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Monday, July 2, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)

                       Cost at:$17.00-$40   

The Final Chapter
It's official! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in J.K. Rowling's magical Harry Potter series, will be released on July 21, 2007. In the February 1 announcement from the book's publisher, Lisa Holton, President of Scholastic Children's Books, said, "We are thrilled to announce the publication date of the seventh installment in this remarkable series. We join J.K. Rowling's millions of readers--young and old, veterans and newcomers--in anticipating what lies ahead." Save the date, and let the countdown begin!

                 Price for Xbox 360 -Ranges from $299 -$399
The Xbox 360 is a video game console produced by Microsoft, developed in cooperation with IBM, ATI, Samsung, and SiS. Its Xbox Live service allows players to compete online and download arcade games and content such as game demos, trailers, TV shows, music videos, or rented movies. The Xbox 360 is the successor to the Xbox, and it competes with Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of gaming systems.

The Xbox 360 was officially unveiled on MTV on May 12, 2005, with detailed launch and game information divulged later that month at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. It is the first console to provide near-simultaneous launch across the three major regions, and to provide wireless controller support at launch. The console sold out completely at release and as of Q2 2007, shipped 10.4 million units worldwide. A new version called the Xbox 360 Elite was released in May 2007 in the US.

                      Price - $499 4GB, $599 8GB in June

At Macworld Expo 1/9/2007,Steve Jobs told us the accurate price of iPhone

(1)4GB iPhone Price (with 2 year contract) = $499

(2) 8GB iPhone Price (with 2 year contract) = $599

The iPhone is a multimedia and Internet-enabled mobile phone by Apple, announced by company CEO Steve Jobs during the keynote at the Macworld Conference & Expo on January 9, 2007, that was released on June 29, 2007 in the U.S.

The iPhone's functions include those of a camera phone, a multimedia player, and mobile phone. It also offers Internet services including e-mail, text messaging, web browsing, Visual Voicemail, and local "Wi-Fi" connectivity. User input is accomplished via multi-touch screen with virtual keyboard and buttons. Apple has filed more than 200 patents related to the technology behind the iPhone.

The iPhone is a 2.5G quad-band GSM phone, though Jobs mentioned in his keynote that Apple has a "plan to make 3G phones" in the future. According to Jobs, the current version was not designed for 3G due to greater battery consumption, size concerns and AT&T's still immature 3G network.

The iPhone is available from the Apple Store and from AT&T Mobility, formerly Cingular Wireless, with a price of US$499 for the 4 GB model and US$599 for the 8 GB model. Apple intends to make the phone available in Europe in Q4 2007 and in Mexico, Australia and Asia in 2008.


The phone has several applications located at iPhone's "Home" Screen, including YouTube. It will stream the videos over Wi-Fi and/or EDGE after encoding them using QuickTime's H.264 codec, to which YouTube has converted about 10,000 videos. They are expected to convert the entire catalog by Fall 2007, therefore the YouTube application on iPhone can only view a certain selection of videos from the site.[citation needed]

At the WWDC 2007 Conference on June 11, 2007 Apple, Inc. announced that the iPhone will support third party "applications" via the Safari web browser, that share the look and feel of the iPhone interface. The applications must be created in Ajax or JavaScript to maintain device security.[24]

Analysts also claim that iPhone lacks any type of firewall, which some experts claim is posing a data security risk. It is not confirmed by Apple or by independent analysts that used the actual device for tests that it doesn't have a firewall. Daniel Eran writes: "Dulaney doesn't know if the iPhone has a firewall, has no reason to suggest that its installation of OS X wouldn't offer a firewall, and offers no reasons why a mobile device would need a firewall anyway."

iPhone Specs:

- Screen size: 3.5 inches
- Screen resolution: 320x480 at 160 ppi
- Input method: Multi-touch
- Operating system - OS X
- Storage: 4GB or 8GB
- GSM: Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)
- Wireless data: WiFi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0
- Camera: 2.0 megapixels
- Battery: Up to 5 hours Talk/Video/Browsing, 16 hours Audio Playback
- Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches / 115 x 61 x 11.6mm
- 4.8 ounces / 135 grams

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate FULL VERSION [DVD]

                     Price Range: $210.00 - $360.08

Description: Windows Vista Ultimate is the most comprehensive edition of Windows Vista. It is the first operating system that combines all of the advanced infrastructure features of a business-focused operating system, all of the management and efficiency features of a mobility-focused operating system, and all of the digital entertainment features of a consumer-focused operating system. For the person who wants one operating system that is great for working from home, working on the road, and for entertainment, Windows Vista Ultimate is the operating system that lets you have it all.

System Requirements:
Windows (Recommended minimum hardware requirements):
1-gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) processor or 1-GHz 64-bit (x64) processor.
40-GB hard disk that has 15 GB of free hard disk space (the 15GB of free space provides room for temporary file storage during the install or upgrade.)
Internal or external DVD drive.
A Windows Aero-capable graphics card : Supports a Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) driver, Has a DirectX 9-class graphics processor unit (GPU) that supports Pixel Shader 2.0, Supports 32 bits per pixel, Passes the Windows Aero acceptance test in the Windows Driver Kit (WDK)
Internet access capability
Audio output capability
Windows (Minimum hardware requirements):
800-MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
512 MB
20 GB, 15 GB Free Space
CD drive
SVGA (800x600) graphics card and display

Product Features:
Mobility-based operating system meets all your computing needs whether you're working from home, working on the road, or searching for entertainment options
Combines all the features of a business-focused operating system, all the efficiency features of a mobility-focused operating system, and all of the digital entertainment features of a consumer-focused operating system
Remotely connect to business networks; Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption provides improved levels of protection against theft for your important business data whether you are at home, on the road, or in the office
Delivers all of the entertainment features available in Windows Vista Home Premium; includes everything you need to enjoy the latest in digital photography, music, movies, analog TV, or even HDTV
Ideal for both business and home entertainment use

Microsoft Windows XP Professional w/SP2

                                Price Range: $119.95 - $372.69

Description: About once a year, Microsoft releases an update to Windows XP. These updates contain all the fixes and enhancements which have been made available in the previous year. The updates (called Service Packs) provide convenient, all-in-one access to the most up-to-date drivers, tools, security updates, patches, and customer-requested product changes. The Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) is all about security, and it?s one of the most important service packs ever released. It provides better protection against viruses, hackers, and worms, and includes Windows Firewall, Pop-up Blocker for Internet Explorer, and the Windows Security Center. Minimize

System Requirements:

Platform: Windows 98 / NT / XP / Me / XP Professional
Media: CD-ROM
Item Quantity: 1
Product Details
Product Dimensions: 3 pounds
Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces

Product Description:

- Marketing Information: Windows XP Professional-complete with Service Pack 2-delivers everything you demand from your computing experience. Whether youandquot;re on your own or running a business of any size, optimize your productivity with the digital worldandquot;s innovations. Product Information - Software Sub Type: Client - Software Name: Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 - Upgrade - Features and Benefits: Many additional features: - The Professional Edition provides greater security and privacy, advanced recovery options, improved network connections, and much more. Superior mobile support: - Easily work offline or access your computer remotely with wireless networking support, configuration wizards, improved power management, and more. Greater security: - Encrypt your files and folders with greater levels of protection from hackers and data theft, and connect more securely to Virtual Private Networks. Integrated and current: - Integrate with Windows Servers and management solutions and keep your system current with automatic Windows Update. - Language Support: English License Information - License Type: Version Upgrade - License Pricing: Standard - License Quantity: 1 User