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iPad 5 rear shell leaked, matches iPad mini style?

Posted by Jason Diaz Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Rumors

iPad 5 leak

This is the alleged iPad 5 back plate, and as you can see, it's similar in design to the iPad mini's rear shell. At the present moment, the leaked parts are not 100% substantiated as actual parts designed by Apple or made by their manufacturing partners, but nothing is ever confirmed until Apple takes the stage and makes an announcement. The report from 9to5Mac also claims that the thinness almost matches the iPad mini, an impressive feat. For many, it is somewhat obvious that Apple would follow the similar trend of the new iPhone 5 and iPad mini design for the 5th generation iPad, as they're Jonathan Ive creations; and as witnessed in the past, this is the time of year when leaked parts that end up being true start appearing.

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Here’s how Apple uses its massive amount of cash to its advantage

Apple MacBook Air

Over the last few years, Apple has stockpiled cash in such huge amounts that investors often question Apple about its strategy of keeping so much money around. When asked about it, Steve Jobs and team always points out that the market is unstable and they need to have cash in place for good times and bad, as well as have money available for major acquisitions, as part of its growth strategy.

And even though this answer normally keeps its investors at bay, as Apple continues to grow its cash reserves, which currently sits somewhere around $70 billion, investors and media alike continue to tell Apple that perhaps it's time to release a dividend to shareholders. But Apple is steadfast about its position. An interesting post from an anonymous writer on Quora recently shared a fascinating view of why Apple keeps so much cash around.

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OCZ DIY Gaming Notebook

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: PC, Portable/Mobile

DIY Notebook

OCZ has introduced its 15.4-inch DIY (Do-It-Yourself) gaming notebook. Featuring an Intel Centrino 2 platform, the company promises “higher performance, advanced connectivity, and longer battery life.” The notebook also has ATI Raedon HD3650 integrated graphics, DirectX 10.1 compatibility, high definition surround sound and an integrated touchpad with scroll bar. Gamers can personalize the notebook with a component list and the simplified manual that comes with it. Check with OCZ for price and availability.

 

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JVC, for Home Entertainment

JVC EX_A10

JVC’s components would be a fine start to create a home entertainment system. The EX-A10 features their Hybrid Feedback Digital Amp, decodes Dolby Digital and DTS Surround for two-channel output, and 3D-Phonic Surround Sound. The DVD player is compatible with most audio and video discs and can decode DivX, JPEG, MP3, and WMA files. Included in the deal is a sleep timer, display dimmer, 99 program tracks, and electronic bass/treble control. Two-way birch wood cone/dome speakers are part of the package and you know it is premium stuff when it takes two remotes to work. All this can be yours for $1099.95.

 

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