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You can now buy Dell’s convertible XPS 12 ultrabook

Dell claims that the fourth-generation Core processors improve the device’s speed by 1.6 times and battery life by 2.5 hours. The addition of NFC means that users will be able to transfer files by touching their device to other NFC-compatible products. All of this means that the new XPS 12, which succeeds the original model launched last year, will start from $1,199. For this, buyers will get an XPS 12 ultrabook with an Intel Core i5-4200U processor, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. Those willing to pay up to $1,399 will get a Core i7-4500U processor and 8GB of RAM, while another $200 bumps memory up to 512GB.  The XPS 12 transforms into a tablet [...]
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Apple scores patent for integrating NFC

Similar to the S-Beam feature used by some Samsung Galaxy smartphones, according to Apple Insider, which first identified patent No. 8,458,363, the “System and method for simplified data transfer” describes ways to use wireless to sync data between two electronic devices. The patent calls “for the use of NFC components, which have yet to appear in Apple’s product lineup.” Source article
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Kupa launches Surface Pro tablet rival with prices starting from $1,100

Initially branded as the Kupa UltraNote when it demoed at MobileCon 2012, the X15 tablet comes as standard with a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 resolution IPS display, Windows 8 Pro, 8GB of RAM, dual-facing cameras, a fingerprint scanner and Bluetooth 4.0. There are four different configurations to choose from, and this allows buyers to pick from 64GB SSD up to 128GB SSD or go with an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. The former processor is available through the Elite, Pro and Lux models, while the i7 comes with the high-end Ultra tablet. All four models sport HSPA+ connectivity, which is something of a step back considering the UltraNote did boast both LTE connectivity and NFC [...]
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7 tips to consider when developing and designing mobile business apps

Smartphones, tablets and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) are becoming big topics in the business world, so much so that one enterprise developer reckons that business mobile apps will be the next big thing in 2013. That same developer, UK-based Mubaloo, held a talk on building business apps recently that included some great advice on what to do when developing and designing these applications. Here's a snapshot of the best tips: Keep it simple “Try and achieve a singular objective. Keep it simple and recognize its role in the broader business offering.  A good app should be clear about what it's trying to achieve,” says Gemma Coles, planning [...]
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Rumor: Nintendo’s tablet-friendly Wii U console gaming system will cost $180, sell for $300

On Sunday, Forget the Box reported that anonymous sources had divulged fairly specific pricing details regarding the component and construction cost of Nintendo's upcoming next-generation gaming system.  Named Wii U, the gaming console uses a tablet as the main controller for the system. This tablet allows a full range of controls of the on-screen action, and includes a camera on the tablet as well as a high resolution second-screen display that gamers can take with them.  Sources close to the production of Wii U have indicated that Nintendo is aggressively attempting to cut the hardware costs in order to rebuild confidence in its [...]
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