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Dan Graziano

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Apple Brand Of The Year Award

Apple awarded ‘Brand of the Year’ for iPhone, iPad and MacBook

July 26th, 2013

Apple for the second consecutive year won the Harris Interactive’s “Brand of the Year” award in three categories. The company beat out rivals including Google, Samsung and Amazon to earn the award for its MacBook computers, iPad and iPhone. Apple’s computers led HP, Dell and Sony, while the iPad bested Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices, Google’s …

Free Apple iPad LA

All kids in Los Angeles schools to get free iPad by 2014

July 26th, 2013

The Los Angeles school board signed an agreement with Apple in June worth $30 million that will see students in the Los Angeles Unified School District receive a free iPad. According to CiteWorld, the program will launch this fall with 31,000 iPads being delivered to the district. By 2014, the program will expand to 640,000 …

Google Waze Acquisition Price

Google finally discloses Waze acquisition price

July 26th, 2013

Google confirmed in June that it had acquired social navigation company Waze. Initial reports had suggested that Google may have paid up to $1.3 billion for the company, however the actual amount was revealed to be significantly less. The Associated Press reports that Google paid only $966 million for Waze and its team, which it plans …

Second-Gen Retina MacBook Pro Release Date

Haswell-powered Retina MacBook Pro might not ship until October

July 26th, 2013

Apple’s next-generation MacBook Pro with a Retina display may launch later than expected. According to a report from the China Times, a refreshed version of Apple’s high-end MacBook won’t ship until October. Earlier reports had claimed that the computer would arrive in mid-to-late September. The latest rumors suggest that the next-generation MacBook Pro with a …

Android’s next big feature may be real-time language translation

July 26th, 2013

Google is building a mobile translator that will one day make traveling around the world a breeze. Hugo Barra, Google vice president of product management for Android, revealed that the company is in the early stages of developing a “real time” translation tool, The Times reported. He noted that his team has created “tons of …

Google Set-Top Box

Chromecast may just be the beginning of Google’s assault on the living room

July 26th, 2013

A new report suggests that Chromecast may just be phase one of Google’s plan to take over the living room. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company showcased a prototype of an Android-powered set-top box to select individuals as early as the Consumer Electronics Show this past January. The device, which was reportedly similar to …

U.S. Hacking Government

Five indicted in largest hacking scheme in U.S. history

July 26th, 2013

The United States government has accused five men from Russia and the Ukraine of masterminding the largest hacking scheme in U.S. history, The Wall Street Journal reported. The group allegedly hacked NASDAQ, Visa, J.C. Penney, 7-Eleven and JetBlue, among other companies, from 2005 until early last year. The men are accused of illegally obtaining roughly …

Chromecast Google TV

Chromecast feature coming to Google TV later this year

July 25th, 2013

Apparently Google TV isn’t dead, despite Google’s announcement of the Chromecast streaming device. Google revealed in a post on Thursday that partners will continue to launch Google TV-enabled HDTVs and boxes, adding that it is “working with partners to bring the latest experience of Android and Chrome to devices later this year.” The company believes that “there is …

HP $99 Android Tablet

HP to target back-to-school crowd with $99 Android tablet

July 25th, 2013

Fresh off Google’s announcement that it will launch a Textbook section in its Play store, a new report claims HP is planning a low-cost tablet to target the back-to-school crowd. According to Digitimes, HP and Walmart will partner to sell a $99 Android tablet in the coming weeks. The device is said to be equipped with a …

LG G2 Verizon Release Date

Verizon’s LG G2 to reportedly launch in September

July 25th, 2013

A new report claims that LG’s upcoming flagship smartphone will be available on Verizon in the coming months. According to Korean news outlet The Kyunghyang Shinmun, LG will launch the G2 in South Korea in early August, in North America sometime in September, and in Europe and other markets by October. The publication cites an …