iPad to retain its mute switch, drops rotation lock [iOS 4.2]

Hoping the iPad will get its rotation lock back? Don’t hold your breath according to Steve Jobs. Those with long memories will remember way back in the time before iPad, that the initial announcement showed hardware that included a handy-dandy mute switch ala iPhone. Fast forward to the iPad launch … Read the Full Story →

7-inch Tablets Will Be ‘Dead On Arrival’ Apple Not Working on Smaller iPad

During yesterday’s Q4 earnings call, Steve Jobs didn’t hold back when commenting on Google, Android and RIM. Another subject to feel the wrath of Jobs was the iPad’s competition – namely the current crop of 7″ tablets being announced and released. Jobs’ verdict? They’re just too small. But Apple’s talismanic … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

RIM Announces BlackBerry PlayBook, Targets Business Users

BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry DevCon is going on right now in San Francisco and the smartphone manufacturer just dropped the biggest bombshell of all – it’s entering the tablet market with what the Canadian firm is calling the BlackBerry PlayBook. We knew it was coming, but the BlackBerry BlackPad has been announced and … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

Apple (AAPL) Set For High Future Earnings as iPad Devours Notebook Market

It is no secret that the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad has had a big effect on the sales figures of some of the smaller netbook portable computers that were so popular in the last couple of years. Asus have predicted lower sales. Global RAM producers are predicting a drop in RAM prices … Read the Full Story →

Does Apple iPad Complement iPhone 4G?

iPhone 4G and Apple iPad 2010 may very well go down in history as the year Apple started to take over the mobile space. The year started with the Cupertino-based company revealing the much rumored and anticipated Apple tablet computer; the iPad. Who knew the iPad would come to dominate … Read the Full Story →

Google Gets in the Tablet Game. iPad Rival?

The New York Times reported today Google was hard at work on a tablet computer to rival the iPad. Although specifications were not released nor timelines or prices confirmed, the article did provide some interesting insight into a new front in the current war between Google and Apple. The real … Read the Full Story →

Top Apple News Stories: Apple v HTC, Macintosh Developer License, iPad Launch and More

It’s been a busy week for Apple… Apple shares hit another high today at the end of a week where the computer company (which is now predominantly by it’s own COO’s admission a mobile device company) launched it’s first thinly veiled attack on it’s old bedfellow Google, dropped the entry … Read the Full Story →