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October 23, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
SAN FRANCISCO - If you own a MacBook laptop or a Mac desktop computer, then Apple's decision to make OS X Mavericks available as a free download may have you itching to upgrade. What's not to like about free, right? And there are certainly some nice goodies that would make this a worthwhile update. There's a fresh, new look along with potentially longer battery life. And along with new features such as iBooks, some stalwarts like Safari, Maps and Calendar all get some snazzy improvements.
October 22, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien and Salvador Rodriguez
SAN FRANCISCO - Thinner. Lighter. Free. Those may have been the three most important words uttered at an event Tuesday where Apple launched slimmer versions of its iPad tablets with hopes of supercharging sales of a pioneering device that lately has been on a slide. The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant also announced that buyers of its devices, including tablets, smartphones and computers, will get free of charge 20 of its popular apps that otherwise would cost more than $100. Piling on the incentives for consumers, it added that the latest version of its operating system for desktops and laptops would be available for download at no extra cost.
October 22, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Alhambra police have issued an arrest warrant for a transient detectives believe stole two laptops from a hospital group's administration building that contained information on 729,000 patients. Sgt. Jerry Johnson said the department is searching for Christopher Lee Brown, 36, also is known as Allen Marcous, in connection with the Oct. 12 laptop thefts. Brown is alleged to have broken into a sixth-floor office on a medical campus in Alhambra. Johnson said that a friend of Brown's worked at the facility and that he was familiar with the building.
October 22, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
At an event in San Francisco on Tuesday, Apple announced new versions of its Retina MacBook Pro laptops and said its redesigned Mac Pro computer will go on sale "before the end of the year. " The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant said the black, cylinder-shape Mac Pro, which was announced last summer, will start at $2,999 for a 256 GB model with 12 GB of RAM. The Mac Pro, which uses an Intel Xeon E5 processor, will be assembled in the U.S. LIVE UPDATES: Apple announcement -- iPad, Mavericks OS X, more Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller also unveiled the company's second-generation 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, which goes on sale Tuesday.
October 21, 2013 | By Richard Winton
The theft of two laptop computers from a hospital administration office in Alhambra has compromised the health information of 729,000 patients, including their social security numbers, officials said Monday. The laptops were stolen Oct. 12 and contain data from patients treated at AHMC hospitals: Garfield Medical Center, Monterey Park Hospital, Greater El Monte Community Hospital, Whittier Hospital Medical Center, San Gabriel Valley Medical Center and Anaheim Regional Medical Center.
October 9, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google and HP have teamed up to release a new Chromebook laptop, and we'll be unboxing it and checking it out. The Chromebook 11 is a $279 computer that comes in a flurry of Google-like colors. The machine is built to be ultra-portable, and it is arriving just as tech companies refresh their product lines in time for the holiday shopping season. Join the Times' Stacey Leasca and me at 1 p.m. PDT as we unbox the latest Google gadget. LIVE UNBOXING: Join us at 1 p.m. PDT as we unbox the Chromebook 11 When Google first came out with its Chromebook computers, they didn't gain much traction, but that started to change in late 2012 and earlier this year thanks to low-cost new models with nice designs, such as the $250 Samsung Chromebook.
August 22, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
People of America, Tina Fey needs your help. The woman otherwise known as Liz Lemon paid a visit to “Late Show With David Letterman,” where she gave viewers a glimpse into her post-“30 Rock” life which, she joked, consists mostly of going to her new Manhattan office and making toast.   But Fey's pleasantly uneventful daily routine was shaken up recently when her office was burglarized, with a devious furniture mover (allegedly) stealing a computer full of her ideas for new TV shows.
July 10, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google Chromebook laptops may be finally catching on and there are a few good reasons. The computers, which run Google's Chrome OS software, accounted for 20% to 25% of all laptops sold for less than $300 in the U.S. in the last eight months, according to NPD Group, a market research firm. A year ago, Chromebook's market share was insignificant, according to NPD Group. But that started to change late last year when a new wave of the Google computers started coming out along with a new marketing campaign . PHOTOS: Rare and vintage auctioned Apple items A Samsung-made Chromebook is currently the top-selling laptop on . Why are people buying Chromebooks?
June 17, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google has teamed up with Wal-Mart and several other major retail partners to sell the company's Chromebook laptops at their stores. The Mountain View, Calif., tech giant said Chromebook laptops will now be sold at more than 6,600 stores, or three times as many stores as before. Wal-Mart began selling the Acer C7 $199 Chromebook at 2,800 of its stores Monday. PHOTOS: Top music subscription services This weekend, Google will also add Staples into the mix. The office supply retailer will sell Chromebook laptops from Samsung, Acer and HP at all of its more than 1,500 stores and through its website.
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