Posts Tagged ‘iPad 2’

Logitech have fully embraced the iPad era and hit the sweet spot in desirable tablet accessories

It’s no coincidence that Logitech, the world’s largest computer accessories manufacturer, would release a new advertisement like the one below so soon after the announcement of “the new iPad” (which I insist on called the iPad 3, against Apple’s wishes) earlier this month.

And luckily for them, the new iPad looks just like the last one -- making their accessories work for both the iPad 2 and the 3.

Check it out below:

The Blackberry Playbook 2.0 looks decent but will still fail in 2012 – here’s why

PlayBook Cake

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I have been a huge critic of the Blackberry Playbook (see here, here, here, here and here), such to the extent that I refuse to write about it on OzTechNews anymore. Instead, I relegate it to ‘gadget’ status and now publish content about it here instead.

With CES now done and dusted, we’re at the point where it is time to reflect on the tech and gadgets of the show and determine which companies are likely to do well in 2012 – and I’ve got RIM in my crosshairs.

With the Blackberry Playbook largely causing Research In Motion to almost completely obliterate in 2011, will 2.0 be any different from its predecessor?

Aaron Holesgrove in the media in 2011

After doing some reflecting on the past year, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at all the other tech blogs across the internet who had been writing about me in 2011.  For a cynic such as myself who is already writing about other people’s articles, I think it only seems fair.

And here’s the interesting part: The list of articles in 2011 that mentioned me is a long one.  Let’s take a closer look:

Apple have fumbled through their first year with a new CEO (BPOSOTY 2011)

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This might initially seem a bit far fetched considering that the company is pulling more profits in the IT industry than anyone else and has more money than God (and for a moment there, more than the US Treasury) but the undeniable fact is that Apple have been losing their edge.

It’s worth noting up front that all this secret stuff that Apple like to do is getting pretty impossible for them to do anymore. When Apple buy parts, they buy them in such enormous volumes that it’s hard for a market analyst not to notice the amount of money changing hands and the huge shipping containers making their way across the world. Additionally, when Apple turned the portable computing industry on its head and starts making mega bucks, it put them in a giant fishbowl that everyone known to man like to peek into on a regular basis.

The Motorola Xoom was expensive, underwhelming and bad debut for Android Honeycomb (BPOSOTY 2011)

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Oh my god.

If there were

ever a tablet (and marketing strategy) that reeked of iPad envy, it was this thing.

First and foremost, this product will be remembered as being the first Android Honeycomb tablet to hit the market and for users who were frustrated by the problems with Android 3.0, that is not a good thing.

Chromebooks – The netbook only a mother could love (BPOSOTY 2011)

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These devices just really trouble me.  The biggest problem I have is that if Google had of sat on this idea for another two years or so before announcing Chrome OS to the world – targeting it for modern hardware – people would be proclaiming in unison that mobile apps and mobile OS’s are dead. Permanently.

Instead, Chrome OS was first announced just before the mobile app revolution truly exploded on the scene – and the biggest disruption that iOS has caused in particular is that the app model has made web apps look like cheap rubbish in comparison. And Chrome OS is all about web apps.

Android tablet victim #10,000 – The Telstra T-Touch Tab

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Another day, another canned Android tablet.

Today, Telstra announced that they had killed off the short-lived T-Touch Tab project and will replace it with Apple‘s iPad 2 in its tablet lineup.

The story of the T-Touch Tab is a little different to its Android brothers though: dispite its cheap and nasty specs, Telstra managed to sell tens of thousands of this device to its customers.

Five reasons why the ASUS Eee Pad Slider is crap and a complete waste of money

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Let’s get this straight.

Gizmodo Australia revealed today that the ASUS Eee Pad Slider has gone on sale from this morning at JB Hifi, Harvey Norman and Bing Lee for the whopping price of $649 for the 16gb version or $749 for the 32gb version.


Simply put, this thing is a complete waste of your time and hard earned money.

Need convincing? Read on.

So, when can we expect to see the real iPhone 5? Try April 2012

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Write it in the books.

To explain why I think the iPhone 5 will come out at such a specific date, I need to explain a couple of things.

Read on.

Holesgrove 1, Gruber 0.

Build - Windows 8 Preview [21]

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After Microsoft‘s second big reveal of Windows 8 at the Microsoft Build conference yesterday, we were all treated to a big serving of humble pie on John Gruber‘s Daring Fireball website this morning as a result.

That delicious treat, of course, was Gruber doing a big backtrack from his earlier argument about “Why Windows 8 is fundamentally flawed as a response to the iPad“. This was a post that I wrote a counter-argument for which drew me into an ‘Apple vs Microsoft’ style argument that I didn’t care for but nonetheless got a lot of people’s attention.

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