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Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet will initially be available only for those in the US

Yesterday we learned a bit more about the Surface Pro tablet. Microsoft offered the details which included some pricing and the fact that the tablets would begin shipping in January. And well, it looks like we have a clarification on that shipping. In short, that means to those in the US. That little, but important more »

SwiftKey gets friendlier with those in Australia, adds support for Australian English

If you happen to be in Australia and enjoy using the SwiftKey keyboard — you may want to grab this latest update. In short, SwiftKey 3 now has support for Australian English. “Did you know that Australians are twice as likely to use the word “mate” as Brits? And 30% more likely to use the more »

Apple’s new iMac computers now available for purchase

As we were expecting to happen today, Apple has officially listed the new iMac computers for sale. The new iMac is available in a 21.5-inch and 27-inch model. Both are available for order as of today November 30, however the 27-inch model will not be shipping for another few weeks. The 21.5-inch model, this one more »


Wirefly has the Verizon Wireless Galaxy Note 2 for $279.99

Verizon recently launched the Galaxy Note 2 and it looks like the handset is also coming available with third-party retailers. One of which is Wirefly and they have the handset selling at a discount (as compared to the Verizon Wireless price). The one catch here, the price is probably now as low as some would more »

Atari celebrates the 40th anniversary of Pong with the release of Pong World for iOS

Pong has now been around for 40 years. Of course, in various forms. That said, the latest has arrived in the form of an iOS game called Pong World. The game is free to download and free to play. It is universal with support for the iPhone and iPod touch as well as the iPad. more »

Is the Samsung Galaxy Camera coming to Verizon Wireless?

A new FCC filing has recently been discovered and it looks like this one may bring some good news for anyone that had been hoping to see a Samsung Galaxy Camera with support for Verizon Wireless. Or more specifically, for the Verizon 4G LTE network. This filing shows the Galaxy Camera, this time sporting a more »

Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition with Ubuntu now available, sits priced at $1,549

We had known that Dell was working on something called Project Sputnik. And well, it looks like that project has brought a product launch, the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition notebook. This model is available as of now, priced from $1,549 and perhaps most key here — is running Linux. More specifically, the Developer Edition more »

C Spire Wireless will have shared data plans available beginning on December 3

C Spire Wireless has become the latest US based carrier to announce a shared data offering. These new plans will be available beginning on December 3 and similar to competitor offerings, up to 10 devices will be able to share from a single pool. This includes smartphones and tablets as well as “other connected devices” more »

iTunes 11 now available for download; brings a new MiniPlayer, improved iCloud integration and more

Apple has finally released iTunes 11. And with that, there appears to be quite a bit in terms of changes, tweaks and new features. Those looking to grab iTunes 11 will be able to do so using Software Update. Otherwise, the direct downloads can be grabbed using the via link below. In terms of changes, more »

Pocket for iOS app update brings Share to Tweetbot, improvements to Evernote sharing and much more

Today has been rather nice for app updates. And coming in that line, Pocket for iOS. The Pocket app remains available for free and as a universal. Pocket has been updated to version 4.2.6 and in addition to a new number — comes some new features as well as some general fixes, some reader fixes more »

Microsoft’s Surface with Windows 8 Pro will be priced from $899

Microsoft has officially confirmed the pricing for the Surface Pro. Or more specifically, the version of the Surface that will be running Windows 8 Pro. The tablet will be available in a few options and pricing will begin at $899. Those looking to buy can expect to shell out $899 for the 64GB model and more »

Fantastical launches for the iPhone, does so with an introductory price of $1.99

Fantastical, the already popular Mac calendar app has launched on another platform — iOS. Or more specifically, the folks at Flexibits have officially released Fantastical for the iPhone. The app can be found in the iOS App Store and is priced at $1.99. Though, it was noted that this is a launch celebration price and more »