Hope you have a new iPad under the tree this year? So, here are some headlines you may want to chase :
* Nokia sues Apple for breach of patent
* Apple Pushes Color E-Books for iPad with iBooks 1.2
* iPad Leads Tablet March Into Businesses
* Skyfire brings Adobe Flash to iPad
* Technology of the Year: Apple’s iPad
* Apple ‘iPad app of the year’ adds Google Reader, Flickr content
* Corporate Espionage & Insider Trading: Apple iPad & iPhone Secrets Leak
* Surprise, surprise: Apple’s iPad expected to dominate tablets into 2012
* Meet TweetMag – A Whole New Twitter Experience for Your iPad
* and more
Nokia sues Apple for breach of patent
Nokia has issued 13 claims against Apple. The company believes Apple has taken developments that gives users “compelling” user experiences, and put them centre-stage on their iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone products.
The new claims are in addition to the 24 already filed in the US.
Full story : marketingmagazine.co.uk
Apple Pushes Color E-Books for iPad with iBooks 1.2
Millions of consumers have embraced black-and-white e-readers like the Kindle for reading simple novels or nonfiction – but books with color illustrations have generally remained better read in print.
Now publishers are making headway in converting their enormous libraries of illustrated titles to e-books, hoping to capitalize on the growing popularity of the Apple iPad and the Nook Color and their ability to showcase books with color photographs and illustrations.
Full story : www.nytimes.com
iPad Leads Tablet March Into Businesses
Businesses are quickly adopting computer tablets, especially Apple’s iPad, according to a ChangeWave report. Among tablet users, 69 percent of iPad users are very satisfied, compared to 23 percent for Hewlett-Packard’s Slate and 12 percent for Dell’s Streak. Many employees appear to find the iPads advantages outweigh any negatives.
The study of more than 1,600 IT Relevant Products/Services purchasers found that seven percent of the companies already have tablet computers for their employees, and 14 percent indicated that tablets are on their buying list for the first quarter of next year. The iPad has only been shipping since April, and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab tablet, the second most-popular product in a category that currently has few choices, started selling in October.
Full story : Barry Levine – www.cio-today.com
Skyfire brings Adobe Flash to iPad
Skyfire, the mobile browser that will magically transcode Flash vids into an HTML5-friendly format, is coming out on the iPad, complete with said magical Flash transcoding abilities.
Wired says it will have all the same functionality as the iPhone version, plus it will have the ability to natively display Twitter, Facebook and Google reader feeds, you know, if you cant be bothered to launch the apps. The app should be available before Christmas for around $5. [Wired]
Full story : gizmodo.com
Technology of the Year: Apple’s iPad
The year’s most significant new technology was a disruptive product made by Apple.
This year, the editors of TIME Magazine chose for its Person of the Year award a young, enterprising 27-year old male who built a social networking website that has 500 million users and now has a net worth of $30 billion.http://i.zdnet.com/blogs/time-ipad-460.jpg
Full story : www.zdnet.com
Apple ‘iPad app of the year’ adds Google Reader, Flickr content
Flipboard, a Palo Alto startup funded by investors including Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is adding content from Google Reader and photo site Flickr to its iPad app.
Last week, Apple named Flipboard — which creates a “social magazine” from a user’s Facebook and Twitter feeds — its “iPad app of the year.”
Full story : mercurynews.com
Corporate Espionage & Insider Trading: Apple iPad & iPhone Secrets Leak
As US government agencies and the Securities Exchange Commission continue to investigate claims of leaked confidential information and insider trading in tech companies such as Apple and AMD, US officials have arrested four more individuals.
The men are believed to have leaked corporate secrets about the tech companies to two hedge funds. Furthermore the charges suggest that Shimoon received money for leaking information surrounding the iPad and iPhone 4 ahead of Apple.
Full story : Kayla Adams – gizmocrunch.com
Surprise, surprise: Apple’s iPad expected to dominate tablets into 2012
Even though we’re seeing a slew of Android tablets on the horizon, Apple’s iPad is expected to maintain its leading place in the tablet market into 2012, according to J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz.
This, of course, should surprise no one. The iPad sparked the most recent tablet craze when it was announced early last year, this after the tablet market saw several false starts over the past few decades.
Full story : venturebeat.com
Meet TweetMag – A Whole New Twitter Experience for Your iPad
Flipboard has experienced a lot of success this year after releasing their beautiful app for the iPad. After all, they were the winners of Apple’s iPad App of the Year Award.
But, as many people like to say in the western hemisphere – They cannot just rest on their laurels. A new application has hit the App Store, and from what we’ve seen thus far, it will demand some attention as well.
Full story : www.padgadget.com
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