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Windows XP Forever! Hack Allows Continued Updates!

May 31, 2014 |

You’d think the smell alone would put people off, alas not. Microsoft has been killing Windows XP for years and years. For reasons indecipherable by living, thinking minds, Redmond’s zombie wranglers just won’t put Windows XP down, send it … Read More

OS X 10.10: We Have a Face and a Name

May 31, 2014 | 1

Are you sick and frickin’ tired of Apple + Beats + give me a freakin’ break? Tapscape, too. However, Apple won’t be cutting us any slack for the next “X” weeks. And, by “X”, we are referencing OS X … Read More

10Gbps 802.11ax Ultra Wifi Coming ‘Soon’

May 30, 2014 |

In the 15 years since Steve Jobs publicly demo’d the first wifi capable MacBook (video below), the standard has gone from a plodding 1.5Mbps (802.11a) to today’s spunky 1Gbps (802.11ac). However, as with everything technological, wifi isn’t sitting still … Read More

Think Beats, Iovine, Dre Excite? Apple’s WWDC 2014 Beckons

May 30, 2014 |

Say what you like about how Tim Cook’s Apple is different from how Steve Jobs Apple. Nevertheless, Tim Cook’s Apple has sucked all of the oxygen out of the news cycle for a month or more. And, the Beats … Read More

Apple Buys Beats Music, Electronics for $3 Billion

May 28, 2014 |

The doubters have now been silenced. Apple has agreed to buy Beats Music (streaming) and Beats Electronics (headphones) for a total of $3 billion with $2.6 billion payable upfront and $400 million due when certain (unnamed) conditions are met. … Read More

Apple Smart Home Coming at WWDC 2014

May 27, 2014 |

Is the world finally ready for the home of the future? Not until Apple builds it. That said, current rumors posit that the Apple smart home is coming at WWDC 2014. But what is Tim Cook and his Cupertino … Read More

Cox Promises Gigabit Fiber to Its Customers

May 23, 2014 |

Who wants gigabit broadband? Cox Communications, America’s third-largest cable operator, is asking its customers and expects to begin delivering gigabit fiber to some of its residential customers this year (and there was much rejoicing).

Initially, the rollout will … Read More

Apple Still Buying Beats? Yep, It’s an Acquihire

May 22, 2014 |

While I’m not a believer, yet, sources say Apple’s Beats acquisition is still happening. Moreover, the Cupertino, California-based iPhone, iPad and Mac maker isn’t after technology — Beats doesn’t have any — but rather wants to acquihire founders Jimmy … Read More

Google Fiber: We Peer Right, No Fast Lane BS

May 22, 2014 | 2

The great majority of Google’s products are free, which means you are what’s for sale. It’s that simple. However, in the case of Google Fiber, the company’s trendsetting commercial broadband service, they are taking the high road, doing the … Read More

WWDC 2014 Keynote Announced: What to Expect

May 21, 2014 |

There was very little doubt when Tim Cook, Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi, Eddy Cue et al would take the stage for the WWDC 2014 keynote address. Apple has, however, formally confirmed the date and time. Still, there is much … Read More

Microsoft Announces Surface Pro 3 as China Bans Windows 8

May 20, 2014 |

Life just isn’t fair. Today, in New York City, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced third attempt to crack the tablet market, the Surface Pro 3. Meanwhile, China’s libertine government announced no Windows 8 on government computers.

The Next Web, amongst … Read More

Apple and Google Declare Patent Peace

May 17, 2014 |

To the last, I will grapple with thee… from Hell’s heart, I stab at thee! For hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee! Oh, bugger that crapola! Apple and Steve Jobs’ thermonuclear war, at least the part … Read More

Apple Buying Beats for $3.2b

May 8, 2014 | 2

In another stark break with its Steve Jobs past, Apple is purportedly in talks to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion. If true, the acquisition would be by far Apple’s biggest to date.

Tim Cook let it slip that … Read More

Huawei To Release Ascend P7 Smartphone

May 7, 2014 |

Huawei, the Chinese phone maker, has announced the Ascend P7 smartphone which will be released shortly. Starting in May, it is available at $630 in 31 markets which include China and Britain, but as usual, not the United States.

The … Read More

The Navy Has Its Own ‘NeRD’ eReader

May 7, 2014 |

The Navy is understandably cautious when it comes to electronics. Since iPads, Kindles, and other handheld devices are not always secure, it does not allow service members to use them on submarines. This means that the only way for someone … Read More