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One indicative sign of the digital times has been the diminishing popularity of comic books. Once the lifeblood of boyish adolescence, comic book companies have struggled to stay alive in the age of the Internet and prepaid phone plans. But the transition from ink to code might have been the best thing to ever happen to an industry that otherwise could only exist on a steady stream of pulp and printing. Marvel Comics, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, recently released an app that allowed iPad users to download and read comic books ranging from modern releases to golden age classics. It’s been such a success that Marvel has expanded it to be installable on Android-powered smartphones as well.
When you think about it, it seems as though the tablet computer was meant for reading graphic novels and comic books. The gradient range of the iPad makes the colors of the ink pop off the screen, while simple finger actions flip from one page of action-packed drama to the next. The comics themselves, once in need of somewhere to be stored – which with even modest interest turns into a challenge over time – are accessible either via direct download or through remote means. Many of the things that used to inhibit the enjoyment of comics are now removed thanks to the ability to consume them digitally.
How well that will translate over to the smartphone experience remains to be seen. On a 3.5 to 4-inch screen the artwork is harder to appreciate, and the word bubbles are harder to read. The amount of scrolling involved is another detractor on a hand-held device. For $3.99 a comic, the dinky presentation is detrimental to the sale. The success of this app is set to rely on whether or not tablet using lovers of comics embrace them; the smartphone market is sure to remain stagnant so long as the screen sizes continue to be as limited as they are.
Added to the fact that a preexisting subscription to Marvel’s online database of comics doesn’t transfer over, and it’s obvious that the comic book industry, even under the guidance of conglomerates, still fails to understand its value as far as fans are concerned. Granted, it isn’t cheap to make a comic, on paper or otherwise, but people are extremely hesitant to dish out more than a buck for a digital file. If they can either work out a reasonable subscription, or charge less per-title, then there’s no reason to think that a comic book reader app for both tablets and smartphones isn’t a smart idea.
Toshiba Thrive with 10.1-inch size has a screen resolution of 1280×800 pixels. Front camera with resolution of 2.1 megapixel and rear camera with 5 megapixel. Thrive sold with the cheapest version costs of US$ 429.
Reported by eWEEK on Monday (06/06/2011), the Toshiba Thrive battery is claimed to be durable to seven hours and armed by the dual core processor Nvidia Tegra 2.
Tablet market is still much dominated iPad in the first quarter of 2011 holds 74% market share. However, Toshiba still has a chance of tasting the value of sales of tablet segment.
According to research firm Strategy Analytics forecast, global revenue tablet market will reach US$ 49 billion in 2015. Markets in North America, Asia Pacific and Western Europe will be a key driver of this growth.
As quoted from the Apple event media event held in San Francisco on Thursday (03/03/2011), the new products immediately sold on the Apple Online Store and Apple retailers upcoming March 11, 2011, in the United States. “We think 2011 will be the More >
At the end of 2010, Apple issued a list of their most popular best-selling applications downloaded on the App Store. Is our favorite applications, including in it?
As quoted from techtree, Monday (20/12/2010), the following is a list of free and paid applications on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. More >
Juniper Networks announced the presence of application Junos® Pulse for the iPad (13/12). Application allows users to perform remote access and secure connectivity to important information for the enterprise scope.
Junos Pulse applications for iPad is part of the expansion of Junos Pulse platform owned by Juniper. The application is built on the SA Series SSL VPN solution which already serves more than 25 million users, connecting their mobile devices including smartphones and laptops with the corporate network securely. Junos Pulse Applications developed for ease of use and deployment seamlessly so that enterprise can provide the ability for mobile workers who use the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch become safe and productive.
Juniper customers who currently use the SSL VPN solution from Juniper can stage service as soon as possible for More >