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posted in August 2012

Parallels 8 Runs Windows More Like a Mac

Popular software for running multiple virtual machines on a Mac, including Windows, gets a major upgrade. Windows users on Mac can take advantage of Mountain Lion features like multi-touch gestures, dictation and notifications. Windows can use the Retina display to its full potential. Overall, Windows apps feel more part of the Mac experience.

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AirWatch Integrates MDM With Apple Configurator

Mobile security vendor AirWatch now allows users of Apple Configurator to access its Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), Mobile Content Management (MCM), Mobile Email Management (MEM) and BYOD management software, for mass deployment and configuration of iPhone and iPad devices.

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Seton Hall University Adopts Windows Tablet, Phone

Seton Hall University is giving its incoming freshmen Nokia Lumia 900 smartphones running the Windows Phone operating system. The university also is adopting Samsung Slates running Windows 8 and Samsung Series 5 ultrabooks. The university chose Windows 8 systems over the Apple iPad and iPhone because of manageability and access to Office apps.

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Samsung Touts Creativity In Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung's new full-size tablet is more noteworthy for its software than its hardware, but that software adds new capabilities not seen anywhere else on a tablet. The device allows true multitasking with multiple apps on-screen, and includes a pen that makes many apps more natural to use. Adobe Photoshop Touch is included.

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Big Retailers Joining New Payments Network

A report in the Wall Street Journal says 7-11, Wal-Mart, Target and Sunoco are joining a new electronic payments network to compete with similar services from Google and others. Merchants anticipate wide adoption smartphones using NFC (Near Field Communications) for payments.

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iPhone 4S Sales Begin Ahead of iPhone 5

With the release of the iPhone 5 just over a month away, carriers and retailers such as Best Buy, Target, and Radio Shack are lowering iPhone 4 and 4S prices. Carriers Verizon and AT&T are maintaining full price, but Sprint has begun discounts on the 4S and Apple is quietly matching discounts.

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Android A Fragmented Mess, But Apple Lawsuit Could Help

Android's version fragmentation problem is nothing new. Adding to the mess are all the stupid skins handset makers put on Android to differentiate themselves: Samsung's TouchWiz, HTC's Sense, and Motorola's MotoBLUR. What's the point? They all stink. So it might be a good thing for TouchWiz to be found infringing.

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Apple to Pull YouTube App From iPhone, iPad

Apple states that their license for the YouTube app has expired and it will not be included in iOS 6. Google will be providing one in the App Store. The move seems to be part of a more general eviction of Google services from Apple products.

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Windows 8 Released To Manufacturing

Windows 8, Microsoft's new version of Windows for PCs and tablets, will be available to developers and IT on Aug. 15. It will be available to the general public on new PCs or separately on Oct. 26.

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