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The Daily Launch Is Pushed Back

The highly anticipated launch of The Daily, an iPad only newspaper, will be pushed back by a few weeks reported All Things Digital. They said that the planned launch for Wednesday had been cancelled and a News Corp insider confirmed that the launch had been delayed.

Rupert Murdoch, the News Corp chairman and chief executive, was going to unveil the Daily with Apple chief executive Steve Jobs.

It is rumored that Apple is still working on changes that it’s making to iTunes in order to allow a subscription service that will automatically bill the Daily’s users on a weekly or monthly basis for the cost of receiving the download each morning.

I guess all of us who want to read the Daily on our iPads will have to wait a few weeks longer. Please comment with your thoughts about this!

Murdoch’s iPad paper the Daily delays launch | Media | guardian.co.uk.


Apple releases iOS 4.3 Beta

It’s finally here! Apple has just released a beta version of iOS 4.3, the newest operating system update for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad! However, it is only available for developers.

There are several new features including the personal hotspot (which I wrote about before), multi-touch gestures for iPad, and customizable messaging alerts. Also, the button to lock your iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone can now be customized with iOS 4.3.

Also, users now have the option to play their text and MMS message alerts once, twice, three, five, or ten times, which gives them more control over how they are informed. Developers can also use the new AVFoundation APIs for HTTP Live Streaming Statistics. This allows them to track information about their content, like how many people are watching their videos, how long they are watching them, and how well the ads in the videos are doing.

The only two products that are not compatible with the new iOS 4.3 are the second-generation iPod Touch and the iPhone 3G.

Please comment below with what you think about this! Do you like the new operating system, and are you looking forward to it coming out in a stable release?

Apple releases iOS 4.3 beta | Crave – CNET.

This is an interesting article I came across. I’ve been really busy today, so sorry I couldn’t make many posts. Hopefully I’ll be able to post some more tomorrow. I still am looking for some ideas as to what else I can posts about, so if you have any suggestions, feel free to comment with them.

(Updates share prices in final paragraph.)

Jan. 11 (Bloomberg) — Verizon Wireless will sell a version of Apple Inc.’s iPad tablet computer that can connect directly to its network, posing another challenge to AT&T Inc. as the carrier’s exclusive hold on the iPhone draws to a close.

Verizon will get an embedded chip in the iPad for use on its network, Francis Shammo, chief financial officer of Verizon Communications Inc., the parent of the wireless unit, said today in an interview in New York. IPad users currently need an extra device to connect to Verizon’s network. Shammo declined to say when the change may happen.

Verizon Wireless, the biggest U.S. mobile-phone carrier, began selling the iPad in its stores in a package with its credit card-sized Wi-Fi device in October for $629.99 to $829.99. Apple, which introduced the iPad in April, offers versions of the tablet that connect directly to AT&T’s network.

Apple, based in Cupertino, California, sold about 7.5 million iPads through September and, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc., may sell more than 37 million of the devices this year.

Verizon Wireless, based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, said today it will begin selling the iPhone on its network to all customers on Feb. 10. AT&T, based in Dallas, had been the exclusive carrier of the smartphone since 2007.

Verizon Communications, which co-owns the wireless unit with Vodafone Group Plc, fell 56 cents to $35.36 at 4 p.m. in New York Stock Exchange composite trading. AT&T declined 43 cents to $27.91. Verizon has lost 1.2 percent this year and AT&T has declined 5 percent.

–With assistance from Amy Thomson in New York. Editors: Ville Heiskanen, Nick Turner

To contact the reporter on this story: Greg Bensinger in New York at gbensinger1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Peter Elstrom at pelstrom@bloomberg.net

via Verizon Will Sell IPad That Connects to Its Network – BusinessWeek.

Next week, Steve Jobs will appear with News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch to introduce the Daily, which is going to be a digital newspaper for the iPad.

This announcement is planned for January 19 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Reportedly, Apple is willing to invest $30 million in this newspaper!

Also, it is reported that Mr. Murdoch showed some attendees of CES the Daily.

Apple, News Corp. to Unveil the Daily Jan. 19 – WSJ.com.

Tablets Take The Show At CES 2011

At this year’s CES, tablets were the big thing. Sure, there were 3D TVs (such as Panasonic’s giant) and laptops, but the main attraction was the variety of tablets there were. There were many famous and not-so-famous companies that tried their hand at designing tablets, but in my opinion, only the Motorola Xoom has a chance at knocking the iPad from its throne.

Despite the massive amounts of tablets, surprisingly few were even worth a second glance. All of the tablets have some sex-appeal, but they don’t have the hardware and software to back it up. Some of the tablets that were revealed had very few set features, such as the G Slate by LG which we only know will run Android 3.0 and will be compatible with T-mobile’s 4G network. Also, the Dell Streak runs outdated Android 2.2 software. Why would anyone want to spend hundreds of dollars on outdated software? One of last year’s best tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, is also still running Android 2.2. The company hasn’t even said if it will upgrade to Android 3.0. Why they do that, I don’t see.

So keep your eyes peeled this year for the barrage of tablets that will be hitting the market, and if ever, you need help deciding, just comment or email me, and I will do my best to help you.

The Associated Press: Tablets crowd gadget show, chasing iPad’s tail.

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