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Tablet Prices Expected to Drop Considerably in 2012

Posted on 16/12/2011 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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Tablet prices are expected to drop by 15.7% next year, AllThingsD reports. In actual price terms, that means that the average price of an iPad will decrease from $529 to $446.

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Apple Experiences Widespread iCloud and Apple ID Outage

Posted on 16/12/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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A serious Apple ID outage this morning saw many users unable to log into their accounts, receiving a message stating: “The Apple ID you entered couldn’t be found or your password was incorrect. Please try again.”

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Dilbert Comic Pokes Fun at Siri

Posted on 16/12/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Writer and comic artist Scott Adams, creator of the popular Dilbert comic, has released a new Dilbert strip poking fun at Siri and the awkward moments it could lead to.

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OS X 10.7.3 Seeded to Early Testers, Final Release Imminent

Posted on 16/12/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has seeded a new build (11D33) of OS X 10.7.3 to early testers before providing it to developers. Testers are being asked to focus on Address Book, iCal, Mail, Spotlight, and Safari, and no known issues are listed with the build.

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Isaacson May Expand Steve Jobs Biography

Posted on 16/12/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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According to recent comments from Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson, he may not be completely finished with the book, and is considering a number of possible ways to expand the biography.

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Made in Texas: Apple’s A5 Chip

Posted on 16/12/2011 by Chris Hauk

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Apple is famous for using low-cost Asian manufacturers for both sourcing and assembling it’s popular devices, but the consumer device monolith recently started receiving one critical component from a little closer to home… Texas.

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Latest iOS 5.0.1 Release Makes iPhone 4 Siri Port Legally Possible

Posted on 16/12/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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According to known iOS hacker and jailbreak figurehead MuscleNerd, Apple’s latest iOS 5.0.1 update makes it legally possible to bring Siri to older devices. At last, a glimmer of hope for Siri-craving users of older Apple devices!

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IDC: Kindle Fire to Drop iPad below 60% Q4 Market Share

Posted on 16/12/2011 by Chris Hauk

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire is set to to take market share away from Apple this quarter, dropping the iPad’s share of the market down to 59 percent, according to a new analysis by market research firm IDC.

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Apple to Launch 7.85-Inch iPad Mini in Late 2012?

Posted on 16/12/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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An interesting new report from DigiTimes claims that Apple is likely to launch a 7.85-inch iPad just before the final quarter of 2012 in order to compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire.

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How Famous Tech Companies Got Their Names

Posted on 16/12/2011 by Chris Hauk

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Ever wonder how famous tech companies got their name? What exactly does a huge river in South America have to do with selling merchandise via the web? (Amazon)

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