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5 Ways to Challenge the iPad

Earlier this week I asked four prominent analysts if any tablet coming to market--the Dell Mini 5, HP Slate, Notion Ink Adam, JooJoo, etc.--has a shot at taking on the iPad. If you're the competition, you might be depressed by their answers.

Early iPad Reviews: Some Drawbacks But It Will Still Amaze You

The first wave of iPad reviews went live this evening and the consensus seems to be that it's an amazing, revolutionary, magical device. Except for David Pogue, who amused us by writing two reviews: one for techies and one for the norms.

iPad Analysis: Apple Already Two Years Ahead?

It's here. Apple's "magical and revolutionary product" is ready for the masses. But are the masses ready for it? Will the iPad be a smash hit or will its weaknesses relegate it to niche status? What a...

Tell Us What to Cover in our Apple iPad Review

While the most dedicated iPad early-adopters probably have their iPhones set to a countdown that ends with a doorbell ring from UPS this Saturday, there's still a league of wise gadget lovers patient...

The Age of Bathroom Computing Has Arrived. Should You Give a Crap?

I was talking to an IT manager friend about smart phones the other day and was surprised to hear that she didn't want one. "I work from home and don't leave the house enough to need one," she said. "Do you go to the bathroom?" I asked. .

Thank You, Captain Obvious: Apple Owners More Likely to Want iPads

In today's installment of "news that won't surprise anyone," NPD study finds that "one of the main reasons Apple owners are interested in the iPad is because it's an Apple product." The study continue...

eReaders: Are They Redefining the Future of Reading?

In 1998, the year Apple retired its first line of handheld PDAs--the Newton MessagePad--the first eReader, the Gemstar Rocket eBook, hit the scene. But few people were listening--or rather, reading.

Face Off: iPad vs. Netbooks

Just before unveiling the iPad, Steve Jobs gleefully declared that netbooks "aren't good at anything." "They're slow, have clunky displays, and run clunky old PC software," he continued. "They're just cheap laptops." .

Adobe: Flash 10.1 Will Silence Apple's Criticism, Tablets Have More Appeal Than Netbooks

While Apple is reportedly badmouthing Flash all over town for being buggy and crash-prone, Adobe is championing its upcoming mobile player as a way to supercharge the very smart phones and tablets com...