Worldwide tablet shipment growth slowed significantly in the second quarter of 2013, with total volumes plummeting 9.7 percent quarter-over-quarter, research firm IDC reports. Vendors still shipped 45.1 million units during the period, however, increasing 59.6 percent over the same quarter in 2012.
While a significant number of popular applications optimized for Apple's iPad have yet to migrate to tablets running Google's Android mobile operating system, the disparity between the two ecosystems is shrinking, contends Hugo Barra, Google's vice president of Android product management.
Apple's changes to iPhone 5 and iPad displays are shifting the supply chain for the touchscreen industry, according to NPD DisplaySearch.
Apple iPhone owners are significantly more likely to share digital content across social networks than consumers across other connected devices, according to a new study released by social media services firm ShareThis.
Microsoft's Surface Pro does a better job with data security and confidentiality, as well as computing power, than Apple's iPad, judged Marcus Bluestein, chief technology officer, and Nina Lukina, business analyst, at the law firm of Kraft & Kennedy.
Google is rolling out a revamped version of its popular Maps application for Apple's iOS, highlighted by dedicated support for the iPad tablet.
Apple and Square are partnering to sell docking stands that turn iPads into point-of-sale systems for retail stores beginning this week, 9 to 5 Mac is reporting.
Smile Brands has unveiled an HTML5-based app that enables dentist to use their iPad to streamline dental charting and avoid duplication of data entry, according to a report by eWeek.
Boston University wants a court to block sales of Apple's iPhone 5, iPad, and MacBook Air because it alleges that Apple infringed a patent held by one of its professors, the Boston Herald is reporting.
Two weeks after Apple launched the first beta version of its new iOS 7 mobile operating system, the company released beta version 2, which brings support for both the regular iPad tablet and its Mini counterpart. The first beta supported only the iPhone and iPod touch.