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Apple to Unveil Television Set Operating System at WWDC?

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BGR claims to have received information from a "trusted source" indicating that Apple will demonstrate the operating system for its television set at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next month. The company is reportedly making a public unveiling of the operating system ahead of the actual product in order to...
Apple to Unveil Television Set Operating System at WWDC?

Apple updates MFi guidelines after Kickstarter project flap

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In a statement on Friday, Apple noted that it has slightly changed the terms of its "Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod" specifications to allow third-party manufacturers to implement Lightning and legacy 30-pin adapters in conjunction....
Apple updates MFi guidelines after Kickstarter project flap

Barnes & Noble to stop building Nook tablets, seeks hardware partners

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Barnes & Noble has announced that it will stop manufacturing Nook tablets, but the company is not getting out of the tablet market completely. Instead of building its own, Barnes & Noble will attempt to create a co-branded line of tablets with third-party manufacturers. The announcement does not affect...
Barnes & Noble to stop building Nook tablets, seeks hardware partners
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Microsoft Is Finished Building Windows 8 (MSFT)

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Microsoft's Windows boss Steven Sinofsky announced in a blog post today that Windows 8, its next operating system for PCs and tablets, is finished. The company will release the finalized Release To Manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 8 to third-party manufacturers today. Manufacturers will have the next several weeks to...
Microsoft Is Finished Building Windows 8 (MSFT)
Apple starts shipping 30-pin dock port adapters
Apple's Lightning authentication allegedly broken by Chinese manufacturers

Report: Apple must approve manufacturers for third-party Lightning connector products, will begin in November

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Following several reports that third-party manufacturers would have trouble creating accessories and cables for Apple’s new Lightning connectors, iLounge reported today that Apple is making major changes to its Made For iPad/iPhone/iPod (MFi) policies. According to the report, Apple will have to approve manufacturing facilities creating Lightning products, something...
Report: Apple must approve manufacturers for third-party Lightning connector products, will begin in November
Apple to demo new TV OS at WWDC next week
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Belkin the first company to release official third-party Apple Lightning port products

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Congratulations, Belkin — you’re the first third-party manufacturer to release official products for Apple’s (AAPL) Lightning connector port! Belkin on Monday released two Lightning-related products: A Lightning car charger to help iPhone fans keep their devices charged while driving and charge-and-sync dock that keeps the iPhone charged at home. Both...
Belkin the first company to release official third-party Apple Lightning port products

REVIEW: Google's Latest Smartphone, The Nexus 4 (GOOG)

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It's become a tradition for me to get excited for Google's new Nexus phone each year. If you've read my Android coverage before, you know I can't stand that Google and its hardware and carrier partners still haven't figured out a way to provide timely updates on phones after you...
REVIEW: Google's Latest Smartphone, The Nexus 4 (GOOG)

Apple's 'Made for iPhone' conference said to hammer out Lightning guidelines in November

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Apple's new iPhone 5 and revamped iPod line may soon be getting the first official "Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad" (MFI) accessories, as third-party manufacturers are reportedly set to meet with the company to discuss the terms of implementing the devices' Lightning connector....
Apple's 'Made for iPhone' conference said to hammer out Lightning guidelines in November

Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Is Already Crushing the Dreams of Other Windows Hardware Makers

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The first Microsoft Surface tablets won’t hit the streets for months, but the devices are already causing problems for other companies who make tablets and raising difficult questions about how how Microsoft is treating the companies that build computers and mobile devices based on its software. Just a day after...
Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Is Already Crushing the Dreams of Other Windows Hardware Makers

Apple Isn't Finished Improving The Apple TV -- Here's What's Next (AAPL)

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An upcoming software update for the Apple TV will let you use a Bluetooth keyboard to control the set top box, according to a discovery made by 9to5Mac. This will be a lot easier than using Apple's remote control to point and click at each letter on the on-screen keyboard...
Apple Isn't Finished Improving The Apple TV -- Here's What's Next (AAPL)

MOSSBERG: Google's New Flagship Phone Is A Good Value, But That's About it (GOOG)

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Google is going to start selling another Nexus phone, the Nexus 4 by LG, on its Web site next week. Nexus phones, designed with Google's help and built by third party manufacturers, are supposed to represent the very best that Google's Android operating system has to offer. Star gadget reviewer...
MOSSBERG: Google's New Flagship Phone Is A Good Value, But That's About it (GOOG)

Op-ed: Why now could be the right time for Apple to ditch the Dock connector

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But although such a change would present difficulties for the legion of companies that make accessories for iPhones, iPads, and iPods, we think now might actually be a good time for Apple to make that switch. That same 30-pin dock connector is still used on the iPhone, iPad, iPod classic,...
Op-ed: Why now could be the right time for Apple to ditch the Dock connector
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Matrox Launches DS1 Thunderbolt Docking Station for $249

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For over a year, third-party manufacturers have been showing off prototypes and making announcements regarding Thunderbolt docking stations, accessories that would allow users to connect a variety of peripherals to a hub that would then connect to their Mac with a single Thunderbolt cable. Apple offers such functionality as part...
Matrox Launches DS1 Thunderbolt Docking Station for $249

Barnes & Noble says it will stop manufacturing Nook tablets in-house; e-readers live on

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Investors were expecting a bad earnings report from Barnes & Noble on Tuesday and they got it. The company’s revenues were down 7.4 percent compared to this time last year, to $1.3 billion, in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013, with a net loss of $118.6 million, or $2.11...
Barnes & Noble says it will stop manufacturing Nook tablets in-house; e-readers live on

Apple Rumor Patrol: Fatter, Faster iPad 3, Later iPhone 5, MS Office For iPad

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iPad 3 FatterNextMedia has gotten ahold of what they're saying is an iPad 3 rear shell, and photos of this thing are all over the web. It's consistent with previous rumored hardware, but for the first time it gives a true sense of what the iPad 3 will look and...
Apple Rumor Patrol: Fatter, Faster iPad 3, Later iPhone 5, MS Office For iPad

This Is Google's New Smartphone (GOOG)

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LG has long been rumored to be one of Google's partners to make a new Nexus smartphone. Now we finally have a photo of what the phone will probably look like.  It was first leaked to AndroidAndMe, and has since made the rounds through the Android fan community. The phone...
This Is Google's New Smartphone (GOOG)

Report: Apple to unveil new Apple TV OS at WWDC, will run on future HDTV

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According to a report from BGR who cites a “trusted source”, Apple is preparing to demo a refreshed version of its AppleTV OS at WWDC next week. The report also claims it will be the same OS that runs on the much rumored Apple HDTV that many reports have indicated...
Report: Apple to unveil new Apple TV OS at WWDC, will run on future HDTV

First fully-functional unauthorized Lightning cable reportedly slips out of China

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Third-party manufacturers in China are supposedly mass-producing Lightning cables with working authentication chips allegedly reverse engineered from Apple's official model, and are shopping their wares to overseas resellers, AppleInsider has learned....
First fully-functional unauthorized Lightning cable reportedly slips out of China
Third-party iPhone 5 dock port adapters selling for as low as $10 on Amazon

Third-party Lightning connector products surface as manufacturers report cracking Apple's authentication chip

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A new iPhone 5 dock being sold through China-based iPhone5mod.com could be the first third-party product to ship with Apple’s new Lightning connector. Earlier reports indicated that accessory manufacturers would have trouble producing Lightning compatible products due to a unique authentication chip Apple is using in the new standard....
Third-party Lightning connector products surface as manufacturers report cracking Apple's authentication chip
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