Happy New Year 2013!

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Dearest clients,
We wish you all a prosperous and happy new year! May the coming year be filled with all good intentions.
We look forward to giving you our full support and dedication.
Yours,
Maja and Joey

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Happy holidays from Tanuki Data

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

As we count down the days to Christmas, we are rushing to finish all our work before we close from the 15th of December 2012 until the 3rd of January 2013. It has been an eventful year, and one of great pride, as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Tanuki Data. Many a great changes have been happening in Marbella, and during the festivities, we hope that you get to spend time with loved ones, relax peacefully, and take a moment to reflect upon this year. We are thankful for your business and trust, and can’t wait to continue supporting your computer needs next year.

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Apple brings out a whole new range of goodies ready for Christmas

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

The new 13″ Macbook Pro Apple today introduced a new version of its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro, featuring a stunning Retina display and all-flash storage in a compact design. At a mere 0.75 inches and 3.57 pounds, the remarkably portable 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is 20 percent thinner and almost a pound lighter than the current 13-inch MacBook Pro. Image The new iMac Apple today unveiled a completely new iMac with a stunning ultrathin design and brilliant display with reduced reflection. Also featuring third-generation Intel quad-core processors, powerful NVIDIA graphics, and an innovative new storage option called Fusion Drive, the new iMac is the most advanced desktop Apple has ever made. Image The iPad mini Apple today introduced iPad mini, a thinner, lighter iPad design that fits in one hand. It features a stunning 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display, FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, ultrafast wireless performance, and 10 hours of battery life. Apple today also announced the fourth-generation iPad featuring a 9.7-inch Retina display, new Apple-designed A6X chip, ultrafast wireless, and the new Lightning connector. Image The new Mac mini With third-generation Intel Core processors, Mac mini keeps up with computers twice its size. You can choose a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5. Or go for an even more powerful 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 for up to two times the performance of the previous-generation dual-core Mac mini.When you’re using processor-intensive applications, Turbo Boost 2.0 increases the clock speed up to 3.6GHz. Hyper-Threading lets each core run two threads, so OS X multitasks even more efficiently. And an integrated memory controller connects fast 1600MHz memory directly to the processor, so it gets right to work on your data. Image The iPad 4th gen Apple iPad fourth-generation features 9.7” display with 2048*1536 resolution (264ppi) and is based on the A5X (dual-core ARM Cortex-A15, quad-core PowerVR graphics core, 32nm process technology). The tablet features 1GB LPDDR2 RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB NAND flash storage, 5MP rear camera with backside illumination, 1.2MP front camera, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, accelerometer, gyroscope, GPS/Glonass (cellular version only), “world-ready” 3G, HSPA+ (21Mb/s), DC-HSPA (42Mb/s) and 4G/LTE (73Mb/s). The iPad 4 shares the form-factor with previous-generation tablet and comes in steel and glass design that is 9.4mm thick and weighs up to 662 grams/1.46 pounds. Image

iPhone 5: everything you need to know

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Apple announced the iPhone 5 at an event in San Francisco last night.

The iPhone 5 has a bigger screen than earlier versions. There’s a fifth row of icons on the home screen, while the display is the expected 4-inch version, but the iPhone 5 screen is not wider than the iPhone 4S, it’s just thinner. It has a 326ppi Retina display, but now with a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels and a 16:9 aspect ratio. Apps will have to be resized for the new iPhone 5 – old apps will appear letterboxed. Apple has managed to make the screen thinner, as touch is now integrated into the screen layer itself.

In terms of size, iPhone 5 is 7.6mm (0.3 inches) thick and weighs 112g (4oz). It’s 20 per cent lighter and 18 per cent thinner, and is made of aluminum and glass. As you’ll see, it has very similar aesthetics to the iPhone 4 and 4S, albeit in a redesigned shell; the volume and mute buttons are the same, for example.

iPhone 5 has a two-tone back and comes in either “white and silver” or “black and slate”. In its usual understated style, Apple says “iPhone 5 combines an anodised aluminium body with diamond cut chamfered edges and glass inlays for a truly incredible fit and finish”.

The processor is a new Apple A6 chip, as expected. It has twice the CPU speed and twice the graphics power – the chip is smaller and is more battery-friendly and is based on the new-ish dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU design. It’s manufactured on a 32nm process, hence the smaller physical size. Performance is also frugal – Apple says it’s better on battery life than the iPhone 4S.

The camera is smaller, but still has an 8 megapixel sensor size. It’s almost exactly the same as that in the iPhone 4S in terms of spec.

Apple obviously wanted to make a big thing about the stuff it did to the camera to fit it inside the new chassis, but it isn’t a massive step forward although the A6 includes a better image processor.

For the record it’s a 3,264 x 2,448 BSi sensor with f/2.4 aperture. Apple is also bigging up its low-light performance.

It can also shoot panoramas to produce a 28MP image. It can also take pictures while shooting a video, like many other high end handsets.

The front camera is now 720p rather than VGA for FaceTime calling. There are three microphones including a new beam-forming, directional microphone for higher quality sound.

As expected, we’ve now got a 4G LTE iPhone, primarily for the US. However, it will work on EE’s new 4G UK network. The 802.11n Wi-Fi also works on 5GHz now as well as 2.4GHz.

The new 8-signal dock connector is called Lightning, though Apple says that between iCloud, AirPlay and wireless sync, you won’t really need it. You can plug it in either way, while it’s 80 per cent smaller than the old dock connector. An adaptor will be available for the old 30 pin type.

You can buy your iPhone 5 with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of storage. You also get Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. The smaller SIM card will be up to 40 percent smaller than previous designs, (12.3 millimeters x 8.8 millimeters) and allows for phones to be even thinner than before.

The iPhone 5 release date is September 21. The iPhone 5 will be available in the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the US on that date, with other territories to follow.

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iOS 6 release date confirmed as September 19

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

iOS 6, the latest generation of Apple’s mobile software for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad, has finally been unveiled. Here are some of the highlights the new operating system will bring you:

 

  • iOS 6 introduces Passbook

Passbook is Apple’s new e-tickets app, enabling you to carry electronic tickets for anything from sports events to plane travel, or to have a digital loyalty card. The tickets update, too, so for example your airline ticket would send you a notification once your departure gate was announced or changed.

  • iOS 6 has an improved Phone app

The revised Phone app offers smart reminders, so for example you can reject a call with a message saying you’re busy, on your way or lost in a forest… You can also be reminded to call someone back when you leave your current location.

The new Do Not Disturb mode is particularly nifty: when new messages arrive, they do so silently and without the screen lighting up. If you wish, you can also tell your iPhone not to silence calls from a list of favourite callers, or to automatically silent repeat calls from the same person.

  • iOS 6 Mail has VIPs and pull to refresh

Pull to refresh is here! Yay! You can also create a list of VIPs whose messages will appear on your device’s lock screen and in a dedicated, separate mailbox. Sharing photos or videos from within Mail is finally here too, as are per-account signatures.

  • iOS 6 makes Siri more serious, and puts it in cars

Siri is able to understand a wider range of questions than before – the demo showed it understanding questions about sports scores, statistics and trivia, booking restaurants and finding out what’s worth seeing at the cinema – but as yet it’s unclear which, if any, of these features will make it to the UK. Local search is being rolled out worldwide, however, and there’s support for more languages.

Siri is also going mobile: the new Eyes Free feature will put a Siri button on the steering wheel of Jaguars, Land Rovers, BMW’s, Mercedes, Toyotas, Chryslers, Hondas, Audis and GM cars. The car manufacturers have promised to support the feature in the next 12 months.

 

  • iOS 6 doesn’t require password for free apps

  • iOS 6 has a new Maps app

  • iOS 6 brings Siri to the iPad

  • iOS 6 has Facetime over 3G

  • iOS 6 has a brand new Safari app

     

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Tanuki Data celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

When we look back at the last ten years, we have many memories of hard work, enthusiasm, and lots of success stories. What has made Tanuki Data work, is reliability and efficiency. We wanted to open a company that would dedicate time for a personalized service, as well as leave the client with a system that is equipped with the best and latest technology. On offer would be a cross-platforming business that could support both Windows as well as Mac OS, a first in Marbella. Our business would be based on the shores of the Costa del Sol, but our computers were also sent out into the world, from Argentina and Australia to South Africa and Singapore, just to name a few.

We have made many friends amongst a sea of international faces, and pride ourselves to be helpful and knowledgeable on multiple levels. This talent has made us expand into telecommunication services, specializing in PBX phone systems by Panasonic. We have a great connection to the Spanish market, especially since partnering with El Corte Inglés as the Apple repair service.

We also have two great partners that dedicate themselves in Web Design and Internet services, 123marbella.com, and Audio and Video technology, reeceelectronics.tv, both we highly recommend.

It gives us great satisfaction to know that we support some of the most successful businesses on the coast, and that we are behind the scenes of publishing houses, advertising agencies, doctors and dentists, global recruitment specialists, hotels and TV personalities.

Most of all we are thankful that you helped us build a company we can be proud of, and that you have watched us grow and mature as human beings.

May we bring you many more years of technical support, and helpful assistance in any need that might arise. Our best advertisement has been your word of mouth, and even though the coast has seen many companies open and close, we are here to stay and be successful. Thank you for making every day a joy to work at Tanuki Data.

Maja and Joey

Macboo Pro 15.4″ with Retina display

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Macboo  Pro 15.4

Our new For Sale section

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Grab a bargain with our new and second hand items for sale. We’ll keep it updated, so you can have the freshest pick.

Tanuki’s Sales page

The new iPad

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

This is the next generation of Apple’s iOS slate and, as usual, she’s a beaut — and yes, she’s still rockin’ a physical button. As was rumored this thing is packing a Retina display, potentially making this the most pixel-packed slate on the market. The 9.7-inch screen plays host to 3.1 million pixels in a 2048 x 1536 arrangement — that’s 264ppi. It’s not just a higher resolution though, the screen also boasts improved color saturation. Of course, what would a new iPad be without some updated guts. The new model has an A5X processor and quad-core graphics chip. Apple even claims its newest sliver of silicon can deliver four times the performance of a Tegra 3.

There’s also a new iSight camera on board that’s quite similar to the version inside the iPhone 4S. It’s only five-megapixels, but it does have a backside illuminated sensor with a five element lens. It’s also capable of capturing 1080p video, which should come as no surprise. We’re also excited to see the keyboard sporting a brand new dictation key that lets you speak instead of type — yes, just like on Android. The new software inside will also let you use the slate as a portable WiFi hotspot… so long as the carriers are game. It even has the ability to recognize at least some bezel gestures, as revealed during its iPhoto demo.

Perhaps most exciting though, is the new connectivity options — you guessed, LTE! The new iPad is sporting 21Mbps HSPA+, but it’s also rocking an LTE radio capable of pulling down 73Mbps on both Verizon and AT&T here in the US. Outside of the states Rogers, Bell and Telus will also be scoring 4G flavors of the iOS tablet. Amazingly enough, even with an LTE antenna on board, Apple is still claiming to get 10 hours of battery life. That’s probably partially do to the slightly increased weight of 1.4lbs, though the 9.4mm thickness is nothing to sniff at.

The new iPad will be available March 16th, starting at $499 for the 16GB WiFi model and scaling up to $829 for the 64GB version with 4G. So, on the price front, nothing has changed. Pre-orders start today in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia, with much of the rest of the globe to follow on March 23rd.

 

 

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2012

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Dear clients,

As the year slowly draws to a close, Joey and I would like to thank you all for your continued support and faith in our company. We wish you and your family a joyous Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year 2012.

This will be a special year coming up, as Tanuki Data celebrates its 10th anniversary. We could not have done it without your loyalty!

We are closed for the holidays from the 14th of December 2011 until January 4th 2012.

Please contact us via email at tanukidata@mac.com or follow us on

http://www.facebook.com/#!/AppleMacMarbella and on http://twitter.com/#!/tanukidata during that time.

Sending you all our love and appreciation,

Maja and Joey

www.tanukidata.com