My iPad 2 has survived almost a whole year of use, several hours of cats swiping at the screen, three different cases, and countless Infinity Blade foes vanquished. I'm not quite ready to give it up, but I may change my mind once the iPad 3 is unveiled.
The fervor around the iPad 3 will kick into high gear on March 7, the official announcement day scheduled for next week.
We're hearing about all sorts of cool potential features like Siri, 4G LTE, and a Retina Display.
Those are some big carrots to tempt current iPad owners into an upgrade buying binge.… Read more
Siri's voice evokes different images for different people. We know she probably doesn't look like a big, hairy guy. So if Siri were real, what would she look like?
A contest by Shapeways offers a few different answers to that question. One of the top two winners is "Omniscient Siri" by SaGa Design. It takes the form of a face attempting to escape from an iPhone. It also doubles as a particularly unusual iPhone case.
The other winning design, by Eddie Adolf, imagines Siri as a punk-rock cyborg personal assistant sitting at a curved desk taking your questions through a headset.
Other favorite designs that received honorable mentions include an image of Siri as a pants-less sexy superhero and Siri as a fritzed-out blockheaded robot wrestling with information overload.… Read more
The iPad 3 will be a substantial upgrade over the current model with a variety of "beefed up specs," says Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu.
Based on information from supply chain sources, Wu says the new iPad will sport a much faster processor, a higher-resolution screen, 4G LTE wireless, and the addition of voice assistant Siri. The analyst believes a robust near-term refresh is due since the the iPad 2 is about to turn a year old.
This week, Apple announced an event for March 7 at which the company is expected to unveil its latest iPad.
Other … Read more
But since the mere acknowledgment of an iPad announcement on March 7 makes me the loser of the game show this month (sad face), we come up with an ingenious plan to find out the true identity of the iPad as soon as it's announced!
No, not by live-blogging or finagling another invite to the event from Apple (pshaw), but rather by filming me … Read more
So you work in the marketing department at Motorola. You've just been bought by Google.
What do you do to ingratiate yourself? Why, you tell people that Apple is monstrously sucky.
But this is Google we're talking about. The Google that likes data, even when it comes to suckiness. So you create videos that show-- with quite startling factitude-- that Apple's new sexy siren Siri is the slowest-witted assistant since Baldrick.
Apple may be looking to take down its latest Siri rival for fear of competition.
William Tunstall-Pedoe, CEO of Evi developer True Knowledge, told TechCrunch that he received a phone call on Friday from an Apple representative named Richard Chipman, who apparently handles some of the calls about apps on the chopping block.
Chipman reportedly told Tunstall-Pedoe that Apple was going to remove Evi from the App Store since it … Read more
Mercedes-Benz is making Apple the core of the A-Class' infotainment system by integrating iPhone applications and functionality--namely Siri--with its electronics system.
The Drive Kit Plus integrates the iPhone with the vehicle's electronics platform. It works in concert with Mercedes-Benz' Digital DriveStyle App to display iPhone applications on the infotainment system screen and let the user access the app using vehicle controls or voice commands.
What applications the users can integrate and control will be up to Mercedes-Benz. The free app will add Twitter, Facebook, and Aupeo Personal Radio (which is like Pandora for Europe) to the vehicle's infotainment … Read more
The last few weeks have provided a delightful trickle of metal backings, allegedly belonging to an iPad that Apple has not yet announced or released.
Continuing on that trend, today we get a new look at the device from the other side: the glass front.
There's not a whole lot to look at here (see right) besides what Apple.pro notes to be a … Read more