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Fri
08
Nov
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HD Display Test: Kindle Fire HDX Beats iPad Air

A new study finds the iPad Air boasts some impressive display technology -- but its high-definition 'Retina' screen is not quite as impressive as the display built into Amazon's new Kindle Fire HDX tablet computer. The tests were carried out by ... DisplayMate Technologies, which examined the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX tablet and Apple's new iPad Air . The Air, which was unveiled by Apple at an October 22, 2013, press event, is slimmer and lighter than its predecessor, the iPad 4. DisplayMate also took a look at Google's newest tablet, the Nexus 10. Kindle Fire HDX Boasts Best-Ever Tablet Display ... (view more)

Wed
06
Nov
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Steve Wozniak Wants to See a Google-Apple Alliance

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is in the news yet again. This time the 63-year-old tech icon is suggesting that, if he was in charge at Apple, he'd push for unprecedented cooperation between that firm and Google. Wozniak recently made headlines by ... proclaiming his disinterest in the new 'iPad Air,' the thinner, lighter version of Apple's popular tablet computer. The problem, according to 'Woz': with a maximum storage capacity of 128GB, the Air just can't hold enough data. Cooperation the Key to Better Hardware, Software Now, in an interview with the BBC, Wozniak says he'd like to see more ... (view more)

Thu
31
Oct
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New 'iPad Air' Way, Way Faster Than iPad 4: Report

Looks like the new 'iPad Air' may be worth an upgrade after all. New reports reveal the slimmer, lighter Apple tablet computer is substantially faster than its predecessor. Apple unveiled the iPad Air -- along with the powerful Mac Pro and an iPad ... Mini equipped with Retina display -- at an October 22, 2013 press event. The iPad Air is roughly one-quarter lighter and thinner than the iPad 4 it succeeds. That's an impressive feat for a device that was already quite portable. Apple Co-Founder Disappointed with Storage Options But not everyone was thrilled with Apple's newest iPad. For example, ... (view more)

Fri
25
Oct
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Why Steve Wozniak Doesn't Want a New 'iPad Air'

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he's anything but impressed with Apple's newest version of the iPad tablet computer, the iPad Air. The problem, according to 'Woz': the newest iPad simply fails to offer enough storage. Apple unveiled a bunch of ... new and updated products at an October 22 media show, including a super-powerful Mac Pro desktop computer, a new iPad Mini featuring a 'Retina' high-defintion display, and a thinner, lighter iPad Air. New iPad Fails to Meet Woz's Needs "When I finally took a look at the devices, the iPads didn't hit my needs," Wozniak told a London, England, ... (view more)

Wed
23
Oct
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Apple Unveils Most Powerful Mac Computer Yet

Apple unveiled a slew of new products on Tuesday, including a lightweight iPad Air and an iPad Mini featuring a high-definition display. But the real star of the show may have been the Mac Pro, which boasts some very impressive hardware. It's been ... rumored for weeks that Apple's October 22 press event would feature a number of new and updated products. And the Cupertino, California-based firm didn't disappoint. Apple Unveils Ultra-Thin, Ultra-Light 'iPad Air' One of the most exciting new products is the iPad Air, which Apple says is 20 per cent thinner and 28 per cent lighter than the fourth- ... (view more)

Tue
15
Oct
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Apple's iPhone 5S Suffers 'Blue Screen of Death'

Thought the dreaded "Blue Screen of Death" (BSoD) only affected Windows computers? Not quite. According to reports, Apple's newest version of the iPhone, the iPhone 5S , can also suffer BSoD. The Blue Screen of Death is an error screen that appears ... after a system crash. On Windows-based computers the BSoD appears when a system encounters an error from which it cannot recover. In most cases, the only way to reclaim control of the system is to initiate a hard reboot. That often results in the loss of any unsaved data and a whole lot of cursing by the user. No Single Explanation for iPhone ... (view more)

Mon
23
Sep
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Steve Jobs' 1983 Time Capsule Recovered

The National Geographic Channel has unearthed a time capsule buried by late Apple chairman and co-founder Steve Jobs thirty years ago. The time capsule was buried in Aspen, Colorado, in 1983, shortly after Jobs attended the International Design ... Conference being held in that city. Organizers called the device the Aspen Time Tube and contributed items like Rubik's cubes and some iconic music, including a Moody Blues recording. Steve Jobs' Own 'Lisa' Mouse Buried for Thirty Years Jobs added his own items to the capsule, including the 'Lisa' (also known as an 'Apple') mouse he used for his ... (view more)

Wed
28
Aug
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Apple In Bigger Trouble Than Microsoft: Economist

Times are tough over at Microsoft. At least, it seems that way given consumer reaction to Windows 8 and the firm's new Surface tablet . Now, the firm's chief executive officer, Steve Ballmer, has announced plans to leave the company. But one very ... prominent economist thinks the Redmond, Washington-based firm is still in better shape than one of its main rivals: Apple. Apple Losing its "Quality Edge" In a recent New York Times piece, internationally renowned economist Paul Krugman suggested that Apple might have a more troubled future than Microsoft. His reasoning: conservative IT ... (view more)

Wed
19
Jun
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Yahoo, Apple Reveal Links to NSA Snooping Scandal

Yahoo and Apple have revealed how the US government accesses their customers' private information. It's part of an ongoing campaign by tech firms to try to avoid being tainted by the ongoing National Security Agency's PRISM scandal . Until recently ... neither Yahoo nor Apple had discussed their role in the scandal, which involves government surveillance and secretive data requests. However, both firms have now published statistics showing how many times the government demanded information about their customers. Yahoo Hit With 2,000 Data Requests A Month Yahoo says that between the beginning of ... (view more)

Tue
18
Jun
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Microsoft Office Arrives On iPhone, But Not iPad

You can now access the Microsoft Office software suite on your Apple iPhone. However, Microsoft doesn't appear to have any plans to extend that support to Apple's iPad tablet computer. Starting late last week Microsoft made Office Mobile for iPhone ... available through Apple's app store. A subscription costs $100 per year and gives users access to the cloud-focused Office 365 . Excel, Word, PowerPoint Now Available to iPhone Users Using the new Office 365 app, iPhone users can create, read, and edit Word documents and Excel spreadsheets. They can also create slide presentations using PowerPoint ... (view more)

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