Archive | March, 2013

Adobe announces plans to stop boxed sales of its Creative Suite software

13. March 2013

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Adobe today announced that it plans to stop offering boxed versions of its Creative Suite software to consumers. Instead, the company will follow the growing trend – arguably spearheaded by Apple – of only offering its professional software via online download. “As Adobe continues to focus on delivering world-class innovation through Creative Cloud and digital [...]

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Larry Page announces that Andy Rubin will be handing over the Android reins to Sundar Pichai

13. March 2013

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Some interesting news out of Google today as CEO Larry Page announced via the company’s official blog that Andy Rubin will be handing over the Android reins to Sundar Pichai. It’s important to note that Rubin will remain at Google working on other, and presumably secretive, projects. Google acquired Android in 2005, back when the [...]

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Samsung’s advertising game outmuscled Apple in 2012

13. March 2013

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With Samsung set to release its Samsung Galaxy S IV tomorrow in New York City amidst much hoopla and media coverage, the South Korea based company has certainly learned a thing or two about creating a media buzz prior to a product launch. Previously, that was a talent that only Apple seemed to have mastered. What’s more, Samsung has also [...]

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Mac 512K talks to Siri, requests directory listing and files [Video]

12. March 2013

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The Mac 512K was the second Mac released by Apple, hitting store shelves all the way back in September, 1984 for the low low price of $2795. 29 years later, and some folks, believe it or not, still have working Mac 512Ks up and running. Not only that, but one enterprising user decided to have [...]

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iPhone 5S will be NFC equipped and come with fingerprint authorization technology

12. March 2013

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Rumors surrounding Apple’s next-gen iPhone are starting to crystallize, with the latest news coming courtesy of the China Times which reports that the iPhone 5S will come with NFC functionality along with a fingerprint authorization sensor under the home button. The report claims that Apple has tapped the Taiwanese chip company Chipbond to help build [...]

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Citing iPhone woes, Peter Misek lowers his price target on Apple shares to $420

12. March 2013

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Apple just can’t catch a break from analysts these days. Earlier today, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek – you know, the same guy who erroneously predicted an Apple event featuring an Apple TV announcement – came out with a new research note wherein he downgraded Apple with a new price target of $420. That of course [...]

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Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina Display tops over 18 other notebooks in battery life tests

11. March 2013

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Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina Display recently trounced 18 Windows 8 laptops and a Samsung Series 3 Chromebook in a series of tests meant to gauge which notebook sports the best battery life. The test was conducted by Which?, and the results clearly indicates that when it comes to battery performance, Apple’s notebook simply can’t [...]

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2005 iPhone prototype looks more like an iPad

11. March 2013

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  Thanks to the Apple/Samsung trial, we’ve seen a plethora of iPhone prototypes. But earlier today Ars Technica got its hands on photos of an extremely early iPhone prototype. And by early, I mean that this bad boy looks more like an iPad than a phone. The prototype above is 5×7 inches and comes equipped [...]

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Apple’s low-cost iPhone to utilize Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chip – Report

8. March 2013

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With rumors of Apple’s plans to release a low cost iPhone this Summer swirling about, we now have a new report via the China Times which claims that Apple’s more economical iPhone will make use of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chip as opposed to one of Apple’s A-series processors. The report claims that the Snapdragon’s ability to [...]

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Apple and Samsung may feature wireless charging in 2013 “flagship” smartphone models

8. March 2013

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Wireless charging isn’t exactly knew – anyone out there remember the Palm Pre? But according to a recent report in Digitimes, both Samsung and Apple may be implementing wireless charging technology into their flagship smartphone models later in 2013. While the report pegs Samsung as opting for Qi wireless charging technology for its upcoming Galaxy [...]

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Analyst urges Apple to be more transparent with.. analysts

8. March 2013

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Perhaps speaking to the power wielded by analysts, UBS tech analyst Steve Milunovich recently reiterated his “Buy” rating on Apple shares, while also mentioning that Apple may stand to learn something from IBM to the extent that Big Blue will meet with analysts and clue them in as to what’s coming down the pipeline. IBM [...]

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Steve Jobs used to call up Bob Iger and tell him that Disney movies “sucked”

7. March 2013

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BusinessWeek has a in-depth piece up detailing the behind the scenes happenings that led to Disney purchasing Lucasfilm. The story is a must-read for any Star Wars fans out there, but there is an interesting nugget about Steve Jobs that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone familiar with his antics. While discussing Disney’s purchase [...]

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