Apple’s iOS 7 may go black, white and flat

  (CNN) — Rumors that Apple is preparing major design changes with iOS 7 continue to heat up, with new reports suggesting a more muted and flat design aesthetic. Last October, Jonathan Ive became responsible not only for the look and feel of Apple hardware, but also its software. By most accounts, Ive is not a fan of the skeuomorphic heavy design cues that currently dominate iOS. While …

Rare Apple 1 computer sold for $671,000

(CNN) — A rare working model of the Apple 1, the tech giant’s first desktop computer, sold for more than $671,000 over the weekend at an auction in Germany. The computer, along with a letter from Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to its original owner, is believed to be one of only six working Apple 1s and one of only three on the open market. …

Microsoft Surface Tablet Sales: 3 Million Sold in Q1?

Microsoft shipped 3 million Surface tablets in Q1 2013, according to researcher Strategy Analytics. Is it possible that Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) shipped 3 million Surface tablets worldwide in Q1 2013? Microsoft isn’t saying word one about it, not even in its fiscal Q3 2013 earnings report that showed Windows division revenue rose 23 percent to $5.7 billion. But, according to Boston-based researcher Strategy Analytics in a new tablet OS …

Five ways Apple has lost its bite

The breathtaking expansion of the world’s most successful technology company has skidded to a halt. Tonight Apple is expected to post its worst financial results for a decade, with profits falling for the first time since 2003, and revenues flat on last year. It’s less than two years since Tim Cook took over from Steve Jobs, but Apple’s creative juices appear to have dried …

Microsoft Office: which version should I buy?

Which version of Microsoft Office is best with Windows 8?  Which version of Microsoft Office should I use on Windows 8? I am buying a new laptop and need to use Outlook. Microsoft usually brings out new versions of Office to match new versions of Windows, and Windows 8 is no exception. The new Office 2013 is designed to work with Windows 8, …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 announced, looks eerily familiar

Samsung today announced its upcoming Galaxy Tab 3, the company’s next iteration of Galaxy Tab devices. According to Samsung, the tablet will be equipped with a seven-inch screen, much like its predecessor; however, the device will feature a thinner bezel and beefier internals. Unfortunately, no information regarding prices or launch dates have been provided yet. Inside, consumers will find a 1.2GHz dual-core …

Messaging on chat apps now more popular than SMS texting

A growing number of mobile users are turning to chat apps to communicate with friends and family, shunning text messaging plans that once served as major cash cows for wireless providers. Daily traffic from services like iMessage, BlackBerry Messenger and WhatsApp – classified as over-the-top (OTT) messaging services – has already surpassed SMS traffic according to recent data released by Informa Telecoms and Media. …

AMD’s next-gen APU unifies CPU/GPU memory

should appear in Kaveri, Xbox 720, PS4   Ever since it debuted its first generation of “Fusion” processors with a GPU and CPU on the same die, AMD has talked up its plans for a heterogeneous system architecture, or HSA. Today, the company is talking about the next step in that process (and giving a few hints about which processors …

POLICE are warning people to beware of a computer scam.

Those targeted have received a phone call from someone saying they are from Microsoft Windows Online Support Management Team. The victims were instructed to download a remote control sharing software called AMMYY.   The caller then said that the computer was sending through error messages and the software should be downloaded to allow the caller to examine the computer system. …