A review of what clicked with readers of The Apple Core in 2009.
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The tablet computer space is going to heat up -- really soon -- and Apple's dominant iPad is going to be challenged by a raft of late-mover products from the likes of Samsung, Dell, RIM, Acer, Asus, Lenovo and Cisco.
The latest rumors making the rounds say that Apple is putting the finishing touches on a 7- (and possibly a 10-inch) tablet called "iSlate" that will be announced on January 26.
Sources tell Digital Daily's John Paczkowski that Apple will indeed hold a "music event" -- as previously rumored -- during the week of September 7, 2009.The only real surprise is that the event is being held on a Wednesday (September 9) as opposed to Apple's typical Tuesday announcement.
According to a post on 9-to-5 Mac Apple shot a television commercial for an "unannounced product" yesterday at a 1940's style diner called Jax on the Tracks in Truckee, California. Restaurant owner Bud Haley told the Sierra Sun “Apple found us, they’re trying to show us as a hip and cool spot for the 20-something crowd.
In Episode 119 of the PowerPage Podcast Rob Parker and I discuss the recent spate of Apple tablet rumors, the end of AT&T's iPhone exclusivity, the possibility of an iPhone on Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile, the latest drama from Psystar and a mammoth, holiday edition of "What's on your Mac?"
Episode 120 of the PowerPage Podcast has been posted. This week we discuss fraudulent App Store reviews, Chrome for Mac bring officially released, more Apple tablet conjecture, first of their kind broadcasting and dictation apps come to the App Store.
Software Advice's Houston Neal thinks that a Mac-based tablet computer could be the ultimate device for the healthcare industry specifically for EMR's or Electronic Medical Records.There have been a lot of rumors about an upcoming Apple "iTablet;" we think this new device would be a huge bestseller in healthcare.
The Financial Times reports that an Apple tablet is all but confirmed in a report out over the weekend. FT reports that Apple is working closely with record labels on adding value to complete album downloads via booklets and liner notes -- and, by the way, a tablet is in the offing for September just in time for the holiday shopping season.
Research in Motion posted a side-by-side video comparing the PlayBook tablet to the iPad. In the video the PlayBook loads web pages faster than the iPad and its Flash capability adds sizzle to sites like Adidas.com.