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Out of the blue – Apple launches a brand new iPad

By Stefano on January 29th, 2013

ipad-4-genIn today’s most surprising tech news Apple have launched, wait for it, a new iPad. But before we all get too carried away there’s no new design or extra features to tell you about.

The new model, which is aimed at serious iPad users and businesses, comes with a whopping 128 Gigabytes of storage – that is twice the previous top amount for an iPad which was 64 Gigbaytes

So if you have a large collection of music and/or videos or you are a creative user that needs to store a lot of content on your iPad this is going to be a good bet.

The new 128GB iPad 4 is slated to hit stores on Tuesday 5 February, in black or white. It will cost £639 for the iPad with Wi-Fi model and £739 for the iPad with Wi-Fi + mobile phone data network-friendly model.

“It’s clear that customers around the world love their iPads, and everyday they are finding more great reasons to work, learn and play on their iPads rather than their old PCs,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing.

Bought a new iPad? Here are the top thirty apps to download first

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Got a new iPad/Nexus 7/Kindle Fire HD? Here are the 30 apps to download first!

By Stefano on January 2nd, 2013

Live Score Addicts (iPad/Android) Free

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This is ideal for afternoons spent watching football on the box, it basically keeps you totally up to speed with what is happening in games across the globe. The push notifications are lightning quick and there's more than enough data to satisfy your inner Statto.

Got yourself a new tablet this Christmas. Chances are that you, or some in your home has taken delivery of a new iPad, iPad mini, Galaxy Tab, Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD or one of those cheapo models that we like so much.

The big question is then what apps should you download first? We have put together a list of 30s apps that we think are absolutely essential. Some are games, some books, some enable you to watch TV, all are very useful and entertaining.

The app falls into several categories. There are genuine tablet apps- eg those created especially for say the iPad. Then there are those which are made for smartphones which will work on tablets in a slightly different way.

The only problem with the Android tablets is that not every app works on every tablet, so for example while Sky Go happily plays with the Google Nexus 7 it won’t work on the Amazon Kindle Fire.

Anyhow most of these apps will work on most of the tablets. And a good percentage are free too – so what are you waiting for?


New UK poll suggests Apple iPhone/iPad owners eyeing up gadgets from other makers

By Stefano on November 14th, 2012

We all know that it has been a fantastic year for Apple. However a new UK poll from Harris Interactive suggests that Apple’s position as the king of cool gadgets might be under threat as young consumers and early adopters take another look at other brands.

The figures highlight that the iPad is clearly the number one tablet with a massive 6:1 ratio lead over second placed Samsung. Apple can also boast the top smartphone of 2012 with the iPhone 5 selected by 39%, a nine point lead over Samsung’s high profile successful Galaxy S3.

However if you look at the figures among early adopters – the people who buy gadgets first and set the trends – the gap is narrowing. Apple’s lead over Samsung in tablets is reduced from a 6:1 ratio among all consumers to 3:1 among early adopters with those influencers eyeing up devices from Samsung, Amazon and others. Apparently the gap between the two brands is even smaller among 16-24 year olds.

Meanwhile the next generation iPhone is the most anticipated smartphone release, but its lead over Samsung is down to just 5%. And, most interesting of all, 25% of current iPhone users are anticipating the release of other smartphones more. And the list of the devices they are looking at includes new phones from Blackberry and Nokia – companies who once dominated the market but have hit hard times lately. Could it be that consumers are missing their old brands? It should be noted though that the research was completed a few weeks after Nokia announced its new Lumia 920 to the world.

As for the iPad Mini, the device entered a market segment that it not only crowded but features some high profile devices from well established aspirational brands.

Ultimately you can make of the report, which you can see in more detail here, what you will. Apple is clearly going to be the dominant force in consumer electronics in the UK for the foreseeable future. However the huge lead it created in the tablet and smartphone markets is likely to disappear. It is not a new problem for Apple though. For a while in the late 90s Apple’s iMac was a massive player in the PC market. However after a few years and a few iterations, consumers got bored of the product and began to spend money on new brands and new formats.

The gauntlet has been thrown down to Apple now to create something truly unique and innovative once again. Our money is on Apple TV.

Next year is going to be very interesting.


Kenton Sorenson leather iphone and iPad cases

By Laura on February 9th, 2011

There are millions of cases for your various apple products available, but these ones by Kenton Sorenson have really caught my eye. The American-made leather holders are available for both the iPad and the iPhone 4. Both have minimal branding, top entry loading and a beautiful untanned aesthetic that is sure to darken and age beautifully.

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