Premium-Inhalt. Immediately after Steve Jobs introduced the iPad 2 Wednesday at the Yerba Buena Theater in San Francisco, California, he invited members of the media to visit a special hands-on area right behind the theater--the same set-up Apple used a year ago to introduce the original iPad. While the iPad 2 won't be available until March 11, we were able to spend some quality time with the iPad 2 today. Here's what we found.
Premium-Inhalt. If you're a mobile worker and like to go online using public Wi-Fi services, like those in coffee shops, you probably don't realize .
Premium-Inhalt. Apple CEO Steve Jobs said this morning at the unveiling of the iPad 2, "We think 2011 is going to be the year of iPad 2." According to research firm Ovum, Jobs is underselling himself by a few years.
Premium-Inhalt. After making its first appearance in the iPad 2, the next stop for Apple's A5 chip could be in the next version of the iPhone, where it would bring a significant boost in graphics and application performance without compromising battery life, analysts said.
Premium-Inhalt. The iPad led a parade of product announcements Wednesday, and we were on hand in San Francisco to capture it all.
Premium-Inhalt. Steve Jobs tried to dismiss iPad's tablet rivals as "copycats" at Wednesday's iPad 2 launch. But whether Steve likes it or not, the tablet wars are officially on. And this battle will be decided not only by consumers and gadget lovers seeking the latest and greatest slates, but also by businesses and corporate workers looking for the next game-changing productivity tool.
Premium-Inhalt. Many people share similar : the fire hose of junk that permeates spam filters, the irrelevant press releases, the annoying reply-alls. Could the workplace be a better-and more productive place-if employees were free of the balls and chains of e-mail?
Premium-Inhalt. Upon first seeing the new Sony VAIO Y Series laptop (model VPCYB15KX), your first thought will likely be, "That is a very pink laptop." Virtually everyone in the PCWorld offices who saw our test unit felt the need to express just that thought. Of course, that's just this particular test system. If you're neither a 13-year-old girl, nor especially into promoting breast cancer awareness, you can get the system with silver styling instead.
Premium-Inhalt. Avant-garde game developer Grasshopper Manufacture announces an impending announcement and throws one hell of a party in this afternoon's Top Story.
Premium-Inhalt. Lucasfilm has been busy of late. First came the announcement that the Star Wars films would arrive in 2011 on Blu-ray Disc. Now, comes word that Star Wars: Episode I--The Phantom Menace would revisit theaters in 3D come 2012.
Premium-Inhalt. Academy Award-winning sound effects designer Dan Piponi that makes a robot toy remotely maneuverable from a Mac using a Bluetooth network. Basically, Piponi modified a simple hexapod walker from Pololu Robotics and Electronics with a Bluetooth board. Since it runs from the desktop computer, it's capable of more complex walking algorithms than a basic robot toy would be.
Premium-Inhalt. Last week I took a look at three products for iThings (my catch-all term for s, iPod Touchs, and s) that IT would find useful (see ]. OK, maybe the last one, the wasn't strictly "useful", so as a penance this week I have, for your delectation, four more iOS apps that I think you'll want. If you have any to add to the list, let me know. You can also check out my picks as a .
Premium-Inhalt. Speaking at GDC, Edmund McMillen of Team Meat revealed that PC owners would be getting a special edition of Super Meat Boy at retail. That's your Top Story this morning.
Premium-Inhalt. Atlus' sexy puzzler Catherine is headed to North American shores. Is there a place for this type of game in today's industry?
Premium-Inhalt. During the , Apple supplied only a few morsels of what to expect from the version of iOS that will ship with the iPad 2. That's fitting, perhaps, given that what we heard makes sound like only a nominal revision of the operating system. What we didn't hear was anything about the company's plans to take iOS to the next level. As Android continues to ramp up, Apple needs to consider what elements in competing mobile OSs are missing from iOS--and how best to integrate those elements into its winning interface.
Premium-Inhalt. Taiwan's AU Optronics, one of the biggest LCD screen makers in the world, said Thursday it filed two separate lawsuits in the U.S. against Sharp, alleging the infringement of nine LCD screen-related patents in all.
Premium-Inhalt. The Greens will seek to block the Federal Government's proposed Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010, communications spokesperson, Scott Ludlam has told the Senate.
Premium-Inhalt. We've written a lot of words about the new on Wednesday. But now you can see the iPad 2 in action in this video shot just after .
Premium-Inhalt. Most people know Groupon for its steep discounts on everything from spa packages and restaurants to sporting events and dry cleaning. One thing most Groupon customers aren't used to seeing: a $12,500 discount on IT consulting.
Premium-Inhalt. A Bluetooth headset or speakerphone can set you free. When paired with a compatible cell phone, a Bluetooth headset or car kit allows you to make calls without having to hold the phone in your hand. And such Bluetooth products are more than just a convenience--in some places, using one is the law. It may be illegal for you to use your cell phone without a headset or speakerphone while driving.
Premium-Inhalt. The number of free Android apps that may be this week has increased to more than 50.
Premium-Inhalt. The Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has confirmed that outstanding issues with its online banking portal NetBank have now been resolved.
Premium-Inhalt. The Federal Government is moving forward with its plan to sell off Australia's 700MHz spectrum, with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) signalling its intention to source an auction system to allocate spectrum licences.
Premium-Inhalt. Both PC and 360 owners have been treated to a sneak peek at Crysis 2 so far. This morning's Top Story is the announcement that PS3 owners can soon get in on the action.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft is responding to the online coupon frenzy by adding results about special deals to its Bing search engine, both on its desktop and mobile versions.
Premium-Inhalt. The heavily armed hero from undead-exterminating adventure games and will return to the iPhone in an all new high-flying adventure, the developer announced on Thursday. Barry Steakfries's newest adventure is Machine Gun Jetpack.
Premium-Inhalt. Sony revealed some details about the NGP, including its media format, at a GDC panel last night. That's your Top Story this morning.
Premium-Inhalt. During today's Game Developers Conference 2011 keynote speech, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata and Nintendo of America head Reggie Fils-Aime announced new features for the Nintendo 3DS.
Premium-Inhalt. It's been nearly a year since Apple refreshed its line. That's a longer-than-usual gap between updates, but the sport several changes under the hood, including new processors, new graphics processors, and a new peripheral connector. It all translates into performance jumps that were worth the wait.
Premium-Inhalt. Even as Apple was taking the wraps off the , one analyst firm was reporting that tablets are wreaking havoc on the PC market.
Premium-Inhalt. The latest update to the Twitter app for iOS devices allows you to share and access every thought, sight and observation with the world with some new auto-complete typing shortcuts and a new interface feature, just for iPhone users. Sorry, iPad users. Then again, iPad might have the advantage on this one.
Premium-Inhalt. CIOs have a tough year ahead with the consumerisation of IT and virtualisation set to force IT leaders to rewrite their business plans, four vendors have claimed.
Premium-Inhalt. At a special event in San Francisco Wednesday, Apple unveiled the , the follow-up to the it released last April. The iPad 2 features an all-new design along with new features including built-in cameras and a new gyroscope.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple gave iOS users a glimpse at what to expect from its forthcoming iOS 4.3 update on Wednesday, when it previewed the mobile operating system at its . iOS 4.3 promises improved Safari performance, wireless media streaming in the form of iTunes Home Sharing, AirPlay improvements, a Personal Hotspot option for the iPhone 4, and a preference setting for the iPad's side switch.
Premium-Inhalt. Editing movies on the go won't be just for iPhone and iPod touch users anymore. On Wednesday, Apple announced a new, universal version of iMovie for iOS with full iPad support, which will hit the App Store in time for the camera-equipped iPad 2's March 11 release.
Premium-Inhalt. Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has defended the government's My School 2.0 website against claims that the Australian education system operates on a level playing field.
Premium-Inhalt. The goes on sale March 11, but bargain hunters who don't desire Apple's latest and greatest tablet can grab the on the cheap. The is now selling the first-generation, Wi-Fi 16GB iPad for $399, which is $100 off the original price. The pricier models are discounted too. Here's a breakdown:
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's iPad 2 is the lighter, we were all expecting, but it's no revolution.
Premium-Inhalt. I'm sure that those of you who are really devoted to robotics know that robots being better than you at sports is nothing new. But is a bit of a different beast.