Chucking Laptop for an iPad

With tablets becoming more advanced in technological terms, the news of consumers ditching their laptops for an iPad for performing their day to day activities is being heard more frequently nowadays.  Some of the consumers find iPad easy to handle and the best way to do shopping online. It is estimated that more than sixty million Americans will own a tablet computer by the end of this year and retailers saying that these devices are commanding an increasing share of online revenues. As per a U.S. survey, forty nine percent of the merchants reported their order value from tablets now exceeds web sales from desktop computer, laptops, and smart phones.

Now the question arises whether the tablets can really replace laptops when it comes to getting things done. Coming to the facts, the current generation of tablets, including iPad is related more with consuming content than they are about creating it. So in generally it is not recommended to use a tablet or iPad for someone who wants to use it to blog everyday. The iPad is an excellent device for browsing through a magazine, looking up few websites, watching couple of movies during a flight. But for activities like photo editing, blogging a laptop or a desktop computer are still better tools.

The other factor proving advantageous to iPad is its 10 hour battery life that makes more sense in carrying it, than the heavy laptop with long booting up time or a tendency to hang on sleep or in hibernation. There are some applications that help improve the blogging experience on an iPad such as Word Press and Blogsy. The Blogsy app supports a variety of blogging platforms that include Blogger, Posterous, Type Pad, Joomla, and Drupal where the user can type right in the app and it formats the text and allows the user to upload it from iPad to the users’ blog.

The First Feel of Windows 8

Microsoft gave its users the first taste of its latest and most important operating system yet; Windows 8. Users logged on to the Microsoft website to download and get a first look-see on Wednesday. As usual, the feedback till now has been pretty skewed, some loving it without bounds and other hating it. There’s not much to read into the feedback for the teaser, it is just as case of building up euphoria and momentum towards the final release.

The occasion for the release was the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain. Microsoft thoughtfully released it during an event that is primarily a platform for Mobile phones and Tablets. The biggest challenge for Windows is going to be its performance on Phones and Tablets. This is the first time in the company’s history an all-gadget OS has made it to the market. The move comes close on the heels of Apple eating into Microsoft’s consumer base with their operating system designed to work on Mac Desktop’s, notebooks, i-Phones and i-pads. The advent of Android has also adversely affected Microsoft’s positioning as a major mobile computing manufacturer.


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