Some days, it’s fun just to sit back and watch the back and forth as rumors flare to life, only to be snuffed out by the company in question. But sometimes, even that isn’t enough to put out the fire, which is the case with The Daily’s report this morning on an iPad version of Microsoft Office, which Redmond kinda, sorta denies the existence of -- but our readers are probably smart enough to see through that. Catch up on all the details (and plenty more) with our recap for Tuesday, February 21, 2012.
Although the screen resolution of the next iPad continues to be the subject of much debate, a new batch of photos from a Chinese repair shop appear to show that the iPad 2 display will, at the very least, be thinner and lighter than the original model.
Apple’s first quarter fiscal year 2011 financial results conference call didn’t feature many surprises, but one tidbit from COO Tim Cook alluded to a $3.9 billion investment in “long-term commitments with three companies,” which many are speculating could be the LCD displays used in the company’s mobile products.
So um, remember how it was possibly thought that the upcoming iPad 2 might possibly use an AMOLED display? According to Digitimes, not so much. Apple has ordered the back light units for the next edition of the magical device, and they will reportedly be used in conjunction with LCD displays built by LG and Chimei Innolux.
You love your smartphone and the satisfaction that it brings you when you can watch movies on the go and video chat, one-on-one, with your loved ones half way around the world. Whether you're sporting an Android handset or one of Apple's iPhones, you wouldn't be able to do all the things you do without that display you stare into each day. Like our computer monitors and television sets, the smartphone is another extension of technology that’s evolving at a rapid pace. The science behind all of those LCD and OLED displays are what really set each mobile phone apart from each other, but to the average consumer, what do those displays really mean? Like our other gadgets and entertainment portals, smartphones come in all shapes and sizes, but each one displays photos, your Twitter feed and your text messages on a different kind of display. You can see the difference, but can you really tell what’s what?
Dr. Raymond M. Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies, is also a research scientist. He wanted to put a stop to the vague reviews of displays and add another level of After considerable testing and extensive scientific lab measurements, Dr. Soneira has managed to put together a thorough comparison of the most widely used cell phone displays available on the market. He took the display data of Google’s Nexus One (manufactured by HTC), the Samsung Galaxy S, Apple's iPhone 4 and 3GS, and the Motorola Droid and pitted them against each other to discover the differences between each display, and the true meaning behind OLED and LCD. Read on to get a quick, Mac|Life Cliff Notes version of his study, and follow the link (here and at the end of the article) to check out his detailed charts, organized by category, to find out why the pixel count and display resolutions really set these smartphones apart.
I have a MacBook Pro that I accidently picked up one day with my thumb on the screen, cracking the LCD. Is there a reliable company who can fix this, or do you folks know a solution? I heard that the Apple Store charges $800 to fix the screen. I might as well go out and buy a new computer if it costs that much.