Investor Bets $1 Billion on iPhone 5S, ‘Extremely Undervalued’ Apple

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Billionaire investor Carl Icahn Tweeted that his investment group has a ‘large position’ in Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). Though he did not disclose exactly how much he’s invested in Apple, Bloomberg reports that it is in at least $1 billion. This morning Carl Ichahn sent the following Tweet, boosting Apple’s stock up more than 4.75% to close […]

iPhone 5S: Family Will be Apple’s Not-So-Secret Marketing Tool

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Apple has something much more powerful than ads, specs and new features to sell its next generation iPhone to me and millions of people just like me: family. My wife, son, nephews, parents and in-laws are all little marketing machines that ensure the iPhone 5S will be my primary phone, no matter what Google and its […]

Teacher Hopes to Modernize Math Class with Chromebooks

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A San Francisco teacher is raising money via Indiegogo to outfit his classroom with Chromebooks for every student. The Chromebooks will allow students to take advantage of modern learning solutions, including access to Khan Academy. Veteran high school math teacher Evan Bass of Gateway High School has taken it upon himself to get the tools his students […]

Sony DSC-RX100M II Review (Editors’ Choice)

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The Sony DSC-RX100M II is the best pocket camera money can buy. While it may look like ‘just’ a point-and-shoot camera, the RX100M II is a mobile photography powerhouse that will please both amateur and pro shooters. The Sony RX100 MII is much more expensive than other point-and-shoot cameras and even some consumer DSLRs, but […]

5 Features the iPhone 5S Should Steal From the New MacBook Air

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The iPhone 5S can steal a few features from the MacBook Airs to make it significantly better than the iPhone 5, even if it ends up looking almost the same. Apple’s latest MacBooks might look just last year’s models, but it’s truly what’s inside that counts. After launching the original iPhone in 2007, Apple released new […]

Walmart Selling iPhone 5 for $129, But Still Not Best Deal

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Walmart slashed the price of the 16GB iPhone 5 to just $129, so long as it’s purchased at retail and along with a two-year contract from AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. Unlike some iPhone 5 deals, this new lower price appears to be a permanent price reduction, so there’s no need to rush into a Walmart […]

New MacBook Air Wi-Fi: ‘You Are Not Connected to the Internet’

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The new MacBook Air models have a serious Wi-Fi problem that makes it difficult to recommend buying Apple’s latest computers until the company fixes the issue. Complaints litter Apple’s support forums  and after testing my review 11″ and 13″ MacBook Airs at several locations I can confirm the problem first hand. If your MacBook Air Wi-Fi is […]

iOS 7 Is Enough: No iPhone 5S at WWDC, No Problem

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Apple announced a lot of new software and a pair of new MacBook Airs at WWDC 2013, but the company was mum on when we’ll see the next generation iPhone. Though the iPhone 5 is relatively new, some Apple fans are itching for an upgrade and were hoping Apple would release an all-new iPhone 6 […]

DriveSavers Revives Irreplaceable Memories

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DriveSavers might not be a household name, but it’s the most important tech company to my family right now. The company performed a minor miracle by recovering a cherished video of my grandparents from a dead iMac drive. About a decade ago I sat down with my grandparents at their dinner table with a video […]

Google I/O 2013 in Pictures

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Google I/O 2013 was a feast for the eyes. While much of the news coming out of the conference was focused on Google’s virtual wares, Google had an impressive array of physical products, promos and demos on display. Google’s gone far beyond beyond organizing information on our computer screens. As you can see in the […]

HTC One: The MacBook of Smartphones

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Love the look and feel of your MacBook? Then you might want to make the HTC One your next smartphone. Slap an Apple logo onto the back of the HTC One and it would fit in perfectly at Apple Retail stores. In fact, the HTC One looks more like Apple’s MacBooks and iPads than the […]

5 Reasons the HTC One is Better Than the iPhone 5

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The HTC One is arguably the best Android phone available and bests the iPhone 5 in several ways. iPhone users who are on the fence between upgrading to an iPhone 5 and switching to Android should take a close look at the HTC One. Its excellent design and  build quality is something users must see in […]

T-Mobile vs AT&T vs Verizon iPhone 5 Speed Test

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Can the $99 T-Mobile iPhone 5 keep up with Verizon’s and AT&T’s? To find out, I pitted the three versions against each other in speed tests in several neighborhoods in San Francisco. While T-Mobile’s 4G LTE isn’t available in San Francisco, its 4G HSPA+ network performs admirably, besting Verizon’s 4G LTE speeds in many areas. […]

T-Mobile Remains a Second Class Citizen in iPhone 5 Land

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T-Mobile and Apple started selling the iPhone 5 yesterday, but the wireless carrier isn’t on level playing ground with AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. T-Mobile’s facing a number of disadvantages that could steer iPhone 5 shoppers to its competitors, or just cause big headaches. The biggest issue of these is that Apple isn’t even selling the […]

Google Fiber Speeds Into Austin

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Google announced that its gigabit Internet service will soon roll out in Austin, Texas. Google Fiber offers almost 200 TV channels and download speeds that are about 100 times faster than typical home broadband connections.  Google hopes to begin connecting homes to Google Fiber by the middle of 2014. Austin may not have Silicon Valley’s […]

Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime Services Down for Some

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Apple’s popular iMessage and Facetime services have been down since approximately 12:15 PDT for some iPhone and Mac users. Apple’s acknowledged the outage on its Apple Services, Stores, and iCloud Systems Status page, but is not giving guidance on when the services will be restored. Users that are having trouble sending iMessages from their iPhones should […]

ThinkPad T431s: Lenovo’s Refined $949 Ultrabook

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Lenovo introduced the ThinkPad T431s, a slim 14″ business Ultrabook. The ThinkPad T431s is the cleanest T-Series ThinkPad we’ve seen to date thanks to a healthy dose of user-friendly design touches. Lenovo put a lot of effort into evaluating how people actually use its notebooks in the real world. Designers put prototypes into the hands of […]

HTC Going After Galaxy S4 Seekers on Twitter

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Those searching for the Galaxy S4 on micro-blogging site Twitter will find the HTC One. HTC is aggressively marketing against Samsung by promoting its own Tweets when people search Twitter for information on the Galaxy S4. The HTC One is the Android smartphone manufacturer’s one and only flagship device for the year. The company is […]