RIM’s PlayBook Will Need Better Battery to Compete With Apple’s iPad

A new report from a Kaufman Bros. analyst this week suggests that RIM’s upcoming PlayBook tablet will need a significantly better battery if it has any chance of competing with Apple’s already hugely successful iPad. Shaw Wu states in his report that he would be “very surprised” if the PlayBook manages to match the 10-hour battery life of the iPad, … Read More

Killian BellRIM’s PlayBook Will Need Better Battery to Compete With Apple’s iPad

Second-Gen Apple iPad Cases Removed From Chinese Trade Site

iPad 2 Second Gen Case

Cases listed on international business-to-business trade site Alibaba.com, which are rumored to be for the second-generation iPad, were removed earlier this week after the site received a “legitimate takedown request” and was ordered to remove the listings. Although a spokesman for the Alibaba Group declined to disclose the source of the request, the fact that the site was ordered to … Read More

Killian BellSecond-Gen Apple iPad Cases Removed From Chinese Trade Site

State of the Apple iPad 2011

iPad 2011

2010 was undoubtedly the “Year of the iPad”. As much as the last couple of years have been the iPhone years. Initially some pundits predicted that the iPad would only sell in numbers approaching 1 million. Well, Apple has surpassed those estimates by an order of magnitude! Ah, but then those same pundits were then quick to counter with claims … Read More

Stephen NorthcottState of the Apple iPad 2011

Kinect-Like Gesture Technology for iPad To Be Shown Off at CES 2011

Touch-screen devices are steadily taking over the world, but one Norwegian tech company is already trying to move us into a future touch-free interfaces. Elliptic Labs will be at CES 2011 to show off its latest creation – a dock attachment that will enable a whole new way to interact with an iPad using gestures made just above the screen’s surface. … Read More

Oliver HaslamKinect-Like Gesture Technology for iPad To Be Shown Off at CES 2011

Google Voice Update Supports iPad and iPod Touch

The Google Voice application for iOS was updated yesterday, and the search giant announced in a post on its blog that the latest version of its application is compatible with the iPad and the iPod touch. Another feature, called Click2Call, was also introduced in this update to support the devices that cannot initiate calls. Google’s blog post explains: While you … Read More

Killian BellGoogle Voice Update Supports iPad and iPod Touch

CNN Releases New iPad App and It’s Free

CNN App for iPad Magazine

CNN has thrown its hat into the iPad publishing ring with its own digital magazine app for Apple’s Tablet and it is free. If you are a CNN viewer then this may be the app for you. Although a couple of initial reviews have noted problems getting the app to connect to CNN’s servers. Not an auspicious start, although I … Read More

Stephen NorthcottCNN Releases New iPad App and It’s Free

7-inch Apple iPad Mini Rumors Surface Again

Reuters are reporting that Apple is getting ready to manufacture a 7 inch iPad for launch early next year. Yes, we’ve heard this all before. And yes, Steve Jobs has publicly denied the idea. But then, as I have pointed out before, Apple have also denied the idea of mice with more than one button, iPods that play videos, Mac … Read More

Stephen Northcott7-inch Apple iPad Mini Rumors Surface Again

Desktop Version of Google Docs Comes to Apple iPad

Google announced through its Google Docs Blog recently that iPad users can now enjoy the full desktop version of Google Docs on their iOS tablet device. A lightweight mobile-optimized editor has been available to all iOS devices for some time now, however, the mobile version lacks a few features that were only accessible on a desktop browser – until now. … Read More

Killian BellDesktop Version of Google Docs Comes to Apple iPad

iPad 2 Case Images Hit the Internet [Rumor]

iPad 2 Case

It’s that time again folks! A handful of weeks to go until the first rumored launch date of Apple’s next “big thing”. The second generation iPad and the first “spy shots” of components have hit the internet. A manufacturer in Shenzen China is offering these iPad 2 backs (pictured above) as spares already. But whether these are components for the … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiPad 2 Case Images Hit the Internet [Rumor]

Apple’s 2nd Gen iPad Update to Feature LCD Screen

Digitimes have been digging around Apple’s supply chains again, and today the not so surprising news is on the iPad 2′s screen. Apple have ordered Back Light Units (BLUs) for the production of the next version of their tablet, and AMOLED screens don’t use them. The comparative display quality of Apple’s Retina display, and even their slightly lower spec iPad … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple’s 2nd Gen iPad Update to Feature LCD Screen

iPad 2 Shipping Early 2011?

DigiTimes, the fount of all manufacture rumours related to Apple it seems, have reported that Foxconn (Apple’s manufacturing partner) have been “notified” that shipping of Apple’s iPad 2 should commence “within 100 days” and should be in volumes of between 400,000 and 600,000 units initially. Apparently Apple planned to ship the iPad 2 even earlier than this. Something we have … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiPad 2 Shipping Early 2011?

Apple Highlights iOS 4.2 Features in New iPad Ad

Apple likes to put out new ads when they release some new kit, or old kit gets new features. The iPad update to iOS 4.2.1 does just that, with new features such as AirPlay and AirPrint. Apple’s new ad, which appeared online recently, aims to show potential customers just how far the world’s favorite tablet has come. The 30 second … Read More

Oliver HaslamApple Highlights iOS 4.2 Features in New iPad Ad

Virgin “Project” Magazine Hits Apple iPad

Project By Virgin Digital Publishing for iPad

Richard Branson, one of the more loveable and gloriously eccentric British Billionaires has launched his own idea of what new media should be in the form of an iPad only magazine called “Project”. The front cover of the first issue is primarily dedicated to Jeff Bridges in reference to his upcoming role reprisal in the new Tron movie (Tron : … Read More

Stephen NorthcottVirgin “Project” Magazine Hits Apple iPad

No Retina Display for iPad 2?

Flicking through my usual RSS feeds I came across an interesting post by Ryan Block over on gdgt.com. Block contemplates the impending arrival of Apple’s 2nd generation iPad and whether it will sport the Cupertino outfits impressive Retina Display. It’s worth having a read of the whole post over on gdgt, but the post points out that in order to … Read More

Oliver HaslamNo Retina Display for iPad 2?

Bonnier shows off the future of Newspaper on Apple’s iPad

iPad Newspaper News Plus

Ever since the iPad was announced, the tech industry has been waiting for the news companies to jump onboard, with sales of magazines and newspapers dwindling. The question we’ve all been asking is what can a digital newspaper offer that the current dead-tree variety can’t? The guys over at Bonnier think they have the answer. Having worked on the Popular … Read More

Oliver HaslamBonnier shows off the future of Newspaper on Apple’s iPad