Archive | May, 2013

Apple moves away from Foxconn, Pegatron steps up

13. May 2013

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Cult of Mac reports via Reuters: Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known as Foxconn, has long been Apple’s biggest manufacturing partner, with around 60-70% of its revenue coming from the Cupertino company. But local rival Pegatron is hoping to change that. By offering Apple more competitive prices and sacrificing its profit margins, Pegatron appears to be [...]

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iWork is still alive and kickin’

13. May 2013

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AppleBitch reports: Despite many assumptions to the contrary, it seems that Apple hasn’t forgotten iWork altogether as the company has today posted a job advertisement looking for a software QA engineer to work on the next generation of iWork software. The position advertisement is specifying a software engineer who can ‘work on the next generation of Desktop, [...]

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What is Siri grateful for?

8. May 2013

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Siri certainly is sassy these days. But on other days, she’s just glad to make it through the boring ole’ 9-5.

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More reports that Apple iPhone 5S production will start this June/July

8. May 2013

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Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley isn’t the only one with news of Apple’s plans to kick off iPhone 5S production this Summer. We also have a report from Nikkan which notes that displays for Apple’s next-gen iPhone will be manufactured by a trifecta of Sharp, LG, and Japan Display. Sharp also begin in June the [...]

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Apple to release multiple new iPhone models this Summer, says Morgan Stanley

8. May 2013

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After returning from a trip abroad in Asia, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty recently wrote in a note to investors that Apple is planning to kick off production on multiple new iPhone models sometime in June or July. If this timeline is, in fact, accurate, that lends more credence to reports that Apple’s next-gen iPhone, [...]

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Bill Gates says iPad users are frustrated because they don’t have Office

7. May 2013

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Oh Bill, you are a funny one.

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Apple to release a number of low-cost iPhones – Rumor

7. May 2013

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Electronista reports that Apple this Summer may not just release one low-cost iPhone model, but may in fact release a number of low-cost iPhone models. As has been reported previously, the devices will be geared for emerging markets where folks simply can’t afford the iPhone as is. To save costs on its rumored low-cost devices, [...]

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Why do dinosaurs look so much scarier than creatures today?

7. May 2013

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Great answer from Quora: Three reasons.  They look scary because they’re unfamiliar; they look scary because they’re not accurate reconstructions; and they look scary because they were, in fact, scary. The third part is pretty simple.  A multi-ton carnivore is a scary thing, and it would be scary if it was wearing big clown shoes [...]

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