Glide OS, the cloud-based operating system that runs in your browser, is phasing out Adobe Flash in favor of HTML5. This transition begins with a new version of the company's site that's been designed specifically for Apple iPad owners. Beginning Thursday, visitors to Glide's site will see the Flash version if they're on a normal computer, whereas on the iPad, they'll get the HTML5 flavor.
Glide's CEO and founder, Donald Leka, told CNET on Wednesday that the idea to go with HTML5 came out of simple compatibility issues. "The iPad does not support … Read more
iPad use is free, though how the coffee shop secures its slates isn't quite clear since they're mostly left unattended. Still, regardless of how trustworthy the clientele turns out, this is one table service that's … Read more
Here, however, the app pulls from your Facebook and Twitter accounts, turning friends' updates into nicely formatted, perusal-friendly pages. (Shades of Sobees, which works a similar kind of magic--though only for Facebook.)
Flipboard also delivers your choice of a couple dozen aggregated content sections (news, finance, … Read more
Apple's iPad may be putting a damper on demand for e-readers and portable game consoles, according to the results of a new survey by Resolve Market Research.
The study examined the spending habits and attitudes of current and potential owners of iPads and other mobile devices.
Among those who own or plan to pick up an iPad, 60 percent see the tablet as most enjoyable for playing games. As a result, 38 percent say they won't buy a dedicated portable game console after picking up an iPad.
E-readers may also take it on the chin. Among the folks who own or will buy an iPad, 50 percent say they won't purchase a dedicated e-reader after bringing home Apple's tablet.
"What's surprising about this research is that consumers end up spending a lot of time playing casual games on their iPads and many will not buy a new portable gaming device as a result," Elaine Coleman, chief research officer for Resolve Market Research, said in a statement. "This negatively impacts portable gaming as consumers want to carry fewer devices over time."
When asked their reasons for wanting to own an iPad, 56 percent said it was for entertainment, 42 percent cited the "cool factor," 40 percent said it was for convenience, and 28 percent said it was because of the Apple brand.
Where do iPad owners use their tablets?… Read more
The iPad's market is going more global starting this Friday.
Apple announced Monday that its popular tablet will reach residents in nine more countries: Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Both the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+3G models will go on sale.
The iPad is currently available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, the U.K., and the U.S.
In U.S. dollars, the Wi-Fi models now sell internationally for $499 for the 16GB edition, $599 for 32GB, and $699 for 64GB, while the Wi-Fi+3G units sell for $629 … Read more
Can I be brutally honest? Much as I like my iPad, I'm just not using it much. (No, you can't have it.) Turns out my iPhone is still my go-to device for e-mail, e-books, games, and other day-to-day stuff.
Needless to say, it troubles me to see that beautiful (and expensive) screen just sitting there going to waste. Well, waste no more! MaxiVista turns an iPad into a second monitor.
If this sounds familiar, you're probably thinking of a similar utility: Air Display. However, that popular app works only with Macs. MaxiVista is the first such option … Read more
Apple could be upping the ante in its battle with Google as the company reportedly purchased Poly9, a mapping company based in Canada.
AppleInsider on Wednesday cited a report from French-Canadian news site cyberpresse.ca saying that Apple bought the company and has already moved the majority of workers to California. While many companies that get purchased post a note to their Web site, Poly9's site appears to be offline this morning.
Apple representatives were not immediately available to confirm the purchase when contacted by CNET.
Poly9 has worked with some big organizations in the past including Microsoft, Yahoo, … Read more
I'm not the first to report this, but it's hit me hard over the last few weekends: it's getting a bit difficult to be an iPad owner amid all this iPhone 4 to-do. As if a front-facing camera and higher-res Retina Display weren't already envy-inducing, to add insult to injury the iPhone already has iOS 4, with multitasking, folders, and other features that aren't available on the iPad yet. So, after a few months, has it come to this, Apple?
iPhone customers in China could soon be able to get a version of the device with Wi-Fi, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
Apple's phone with Wi-Fi capability snagged a network access license in China last week, which was posted on the country's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center's Web site. The photo that accompanies the license looks like an iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS, and not the recently released iPhone 4.