Encyclopaedia Britannica arrives on iOS for a monthly fee

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Encyclopaedia Britannica released an official app for the iPhone and iPod touch to give users access to over 80,000 articles overflowing with knowledge. Not long after the announcement that the encyclopedia would be released for iPad, it’s now been downsized for the remaining iOS devices. There’s already a few similar apps in the App Store, but…

Microsoft Office coming to iPad in 2012?

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Microsoft is in the process of scaling down its massively popular Office suite of applications for the Apple iPad, one report says. Obviously the iPad gives developers a big market with proven success for selling apps, and Microsoft may be realizing that. Next to Windows, Microsoft Office is arguably the most successful suite of software programs…

New chip allows for mind-blowing wireless speeds

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Rohm, a semiconductor manufacturer based in Japan, teamed up with researchers at Osaka University to develop and unveil a new chip that would allow for wireless data speeds of 1.5 gigabits per second, which breaks any records you can find. The magic happens in the utilization of terahertz waves to transmit data. Even with this level…

Google kills Gmail app for BlackBerry

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Google has announced that they’re ceasing support for their dedicated BlackBerry Gmail app in favour of working on working on their web apps. While you’ll still be able to use the app if you’ve already got it installed, it won’t be available for download after November 22. It might be easy to cast this as…

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