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Apple seen selling 100 million iPhones, 40 million iPads in 2011

01/17/2011, 09:01 pm

Any drop in Apple's share price tomorrow "presents a buying opportunity ahead of earnings," according to the latest analyst to weigh in on the impact Steve Jobs' leave of absence may have on investors, noting an improved outlook for iOS and more favorable component costs than previously expected.

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Why high resolution screens matter for Apple's iPad 2

01/17/2011, 09:01 pm

Substantiated rumors of the next generation iPad using a vastly higher resolution 2048x1536 display are drawing some to question why the iPad would even need such a dense pixel count, which is much higher than even Apple's 17 inch MacBook Pro. The answer relates to resolution independence.

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Gartner: Apple takes 9.7% share in Q4, grows Mac sales by 23%

01/12/2011, 09:01 pm

Gartner has released its own estimates on US and global PC markets for Q4 and 2010, which paint a slightly better picture for Apple and a slightly worse outlook for other PC makers, compared to its market research rival IDC. Both continue to ignore the iPad.

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Apple's holiday iPhone, iPad and Mac sales stronger than expected - report

01/04/2011, 09:01 am

Apple is poised to report yet another record-breaking quarter this month, with channel checks indicating sales of the company's iPhone, iPad and Mac computers are tracking ahead of already lofty expectations.

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Apple positions iAd Producer as Adobe Flash alternative

12/20/2010, 06:12 pm

Apple has released iAd Producer, a new tool for designing interactive "rich media ads" using web standards for distribution through its iAd network within iOS apps, in a direct blow to Adobe's Flash developer tools, the current standard among many web and mobile ad designers.

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Google's Chrome OS assailed as needless, dangerous by critics

12/14/2010, 05:12 pm

A former Google employee predicted that the company's web-based Chrome OS for netbooks would be canceled next year while GNU founder Richard Stallman warned of its dangerous potential for users.

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Five years of Apple: 2005 iBook to 2010 MacBook Air

12/10/2010, 02:12 am

Over the last half decade, Apple has radically changed what $999 can buy, with major advancements in the processor power, efficiency, connectivity, size, weight and quality of its entry level notebook.

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Mac App Store not coming until January 2011 - report

12/08/2010, 10:12 pm

A new report claims Apple's Mac App Store will launch in the new year, countering earlier rumors that the new store would arrive as early as Dec. 13.

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iOS game designer Graeme Devine leaves Apple to make Mac, iOS games

12/08/2010, 07:12 pm

Graeme Devine, a member of Apple's iPhone Game Technologies group, is moving on to pursue an independent role in iOS game development.

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Old Navy piloting Apple's iOS EasyPay retail software

12/01/2010, 11:12 pm

Apple has launched a pilot of its EasyPay custom mobile retail software in a trial with Gap subsidiary Old Navy, opening a new market for the iPod touch in handheld payment transactions. [Update: This third-party report is erroneous, see here.]

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PCWorld reliability survey: Apple 'smoked the competition'

11/30/2010, 09:11 am

PCWorld this week released the results of its annual Reliability and Service Survey, and Apple won handily in the desktop, notebook and smartphone categories.

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Apple iPad widely expected to lead tablet disruption of PCs in 2011

11/27/2010, 03:11 pm

Reports from a variety of analysts predict a huge swell in tablet computer sales next year ranging from 35 to 100 million units in total, with Apple's iPad accounting for the largest number sold by far.

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Apple hiring members of rival RIM's enterprise sales team

11/23/2010, 05:11 pm

Apple's efforts to muscle its way into the corporate market with iPhones and iPads is getting an infusion of talent from Research In Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, with at least five employees making the switch in the last year and a half.

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Inside AirPrint: How to add iOS printer sharing back to Mac OS X

11/11/2010, 02:11 pm

Experimenters have discovered the configuration files Apple removed from the public release of Mac OS X 10.6.5; adding them back restores the ability to print from iOS devices to shared printers on the Mac.

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Dropping Adobe Flash boosts Apple's MacBook Air battery life by 2 hours

11/04/2010, 05:11 pm

Apple has stopped bundling Adobe Flash on new Macs, ostensibly so users could obtain the latest, secure version themselves, but vastly increased battery life seems to be another leading reason.

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Brightcove adds support HTTP Live Streaming for Apple iOS devices

11/02/2010, 05:11 pm

Internet video host Brightcove, among the first to begin supporting iPhone-compatible H.264 video and HTML5, is now moving to support Apple's open HTTP Live Streaming format as well, hammering another nail into the coffin of Adobe Flash and Microsoft's Silverlight.

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Steve Jobs: iTunes LP, Extra coming to iOS Apple TV

11/02/2010, 05:11 pm

After its transition into an iOS device, Apple TV lost the ability to display iTunes LP and Extras, but support is on the way according to an email attributed to Apple's chief executive.

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Apple partners with Unisys to reach enterprise, government clients

10/25/2010, 04:10 pm

Apple has contracted with Unisys Corp to help it sell the Mac, iPhone and iPad to corporations and US government agencies outside of the company's core markets in education and consumers.

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Apple leaks new scroll bar UI details in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

10/21/2010, 08:10 pm

Apple's chief executive Steve Jobs specifically highlighted a few new user interface changes coming in the next release of Mac OS X, but his presentation also revealed additional subtle but significant changes to how scroll bars work in the new Mac user interface.

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Apple deprecates its release of Java for Mac OS X

10/21/2010, 03:10 pm

Apple's latest release of Java SE 6 for Mac OS X marks the end of the company's efforts to maintain Java releases for the Mac platform itself.

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