PC sales didn’t pick up after Windows 8 launch

When Windows 8 was launched on October 26, 2012 many expected a surge in the sales of PC. But, according to the new data from research firm NPD, PC sales has decreased by 21 percent since the launch of Windows 8. Desktop computer sales has decreased by 9 percent while laptop sales decreased by 24…

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Google Maps and Earth updated with new high resolution imagery

224 cities and 108 countries in Google Maps and Google Earth are updated with new and high resolution imagery. Many of the US cities got new high resolution 45° imagery, others with new high resolution aerial updates and new high resolution satellite updates. An example of high resolution 45° imagery of Baltimore, MD, US is…

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$20 tablet, Aakash 2 launched in India

To accelerate the growth of tablets in Indian market, the Indian Government has subsidized a 7" tablet running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS to cost only Rs 1,130 (equivalent to US$ 20). On the occasion of National Education Day of India, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and the HRD minister, MM Pallam Raju launched the…

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HTC and Apple settle out-of-court

HTC to pay Apple $6 to $8 patent licensing fee Apple and rival smartphone maker have settled out-of-course and signed-in a 10-year agreement of licensing fee. All the lawsuits between Apple and HTC were withdrawn following the agreement. HTC will reportedly pay Apple a fee ranging from $6 to $8 per phone. After the agreement,…

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Windows Live Messenger being replaced by Skype

In a latest report, Microsoft planning to retire its messaging service, Windows Live Messenger client, and focus in Skype. Skype has announced that the Windows Live Messenger is now integrated with Skype so that the users of the popular service can use Skype as their native client. In the announcement, Messanger has only a few…

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Apple replacing Intel chips in Macs?

In a latest report, Apple might be preparing to replace Intel chips with it’s own processors in future versions of Apple computers. Traditionally Apple used to run on chips manufactured by Motorola and IBM, before it switched to Intel for their higher speed performance. Although Intel’s processors are powerful, they are power hungry. That is…

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iPad Mini – looks great in car dashboard

It seems, iPad Mini is a perfect fit for a car dashboard. Car audio specialists at Soundwaves of Tampa have designed a custom-made dash that can take in the new iPad Mini in the dashboard of a 2012 Toyoto Corrola. iPad Mini slides in the dash to look like an in-built device. The device can…

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