Apple’s third fiscal 2011 quarter was full of company records – and since we are talking about one of the world’s biggest companies, that means significant margins. Not only are iPhone sales up 142% from last year, but iPad sales are also up 183% even as Apple is still scrambling
HP is planning to unveil a line of printers that have their own email addresses, allowing users to easily print from devices like the iPhone and iPad. One of the issues with printing from a smartphone is the need for all of the printer drivers. Being able to email the file directly to the printer eliminates that need. A range of printers are expected to be available from $99 to $400, which is inline with current printer prices, and should be available in July.
Adding to Adobe's conflict with Apple, Mashable has posted a story as to how Adobe has teamed up with HP to offer a couple of video demos for HP's Slate tablet, the longer demo showcasing Slate's use of Flash and AIR support.
The commercial lays it on pretty thick by emphasizing how Flash support lets you “access the full web and not just a part of it.” The first demo video below shows off photo-sharing and editing, interactive crossword puzzles, Flash games, and more as well as the on-screen keyboard and other elements of the HP Slate user interface. The second video is a 30-second marketing reel showing off the HP Slate in action:
HP is in the process of unveiling a combination software update and iPhone touch application that will allow the owner to stream video and audio directly from their smart server to their iPhone or iPod touch. The update will include a video converter that will automatically transcode non-protected video to H.264 in both standard format and another optimized for viewing on the iPhone.