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Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets aren't exactly known for being user friendly when it comes to do-it-yourself (DIY) repairs, but Apple appears to have gone below the call of doodie, if you will. The fine folks at iFixIt got their mittens on Apple's new iPad mini tablet, tore it open, and rated the device on its Repairability scale,... Read more...
Is there any corner of the tech market that Amazon won’t explore? The company’s latest venture is into the booming mobile gaming market, where it has released a tower defense-type game called “Air Patriots” for iOS and Android platforms via its Amazon Game Studios. Available from the App Store, Google Play Store, and... Read more...
Boxee TV, the current evolution of the intriguing Boxee Box set-top box, looks like a real contender in the anything-but-traditional-pay-TV media consumption market. The box is $99 and offers Internet streaming and built-in apps including Netflix, VUDU, YouTube, Vimeo, and Pandora (with more to come including Spotify... Read more...
Another month is in the books, and once again, Internet Explorer is the browser to beat, in terms of market share. IE closed out October with a majority share of 54.13 percent, well ahead of Firefox at 19.99 percent and Chrome at 18.55 percent, but a closer look at the numbers reveals some interesting trends. For one... Read more...
Purchased a new television lately? Unfortunately for Sharp, most people aren't upgrading their TVs, hence part of the reason why the struggling electronics maker doubled its full-year net loss forecast to $5.6 billion. Speaking to its second quarter financial results, Sharp noted a "worse than expected drop" in LCD TV sales in Japan and China.... Read more...
One of the upgrades Apple made to its recently refreshed iMac line is the inclusion of Fusion Drive technology. As with hybrid solid state drives and Intel's SRT (Smart Response Technology), Fusion Drive leverages the performance of SSD NAND flash memory with the capacity of a mechanical hard drive to offer the best of both worlds. However,... Read more...
Few remember that Samsung even bothered to put out a Galaxy S III Mini earlier in the year, but this particular handset sure encroaches on that same, familiar territory. It's the new Galaxy Premiere, a 4.65" HD Super AMOLED device with an 8MP camera, and design chops that sure look a lot like the existing Galaxy S... Read more...
Hurricane Sandy did a number on the eastern seaboard of America, and it sure feels like these times bring people together in a way that they otherwise wouldn't. Heck, even rival carriers are coming together. AT&T and T-Mobile, two companies that could have been bedfellows had a proposed merger gone through last... Read more...
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