Archive for Jan 31, 2011

Google recruiting for internal devs as App Store war escalates

Google recruiting for internal devs as App Store war escalates

Google is looking to intensify its internal work on mobile app development, in a play to better challenge Apple in software for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. According to the WSJ's sources, Google plans to recruit software engineers, product managers, user-interface experts and others to help bolster the Android Market with quality apps; however, insiders also claim that not all of the titles will be Android-exclusive.

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Apple too closed and Steve Jobs ego-led rants Netgear CEO

Apple too closed and Steve Jobs ego-led rants Netgear CEO

Netgear's CEO and global chairman has heavily criticized Apple for its closed ecosystem, blaming Steve Jobs' ego for certain aspects of company strategy, and suggesting that once the iconic CEO steps down permanently Apple will struggle against Android becoming the de facto standard in consumer electronics. Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, CEO Patrick Lo claimed that Steve Jobs' departure is "probably not far away" and that Apple's closed system is leaving content partners "wary" of the company's control.

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iPad 2 uses 1.2GHz dual-core, 30-35% slimmer display, tips analyst

iPad 2 uses 1.2GHz dual-core, 30-35% slimmer display, tips analyst

Fresh iPad 2 speculation this weekend, as a new Chinese analyst report lends weight to some of the more common rumors we've been hearing, as well as getting specific about what processor the second-gen slate will run. According to Ming-Chi Kuo of Concord Securities, in a report quoted by AppleInsider, the new iPad will use an ARM Cortex A9 1.2GHz dual-core CPU complete with Imagination's SGX543 dual-core graphics. However, according to Kuo there won't be a dual-mode iPad world 3G model.

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What Went on at Macworld This Weekend? [Best of Show Winners Listed]

What Went on at Macworld This Weekend? [Best of Show Winners Listed]

First, let's talk about what Macworld is briefly - it's a trade show where all sorts of Apple enthusiasts can show off their wares in an almost completely non-fruit-free environment. This used to be where Steve Jobs set up shop to show off Apple's newest wares until 2009 when they began hosting their own events (which we basically always attend.) This convention has been going on since 1985 and is generally accepted as being sort of "past it's prime" but is still going relatively strong. This year's Macworld took place January 25th through the 29th, and dismissed the idea that no Apple keynote means no Macworld FOREVER!

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SlashGear Week in Review- Week 5 2011

SlashGear Week in Review- Week 5 2011

Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! If you are a PC hardware geek an AMD spokesman causally showed off an unannounced video card on Monday called the HD 6990. The card has dual GPUs and should be very fast. We heard a bit of early detail on the PSP2 from Nikkei that claimed the new portable would have an OLED touchscreen, 3G and a new CPU. That would make for a very impressive portable indeed.

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