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Apple After Steve Jobs Isn't Missing a Beat

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It's been a year since Jobs' last 'Stevenote'. And the Apple team is running smooth and strong. It's going to be a few years before we really see how Tim Cook does things his way at Apple. But what the company showed off Monday at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference...
Apple After Steve Jobs Isn't Missing a Beat

Apple's Jony Ive Said To Now Work Closer With iOS Interface Team, Is Pushing For 'Flat' Design

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Apple’s hardware design chief is now collaborating more closely with software and interface design staff, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. Apple’s mobile software team now gets peeks at hardware prototypes sooner than before, the report claims, and Ive is pushing for a “flat design” in future versions...
Apple's Jony Ive Said To Now Work Closer With iOS Interface Team, Is Pushing For 'Flat' Design

THE APPLE INVESTOR: Apple Could Shred The Credit Card Companies (AAPL)

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The Apple Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. AAPL Sideways In Up Market   The markets are up on European bailout optimism despite the miss in consumer confidence. Shares of AAPL are sideways as tech rises. Investors remain focused on iPhone...
THE APPLE INVESTOR: Apple Could Shred The Credit Card Companies (AAPL)
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An oft-overlooked benefit to Windows 8 licensing: Device variety

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform is set to debut this week on Oct. 26 and the company has already introduced its new Surface with Windows RT tablet. With the build-up to the software launch event, Microsoft’s hardware partners are wasting no time in announcing desktops, laptops and more that will run...
An oft-overlooked benefit to Windows 8 licensing: Device variety

First Impressions Of The iPad Mini: Incredibly Thin And Light, But An Ugly Screen (AAPL)

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It's a shame that such a beautiful device doesn't have an equally beautiful display to match. I've been playing around with Apple's new iPad mini for about an hour now, and while I'm in love with how thin and light it is, I'm extremely disappointed by the display. After using...
First Impressions Of The iPad Mini: Incredibly Thin And Light, But An Ugly Screen (AAPL)

11 New Android Users Share What They Miss Most About Their iPhones (AAPL, GOOG)

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Switching to a new smartphone operating system often comes with a learning curve and growing pains. The iPhone and Android operating systems are both completely different, so naturally making the jump from one to the other will cause you to miss some functions and features. A thread on Reddit asked...
11 New Android Users Share What They Miss Most About Their iPhones (AAPL, GOOG)

iPad danger: app v. web, consumer v. creator

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I tweeted earlier that after having slept with her (Ms. iPad), I woke up with morning-after regrets. She’s sweet and pretty but shallow and vapid. Cute line, appropriate for retweets. But as my hangover settles in, I realize that there’s something much more basic and profound that worries me about...
iPad danger: app v. web, consumer v. creator
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BlackBerry 10 hands-on (video)

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Like any good show pony, BlackBerry 10's been trotting around the world, strutting the fairly limited elements of its known UI in an effort to court developers. The platform, without question the nail upon which RIM's fate and fortune hangs, had its big coming out party this past May...
BlackBerry 10 hands-on (video)

Tim Cook: Here's Why Jony Ive Won The Battle To Lead Apple Into The Future (AAPL)

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Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed why he decided to give Jony Ive responsibility for much of the future success of Apple in his interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Ive had only be in charge of Apple's hardware design until Cook pushed Scott Forstall out of the company. Ive was then promoted...
Tim Cook: Here's Why Jony Ive Won The Battle To Lead Apple Into The Future (AAPL)
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Everything The Next BlackBerrys Need If RIM Wants To Beat The iPhone (Or At Least Match It) (RIMM)

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RIM will completely revamp its BlackBerry line later this year with a new operating system called BlackBerry 10.  We already got a sneak peek at some of the features a few weeks ago, but it's obvious the software is still in the very early stages right now. RIM is essentially...
Everything The Next BlackBerrys Need If RIM Wants To Beat The iPhone (Or At Least Match It) (RIMM)

Exclusive: First Image of a BlackBerry 10 Superphone!!

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BOOM! Last week's leaked 2012 BlackBerry Roadmap slide deck brought with it a ton of goodies for the new year, but one thing that was missing was a fresh look at a BlackBerry 10 Smartphone Superphone. Consider it found though, with the slide above featuring an image and some...
Exclusive: First Image of a BlackBerry 10 Superphone!!

Apple tipped to unveil iRadio streaming music and new look for iPhone software

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CEO to use speech at developer conference to reinvigorate brand amid slumping share price and pressure from regulatorsThe Apple chief executive, Tim Cook, is expected on Monday to unveil an "iRadio" streaming music service to compete with Spotify, Pandora and Google, along with a new look for the iPhone's software...
Apple tipped to unveil iRadio streaming music and new look for iPhone software

Sony Xperia range does well to avoid Nokia's Lumia feature trap

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The launch of the new distinctly middling Xperia M smartphone reaffirmed one thing in my mind: the mid-range is where the battle for smartphone market share really matters for most mobile makers. The device is the newest addition to the Xperia range and features a 1GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor,  5-megapixel...
Sony Xperia range does well to avoid Nokia's Lumia feature trap
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'Leaked' Nokia Lumia PureView concept images brandish bright colors, chunky profile

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Take the smartphone camera sensor that was the toast of MWC, add in the burgeoning Windows Phone platform and this might be what you might get. Although we hope -- and suspect -- that it isn't. Sneaking out from China with some judicious pixelation, the phones look pretty... dynamic....
'Leaked' Nokia Lumia PureView concept images brandish bright colors, chunky profile

Some Evidence The Next iPhone Will Look Just Like The Current iPhone (AAPL)

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Apple's next iPhone will probably look exactly like its current iPhone, says Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty after reading over Apple's quarterly SEC filing. Here's the key nugget in her report on the state of Apple's gross margins: Lower planned purchases of production equipment sets up for higher iPhone 5S...
Some Evidence The Next iPhone Will Look Just Like The Current iPhone (AAPL)

Google Looks to Distance Android from Apple vs. Samsung Ruling

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The Verge reports that Google has officially responded to Friday's ruling in the Apple vs. Samsung case that saw a jury award Apple over $1 billion in deciding that Samsung had infringed upon Apple's patents and trade dress. In its statement, Google attempts to distance itself from the controversy somewhat,...
Google Looks to Distance Android from Apple vs. Samsung Ruling

The DeanBeat: Don’t ya wish these fantasy game consoles were coming?

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With a month to go before this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo video game trade show (E3), rumors are surfacing about next-generation console announcements. We’re not likely to hear much about what sort of features they’ll have for a while with the exception of Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U, which is...
The DeanBeat: Don’t ya wish these fantasy game consoles were coming?

Scot Finnie: A call for mobile innovation

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A lot more innovation is desperately needed for mobile hardware design and platforms. Are Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft up to the task?...
Scot Finnie: A call for mobile innovation

Samsung's new Wallet app looks suspiciously like Apple's Passbook

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Samsung gets a lot of flack for aping Apples’ hardware design, but it does its share of copying on the software end, too. The company is taking the wraps off of Wallet, its ticket management app that’s almost painfully reminiscent of Apple’s Passbook, which was announced last June. Like Passbook, Wallet...
Samsung's new Wallet app looks suspiciously like Apple's Passbook

Facebook to design an open source switch

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As part of the Open Compute Project (OCP), Facebook's network engineering team is leading a project to develop an open source networking switch."It's our hope that an open, disaggregated switch will enable a faster pace of innovation in the development of networking hardware," wrote Frank Frankovsky in a blog...
Facebook to design an open source switch
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