Why I Can Guess Your iPad Password

Friend of mine, a smart journalist, had his iPad stolen. He couldn’t help that — the thief broke into his house. But his private, personal data wasn’t stolen, exactly. Donated, more like. He had no passcode set on the iPad. All his email, calendar, address book, and work documents were free for the taking. Oh, yeah. He had the iPad …

Latest Amazon Tablet Rumor Comes Courtesy of Captain Obvious

We’ve all heard the rumors that Amazon will launch a tablet or two by the holidays, but for this latest rumor, you might want to sit down.

According to the consumer research team at Detwiler Fenton, these upcoming Amazon tablets will include—wait for it—streaming video.

Reportedly, it’ll be the same video service that’s already

Asus Padfone: A Smartphone That Snaps into a Tablet

If you really think about it—reeeeally think about it—tablets are currently little more than gigantic smartphones. So why not build what amounts to a large-screen dock for a smartphone and call it a tablet?

That’s what Asus is planning to do with its recently-announced Padfone. It’s an accessory for an Asus smartphone that …

Do Gadgets Really Make Our Lives More Complicated?

A new study published by Ad Age takes a look at the various ways new technologies—in particular, e-readers and tablets—influence the lives of the affluent, concluding that at the end of the day, additive technologies make life more complicated than not.

Assuming that “affluent” means households earning annual median incomes of …

Number One Plus: Can HP Tablets Take Down the iPad?

HP’s TouchPad tablet is due out this summer and, speaking to the press recently, HP’s Eric Cador said, “In the tablet world, we’re going to become better than number one. We call it number one plus.”

That’s a direct shot at Apple’s iPad, though Cador didn’t specify a timeframe or explain how his company plans to take the top spot in …

BlackBerry PlayBook Flopped Hard, Says Retail Source

Someone in retail’s not happy about Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook.

An anonymous source, reportedly from a “major big box retailer,” told Boy Genius Report that RIM’s tablet missed sales targets by more than 90 percent. The source also said that return rates were much higher than those of the Motorola Xoom, which itself was …

Post-PC: Tablets and Phones Are Killing Computers, Right?

A coworker came by my desk late yesterday afternoon and, seeing that I had an iPad propped up next to my laptop, asked why we weren’t writing more posts here on Techland about how to use the iPad. Before I could say something like, “You see a square you like and you poke it with your finger,” he asked why I was using both an iPad and a …

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