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Philips Announces New Hue Products – All-White Bulbs, 3D Luminaries, More

Posted on 28/03/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Friday saw an announcement from Philips regarding three new products for their hue wireless lighting ecosystem. The new additions to the family include a white-only hue lux smart bulb, 3D-printed artistic luminaires, and a battery-free wireless light switch call the hue tap.

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Roku CEO Says Apple TV is an iPad Accessory and a Money Loser

Posted on 28/03/2014 by Chris Hauk

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As rumors of a new Apple TV fly, Roku founder and CEO Anthony Wood says the set-top box, which he termed as “an accessory for the iPad,” loses money for Apple, and he just doesn’t understand why Apple would want to sell more.

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Amazon Set to Unveil Its Apple TV and Roku Competitor April 2nd

Posted on 27/03/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Amazon has long been reported to be developing a set-top box to compete with the likes of the Apple TV and Roku boxes, and now it seems the company is ready to debut the device. Amazon has sent out invitations for a media event at 11AM Wednesday, April 2nd.

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Full Microsoft Office for iPad Suite Now Available in the App Store

Posted on 27/03/2014 by Chris Hauk

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The full Microsoft Office suite of apps – Word, Excel, and Powerpoint – are now available for download for the iPad in the App Store. The apps are a free download, but it will cost you a subscription to Microsoft’s Office 365, ($99 a year), in order to use the app’s editing functions.

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Microsoft Office for iPad Goes Live in App Store at 11AM Pacific Time Today

Posted on 27/03/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Microsoft Office for iPad has long been rumored to be in development, and today, Microsoft has finally confirmed the release of the office suite for the Apple tablet. Microsoft Office for iPad goes live in the App Store as of 11AM Pacific time, today – Thursday, March 27, 2014.

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OS X 10.9 Mavericks Now Running on Over 40% of Active Macs

Posted on 27/03/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Mac owners are upgrading to Apple’s OS X 10.9 at an increasing rate, with one report noting the latest OS is running on over 40% of active Macs. The rate of adoption far outpaces the operating system’s predecessor, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

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PencilCase – HyperCard Reimagined, Allows Non-Developers to Create iOS Apps

Posted on 27/03/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Robots & Pencil, a company that usually makes their daily bread developing mobile apps for others, is preparing to launch a new development platform on the Mac that they say reimagines Apple’s Hypercard platform of yesteryear, and allows non-developers to create and publish native apps for the iOS mobile platform.

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New Patent Application Indicates Apple’s Plans for Sapphire Displays

Posted on 27/03/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple continues to remain coy about their plans for the sapphire glass that will be manufactured in their new Mesa, AZ plant. However, a new patent applications suggests the company is looking at the ultra-tough material for use in touchscreen displays.

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Russian Government Replaces iPads With Samsung Tablets

Posted on 27/03/2014 by Chris Hauk

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A new report says Russian government officials have stopped using iPads for official business, opting instead to use devices from Samsung. The new devices are customized, secure tablets designed for use with confidential information.

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Behold! – Feast Your Eyes Upon the First Macworld, Circa 1985

Posted on 26/03/2014 by Chris Hauk

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A relatively small venue, a couple hundred guys who looked like Mike Brady milling around, visiting small booths, no Steve Jobs, and one huge-ass model of a Macintosh computer with a working screen. That was the first Macworld back in 1985.

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