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Bluetooth 4.0 gets rebranded Bluetooth Smart Ready

Bluetooth 4.0 gets rebranded Bluetooth Smart Ready

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has decided to rebrand its new Bluetooth 4.0 standard, which has recently launched on the iPhone 4S and has been available on the latest Mac Mini and MacBook Air. The new naming scheme adds the categories Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Smart Ready to help clarify device compatibilities, although it now seems only more confusing.

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Apple and HTC shortages warned after unibody supplier suffers downtime

Apple and HTC shortages warned after unibody supplier suffers downtime

An Apple supplier has warned that unexpected factory downtime could well impact MacBook Air production, as well as possibly supplies of certain HTC smartphones. The manufacturer, Chinese firm Catcher Technology Co., was forced to temporarily close a production facility after nearby residents made complaints of a "strange odor" seemingly coming from the plant, the WSJ reports. "Shipments to our customers will inevitably be affected" company president Allen Horng confirmed in a press conference.

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Steve Jobs Passes Away, the world mourns a legend

Steve Jobs Passes Away, the world mourns a legend

Today we've learned a sad fact, as reported by Apple themselves, that Steve Jobs has passed away. In a statement published by Apple's Board of Directors it was announced that Jobs passing has of course brought sadness as well as reverence to the hearts of all that knew him. The world has lost a great mind and a great man, and we all mourn his passing with the utmost respect and honor.

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Apple’s Mac to sell record 4.5 million units this quarter

Apple’s Mac to sell record 4.5 million units this quarter

The latest data from research firm NPD suggests that Apple's Mac sales will be setting a record this quarter, beating market expectations. For the months of July and August, Mac sales have risen 22 percent. According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, Apple will likely sell between 4.4 million to 4.6 million Macs in the September quarter.

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ACER Aspire S3 Ultrabook Hands-on [Video]

ACER Aspire S3 Ultrabook Hands-on [Video]

This week at IFA 2011 we've gotten a hands-on look at Acer's newly announced Ultrabook, the Acer Aspire S3, an ultra portable thin and light super powerful laptop for the next generation of demanding consumers across the world. This device has a 13.3-inch LED display at 1366 x 768 pixels resolution, is a mere 0.51-inches thick, and features the latest second generation of Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors at up to 1.7GHz, this with a choice of 240 GB SSD or 320/500 GB HDD with embedded SSD means you've got one powerful bit of computing on your hands. Walk with us through this brand new device and see if it's going to replace your current fat-by-comparison laptop come the end of this year.

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Lenovo U300s Ultraportable Laptop Revealed

Lenovo U300s Ultraportable Laptop Revealed

This week the folks at Lenovo are revealing a handful of devices for those that love their computers to fly away at a gust of wind - first of all there's the "spectacularly slim" U300s Ultrabook, a luxury accessory as Lenovo puts it, powered by 2nd generation Intel® CoreTM i7 processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and rolling in at just 0.6 inches (14.9mm) thick. Will this be the first laptop on the market to trump the fruit-flavored gust, aka the MacBook Air? We shall see.

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Apple Releases Mac OS X Lion 10.7.1 Update

Apple Releases Mac OS X Lion 10.7.1 Update

Apple has just released a Mac OS X Lion update to version 10.7.1. This is the platform's first public update since its launch last month and fixes various bugs for improved stability and compatibility. It is recommended for all Lion users to upgrade and there are also versions of the update specific for the MacBook Air and the Mac Mini 2011.

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Apple Releases Full Page Welcome to IBM 30 Years Ago Yesterday

Apple Releases Full Page Welcome to IBM 30 Years Ago Yesterday

I certainly would have posted about this particular advertisement yesterday, the 30th anniversary of the first IBM PC to the day, but that'd just be rude - and technically this advertisement was released 30 years ago yesterday PLUS two weeks. Today IBM has had 24 hours of glory, and it's time to re-reveal how kind Apple was in welcoming them in to the big show. Each time this anniversary comes around I and we like to consider how the situation has changed and what it meant to the computing world when this ad was released in the very young personal tech world of 1981.

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