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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)

Thu
21
Jul
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Amazon Tablet PC, New Kindle Due Fall 2011: Report

It appears Amazon.com Inc. will introduce its own tablet computer this October. It's a move that will add a new dimension to Amazon's ongoing rivalry with Apple, as the two continue to compete for digital app consumers. It's expected that Amazon's ... tablet will feature a nine-inch screen and will run Google's Android operating system (OS), already a popular option on smartphones. In addition, it appears most of the manufacturing process will be outsourced to a still unknown Asian company. A Cheaper Alternative to an iPad An anonymous source indicated that the device will not have a camera, a ... (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)

Mon
16
May
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New Kindle $25 Less, but with Ads

Amazon's experiment with on-screen advertising for the Kindle e-Reader appears to have paid off. The cut-price edition of the device is now the best-selling product in the company's entire electronics range. Kindle with 'Special Offers' Saves $25 ... The model, known as Kindle with Special Offers, retails for $114, which is $25 off the standard price. As far as the hardware goes, it's exactly the same as the standard WiFi edition, which was previously the cheapest in the Kindle range. (Source: pcworld.com ) The big difference is two sets of advertising. The first is that when the device isn't in ... (view more)

Thu
28
Apr
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Thousands of US Libraries Get Kindle eBooks

Amazon and libraries across the United States have partnered up in offering a new service that will allow Americans to borrow ebooks for the online retailer's popular e-reader, Kindle. Approximately 11,000 libraries are involved in the project, ... which is being called the Kindle Lending Library. Amazon says its new service will be administered by OverDrive, a digital information provider that currently loans ebook services to the thousands of libraries involved in the project. OverDrive is also responsible for similar services rendered to owners of Sony's Reader device. eBook Customization ... (view more)

Tue
28
Dec
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Amazon: Windows 7 Mega Deal to End Dec 31

Update 2010/12/28: The Windows 7 Discount Link is further down the page in a box similar to this one. You may continue reading the article to find out more about this offer, or click here to access the Windows 7 discount though Amazon.com now . ... Non-USA users, please read this page . Microsoft's popular Windows 7 Family Pack deal finally appears to be nearing the end, approximately 1 month later than last year's offering. On the product's web site, Amazon.com a definitive message stating that "This product is available for a limited time and will be available to purchase until December 31, or ... (view more)

Mon
13
Dec
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Cyber Attack Threats Force Amazon UK Offline

Amazon Web Services (AWS) earlier this month pulled the plug on the WikiLeaks web site, forcing the latter to find a new web hosting company. WikiLeaks is amid controversy after the site began releasing a mammoth collection of confidential U.S. ... State Department diplomatic cables. According to Computerworld, "WikiLeaks is now hosted by a Swedish firm, Bahnhof Internet AB, which is headquartered in Uppsala, a city approximately 44 miles north of Stockholm." (Source: computerworld.com ) In response, activists calling themselves "Anonymous" who support the WikiLeaks cause have ... (view more)

Sat
11
Dec
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Still Xmas Shopping? Read Dennis' Amazon.com How-To Guide + Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Do you shop online or do you prefer brick-and-mortar stores? Ask anyone that question and you'd likely get a varying answer. For myself: I started shopping online 7 years ago. Back then, there wasn't user commenting / opinions and reseller ratings ... for websites, so purchasing anything online gave me great hesitation. Flash forward a few years and things have changed quite a bit. Buying online -- at least, for me, is a regular part of my life and I look forward to it because it's often a fun and an exciting experience. One such site, Amazon.com, is one of the biggest and best places I shop ... (view more)

Fri
03
Dec
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Virtual eBooks Now A Gift-Giving Option

Electronic reading devices (or E-Readers) such as Amazon's Kindle are not just best-sellers, but also the most-requested items on automated online shopping wish-lists. However, until now it's not been possible to buy electronic books as a gift. ... Instead, users could only pay for gift vouchers. That's changed with two leading companies offering gifting options for eBooks. The first to launch the feature was Kobo, a Canadian company that originally started as an electronic books retail website, but later launched its own portable reading devices, stocked in stores such as Borders and Indigo / ... (view more)

Sun
28
Nov
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Online Holiday Shopping? Read Dennis' Top 10 Recommendations

With over 30 years in computing experience, I'm often asked my opinion about computer hardware. Questions like, "What can I do to speed up my computer?", or "What type of laptop should I buy?" and things of that nature. Like anyone else, I love a ... good deal. In order to find the best deal possible, sometimes I spend an entire day shopping online to compare prices and features of similar components. Unfortunately, many of the "recommendations" I've read recently appear to be forged for the sake of making a sale, which means there's an awful lot of time wasted wading through ... (view more)

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