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  • Nokia re-enters consumer electronics with 7.9-inch iPad mini knockoff

    11/19/2014 11:35:22 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 75 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Tuesday, November 18, 2014 · 12:54 pm
    “Just months after selling its ailing handsets business to Microsoft, the Finnish company is planning to go back into the consumer market with a new tablet,” Matti Huuhtanen reports for The Associated Press. “It will launch a 7.9-inch device early next year in China, the world’s biggest market, before selling it elsewhere.” “The device will be manufactured by Foxconn, which makes Apple’s handsets. And it will operate Android instead of the Windows software Nokia used on its cellphones when it began a partnership with Microsoft in 2011. That partnership ended unsuccessfully — in April, Nokia sold its cellphones unit to...
  • Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, iPads for police, even with search warrants

    09/18/2014 5:59:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 9-18-2014 | Craig Timberg
    Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search warrant — taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user information. The move, announced with the publication of a new privacy policy tied to the release of Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, amounts to an engineering solution to a legal quandary: Rather than comply with binding court orders, Apple has reworked...
  • Apple rolls out iOS 8 to iPhone, iPad users: Here's how to get it

    09/17/2014 11:09:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    ZD Net ^ | 09/17/14 | Zack Whittaker
    After first displayed publicly at its annual developer conference in June, Apple has finally released iOS 8 for iPhones and iPads. Just days before the Cupertino, Calif.-based technology giant opens its retail stores to sell the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, existing smartphone and tablet users can upgrade to the latest mobile operating system.
  • Here's My Theory For Why Tablet-Market Growth Just Collapsed ...

    05/12/2014 12:58:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/12/2014
    As recently as a couple of quarters ago, analysts were convinced that tablet growth rates would be stratospheric forever, or at least until a few billion people had one.Apple, it was said, was no longer going to be "the iPhone company." It was going to be "the iPad company." And analysts were frantically calculating how much money Apple was going to coin once it was selling more iPads than iPhones.Well, those forecasts aren't looking so promising anymore.Tablet growth has slowed sharply over the past few quarters. And tablet growth at Apple has hit a wall. BII Business Insider Analysts have...
  • opinion/feedback on best budget tablet?

    05/01/2014 9:14:21 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 20 replies
    self | 5/1/14 | NewJerseyJoe
    Asking for opinions on the best budget tablet. Something big enough for me to work on -- i.e., be able to type easily and see the display without holding it six inches from my face. Not worried about communications -- as long as it's got WiFi built in (which I'm sure they all do), I can use my cellphone as a mobile hotspot to transfer/send files. This is intended to be a replacement for a working laptop/notebook. And again -- "budget" is the keyword. Thanks all!.
  • Why buy a tablet? (chat)

    04/03/2014 2:18:32 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 335 replies
    today | me
    OK, why should I buy a tablet or iPad? Just want to have some more mobile computing and run a few apps. Buffet's NFM has an iPad mini for $200. Would you recommend this or another tablet? This is a new area for me so I need some input if I'm gonna do it. Thanks in advance.
  • We Just Learned CEO Satya Nadella's Master Plan For Microsoft

    03/27/2014 1:08:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/27/2014 | Steve Kovach
    The big news from Microsoft today was that it has finally launched Office for iPad, which will give users full access to the popular productivity suite if they sign up for the Office 365 subscription service. But under the surface of the announcement, we got our first look at CEO Satya Nadella's broader vision for Microsoft's future. Nadella has only been CEO for 52 days, but we're already getting a sense of how he plans to expand the company's offerings beyond its core products like Windows. In short, Nadella sees Microsoft powering all sorts of devices through services and apps...
  • Millennials Are Ditching Their Television Sets, Shifting To Mobile To Watch TV Shows

    03/26/2014 5:34:58 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 33 replies
    AppAdvice ^ | Bryan M. Wolfe
    A new report suggests bigger isn’t better, when it comes to watching television programming. Deloitte found that Millennials rather watch movies and television shows on computers, smartphones, and tablets. These details were recently published in the firm’s annual Digital Democracy Survey. Those between the ages of 14 and 24 only watch TV shows on an actual television set 44 percent of the time. Thirty-two percent of the time, TV shows are consumed on a desktop or laptop. Smartphones and tablets make up another 16 percent, while gaming devices are used 8 percent. This is the first time computers, smartphones, and...
  • Russian officials dump iPads over spy fears

    03/26/2014 1:00:18 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    google hjosted news ^ | March 26, 2014
    Moscow — Russian government officials have swapped their iPads for Samsung tablets to ensure tighter security, the telecoms minister told news agencies on Wednesday. Journalists spotted that ministers at a cabinet meeting were no longer using Apple tablets, and minister Nikolai Nikiforov confirmed the changeover "took place not so long ago." He said the ministers' new Samsungs were "specially protected devices that can be used to work with confidential information." "Some of the information at government meetings is confidential in nature and these devices fully meet these demands and have gone through the strictest system of certification." Nikiforov denied that...
  • iOS 7 now running on 85% of iPads, iPhones, iPods, says Apple

    03/25/2014 8:38:10 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 66 replies
    MacWorld UK ^ | Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | Ashleigh Allsopp
    Apple has revealed that iOS 7 is now running on an impressive 85% of iOS devices, compared with just 2.5% of Android devices running the latest version, KitKat. In a change to its developer website at the end of on 25 March, Apple revealed that its newest mobile operating system is now running on 85 per cent of iOS devices, according to data collected over the 7-day period ending 23 March. That's up from the 74 per cent Apple boasted at the beginning of December, and the 78 per cent touted at the beginning of January. The increase comes at...
  • SEE IT: Good Samaritan chases thug who punched 8-year-old, stole his iPad (VIDEO)

    03/17/2014 5:51:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | march 14, 2014 | Philip Caulfield
    This guy is iScum. A Minnapolis thug punched an 8-year-old and stole his iPad, but was arrested after a brave cook chased him down. Mohammad Armeli, who works the grill at Christos, a Greek restaurant in the Whittier neighborhood, chased down 32-year-old goon Aaron Stillday after he clobbered a little boy and ran off with his iPad on March 6. CBS Minnesota broadcast security footage of the sickening attack, which occurred as the little boy walked out of day care with his aunt.
  • Democrats' iPad protest of Darrell Issa on House floor is shut down

    03/14/2014 5:18:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/14/14 | Leslie Larson
    The Cummings/Issa feud is the showdown that keeps on giving. Democrats faced off with Republicans on the House floor, protesting GOP Rep. Darrell Issa's diss of Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings last week. Cummings' colleagues stood on the House floor on Thursday, holding up tablets, iPhones and iPads with screen showing images of Issa shutting down Cummings during a committee hearing a week ago. But the show of solidarity was closed down, with the presiding officer, Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), deeming the display of electronic devices a violation of house rules.
  • iPad Air vs. Windows Surface Pro 2: Which Is Right for Your Business?

    11/10/2013 7:00:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Business News Daily ^ | 10/23/2013 | Sara Angeles
    It's the battle of the tablets. Just as Apple unveiled the ultrathin iPad Air with Retina Display, Microsoft officially released the Surface Pro 2. Although both are excellent tablets for small businesses, each device has its own set of capabilities. Whereas the iPad Air is strictly an iOS tablet in form and function, the Surface Pro 2 is a versatile, Windows-powered hybrid machine that can be used as a tablet, laptop or desktop computer. To help you choose which tablet is right for your business, we've compared the iPad Air and the Surface Pro 2.
  • Apple Passes Coca-Cola as Most Valuable Brand

    10/01/2013 5:46:44 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 29 Sept 2013 | Stuart Elliott
    APPLE is the new most valuable brand in the world, according to a closely followed annual report. The report, to be released on Monday, is from Interbrand, a corporate identity and brand consulting company owned by the Omnicom Group that has been compiling what it calls the Best Global Brands report since 2000. The previous No. 1 brand, Coca-Cola, fell to No. 3. Not only has Apple replaced Coca-Cola as first among the 100 most valuable brands based on criteria that include financial performance, this is the first time that the soft drink known for slogans like “It’s the real...
  • ipad update

    09/28/2013 1:10:52 PM PDT · by Rappini · 31 replies
    itunes update to ipad through PC.
  • Education's Shiny Toy Syndrome

    09/27/2013 4:12:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    It's elementary. Public education bureaucrats do the darnedest, stupidest things. Clever kids are ready, willing and able to capitalize on that costly stupidity in a heartbeat. Within days of rolling out a $30 million Common Core iPad program in Los Angeles, for example, students had already hacked the supposedly secure devices. The Los Angeles Times reports that the disastrous initiative has been suspended after students from at least three different high schools breached the devices' security protections. It was a piece of iCake. The young saboteurs gleefully advertised their method to their friends, fellow Twitter and Facebook users, and the...
  • Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 2 tablet, Windows 8.1 and 'faster than 95 per cent of laptops'

    09/23/2013 8:23:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Pocket Lint ^ | 09/23/2013 | By Rik Henderson
    Microsoft has announced the Surface Pro 2 as part of its New York tablet-centric press event. According to the company, it is "faster than 95 per cent of laptops on the market today". Microsoft claims that it's actually a full PC in a tablet's body and the screen is 50 per cent more accurate in colour reproduction than the last model so can be used by design professionals more effectively. The company claims that it performs 20 per cent faster, with a 50 per cent hike in graphical ability. When coupled with a new Power Cover, the whole device gets...
  • iOS 7 Download Day Worldwide Release Time [Chart]

    09/18/2013 2:21:23 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    redmondpie.com ^ | September 18th, 2013 | Paul Morris
    iOS 7 will be available to download today. While iOS 7 represents a total overhaul to Apple’s mobile OS, only time will tell what the mainstream public reaction will be to the changes that represent the post Scott Forstall era at Apple. If you have a compatible device capable of running iOS 7, then it’s time to back up that device, make a note of the release schedule and get ready to hammer Apple’s authentication servers. If we take a look back at release times of major iOS releases, almost all of the iOS 7 beta builds were released at...
  • Why would any company only write an iPhone app?

    09/04/2013 1:45:24 AM PDT · by chaosagent · 33 replies
    OK, I'm confused. Why would any company only write an iPhone/iPad app for their product? The last time I checked there were about 10 times more Android device than iPhone/iPads. Even Drudge only has an iPhone/iPad app. Nothing for Android. Is it just the cachet of the iPhone, or am I missing something here?
  • The Obamacare Train Wreck

    08/14/2013 9:57:52 AM PDT · by National Review · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | August 14, 2013 | National Review
    Implementation hits hurdle after hurdle — let us count the ways. By Andrew Stiles The White House plans to delay yet another provision of Obamacare, the New York Times revealed on Monday, in what was described as “another setback for President Obama’s health-care initiative.” Indeed, it seems that every week the administration offers up a new example of the implementation “train wreck” of which Obamacare architect Max Baucus (D., Mont.), among others, has warned. Here are nine examples of how Obamacare implementation hasn’t gone according to plan:
  • Surprise drop in iPad sales shows the market for Apple’s tablet has saturated

    08/12/2013 1:22:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Quartz ^ | 08/12/2013 | Christopher Mims and Ritchie King
    Sales of iPads jumped with the introduction of the iPad Mini, but are otherwise stagnant. Ritchie King/Quartz Apple sold 5.4 million fewer iPads in its most recent quarter than it did in the same three months a year ago. That’s despite having introduced a whole new iPad, the Mini, in the intervening year. The drop in iPad sales, from 17 million to 14.6 million, is all the more surprising because iPhone sales continued to grow, from 26 million to 31.2 million.Use of those iPads, however, is running in the opposite direction. Data just released from Adobe show that, as of...
  • Tablet Preferences

    08/01/2013 2:13:59 PM PDT · by pfflier · 31 replies
    Vanity
    My wife and I are considering a tablet after deciding that a smart phone is overkill for our needs. We are looking to spend $200-$300. My wife likes to read alot and we are primarily looking for something that we can use, on the road, much like a windows platform lap top.Given that criteria I lean towards a Kindle from what I've read. But, as always experience of Freepers is always welcome and always seems to cover bases we haven't considered.
  • Vanity post re: iPad Apps

    07/27/2013 10:55:55 AM PDT · by BobNative · 20 replies
    July 27, 2013 | Self
    This is the first problem I have had with any IPad. On the App Store logo, when Apps need updating, there will be notice on the upper right corner of the App Store button indicating the number of App needing updating. I have an indicator of 5 Apps needing updating, but when I press the App button and go to the upgrade page, nothing shows to be updated. Help! Many Thanks.
  • What The Heck Happened To Apple's iPad Sales?

    07/24/2013 9:28:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/24/2013 | Henry Blodget
    It wasn't long ago that Apple fans were slapping each other on the back and crowing about how, one day, Apple would be known as "the iPad company." The theory was that iPads were such a mega-hit new product category that iPad sales would continue to grow at astronomical rates until, eventually, they might even eclipse sales of the iPhone. You don't hear that theory much anymore. Why not? Because, despite the launch of a cheaper iPad last year--the iPad Mini--the growth of Apple's iPad sales has screeched to a halt. Because, despite the launch of a cheaper iPad last...
  • This Is Windows 8's Answer To The iPad Mini

    06/03/2013 9:10:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/03/2013 | Steve Kovach
    It's Acer's new 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, the Iconia W3, which the company just announced today. The W3 runs a full version of Windows 8 on an Intel processor, meaning it's compatible with older Windows apps in addition to the new touch-friendly Windows 8 apps. It'll cost $379 when it goes on sale in the US, but there's no release date yet. (Apple's iPad Mini, which is a bit smaller and an only run tablet-optimized apps, starts at $329.) Acer also didn't mention how much storage the US version will come with. Other specs and features: An optional Bluetooth keyboard....
  • BILL GATES ON THE IPAD: 'A Lot Of Those Users Are Frustrated'

    05/06/2013 7:32:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/06/2013 | Jay Yarrow
    Bill Gates took a shot at the iPad while explaining Microsoft's rationale for the Surface this morning on CNBC. He was asked about the declining PC market. He said that tablets are growing in popularity, and it's "going to be harder and harder to distinguish products" that are PCs versus tablets. The Surface, he says, brings the "portability of the tablet but the richness of the PC." He then said of people using iPad-like devices, "A lot of those users are frustrated, they can't type, they can't create documents, they don't have Office there." While some people are frustrated by...
  • Toddlers Becoming so Addicted to iPads They Require Therapy

    04/23/2013 1:44:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 21 Apr 2013 | Victoria Ward
    Experts have warned that parents who allow babies and toddlers to access tablet computers for several hours a day are in danger of causing “dangerous” long term effects. The youngest known patient being treated in the UK is a four-year-old girl from the South East. Her parents enrolled her for compulsive behaviour therapy after she became increasingly “distressed and inconsolable” when the iPad was taken away from her. Her use of the device had escalated over the course of a year and she had become addicted to using it up for to four hours a day. Dr Richard Graham, who...
  • Liberals Still on Fire Over Our 13-Year-Old Caller Who Debunked the Global Warming Hoax

    04/09/2013 8:40:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-8-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Last week on this program a young man of 13 years old called. A young boy called from Wilmington, Indiana. He was a very, very bright, articulate guy who called here to tell me that he finally had proven to himself that global warming was a hoax. He'd gone to his local library. He'd researched it and he had found it, and he told me why he thought the left and liberals don't recognize it as a hoax is because they don't want to. So I offered the young man an iPad. I said, "Somebody like you...
  • Apple's Stock Price Is Still Dropping

    03/30/2013 5:19:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Minyanville ^ | 03/30/2013 | By Sterling Wong
    Whether it’s because of product fatigue, a botched Maps application launch, or increased competition from rivals like Samsung (PINK:SSNLF) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has found it increasingly difficult to please its shareholders. Since hitting an all-time high of $702.10 in September, Apple shares have slid some 35%. The drop is worse when you consider that the Nasdaq (INDEX NASDAQ:.IXIC) has risen 2.32% while the Dow (INDEX DJX:.DJI) has gained almost 7% in the same time period. One USA Today columnist has even said that Apple’s reign over the tech world “may be over.” “[Apple’s] phone market, tablet market, and...
  • Woman buys $499 iPad from Walmart only to discover it was a painted piece of plastic

    02/28/2013 11:15:06 PM PST · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | february 27, 2013
    Massachusetts woman Suzanne Nassie is livid after she says that an iPad she bought at Walmart turned out to be only a piece of plastic painted to look like a real tablet. Nassie said she knew there was a problem the second she opened the shrink wrapped package, which felt a little light. The fake so confusing the store even refused her a refund at first before finally relenting. -snip Nassie isn't the first Walmart customer to get burned on an iPad purchase at Walmart. People have reported buying fake devices at stores in New Jersey, Florida, and Texas. This...
  • CITI: The iPad Business Is Collapsing

    02/12/2013 7:41:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/13/2013 | Jay Yarrow
    The strength of Apple's iPad business is collapsing as lower priced, smaller tablets eat into sales, says Citi's Apple analysts in a new note this morning. The 9.7-inch iPad's unit sales were only up 1.8% on a year-over-year basis in the fourth quarter, says Citi, citing IDC data. In developed markets like the U.S. and Japan, unit sales were actually down quite a bit. The bigger iPad is being replaced by Apple's iPad Mini, as well as the 7-inch tablets sold by Samsung and Amazon. According to IDC, Apple has 38.8% of the tablet market, which is industry leading, but...
  • Apple May Face First Profit Drop in Decade as IPhone Slows

    01/22/2013 3:40:22 PM PST · by library user · 67 replies
    Bloomberg | 1-22-13 | By Adam Satariano
    Source is link only.STORY
  • (ObamaNation) Police: Woman Tried to Buy iPads with Food Stamp Card

    01/02/2013 1:53:43 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    RTV 6 (ABC) ^ | 12/20/2012 | TheIndyChannel.com Staff
    Police: Woman tried to buy iPads with food stamp card • Tracy Browning taken into custody LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Police say a Kentucky woman was arrested after she tried to buy iPads with her food stamp card. Tracy Browning, of Louisville, KY, attempted to buy two iPads at Walmart with her Electronic Benefit Transfer card. When the card was declined, police said Browning grabbed the items, ran from the store and assaulted a store clerk on her way out of the store.
  • Watch This UPS Driver Steal An iPad Mini (FedEX Pkg) And Get Caught

    12/21/2012 10:35:11 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-21-2012 | Kevin Smith
    Watch This UPS Driver Steal An iPad Mini And Get Caught Kevin SmithDecember 21, 2012 Earlier today a video leaked via Reddit of a UPS driver stealing a package from the front porch of a home. The package contained an iPad mini, a Christmas present for the homeowner's daughter. The package had been dropped off earlier by a FedEx delivery person but a UPS delivery guy came up, inspected the package and walked off with it. The act would have gone unpunished had the homeowner not installed a camera at his doorstep. The video has since been removed from YouTube...
  • Amazon Kindle inches closer to iPad in tablet fray

    11/28/2012 4:59:31 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 64 replies
    WSJ/Market Watch ^ | November 27, 2012 | Dan Gallagher
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Amazon.com Inc. is expected to pick up share in the tablet market in the fourth quarter with strong sales of its Kindle devices, though Apple Inc.’s iPad will remain the dominant product line in the segment, according to a brokerage report on Tuesday. Analysts at Pacific Crest said supply-chain research shows increased production orders for the Kindle Fire HD, which Amazon (US:AMZN) now sells in a variety of sizes and configurations. The broker raised its forecast for the Kindle line, which is now expected to account for 13% of tablet shipments for the year compared with...
  • The man who gave his mother-in-law an iPad from Walmart (and it turned out to be a fake)

    11/15/2012 7:18:22 AM PST · by dennisw · 26 replies
    .dailymail ^ | 14 November 2012 | By Leslie Larson
    A Florida man shelled out nearly $500 for an iPad at a Miami Walmart on Monday, as a birthday gift for his mother-in-law. But when the woman opened the present on Wednesday, she was shocked to find it was just a plastic fake and not a real electronic device. The family struggled to get a response from Walmart but the local TV station reached out to the company's corporate office. Emilio Pereda told WFOR-TV that he had helped his father-in-law purchase the Apple device from the discount retailer. 'There were no red flags,' Pereda said, 'It was completely wrapped with...
  • Microsoft Surface More Profitable Than Apple iPad!

    11/09/2012 9:34:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | 11/09/2012 | Tim Brugger
    By most indications, Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT  ) foray into hardware is meeting, if not exceeding, expectations. Of course, you'll never hear that from CEO Steve Ballmer, and by extension the rest of Microsoft's management team. Ballmer is notoriously hush-hush about sales results, and not just those pertaining to Microsoft's new Surface tablet; most anything to do with what he views as "predictions" are taboo.For example, when the Wall Street Journal asked about early sales of Microsoft's Surface a week or so back, his response was vintage Ballmer, "Numerically there's not really much that's interesting to report. If you were to call...
  • Companies Are Looking At Windows 8 Tablets Instead Of iPads

    11/01/2012 2:53:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/01/2012 | Julie Bort
    While most companies have no plans to upgrade to Windows 8 yet, we keep hearing about those who do. IT departments are more likely to bring Windows 8 into the company as a tablet instead of upgrading all the company's PCs to the new operating system. That's according to an informal poll of 700 IT execs taken by Fiberlink, which makes software for tracking mobile devices. In another survey of 175 small businesses by iYogi Insights, 29% had no tablet and are considering Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets rather than an iPad. Of those that already had an iPad,...
  • Why Microsoft's Surface Tablet is my new favorite device

    10/31/2012 1:33:52 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 32 replies
    Tgdaily ^ | October 31, 2012 | Rob Enderle
    I’ve been playing around with Microsoft's Surface tablet for several days now and suddenly realized that I’m using it very differently than any other tablet or laptop I’ve ever owned. It seemed to come to me naturally, but this little device has really improved the quality of my life. Personally, I think Surface represents more than just a new product and should be pereceived as the beginning of a new way of blending work and play. Then again, it may not come as naturally to many of you and I think that aspect of Surface deserves some further discussion. Working...
  • Five reasons why Windows 8 has Apple and Google beaten. Microsoft will win the tablet war

    10/28/2012 6:20:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    TechRadar ^ | 10/28/2012 | By Jeremy Laird
    Microsoft is onto something. With Windows 8 it's better positioned than both Apple and Google to ride the coming laptop-tablet convergence wave.It might even eventually give Microsoft a shot at the all-important smartphone market. To understand why, let's count the ways in which Windows 8 is best.1. Tablet-laptop convergence Laptops and tablets are converging. And only Microsoft has an OS that's fit for that coming unification of devices.Apple has no convergence strategy at this time. That's because it fiercely guards product-specific profit streams and just doesn't go in for making things that cannibalise its own sales.So, Mac Mini is hobbled...
  • Microsoft Surface RT entirely sold out in the United States

    10/22/2012 8:25:23 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 9 replies
    Examiner ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2012 | R. CHASE RAZABDOUSKI
    While the base-level 32GB version of the Surface RT tablet from Microsoft sold out online in less than 24 hours after launch last week, as of yesterday all versions of the tablet have been moved into sold-out status. The backorder for the 32GB version without an included keyboard is now up to three weeks, while the 32GB version with keyboard and the 64GB model (which also includes a keyboard) are now on up to a two-week back order according to shipping estimates on Surface.com. Microsoft is planning to build between three and five million Surface tablets this quarter, on par...
  • iOS 6 device users report baffling range of Wi-Fi problems

    09/28/2012 5:40:22 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 40 replies
    MacWorld-UK ^ | 27 Sept 2012 | John Cox
    Some number of iPhone and iPad users upgrading to iOS 6 are reporting a range of Wi-Fi problems, as are some iPhone 5 users. The solutions, when there are any, seems as baffling as the problems. The continuing posts at Apple's tech support site and at online forums show users with existing iPhone and iPads frustrated by a flurry of different problems, including a "grayed out" Wi-Fi option, dropped connections, slow connection speeds, and having to connect manually to a Wi-Fi access point. Separately, there are posts by some owners of the new iPhone 5, released last Friday, also about...
  • "How Tracking Down My Stolen Computer Triggered a Drug Bust"

    09/06/2012 8:26:45 AM PDT · by fishtank · 12 replies
    makezine.com ^ | 2012/08/31 @ 10:30 am | Maker Shed
    This is a true story. The names have been changed because, well, a guy ended up getting charged with a felony, something he’s probably not thrilled about. Call me cautious. "Have you ever had something stolen? Your heart sinks, your mind races, and you become increasingly paranoid about the vulnerability of your personal property. I know because this is a picture of my coworker’s (let’s call him Steve) rental car, a Chevy Impala, after lunch at Slow’s Bar-B-Q in Detroit (amazing food, don’t park on a side street), the Monday after Maker Faire Detriot. There was nothing significant in the...
  • Calif. Clown Caught With IPad Stolen From Steve Jobs' Home

    08/20/2012 12:05:45 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 5 replies
    Officer.com ^ | 8/20/2012 | Garance Burke
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Families waiting for San Francisco's cable cars on a recent morning couldn't help but notice Kenny the Clown, who wore a curly rainbow wig as he twisted brightly colored balloons into animal shapes for visitors, blasting Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" from an iPad at his feet. Little did the clown know that the tablet doubling as his stereo would turn out to have been stolen from the home of the late Steve Jobs. "The thing that is embarrassing to me is I'm a huge fan of Steve Jobs," said Kenneth Kahn, 47, a professional entertainer who...
  • Amazon Loses Their State Department Kindle Contract(What am I missing?)

    08/17/2012 3:37:42 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    redOrbit.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | Michael Harper
    The US State Department is now turning back on a contract they forged with Amazon 2 months ago – a deal which would have earned the Seattle company $16.5 Million and the US government a load of Kindle Touches to hand out to US embassies the world over. Today, the State Department canceled this contract in an announcement on their website.“US Department of State solicitation (Request for Proposals) SAQMMA12R0272 for Amazon e-Readers, Content Management, and Logistics is cancelled and the Justification and Approval (J&A) to award contract SAQMMA12D0131 on a sole-source basis is withdrawn. The Department of State intends to...
  • Clown Unknowingly Had Steve Jobs' Stolen iPad

    08/17/2012 12:45:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri., Aug. 17 2012 | Suzanne Stathatos
    If you weren't already freaked out by clowns, you may be now. Kenneth Kahn, aka Kenny the Clown, a Fisherman's Warf icon and onetime aspiring mayor, is in trouble with the cops once more. But this time, it's not for his alleged Ed Jew antics or for juggling fire on a skateboard. No, this time, Kenny was caught with Steve Jobs' stolen iPad. Kahn said he didn't know the iPad had belonged to Apple's late co-founder. He thought it was just a gift from a friend, 35-year-old Kariem McFarlin of Alameda, according to media outlets. McFarlin was arrested Aug. 2...
  • Samsung keeps prior art parade marching against Apple

    08/14/2012 6:00:08 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 19 replies
    CNET ^ | August 14, 2012 | Josh Lowensohn
    Samsung today brought out early technology relics in hopes of busting Apple's design patents for the iPhone and iPad — the very ones Apple has pointed at it like howitzers. The South Korean technology giant called upon a pair of experts — one in person, another by video deposition — to make the case that others had beaten Apple to the punch, effectively rendering those patents useless. Samsung’s argument relied mainly on foreign patent designs and an early prototype for a tablet that never made it into commercial production. However, Samsung also brought out a real product, Hewlett-Packard’s TC1000...
  • Apple Retains Top Spot on Media Tablet Market, But Asus and Samsung Are Closing In.

    Apple Controlled Nearly 70% of Media Tablet Market in Q2 Total available market of media tablets in the second quarter 2012 increased significantly from 18.7 million units in Q1 to nearly 25 million units in Q2. Thanks to the launch of the third-generation iPad, Apple managed to sustain its leadership position with 68.2% market share. Meanwhile, Asustek Computer and Samsung Electronics are closing in and shipments of their tablets are increasing faster than sales of Apple iPad. Total worldwide tablet shipments for the second quarter of 2012 are estimated at 25 million units; up from 18.7 in the first quarter...
  • Nokia's Bad Call on Smartphones

    07/20/2012 8:18:42 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 18, 2012 | ANTON TROIANOVSKI and SVEN GRUNDBERG
    More than seven years before Apple Inc. AAPL -1.63% rolled out the iPhone, the Nokia team showed a phone with a color touch screen set above a single button. The device was shown locating a restaurant, playing a racing game and ordering lipstick. In the late 1990s, Nokia secretly developed another alluring product: a tablet computer with a wireless connection and touch screen—all features today of the hot-selling Apple iPad. Former Nokia designer Frank Nuovo says the company had prototypes that anticipated the iPhone. "Oh my God," Mr. Nuovo says as he clicks through his old slides. "We had it...
  • The Executive Computer; 'Mother of All Markets' or a 'Pipe Dream Driven by Greed'? (1992)

    07/19/2012 8:10:36 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 4 replies
    New York times ^ | 7/19/1992 | NYT
    Sometime around the middle of this decade no one is sure exactly when -- executives on the go will begin carrying pocket-sized digital communicating devices. And although nobody is exactly sure what features these personal information gizmos will have, what they will cost, what they will look like or what they will be called, hundreds of computer industry officials and investors at the Mobile '92 conference here last week agreed that the devices could become the foundation of the next great fortunes to be made in the personal computer business. "We are writing Chapter 2 of the history of personal...