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BlackBerry CEO questions future of tablets, says they’re a “bad business model”
May 4, 2013 | 5:03 pm

BlackBerryBloomberg’s Hugo Miller and Nadja Brandt quote Blackberry CEO Thorsten Heins contending that the popularity of tablet computers may wane, a strong hint that there will be no BlackBerry tablet successor to the company’s ill-fated PlayBook device. Miller and Brandt cite Mr. Heins saying in an interview at the Milken Institute conference in Los Angeles that in five years he doesn’t think there’ll be any reason to have a tablet anymore, adding that tablets themselves are not a good business model—his presumed implication being that smartphones are getting so feature-packed and powerful that they will be capable of fulfilling nearly everyone’s mobile computing...

Textkraft text processor apps for iPad on sale for the Easter season
March 23, 2013 | 12:00 pm

iPadI use several text editing and word processing apps on my iPad, but my writing tools of choice for composing and editing with the tablet are usually from the family of text processors from German developer Infovole. What’s a text processor? It’s a writing app that’s more than a basic text editor, with more tools and features, but doesn’t support full word processor abilities like text formatting, styles, footnotes, and page layout. For the vast majority of my text crunching needs, Textkraft hits the sweet spot. Textkraft normally sells for a reasonable $3.99 on the App Store, but before infovole begins a...

Pedestal Stand for iPad also holds your toilet paper?
February 10, 2013 | 10:08 pm

iPad toilet paper holderOne of the things I love about my iPad is that it liberates me from the constraints of my desktop workstation and the lousy body English of using a laptop sitting on one’s lap. I can use the iPad in a wide range of venues in my house and yard—pretty much anywhere within range of my Wi-Fi router. However, one place I’ve never used the iPad is in the bathroom, and I really have no desire to do so. My philosophy about bathroom-going is that you do what’s on the agenda and move on, so to speak. But, whatever floats your...