We all anticipated the launch of iPad 3 but probably we don’t need to spell out how limited we found the upgrades to be, considering Apple themselves couldn’t decide to give it a better name than the generic “The New iPad”. Not that we were over optimistic about Apple actually including the features we had in our wish list, as written in our previous post. But even then “The New iPad” was a tad disappointing for most, especially us in the eLearning industry. While Apple may be saying that the pre-orders were a sold out pretty soon, but for a larger section of people, it left much to be desired for. Continue reading
iBook, iAuthors and the iTunesU from Apple, a great step towards changing the education system. For those who underestimated the announcement, this was a huge wake up call! Apple have been busy doing what they do best and that is innovating! Though targeted at schools and colleges and students right now, the impact that this could have on higher education companies, publishers, universities and colleges is mind boggling!
In one go, Apple has entered the eBook marketplace (taking on Amazon) in a big way, authoring tool space (Adobe must be really scratching their head with the free iAuthor) and into the realm of online education and learning (traditional companies that service the online colleges and universities and educational institutions as well). It would be interesting to track the share prices of some of the companies that are going to be impacted by the iBook, iAuthor and the iTunes. Continue reading
With Apple all set to launch its new iPad3 next month, we wonder what Apple might add to its already great (and largest selling) tablet iPad 2. Expectations from Apple have always been huge with technologists expecting something that will blow them away. How far Apple can continue with that? The announcement of iPhone 4S did create quite a stir thanks to a smart and witty assistant, SIRI but for the knowledgeable it was nothing more than a couple of upgrades from iPhone 4. There is huge anticipation for the iPad3 from all enthusiasts, tech writers and the industry as a whole. Will this one be an iPad4S or a massive upgrade and further increase what has become the benchmark for tablets? Continue reading
An event invite from Apple making a humble suggestion “Let’s talk iPhone” led to technology followers around the world to speculate about the launch of iPhone 5. But out came a surprise called Siri.
The vocal assistant feature, Siri, incorporated in the iPhone 4S, is the new buzz of the town, and the excitement levels are really going high about what is being called the coolest feature of the iPhone so far.
Rarely is the world blessed with a personality who holds the power to change the world—and Steve Jobs, was one of them.
Innovative, passionate, a creative genius, charismatic… are just some of the adjectives from the exhaustive list that defines Jobs’ personality. On October 6, he breathed his last, and the tributes on the ‘Net didn’t stop flowing in, till much later. Such was his personality that even his arch rivals from Microsoft and Google felt deeply saddened by his demise.