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HP Plans To Reenter Tablet Market With Windows 8-Based Device





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HP attracted a considerable amount of attention when it initially wanted to find its niche in the tablet market with webOS, which was acquired along with Palm in 2010. HP introduced its TouchPad running on webOS in early 2011 and launched it on July 1 last year only to exit the smartphone and tablet business six weeks later.


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Saturday, May 12th, 2012. 14:22

Apple partner TSMC ramping up production of 28nm mobile chips



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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company is expected to begin ramping up manufacturing of its 28-nanometer ARM processors.

TSMC is said to currently have a decent yield rate on its 28nm processes, but the company remains cautious on expansion, partially because the 28nm process is so new to the industry.

For example, Apple, one of the largest users of mobile processors, still relies on the 45nm manufacturing process for its latest-generation A5X ARM CPU found in the third-generation iPad. Apple is said to have viewed newer chips as a potential risk to their products, and have stuck with older processes to ensure availability and reliability.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012. 23:29

Greenpeace Criticizes Apple Over Coal-Powered Data Centers



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Today activist group Greenpeace published a new report with the title How Clean Is Your Сloud? targeting large Internet companies including Microsoft, Apple and Amazon over their heavy use of power derived from coal for massive data centers.


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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012. 23:05

Infinity Blade is now on sale for $0.99



Chair Entertainment has announced that their popular Infinity Blade game for iOS is now on sale for $0.99.

You can purchase Infinity Blade from the App Store for $0.99 (link).

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Apple says new iPad operates 'well within our thermal specifications'



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On Tuesday Apple officially commented claims that the new iPad is running warmer that its predecessor.

"The new iPad delivers a stunning Retina display, A5X chip, support for 4G LTE plus 10 hours of battery life, all while operating well within our thermal specifications, Apple spokeswoman Trudy Miller said in a statement to The Loop. "If customers have any concerns, they should contact AppleCare."

Apple’s response came only couple hours after the publication of an infrared test that revealed the new iPad runs 10 degrees (Fahrenheit) hotter than the previous-generation iPad 2. The temperatures of the new iPad, however, remain well within Apple's specified operating temperature of 32 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit, or 0 to 35 degrees Celsius.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012. 11:23

Thermal test of iPad's A5X chip shows operating temperature of 97 degrees



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Yesterday we reported that the new iPad is running warmer that its predecessor. Repair Labs has conducted their own analysis and found that the A5X chip in the new device runs as much as 16 degrees Fahrenheit (about 9.5 degrees Celsius) warmer than the A5 chip in the iPad 2.

According to a series of tests conducted by Repair Labs, the A5X chip registered temperatures up to 36 degrees celsius (96.8 degrees Fahrenheit), compared to A5 readings of 27 degrees C (80.6 degrees F). The experiment involved opening up the tablets in order to directly measure the temperatures of the chips.


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Wednesday, March 21st, 2012. 11:36

Infrared test shows new iPad running 10 degrees hotter than iPad 2



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Left: New iPad, Right: iPad 2

Thermal imaging of the third-generation iPad and the iPad 2 demonstrates that the recently released iPad running 10 degrees (Fahrenheit) hotter than its predecessor.

Dutch site Tweakers.net performed the GLBenchmark test on the two generations of iPads for five minutes to measure a heat difference. Using an infrared camera, the publication discovered that the hottest part of the new iPad was 33.6 degrees Celsius (92.5 Fahrenheit), while the iPad 2 measured 28.3 degrees Celsius (83 Fahrenheit).


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Tuesday, March 20th, 2012. 16:44

Sharp to Begin Retina Display Shipments for New iPad



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Left to Right: iPad 3, iPad 3 (Yellow), iPad 2

According to The Wall Street Journal, Sharp Corporation is still doing its best to start ramp up production of Retina displays for the new iPad. The company is expected to start shipments in the nearest feature.

The panels are to be used in Apple Inc.'s new iPad, according to people familiar the matter. The first batch of the U.S. company's newest tablet, released Friday, were not equipped with Sharp's LCD panels after the Japanese company faced difficulty in customizing the screens according to Apple's requirements, one of the people said last week.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012. 10:51

A5X Chip Floorplan Reveals Significant Space Required for Quad-Core Graphics



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Thanks to various teardowns, we already know that the A5X system-on-a-chip is being manufactured by Samsung and is using the same 45-nm process used for the A5 package in earlier devices. Having stripped down the new iPad, UBM TechInsights found that the amount of area taken up by the quad-core graphics found in the A5X, a significant boost from the dual-core graphics found in the A5.

What should be noted is that the processor cores from ARM are identical in look but the extra real estate on the processors (the A5 measures at approx. 120 mm^2 vs. the A5X which measures at 163 mm^2) is accounted for by the the PowerVR SGX543MP4 GPU cores, of which they are paired in groups of two and then symmetrically opposed to each other.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, March 17th, 2012. 22:04

Apple adds army of Korean-speakers to legal team in Samsung patent war



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Apple has reportedly hired 73 contract attorneys and 20 reviewers of Korean-American descent to study the growing mountain of Korean-language documents provided by the Galaxy Tab maker.

WilmerHale, the firm tasked with defending Apple against Samsung patent attacks, filed the declarations of 72 Korean-American contract lawyers and 20 document reviewers that will allow them to take part in the litigation. In addition to cross-contracting six of the lawyers and two reviewers, Morrison & Forrester, which deals with Apple's patent assertions against the South Korean company, hired a separate Korean-American attorney.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, March 12th, 2012. 17:01

Apple Posts New 'iCloud Harmony' Ad [Video]



Apple has posted a new ad entitled, 'iCloud Harmony'.

With iCloud, the stuff you love is everywhere you need it. Automatically.

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Monday, February 27th, 2012. 21:54

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Apple Confirms Plans for Another Large Data Center in Prineville, Oregon



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Apple revealed on Tuesday their plans to build a new data center in Prineville, Oregon on a 160-acre plot of land that it purchased for $5.6 million. Last December, sources close to Apple indicated that the company was "nearing a decision" to build a server farm in Oregon and was in discussions over the location, and a week ago Apple publicly confirmed that it has been developing the project, which is known as "Project Maverick."

"We purchased the land and it’s for a data center,” said Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet, adding that the facility will be "green." Earlier this week, the company revealed in a Facilities Environmental Report that its massive server farm in North Carolina will utilize the largest end-user-owned onsite solar array and the largest non utility fuel cell installation in the U.S., making it the only facility in its class to earn LEED Platinum certification.


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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012. 22:15

Apple Updated Its Environmental Site With New Stats For 2011



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Apple has published its 2012 Environmental Update and Facilities Report detailing company’s environmental footprint and contributions. The company said it recorded 5 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) in energy savings in 2011.


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Tuesday, February 21st, 2012. 3:20

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Foxconn’s Working Conditions Are Far Better Than The Norm



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Reuters reports on Fair Labor Association’s initial impressions as it conducts its independent audit of working conditions at Foxconn's manufacturing facilities at Apple’s request.

According to the Auret van Heerden, the president of Fair Labor Association, Foxconn’s manufacturing facilities seems to be "first-class" compared to the garment factories which are typically monitored by the association. He also suggests that boredom and monotony connected with repetitive assembly tasks might be among the main threats to employees’ health at the facilities.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012. 23:39

Chinese Authorities and Retailers Removing iPads from Sale Over Trademark Issues



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Last week, Apple was said to be facing a potential fine of approximately $38 million as a result of a trademark dispute in China between Apple and Proview Technology, which claims to have held ownership of the "iPad" trademark there since 2000. Noteworthy, Proview is seeking as much as $1.6 billion in damages. Apple believed that it had acquired the rights to the iPad trademark in China in an earlier $55,000 deal with Proview's parent company that also included European rights. But the Chinese arm of the company now claims that the Chinese rights could not have been part of the deal because those rights were not controlled by the parent company.

Now DigiCha and China.com. report that China authorities have begun taken steps related to the trademark issue, confiscating iPads from retailers' shops. DigiCha reports:


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, February 13th, 2012. 23:48