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On Friday, Dell began selling one of the first tablets with Intel's Bay Trail processor, as small Windows 8.1 devices go quad core.
The $299 Dell Venue 8 Pro can be ordered online starting Friday with an estimated shipment date of October 25.
The tablet sports a quad-core Intel Atom Z3740D "Bay Trail" processor rated at speeds of up to 1.8GHz, a 32GB flash drive, and 2GB Single Channel DDR3L-RS 1600MHz RAM.
Dell is one of the first out of the gate with a soon-to-ship tablet packing Intel's redesigned, higher-performance Atom processor.
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The blog post, first spotted by Cult of Mac, says users with affected drives can either make an appointment with an Apple Genius at an Apple retail store to get the drive replaced, or go to any one of the company's authorized service providers.
Apple also warns these users not to download any new operating systems, and urges people to back up their data … Read more
Every year, high-end department store Neiman Marcus releases its Christmas Book, a gift guide for people with deep pockets. Within that book are a series of "fantasy gifts" reserved for people with the deepest pockets ever. The 2013 edition brings us a $1.5 million Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment System with some unusual features.
You could buy a whole lot of gigantic flat-screen TVs for $1.5 million, so what's so special about this setup? For starters, the waterproof C Seed 201-inch LED screen is stored underground. At the push of a button it telescopes up for viewing. The massive screen is marketed as the world's largest outdoor TV.… Read more
Apple has released a firmware update for its MacBook Air systems, which addresses a problem with the SSD drives on these systems that could lead to data loss. Apple apparently issued a small batch of faulty drives with its mid-2012 MacBook Air, and this firmware update should correct the problem.
The update should be available via Software Update for relevant systems, and being that this addresses a potential data loss issue, this update is highly recommended. If you do not see the update available in Software Update, but believe your system is an affected one (mid-2012 MacBook Air), then you … Read more
Knowledge Notebook for Mac allows you to compose and organize notes by subject using its basic yet intuitive interface. You can add searchable tags to your notes and work offline, making this app an adequate option for research and learning. Don't expect it to be a flawless app in terms of features, though.
With Knowledge Notebook for Mac you can create notes for any subject, but the limited text formatting and display options hinder their effectiveness. You cannot change the default font and only have bold, italic, underline, and strikethrough options. Saved notes appear under Notes by subject and … Read more
iBooks Widget allows you to quickly preview in your dashboard both paid and free books available in the iBookstore. This widget's well-designed interface and legible typography make it a good choice for any digital bookworm, though the graphics and the buttons could do with a redesign. Still, if you love books you'll love this app.
iBooks Widget installs to your Mac dashboard, giving you a nice display of current titles in the iBookstore, along with detailed book information and short plot synopsis. You can browse through interesting titles quickly and filter displayed results by categories such as fiction, … Read more
A US judge on Wednesday appointed an external monitor to keep Apple in compliance with antitrust laws, following the tech giant's loss in court earlier this year.
Judge Denise Cote named former Assistant US Attorney and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Bromwich to keep tabs on the company for the next two years. That's less than the five-year injunction Apple faces across numerous deals with publishers as part of a July ruling.
Bromwich was one of two names picked by the Justice Department as well as plaintiff states as part of last month's injunction ruling. As monitor, … Read more
When things aren't going well, I believe that in a former life I was Genghis Khan and this is my punishment.
I cannot, though, vouch for what Steve Jobs may (or may not) have been thinking when describing his former life. For he apparently told his one-time girlfriend, Chrisann Brennan, that he believed he had been a World War II pilot.
I imagine he must have been a fighter pilot.
Apple may launch its next generation of MacBook Pros before the month is over.
The new 13-inch and 15-inch models should pop up for sale between October 24 and 25, French blog site MacG.co said Tuesday. Citing an anonymous source, the site said it didn't have information on available configurations -- Apple currently offers both Retina and non-Retina versions of both MacBook Pros in both sizes. But Intel's latest Haswell chip is expected to power the updated laptops.
Apple's new Mac Pro would be available on November 15, according to MacG's source. The iPad 5 … Read more