October 3, 2011

ITogether launches iPad guide for SMBs

by Darren Allan

A Yorkshire based security specialist firm, ITogether, has put together an online guide for small businesses on how to get the most out of the iPad. The guide is apparently a reaction to a survey the company commissioned, which showed that many business users are failing to take full advantage of the facilities offered by […]




July 1, 2011

Facebook prepares to launch ‘something awesome’

by Jan Harris

According to Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, we can expect an ‘awesome’ new feature to be revealed next week. With the company’s current focus on the mobile market, speculation abounds that this could be a photo sharing product for the iPhone, or maybe the promised new iPad app. Another option, spotted by TechCrunch, is ‘Project Spartan’ […]




June 24, 2011

Europe protects online shoppers

by Jan Harris

The European Parliament has passed a new law protecting consumers across Europe when they shop online. All European citizens will now have the same rights on prices, delivery and returns. The law also gives shoppers a two-week period in which they can return goods they decide not to keep and the right to precise information […]




September 21, 2010

Google Docs gets new fonts, plus editing for mobile devices

by Darren Allan

Google is busy tinkering with its cloud based office package Docs, and today it announced that it’s bringing web font support to the online suite. Google wrote on its official blog page: “Documents without font choices are like photographs without colours. Just as shades of colour can add depth to a picture, smart font choices […]




September 17, 2010

iPad cannibalises laptop sales in the US

by Darren Allan

There’s no doubt that the iPad has been a success story since its launch back in April. Apple’s tablet shifted in excess of 3 million units in its first three months, and analysts have estimated that it will easily exceed sales of 10 million by the time 2010 comes to a close. However, it would […]




May 21, 2010

iPad to boost profits at online retail?

by Darren Allan

It’s a week today that the iPad will be officially available in the UK, after several delays and months of waiting. Although demand has meant that pre-order ship dates have been pushed back to the first week of June. Apple seems to think its device will go down as well in this country as it […]




May 18, 2010

Sony considers tablet PC

by Darren Allan

The rumour mill has it that Sony is considering entering the tablet PC market itself. This news comes hot on the revelation that BT is also considering making a communications oriented tablet. And, of course, there are all the other tablets already well underway – such as HP’s upcoming effort, which was the Slate, but […]




May 14, 2010

Dell Mini 5 tablet out next month

by Darren Allan

For those of you considering tablet options aside from the Apple iPad, which launches at the end of the month, another offering has popped up with an imminent release date. The Dell Mini 5 will be out in June, although as the name suggests, it isn’t a full-sized tablet like Apple’s effort. Dell’s Android tablet […]




May 7, 2010

WeTab and Archos 7, iPad tablet alternatives

by Darren Allan

With the news of the iPad’s UK release and pricing details coming today, if Apple’s creation sounds too rich for your blood, then a couple of other alternative tablets have hit the headlines. The iPad will be out on May 28th, and will cost £429 for the basic 16GB wi-fi model, running up to £699 […]




April 16, 2010

Future iPad will include camera?

by Darren Allan

Speculation about the iPad continues, even after the launch of Apple’s much hyped tablet device. The latest snippet of “iGossip” is that the next version of the touchscreen wonder will have a camera built in. When it was first unveiled, many felt the camera was the most glaring omission from the iPad, along with other […]




March 10, 2010

Apple iPad UK release slips

by Darren Allan

It seems Apple’s mighty tablet won’t be hitting British shores quite as soon as we first thought. In fact, the “magical and revolutionary” device (in the words of Steve Jobs) won’t be out here until late April. Previously it was thought the wi-fi version would come out before then, in late March or early April. […]