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Fri
16
Apr
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Toshiba to Unveil Win7 iPad-Style Tablets Later This Year

Toshiba says it will be launching its own line of tablet computers to rival the Apple iPad later this year. That follows on from a similar announcement by netbook specialists Asus earlier this month . Toshiba may be working on more than two tablet ... machines, one running Windows 7, the other Google's Android operating system (OS). It says that as well as considering a 10-inch screen model, it's also looking at producing a dual-screen device, though the dual-screen version would run Windows 7 only. (Source: reuters.com ) That sounds similar to Microsoft's Courier project, which involves a ... (view more)

Wed
14
Apr
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Apple iPad: Weak WiFi Tops User Complaints

Apple's iPad may have sold hundreds of thousands of times over the course of its opening weekend, but that doesn't mean the new device is without its problems. Already Apple is feeling the sting from hundreds of user complaints about the iPad's weak ... WiFi abilities, reports say. "[The] signal is weak, downloading anything is painfully slow and it will drop the signal and go offline every 5-10 minutes," complained user "mbell75" on Apple's support forum website early last week. WiFi Trouble Forum Grows at Rapid Pace In the past week and a half, a thread entitled "Weak wifi" has accumulated 547 ... (view more)

Fri
09
Apr
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'Ipad Peek', and 'Process Library'

Ipad Peek Interested to find out how your very own web site looks and feels on the brand new Apple iPad -- but not keen on spending hundreds of dollars? Online iPad simulator shows you how your web site looks and plays on the iPad. ... http://ipadpeek.com Process Library Process Library is a comprehensive online library of processes for everyone who needs to know the exact nature and purpose of every process that should, and should not, be running on their PC. A handy tool for keeping a close eye on system security. http://www.processlibrary.com Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy ... (view more)

Mon
05
Apr
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Apple Sells 700,000 iPads Opening Day, Report Suggests

Even before many reviews of the iPad have been unveiled, die-hard Apple devotees have scooped up an estimated 700,000 units of the much-anticipated handheld device. According to a report by Gene Munster of tech analyst firm Piper Jaffray, it's ... estimated Apple sold between 600,000 and 700,000 of its iPad devices just this past Saturday, alone (including presales). The number more than doubles the senior analyst's earlier forecast that between 200,000 and 300,000 units would move out on that first day of availability. (Source: cnet.com ) iPad Beats iPhone Release Evidence of the iPad's ... (view more)

Tue
30
Mar
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First Batch Of iPads Appear Sold Out

Apple is no longer promising that new orders of its iPad will be shipped on the official launch date. It appears the first batch of 700,000 units has already sold out. The iPad is set to launch in stores by April 3rd, 2010, and until recently people ... placing pre-orders had been told their iPads would ship on the same day. However, Apple has now revised its website to say that pre-orders after Sunday won't ship until April 12th. (Source: 9to5mac.com ) Additionally, those users placing pre-orders from now on will not have the option of picking up the device in a store. Those who've already ... (view more)

Wed
17
Mar
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iPad Hype High as Weekend Pre-Orders Top 150,000

Say what you will about the iPad's unique (or, according to some critics, 'questionable') design, the upcoming Apple device is already being well received by consumers. In its first weekend of pre-order availability, the iPad sold over 150,000 ... times, at one point moving at a rate of 25,000 per hour. Apple's iPad became available for pre-order last Friday. During that first full day of availability, sales peaked at an incredible 25,000 units per hour, before cooling off to about 1,000 an hour on Sunday evening. Cumulatively, sales for the three-day period reached 152,000 units. iPad Early ... (view more)

Wed
10
Mar
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Apple iPad Release Date Confirmed, No Internet Sharing

Apple has confirmed that the first iPads will be available to US customers on April 3rd, 2010. However, some users will be disappointed to learn it won't be useable as a makeshift modem for other devices. The first batch released will be WiFi only. ... The model adding 3G connectivity, meaning Internet-based apps can be used anywhere, will be available in late-April. Both models are set to be released in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in late-April as well, before appearing in other countries later this year. US customers can pre-order both models ... (view more)

Thu
11
Feb
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Apple iPad Price Drop Expected If Early Sales Slow

Apple is said to be prepared to make quick price cuts for its iPad tablet if sales don't take off as planned. The news comes as a survey claims the public has actually become less interested after hearing about the device, though the figures don't ... necessarily bear that claim out. It's perfectly normal practice for a new gadget to be sold at a high price at first and then reduced later on. That makes commercial sense as it means the firm gets the most revenue possible from so-called "early adopters" and then drops the price to capture the mass market. In this case, however, it appears the ... (view more)

Thu
04
Feb
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Apple iPad to Support Virtual Windows 7

When a traditional PC user takes his or her first glance at the new Apple iPad : two questions might come to mind: first, "is that design going to work?" and second -- "do I have to use Mac OS X?" Thanks to a company called Citrix Systems, the ... resounding answer, it would appear, is 'no'. According to reports, the company will be bringing a version of Windows 7 to the Apple iPad by route of virtual installation when the much-anticipated device is released later this spring. iPad Display, Resolution Ideal for Virtual Win7 In a blog post earlier this week, Citrix Systems' ... (view more)

Mon
01
Feb
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Security Advisors Warn of Poisoned iPad Search

There are a handful of people already cashing in on the iPad , well before Apple has had a to release the product to the masses. Security officials are warning computer enthusiasts everywhere to approach with caution when visiting a website ... containing information about the iPad device. That's because a number of fraudsters have rigged their websites that promise pertinent information on the tablet computer, but instead deliver a malware payload to the user visiting the site. Hackers "Poison" Online Searches According to Ivan Macalintal of Trend Micro, hackers tend to "poison" online searches ... (view more)

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