Seems like everybody wants to either beat or be Apple these days in the tech world. But HP's Todd Bradley, a possible successor to outgoing CEO Mark Huard, would prefer that you believe HP isn't trying to go that route.
Remember, remember the 5th of Novemember... or at the very least, one of the months other 29 days. Why? Because It's during that oft-neglected month of the year that iOS 4.2 for iPad will become available to eager Apple tablet-tapping consumers, brining with it, multi-tasking, a plethora of new features and yes: no-hassle wireless printing. Apple's calling this sweet new feature Air Print, and according to the company's PR people, Hewlett Packard will be the first company offering up compatible hardware that will sync up with your iOS powered devices to crank out the pages.
With Microsoft having fired the first salvo in what's sure to be the latest round of the Mac versus PC war, it seems that Apple has had an unlikley ally come to the fore to reinforce them in battle: Glowing statitistics concerning the quality of their tech support. According to a new study from Vocalabs, when things go wrong in the Apple universe, Apple provides the best customer care experience out over some of the world's largest computer hardware manufacturers.
The outspoken CEO of Oracle has something to say about HP’s ouster of CEO Mark Hurd -- and he’s comparing it to a similar situation in the mid-‘80s when Apple’s own Steve Jobs was run out the company he founded by the “idiots” on the board of directors.
It’s not your imagination: More and more, the products released by PC makers are beginning to look more and more like something cooked up at an Apple lab in Cupertino -- and it may be their only hope of playing catch-up with the iPhone maker.
With rumours over the iPad and iPhone 4 out of the way, there's plenty of time for tech fanboys, geeks and journalists (not to mention monstrous combinations of all three) to speculate over what the nuances of the yet sight unseen Hewlett Packard tablet. On Monday, a tidbit about the tablet--that it'll be called the PalmPad--surfaced. Back when HP purchased brow-beaten tech giant Palm, they were blunt in saying that a tablet PC utilizing Palm's webOS was most certainly in the card. Bully on both counts.
Well that didn't take long. After finalizing the purchase of beleaguered mobile tech company Palm back on the first of July, Hewlett Packard has already filed the company's first patent under the banner of their new acquisition. Will HP's newly acquired webOS be able to gain traction in a mobile market that at this time belongs to iOS and Android?
Earlier this year, the hot news in technology was all about who or what was going to acquire Palm. At the end of the fiasco, HP was the one who walked away victorious with Palm's secret blueprints, acquiring the company for $1.2 billion in late April.
However, word on the street is that the competition for Palm was probably greater than we thought. Apple, Google and BlackBerry makers Research in Motion were also vying for the company's mobile technology.
Yesterday, Hewlett-Packard's chief executive Mark Hurd said that his company didn't buy Palm with the intention of entering the smartphone business, but rather his company has plans to use the newly acquired technology to fuel "small form factor web-connected devices."