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Steve Jobs Death: Top 10 Products, including the Apple II to the iPod, iPad and iPhone, and Some Failures Too – ABC News

Steve Jobs, remembered fondly today for the many ways in which he changed the world, was more an innovator than an inventor. He did not create the first-ever personal computer, or the first digital music player, or the cellphone — but he took each and honed it, made it accessible, useful, reliable and very, very cool.

via Steve Jobs Death: Top 10 Products, including the Apple II to the iPod, iPad and iPhone, and Some Failures Too – ABC News.

New Apple HQ has a bigger footprint than the Pentagon, almost mile in circumference | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence

John Martellaro at MacObserver got his protractor out and used those drawings that the City of Cupertino released this weekend to extrapolate the real size of Apple’s new HQ building. In a word, it is BIG.

 

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Apple ready to go ‘Back to the Mac’ – CNN.com

 

CNN — In recent years Apple’s business, and the hype surrounding it, have been driven by smartphones, tablets, TV boxes and hand-held media players.On Wednesday, the company plans to refocus its attention on its original product: computers.The electronics maker will hold a news conference, dubbed “Back to the Mac,” Wednesday on its Cupertino, California, campus. CNN will be covering the event, which starts at 1 p.m. ET.

via Apple ready to go ‘Back to the Mac’ – CNN.com.

BlackBerry PlayBook: Everything You Want to Know | Fast Company

RIM revealed its tablet yesterday, but you’ve probably got some questions. How’s it compare to its competition? Who’ll buy it? Why did RIM make it and announce it now? Here’s everything you wanted to know, and more…

via BlackBerry PlayBook: Everything You Want to Know | Fast Company.

Princeton Kicks Flakey Apple iPads Off Network

The iPad is causing iP conflicts on Princeton University’s network.ZoomMonday Princeton University said that it had to temporarily ban many Apple iPad tablets because the devices were disrupting the local network. Unlike Israel, which banned the iPad entirely and said it would confiscate the device if brought across its borders, Princeton has not banned the use of all iPads on campus, but rather is working with Apple to resolve the overall networking issue relating to most iPad devices on campus.

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Apple Unveils New MacBook Pro, Now with Intel Core i5 and i7 Processors

After today’s anticipated downtime, the Apple Store came back online with refreshed 15.4” and 17” MacBooks Pros, now powered by Intel’s Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs. The 13” Pro is still hanging on to Core 2 Duo.

It’s an all-around refresh of the MacBook Pro roster; all of them now start with 4GB of RAM; on bigger models you can choose between the i5 and the i7 processors, namely the Core i5 2.4GHz, Core i5 2.53GHz and Core i7 2.66GHz models. The smaller models come with NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics, while the 15 and the 17-inchers bear NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics with 256 or 512 MB of video RAM.

via Apple Unveils New MacBook Pro, Now with Intel Core i5 and i7 Processors.

Pros and Cons of the iPad in Education

While Liam opined about the challenges an iPad can face in education here, I thought I’d tackle some potential real-world pluses and minuses from the viewpoint of a college student — I’m not going down the road of high school students; I’m so far removed from that environment, I remember learning Fortran in my school. I think the iPad is going to succeed in education marvelously for students and teachers.’

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