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Helpware: A Worthy $200 Laptop

January 22, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Harold Glicken Tribune News Service (TNS) There’s nothing flashy about the $200 HP Stream notebook, save its choices of colors — horizon blue and orchid magenta. It’s slow and underpowered due to its Celeron processor and woeful 2 gigs of RAM. Still, it has many of the features its more...

Troy Wolverton: Microsoft Office A Great Addition To iPad Lineup

Troy Wolverton: Microsoft Office A Great Addition To iPad Lineup

May 8, 2014


Filed under Business

By Troy Wolverton San Jose Mercury News (MCT) When Apple released the iPad, many, including yours truly, saw it as a device for watching movies, playing games and surfing the Web, rather than creating content. But it’s clear now that was too narrow a view. Many people use their iPads to take pictures...

Apple Upgrades Low-Cost iPad Option, Offers Cheaper iPhone 5C

Apple Upgrades Low-Cost iPad Option, Offers Cheaper iPhone 5C

Jeremy C. Owens

March 20, 2014


Filed under Technology

As Google’s Android operating system chips away at Apple’s market share in tabloids and smartphones, the world’s most valuable company announced Tuesday that a newer iPad model will be offered at a reduced price and a cheaper iPhone is on sale in certain markets outside the United States. In...

Hundreds of millions at stake in Apple-Samsung patent retrial

November 12, 2013


Filed under Business

By Howard Mintz San Jose Mercury News (MCT) In what has become a ritual, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh last week finished off a pretrial hearing in the patent showdown between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. by removing her reading glasses, looking down at the armada of lawyers and asking plaintively,...

Voice of Siri steps forward

Voice of Siri steps forward

October 8, 2013


Filed under Technology

By Samantha Bomkamp Chicago Tribune (MCT) Oh Siri, now we really know you. The woman behind that comforting and helpful voice on millions of U.S. iPhones and iPads has been revealed. CNN on Friday introduced Susan Bennett, who lives outside Atlanta, as the source of the recorded answers to e...

Best Apps for Back to School

Best Apps for Back to School

Nicole Winters, Reporter

January 21, 2013


Filed under Technology

Getting back in gear for college can be tough. New classes, teachers, and homework can be hard to balance. Here are five of the best apps for your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, that can help you get organized and on the right track for the semester. No matter what your majoring in these apps will...

iPads for the Students at Northeast Community College

iPads for the Students at Northeast Community College

Daira Gentrup, Web Editor

January 17, 2013


Filed under Campus

Technology is taking over the world and Northeast Community College is jumping on board. Starting the spring semester of 2013, approximately 300 students will be able to check out iPads and use them in their classes for the entire semester. For 6 months, John Blaylock, Vice President of Education...

An Apple in the kitchen: 3 iPad titles that can help you up your cooking game

An Apple in the kitchen: 3 iPad titles that can help you up your cooking game

Steve Cavendish (Chicago Tribune)

March 31, 2011


Filed under Food, Technology

(MCT) Congratulations on that iPad purchase. Now that you've finished playing Angry Birds, it's time to take that thing into the kitchen and let it do something useful for you. Here are three indispensable apps that turn your iPad into a supreme source of culinary knowledge: How to Cook Everything Maybe...

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