March 29, 2012

Taposé – Microsoft Courier Concept Inspired App Now Available of iPad

Microsoft Courier was codename for a booklet type tablet concept that was cancelled in 2010. The concept had booklet form factor with dual touchscreen that could be used for taking note, posting pics and pinning up digital cut outs just like you would do in your journal. Check out the video below to see how the Courier concept worked. The concept got lot of attention because of its unique design but Microsoft cancelled it. If you liked the Courier concept like many others did, then you would be happy to know that the idea didn’t die completely and inspired few fellows to create an app called Taposé for the iPad.

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FLA Releases Foxconn Investigation Report

There have been many unsubstantiated rumors going around about how Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn treats its workers. Most of these rumors/news were fueled by lies of Mike Daisey, a theater actor who was trying to get publicity for his show. However, now a legit organization Fair Labor Association (FLA) has released their independent investigation report into labor rights allegations at Foxconn.

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Apple Rumors: iPhone 5 Coming in Fall 2012 and New 5-inch iOS Device in 2013

RepairLabs, a company known for online iPhone repairs, published the first rumor. According to their sources, Texas Instruments have already began production of parts for next generation iPhone, which will ship in September. RepairLabs claims that their source has proven extremely reliable in past and so they believe these rumors are true. The website posted:

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March 27, 2012

PCWorld and Wired: The New iPad Doesn’t Get Any Hotter Than Most Tablets

Last week, Consumer Reports published that the new iPad runs 13 degrees hotter than the old iPad 2 at 116 degrees Fahrenheit. This report spread like wildfire around the blogosphere, but like all Apple news from Consumer Reports this report was also sensationalized for more page views rather than deliver actually comparison of products. Consumer Reports didn’t compare iPad with other tablets to give users an idea about what normal working temperatures of most tablets are.

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Microsoft’s ‘Smoked by Windows Phone’ Campaign Creating More Controversy Than Advertisement

Microsoft started ‘Smoked by Windows Phone’ Campaign that challenges users of iOS and Android devices to head-to-head tasks to demonstrate speedier performance of Windows Phone platform with features like Live Tiles. However, the campaign is now turning into a headache for Microsoft as many people are complaining of foul play.

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