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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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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 10, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 10, 2012

Happy Tuesday, everyone. Are you curious about what made waves in the tech world today? Well then you've come to the right place. Here's something to whet your electronics news appetite - T-Mobile breaks 1 million iPhone mark on EDGE. And in other Apple news, Macbook Pro 15-inch stock low, Ivy Bridge refresh shipping soon. And now turning to Apple's rival, Microsoft is reportedly working on Kinect for Windows Phone 8. We'll see how that works out...

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Apple gaining in corporation use due to ‘time machine’ effect

Apple gaining in corporation use due to ‘time machine’ effect

There's a lot to be said for the satisfaction of workers in this day and age, especially here in the tech industry where Apple is gaining on Windows machines for employee use due to what CBS Interactive CTO Peter Yared implies as a "time machine" effect. In a talk with the Wall Street Journal's CIO Journal, Yared spoke candidly about why he's seeing Apple gain relatively quickly in businesses where employees have Apple computers at home and therefor expect to be able to use the same hardware and software when at work.

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EU Parliament sounds siren call for mobile data cost

EU Parliament sounds siren call for mobile data cost

Members of both the Danish Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament have agreed this week to create lowered price caps on mobile data roaming charges. This will have an adverse affect on how willing business users will be to using their mobile phones when traveling from state to state and country to country, and may very well tip international governments to look into similar price-fixing for mobile carriers in their jurisdictions as well. New rules will be put into effect for the whole of the European Union once Parliament as a whole approves the deal, this expected soon with implementation set for July 1st.

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Red Bull record-breaking skydive capsule finalized

Red Bull record-breaking skydive capsule finalized

The contraption that will take a skydiver higher than any skydiver has ever gone before is all set and ready to go. The capsule, which measures 8 feet in diameter, is built to withstand temperatures as extreme as -70 degrees Farenheit, and is fully pressurized for taking a human being safely into the stratosphere. It still takes some major courage to be that kind of guinea pig, though

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Apple top for smartphones in 2011 but Android extends OS lead

Apple top for smartphones in 2011 but Android extends OS lead

Apple took top place in the worldwide smartphone charts in Q4 2011, new stats have suggested today, clinching the overall number one position for the year with 19-percent of the market. iPhone sales made up almost a quarter of smartphone purchases worldwide in the three months leading up to the end of 2011, Gartner claims, with Samsung taking the number two spot. In cellphones overall, Nokia remains on top of the charts but with a sliding market share, 23.8-percent of the worldwide market in 2011 but down over five points from 2010.

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Austrian daredevil to jump from 23 miles above the Earth’s surface

Austrian daredevil to jump from 23 miles above the Earth’s surface

This stunt is so totally insane it's hard to imagine someone would have the idea of actually pulling it off. Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner plans to pull off a stunt sponsored by the energy drink Red Bull that will lift him 23 miles above the Earth's surface to the edge of space. Once at that altitude, he will jump and free fall back to earth while breaking the sound barrier. I wonder if that means he won't be able to hear his own screams.

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Seagate says hard disk drive shortage to continue through 2012

Seagate says hard disk drive shortage to continue through 2012

The massive flooding in Thailand has severely limited the supply hard drives for the computing industry all around the world. One of the companies that was hard hit by the flooding was Seagate. I'm sure Seagate, and the computer industry hoped that the hard disk drive shortage would be over this year, but it doesn't seem that will be the case. Seagate is now reporting that the shortage of hard drives will continue throughout 2012, just as some research firms were predicting.

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Apple-PC divide worse than originally reported

Apple-PC divide worse than originally reported

People didn't buy nearly as many Windows computers in the fourth quarter of 2011 as they did the year before. We already knew that, but now there's a footnote that presents an even worse picture for the PC market. It was originally presented that Apple computer sales grew by 20.7% from Q4 2010 to Q4 2011, and that PCs on the whole declined by 5.9%. When you look more closely, though, that latter number should be even worse.

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Apple biggest semiconductor consumer in 2011 as iPhone, iPad gobble chips

Apple biggest semiconductor consumer in 2011 as iPhone, iPad gobble chips

Apple is now the largest semiconductor customer in the world, analysts claim, the company's appetite for smartphone, tablet and solid-state drive chips consuming 5.7-percent of the total available market.  Apple grew 34.6-percent from 2010 to take the top spot in 2011, analysts Gartner reckon, with Samsung holding second place with 5.5-percent and previous number one, HP, slipping to third. "Media tablets were also a growth driver for the semiconductor market throughout 2011" Gartner analyst Masatsune Yamaji said of the results, pointing to Apple and Samsung's respective successes with the iPad and Galaxy Tab.

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