If there’s one thing that owners of iPhones and iPads love to do with their device it’s to watch videos and movies. With the great screen, and fast CPU’s and GPU’s built into their devices, videos run like a dream. But what if you have a collection of movies that aren’t in the format the iOS video player requires?
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It was announced Tuesday that major Apple supplier Foxconn will take an 11 percent stake in Japanese electronics firm Sharp. The agreement is seen not only to aid Sharp financially, but will also involve joint development of LCD technology between the two companies.
PC Magazine writer Sascha Segan just gave the new iPad an Editors’ Choice award for large tablets. He didn’t give the device the award because of its lovely hardware, it got the award because “Android tablet apps suck”.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced it will take Apple to court over the company’s “misleading” advertising, which gives the impression thst its new iPad runs at 4G speeds in Australia.
There were a couple of interesting reports this morning, as AnandTech reported they got an amazing 25.3 hours of LTE hotspotting out of a new iPad, and PCWorld reported that the new iPad runs only slightly hotter than some Android Tablets.
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Intel and its partners are about to launch the Ultrabook, which could be their biggest product launch since last decade’s Centrino introduction. Windows is preparing to launch its latest, and they claim, greatest version of Windows named Windows 8.
Welcome to week 8 of “Siri Says the Darndest Things”. As a series, we’ve already lasted longer than most of NBC’s fall schedule.
Trading of Apple stock was briefly halted on Wall Street Friday morning after the stock took a sudden drop of 9.4 percent. Just before 11AM EST AAPL plunged to $542.80.
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The new iPad has been released, so I guess we can all take a break from the rumor mill… Not so fast, says Reuters in a report today. It’s time for the rumors about the next iPhone to kick into high gear!
The next version of Adobe’s Photoshop, CS6, is now available in BETA form as a free download. There are tons of new features, with a redesigned interface, and several features ported over from Adobe’s popular “Lightroom” application.
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