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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)

Mon
01
Aug
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Apple User Charged \$4,000 for OS X Lion Download

How much are you willing to spend on a brand-spanking-new operating system? $50? $100? $200? How about $4,000? $4,000 is the ghastly sum that was allegedly charged to the PayPal account of one Apple fan who recently downloaded the Cupertino-based ... company's newest operating system, Mac OS X Lion. Released July 20, 2011, Mac OS X Lion is the most recent version of Apple's flagship operating system. In just its first day of availability, Lion took a serious bite out the competition, being downloaded a reported one million times. It's the best start for any Apple OS, ever. (Source: eweek.com ) ... (view more)

Fri
22
Jul
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Apple Posts Record iPhone, iPad Sales

While one of its main competitors attempts to calm investors about rapidly declining sales, Apple has posted some of its most impressive numbers to date. According to reports, Apple's net income was more than $7.3 billion in the third quarter, an ... increase of 125 per cent over last year. Many tech blogs have been closely following BlackBerry maker Research in Motion's steady decline over the past year. The company recently made a valiant effort to convince investors that all was well, but not everyone is convinced the Waterloo, Ontario-based company is out of the woods. Some of the most direct ... (view more)

Tue
19
Jul
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$69 iPad 2 Deal has Sears Customers Fuming

A recent Sears advertising mix-up has left many customers fuming with the company. In an online ad, the retail firm marketed a 16GB WiFi-only iPad 2 for just $69 -- one heck of a deal at approximately 86% off the retail price. Unfortunately, it was ... all just one heck of a mistake. Typically, this version of Apple's popular iPad 2 sells for about $499 through the parent company, meaning that the $69 deal represented an approximate savings of $490. Unfortunately, the many customers who thought they'd stumbled across a major bargain were informed that Sears would not honor the deal, with the ... (view more)

Wed
22
Jun
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Apple Offers $100 App Credit with MacBook Purchase

A few weeks back Microsoft announced an enticing plan whereby students purchasing a Windows 7 PC valued at $699 or more would also walk home with a free Xbox 360 (valued at $199). Now, Apple is trying to lure consumers in a different direction, ... offering a $100 iTunes gift card to anyone buying a MacBook. The promotion, which runs until September 20, 2011 gives students, parents, teachers and staff members a $100 gift card when they purchase any of the following: an iMac, a MacBook Pro, a regular MacBook, or a MacBook Air. Unfortunately, those buying refurbished MacBooks or the Mac Mini won't ... (view more)

Mon
20
Jun
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Apple Claims Amazon 'AppStore' Inferior By Comparison

Apple has once again lashed out against Amazon in the midst of their ongoing litigation battle, this time calling Amazon's idea for an appstore "inferior" by comparison to the established Apple offering. Issues arose back in mid-March when Apple ... filed for a lawsuit against Amazon over trademark infringement concerning the term "appstore". Amazon says the label was generic and that Apple had only sought litigation to hurt their competition. In January of this year, Microsoft filed a petition for similar reasons. Apple Looks to Monopolize "App Store" Label Apple has since countered these claims ... (view more)

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