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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 Thunderbolt Displays shipping now plus some clarifications

Apple Thunderbolt Displays shipping now plus some clarifications

Apple's Thunderbolt Displays have finally begun shipping, but the company had to post some clarifications as to how the displays can be connected and daisy-chained. Apparently there has been some confusion as to whether the new Thunderbolt-equipped display would connect with existing Cinema Displays via the Mini DisplayPort and how many additional monitors can be linked together.

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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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Apple A6 MacBook Air by 2013 says analyst: OS X and iOS to merge

Apple A6 MacBook Air by 2013 says analyst: OS X and iOS to merge

Apple will need to merge OS X and iOS if its aim of satisfying seamless content management and cloud-service delivery is to work out, according to Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek. In a new investor note this week, Barrons reports, Misek argues that the MacBook Air will be first to make the switch, jumping to an Apple "A6" processor in late 2012 or early 2013.

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Ultrabook MacBook Air-rivals sabotaged by Intel greed say insiders

Ultrabook MacBook Air-rivals sabotaged by Intel greed say insiders

The biggest obstacle to Intel's Ultrabook notebook drive might end up being Intel itself, according to the latest mutterings out of Taipei. The chip manufacturer's ploy to take on the MacBook Air with Wintel ultraportables will fail to hit its original sub-$1,000 price promise, DigiTimes' sources claim, because Intel's own hardware prices push total cost above that point.

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MacBook Air gets half-power Thunderbolt

MacBook Air gets half-power Thunderbolt

Apple's new MacBook Air may have a Thunderbolt port, but size and cost constraints have led to the updated ultraportable offering reduced external display support in comparison to its MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac mini siblings. The Air uses an Eagle Ridge Thunderbolt chip, AnandTech reports, which only supports half the data channels of the chip found in the other recent Apple models, as well as a single DisplayPort output.

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Apple Readying Ultra-Thin 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros?

Apple Readying Ultra-Thin 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros?

Apple's MacBook Air ultraportable notebooks have been incredibly popular, but are only available in 11- and 13-inch models. That may soon change. Rumors have emerged that the company is already in the late testing stages of producing new ultra-thin 15-inch and 17-inch notebooks, although there's a possibility that these new additions will be branded under the MacBook Pro series instead of Air.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 24, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 24, 2011

The much anticipated Mac OS X Lion touched down this past Wednesday along with revamped MacBook Airs, Mac Minis, and Cinema Displays. Apple's on a winning streak with more than 1 million Lion copies sold in the first day and a record breaking third quarter earnings call. Intel and Microsoft also did quite well, but Nokia hugely disappointed. Other record setting numbers from Google and Spotify round out the week. Continue after the cut for the video and full roundup list.

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