For the last week or so, the rumor mill has been in overdrive on the subject of the iPad 2 and what kind of higher-resolution display it might have. According to one pundit, those of you waiting for something awesome might be disappointed.
It only took about 30 seconds after the iPad was announced for everyone to start wondering how (or if) we’d be able to hook up our iPad to a Mac and use it as a giant touchpad. Of course, now Apple has released the Magic Trackpad, but its paltry 21.8 square inches of touchable, clickable real estate can’t hold a candle to the iPad’s 45.2 inches.
Did you really think we could go for more than a few weeks without the mentioning a new Apple-centric lawsuit? Of course not. This time around, the action surrounds a cash-strapped Taiwanese monitor manufacturer called Proview who owned, then sold and subsequently cried over a trademarked name you may be familiar with.
It's Monday--the Monday after a week upon which an Apple Event fell. As much as we'd like to wow you with word of something awesome dropping, unfortunately, well... It's Monday. Instead, may we tempt you with the news that Adobe has updated their flexible Adobe Air cross-platform runtime to version 2.5?
Wait! Where are you going? Seriously, this is kind of cool!
Well, one and all, Research in Motion has pulled the wool off their entry into the tablet pool, at a developer conference on Monday. Their tablet will feature a 7-inch screen, Flash-capable video and a front and rear high-definition camera. But will it be enough to take down the iPad?
It's the start of yet another week, and that can mean only one thing: It's time for the announcement of yet another iPad "killer." This time around, however, the smack-talk doesn't concern who it is that plans to ply their mojo against Cupertino's world-beating tablet--Instead, the flexing and posing is centred around how it's going to be done.
Everyone is trying to compete with Apple, but can you blame them? Apple's manufacturing hand is like Midas' gold touch. But of course, competition is good, and now LG is trying to get into the game with a tablet that will supposedly beat the iPad.
LG's first tablet, the Optimus, will run Android OS, and its marketing will focus on the ability to create content, rather than display it. Chang Ma, vice president of marketing for LG's mobile devices, says "Our tablet will be better than the iPad."
With iPad sales continuing to roll merrily along, Apple's competitors are rallying to ride the tablet train. Canada's Reseach In Motion, who we all know and love as the briefcase toting, three-piece suit wearing RIM, is no different as they're rumored to be in the final stages of developing a tablet of their own, which could be called the "BlackPad".
Ok, we'll admit it: That's a sweet name. But what's it got going for it? Plenty, if the rumormill is correct.
Ever wished your iPad could be more than a giant iPod touch? We know the screen on the iPad makes it far from that when it comes to productivity, but nothing is quite as productive as OS X. Enter the Axon Haptic Hackintosh tablet. It'll make you forget that hackintoshing was ever considered just for desktops.
The tablet is designed to work with any Darwin OS, so you can play with more than just OS X. You can even run Linux or Windows on this thing. But, of course, we're most interested in the OS X compatibility, which seems to be the tablet's main feature. That, and its impressive hardware, which is both user-replaceable and puts the iPad to shame. Here's what's in it (after the cut!).
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.