Microsoft is indeed making a last-minute push with its custom, in-house designed Surface tablet lineup as they are announcing the once-a-touch-table's specific details just ten days shy of its release date. How does it compare to the iPad? Competitively enough, although it is still lacking; read on to find out more after the break.
We know “iPad mini” is coming, which is seemingly unbeknownst to the rumor whirlwind. Its announcement timeframe should remain within the bounds of the month, on Tuesday, October 23 to be more specific. It is said to be a smaller event than a regular keynote, fitting for the tablet. Amongst
Google has just announced a new location-based feature for mobile called "Near me now." The feature works within Safari to show you points of interest using your current location. The service aims to solve two problems; getting info about places right in front of you, as well as allowing you to search for nearby categories. One example they use is trying to decide whether a nearby restaurant is any good. All you have to do is go to Google.com on your iPhone, tap "Near me now," and tap "Explore right here." Google will then show you all the stuff right in front of you, along with reviews if they're available.
The feature also lets you search for popular categories of nearby places like coffee and restaurants. It's pretty cool, although most of these features work within the Maps application. The only advantage we see is being able to look at user reviews.