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Archived Since:February 24, 2011

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HTC Has Top-Rated Handsets On AT&T And Sprint Nextel — For The Next Ten Minutes

The great thing about handsets running ’s Android smartphone software is that it can seem there’s a better handset out every few months. The terrible thing about handsets running ’s Android smartphone software is that there’s always a better handset than the one you just bought just a few months away. Or less. Consumer Reports, [...]

AMD To Add Mobile Processor Designer ARM’s Security Technology To Its Processors

Processor designer Advanced Micro Devices said Wednesday it will build mobile processor design specialist ARM’s TrustZone security technology into some of its processors. The deal will put the same security technology used in mobile devices built around processor designs licensed from ARM into processors built around the x86 architecture AMD shares with rival Intel. The [...]

How A Samsung Intern May Have Cracked One Of The Mobile Industry’s Biggest Problems

Want to spend a summer making photocopies? Don’t work as an intern for ‘s Nick DeCarlo. Forget making coffee. The vice president of portfolio marketing for the South Korean tech conglomerate’s US arm had a far more challenging assignment for Eric Medin: figure out a way to make use of a technology known as near [...]

Facebook’s First Investor Pays Twenty More People To Skip School

Tune in, drop out, start up. It worked out pretty well for founder and Harvard dropout., one of ’s first investors and a billionaire himself, announced a new class of ‘Thiel Fellows’ Wednesday, a group of twenty entrepreneurs under twenty years old who will get $100,000 to pursue “innovative scientific and technical projects, [...]

The Mighty Metal Macintosh Pro Still Has Friends, And They’re Angry

Pity the mighty metal Macintosh Pro. announced a lot of things Monday at its annual developer conference, but the 39-pound tower computer didn’t get any stage time with the people who run. Instead the Mac Pro got a minor processor upgrade and a comment from an unnamed executive to Times columnist David Pogue that new [...]

Watch The Keynote From Apple’s Developer Conference For Yourself

Apple has posted the keynote from its San Francisco developer conference Monday. Watch it for yourself, here. Or read Eric Savitz’s liveblog of the event for a recap.

Why Apple Doesn’t Need To Open AppleTV

didn’t release a software development kit for the TV set top box Monday. That flies in the face of a widely-repeated story first propagated by Boy Genius Report. It’s also a bit of a puzzler: if encouraging developers to build apps for the iPhone and iPad works so well, why not do the same for [...]

What Apple Didn’t Announce: No AppleTV Developer Kit, No New Mac Pro, No Apple TV Set

If you’re waiting for an opportunity to build software for Apple’s AppleTV set top box, keep waiting. Apple announced many things at its annual developer conference Monday. Among them: a new version of its MacBook Pro with a ridiculously high-resolution screen, updates to Apple’s iOS and OS X software, and a new, lower price for [...]

Facebook Gets Folded Into Apple’s Mobile OS, Shares Up 2.29%

Apple and Facebook publicly changed their relationship status Monday, as Apple announced it will integrate support for the social network’s services in an upcoming version of its iOS software for the iPhone and iPad. Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller showed off a number of ways Apple’s iOS will make use of Facebook at Apple’s annual [...]

Nvidia Shares Up 3.38% As Apple Updates MacBook Notebooks

Shares of graphics processor vendor Nvidia rose 3.38%, or 41 cents, to $12.53 Monday as Apple introduced a new lineup of notebook computers. Apple’s flagship MacBook Pro notebook computer will be equipped with a high-resolution display, Intel’s latest processors, and Nvidia’s latest mobile graphics chips. The move puts Nvidia back in Apple’s notebook lineup after [...]

MacBook Pro Gets Ridiculously High-Res Screen, MacBook Air Gets $100 Price Chop

Apple introduced a new MacBook Pro with a ridiculously high-resolution display, chopped the price of its entry-level MacBook Air by $100, and added Intel’s latest Core processors to its notebook lineup. The highlight: a new MacBook Pro with a 15.4-inch display with a pixel density of 2880 by 1800, or 220 pixels per inch, for [...]

What iOS 6 Means For Microsoft: Don’t Screw Up

With about to take a big gamble with the release of Windows 8 later this year, it looks like will avoid any big changes to its twin operating system strategy. Bloggers snapped pictures of banners touting a new version of ‘s operating system for iPhones and iPads — iOS 6 — in Friday. The banners [...]

Post-PC Apple Still Can’t Shake Intel, Nvidia

You know how it is. may have kicked the personal computer habit, but it can’t seem to get rid of the PC guys it used to hang out with. While personal computers make up just 12.9% of ’s revenues; when — and to a lesser degree, — bring out the good stuff just has to [...]

Three Reasons Why Apple’s New Campus Is Ready For Anything

The city of Cupertino posted a fresh set of floor plans and renderings Thursday that include more details about ’s huge new ‘mothership.’ The man behind the project,  Chief Executive probably never worried about surviving a zombie apocalypse. If the late leader were, however, it would be hard to imagine how ’s new ring-like campus [...]

Chuck Norris Is Larry Ellison

The people have spoken. isn’t answering my emails; but readers didn’t mind sharing a few suggestions about who should play Oracle’s Chief Executive in the upcoming Aaron Sorkin biopic of Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs. Sorkin’s last take on tech — ‘The Social Network’ — introduced the world to the cast of characters surrounding founder [...]

Intel’s Smart TV Reportedly Faces Same Stupid Problem

Into HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’? Don’t cancel your cable television package anytime soon. ’s smart television project is running into resistance from media companies who don’t want to see their content unbundled and doled out over the Internet, according to a report from Reuters Friday. The haggling could delay ’s new video service, which had [...]

Why Malcolm Gladwell Is Wrong About Steve Jobs, In Three Words

Malcolm Gladwell is a smarter man than I am; which is why the zombies will eat him first. And his big brain didn’t stop him from being wrong about Chief Executive earlier this week, when the New Yorker staff writer spoke at the at the Toronto Public Library’s Appel Salon. “Gates is the most ruthless [...]

Open Thread: Who Should Play Larry Ellison In Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Biopic?

Chief Executive isn’t answering my email lately. Not that we were ever tight. Now that Chief Executive has passed on, however, we in the tech press need someone we can turn to for a little late night flame fest. Or at least a hint. The question: who should play in the upcoming Aaron Sorkin-written biopic? [...]

X Marks The Spot: Will Apple Crash Nokia’s Party, Again?

Building digital maps looks hard, and it’s probably harder than it looks. Not as hard as competing with, however. Just five years ago, bounded into the smartphone market with the iPhone — and ’s business has yet to recover. Maps might prove a little tougher, however. While Peter Brondmo, head of concepting and innovation [...]

As Apple’s New MacBooks Loom, Intel Introduces New Ultrabooks

 customers showed off the latest results of the chipmaker’s drive to cram its processors into ever thinner, more powerful devices, introducing a new wave of ultrabooks — thin, quick notebook computers — at the Computex trade show in Taiwan Tuesday. also announced deals with Cando, HannsTouch, TPK, and Wintek, to ensure that there are enough [...]

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