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Groupon’s iPad point-of-sale system for restaurants

Now this is an interesting and very smart move for Groupon… Deal-a-day company Groupon hopes to expand the use of Apple’s iPad at restaurants through its new point-of-sale service called Breadcrumb. The new service from Groupon Inc. launched on Wednesday in an effort to court more restaurants as clients, according to Reuters. The service is […]

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Devices

Apple’s iPad Mini pricing strategy… what do you reckon?

Brian over at Gizmodo has been giving a lot of thought to Apple’s pricing strategy for the upcoming iPad Mini. Even though it’s still unofficial, the pricing issue is one that’s keeping a lot of people in the industry up at night. Or, at least, continually challenged. How Apple prices the iPad Mini matters beyond […]

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American Airlines buys 17,000 Samsung Galaxy Notes for flight attendants

This one caught my attention — finally news about a big ‘mega company’ that IS NOT deploying iPads! Instead the iPad has lost out to the much more nimble Samsung Galaxy Note. This is a fantastic success for the team at Samsung. I would imagine that it will be good news for AA’s flight attendants […]

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Is anyone else finding the current iPad a bit too big?

I think it’s the release of the Google Nexus 7 that really changed things for me. Playing around with that, I couldn’t help but recognise the difference in size and weight between the two devices. Obviously. There’s quite a gap. The new iPad is flipping annoying, actually. The more I think about it. Oh the […]

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Devices

You’re seriously going to want a ‘Double’ for your office (and home?) this December

I came across this absolutely genius concept the other day: Double Robotics. It’s basically iPad-powered telepresence. If you’d like to participate in a meeting but you’re 3,000 miles away, you have limited and generally rubbish options: – Teleconference – Slightly better teleconference with one of those Polycom units – Skype, but that doesn’t work well […]

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Devices Opinion

$199 for the Microsoft Surface? Now that would set the market alight…

Everyone and their dog has picked up the rumour-cum-possible-fact originally cited by Engadget that Microsoft will shortly offer their Surface (Windows RT version) for $199. The tech blogs are full of standard he-said, she-said commentary — obviously a $199 Surface would sell a lot better than a $999 Surface. However I think the deal is […]

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Yet another example of iPads being used for self-service

I really never get tired of hearing about the application of iPad technology. I do admit that it’s getting a little bit… repetitive. I am slightly frustrated by the planet’s utter dependence on iPads, especially in terms of service innovation. Whether it’s a pub deploying iPads to allow patrons to order food or a hotel […]

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Devices

So the Google Nexus 7 launches tomorrow at £159 from Google

£199 from Carphone Warehouse, £159 from Google (for the smaller 8GB version)… how are you feeling about the Google Nexus 7 tablet? Are you going to let it pass you buy or are you curious to get a look and add a secondary living room or kitchen tablet to your collective device strategy? Certainly for […]

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Devices

I need an iPad case for the kitchen table, any suggestions?

We have an iPad 2 that now belongs to “the kitchen”. I’m sure many readers have a similar arrangement. In practice, the device is configured with my wife’s email and calendar — so she is, I suppose, the primary user. However I reckon 90% of the actual usage is dedicated to entertaining 2-year-old Archie when […]

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Opinion

Vodafone + BT Openzone = Umm?

I am a Vodafone customer. Three SIMs: one mobile phone, and two iPads. The latter (apparently) come with BT Openzone access as standard (look, it says it on the website). They’re all registered to the same account and therefore, when I’m in a 2G area or, better yet, out and about with my laptop, and […]

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Devices

Newcastle’s Hotel Indigo becomes first hotel to replace Bibles with Kindles

You know the old hotel custom of always placing a Bible in a hotel room? It is a practice begun by the Gigeons and according to Wikipedia, they’ve distributed over 79 million Bibles since 1908. Well, the team at the newly opened Hotel Indigo in Newcastle have decided to change this up a bit. Instead […]

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Why the Microsoft Surface tablet is brilliant news for everyone

Well then. That took us all by surprise didn’t it? Last week’s keynote from Microsoft announcing their Microsoft Surface tablet strategy was unexpected. We should be clear, though: Of course Microsoft has been looking at tablets. Of course. Tablets (or, quite frankly, “iPads”) are one of the biggest trends in technology right now. Microsoft couldn’t […]