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If Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) does indeed go through with delivery of a long-rumored tablet – jokingly called the iPad on some blogs – it will have a most unlikely competitor: publisher Michael Arrington of the chúng tôi tech blog fame.

Arrington first acknowledged his plans for a hardware product in early July in the San Francisco Business Journal. The product, dubbed the “CrunchPad,” is a touch-screen tablet designed for Web surfing and other Internet use and was designed with reader input.

Arrington didn’t get into the technical details of his creation, but the Singapore-based newspaper The Straits Times did. It profiled a small start-up called Fusion Garage that developed the device for Arrington.

The CrunchPad sports a 12-inch screen, bigger than the rumored 10-inch screen of the iPad, and weighs 2.6 pounds (1.2kg). It runs a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, includes 1GB of RAM and has its own proprietary Web-centric browser operating system created by Fusion Garage, based on WebKit.

The entire system is touch-driven with a virtual keyboard for typing and a simple finger swipe for other actions. It comes with an accelerometer, one USB port, and built-in Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. Its biggest omission is no storage, not even flash storage. The Straits Times projects the price at US$399.

This device also puts Arrington, a lawyer who founded TechCrunch in 2005, on a collision course with one of the industry’s most creative and bare knuckles competitors, Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Even if the devices don’t sell, the whole battle could prove entertaining.

Fusion Garage’s founder, Rathakrishnan Chandrasekar, told the Times he was not worried about facing off against Apple. “It’s two different market segments. The Apple tablet will likely be applications-driven. Ours will be Web-driven.”

Tablets aren’t new, so what’s new?

Tablet PCs/devices have a long history of failure, dating back to the mid-1990s with the Eo and Go, neither of which went anywhere nor did any other wanna-be except in niche markets. If there is a successful tablet, it’s probably the iPhone and iPod Touch and perhaps Amazon’s Kindle, argues analyst Rob Enderle, president of Enderle Group.

“The question is how much bigger will these devices can get,” Enderle told chúng tôi “Just because there hasn’t been one that’s succeeded doesn’t mean there can’t be one that’s successful. But the market does not like this class of device, and there have been so many before you have to wonder if the market’s jaded and thinks that this one will be lousy, too.”

In order for a tablet to work, it will require some Apple-levels of stellar marketing and Enderle says he’s not seeing that coming out of TechCrunch. “They are going to have to overcome this. If this is positioned like a tablet, because tablets have not been successful, I would think it could be almost impossible to sell. If it’s positioned as something else, then it could be successful,” he said.

However, the iPad will likely use the same ARM processor in the iPod Touch and iPhone, which will not be as powerful as a 1.6Ghz Atom. “The CrunchPad should be more capable than the iPad because there are limitations on what the ARM processor can do,” said Enderle.

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Apple’s Upcoming Ios 14.5 – Highlights And Features

Apple’s Upcoming iOS 14.5 – Highlights and Features Apple’s Upcoming iOS 14.5 – Highlights:

Read further to know all about the heavily loaded features that iOS 14.5 will offer.

Devices compatible with iOS 14.5

iPhone SE (1st & 2nd generation)

iPhone 6s

iPhone 6s Plus

iPhone 7

iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone 8

iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone X

iPhone XR

iPhone XS

iPhone XS Max

iPhone 11

iPhone 11 Pro

iPhone 11 Pro Max

iPhone 12 Mini

iPhone 12 Pro

iPhone 12 Pro Max

iPod touch (7th generation).

Why is iOS 14.5 important for iPhone users?

Features Offered by iOS 14.5: – AirTag Tracker Unlock iPhone with a mask using Face ID

With the new update, users can now unlock their phones with a mask on their faces. For Apple Watch users, it will be more convenient as they will be able to authenticate their identity and unlock Apple Watch. This means just raise your phone, you will receive a buzz on your Apple Watch and the phone will be unlocked.

If you think you can authenticate purchases too, sadly you are wrong. At present, the feature works just to unlock the phone.

Change in Music Player

Instead of the default music player now you can use your music player with the latest launch of 14.5. You can choose to listen to music, audiobooks, and podcasts on your preferred music player.

App Tracking Transparency

Now apps will need permission before sharing your data and activity with other apps and websites. With help of App Tracking Transparency, you can opt out of sharing your data and will still be able to use the apps.

Controller Support for XBOX & PS5

If you use Xbox or PS5 consoles with Apple Arcade, this revolutionary feature is just for you. The new iOS 14.5 update now supports the Xbox and PS5 controllers on your phone or tablet.

Changes SIRI Voice

Siri is accustomed to all the Apple users in a female voice (exception with a male one in few countries) but now there will be no default pre-selected voice and you can set the voice of your choice while setting up your phone for the first time.

Siri will now be more useful with the “Hey Siri, Call Emergency” feature which will connect you to 911.

New Emojis

iOS 14.5 will bring more than 200 emojis, some of them are heart on fire, faces exhaling, and faces with spiral eyes, and many more. Not only this, but also you will have the option of new skin tone variation.

Sounds too good, but how to get iOS 14.5? Don’t worry about it, we’ve got you covered.

How to Install 14.5

To install this new update, you will have to wait for the release. Once rolled out you can follow the steps below to download and install the latest iOS 14.5 update

When available you will get the new software update. Choose to download and install. Ensure you have a good Wi-Fi connection to download and enjoy the features of the new iOS 14.5.

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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Vs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

Our Verdict

This is a case of horses for courses. The 8in form factor is great for reading, or watching and playing whilst on the move. If you need to stand up on your commute, for instance. Meanwhile Sony’s 10in tablet is a stylish and powerful full-sized slate. If you are in the market for an Android tablet, Sony’s devices are high-quality, fairly priced.

Sony recently gave the whole world of tech the eyes, and launched the Xperia Z4… as a tablet. We’re still waiting to find out what is happening with the Xperia Z4 smartphone, and indeed whether Sony is committed at all to making

Sony’s latest tablet is the Xperia Z4 Tablet – a 10in slate that is, confusingly, an update to the excellent Xperia Z2 Tablet. It means that Sony is currently selling that 10in tablet, as well as a smaller, Kindle-sized 8in slate improbably called the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Snappy, huh?

If you are in the market for a non-iPad, consumption tablet, these are two of the best. So we set out to find out what separates Sony’s little n large. It’s the only Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact vs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet comparison review you need. (Also see: Best tablets.)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact vs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: UK price & availability

Sony has now revealed that the Xperia Z4 Tablet will cost £499 when it becomes available to buy in the UK in June.

So far, £499 is the price Sony has revealed for the WiFi-only model with 32GB of space and it comes with a keyboard, so it’s possible that you’ll be able to pick up the Xperia Z4 Tablet at a lower price without the keyboard. The 4G version is £579 with the keyboard.

At launch the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact was priced from £329. Now you can pick up the most basic Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact from just £299. That’s for the 16GB Wi-Fi only version – which right now is the only flavour on offer from Sony’s UK website.

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact vs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: Design & build

The Xperia Z4 Tablet has a 10.1in display. It is a square, blocky-looking device even thinner than its direct predecessor, the Xperia Z2 Tablet, at 6.1mm compared with 6.4mm. This is an exceptionally thin tablet.

Light, too. The WiFi model of the Xperia Z4 Tablet is 392g, while the 4G LTE model is 396g. It is a delight to hold, particularly impressive considering its 10in display. And the Xperia Z4 Tablet is waterproof up to the highest rating available: IP68. The headphone port and microUSB ports don’t even need covers to make the device waterproof, so feel free to use the Xperia Z4 Tablet in the bath or by the poolside without a worry.

The Xperia Z3 Compact is one seriously thin and light 8in tablet. At 6.4 mm and 270 g is is thicker, but lighter than its big brother. It’s almost like holding a phone because the device is so slender – holding it one-handed is a breeze. The stainless steel frame looks great and we like the rounded curves of the cover. The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact will be available in black or white only.

It’s also dust- and waterproof, with a soft touch plastic rear cover which matches that of the Xperia Z2 Tablet. This may not look quite as impressive but provides much better grip. Waterproofing in this case means slightly fiddly flaps (apart from the headphone jack) but they do hide everything neatly away, too.

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact vs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: Display & hardware

Taking a closer look at the screen on the Xperia Z4 Tablet, you’ll find a 10.1in display with a 2560 x 1600 resolution, which equates to an impressive 299 ppi. The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has an 8in screen with a Full HD (1920 x 1200) resolution. This makes for a pixel density of 283 ppi. Not quite as impressive as big brother, but not something you will notice, either.

Inside the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, which is both octa-core and 64-bit. It’s paired with 3GB RAM, 32GB of storage and a microSD card slot for adding up to 128GB more.

Connectivity-wise, you’ll find 11ac WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1 and MHL 3.0, as well as an optional 4G LTE model for the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet.

Sony’s newest tablet has High-Res audio, too, with front-facing stereo speakers, digital noise cancelling support, automatic headphone compensation and a new LDAC codec which supposedly transmits data three times more efficiently than Bluetooth.

We’ve not yet been able to test this claim, but Sony suggests that you can expect a whopping 17 hours of video playback from the Xperia Z4 Tablet’s 6000mAh battery.

Inside the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor which is the same as previous Sony devices such as the Xperia Z2 Tablet but the chip is clocked higher at 2.5GHz. Alongside this is 3GB of RAM and we can report smooth performance during our time with the tablet.

In terms of storage, there are 16- and 32 GB models (11GB available after firmware on the former and 26 GB for the latter) but Sony offers a microSD card slot for adding up to 128GB. Again: right now we can see only the 16GB version on sale direct from Sony, although the other models are in stock elsewhere.

Wireless includes 11ac Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 LE but no IR Blaster for taking control of device like TVs. There’s also no wireless charging but there is a dock connector on the side if you wish to buy a compatible accessory – Sony’s official Magnetic Charging Dock DK39 costs £39.

It’s also great to see front-facing stereo speakers although they do distort fairly badly when the volume is at the upper end.

Despite clocking the processor higher, Sony touts an impressive 15 hours video playback from the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact’s 4500mAh battery. (See also: Best budget tablets UK.)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact vs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: Cameras

On the rear of the Xperia Z4 Tablet is an 8.1 Mp camera, which uses Sony’s Exmor RS sensor. The front-facing camera is a 5.1Mp camera with a wide angle lens, which will allow you to get more people in the frame.

If you’re into tablet photography then the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has a pretty decent 8.1 Mp rear facing camera with an Exmor RS sensor – about on par with the Galaxy Tab S 8.4. However, the high quality 2.2 Mp front camera is arguably more useful for video calls.

With both phones you can play around with plenty of camera apps such as Sound Photo, AR fun, Face in, Multi camera and more. Using the Superior auto mode will automatically mean 6 Mp 16:9 photos and Full HD video so if you want the full 8 Mp (at 4:3), switch to manual mode. (See also: The 29 best Android tablets of 2023 UK.)

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact vs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: Software

The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google’s latest version of its operating system. The Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact comes with an earlier version of Android OS in the form of 4.4.4 KitKat – an upgrade to Android L will come in due course, we’re told.

With both tablets Sony has added its own interface, though it’s not much different from stock Android aside from the pre-loaded Sony apps such as Walkman, Album, PlayStation and Lifelog.

There’s also PS4 Remote Play, which lets you play PlayStation 4 games on the device from the console over the same WiFi network.

Specs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: Specs

Android 5.0 Lollipop

10.1in IPS Triluminos screen, 2560×1600, 300ppi, 500cd/m2

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 64-bit


32GB internal storage, microSD card slot (up to 128GB)

8.1Mp rear camera with Exmor RS

5.1Mp wide angle front camera

MHL 3.0

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac


Bluetooth 4.1

Nano-SIM (LTE model)

6000 mAh battery


392g (Wi-Fi), 396g (LTE)

Black, white

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Review

Our Verdict

The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet is a seriously impressive device and easily one of the best tablets we’ve ever tested. The design is astonishingly thin and light and the waterproofing with only the need for one cover is a bonus. This topped with excellent hardware, performance and software means we can barely fault it. However, the fact Sony bundles it with the Bluetooth keyboard with no option to buy it alone means that it’s more expensive than rivals. We feel it’s a 9/10 products but we’ve no choice but to mark the value score lower.

This year Sony has updated is flagship Android tablet so we have a new  iPad Air 2 rival. Sony claims it’s the world’s lightest 10in tablet with a 2K screen so here’s our Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet review. Updated on 28/7/15 with our video review. Also see: Best tablets 2023.

Last’s years Z3 range included one tablet which was Sony’s first smaller size, the 8in Z3 Tablet Compact. Instead of replacing that range – which also has the Z3 and Z3 Compact phones – Sony has added to it with the Xperia Z4 Tablet. It’s a new 10in device which succeeds the Xperia Z2 Tablet so there is no Xperia Z3 Tablet in a 10in size. Also see: Best new tablets coming in 2023.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet review: Price and competition

We expected the Xperia Z4 Tablet to come in at £399 matching the iPad Air 2 but it costs £100 more than that. Before you panic and run to the Apple store, this is because it comes with the Bluetooth keyboard dock so there is a reason for it.

Sony’s main Android rival for the high-end 10in tablet is Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S which was £399 but can now be purchased for under £300. It’s a long way from being old and decrepit too, so represents quite a saving in comparison to Sony’s new tablet.

The more expensive model with additional  4G LTE connectivity will set you back £579 placing it only £60 short of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 which it is competing against considering the laptop style keyboard dock.

It’s a real shame Sony has decided to only sell the tablet this way as many consumers will no doubt want just the tablet and it’s not like you can sell the keyboard because other users will have one as standard. Retailers are saying the keyboard is free but it’s clearly factored into the price and we hope Sony changes its mind in the future.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet review: Design and build

Its predecessor was and still is an impressive tablet and we didn’t think Sony could do much to the 6.4 mm, 426 g chassis. However, it has managed to slim it down further to 6.1 mm which isn’t much but the weight has dropped to just 392 g.

In comparison with the market leading iPad Air 2, it’s the same thickness and a decent 45 g lighter so tops marks to Sony. The Xperia Z4 Tablet feels great in the hand with the weight particularly making it easy to handle. The firm calls it the ‘World’s lightest 10in tablet with brightest 2K display’.

Sony continues to offer dust- and waterproofing, this time to an IP68 rating which is the highest available. We’ve got used to the headphone port not needing a cover or flap to keep the moisture out but now the microUSB port doesn’t either which is a great addition. Only having one flap for cards is ideal as you rarely need to open it.

Also see: Best 10in tablets 2023.

Aside from the above changes, the design remains essentially the same. A reasonable bezel runs around the display which doesn’t look great but means you can hold any side without needing to touch the screen, leaving your fingers in the way.

The Xperia Z4 Tablet will be available in black and white options but we’ve only seen black listed at retailers so far.

What we thought was an optional Bluetooth keyboard dock (BKB50) is now bundled with the tablet in the UK. It supports tilt and a trackpad for what Sony calls a ‘premium laptop experience’. The Xperia Z4 Tablet slots in easily and then you can adjust the angle or close it like you would a regular laptop.

It all works pretty smoothly and there’s a limit to how far back you can tilt the tablet so it doesn’t topple over (unlike the Acer Aspire Switch 10). The keyboard is a little flimsy and the keys are small so it’s not the optimum experience but you can certainly get a reasonable amount of typing done without pulling your hair out. The trackpad is surprisingly good and using Android with a mouse cursor actually makes a lot of sense.

Some things are awkward but there are many keys dedicated which alleviates this such as navigation, the drop down notification bar and even power. After a while you’ll probably find yourself not using the touchscreen but our main issue is that not everyone will benefit from the accessory yet you have to pay for it.

Since there’s no physical connection to the tablet, there’s no hard drive, extra battery or ports such as USB in the way of features. It simply connects over Bluetooth and charges via micro USB.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet review: Hardware and performance

The screen size remains at 10.1 in but Sony has improved the resolution to 2560 x 1600 and boosted the brightness to 500cd/m2. That’s plenty of brightness on offer and the pixel density of 299 ppi is impressive outpacing the iPad Air 2 which is 264 ppi. The ‘Triluminos’ screen looks great and the IPS panel means great viewing angles. We really can’t fault it and it’s up there with the Galaxy Tab S 10.5.

On the audio side is added support for High-Res audio like the Z3 range with front facing stereo speakers, digital noise cancelling support, automatic headphone compensation and a new LDAC codec which supposedly transmits data three times more efficiently than Bluetooth.

An impressive claim and is that the Xperia Z4 Tablet can last a whopping 17 hours of video playback from the 6000 mAh battery – for comparison Apple only touts 10 hours from the iPad Air 2. In our battery test in Geekbench 3, the tablet lasted an impressive nine hours and 53 minutes with a score of 5933.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet review: Software and apps

For software, the Xperia Z4 Tablet runs  Android 5.0 Lollipop and Sony adds its own user interface which doesn’t really have a name.

Sony has kept things quite vanilla meaning the experience is close to that of a

We particularly like the addition of app icons on the nav bar at the bottom so you can launch apps without returning to the homescreen and a sort of start menu – when the Bluetooth keyboard is in use.

Xperia Lounge which has been around for a while now offers silver and gold tiers with the top level reserved for Z devices. Sony promises content including music, video, cloud storage, stickers, themes and software upgrades for the life of the tablet.

As well as the High-Res audio support mentioned earlier, the Xperia Z4 Tablet includes PS4 Remote Play enabling you to play PlayStation 4 games on the device from the console over the same Wi-Fi network.

Read next: Best new tablets coming in 2023.

Specs Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet: Specs

Android 5.0 Lollipop

10.1in IPS Triluminos screen, 2560×1600, 300ppi, 500cd/m2

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 64-bit


32GB internal storage, microSD card slot (up to 128GB)

8.1Mp rear camera with Exmor RS

5.1Mp wide angle front camera

MHL 3.0

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac


Bluetooth 4.1

Nano-SIM (LTE model)

6000 mAh battery


392g (Wi-Fi), 396g (LTE)

Black, white

Amazon’s October Tablet Surprise: 5 Questions

This latest rumor falls in line with previous Amazon tablet whisperings. In May, Amazon purportedly had two tablets planned before the end of 2011, including one with a quad-core processor. That same month Consumer Reports asked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos if his company planned to release a tablet to which Bezos said, “stay tuned.” More recently, a report surfaced claiming Amazon planned to ship one million tablets in the third quarter of 2011.

It’s been pretty clear for some time that Amazon wants to get in the tablet game, and most critics believe the online retailer is well suited to challenge Apple’s iPad. Amazon is the only Apple rival that can match the iTunes store with a large online MP3 music outlet, an online music player, TV and movie rentals and purchases, e-books and the newly launched Appstore for Android. With just over three months to go until a potential Amazon tablet enters the market, here’s what I’m wondering about Amazon’s plans.

Why two tablets?

It sounds like Amazon has a twofold tablet plan: get into the market early with a tablet, any tablet, and then come out with a more solid device later. The problem is a number of companies have already tried that plan such as Research In Motion with its BlackBerry PlayBook, Samsung with the Galaxy Tab, and Dell with the Streak. None of those tablet makers have fared well with the “just get it out the door” strategy. Would Amazon do any better?

How much will it cost?

Nine or 9.7?

The Journal says the Amazon tablet will be “roughly” 9 inches. That makes me wonder whether Amazon isn’t shooting for 9.7 inches, the same size display as the iPad. However, a number of Android tablets are opting for 10.1-inch displays such as the Motorola Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Perhaps Amazon will opt for a larger size instead?

Which Android flavor?

Android is a pseudo-open source platform in the sense that Google keeps each new version under wraps and then publicly releases the source code at a later date. For the tablet-specific Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Google has decided not to release the source code. Instead, the company will release code for the next version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, when it launches later this year. Will Amazon be an Ice Cream Sandwich partner at launch or are they cozying up to Google to get their hands on Honeycomb right now? If the answer to both of these questions is “no,” then Amazon would be stuck using a non-tablet version of Android such as Froyo or Gingerbread.

No camera?

It’s debatable whether a 9- or 10-inch tablet needs a rear-facing camera to grab snapshots, but a front-facing camera for video chat is pretty standard these days. Numerous tablets have a front-facing camera, including the iPad 2, PlayBook, Streak 7 and the Galaxy Tab. If Amazon’s tablet doesn’t at least include a video chat option, can it stand up to the flexibility of non-Apple tablets, let alone the iPad?

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Apple Tablet Will Revolutionise Ebook Publishing

We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again, Apple has big plans for eBooks and its future Apple tablet will help kickstart yet another change in publishing, just as the Mac helped launch the notion of desktop publishing.

Perhaps a sign of what’s to come is visible in iTunes Extras/LP. These combine multiple assets and can be purchased from iTunes. They are designed to replicate the DVD or album experience, and while the jury’s out on their success in that, they clearly offer opportunities for the creation and distribution of engaging content.

Now Gizmodo tells us that Apple has been in talks with newspapers, magazines and book publishers, including the New York Times, McGraw Hill and Oberlin Press.

The entire vision relates to Apple’s future tablet, Gizmodo explains: “Several years ago, a modified version of OS X was presented to Steve Jobs, running on a multitouch tablet. When the question of “what would people do with this?” couldn’t be answered, they shelved it. Long having established music, movie and TV content, Apple is working hard to load up iTunes with print content from several major publishing houses across several media.”

The report continues to explain a meeting held on Apple’s Cupertino campus between Apple executives and senior figures from across the publishing industry. This followed an internal Apple competition the winning idea of which was textbook distribution through iTunes, a vision that’s already got strong foundations through iTunes U.

“Once people can flip between books, look up references online and switch to an audio reading, everything will change very quickly.”

Other recent activity came in the iTunes release of the Mayhem comic book in the iTunes LP format (iTunes Link). As John Fortt at Fortune noted, “Maybe the tools Apple created to digitize Gibson’s Mayhem comic will be part of an author’s kit with that oft-rumored Apple tablet?”

Being a big business for Apple doesn’t necessarily mean eBooks aren’t a potentially big business for its platforms. eBooks are the second-biggest content category on iTunes after games, so there’s a proper eBook gold rush surging up. It’s just that Apple doesn’t publish the books…but it does create the platform – particularly its mobile platforms.

Also bear in mind chúng tôi and its recent move to partner with Google to launch the world’s biggest online ebookstore – 40 times bigger than Waterstones it aims to offer over two million titles by the end of 2009, with one million titles available right now.

When it comes to the education markets, Apple already knows the score. “We teach teachers not just about Apple solutions, but also how to create content that’s suitable for digital learning,” Apple’s director of EMEA education markets, Herve Marchet, told Macworld UK. “If you want to play in the education market, you need to be a solutions provider. You aren’t just bringing in the machine, you must also offer appropriate software, content and models for best practise in content creation.”

And beyond Apple, Disney (a company which has, erm, Apple CEO Steve Jobs on its board) today launched Disney Digital Books, which it terms, “reading made magical”.

The eBook gold rush is now on….

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