News tagged ‘Kindle’
According to the latest rumors, Apple’s iPhone 6 will feature not only larger sapphire-covered display. Another interesting thing about the screen is that it will be manufactured using a new technique called Quantum Dot (QD or QLED) technology.
It’s something like a new trend: companies that create tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices release ads, where their gadgets are compared with Apple’s iPads, iPhones etc. Well, that’s not a crime, but what is the reason for mocking iPad Air and Jony Ive?
As you might have guessed, somebody has filmed another short clip to make fun of Apple. But this time it’s not Microsoft, it’s Amazon.
DisplayMate, a company that specializes in precise display testing, has recently compared three most popular 7-inch tablets - iPad mini with Retina display, Kindle Fire HDX 7 and Nexus 7. Guess what - Apple’s tablet was criticised for what the experts call “really bad planning”. iPad mini was given the last, third place.
Apple’s newly-released iPad mini with incredible Retina display shows fewer colors than its market rivals. Moreover, difference in picture quality on iPad mini and its “older brother” iPad Air is noticeable without special equipment. And the results of independent tests once again prove the fact that colors on iPad mini look somehow darker and not as vivid as on rival tablets. Who’d ever have thought, huh?
AMZN Mobile LLC has released a ‘pre-iOS 7’ update for Kindle app recently. It fixes some compatibility issues that can prevent you from upgrading to the Apple’s seventh mobile operating system, so if you enjoy reading books and plan to continue doing this - you should install the version 3.9.2 on your iPhone or iPad.
The list of improvements is not actually a list at all - here’s what you can find in the ‘What’s New’ section on the App Store:
This is a fix for a Kindle issue with the upcoming iOS 7. OS upgrade that may cause customers to have to re-register and re-download books from Amazon. Please download and install - this is a required update before upgrading to iOS 7.
Kindle app for iOS is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 5.0 or later.
One can download the app for free from the App Store right now.
The American Department of Justice says that Apple changed its in-app purchasing policy 'to retaliate against Amazon'. As a proof it cites an email from Steve Jobs sent to several Apple’s executives, where Jobs suggests to change the purchasing rules for Amazon and a number of other companies to make them use only Apple’s native payment system.
The box will compete with similar products like the Roku and the Apple TV, as well with a more versatile devices such as Sony's Playstation and Microsoft's Xbox that have moved into the streaming video field in recent years. The report notes:
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Today Facebook invited members of the press to an event related to Android on April 4, and TechCrunch
According to a research conducted by Nielsen in the United States, over the course of the next 6 months, consumers between the age of 6 to 12 years are interested in buying iOS products form Apple. New Nintendo Wii U took the second place on popularity, but rated behind the iPad. However, iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad Mini entered the top 5 most popular products for this age group.
The highly-anticipated (and much-teased) Angry Birds Star Wars is now available in both the App Store and Mac App Store. Angry Birds Star Wars also landed on the Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, and Windows 8 platforms today.
The discussion about the new iPad mini has mainly revolved around its display, which is said to account for 43% of the total cost of manufacturing. The display is reportedly based on a new "GF2" technology which allows for thinner display, but it lacks Retina-level resolution to which users have become accustomed in the new iPad and iPhone.
Since the first shipment of the pre-orders for the iPad mini has already sold, tablets hit records wholesale and retail sales. About 850,000 units will be sold in first week of sales. In a report, obtained by AppleInsider, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that in the first week of sales Apple may ship about 850,000 iPad mini, based on a check of the supply chain and logistical considerations, such as transportation.
Diagram from the iPad mini tech specification
It seems that iPad mini launch this Friday will mark the first time an iOS device includes stereo speakers. It appears that Apple’s transition to the new Lightning connector has left sufficient space for one more speaker on the bottom edge of the tablet, though the company decided not to include additional speaker to the iPad 4. Until now iPad models only included a single speaker grille.