Now that we’re only a week away from Apple’s iPad 2 launch event, rumors surrounding the tablet are finally coming into focus. At this point, we can expect the iPad 2 to feature a thinner design, hardware upgrades and front and rear cameras, a source tells the gadget blog Engadget.
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Motorola’s Xoom Android tablet is now available at Best Buy and Verizon stores, and reviewers have weighed in with mostly positive impressions.
With the announcement of new MacBook Pros this morning came the news that Intel’s Light Peak technology is now known as Thunderbolt.
Just as we expected, Apple this morning announced the latest refresh of its Macbook Pro laptop family. Among the changes are the inclusion of Intel’s new Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 processors, high-speed Thunderbolt ports, and FaceTime HD cameras.
The iPhone 4′s camera is one of the better mobile shooters on the market, but Apple’s basic photo application leaves much to be desired with its lack of customization and editing options. That’s where ProCamera comes in, an iPhone app which is bursting at the seams with features that will help you take better pictures and video.
Rupert Murdoch’s ambitious tablet newspaper The Daily may not be an iPad-only affair for too long. The paper is apparently prepping for a jump to Android tablets in the second quarter of this year, sources tell All Things Digital.
It’s official, Apple has sent out invitations to a March 2 press event in San Francisco that unambiguously hints that it will unveil the iPad 2.
Apple is expected to show off new Macbook Pro laptops on Thursday, and among their new features is a high-speed interface using Intel’s Light Peak technology. But it seems Apple won’t stick with the technical-sounding Light Peak name — instead, its new ports will be called Thunderbolt, Engadget reports.
An update released on Monday for Windows Phone 7 devices has caused issues for many users, including trouble with its installation, and some phones have been left completely nonfunctional, or “bricked.”
Update: Apple has sent out press invitations for the event next week. —
Apple, the company responsible for the widespread popularity of heavily compressed music, is looking into offering high-fidelity music files that will surpass the quality of CDs.
Verizon has finally offered up some pricing details on the 3G version of Motorola’s highly anticipated Xoom Android tablet.
Now we have yet another way to view streaming movies online. Amazon today launched its streaming video service for Prime members, which will offer subscribers access to 5,000 movies and TV shows and will serve as Amazon’s first move to counter Netflix’s streaming video dominance.
Contradicting several recent reports that Apple is planning a smaller iPhone, the New York Times is now reporting that, while Apple is looking for ways to make the iPhone cheaper, it is not pursuing a smaller version of the device.
Music group Radiohead’s second stab at a digitally released album, The King of Limbs, was released this morning, even though the band announced early this week that it would be available on Saturday.
Kiosk DVD rental company Redbox will soon launch a subscription-based Internet streaming service, much like Netflix’s streaming video service, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Once the love child of Intel and Nokia, the MeeGo mobile operating system may be dead in the water now that Nokia has partnered with Microsoft to use its Windows Phone operating system in its phones.
There’s no rest for the weary cyberbrain. IBM’s Watson supercomputer, which soundly trounced its human competitors after a three-night Jeopardy competition, will be bringing its talents to the health care industry, thanks to a new research partnership announced today with Nuance Communications.
Sony has been oddly quiet about its tablet plans, but now there’s word that it’s working on an intriguingly designed Android tablet that will be able to play games from its PlayStation Suite, Engadget reports.
We’re still awaiting official numbers on Verizon iPhone sales, but according to leaked sales data they didn’t meet expectations, the mobile news site Boy Genius Report reveals.
It seems that all is not lost for Motorola’s slick new Xoom Android tablet, which we previously said would suffer because of its $800 retail price. Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha revealed today that the company will offer a WiFi-only Xoom for around $600, Reuters reports.
Update: Well it turns out the Nokia “Plan B” investors were a hoax all along by one very bored engineer “who really likes his iPhone.” Our hearts go out to all the Nokia fanatics who thought they had investor support. –
After tying for first place last night, IBM’s Watson supercomputer trounced its human competitors tonight in the conclusion of the first round of its Jeopardy challenge.
With Google positioning Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb, as a tablet-only operating system, it’s been unclear when similar upgrades will make their way to phones. Today while on stage at the Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona, Google’s Eric Schmidt shed some light on the matter.
We expected Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC to show off plenty of new wares this week at the Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona, and the company definitely didn’t disappoint.
In addition to releasing a smaller version of the iPhone, Apple is also looking to expand the screen on its full-size phone to 4 inches, according to the site Digitimes.
It’s easy to go overboard with Apple rumors, and that’s what I fear is happening with this little tidbit: A source tells Cult of Mac that the rumored iPhone Mini will only stream media over the cloud, and it won’t have any storage onboard to play back media.
Support for Netflix streaming video has finally made its way to Boxee’s set-top box, the company announced today in a blog post.
Now here’s a cool demonstration of some possible integration between Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 and its Kinect motion gaming controller: using a phone to throw balls at gamers playing the Rally Ball game on the Xbox 360.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system will be getting multitasking later this year with an interface that looks like a direct copy of Palm’s (now HP’s) WebOS platform.
On stage at the Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona yesterday, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop (pictured right) announced that the company’s first priority now, after partnering with Microsoft to use Windows Phone 7 on its devices, is to beat Android.
Rumors that Apple is working on a smaller and cheaper iPhone show no signs of stopping anytime soon — now the Wall Street Journal has reported a potential “iPhone Mini.”
As expected, the combination of Nokia’s hardware expertise and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 software looks promising.
Research in Motion is reportedly working on software that would allow its upcoming PlayBook tablet to run Android applications, according to Bloomberg.
Even though MeeGo doesn’t appear to be a big part of Nokia’s future now that the company is looking to Windows Phone 7 as its primary operating system, its partner Intel remains committed to the platform.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced a long-rumored partnership with Microsoft this morning that would make Windows Phone 7 Nokia’s primary mobile platform.
Apple is potentially developing a smaller iPhone that would be cheaper and better able to fend off inexpensive Android phones, Bloomberg reports.
The much-hyped Verizon iPhone is finally available for purchase today, and if you haven’t preordered or picked one up yet, there’s still a very good chance you’ll be able to snag one.