Month: November 2012

Apple takes the holiday season

As the holiday season closes in, there has been much chatter about this year's hottest devices and all-around cool tech stuff. According to ZDNet, one analyst, Brian White of Topeka Capital, said that Apple's strong product line-up means this holiday season will be a great one for the company. Apple has been hard at work…

Apple products: Not just for consumers

If you thought that hot Apple products like the iPhone 5 and the iPad are simply topping holiday wish lists, think bigger. According to a report in The Register, Barclays will be purchasing 8,500 iPads to be given to its front-end bank branch staff. As Barclays is one of the world's largest banks, ZDNet commented…

From BlackBerry to iPhone 5

With the iPhone storm that has been sweeping across the nation, this news might not come as much surprise to you: Bloomberg reported on November 20 that the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board announced its plan to switch from BlackBerry to Apple's iPhone 5. This government agency includes roughly 400 employees, but its adoption of…

Turn your iPad into a miniature Foosball table

If you've always wanted a Foosball table in your home but just never had the space for it, there may be a solution. A recent article in Gizmodo featured a new product from New Potato Technologies that allows you to turn your iPad into a miniature Foosball table. The company has created a unique and…

Tablets vs. textbooks for K-12 schools

If you've been following all the changes in the U.S. education system, you might already know that your kindergartner could soon become more tech-savvy than you. OK, that might be a slight exaggeration, but according to a recent article from ProCon.org, rising textbook costs, the increasing affordability of digital tablets and the high proportion of…

Apple’s iPad leads the tablet pack for holiday wishlists

Desktops? Those are so passe. Laptops? Please, 2011 is calling. This year, it's all about tablets! The Chicago Tribune recently cited a poll conducted for Thomson Reuters, which indicated that approximately one-third of U.S. consumers are contemplating purchasing an electronic tablet this holiday season. The survey additionally found that 22 percent of consumers with their…

Smartphone popularity continues to rise

If your smartphone is attached to your hip or occupies a permanent spot under your pillow at night in front of you on your desk at work, you're hardly an anomaly these days. A recent industry projection from market intelligence firm IHS iSuppli said that smartphones will outpace feature phones in memory usage by next…

iBreak Stories: Corrosion in the ocean

Many sailors worry about being lost at sea, but the tale less often told in pirate shanties is that of the data that suffers such a fate in the briny depths. For one San Jose, California, iPhone owner, a recent boating outing nearly left valuable photos, music, personal information and more in Davy Jones’ locker.…

Retail, customer service and more are ready for iPad mini

The iPad is already a hit among business users, with 31 percent of small business owners claiming that they use Apple’s tablets for various tasks, according to a recent study from iYogi. TechCrunch writer Darrell Etherington speculated that the iPad mini might make even more business sense in retail, customer service and industrial applications. “The…

Power Thanksgiving with these iOS apps

With features such as menu planning, shopping help and Turkey-themed games, there are plenty of iOS apps that make you want to give thanks for technology during the Thanksgiving holiday. Appadvice.com recently rounded up a series of useful Thanksgiving apps. The site suggested shoppers take advantage of the Peapod app, which lets you do grocery…