The government of Russia may introduce a new tax on the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets, a report from Kommersant reveals.
Russia will be adding an additional 5 percent tax on the iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab models. Image: double-h_by_phone / Flickr (CC)
The report says that the news comes from Federal Customers Service documents it has seen.
The new tax, amounting to a new import duty of 5 percent, the Kommersant says, comes from the classification of iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab tablets with …
The iPad is losing market share, seeing its virtual stranglehold on the market share plunging to “just” 66.6 percent for the third quarter of the year, a report from Strategy Analytics reveals.
The iPad saw its market share fall to 66.6 percent during the third quarter. Image: Yutaka Tsutano / Flickr (CC)
The move in iPad market share is significant considering that the Apple tablet held 95.5 percent market share during the third quarter of 2010.
Despite the iPad shaving off almost 29 …
The anticipated iPad challenger from Amazon, the Kindle Fire, will hurt the company’s profit margins, a report from Bloomberg.
Amazon’s profit margins will be decreased by the Kindle Fire tablet. Image: Dekuwa / Flickr (CC)
According to the publication based on data from IHS Inc., Amazon will lose about $10 on each Kindle Fire unit they sell.
Nonetheless, Amazon is hoping that the Kindle Fire will ignite music, books, movies and other merchandise sales coursing through Amazon, the report …
An iPad is a gadget that fulfills the technical requirements for many individuals. However, not many of us know that this gadget can also serve as ‘light’ for a blind person. A recent study conducted by a team of researchers from Kansas University in America has revealed that an iPad can play very positive role in studies for children that have very poor eyesight.
The researchers in this study were lead by Prof. Muriel Sanders. During the study, the researchers selected a group of children …
Taiwan-based company Foxconn will soon start iPad production in Brazil, reports Reuters.
The company has announced its plans to start production from December; however, it is still in the process of negotiation for the multibillion-dollar project.
Brazil President Dilma Rousseff visited China in April this year. During the visit, she announced that Foxconn has proposed to set up a production unit in Brazil for Apple’s iPad.
During a press conference on Thursday, Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou and …
Facebook mobile engineer Leon Dubinski wrote on the Facebook blog today that the long awaited Facebook app for Apple’s iPad is finally here, although initially the version on the Apple Store was 3.5, showing an app that had been optimized for the iPhone. Now the version listed on the Apple Store is 4.0.
Facebook launches official iPad app
Dubinski begins his blog post, written at 3:41 a.m., by noting: “Many of you have been asking about Facebook for the iPad. Today, it’s …
Adobe Systems has launched six new apps, termed Adobe Touch Apps, for iPad and Android tablets, reports PTI. These new apps, which include tools for photo editing and web page design, were launched at Los Angeles during the MAX 2011 technology conference.
Adobe is launching these apps as a part of its new initiative – Adobe Creative Cloud – that will serve as a hub for accessing desktop and tablet applications and for other services. The company is also in the process of buying two firms, …
Former Apple CEO and now Chairman Steve Jobs personally gave President Barack Obama an iPad, the U.S. President has revealed on Monday.
U.S. President Barack Obama got his iPad directly from Steve Jobs. Image: Barack Obama / Flickr (CC)
The detail came during an interview of the president y ABC News and Yahoo!
In the interview, Obama confirmed that he has n iPad. “I’ve got an iPad,” he said.
“Steve Jobs actually gave it to me a little bit early,” the president remarked. “It was …
Devices running Apple’s iOS platform dominate the mobile internet market share, a new report from Net Applications reveals.
Devices running on the iOS platform take more than 50 percent of mobile internet market share for the second quarter, a report from Net Applications reveals. Image: NET-BUSINESS / Flickr (CC)
According to the report, iOS devices account for over half (54.65 percent) of all mobile internet browsing for the second quarter of the year based on the approximately 40,000 …
The planned production of Apple contractor Foxconn of the popular iPad tablet in Brazil may not become a reality after all as a report from Reuters says that the deal is in trouble.
Foxconn production of iPad tablets in Brazil may not push through, a report from Reuters says. Image: gaby_bra / Flickr (CC)
Citing unnamed sources from the government of Brazil, Foxconn is said to be unsure of the target date for the iPad production in the country or whether it will ever get to produce the market …