Archive for February, 2011

Apple Moves Forward Wherever Jobs Happens to Be

Apple Moves Forward Wherever Jobs Happens to Be

Since January 17th when Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs mailed employees a notification that he'd be taking another medical leave of absence, there's been more than a little bit of talk about what might happen to Apple and indeed the greater tech world should he step away from the head post. A study that's just been released by RBC Capital Markets and ChangeWave suggests that not only will only a tiny percentage of possible Apple customers say they'd be less likely to buy Apple products in a future without Jobs, but the vast majority of these people polled in this study said his departure would have no effect on their possible buying habits at all.

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Apple’s Thunderbolt Port: A Closer Look

Apple’s Thunderbolt Port: A Closer Look

As I'm sure you're very much aware, Apple released news of a brand new set of MacBook Pros this morning, and along with them has come something called a Thunderbolt. It's a relatively brand new bit of technology, this Thunderbolt, that was developed by Intel under codename "Light Peak" and promises to be the new name in data transfer between devices. How fast is it? Why it's 12 times faster than FireWire 800 they say, 20 times faster than USB 2.0, quicker than a speeding bullet!

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HTC ThunderBolt March Best Buy Release Date Leaked

HTC ThunderBolt March Best Buy Release Date Leaked

Oh my goodness this phone has had its release date moved around more times than Spinal Tap has had drummers. At one time it was February 28th, then it was February 24th, then it was even all the way up to March 10th. Now we've got a bit of a leak that says no less than all of those dates were bunk. Here's a photo sent to our sister site Android Community that appears to have been clicked in a Best Buy saying that the time for final launch of the HTC ThunderBolt is March 10th, 2011.

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Apple iPads Dominated With 93% Of Tablet Market in Q3 2010

Apple iPads Dominated With 93% Of Tablet Market in Q3 2010

The tablet marketplace is about to get crowded, but it took almost a whole year since iPad's launch for competitors to catch up. Some real contenders, such as the Motorola Xoom, are stepping up to the plate while the 2nd-gen iPad gets its unveil next week. It will be interesting to see how the market divides up as Android devices are expected to take a big chunk of the pie. But for now, the iPad is still king and ABI Research looked back at some numbers from Q3 of last year showing just how amazing the iPad performed.

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Google Introduces Cloud Connect For Microsoft Office

Google Introduces Cloud Connect For Microsoft Office

Google has released a new plug-in for Microsoft Office that helps users sync their Office documents with their Google Docs account. The Office documents will be saved via the “cloud” to Google’s servers and can be accessed by whomever you name as an “editor” to the document. Different users can then access and edit the file, increasing their collaboration and cutting down on confusion and wasted time over multiple copies of the document.

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The Daily Coming to Android Very Soon

The Daily Coming to Android Very Soon

A couple weeks back The Daily made its splashy introduction exclusively on Apple’s iPad. That exclusivity will be gone in a couple months as The Daily is set to launch on Android sometime in the second quarter of this year. The announcement is a bit of a surprise since The Daily flaunted its relationship and exclusivity with Apple so much prior to its launch.

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iDisplay Transforms Your Android Device Into A Second Monitor

iDisplay Transforms Your Android Device Into A Second Monitor

Shape Services has launched the Android version of its iDisplay app which allows Android smartphones and tablets to become secondary monitors for your computer. While the app may not be ideal for use with smartphones given their small screensize, but using iDisplay on a Xoom or an iPad would be very nice. iDisplay is already out on iOS and works on both Windows and Macs.

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Verizon Sneaks In Another Motorola Xoom Ad

Verizon Sneaks In Another Motorola Xoom Ad

Beginning of the week we caught a glimpse of a mesmerizing 16 second ad released by Verizon for the Motorola Xoom. The pulsing of a heart beat, the darkness of the night, and then the levitating Motorola Xoom that engulfs the man in a giant flying metal pod, yes, that commercial. Well, today Verizon just sneaked out another version that looks to be a continuation of what actually happens to the guy after he gets enveloped by the pod.

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