The latest report from Gartner on the worldwide tablets market in 2013 shows the iPad is still the Number 1 selling tablet by quite a big margin, though Android is now the leader in market share.
As you can see in the chart above, iPad sales in 2013 outnumber the total sales for the next 4 contenders combined.
Android, as many expected, has grabbed the lead in market share, with around 62% – while ‘iOS’ is listed at 36%. It’s notable that a huge portion of the Android market share appears to be very low-end, no name (or White Box) tablets – a market that Apple wants no share of.
A couple other things to note with these figures:
– Samsung is listed as having gained the most in the tablet sales chart – which is especially interesting since Samsung doesn’t ever announce actual sales numbers. Also, according to Apple Insider, Gartner’s iPad sales numbers for iPad are around 3.5 million short of Apple’s officially reported figures.
– Microsoft’s heavily promoted Surface line doesn’t even merit a line item in the sales chart. Worse still, the market share for Windows-based tablets is at just over 2% – compared to around 98% for Android and iOS combined.
Speaky is an app which highlights why the iPad is so cool. Very simply, all the app does is read webpages and text to you. However, the way the app is designed, makes the whole process completely streamlined.
I am a big fan of apps which help workflow and make your life easier, and Speaky is one of those apps. Here is the process: [click to continue reading…]
Today’s featured iPad painting is titled ‘Sic Luceat Lux’ – a Latin phrase which translates to ‘Let the Light Shine’.
This is one of the latest iPad finger paintings by Andrew Harrison – created with the Brushes app. I was immediately taken with this image when I saw it in our Google+ iPad Art community, and I was very curious to know who was the subject of this lovely portrait. Here’s the answer, and a little background on the painting:
It was done in two days I actually found the picture on the web and liked it straight away it’s royalty free unknown sitter.I had too make a lot of the features up on it.I used Brushes and an iPad air.
Check out Andrew Harrison on Google+ to see lots more of his iPad artwork. And of course you can see more lovely iPad paintings in the iPad Art section of iPad Insight.
The 5 best-selling Dr. Seuss iPad storybook apps are on sale today for just 99 cents. The 5 are The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Dr. Seuss’s ABC, and Oh, the Places You’ll Go.
The 5 titles are all published by Oceanhouse Media. I’ve written about these Dr. Seuss storybook apps for the iPad many times here. They are wonderful, true to the original, renderings of these classics for the iPad. They use original imagery from the books and serve as a great way to keep these titles fresh and popular with the generations of kids who are growing up with both digital and physical books.
The sale is in honor of Dr’’. Seuss;s birthday, which is today. In addition to the 5 titles at 99 cents, Oceanhouse also has all 44 of their Dr. Seuss books on sale at at least $1 off. The sale goes on until Thursday March 6.
You can check out all of these great titles and take advantage of the sale prices right now by just searching for ‘Oceanhouse Media’ in the App Store.
Hi everybody! Beth Elderkin here. I’m so glad you’re checking out “5 Under $5″ … hope you’re excited about the reviews as I am! Since I’m alternating with in-depth reviews every other week, on those weeks I’ll be doing print reviews for that 5 Under $5. This week it’s Tengami, be sure to check out that review if you haven’t already!
For more information, check out the vlog I’ve posted above. But here’s your 5 Under $5 this week.
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