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Microsoft to introduce Office to Apple iPad on Thursday March 27th 2014
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Microsoft to introduce Office to Apple iPad on Thursday March 27th 2014

“We estimate that if 10 percent of the iPad install base were to subscribe to Office then this could add 15 million subscribers and generate $1.1 billion to $1.5 billion in consumer Office subscription revenue per year” Bernstein Research analyst Mark Moerdler said in a research note on Tuesday March 18th 2014, as reported by Reuters. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella certainly isn’t wasting his time making his stamp on the company Stock Price with his decision to introduce Microsoft word for the Apple iPad. Microsoft's share price rose by about 5% to $39.90 on Tuesday March 18th 2014, eclipsing the value it last attained way back in 2000 at the end of the Dot Com Era and represents an added valuation of US$15 billion to the company's value on the stock markets. Acutely aware that Microso...
Apple iPad Air’s the World Thinnest Tablet and Apple iPad Mini 2’s a 3DS and Vita killer
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Apple iPad Air’s the World Thinnest Tablet and Apple iPad Mini 2’s a 3DS and Vita killer

This year’s Apple iPad launch held at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco was choc full of innovations under the hood and some great aesthetics typical of the Apple I’ve come to know and love. Apple has changed the name of the Apple iPad 5 to the Apple Air…..a name I thoroughly approve as its truly losing some serious weight. Check out Apple’s Official Press Release on the Launch of the Apple iPad Air and the Apple iPad Mini 2! It Bezel is 43% slimmer and only 7.5mm thick, a 20% reduction that’s truly noticeable and thus deserving of the new name. Weighing in at 469 gm (478 for the 4G LTE/Wi-Fi version) it's basically the lightest 9.7" Tablet in the World. I hereby crown the Apple iPad King of Tablets at this point! It’s also packing a few expected improvements borrowed from the Ap...
Yahoo’s Flickr iOS App Gets an Update
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Yahoo’s Flickr iOS App Gets an Update

When Yahoo acquired Flickr in 2005, Gizmodo lashed out at it calling it a disaster. Flickr once dominated the scene of photo hosting, sharing, and showcase for photographers. Apparently, Yahoo’s acquisition is deemed to have made Flickr, flicker? Maybe Flickr’s “epic humble brag” -- as Gizmodo puts it -- wasn’t so empty after all. It looks like Yahoo is indeed working hard to reach a point where it once was. The fact that is that it’s a crowded market, this one. The likes of Amazon, Apple, Google, and many other smaller companies vie for this space and Yahoo’s struggle is understandable. For a while now, Yahoo has had to work harder than most to keep up its value. Rampant competition, ever-changing dynamics of Internet, and the sheer hunger for “new” on the web has been putting pr...
The Two Towers of Tablets, 7” Amazon Kindle Fire and 7.9” Apple iPad are the Global Tablet size of Choice
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The Two Towers of Tablets, 7” Amazon Kindle Fire and 7.9” Apple iPad are the Global Tablet size of Choice

“It seems people especially like the size….. [it's] lighter, slimmer and easier to carry” DisplaySearch analyst David Hsieh in an interview with CNET News related to the Apple iPad Mini’s potential in December 2012 PC and Laptops are being slowly being killed off by the Apple iPhone and now the Apple iPadin line with my predictions in “How the Apple iPad killed Ultrabooks, Printing and the Mouse as the World Rediscovers Tablets”. But it’s what happening in the Tablet world since March 2013 that suddenly come up on my stats radar. This as the stars are falling into alignment in 2013 for Global Tablets domination, ironically by 7” Tablets. According to analyst Adobe’s Digital Index Report in March 2013, Tablets now surpass Smartphones in Internet Traffic: 8% of Global Internet...
iOS 6: Sign of Apple Stumbling?
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iOS 6: Sign of Apple Stumbling?

I am surrounded by Apple products daily; an iMac, an iPad 2 and an iPhone. I use the iPad 2 the most and have grown to appreciate it’s benefits when compared to a traditional laptop or desktop computer. One of the things that gets to me though is the inability for the system to properly multitask(when youtube is sent to the background for example it stops playing) and play flash files, two things that a tablet computer should be able to do in this day and age. There was renewed hope for these improvements when the iOS 6 was announced, I was hoping that I will be able to get what I truly want out of an iPad. The ‘improvements’ that came with the iOS6 update is sadly disappointing, as a matter of fact they seem less like improvements and more like simple add-on patches. Take for example t...
How the Apple iPad killed Ultrabooks, Printing and the Mouse as the World Rediscovers Tablets
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How the Apple iPad killed Ultrabooks, Printing and the Mouse as the World Rediscovers Tablets

He who fights and runs away May live to fight another day. But he that is in battle slain Will never rise to fight again. J. Ray, History of the Rebellion, (1749) Former (and now deceased) Apple CEO Steven Paul Jobs Boldly declared at the launch of the Apple iPad in April 2010AD that we had entered the “Post-PC Era”. I liked that so much that I did an article defending the concept of the Apple iPad killing Laptops and PC in Are we witnessing Laptop and PC Extinction? and The Apple iPad Effect – Post Pc Era Accelerant in Nine Moves. So far, his predictions seem spot on, as the Apple iPad’s ability to enable Mobile Computing is catching on and in the process creating a whole new class of computing: Mobile Computing. In the process it killed off the Netbook, easy pickings due to their s...
How to make a Stylus for your Apple iPad or Capacitive-Touch Device
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How to make a Stylus for your Apple iPad or Capacitive-Touch Device

Now the Apple iPad 3 has finally landed, coverage for which was brought to you via my article Three’s a Charm as Apple iPad 3 Looms Large, we can start the dissection of the specs. Alas, this is not the article for it, as I am yet to get the buzzing out of my ears as it relates to the way in which the Apple iPad is still blowing away the competition with its amazing specs.  Ok. Calm Apple fans, calm. Chillax…..Google still ain’t got game, albeit the Amazon Kindle Fire is….. blazin’ as kindled in Apple needs to consider a 7” Tablet as the million-selling Amazon Kindle Fire is Razor Sharp. So now that you have recovered for the fact that the Apple iPad has Retina Display, supports 4G , specifically LTE (Long Term Evolution) and Bluetooth 4.0 (a machine talking to machines is a bad idea…....
Three’s a Charm as Apple iPad 3 Looms Large
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Three’s a Charm as Apple iPad 3 Looms Large

The Apple iPad 3 is set to be launched today on Wednesday March 7th 2012AD at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in downtown San Francisco at 10 a.m. Pacific. This above news reported by CNET Editor, Josh Lowenshon confirms the earlier speculation  in January 2012AD by CNET’s Larry Dignan of a March 2012AD event for the Apple iPad 3. Thank God!! [wiping brow!!] The rumour mill can finally begin to wind down and the Sheep aka the Apple aficionados can start gathering for the Sermon on the Mount to be preached by Apple CEO Tim Cook, as they were making too much noise and drowning out any legitimate news about the Apple iPad 3. Even I can be easily accused of adding grist to the mill with my article Apple iPhone 5 coming in October and the Apple iPad 3 is in the wings. If the latest new...