Apple’s game-changing tablet has sunk to its lowest share of the worldwide tablet market since its inception in 1Q of 2013. Research firm IDC announced today that is preliminary estimates show Apple slowly sliding down the market share as other vendors gain traction, in particular – Samsung. Apple’s market-share for this quarter sat at 39.6%...
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    The iPad may be here, but not all the apps are. After having an iPad for over a month, I’m incredibly surprised at the amount of high profile web-orientated companies that don’t yet have iPad applications. Apple has now sold over a million iPads and with an international launch...
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    In the war of location-based mobile applications, the new frontier is the iPad. Gowalla have made it to the iPad app store first, before their larger competitor Foursquare. The Gowalla iPad application works incredibly well even with the Wi-Fi only iPad, with your location being detected very quickly. See...
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    I’ve know owned an iPad for around a week, so thought it’s time I shared my thoughts on the device, as one of only a few Australians who actually own and have used it at length. This will be a short wrap-up as I’m still travelling (currently in San...
  • The Australian to be the first Aussie Newspaper on the iPad ?

    Well it seems the local media has been paying attention, consumers want new and exciting ways to absorb their content. The Australian Newspaper say they have developed an application specifically designed for the iPad that will be available in May. With the iPad launching late April in Australia, its...
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    Whist today’s iPad pre-order doesn’t specifically apply to Australians, it is important. It turns out the launch of the iPad coincides with my arrival to the US (no I didn’t fly there just to get one, honest). There’s two options for pre-order, one being free delivery to your home,...

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