History of Tablet Computers – Timeline

Have you ever wondered when the first tablet computer was developed?  The answer may surprise you.  The following timeline from Dipity is pretty extensive and fun to look at, to boot. Source: http://www.dipity.com/cmclellan/The-History-of-Tablet-Computers/ The History of Tablet Computers on Dipity.   Find a companion article by Charles McLellan on ZDNet: Tablet Computers: An Overview

Mobile Concept Videos

What does the future hold for mobile devices?  Here are some concept videos to make you ponder. iPhone 6 Trailer Concepts 2014 (source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xy_Is1lUZo)   iPhone 6 Concept Exclusive: 3D render video (source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afT3jKayqtY)   Samsung Concept Video (source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rrEhnXjvIo)   iPad Concept Video (source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s2oYUy_cVY)

Dumbing us down

Source: CBS Sunday Morning I saw this commentary by Luke Burbank on the CBS Sunday Morning news show yesterday and thought I would pass it along. How smart technology can make us dumb Transcription (CBS News)  Every week seems to bring some new gizmo or gadget aimed at making our lives easier, but for commentator Luke […]

Apple makes iWork apps free on all ‘new’ iOS devices Includes Pages, Numbers, iMovie, Keynote, and iPhoto

Source: http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/apple-makes-iwork-free-on-ios-1179764 Let’s hope you didn’t just pay for Apple’s iWork software. Apple announced today during its new iPhone event that the iOS app are going to be free for all new iOS devices. This suite includes the formerly paid apps Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie and iPhoto on the iPhone and iPad. Pages, Numbers and […]

Reflector v. AirServer Comparison

Both Reflector and AirServer are apps which use Airplay to display the screen of a mobile Apple device on a desktop. While they both have the same fundamental functionality, there are some important differences that need some highlighting. Reflector What you need: iPhone 4S, iPhone5, iPad 2 or later, iPad mini, or iPod Touch (5th […]

Just Another Reason

I saw a story on CBS’s Sunday Morning yesterday titled Texting: Can we pull the plug on our obsession? reporting how connected we, as a society, are to our cell phones (91% of American adults own a cell phone) and how we are becoming more oblivious to our surroundings.  The piece noted one study where researchers asked students […]

Things to Come for Apple U.S. e-Book Publishers?

Source: Reuters http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/07/net-us-eu-apple-publishers-idUSBRE8A50SA20121107 Exclusive – Amazon to win EU e-book pricing tussle with Apple By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS | Tue Nov 6, 2012 8:33pm EST (Reuters) – European Union regulators are to end an antitrust probe into e-book prices by accepting an offer by Apple and four publishers to ease price restrictions on Amazon, two sources […]

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