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Patent: Induction Charging in The Smart Cover

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in iPad, News | 0 comments

AppleInsider found a patent filed by Apple in 2011 which describes a system where the induction charging of an iPad would be done using a Smart Cover. The patent, titled “induction charging surface protection integrated” differs from what we can see from other manufacturers.   Where they use a dock connected to power, Apple integrate the transmitter circuit induction directly into the the Smart Cover and as a result create a “mobile” charger. The protection contain a battery and transfers its charge to the iPad when it is closed or when used as a support. Part of the patent status of a “portable” mode where the tablet automatically determine whether it is necessary to recharge the battery. Doing so only when it is...

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Canonical announces Ubuntu for tablets, the Developer Preview available from Thursday!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in News, Ubuntu for Tablets | 0 comments

Ubuntu for smartphones and tablets will be available for Developers Preview on February 21 on the Nexus 4, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. The loop is closed for Ubuntu, after computers, TVs and smartphones, just places the last piece of the puzzle: the tablets. Unlike Windows 8, which is still limited to approximately 10 inches for the RT version, Ubuntu claims to be compatible with formats ranging from 7 to 10 inches. The experience is similar to what can be found on Ubuntu Phone, but obviously adapted to the larger screen. The four corners strategy is always applied (no physical buttons, everything is done with the touch) : On the left side you will find your favorite applications, your notifications on the top, SideStage on the right and on the top down the various menus to control the current...

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The 128 GB iPad is available on the Apple Store

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in iPad, News, Tablets | 6 comments

As Apple announced a few days ago, its now proposing the iPad 4 on the Apple Store with a storage capacity of 128 GB, 2 *64GB proposed so far. More storage means the possibility of more photos, videos, songs and applications on your touchpad. It will cost 814 Euros for Wi-Fi model and 944 euros for the model Wi-Fi + Cellular. For a few euros more, one wonders if it is not better to invest in a MacBook Air 11-inch. What do you think?...

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