SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: August 1st, 2012

Aug 1, 2012
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This first of the month we've got analysis that says things aren't going to look fabulous for Microsoft while, believe it or not, Apple sits right on top of the second quarter for PC shipments. If you're looking to pick up a Samsung Galaxy Nexus you're in luck -it's escaped its lawful bonds once again. There's a new tip on the iPhone side of things, two new elements: Bluetooth 4 and a magsafe-style dock connector.

For those of you ready to take the plunge with the Retina MacBook Pro, you've got new options for the cheapest model - CPU and storage options ahoy! There's a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet out there in the wild made for Windows 8 - with a pen and keyboard dock, too! The folks at AMD have snagged an ex-Apple processor expert so they can get in deep with the mobile greatness.

If you're using Apple's OS X Mountain Lion and you need encryption that isn't quite there yet, you'll be glad to know that it's right around the corner! There's an ASUS Nexus 7 Bluetooth keyboard coming up soon. Google Maps has added NYC subway service alerts. There's a new 3G/4G chip company out there taking on Qualcomm, a combination of Fujitsu, NEC, and DoCoMo all in one.

Raspberry Pi has gotten Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich integration. The FBI has finally gone digital. The Apple vs Samsung case is infuriating Apple with evidence that the iPhone was not made before Samsung had similar designs. And in what's perhaps the most important news over the past 24 hours, Verizon is no longer allowed to block tethering apps from the Google Play app store.


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