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By Will765 On 4 Dec, 2013 At 02:57 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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International Data Corporation has released it’s latest projections of tablet sales, OS market shares, and tablet screen size.  From their press release-”worldwide tablet shipments are expected to reach 221.3 million units in 2013, down slightly from a previous forecast of 227.4 million but still 53.5% above 2012 levels. Shipment growth is forecast to slow to [...]


By Will765 On 25 Jul, 2013 At 12:33 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Although Google has failed a couple times already trying to get a TV set-top box to be successful,  it’s new Chromecast device may change that.  It has two characteristics which will be in it’s favor-price and simplicity.  At only $35, it’s way cheaper than any comparable device.  And it is simple-only an HDMI plug on [...]


By Will765 On 26 Apr, 2013 At 11:57 AM | Categorized As News, Uncategorized | With 0 Comments
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The first quarter of this year has seen a huge number of tablets sold, 40.6 million.  For several years, the iPad was the unquestioned king of the tablet market.  Even a year ago, Apple maintained 63.1% of the total tablet marketplace sales.  As of this year, however, android has made some impressive gains. Apple sold [...]


By Will765 On 3 Jan, 2013 At 12:23 PM | Categorized As News | With 1 Comment
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        The odds are good you haven’t heard of Tizen, as most people aren’t aware of it.  What it is, is an open-source operating system based on Linux.  Samsung recently announced it will be releasing Tizen-based smartphones this year, in partnership with NTT Docomo, which is Japan’s largest cellphone company.  Why would [...]


By ju83 On 6 Dec, 2012 At 12:38 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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We can all thank Steve Jobs for, lacking  a better phrase, revolutionizing the smartphone industry. Before Apple’s inaugural iPhone, we had the likes of barely email and internet capable smartphones like the Moto Q, Black Berry , Palm Treo and Nokia E62, smartphones that in today’s world are not considered very smart and even for [...]


By Will765 On 4 Dec, 2012 At 02:05 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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After a month of being available to consumers, Windows 8 has only managed to penetrate to 1.2% of all Windows pcs. It also has not had the hoped-for effect of boosting pc sales-they are down 21% compared to the previous year, since the launch on October 26th.  Several factors are at play here. First, Windows [...]


By Will765 On 8 Oct, 2012 At 11:46 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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The Pew Internet & American Life Project surveyed 9,513 U.S. adults between June-August 2012, and found that 25% of all U.S. adults have a tablet computer. The surprising news is in the increase of android users. One year ago, 81% of tablets owners used an iPad. Now, that number has dropped to 52%, with 48% [...]


By Will765 On 4 Sep, 2012 At 11:52 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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The Antisec hacking group released one million UDID’s, which are the unique string of numbers that individually identifies each iOS device. These were previously used by developers to track their app installations across Apple’s user base. In total, Antisec claims to have over 12 million of the UDIDs.  How were these obtained?  From the post [...]


By Will765 On 5 Mar, 2012 At 12:59 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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For the past year or so, numerous tablet makers have been trying everything to knock Apple’s iPad off the top spot in the tablet world. Samsung, ASUS, Sony, Toshiba, HP, etc., etc., have all done their best to pose a real challenge to the dominance of Apple.  And so far, all have pretty much failed [...]


By Will765 On 17 Feb, 2012 At 01:25 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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When you think of android tablets, probably Asus or Samsung comes to mind as the major players.  However, recent numbers show that both Amazon and Barnes & Nobles are the big movers in the android market.  Amazon went from zero shipments in the 3rd quarter of 2011, to 3.885 million in the fourth quarter.  Barnes [...]