SHANGHAI, CHINA – The iPad 2 has seen record-breaking sales and worldwide popularity, but a barrage of lawsuits has Apple being potentially prohibited from selling it in mainland China. The now-defunct Chinese company Proview International has filed suit claiming they own the “iPad” name and accuse Apple of using it without permission, making the Chinese Amazon.com stop stocking or selling the product for the time being and to pay royalties for use of the disputed name. Apple has been selling the blockbuster tablet in China since 2010.
Chinese officials are reported to have seized a number of items and shipments from online retailers, taking 45 units when the suit was initially announced. Market share for the computing giant has dropped significantly due to investor worries regarding the future sales in the region, and even the venerable iPhone has seen a recent decline in popularity.
The “IPAD” was developed in 1998 by Proview was to be an “Internet Personal Access Device” on their Family line using a Windows system and proprietary components according to the developers. The “IPAD” was poorly received, however, and never saw much success. Consisting of a CRT monitor, small case and a Windows-styled interface, the machine was not a tablet, nor a touchscreen device, but instead something more along the lines of an older iMac workstation. Read More »
If you synchronize your phone with your computer you know you will always have information when and where you need it most. The following are three reasons why you should synchronize your phone with your PC:
1.) Contacts, Emails, and Calendar Remain Organized
Using your smart-phone to organize your life, read email, and store contact information is a real time-saver. Also, once you have set up syncing your phone and computer, the process will occur automatically.
Here are two different recommended programs:
Windows Phone 7
Windows Mobile 6.5
2.) Store Work, Projects, or Homework on Your Phone
You can do work anywhere, without booting up your laptop. Using Mobile Office, allows you to work Microsoft Word and Excel documents at anytime you desire.
3.) Always Have Your Photos
Using Windows Phone 7, you can instantly upload photos to SkyDrive and then download them to your computer. Additionally, you can use Zune sync software to sync photos just as you do with music. Also, you can use ActiveSync, to do the same if you are using Windows Mobile 6.5.