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Nokia Lumia 920 is now the most popular Windows Phone handset, WP8 … Also, WP8 now holds a 43 percent share of the Windows Phone pie, while WP7.x is still the dominant version with a 57 percent share. The number stood at 31 percent for Windows Phone 8 last month, indicating a fast adoption rate of the new OS. At this … Read more on TechivianRelated Posts:
There’s no denying that the Acer Aspire S7 is an attractive-looking machine. It’s a super-thin ultrabook with a 1080p display that rotates 180 degrees, and when we reviewed it, we found there was a lot to love. If you can look past the weak speakers, limited 4GB RAM, and pretty dismal battery life, the S7 is the perfect minimalist notebook.
One thing stopping us from overlooking the S7′s faults was its slightly high price tag — the 11.6-inch model launched at $ 1,199, while a fully-specced 13.3-inch machine would set you back $ 1,649 — but the Microsoft Store is running a promotion that takes care of that. You can now pick up the 11.6-inch S7 for just $ 899, while the Core i5 and Core i7 13.3-inch models will set you back $ 999 and…
After a very public defense of rumors about the next Xbox’s always-on Internet requirements, a new report claims that Microsoft creative director Adam Orth is no longer with the company. In a series of Twitter posts, Orth defended the move by countering that “every device” is now constantly connected, and then delivered a low-blow when someone responded suggesting always-on connectivity might not work great for customers in rural locations, responding snidely, “Why on earth would i live there?”.
According to Game Informer, which confirmed reports from unnamed sources via a call direct to Microsoft that Orth was no longer employed there (we also contacted Microsoft for official confirmation, but a spokesperson simply said ““We are not commenting further on this issue”), it’s likely that incident led to his resignation or removal. And based on Microsoft’s public apology, it likely is the case that this wasn’t the venue. But the real problem here might be that defending a decision to embrace an always-on Internet connection requirement is bound to devolve into personal arguments, since logical ones that don’t involve owning up to a simple “we want to lock down our product and better control piracy” aren’t readily available.
The original report of how the next Xbox would work included a requirement that a user be connected to the Internet to even begin playing games or apps on the console, along with a 3-minute time out for a connection loss before said games or apps are suspended pending the resolution of the network connection issue. For users who have been burned by the always-on requirements of recent PC gaming titles like Diablo III and SimCity, this rumor (which Microsoft neither confirms nor denies, despite its apology) probably sounds like a total nightmare scenario.
It’s not making things better that a report surfaced this week from the Verge which claims that the next Xbox will interact with your cable box, hence the need for an always-on connection. The timing of that report smacks of Microsoft trying to do some subtle damage control based on these recent leaks, without giving away anything official ahead of its own planned Xbox events, the first of which is reportedly taking place late in May.
Of course, even that doesn’t justify an always-on connection requirement, not for isolated functions like single-player gaming which should have no problem running without an active connection, even if a player has to give up some features like achievements and leaderboard ranking to make that work (you know, exactly the way it works now).
The problem with trying to come up with a coherent argument for why a device or game needs an always-on connection without saying those three dreaded letters (D-R-M) is that it’s impossible to do convincingly. Companies like Microsoft and EA, which have very savvy PR professionals on staff, know that trying to do so without a proper feint like a connected TV service is fruitless. Aside from strongly suggesting that the leaked info was correct, taking to Twitter also meant venturing away from the party line that always-on is value add, not consumer punishment, and that’s not something any company mulling this kind of sensitive and major change to the way it delivers services can afford.
Question by gamesetmatchi1: Will my iPhone app transfer to my iPad with the iPad full screen or just as the iPhone version? I just found saw plants vs zombies on sale. I want that for my future iPad. If I buy it on my iTunes or iPod touch, will it stay small and blurry on the iPad or will it optimize for the iPad?
Answer by ♥ =]I’m on my iPad right now
When I buy an iphone app for it , and start the app , it starts off small for iPhone.
There is a button in the corner of it , that says ( 2x ) and that enlarges it to fit the iPad screen
So you can play both ways !
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HP is late to the tablet game, but definitely not out. At $ 169, the HP Slate 7 is a sure thing. It’s a guaranteed win for HP even if it doesn’t outsell the competition.
HP just announced the Slate 7. There is nothing particularly special about it. It costs $ 169, has a dual-core 1.6GHz SoC, and a 16×9 display with a rather thick plastic bezel. In short, it’s a cheap tablet. Remove the HP logo on the backside and it’s just a random, generic tablet. And that’s fine.
At this point, HP as an established and trusted brand, doesn’t have to innovate; they just have to show up.
Despite its recent troubles, HP is still the largest personal computer maker on the planet. The company has held this title since 2006 after trailing Dell for four years. Lenovo might soon steal the title from HP, but that doesn’t diminish HP’s still-valuable brand. For most consumers, HP has, and will continue to be, a safe buy.
It’s not really hyperbole to say everyone has had problems with an HP computer. As the top-selling computer maker collectively over the last 15 years, it has had a long time to disenchant consumers. Everyone has an HP horror story. But despite this, the brand still sells more PCs than any other. A lot of people are still buying HP computers.Who is Asus to the average Walmart shopper?
As a known brand, consumers are aware what they’re going to get with an HP product. They know they’re going to get adware, sub-par hardware, but a fair price. What will they get with an Asus tablet? Who is Asus to the average Walmart shopper? An unknown.
We all know the story. After years of little executive leadership, HP is floundering in the consumer market. PC sales are down. HP doesn’t have a mobile product. People are buying fewer printers. And, like Aol with dial-up subscriptions, a laughable chunk of HP’s revenue comes from printer ink.
Worse yet, HP’s enterprise hardware and services business is down, too. Still, even with these declines, HP managed to beat Wall Street’s expectations last quarter.
In short, the HP machine is slowing down, but even a slowed HP is a serious contender.
HP is ubiquitous. HP computers are sold everywhere from Walmart to Best Buy to every office supply store known to man. HP became the largest computer maker not because they made the best computers, but because of logistics.
Thanks to this vast distribution network, HP can get a $ 169 Android tablet in front of a lot of eyes with little effort. Then, once this tablet makes inroads, HP will likely follow its proven laptop strategy and release an upgraded model with a better screen, better specs and a slightly higher price tag. This model, or perhaps family of models, would provide an easy up-sell from the Slate 7. Want a better screen? Spend an extra $ 30 and get a faster processor, too.
The HP Slate 7 is HP playing to its strengths. This is HP moving units, not creating the next big thing.
Tablets are quickly becoming a commodity and selling beige boxes is what HP does best. At this point a budget tablet is a budget tablet. Our own Chris Velazco played with HP’s model for a few minutes and found it underwhelming. Well, yeah. It’s a $ 169 tablet. It’s not going to impress, but it doesn’t have to.
HP sat on the sidelines and watched Amazon and Google’s expensive race to the bottom, which created this market of cheap tablets. HP has never been a premium product; it knows how to sell boatloads of boring machines loaded with sponsored software to keep the cost down. HP’s first attempt at a consumer tablet failed simply because it attempted to be something special. It wasn’t a beige box. The HP Slate 7 shouldn’t fail.
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Yay, now let’s fill the oceans with concrete and put a stop to this madness.
I wrote about flying squid way back in 2010, but now they’re back in the news after marine biologists have confirmed that the squids are actually flying (up to 30m/98-feet!) when they leap out of the water and not just jumping. *waving finger* Mother Nature, did you have something to do with this?! “Tehehehehe.” Dammit woman, what did I tell you? “Wear a bra.” You’re like 4-billion years old, nobody wants to see that.
According to the researchers, the squid is able to accomplish this by shooting a powerful jet of water out from their funnel-like stems. Once they’re out of the water, they glide by spreading out their fins and arms. This configuration creates aerodynamic lift, enabling the squid to keep a stable arc on its flight. Consequently, the researchers say the squid is truly flying, and not just jumping. And indeed, the technique allows the squid to remain airborne for as much as three seconds at a time.
Great, so now even the squids are flying. And look at us — still walking around on two legs like a bunch of losers. “Speak for yourself.” What, you can fly now? “No, but I’m not a loser.” Why is it every time I try to include you and I in the same group you refuse? “We’re mutually exclusive.” Wait — are you telling me you want to see other people?!
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Microsoft’s $ 999 128GB Surface Pro has sold out in the online Microsoft Store in the U.S. (via WinBeta), just a few hours after going on sale today, February 9. The 64GB version is still available as of this writing, and the Surface Pro is still likely in stock at physical retail locations like Best Buy, where it also went on sale today, although checking the stock levels via their online tool reports the Surface Pro as “Unavailable” across the board.
The Surface Pro is Microsoft’s more powerful, Intel-powered Windows 8 tablet, which runs the full version of Windows 8 unlike the Surface RT and can handle full-fledged Windows desktop applications. In the TC review, John Biggs said that the Pro was a much more compelling device than the RT, in part because of its ability to run software that enterprise IT departments depend upon from legacy windows installations.
The Surface RT sold out of the $ 500 32GB model within one day, but the Pro’s more expensive model has sold out even faster. That could indicate that users are placing a higher value on storage with the Pro, which is marketed as a device much more suited to getting serious work done than the Surface RT. The 64GB model remains in stock for now, and given that there’s only $ 100 price difference to trade up to double the storage capacity with the 128GB version, that’s not surprising.
Storage was recently the subject of a number of back-and-forth reports regarding the Surface, with some claiming Microsoft left little room on-device for personal files once you accounted for the Windows 8 OS install. Ed Bott reported earlier todays on the actual storage numbers, which beat the original estimates by a fair amount, but the free space on the 64GB version still represents a 200 percent increase from the actual usable space on the base Surface Pro model.
The 128GB Surface Pro is still available to order from the Microsoft Store online in Canada as of this publication date, and you may still be able to grab one by visiting a physical retail location.
These are a bunch of shots taken by St. Louis, Missouri based Shari Photography of a couple’s Disney themed wedding. The bride and groom were Ariel and Prince Eric, and all the bridesmaids were Disney princesses and the groomsman princes/random characters. There were a bunch of Disney touches at the reception as well. That’s cool. My fairytale wedding? Way simpler. All I want is a ceremony that’s as short as possible, an open bar, and food that doesn’t suck (I’m thinking sloppy joes). Oh, and I want a raised dance floor made out of diamonds and I want all my favorite bands to be there to play whatever song I want (we may need to reanimate some corpses for this). And if the president and all the other world leaders could come get sloshed and work out their differences in between arm-wrestling matches, that would be cool too. Lastly, I want to honeymoon the way whoever invented the word intended — ON THE ACTUAL MOON. So we’re going to need to leave the reception in a spaceship. Preferably one with a jazz and wine bar. “And a casino.” Good call! (My future wife is a gambling addict)
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