Posts Tagged ‘iPad’

Apple Software Update Prevents iPhone and iPad from Storing Users’ Movements

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Apple users who are concerned about privacy might want to check this one out …

Update for iPhone and iPad cuts amount of cached data that is stored to just a week

Apple has released a software update for its iPhone and iPad which prevents it keeping a detailed record of the owner’s movements, and does not synchronise the details to the owner’s computer.


Apple Secretive About ‘Polluting and Poisoning’ Supply Chain, Says Report

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Boy, if even the Chinese are complaining, then things must be pretty bad …

Apple comes joint last among IT firms in a transparency study drawn up by leading Chinese environment groups.


Google Shows Off Android for Tablets

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Ten years ago, who would have guessed that Google would eventually become such a major player in the software market?

I’m going to come clean, I’m not a fan of Google’s Android operating system.  I just don’t think that a desktop / icons approach is appropriate for either a smartphone or a tablet.  That said I’ve now seen the demonstration video for Google’s forthcoming ‘tablet’ version of the operating system, codenamed Honeycomb and I’m quickly becoming a convert.


Richard Branson Launches Project as ‘First Truly Digital’ Magazine for iPad

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Someday, someone will figure out how to make the digital magazine format workable and profitable … I kind of think that day is still years away though.

Virgin tycoon will be up against Rupert Murdoch’s Daily

“This is not a battle! This is not a war!” Richard Branson declared, guns blazing, at the launch in New York today of his new digital venture – a monthly interactive magazine custom-designed for the iPad.


iPad Helps Lloyd’s Slip Into 21st century

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

It’s pretty amazing that a business as prestigious and well known as Lloyd’s is just now, finally catching up with modern technology …

Lloyd’s of London has a swanky Richard Rogers office but its insurers’ underwriting still relies on paper slips. Now Apple’s iPad may be about to change that

For centuries, insurance brokers could be seen in the City clutching bundles of papers in leather slipcases. But the underwriting slip, detailing a risk to be placed on the Lloyd’s of London market, could soon be a thing of the past.


iPad Halves Laptop Sales

Friday, September 17th, 2010

The slow economy might have something to do with this too; iPads are generally cheaper than desktops.

Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn has said that the iPad has halved sales of laptops at the popular store in an interview with the Wall St Journal.  As a result shoppers at the chain will find more tablets, e-readers and smartphones in stores and fewer desktop PCs.


Apple Opens App Store to Programs Written in Flash

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Sounds like a good move on Apple’s part; this way, they avoid a lawsuit and give their customers more options to choose from.

Flash developers stand to benefit as app review guidelines are also published – but Apple will do well as more apps can be developed for iPhone and iPad

Apple is opening up its iTunes App Store – from which people can download apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – so that developers can write programs for it without using Apple’s own software.


As the reborn Kindle proves, looks don’t count for everything

Monday, August 30th, 2010

It sounds like the new Kindle is quite an improvement … but I still don’t see any advantages over the traditional, paper book.

It’s not as attractive as the iPad, but Amazon’s formerly derided e-reader is cheap and, most important, efficient

The newest version of the Kindle e-reader is out. And guess what? “Due to strong customer demand,” says the Amazon website, “Kindle is temporarily sold out. Order now to reserve your place in the queue… orders placed today are expected to dispatch on or before 17 September.”


Apple applies for anti-Jailbreak [spy] patent

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Hmm … is Apple doing us a favor by making it easier for us to control a stolen iPhone, or are they just trying to discourage people from Jailbreaking their phones?

Jailbreaking Apple’s iPhones has has a lot of publicity of late with new tools making it easier than ever before to unlock the iPhone so it can be used across networks and have any apps installed.  Now though Apple have applied for a patent that could allow them to remotely disable any iPhones that are being used for an “unauthorised” purpose.


Germans warned of Apple vulnerability

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

I guess this warning goes for non-German iPhone users too …

Statement warns iPhone and iPad users to visit only trustworthy websites and avoid PDFs until Apple releases fix

Several Apple devices including the iPhone and iPad have two critical security weaknesses for which no patch exists, the German government warned last night.