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CreaVures Available on iPhone and iPad

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After one year of work, CreaVures is available on both iPhone and iPad, as a $0.99 plus app. Retina iPad support is already in Apple’s review queue, so get it while it’s hot!

Acer Posts First Quarterly Loss


So let me get this straight: the number one PC maker in the world is bowing out of that race amid declining sales.

The number two PC maker in the world just posted a net loss in the quarter — which, by the way, is their first loss ever.

But the PC business is totally peachy keen, right, Microsoft?

Holy hell, I had no idea things were this grim on the PC side. Meanwhile, in another part of town


iPad 2: Best Tablet Display on the Market

For the current set of Tablets the iPad is the clear winner in every category, which is somewhat surprising considering it was the first Tablet to launch and the one that later competitors knew they had to beat – but as of yet none have succeeded.

The competition has shipped displays with smaller viewing angles, lower pixel density, smaller gamuts, higher reflectance and in the case of the Transformer a lower bit depth, rendering a dithered 18-bit image. The Xoom costs, at their lowest prices, $300 more than the iPad 2, and yet has ranked the worst of the three tablets reviewed.

How does this happen? How do you review a competitor’s product and decide not to match them on quality or price? This is simply reinforcing my belief that there is no tablet market, merely an iPad market.

As an aside: the iPad’s gamut is nothing to write home about, which has already caused us problems with the dark scenes in CreaVures. Why are mobile gamuts so damn narrow, anyway?

(Source: Gizmodo)

A Real Android Tablet Contender Appears

Cortex A9 processor, Tegra 2 graphics chip, 2GB system storage, Android 2.1 shipping … the specs are there, but here’s my big worry with Android tablets: remember what iOS did when it released the iPad? A scad of new tablet-targeted metaphors. You had sidebars, contextual pop-outs, strict any-oritentation policies … these things are really what made the system. Android, rightfully, is worried about surpassing and matching iOS in the phone space right now, and I don’t believe they’ve taken the time to properly introduce metaphors that take advantage of the larger screen size of a tablet. Don’t get me wrong, I bet Twidroid will look stunning on the A1011, but will it take advantage of the extra screen real-estate in the way that Twitteriffic for the iPad does?