05 November 2012

Apple's vanishing iPad

Apple's vanishing iPad
CNET
With the Nexus 10 tablet, Microsoft Surface, and the crush of tablets and hybrids coming from the Windows 8 crowd, Apple is going to need to make a bold statement with the next 10-inch class iPad. Until then, we have the incredible invisible iPad. Lest ...

Apple accused of hiding UK Samsung 'apology' ...
CNET
Actually this is the first article in a LONG time on CNET that wasn't PRO Apple in every sense of the word.. most of the article seem like paid advertisements. Funny that the first time a article isn't PROApple must indicate Google/Samsung paying off ...

Oprah Endorses Microsoft's Surface RT Tablet
PC Magazine
Although 69 percent of the nearly 1,200 adults surveyed in a recent Associated Press poll say they have no interest in buying Microsoft's Surface RT tablet, that might not matter as much as the one person who is now decidedly interested in purchasing ...

Apple's mea-culpa Samsung statement hits UK homepage
SlashGear
Apple has published its freshly-demanded statement of Samsung's copying innocence, having been criticized by judges in the UK for grandstanding with its initial, court mandated declaration. A new section in the footer of the Apple UK homepage now ...

Microsoft Surface Review: New Tablet Bridges Work-Play Divide
Huffington Post
When it comes to tablets, I expect Apple's to look and feel amazing, Google's to seamlessly blend online services such as Gmail and search, and Amazon's to have easy access to its online store. So when Microsoft came out with its first tablet computer ...

Microsoft Said to Plan Phone If Partner Approach Falters
Businessweek
Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer introduced the latest version of Windows Phone software, available on devices including Nokia's Lumia 920 and the HTC 8X, to help his company win back share lost to competitors such as Apple Inc. (AAPL) Microsoft ...

First look: iPad mini is light, sleek and easy to hold [Video]
Los Angeles Times
The design of the iPad mini is far superior to its competitors.' Apple brought shiny aluminum to the game while Google and Amazon both brought plastic. ... paying for is the right to own an Appleproduct. ALSO: Microsoft looking at making its own ...

Apple's iPad Mini doesn't merit a grand launch
CNET
Apple has launched the iPad Mini at its retail stores and the news is -- wait for it -- the lines aren't all that long. ... In other words, if you want an iPad Mini, drop into an Apple store and get one, but don't expect to be the coolest person at a ...

Google Casts a Big Shadow on Smaller Web Sites
New York Times
The government's scrutiny of Google is the most exhaustive investigation of a major corporation since the pursuit of Microsoft in the late 1990s. The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has recommended preparing an antitrust suit against Google ...

New York Times

Android Market Share: 3 Of 4 Smartphones Purchased In Past 3 Months Use ...
Huffington Post
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Three out of every four smartphones sold in the third quarter featuredGoogle Inc's Android mobile operating system, as the gap between Google and Apple Inc-based phones widened further, according to a new research report ...

After U.K. Court's Handslap, Apple Gets Less Cheeky In Samsung ...
By Kim-Mai Cutler
Given that Apple's iconic founder Steve Jobs famously said he was willing to go “thermonuclear” on rivals like Google (and the handset makers that Android relies upon), it's understandable why Applewould be reluctant to run such a ...
TechCrunch » Gadgets


Microsoft posts Build 2012 session videos for eager Windows 8 ...
By Jon Fingas
Editorial: Amazon and Google are undermining mobile pricing, and that may hurt everyone. 15 hours ago. Simple.TV review: a set-top box that streams broadcast TV to mobile devices. 16 hours ago. Nokia Lumia 920 review: Windows Phone 8 ...
Engadget

Apple Hides Samsung Apology So It Can't Be Seen Without Scrolling
By Emil Protalinski
Apple may have posted a corrected Samsung apology on its UK site, but it has also added JavaScript code to ensure it can't be seen without scrolling. ... The judge is being ridiculous, notApple. Samsung and Google are common thieves.
The Next Web

Teardown Shows Apple iPad Mini Costs at Least $188 to Build - Arik ...
By Arik Hesseldahl
Apple's latest addition to the iPad family of tablets, the iPad mini, hit store shelves yesterday. Among the many standing in lines around the world to buy the devices were people who took them home to drop them and dunk them in water.
AllThingsD

Editorial: Amazon and Google are undermining mobile pricing, and ...
By Jon Fingas
When Google unveiled the Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and a refreshed Nexus 7 in October, the moment was arguably the crescendo of a change in the Android ecosystem that had been building ever sinceAmazon's Kindle Fire first braved the marketplace in 2011. Along with a widely expanded Amazon ...Even Apple's lowered profit margin on the $329 price is considered an unforgivable sin for this group, in part because there's a profit margin in the first place. The strategy... trains a legion of ...
Engadget Mobile

Oh Apple Lightning connector, how do I love thee?
ZDNet
Oh Apple Lightning connector, how do I love thee? Summary: Apple is known for using proprietary components in its products that have often drawn ire from the industry at large. But in the case of the new Lightning connector used on the latest generation ...

ZDNet

Drive On: Hyundai, Kia bury bad news on mpg reductions
USA TODAY
A Hyundai Elantra is seen inside of a Hyundai car dealership in Des Planines, Ill. (Photo: Nam Y. Huh AP). 2:05AM EST November 4. 2012 - Updated: 1:59 a.m. Sunday with Hyundai's response. It's shocking enough to have sold 900,000 vehicles with inflated ...

MacOS KenDensed: Boom goes Apple's Executive Hammer
The Mac Observer
MacOS KenDensed: Boom goes Apple's Executive Hammer. 11:45 PM EDT, Nov. 3rd, 2012 · Ken Ray · MacOS KenDensed. Ken Ray: Warp Speed Apple CEO Tim Cook showed Scott Forstall and John Browett the door, shuffled other executives around, and...

The Mac Observer

Making Book on Barnes & Noble
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By ANDREW BARY. Wall Street may be underestimating Barnes & Noble, the country's leading bricks-and-mortar bookseller. Many assume the company is doomed thanks to the growth of Amazon.com and other online retailers. Barnes & Noble's retail...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Latest Curiosity image perhaps best yet
CNET (blog)
"Huh?" -- Surprised by your sudden presence, Curiosity nevertheless regains its composure, looks you straight in the eye, and swears it was only collecting a few samples. You'll find the full -- and full-size -- images below. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin ...

The security features of Android 4.2
TG Daily
Android 4.2 offers improved protection from rogue apps installed via third-party stores. As the Android operating system grows in popularity, viruses, Trojans, and other nefarious apps targeting the OS are on the rise. Fortunately, the recently unveiled Android ...

Will ARM become more powerful than Intel by using less power? (interview)
VentureBeat
In the microprocessor wars, ARM and its many partner allies have always had the most units sold in the market. But Intel, which can sell chips for $100 or more, has always had the lion's share of the profits in a $30 billion-plus industry. With the growing ...

VentureBeat

How to Group and Organize Your Start Screen Tiles in Windows 8
Business Insider
Keeping your computer organized and your desktop clutter-free can be pretty difficult. And with last week's official release of Windows 8, users have another screen they need to get used to organizing—the new Metro-style Start Screen. It uses large ...

iOS Growing More Than Android in US
Tom's Guide
Google's mobile platform reigning in Europe, though. Apple's iOS platform is outpacing Google's Android, at least within the United States and UK. In other major regions, though, the latter experienced an increase in market share, while iOS had to settle for a ...

New Jailbreak iPhone 4S, 4/3GS iOS 6 Released : Factory Unlock: AT&T, T ...
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
According to Chip Jailbreak Group, Sap Shield V1.7 is ready to jailbreak iPhone 4S/4, iPhone 5 iOS 6 and factory unlock iPhone 5, iPhone 4S/4/3GS iOS6/5.1.1. The U.S. iDevice owners can jailbreak and unlock their devices using this great tool available for...

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

Facebook Offering Privacy Tour for New Members
GDP Watch
Facebook is offering a privacy tour for its new members. The members when signing up will see a step-by-step education tour as a part of the campaign that addresses European regulatory agency concerns. The change started progressing from Friday, in part ...

GDP Watch

Android 4.2 panorama ported to Galaxy Nexus
The Droid Guy
Even though the Google event was cancelled due to the hurricane, Sandy, the search engine giant did not delay the launch of the devices it was about to launch at the event, and also the new version of the mobile operating system, the Android 4.2, which still ...

The Droid Guy

Archaeologists unearth Europe's oldest town in Bulgaria
Digital Spy
Archaelogists in Bulgaria have claimed to have unearthed Europe's oldest town. The prehistoric town, discovered in Eastern Bulgaria near the town of Provadia, is the oldest urban settlement found in Europe to date. The Huffington Post reports that Vasil ...

Yet Even More Apple Samsung Apology: When Is A Page A Page?
Forbes
As we all know by now Apple has been ordered by England's Court of Appeal to publish an explanation on the front page of their website. An explanation of the fact that, contrary to impressions that might have been given elsewhere, Samsung did not in fact ...

Cool features of the new Windows Phone
Cool Mom Tech
Cool features of the new Windows Phone. New Windows Phone 8 There's been a lot of chatter about the brand new Windows Phone 8, Microsoft's latest offering. It features a very sleek design and layout, including the new Windows 8 operating system, but ...

China,United States : MICROSOFT crosses boundaries with OFFICE 365 ...
Equities.com
China,United States : MICROSOFT crosses boundaries with OFFICE 365 & AZURE [TendersInfo (India)]. Al Bawaba Ltd. Microsoft Corporation is crossing boundaries again with its Office 365 platform and its cloud computing services, including Azure.

New PixelJunk Game Being Developed for PC
Exophase
While PixelJunk titles are usually known for launching on the PlayStation Network, it looks like that won't be the case with the next entry in the series. According to Q-Games, the next PixelJunk game is being developed for PC. Tentatively titled PixelJunk 1-6, ...

Exophase

Microsoft Surface Tablet Endorsed by Oprah Winfrey
StudentNewsIE.com
Microsoft Surface Tablet Endorsed by Oprah Winfrey. November 4, 2012 · 0 Comments. A recent poll from The Associated Press showed that 69 percent of almost 1200 respondents said that they are not interested in getting the Surface tablet from Microsoft.

As Nintendo Wii U Release Date Nears, Console Pre-order Options Dwindle (11 ...
HawtWired (blog)
Nintendo Wii U Release Date, and Console Pre-order Availability! As the highly anticipated November 18, 2012 Nintendo Wii U release date approaches, the laws of supply and demand appear to be showing up both in-store and online retailers. Most online ...

Former GameStop VP pleads guilty to embezzling almost $2 million
Joystiq
Frank Christopher Olivera, former GameStop VP of corporate communications and public affairs plead guilty Thursday to one count of mail fraud for embezzling $1,965,900 from the company. According to the federal indictment, Olivera sent payments from ...

Twitter To Add Instragram-Style Photo Filters To Mobile Apps
RedOrbit
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online. In what is being called a move to combat popular photo-sharing website Instagram, Twitter is reportedly planning to release a mobile app update that will allow members of the microblogging website to ...

Fears of more superstorms
The Australian (blog)
However, with the benefit of more than 40 years of observations, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its most recent statement (2012) accepts that there is only low confidence in long-term trends in tropical cyclone activity and associated ...

Sony PlayStation Store: why the redesign matters
Telegraph.co.uk
The re-designed Sony PlayStation Store went live across Europe hardly a week ago. With the overhaul a long-time coming, reaction has been largely favourable, and as you would expect, gamers are looking at the site from their own perspectives, focusing ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Facebook testing Pages Feed to aggregate page statuses
The Droid Guy
We like a lot of pages on Facebook. These pages will be of major news agencies, your favorite brand page, a page of your favorite product, and even celebrity fan pages. We like all these pages to keep ourselves updated with what's going on around the ...

The Droid Guy

Facebook Phone rumored to be made by HTC
Inrumor
HTC is reportedly collaborating with the social network giant on a new phone. Facebook phone concept. According to Pocket-lint, the rumored Facebook phone is currently being tested with a code name of Opera UL. Citing reliable sources, the site claims that ...

PlayStation 4 development kits sent out to developers
Inrumor
VG24/7 reports that Sony has shipped a new PlayStation 4 kits to game developers. Citing multiple anonymous sources, the site writes that the new dev kits have been shipped, housed in PC cases. The report states that the console will include Blu-ray ...

Survey Reveals Amazon Turning Up The Heat On Netflix
World Internet TV on PC (blog)
The independent survey research firm 451 Research ChangeWave released some interesting numbers on Friday, numbers which indicate that Amazon is encroaching on Netflix's turf. The numbers, which show that Netflix by and large still retains the largest...

World Internet TV on PC (blog)

PlayStation 3 version of Mass Effect Trilogy to release on December 4
bettor.com (blog)
PlayStation 3 version of Mass Effect Trilogy to release on December 4. The PlayStation 3 enthusiasts have been dwelling in suspense associated with the release date of Mass Effect Trilogy for quite some time now. As per the reports, the Sony version of the ...

Hitman: Absolution Introduction Trailers
TrueAchievements
Agent 47 is back in business and the team over at IO Interactive has released a new video for your viewing pleasure regarding their upcoming release of Hitman: Absolution. The following video titled, The Living Breathing World, is from the 'Introducing' video ...

TrueAchievements

4294 People Already Playing Halo 4
Kotaku Australia
We're up to 4294 people playing Halo 4 online right now — at least. We can't co-op, but we do have the breakdowns for competitive multiplayer and the story-based Spartan Ops. Yesterday, there were 480 people playing the game online. This is a nine-fold ...

Former Star Trek star unveils new app
ITN
81-year-old actor, writer and performer, William Shatner, has unveiled a new iPhone app called 'Shatoetry'. The application will enable users to listen to word inflections spoken by the former Star Trek star. "You can bring up words that I have spoken, and I ...

Missing gamma rays were abducted by light from the first stars
Ars Technica
The first stars in the Universe were evidently cosmic hooligans, knocking electrons off atoms, making much of the hydrogen gas in interstellar space ionized. This reionization happened between the formation of the first atoms (about 380,000 years after the Big ...

Ars Technica

Skyrim: Dragonborn DLC Trailer Scheduled For Nov 5th
WhatCulture!
The third expansion pack for the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is set to be officially announced next Monday, according to a Tweet by Bethesda, the development team behind the popular RPG epic. Along with the Tweet, which states “Full Trailer on 11/5″, was also ...

WhatCulture!

Apple loses iPhone name battle against iFone in Mexico
Australian Macworld
News. Apple has reportedly lost its legal battle over the iPhone's name in Mexico. iFone, a Mexican IT solutions company, registered its trade name in 2003, four years before Apple introduced its first iPhone. This has lead to a Mexico City court denying...

Australian Macworld

Assassin's Creed III – review
The Guardian
Assassin's Creed III is full of surprises. Perhaps the biggest is that its much-publicised new protagonist, half-Native American Connor, isn't the only character you'll be controlling as gamers slaughter their way across the new world. Keeping that zinger under ...

The Guardian

Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G Reviewed: Stellar Performance, Sub $50 ...
Mobile bloom News
Arriving on December 15 last year, nearly eight months after it was announced, the Galaxy Nexus 4G was important to the entire smartphone marketplace for a few critical reasons. The handset delivers one of the largest and most resolute screens of any ...

The PS3 could finally be released in China
Geeky gadgets
You may not be aware of this, but China currently has a console ban that has been in place since 2000. The reasons why are a tightly kept secret, but obviously China doesn't want it's young citizens to waste their lives in front of a TV screen and have fun like ...

Geeky gadgets

Nice Motorola Droid RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD Deals at Amazon – Check ...
G 4 Games
We've talked a great deal about the Motorola Droid RAZR HD and its arrival on the market, mainly because this has been one of those gadgets that have been leaked and rumored for many months before actually going on sale. Then the RAZR HD and the ...

G 4 Games

Ford Fusion: A winning ticket of style and handling
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Ford Fusion: A winning ticket of style and handling. Article by: LAWRENCE ULRICH , New York Times; Updated: November 3, 2012 - 2:46 PM. The Fusion runs the midsize bases and bowls over lingering misconceptions about Detroit's ability to make ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

GTA 5 DLC Hinted At By Take-Two; Release Not Until April 2013
Latinos Post
Rockstar Games has been releasing information about Grand Theft Auto 5 at an increasing pace. We now know the game's release time frame, and can expect an in-depth article from Game Informer within a week from their time hands on with the game ...


Ford C-MAX vs. Toyota Prius: Round One Complete
My Perfect Automobile (press release)
With just one month of sales data behind it, the Ford C-MAX Hybrid has topped the Toyota Prius by approximately 400 unit sales for the period. For Ford Motor Co., October was the best month ever for hybrid sales, as the automaker notched 4,612 units ...

My Perfect Automobile (press release)

Finish Halo 4, get $25 credit on Halo 4 Amex card
Strategy Informer (press release)
One of the more interesting crossover promotions has Microsoft and American Express releasing a new Halo 4 credit card in which gamers in the US and UK can get $25 (or £25 in the UK) credit for finishing Halo 4. The first 25 people in the US and first 5 in ...

Asteroid belts could be key to finding intelligent life
Tehran Times
c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_09_Asteroids.jpg SAN FRANCISCO (The Register) -- A new study suggests that having the right kind of asteroid belt in a solar system could be essential to finding intelligent life in the universe – including ...

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