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The iPad might currently be on top when it comes to tablets, but things may be shifting quickly, according to a new ABI Research report. Back in 2011 Gartner had suggested that Android would hold a 38% share of the tablet market by 2015, but ABI says that things are now moving much quicker. The latest data suggests that Android accounted for an impressive 44 percent of all tablets shipped during the last quarter.
Looking to make the most out of your Xbox multimedia experience? With Xbox SmartGlass you can control your Xbox through the tablet for many functions, including selecting movies, rewinding and a whole lot more. Best of all, the control app is now out for iOS devices as well.
I still think that the starting price on the Microsoft Surface should have been closer to $299, but in the $499 range, it competes directly against the recently announced fourth-generation iPad rather than the also recently announced iPad Mini. So, how does it compare?
Apple products give us shiny new toys to play with, and that's exciting- but in China the idea of upcoming new Apple products means that plants like Foxconn will need more seasonal workers to help push out these upcoming units and for those that are currently unemployed, nothing is more exciting than having income, even if there have often been accusations that Foxconn's conditions are less than desirable.
Here we go again. Rumors of a smaller Apple iPad have been around for as long as the iPad itself, but with the arrival of the Google Nexus 7, a so-called iPad Mini could really see the light of day.
No, it's not quite the same as having Siri, but the Dictation feature in the new iPad is still there for some of your voice recognition needs, but it turns out that it could also turn into an invasion of privacy. This is partly conjecture, to be fair, but it is still something worth noting.
Part of the reason why the iPad and iPad 2 continued to dominate the tablet space was that most of the "good" Android tablets cost just as much as their iCounterparts and many people viewed Apple's tablet as a premium device. The original Eee Pad Transformer made some headway by launching at $399, digging under the cheapest iPad by a full $100, but even that was met with relatively limited success.
A pilot program in Vancouver, Washington has replaced the BlackBerry devices issued to employees with Apple iPads, effectively netting $336 in data cost savings each year, as well as cutting down on the printing of documents by 40 percent.
We pretty much already knew that Apple was going to reveal the new iPad 3 next month, but now we can see official confirmation in the way of a special invitation to a special Apple event on March 7. But the invitation sent out seems to be showing something a little extra...
I'm not sure how Steve Jobs would feel about this. He said that the 9.7-inch screen of the iPad was the "minimum size required to create great tablet apps," but it looks like Apple is genuinely entertaining the idea of producing a tablet with a smaller display.
A factory in Brazil will be manufacturing iPads. To add to this surprise, they will be shipped in Brazil starting in December of this year. Mercadante explained that despite all the doubts, the new iPad factory will be making the gadgets for the first time outside of Chinese territory.
The Style-iT stylus from the folks at Bracketron is a "dual function" stylus in that one end is designed to poke at your iPad (or other capacitive touchscreen device), while the other end is a conventional ballpoint pen. That way, you can scribble on both your virtual notepad and your actual paper one using the same product.
We're hearing that internal testing at HP led to the loading of webOS onto an Apple iPad and, well, it blew the TouchPad out of the water. The precise details are quite scarce, but we're hearing that webOS ran "twice as fast" on the Apple iPad hardware than it did on the HP TouchPad. This leads us to believe that it's the hardware, and not the software, that led to the ultimate demise of webOS at HP.
Well, that's mildly passive aggressive of Steve Jobs, don't you think? By now, you've surely heard about all the patent infringement lawsuits that Apple has launched against companies like Samsung, but it looks like the real target isn't these manufacturers at all: it's Google.
People are saying an Amazon-branded tablet device is being geared for October. The irony is that Amazon could very well go with Android for its tablet... considering Google just stepped into its turf with the Story HD and, even before that, the rise of Google Books.
With the next iPad, it's reasonable to expect a higher resolution screen and a more powerful processor, but it's possible that we could be getting a hefty dose of augmented reality when it comes to the next-gen tablet too. Apple recently filed a few patents and they seem to outline at least two interesting propositions.
Let's face it. The "entertainment" system that you find on most airplanes offers a terrible interface that is remarkably sluggish. Even if there are free video games, they're still pretty crappy. By contrast, tablet devices are much peppier, much prettier, and much more fun. So, American Airlines is offering tablets to its passengers.
What do you do when you're competing with over 200,000 other applications, fighting for the attention of the even shorter attention span-wielding smartphone user? You give them a reason to pay attention to you... until Apple says that you can't do that.
If you are a graphic designer you know Wacom, they come from a long tradition of providing an industry standard tablet. And then there are instances where you may want a stylus for your iPad, enter the Wacom Bamboo Stylus.
Many expected the original iPad to be released with the features the iPad 2 finally came out with, though it took Apple nearly a year after to bring that seemingly basic feature –- a camera -- to reality. But those critical of Apple for their slow moving product releases need to keep one thing in mind, it’s all about the money. Apple, alongside millions of developers single handedly kick started a $2B industry that barely existed before; the tablet computing market.
It's kind of funny, really, how Apple chooses to price its products. For instance, the black MacBook for a time came at a $100 premium over the white one, making it the more premium offering. The reverse seems to be happening on the mobile front, as people have been anxiously awaiting a true white iPhone 4. That day has not come yet, but you could be getting another white touchscreen device.
Remember those early rumors that came out late last month about the Motorola XOOM price? Turns out those rumors were bang on. It has now been confirmed that the Honeycomb-powered tablet is indeed going to be priced at $799 unsubsidized through Verizon Wireless.
The folks at Create Digital Music have provided further proof that the iPad is in fact for consumers and creators with a series of new tutorial videos.
It's not quite the official release just yet, but the beta version of iOS 4.3 has been made available to developers and it's pointing toward some notable changes for iPad users. For starters, the functionality of the "side switch" has been tweaked.
And the floodgates are now open. Following up on yesterday's announcement about a CDMA iPhone 4 making its way to Big Red, Verizon Wireless Chief Financial Officer Francis Shammo has now confirmed that a CDMA version of the prized Apple iPad will soon be joining the network too.
When the Apple iPad first arrived on the scene earlier this year, some people said that it was not in direct competition with e-readers like the Amazon Kindle. In some regards, that is true, since the iPad costs so much more and can do so much more, but it's also true that many people who choose to buy an iPad opt out of buying an e-ink based e-reader as a result.
As much as you may like your iPad, it's still missing in a couple of departments. Maybe you want to watch some Flash video. Maybe you want to have an alternative web browser to Safari. Well, Skyfire is on its way to the iPad and it's looking to make quite the splash.
Right now, about 7% of businesses provide tablets to their employees for work-related duties. That sounds pretty good, considering that tablets are still a relatively new phenomenon, but that number is set to explode very soon. In fact, that number is expected to double in the next couple of months.
The Apple iPad is a pretty great device, but it's anything but perfect. It's missing a few critical ports that you would like to see on a portable device like that, but the official expansion kits from Apple can be kind of expensive. Enter the 3-in-1 adapter dongle from MIC Gadget.
I don't foresee things getting any cheaper any time soon unless some other retailer goes crazy on Black Friday. If you've been on the verge of buying an Apple iPad but can't justify the $500 starting price, TJ Maxx looks like it has the ticket for you. Ticket, referring to a lower price tag.
You know how Apple is so boastful that the iPad sales are off the charts? You know how Samsung is saying that the Galaxy Tab will be the hottest thing since sliced bread? Well, according to Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar, that might not be the case.
The Apple iPad has clearly taken the world by storm, but it's far from finished with its world domination. A new version is already in the works and the rumors are pointing toward a dual-camera configuration, not unlike the iPhone 4.
If you've been itching to get your hands on an Apple iPad but you want to latch onto the "can you hear me now" network for wireless surfing, it looks like you're in luck. Not only is Verizon going to start selling the Apple tablet; it's going to bundle it with some MiFi action to boot.
When the NFL season kicked off a few weeks ago I had a brief discussion with my brother about how great it would be if the coaches on the sidelines used iPads (or some other tablet) rather than regular playbooks. It just seems to make so much sense, and it turns out that the Toronto Maple Leafs agree.
You can stop holding your breath now. The Motorola Droid 2 and Droid X are pretty impressive smartphones that make good use of the Google Android platform, but you shouldn't expect to have a Motorola Android tablet in your hands in time for the holidays.
When I first heard about the Amazon Kindle and Whispernet, I immediately thought that it's newspaper and magazine subscription model was superb. Now, as the iPad is being viewed as a suitable Kindle alternative, it seems that Apple wants offer up newspaper subscriptions too.
People who aren't fans of the iPad are quick to point out its shortcomings. It doesn't have a memory card reader, they'll say. It doesn't have a physical keyboard, they'll mention. It doesn't have a camera... well, this last bit just may be changing sooner than you think.
When the Amazon Kindle first hit the market, we were all amazed by its e-ink display and its ability to seamlessly integrate through WhisperNet to Amazon's online store. And then, the iPad came along and reminded us that we most prefer multifunction devices. Does that mean the standalone e-reader is dead? No, not necessarily.
The Apple iPad is a pretty well-rounded product, but it's missing some rather important features. What if you need to read an SD card? What if you need extra storage space? You can enjoy both with the HyperDrive attachment. This handy attachment is best marketed as the iPad Hard Drive.
While the Amazon Kindle is still doing reasonably well, it seems that the future of e-book readers will come with multifunction devices using color LCD displays. Sharp is continuing this trend with a pending e-reader of its own and they're saying it'll "rival the iPad."