Microsoft’s “iPad Killer” Will Cost $900; Available in January 2013

The Surface RT has gotten lackluster reviews from nearly everyone who’s used it. It’s buggy. It lags. It doesn’t offer many native apps. The navigation and UI isn’t intuitive and takes time to learn. Then there’s the whole “you get half the storage you think you’re getting” debacle. Then, DigiTimes dropped this report yesterday saying component [...]


Khan Academy app now available for iPhone

Earlier this year, Khan Academy, the web-based provider of thousands of videos that help people learn more about a range of topics from math to science to history, released an iPad app for iOS users to access the site’s videos. This week, for the first time, that app is also available on the iPhone and [...]


Chevy to be first automaker to include Siri “Eyes Free” Tech in 2013 Vehicles

GM announced that 2013 models of the Chevy Sonic and Chevy Spark will include “Eyes Free” mode, integrating iPhone’s Siri functionality right into the steering wheel, as part of their myLink in-car connectivity system. At Apple’s WWDC event in June, the company discussed a new type of partnership: one with automakers. Its purpose was simple: [...]


iPad mini Full Review: Completely New, Yet Completely the Same

Two weeks ago, the newest member of Apple’s iOS family of products hit store shelves. The iPad mini is a new device, but a tried and true, time-tested familiar device at the same time. If the iPad mini will be your first iPad, you certainly won’t be disappointed. If you’re replacing another tablet with the [...]


Side-by-side Black Friday video examines Apple vs. Microsoft in the tablet war

Saying the iPad is more popular with consumers than Microsoft Surface would be like saying that water is wet. It’s obvious at this point. But a combination of videos and research studies from Black Friday are illustrating just how poorly Surface is performing vis a vis Apple’s “Grandaddy of All Tablets.” First, the video, posted [...]


Here’s a portable TV antenna for the iPad

I watch a lot of TV on my iPad. Netflix, Hulu and the ABC Player app are my most common apps. The iPad has made time-delayed television as ubiquitous as the device and an internet connection. Portable TV Antenna I remember in elementary school another kid came to school with a ‘portable tv’ with a [...]


Oprah uses her iPad to tell us how much she loves the Surface

Oprah recently revealed that Microsoft’s Surface tablet is one of her “Favorite Things” of 2012. Then, last night, she tweeted “Gotta say love that SURFACE! Have bought 12 already for Christmas gifts.” Interesting to note that the tweet was sent from an iPad. Below is a screenshot of the tweet from my Tweetbot iPhone app, [...]


Here’s a $90 iPhone dock made out of solid aluminum

One of the best docks I’ve ever seen for the iPhone is the Elevation dock. It works well and only requires a cable. That means you can even use it with a ZAGGSparq (which is how I use it at my office). Adapters The Kickstarter project was amazingly successful. You can buy the Elevation Dock [...]


Your iPad mini might be delayed: 3,600 stolen in $1.5M heist

Last night just before midnight, that building at JFK International Airport in New York was the scene of a well-planned heist that might have you fighting mad if you ordered an iPad mini. You see, thieves made off with 3,600 of them – two shipping pallets full – under the cover of darkness. They pulled [...]


Apple’s Two New iPad mini Ads: ‘Photos’ and ‘Books’

Two new iPad mini ads are out: ‘Photos’ and ‘Books’. Of course, they’re hitting on two big uses of the smaller iPad with these. Undoubtedly, there IS no better iPad for reading books. As for photos, the iPad mini’s big brother would be more desirable for viewing photos, but then again, if you aren’t carrying [...]

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