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01
Nov
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Apple CEO: Microsoft's Surface Tablet 'Confusing'

Apple's chief executive officer has publicly criticized Microsoft's new tablet computer, the Surface. However, he admits that he has never actually used the device. Microsoft's Surface tablet launched last Friday. Priced at $399 and up, it's seen by ... many experts as a major threat to Apple's iPad, which has dominated the tablet market for several years. The Surface runs Microsoft's Windows RT operating system, a slimmed-down version of Windows 8. Versions of the Surface running fully-featured editions of Windows 8 are expected to hit the market in the coming months. Cook: Microsoft's Surface ... (view more)

Wed
17
Oct
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Microsoft Surface Pricing, Specs Finally Revealed

After months of speculation, we finally know how much Microsoft's soon-to-be-released Surface tablet will cost: $499 and up. The device goes on sale October 26, the same day Microsoft launches its new operating system (OS), Windows 8. Last week ... industry insider Sameer Singh grabbed media attention by suggesting that Microsoft's entry-level version of the Surface running a slimmed-down edition of Windows 8 known as Windows RT would retail for $399 and up. Surface's Storage, Screen Size Compares Favorably with iPad It appears Singh's prediction was somewhat close to the actual price. Microsoft ... (view more)

Wed
22
Aug
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Apple Surpasses Microsoft as Most Valuable Firm

Cupertino, California-based Apple has become the most valuable firm of all time, as measured by stock market valuation. With each of its shares hitting a price of $664.75, Apple's total market value surpassed the $619 billion record held by ... Microsoft since 1999. Apple's market value has been surging in the past year. When Steve Jobs , its popular and visionary co-founder died in October, 2011, the firm's market value was approximately $378.55. Even without Jobs at the helm, Apple's market value has increased 43 per cent since then, a period of just ten months. New iPad, iPhone Rumors Cause ... (view more)

Mon
23
Jul
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Google's Nexus 7 More Durable Than iPad: Report

A new study by third-party warranty supplier SquareTrade has shown that the Google Nexus 7 tablet is considerably more durable than Apple's iPad. The findings are based on drop tests and a water immersion experiment. SquareTrade, a leading vendor of ... after-market warranties on a wide variety of electronic gear, recently posted a video on YouTube showing Google's 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet taking more of a beating than the market-leading iPad. iPad Suffers Broken Display in Drop Tests SquareTrade's video shows two drop tests, with both tablet devices plopped onto concrete. In the first test, both ... (view more)

Mon
25
Jun
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New Microsoft Tablet Could Be WiFi Only: Report

Microsoft's much-hyped rival to the iPad, the Surface, may not be as attractive to consumers as it once appeared. Reports from reputable sources indicate the new device may have only WiFi capabilities, and not the ability to use cellphone networks ... to access the Internet. The Surface, officially unveiled last week , is similar in size and shape to the iPad. However, rather than forcing users to rely on a touchscreen, its case houses a built-in physical keyboard. Microsoft's new tablet computer also runs Windows 8, the company's newest operating system (set to launch this fall). Microsoft's ... (view more)

Mon
26
Mar
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Report: New iPad 3 'Uncomfortably Warm'

A new report suggests that Apple's third-generation iPad tablet computer -- which just launched on Friday, March 19, 2012 -- runs considerably hotter than its predecessors. In fact, some customers have publicly complained that it runs far too hot ... for comfort. Consumer Reports, a well-respected product review publication, has already published a write-up on the brand new iPad and reports that extensive use of instant-best-seller can generate heat levels as high as 116 degrees Fahrenheit. Overall, that's said to be about 13 degrees, or nearly 13 per cent, hotter than its predecessor, the iPad 2 ... (view more)

Mon
12
Mar
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New iPad Stock Runs Out Fast; Pre-Orders Delayed

The Apple iPad (version 3) is slated for release this Friday, March 16, 2012; however, Apple fans may be disappointed to learn that there are already reports of inventory shortages. As a result, many North American pre-orders placed through Apple's ... online store won't actually ship until at least three days later than expected. (Source: yahoo.com ) Apple Fails to Anticipate Heavy Demand This isn't the first time Apple has encountered significant launch date inventory shortages. When the iPad 2 was initially released last year, in many U.S. locations it sold out on day one. That forced Apple to ... (view more)

Thu
08
Mar
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Apple Unveils New iPad 3, Due March 16

Apple unveiled its highly-anticipated iPad 3 at a major press event on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, and analysts immediately began predicting that the device will help the Cupertino-based firm retain its hold on the nascent tablet-computing market. ... This third version of the ubiquitous iPad boasts several new features. First, the device has received a major bump up in its display capabilities, with a resolution of 2038x1536. In comparison, Blu-Ray movies are displayed in a resolution of 1920x1080. Apple says that the new iPad 3 tablet will be capable of displaying more than 3.1 million pixels. ... (view more)

Mon
23
Jan
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Report: iPad 3 March Release Likely

New reports suggest that the next generation of the popular iPad tablet computer, the iPad 3, is already being manufactured. The release date is rumored to be only 2-3 months away. While it might seem like a short turn-around since the iPad 2's ... unveiling , a March 2012 release for the iPad 3 makes sense. The first iPad was released in April 2010, while its successor, the iPad 2, was released last March. A third spring release would lead many to believe that a new Apple tablet is almost an annual guarantee. iPad 3 Production Underway in China Industry analysts at Bloomberg say they believe a ... (view more)

Wed
11
Jan
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Free iPad App Runs Windows, MS Office, Adobe Flash

A new app for Apple's iPad will allow users to run Windows applications, including Microsoft Office. The Windows applications are available via OnLive, an online digital media distribution service. The Windows environment and applications don't run ... on the user's own iPad; instead, they are available through streaming services from OnLive's cloud computing platform , which is a form of centralized computing . Though the iPad user doesn't have a physical keyboard and mouse, they are able to use genuine Windows 7 controls specially designed by Microsoft for tablet computers accessing the Windows ... (view more)

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