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Words from Nerds 223: For the low price of… FREE

October 23, 201347 min
Summary: Apple tells us what else they had to cover. It includes new iPads, MacBooks and lots of software. Microsoft has some new updates, too. Which will be on your shopping lists this holiday season?   Hosts: Tom Kresic, John Kresic, Mike Kresic Running Time: 47:10 Mobile App of the Week: The iLife and iWork suites get major updates. We cover them in our Nerd News segment this week.     Nerd News: Apple announcements iPad Air - thinner, but no Touch ID. Ships in November. iPad Mini - gets retina display, ships in November. Macbook Pro - updated with Haswell and available today Mac Pro - shipping in December OS X Mavericks - compressed memory, better power consumption/battery life on existing devices. Free for everyone to upgrade and available for download today. iLife/iWork suites - Now full document synching across devices using iCloud. Free for iOS and Mavericks with purchase of new device. iWork gets real-time collaboration Microsoft announcements Microsoft Surface 2 improved but battery still disappoints. Nokia announces 6 inch Windows Phone as Lumia 1320, 10 inch tablet as Lumia 2520 without Intel. Win 8.1 is available. Microsoft pulled the update for RT devices due to installation problems. Amazing photos using miniatures and forced perspective with a $250 point-and-shoot camera.     This Week in Nerd History: Oct 20, 1873 – Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers universities draft the first code of American football rules. Oct 20, 1973 – The Sydney Opera House opens.        

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