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    Top Ten Reasons Not To Buy iPad


    Posted at January 2, 2011 // Gadgets, Top 10


    Technology plays a monumental role in our society such days. Every year we appear around new advancements and new innovations. Every happening has its experts and cons truly when it comes to machinery and distinct gadgets. Just similar to a good deal more new innovations, Apple iPad is a new one in the turn over provided its egregious launch. It is an appealing gadget and is picking people’s contemplation surrounded by its looks. You appreciated how properties say, “looks can be deceiving”. So when it comes to now gadget, it is not this that much reliable as it seems. Ten reasons for not obtaining iPad are:




    Limited Features

    1. Apple iPad has especially limited features, it offers clearly the entertainment characteristics similar to You Tube, iTunes, Emails and eBooks etc. so the one’s appearing for any marketable drives in it shouldn’t squander this dollars in it.

    Operating System

    2. The new iPad performs not undergo Operating System X that more often than not individuals prefer to use. It may be believed as a limitation for persons who use a multitude of Intel processors quite as opposed to apple processors.

    Battery timings

    3. This product has the battery make in for one and only 10 hours just as put against to further gadgets out there in the economic whereas for a longer usage purpose battery is an major element to be counted.

    4. The Finishing of the returning half is a bit uncomfortable without any rubber plugs or sheet. As it is a delicate device, it causes it other and a large amount of difficult to stay it safe.

    5. Besides You Tube, there are the majority of some video fiddling applications for instance the the majority of commonly exhausted and famous, that causes it limited.

    6. Beside the commercial disappointment it is not nonetheless a broad entertainment if you give the impression to it, the various wanted function in all gadgets is a web camera that apple performs not provide.

    7. A laptop, palmtop or a good phone can end up with significantly bigger and useful applications as opposed to the iPad. So it is wastage of funds for them to buy right now gadget.

    8. To build iPad a complete functioning device, you is able to hold to buy certain a large amount of gadgets; the present will not post you an advantage fairly it are able to eat a multitude of currency and craft larger amount of space.

    9. The households who use larger amount of Nokia phones such as N string might unquestionably not prefer the limited functioning gadget as properties are satisfied providing this mobiles or iPhones.

    10. The resolution of iPad’s score space is only 1028 pixels by 768 pixels that gets minor when it comes to interweb or fun.

    We wish to see apple launching a best gadget subsequently time.

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    It looks like this article was backwards translated from Chinese.

    I can list a hundred reasons to own an iPad. It's much more portable than a laptop and I download all of my presentations to it to present to my client instead of opening up a bulky laptop and trying to find the nearest power source. I actually go for two weeks without having to recharge it, with my normal usage. But for anyone thinking of buying one, it's best to wait until February for version 2. It will have dual cameras for video calls.

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    so does it have limited features as the article states?

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    Not at all. It supports both iPhone/iPod apps, in addition to all of the new iPad apps. I have Microsoft Word and Excel on it, in addition to several PDF viewers. You can even install Photoshop Express on it and a bunch of other graphics and photo editors.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hui0p_qI-Q

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    So would you say its a good substitute for a laptop or do laptops still hold their ground?

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    It depends. I use my laptop in the office and sometimes at home. Most of the time, I use my iPad, both at home and for business meetings. I rarely take my laptop with me to a meeting, unless I have to do a demo for a client.

    The nice thing about an iPad is that it turns on instantly. You don't have to wait for it to boot up. It's easy to hold with one hand and can do a lot that a laptop can do, but it won't replace a laptop. There is still stuff that I can do with my laptop that I can't do with an iPad.

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    10 Androids That Outmuscle the iPhone

    Apple's iPhone had a good run atop the smartphone league, but 10 Google Androids aim to bury the tuckered-out leader this year.

    Motorola Mobility, Samsung, HTC and LG have promised to deliver supercharged, ultra-thin, 4G Android devices in the coming weeks and months.

    But not always. Before the mobile phone industry got all busy with design makeovers and tummy tucks, there were -- and still are -- some delightfully hideous phones that represented the other side of the beauty trend. The Street has gone back through the past decade to dig up some of the best examples of designs that make you wince and stare in disbelief. The clueless stylings, the flights of fancy into odd shapes, the obsession with square versus rounded -- it is a wonderfully colorful history.

    The giant Android attack features bigger screens, better cameras, faster processors and speedier 4G connections than the upcoming iPhone.

    The Android's phone screens, for example, start at 4 inches and go to 4.5 inches, advancing the size standard for this generation of touchscreens. By comparison, Apple's next iPhone is expected to have a 3.5-inch screen.

    The new Androids are 4G phones either on AT&T HSDPA-Plus network or Verizon's LTE network, and four of the 10 will come with dual core processors.

    Apple, on the other hand, is expected to upgrade to a dual-core processor this year, but the 4G LTE iPhone has been delayed to 2012, as first reported.

    The presumed delay of the next iPhone from June to September, and the decision to wait a year on 4G LTE upgrade highlight just a few of the areas where Apple has been lagging behind the leaders in the Android pack.

    "The processor and display quality improvement in the Android camp is proceeding at such a clip that Apple will be under a lot of pressure to deliver a substantial jump in iPhone specs next autumn," MKM Partners' analyst Tero Kuittinen.

    "It's not clear how Apple can battle the rapid Android evolution," says Kuittinen, "unless it picks up the pace of its iPhone launches."



    Here's a look at the top 10 Androids that could dwarf the iPhone:



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    Confirmed: iPhone and iPad secretly track and store your location

    by niamh marnell - April 30, 2011

    Apple's iPhone and iPad have been tracking the locations of users in a hidden file, according toThe New York Times (http://nyti.ms/eTvBSm).

    Computer programmers, Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden, presented their findings last week at the O'Reilly Where 2.0 technology conference in San Francisco. Their research showed the iPhone and 3G iPads have been logging the location data for the past year after a software update installed a new hidden file on the mobile devices.

    The location and time, which are tracked through cell phone towers and Wi-Fi networks and stored on the devices, are copied over to users' hard drives when the devices are synced with a computer, theprogrammerssaid.

    Apple stayed silent on the issue for a week untilGoogle, which was also found to have a tracking program on phones that use its Android system, responded with a statement that the information collected was anonymous. Apple then followed in kind, mirroring Google's anonymity claims, according to a recentUSA Todayarticle (http://usat.ly/l7TNXu).

    "It doesn't matter how Apple explains its way out of this," said Chenxi Wang, a vice president of Forrester Research who specializes in security and risk. "Just the fact that consumers know that their phone is being tracked is a very big deal."

    Apple should allow customers to opt out of being tracked, said Ian Glazer, director of Gartner Research identity andprivacygroup.

    "There is no way to really turn this tracking off," he said. "It needs to be visually obvious, or in the settings, to see that this is happening on your phone."

    A blog post by Allan raised the issue of "how Apple intends to use [the information] -- or not." Is Apple gaining access to the information in any way? And why it is being stored at all?

    Apple claims it is creating a database of cell towers and Wi-Fi hot spots that users have used, which can then help phones better orient to a signal when GPS signals are sketchy or unavailable.

    Apple's purported purpose clearly did not require the data to be stored for long periods of time, and Apple has since reduced the storage time to seven days. Google always had a shorter time period for the data stored on its Android phones.

    Google and Apple have agreed to testify before a Congressional committee May 10, according to theHindustan Times (http://bit.ly/iwu0Et), about consumer privacy issues related to mobile technologies. Apple also faces possible action by data protection regulators in the European Union, according to Bloomberg (http://bloom.bg/kUFtD1).





    Tracking File Found in iPhones

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/business/21data.html?_r=2

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    Security Firm Lists 'Dirty Dozen' Unsafe Smartphones

    By John P. Mello Jr. - Nov 21, 2011

    A list of 12 smartphones that pose the highest security and privacy risks to consumers and corporations was released today by a maker of security software.

    The phones, all Android models, on the "Dirty Dozen list compiled by Bit9 of Waltham, Massachusetts are:

    · Samsung Galaxy Mini
    · HTC Desire
    · Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
    · HTC Wildfire
    · Samsung Epic 4G
    · LG Optimus S
    · Samsung Galaxy S
    · Motorola Droid X
    · LG Optimus One
    · Motorola Droid 2
    · HTC Evo 4G

    In compiling the list, Bit9 researchers looked at three things: the market share of the smartphone, what out-of-date and insecure software the model had running on it and how long it took for the phone to receive updates.

    In gathering information for the study, the researchers were astonished by the state of the Android ecosystem. "What was surprising for us was really the extent of the chaos and the fragmentation that exists in the Android ecosystem itself, and the way that the Android smartphones are distributed and more importantly, the way that security updates are done," Bit9 CTO Harry Sverdlove told PC World.

    The researchers found that 56 percent of Android phones in the marketplace today are running out-of-date and insecure versions of the operating system. Buying a new phone doesn't skirt that problem, either. In some cases, the researchers discovered, phones contained software as much as 300 days old out of the box.

    "If there are vulnerabilities and you're sitting on a phone that hasn't been updated for six months, that's an eternity for a hacker," Sverdlove declares. "All that time, you're that much more at risk of being infected, of having your personal information stolen, of becoming a victim to some sort of malicious activity."

    Vulnerabilities aren't what make the "Dirty Dozen" so dirty, Sverdlove notes. "There are vulnerabilities in all software," he says. "Apple and its iOS has as many vulnerabilities in terms of what's been reported as does Android."

    "The challenge isn't so much to create perfect software, but to know the vulnerabilities and, more importantly, to be able to update the software, to be able to respond to them quickly," he adds.
    Motorola Droid 2

    An advantage that Apple has over Android is that it can push updates to its software to all its smartphones simultaneously, he says. With Android, on the other hand, the manufacturers and carriers are responsible for pushing out updates.

    "There's too many cooks in the kitchen," he says. "It's like buying a PC from Dell and expecting Dell and Comcast to be responsible for your Windows updates."

    Sverdlove argued that all the players in the Android universe have to start thinking of smartphones as computers and not handsets. "There has to be some changes made to the ecosystem itself," he adds. "The manufacturers and carriers have to start relinquishing control of the operating system to the software vendors."


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    The best tablet alternatives to the iPad 2

    November 21, 2011

    While the iPad 2 remains the most popular tablet computer available, consumers with particular interests who don’t want to spend $500 or more on a new device now have compelling alternatives to consider.

    Whether you are an avid book reader looking for additional interactivity and features on your e-reader, a business user who wants to securely access a corporate IT system, or an iconoclast who doesn’t like the iPad’s one-size-fits all hardware and operating system, there is no greater time than now to explore tablet alternatives.
    Any of these options deserve a place on your holiday shopping list.


    Amazon Kindle Fire and B&N NOOK (Price conscious/avid readers)



    After months of anticipation, Amazon’s new Kindle Fire is finally available to purchase. With a number of Kindle e-reader devices already under its belt, Amazon is upping the ante with the new Kindle Fire. In addition to being a best-in-breed reading device, the tablet has all the basics — apps, web surfing and email. Even better, you can purchase one for $199. That price point may forever change the tablet landscape. With a 7-inch color display, this is a tablet that combines the functionality of an e-reader with great multimedia capabilities for streaming video or listening to music. It runs Android, but a very customized version, uniquely tailored to the Amazon experience with its own app store, free cloud storage, a fast web browser, and of course millions of books and magazines. Expect this to be one hot item this holiday shopping season.

    Barnes & Noble is getting in on the tablet wars too. The company’s new NOOK Tablet also runs Android and is priced at a competitive $249. That’s a little more than the Kindle Fire, but still half the price of the cheapest iPad 2. The NOOK offers less of an integrated multimedia experience than the Kindle Fire, but some customers will appreciate this. It is still a very capable e-reader, but offers plenty more including a dedicated app store, HD movies from Hulu and Netflix (with a subscription, naturally) and a vivid 7-inch touchscreen. For those seeking more flexibility than the all-encompassing Kindle Fire experience, the NOOK is worth a look, despite the slightly higher price tag.


    Samsung Galaxy Tabs (Variety seekers/Android smartphone owners)



    One thing the Samsung Galaxy Tab series offers is variety. Available with 7-inch, 8.9-inch or 10.1-inch screens, there is probably a tablet to fit any lifestyle at a variety of prices. The Samsung Galaxy is a fine and powerful alternative to the iPad 2 and offers a number of useful features. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 on Verizon, for example, allows customers to use Big Red’s super-fast 4G LTE connectivity when away from a Wi-Fi signal. All the Samsung Galaxy tabs have access to hundreds of thousands of apps from the Android Market and are great for gaming or business. Also, Samsung Galaxy tablets allow for a great deal of customization and tweaking. This is one of the advantages many Android users prefer over Apple’s slightly more ‘closed’ (though stable) iOS operating system. In addition, if you’re already an Android smartphone user, you may find staying in the same stable helps when it comes to syncing data and sharing apps. The brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is a great deal with some retailers offering it for $299.


    HP Slate (Business users)

    After the underwhelming debut of the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook, business-focused users have few options for tablets that conservative IT compliance managers can embrace. The HP Slate, which is powered by Microsoft’s Windows 7 software, is suitable for professionals who need the flexibility to work away from their traditional desktop or laptop setup. The secure, familiar environment of Windows (and its ubiquitous Office suite) is essential in certain corporate realms, and the Slate allows use of both the touchscreen or a digital stylus. It’s a pricey item though, available for $799. But that’s what business accounts are for, right?

    If your corporate network does allow for Android devices, a good alternative to the Slate is the Lenovo Thinkpad, which starts at $499. This has a nice stylus for taking notes, and offers the rugged dependability of the IBM/Lenovo brand, as well as easy sharing and optional accessories like a fold-up keyboard.


    Asus EE Pad Transformer Prime (Alternative gamers/multimedia power-users)




    OK, we know what you’re thinking. It’s going to be hugely difficult for another tablet to come anywhere close to the gaming prowess and flexibility of the iPad 2. But, if any tablet has the potential of at least matching it when it comes to high-def graphics and plenty of power, the upcoming Asus EE Pad Transformer Prime could have a shot. Sure, it’s unlikely to be as successful as the iPad, but alternatives are great for competition and should keep Apple on its toes. The Android-powered Transformer Prime is set to hit stores next month with a $499 price tag. It sports NVIDIA’s hugely powerful (and efficient) Tegra 3 processor, boasts a vibrant 10.1-inch 1280x800 touchscreen, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage ($599 for the 64GB model). It also offers a neat keyboard and trackpad dock for extra versatility. Perhaps if Asus and NVIDIA are smart, they will launch the tablet with some gaming exclusives to show-off that new chip. This is one powerful beast which should be able to handle any task thrown at it.


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    See-Through Tablets in 2012?

    Dec 8, 2011

    While tablets are at the cutting edge of modern technology, Samsung Mobile Display wants to make the iPad look about as modern as the Ford Model T.

    This week we got our hands on a Samsung commercial released in Korea for a see-through, flexible tablet that's unlike anything we've ever seen here at This Could Be Big, and we knew we had to find out more.

    The big question is, could this thing be real?

    Looking at the commercial it looks like it's out of a preview for the new Mission Impossible movie. It's a thin piece of glass that's as flexible as jell-o and can be rolled up like a newspaper. It's also expandable, 3-D and can be used as a real time translator.

    Samsung Mobile Display is keeping their lips sealed for now, but expect more from them at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.

    For now, to help uncover the mystery, we spoke with technology journalist Joanna Stern from the TheVerge.com to shine some light on this futuristic technology.


    video: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/this-could-be-big-abc-news/see-tablets-2012-144516380.html


 

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