbornly with arguments that I have never changed your mind - that Apple would come out one day a mini iPad, because it would have no choice. Also - after you have said all that I think my Nexus 7 - I will not surprise you by telling you that the iPad mini for me is a really good news, and I will hasten to sell my iPad 2 to place orders on October 26. Cannibalization has begun, and I am one of the first actors. For me, the 9.7-inch iPad died last night, and I do not think I will return one day.

iPad mini: Presentation, release date and price official

The iPad mini has all the experience of his big brother. Technology and performance have been met in a smaller tablet. So gather users everything they love in a format that fits in your hand.

Apple wanted to offer a smaller aircraft, it is 23% thinner (7.2 mm) and above 53% lighter (308 grams). It is therefore easily in one hand. The format is optimized for navigation and it works with all applications available for its big brother. The ideal size was proposed (7.9 inches). The screen (LED backlit) is pretty amazing because it offers a resolution similar to the iPad 2 (1024 x 768). It is also 35% larger than that suggested by a 7-inch tablet. The area is nice and allows the owner to easily surf, watch videos, photos ...

The iPad mini is also easily transportable because it is not thicker than a pen. You can carry it around with ease. All applications that you enjoy on iPad are available in the Mini version. With a small screen, Apple has redesigned the whole concept in order to optimize its use. In parallel, the Cupertino company has equipped its tablet chip A5, it is very powerful and allows the tablet to be reactive. Apple thought to rewrite the battery to provide real comfort in use, so you can use the iPad mini for 10 hours. You will have the opportunity to find Siri, the tablet therefore meets the finger and voice with ease. Two colors are available Black & White & silver and slate. Both versions are also marketed, WiFi only and WiFi + cellular (Version 2).

The iPad mini is not colored, but it comes with a Smart Cover very interesting because it comes in several colors. It effectively protects the screen. Apple proposes red, blue, green, gray, pink or black. Finally, the iPad mini features as the iPhone 5 the latest connector Lightning. The pre-orders are open October 26. IPad Mini will then be delivered as early as 2 November.


  • 308 grams (312 for version 2)
  • Storage: 16, 32 and 64 GB
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 7.9 inches display with IPS technology
  • Resistant oleophobic coating fingerprints
  • A5 dual-core processor
  • FaceTime HD (APN 1.2Mpx, HD Video 720p)
  • ISight camera 5 MP
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • 16.3 Wh Lithium
  • Up to 10 hours for WiFi and cellular in 9:00
  • Speaker
  • Jack
  • Card holder nano-SIM (version 2)
  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS (version 2)
  • Contents of the trunk: iPad Mini Cable + USB + Lightning to USB adapter
Prices for the WiFi:
  • 16GB: $ 329
  • 32GB: $ 429
  • 64 GB: $ 529
Prices for the WiFi + cellular
  • 16GB: $ 459
  • 32GB: 559 USD
  • 64 GB: 659 USD

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