Hey, the weekend is here! And we wouldn't want you to go away empty-handed, which is why we've rounded up five stories making the rounds that you might have otherwise missed today. So go ahead, kick back with a drink (or two) and bask in the glow of all the tech news for this fine Friday, August 3, 2012!
So much for thinking that Apple and Microsoft might live in peace and harmony into their twilight years. A new interview with CEO Steve Ballmer goes on the attack against Apple, with claims that Redmond will not cede any ground to Cupertino.
Seems as if the internet is still buzzing about Microsoft's latest tablet strategy unveiled on Monday night with a pair of Surface-branded slates. The general consensus seems to be that Apple has nothing to fear with the iPad, which has thus far beaten back all contenders -- including LG, who actually just waved the white flag of surrender on its own Android-based tablet initiative. To find out more, keep reading for all the latest news on this Tuesday, June 19, 2012.
Apparently tired of watching Apple have all the fun (and make all the money) with tablets, Microsoft is holding an event on Monday where they’re expected to announce one of their own, kicking sand in the faces of OEM partners worldwide.
While Google’s Android continues to dominate the smartphone market, manufacturers creating tablets with the same operating system are still fighting an uphill battle against Apple’s iPad -- including the once white-hot Amazon Kindle Fire.
Who knew “jailbreak” could be considered a dirty word? Apparently someone at Apple thought so, which is why the word was censored from the iTunes Store for the better part of Wednesday night and Thursday. Everything is back to normal now, but the hacker community sure got a kick out of it while the fun lasted. So what else is making news today? Glad you asked. Read on for everything else this Thursday, May 17, 2012 has to offer.
As the old saying goes, “If you can’t beat ‘em, just make ‘em bigger.” Oh, that’s not the old saying? Somebody needs to tell Toshiba, who has just announced a new line of Android 4.0-based Excite tablets in a trio of sizes, including a massive 13.3 inches.
It seems like no matter how much Apple protests shrinking the iPad into a seven-inch form factor, the world just can’t accept it. Nor should they, if a new report is to believed which claims samples of a 7.85-inch iPad are currently making the rounds of Apple’s supply chain.
Research in Motion has taken some considerable abuse in the last year over its highly anticipated and ultimately dismissed BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, but owners of the device can finally hold their heads high -- a version 2.0 update is now available which finally brings native email, Android app support and other features to the tablet.
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…?