Posted: May 24th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Advertorial, iPad | Tags: Apple iPad, Cult of Apple, FridgePad, Woodford Design | No Comments »
There is little question that the Apple iPad has taken over the galaxy, the ultimate in mobile computing. The experts – PC World – say that there are a heap of reasons to rely soley on the iPad as your primary mobile computing device. Apple’s iPad has a more functional interface than a netbook, it’s lighter and has a longer battery life.
Technology is only any good if it fulfils a human need, the iPad seems to cope rather well with fulfilment. Surfing, communicating, imagery, sound and motion, the iPad was designed as an interface to all the human bits that make us smile day to day.
A bunch of clever boffins at Woodford Design have now replaced the humble, often tacky fridge magnet with what they bill as the Ultimate Fridge Magnet, meet FridgePad :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 10th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Apple, Cult of Apple, iPad, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: Apple iPad, Call of Duty, Crysis, Crytek, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Farmville, Namco Bandai | No Comments »
We didn’t manage to get our hands on Apples latest ubergadget, the iPad, the one that Apple paints as Resolutionary! Our Favorite Rueterist, Liana B. Baker has filled that missing space however, reporting that the übergadget has caught the eye and desire of gamers: Apple’s faster and sharper-looking new iPad is drawing the notice of the traditional video game industry, as developers are envisioning games for it that have more in common with the visceral 3D shooter “Call of Duty” than “FarmVille.”
Apple is also setting itself up to take on Microsoft and Sony on their home turf of game consoles.
From Electronic Arts to “Crysis” developers Crytek, industry executives are figuring out ways to migrate graphics-intensive so-called hardcore games to the iPad. Epic Games and Namco Bandai – 7832.T – took the stage at Apple’s iPad unveiling this week to show off what they can do with an iPad that has a faster quad core processor.
With more than 55 million iPads sold to date, including 15.43 million last quarter, the tablet is quickly catching up to the number of consoles on the market: the PlayStation 3 has sold 62 million units and Xbox 360 has moved more than 65 million units. That growing user base is drawing developers who want to see their games played on as many devices as possible.
“Apple is definitely building their devices as if they care a lot about ‘triple-A’ games,” said Mike Capps, president of Epic Games, the studio behind “Gears of War” for consoles and “Infinity Blade” for the iPad. Read the full article »»»»
Check the pad at the official Apple site: http://www.apple.com/ipad/
Posted: January 4th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: Aakash, Aakash Tablet PC, Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple iPad, Google, Google Android, India, tablet, Tablet PC | No Comments »
Back in October 2011 we spruked the Indian Governments unveiling of it’s prototype touchscreen, tablet computer, the Aakash Tablet PC. The Indian Governments foresight into computing was admirable, as more data is migrated to the cloud simple web-enabled platforms such as tablet-pc’s will replace the bloated desktop and laptop hardware architectures of today, the Indian Government apparently got the premise that the future is mobile.
Since it’s release 2 weeks ago, the world’s cheapest tablet computer has clocked 1.4 million bookings since it was put up for sale online two weeks ago in India.
Bookings for the long-awaited Aakash, priced at 2,500 rupees – $US45 – kicked off on December 14, two months after it was unveiled as the “computer for the masses” Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 10th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Apple, Breaking News, Cult of Apple, iPhone, iPhone 4, Smartphone, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Adobe, Adobe Air, Adobe Wallaby, apple, Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, Flash, HTML5, iPad, iphone, steve jobs, Symantec, Wallaby | 1 Comment »
Adobe Recasts Flash as an App Builder and Embraces HTML5, the Flash Mobile Killer
. . . you can’t play Flash content on an iPhone or iPad?! Well, you can cross that argument off the mobile decision list. As we predicted back in early October: Adobe Kills Flash. According to a scoop last night on ZDNet, Adobe has announced that they are stopping development on Flash Player for mobile browsers. ”Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations.”
Adobe is, in fact, finally heeding Steve Jobs’ advice. In a public letter – below – about Flash last year, Jobs said, “Even if iPhones, iPods and iPads ran Flash, it would not solve the problem that most Flash websites need to be rewritten to support touch-based devices. New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too). Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind” Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 5th, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Android, Apple, Bow Down, Breaking News, Buster Cookson, Favorite New Thought, Google, Laptop, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Technoid Love, Übergadget | Tags: Aakash Tablet PC, Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple iPad, Google, Google Android, India, tablet, Tablet PC | Comments Off
The Indian Government has unveiled a prototype of a touchscreen, tablet computer, the Aakash Tablet PC will go on sale for $36. As more data is migrated to the cloud simple web-enabled platforms such as tablet-pc’s will replace the bloated desktop and laptop hardware architectures of today, the future is apparently mobile.
That other behemoth, India, has launched what it’s dubbed as the world’s cheapest tablet computer, to be sold to students at the subsidised price of $36 and later in shops for about $61. Most of India’s 1.2 billion people are poor and products such as Apple iPad are beyond the reach even of many in the fast-growing middle class. The government is buying the first units of the lightweight touch-screen device, called Aakash, or “sky” in Hindi, for $51 each from a British company which is assembling the web-enabled devices in India. Read the full article »»»»