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Apple Outpaces PC Market, Takes 10.6% of All U.S. Shipments

Posted on 12/04/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has once again outpaced the PC industry with year-over-year growth of 3.8%, while the industry at large shrunk by 3.5%. Apple now ranks as the third-largest PC maker in the U.S., behind HP and Dell.

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CloudOn Brings Microsoft Office to the iPad (For Free!)

Posted on 12/04/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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CloudOn’s free cloud-based Microsoft Office client for the iPad just got its first major update, bringing support for storing your documents with Box.net, in addition to the Dropbox support the app already featured.

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Microsoft Releases Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 2

Posted on 12/04/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Microsoft has just released a major new update for Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. The update includes a number of improvements and bug fixes, as well as full support for Full-Screen Mode in OS X 10.7 Lion.

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Apple Fixes Flashback Malware With New Java Update

Posted on 12/04/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple has just released a new Java update designed to address the recent Flashback trojan that at one point affected 600,000 Macs. The update removes elements necessary for the malware to function.

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The True Cost of an iPhone (Infographic)

Posted on 12/04/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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A new animated infographic shows that there’s more to the cost of an iPhone than what comes out of your pocket – environmental and humanitarian considerations also come into play.

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Intel VP Hints at Upcoming ‘Retina Display’ Macs

Posted on 12/04/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Intel VP Kirk Skaugen made some very interesting comments about Intel’s upcoming Ivy Bridge processors, suggesting that they will support “Retina” displays – a marketing term created by Apple.

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App For That: Run Windows 8 Metro on Your iPad!

Posted on 12/04/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Want to try Microsoft’s Windows 8 Metro interface? There’s been a lot of chatter about Windows 8 tablets – and now you can see first-hand what the experience will be like by trying it on your iPad!

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Apple Working on Way for Non-Programmers to Create iOS Apps

Posted on 12/04/2012 by Chris Hauk

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Apple is working on making it easier for people with no programming background to build their own iOS apps for the iPhone and iPad. A new patent application published this week reveals Apple’s proposed new authoring tool.

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Apple’s UK Tax Avoidance Controversy

Posted on 12/04/2012 by Henry Taylor-Gill

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If the Daily Mail is to be believed, Apple only paid a meager £10 million in taxes ($16 million dollars) in taxes in the UK, while their earnings were estimated at £6 billion over the same period.

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Apple Packing New 32nm A5 Chips in New iPad 2 and Apple TV

Posted on 12/04/2012 by Chris Hauk

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While everyone’s attention has been on the shiny new iPad, those slick folks at Cupertino have started quietly shipping iOS devices with the 32nm A5 SoC’s. (System on a Chip.) So far the $399 iPad 2 and the 3rd-generation Apple TV have been confirmed to use the chip.

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