Padvance Report: Amazon Fire Controversy, Android 4.0, and Moog Synths

The world of tablet computing has never been hotter and we’ve got it all covered at Padvance. While the Apple iPad is still, by far, the most dominant force in the market, the competition is heating up. Amazon aims to make a splash with its Kindle Fire tablet, but faces some potential privacy issues. Google Android 4.0 bridges the gap between the phone-based Gingerbread and tablet-based Honeycomb versions. Lastly, some soothing synthesizer sounds of the ’60s and ’70s can make its way to your iPad for a killer price. Read on for the details.


Congressman Joe Barton Idiotically Blasts the Amazon Kindle Fire

The Amazon Kindle Fire uses the unique Silk web browser that takes the load off the hardware in favor of aggressive server-side processing. Some people are rightfully concerned about the potential privacy issues inherent with Silk. Others are idiots that don’t know what they’re talking about. One such idiot is Texas congressman Joe Barton. This guy thinks that everyone that uses Amazon.com will have their privacy compromised and there’s nothing they can do about it. You can absorb the political idiocy here.


What Android 4.0 Means for Google Android Tablets

Google recently unveiled Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. The update brings a number of sweet (get it?) usability features, but it also has tremendous ramifications for Android tablet development. Even though Honeycomb has been out for most of 2011, there aren’t very many tablet-optimized apps for Android. Version 4.0 should make things easier for developers to write an app once and have it perform well on all kinds of Android devices. Find out what Ice Cream Sandwich means for Android tablets here.


Animoog Synthesizer on Sale for 99 Cents, (Normally $29.99)

Moog synthesizers have been featured in popular music since the ’60s. Moogs offer a rich, warm, and distinct tone that can be heard in songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, and The Monkees (guess which band doesn’t fit in with the others). Now you can have the awesome sound of the Moog on your iPad with Animoog. Best of all, the app is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time. Get all the details here.