Apple unveils iPad 2, matches expectations

Apple's new iPad 2 has been rumored for months. And every spec matches speculation (except for the retina display). But does that iPad 2 revolutionary or just bring feature parity with other tablets?

03/02/2011

Is Apple considering a low-cost/prepaid iPhone?

There's been years of rumors about Apple creating an iPhone nano, but do recent reports and Tim Cook's own words really indicate that Apple is working on such a device for low-end and/or prepaid market?

03/01/2011

Consumerization of IT - good, bad, or just the way things are now?

Consumer technology has become a staple in today's workplace. Android phones, iPad, netbooks, social media - you name it. Managing these technologies is part of IT's responsibilities today and it isn't easy to say whether this shift...

02/24/2011

New MacBook Pros include Lightpeak, Sandy Bridge but no major surprises

Apple's new MacBook Pro models are the first Macs to feature Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture and Lightpeak connectivity (which Apple has renamed Thunderbolt). Aside from those additions, the lineup remains largely similar to...

02/24/2011

Barnes and Noble revives the user group for the Nook

The user group is an iconic concept in computing. By creating a sense of community and support, Barnes and Noble has captured the user group ideal in its monthly Nook Night events as part of a well designed platform strategy.

02/23/2011

How-to find the fastest wireless carrier or wired Internet where you live and work

One of the facets of the federal government's National Broadband Plan is the National Broadband Map. With this map, you can compare wireless data performance for all carriers anywhere in the country as well as find your best wired...

02/23/2011

Apple confirms iPad event, may also showcase new MacBooks and business services

Apple will indeed be hosting an event next week that will almost certainly focus on a next-generation iPad. New MacBook Pros are also likely to be announced as are other technologies and services.

02/23/2011

Will Apple, HP release competing tablets within weeks? Or sometime this summer?

In one day, Apple's iPad 2 went from being delayed till June to being announced next week according to rumors. At the same time, reports suggest HP is planning a surprise early release of its iPad-competing TouchPad.

02/22/2011

Steve Jobs email attempts to mollify developers, clarifies little

In response to developer concerns about how extensively Apple will enforce its new subscription policy, Steve Jobs sent a one-line email. Unfortunately, it doesn't really give any real information about what apps will be affected by...

02/22/2011

Adobe not looking so good with Flash not shipping on the Xoom

Despite promises that Motorola's Xoom would include Flash support, it won't initially ship with the support. The reason isn't clear, but whatever the cause, it could devalue Flash and increase the use of HTML5 for web video instead.

02/21/2011

Apple's subscription controversy is all about perception

Apple has taken a lot of heat for the terms associated with its new subscription system. With the first iPad competitors hitting the market right after the media firestorm, the controversy could be a major hit to Apple even if it...

02/21/2011

The expanding ways to handle employee-owned mobile devices

Employee-owned mobile devices are becoming a fact of life in most workplaces, but the pose some questions for employees and some big challenges for IT. Luckily, the number of options for handling the situation is growing and those...

02/21/2011

Honeycomb may soon be coming to Android phones as well as tablets

At an event promoting Flash 10.2, Adobe may have let the cat out of the bag when it comes to Google's plans for its Honeycomb release of Android and smartphones. Beyond the possible slip, some hands-on evidence also suggests Honeycomb...

02/15/2011

Honeycomb may soon be coming to Android phones as well as tablets

At an event promoting Flash 10.2, Adobe may have let the cat out of the bag when it comes to Google's plans for its Honeycomb release of Android and smartphones. Beyond the possible slip, some hands-on evidence also suggests Honeycomb...

02/15/2011

Apple launches subscription system, gouges publishers in the process

Apple's new subscription system has the potential to make online magazine, newspaper, and other content subscriptions easy for users. Unfortunately, it places a lot of burden on publishers to conform to Apple's demands for...

02/15/2011

Samsung, Motorola to take on Android's enterprise weaknesses without Google

Android presents a number of challenges to mass enterprise deployment. While Google may have plans to remedy that, Samsung and Motorola are both moving forward with their own enterprise security and management agendas.

02/14/2011

Nokia gets cash, other incentives in Windows Phone 7 deal

Over the weekend, some additional details about Nokia's partnership with Microsoft emerged. In addition to becoming the only Windows Phone 7 manufacturer allowed to modify the WP7 interface, Nokia stands to get "billions" of...

02/13/2011

Is Apple planning to overhaul iOS notifications?

One way in which Apple's iOS is beginning to lag behind other mobile platforms (particular on tablets) is in its outdated and confusing notification system. Two pieces of news indicate that Apple is aware of the problem and has a plan...

02/11/2011

What do Microsoft and Nokia have to offer each other in Windows Phone 7 deal?

Nokia's pinning its hopes of survival on a partnership with Microsoft centered around Windows Phone 7. While Nokia has a lot to offer Microsoft in this agreement, the Finnish company may not get as much in return.

02/11/2011

Is Apple's iOS too static compared to Android, Windows Phone 7, or webOS?

Google's Honeycomb release of Android and HP's webOS running on the TouchPad along with the overall user interface of Windows Phone 7 point to instant dynamic content as a trend on mobile devices. Yet Apple still requires launching...

02/10/2011

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