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Is Apple beating Android in the US after all?

Is Apple beating Android in the US after all?

Perhaps the biggest rivalry in all the tech world is Apple and its iOS operating system versus Android. Recent reports having claimed that Android is leading the US market, that is being disputed by a report issued this week by the research firm NPD. According to the NPD report, Apple has 50% of the smartphone market for the first quarter of 2012 in the United States.

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Better an iPad than an Ultrabook

Better an iPad than an Ultrabook

For those looking for a lightweight web-browsing, media consuming, and casual game-playing machine for 2012, the current Ultrabook lineup doesn't always add up against the iPad. Though notebooks and desktop computers have been around for quite a few more years than the iPad, the latter essentially wrote the book on a vertically integrated hardware and software experience with Apple. Netbooks died because they couldn't replace what the laptop did for them for computing power - now the Ultrabook is here with plenty of power that the average person simply does not need. Is the iPad that perfect medium for the post-PC era?

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iPad is Apple’s gateway drug

iPad is Apple’s gateway drug

One in four iPad buyers are new to Apple's hardware, according to fresh research, with adoption of the iOS tablet growing faster than any other product in the company's history. Although historically the iPod has been the gateway to Apple ownership, in the past two years the PMP's role as gateway drug has been usurped by the iPhone and, increasingly, the iPad, NPD Group's surveying discovered.

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EA’s Mass Effect 3 far outselling on Xbox 360 over PS3

EA’s Mass Effect 3 far outselling on Xbox 360 over PS3

Mass Effect 3 will hardly be the first video game to have sold more units on the Xbox 360 than the PS3. There are more Xbox 360 consoles in households so that simply stands to reason. But few games are being outsold on the Microsoft platform by a margin as large as this one. In fact, the Xbox 360 version of Mass Effect 3 is moving units at a rate of four-to-one over the PS3 edition.

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Wedbush Securities report: gamers want physical media

Wedbush Securities report: gamers want physical media

A new report suggests that gamers aren't shifting into a digital distribution model as quickly and massively as people in the industry might think. The report, from Wedbush Securities, looks at the world of downloadable games as more of a complement, not a substitute, to the long-running tradition of going out to the store and picking up a box. People just aren't ready to give up their packed bookshelves.

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New iPad could face Retina Display shortage

New iPad could face Retina Display shortage

Apple unveiled the new iPad on Wednesday, bringing with it the much anticipated “Retina” display with a resolution of 2048x1536. Along with the highest PPI value found on a tablet of 264, saturation has also been increased to get the most out of images and video. While that gorgeous display was the star of the show, manufacturing it couldn’t have been easy. Analysts are now claiming that yields aren’t as high as Apple would like, which could lead to display shortages and delays.

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iPad 3 buyers don’t care about price

iPad 3 buyers don’t care about price

iPad owners tend to be wealthier and older than average, while half of prospective iPad 3 buyers don't care how much the third-gen tablet will cost them, according to independent research by NPD Group and SlashGear. NPD found more than 40-percent of current iPad owners had a household income of $100,000 or more, compared to 26-percent of non-iPad owners. In a survey run by SlashGear, meanwhile, half of those expressing a strong intention on buying the next-gen iPad - expected to be unveiled in early March - said they planned to do so without consideration of either price or specifications.

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NDP reports Android beating down iOS in first-time smartphone buyers

NDP reports Android beating down iOS in first-time smartphone buyers

Though Apple's iPhone 4S did show off the strongest quarter for Apple of any iPhone this Q4 2011, Android is being shown by NDP to be taking the cream of the crop for new users. What you'll see here is a time period between October and December of the year 2011, with all smartphone buyers choosing Android only slightly more than iOS with the iPhone, then with first-time smartphone buyers Android clearly winning the poll. While you do keep in mind that iOS is only counting up a few devices, you should take note that the rest of the smart device world is only hitting on 9% total, this showing the true power of the Google vs Apple force.

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Why Sony Won’t Launch A New PlayStation This Year (Or Next)

Why Sony Won’t Launch A New PlayStation This Year (Or Next)

I’m often asked when Sony will launch its next PlayStation. Just about everyone is interested in finding out if the next console the consumer electronics giant offers up can be as appealing and popular as its predecessors. The push for Sony to launch a new PlayStation is also born out of the fact that Nintendo is launching a new console this year, called the Wii U. And if history is to be our guide for the future, most console makers launch their new devices around the same time.

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Beats Electronics breaks away from Monster to go its own way

Beats Electronics breaks away from Monster to go its own way

The audio world is booming, and more and more people are starting to spend big money on high-end headphones and earbuds to get more enjoyment out of their music. Many of those high-end headphones are now also becoming a status symbol and makers are taking style into account as much as performance. The most successful brand in the high-end headphone industry has been Beats Electronics.

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