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“The Adventures of Captain Underpants” App released for Apple iPad

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:29:34 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The popular children book series published by Scholastic has now been released as an app for the Apple iPad tablet. “The Adventures of Captain Underpants,” is available exclusively on the Apple App Store. This week, author Dav Pilkey also published his tenth book in the series -- Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers.

The popular Captain Underpants book series has been around for over 15 years. Since the first book, which was published in September 1997, over 50 million books in the series have been printed for distribution in North America. The Captain Underpants series feature silly illustrations, which add to the superhero’s antics that saves the day.

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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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DIRECTV Customers can now watch STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY Online

Mon, 24 Dec 2012 19:15:38 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Starz Entertainment launched STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY online support for DIRECTV customers on December 21, 2012. DIRECTV customers who subscribe to STARZ and ENCORE will be able to enjoy the online service at no additional cost.

The service was previously only available to COX and AT&T U-verse TV subscribers. Dish Network, Verizon, and Xfinity presently have other online-viewing options available for STARZ or ENCORE.

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Two Million Apple iPhone 5 units sold in three Days after China Launch

Tue, 18 Dec 2012 04:33:48 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), announced today that their launch on December 14, 2012 of their Apple iPhone 5 in China has generated over two million units sold in just three days. By the end of the month, the Apple iPhone 5 mobile phones will have been made available in over 100 countries.

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said that the demand for their iPhone 5 in China is incredible. It has set a new record for the company selling in China. He reiterated how important the Chinese market is for Apple.

The United States launch of the Apple iPhone 5 was also a record setter. The company reported they have sold over 5 million iPhone 5 devices in just three days after the launched on September 21, 2012.

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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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New Apple iPad mini offers Lightweight Compact Design

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 03:32:58 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Apple unveiled their iPad mini today, a new thinner, faster, and lighter iPad. It is the third generation of iPad products and includes retina display for better viewing from any angle. The HD camera offers high resolution pictures and conferencing. The wireless transfer speed is also faster.

The 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display offers 35 percent more screen space than the 7-inch tablets. The viewing area when browsing the web is 67 percent more usable. The display has the same number of pixels as the other iPad tablets, so it will be compatible with all iPad-supported apps.

The Apple iPad mini is lightweight and thin. The new offering weighs only 0.68 pounds and is only 7.2 mm thick. The case is aluminum for durability and the display is glass.

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Logitech introduces Wireless Webcam

Wed, 17 Oct 2012 04:42:31 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced a new wireless webcam. The Logitech Broadcaster Wi-Fi Webcam frees a person from their computer system to be able to move about because the camera is not connected with wires. The webcam can work with live streaming, recording video, and video chatting. The new camera is able to support two different angles so that a person can edit an AB roll. The bad news is that it is currently supported only on Apple’s Mac computers, iPhones, and iPads.

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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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Five Million Apple iPhone 5 Phones sold in Three Days

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 06:42:11 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Apple estimates that they have sold over five million new iPhone 5 mobile phones in only three days after launching the product on September 21, 2012.

The Apple iPhone 5 is now available in the United States, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore. On September 28, Apple will make the iPhone 5 available in 22 more countries. By the end of the year the company expects to have the phone available in over 100 countries.

The demand for the new iPhone 5 has outpaced the starting supply. Apple said that most of the pre-orders have been shipped to customers. There are many pre-orders that are scheduled to ship out in October.

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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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