Tag Archives: Device Comparisons

Is Amazon’s Kindle Fire a threat to iPad?

As many of you probably know, Amazon held a conference yesterday to announce a new line of Kindles. There’s the new Kindle, which is nothing more than a re-design of the previous model. Same OS, same screen, the only difference is the fact that it’s missing a keyboard (but that’s covered by the previous model, now on sale under ‘Kindle Keyboard’…

Social Saturday: iOS apps vs. Android apps

Facebook user Thomas B. asks: “For me its about phone functionality, I have the nexus s 4g, and am unhappy with the apps available for the android market. I hear the quality of apps for ios are more secure and worth the price, would the iphone 5 be worth the switch?”  The iOS App Store is home to over 425,000 applications whereas the Android App…

Apple boasts a whopping 89% brand loyalty

Customer surveys are conducted every couple months by various firms to see where technology companies stand in relation to each other, and Apple has historically fared very well. This most recent study does not break that trend. UBS analysts conduced a survey of 515 customers with a focus on international high-end consumers to determine what…

Cam’s Top 5: iPhone competitors – old, new and unreleased

Like my other top 5 lists this is made up of my own personal preferences, my likes, and my own thoughts. It’s not based purely on each phone’s spec sheet, but what the phone delivers in user experience – or at least what it promises to offer. The 5 phones listed are devices which I believe to be great handsets, some are old, some are new. It’s a list of…

Was iOS 5 stolen from jailbreakers?

When Apple announced iOS 5 at the WWDC keynote on June 6, many people were quite pleased with it (myself included). The update brought a slew of new features that customers have long been asking for. Two of the biggest crowd pleasers were the new notifications system and the ability to sync a device over wifi. However, as many of you probably know, both of…

Why the Playbook is going to lag behind iPad

Here’s my hypothesis for today: if people buy the BlackBerry Playbook, then they’ll return after five minutes with the device. First thing you might notice about the Playbook is boot time. It seems long and agonizingly slow. Something that still needs working on. Once it finally boots, figuring out how to use unlock it is a tad confusing. Last time I…

iUniversity: Would you ditch your iPhone?

It’s pretty well known among my friends that I’m an “Apple guy”. I’ve been rockin’ an iPhone since ’08, had a MacBook before that, and recently I’ve added an iPad 2 to my arsenal. Clearly I believe Apple offers the best mobile devices right now, but that doesn’t mean I always will. In fact, there have been a few times when I’ve been tempted to ditch my…

iUniversity: Kindle or iBooks?

When the iPad was first announced, one of Apple’s major selling points was iBooks. This e-reader application was supposed to provide easy access to thousands of books and text books – a valuable asset for iOS-loving students everywhere! However, in creating such an application, Apple placed themselves in direct competition with the top dog in the e-book…

What iPad 2 will need to fend off TouchPad, Xoom and Galaxy Tab 10.1

When Apple unveiled the iPad last year, competition was non-existent. It was almost as if other manufacturers were waiting for Jobs&Co to make the first move, just to see if there was a space in our homes for a small touch screen computer, running a mobile operating system. This time round it’s a completely different story. 2011 will see the…

Verizon iPhone Death Grip and Speed Test [VID]

The Verizon iPhone is supposed to be free of the “death grip” issue that plagued AT&T’s version of the device, not to mention better connection (and possibly even faster speed) than its GSM counterpart. But is it true? Check it out as Jake takes a look at Apple’s latest smartphone and finds out if this mystical gadget lives up to the…