Category Archives: Tablets

Rumored 13 inch iPad Pro May Be Just What the Enterprise Ordered

It is no question that the PC is dying a slow lingering death.  The year 2013 will mark the worst year yet for PC sales, with a 10% decline over 2012, selling just around 314 million units.  But it is no surprise that the decline of the PC can be owed in large part to the substantial growth of the tablet, as consumers have found tablets to be a perfectly reasonable alternative for most everyday tasks.  Although many tech analysts speculate that the PC industry will never truly die, largely due to enterprise demand, it is becoming increasingly clear that tablets are beginning to further challenge in capabilities as a productivity tool, not just merely consumptive.  Therefore, the continuing rumors of a possible 13 inch iPad in the works could not have come at a worse time for the PC market.
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The Internet of Apps: A Fundamental Mobile Shift

For years, many have been speculating as to the possible demise of the traditional PC in place of lighter more portable mobile alternatives that can be utilized literally almost anytime, anywhere.  As mobile phones and tablets become ever more affordable and powerful, their functionality has been steadily moving away from a medium of mostly entertainment, to a medium of robust task execution, making this speculation more of a reality with every passing day.   What is more interesting, however, is not the death of the PC, but the underlying shift taking place in the mobile space.
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Top 5 Rumored iOS 8 Features as Apple WWDC Looms

As the impending June 2nd Apple WWDC approaches, many of us are left waiting on the edges of our seats to hear what Apple may have up its sleeve for 2014.  Our expectations are always high, but the real question is always whether Apple will continue to uphold its reputation as such a powerful disruptive force in the industry.  As the months pass by, the web is set ablaze in speculation as to all the new possibilities that could emerge in both Apple hardware and OS.  Below I will outline the top 5 rumored iOS 8 features.
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Whole Foods Jumping on the Mobile POS Train

A year and a half after the implementation of Square payment solutions in Starbucks locations nationwide, Whole Foods is partnering with Square marking another major retailer to go digital. Whole Foods will be utilizing Squares newest mobile payment solution, Stand, a standalone iPad mobile POS system for its in-store venues. This will include all sandwich counters, juice and coffee bars, as well as beer and wine bars within Whole Foods locations.
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The New Mobile Executive Makes Decisions on the Fly

With the rise of the mobile era, business executives are embracing mobile technology to revolutionize the way they conduct business. With the days of being tied to the office now behind them, executives are taking advantage of the new opportunity to both research products and services and make business assessments through mobile websites and apps.
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Mobile Apps for Education-The Classrooms of Tomorrow

The classrooms of the near future may begin to look a whole lot different.  No more broken pencil lead in the middle of an important lecture, asking a neighbor to clarify what was just said, or lugging around 20lbs in textbooks while navigating campus.  The rapid uptake and insurgence of mobile technology can be leveraged to implement world-class learning environments through the convenience of anytime, anywhere, mobile devices.  Not only are they light, portable, and convenient, but can provide all the tools a student needs for an optimized educational experience, in one single handy device.
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Applebee’s & Others to Make Tablets in Restaurants a Mainstay in 2014

Mounted tablets in restaurants that let diners view menus, order drinks and food items, and pay their checks at the table via credit card are now making their way into major restaurant chains across the U.S., changing the dining experience for both guests and wait staff in a substantial way.
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Will Tablets Eventually Replace Laptops? Tablet vs. PC Debate

The introduction of the iPad and other tablet devices at the start of 2010 marked a paradigm shift to a more mobile world. As a result, the PC market has seen a steady downturn with an 11% average decline in sales per year while tablet sales continue to grow rapidly. Over the year period between Q2 of 2012 and Q2 of 2013, tablet sales increased by 43%. With such substantial growth, it’s only a matter of time before tablet sales completely surpass yearly PC sales. Analysts believe that time could be as soon as Q2 2014 as the IDC predicts tablet sales to increase by 59% in 2013.
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