Surface Pro launches February 9
Microsoft's full Windows 8 tablet arrives in two weeks, Verizon releases iPhone sales numbers, and Facewash scrubs the filth from your Facebook profile.
Tuesday's CNET Update is counting the converts:
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Stories from today's tech news roundup:
- Microsoft announced that its
Surface Pro tablet will hit stores Feb. 9
. Unlike the Surface RT tablet, this Pro version will run any Windows program.
- A new report out says that Apple still holds the lead for U.S. smartphone sales, and that there are
more people converting from Android to iOS
Verizon released iPhone sales data
in its fourth quarter earnings report.
Apple will release its earnings report
- AT&T announced it will spend
$780 million to buy the U.S. carrier Alltel
, which operates in six states. If approved by regulators, it would give AT&T more wireless spectrum to expand its 4G LTE network.
- A new application called
Facewash scans your Facebook profile for profane language
. It reviews all the comments, photo captions, links, status updates, group pages -- even things you've marked that you "liked" -- to help you tidy up your online image.
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