We all know that the so-called iPad mini is still a device existent only in the world of rumors and speculations. But after each new leak in support of its existence, the possibility of the tablet getting announced sooner than later grows higher and higher.The latest media to confirm that Apple is working on a smaller iPad is The New York Times. Reportedly, this iPad mini will have a 7.85-inch screen, just like what we've heard many times so far, and will retail at a price considerably lower than the $499 that a new iPad starts at. The report comes two weeks after the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg were tipped that Apple has an iPad mini on its agenda. For obvious reasons, none of the medias have disclosed the identity of their sources.Interestingly, Steve Jobs opposed the idea of launching a tablet smaller than the current iPad, which is why once few would believe that Apple would launch such a product. But after the success of the temptingly priced Kindle Fire, the … [Read more...] about iPad mini rumors reiterated by The New York Times
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Until now, if you loved Flipboard and you loved The New York Times , you had to be an iOS user in order to bring those two things together, but that separation is finally over. The New York Times is now available in Flipboard for Android users as well as Amazon Kindle Fire users. This means that now Android users and Kindle Fire users are now able to access the full New York Times digital edition, including 25 sections of news and opinion in business, politics, style, the arts and other categories. Of course, as you also find with the iOS version of Flipboard, only the Top News section is available to all users. In order to access the other NYT sections, you have to be a subscriber. There are options to subscribe right through Flipboard. This is definitely a nice addition to a great news aggregator. If you want to give Flipboard a try, you can get it for free in the Google Play Store or Amazon Appstore . … [Read more...] about The New York Times finally comes to Flipboard for Android
BlackBerry and its faithful had high hopes for BlackBerry 10. After all, the company that developed the operating system, QNX, received high marks for its work on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. BlackBerry was so impressed that it bought the company and had it get right to work on its next-gen operating system for smartphones, later dubbed BlackBerry 10. While the gesture based OS shared some of its capabilities with webOS, and there were some who loved the software, the hardware was a let down for many. Instead of offering top-shelf handsets to compete with Apple and Samsung, BlackBerry produced mid-range models that left a wide gap in performance. And speaking of gaps, BlackBerry users had to contend with the huge app gap as many popular Android apps were not developed for BlackBerry 10. One that was made available for BB10 users, the New York Times app, will no longer enjoy BlackBerry 10 support beginning next month. If you own a BlackBerry 10 powered handset, and that includes the … [Read more...] about All the news that fits won’t print as the New York Times closes its BlackBerry 10 app next month
Last month, Chinese authorities demanded that Apple pull both the English language and Chinese language versions of the New York Times app from the country's App Store. Apple complied with the request on December 23rd. Regulations inside China are designed to prevent citizens there from learning about events taking place outside the country. These regulations are also the reason why social media apps like Facebook and Twitter have been blocked, as has email app Gmail.There is a political reason for China's decision to block the New York Times. After all, apps from other publications that cover global news such as The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times remain available on China's app store. Some date China's attempt to block online versions of the Times back to 2012 when the paper wrote about Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and his family.In October 2015, Apple removed its own News app from China so that Apple wouldn't be forced to censor the app itself. The app lists some of the top … [Read more...] about All the news that’s fit to split: China demands Apple pulls the New York Times app from the App Store
The latest word on the rumored Google Nexus tablet is that the device will sell for a reasonable price range of $149-$249, down from the expected $199-$249, and will be produced by Asus. In fact, the speculation is that the upcoming Asus MeMo 370T tablet, which was to price at $249 with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, has been 86'd by the manufacturer and replaced with a $149 Google Nexus tablet. The latter will not offer a Tegra 3 processor under the hood.In an interview with the New York Times, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang discussed how the quad-core Tegra 3 chip has enough commodity components to allow it to be included in a low priced tablet. He said, "We took out $150 in build materials, things like expensive memory,” he said. “At $199, you can just about buy a tablet at a 7-Eleven." Huang didn't mention which device he was talking about and it might not have even been the Nexus tablet. After all, Google seems to have its heart set on a tablet priced at the low end of the … [Read more...] about NVIDIA’s CEO leaks Google Nexus tablet to the New York Times?