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For several years, there has been speculation among consumers and the technology industry surrounding the development and release of an iPad Mini. Consumers were expecting a release in the last quarter of 2011, however that failed to materialize. Apple followers know that founder Steve Jobs believed that a 7 inch iPad would be a useless piece of technology in comparison to the heartier 10 inch model. However, there is continued speculation as a result of the release of smaller tablet devices by competitors including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The major competition in the tablet field at the moment is price. The Kindle Fire is available for just under $200 and it offers 8GB of built in storage capacity. The Fire does allow for storage expansion through the use of an SD card, something Apple has failed to deliver until this point. An iPad mini with smaller storage capacity than its larger counterpart could be significant competition to the Kindle Fire with the inclusion of an SD card. Price will most likely not be the decision maker for those who prefer Apples iOS to the Android operating system. People buy iPads because they like Apple products. All in one integration between a desktop or laptop and a mobile device is something that Apple has done very well with. The iPad Mini would undoubtedly follow this trend. Earlier this year, Barnes and Noble released the Nook Tablet, a follow up to the Nook Color e-reader device that offered users the opportunity to take advantage of the Android operating system and the Android App Store. The one drawback to the B&N devices is that users a limited to only some of the available applications, while Apple users can utilize any app available in their iTunes App Store. Amazon’s Android app store... Read On

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 featured Siri’s Father HAL

In this youtube excerpt, Kubrick cast a prototype of the Apple iPad in the 1968 movie, 2001: a Space Odyssey. http://youtu.be/-3949GAIokg Read On

Apple CEO Tim Cook ousted as Gil Amelio takes the helm as new Chief

The Apple board, meeting behind closed doors Sunday night, voted to oust Tim Cook as CEO. In his place, former Apple CEO Gil Amelio was voted in as interim lifetime CEO. “I am so glad to be back at the helm of this ship that is Apple,” Amelio proclaimed. “We’ll be placing this ship in dry dock and reinventing its wheels.” The board had no comment on its decision, only to issue the formal written statement that it has nothing to do with the recent Papal visit to Cupertino. Management Shake-up  Amelio went on to further state that, “Cook will maintain an advisory position with Apple with the new title as Captain.”  The Captain could not be reached for immediate comment as he was preparing Amelio’s French-pressed coffee with cream and sugar. However, an intern reported that Cook had already been severely reprimanded. Apparently Cook returned it with Sweet and Low and not Splenda. To which Amelio told Cook, very Kevin Spacingly; “If you can’t follow  simple instructions, how can you be trusted with smaller decisions?” Sweeping Product Line Shift                         Extending the nautical metaphor Amelio announced a sweeping shift in its pursuit of dominating the underlying digital technology and circumnavigating back to the company’s analog roots.  Gill was heard saying;  “We started with analog, right?” iTunes Store shelved in favor of the iBrick and iMotor Store  To this end, Gil announced plans to shut down the iTunes Store. “As soon as we finish selling out all the digital inventory in our warehouses, we’ll move to our new franchised line of iBrick and iMotor stores.” The new product line includes: i45’s analog disks i33’s analog laser disks i78’s floppy albums Apple Hangs up iPhone in favor of the iRotary Landlines  The next step to the conveyor chopping block holds the... Read On

Cultivating the Cult: Otterbox iPad Defender and Reflex Series

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New iPad Review

With the announcement and following release of the third-generation iPad, which Apple is simply calling the new iPad, consumers have another choice in tablet computers. Many iPad owners will be upgrading from their iPad 2 to the iPad 3, and anyone who has just entered the market will have to consider the improved features on the iPad 3 before investing in a competitor’s product. The new Apple iPad blows other tablet computers out of the water, including the com,pany’s previous releases. Looks Can Be Deceiving It’s no surprise that the iPad 3 is as sleek as its predecessors. With stately black or white builds and rounded corners, it’s impossible for this tablet to feel clunky. The new iPad retains the contoured aluminum enclosure, which is recyclable, and the entire front is encase in sleek glass. The iPad 3, like all Apple devices, is designed with the environment in mind. The company doesn’t use PVC or mercury in its devices and will accept pre-owned devices for recycling, in exchange for a gift card. Although it might have a similar appearance, the display of the iPad 3 has been turning heads. Apple has labeled its proprietary technology the retina display and it boasts impressive specs. With more than four times the number of pixels as the iPad 2, the new iPad offers crisp and clear pictures. Reading eBooks on this device proves to be no challenge, because text is much clearer. The 2048-by-1536 pixel resolution offers more than 3-million pixels for stunning performance that is impossible not to notice. In fact, the new iPad has a higher pixel-count than some high-definition televisions. The industry will probably see an influx in pixel count on screens thanks to the iPad 3. Photographs look more life-like and brighter than ever before, too. It’s no... Read On

iPad Accessories: The Stylus is mightier than the keyboard

Error: Invalid Request (file_get_contents) — Please check your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key for errors.Error: (CURL) AWS.InvalidAssociate — Your AKIAJAEIXVELTXDRNQLA is not registered as an Amazon Associate. Please register as an associate at https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/assoc_credentials/home. When it comes to assessing accessories for the iPad your likely to breach the debate as to which is better suited to interacting with your iPad: The keyboard or the stylus. Price Points The entry point range for an iPad Stylus ranges from the low end of .83 for a 3 Pack of Universal Touch Screen Stylus Pen ( Red + Black + Silver ) to the upper range of $35.28 for the Kensington, Virtuoso Stylus and pen . On the other hand, blue tooth keyboards command price points of $27.89 for a generic bluetooth keyboard from Amazon to $229.99 for Clamcase Keyboard case and stand . Hands down the investment in a stylus is a frugal choice for the money. Moreover, the stylus underscores the primary advantage of the touch screen. In some respects the keyboard acts as training wheels for applications that have not yet been adapted to the mobile platform. Applications More than likely, the iPad will be used primarily with applications leveraging touch screen gestures. Whether you’re swiping, pinching, tapping or simply drawing the stylus can aide in the tapping and drawing functions. For those applications requiring keyboard entry the iOS on screen keyboard for some is more than sufficient. The blue tooth keyboard such as the Kensington Apple iPad 2 KeyFolio Pro Performance Case with wireless Bluetooth keyboard  provides for specific keyboard functions that mimic the touch gestures. For whatever reason these features were omitted from the Amazon product description. This keyboard retails for $79.99 on Amazon and retails for $99.99. Personal Preference If your an iPad... Read On

September Release of the Apple IPad 3 Will Not Be Possible

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