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Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses

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Microsoft has announced that it has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses since the release of the operating system on October 26th. Although reviews of the operating system suggest it has not been well received, it seems that consumers are excited about Microsoft's new hotness. Also, sales figures revealed by Microsoft state it sold just 4 million copies in the first week of launch, so it's obviously ramped up a bit.

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MacMall 60-hour Black Friday 2012 sale offers the best Apple deals

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Hot Deals, PC / Laptop,

Apple Mac Sale black Friday

If Apple merchandise is on your holiday buying list this year, you're gonna wanna be sure to check out MacMall's 60-hour Black Friday sale, which features up to $350 off of Mac computers. The sale includes all Macs, so you can even get a nice discount on the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display for example. They've got other items as well, including discounts on the iPod touch, Apple TV, and major discounts on a bunch of consumer electronics like digital cameras, Blu-ray players, and more. Definitely a sale to check out to get the jump on your shopping--whether it's for someone else, or yourself. Here's the quick list:

MacMall has plenty more where that came from, so head on over and check out their full 60-hour Black Friday 2012 sale for all the deals.

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Black Friday 2012: Best Buy

Best Buy Black Friday 2012 ad

Details of Best Buy's Black Friday 2012 sales have just been released, and we've got a links to all the highlights you can expect to see throughout Thanksgiving weekend. Doors will open right at midnight on November 23rd, and tickets for the doorbusters will be handed out as early as 10:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day. If you'd rather do all your shopping online (which is what we're doing,) here's your guide to all the Best Buy deals, after the break.

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Items Du Jour: Tilda Inspires Ice Dress, American Apparel’s Insensitive Sale

Kate Moss+ The Kardashian sisters are caught up in a lawsuit over their new cosmetics line Khroma Beauty, which is similar enough in name for Beverly Hills-based Chroma Makeup to go after them legally, claiming that customers will be confused between the two products.

+ Miranda Kerr, named Maxim's Sexiest Woman Alive, is featured in December's issue, photographed by David Slijper.

+ Tila Swinton's character from The Chronicles of Narnia inspired TWELV magazine's editorial "Ice Queen," which showcases a dress made entirely of ice.

+ American Apparel caused an uproar recently when it tried to capitalize on Hurricane Sandy, offering an online sale to East coast shoppers with the code 'SANDYSALE.'

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Christina Aguilera Shuns Commercial Success

Christina AguileraChristina Aguilera is not worried about Lotus being commercially successful.

The 31-year-old singer - whose last studio album Bionic flopped - doesn't care if the general public don't buy her seventh record as she finds it more important to take risks and push herself creatively.

"I've already put out a greatest hits record, so I've been in this business for a while, and I'm a risk taker, that's just who I am at heart. It's who I can't help but be. It's who I always am in nature, as a person and as an artist. With that comes hurdles and certain areas where people aren't going to get it and understand it artistically; sometimes it will go over their heads and it will not be as commercially successful," she told MTV News.

The "Candyman" singer reinvented herself as a mentor on TV show The Voice in 2011, and hopes Lotus will appeal to new fans who have been introduced to her music through that, as well as to those who have followed her since her self-titled 1999 debut album.

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Apple sells 5 million iPhone 5 units in first weekend

iPhone 5 shipping boxes 5 million

The 5 in the iPhone 5 must mean 5 million devices, because that is exactly what Apple has announced that it sold during the opening weekend launch of Cupertino's latest and greatest tech device.  Current sales shattered previous records of former generation iPhones. Additionally, Apple announced that 100 million iOS devices have upgraded to iOS 6 in the five days that it's been available. That's 25% of all iOS devices sold, in five days.

“Demand for iPhone 5 has been incredible and we are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “While we have sold out of our initial supply, stores continue to receive iPhone 5 shipments regularly and customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough iPhone 5s for everyone.”

Some analysts are saying that the estimates could be much higher since some iOS devices are still in transit and have not been activated, thus, are not accounted for in the total amount.

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Grab 11 great Mac apps for $50 (including Parallels and Screenflow!)

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MacUpdate bundle

MUPromo has a fantastic sale going on, bringing you 11 Mac apps for 88% off the total cost of them all. The bundle is just $49 and includes both Parallels 7 (normally $80) and ScreenFlow 3 (normally $100,) plus 9 more apps. As you can see, you are saving a pretty penny here, as all the apps separately sell for $457. The sale ends today though, so if you want it, go ahead and grab it now.

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Sparrow for iPhone on sale for 99 cents today!

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Sparrow 99 cents

Sparrow, the super-popular mail client app for iPhone and iPod touch, is available on the App Store for just 99 cents today. The app normally sells for $2.99, and was upated yesterday with POP support. An iPad version should be coming along any day now as well. Grab Sparrow now for $0.99!

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Adele Outsells Michael Jackson

21 and Thriller albums

Adele's 21 has now outsold Michael Jackson's Thriller in the UK.

The "Rolling In The Deep" hitmaker's second album - which was released in January 2011 - has sold 4,274,300 copies in Britain, more than 500 more than the late singer's 1982 classic record, meaning it is now the fifth best-selling album of all time in the UK. "To add to her many landmark records, Adele's achievement in overtaking Thriller in the all-time sales list is truly remarkable. Thriller has long been recognized as one of the most iconic albums of all time - there is now no doubt that 21 can be spoken of in the same breath," said Official Charts Company's managing director Martin Talbot.

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Mass Effect 3 sells 890,000 copies on day one

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As any in-the-know gamer should be aware of, Mass Effect 3 was released last Tuesday, and, man, is it flying off the store shelves. Opening day sales for the game hit 890,000 units, which is most definitely a lot of cheddar. 1.5 million units of the title have been shipped to retailers worldwide, however take note that the number of units shipped does not correlate with the number of units sold.

To learn more about the game check out our Mass Effect 3 Kinect feature.


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