Apple Byte: Microsoft Surface takes on the iPad
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Apple Byte: Microsoft Surface takes on the iPad

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Microsoft joins the tablet wars with the Surface and Google is next, we'll show you some of the secrets in iOS 6, and is a Retina Display coming to the MacBook Pro 13-inch?

What's -- in -- -- here and welcome to the Apple byte for all the good and bad inside the world of Apple now guys will announce our -- juice pack winners at the end of our show so hold on for that. But the news this week is really about what's happening around Apple and it's officially safe to say that this tablet wars have begun with the big boys coming to play a Microsoft unveiled their new tablet platform called -- this. But Microsoft's own hardware and software working together. The surface tablet will have a ten point six inch screen. Come in two flavors with their flagship model between windows RT it's nine point three millimeters thin weighs one point five pounds. It's made out of a vapor deposited magnesium case they called paper -- It comes with a built in kick stand and their own killer touch cover that has a multi touch keyboard on the other side. It's pretty slick and so this promo video anything -- one adult stem. Taste just like this -- but -- not. Microsoft announced no pricing or availability but we expect to see this -- -- -- Since time for the holiday season but that's not all the tablet -- will get even hotter when Google dropped their own announcement in the coming weeks and is expected to be a tablet of their own. This would be a Google branded tablet with a report suggesting a series is making the device but it will be stock Android sold directly by Google. Now controlling the hardware and the software experience is genius where have we seen that before. But the reality is that competition's good old it's on like great coupons believed that. And the big guns realized they need to do the same to compete with Apple in this still very young tablet market. Now the new MacBook Pro -- -- display continues to get rave reviews even it'll cost you a kidney or a pair of Nike air easy to use. Now check this out it's a -- down by I fix it and they call it an engineering marvel where Apple has used the aluminum case itself. As -- frame for the LCD panel and use the LCD as the front glass. Now they managed to pack five times as many pixels as the last model. In a display that's a fraction of -- -- smaller presence there's no front glass on top of LCD -- is much less of an issue. I've got one word for you people buying this. Apple care. What about thirteen inch pro but when -- -- securities analyst. Ming chi Kuo Apple ramp up production in September for the machine with an early October launch to follow for a Retina Display. Thirteen inch MacBook Pro. He predicted the seventeen inch model would go wait in April. And that same report mentioned retina displays for both the fifteen inch and thirteen -- to be launched together -- -- thirteen was being held back by heat issues with the smaller body. Now the discovery of an unidentified computer labeled MacBook Pro tend to in a battery utility app. Potentially support this two since a fifteen inch Retina Display is designated as MacBook pros and one. Again it will wait to see how this all plays out. All right let's take a break to show you our app of the week. He doesn't already -- a huge basketball fans and -- -- -- the NBA finals the app of the week. Is arcade hoops basketball from skyward beat the buzzer and -- as many hoops and you can't. It's free and it's easy but if you -- -- be a bowler and pay 99 cents you'll get multiple modes for 2.0 and three point challenges. Plus different skins like space -- zombie. But who cares about that went in real I've selected -- talking. -- -- -- Don't believe that something that's up. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Print program -- the community should take you through it looks like you think we'll do it and -- It now and I accidentally spills. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- If Brian Tong -- -- all right well behind him a little practice on okay see -- you aren't. But you get. And then it. -- -- -- -- You know did -- issues that -- light. -- -- -- Please guys good job let's go to lunch. -- All right zone. Maybe I should just stick to playing the iPad game but you have no idea about my -- -- Right onto the quick -- and a few hidden -- -- coming out of Iowa six. We know about the big ones but you'll now have quicker access to Bluetooth settings since it's not buried under the general area. You'll be able to set the do not disturb mode on and also set a schedule for how long it's enabled in the notifications. I can set specific notifications for people who I've assigned on my VIP -- through mail. Also the iPad gets a native clock app with an alarm stopwatch and timer. We also don't need a password to update apps only to purchase them and you are thrown to the home screen everytime a new ones installed. There's color bar changes to match the app that you're using an Iowa six and that's actually -- number one feature -- been waiting for. -- outlines developer preview or has also received an automatic update for people using it. Is done through the App Store and Apple -- -- it's recommended for all users as we near closer to the finalized version that will be out in July. And destroy -- -- hit home for a lot of -- according to a survey conducted by the gadget trade in service gazelle. Nearly 15% of the respondents said they'd rather give up sex -- go for one weekend without their iPhone. That's two days but the survey also found nearly 85% of respondents report having used their phones in the bathroom. And the best -- backed by far nearly 4% of respondents said they use their phone while having sex. And I have no idea what they're talking about the right down let's just announced a little to do exactly -- things -- -- treated me we had almost 101000 people answer. And the winners are -- -- Richard Dominguez. Presently T Williams -- -- -- shot at. April last -- said -- will -- she's even though she's lactose intolerant and ended it with this -- for you. And Dunlap that was sent his son mostly just need a -- this picture. And I love chocolate. And just a reminder for those who did it win no -- is still -- -- Apple byte exclusive discount code for 20% off running through July 1. -- right that's gonna do if it -- we show I'm Brian Tong and email us at the applebyte@cnet.com. We're gonna answer some of them next week I promised. He's watching we'll catch you guys next time for another bite of the Apple. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Its -- the --

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