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Apple offering free recycling of all used products

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services. (more…)

Microsoft unveils Office for iPad

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft on Thursday unveiled Office for the iPad, a software suite that includes programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and works on rival Apple Inc.’s hugely popular tablet computer. (more…)

Groups protest chemicals used in Apple’s iPhone

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple’s labor practices are under attack by two activist groups who contend the company makes its iPhones with a hazardous mix of chemicals that threaten the health of factory workers assembling the devices in China.

The campaign began Wednesday with an online petition put together by China Labor Watch, a longtime Apple critic, and Green America, an environmental protection group. (more…)

Promise and peril in an ultra-connected world

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — We’re in the beginning of a world in which everything is connected to the Internet and with one another, while powerful yet relatively cheap computers analyze all that data for ways to improve lives.

Toothbrushes tell your mirror to remind you to floss. Basketball jerseys detect impending heart failure and call the ambulance for you.

At least that’s the vision presented this past week at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain. The four-day conference highlighted what the tech industry has loosely termed “the Internet of things.” (more…)

Phone makers look to emerging markets for growth

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Here’s the rub for companies: A good part of the key markets they serve already own smartphones and use them to connect various Internet services. How do you grow from there?

Services from Facebook to Firefox are looking to emerging markets for the next few billion people. They are not only targeting the obvious high-population countries such as India and China, but also see potential in Latin America, Africa and just about everywhere beyond the U.S., Canada, western Europe and a few Asian nations. (more…)

Turn Your iPad and Mac into Pro Recording Devices with Apogee Audio

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Do you like music? Maybe you have your own band and want to produce high fidelity audio but don’t have money for expensive studios? Then you need to consider buying some home recording essentials that will help you save money and produce quality tracks on your own. (more…)

iTunes launching music festival at SXSW

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NEW YORK (AP) — iTunes is putting its stamp on South by Southwest, piggybacking on the annual event with its own music festival.

The company said Wednesday it will debut its popular iTunes Festival, a free concert series held in London for the past seven years. While the London version is a 30-day event, the U.S. festival will feature five nights of rock, country, pop and hip-hop at South by Southwest, an international showcase for music, film and interactive projects to be held next month in Austin, Texas. (more…)

Golf Made Simple with iOS Golf Swing Training Systems

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Do you like golfing? Want to become a pro? Wonder how to reach success of such famous golfers as Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer? What is the key to their success? It’s simple – alongside with natural talent they have consistency in swing, which is rather pricey. Not many of us can afford practicing with a professional teacher. Luckily for us, Zepp developers have come up with a couple of devices and software for enthusiasts like me to learn to swing like a pro. Shop all necessary golf equipment and let’s get straight to business. (more…)

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