Archive | February, 2013

Apple MacBooks and cellular connectivity

27. February 2013

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In his Chromebook Pixel review for CNET, Brook Crothers boldly and laughably said the device made his MacBook obsolete. Why? Because the Chromebook Pixel has a touch screen and 4G cellular connectivity. While the vast majority of Chromebook Pixel reviews have been underwhelming, 4G cellular connectivity would be a nice addition to the Macbook lineup. [...]

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Samsung announces Wallet app, looks eerily similar to Apple’s Passbook

27. February 2013

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Stop the presses! At the Mobile World Congress today in Barcelona, Samsung unveiled a new Wallet app which enables users to store items such as sporting event tickets, boarding passes, and gift cards in one central location. Sound familiar? Well it should, because it’s essentially a copy of Apple’s Passbook app first introduced in iOS [...]

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Apple making strong moves to increase iPhone marketshare in India

27. February 2013

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While one hesitates to say that iPhone growth has plataued, it’s certainly slowing down a bit compared to the growth Apple enjoyed just a few years ago. That said, Apple is busying itself in other markets, realizing that there is a lot of untapped potential abroad. Specifically, Apple seems to be focusing its efforts in [...]

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Apple joins fight to persuade Supreme Court ruling on Prop 8

26. February 2013

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It’s no secret that Apple has long been a champion of gay rights, which makes it not at all surprising that Apple was one of 60 companies to lend its support to a recent filing on gay marriage that will be presented to the Supreme Court of the United States. As it stands now, the [...]

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Staples now selling Apple accessories

26. February 2013

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As previously rumored, and subsequently confirmed by a Stapes executive in a tweet last week, the office supply retailer has begun selling Apple accessories. On Tuesday, Staples updates its website to include products like the Magic Mouse, Apple TV, EarPods, and a slew of other Apple branded accessories. The Staples website divides up Apple’s accessories [...]

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“Think Different” creator says Apple is losing the ad war against Samsung

26. February 2013

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Ken Segall, the former TBWA/Chiat Day creative lead, believes that Apple is losing its ad war against Samsung. Whereas Samsung’s ads are funny and edgy, Apple’s ads, while decent, are traditional and don’t offer up anything new and exciting. While you can still argue that Macs and i-devices have a ton of appeal, you can’t [...]

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A fascinating look at Amazon’s James Hamilton

20. February 2013

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Wired reports: But with this enormous success comes a whole new set of computing problems, and James Hamilton is one of the key thinkers charged with solving such problems, striving to rethink the data center for the age of cloud computing. Much like two other cloud computing giants — Google and Microsoft — Amazon says [...]

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Apple eyeing low-cost $199 iPhone for release this Fall – Report

20. February 2013

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In an effort to drive business in emerging markets like China and India, Apple will reportedly offer a more affordable iPhone this Summer, this according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. “We believe a lower priced iPhone will be a positive for AAPL shares for two reasons,” Munster explained. “First, despite its lower margin, it [...]

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New iPad Mini with Retina Display may cost Apple an additional $12 per device

18. February 2013

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A recent report from Digitimes relays that Apple’s next iteration of the iPad Mini may sport a screen resolution of 2,048×1536, giving it a Retina Display but also increasing the cost production by approximately $12 per unit. As it stands now, the base model $329 iPad Mini has a bill of materials of $188, a [...]

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Apple posts two new iPad commercials – “Alive” & “Together”

18. February 2013

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Apple yesterday releaesd two brand new iPad ads. First, we have “Alive”. And next we have  ”Together”.

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Apple looking for experienced engineering manager to bring next-gen features to the Apple TV

18. February 2013

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Well this should certainly get speculation going regarding Apple’s plans for the living room. Regardless of whether or not Apple chooses to go the HDTV route or perhaps simply enhance the Apple TV, it’s becoming increasingly clear that Apple is looking at the TV space quite seriously. A recent job posting indicates that Apple is [...]

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Does Apple put employees on fake projects to prove their honesty? Not really

18. February 2013

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Remember the report that surfaced a few months ago detailing how Apple will sometimes put employees on fake projects in an effort to determine their honesty? Well, it turns out that there isn’t much evidence to substantiate such claims. Ars Techncia did some legwork and touched based with various Apple employees and discovered that no [...]

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