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Articles tagged with: Apple

Dell Slams Apple On Their iPad

Dell’s head of marketing, Andy Lark, has come forth to say that the Apple iPad will not succeed in the long term. He notes that although the device has been selling well, and is number one in the tablet sector, “those are just the results of the short term.” He said he was glad that Apple has built up enthusiasm and has created a market for tablets but he doesn’t see their strategies panning out, mentioning Apple’s hardware as “high price and proprietary.”

He believes that the successor will be due large in part to…

Lenovo 2nd Gen. Slim Lepad Coming Soon

The Chinese Leadership Summit took place on March 28th, 2011 at the Wuzhou Guest House in Shenzhen. The event was co-sponsored by the Shenzhen People’s Government and Federation of Digital China. More than 60 leaders and investors of the IT business fly to this event to discuss the future of information technology. The event focused on industrial development and topics such as…

Windows 8 Test Version Released

Microsoft has just shipped a test version of Windows 8 to PC makers, so based on the timeframe of past releases it should be available to users in late 2012. This version is reportedly being offered through Microsoft Connect, a program for extra-special beta testers. Windows 8 is important for Microsoft because it will be the first version of Windows with special features for tablets, such as compatibility with ARM processors, and a design with touch screens in mind.

Distressing to Microsoft–and fueling its tablet affinity–is the fact that Apple’s iPad is overtaking sales of consumer notebooks running Windows. However, Microsoft seems in no huge hurry to break out any tablets, despite the increasingly crowded market.

Sources say Microsoft is expected to show the first beta of the OS at its Professional Developers’ Conference, set to take place later this year. Similar test versions in the past have had security measures to prevent leaks, such as a one-time use password. However, we should never underestimate the ingenuity of nosy geeks, so I’ll be holding out for some leaks.

Nokia Sues Apple For 46 Patents

Nokia has claimed that it filed a second patent infringement against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission. The claim accuses Apple of violating multiple Nokia patents in Apple’s iPod, iPhone, Macs, and iPads.

Nokia says that seven of their patents have been violated in areas of multi-tasking operating systems, data synchronization, positioning, call quality, and use of Bluetooth accessories. Interestingly enough, Nokia had previously filed a claim against Apple which was found by the ITC to be…

Apple iPhone5 Will Not Be Ready For WWDC

A Chinese source has indicated that the iPhone5 will most likely not be available until the end of 2011 because the parts have not yet been manufactured.

Even if Apple were to start manufacturing the parts, there is no possible way that they would arrive by June for Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference. It is even possible that Apple may delay shipment of the…

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2011

Apple will be hosting their Worldwide Developers Conference this year. According to their site, “The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) showcases the latest innovations and the newest technologies in iOS and Mac OS X. Over 1,000 Apple engineers guide you through five exciting days of in-depth technical sessions and hands-on labs that demonstrate how to harness the incredible power of the world’s most advanced operating systems into your apps.” The technologies that will be showcased at the conference will show how their refined iOS and Mac OS X add new possibilities to current application development. Apple claims that by attending the conference, they will teach you how to…

Website Must Pay $950,000 For Posting Beatles Songs

BlueBeat.com, a website that streams and sales music, agreed to pay record labels nearly a million dollar to settle a federal lawsuit for selling Beatles songs. The site sold the songs for 25 cents apiece before they were legally available.

The settlement with music companies EMI Group PLC, Capitol Records and Virgin Records America was approved by U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton Tucker. The Judge ruled in December that BlueBeat violated copyrights and presented unfair competition to the record labels.

Microsoft Opens Second Apple Style Store in California

Microsoft opened its second retail store in Orange County California and hundreds show up to see the latest gadgets, software and products. The move is an indication that Microsoft is following Apple’s footstep by taking their approach to the stores concept.

Microsoft already sells its products thru other retailers like Best Buy but this allows them to compete directly with Apple in busy malls.

Amazon Launching Service To Store Your Music, Videos & eBooks

Amazon is in talks with record companies and film studios about potentially creating a service to let users store their film and music in a library style format on the cloud. According to CNET they could be ready to announce the service as early as next week.

The service, which some say is a like a cloud locker, would allow users to store their existing music, film, and book collections on the cloud, even if the content is not purchased at Amazon. The current hold up is all the licensing requirements which Amazon has yet to work out with the major labels and studios.

Google Joins The Group Messaging App Party With “Disco”

Group messaging is apparently big business and now we have another app joining the party!!

First Facebook announced it acquired Beluga and now Google releases a group messaging app called “Disco”. The app, as you would imagine, allows users to send text messages to groups of people from their contacts and members of the group can reply to everyone. Simple concept using text messaging.