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Archive for May, 2010

Asus: Apps R Us

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2010

Netbook pioneer Asus today announced their own Asus App Store, basically a branded version of Intel’s AppUp store, designed for Atom-powered netbooks. The ASUS tablet PC, to be called the Eee Pad ($400-$500), will come in various versions, running on Intel or ARM-based chips. The 12″ Eee Pad EP121 is powered by a CULV Intel […]

Battle of the eBooks

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2010

Apple waited until the publishers of the world were tied up with Book Expo America, May 24-26 in New York, to announce its new Sell Your Books initiative, which lets authors get their books into the new iBooks store without having to deal with publishers, reports PC World. According to Mac Life, “Their books would […]

Apple & Google: Cable on the Cloud?

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2010

The next Apple TV may run the iPhone OS and – eventually – apps, says Josh Topolosky at Engadget. The $229 Apple TV lets users purchase or rent HD movies and stream iTunes content to their set top boxes. But it hasn’t caught on. Too expensive and limited. The next iteration from Apple is rumored […]

Tablets, Tablets, Tablets

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 31st, 2010

When the stuff comes alive on you, you had better be in shape to handle it – Ernest Hemmingway Apple today announced that iPad sales have topped two million in less than 60 days since its launch on April 3. The company sold about a million iPads in the first month and began shipping iPads […]

Smartphones Drive Data Traffic

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 27th, 2010

Smartphones and connected computing devices will be the primary drivers of data traffic over the next five years, says ABI Research. By 2014, says the research firm, these device categories will generate more than 87% of total mobile network data traffic for US operators. Smartphones, netbooks, smartbooks, and media tablets invite more customer interactivity, which […]

The XO-3 Tablet

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 27th, 2010

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project founder Nicholas Negroponte said that the organization is accelerating its development of the XO-3 tablet computer and will have a working prototype by December 2010, two years ahead of projections. Negroponte said the final product would cost US$75. OLPC announced today that it has signed an agreement with chipmaker […]