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Tech update with John Moe: Apple loses a few inches and Microsoft gets a face-lift

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Apple's new iPad is expected to compete against Google's Nexus 7 tablet, pictured here. Mathew Sumner/Getty Images

John Moe, host of the Marketplace Tech Report, joins the show to talk about the latest news in the tech world.

The latest re-design of Windows, Windows 8, releases October 25 but is already garnering positive reviews. A new touchscreen-like launch screen, eye-pleasing design and faster speeds are all part of the new edition. A trial of the operating system is available on Microsoft's website.

But Apple could be launching a new product of their own. The next Apple conference is on September 12, and rumors of a new, smaller iPad are already in the air. Despite a larger iPad and iPhone already on the market, tech insiders expect Apple to release a smaller iPad to compete with the Nexus 7 tablet, the Kindle Fire and the Galaxy Tablet, which are other products sized between smartphones and full-sized tablets.

Guest:

John Moe, is the host of the Marketplace Tech Report, which airs every weekday at 7 p.m. on KPCC.

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