Apple Updates Lists of Top iOS Apps of All Time

The 50 billionth iOS app download is within reach, as Apple celebrates the milestone with updated lists of top iOS apps.
Appadvice.com reports that the Cupertino-based tech giant has announced a promo with a $10,000 App Store gift card to whomever makes the 50 billionth iOS app download.
Apple launched its apps marketplace nearly five years ago, and now it wants to celebrate the milestone with the reward.
Also, it updated the lists of all-time top iPhone and iPad apps – paid and …

Google and Apple Tablets Will be a Major Hit this Christmas

A strong demand is expected by PC World, Curry’s, Argos, and John Lewis, among others, for tablets this December. In fact, for Curry’s and PC World, sales are already 1000 percent higher compared to last year’s

Asus Sells Nexus 7 Docking Station, Available This December

Asus Japan has listed a new Nexus 7 docking station on its website (translated) for sale early this month at 3,480 yen ($42).
The docking station interfaces into the golden connectors on the side of the Nexus 7, but it also comes with a microUSB port on the back for charging or connecting the tablet to a computer and a 3.5mm audio jack for audio.
Nexus 7 owners must have Android 4.2 installed for the docking station to work, and plug the accessory to a power outlet via the USB AC adapter for …

Barnes & Noble Nook HD and HD+ Now Available in the UK

Barnes & Noble’s Nook HD and HD+ is now available in the UK. Both Nooks showcase their lightweight frame and definition.
For these products to be successful, Barnes & Noble Nook HD and Nook HD+ should be competitive against the likes of the iPad Mini by Apple and Kindle Fire HD by Amazon.

Barnes & Noble Nook HD and Nook HD+ is now available in the UK. (Image: via

Mastermind and Lookout of iPad Mini Heist Arrested

Authorities have arrested a man suspected as the mastermind and lookout of the iPad mini heist that struck JFK airport in New York.
Nettlesome airport personnel caught the poor felons who had to run in the middle of the snatch and leave behind several iPads after the commotion.
Last week’s robbery had several people suggesting that it was an inside job.
The New York Post reports that the arrested man, Renel Rene Richardson, was the brains behind the thievery and served as its …

Microsoft Surface With Windows RT Receives Firmware Update

Microsoft released on Wednesday, November 14, a firmware update for its Surface with Windows RT tablet to fix performance issues.
The software giant provided eight updates for the Windows 8 RT version of its tablet through Windows Update: seven updates were patches and the eighth a firmware update that improves performance for app execution.
The patches listed as “cumulative update” include battery life improvement when waking or putting the tablet to sleep and to address an issue …

Asus Offers £25 Coupon To Nexus 7 Owners

Asus has started offering a £25 coupon valid for early Nexus 7 owners who purchased it from the Asus’s physical channels and online store.
The Taiwanese tablet maker said the offer applies to those who bought the Google Nexus 7 on or before October 29, when its price dropped from £199 to £159 at the Google Play store.
“So you’ve carefully done your research and decided to purchase the award winning Nexus 7 by Asus. We’d like to welcome you to the family by offering you a …

AT&T Tablet Customers Receive $100 Discount

AT&T launched on Thursday, November 8, a promotional discount to customers who bought its tablet offerings in a move to build hype for the Holidays.
Starting on Friday, November 9, customers who purchased a tablet with a two-year data plan from any store owned by the U.S. telecoms carrier – both online and brick and mortar (B&M) shops – or at selected retailers and outlets will receive a $100 discount.
AT&T tablet customers will choose from several qualifying data plan …

Smartphone, Tablet Sales Will Reach 1.2 Billion Next Year

Gartner says smart device consumerism is a force to reckon with in the IT industry, as it estimates that 821 million smartphones and tablets will be sold in the global market, which will account for 70 percent of all electronic device sales in 2012. The analytics firm expects the sales figure to reach 1.2 billion next year.
On Tuesday, November 6, Gartner analysts gathered at its Symposium/ITxpo 2012 in Barcelona and talked about key trends in smart devices and its effect on the PC market. The …

Apple is Preparing iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display

Although the iPad Mini tablet has barely started and stocks are not yet fully stocked, Apple component suppliers are already preparing for the next “Mini” tablet series and headlining the list of ingredients is a new generation of Retina Display screens which will go into production by the middle of next year.
iPad Mini 2 would also have a 7.9 inch diagonal screen, but instead of a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution (163 ppi) used for the current model, this display will delight our eyes …