So it turns out—maybe, possibly—that Apple's "We still have a lot to cover" slogan for tomorrow's event might have a double meaning after all. Cult of Mac reports that blogger (and former Apple employee) Jamie Ryan suggests that tomorrow's event could see the release of a "keyboard" cover such as we see with the Microsoft Surface.
The past year has been full of all kinds of surprises for Apple TV, and each new app and service improvement seems to suggest that Apple wants to consider the diminutive device more than a "hobby." According to Engadget, Apple may even be about to make a bolder step with the device. As of right now the Amazon listing for Apple TV is marked as sold out in Germany, and the one in France (which was sold out earlier) has been restocked with third-party suppliers.
It looks as though earlier reports from both AllThingD and Jim Dalrymple of The Loop were right. As announced by Apple itself today, the Cupertino giant will hold its next media event on October 22. The event, which Apple will hold at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, will kick off at 10 A.M. Pacific/1 P.M. Eastern.
If you even casually follow the Android platform, you've no doubt heard that Google is about to refresh its popular Asus-made Nexus 7 tablet, which is already up for preorder even before it's announced.
There's been a lot of activity in the instant messaging space lately, with Microsoft rolling its MSN Messenger into Skype and Facebook increasing the ways mobile users can communicate -- which could soon include the iPad.
Monday, October 29 is shaping up to be the Thunderdome of smartphone-related events, with both Microsoft and now Google hosting pow-wows on the same date to show off their latest Windows Phone 8 and Android products, respectively. Two smartphone platforms enter… one smartphone platform leaves? We'll find out soon enough.