Tablet buyers look to Amazon over Samsung and others

In a poll asking which brand of tablet people expect to buy, the Yankee Group found that Amazon was already the No. 2 response, behind Apple. The 13 percent choosing Amazon exceeds that of Samsung, Motorola, Research In Motion and HP. Price and ecosystem are key.

What should Apple do with all that cash?

Apple put away $10.4 billion in cash during the most recent quarter, bringing its total cash and securities to $76.2 billion. Apple is extremely conservative about what it does with its money, which has become a little controversial. Here’s what people are saying.

Why OS X Lion is the biggest test for digital downloads

Sometime next week we could see the arrival of Mac OS X Lion, according to reports. But this is no ordinary major software launch. The twist is that Lion will only be distributed digitally, the effect of which is difficult to predict.

Rackspace Blends Cloud and iPad 2, but Mobile Apps Nothing New

Mobile apps for managing cloud computing resources are nothing new, but Rackspace is bringing the capability to even the newest Apple devices, including the iPad2. The company announced the Rackspace Cloud 2.0 application, which is free and can run on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

Survey: iPad Is Replacing Computers for Many

In a study surveying 500 iPad owners, Business Insider found some interesting data with implications for web publishers, app designers, and even other gadget makers. It’s got some handy information for those considering giving the gift of iPad this holiday, too.

Odds of Success for the Latest iPad Competitors

Three iPad competitors running Google Android were announced at the IFA show in Berlin. Each has pros and cons, but will any be able to take a bite of the hot tablet market? Here are the odds of each to sell a million units by year-end.

Twitter for iPad Review: Ahead of the Pack

The folks at Twitter took their time releasing an app for the iPad, but it was time well spent. Having used more Twitter apps than I can count on multiple platforms, this iPad version is better than any of them for following the Twitterverse.

Quick Guide to iPad 3G Data Plans Around the World

Need to know which carriers are offering 3G data plans for Apple’s iPad? Our rundown of carriers by country will keep you up to date as we gather plan information and details, along with updates in the future as more details are announced around the world.