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Can I say ‘meh’?  It’s 7.9″, which I think is not a big enough difference from the regular iPad and too big a difference from the iPhone/iPod Touch.  The price?  $330.  I’m sorry but that is too much.  You can get the iPad 2 for $399.  You can get the Google Nexus 7 for $200, which is arguably the “best” Android tablet right now.  I really think Apple dropped the ball here.  Google tablets are already cutting into the iPad sales because they are pretty good and quite a bit cheaper.  Sure, the Apple people will buy this regardless but the iPad Mini is not going to convert many people, in my opinion.  My prediction is that most people who buy this will be former 10″ iPad owners who just want a smaller/cheaper iPad and don’t care about Android.  If I’m right, Apple will had actually screwed themselves as their revenue will be lower and they won’t take much market share back from Android.  Apple could had destroyed the low end tablet market if they brought it out at even $250 probably.  We shall see what happens.

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By   posted Dec 8th 2011 4:06AM
Just two days after the European Commission announced that it was investigating Apple and major international publishers for possible e-book price fixing, the US Justice Department has made it clear that it’s also launching a probe into the possibility of “anticompetitive practices involving e-book sales.” Although Justice Department officials didn’t name which companies they’re looking into, it’s very likely that they’re focusing on the same agreements between publishers and the major e-book platform owners — either Apple or Amazon or both.

Today on The Technothusiasts Show, we talk about the new Nook Tablet (again), Google+ Pages Now Available, Gmail App for Blackberry End-of-Life Coming November 22nd.

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By   posted Aug 9th 2011 9:00AM

The long awaited Boxee for iPad app is finally ready to launch, and coming with it is a fresh update for the Boxee Box, plus new Media Manager software for your PC or Mac to make streaming locally stored files to the tablet or PC even easier. We got an early look at the iPad app (which lacks access to the Box’s apps) and while the interface had been lightly reworked since our last hands-on experience at CES it was very crash prone, with a tendency to close suddenly while streaming videos from YouTube or a connected PC. Boxee Box owners may not have to worry about that however, since the new v1.2 update adds AirPlay compatibility as an “experiment” for any online content (check after the break for the full list of changes). The Media Manager software on the PC makes it easier to organize content for playback on the tablet or Box, while a new Watch Later Bookmarklet also makes one-click sharing of online video from browser to device possible. All in all the idea is to make Boxee the “one place to discover, watch and share video” no matter where you are and we can see it getting there — once everything stays up and running consistently.