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Topic: iPad

Audible brings audiobooks to Apple's iPad with first tablet-optimized app

02/20/2013, 11:02 am

Audible on Wednesday announced changes to its official application on Apple's iOS platform, redesigning it for iPhone and rolling out a tablet-optimized layout for iPad owners.

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Rumor: Next-gen iPad mini display tech being developed by AU Optronics

02/20/2013, 01:02 am

A report out of the Far East claims that iPad mini display supplier AU Optronics has started development of screen technology to be used in the next-generation of Apple's mid-sized tablet.

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Apple catches up with iPad mini demand, new orders now listed as 'in stock'

02/19/2013, 03:02 pm

Apple's supply of its hot-selling iPad mini appears to have finally caught up with demand, as the smaller iPad is now listed as "In Stock" on the company's online store.

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Bringing Retina display to iPad mini could add 30% to total parts cost

02/18/2013, 07:02 pm

With Apple rumored to be working on a next-generation iPad mini with Retina display, some market watchers estimate that adding the high-resolution panel to the 7.9-inch tablet could raise total parts costs by up to 30 percent.

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Apple's iPad increasingly in vogue in the world of fashion

02/18/2013, 10:02 am

Apple's iDevices have for the better part of a decade now been recognized as fashionable digital accessories, but a new report has the iPhone and iPad exerting a growing influence on the world of fashion itself.

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Apple's new iPad ad campaign promotes 300,000 apps "for everything you love"

02/16/2013, 10:02 pm

Apple has introduced a new billboard ad campaign touting not just the iPad and iPad mini, but drawing particular attention to their shared library of 300,000 apps, a notable departure from the ads of Samsung and other tablet vendors.

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Piper Jaffray says Apple media event still likely by April, sees 'new iPad body styles'

02/15/2013, 08:02 am

Although a recent rumor that Apple was preparing to host a developer-related television event next month was almost instantly shot down, investment research firm Piper Jaffray says a review of years past indicates the company is still likely to host an event by the end of April, which could see the introduction of redesigned iPads.

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Microsoft leaving $2.5 billion per year on the table by holding back Office from iPad

02/14/2013, 02:02 pm

Microsoft's reluctance to bring its industry-standard Office productivity suite to Apple's iPad may give the software giant a modicum of leverage in the new computing environment, but one analyst says that policy means Microsoft is leaving $2.5 billion a year on the table.

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Nokia rumored to join Apple in dumping Samsung as a supplier

02/13/2013, 06:02 pm

With Apple known to be working overtime in its efforts to reduce its dependance on Samsung as a component supplier, word comes that other companies, including Nokia, are also considering plans to do the same thing, for similar reasons.

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LinkedIn CEO gives Apple iPad minis to 3,500 employees

02/13/2013, 05:02 pm

Jeff Weiner, chief executive at professional networking site LinkedIn, handed out an iPad mini to each of his 3,500 employees on Wednesday in recognition of their contributions to the company.

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Apple calls tablets "the mother of all markets," Mac cannibalization not a concern

02/12/2013, 01:02 pm

The iPad is "the poster child of the post-PC revolution," according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who expressed no concerns about the company's industry-leading tablet undercutting sales of the Mac platform on which Apple was founded.

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UC Irvine says Apple's iPad helped students score 23% higher on exams

02/11/2013, 04:02 pm

After launching a new iMedEd initiative built around Apple's iPad, the University of California at Irvine reports that students in the program have now scored "an average of 23 percent higher on their national exams" than previous classes, "despite having similar incoming GPAs and MCAT scores."

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New Jersey firefighters sworn in on iPad Bible app

02/10/2013, 03:02 pm

Last week, several Atlantic City firefighters took their oaths of office using not a physical Bible, as is tradition, but a Bible app on Apple's iPad.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook disagreed with Steve Jobs over suing Samsung

02/10/2013, 12:02 pm

A new profile of the love-hate relationship between Apple and Samsung details how the tech heavyweights springboarded off each other to emerge as the two dominant forces in the ongoing mobile computing revolution, while also disclosing that Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't share the same views as late company co-founder Steve Jobs in pursuing Samsung legally.

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Microsoft sells out of Surface Pro, just like the Zune HD did in 2009

02/09/2013, 07:02 pm

Microsoft has announced "amazing" customer response to its tablet/notebook hybrid Surface Pro, and reports have noted that the higher end 128GB model has sold out in some locations "immediately" after going on sale, just as the Zune HD did in 2009.

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Federal contractor alters 'thousands' of iPads for secure government use

02/08/2013, 06:02 pm

CACI International Inc., a contractor that delivers various information technology services to the U.S. government, said that it has modified the hardware of thousands of iPads so that the Apple tablets can be used securely by government officials.

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Mophie juices iPhone 5 batteries as new Belkin keyboard turns iPad mini into notebook

02/08/2013, 02:02 pm

Apple's iPhone 5 and iPad mini saw new additions to the ranks of their accessories recently, as mophie and Belkin rolled out new additions that extend the battery life of one and the functionality of the other.

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Apple is lone holdout in DOJ e-book pricing case after Macmillan settles

02/08/2013, 11:02 am

Book publisher Macmillan has settled with the U.S. Department of Justice to avoid an e-book price fixing investigation, leaving Apple as the only company that has not yet reached an out-of-court settlement.

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Apple now nearly as big as Microsoft Windows in personal computing sales

02/07/2013, 06:02 pm

Apple has passed Microsoft in profitability and revenues, but now the company is approaching a new, nearly unfathomable milestone: surpassing Windows in terms of global personal computing unit share.

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Apple grabs more than 20% of global PC market in Q4 2012

02/06/2013, 06:02 pm

Counting tablets, Apple's share of worldwide PC shipments surpassed 20 percent for the first time ever during the last quarter of 2012, one research firm reported on Wednesday, with the iPad accounting for one in every six shipped computers.

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