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Samsung brought several of its latest computers to CES, where Electronista took a closer look at the latest devices. The 15.6-inch Series 7 Chronos and 13.3-inch Series 7 Ultra offer the full Windows 8 experience in a portable package, pairing touchscreens with Intel's i7- and i5-series processors.
Samsung has revealed its new Series 7 Ultra ahead of its official unveiling at CES 2013. The latest Ultrabook from Samsung utilizes aluminum throughout its construction and is being positioned by the Korean company as an ultraportable with multimedia prowess. Underscoring this, the Series 7 Ultra centers on a 13-inch 1080p PLS 10-point multi-touch display with a 1920x1080 resolution and 350nits of brightness.
Samsung has introduced two new Windows 8 slate computers and an updated notebook. The Series 5 and Series 7 slate PCs, part of the notebook lines of the same name, can switch from being a notebook to a tablet by removing the keyboard dock, and use the full edition of Windows 8, instead of the RT version shown off in its Ativ Tab tablet. The Series 5 Ultra has also been upgraded to have a ten-point touchscreen.
Samsung has shown off its new Series 7 and Series 5 All-In-One PCs at IFA 2012. Building on their existing AIO PC line including the 23Ē Series 7 brought to the US last September, the new machines include ten-point multitouch displays, a slim bezel on a metal base, Intel Core i3 processors, and are claimed to be designed to run Windows 8.
Samsung is putting out an update to its Gamer 7 series. Known locally in South Korea as the Samsung Series 7 Gamer Yellow 3D, the notebook sees its Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M graphics card replaced by an AMD Radeon HD 7870M chip powering the 17.3-inch SuperBright 400-nit LED display in both 2D and 3D variants, although it retains the Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor.
Samsung has upgraded its Series 7 notebooks to Intel Ivy Bridge processors in South Korea. The updated Series 7 Gamer and Chronos notebooks also include 1TB hard disks and Nvidia graphics.
The first of Samsungís MacBook-like Series 7 notebooks is now available in the US. First unveiled in late August, the Chronos 7 14-inch (NP700Z3A-S01US) has landed on Amazon for $1099. The notebook is stands apart in its combination of aluminum and a 14-inch display packed into a 13.3-inch chassis thanks to an extra-thin bezel.
Samsung is reportedly set to introduce its Series 7 all-in-one PC in the North American market. The 23-inch model features a thin display, as the computer components are fitted into the base that sits flat on a desk. The design enables the display to be tilted back by 90 degrees, touching the base and offering a horizontal plane for touchscreen use.
Samsung's Series 7 performance notebooks are now up for pre-order over at Best Buy. Priced at $880, the 15.6-inch notebook on show uses a quad 2.2GHz Core i7 processor and is available in silver. There is 6GB of RAM onboard and a 750GB hard drive.
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Apple brings iTunes Movie Trailers app to Canada
After five years, Apple has expanded its iTunes Movie Trailers app for iOS to Canada. As of Saturday, the free app allows movie buffs to see HD movie trailers for new studio and independent features, and explore some other movie-related extras such as photos, behind-the-scenes footage, or clips from upcoming films. Users can save trailers for quick access, read reviews from RottenTomatoes.com within the app, use AirPlay to send them to an Apple TV, share trailers, and peruse the top movie charts. http://apple.co/1UUKtwr
Apple expands CloudKit API, provides web interface
On Friday, Apple notified developers that it was expanding a feature of CloudKit to allow for server-to-server web service requests. "In addition to providing a web interface for users to access the same data as your app, you can now easily read and write to the CloudKit public database from a server-side process or script with a server-to-server key," Apple said in its announcement. Previously, interaction with the CloudKit public database was limited to apps and web only. http://apple.co/20h1RwP
Remote S for Tesla Apple Watch app drives car out
Developer Allen Wong has created the Remote S for Tesla app, which can be used to remotely activate the Model S electric car via an Apple Watch, and drive it a short distance. Aside from providing data about the car and some basic function controls, the unofficial app uses the manufacturer's Summon command to allow the car to turn on, exit the garage, and park near to the user's location. The app is available to purchase from the App Store for $10. http://apple.co/1PprF4t
Seagate 3TB unreliability suit expands
The Seagate 3TB class-action hard drive lawsuit has been expanded to more devices. The expanded suit, filed today, now includes Seagate's Barracuda 3TB Hard Disk Drive,¬†Desktop HDD 3TB, Backup Plus 3TB External Hard Disk¬†Drive,¬†GoFlex 3TB External Hard Disk Drive, or any other Seagate hard drive with model number ST3000DM001. The law firm, Hagens Berman, is seeking information from consumers such as time in service, purchase price, and the nature of any drive received in return from Seagate as a replacement for a failed unit. http://bit.ly/1Pc34Cq
BlackBerry Canada, Florida hit with layoffs
The BlackBerry campus has reportedly been wracked with layoffs. Sources familiar with the company's Waterloo office staffing claim that close to 35 percent of the local workforce has been laid off, with the deepest cuts being made in the BlackBerry 10 OS and hardware teams. Additionally, the state of Florida has been officially notified that the company's Sunrise facility will see 75 people fired. Enthusiast site Mobilesyrup puts the layoffs at around 1000 total. http://bit.ly/1Pc1Rep
Instagram tests multiple account support for iOS
Instagram is trialling support for multiple accounts in its iPhone app with a small number of users. The Facebook-owned photo sharing service confirmed the reports of the tests to TechCrunch, which will allow a single user to manage more than a single account within the app, transferring between two or three accounts with a few taps. It is unclear when the feature will roll out to the public, but it has previously tested it with the Android version of the app since November. http://tcrn.ch/1SPKEKh
Foxconn CEO declares Sharp deal near done
The Foxconn bid for Sharp is allegedly only waiting on specific details of the deal. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou has declared that his company has privileged negotiation rights for the Apple iPhone screen supplier, saying that "we have a consensus, the rest is a process ... I don't see a problem completing this process." Gou hopes the deal, worth up to $5.6 billion, will be formalized by the end of February. http://reut.rs/1SPEQjN