Microsoft Office makes money. So, with that being the case, why won't Microsoft make a version of Office for the iPad so that we can give them more money to love?
It seems like a pretty straight forward gambit: With Apple having shipped over five million iPads, many of which are no doubt totting copies of iWork, you'd think that the boys from Redmond would have wanted to get a piece of the pie. It's not like they haven't had time to get their ducks in a row. Even poor, brow-beaten Blackberry, are preparing to enter the tablet world with an entry of their own recently acquired DataViz, a company that was producing office applications for handheld devices long before the iPad was a glint in Steve Jobs' eye. C'mon Microsoft! We can even log into Google Docs on the fly these days! How can you look the public in the eye and tell us that Office for our iPads, iPhones and iPods is a no go?
Now that we've had some time to shake off Steve Jobs' RDF, we discuss the latest wares announced last week at the Apple event. We also bust out the score card and see which staff member had the highest numbers of correct predictions about the event.
Then Nic gets all teary eyed for the iPod classic.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Facebook and Twitter questions.
According to Samsung, a recent slowing in computer sales came close to triggering an oversupply in RAM. It didn't quite get there, thanks to phones and servers keeping supply-and-demand stable, but if the slowdown continues the market may still be oversaturated come fall or winter.
Well, what do you think? Did Apple's Annual Music Event live up to your expectations? The iPod touch refresh did for us, but what about Apple TV? And iTunes 10. What about that? There are some things to like, some things to not like so very much, and ways to fix a few things you liked better in version 9. As always, Mac|Life has it covered.
Net Applications is reporting today that in the month of July, iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch, and the iPad, collectively) dominated over the lower portion of the OS trends. In August, iOS shot ahead of Linux with 1.13% to 0.85% respectively. What does this mean? Well, for starters, it means that iOS is now bigger than Linux when counting by web browsing.
Summertime is almost over, and you know what that means. The weather is going to get grim pretty soon, and with all of those rainy days you'll definitely want to stay inside and enjoy a rousing game of--wait for it--Dungeons and Dragons! Or perhaps there's another tabletop game out there that you find engaging, like the Pokemon card game. Anyway, we were once on a quest to catch 'em all, too. And boy, do we wish we had our Mac, iPhone and iPad along to help us sort things out. Fewer nerd fights would have been had.
Epic Games, the brains behind popular games like Unreal Tournament and Gears of War has decided to compete with gaming companies on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch by bringing games to iOS devices that push the hardware. In an Interview with Gamasutra, Epic's studio president, Mike Capps goes into more detail about the expansion to iOS devices.
Anyone in the tech world will tell you that the iPad is selling like hotcakes, which through an interesting bit of happenstance, has helped hotcake scientists to determine exactly how quickly the much-loved breakfast food end up in the bellies of consumers. OK, not really, but it's safe to say that with Apple building two million iPads per month and no sign of the device's sales diminishing, the iPad is pretty darned popular--so much so, that despite the massive numbers of the tablet being produced, up until recently there was still up to a five business day wait time between when an iPad is purchased from Apple's online store to when consumers could expect it to ship. Apple did away with that issue by increasing the number of tablets it produced per month to two million. According to All Things D, Apple could be on the cusp of upping the number of tablets it demands from it suppliers per month once again.
We haven’t even gotten our hands on iOS 4.1 for the iPhone and iPod touch yet (that’s coming next week, supposedly September 8) and already Apple has posted a page trumpeting the iOS 4.2 update for the iPad due in November.