Rest in peace, webOS, we hardly know ye! HP announced today that "it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones." The company plans to seek out other ways to monetize the operating system and software, though exactly how is unclear at this time. Regardless, it won't be through their own devices moving forward.
Apple rules the tablet roost with the iPad, but that isn’t stopping others from trying to shake its golden eggs from the nest. Case in point: HP is running a promotion this weekend only for its webOS-driven TouchPad, making this slick competitor a better value than the iPad -- if you act fast.
Now that Apple has drawn a line in the side by integrating Twitter inside iOS 5 and further alienating Facebook, it appears that The House That Zuckerberg Built may be planning to take on Cupertino on another front -- with HTML5-based web apps intended to circumvent the iPhone maker’s hold on iOS.
Apple has certainly held its own against a wave of contenders to the tablet throne this year, with only the $399 Asus Eee Pad Transformer coming anywhere near what could be considered modest success. On July 1, HP is going to throw its considerable weight into the mix with the long-awaited webOS-based TouchPad.
As predicted, there was no new iPhone announced at WWDC this year, lending further credence to rumors that Apple plans to move introduction of the next model to September to coincide with iOS 5 -- a move that is likely to give Android competitors like HTC a chance to eclipse Cupertino’s lead in the U.S. smartphone market.
Just as they teased in a press release last week, Apple finally took the wraps off its long-awaited “cloud services offering,” iCloud. While Cupertino may act like theirs is the first such service to market, the reality is, as usual, something else entirely.
The competition's heating up! Or at least, Amazon's really trying for it here by launching its own Mac Download Store.
Although this seems redundant, Amazon does offer titles that are not currently available in Apple's Mac App Store, like Microsoft Office for instance. Also on the roster are titles from developers like Feral Interactive, Electronic Arts and Aspyr and Roxio.
If you’re the CEO of a company trying to market a tablet against the iPad onslaught, you might do well to heed the wisdom of NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, who seems to know exactly why your tablets can’t compete with Apple.
Mobile payments are heating up -- just as Square gets coveted space at Apple retail stores, Intuit is launching a counteroffensive by making their free GoPayment app universal, bringing payment processing to the iPad as well.
There’s a new tablet coming on April 19 with a familiar pricing matrix: $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB and $699 for 64GB. But this isn’t a new iPad -- it’s Research in Motion’s long-awaited BlackBerry PlayBook, a seven-inch tablet which intends to go toe-to-toe with both Apple and a slew of Android-based slates.