There's always something bracing when a pillar of the Web decides it should advertise itself on TV.
So there I was the other night, bathing in the fantasy of reality television--was it "Dancing with the Stars"? was it "American Idol?"--when music from what I presumed could only be a new iPad ad yanked me by my ears and demanded attention.
There was the indie music. There was the whimsical air of a summer's evening watching Shakespeare in the park. So I looked up and saw that the visuals were channeling Peter Gabriel from … Read more
Editors' take: We've already glimpsed how one app developer was able to turn his miniature DJ turntable iPhone app into a realistic, life-size audio mixer for the iPad. In a similar example, app developer Melvin Rivera shares a handful of final screenshots of his piano training app Nota, reconfigured for the iPad.
Arguably, piano and DJ apps aren't likely to be primary uses for the iPad, but both of these early examples illustrate how a change in screen size means much more than larger images. In both examples, we would make the case that the difference between the … Read more
AT&T is already expanding its selection of products in the nascent tablet market. In addition to the upcoming Apple iPad, AT&T will market a tablet based on a future version of Intel's Atom processor.
At the CTIA trade show in Las Vegas this week, AT&T announced a tablet that will run, like the iPad, on its 3G broadband network. The tablet is based on a design from Boca Raton, Fla.-based OpenPeak, which designs and develops products for companies like Verizon and Telefonica--two of its current customers.
Inside OpenPeak's "OpenTablet" … Read more
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He's sitting at home. The thighPad is just where it's supposed to be, gently warming his lap. Who knows if he takes his sneakers off?
But in another subtle gesture to market his "magic and revolutionary" product, Steve Jobs is reportedly already using an iPad to answer customer queries.
According to Tuaw, having already begun to personally answer customers' iPad questions just a couple of weeks ago--the Apple CEO has gravitated away from replying to them on an iPhone and whipped out an iPad.
One customer reportedly asked whether he could transfer his Google Docs to … Read more
When the iPad was first announced, a lot of accessory makers quickly revealed cases within hours of the launch. Not surprisingly, most of the cases were simply Amazon Kindle DX or Netbook cases masquerading as iPad cases, which is all well and good, but we're now seeing more stuff that was designed from the ground up for the iPad.
Case in point: Tuff-Luv's leather Napa iPad case, which is due to hit Amazon in mid-April with a $49.99 price tag (it comes in multiple colors). We're not sure what protective case will work best for the … Read more
On this week's Digital City, we discover some new fallout from the no-Flash-on-the-iPad issue, then spend some quality time with the long-delayed superthin Adamo XPS laptop.
We do a quick survey to find out where we've earned foursquare mayorships (here's a hint: they're all bars), and then check the official office March Madness standings in our office pool. Let's just say that coin-flipping to pick his teams may not have been Scott's finest moment.
As the April 3 launch of the iPad approaches, market researcher ComScore has found that consumers expect to use Apple's tablet mainly for surfing the Web and checking e-mail--not for rushing the App Store.
According to ComScore's survey of 2,176 "Internet users regarding their awareness, attitudes and opinions of the Apple iPad," 50 percent plan to surf the Web on it. That activity was closely followed by 48 percent saying they expect to use it for e-mail.
The top two activities were trailed by listening to music, reading books, and watching videos or movies, which … Read more
Those who thought Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch would not live up to the promise of being a great mobile gaming platform are in for a big surprise.
Apple sold 19 percent of all portable game software in the U.S. in 2009, up sharply from 5 percent in 2008, according to a new report released by Flurry Analytics on Monday.
It's clear that Apple is taking share from Sony's PlayStation Portable, and to a smaller level, the Nintendo DS. According to Flurry's report, Sony fell from 20 percent in 2008 to 11 percent in 2009, … Read more