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Alaska Airlines ditches paper flight manuals for iPads

The iPad has already gotten the go-ahead from the FAA as a replacement for paper flight charts and maps, and now Alaska Airlines has become the first major US airline to hop on board the paperless bandwagon. While it’s not quite ready to ditch paper navigation charts just yet (though that is under consideration), the […]

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App Store has a new Doctor . .

3Squared in association with Originator Ltd have just launched the iPad application – ‘Doctor Wunda’s Recyclatron’. Based around the character of Doctor Wunda , Doctor Wunda’s Recyclatron is an original take on the addictive shape shifting game format with a total of 37 levels of recycling fun for only £2.99*. Throughout the gameplay players are praised […]

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HTC Flyer

Seven inch tablets are still a relatively uncommon commodity since manufacturers are rushing to market with 10″ tablets to compete with the obscenely popular iPad and iPad 2. But the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the granddaddy of 7″ tablets has sold well since its late 2010 launch (it helps that all major US carriers offered this […]

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Apple officially hits 1 billion downloads on App store

After much anticipation from fans and Apple alike (along with shareholders, perhaps), the lofty goal of one billion served has finally been reached by the iPhone App Store. The counter page Apple had put up to celebrate the coming event now confirms that they have surpassed one billion total downloads. In a separate announcement, the […]

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Is ‘open’ killing the Android?

When Google decided to get into the smartphone business, it brought with it a philosophy. Its Android devices would be everything that the iPhone was not. Where Apple offered a set menu – one or two handsets at a take-it-or-leave-it price – Google was laying out a buffet. Manufacturers could use the new operating system […]

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Amazon to rival iPad with its own ‘Kindle tablet’ this summer?

The tablet computer is set to challenge the hugely popular iPad, and shipping could start as soon as the second half of the year. Reports – from the usually reliable DigiTimes – claim Taiwan-based Quanta Computer has received an order from Amazon to build its tablet PC, with around 80,000 units set to be sold […]

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Sony finally enters tablet market

Sony finally enters tablet market

Sony has officially thrown its hat into the tablet market by taking the wraps off its forthcoming S1 and S2 tablets. Both products are set to be based on Google’s increasingly ubiquitous Android operating system, and will sport both WiFi and 3G network connections. Both devices also support the music service Qriocity, as well as […]

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