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Microsoft Aiming for October 2012 Release of Windows 8, Tablets and PCs on Deck — Engadget

20 Mar

Microsoft aiming for October 2012 release of Windows 8, tablets and PCs on deck — Engadget.

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We knew good and well that Microsoft was aiming for a 2012 launch of its latest and greatest operating system, and if sources reporting to Bloomberg are accurate, it looks like we’ll have a date with Mrs. October. Purportedly, work will wrap on Win8 this summer, with PCs and tablets (!) to ship in October carrying the newfangled OS. We’re told that the initial rollout will include devices running Intel and ARM processors, and not surprisingly, this positions Microsoft to make a serious play for holiday dollars. Still wondering if it’s for you? Give the Consumer Preview a run, won’tcha?

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Future MacBook Pros to Have MacBook Air-like Bodies in March 2012. Standard SSD, Ivy Bridge (20% Faster), Insane Battery Life, and Touchpad Expanded to Entire Palmrest

14 Feb

The Next-Generation MacBook Pro 2012.

The Next-Generation MacBook Pro 2012

Updates will include (standard):

  • MacBook Air-like body for all MacBook Pros (including the 15-in, but possible excluding the 17-in)
  • SSD Drives
  • Intel Ivy Bridge (20% Faster)
  • Insane Battery Life (since there’s no Hard Drive, Ethernet, or Firewire)
  • And a Touchpad Expanded to the Entire Palmrest (transition to the iPad/tablets everywhere)

With the advancement of technology, do you think electronic subscriptions will fully replace paper newspapers & magazines, especially with the fragmentation of fees like with the NY Times app?

6 Dec

New York Times' electronic subscription

The plan has gotten a lot of skepticism since it launched in March because of its unusual porousness and complexity. Users can still access up to 20 articles for free every four weeks before having to pay, but some of its blogs and other content are outside the paywall. And people who come to any articles through searches, social media and blogs will still be able to read those article regardless of the monthly limit (so there are all sorts of ways to beat the system and get in for free, like altering the URL).

Today’s form letter, signed by a marketing executive for the company, doesn’t do much to make me more excited about how the Times is going about charging. It uses the tried-and-true print subscription tactic that you’ve seen newspapers and magazines use for decades. “Continue your unlimited access and pay 99¢ for your first 8 weeks,” the email exclaims.

After that point, the cost goes up $3.75 a week for the basic access plan. It includes the web and a mobile app, but not tablets and other features, which you’ll have to pay more for. A yearly cost for the base plan comes out to $195. It’s on the high end of digital subscription costs, although a little lower than what its rival, The Wall Street Journal, currently offers.

via Despite All The Issues, I’m Ready To Buy My Digital Subscription To The New York Times | TechCrunch.

Teechy.com is OFFICIALLY open for business! Prices for PC/Mac Tune-Up & Optimization = $9.95. Best Buy charges $50.

6 Nov

Teechy.com is now open for business!

Computer Tune-Up & Optimization to Make Your Computer Faster

Best Buy charges $49.99 (plus tax) at the minimum for this exact service.

Teechy charges just $9.95 (plus 7% tax).

  • Cleans up temporary files, startup files, and registry entries
  • Gets rid of hidden adware, malware, and spyware
  • Assesses your anti-virus definitions and status
  • Offers FREE 30-Day Anti-Virus Installation
  • Eliminates files that have been fragmented (Defrags your PC)
  • Updates your Mac or PC with critical updates from Apple and Microsoft, respectively.

For just $5 more, Teechy will install Anti-Theft software to protect your computer from theft. Because no one should ever have to deal with a stolen computer.

  • Installs Anti-Theft software to protect your computer and files and to track your computer to recover it immediately. (*Must select the Standard w/ Anti-Theft Software Installation package)

For more details, visit: https://www.teechy.com/prices.html

Or, make an appointment for your repair/service @ https://www.teechy.com/appointment.php

Ugh. HP Touchpads only going on sale for $149.99 with purchase of an HP computer.

28 Oct

Customers can get the HP TouchPad for the low, low price of $149.99 with the purchase of an HP or Compaq Laptop, Desktop or All-in-One computer1. Customers can take advantage of this deal online at BestBuy.com, and at all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores nationwide.

via HP Drops Bundle of a Deal in Customers Laps at Best Buy | Reuters.

FLIP-FLOP! HP announces to keep its PC division! So when’s the next $99 TouchPad??!

27 Oct

“Hopefully this is a beginning of a set of events over the next year that demonstrates the board has a better grip on things,” Forrester analyst Frank Gillett said. “It didnt feel well thought out or well executed in August.

“Separating the PC business would have meant about $1.5 billion in one-time expenses including establishing the infrastructure such as new systems for IT, support, sales and channel operations, a company spokesman said.

The elimination of joint opportunities — such as branding and procurement — would have cost HP over $1 billion annually, he said.

Some of the alternatives that HP was previously considering included hiving off the business into a separate company through a spin-off or sale.

via Bottom Line – HP decides to keep PC division.

The best iPad alternative just got priced and dated for US: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus (Nov 13, $400)

23 Oct

Samsungs Galaxy Tab 7 Plus Priced and Dated For the U.S.

The 16GB version of the seven inch tablet, which runs on a 1.2GHz dual core processor and packs a 3MP camera capable of capturing 720P video, will officially be available starting November 13th at select retailers including Best Buy and Amazon for $400. But if you don’t feel like braving the inevitably long lines that morning, pre-orders will actually begin tomorrow with select, but unspecified, partners. As for the larger 32GB version, expect that later this year, or early next.

Like the Sony Tablet S, the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus features a built-in infrared transmitter and thePeel remote application, nixing the need for the extra hardware usually required for other supported devices. And 7 Plus users will not only be able to ditch the remotes for their TV, cable box, Blu-ray player and other AV gear, but they’ll also be blessed with social media capabilities, letting them share their embarrassing TV habits on Twitter and Facebook. [Samsung]

Supply Chain Suggests iPad 3 is in Production #teechy

16 Oct

Supply Chain Suggests iPad 3 is in Production | The iPad Guide.

iPad 3 Release Date

Unlike the iPhone 5 Apple doesn’t seem to have the luxury of sleeping on the iPad 3. The tablet war has been set ablaze by the HP TouchPad fire sale and recent Kindle Fire announcement. People are looking for quality tablets for cheap, and Apple’s competition is starting to deliver.

If Fidacaro is right, and Apple is working on the iPad 3, perhaps we will be seeing it sometime in early 2012. March seems like a good guess since it’s the month they announced the iPad 2.

The best iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android tablet, Kindle Fire stylus out there: by Griffin #teechy

10 Oct

http://www.amazon.com/Griffin-Technology-Stylus-iPhone-touchscreens/dp/B0041D0K1Q

At $10.82 with free Prime or Super-Saver shipping from Amazon, this is the best stylus for capacitive touchscreen products (a stylus that conducts the current from your body onto the tablet’s screen in order to make the tablet think that your finger is touching the screen, when your stylus actually is instead) . Thinking about using Noteshelf, PenUltimate, or any other note-taking app? Or just want to draw? Use this.

Pros:

  • CHEAP! I bought mine at $20+ when it first came out, and it’s still worth it!
  • Very soft stylus tip allows easy, smooth writing and drawing on capacitive touchscreens. Your handwriting will actually look like your handwriting. Those <$5 styluses on Amazon don’t glide as easily as Griffin’s does, leaving your handwriting looking elementary, but leaving your drawings looking normal. (Good for drawing, not writing if you buy the non-Griffin stylus)
  • Super-light. But feels like a sturdy, durable pen/pencil.
  • High-sensitivity, omni-directional point won’t scratch or smudge your touchscreen
  • Great for right- and left-handed writers
  • Use with any app for greater comfort and control

Cons:

  • I wish I had bought it at $10 instead of +$20
  • The cheap <$5 ones on Amazon aren’t nearly as good, but tend to come in bundles with other styluses, allowing easy replacement should you lose one.

Griffin Technology Stylus for iPad, iPod touch, iPhone and other touchscreens

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