Google Makes Video To Help Its Users Make Windows 8 More Excited

Windows 8 is available starting today. And Google? Well, it’s keen on getting users who enjoy Google products on with a more enjoyable experience. So, hilariously, Google is taking measures to keep users loyal to Chrome and Search, releasing a new instructional video to explain how to install the apps on Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system. Titled “Get Your Google Back,” the video directs users to go to GetYourGoogleBack.com. From there, links to Google products ready for Windows 8 can be accessed.

Apple Publishes Apology To Samsung For Patent Infringement Case, Per UK Court’s Order

This is — interesting. Apple, per a UK court order, has had to issue an online apology to Samsung for the Galaxy Tab vs. iPad patent infringement case. In the United States, Apple won, but in the United Kingdom, it’s very different: an apology, while delicately manicured to offer no sign of weakness, while telling the truth of the situation, according to the appeals court thought it so. Other European countries (namely Germany, for example), didn’t share the UK’s position with Apple and Samsung. The full statement can be read, after the break.

Via: Apple

Apple Makes Another Record Quarter: $8.2B Profit On $36B Revenue For Q4 ’12

Apple has released their Q4 earnings report for the year, bumping them into another record-breaking quarter. The numbers: An $8.2B profit on $36 billion in revenue, breaking its record Q4 2011 of $6.62b profit on $28.27b in revenue. The gains were almost entirely boost by a 58 percent increase in iPhone sales with 26.9M units sold, up from 17M last year, and a 26 percent increase in iPad sales with 14M sold, up from 11M last year.

So, despite the lack of what seems to be short-term favor, Apple has one again defied expectations and delivered. But keep this in mind: Mac sales were relatively flat, up just one percent to 4.9M, and the iPod line continued its standard decline, down 19 percent to 5.3m. Hmm?

Galaxy Note II Now Available For Pre-Order On Verizon And AT&T

Last night, press and public partied together for the Note II NYC city tour. From that event, I scored a Galaxy Note IIs handset on AT&T that we’ll review in the coming days, but fast-forward, Verizon is hosting the Note II for pre-order alongside AT&T, starting this Thursday morning for $299.99 on a two-year contract. It has the same specs as the other versions that make the Note II so special: 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display and is powered by a quad-core processor, with LTE-enabled Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is available in both grey and white variants. AT&T’s models ship November 9th; Verizon’s on the 27th of that same month.

Via: AT&T, Verizon

Samsung Galaxy Note II Debuting For $300 On AT&T, Starting November 9th

The Samsung Galaxy Note II — a 5.5-inch, Super AMOLED HD, quad-core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 8MP camera with 1080p HD video recording, and larger battery than before — phablet, will debut with AT&T’s fantastic 4G LTE data service (it really is awesome, especially in New York), starting on November 9th for $299.99 on a new 2-year agreement. Pre-orders start online on October 25th. Press release after the break!

Apple Announces New 9.7-inch iPad With FaceTime HD, A6X Processor, And Lightning

This is Apple’s brand new, especially well-designed iPad (4th generation). Once again called the new iPad, this one features FaceTime HD, a Lightning port (for Apple’s new port standard), the new image processing chip from the iPhone 5, and with a 16GB WiFi version for $499 and a 16GB model with cellular data on board for $629 — on Sprint, Verizon, or AT&T 4G LTE . You’ll be able to pick one up through Apple’s online and brick and mortar stores soon — as listed in the PR after the break — on November 2nd.

iPad mini announced with A5 CPU, 1024 x 768 display, and 7.9-inch screen for $329

With the internals of an iPad 2, the iPad mini is an inexpensive, 1,024 x 768 display, Apple A5, Lightning port, Siri, 16GB of internal storage and 7.9-inch screened tablet starting at $329. 4G LTE models start at $429 on Sprint, AT&T, or Verizon. Built using the same detailed manufacturing process as the iPhone 5, it measures 7.2mm thick, .68 pounds heavy (or light) device. Pre-orders start Friday (October 26th) and will begin shipping on November 2nd. It comes in black or silver/white, in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB storage sizes. Press release after the break.

And with Apple’s new 7-inch entry against the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD, there’s an entirely new market open — one of which, with older specs, the iPad mini may or may not completely conquer.