There’s been a lot of hand-wringing among jailbreakers as to when Apple’s latest iOS devices might be freed from their ball and chains -- those being the A5-powered iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, of course. As the “cat and mouse game” with Apple continues, it appears that at least the iPhone 4S may soon be free, judging from a video making its way around the internet.
This is it. Our last top ten hottest news stories of the year. Usually this is the kind of place people do a year end retrospective -- and we've got something like that inside -- but tech is always moving, always changing. So, of course we had new stuff this week we had to talk about too. And here it is, your last hottest news of 2011.
Where tablets are concerned, it’s all about the display, the primary part of the technology we interact with. The new kids on the block are Amazon’s Kindle Fire and its direct competitor, the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet, which feature smaller seven-inch screens at a more wallet-friendly price. But are they a match for Apple’s market leading iPad 2?
Since the iPad debuted a couple of years ago, people have been trying to turn it into a low-cost, lightweight replacement laptop. Adding a Bluetooth keyboard is a good start, of course, but then you’re stuck lugging around two separate items. That’s hardly an argument for being able to simplify your life with an iPad. Or is it? Logitech’s Fold-Up Keyboard turns your iPad into a Transformer, letting you use it tablet-style, or with a full-size keyboard when you need a productivity boost.
Everyone survive Cyber Monday? It looks like retailers sure have a lot to be happy about, and hopefully you’ll be able to do the same as those boxes of goodies start arriving later in the week. Now that you’ve blown your holiday budget and have no more money to spend, why not catch up on what’s going on around the rest of the internet? You know, the free stuff you might have overlooked? Here’s the latest for Tuesday, November 29, 2011.
Struggling to get through the day so you can do it all over again tomorrow, then indulge in some form of turkey product on Thursday? We feel your pain, and if you’re sick of sifting through all the early Black Friday promotions in search of some real news, then look no further -- here’s the bits and pieces that are shaking loose from the newswire for this Tuesday, November 22, 2011.
Citigroup's research department is whispering hearsay that Amazon's got its own ideas for a smartphone next year. The "KindlePhone," as it's referred to in the article from All Things D, is allegedly slated for launch in late 2012. It's a fantastic idea for technophiles who have already adopted the Kindle Fire and are eager to step further into the Amazon ecosystem. And it's an amazing opportunity for Amazon to beat Apple at its own game.
In this week's Best Case Scenario, I ignored the fact that you just dropped gobs of money on that brand new iPhone 4S and reviewed iPad 2 cases instead. Mostly because a majority of the cases that fit the CDMA iPhone 4 will also fit your iPhone 4S. It's like magic! Money-saving magic. Maybe.
This week, check out a protective snap-on case from Macally, a very-thin carrier from Bodyguardz, a faux-SmartCover case from Griffin and a super-secure Security Case from Kensington. Read on!
It’s the last full week of October, which also signals the arrival of the long-awaited official Steve Jobs biography and even some silent MacBook Pro updates. But that’s not the only things that are making news today, with Netflix releasing third-quarter results and rumors sparking up about an Apple television once again. Here’s what’s making news for Monday, October 24, 2011.
How often have you seen someone using an iPad competitor? If your experience is anything like ours, probably not very often. That’s because a non-iPad tablet is something of a unicorn in the wild, except it’s far less magical. We decided to take a look at what went wrong for these iPad challengers and determine whether they have a shot in the future.