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Clutching at straws, Microsoft again pokes fun at iPad’s lack of multitasking in latest Surface RT ad [Video]

In recent weeks it’s become clear that Microsoft’s Surface RT has been a huge, expensive flop. Having sold only (roughly) 1.7 million of them in eight months, the device is estimated to have cost the PC giants well over $1.5 billion. And still, it thinks it can sway consumers from a proven and loved device in the iPad to a Surface RT? Seemingly…

iOS and Android take 92% of US smartphone market, Apple top manufacturer

A few years ago when it became clear that Android was a serious competitor to iOS in the smartphone race, I don’t think anyone would have written off BlackBerry as a platform. At that point, it still had time to improve and make it a true three-horse race. Sadly, that never happened and the latest report from comScore shows the true picture. We are now…

iTunes in the Cloud for Movies expanded to 8 more countries

When iTunes in the Cloud launched for the first time two years ago, it launched with some fantastic features including the ability to download any music from the cloud that you’d previously purchased. Last year, the same feature for movies was introduced to a handful of nations. Today, Apple rolled out iTunes in the Cloud for Movies to Austria,…

OS X Mavericks gets iBooks in Developer Preview 5

OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 5 was pushed today, and along with it came iBooks, an application that was shown off at the WWDC keynote back in June, but only now making an appearance in the actual previews. I have been running the Developer Previews on my iMac since the second one, and haven’t had many problems at all. Each build gets more and more…

Instagram update allows sharing videos from the camera roll

One of my biggest issues with video sharing apps such as Instagram and Vine has been the lack of ability to share videos I’ve already captured. If I’m trying to catch a video of something cool really quickly, my first instinct is to open the native camera app on my iPhone, rather than another third party app. The same thing goes for pictures for me, but…

OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 5 released to developers

Apple has just released Developer Preview 5 of OS X Mavericks to developers. This update is coming a day after it released iOS 7 beta 5 to developers, a little over 2 weeks since the last preview was released, It’s likely this update too was postponed because of the recent developer center intrusion that was reported by Apple. If you are a developer, you…

Ashton Kutcher describes preparation for Steve Jobs role on Quora

The release date of August 16th is quickly approaching for the movie JOBS, which will star Ashton Kutcher in the most important role: Steve Jobs. But you already knew all that, didn’t you? What is really interesting is the answer he recently posted to Quora, a site that Kutcher has invested in, regarding how he prepared for the important role. He went…

FaceTime down for some users

According to Apple’s system status page, there is currently an outage affecting “some users” regarding FaceTime. If you are having FaceTime issues, you may want to keep an eye on the status, as this could be what is causing your problem. Earlier today here was an issue with iTunes and its underlying stores, such as the App Store and Mac App Store, but it is…

10% off Beats, Bose and Jambox products at Apple stores next week

Apple stores are doing something you don’t often see Apple stores doing; they are offering in store discounts on different accessories this month and next. As you can see in the pictures above, some products, including Bose headphones, Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, and the Jawbone Big Jambox are all getting discounted this month, with the Bose headphones…