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10
Oct
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Amazon's New Kindle Fire: Ultra Cheap, Color, WiFi, and More

According to a new report, Amazon's highly-anticipated Kindle Fire tablet (which offers full color, a 7" multi-touch display, and Wi-Fi access) could take a big bite out of Apple's iPad sales. A leaked chart shows that Amazon has already received ... more than a quarter of a million pre-orders for the device. For those that missed it, last week Amazon unveiled its 7-inch WiFi-enabled Kindle Fire tablet , originally designed to view eBooks. The latest Kindle offering is much more than an eBook reader, however. The latest version of the Kindle (Amazon's page) states that the Kindle is now much more ... (view more)

Tue
13
Sep
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Windows 8 to Bring Strong iPad Competitors: Analyst

In a new report, a J.P. Morgan analyst says it's unlikely a serious contender for Apple's iPad tablet will emerge until after the release of Windows 8. Such a prediction comes only weeks after a purported iPad rival, the Hewlett-Packard (HP) ... TouchPad, essentially bowed out of the race. TouchPad Failure Re-Affirms iPad Dominance Underlying the failure of HP's touchpad was a re-affirmation of Apple's power in this emergent market. The TouchPad was once considered a serious competitor for the iPad, and in only a few months' time, it was completely obliterated. HP's failure hasn't convinced other ... (view more)

Mon
15
Aug
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Cinemax Streaming Filth Prompts Apple iPad Policy

Cable TV network Cinemax has launched a streaming video app on the iPad that has raised questions about whether the company's more risque content violates Apple's strict rules about mature subject matter. The app is an iPad version of the Cinemax ... "Max Go" website that allows subscribers to the TV channels to watch movies on the Apple device. It includes a special section known as "After Dark" that includes content normally restricted to late-night viewing on the channels that, although not explicit, is certainly suggestive and contains images. Two of the prominent movies available ... (view more)

Tue
19
Jul
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$69 iPad 2 Deal has Sears Customers Fuming

A recent Sears advertising mix-up has left many customers fuming with the company. In an online ad, the retail firm marketed a 16GB WiFi-only iPad 2 for just $69 -- one heck of a deal at approximately 86% off the retail price. Unfortunately, it was ... all just one heck of a mistake. Typically, this version of Apple's popular iPad 2 sells for about $499 through the parent company, meaning that the $69 deal represented an approximate savings of $490. Unfortunately, the many customers who thought they'd stumbled across a major bargain were informed that Sears would not honor the deal, with the ... (view more)

Fri
03
Jun
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17-Year-Old Sells Kidney for iPad 2 Money

Do you consider yourself a big Apple fan? Many people do. Thousands line up for hours whenever the Cupertino-based firm launches a new product. Perhaps it's no surprise, then, that one desperate Chinese teen recently sold one of his kidneys in order ... to buy an iPad 2. $3,000 for a Kidney, and an iPad 2 Shanghai Daily reports that in late April a 17-year-old named Anhui Province Zheng sold his kidney for about 20,000 yuan, or about $3,084. He immediately took that big payout to the nearest electronics outlet, purchasing Apple's popular iPad 2. "I wanted to buy an iPad 2 but could not afford it ... (view more)

Tue
17
May
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Windows 7 Success to Blame for Recent PC Sales Slump

With the Apple iPad being touted as the "all-in-one" tablet computer, many would be inclined to think that its sudden global demand would account for a recent slump in PC sales. Industry analysts, however, believe that the decline is more closely ... linked to the success of Windows 7. In the aftermath of the 2010 holiday sales season, only 12 per cent of consumers admitted to purchasing an iPad in place of a standard PC (a slight dip from the 14 per cent who had initially picked up the tablet within the first six months of its availability). While the figures indicate that the release of ... (view more)

Fri
22
Apr
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PlayBook Tablet Hits Stores, Receives Mixed Reviews

Canadian firm Research in Motion (RIM) has finally released its much-hyped PlayBook tablet , a new rival to Apple's iPad. Critics, however, are unsure of Playbook's offerings. The PlayBook boasts a number of features that are meant to set it apart ... from the pack. These include a proprietary operating system (OS) designed to maximize multitasking, and a touch screen navigation system. Tethering Options a Double-Edged Sword It's the PlayBook's many tethering options -- which connect the device seamlessly to RIM's BlackBerry -- that really distinguishes the tablet from those offered by ... (view more)

Thu
21
Apr
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Microsoft Bing Now Available as iPad App

Microsoft now has an app available for the Apple iPad based on the Bing search engine , with a few interesting features thrown in to make it unique. The iPad already comes with a built-in Safari browser that includes a search bar, but the Bing app ... makes this feature appear larger in comparison. Bing Features Exclusive to iPad With the exclusive iPad Bing app, Microsoft has added voice search to grab the attention of impartial users. (Source: cnet.com ) When conducting a search, a tile pops up on the right side of the screen acting as a tab. However, the tile features a highlight tool that ... (view more)

Thu
14
Apr
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Kindergarten School Board Blows $200K on iPad 2

Auburn, Maine school district's Auburn School Committee recently and unanimously voted to start a new pilot program that will give kindergarten kids a shiny new iPad 2. The program is all about changing -- and hopefully, advancing -- how children ... this age learn. iPad Program Called a "Game Changer" Speaking on the subject late last week, Auburn district school superintendent Tom Morrill called the plan a "game changer." "This is truly redefining how we're going to teach and learn. We're talking about a new tool, the iPad2. You begin to watch how young people jump on, jump in and ... (view more)

Thu
24
Mar
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RIM Reveals Pricing for PlayBook Tablet

Less than a month before its launch date, we now know a little bit more about the PlayBook tablet from Canadian tech firm Research in Motion (RIM). PlayBook Tablet Similar to Apple's iPad 2 According to recent reports, the device will be smaller ... than Apple's iPad 2 but will come in at a similar entry price: $499. The 7-inch PlayBook, which is set to launch on April 19, actually comes in several versions, each packing a different price point. For instance, the 16GB version ships for $499, the 32GB for $599, and a 64GB version for $699. When it comes to pricing, RIM's device isn't much ... (view more)

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