John Paczkowski

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Hey Kids! Max Out Your Credit With Apple’s Back-to-School Season Refresh!

That telltale “We’ll be back soon” sign appeared on Apple’s online store early Tuesday morning, and when it disappeared a few hours later the company had refreshed a number of its product lines and debuted some entirely new gear as well. Announced this morning: new Mac Pro desktops, new iMacs, a 27-inch LED Cinema Display, an eco-friendly battery charger and a multitouch Magic Trackpad.

Apple’s (AAPL) iMac and Mac Pro lines now offer faster Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 processor options, with the last available in a $4,999 configuration with a full dozen Intel Xeon cores. IMacs cost between $1,199 and $1,999.

The long-awaited 27-inch LED Cinema Display boasts 2560 x 1440 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. Optimized for Apple’s latest hardware, it features a built-in iSight video camera, microphone and speakers, 3-port USB 2.0 hub, and a universal MagSafe connector for charging up a MacBook. Price: $999. It ships in September.

Finally, there are the peripherals: An Apple Battery Charger that senses when its batteries are fully charged and adjusts its power usage accordingly ($29.00 with six rechargeable AA NiMH batteries), and a $69 Magic Trackpad that adds to the desktop the same gesture commands supported by the iPhone and iPad.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik