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Apple Introduces New iPad with Retina Display

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

One of the most publicized features of the new iPad is its new Retina display.  With a resolution of 2048 by 1536, this new display has four times the number of pixels as the original iPad 2 in the same amount of space.  It also has a million more pixels than HDTV. All those pixels are powered by Apple’s new A5X chip and quad-core graphics processing. Despite the increased graphics capabilities, you still get up to 10 hours of battery life per charge. The new iPad also features an improved 5 megapixel camera.

View a video review of the new iPad on the Wired Gadget Lab blog.

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Why Scotland Hates Siri

Friday, February 10th, 2012

When Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the iPhone 4S last fall, it was the voice recognition system (dubbed “Siri”) that received the most attention.  Many Scots rushed out to buy the new smart phone only to find that Siri doesn’t understand their accent (even when they set it to U.K. English).  In reaction, a tongue-in-check commercial was filmed for Apple Scotland that challenges Siri with a thick Scottish brogue.  Check it out on YouTube, where it’s gone viral.

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Next Generation MacBook Air

Thursday, June 09th, 2011

With the third generation version of the MacBook Air (MBA), Apple seems to have gotten in right. Weighing in at just 2.3 lbs with a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 2GB of memory, the 11-inch MBA offers a lot of hardware in a small package. The longer-lasting battery provides up to 5 hours of use and perhaps best of all, the overheating problem that existed in earlier versions of the MacBook Air has been eliminated.

Many users are climbing onto the iPad 2 train, but for keyboard-intensive applications the MBA might be a better choice. Read a comparison of day-to-day use of the MacBook Air vs. the iPad 2 on the Cnet website. If you’re ready to shop, visit the Apple store.

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Those Angry Birds

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Angry Birds, which first made its debut in the Apple iPhone App Store in December of 2009, has become the new Pac-Man.  It has racked up an amazing 75 million downloads to devices that include iPads, Android phones and Sony PSPs as well as iPhones and iPod Touches.  This ubiquitous game was developed by Ravio, a game studio based in Finland.  Ravio has already announced Angry Birds Rio, based on the upcoming Fox film.

Find out more about Angry Birds on the Rovio website and be sure to check out the original trailer on YouTube:

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SanDisk Sansa Fuze+

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

The SanDisk Sansa Fuze is known as a less expensive alternative to Apple’s line of digital music players. Now SanDisk has come out with a design upgrade for the Fuze. The new Sansa Fuze+ features a sleeker silhouette and larger 2.4-inch screen. Although it doesn’t include a touchscreen, it does have a new front touch panel in place of the click wheel found on earlier models (though many reviewers of the Fuze+ prefer the click wheel).

The Sansa Fuze+ also includes an FM radio, recording capability, a microSD slot and support for a wide range of digital sound formats. The Sansa Fuze+ retails for about $80. Read more about the Fuze+ at the SansaDisk website.

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iPad is the New Catnip?

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Apple’s new iPad supports the touch screen technology that has made the iTouch and iPhone so popular. We doubt if Apple tested the iPad on any non-human users, but here’s a YouTube video that shows the appeal of the iPad for a cat named Iggy.

Do you think its claws scratched the screen?

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