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Tue
16
Nov
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Experts Predict Holiday Sales Dip for Apple iPad

It would seem all the pressure these days is on Microsoft and PC makers to put out a Windows 7 tablet that can rival the popular Apple iPad. But recent reports from industry analysts suggest iPad sales could take a dip this holiday season, primarily ... because consumers are expected to reign in spending. The report comes from Rodman ... (view more)

Thu
11
Nov
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Sophos Offers Mac Users Free Antivirus

Amidst reports that threats to Macs are steadily increasing , security firm Sophos is now offering a free version of its business antivirus software to Apple computer fans. It's a pretty good deal: dubbed Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition for Mac, the ... software comes with no strings attached and will be updated forever (or the foreseeable future). The Sophos software has been adapted from its business roots so that it is easier to install and operate. (Source: zdnet.co.uk ) According to Chris Kraft, Sophos product management vice president, the Mac offering is the exact same model currently being ... (view more)

Fri
05
Nov
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Report: Apple Owns 95% of Tablet Market

Just in case there was any doubt that Microsoft desperately needs to oversee the release of several Windows-based slate computers to compete with the Apple iPad, a new report states that, in the fiscal third quarter, the Cupertino-based firm's ... products accounted for 95 per cent of the tablet market. In other words, this is Apple's sphere until a PC maker like Hewlett-Packard or IBM can take it back. The report comes courtesy of Strategy Analytics Inc., a Boston-based research company that also noted an increase in tablet computer shipments by 26 per cent over the previous quarter. It would ... (view more)

Thu
04
Nov
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$999 MacBook Air Receives Mixed Reviews

Two weeks ago Apple unveiled an 11.6-inch MacBook Air for under $999 . The news attracted plenty of attention, but early reviews of the device have not been particularly positive, with critics citing generally underwhelming performance as a reason ... to pass on Apple's first foray into the sub-$1,000 laptop market. Techies will remember that it's been over two years now since the first MacBook Air shipped to retailers. In a way, it was an attempt by Apple to provide an ultra-premium, ultra-portable device for the growing netbook market. Like most netbooks, the MacBook was lightweight, somewhat ... (view more)

Tue
26
Oct
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Windows 7 Now the Fastest-Selling OS in History

Although it continues to languish well behind Windows XP in overall usage, Windows 7 is now the fastest-growing, most widely-adopted operating system in history. A new study has found that a vast majority of new PCs ship with Windows 7 ... pre-installed, helping it vault past its immediate predecessor. Microsoft proudly announced earlier this year that Windows 7 had surpassed Windows Vista. That was expected: Windows 7 has been part of Microsoft's crusade to redeem itself for Vista's many problems, which included -- amongst other things -- compatibility issues and overall poor performance. In the ... (view more)

Thu
21
Oct
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An Affordable Apple Laptop? MacBook Air Now $999

Apple computers get plenty of credit for the way they look, feel and perform: for the most part, they are well-built, thoughtfully-designed machines and the people that use them, love them. But they're not cheap, and for many consumers the high ... price of MacBook laptops is often a deal-breaker. That may have changed now that the Cupertino-based company has unveiled the 11.6-inch MacBook air, a super-light computer for less than $1,000. MacBook Air Receives Solid State Harddrive (SSD) Apple on Wednesday announced that it would revamp its popular MacBook Air by cutting it down in size and weight ... (view more)

Wed
06
Oct
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Microsoft CEO: Expect Win7 Tablet PC by Xmas

Thus far, hardware makers have been a little slow in bringing out Windows 7-based tablet computers to rival Apple's very popular iPad. But Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says that's about to change, and that several new devices should be on the market ... in time for the holiday season. "You'll see new slates with Windows on them," Ballmer told an audience at the London School of Economics on Tuesday. "You'll see them this Christmas." (Source: informationweek.com ) Big Box Retailer 'Target' to Carry iPad The iPad hit stores way back in April, and within two months Apple had sold approximately three ... (view more)

Mon
20
Sep
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Is the Laptop Dead? Best Buy CEO Says No Way

With the rise of Apple's thin n' flashy iPad and a slew of Windows 7-powered rivals , one might think the common laptop's day had passed. Not so says the CEO of big box electronics retailer Best Buy, who notes that such ideas are "grossly ... exaggerated." In a statement on Best Buy's site late last week, company CEO Brian Dunn offered his opinion of reports that the Apple iPad's impressive sales were taking their toll on the growth of notebook computers. "The reports of the demise of these devices are grossly exaggerated," Dunn said, adding that predictions that laptop sales will continue to ... (view more)

Fri
17
Sep
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Apple Update Fixes Critical QuickTime Flaw

Apple has patched two critical code execution holes in its QuickTime multimedia player for Windows. At least one of these vulnerabilities has already been exploited by hackers, meaning the fix comes not a moment too soon. An Estimated Several ... Hundred Applications at Risk We first reported the QuickTime flaw over two weeks ago, when it was discovered that the exploit made at least forty (and perhaps several hundred) Windows applications vulnerable to attack. One flaw, called CVE-2010-1818, is associated with QuickTime's ActiveX control. It can be exploited if a hacker can trick a victim to ... (view more)

Tue
24
Aug
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Experts Warn: iTunes Flaw Puts Windows Users At Risk

Security researchers have found a new way to attack Windows: through Apple's very popular online media player and retailer iTunes. It involves a method of tricking the media player into performing a function that puts 40 different Windows ... applications at risk. The vulnerability stems from an issue with iTunes prior to Apple's releasing of version 9.1. This issue was associated with what was called a "Remote Binary Planting" flaw discovered by Slovenian research firm Acros. Security experts found that the vulnerability in the Windows version of iTunes allowed for local or remote hackers to ... (view more)

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