Posts Tagged: ‘iPad’

It’s September, which means it’s time for Apple to bring the tech world to a halt as company executives reveal the next line of products that will grace store shelves in time for the holidays. I don’t think there’s another company out there that can create as much speculation as Apple. Even something as simple as an event invitation becomes the target of intense scrutiny as bloggers and journalists parse every tiny detail in the hope of learning something before the official announcement goes live.

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When electronic readers and tablets began to become popular, I sighed a wistful sigh. I thought about how useful a thin, light device that could store thousands of books would have been back in my college years. Back in my day, we had to carry massive libraries of books, sometimes relying on wheelbarrows or wagons to get from one building to another. Why, The Complete Works of Shakespeare alone was enough to help a puny Liberal Arts major put on some serious muscle mass. By the time I got to class, I was exhausted. If only I could have stored all those textbooks on a single device!

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Today’s uproar is not occurring in a concerted cry of outrage like it normally does, but instead it is occurring in the volume of material being published on so many different fronts. Two weeks ago we covered the fact that smartphones track our locations: Today’s uproar – Apple’s iPhone and 3G iPad track your location […]

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It’s a little 4-minute TED talk that demonstrates where the book is headed. It’s an electronic book with illustrations, maps, animations, videos, interactive graphics, etc. and built in: A next-generation digital book Software developer Mike Matas demos the first full-length interactive book for the iPad — with clever, swipeable video and graphics and some very […]

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The internet is alight with the news:Apple’s iPhone and 3G iPad track your location and store the data in a hidden file. Wired had one of the first reports: iPhone Tracks Your Every Move, and There’s a Map for That Your iPhone or 3G-equipped iPad has been secretly recording your location for the past 10 […]

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Marshall Brain already blogged about the announcement of the iPad 2. I kept up with the announcement by following Engadget and CNET — Apple didn’t livestream the event and my invitation to the event must have been lost in the mail. At any rate, the biggest surprise to me was that Steve Jobs himself took the stage. Jobs has been on medical leave for a few weeks now but he led the audience through yet another masterful display of marketing as he revealed the new iPad. So which predictions about the iPad 2 turned out to be right on the money and which were way off?

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Here’s is Apple’s official launch page: iPad 2 – “Two cameras for FaceTime and HD video recording. The dual-core A5 chip. The same 10-hour battery life. All in a thinner, lighter design. Now iPad is even more amazing. And even less like anything else.” More details and pricing: Apple Unveils Thinner, Faster iPad 2 Apple […]

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Until yesterday, if you wanted a tablet computer, you had three options for the operating system: Apple, Android and Windows 7. Today there is a fourth option: WebOS. This is an operating system developed by Palm before HP bought Palm last year. HP has dropped WebOS into a new tablet computer called the TouchPad: Quick […]

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It’s funny — a lot of the big news at the annual CES (formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show) hits before the show opens, which in 2011 is today, January 6. But Jonathan’s got to Las Vegas early, meeting people, attending press events and (apparently) battling other journalists for boxed lunches. But in between, he had the chance to see one of his favorite gizmos from last year, Lenovo’s hybrid computer.

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This is funny… …but it leaves you wanting to know what Motorola will be announcing, and CES is about 2 weeks away. What can we expect? This post contains a video that is revealing: And this page offers some predicted specs: Here is what we know about it so far (according to rumor). It will […]

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