Today is the day for Apple,s “We’ve got a little more to show you.” press event at the California Theatre in San Jose. All indications point to this event as the debut for the iPad Mini, but rumors say that we could also see a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro or Mac Mini.
Today’s event is scheduled to start at 10:00am PST. You can get updates via live blogs here, here, here, here or here and if you have Apple TV you can watch a live stream.
The Apple iPad Mini is still on schedule for launch in October even though invitations have not been sent, an event location is not known and really few details are known about the so called “Mini.” [click to continue…]
With the anticipated arrival of the iPad Mini the rumor mills are churning and we’ve put the latest greatest together after the break. [click to continue…]
Is the image above is the new, not yet released Kindle Fire 2 or at least a version of a new Kindle Fire?
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Panasonic’s booth, at IFA 2012, housed a massive 145-inch 8K plasma display panel. [click to continue…]
A quick and easy way to create your own Microsoft logo has been demonstrated by graphics designer Andrew Watson. [click to continue…]
A 13.3 inch, Retina display for the smaller, more portable and more affordable Apple MacBook Pro has been launched into production and will hit the streets soon. [click to continue…]
Now that we’ve seen the new iPhone 4S, which was not an earth shattering reveal, perhaps it’s time for Samsung to wow us finicky folks in the smart phone geekdom. The next super Droid phone, dubbed the “Nexus Prime,” is rumored to be announced at the Samsung event on October 11th, and the potential wow factors will be it’s curved screen, and the latest Android OS, “Ice Cream Sandwich.” Enjoy the sneak peek video, and click below for a brief story by CNET, while I go get an ice cream sandwich. Damn that power of suggestion!
- via CNET News.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon is working with publishers to provide a Netflix-like subscription service for Kindle books. This is in the rumor stage, and it’s possible if this deal gets done, that it will be part of the Amazon Prime $79/year membership program, that includes free 2 day shipping on all purchases, as well as instant streaming video access to TV and movies; which will then include a selection of book titles. The subscription model worked for music, will it work for e-books? Let’s wait and see.
For an Operating System that only has 6% of the market share, it’s hard to believe that some forecast Windows Phones to become number two, or even number one, within a few years time. Things change very quickly in the tech world in a short period of time, so I suppose anything is possible. I just don’t see Apple’s iOS losing that much market share, given the iPhone’s popularity.
Here’s an excerpt from BGR.com:
According to research reports from Gartner and IDC, Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system will grab about 20% of the smartphone market by 2015, enough to propel the OS past Apple’s iOS platform to take the No. 2 spot globally. Research firm Gartner believes Android will have a 49% market share in 2015, followed by Windows Phone at 19.5%, and Apple’s iOS growth will slow so much that it will only maintain a 17% share. IDC believes Windows Phone will have a 20.3 percent share in 2015.