Monday, May 2, 2011

Today's Headlines

HBO Go iPad App Is Free for Subscribers to the Pay-TV Service
iPad News Hub
The app allows users to watch more than 1,400 HBO Shows such as HBO original programming, hit movies, sports, comedy and more.And best of all, it's free to subscribers. 

Irish Company Develops Stylus for iPad
Business Insider
The Maglus, as the name might suggest, is a magnetic capacitive stylus that will mimic the touch of a finger on the iPad's screen. It tucks neatly out the way when not in use by attaching to the body of the iPad 2.

The Reasons Behind Why Android Tablets Tank But Android Smartphones Soar
PC World
One theory is that the iPad 2 is so obviously superior that no one -- not even a fandroid -- can resist the Apple tablet.  Another theory is they're waiting for the flood of promised Android tablets before they put down their $500 to $900.  (There are several more theories in the article.)

Subscriptions to Time Inc. Magazines Now Available in iTunes Store
The Wall Street Journal
Beginning today, subscribers to Sports Illustrated, Time and Fortune magazines will be able to access the iPad editions via the apps, which will be able to authenticate them as subscribers.

Shipment of Tablets to Be Affected by Component Shortages
The global supply chain for tablet PCs is expected to brace for acute shortage of parts and components, including memory chips, gyroscopes, capacitors, chip-resistors, cover glass and even bismaleimide-triazine (BT) resin, which will seriously affect shipments of iPad-like tablets, according to sources at Taiwan notebook makers.

Is Flash Relevant One Year After iPad Debut?
Writer Jason Perlow:  "I’m not convinced that Flash compatibility on our smartphone and tablet platforms, let alone on the desktop web is something that we really need to be concerned about going forward. Most of us seem to be getting along without it just fine."

E-Readering Devices Harming Publishing Industry According to Report
“The book publishing industry has entered a period of long-term decline because of the rising sales of e-book readers,” reads an April 28 research note from IHS iSuppli, which predicted a decrease in book revenue at a compound annual rate of three percent through 2014—a reversal from the period between 2005 and 2010, when revenue rose.

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