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Sat
29
Oct
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Apple Upgrades MacBook Pro

We've heard a lot in recent weeks about attempts by Acer and Asus to overcome Apple's dominance of the high-speed, extreme-portability niche computer market with the release of their 'Ultrabooks' . Only time will tell if these slick and slim new PCs ... can take down the MacBook Air, but in the meantime Apple is boosting the power of its MacBook Pro line of not-so-portable but exceptionally powerful computers. This is the first update that the MacBook Pro has received from Apple since early this year, when the company introduced Intel's Sandy Bridge processor architecture. Hardware Specs Up, ... (view more)

Tue
18
Oct
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Record-Selling iPhone 4S Under Legal Threat

Apple has announced it sold more than four million iPhone 4S handsets in the first three days after its launch. However, legal action could put a halt to sales in Japan and Australia. Apple iPhone 4s: Fastest Selling iPhone to Date According to ... reports, Apple racked up the four million sales this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday, making this the fastest-selling iPhone model. While it won't keep that pace up as the initial rush winds down, there's still a good chance it could set a world record. Guiness World of Records is monitoring sales across the next two to three months, paying particular ... (view more)

Mon
17
Oct
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'Apple Safari for Windows 5.1.1', and 'Opera 12.00.1105 Alpha'

Apple Safari Browser for Windows 5.1.1 With Apple Safari web browser, innovative new features improve the way you view the web, while powerful tools help developers enhance and customize the browsing experience. You can browse web pages full screen, ... save articles to Reading List, and interact with the web as you never have before. http://www.apple.com Opera Browser 12.00.1105 Alpha The Opera web browser aims to give the best possible performance for all users. With the new hardware accelerated backend Opera will draw the whole user interface using the GPU (graphics processing unit), not just ... (view more)

Mon
10
Oct
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Amazon's New Kindle Fire: Ultra Cheap, Color, WiFi, and More

According to a new report, Amazon's highly-anticipated Kindle Fire tablet (which offers full color, a 7" multi-touch display, and Wi-Fi access) could take a big bite out of Apple's iPad sales. A leaked chart shows that Amazon has already received ... more than a quarter of a million pre-orders for the device. For those that missed it, last week Amazon unveiled its 7-inch WiFi-enabled Kindle Fire tablet , originally designed to view eBooks. The latest Kindle offering is much more than an eBook reader, however. The latest version of the Kindle (Amazon's page) states that the Kindle is now much more ... (view more)

Thu
06
Oct
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Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Dies at Age 56

Apple co-founder, chairman and former CEO Steve Jobs died yesterday (October 5th, 2011) at the age of 56. Arguably, Steve Jobs was one of the single most important figures in the tech industry during the last decade, and will leave a big hole to ... fill for the Cupertino-based firm. In 2004, Steve Jobs announced that he was struggling with a tumor in his pancreas, and though the initial prognosis was poor, surgery appeared to successfully remove the cancer. In recent years Jobs had been forced to step in and out of the limelight due to the nagging illness. Early Wednesday night Apple released a ... (view more)

Tue
13
Sep
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Windows 8 to Bring Strong iPad Competitors: Analyst

In a new report, a J.P. Morgan analyst says it's unlikely a serious contender for Apple's iPad tablet will emerge until after the release of Windows 8. Such a prediction comes only weeks after a purported iPad rival, the Hewlett-Packard (HP) ... TouchPad, essentially bowed out of the race. TouchPad Failure Re-Affirms iPad Dominance Underlying the failure of HP's touchpad was a re-affirmation of Apple's power in this emergent market. The TouchPad was once considered a serious competitor for the iPad, and in only a few months' time, it was completely obliterated. HP's failure hasn't convinced other ... (view more)

Fri
26
Aug
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Apple CEO Steve Jobs Resigns

Steve Jobs has announced that he will step down as CEO of Apple Inc., currently the world's second-most profitable tech company. The news initially resulted in a stiff drop in Apple stock, though shares have rebounded since Jobs made the ... announcement on Wednesday. Jobs has been Apple's chief for the last 14 years, and that decade-and-a-half has proven extremely lucrative for the Cupertino, California-based company. Under Jobs, Apple went from a relatively obscure computer and software company to the premium designer and manufacturer of the world's hottest gadgets, including the iconic iPod, ... (view more)

Tue
16
Aug
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Apple CEO's Biography 'Tell-All' Due Fall 2011

It looks like Apple fans will be able to learn about their favorite company's CEO earlier than expected -- perhaps even in time for the yet-unknown release of the iPad 3 tablet. Right now the Apple iPad 3 release date remains highly speculative -- ... though prominent Apple watchdog blog MacRumors believe it's possible we'll see the latest revision as early as the end of this year. (Source: latimes.com ) What is relatively certain, however, is that the new book "Steve Jobs: A Biography," will be available on November 21, 2011. The book is written by author Walter Isaacson, head of the Aspen ... (view more)

Mon
15
Aug
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Cinemax Streaming Filth Prompts Apple iPad Policy

Cable TV network Cinemax has launched a streaming video app on the iPad that has raised questions about whether the company's more risque content violates Apple's strict rules about mature subject matter. The app is an iPad version of the Cinemax ... "Max Go" website that allows subscribers to the TV channels to watch movies on the Apple device. It includes a special section known as "After Dark" that includes content normally restricted to late-night viewing on the channels that, although not explicit, is certainly suggestive and contains images. Two of the prominent movies available ... (view more)

Fri
12
Aug
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HP Cuts $100 from TouchPad, iPad Rival

This week, Walmart announced it would bow out of the digital music business , presumably because competition from Apple's iTunes proved too fierce. Now, it appears Apple's dominance of another market is forcing hardware firm Hewlett-Packard (HP) to ... take drastic action. HP has announced it will cut $100 from the price of its tablet PC, the TouchPad. The cost of the 16GB TouchPad tablet has dropped from $500 to $400, while the 32GB edition goes from $600 to $500. That means both choices are available for roughly $100 less than comparable iPads from Apple. (Source: wsj.com ) Apple iPad Market ... (view more)

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