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Why Amazon's Whispercast matters

Apple's upcoming media event isn't scheduled until next week. I've already gone on record about my views about the so-called iPad mini's potential. I think with the mini, Apple has a big chance to push forward the education initiative the company introduced earlier this year. That's why...

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Smartphones find a growing role in the kitchen

This is a trend that has been going on for a while now, but this is the first time I've seen some real, solid numbers on it. Smartphones are playing a bigger and bigger role in kitchens, of all places. Back in the day, I remember most phones being too fragile and too problematic in the UI...

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New iPad owners increasingly interested in business use

A recent research report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) suggests more people are buying the iPad to use at work, according to AllThingsD which had access to the report. A survey of 1000 customers who purchased iPads between December 2011 and April 2012 shows that 21 percent...

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Modbook introduces the Modbook Pro

Who remembers the Modbook? We looked at an early iteration back in 2008, and today the company has introduced the Modbook Pro. It is a tablet, but the Modbook Pro does not run iOS. It's essentially the hardware of a 13" MacBook Pro inside a tablet case with a touch screen, running OS X. The...

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iPad is the only tablet brand many consumers know

In two years, the iPad has become a household name. Now it may be turning into a generic term for all tablet products, says a report by the AP's Mae Anderson. The "genericization" of brand names happens over and over again, but it only affects a small fraction of all brands (estimated at less...

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Small survey finds school IT managers expecting iPads

The iPad may make further inroads into education, thanks to the popularity of the device among teens. According to a report in AllThingsD, investment firm Piper Jaffray surveyed 18 public school IT managers about their future tablet plans and discovered that 78 percent are testing iPads....

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What companies often forget to consider when adopting tablets

In the past year, companies have adopted the iPad in large numbers, but, as the Wall Street Journal points out, it's not always an easy process. The article points out five pitfalls that many companies experience when they buy tablets for their employees without any foresight or concrete...

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Survey: iPads the choice of 84% of companies buying tablets

Apple's going to need to keep those supplier factories in China running 24/7 just to meet the demand from corporate buyers. A new ChangeWave Research survey of 1,604 corporate buyers shows that not only are about one in five companies planning on purchasing tablets for employees, but of those...

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The computer market with, without the iPad

It's the question analysts have been asking since the launch of the iPad - is the iPad a PC? Some analysts believe that the iPad should be a new category of devices and its performance compared to similar offerings running Android. Others notice that PC sales are declining, iPad sales are...

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You're the Pundit: Is Amazon's tablet a contender?

When it comes to forecasting the next big thing, we turn to our secret weapon: the TUAW braintrust. We put the question to you and let you have your go at it. Today's topic is the Amazon tablet. Powered by Android, with a 7-inch screen, the Kindle tablet will have a capacitive multitouch screen...

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No Comment: Video game systems vs. non-iPad tablets

Marco Arment posted this graph today, which shows some relative sales numbers of what he calls "obscure game consoles" (which presumably just means those outside the Microsoft/Sony/Sega/Nintendo dominion) right up against tablets which aren't the iPad. It's true -- the numbers do kind of put...

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Samsung will formally address Apple-led Galaxy Tab ban on Aug 25

Samsung will have the opportunity to defend itself against Apple in a German court on August 25th. The Korean manufacturer will argue against the recent injunction that halted the sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in all EU countries except the Netherlands. Until this date, the Apple-requested...

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Forrester: iPad may be (slightly) more vulnerable in Europe

Sometimes the market-research business can be tough. On the same day that a German court blocked sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in almost every EU country, a new report from Forrester Research arrives on the scene -- and it says that if Apple competitors want to take on the iPad, Europe...

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German court blocks Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales across most of the EU (Updated)

The indispensable Florian Müller at FOSS Patents relays a report from the German dpa news agency (translated version): sources close to the Apple-Samsung patent dispute in Europe say that a district court in Düsseldorf has issued an injunction barring sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1...

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iPad competitors will need to be a lot cheaper to capture market share

The big message from a Retrovo survey released today of 1000 consumers carried out last month indicates competitors to the iPad will have to compete with a large price difference. With rumors about an Amazon tablet circulating, 55% of survey respondents said They'd look at an Amazon tablet...

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