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Surface tablet revenue just $853m Microsoft reveals

Surface tablet revenue just $853m Microsoft reveals

Microsoft made $853m in revenue from Surface tablets in its 2013 fiscal year, a disappointing figure that failed to even cover the company's $900m inventory adjustment charge for the poorly selling Surface RT. The figures, confirmed in Microsoft's most recent 10K filing, paint an underwhelming picture of the Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets, though doesn't specify exactly how many units have been sold.

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Apple’s Bob Mansfield latest “special projects” mystery shake-up

Apple’s Bob Mansfield latest “special projects” mystery shake-up

Apple has quietly reshuffled its executive team once again, with senior vice president of technologies Bob Mansfield discretely being removed from the executive profiles page, with Apple cryptically saying only that he would be instead working on "special projects". Speculation began once the missing profile was first spotted that Mansfield had been sidelined after struggling to cut Apple's dependence on Samsung, but instead it appears that the exec is being repositioned to work on another mysterious project as the firm looks to follow up the best-selling iPhone and iPad.

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Apple eyeing Kinect-creator PrimeSense in rumored $280m grab [Updated]

Apple eyeing Kinect-creator PrimeSense in rumored $280m grab [Updated]

Apple is reportedly in negotiations with PrimeSense, the motion-tracking specialist responsible for the original Xbox Kinect, supposedly aiming to acquire the company in a deal tipped to be worth around $280m. Apple is said to have dispatched a team of senior engineers to Israel-based PrimeSense early this month, Calcalist reports, though talks are said to be in early stages. The Cupertino company could use the 3D movement tracking technology to allow more flexible methods of interacting with future iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

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Apple’s “budget” iPhone is about screen control, not cash

Apple’s “budget” iPhone is about screen control, not cash

The "cheap" iPhone isn't actually about being cheap at all: it's about retiring the 3.5-inch screen. Apple has a long-running love of standardization, and with good reason. The company built the iPad mini around a display size, aspect, and most importantly resolution that allowed the greatest parity - and the fewest developer headaches - with the existing, full-sized iPad, after all. It's not just in the name of control-freak tyranny, either: the iPad mini came out the gate with a full catalog of compatible apps, which is more than the Nexus 7 could claim.

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Apple dynamic display-bezel tech could liberate iWatch and iPad mini

Apple dynamic display-bezel tech could liberate iWatch and iPad mini

Apple is exploring active phone and tablet bezels that would be able to dynamically change between giving a place to grip and extending the interface, maximizing the potential display space for small-screen devices that possibly includes the iWatch. The research, detailed in a new Apple patent for "Electronic device, display and touch-sensitive user interface", centers around a layered stack of displays and touch sensors around one or more edges of a device, which could selectively be activated for input use, or deactivated - and optically-blanked, obscuring any controls underneath - when not needed.

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Apple iWatch trademark spreads: Applications in Russia, Taiwan, Mexico & Turkey

Apple iWatch trademark spreads: Applications in Russia, Taiwan, Mexico & Turkey

Apple continues to quietly hunt down trademarks for iWatch in multiple markets, with the Japanese filing spotted this weekend followed by similar applications in Russia, Taiwan, Mexico, and Turkey. Although the "iWatch" name for a much-rumored Apple smartwatch had only been speculation, Apple filed to claim it in Japan on June 3, the same day as in these three new countries. Some predictions see Apple launching the digital timepiece as early as this year.

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iOS 7 for iPad already suiting tablet well

iOS 7 for iPad already suiting tablet well

Apple's iOS 7 beta 2 brings with it much-anticipated iPad support, and while we're still some months out from a full - or fully optimized - release, the new version is already looking arguably more at home on the tablet than it does on the iPhone. Dividing opinion with its pared-back chrome and greater emphasis on typography, iOS 7 marks a considerable shift away from the iOS we're by now familiar with, and the minimalistic aesthetic suits Apple's bigger-screen mobile devices well.

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iPhone 5S Sapphire Crystal Displays out: Apple and the Vertu factor

iPhone 5S Sapphire Crystal Displays out: Apple and the Vertu factor

Vertu COO Perry Oosting spoke this week on the company's past with Apple, noting how dealings with Sapphire Crystal Displays fell through. This British luxury phone company, Vertu, has itself created smartphones with just such displays working in a lovely manner - but for mass production, it seems, it just wasn't meant to be. According to this fellow Oosting, Apple's choice of Gorilla Glass 3 for future iPhones was a far more feasible choice.

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Apple musing 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone expansion tip insiders

Apple musing 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone expansion tip insiders

Apple is considering a 4.7-inch iPhone and a 5.7-inch iPhone for launch as early as 2014, alongside a $99 entry-level model in a range of color plastic finishes, according to new insider rumors. The bigger iPhone whispers would see Apple echo some of Samsung's handset differentiation, Reuters sources claim, though so far no final decisions about the larger phones have been made. Apple has historically been dismissive of big smartphones, arguing that its users find it valuable to be able to use an iPhone with one-hand.

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