Apple Tablet

 
  • Pre-Existing Conditions

    Pre-Existing Conditions

    We’ve only got a few days to go before Steve Jobs tells us what we’re spending our money on this year. From all the leaks and positioning announcements, it appears we’re being pushed into the Pay Zone. The NY Times, the top four or five TV shows, the embargo-free bestseller. The bet is we’ll pay for same-day-as access to discretionary consumption of media. I think… Read More

  • The Apple Tablet rumors the other blogs are afraid to publish

    The Apple Tablet rumors the other blogs are afraid to publish

    CrunchGear is, as you know, the internet's primary nexus for trade secrets, corporation-breaking revelations, and the latest salacious home videos of tech CEOs (yes, Jen-Hsun Hwang, we have that one). Our power to elevate or crush giants in the industry is kept in check only by our unerring discretion — and by a set of laws, carved into amber slabs and venerated constantly in a hidden shrine… Read More

  • In A Pre-Apple Tablet World, Instapaper + Kindle Is King

    In A Pre-Apple Tablet World, Instapaper + Kindle Is King

    Everyone is awaiting Apple's tablet device. Some people (like me) won't shut up about it. Others (like Paul) won't shut up about shutting up about it. And while no one is exactly certain what its main use will be, there are no shortage of signs pointing to a definite role as a new way to consume written media. And several old-school publishers seem to be tripping over themselves to get on board… Read More

  • 'Garbage Men': A short comedic take on the hype surrounding the Apple Tablet

    'Garbage Men': A short comedic take on the hype surrounding the Apple Tablet

    This is a story about Louie, a municipal sanitation worker. It’s called “Garbage Men.” It’s fiction. It takes place on January 27, 2010, the day and date of the big Apple announcement. It has mild profanity because that’s how people talk. \Alarm rings at 3:30am\ Louie: God damn it. After 10 years this doesn’t get any easier. Read More

  • Anticipating the Apple Tablet: When journalism becomes fanfiction

    Anticipating the Apple Tablet: When journalism becomes fanfiction

    For the record, I'm writing these words on a MacBook Pro; the third Mac I've owned in the past twelve months. As I do so, I'm listening to music on iTunes through my standard issue iPod headphones, so as not to disturb my neighbours. Less than a foot from where I'm sitting, my iPhone sits charging. I am - as marketers might have it put - "a Mac". And yet - my God - I'm bored of reading about… Read More

  • Anticipating the Apple Tablet: When journalism becomes fanfiction

    Anticipating the Apple Tablet: When journalism becomes fanfiction

    For the record, I'm writing these words on a MacBook Pro; the third Mac I've owned in the past twelve months. As I do so, I'm listening to music on iTunes through my standard issue iPod headphones, so as not to disturb my neighbours. Less than a foot from where I'm sitting, my iPhone sits charging. I am - as marketers might have it put - "a Mac". And yet - my God - I'm bored of reading about… Read More

  • Why in the name of all that is wonderful would you want a slate with a 5" screen?

    Why in the name of all that is wonderful would you want a slate with a 5" screen?

    Dell debuted some sort of slate product at CES. At first I was intrigued, and then someone told me the size. Five inch screen. Five inches, people. That’s one and a half inches more than an iPhone. Take your thumbs and index fingers and make a little window with them — you know, like a photographer or director does. That’s about five inches if your hands are at all like mine. Read More

  • Will Next Week's Apple Event Finally Bring Background Apps To The iPhone?

    Will Next Week's Apple Event Finally Bring Background Apps To The iPhone?

    This morning, after many months of rampant speculation over the enigmatic Tablet, Apple officially invited scores of press to a special media event to be held January 27. The debut of the Tablet seems all but a given according to most reports, but there are some secondary announcements that also stand to be huge — especially the rumors that we may also see the launch of iPhone 4.0. This… Read More

  • Apple's January 27 event invites just hit inboxes all over the world

    Apple's January 27 event invites just hit inboxes all over the world

    Huzzahs and alarums! Apple’s January 27 event has just been announced to tech journos all over the world with a new invite reading “Come see our latest creation” hitting inboxes left and right. The event will happen on January 27 at 10am PST. Read More

  • All the iPhone4/iSlate rumors in one image

    All the iPhone4/iSlate rumors in one image

    Good old Steve just put up a great graphic detailing all of the possible rumors about whatever the heck Apple is releasing whenever it will release it. Rumors include the "glowing Apple logo" as well as a "touch sensitive case." I think the iSlate will also give worms to ex-girlfriends. Click to embiggen. Read More