Rumors about Research In Motion's iPad competitor started swirling a couple of days ago when RIM registered Blackpad.com, but now Bloomberg has received additional information from two sources said to be close to the project.
The rumors are all over the place: The next iPad will be here by the end of this year, it'll be available in two new screen sizes, including a 5.6-inch, a 7-inch, and its current 9.7-inch screen size. Best of all, those displays will be organic LED (OLED). Why should you care?
The iPad is beating the Kindle in all the ways the latter was supposed to succeed. Just look at Time Magazine's website. The end of its articles read, "The following is an abridged version of an article that appears in the July 12, 2010 print and iPad editions of TIME." That could have been you, Kindle.
When Steve Jobs demonstrated the Brushes app during his iPad launch presentation, I thought it looked pretty cool, but was hardly something a serious artist would use. Now Brooklyn based artist David Jon Kassan has demonstrated how wrong I was.
Back during April Fool's Day, ThinkGeek — as the company is wont to do — dropped the iCade iPad arcade cabinet on us, an idea so cool that the Internet cried out for it to be real. Well, ThinkGeek is still making moves for that to happen, we imagine, but this modder already beat 'em to it.
Amazon is starting to include sounds and moving images to supplement the company's e-book offerings. The kicker? You won't be able to access said enhanced content on Amazon's own e-reader, the Kindle. Right now, the move is more for iPhone and iPad users using the Kindle app. That is, unless Amazon has a new, iPad-like Kindle coming.
Apple has a habit of doubling things. The first iPhone, for instance, had 128MB of RAM. When the 3GS rolled around, that number bumped up to 256MB. The big question was whether or not Apple would do it again, especially with the iPad still fresh on shelves — and containing a 3GS's worth of RAM. The iPhone 4 has double, and one little word makes it all the more exciting:
You could use this USB Typewriter with any computer, but, really, it truly shines when you use it with an iPad. That's because the iPad doubles as the unit's paper, and even scrolls by as you type.
The good news? Turns out a lot of "A-List" type folk have picked up the iPad. Why, everyone from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to Diane Sawyer of ABC News are confirmed iPad owners. The bad news? All of their email addresses and some 114,000 others are in the hands of hackers, thanks to a vulnerability present in the iPad.
Apple has announced the winners of the Apple Design Awards, where the company lowers its mighty hand from the heavens and points out lowly apps that deserve more attention. Lowly apps such as the, well, Financial Times. Okay, so maybe not so lowly, but Apple gives a reason for each app.