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What Will Apple Do With 12 Petabytes of Storage?

The Cupertino company is ordering a lot of data storage from Isilon Systems...why?

Apple AirPlay Headed for TV Sets, Says Report

Apple is reportedly looking to license AirPlay software to TV manufacturers so that they can allow direct streaming of video and audio from Apple devices.


Tech Killers: Challengers That Have Tried to Beat Hugely Successful Competitors

The tech industry has a long history of latecomers taking on dominant products and services. Think Microsoft Zune versus Apple iPad, Google TV versus Apple TV, Mozilla Firefox versus Internet Explorer. We look at some notable clashes of the past decade.

Is Apple's iPad 2 a Nintendo-Sony-Microsoft Killer?

Apple's iPad 2 sports a new processor "nine times" faster than its predecessor, so is it an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, or Sony NGP killer?


Apple Stores: Crazy Customers, Homeless Webcasters and Drug Dealers: Yeah, Right

An Apple employee spills the secrets of Apple store life to Popular Mechanics.


Developing For iPhone Nano Might Suck

Rumors of a smaller, more affordable iPhone have been circulating since the original iPhone was still in production. Here are a few reasons developers might not so be eager for such a device to be released.


Rumored Mini-iPhone: Another Sign of Apple's Affordability Craze

Apple has been cutting prices wherever it can.

Apple TV iOS Gaming Clues Spell Trouble for Xbox, PlayStation

Look out Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, Apple may be planning a serious run on your set-top video gaming turf.


Is Apple TV Taking Aim at Xbox?

Bits of code found in the latest beta version of iOS 4.3 hints that gaming, multiplayer functionality and gaming controllers may be coming to Apple's set-top box.


Gadgets: Built to Not Last

That shiny new Android phone you just bought? Yeah, it's a piece of trash. No, I'm not some Google-hating Apple fanboy. The iPhone 4 is junk, too.