Is BlackBerry PlayBook the real Apple iPad Killer? [Comparison]

iPad PlayBook Tablet Comparison Chart

There have been a wealth of articles, and pretty comparison tables produced recently in most major publications to show us just how the upcoming crop of “iPad Killers” will shape up against their nemesis. Breaking them down the differences between the Apple iPad, Samsung’s Tab, Dell’s Streak and the BlackBerry PlayBook (I’ll come back to that name in a while) … Read More

Apple’s Second Gen iPad to support mini-USB port and camera?

Electronista is reporting that Goldman Sachs analysts Henry King and Kevin Lu have claimed to have some new information as to what we can expect from the second gen iPad. From their 4 predictions based on ‘industry checks’ we can expect at least one camera (I’m betting two), a lighter design (wow, who’d have guessed?), a mini-USB port (I’ll say … Read More

Dots-n-Bombs Great Example of how to Convert a Simple Game to the iPad

Dots-n-Bombs iPad

Dots-n-Bombs Rating: During my youth I spent many an hour playing a variety of games using nothing more than a piece of paper and a pencil. From the traditional Noughts & Crosses, Sprouts and Squares to the more unique Cowboys & Indians and F1 Racing it was a cheap and easy way to pass some time. I was pleasantly surprised then … Read More

HP Slate: No iPad Killer [Update]

A couple of days ago we posted a piece commenting on the video doing the rounds of a leaked HP Slate prototype. Most tech blogs picked up on the video, and tipb.com was no different. The added bonus here is the post’s author, Chad Garrett also managed to get some hands-on time with the device around 3 months ago! Chad … Read More

Target to begin selling Apple iPad on October 3

We recently reported that Apple has begun expanding iPad distribution to resellers across the U.S and now Target has also announced that they will start selling Apple’s iPad on October 3. Target will sell Apple’s tablet at the same price starting at $499 for 16 GB Wi-Fi only model and will carry all six versions of the tablet. In an interview … Read More

iOS 4.2 AirPrint for iPad is Magical (Video)

AirPrint iPad Apple

Last week we saw the release of the first beta of iOS 4.2 on both the iPad and iPhone. One of the marquee features of iOS 4.2 is a little thing called AirPrint. Since the announcement and subsequent release of the iPad earlier this year, Apple has been pilloried for the lack of an easy way to print documents directly … Read More

HP Slate: No iPad Killer (Video)

Remember the HP slate? That’s the tablet device Steve Ballmer was waving around during his CES keynote this year, and the very same one subsequently canned by the computer hardware manufacturer. Today we’re treated to a full four minutes of demonstration courtesy of YouTube user x313xkillax, showing off boot-time and web browsing. The video starts off well, showing the slate’s … Read More

7-Inch iPad similar to the iPhone 4 now a ‘finished product’ [Rumor]

Filed firmly in the ‘rumors that just won’t go away’ category, Chinese rumor site Shanzai.com claims that the 7 inch iPad is real. They even go so far as to say the iPad’s baby brother is in fact a ‘finished product’. Rumors of a smaller iPad-like device have been doing the rounds for a while now, but this one differs … Read More

Apple Begins Expanding iPad Distribution To Resellers Across U.S.

Apple’s iPad is already a massively successful product for the computer giant, and it can only get bigger as the company allows its largest distributors to provide all six models of the must-have tablet to authorized resellers across the U.S. This move continues Apple’s careful expansion of iPad availability, and allows users to gain access to the device at various … Read More

Apple (AAPL) Purchased Facial Recognition Firm Polar Rose [Confirmed]

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has apparently paid close to $26 Million for Polar Rose, and when one considers their current direction with Facetime, mobile Financial Transactions and more complex mobile devices it is easy to come up with any number of ways that this technology is attractive to Apple. Polar Rose are the company behind the facial recognition technology that was built into … Read More

Google Docs Editing Coming to the iPad Very Soon

Hidden away at the bottom of a blog post, Google today announced that their cloud based office technology, Google Docs, would be enhanced to allow mobile editing from Android devices and the Apple iPad. Here is the text from their post related to these new features… We’re launching new cloud-powered capabilities: two-step verification to help enhance security and soon, mobile … Read More

Apple Setting Up Newspaper and Magazine Subscriptions for iPad?

Something that a lot of the media outlets (both all digital outfits and converted to digital from more traditional print media) have wanted from Apple and the iPad is the ability to create a subscription type model for their publications. Indeed this is something that Rupert Murdoch, a recent convert to the “Church of Jobs”, is spending serious time sucking … Read More

Apple Releases iOS 4.2 Beta 1 for iPad

iPad 4.2 Beta 1

Apple has just released the first beta of iOS 4.2 for the iPad. The beta is now available for developers to download. During Apple’s special music event Steve Jobs gave us sneak peek into the new features of iOS 4.2 which will be all about iPad. iOS 4.2 will bring multitasking, folders, HDR photos, Game Center, wireless printing, AirPlay and much more to the iPad. … Read More

Apple To Launch iPad in China on Sept. 17th. Thailand’s AIS gets iPhone 4

Apple underlined the importance it sees in the Chinese market today by announcing that it is launching the iPad on Friday, this week. According to their announcement the WiFi only version is the only model they plan to sell. The 16, 32 and 64GB models will retail at CNY3988, CNY4788 and CNY5588 respectively. Making the prices comparable to most other … Read More