As the old saying goes, “If you can’t beat ‘em, just make ‘em bigger.” Oh, that’s not the old saying? Somebody needs to tell Toshiba, who has just announced a new line of Android 4.0-based Excite tablets in a trio of sizes, including a massive 13.3 inches.
Those ugly patent battles appear to be taking a toll on another front, according to a new report claiming that Apple is shifting its memory purchases away from longtime favorite (and current patent litigation foe) Samsung, who currently holds a 40 percent share of the global DRAM market -- but maybe not for long.
Just got your new MacBook Air but not sure what to do with all your old CDs, CD-ROMs, and DVDs? Stop trying to stick them in that paper thin aluminum powerhouse, there is no optical drive in the MacBook Air. Settle down before you hurt somebody, and check out these five external optical drives you can plug right in and get back the whirring sound you've missed. Now, we're not talking Blu-ray or Thunderbolt here, just straightforward USB 2.0 based drives for disc jockeying, burning and ripping, and installing software.
With Apple widely rumored to be introducing refreshed MacBook Air models on or shortly after the release of OS X Lion this month, little is known about what might be different from the existing versions, but a new report claims the company may be using faster flash memory for the diminutive notebook’s storage.
In a move that was quite rather unannounced, it appears that Apple has opted to move to a speedier SSD for the MacBook Air. When exactly this transpired is unknown, but one thing for sure is that the Samsung SM128C model is a lot faster than MacBook Airs that are sporting the Toshiba TS128C model.
Each September, fans of the original iPod wait with teeth clenched in anticipation of Apple’s annual music-themed media event -- all to find out if the beloved iPod classic will live, die or maybe even get an upgrade once more. According to Steve Jobs, you can breathe a sigh of relief -- for now.
Apple’s first quarter fiscal year 2011 financial results conference call didn’t feature many surprises, but one tidbit from COO Tim Cook alluded to a $3.9 billion investment in “long-term commitments with three companies,” which many are speculating could be the LCD displays used in the company’s mobile products.
Rumors broke out on Monday that Apple would be partnering with Toshiba to work on new display technology for mobile devices, including Cupertino adopting AMOLED screen technology. Now, Toshiba has come forward to debunk those rumors.
If you’ve held off buying a MacBook Air because you feared there was no way to increase the onboard storage, think again: Toshiba is now offering three sizes of blade-style SSD for those of you ready for more.
It’s a foregone conclusion that each new iteration of the iPhone and iPod touch will get bigger, faster and generally better. That first part appears to already be in the cards as Toshiba has now announced the availability of a high-capacity flash memory module for Q1 2010.