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 [...]


The 24-karat Gold iPad mini Has Arrived (no word on pricing yet)

The same folks who brought you this $4,600 24-karat gold iPhone 5 have returned with their next new offering: the 24-karat gold iPad mini. They just tweeted these two photos, and promised more details will follow soon, so no word on pricing yet. It’s safe to say at least double the price of the iPhone [...]


Shipping Now: iPad mini with LTE

If you’ve been following along the last few weeks, you might remember my last post about the iPad mini with WiFi + Cellular not shipping until November 21, with a delivery date shortly thereafter. It looks like Apple has gotten their inventory in and started shipping a little sooner, because I received the below email [...]


Lantronix print server allows Air Print from iOS devices to office printers

At home, you can choose which printer you use. You can buy a printer that is capable of Air Print in case you have iOS devices. At the office, it’s not so easy. Enter XPrintServer The basic idea is that you can connect the server to printers, and then print directly from the native menu [...]


Microsoft explains why the Surface doesn’t have as much disk space as Microsoft says it does

We’re still uncovering things here and there about Microsoft Surface, the new tablet-style computer from Redmond. They released a 32GB and 64GB model for $499 and $699, respectively. But a funny thing happens when you open the box and turn on your shiny new Surface for the first time: in the case of the 32GB [...]

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