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iOS magazine publisher sees Apple's Newsstand boost sales by 750%

Apple’s successful launch of iOS 5 and selling more than 4 million iPhone 4S handsets in 3 days hasn’t just benefited the Cupertino-based company, the sheer number of users utilising new applications and features has seen one iOS magazine publisher see its normal monthly sales eclipsed in just four days, an increase of 750%.

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Why Tuesday’s Apple Event is One of the Most Important Ever | Cult of Mac

Why Tuesday’s Apple Event is One of the Most Important Ever | Cult of Mac | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it

Ho-hum. Another iPhone. Tuesday’s Apple event is going to be boooo-ring, right?

Well, not so fast. I think that from a milestone perspective, Tuesday’s announcement may be the most important Apple has ever made.

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Tablets: Ultimate Buying Machines | WSJ Journal

Retailers have found an interesting characteristic of consumers who browse their websites using tablets: They're much more likely to pull the trigger on purchases than other online shoppers.

That discovery is making retailers focus on tablets ahead of the all-important holiday season, as the tough economic backdrop puts a premium on what the industry calls "conversion"—making sure the shoppers who show up actually buy something.

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Android's scariest nightmare: resurgently sexy Microsoft • The Register

Android's scariest nightmare: resurgently sexy Microsoft • The Register | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it

Open...and Shut Microsoft, lost in the mobile woods for so long, may have finally found a way back.

Despite some problems, Microsoft seems to be on the right track with Windows 8 for tablets, not to mention the long-awaited Mango release for smartphones. But Microsoft's potential resurgence may have as much to do with Google's Android problems as it does Microsoft's improved sense of style.

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Comparing Apples and Fire: iPad Vs. Kindle - Fox News

Comparing Apples and Fire: iPad Vs. Kindle - Fox News | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it

As with any tablet, the Fire is going up against the mighty iPad 2, and everyone is asking for a comparison of the two. I can tell you right now, the Fire doesn't begin to come close to being an iPad-killer.

 

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Apple welcomes some users to iCloud with early email - Apple Insider

Apple welcomes some users to iCloud with early email - Apple Insider | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it

As Apple prepares to introduced its iCloud service alongside iOS 5 and its new iPhone hardware in the next two weeks, the company appears to have let some "Welcome to iCloud" emails slip out early.

An AppleInsider reader received one of the emails on Friday, welcoming him to iCloud and advising him that his email address is the Apple ID he'll use to get his iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and PC set up.

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Tech Buzz: Should Apple Kill The iPod touch And Replace It With The Low-End iPhone?

Tech Buzz: Should Apple Kill The iPod touch And Replace It With The Low-End iPhone? | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it

After coming across a rather interesting op-ed, we pondered over the possibility of an Apple product line-up where the popular iPod touch would be replaced by a low-end iPhone, similarly priced as the iPod touch. It made a lot of sense to us, and we’ll tell you exactly why. Read the full post, after the break!

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Kindle Fire Tablet Cost Amazon More To Make Than Sell: REPORT

Kindle Fire Tablet Cost Amazon More To Make Than Sell: REPORT | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it

Amazon.com Inc's new tablet computer costs $209.63 to make, IHS iSuppli estimated on Friday, highlighting how the e-commerce giant is taking a financial hit upfront to get the device into as many hands as possible.

Amazon's billionaire Chief Executive Jeff Bezos unveiled the Kindle Fire at a lower-than-expected $199 price on Wednesday.

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The Reason Why Facebook And Windows 8 are Similar | TechInfo Blog

The Reason Why Facebook And Windows 8 are Similar | TechInfo Blog | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it

Windows 8 has just been released as an operating system for tablets. This is a radical departure from what many of us expected. It is the single biggest change in what Windows has been about. Don’t think it about tablet computers; it is about much more than that. It is about the way we use computers, and about the way we share information. There is a reason why Facebook is so popular, and why it changed the way we think about computing and sharing information forever.

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3/4 of iOS and Android apps don't connect to a backend

3/4 of iOS and Android apps don't connect to a backend | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it

Well, Kinvey did some digging into iOS and Android apps and found that together, 73 percent of these mobile apps are basically static and don’t connect to a backend. IOS apps fare better with 35 percent of apps connecting to cloud backends while 18 percent of Android apps connect to these services.

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Facebook to Launch iPad App at Apple’s iPhone 5 Event [EXCLUSIVE]

Facebook to Launch iPad App at Apple’s iPhone 5 Event [EXCLUSIVE] | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it

Facebook will launch its long-awaited iPad app at Apple’s iPhone 5 launch event on Oct. 4, Mashable has learned. In addition to the iPad app, Facebook is also expected to release a revamped version of its iPhone app and may unveil an HTML5-based mobile app marketplace.

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Windows 8 Is Taking The Wrong Approach To Competing With The iPad

Windows 8 Is Taking The Wrong Approach To Competing With The iPad | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it

Microsoft let developers and the public take a look at Windows 8, which will work on both tablets and PCs. The software is beautiful and technically very impressive in many ways but it is taking the wrong approach to compete with the iPad and other tablets that are disruptive to Microsoft’s legacy PC business.
The key idea behind Windows 8 is that it will be the same OS on tablets and PCs, except with different skins and tweaks for each.
Here’s why this is wrong.

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Having super sharp screens is going to matter a lot on tablets.

Having super sharp screens is going to matter a lot on tablets. | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it
Having super sharp screens is going to matter a lot on tablets. Can't wait to see this one and the competition that will evolve over next six months.The big tablet announcements I'm waiting for?1. iPad 3 with double-resolution screen.2.
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Leaked Sales Numbers Suggest Amazon Kindle Fire On Track To Outsell iPad [Exclusive] | Cult of Android

Leaked Sales Numbers Suggest Amazon Kindle Fire On Track To Outsell iPad [Exclusive] | Cult of Android | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it

Six weeks before it officially goes on sale, Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire is shaping up to be the biggest tablet launch ever… and Cult of Android has the numbers to prove it.

A verified source within the Seattle based online retail giant has provided Cult of Android with exclusive screenshots of Amazon’s internal inventory management system Alaska (Availability Lookup and SKU Aggregator).

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How Apple and Facebook Nearly Fell Out -- Over the HP TouchPad [EXCLUSIVE]

How Apple and Facebook Nearly Fell Out -- Over the HP TouchPad [EXCLUSIVE] | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it
Tech titans Facebook and Apple have a contentious relationship that is frequently put to the test. But a Facebook for TouchPad application was very nearly the last straw.
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Amazon Kindle Fire vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 vs BlackBerry ...

Amazon Kindle Fire vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 vs BlackBerry ... | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it

The Amazon Kindle Fire tablet has arrived, with a stupidly low price tag bound to have other tablet makers quaking in their boots. But in pure tech terms, how does Amazon's new tablet stack up against the competition? Based on what we know so far, we tossed the Kindle Fire into the ring with its nearest competition, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, the Apple iPad 2 and the BlackBerry PlayBook to find out. Let's rumble.

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Amazon's Tablet: The iPad's Biggest Threat | Local news

Amazon's Tablet: The iPad's Biggest Threat | Local news | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it

Amazon”s tablet, reportedly titled the Kindle Fire, could be the primary Android tool to efficaciously provoke Apple”s iPad. Or it could end up as conscionable different over-hyped, under-performing tablet steamrolled by the Apple power.
With smaller amount than 36 work time until Amazon formally unveils its device, it”s thorny to say which way belongings will go. But I do know what factors will trademark a inconsistency.
Ultimately, it”s a request for information of how more Amazon has in customary with Apple. If they have ample of the same DNA, that certainty may discrete the color Kindle isolated from all another Android tablet on the activity and ” and offer Cupertino a run for its cash.

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Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple iPad 2 Rivalry to Center on Content - eWeek

Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple iPad 2 Rivalry to Center on Content - eWeek | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it

Using photos eWEEK shot at the Kindle Fire launch event in New York City, this slide show highlights why the iPad 2 and Kindle Fire have more in common than people realize. It's the content, baby.

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iPhone 5 and iOS 5: What We Know So Far

iPhone 5 and iOS 5: What We Know So Far | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it

Apple revs its next generation iPhone and iOS 5 mobile operating system next week. The details of Apple's announcement are unknown, but the veil of Apple silence is lifting - quickly. Earlier this week Apple sent out invitations to an October 4 event, tagged “Let’s talk about iPhone.” With the announcement date so tantalizingly close, it’s time to take a look at what we know so far about the next iPhone and iOS 5.

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Amazon Kindle Fire demo

Staged... It's videos gone viral!(Amazon Kindle Fire demo #here http://t.co/bJSf5iWm...)...
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Tablet Fire Sale: 5 Cheap Tablets | PCWorld Business Center

Tablet Fire Sale: 5 Cheap Tablets | PCWorld Business Center | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it

Between the popularity of Apple's iPad and the looming threat of Amazon's Kindle Fire, times are tough for other tablet makers. But their loss is your gain, as retailers have resorted to offering deep discounts on tablets that were, in all honesty, not worth their starting prices.

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Amazon May Purchase Palm/webOS Remnants

Amazon May Purchase Palm/webOS Remnants | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it

Unnamed sources within HP are claiming that Amazon may purchase the remnants of Palm. The news arrives after HP kicked out former CEO Leo Apotheker and hired on Meg Whitman as a replacement, and just after Amazon revealed new Kindle devices including a 7-inch, Android-based Kindle Fire tablet.

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Launch Pad Tablet Conference -

Launch Pad Tablet Conference - | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it

The iPad has changed my life radically over the past 17 months, and I’m so enamored with it that I’m going to host a one-day event on October 21 in Mountain View dedicated to tablet revolution.

What’s Changed in My Life?

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Facebook's iPad App Is Done According to Former Developer—They Just Won't Release It (Updated)

Facebook's iPad App Is Done According to Former Developer—They Just Won't Release It (Updated) | Tablet Publishing | Scoop.it

We've been waiting for the Facebook iPad app for a little while now, especially since TechCrunch's preview this past summer. In fact, it was done by then, says former Facebook developer Jeff Verkoeyen. The only thing that kept it from us was politics between Facebook and Apple.

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Tonara's iPad app for musicians - Robert Scoble

Playing a musical instrument can be challenging, especially for beginners. Trying to follow along with sheet music and having to turn the pages while playing only adds to the difficulty. Tonara has developed an iPad app that helps eliminate this burden while providing additional innovative features to assist musicians.

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