Posts Tagged ipad Previews Today

Posted by on Wednesday, 2 February, 2011

 –, and iPad news application from The New York Times, is available for consumers to preview today. The app will present news to consumers in a social network style. An official release date has not been set.

Articles presented to each consumer will be customized. They will be pulled from articles that are being read by people that a consumer is following on Twitter, and with contenct from links. The company that is helping The New York Times build this latest news application is betaworks, who also runs the URL shortener. will not have advertising. It will be sold as a subscription, but with a Flipboard feel without the accompanying ads.

On the heels of the announcement, News Corps’ hosted an event to launch The Daily-its news publication exclusively for the iPad. The cost is $0.99 per day, and content will include original work from News Corps’ staff writers.

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DoCoMo Challenges iPad

Posted by on Saturday, 1 January, 2011

iPad Photo By Yutaka Tsutano

 – NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s leading carrier and mobile operator, is working with LG Electronics of South Korea to create and launch a tablet computer similar to Apple’s iPad. DoCoMo plans to do this by combining the Android operating system (backed by Google) with a device manufactured by LG Electronics.The new product will run Google software, as Google plans to release a tablet-friendly operating system world wide early this year.

The new tablet is slated for release in Japan by the end of March, 2011. Internet access via the mini computer will be possible using DoCoMo’s cellular connections. Pricing and other details have not yet been established.

DoCoMo is short for Do Communication Over the Mobile Network, and also from a compound word, dokomo, meaning ‘everywhere’ in Japanese.  The company provides phone, video phone, and i-mode (internet) services. It was spun-off NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone) in 1991 to take over the company’s mobile cellular operations.

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Women Accidentally Exposed Smuggling Apple Products Into China

Posted by on Thursday, 9 December, 2010

Apple iPad - Photo by: Yutaka Tsutano

 – Authorities tracking what they thought were a group of suspicious men through security camera monitoring observed about a dozen well dressed women about to cross the border into Shenzhen, China. The women carried large bags, and were dressed rather fashionably, according the the newspaper the Guangzhou Daily. When the women passed through security, the X-ray scanners detected multiple iPads and mobile phones slung around their wastes and in their bags.

14 housewives in all were detained trying to smuggle a total of 88 iPads and 340 mobile phones into China. The goods are valued at approximately 950,000 yuan ($143,000). One of the women had 65 mobile phones attached around her waist, and 20 more in her handbag. The women had been hired by smugglers in Hong Kong, who paid about 200 yuan ($30) per trip. Some women have made as much as 5,000 ($750) per month.

Even though Apple products are sold in large quantities in China, some models including the iPad 3G are still not available.

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