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Dell Customers Complain About Laptops That ‘Smell Of Cat Urine’

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Owners of Dell’s Latitude 6430u Ultrabooks are experiencing something foul when they take the notebook out of its box for the first time, and it isn’t just its cheap plastic shell and disappointing hardware. It’s the “smell of cat urine” emanating from the keyboard.

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Apple’s iWatch Could Face Competition From Dell

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Apple is expected to launch a new smartwatch called the “iWatch” as early as this fall, and we already know that it could face competition from Samsung, Google, Microsoft, and LG. But there’s another competitor that may want a piece of the pie: Dell.

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Microsoft Mocks The iPad (Again!) In New Dell XPS Ad [Video]

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Microsoft just loves to poke fun at the iPad, doesn’t it?

It has already aired a number of commercials for the Asus VivoTab that mock its size, weight, lack of Office support, its inability to run two apps simultaneously, and most of all its price. And now the software giant is doing the same on behalf of Dell.

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Last Chance: The Become A Certified Web Developer Course [Deals]

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Everyone needs a website these days – but not everyone can build one. Those that can – and can do it well – are carving themselves out a nice, lucrative career. Those that aren’t are helping those that are…but you don’t have to be one of them.

If you’ve ever wanted to build your own website but had no idea where or when to get started, we’ve got you covered on both counts here at Cult of Mac Deals.

We’re offering a web developer video course, developed by trainer Mark Lassoff, where he will teach you everything you need to know about web development – and he’s giving you the certification you need to actually make it count. And we’re giving it to you for only $69 – that’s a 65% discount!

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Foxconn Prepares For Life After Apple

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Foxconn has been forced to make preparations for life after Apple following reduced demand for the iPhone and other iOS devices which has caused the company’s revenue to nosedive, The New York Times reports.

The manufacturer has been doing well off the back of Apple’s hugely successful devices in recent years, which have been contributing at least 40% of its revenue, according to analyst estimates. But after suffering a 19.2% drop in revenue during the first quarter of the year, thanks to declining iPhone and iPad orders, Foxconn is now looking at ways in which it can be less reliant on Apple.

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Apple & HP Rated Best For Customer Experience [Report]

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Apple and HP have been rated best for customer experience in a study of 10,000 consumers in the United States carried out by Temkin Group. Apple took the top spot in the computer sector with a rating of 64%, while HP took second place with a rating of 62%.

At the other end of the spectrum sat Sony and Lenovo, which were the lowest-rated computer makers.

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Learn An Invaluable Craft: The Become A Certified Web Developer Course [Deals]

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Everyone needs a website these days – but not everyone can build one. Those that can – and can do it well – are carving themselves out a nice, lucrative career. Those that aren’t are helping those that are…but you don’t have to be one of them.

If you’ve ever wanted to build your own website but had no idea where or when to get started, we’ve got you covered on both counts here at Cult of Mac Deals.

We’re offering a web developer video course, developed by trainer Mark Lassoff, where he will teach you everything you need to know about web development – and he’s giving you the certification you need to actually make it count. And we’re giving it to you for only $69 – that’s a 65% discount!

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iPad Among Most Difficult Tablets To Fix In New iFixit Repairability Guide

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Teardown specialists iFixit have published a new tablet repairability guide that quickly tells you how difficult it’s going to be to mend your broken Android, iOS, or Windows 8 slate. The guide features 18 popular tablets, which have been given a repairability score between one and ten. The higher the score, the easier they are to repair.

Unsurprisingly, Apple’s iPads are some of the hardest tablets to fix, second only to the Microsoft Surface Pro — the only tablet with a score of one. Amazon’s Kindle Fire’s, on the other hand, are relatively easy to repair, as are Dell’s devices.

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Dell Makes $24.4B Play To Go Private & Become Competitive With Apple Again

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Back in 1997, Michael Dell famously said that if he were Apple, he’d “shut the company down and give the money back to the shareholders.” Now, Dell’s taking at least part of his own advice, having worked out a deal fifteen years later with Microsoft and Silver Lake Partners to buy back his company from shareholders and go private again.

Don’t get too excited, though. It’s not official yet.

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Samsung Surpasses Apple To Become World’s Biggest Chip Buyer

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Samsung has surpassed Apple as the world’s biggest buyer of semiconductors, according to Gartner. The Korean company’s hugely popular smartphones, such as the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note II, led to a 29% surge in chip purchases in 2012, taking its semiconductor spending past that of any other company.

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