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Microsoft Surface Specs: Is This Tablet Really iPad Competition?

Everybody expected that Microsoft would use its “Big Announcement” to showcase a brand new piece of hardware in the tablet space. When the tablet was announced, everybody’s next question was probably, “How does the Microsoft Surface compare to the iPad?” Well, we’re here to answer all of your questions. How much does the Microsoft Surface [...]

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Major Microsoft Announcement Today? Here’s What You Need To Know.

“This will be a major Microsoft announcement—you will not want to miss it.” Microsoft’s email invite to the media was definitely full of hype.  But with the event positioned between Apple’s WWDC and Google’s IO conferences, is Microsoft setting people up for disappointment? Here’s what we know: -      Microsoft’s announcement will take place on Monday (today), [...]

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3 More Features Mountain Lion Is Taking From iOS (via @jkhowland)

There are a few more features Mountain Lion is taking from iOS. Dictation Dictation on the Mac works just like the iPhone. It lets you speak into the built-in microphone and converts it to text. In fact, if you say ‘comma’ or ‘exclamation point,’ Dictation will punctuate for you. Dictation is likely using the same [...]

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Apple has paid app developers over $5 billion for App Store sales. Here’s a list of things you can buy with $5 billion

Tim Cook announced in Monday’s keynote that iOS developers have been paid over $5 billion for App Store sales. Wow. For fun, I put together a list of things you can buy with 5 billion dollars: 162 Gulfstream 550 private jets. All of IKEA’s combined profits from 2009 and 2010. The entire New York Yankees [...]

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The Long-Awaited Official Infinity Blade: Dungeons Gameplay Video

Part of Apple’s iPad 3 announcement in March included a quick demo of Epic Games’ Infinity Blade: Dungeons title. This new game continues the story of the Infinity Blade series, but changes the gameplay from a slash-in-between-cut-scenes to a full fledged RPG walk-about. It’s been ‘Coming Soon’ ever since. I suspected the game would be [...]

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Another Apple iPad Prototype Hits eBay, Sells for $10,200

The Verge reports that a prototype of the first-generation iPad hit eBay with a starting price of $4,800, and eventually sold for $10,200. What makes this prototype interesting is the addition of a second dock connector for landscape docking. This landscape docking was a widely rumored feature leading up to the launch of the iPad, [...]

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Genius idea: Outbox Turns All of Your Mail Into Email (by @calebhicks)

An Austin-based startup, Outbox, has an ambitious plan to turn your real mail into email, and it just might work. The company securely takes your mail in your behalf and scans the physical mail, catalogs and bills and pushes the email to your iPad where it can be read, sorted, and stored. The company has [...]

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iPad: ‘shiny’ gadget, or powerful business tool? (by @mrgnw)

Some people believe that the iPad is a shiny device that isn’t meant for use in business. Why they’re right Most people who say the iPad is “not fit for business” are really saying “it doesn’t run Microsoft Office, doesn’t have a keyboard.” — Morgan Williams (@mrgnw) June 6, 2012 See also: Was Steve Jobs wrong [...]

Report: Siri will be fully functional on the iPad when iOS 6 launches

Report: Siri will be fully functional on the iPad when iOS 6 launches

Those of you who have been wanting to have Siri accessible on your iPad might not have to wait much longer – that is, if you own a retina display iPad. 9to5Mac.com reported Monday that Siri is very likely to be included in its fully functional form (that is, more than the voice transcribing in [...]

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Why I feel like writing a love letter to Apple (by @TySpace)

I was taking a walk this weekend, just thinking about things, and it hit me: I love Apple. And this revelation wasn’t just something simple like a sudden realization that I really enjoy using my iPhone, iPad, and Macbook Pro, rather, it was like the floodgates of reasons I love Apple opened up in my [...]

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