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Apple CEO Tim Cook, in a letter to employees, has said that 2014 will be a big year for the company and customers will love its new products. Many in the tech community have taken this as a hint that Apple will finally unveil big-screen iPhones and iPads. And a recent report gives credence to this speculation.

Chinese technology website Digitimes, which has leaked Apple gadgets accurately in the past, has reported that the big-screen iPhone is scheduled for a May launch. This upcoming model will have a 20nm chipset made by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).

It has long been rumoured that Apple is working on two big-screen iPhones – one with a 4.7-inch display and the other with a 6-inch panel.

The report also says that a big-screen iPad, with display sizes measuring 12.9-inch or 13.3-inch, will be unveiled in October next year. It is likely that Apple will pick the 12.9-inch screen size for final production; this falls in line with an earlier report that Apple will launch a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 4K resolution in October.

Apple is working with Taiwan’s Quanta Computer to manufacture this upcoming tablet. This large-screen iPad will replace the 11-inch Macbook Air, says the report, citing sources.

The Migration Assistant program included over the last few years with Mac OS X moves pretty muchpersonal information — user accounts, settings, keychain password, files, folders and programs — on the old computer over to the new one. As long as your programs are compatible with the newer version of Mac OS X, they should run fine, but you may want to look for any free software updates that may be available.

Checking the system requirements for your most-used programs before you do the transfer can help you plan for any new versions you may have to buy. Programs that will not run on the newer system are automatically moved to a folder labelled Incompatible Software. If you try to use a program in this folder, the Mac usually refuses to open it and presents a system alert advising you to go get a compatible version. To actually transfer the files, you can connect the two MacBook Air computers over a wireless network or with a cable connected to each machine’s ThunderBolt port (if both Airs have one). If you use an external USB drive running Apple’s Time Machine software to back up your computer, you can also transfer the datathe old computer to the new one with a USB drive.