Monday, 2 December 2013

New 'iPad Air'

A new tablet the 'iPad Air' was revealed, it is thinner and lighter than the original 'iPad'.

It only weighs 1 pound where the previous version weighs 1.4 pounds.

 It is also 8 times faster than the first iPad released in 2010. The 16 GB model will sell for $499. The 64-bit chip in the 'iPad Air' makes it the most powerful tablet currently on the market.

Cheaper rivals running Google Inc.'s Android operating system have caused the iPads market share to erode. Two years ago iPad held 65 percent of the market share and Android tablets had 30 percent, now it is predicted that Android will have 50 percent while iPad will only have 49. During the June quarter Apple sold 14.6 million iPads which was 14 percent less than that quarter the year before.

Apple hopes that the release of the 'iPad Air' will increase tablet sales, in order to compete with Google.

My Top Ten - Daily Use Apps

Facebook - Keep up with friends from your iOS device. Share updates, photos and videos. Get notified when friends like and comment on your posts. Chat and have group conversations.

Instagram - Capture and share moments from your phone. Customize photos with filters. Video recordings. Instantly share on multiple social media outlets.

Pinterest - A tool used to find inspiration and share it with others. Collect, organize and plan projects and more. Pin images from around the web. Explore pins and boards you're interested in.

Songza - Plays music that suits your mood or activity. Browse a library of playlists organized by activity, genre, decade, and mood. Save your favourite playlists and share them via social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.

Linkedin - Connect and grow your network, engage with professional content. Search for people, jobs, companies and groups. Update you profile through the app.

Vine - See and share life in video. Create short looping videos in a simple way. Instantly post and share footage. Find, follow and interact with people.

Snapchat - Snap a photo or video, add a caption and send it to friends. They will view it and then the snap will disappear from the screen.

Twitter - Get real time stories, pictures, videos, conversations, ideas and inspiration all in your timeline. Follow people and your interests to get access to unique perspectives. Express yourself with comments, tweets, or photos.

Google Maps - Navigate with Google Maps. Voice guided GPS. Live traffic updates. Browse local places to eat, shop, sleep etc.

Heads Up! - A game created by Ellen DeGeneres. Name celebrities, sing, act and more to guess the word on the card from your friends clues before the timer runs out. Share videos of moments in the game.