Apple

Tue
26
Apr
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Mac, PC Users Are Very Different, Says Survey

You either love Mac computers, or you hate them. You either adore those "I'm a PC, I'm a Mac" commercials, or you loathe them. But what does all of that say about the people who like PCs, and those who prefer computers built by Apple? A new survey ... looks at just that question. The survey of just under 400,000 people was recently performed by social networking-style website Hunch, which asked people whether they used a PC or a Mac and then followed that query with a number of other questions. (Source: pcmag.com ) Mac Users Liberal, Educated, Urban Here's what the survey suggests: Mac users may ... (view more)

Fri
22
Apr
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Apple Safari Browser to Receive Anti-Ad-Tracking

Fans of Apple's Safari web browser will soon be able to mask their online activity from online marketers via a handy new Do Not Track feature. The tool will be available with the release of Lion, an upcoming version of the Mac OS X operating system ... (OS), currently only available to developers. The public will get their hands on Lion (and thus Do Not Track) this summer. We're learning of the browser feature through online discussions of Lion on Twitter and various online forums. Microsoft, Mozilla Beat Apple to Punch Apple is by no means the first company to bring a Do Not Track feature to its ... (view more)

Thu
14
Apr
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Kindergarten School Board Blows $200K on iPad 2

Auburn, Maine school district's Auburn School Committee recently and unanimously voted to start a new pilot program that will give kindergarten kids a shiny new iPad 2. The program is all about changing -- and hopefully, advancing -- how children ... this age learn. iPad Program Called a "Game Changer" Speaking on the subject late last week, Auburn district school superintendent Tom Morrill called the plan a "game changer." "This is truly redefining how we're going to teach and learn. We're talking about a new tool, the iPad2. You begin to watch how young people jump on, jump in and ... (view more)

Thu
31
Mar
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Apple to Surpass HP, IBM in Sales by 2013, Analyst Says

A new report predicts Apple will surpass both IBM and Hewlett-Packard (HP) in revenue and sales by mid-2013. In fact, the man responsible for the report -- Forrester Research founder, George Colony -- says that Apple is "going to be a $200 billion ... revenue company." Colony made the bold prediction in a recent interview with Bloomberg. He went on to suggest that Apple's mobile sector (which is known for the ludicrously popular iPad and iPhone) could propel the company to 50 per cent growth per year over the next 24 months. Apple Growth Already Underway When it comes to market capitalization, ... (view more)

Wed
23
Mar
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Apple Ditches Anti-Gay App

There are currently about 100,000 different applications (commonly known as "apps") available for the Apple iPhone. The running total, however, is constantly changing and has probably increased since this article was written. But it's rare to see an ... app removed from the list, which was the case for a new application which speaks out against homosexuality. The app, which is available for both the iPhone and iPad, was designed by the Christian organization Exodus International and released for download last month. It reportedly advocates "freedom from homosexuality through the power ... (view more)

Wed
09
Mar
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iPad 2 Released, but iPad 3 Possible by Year End

Apple's iPad 2 tablet PC launched exactly 1 week ago (March 2, 2011). And while Apple is hoping that thousands of consumers will rush out and purchase the new iPad 2, some analysts suggest that holding off until the iPad 3 becomes available might ... actually be a better idea. iPad 2: New Dual Core Processor, Thinner The iPad 2 offers a number of new features, including an internal dual core Apple A5 processor and a camera designed for FaceTime video messaging. This enables the iPad 2 to message with the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard. The iPad2 boasts a 33 per cent thinner ... (view more)

Fri
25
Feb
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iPad 2 Expected to be Unveiled March 2

Apple has set aside March 2nd, 2011 for a major media event, where it's expected the Cupertino, California-based company will unveil a totally new iPad. (Source: mercurynews.com ) iPad2: Thinner, Lighter Body Likely What we don't know, however, is ... when the device itself will ship. It's hoped that will be one of the points of discussion at the upcoming media event, along with reasons why consumers should be bothered to purchase an iPad 2. Experts speculate that the new iPad will feature a thinner and lighter design, more memory, and a front-facing camera. These features seem a lock, but ... (view more)

Mon
14
Feb
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Apple Relaxes Water Damage Policy on iPods

Apple appears to have loosened a policy that previously exempted iPods from warranty cover if they showed signs of water damage. But it's unclear if the change will apply to more expensive devices. iPod Hardware Contains Liquid Sensors Although it's ... a clearly-stated part of Apple's user guides and conditions of sale that the company disclaims any responsibility for damage caused by liquid, most people do not realize that doesn't simply apply to cases where the damage is very visible. Instead, all the company's portable devices have a tiny liquid contact indicator: in the iPod it's at the ... (view more)

Wed
02
Feb
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iPad, iPhone Help Apple Obliterate Sales Records

Despite personal health problems sidelining its CEO, Apple appears to be having a very good fiscal year. The company recently reported it had experienced a whopping 78 per cent hike in quarterly profit, helped along significantly by holiday sales ... frenzies generated by the iPad, iPhone and various Mac computers. According to analyst reports, Apple's net income for the first fiscal quarter increased to an incredible $6 billion from just $3.38 billion the year prior. This means a rather remarkable increase in the value of the company's shares, from $3.67 each to $6.43. Apple's Record-Breaking ... (view more)

Tue
01
Feb
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Woman 'Not Interested' in $10,000 iTunes Prize

A woman has been awarded a $10,000 prize by Apple for downloading the 10 billionth iTunes application. Interestingly, when Gail Davis was called by Apple with the good news, she assumed it was the work of telemarketers and immediately hung up the ... phone. "I thought it was a prank call," said Davis, who lives in Orpington, England. Frustrated with what she thought was a joke, Davis snapped "Thank you very much, [but] I'm not interested." (Source: msn.com ) Daughters Responsible for App Download Davis had good reason to be suspicious. After all, she doesn't even own an iPod capable of ... (view more)

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