iPad 68% of Tablet Market, Nexus 7 Gets Lots of Love, IKEA Catalog for iOS, and More
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News, Reviews, & Opinion
- Nexus 7 Proves More Rugged than iPad in Torture Test Face-off
- Strategy Analytics: iPad Accounts for 68% of Global Tablet Shipments in Q2 2012
- Newer, More Expensive iPads Getting More Business Use
- iPad Making Inroads into Business
- ChangeWave: Samsung Surges, but iPhone 5 Advance Demand Looms Large
- Edit Docs on Your iPad Using Microsoft Office Web Apps
- How to Print from Your iOS Device without AirPrint
Nexus 7 News and Opinion
- 5 Reasons the Nexus 7 Beats the iPad
- Why Google's Nexus 7 Tablet Is Hotter than the iPad
- High Demand Halts Orders for Google Nexus 7
Apps & Services
- IKEA Catalogue Now on iPhone and iPad
- Vintazines Free for iPad: Full Issues of Vintage Magazines 1900-1970
- Rolling Ave. i-Circle Multistand/Grip for New iPad
- IPEVO KA-01 iPad Folio Now Available in 5 Colors
- iCelsius IP2 iPhone/iPad/iPod touch Temperature Probe
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Nexus 7 vs. New iPad torture test
SquareTrade, the extended warranty company, has posted a video showing Google Nexus 7 and New iPad tablets repeatedly dropped on hard concrete surfaces, and then dropped again - running - into a bathtub filled with water. Interestingly, in all instances the cheaper (and lighter) Nexus 7 fares better than the iPad.
PR: According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global tablet shipments reached 25 million units in the second quarter of 2012. Apple rose to 68% global market share, its highest level for almost two years. Microsoft tablets remain niche products, but attention is turning to the upcoming Windows 8 launches.
Peter King, Director at Strategy Analytics, comments that "Global tablet shipments reached 24.9 million units in Q2 2012, jumping 67% from 14.9 million in Q2 2011. Demand for tablets among consumer, business and education users remains relatively healthy. Apple shipped a robust 17.0 million iPads worldwide and maintained its strong market leadership with 68% share during the second quarter of 2012. Apple continued to shrug off the much-hyped threat from Android and the iPad's global tablet share is at its highest level since Q3 2010.
Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, adds, "Android captured 29% share of global tablet shipments in Q2 2012, remaining static from 29% a year earlier. Global Android tablet shipments grew by more than half to 7.3 million units. Despite high expectations for companies like Amazon, Samsung, Acer, and Asus, the Android community has yet to make a serious dent in Apple's dominance of the tablet market. Unspectacular hardware designs, limited uptake of cellular models, and a modest number of tablet-optimized services have been among some of the main reasons for Android's mixed performance so far.
Other findings from the research include:
- Global tablet shipments grew 67% annually in Q2 2012. Demand remained relatively healthy, although this was the industry's slowest growth rate since the finger-driven tablet market began in Q2 2010, as shipments of some Android and Apple products moderated slightly in a volatile world economy;
- Microsoft captured a niche 1% global tablet share in Q2 2012. The upcoming release of Windows 8 later this year cannot come quickly enough for Microsoft, so its hardware partners, like Dell, can start competing more effectively in the tablet space.
The full report, Global Tablet OS Market Share: Q2 2012, is published by the Strategy Analytics Tablet & Touchscreen (TTS) service.
Sci-Tech Today's Adam Dickter reports that while leisure usage still predominates among iPad owners, according to a Consumer Intelligence Research Partners survey (based on interviews with 1,000 iPad purchasers from December through April) Apple is making inroads among business users, with 23% of purchasers of the New iPad, released in March, reporting work usage, compared with just 13% of users for all three iPad models together. Leisure usage still predominates, accounting for 27% to 40% of iPad use - entertainment (including listening to music and viewing photos), surfing the Internet, and playing games, although surprisingly only 11% of those surveyed use the iPad to access social media and just 8% to read books or magazines. Those who buy higher-end iPad models with 32 GB or 64 GB of storage tend to use them more for business, according to the survey.
Puget Sound Business Journal says that business people are using the iPad more for work, especially true of the latest version of Apple's tablet, according to a Consumer Intelligence Research Partners report released Thursday that found 21% of new iPad owners are using it for work, compared to 13% of all iPad users who use their iPads on the job, which makes business use the fourth most common thing iPad owners say they do with their tablets, behind surfing the Internet (more than 40%), entertainment (more than 30%), and playing games (more than 25%), and greater than its use for social networking, email, and reading.
PR: Smartphone maker Samsung is seeing a huge surge of momentum, but the number one finding from a new 451 Research/ChangeWave Research survey is the unprecedented wave of advance demand for the next generation Apple iPhone.
The June survey looked at current demand for the Samsung Galaxy S III vs. advance demand for an Apple "iPhone 5" among 4,042 primarily North American consumers.
"Advance demand for the 'iPhone 5' is strikingly higher than we've seen for any previous iPhone model," says Dr. Paul Carton, 451/ChangeWave's VP of Research. "Overall smart phone sales should spike to an all-time high this fall, and of course Apple is going to be the number one beneficiary. But besides Apple, and to a lesser degree Samsung, no other manufacturer is likely to benefit from this coming wave of demand."
Samsung Galaxy S III vs. Apple iPhone 5
Samsung (19%) is showing major momentum for the second time in the past three surveys, having registered a 6-point surge in planned buying just since March. All told, this represents nearly a four-fold increase in consumer intent to buy Samsung smart phones in the past three quarters.
The recently released Galaxy S III is in large part responsible for the burst of Samsung momentum.
To measure demand for the new model, which went on sale in June, ChangeWave presented consumers with a brief description and asked how likely they would be to buy the Samsung device in the future.
Samsung is releasing their Galaxy S III smart phone in the US this month. New features include a dual-core processor, 4.8" high resolution display, an 8 MP camera, and 4G/LTE capability. The Galaxy S III costs $199 for a 16 GB model with a 2-year contract on most of the major US carriers.
On the question "How likely is it that you will buy a new Samsung Galaxy S III for yourself or someone else (e.g., a family member) in the future?", a total of 2% of respondents say they're Very Likely to buy a Samsung Galaxy S III and 7% Somewhat Likely. The top reason why they plan on buying is the Size and Quality of the phone's Screen (15%).
Advance Demand for an Apple iPhone 5
Next ChangeWave looked at advance demand for the next generation iPhone 5, which Apple is expected to release later this year.
Consumers were presented a description of probable iPhone 5 features and asked how likely they were to buy one when it becomes available with the query: "Some Analysts think Apple will release its next generation 'iPhone 5' later this year. New features will likely include a larger screen, improved camera, a new iOS 6 operating system and 4G/LTE capability. The iPhone 5 is expected to cost $199 for the 16 GB model, $299 for the 32 GB model, and $399 for the 64 GB model, with a 2-year contract on most of the major carriers. How likely is it that you will buy a new Apple 'iPhone 5' for yourself or someone else (e.g., a family member) in the future?"
With 14% of consumers saying they're Very Likely and 17% Somewhat Likely to buy the iPhone 5 in the future, advance demand for the next generation iPhone is strikingly higher than for any previous iPhone model.
For example: a similar question on future demand for the iPhone 4S, taken at the time of its October 2011 launch, showed 10% Very Likely and 11.5% Somewhat Likely to purchase the device. Moreover, the iPhone 4S is currently considered the most successful smartphone release in history.
In summary, the biggest finding of the survey is the unprecedented level of advance demand for the next generation Apple iPhone (i.e., the iPhone 5), which based on these survey numbers easily dwarfs the advance demand of any previous iPhone launch.
That said, with overall interest in Samsung models nearly four times greater than ChangeWave saw three quarters ago, and the South Korean-based manufacturer also remains a huge winner in this survey with the Galaxy S III a major driving force.
The huge wave of pent-up demand for the coming iPhone launch has important implications for the rest of the industry, and puts a number of second-tier smart phone manufacturers at increased risk of coming in below plan for the year.
- In contrast to Apple and Samsung, demand for Motorola (4%; down 2-pts) and HTC (3%; unchanged) remains sluggish, while RIM (2%; unchanged) is stuck at its all-time low.
- In a positive finding for Nokia (2%), it's seeing a slight uptick in consumer smart phone buying. While it's only a 1-pt increase over March, it remains a hopeful sign for their new Lumia device as well as their strategic partnership with Microsoft.
PCWorld's Ian Paul says Microsoft's combination of SkyDrive and Office Web Apps is great for working online . . . as long as you're using a traditional mouse-and-keyboard PC. But if you're using a tablet such as an iPad or an Android slate, you're obliged to use app-based options such as Apple's Pages for iPad to edit your SkyDrive docs . . . or are you?
Paul reports that even though Microsoft does not yet officially support the iPad with its Office Web Apps, you can still access the online productivity suite thanks to Google's recently released Chrome browser for iOS - not a perfect solution, but if you need to get some editing done in a pinch it'll work.
iSmashPhone.com's 8bitjay says:
"Ever wanted to print from your iOS device, but don't have an AirPrint-enabled printer? There are ways. One of the latest ones is Printopia.
"The folks at Macworld have put together a short video showing you how to go about it. The process takes about two or three minutes, but its great if you don't have a newer printer.
"We have posted a few how to print from iOS walkthroughs in the past. They are for folks who don't have AirPrint-ready printers. You can check those out as well here."
Nexus 7 News and Opinion
Computerworld's Preston Gralla says that while the iPad may be king of the tablets when it comes to sales, for most uses Google's Nexus 7 tablet is a better choice. He posits five reasons why the Nexus beats the iPad.
- More convenient form factor.
- No Big Brother.
- The Nexus is more customizable.
- Better built-in apps.
- You save $300.
Publisher's note: Seriously, how far can you really trust a company with the motto "Don't be evil"? Google has taken control of the purportedly open source Android project, has been called on the carpet in several jurisdictions for privacy issues regarding its street view, and is now trying to force all Google search users to become Google+ members. Google is just a different kind of Big Brother than Apple or Microsoft.
That said, the iPad needs competition to keep it improving, and between Kindle Fire, Nexus 7, Samsung's Galaxy tablets, and Microsoft's forthcoming Surface, Apple is going to have it in spades. dk
Forbes' Robert Hof observes that for once, an Apple product isn't the hottest piece of hardware on the scene, with that highly enviable status currently enjoyed by Google's new Nexus 7 tablet.
Hof declares that Google deserves credit for more than just effective marketing, and that after trying it for several weeks, he can affirm that there's substance behind why Nexus 7 is the latest hot gadget:
- It looks and feels slick and substantial, not quite matching Apple's standard but mighty close.
- The 7" size is appealing and convenient, easy to hold it in one hand, and fits in a pants or shorts pockets and purses.
- The screen isn't Retina-grade, but is satisfyingly sharp and bright.
- While the app ecosystem isn't as extensive as Apple's, there are still plenty available.
- It's cheap! At $199, it's half the current $399 minimum for an iPad 2.
- Über-reviewers Walt Mossberg, David Pogue, and MG Siegler all like it, as does almost everyone else.
It's not all sweetness and light, and Hof notes several Nexus 7 shortcomings as well, such as a cluttered interface, chaotic app organization, configurational angularities, and no rear-facing camera - and in his estimation the 7" screen is just a tad too small.
Publisher's note: The Nexus 7 has a higher resolution screen than the 9.7" iPad - 1280 x 800 vs. 1024 x 768 - so it should be very sharp, even sharper than the rumored 7.85" 1024 x 768 pixel iPad mini. What's most interesting is that Hof thinks the 7" screen is a bit too small. That's exactly what Steve Jobs said, and that's probably a big reason the smaller iPad everyone expects Real Soon Now will be closer to 8" than 7".
The big question isn't how "hot" the Nexus 7 is among tech cognoscenti or how hard it is to find the $249 16 GB version, but how its sales figures compare the either of the current iPad models. That's the true test of hotness - whether consumers are actually buying it. dk
PR: With the market for tablets and other handheld devices evolving each day, the 16 GB version of Google's new Nexus 7 Tablet was recently forced to halt orders as demand far surpassed supply. While the 8 GB model is still available, what has made the 16 GB Nexus 7 the current must-own gadget? Tech expert Karl Volkman of SRV Network, Inc. offers his expertise on the popular tablet.
For many consumers who already favor Android phones, purchasing a Google tablet seems like the next logical step. The feather-light 7" tablet, similar in size to the Kindle Fire, is smaller than the current Apple iPad and was created to work with Google Play. Google Play features the world's largest collection of ebooks, in addition to TV shows, movies, magazines, games, and apps, making the tablet ideal for those looking for a handheld device with capabilities beyond that of a standard e-reader. With a price tag of $249 (the 8 GB model goes for $199), the Nexus 7 is financially feasible for many more buyers, as the iPad 2 starts at $399.
"Consumer interest for smaller tablets seems to be growing, and the 16 GB Nexus 7 is an attractive and affordable option for those looking to enter the tablet market - so much so that the demand completely overwhelmed Google's supply," says Volkman. "It's a good indication that more major tech companies will be focusing on smaller tablets in the upcoming months."
Apps & Services
PR: The IKEA catalogue was first introduced in 1951, which means that it has been around for more than 60 years. The first iPhone version was launched 2009, and this year IKEA have included a number of updates such as a store locator to help you find the IKEA store nearest to you. Just like the printed 2012 IKEA catalogue, the iPhone version is packed with inspiration and well-designed home furnishing solutions for every need and every wallet.
The catalogue includes around 4,000 images, showing some 2,000 products, out of the 10,000 products in the total IKEA range.
The IKEA catalogue for iPhone includes:
- Flip pages back and forth using 'swipe' gestures.
- Easy First, Previous, Next and Last navigation toolbar.
- Zoom in and out of any page to get a closer look using double tap and multi touch (pinch) gestures.
- Jump straight to any page simply typing in the page number
- Handy thumbnail navigation for even quicker page flipping!
- Table of contents: The familiar print catalogue colour-coded index is now included with handy links directly to the main sections.
- Search: Search the entire catalogue simply and quickly by keyword and phrases.
- Bookmarks: Found what you want? Save those pages, and customise the name for easy reference when you are ready to visit our store.
- Share: Share pages or products through e-mail, Facebook or Twitter to family and friends!
- Products: Tap on the + sign and get an image, basic information and product price, tap on the handy more information link to get detailed product information.
- Store locator: Find an IKEA store close to you.
New in Version 2.1
- iOS 5 Support
- Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
PR: Indie developer Stefano Secondo has announced Vintazines 1.0 free for iPad, his books app that lets users read mint condition, full-color, high-resolution, scanned copies of vintage magazines published from 1900 to 1970. Powered by Google Books, the app includes hundreds of back issues of Popular Mechanics and LIFE magazines. The covers of all available magazines are stored in the app and displayed on a scrolling, virtual bookshelf. Vintazines downloads and caches magazine pages in advance as the user browses through them in portrait or landscape orientation, one page per screen.
As a magazine reader, Vintazines offers outstanding features, intuitive operation, and Retina-sharp readability. The app supports convenient pinch zoom gestures and swipe left/right to view previous/next pages. Its invisible caching in advance permits browsing through an entire magazine without any delay, or awareness that each page is being downloaded from Google Books as the reader moves from page to page.
- Vintazines 1.0 free for iPad
- Read mint condition, full-color, high-resolution, scanned copies of vintage magazines from 1900 to 1970
- Hundreds of back issues of Popular Mechanics and LIFE magazines
- Magazine covers are displayed chronologically on a scrolling bookshelf
- Advanced caching downloads pages in advance so they appear instantly
- Operates in portrait or landscape orientation
- Pinch zoom gestures, swipe pages forward and backward
First published in January of 1902 by Henry Haven Windsor, Popular Mechanics was an immediate success. According to Hearst Publications, "Windsors plan to deliver scientific and mechanical developments with straightforward language and helpful illustrations capitalized on a century hurtling with exponential speed toward stunning technical achievement. From its inception to its current iteration, the magazine has broken news of everything from the dirigible, wireless telegraph, and cars to television, nukes, and iPhones." Vintazines provides instant, wireless access to every monthly issue from December 1904 to November 1969. The magazine's current circulation is 1.2 million.
Articles, editorials, feature stories, news, and ads all document the history of twentieth century technology and convey it within a palpable historical context. Readers can enjoy reliving the introduction of new technologies and products as it was experienced by members of the culture of the time. These classic magazines capture key moments in the development of our technology-dependent society, such as the introduction of the sound film, atom bomb, digital computer, color television, transistor radio, and stereo sound.
The most important photojournalism magazine of the twentieth century, LIFE magazine began publishing in November 1936. According to Time LIFE, "Most magazines are built around editors and writers, but LIFE has historically been built around photographers. Being a LIFE photographer is one of the most glamorous jobs in the profession, and it attracts the best in the world. To support the photographers, LIFE has always assembled a conglomeration of special talents and trained them to meet the magazines many special needs: reporters who work with photographers to line up a story, writers who can cram the necessary information into text blocks and short captions, picture editors, designers, art directors and department editors. All of them with one aim: pictures, pictures, pictures. But LIFE of course does more than present discrete photographic moments. The magazine was also a pioneer when it came to telling stories in still images. LIFE, in effect, created the photo-essay."
Readers of vintage LIFE magazines can enjoy it as a historical document, for the artistry of its photography, and for the remarkable narratives in its pages. As a forerunner of television news programming and modern Internet new services, at the height of its popularity in the 1940's LIFE sold more than 13.5 million copies a week. The American experience is captured in pictures in LIFE, and Vintazines includes every issue from November 1936 to December 1969.
"It's one thing to read about World War II in a history book, but it's something completely different to read about it as it was happening in vintage magazines," comments Stefano Secondo. "There's a treasure trove of insight, history, inspiration, and knowledge in these back issues of Popular Mechanics and LIFE, and Vintazines provides the ideal key."
- Compatible with iPad
- Requires iOS 4.0 or later
- Internet connection required
- 21.5 MB
Vintazines 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
PR: A stylish and practical accessory for your New Apple iPad, the iCircle provide you with a protective rear cover as well as an easel stand. The patented ring design will hold your iPad at the ideal angle for portrait, landscape and typing. Handy to carry as well, it's more flexible than a dock, and more durable than a cover. Compatible with iPad Smart Cover.
- Sturdy, stylish and efficient easel stand and rear cover for iPad.
- Works with Smart Cover.
- Four mode stand for portrait, landscape and typing positions.
- Precisely fits iPad and displays Apple logo.
- Adds protection while maintaining iPad's slim profile and adding a firm grip.
- Size (LWH): 9.45 inches, 7.28 inches, 0.79 inches
- Weight: 5.6 ounces
PR: The KA-01 Origami Folio has added some color to its roster. IPEVO, a technology company which makes products and accessories for education, business and consumers, has increased to five the number of available colors for its KA-01 Origami Folio with Fold-Out Stand. These colors include Black, Azure, Lemongrass, Honeysuckle and Tangerine. This ultra-slim case for Apple's new iPad 3 as well as iPad 2 is available at a retail price of $39.00 and is sold exclusively through IPEVO's online store.
KA-01's original inspiration comes from origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The folio's cover can be pinched inward to form a triangular support which acts as a stand. Depending on orientation, the triangular support offers either a 20 or a 70 viewing angle. No buttons, Velcro, straps or similar devices are required for the stand, which can be folded into place in a couple of seconds.
The paper inspiration might also explain the fact that KA-01 is among the lightest and thinnest iPad cases on the market, at only 4 millimeters thick. Its ultra-slim profile is ideal for users who prefer a lighter and less bulky companion for their iPad which nonetheless still offers protection from scratches and daily wear and tear.
Both the iPad 3 and iPad 2 fit snugly into KA-01, and all ports and controls are accessible while the device is in the case. This includes both front and rear camera lenses, the charging port, speakers, and volume control. Also included with KA-01 are smart magnets which cause both models of iPad to enter Sleep Mode once the case is closed. This results in better power management and generally longer times between battery charges.
KA-01 is constructed with microfiber, which provides sturdy protection while being soft to the touch. This material is moisture-resistant as well as stain-resistant, including fingertip acid. In the event KA-01 is soiled, it can be spot cleaned.
"KA-01 is ultra-slim, which our customers had been asking for, but it is also functional," says Royce Hong, CEO and big head of design of IPEVO. "The fold-out stand is a fun and very easy solution to support the iPad at either a gentle slope or a more straight up-and-down angle. And the fact that a built-in stand comes with such a thin case is a welcome surprise to new users. With our complex new colors, we wanted to give users even more of an opportunity to express themselves with a folio that already makes a bold statement."
All five colors for the KA-01 Origami Folio with Fold-Out Stand are now available for $39 (or equivalent amount in other currencies) exclusively through IPEVO's online store.
PR: A general inspection probe for use in laboratories, soft food temperature inspection, field use by technicians performing calibration or verification of critical equipment.
- Stainless Steel Probe
- Easy to clean and very durable
- A general inspection probe for use in laboratories, "soft" food temperature inspection, field use by technicians performing calibration or verification of critical equipment.
- Setup alarms to alert when set temperature is reached
- Share graph pictures on Twitter, Facebook
- Share data as CSV files by email, iTunes or export to Apple Numbers app
- Apple's Approval - "Made for iPhone".
- Live display - Shows you useful temperature data in one shot.
- Graphs - Scroll and pan graphs over 1 year.
- Alarms - Generate alarms when the temperature goes outside a configurable limit. On iPhone, call other phones when that happens.
- Data export - Export by email, CSV or graph GIF
- Select units (C and F)
- Range: -30C to 120C
- Display resolution: 0.1C or 0.01C
- Accuracy: 0.3C from 0C to 70C | Accuracy Chart [iCelsius Accuracy Chart]
- Sampling frequency: 2 Hz
- User selectable unit (Celsius / Fahrenheit)
Operating & Storage Conditions
- Temperature (probe tip only): -30C to +120C
- Temperature (whole unit): 0 to 35C
- Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non condensing
- Maximum operating altitude: 3000m
- Non operating temperature: -20 to 45C
- Handle: 99mm 14mm (3.9 0.55 max)
- Tip: 135mm 3.2mm (5.3 0.125)
- Probe: Stainless Steel housing tip
Weight and Energy Requirements
- 70g (2.5 oz)
- power from iPad/iPhone/iPod touch
This accessory is also suitable for:
- iPhone (4S, 4, 3GS, 3G), iPod touch (4th & 3rd gen), iPad 2, iPad, iPad 3
- Compatible with iOS 4.2 and higher
Certifications: CE, RoHS, MFi (Made for iPod)
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