If there's one thing for certain in all the hoopla about the impending
Apple event on January 27th, it's, to quote Hollywood screenwriter
William Goldman, nobody knows nothing. Rumor, speculation, innuendo,
gleanings from patent applications, all of this rounds up to a big fat
zero until the magic day.
But here's one more rumor to keep your thirst almost-slaked.
After far too many rumors and a boat-load of speculation, Apple has issued invitations to a special event on January 27, at 10am PST. The staff speculate on what to expect from Apple and want to remind you that we'll be live blogging the shindig and hope you'll join us.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Twitter and Facebook questions! Okay, they weren't that hard-hitting.
Well, the year has certainly settled down into the same old routines that were popular in December of 2009. Whodathunkit? We'd hoped you'd have kept your New Year's resolutions at least a little longer than two lousy weeks, but, then, we're still spending (wasting) just as much time on Lolcats now as last year.
At least we have a little something for you that isn't a waste of your time. That's right, it's our weekly round up of stuff you might have missed while singing along to "The Internet is Made of Cats."
We discuss two of the recent Apple tablet rumors. How did we pick just two? The same way the rumors are created, magic. Actually, we had a hat full of rumors and pulled two of them out of that. We call it, "The Magical Hat of Rumors."
We wonder how many red-eye pictures we'll start seeing on Facebook if the iPhone gets an LED flash and we make fun of companies using the name Slate.
So much for “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”: Companies of all shapes & sizes are coming out of the woodwork throwing around tablet-style gadgets, and some of them aren’t even being shy about referring to them as “slates” on the heels of the recent news that Apple has procured a trademark on the name “iSlate,” possibly as a name for their own forthcoming tablet.
Let’s have a look at what’s been announced so far, and what we know about each device.
If Apple doesn't introduce some kind of tablet device at the end of
this month, they're going to be just about the only ones. Everyone,
even Microsoft is getting into the game, including the latest
As rumored only hours before, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the wraps off a new touchscreen tablet running Windows 7 during his CES keynote Wednesday night. Did they steal some of Apple’s tablet thunder?