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iOS 4.2 delayed, iPad WiFi blamed

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Nov 12, 2010 10:02 AM CST

The only thing that Apple fans lust for nearly as much as new hardware from Cupertino is a new update for their beloved Apple OS'. We knew that iOS 4.2 is set to hit after a beta for the OS surfaced for devs a while back. The OS was expected to hit iTunes today and geeks the world over have probably been spamming the software all day looking for the update.

iOS 4.2 delayed, iPad WiFi blamed |

We have some bad news; apparently, the OS update is delayed. The reason for the delay is that there was some sort of issue with WiFi with the iPad stemming from the update. It's much better to have irate users that couldn't get the update, than irate users with iPads that can't get online after updating so Apple made the right call here.

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Antec introduces its new High Current power supplies on video

Cameron Wilmot | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Nov 12, 2010 8:10 AM CST

Today we visited the Antec offices here in Taipei, Taiwan and were introduced to their range of new "High Current" power supplies which were only just announced a couple of days ago.

Christoph Katzer, Antec's Power Supply Marketing Manager, was on hand to give us a solid run-down of the new High Current Pro and High Current Gamer power supplies that started shipping this week.

The High Current Pro is at the top-end of Antec's range and comes with 80 Plus Gold certification and in a range of sizes from 1200-watts down. We also got a look and unboxing of the High Current Gamer PSU series which is more affordable. They come in five different wattages all the way up to 900-watts and lack cable management on the rear of the PSU which helps cut costs down. Chris commented that roughly half of Antec's PSU business is units without cable management.

Both the Pro and Gamer series power supplies feature Antec Continuous Power which is something all PSUs on the market should really to be honest. Continuous Power means that if say you buy a 500-watt power supply from Antec, it will actually operate at 500-watts and won't just sometimes peak at 500-watts like cheap power supplies that main really only offer reliable power at around 300-watts. Watch the video above for more.

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AVG acquire DroidSecurity - an Android Anti-Virus company

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Nov 11, 2010 10:44 PM CST

There are 110 million Android users and counting - AVG is looking to jump on the anti-virus market by purchasing Android platform security company, DroidSecurity.

AVG acquire DroidSecurity - an Android Anti-Virus company |

For years, people said devices like phones (and Apple products) would not be harmed by viruses - but just like anything that gets popular, there will always be ways to break through that nasty "NO" word and create a new market by unleashing viruses onto these types of products.

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Qantas unveils "next-generation check-in network"

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Nov 11, 2010 10:24 PM CST

Qantas has unveiled their next-gen check-in service which involves micro chipped smartcards replacing boarding passes and RFID to track your bags.

Qantas unveils

The first airports to take advantage of this will be Sydney and Perth - with the latter having live trials since July. Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra will be enabled throughout the first half of 2012.

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Steam's digital dominance not sitting well with competitors

Don Lynn | Gaming | Nov 11, 2010 6:43 PM CST

It's no secret that Steam is the alpha dog in the pack when it comes to the digital download gaming scene. But success breeds contempt in the business world, and there are several outlets that are openly blaming Steam for their woes and taking steps to retaliate.

Steam's digital dominance not sitting well with competitors |

According to an unnamed director of a "fledgling Steam rival," Steam is "killing the PC market and it is no wonder digital retailers are failing" as well as "locking down the market." You can take your pick of the competitors like Direct2Drive and Impulse for the possible people taking shots, but even retailers are considering action. Two major retailers are considering not stocking games that feature and/or require Steam integration due to customers being taken to a rival and losing them.

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Apricorn unveils epic Mac Array for Mac Pro desktop

Shane McGlaun | Storage | Nov 11, 2010 2:00 PM CST

One of the major downsides facing a Mac computer user is that Macs tend to not be as upgradable by the user as PCs are. That means that often what you get from the factory is what you have to live with and if you do try to upgrade your warranty might be toast. If you are a user of the Mac Pro desktop computer, Apricorn has a new upgrade that will leave you with some serious geek lust. The new device is called the Mac Array.

Apricorn unveils epic Mac Array for Mac Pro desktop |

The Mac Array is an internal SSD array that is mounted to an x4 PCI Express card that fits into one of the two PCIs slots inside the Mac Pro. The card includes a quartet of 128GB SSDs for a total of 512GB. Apricorn says that the Mac Array is designed to bridge the gap between your Mac Pro's slow HDD and RAM to act as virtual memory. The Mac Array promises to increase performance up to ten times the performance of the same machine without the Mac Array.

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Super Talent unveils tiny Pico Mini flash drives

Shane McGlaun | Storage | Nov 11, 2010 1:04 PM CST

Good ol' Super Talent is always at it tossing new and flashionable flash drives onto the market in an attempt to part geeks with their hard-earned money. Most of the flash drives that the firm makes put as much focus on looking good as they do working well. That's not a bad thing at all; our tech gear can look good and work. The latest offerings from the company are a coupe new flash drives in the USB Pico Mini line.

Super Talent unveils tiny Pico Mini flash drives |

There are two drives in the line with one of them called the Pico Mini C and the other the Pico Mini D. The two versions both lack caps and use other methods of protecting the USB connector. The C drive has a retractable USB connector while the D drive has a sliding case that hides the connector. Both of the flash drives are very small.

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Sources say AMD HD 6970 will beat NV GTX 580

Shane McGlaun | Video Cards & GPUs | Nov 11, 2010 10:02 AM CST

I don't think that any of us will be surprised that "sources" are saying that the AMD HD 6970 will beat the new NVIDIA GTX 580 in performance. What else would AMD say after all? It's not as if they can say, "our next card will suck." I like it when these two companies get to goading and competing with each other for the performance crown, and so should you.

Sources say AMD HD 6970 will beat NV GTX 580 |

Competition like this is when we get new cards with even more performance as they trade the world's fastest title back and forth. The only downside is that the new cards seem to get more expensive each time they launch. The upside is a new faster card means price cuts on older hardware. Kit Guru cites sources that claim the HD 6970.

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OS X 10.6.5 update released

Don Lynn | Software & Apps | Nov 10, 2010 11:02 PM CST
OS X 10.6.5 update released |

Along with the announcement of the iOS 4.2 update coming Friday, Apple was hard at work helping out Mac users as well. The OS X 10.6.5 update was made available for download today and brings a fairly long list of improvements. Included are fixes for printing issues, graphics and game performance improvements, as well as several security improvements. Check your updates for the download today; a full list of improvements is listed after the break.

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