Day: November 3, 2011

iSuppli: No ‘iPad killer’ coming until 2012

iSuppli: No ‘iPad killer’ coming until 2012 Good news if you bought an iPad: It’s set to dominate the tablet market by almost three to one until 2012. Its first real competition, namely PC-based tablets and slates debuting in 2011, will still only account for less than 30 per cent of the market, and will be dwarfed by the Apple device, according to the research firm iSuppli. iSuppli is banking on the iPad’s history to mirror that of Apple’s iPhone, when it took other smartphones about three years before they were “in the ballpark” with the iPhone, said Rhoda...

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Payments made via mobile devices surge to about 20% of all transactions, processor says

Payments made via mobile devices surge to about 20% of all transactions, processor says Payments made with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets rose 55% over last year, reaching a total of 19.5% of all transactions processed worldwide in December by Amsterdam’s Adyen. Apple iPads and iPhones were the most used devices for mobile payments, according to Adyen’s tally, with the iPad accounting for 41% of mobile transactions during the busy September to December holiday shopping period. The Apple iPhone took the second spot with 31.6% of mobile-payment transactions, while Android smartphones stood at 20% and Android tablets...

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Insider Hints PS4 Exclusive JRPG Announcement At PS Experience Event, No Man's Sky News "Pretty Cool": Updated

Insider Hints PS4 Exclusive JRPG Announcement At PS Experience Event, No Man’s Sky News “Pretty Cool”: Updated Well known industry insider Tidux has shared some interesting new details about upcoming PlayStation Experience event which is scheduled to take place on December 6-7. Tidux hinted that an unannounced JRPG title for PlayStation 4 will be revealed at the event and No Man’s Sky announcement is “Pretty Cool”. Firstly, Tidux tweeted: “only 2 weeks left. now it’s crunching time! #thisisforthePlayers #greatnessawaits #PS4”, and when asked by fan: “Can you drop the JRPG community a bone? Any big unannounced JRPG’s coming?” @SomeRPGFanboy...

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HP launches ‘speedy’ scanners

HP launches ‘speedy’ scanners Hewlett-Packard has launched the new ScanJet 4400c and 5400c series of scanners, which comprises the 4400c, 4470c, the 5400c, 5470c and 5490c. Each scanner features dual-sensor CCD-scanning technology, and delivers preview scans in four seconds and full-image scans in eight seconds, according to HP. The five devices each have a scan-to-CD button that enables scanned images to be saved straight to a CD. They also feature Scan, Email, Share-to-Web, Copy, Photo Reprint, Cancel and Powersave buttons. The Share-to-Web feature is not available as standard on the 4400c, but can be included with its software. True...

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Sony: PSN will be offline for maintenance this afternoon

Sony: PSN will be offline for maintenance this afternoon Sony has announced that PSN maintenance will be carried today in the evening. Previously the maintenace was planned to begin yesterday but it was postponed. Sony confirmed that Playstation Network will remain offline for maintenance from 16:30 GMT today until 07:01 tomorrow morning. During this time period PSN subscriber will not be able to access PSN account management or registration, or sign into PSN from...

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