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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)

Fri
07
Jun
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US Federal Agency Bans Apple iPhones, iPads

The long-running patent dispute between Apple and Samsung took a surprise turn this week when a U.S. federal agency banned earlier models of the iPhone and iPad. However, an appeal court or the White House could block the ban. The order doesn't come ... from a court, but rather the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), a semi-independent federal agency with some legal powers. The ITC's job is to advise the government on trade issues. However, it does have some power to make rulings on unfair trade practices, such as alleged violations of trademarks and patents. This week, the ITC ... (view more)

Wed
22
May
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Apple's Smartphone Market Share Slipping Fast

Google's Android platform continues to establish its dominance over the growing smartphone market. And as sales of Android-based devices rise, Apple's market share is starting to decline. According to analyst firm Gartner, in the first quarter of ... 2013 Android smartphones accounted for 74.4 per cent of global sales. That means more than 150 million devices are now running the mobile operating system (OS). It also means that Android's share of the smartphone market has skyrocketed approximately 20 per cent since last year. (Source: zdnet.com ) Android Up, Apple Down Facing a reverse trend is ... (view more)

Mon
13
May
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Apple Refuses to Build Windows RT iTunes App

Things just keep getting worse for Microsoft's Windows RT operating system (OS), which is designed specifically for mobile devices like tablet computers. Now, it appears Apple has no plans to construct an iTunes app for the OS. The news won't be a ... big deal for people running Windows 8-based devices, like the Surface Pro tablet. After all, they can simply download iTunes to the desktop. However, for people who own the Surface RT (or anything else running the Windows RT OS), that's impossible. They can only access applications (like iTunes) via Microsoft's own Windows Store. No iTunes in ... (view more)

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