Everyone knows the iPad is a juggernaut in the tablet world so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that it is the leader in usage. Wait, leader isn’t the word for it, champion is more like it. Worldwide statistics show that the iPad holds an 89% market share among tablet computers. The iPad isn’t just killing it in market share; it’s also the king in usage for non-computer devices. If you’re interested in reading more of the stats check out the comScore site.
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Many people are excited for iCloud to hit their devices but questions remain. Thankfully Apple has put up a FAQ about the MobileMe to iCloud transition. First and foremost is that MobileMe will no longer be available after June 30th, 2011 but keep in mind that many of the services will run through June 30th of 2012. Those services include but might not be limited to your published iWeb sites, iDisk, and your Gallery. Apple is also allowing you to cancel your MobileMe and get a prorated refund, as well as a refund for any MobileMe subscriptions that have not been activated.
There is a lot more information on Apple’s site about the transition so if you still have questions in the back of your head browse on over to Apple’s FAQ section.
If you’re a Mac user then get ready for one more update before Lion hits the market. Apple released OS X 10.6.8 today which gives some general fixes. The fixes include improved IPv6 support, improved VPN reliability, enhancements to the App Store, removal of unknown variants of Mac Defender, and an upgrade to ready your computer for Lion. If you’re a Mac user and you haven’t had this 275MB update popup on your system, you can force it to update by going to the Apple symbol in the upper left corner and then clicking on Software Update.
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Everyone that knows Apple in the tech community knows that Apple files for a lot of patents. The latest patent that was awarded to Apple has been on the books for many years but just now got approved. The multitouch patent is just what it seems, a patent on the multitouch capability that is found in most modern touchscreen phones. Everyone is unsure if Apple will go after other companies for having a touchscreen and just because a phone has a touchscreen doesn’t mean that it steps on this patents foot. If you’re interested to read all the details head on over to the US Patent Office’s website.