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Friday, November 29, 2013

Did Comet Survive After All?

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A comet that gained an earthly following because of its bright tail visible from space was initially declared dead after essentially grazing the sun. Now, there is a silver of hope that Comet ISON may have survived.

Tablets outdo phones when closing holiday-shopping deals | Internet & Media - CNET News

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Slowly but surely, Chromebooks are finding their niche | Android Central

"Today, Chrome OS hardly measures on any market share studies. But there are plenty of people talking about the potential for Chromebooks and even the "desktop" version Chromebox, which is sort of like the Mac Mini of the Chrome OS platform. I don’t think today’s market share numbers matter much. Some of the use cases are just so obvious that they speak for themselves. I think it paints a clear picture of falling market share for Microsoft while Google makes gains in the enterprise."

Canalys: Apple iPad, other tablets to make up 50% of PC market in 2014

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX Has Already Been Rooted | Cult of Android

Steve Ballmer's replacement needs to make this phone call | Microsoft - CNET News

" For years, Ozzie tried to steer Microsoft into a post-PC future, predicting the emergence of Internet services and Internet devices.
But his prophecies fell Cassandra-like on deaf ears.
For those not familiar with his resume, Ozzie made a big mark with his invention of Notes, a 1990s-era collaborative groupware application that was revolutionary for the time. IBM later paid more than $3 billion to buy Lotus in order to get the program -- really big money in those days -- as well as to bring along Ozzie. Without Notes, Lou Gerstner would have never bothered with Lotus, which was getting clobbered in the market by -- you guessed it -- Microsoft."

US download speeds sluggish compared with other countries | Internet & Media - CNET News

"Does your Internet download speed seem painfully sloth-like? This could be a result of the country you live in. The US ranks a lowly 31st in the world's consumer download speeds."

Microsoft Takes On The iPad Yet Again With New Surface 2 Ads [Video] | Cult of Mac

In its two latest ads, Microsoft tries to convince us that the Surface 2 is better because it supports hand gestures and multiple user accounts.


Tablets Predicted to Make Up Half of Total PC Shipments in 2014, iPad to Fall Further Behind Android - Mac Rumors

"Canalys predicts that Apple's share of the tablet market will shrink further in 2014 under the continued onslaught of less expensive Android and Windows tablets. Apple's cheapest tablet is the original iPad mini, which is priced at $299 and still significantly more expensive than competing products like the $229 Nexus 7 from Google and the $229 Kindle Fire HDX from Amazon."