Steve Jobs’ Legacy is in the Clouds.

Sadly, Steve Jobs never got to see iCloud launched, passing away only days before its worldwide release.

Yesterday, shortly after the passing of Steve Jobs was reported, my Twitter feed and Facebook news items were almost exclusively reflections and tributes for the co-founder of Apple. Amongst the quotes and condolences, one comment stuck out for me : “Steve Jobs is in the iCloud now.” That particular statement resonated with me as I’ve […]

Apple’s Steve Jobs: The Game Changer

A young Steve Jobs with the whole world at his feet

Here’s a true story. A couple of months ago I had to make a trip to one of our new stores to help train the sales staff. I loaded the store’s address into my GPS so I could get to the store quickly and efficiently. I had a couple of new albums that I’d purchased […]

Asus Eee Pad Slider Honeycomb Tablet – First Look

Asus Eee Pad Slider Back

(Update: The release date of the Slider appears to have slipped to early October, according to Asus) The success of the Eee Pad Transformer from Asus has really driven home the concept of innovation driving sales in an increasingly competitive market. The idea of a tablet that functions as a netbook with detachable keyboard may […]

Connecting Your Home to Entertainment

Media players have been around for quite some time now, and they’ve taken many different forms over the years. At one point, we thought that the Windows Media Centre would take centre stage in our lounge room, but people just didn’t like the idea of having to boot up their DVD player. I don’t really […]

Read all about it… on your tablet.

In one of my very early posts last year, I wrote about the progressive move of comic books onto tablets. This move is now well in truly in full swing, with more traditional publishing groups jumping on board and making very compelling digital offerings. I’m a big fan of science magazines, have been ever since […]

Acer “Iconia” Android Honeycomb Tablet – First Look

Acer Iconia Custom screen

We had our first chance to get up close and personal with Acer’s slim and shiny new tablet-based products amongst the bulky, low-tech relics of our country’s seafaring history within the Maritime Musuem at Darling Harbour, Sydney. Acer are serious about this category and had many variations on show – a 5 inch smart phone, […]

When Is a Tablet Not A Tablet?

Samsung Slider PC flat

During my latest planning meeting with my contacts at Samsung, I had a closer look at a product that has been shown at various exhibitions but not yet released for sale here in Australia. It’s an interesting product, given the upswell in interest in the Tablet category. It’s called the Samsung Slider Series 7 PC. […]

Is There a Future for 7” Tablets? (Unboxing videos below)

Since the iPad launched and set the benchmark for portable touchscreen devices, no other manufacturer has come close to replicating its success. The combination of design, performance and developer support has made this the benchmark for what Steve Jobs calls the “Post-PC” era. This year, the Post-PC era will be more than a solely Apple […]

Viewsonic Viewpad 7 First Impressions

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And old colleague of mine is running a company called Viewsonic in Australia. It’s a brand more known for its LCD monitors than anything else, but they’ve been looking to expand into new and emerging technology categories. So when he visited me at the Bing Lee head office for a catch up, he brought along […]