Monday, February 28, 2011

Today's Headline

Apple to Unveil New iPad Wednesday
The Wall Street Journal
The company invited reporters to a special event this Wednesday in San Francisco and everyone expects the next version of the iPad to be shown.  Another reason of reporters are keenly interested in the event:  will ailing Steve Jobs attend?

Google's Android Reaches Adolescence
Review of Motorola's Xoom:  "At long last, here is a worthy competitor to the Apple iPad: the Motorola Xoom. It’s not a reasonable one (more on that in a minute). It is most certainly a formidable one. But it has arrived nonetheless, leaving an electroluminescent wake in its path"

The 20 Most Popular iPad Apps Over the Last Year
Tom's Guide
A critical look at the 10 most popular free and the 10 most popular paid apps in the iTunes store. 

The Battle for the Digital Newsstand
Toronto Globe and Mail
Newspaper and magazine publishers have reacted coolly to Apple's plan to sell their products in the iTunes stores.  

Missouri School District May Replace Textbooks with Kindles
Associated Press
The school board in Eastern Missouri okayed a a"Kindles for Kids" proposal last week. Administrators want to provide each of the most than 2,000 students in the district with the Amazon Kindle DX by the 2011-2012 school year.

Archos Arnova Android Tablets For Those Who Can't Afford an Apple iPad
How about a $149 tablet.  It's here according to this blog:  "The big selling point is, of course, the price. The Archos Arnova 10 will set you back just $199, while the Archos Arnova 8 is just $149. Archos is promising a hardware update in April which will add faster processors, capacitive touchscreens, and an updated Android (hopefully Gingerbread). So it may be worth holding on for two more months."

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