Have you ever spurned an app because of privacy concerns? You are not alone.
Google's Android 4.0 may have won the Gold Prize for best platform experience at Parsons' 2012 User Experience Awards, but most users have yet to get the update.
Available for iOS and Android, OnLive Desktop, puts a Windows environment on your tablet or smartphone. Users can view, edit and create documents with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Files can be transferred between OnLive Desktop and other devices. Two gigabytes of storage is also included with the free version.
The optional $4.99 monthly service adds some features including being able to play Flash video and access to more services.
SwipeSelection is a clever jailbreak tweak that makes editing text much more efficient. Would you like to see Apple roll out a similar editing method?
Mobile gaming on the iPhone and iPad is big business. Gameloft has launched N.O.V.A. 3 which appears to have all the elements of a blockbuster bit.
Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance carries a premium price of $9.99. The action-adventure game features 10 levels of play, impressive cinematic graphics, and new 12-player battles in 6 multiplayer modes.
Check it out on iTunes.
Maybe you're still obsessed with Words With Friends or Angry Birds. It's time to give something new a try. Draw Something recently topped both iOS and Android App downloads.
With similarities to Pictionary, its developers call it a social drawing game that you can play cooperatively or competitively with others.
If you or someone you know uses a mobile device primarily for solitaire, Draw Something may help.
Filing federal income tax returns is a chore. Maybe like so many others you've put it off. Did you know there are a number of mobile tax filing apps available for iOS and Android users?
Some are as basic as an income tax calulator, but others offer tax filing on-the-go.
How good is the new iPad? Is it worth replacing an iPad 2?
How does it compare to Android tablets?
See what others have to say in this review roundup.
Availability: Pre-orders begin today. On sale March 16.
Price: Retains pricing for the iPad 2. The iPad 2 will soldier on starting at $399.
The new iPad:
$499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model
$599 for the 32GB Wi-Fi model
$699 for the 64GB Wi-Fi model
$629 for the 16GB 4G model
$729 for the 32GB 4G model
$829 for the 64GB 4G model
Appearance & dimensions: It looks familiar. Comes in black or white. It is 9.4mm thick and weighs 1.5 pounds -slightly beefier than the iPad 2's 8.8mm and 1.35 pounds.
Processor: Powered by a A5X dual-core. No specifics on speed yet.
Display: The resolution is bumped to retina display specifications at 2048 x 1536 pixels
Connectivity: 3G, HSPA+ for up to 21Mbps, dual-carrier HSDPA for up to 42Mbps and LTE for up to 72Mbps.
Camera: Rear-facing 5MP iSight camera with the optics system from the iPhone 4S. HD video recording now in 1080p resolution. Built-in stabilization, auto-exposure, auto-focus, auto-face detection, and AF-lock. Facetime camera on the front.
Battery: Retains the same battery life as the iPad 2. Up to 10 hours of browsing over Wi-Fi and 9 hours over 4G.
A new button at the bottom of the keyboard adds voice dictation.
iPhoto for the iPad edits photos, adds effects, and share images device-to-device.
iWork and GarageBand get updates.
Apple may also have a lower cost option in its iPad lineup planned. Apple is holding an event on March 7 that is all but official to be focused on the iPad 3.
According DigiTimes, in addition to a new iPad, Apple will reportedly launch an 8GB version of the iPad 2. If DigiTimes is right, the move would help position Apple to compete with lower priced tablets from competitors.
Can Apple get the cost of an iPad low enough to compete directly with Amazon's Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet from Barnes & Noble?