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Satellite TVs in Xiamen: Regulations, Installation and Option

Thinking of installing your satellite TV in Xiamen? There are a few things you need to know before making your decision. While you may have come across many fliers ads that fly around your residential places which are usually in Chinese, they are not exactly legal. So, making the choice is more complicated than merely calling up these ads.    The State Council issued a decree in 1993 saying only hotels, media outlets, and apartment buildings housing foreigners are allowed to use satellite dishes.   Under regulations, private individuals in China are not allowed to

Apple banned from selling iPhone 4, iPad over patent violations

Older versions of Apple products - including the iPhone 4 and the iPad and iPad 2 3G models - have been banned in the U.S. after an official ruling claimed the devices breach Samsung patents.    The devices are assembled in China and because the ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington bans imports of affected Apple products into America, these devices could be removed from the shelves as early as August.    Apple has been given 60 days to stop selling the products but is appealing the decision, which ruled that Apple copied Samsung's 3G

Amazon takes on iPad with new £229 8.9inch Kindle Fire HD

Amazon has launched a low cost, big screen Kindle tablet to take on the iPad.    The new Kindle Fire HD has an 8.9inch screen - just slightly smaller than Apple's 9.7inch iPad screen.    It also boasts stereo speakers, and can be plugged directly into a HDTV to show films on a big screen.    Amazon CEO and chairman Jeff Bezos holds up the new Kindle Fire HD 7" and Kindle Fire HD 8.9", which goes on sale in the UK today   The tablet uses Amazon's own film, music and app stores - and the firm says 50,000 apps are

Chinesee teen sells kidney to buy iPhone & iPad

Five people in south China face charges of illegal trading of a kidney from a teenager who bought an iPhone and an iPad with the earnings, local authorities said Friday. The five, including a surgeon, were charged with intentional injury, the people's procuratorate in Chenzhou city in Hunan province said in a statement. Defendant He Wei, who was penniless and frustrated over gambling debts, sought to make enormous earnings through illegal kidney trading, according to the agency. He asked Yin Shen to look for donors through online chat rooms and Tang Shimin to lease an

Dell unveils its new 10-inch tablet computer in China

  Dell Inc. has introduced its first 10-inch tablet computer, but it's only available in China, at least for now. In a move that one analyst called a cautious bet, Dell unveiled the Dell Streak 10 Pro tablet in Beijing. The product was introduced in a blog on Dell's website Thursday night. Dell last year introduced 5-inch and 7-inch versions of the Streak, but the company did not promote them heavily, and analysts said they doubted many were sold. The new tablet is based on a more advanced version of Google Inc.'s Android mobile software, called Honeycomb 3.1. It is

Bring an iPad to class or quit my course, says a Shanghai professor

  No iPad? No education. A Shanghai professor requires Apple's tablet for all students. (Photo/CFP)   A professor in Shanghai has attracted criticism for requiring his students to bring an iPad to class. Those who don't possess one of the tablet PCs or are not able to get one were advised to drop his course.   Posts about the professor erupted on the Chinese microblogging service Weibo, with many reprimanding him for despising the poor. The outcry has led university authorities to begin looking into the case; they said they will ban the unreasonable

Chinese teen tweets on Weibo to 'sell' her virginity for an iPhone4

  Young adults in China are taking serious measures to buy expensive Apple products, according to reports.   Biznewschina reported that a female jiulinghou, referring to those born during the 90's, tweeted on Weibo (Chinese version of Twitter) that it is her "dream to own an iPhone4 but her father won't let her get one." She then decided to sleep with someone in exchange for the mobile device.   The Guangdong teen has posted a picture of herself along with other basic personal information saying she is willing to "sell" her virginity

Fury over illegal organ deals ignited after teen sells kidney to buy iPad

  "Xiao Zheng," a 17-year-old technophile, sold one of his kidneys for 22,000 yuan (3,300 US dollars) through an underground dealer to buy iPad 2.   Steve Jobs, the American IT icon who founded Apple Inc and gave the world its iPads and iPhones, probably never imagined that a young man in China would sell one of his own kidneys in order to buy an iPad 2. "Xiao Zheng," a 17-year-old technophile, sold one of his kidneys for 22,000 yuan (3,300 US dollars) through an underground dealer. He used the money to buy an iPad 2 and a laptop computer. Earlier

Square shows off tech that can turn iPad into cash register

Square CEO Jack Dorsey wants to streamline digital payments for merchants with two new products, Square Wallet and Square Register.   Square, the mobile payments startup co-founded by the creator of Twitter, showed off technology Monday that it said could one day replace cash registers and eliminate paper receipts. Using the San Francisco company's free software and credit card reader, merchants can effectively turn an iPad into a cash register to accept payments and receive real-time analytics of their sales. Customers can also run a virtual tab at their

Apple's iPad 2 launches in China

Apple’s magic touch is evident, particularly in China.   China’s insatiable appetite for Apple products continues with Apple’s iPad 2 launched last Friday to overwhelming demand. Hundreds of hopeful buyers showed up at Apple’s four stores in Beijing and Shanghai. “When we arrived here at around 4 a.m., there were already more than 500 people waiting and the crowd rose to some 1,000 people when the store opened,” according to an Apple security guard in its downtown Beijing store.     While Apple didn’t
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Internet overtakes newspapers as news source in US for 1st time

The rapid growth of smartphones and electronic tablets is making the internet favourite for people seeking news, a report released today said.   News consumption online increased 17 per cent last year from the year before, the project said in its eighth annual State of the News Media survey.   Meanwhile, US local, network and cable television news, newspapers, radio and magazines all lost audience last year, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism, a research organisation that evaluates and studies the performance of the

iPad, Xbox Kinect win top prizes at 2010 Stuff Gadget Awards

 Apple's iPad has trumped Amazon and Sky to win a top Gadget of the Year award, it was announced today. The iPad beat the Amazon Kindle and Sky 3D to win both Gadget of the Year and Readers' Gadget of the Year in the 2010 Stuff Gadget Awards. Readers also voted in their droves for Microsoft’s controller-free, motion-sensitive gaming system, Xbox Kinect, which took Innovation of the Year.   Winners: Apple's iPad took the top award for gadget of the year but Microsoft's new motion-based controller Kinect won Innovation of the Year   Stuff magazine

Apple's Wi-Fi iPad on sales in Xiamen, 18% higher than in US

  Apple launched its wireless iPad in China on September 17.   Unlike Beijing and Shanghai, there were no lines at the two outlets in Xiamen that offer the new gadget.   Prices for the iPad range from 3,988 yuan to 5,588 yuan, 18 percent higher than the same models in the U.S.   SOURCE: Common Talk Weekly   Editorial Message   This site contains materials from other clearly stated media sources for the purpose of discussion stimulation and content enrichment among our members only.  whatsonxiamen.com does not

Samsung Galaxy Tab unveiled to compete with Apple's iPad

Apple faces a killer blow to its iPad after Samsung unveiled its own device amid rumours it could could be just half the price. The Samsung Galaxy Tab with its seven inch touchscreen is smaller than the iPad, however it matches the Apple device in virtually all other functions. Initial details suggest some aspects of the Tablet are even more sophisticated than the Apple creation. At the same time, Apple faces competition from other technology giants which are racing to get their own touchscreen tablets into the shops before Christmas.   iPad killer? People

Apple boss Steve Jobs unveils 'wild' updates to iPod range

Apple is to launch a new touchscreen iPod nano which is almost half as small as the current version.   The new device is 42 per cent lighter than the existing Nano and no longer has the familiar touchwheel for moving between tracks.   The new device was part of an overhaul of the entire iPod range unveiled by Apple boss Steve Jobs this evening.   Dressed in his traditional uniform of black top and jeans, Jobs said: 'We've gone wild. It's the biggest change in the iPod lineup ever.' Jobs also announced changes to iTunes which included the launch of Ping, a social
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