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Apple May Finally Make the iPad’s Smart Cover… Smarter

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Apple may call it the “Smart Cover,” but this particular accessory is nothing more than an expensive addition that may or may not fully protect your tablet if it drops. That’s not saying much, but it appears that Apple has a range of ideas to smarten it up. In a patent application just made public, Apple detailed how it wants to make the Smart Cover a ridiculously useful accessory that could dramatically change the way iPads are being used. The… continue…

iCrime: Apple Products Spawn Alarming Rise in Gadget Thefts

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They call it “iCrime” because a recent and alarming surge in smartphone and tablet theft — particularly involving products from Apple — have made walking around with one of these devices an increasingly high-risk activity. The Wall Street Journal ran a piece this week where reporter Rolfe Winkler suffered a broken jaw after he confronted muggers who stole his girlfriend’s iPad on a subway. In Denver, a man’s pinkie was torn off when thieves ripped an Apple bag from his… continue…

Apple to Reportedly Launch iPhone 5 in September

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Apple has reportedly scheduled an event for Sept. 12, and the buzz is that’s where the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini will be unveiled. A new iPod and Nano may also make their debut. The same reports say the new iPhone and the Mini will be in stores on the 21st. The reports have analysts slicing and dicing all kinds of data to predict what Cupertino may have in store. Observers have said that Apple’s been buying components that… continue…

Why a Mini iPad Makes Sense, Whether Apple Likes It or Not

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First, Microsoft announced its Surface — one of the higher impact gadgets we’ve heard about lately — then Google unveiled its Nexus. Within its 7-inch package, the Nexus offers Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a Tegra 3 quad-core processor and 1GB RAM — for only $199. Make no mistake. While Google would love to see Android-powered tablets dethrone the iPad, the Nexus 7 is aimed squarely at Amazon’s Kindle Fire, a 7-inch non-Google certified Android tablet with the same price tag. The… continue…

Apple 7-Inch iPad Rumors Heat Up

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Apple is preparing to announce over the next months a small version of the iPad. Or, at least, that’s what the latest rumors are pointing to regarding Apple’s sleek tablet. But it does sounds odd. The late Steve Jobs himself said during a 2010 conference call that Apple won’t make a 7-inch tablet, because “the screen is too small to express the software” and “as a software driven company we think about the software strategies first”. Nonetheless, The Wall Street… continue…

How Google’s Nexus 7 Could Spur Real Competition Against the iPad

The raging battle between Apple's iPhone and Google's Android
Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS are competing more and more but, fortunately, their latest fight won’t be over patent issues. Yesterday, Google announced its Nexus 7 Tablet, which looks to be a direct competitor with the iPad. As I’ve said, I don’t think the Nexus 7 has enough power to steal a big chunk of Apple’s market share, but this might change if enough people resist the idea of giving Apple its premium price. Still, Google’s move is smart and… continue…

Surface and iPad, Function and Form

An hour after Microsoft showed off its new Surface, I got a little snippy on Twitter: “If I see one more person ask if the iPad’s in trouble tonight, I am going to freaking scream. One word, people. ‘Kindle.’” On Tuesday morning, I turned on my, um, iPad, read the same coverage, and thought, “Gee, the Surface actually sounds kind of cool.” Why my schizophrenia? It comes down to form, function, and pragmatism. My impulse had been to see the… continue…

As iPad Weakens, Cross-Train With Android

The raging battle between Apple's iPhone and Google's Android
iPad is the king of tablets, but could be dethroned by Android, says a recent IDG study. Among first-time business buyers, 44 percent are considering an Android device instead of an iPad in the next twelve months, while only 27 percent are considering an iPad purchase.  A dismal three percent of this segment, whose demographic spanned the globe, were considering a Windows 8 machine. Enterprise Android Apps, Where It’s At Android developers also don’t want to be caught flat-footed in… continue…

Microsoft Unveils Surface Tablet, Enters PC Hardware Space

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After years of speculation, Microsoft finally announced its tablet, called Surface, during an event in Los Angeles on Monday. It’s quite amazing that it doesn’t compare with the other tablets. Instead, Microsoft’s tablet has a new design, features a pen input and a Touch Cover or Type Cover keyboard, which is 3 mm and 5mm thick, depending on the version selected. Also, it comes with a beautiful 10.6-inch ClearType “HD” display and two HD cameras – one on the front and… continue…

iOS Developers and Employers Dish on Recruiters [Video]

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If you’re an iOS developer, chances are a recruiter has approached you via email, a phone call or at a meetup to gauge your interest. At Apple’s WWDC, it’s almost like shooting fish in a barrel. We asked iOS developers and employers to weigh in on ways recruiters can improve their techniques for wooing candidates. And some of the advice from employers may surprise prospective iOS job candidates. View From the Top For example, Willem van der Merwe, who heads… continue…