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Finally, some legitimate competition for Apple's iPad. Samsung made the Android 2.2-powered Galaxy Tab official today but how does it stack up against the iPad? Take a look.Finally, some legitimate competition for Apple's iPad. Samsung made the Android... more
With every day that passes we see more and more rumors regarding a smaller iPad model that’s scheduled to arrive soon. The 7-inch Apple iPad, called by somebody the iPad 2, is now said to be here in time for Christmas, according to a major Taiwanese newspaper.
This is the second report of an iPad 2 sighting in Taiwan, and it comes from the island’s Chinese-language Economic Daily News financial newspaper, which was among the first to correctly report that Apple was making a tablet when other news sources said it would be a netbook. The launch of the original iPad proved the paper correct.
Taiwan’s Digitimes newspaper last week reported that Taiwanese companies were starting to assemble a 7-inch iPad for Apple. The Economic Daily reports that Taiwanese companies have won a number of component contracts for the iPad 2.
Chimei Innolux will supply 7-inch LCD screens, which use the same IPS (in-plane switching) technology found in the original iPad, which improves viewing angles and color on LCD screens. Touchscreen technology for the screens will come from Cando Corporation, the report says.
Apple has also tapped Compal Electronics, one of the world’s largest contract laptop computer makers, to assemble the new iPad, the report says. The companies named in the Economic Daily report declined to comment.
http://www.theblogismine.com/2010/08/18/report-says-apple-to-launch-7-inch-ipad-by-christmas/With every day that passes we see more and more rumors regarding a smaller iPad model... more
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Unboxing review of this Fake or imitation Apple iPad which is known as aPad or ePad 7" Touch MID Android USB Ethernet VIA iRobot device bought cheap from China for $135 on eBay. Warning with this device, it is not recommended to upgrade the Firmware doing so can kill the device like I did.Unboxing review of this Fake or imitation Apple iPad which is known as aPad or ePad... more
I want a tablet; I just don't want an Apple one. I also am not interested in one that runs Android because that's for phones, not for computers. Do I need a keyboard? That's a subjective question, since I do type a lot as a writer but if there is a badass alternative to this antiquated set of Chiclets that I use to communicate then I would be all for it.I want a tablet; I just don't want an Apple one. I also am not interested in one... more
In addition, the BlackBerry tablet is likely to come up with 7 inch wide screen. Do you remember the rumors surrounding the mysterious tablet BlackBerry a few months ago? Now, rumors are unsubstantiated claims slowly. Reportedly, the initiative and Research In Motion (RIM) is emphasized by the emergence of the Apple iPad who received warm enough in the market. According to testimony, the BlackBerry tablets will appear with 7 inch wide screen with a powerful 1GHz processor. Moreover, the BlackBerry tablets will appear with dual camera, on the front and rear, which allows for video chat features. Likely that RIM will also be pinned on the BlackBerry operating system OS V.6 on tablets. And, according to the same source, the BlackBerry tablets will appear on the market before the end of 2010. This possibility is presumably because the Canadian vendor’s momentum after the end of year holidays.http://branddict.com/2010/07/19/blackberry-tablet-computer-comes-with-1ghz-processor/... more
Sir James Dyson, the man behind the bagless vacuum and the bladeless fan, designs products that solve problems. We caught up with him and talked about one of the biggest engineering problems the world currently faces: the Gulf oil disaster.
Dyson's design ethos is all about solving problems by removing the extra. He famously got rid of the vacuum bag and the fan blade (though his newest fans are considerably bigger than their predecessors), and, as it turns out, he had once designed a machine that worked toward a different type of removal: getting oil out of water. We had a fleeting few minutes to talk with Sir James about what we can learn from the disaster in the Gulf.
Giz: What do you think about the iPhone 4?
Sir James: I don't know, I haven't tried it yet. I don't think I've even seen one.
Giz: OK, how do you feel about tablets?
Sir James: Like the iPad? I think the size is very good, because I've always thought a laptop was too big to put on your lap, and it's too hot to put on your lap, and as I'm now 63 I find an iPhone too small. So for me, that sort of size is exactly right.
But I'm more interested in solving problems—taking things that are a problem in everyday life and solving them. Developing technology to make it do something for us.
Giz: In that sense, one of the biggest engineering problems we're facing is the oil spill…
Sir James: The frustrating thing is that I used to make landing craft—high speed landing craft—a device called an oleovator that licked up the oil. It had a moving conveyor belt which you put into the oil on the surface, which drew it up on the conveyor belt and it in drums. The only trouble was, I only ever sold 3 of them, because the oil companies weren't interested in buying something, because they buy things when they have a spill, but they don't buy them when they don't have a spill.
But I wish that I was still making them. I could produce 5000 of them instantly, and go and help them clear it up.
Giz: Do you think that whole gamut of engineering solutions has been explored for that disaster?
Sir James: Oh no. The trouble is that nobody takes notice when there isn't a disaster, and when there is a disaster everybody expects the thing to be there to solve the problem. But you've got to be prepared. I think the oil companies, and the people who are interested in preserving the coastline and marine life and so on, they've got to be prepared to invest, in case there's a spill, in case there's an accident. Because it can occur anywhere at anytime. It doesn't need to occur by a well, where they're drilling. It can come out of a ship, as it frequently does. So you've got to be ready.Sir James Dyson, the man behind the bagless vacuum and the bladeless fan, designs... more
When you start your business you have to make sure you start with great guns. Who wants to buy from you mediocre services or products? The same applies for your website. Whether it is just one of your online marketing tool or the core of your business you need to make it great. In fact great is not enough. You have to make it so great that people will crave it. Just see facebook as an example, how many people, young and old, the first destination they go to is facebook. For some other the same applies to google. Why are these website so great that people crave it? The answer is easy, they solve problems people desperately need solution for.When you start your business you have to make sure you start with great guns. Who... more
Apple has suffered another embarrassment. A security breach has exposed iPad owners including dozens of CEOs, military officials, and top politicians. They—and every other buyer of the cellular-enabled tablet—could be vulnerable to spam marketing and malicious hacking.
The breach, which comes just weeks after an Apple employee lost an iPhone prototype in a bar, exposed the most exclusive email list on the planet, a collection of early-adopter iPad 3G subscribers that includes thousands of A-listers in finance, politics and media, from New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson to Diane Sawyer of ABC News to film mogul Harvey Weinstein to Mayor Michael Bloomberg. It even appears that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's information was compromised.
It doesn't stop there. According to the data we were given by the web security group that exploited vulnerabilities on the AT&T network, we believe 114,000 user accounts have been compromised, although it's possible that confidential information about every iPad 3G owner in the U.S. has been exposed. We contacted Apple for comment but have yet to hear back. We also reached out to AT&T for comment. [Update: AT&T has confirmed the breach]
http://gawker.com/5559346/apples-worst-security-breach-114000-ipad-owners-exposedApple has suffered another embarrassment. A security breach has exposed iPad owners... more
This certainly does not bode well for AT&T or Apple. Apparently a security group was able to get access to iPad 3G owners private information, some of whom included politicians, CEO’s and military officials.This certainly does not bode well for AT&T or Apple. Apparently a security group... more
Suri Cruise was spotted playing with her new iPad while having dinner at Il Cantinori in NYC with her parents Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes last week
http://backseatcuddler.com/2010/06/04/suri-cruise-is-1-in-2-million-ipad-owners-that-is/Suri Cruise was spotted playing with her new iPad while having dinner at Il Cantinori... more
It’s officially a no-go on iPhone to iPad tethering and AT&T is openly putting the blame on Apple. And rightfully so.It’s officially a no-go on iPhone to iPad tethering and AT&T is openly... more
On June 7th, AT&T will kill off unlimited wireless data on smartphones and the iPad but they also will be adding iPhone tethering when iPhone OS 4 comes out this summer.On June 7th, AT&T will kill off unlimited wireless data on smartphones and the... more
The iPad has been flying off the shelves in most Apple stores over the last few weeks but what are people's reasons for buying one? All arguments aside it does look like a nice piece of hardware and is fun play about on but does the iPad have any real practical application?
At this point I would like to point out I don't own an iPad but I have played about on one. If someone has found a practical use for the iPad then feel free to comment below however I spent a good amount of time playing about and struggled to find a situation I would need to use one. After trying out some of the apps made specifically for the device I found they were exactly as I expected. Exactly the same as the iPhone apps. The majority are good but they don't seem to justify the higher prices compared to the iPhone apps. This confused me since the pricing of the iPhone apps seemed to suit the market perfectly. Also the lack of 'lite' versions, to try an app before you buy, forces people to waste money on bad apps.
The screen is just as responsive, if not more, than the iPhone. It's incredibly easy to use, beautiful looking and self explanatory for practically any age group. After playing about on it for a bit I got thinking what practical use would I need the iPad for? I already own the iPhone 3GS and everything the iPad can do so can my iPhone (as well as take pictures and video). The graphics are better but doesn't offer anything to expand the experience apart from a bigger screen. So since I already own the iPhone, and love it, the advantage I would be gaining from buying this would be a bigger screen to do what I can already do on my iPhone. This could seem like a feasible thing to upgrade to when it comes to watching videos but with the screen resolution not matching up with the majority of videos, causing big black bars to appear above and below, it doesn't seem to be worth the money.
The fact that the device doesn't have a camera also seems to be a horrible marketing ploy to get everyone to upgrade when they inevitably release an iPad with a camera. With the new iPhone having a camera on the front and the back there is no real excuse for not having a camera on such a powerful device apart from getting people to upgrade.
I didn't think that not having flash on it would bother me that much since on my iPhone it isn't usually a problem but when you are looking at everything on a bigger screen it does become a lot more obvious. The majority of websites I go on all use flash on their content and by not being able to look at them is big minus. This means I can't use this device as my main web browser because I can't see all the websites I like to visit.
I can't see many people actually doing work on an iPad since a laptop is far better equipped. Also it's a huge hassle getting documents onto the iPad since you have to do it through iTunes which isn't a very user friendly process. Currently the only other process to do it is through Drop Box or by emailing yourself the documents which is an awkward way of working around the problem. The keyboard wasn't that bad but you can only use it for a few seconds at a time because of the lack of actual keys. I found I tend to drift to the right while typing, which I hadn't noticed before, and kept having to correct myself.
Potentially the one good use of the device would be to start reading E-Books since this device's sole purpose was to release the iBook store. The future is going to be reading off devices such as the iPad, and it demonstrates how this can be done well, but the price far exceeds the justification of this single function. It is also nice to point out that the iBook store will also be released for the iPhone this summer.
The pricing to use the devices 3G capabilities is obscene and unless you are travelling all the time seems unnecessary. The size makes it not as portable and for travelling the iPhone is a lot easier to handle with practically the same functions. The iPad does seem to be a device made to use at home or in an office.
Overall the iPad is a good piece of hardware but because it seems like it can so easily be improved then I wouldn't suggest buying one of these first generation devices. It is a device that is trying to do do two things but by attempting both does neither one well. Once another company matches the iPad's screen quality with flash and an open app store it will easily be able to topple Apple's initial dominance on tablet computers. No one has been able to match Apple's touch screen devices yet so it will be interesting to see how long the competition take to catch up. Apple have gone about this device the wrong way and most people now can start to see through their tactics of keeping back features and insulting it's consumers intelligence. It will take more than clever marketing for me to buy this device.The iPad has been flying off the shelves in most Apple stores over the last few weeks... more
Apple has just released iPad sales figures and they have sold over two million iPads. With the next iPhone due out next month, they have to be feeling pretty darn good.Apple has just released iPad sales figures and they have sold over two million iPads.... more
Apple has announced just a short while back that it has sold only two million iPads till now despite of the international launch in nine countries. If they have sold 1 million iPads in 28 days in U.S alone then there is nothing surprising about selling 2 million iPads in 59 days with few hundred thousands sold outside US. This hasn’t come like a bolt from the blue.
http://techdusts.com/2010/06/01/surprise-surprise-only-2-million-ipads-sold-in-59-days/Apple has announced just a short while back that it has sold only two million iPads... more