Today at I/O, Google announced some significant changes to its Maps offering, starting by bringing Maps to the iPad, completely rebuilding it with a new interface, search capabilities, and speedier performance. (more…)
Back in February, Square introduced “Business in a Box”, a solution for small businesses that included a slick iPad stand made by Heckler Design, a Square Reader, a locking cash drawer, and a receipt printer. Nice, but Square wanted more.
Today, the Square unveiled a new option for businesses, Square Stand, a cash register/iPad stand/credit card reader all-in-one. (more…)
Apple products are to die for, but I don’t think there’s anyone that wants an Apple product to actually kill them. Unfortunately if you’ve got an iPad equipped with Apple’s Smart Cover and use a pacemaker, you may be holding the key to a premature death in your hands. (more…)
Apple’s iPad mini has been an unqualified success, successful even after entering a market where many smaller tablets had been around for quite sometime.
Some however weren’t thrilled with the iPad mini (many of these same individuals purchased an iPad mini anyway) because it lacked certain features, notably a Retina display. Now two new iPad mini models are reportedly scheduled for release by early 2014. (more…)
J.D. Power has released their U.S. Tablet Satisfaction survey results for 2013 and once again Apple’s iPad has captured the top spot, socring a five out of five circle rating.
The study, which includes rankings based on performance, ease of operation, styling and design, cost, and features, scored the iPad an incredible 836 out of 1,000.3
The iPad’s next closest competitor was Amazon’s Kindle Fire, which nabbed a score of 829 out of a thousand. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab placed third with a score of 822 and Asus cam in fourth at 818. Bringing up the rear was Acer, who’s tablet scored a paltry 784.
J.D. Power included 1,857 individuals in the study, individuals who’ve had their tablet for less than a year, and discovered higher scores were given when tablets were shared.
Tablets shared by four or more people averaged a score of 853, whereas tablets used by one individual averaged 824.
J.D. Power senior director of telecommunications services Kirk Parsons:
“It is somewhat unexpected to find that although 64 percent of tablet owners were the sole decision-maker involved in their device purchase, many of them share their tablet with someone else.”
Good news for Apple, 41 percent of shared tablet owners from the study indicated they will buy their next tablet from the same company, while 28 percent of those who don’t share indicated the same.
Good Great news if you’ve been looking to score an Apple iPad at a great price, Apple has slashed prices on refurbished iPads further, making sweet deals even sweeter. (more…)