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As of today, Technacity has reached over 500 views in a two month period.

Every day the number of views increase, especially in the last two weeks. In the past week, I had written my 200th post. As of today there are 214 posts.

I have decided to expand the website’s news coverage to several topics besides Apple including Google, Adobe, and Microsoft.

I would like to thank you all and if you any suggestions on improving the site please leave a comment below.

Future Plans

I plan to have 1000 views in two months and have around 1500 views by the new year.

Final words

As always thank you for reading and I hope that you will keep reading, Technacity.

I haven’t done this in a while but, from time to time I put interesting stuff from YouTube (not always tech related). Link. It’s a song about the BP Oil Spill. It’s rather moving and touching.

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Dell Streak to go on sale August 13th

Dell has announced that the Streak will be on sale this Friday, August 13th, to AT&T customers. The device has a 5-inch WVGA display, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, and more. It will retail for $299.99 on a two-year contract and $549.99 off-contract. Basically this is a super giant iPhone.

Dell must be THAT scared

Dell claims savings for similar MacBook configurations of up to $1,249.

Dell must be extremely worried about Apple being more popular in college markets.

A couple of things need to be pointed out:

The MacBook Pros are made from metal, and the Dell Studio is mostly plastic. This means the MBP are more durable and can probably last longer than the Dell Studio.

Graphics chips are not specified. The MacBooks come with Nvidia GeForce GT 330M discrete graphics, switchable with Intel Core i series graphics. The Dell Studio has Intel graphics (both older Core 2 and new Core i series graphics). At the upper end of the Studio 15 lineup, Dell uses the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 graphics chip and an ATI chip for the high-end Studio 17. It may be the case that these higher-performance ATI chips are used in the Studio 15 and 17 shown in the chart, as they are both pricier configurations shown with 1GB of graphics memory.

Apple’s Increasing Popularity in College Market

Fortune today shows the increasing popularity of Macs in schools over the past five years. As shown above most students own Apple laptops.  The figures show that Apple has replaced Dell as the preferred laptop for students. Apple and Dell have switched positions in the college laptop market in the space of five years. In 2005, 47% of students buying laptops chose Dells. In 2010, 47% are choosing MacBooks.

Dell Quad-core competitor to Mac Mini

Leaked documents off the Dell website reveal that the Zino will soon be receiving an AMD quad-core chipset. The company’s website show the box sporting an AMD RS880M chipset capable of supporting Phenom II quad-core processors. While it only comes with onboard Radeon HD 4250 graphics by default, a Mobility Radeon 5450 GPU is listed as a potential option at launch, and the Zino can now hold up to 8GB of 1066MHz DDR3 memory alongside 802.11n WiFi and Blu-ray drive options. On the front and back of the small box, you’ll find practically exactly the same ports, but there is a new optical S/PDIF socket capable of piping 7.1 surround sound.

When compared to the Mac Mini the Dell Zino is more powerful with its Quad-core chipset, Blu-ray options and, 7.1 surround sound. Whereas the Mac Mini only has dual-core and standard superdrive. Everything thing else is similar.

Apple Monitor Cheaper Than Dell, Wow

Apple today announced the release of the 27 inch LED Display. The 27-inch LED display has a built-in MagSafe charger, iSight camera, speakers, Mini DisplayPort connectivity for video and audio input, and three USB ports. It’ll set you back at $999 and will be available in September and that’s cheaper than the Dell UltraSharp U2711 27-inch monitor at $1099.

The display has a 2560×1440 resolution and uses in-plane switching that gives users a 178-degree viewing angle. It also now has an ambient light sensor that will automatically adjust brightness based on the surrounding light conditions.

It replaces the 24-inch model that Apple previously sold, and also the 30-inch model. Moody said that the 30-inch model is now being sold on a “while supplies last” basis.

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