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Published: 10/14/10

Viral Hit of the Worst Kind: Flu Season Meets iPads, Touch Screens

By  David Knowles - AOL News
Viral Hit of the Worst Kind: Flu Season Meets iPads, Touch Screens

(Oct. 14) -- How to keep a hot spot from becoming a hot zone of germs? Over the past year, touch-screen technology has swept the globe. And now, with the start of cold and flu season, the world is about to experience just how social old-fashioned viruses can be. The same week it was announced that Apple had reached a deal allowing Verizon to begin selling Wi-Fi-only versions of the iPad on Oct. 28, a new study released by the Journal of Applied Microbiology cautions against sharing touch screens with others during flu season. "If you're sharing the device, then you're sharing your influen...

Published: 06/23/10

What's Delaying White Apple iPhone 4 Release? 4 Leading Theories

By  David Knowles - Politics Daily
What's Delaying White Apple iPhone 4 Release? 4 Leading Theories

Computer maker Apple issued something of an odd press release today, announcing that customers wanting the white version of its forthcoming iPhone 4 may have to wait a bit longer than those who pre-ordered the black model. "White models of Apple's new iPhone 4 have proven more challenging to manufacture than expected, and as a result they will not be available until the second half of July," Apple's statement read. "The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected." We at Surge Desk have been scratching our heads over what specific manufacturing differences could a...

Published: 06/21/10

IPhone iOS 4 Can't Stave Off Possible Touch Screen Shortage

By  Carl Franzen - Politics Daily
IPhone iOS 4 Can't Stave Off Possible Touch Screen Shortage

Even if you don't own an iPhone or an iPod Touch, you may have heard the news that Apple made its shiny new operating system available via free download today. Departing from Apple's previous nomenclature, "iPhone OS," the new "iOS 4" has mostly been warmly received by the nation's tech writers, as well as positively gobbled up by average users who have long pinned for the multitasking and camera-zoom features that come standard on some of Apple's stiffest competition (Google Android lovers, here's your cue). But could the release of iOS 4 actually be a stalling tactic by Apple to stave of...

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