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Dell introduces new Latitude 10 Essentials Configuration Tablet

Fri, 11 Jan 2013 03:22:44 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) introduced a new Latitude 10 tablet with essential configurations that run on Windows 8. The new tablet was designed for schools and small businesses in mind. The first Latitude 10 launched in October 2012, but today the company announced the Latitude 10 tablet configured as an enterprise-ready solution priced below $500.

The Dell Latitude 10 tablet was designed for entertainment as well as work. The Intel Atom powered device uses the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system and is compatible with Adobe Flash. Multiple users can share the same tablet and configure it the way they like. The tablet case is made of magnesium alloy and has soft-touch paint to improve grip and toughness. The display is made of Corning® Gorilla® Glass, which is designed for intensive use.

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Panasonic shows off new 20-inch 4K Tablet at 2103 CES

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 04:59:19 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC) is showing off their new 20-inch IPS Alpha LCD panel tablet at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas. The company plans to turn the large format prototype tablet into a commercial product later this year. The model is capable of delivering full 4K (3840 x 2560) high-definition resolution.

The tablet resolution is over double the resolution of full HD (1920 x 1080) and has 230 pixels per inch density. The aspect ratio is 15:10 enabling the tablet to display an A3 paper in almost full size. This larger format could be used to read newspapers or magazines.

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Logitech announces Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard and Wireless Trackpad for Apple Products

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 05:38:44 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Logitech announced the addition of a Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard and a Wireless Rechargeable Trackpad for Apple products. The new Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard will work with the Mac, iPad, and iPhone, while the Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad works with the Apple Mac.

Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard Features

The new Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard lets users switch the keyboard from a Mac, then to an iPad, and then to an iPhone, all with just a touch of a button. Three devices are supported on the keyboard and will continue to work interchangeably without rebooting devices.

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Vision-Impaired accessibility features to be on more Amazon Kindle Fire devices

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 05:22:07 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Amazon announced that they will be adding “Voice Guide,” and “Explore by Touch” to their Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD 7” models early next year. The two accessibility features for the visually impaired and the learning disabled are already available on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9” model.

In addition to the newly added features supported on the Kindle Fire devices, Amazon has already incorporated text-to-speech and font size and color adjustments. However, with the new features, it will make it easier for visually-challenged people to navigate menus. It will also help them to enjoy books, audiobooks, and music.

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Cyber Monday Safety Tips for Shopping Online Securely

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:07:01 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - AVG Technologies (NYSE:AVG), an Internet virus protection and security software provider, offered tips to ensure secure online shopping, especially on Cyber Monday. Unfortunately, Cyber Monday is also an opportunity for online thieves to steal personal information from consumers.

Identity theft is a real concern. In 2010, around 11.1 million American adults were victims of identity theft, according to the 2012 Identity Fraud Survey Report (Javelin Strategy & Research). The average time spent clearing up identity theft is estimated to be around 330 hours.

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‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ launch generates over $500 Million in Sales

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 06:34:24 +0000

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(Best Syndication News ) - Over $500 million in sales were generated during the first 24 hours after the release of Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Activision Publishing, Inc., the wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), made the announcement based on Chart-Track information and internal company estimates.

Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, Inc., said that they believe Call of Duty is the largest entertainment launch of the year, and also the largest over the last four years. Kotick points out that the Call of Duty franchise exceeded box office sales of movie like Harry Potter and Star Wars. Despite the successful launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Kotick said due to the challenging macro-economic environment that the company is still cautious for the rest of 2012 and 2013.

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Intel introduces new DC S3700 Solid State Device Storage

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 04:08:58 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) announced their next-generation Solid State Device (SSD) DC S3700 Series of storage. The new storage offers fast read and write speeds and are available in 100, 200, 400, and 800 GB capacities.

Intel said that the SSD DC S3700 drives would work well for high-performance computing, as well as cloud-computing applications. The new technology alleviates bottlenecks for transmitting the information from several requests at one time.

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Sony unveils VAIO Tap 20 PC Tablet Hybrid

Fri, 12 Oct 2012 06:31:29 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - With just days until the release of Microsoft Windows 8, Sony unveiled a mobile tabletop PC called the VAIO Tap 20 PC. It is a combination of a tablet and a PC. The hybrid design can work with a wireless keyboard and mouse turning it into a PC.

The VAIO Tap 20 PC has a 10-point multi-touch screen that will work well with the new Windows 8 operating system. The large 20-inch screen, with a built-in stand, can be adjusted to many different angles. The tablet can be used without a keyboard and mouse and laid flat on a tabletop. Add the wireless keyboard and mouse and it can be used like a regular PC computer.

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AT&T 4G LTE Tablets from ASUS and Samsung shipping with Windows 8 this Fall

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 05:20:13 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Two new tablets that are compatible with the AT&T 4G LTE network will ship with the Windows 8 operating system and be available for this 2012 holiday shopping season. The ASUS VivoTab™ RT is a 10.1” tablet and the Samsung ATIV Smart PC has a dockable keyboard option.

The ASUS VivoTab RT is the first Windows RT 4G LTE tablet that has a quad-core processor. The faster performance of the processor helps with everything from watching movies, playing games, and being productive. The tablet is ultra-thin and light. The tablet comes with 32GB of storage and the NVIDIA quad-core Tegra 3 TE processor. The VivoTab RT includes the Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview Edition.

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MSI introduces GX60 Gaming Laptop that can use Three External Monitors

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 04:50:14 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - MSI is launching the new GX60 laptop computer that has the ability to connect to three external monitors. The laptop was designed for video game enthusiasts that want to have a super-wide angle ultra HD experience. The video game can be display over the three monitors to give more exciting game play.

The laptop includes the AMD A10-4600M quad-core processor that has the HD7660G display function. The latest AMD HD7970M discrete graphics card with 256-bit memory bandwidth and 2GB GDDR5 display memory comes in the laptop. The Eyefinity three monitor output allows for the multi-screen display. The SteelSeries keyboard is designed for a lot of use. There is a SSD Super RAID with an mSATA interface. The Audio Boost is the best available sound option available for laptops. The earphone jacks are gold-plated for the best sound quality. The main system memory is able to handle up to 16 GB.

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Adobe announces new Photoshop Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 11 Software

Tue, 02 Oct 2012 06:18:59 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) announced the release of their new version 11 Photoshop Elements and Premiere. Both will be available soon, sold separately and as a bundled package. Both software products offer a consumer edition of their professional version at a more affordable price.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 software is a photo editing solution. Adobe Premiere Elements 11 is a consumer video editing software. Both products work on PC and Mac computer systems.

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Barnes & Noble taking pre-orders on new NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ Tablets

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 05:31:56 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) has two new tablets, the NOOK HD and the NOOK HD+ models. The NOOK HD is a 7-inch tablet which starts at $199 and the NOOK HD+ is a 9-inch tablet with a starting price of $269. The tablets can be pre-ordered from the company and are expected to be available in early November.

The Barnes & Noble tablet is competing on price with the Amazon products. The Nooks do not have ads on them. They also are touting better hardware and design. The new offering has streaming video and cloud services.

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Dell unveils new Latitude Ultrabook, 10-inch Tablet, and All-in-One PC

Thu, 20 Sep 2012 06:38:55 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Dell unveiled three new business-class computers that will add to their product lineup. The company introduced the Latitude 6430u Ultrabook notebook, the Latitude 10-inch tablet, and the OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One desktop computer.

The new Latitude 6430u is a 14-inch notebook that is 33 percent thinner and 16 percent lighter than the previous generation. The lightweight notebook is designed for businesses on the go. The laptop was designed to meet the MIL-STD-810G testing standard, which tests the computer in the harshest conditions. The battery life is long; Dell says the batter should last all-day. Security features have been incorporated to meet business user needs.

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Microsoft introduces Windows 8 Keyboard with new Split Spacebar

Thu, 20 Sep 2012 05:57:51 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Microsoft has created a new kind of computer keyboard that will be optimized to work with the Windows 8 operating system. In the 1990’s Microsoft introduced an extra key to the keyboard, one with the windows logo on it. It was a big deal then, but may not be used much today.

Now the software giant is shaking things up again. The new keyboard, the Sculpt Comfort Keyboard, will feature a split backspace key and a split spacebar key. This new keyboard is expected to provide a great innovation that can really improve typing speeds.

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Apple announces new iTunes coming in October

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 05:40:04 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Apple announced that they would have a new look for iTunes this October. They will also have many new features and have worked on improving the shopping experience.

The new iTunes player will let you pick one of your albums and expand it so that you can see the songs on the album. You can click on the Play button and the album plays while you continue to browse.

An even more compact MiniPlayer with more features will be made availalbe. The new MiniPlayer will let you see the songs that are coming up next before they play. Then, if you aren’t wanting to listen to one of those songs, you can pick a different song. This can be accomplished without opening the library.

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Amazon announces new Kindle Fire HD Tablet and Kindle Paperwhite eBook Reader

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 05:41:54 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Amazon announced new products today -- the Kindle Fire HD tablet, and the Kindle Paperwhite eBook reader. The new tablets from Amazon will not ship yet. The Kindle Paperwhite is expected to ship around October 1, 2012, while the Kindle Fire HD models will ship on November 20, 2012. The company is offering pre-order for customers to reserve them so they can be the first to own one when they do become available.

Kindle Paperwhite Feature

The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader will be available for $119 with advertisements and $139 without the ads. The Kindle Paperwhite with 3G service capabilities is $179. The new reader has a higher resolution and better contrast than other readers. The battery life lasts for up to 8 weeks. There is also a built-in light so a person can read in the dark. The display has adjustable contrast for reading in all lighting conditions. The new reader also has an anti-glare screen for better reading outdoors.

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Waterproof Washable Keyboard unveiled by Logitech

Thu, 23 Aug 2012 06:26:37 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Logitech announced their newest keyboard that can be washed in the kitchen sink. The new Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 will be no match for dust bunnies building up around the keys or a soda spill causing the inevitable sticky key problem. Being able to keep a clean keyboard could also help keep germs at bay.

The Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 can be hand washed in up to 11 inches of water. However, the USB cable must be detached before submerging in the water. The keyboard has drainage holes in the back that will help the device dry. The key characters have been laser printed and UV coated to prevent the letters from wearing away and fading when washed. The keyboard is rated up to five million keystrokes.

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Amazon Glacier Archive Service launched Today

Wed, 22 Aug 2012 05:21:21 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS) announced the launch of Amazon Glacier, which is a service for data archiving and backup. AWS is owned by Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). The archiving backup service is a low cost solution with pricing scales depending on how much storage space is used.

The cost of Amazon Glacier is as low as $0.01/GB/month. The scalability of paying for what you use is different from other backup storage services. Customers do not have to overpay for what they do not use.

Customers might want to archive digital media, financial, and medical records. Businesses might want to backup their company database.

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Apple Announces OS X Mountain Lion Download Availability

Thu, 26 Jul 2012 05:59:19 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The ninth major release of Apple’s OS X operating systems was made available today on the Mac App Store. The newest version is called Mountain Lion, which features an all new Messages app, Notification Center, sharing throughout the system, integration with Facebook, Dictation, AirPlay Mirroring, and Game Center. Mac users who have Lion and Snow Leopard can upgrade their operating system for $19.99.

Apple’s OS X Mountain Line has over 200 new features. The newest idea integrated in the operating system is iCloud support. This allows a person to share information on several devices with Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Messages, Reminders and Notes, iWork, and more.

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Microsoft Office 2013 Preview made available to Download for Free Trial

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 04:22:50 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) unveiled a preview of Microsoft Office 365. The upcoming release of Microsoft Office will integrate new social features, such as note taking, meetings, and communication. Microsoft has made the preview available to download to try for free before it is released. The catch is that the preview version of Office only works on Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Microsoft Office has improved functionality with input devices such as with a touch screen, a stylus, mouse, or a keyboard. The touch screens of tablets will benefit from the latest version of Microsoft Office. The new software will allow for a swipe of the finger to move inside an opened Office file. By doing a pinch motion, it will zoom in or zoom out, which could come in handy for a presentation.

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