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Apple “Back to School” promo opens: $100 software gift card on offer

Apple “Back to School” promo opens: $100 software gift card on offer

As expected, Apple has kicked off its "Back to School" promotion for 2011, and rather than cheaper - or free - iPods as in previous years, the company is offering a software deal instead. Qualifying students, their parents or faculty members buying a new iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air between now and late September will get a $100 Back to School Card to use on the Mac App Store, the App Store, the iTunes Store, and the iBookstore.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 29, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 29, 2011

Perhaps the two biggest topics of the week, the Google Wallet announcement and Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.1 Mango unveiling, brought exciting new developments for the two mobile platforms. More speculation continued on what Apple has planned for next month's WWDC, where the company is expected to unveil the new iOS 5, OS X Lion, and possibly the iCloud---iTunes cloud music service. In anticipation, Amazon's been competing even more aggressively to campaign for its Cloud Drive and Cloud Player services. Continue after the cut for the roundup video and the pertinent links to everything covered in the video.

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Apple MacBooks Top All Notebook Categories On Consumer Reports [Updated]

Apple MacBooks Top All Notebook Categories On Consumer Reports [Updated]

That matte aluminum laptop with the white Apple logo is an all too common sight these days, be it in on campus, in a design studio, or at our next press event. And apparently it's popular with good reason. Consumer Reports, an advocacy group that tests and ranks various consumer products, has given all the top spots in its latest notebook rankings to Apple's MacBooks.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 6 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 6 2011

Yesterday, all the excitement was at the AT&T/Samsung event where the Samsung Infuse was unveiled. Vince here at SlashGear posted a hands-on in record time, and Burnsy has now posted his over at Android Community. Watch for full reviews coming soon. So far, the 4G speeds have been just ok. Also, news that Apple may be ditching Intel for ARM, after news yesterday that ARM chips will be in 13% of computers by 2015. Plus, Chris Davies' thoughts on the subject. In other MacBook news, OWC's Mercury Aura Pro Express will give you more storage space, but it'll cost ya, bigtime. Plus, security, shortages, intersting keyboards, and T-Mobile's burning platform after the cut.

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An ARM MacBook could revolutionize the industry

An ARM MacBook could revolutionize the industry

It's a strange week to be talking about Apple dumping Intel. Only a few days ago, the company was proudly unveiling its new iMac line-up, relying on Core i5 and Core i7 processors - along with AMD GPUs - to make them the fastest all-in-ones Apple has offered to-date. Yet at the same time as Intel's latest quad-core chips are finding their way into what Apple's Phil Schiller describes as "the world's best desktop," there's also talk that the company's close relationship with Intel is about to get served with divorce papers. ARM is coming, and the computing industry will never be the same again.

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Microsoft says “Do the Math”: Windows notebooks are cheaper than MacBooks

Microsoft says “Do the Math”: Windows notebooks are cheaper than MacBooks

Microsoft has kicked off another of its periodic comparison campaigns, pitting PC against Mac and claiming that Windows-based hardware is far better value than the Apple alternative. This time targeting the Canadian market, "Do the Math" suggests that for the same price as a 17-inch MacBook Pro, customers could have an HP Pavilion DV7 and CA$1,350 to spend on a surfing trip in Hawaii. However, some of Microsoft's comparisons are likely to raise eyebrows even among the Windows faithful.

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SlashGear 101: What is Apple FaceTime?

SlashGear 101: What is Apple FaceTime?

Video calls were a mainstay of classic sci-fi films, and even today there's something almost magical about seeing your friends and family on the screen of a portable device. Video calling has been around for some time, but it's only really in the past year or so that its got more attention among regular users. That's thanks in no small part to Apple and FaceTime, as found on the iPhone 4, iPad 2 and other gadgets from the company's range. Read on as we give FaceTime the full SlashGear 101 treatment!

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