Microsoft has released a new Windows 8 tablet ad, called entitled “Less Talking, More Doing”, that uses Siri to highlight a few of the iPad’s shortcomings, depicting the ASUS VivoTab Smart tablet as a robust productivity machine while implying that the iPad is more suited to entertainment. In the above ad you will see an iPad next to the VivoTab Smart showing off the system’s multitasking capabilities and its built-in office apps. Siri tells that the iPad does not support multiple windows at once and does not offer Microsoft Office apps. “I’m sorry, I can only do one thing at a time,” Siri laments. “I guess PowerPoint isn’t one of those things.” » Windows 8 Tablet Ad Highlighting iPad’s Flaws & High Price
Apple has just rolled out some updates to its online store, introducing a cleaner look for the store. The new look brings an all-feature design focusing more on product images and removed the sidebars with additional links. The German website Macerkopf.de [Google translation] noticed that Apple has also added the ability for users in the German online store to pay for their purchases via PayPal.
Saurik has just announced Cydia Substrate for Android devices and is now available in Google Play. Right now, this is all experimental with only with the only packages available being ‘WinterBoard’ and ‘Recommended Packages’ and will not look anything like the iOS version. To install Cydia Substrate you will need to root your Android and it has been tested by developers on Android versions from 2.3 to 4.2. Check out a video of Cydia Substrate after the break. » Saurik Releases Cydia Substrate For Android [video]
The CharityBuzz auction for “coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook at Headquarters in Cupertino” has just ended with a final bid of $610,000. The bid has been placed by somebody known only as “a********s.” and CharityBuzz will not release the name of the high bidder. The winner of this auction is entitled to a 30–60 minute meeting with Cook at Apple headquarters on a mutually agreed upon date.
Bill Gates “the founder of Microsoft” was interviewed by Charlie Rose on this week’s edition of 60 minutes, in the interview he talks about his relationship with Steve Jobs and their final conversation before Jobs passed away in 2011.
Gates grew emotional as he recalled visiting Jobs just before his death. The billionaire welled up as he described their last conversation, which he described as “forward-looking.”
“He showed me the boat he was working on,” said Gates, “and talked about how he’s looking forward to being on it, even though we both knew there was a good chance that wouldn’t happen.”
After the break you find a “60 Minutes Overtime” follow-up interview of Charlie Rose talking about Gates and Jobs, interspersed with Jobs-related clips from the Gates interview. You can also watch the full segment of Rose interviewing Gates is also available. » Emotional Bill Gates Talks About Steve Jobs on “60 Minutes”
In the pictures above and below you can see a photo comparisons from all iPhone version cameras taken with Camera+ (First generation iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S, and the new iPhone 5) in different situations showing the original photo and a detailed view (zoomed to 100%) of each photo. It’s clear from the detail shots that the iPhone 5 produces sharper photos with more accurate white balance, contrast, and saturation. » Photos Comparisons Show iPhone Camera Improvement Over Time
Samsung has released a new ad to promote its new flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, and once again they’re poking fun at the iPhone. Check out the 93 second ad after the break. » New Samsung Galaxy S4 Ad Pokes Fun At The iPhone [video]