Now that Apple’s media event for the third-generation iPad is official for March 7, all eyes will be on the company to unveil a higher resolution display. But one thing that all tablets and smartphones continually have to fight is Mother Nature -- and specifically, that giant yellow ball we know as the Sun.
How about that OS X Mountain Lion, huh? Apple skipped past the rumors and leaks and went straight to this morning’s surprise announcement, which just goes to show that ol’ Cupertino still has it in them to pull a rabbit out of the hat now and again. While OS X Mountain Lion is understandably the big news of the day, there were a few other things also going on, so let’s skip straight to the news for Thursday, February 16, 2012, shall we…?
Apple fired up the Software Update engines today to push out a new AirPort Utility update (or two!), and as January winds down we’re looking ahead to the inevitable announcement of a new iPad next month, along with a cascade of companion updates such as iOS 5.1 and most likely, the OS X Lion 10.7.3 which has been simmering with developers for a number of weeks. With that in mind, here’s what the tech world has been talking about on this Monday, January 30, 2012.
If you’ve already seen photos of the super-realistic 12-inch Steve Jobs action figure online, you may have already placed bets with your friends as to when Apple would come calling to squash it. If you guessed today, we have a winner! Cupertino is claiming ownership of the late co-founder’s likeness, but the defiant Chinese manufacturer plans to proceed anyway. Get out the popcorn, this one should be interesting! Meanwhile, here’s the rest of what’s making news for this Thursday, January 5, 2012.
If you got all excited by the news yesterday about a new Apple media event later this month, you might want to temper your expectations -- unless you’re an educator or student, that is, in which case you’re likely to be excited by today’s followup report on the subject. Meanwhile, RIM is making headlines again (and not in a good way) and there’s plenty more in store for this Tuesday, January 3, 2012.
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.
Crazy Apple rumor season is in full swing, with Taiwan’s DigiTimes proposing that Cupertino will unveil a pair of new iPads at next month’s Macworld/iWorld show in San Francisco. That’s… just… crazy! But hey, we’re happy to be proven wrong, especially if it puts a swanky new iPad in our hands that much earlier in the year. While we’re all waiting to see if this rumor comes to fruition, why not dig into the rest the tech news for this next to last news recap on Thursday, December 29, 2011?
Technology moves faster than poop through a goose: New products crop up quickly, while established brands and well-loved hardware can disappear just as fast. The same goes for those that make new technology possible, with new entrepreneurs bringing their wares to the fore, and legends leaving us years before their time. This past year proved no exception. With the new year creeping ever closer, we submit to you ten of our picks for the most important tech stories of the year. Designed by Apple users for Apple users, we're sure you'll find yourself nodding in agreement at more than a few of our choices.
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?
For months prior to the Kindle Fire announcement, pundits were quick to label it “iPad killer.” However, Google has more to fear than Apple: the 7-inch device further fragments Android with a slick new UI that completely disguises (and improves upon) the search giant’s mobile OS, while the $199 price tag slyly kneecaps the search giant’s own tablet partners. This is not an iPad killer–but it doesn’t have to be. Kindle Fire is the newest weapon in Amazon’s content strategy, mixing music, video, and apps with a familiar brand that ties neatly into an ever-expanding ecosystem.