Arguably, the most overlooked application in your computer or your mobile device (whether it be a tablet or a smartphone) is the browser. A browser has become so ubiquitous and such an integral part of surfing the internet that it is usually overlooked. It’s that app that is there, but is not there. I bet you just mindlessly open the browser of your choice, use it, then then close it without thinking about the browser itself and how it is the vehicle towards accessing the world wide web. [Read more…]
Now that the new iPad has been announced, all of the attention of gadget lovers will be on this newest of Apple’s offerings, anticipating when it will finally be made available for sale. But while all of the attention is on the new kid on the block, the iPad 2 is still very much alive and at a new price point that may actually turn more than a few heads.
Apple has announced that it is not totally discontinuing the iPad 2 but will instead offer it a budget price. The iPad 2 will now only come in two variants the 16GB WiFi only version and the 16GB WiFi/3G version. The former will cost $399 and the latter will sell for $529. [Read more…]
The approved pilot program will involve 30 NYC taxicabs (the city has a total of 13,237 taxis) and will run for one whole year. The taxis under the program will be installed with iPads in the backseat, replacing the Creative Mobile and Verifone Taxi TVs. Aside from the iPad, the drivers will also access an iPhone that is installed within their easy reach. The iPhone will help in processing credit cards, looking at traffic data and other types of information. [Read more…]
Strategy Analytics, a market analysis company, recently released its report on the global market for tablets for the fourth quarter of 2011. The company’s analysis showed that even though the Apple iPad is still the market leader with a very formidable 58 percent share of the market, Android tablets are fast gaining ground with Android powered tablets now getting 39 percent of the market. Windows powered tablets have also figured in the results, accounting for 1 percent of the global market share. [Read more…]
Samsung was hoping that reworking their Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 by changing some of its physical features and then renaming it the 10.1N will be enough for it to fly under Appleâ€™s radar and successfully sell the modified Samsung tablet in Germany, where it has been legally banned to sell the Galaxy Tab. But, as anyone who has read of Samsungâ€™s attempt at trying to hoodwink Apple knows their attempt is bound to fail.
And it did. Apple has now filed a new motion that seeks to ban Samsung from selling the modified 10.1N tablet. The original ban was promulgated early this year and was made permanent last September. Apple claims that the Galaxy Tab 10.1â€™s design looks too much like the Apple iPad, hence, Samsungâ€™s attempt to â€œchangeâ€ the 10.1N with a modified bezel. [Read more…]
To say that Appleâ€™s iPad has been dominating the tablet market is a gross understatement. It is practically bulldozing its way through its competition that most competitors are already saying â€œuncleâ€ even before their respective products get a chance to stay long in store shelves.
A great example of this domination is what happened to Hewlett-Packard. The well-known tech company waved the flag when its HP TouchPad tablet sold dismally in the market. RIMâ€™s own Playbook tablet is also exhibiting anemic sales and Samsung â€“ arguably Appleâ€™s biggest tablet competitor â€“ has reported very weak sales for its 7-inch Galaxy Tab. Now you can add Sharp to the list of also-rans. The Japanese company has announced that it is going to discontinue two of the three Galapagos tablets it has released to the market less than twelve months ago. [Read more…]