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WWDC 2013: what you WON’T be seeing

WWDC 2013: what you WON’T be seeing

Starting Monday, Apple's 2013 iteration of their developers convention WWDC begins in San Francisco - and there's a lot you'll not be seeing. It's not that there'll be a lot of information under the skin and behind closed doors, that's not what this is all about. Instead, it's all about what's still in the wings at Apple, what's not quite ready to be released, and what will never, ever be released, especially not next week.

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WWDC 2013 software expectations: iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 simplified

WWDC 2013 software expectations: iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 simplified

As WWDC approaches, the suggestion that Jony Ive's assignment on iOS over the past collection of months grows stronger. Here just days away from Apple's yearly developers conference, the company has been so clear as to post an ultra-flat banner with the number "7" in the center of it after their flat integration invite. Could it all be so simple at last?

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Haswell 4th Generation Intel Core launch set for June 4th

Haswell 4th Generation Intel Core launch set for June 4th

Though the code-named "Haswell" generation of Intel Core processors has been finding itself the subject of reports and detail talks from the company that makes it for many, many months, it's today that the 4th generation of Intel processors gets its official ushering in to the public. This June 4th - that's just a couple days away - marks the point at which Intel suggests it's time to upgrade the innards of the generation of "2-in-1" computing: that's convertible computers - flipping screens, removable displays, and everything in-between.

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ASUS Haswell launch begins with all-in-ones and an M51

ASUS Haswell launch begins with all-in-ones and an M51

Today the Intel 4th Generation processor wave begins to creep up once again with ASUS letting it be known that they've got three machines that'll run this "Haswell" generation initially. The first of these is a single black and standard-looking M51 desktop PC - standard looking on the outside, that is - inside it's got a bit more of a punch. Then there's the ET2301 and ET2702, slim form-factor all-in-one PCs as well.

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PSA: Acer’s Android all-in-one won’t roll with Haswell

PSA: Acer’s Android all-in-one won’t roll with Haswell

Earlier this year a device code-named DA220HQL was introduced to the world - silently - this being the same device appearing along technology newslines being reported as brand new, and coming soon with Haswell inside. What's actually happened here is a bit of a mistaken identity - the device in question is, indeed, already on the market - and it comes with a dual-core Texas Instruments processor inside.

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IDC: tablets to overtake portable PCs by end of 2013

IDC: tablets to overtake portable PCs by end of 2013

According to the IDC (International Data Corporation)'s latest report on their Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, tablet computers are projected to overtake the mobile PC market by the end of this year. And more than that, the IDC suggests that tablet sales will grow past those of the entire PC market by the year 2015. If you're a keyboard lover, this might be good news for you - cheap computers on the horizon!

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Gigabyte BRIX mini-PC offers customization galore

Gigabyte BRIX mini-PC offers customization galore

The mini PC has slowly transformed from a novelty to something more useful, meeting a variety of needs and working well as everything from a portable PC to an entertainment system solution offering more features than your standard set-top box. Gigabyte has added a new mini machine to the market, the GB-XM1-3537, more easily known as the BRIX.

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HP ENVY Rove 20 is maker’s first mobile all-in-one PC

HP ENVY Rove 20 is maker’s first mobile all-in-one PC

HP has announced its first mobile all-in-one PC, the HP ENVY Rove 20. As the name suggests, this AiO unit measures in at 20-inches corner-to-corner, and features a battery, allowing users to unplug it and go cable-free. This differentiates the device from many other all-in-one units, which - like a regular desktop computer - turn off when unplugged. We've got a video of the massive slate after the break.

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Google Maps future explored: the map is now the user interface

Google Maps future explored: the map is now the user interface

A futuristic vision of Google Maps has been shown by the company this week at Google I/O 2013, the event set for developers but aimed at the public. Google spoke up about "The New Google Maps", as they called it, complete with expansions built around the user - each individual, that is. Exploring will be expanding in this new vision, built for the Google Search user using their Google account.

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Google Voice search hits Chrome with Hotwording: “Ok, Google”

Google Voice search hits Chrome with Hotwording: “Ok, Google”

Google's Conversational Voice Search system has been living on both iOS and Android for either weeks or months - this week it's coming to the Chrome web browser for all devices complete with a command familiar to Google Glass users: "Ok, Google." This system will allow users to speak with natural language - conversational, that is - on any desktop computer with a microphone.

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Google Drive adds right-click sharing from desktop

Google Drive adds right-click sharing from desktop

Google has been rolling out updates to Drive at a moderate pace, having added improvements for iPhone back on April 8, for example. And while all the updates bring welcomed features, this latest one more or less trumps all the recent ones, adding a functionality found in many competitors' services and one sorely needed for power-users. Starting today, users can share content from within Google Drive on desktop with a simple click.

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Google+ Hangouts get Remote Desktop feature using Chrome technology

Google+ Hangouts get Remote Desktop feature using Chrome technology

Google+ has just issued an update that brings the remote desktop feature to Hangouts. With Hangouts Remote Desktop, your friends can give you permission to control their desktop through the Hangouts app. Because you're in a Hangout, you are still able to see each other and voice chat with each other while you're controlling the other person's computer, making troubleshooting much easier.

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