Archive for 'Tablet'

The tablet magazine ship is sinking. Fast. — Tech News and Analysis

SUMMARY: The death of the tablet magazine has been heralded for months, but here’s how publishers need to rethink their digital offerings for the tablet age.

via The tablet magazine ship is sinking. Fast. — Tech News and Analysis.

How to get the most out of Google’s apps and services when using an iPad — Tech News and Analysis

Going “all in” with Google’s online services does not mean that Android is the only option for your tablet. The following will show just how much attention Google has given to to Apple’s own iPad.

How to get the most out of Google’s apps and services when using an iPad — Tech News and Analysis.

Convert PDF files on Mac to MOBI/EPUB

Occasionally, it may be desirable to convert a PDF file to the MOBI for EPUB format for use on an iPad or even an iPhone with, say, the Kindle Reader or iBooks. Heres how to do the conversion on a Mac and load the document onto your iPad or iPhone.

via Convert PDF files on Mac to MOBI/EPUB for iPad – The Mac Observer.

LukeW | Multi-Device Layout Patterns

Through fluid grids and media query adjustments, responsive design enables Web page layouts to adapt to a variety of screen sizes. As more designers embrace this technique, were not only seeing a lot of innovation but the emergence of clear patterns as well. I cataloged what seem to be the most popular of these patterns for adaptable multi-device layouts.

via LukeW | Multi-Device Layout Patterns.

informitv – Apple sources high-definition television

An update to the Apple iPad is expected to be announced this week, probably with a higher resolution screen, capable of displaying full high-definition video. We may also expect an updated Apple TV, with full high-definition capability. In anticipation, informitv indulges in a little speculation about why this could be another game changing development.

via informitv – Apple sources high-definition television.

Sky apps to go social with Zeebox integration | News | TechRadar

Netflix? What Netflix? Says Sky as it announces a partnership with Zeebox that it hopes will see Sky customers getting social as they watch TV using the Sky mobile apps.

via Sky apps to go social with Zeebox integration | News | TechRadar.

Amazon Launches a Web-Based iPad Kindle Reader – Mac Rumors

Amazon has quietly launched a new web app called “Kindle Cloud Reader” that allows Chrome and Safari users to access their Kindle eBooks through their browsers. The Cloud Reader also supports the iPad version of Safari, giving Amazon a workaround to Apple’s new subscription rules requiring any in-app sales to go through Apple’s purchasing system.

via Amazon Launches a Web-Based iPad Kindle Reader – Mac Rumors.

LukeW | Data Monday: iPad Share

It’s only been a year and a few months since Apple’s iPad launched, but as of last quarter, it has already passed 9.2 million iPads for $6 billion in revenue Apple’s 27-year-old Mac business 3.9 million Macs for $5.1 billion in revenue.

While Windows continues to be dominant in PC+tablet platform sales with 84% of units sold in the last quarter, the growth belongs to tablets which captured about 90% of it.

Apple’s iPad represents 89% of tablet traffic across all markets. In the US the figure is 97%

The iPad accounts for 1% of the global web browser market and 2% in the US.

This means that for every thousand page views by a tablet, 965 come from an iPad, 19 from a Galaxy Tab, 12 from a Xoom and 3 from a PlayBook. With 25m iPads sold, that would imply on a like-for-like basis that there are something like half a million Galaxy Tabs in use, and 325,000 Xooms. source In the US mobile browser market, the iPad grabs 25.5% which trails the iPhone 35.2% and Android devices 31.6%.

In Canada, the iPad drives 33.5% of all non-PC traffic

via LukeW | Data Monday: iPad Share.

The State of the Tablet and Ereader Market

For relatively recent innovations, commercial tablets and ereaders have taken the market by storm.

In the tablet category, the iPad certainly set the pace for what’s shaping up to be a hot sector. However, several of this tablet’s competitors are giving Apple a run for its money in terms of features, network options and accessibility.

Here’s the skinny on how big that market actually is, who’s buying what, how apps and 4G connectivity figure into their success and much more, courtesy of research firm Mintel, which released a study on the tablet industry.

via The State of the Tablet and Ereader Market.

‘Digital first’ should really be tablets first | Opinion | New Media Age

With tablet and smartphone shipments already eclipsing PCs, publishers should start adopting a mobile-first attitude if they’re to position themselves competitively.

True forward-thinkers will be thinking about whether their strategy should be ’smartphone first’ or ’tablet first’. I’m backing the latter.

via ‘Digital first’ should really be tablets first | Opinion | New Media Age.