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Apple's new Mac Pro signals commitment to professional computing

Apple Mac Pro's $2999 starting price is tempting, but potential buyers are weighing it against the iMac and other Apple machines.

Apple's tablet lead shrinks as Android gains momentum

Android tablets drove tablet sales growth in the third quarter of 2013. Apple’s iPad shipments were flat, and Windows tablets continued to struggle, according to two research reports.

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Qualcomm backtracks from Apple A7 marketing gimmick comments

Qualcomm has backtracked from an earlier statement in which a company executive said Apple's A7 64-bit chip in the iPhone 5s is a marketing gimmick, and that the technical advance had limited benefits in mobile devices.

Qualcomm exec: Apple's 64-bit A7 chip a 'marketing gimmick'

Apple's 64-bit A7 processor in the iPhone 5s is more a marketing stunt than a technical enhancement and though it will not deliver any immediate benefits to smartphone users, there are other reasons to move to 64-bit, a Qualcomm executive said on Tuesday.

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HP now offers software support for Apple iPads

HP updated its SmartFriend support service Thursday and apparently will now troubleshoot software problems with Windows, Android, Chrome OS, OS X, and iOS products.

on pcworld.com

BDTI aims to stabilize mobile performance and battery measures

Berkeley Design Technology is developing a new benchmark to measure smartphone and tablet battery life.

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Google speeds up Chromecast shipments, but inventory remains low

Google has reduced the time buyers have to wait to receive the US$35 Chromecast TV device, saying it will ship orders in two weeks or less.

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Prosecutors say they'll scrutinize Apple, Samsung phone security features

A call by U.S. prosecutors for phone manufacturers to install a "kill switch" to discourage smartphone theft has taken a step forward, with Apple and Samsung providing handsets whose security features will be put to the test.

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Study: Graphics market to grow and spawn employment opportunities

The computer hardware and software graphics market will grow in the coming years as applications become visually demanding, and employment opportunities in the field will expand, according to a study released on Tuesday.

on pcworld.com

US prosecutors propose kill switch to prevent smartphone theft

U.S. prosecutors are proposing that smartphone makers offer a "kill switch" in all new phones produced by the start of next year as part of an initiative to cut down on theft, which sometimes turns violent.

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Intel shows 'world's fastest thumb drive'

Intel is showing off what it called the "world's fastest thumb drive," which uses Thunderbolt technology to provide breakthrough data transfer speeds compared to flash drives that plug into USB ports.

Intel working on low-power Thunderbolt for tablets, smartphones

A low-power Thunderbolt interconnect for smartphones and tablets is in the works, but the wired technology may not thrive if consumers prefer products using the wireless WiGig specification for data transfers.

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To give back to investors, Apple goes for massive bond deal

In an effort to return cash to investors, Apple is reaching out to the debt market and offering $17 billion in bonds, the biggest non-bank bond offering in history, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

Apple confident about iPad Mini despite low margins

Six months after its launch, the iPad mini is a drain on Apple's profits, but the company is willing to endure the financial strain as long as it can sell more iPads, analysts said.

Apple teases 'new product categories'

Invoking the success of Apple's game-changing iPhone and iPad, CEO Tim Cook has hinted that Apple will introduce "exciting new product categories" starting this fall and through the end of 2014.