As iPads continue to grow in popularity, their prevalence in the office could not only sap productivity but push WiFi networks to their breaking points. Because the tablets are less efficient at picking up signals than laptops, they tend to put more of a tax on networks. As the iPad 3 release looms, researchers say businesses may need to triple their WiFi coverage in order to handle an an office iPad influx.
In the corporate method of waving your hand to tell the teacher the kid at the desk next to you has been peeking at its paper, Apple filed a lawsuit alleging Samsung copied the “look and feel” of its iPad and iPhone. It seems Samsung’s Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, Epic 4G and Nexus S drew too much inspiration from istuff for Apple’s liking.
Since Apple released the iPad last year, competitors from various corners of the tech world have trotted out alternatives. But infrastructure and savvy business moves have kept the iPad in control of the market.
Spies say Apple is already in production of the follow-up to last year’s iPad, and the upcoming model will include a feature that was conspicuously aspect from the original — a camera. The sequel will be lighter and boast more memory, as well as a superior graphics processor.
Though the NFL is technologically advanced enough to feature high-definition instant replay and in-helmet communications systems, it’s still antiquated enough to feature old-fashioned paper playbooks. Thanks to tablet computers — namely the iPad — that could change.
When you’re on the road in unfamiliar surroundings, wouldn’t it be nice to have a little travel elf at your side to point you in the right direction and help you get the most out of your sojourn? If you’ve got an iPad, you own the next best thing to a travel elf, and it won’t even object when you shove it into your suitcase.
Early adopters of the iPad 3G were miffed that they couldn’t stream ABC shows over the network for which they’re shelling out a monthly fee. ABC informed iPadders they could only use a Wi-Fi connection to catch up on Lost. Engadget reports that ABC has issued a fix for its ABC Player app, and now all is well in the land of iPadia.
Fanboys and girls around the world will have to put up with their regular-size iPod Touches for a few extra weeks — Apple has announced that they’re delaying the non-U.S. release of the iPad for a month.
We guess early birds truly do get the worm. Or at least they get to be the first ones to get their hands on their biggie-sized iPod Touches. Apple announced over the weekend that they’ve sold out of their first run of iPads and some folks won’t be getting their pre-ordered tablet thingies until after April 12, a full 9 days after the initial release date.