It's a good thing I love gadgets considering I cover them for a living, but it does have its downside, like the endless waiting for system updates. There is no time that moves as slowly as that spent waiting for updates.
The mobile space is exploding with smartphones in every pocket and tablets on the horizon. James Kendrick brings you the latest news from the mobile world and a breakdown of what it means to you.
James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' writing has appeared in many print publications: Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine, Information Week and Laptop Magazine to name a few. James' coverage of the mobile technology sector has regularly appeared in the New York Times, Salon.com and CNN/ Fortune online. Not just a writer, James has filmed numerous video reviews and how-tos that have garnered well over a million viewers. He has appeared on local news segments and been interviewed by the Associated Press on mobile technology topics. Additionally, James has been podcasting about mobile technology for years.
The international court ruling that HTC has infringed on Apple's patents has brought Apple and Android to an important crossroad that will likely impact the mobile segment for a long time.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with LTE will be available from Verizon on July 28. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 does not have a CDMA (3G) radio inside meaning it is 4G or nothing.
You may have heard about Apple forcing ebook apps to remove the ability to shop at non-Apple ebookstores from the apps. While within its right to do so, the move is ruining the Apple experience.
The race to produce a hot tablet that competes with the iPad has not had a winner yet, and it is worth a look at the tablet tableau by platform to see where things currently fall.
While no one questions if there are a lot of Android phones in users' hands, it is not quite as clear how many Android tablets are out there. A look at Google's numbers may indicate not very many.
The news of layoffs at Research in Motion (RIM) surprised no one following the maker of the legendary BlackBerry. RIM is not dead yet, but unless it can lay out a concise plan to turn things around it is just a matter of time.
Apple created a stir early this year by changing the rules for in-app purchases that in effect made eReader apps share the wealth with Apple. The rules are now in effect and already impacting competition.
Folks using beta versions of iOS 5 have discovered that the first iOS 5 beta update just released OTA will not work on jailbroken devices.
Verizon is showing a customer with an order in for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 equipped with LTE that the order should be filled on July 26. XOOM customers are still waiting for their upgrade.
The synergy between these the new MacBook Airs and OS X Lion is powerful stuff, and demonstrates the big task ahead for Microsoft's work in progress, Windows 8.
The new MacBook Air notebooks from Apple have the attention of a lot of folks, and rightly so. The Air is highly portable, powerful and has good battery life. It will be my next notebook purchase.
Those looking to order a new MacBook Air must decide which size to buy, and that decision is affected by the price differences for many consumers.
Apple only announced the new MacBook Air models today but the folks at sfbags.com already have a new Smart Case for the new laptops.
The latest version of OS X is available in the Mac App Store today, if you can invest in the long download times due to demand. I installed Lion this morning and can share what you can expect with the upgrade.