[RUMOUR MILL] Mac Pro to be Replaced in April?

It’s been a while since the 2006 release of the Mac Pro, and since then there have only been incremental updates to keep the processors/hard drives up to date with modern software. According to Mac Daily News, we could see a Mac Pro replacement as soon as this month. Although their source did state this could be pushed to May or even June. There is no information which states whether it will be a desktop tower, a mini tower or something completely new – but it certainly is time that Apple built something new to house that Intel Nehalem Processor.

HTC Q1 Profits Down 98% From Last year

It’s not been a good start to the year for HTC. It should have been, but due to the delays in manufacture of the HTC One, it’s as if the handset didn’t exist at all in Q1. Consequently, HTC’s net profit was merely $2.8 million. Compared with $173 million in Q1 last year that is disastrous news for HTC. Their underlying revenue dropped by a third to $1.4 billion. We can only hope that as soon as the gorgeous HTC One is released we see some record profits and HTC take their deserved spot up with the big guys. Perhaps even the HTC First will be the first of the year.

[New feature] The IndieBox Round Up

Evening Techniquenchers! I’m Rob, a new contributor to this blog bringing you some of the best indie games I come across from the World Wide Web.
Generally, the games I cover will be by small developers, students and institutions. Some new, some old, some bad, some good and best of all many will be free to play!

So without further ado… I present to you The Week #1 Roundup!

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Problems with Patents

I don’t think I speak for just myself when I say that the whole news world goes mad sometimes. Everyone has had that moment where they read something from their most beloved news source and say, ‘Wow, could that have been any less true?’. Unfortunately it happens to me on a daily basis and most of these come from the media’s obsession with one thing; Patents.

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Microsoft Changes Screen Requirements For Windows 8 Tablets

The Windows 8 hardware requirements from the start have been 1366×768. This means that any hardware builders who want to create a device with a screen resolution lower than this should turn around and go home. This now has all changed. Although this may sound trivial, the requirements have just changed to 1024×768. However, Microsoft do make it clear that developers should not regularly create devices with this screen resolution, and it would disable Windows 8’s split screen feature. So why change it?

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