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Is Apple making some under-the-hood changes to the MacBook Air? And, if the iPad is now available at more stores, how come people are still lining up? Finally, while the iPad may be good for me and good for you, is it really good for America?
Sony has partially resumed production at all but two of its factories that were hit by the March 11 massive earthquake in Japan.
The iPad 2's hogging all the available touchscreens, AT&T and Verizon have to play nice with the little guys, and how much could a Twitter spy even say in 140 characters?
The iPad 2 is selling so quick, you can't even get a paper mock-up. Elsewhere, Asus and Toyota get smacked down for bad decisions in marketing, and Apple makes a move to cut down on conflict.
Panasonic and NEC restarted production on Wednesday at some factories that had been halted after a major earthquake hit eastern Japan on March 11.
Companies with operations in Japan are repairing factories and accounting for employees as recovery continues in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Last week's earthquake and tsunami in Japan may put a crimp in Apple's supply of flash memory, but its problem will pale in comparison to smaller firms, analysts say.
The price of NAND flash memory, which has grown in importance as the main data storage in iPads, iPhones, and other mobile devices, has increased by as much as 20 percent since the earthquake struck as companies try to figure out if chip factories in the area were damaged.
Coders plunged into the iOS 4.3 firmware Apple has released ahead of the iPad 2 launch and found clues that the next iPhone will sport the same dual-core A5 processor featured in the new tablet.
While Western Digital faces hurdles with product overlap, its planned buyout of hard drive maker Hitachi GST is a good thing for both the company and the marketplace, analysts say.
If MacBook Pro users are to reap the benefits of Thunderbolt's faster data transfer speeds, they'll need peripherals that take advantage of the connectivity technology. Macworld spoke to several device makers about their plans for Thunderbolt.
Intel's Thunderbolt interconnect technology, formerly called Light Peak, has emerged from the company's lab and will soon find its way into products.
Apple on Thursday updated its MacBook Pro line of portable computers, bringing new processors, better graphics, and a new connectivity standard dubbed Thunderbolt.
An Intel spokesman on Thursday said its upcoming 10-core Xeon processor, code-named Westmere-EX, will reach servers in the first half of this year.
Just as tablets with dual-core processors start to hit shelves, chip makers are now shipping samples of quad-core chips that could make the devices even faster.