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If you’re planning on braving the cold today with your smartphone in tow, you’ll likely find an unsettling surprise. Your phone’s lithium battery will lose its charge rapidly.
The lithium batteries that power popular devices, including the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy smartphones, are sensitive to the conditions in which they’re used. When they’re used in very cold conditions, battery life decreases.
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Apple didn't disappoint at its media event today in San Francisco. Not only did it unveil the expected thinner iPad and iPad Mini with Retina display, but it also showed off new Mac Pro desktops, Macbook Pro laptops, a computer operating system and updates to its iWork and iLife apps.
The new iPad shed 0.4 pounds in weight (to 1-pound flat) and 1.9 mm in thickness (to 7.5 mm) from previous...Read more »
Few things remain private for long in the age of smartphones and Google, but perhaps Apple was on to something in refusing to put a face to the voice iPhone users have come to know and love. When it comes to Siri, maybe ignorance truly is bliss.
But CNN stumbled upon the true identity of Siri. (Stop reading here if you'd prefer to keep on imagining the voice as one emanating from a futuristic...Read more »
The latest iPhone rumor should please everyone from elegant bejeweled women, to commodities traders to hip-hop star Trinidad James. That's because the color options for the new phone won't be so black-or-white.
Apple is adding a gold-colored option to its next generation of iPhones, according to multiple published reports. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company is expected to unveil the device...Read more »
Apple loyalists who have held tight to their iPhones even as rival manufacturer release one new gadget after another that takes aim at the tried-and-true favorite won't have to wait much longer to fight back.
The Cupertino, Calif.-based company is expected to unveil the next version of the iPhone during a Sept. 10 event, according to technology blog All Things D. (http://dthin.gs/1659rRk)
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If you’re shopping for a high-priced tech gadget this holiday season, your loved one would probably prefer a new tablet to a laptop, according to a PriceGrabber.com survey released Nov. 8, 2012. The online price comparison service found that 59 percent of the 1,475 online U.S. shoppers it polled late last month would prefer a tablet to a laptop.
So is this the beginning of the end for the...Read more »
Not only did Apple deliver exactly what consumers expected at its Oct. 23 event in San Jose, Calif., but it also surprised owners of the latest traditional iPad with a serious case of buyers’ remorse. In addition to its anticipated unveiling of a smaller, less expensive iPad Mini, and upgrades to its existing line of laptop and desktop computers, Apple surprisingly released a fourth generation of...Read more »
Known for its forward-thinking innovation, Apple instead is taking a trip down memory lane Friday. The world's most valuable company has cleared the new product images typically featured on its website's home page and replaced them with an otherwise blank screen showcasing a video that honors the firm’s co-founder, Steve Jobs, on the one-year anniversary of his death.
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Apple has announced its latest iteration of the iPad. No, it's not the iPad 3 or the iPad HD. It's just the iPad.
The company also unveiled a new Apple TV. It's capable of streaming 1080p video from either the iCloud or Airplay.
As for the new iPad's specs:
The iPad's brains feature a A5X dual-core CPU, not the next generation A6 tech geeks hoped for. But it will have quad-core...Read more »
Apple is set to announce full details of their next-Gen iPad on Wednesday. Here are the latest rumors from the blogosphere:
Apple is expected to up the iPad’s resolution to 2,048 x 1,536, double that of the iPad 2. If true, look for a nice quality jump in photo viewing, e-book reading, movie watching, and game playing.
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