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Posts Tagged ‘Apple’

Apple Recalls First Generation iPod Nano…5 years Later

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Well, as the saying goes, “better late than never”.  Apple has announced a recall for their first generation iPod nanos this weekend.  According to Apple, the nanos are susceptible to extensive heating when in use.  Chances are, if you have been using them daily, the last five years, your unit is okay.  Just to be certain, you can check out Apple’s Replacement Program site.  Simply put in your serial number and follow the instructions.

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Apple Solving iPhone 4s Battery Problem

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

For the many out there who rushed to get an iPhone 4s, the only real complaint users have been expressing was that their phone’s battery drains quicker than expected.  Apple has assessed all these complaints and has released a statement, saying, ““We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks.”

So fret not Apple lovers.  You will be able to enjoy your shiny new iPhone 4s with less charging in no time.

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Apple Announces MacBook Pro Updates

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Apple unveiled updates to its entire MacBook Pro lineup, which have faster processors, improved performance, and larger hard drives without changing prices. The upgrades on the faster MacBook models will be available in time for the 2011 Christmas shopping season.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro comes in two configurations, an entry-level configuration that sells for $1,199.00 with an Intel Core i5 processor, and a faster $1,499.00 model equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor. Both have received a slight bump in speed, as well as larger hard drives. The entry-level 13-inch gets a new 2.4-GHz processor (up from 2.3GHz), and increases its storage space from 320GB to 500GB. The faster MacBook Pro 13-inch gets a newer iteration of the Core i7, running at 2.8GHz (up from 2.7GHz) and getting a larger 750GB hard drive, increased from 500GB.

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Steve Jobs: 1955-2011

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Image courtesy of Apple

Steven P. Jobs, co-founder of Apple, passed away yesterday, October 5th, 2011.  Considered to many to be a true visionary, he redesigned the way we look at computers, portable music devices, cellular phones and even technology as a whole.  There’s always something better to make, always something to improve on, and always something to spark your imagination.

Steve Jobs leaves behind a legacy that the world has been changed by and will never forget.

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”– Steven P. Jobs

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Apple Announces Press Meeting Oct 4th…iPhone 5?

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

“Let’s talk iPhone” is the leading quote by Apple’s announcement to hold a press release Tuesday Oct 4th, at 10:00 am EST.  Unless Steve Jobs plans on making a surprise cameo, this will be the first big Apple announcement held by Tim Cook.  It will be held at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters in California.  We’ll report what they report as soon as information is available.

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All Things Apple

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

All things Apple.  That’s what you will find here at Abt Electronics.  From Macbooks to iPods, you will find just what you are looking for when outfitting your office, or your dorm.  Save even more money on your new purchase with our Trade in & Save program.  Just register to trade your product online, or bring it into the store.

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Steve Jobs Retires from Apple

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Steve Jobs officially announced his retirement from his world renowned company Apple this week.  What does this mean for Apple?  Not much exactly.  It will still continue to be a Steve Jobs company.  Steve Jobs has been involved since its inception, but has taken numerous hiatuses the last several years due to illness.  In dealing with his absence, Apple worked on training a replacement who could eventually fill his place when Apple’s creator steps down.

This comes a little over a month before the big launch of the iPhone 5.  He will continue to be involved with the company but is relinquishing his CEO title to Tim Cook who was hired by Apple in 1998.  Jobs will continue to be involved in the company and will remain chairman of the board.  Watch Apple continue to evolve as an innovative company with the guidance of new individuals continuing Apple’s inexhaustible success.

 

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What Will the iPhone 5 Look Like?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

When the huge iPhone 5 announcement is made, you can be sure you will find out what it looks like and what all the features are moments after they are announced by Apple…but it doesn’t hurt to speculate.  Online website, PCMag.com goes over several different ideas on what the phone may look like by playing with Adobe Photoshop.  Some ideas are, edge-to-edge screen, no home button, thinner, slide-out keyboard.  Options are endless when the imagination gets a hold of the design, but only Apple knows for sure.  Look for the release around the first week or so in September.  Until then, what do you think it will look like?

Image courtesy of PCMag.com

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Apple Wants High-Res for iPad 3

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

For Apple, it’s never too soon to start working on the next generation of a product they JUST released.  According to sources, Apple is testing a new, high-resolution screen for their third generation iPad. According to allthingsd.com an industry representative mentioned, “Apple’s upcoming iPad 3 will feature an improved display to support quad extended graphics (QXGA), a display resolution of 2048×1536 pixels with a 4:3 aspect ratio to provide full high definition (HD) viewing experience.”

Don’t go running  to pre-order iPad 3 just yet.  Absolutely no news on a release date has even been mentioned, but rather, Apple is already thinking on how to make their next hand held tablets top of the line.

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Mix It Up At Abt!

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Come to Abt this weekend and perfect your DJ skills.  Hosted by DJ Mike Carbone from Chicago, hour long lessons from 12pm-3pm both Saturday and Sunday will be held for free for customers wanting to learn how to use their Apple Gear to host their own dance party.  Learn different techniques using software like Serato’s Scratch Live Mac Software linked with iPad Apps Tonetable, TouchOSC & Midi Deck.

Other techniques that will be reviewed:
• Song Variety
• Tempo/BPM
• Cue & Hot Points
• Sound FX
• Scratching, Video DJing & More

All music enthusiasts are welcome to join.  We will also holding a raffle to win a free pair of the Monster Beats Solo headphones.

DJ Mike Carbone has performed in clubs & bars throughout the Chicago Metro Area and has been featured on local radio stations such as B96, Kiss FM & Dance Factory.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

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