Posts tagged with: tablets
  • by | December 24, 2013 2:25 PM

    I'm a bit of an app addict. Each time I setup a new phone, I install somewhere in the ballpark of 50 applications. That number varies, and over the year it has grown. The more apps I buy, the larger the number inevitably gets. That also means I've spent a lot of money on applications. Between iOS and Android alone, I've probably spent upwards of $600 on applications, games, and other digital content. That may seem like a lot of money, but it's been spread out over five years. And not everything was purchased at full price. In fact, a lot of the games, applications, books, and movies I ...

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  • by | December 17, 2013 8:02 PM

    Notifications are one of my favorite features on Android. The ability to peek at incoming notifications and handle business without ever leaving an application is great. Expanding notifications for additional information without having to open the respective app is often quite useful. And now that stock Android has quick settings toggles integrated into the shade, I honestly couldn't ask for much more. However, my notification shade is out of control, and it's only getting worse. What you see above are four notifications that are always present on my Moto X's notification shade. Always. ...

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  • by | December 17, 2013 5:38 PM

    Few will dispute that HTC makes great hardware – or even great devices. In fact, over the last five years, HTC has managed to make some of the most compelling mobile handsets the market has ever seen, with a handful of firsts to boot. It made the first consumer Android smartphone, the first WiMAX and LTE smartphones, the first phone with a 3D camera, the first 4.3-inch smartphone, and even the first ever Google Nexus device, the famed Nexus One. HTC has had its moments over the years, and it hasn't gone unnoticed. While many have defected, there are still hordes of die-hard HTC fans out ...

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  • by | December 12, 2013 4:04 PM

    Let’s face it, tablets aren’t perfect. We’ve had numerous editorials talking about it, and we don’t think twice about pointing these imperfections out in our reviews. Surely in life nothing is perfect, but there are surely those companies that try harder, and those that don’t. There are companies that’ll charge you the same amount of money for lesser quality products than others, and there are those that would rather lose a premium in oder to sell you what you paid for. Now that said, tablets aren’t new. We’ve used them for over a decade, and it’s interesting to note that ...

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  • by | December 5, 2013 7:01 AM

    Both Google Play and Apple's App Store are home to over one million applications each. While that's nothing to complain about, it does make new application discovery tricky, and it makes finding the best applications out there somewhat difficult. Over the years, however, I've managed to hone in on the best applications around, and I've come to rely on many. Each time I setup a new device, there are dozens of applications I feel I must download. But of those dozens, only a handful are applications I can no longer go without. In the below video, I briefly detail my must-have applications. ...

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  • by | December 3, 2013 6:26 PM

    Most of us in this industry get asked a lot of questions from people in the market to buy new mobile products. "Which smartphone is the best current deal?" "Should I get this phone or that one?" "Which is the best tablet to buy?" But of all the questions I've been asked in my four years of service to the mobile tech media, there is one question that is inherently more difficult to answer than others: "Should I buy a small or full-sized tablet?" The question is difficult to answer to begin with because … who actually needs a tablet? Should anyone buy a tablet to begin with? Of course, ...

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  • by | November 28, 2013 1:12 PM

    We're typically picky when it comes to tablets. Unlike smartphones, which most people would rather not do without, tablets aren't a necessity for most. For the most part, they're still luxury items, and their hefty price tags often turn potential buyers away. Of course, there are a few exceptions to the rule, such as budget tablets. Oh, and the occasional killer deal. Black Friday is a great time to buy new tech. Millions of shoppers across the United States will line up with the masses late Thanksgiving evening or early Friday morning to stock up on holiday gifts, new, cheap goods for ...

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  • by | November 22, 2013 7:01 AM

    Last month, Apple announced two new tablets, the iPad Air and the iPad mini with Retina display. The iPad Air bears a new design, creating unity between the design of the full-sized iPad and iPad mini. It's now lighter, thinner, and more powerful. While the iPad mini didn't receive a major design overhaul, its guts and display are greatly improved over last year's iPad mini. Internally, the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display are now virtually identical. The question remains: is one better than the other? Should you fork over the extra cash for the full-sized model? Or is the extra ...

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  • by | November 17, 2013 7:58 AM

    With so many questions day by day about viewers still considering an iPad Air or a Microsoft's new Surface Pro 2, we know the ropes are complicated this holiday season if you’re out to get yourself a new tablet. 2013 has shown just how great technology can evolve in the mobile space, and there’s a lot to choose from. Some may agree that tablets have stagnated in their innovation, while others feel that you can only invent the wheel so many times. Watch today’s Top 5 as we talk about our top picks for your next tablet during Fall 2013. It’s been a very innovative year for some ...

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  • by | November 11, 2013 6:27 PM

    In the tablet space, there are two giants who others seemingly can't touch: Samsung and Apple. Both firms have recently released flagship models, the Galaxy Note 10.2 2014 Edition and iPad Air. And we've now reviewed both. These two slabs may be geared towards different types of users, but a comparison was inevitable. The new Galaxy Note 10.1, with its S Pen and multitasking software, specifically targets those who need a tablet for productivity and getting work done on the go. While the iPad may also appeal to those very same consumers, it's paired with one of the most expansive digital ...

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  • by | November 8, 2013 4:49 PM

    It was three and a half years ago when Apple kick-started the modern tablet market we all know and (well, at least some of us) love today. The original iPad upended the space, proving that 10-inch devices did in fact have a place in this world. And to this day, Apple has held and proven its dominance over all those who have taken a stab at the tablet sector, though it's market share has been steadily slipping over the last year, give or take. The competition has been heating up, and Apple was in need of a refresh to its aging iPad lineup. Enter the iPad Air. Apple boasts that the iPad Air ...

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  • by | November 5, 2013 11:37 AM

    Last week, Apple released the latest addition to its popular iPad lineup, the iPad Air. It's lighter, thinner, and narrower than all full-sized iPads before it. But how does it actually stack up to its predecessors? We put the iPad Air up against the iPad 3 this time around. With the same displays, similar internals, and the exact same software, the two tablets have quite a lot in common. But are the iPad Air's improvements worth the extra cash? Should you upgrade from your old iPad to the Air? Watch this iPad Air vs old iPad comparison to find out!

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  • by | November 1, 2013 6:56 PM

    Apple's new iPad is thinner, lighter, and narrower than last year's model. It claims the iPad Air is an impressive 28 percent lighter and 20 percent thinner. We unboxed the iPad Air earlier today, but it's still quite difficult to visualize just how much smaller this new iPad truly is. To help with that, like in the past, we've taken some of the common items and many popular tablets and smartphones from around the office to compare with the new iPar Air. So if you're wondering just how big the physical footprint of Apple's latest is, take a gander at the video below. Also, be sure to stay ...

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  • by | October 31, 2013 12:00 PM

    Tablets have, up to this point, been mostly a compromise. They promise to offer extended functionality over their smaller smartphone counterparts. Yet the sheer portability (read: lack of keyboard and peripherals) comes at the sacrifice of the level of utility provided by a laptop or ultrabook. It's the catch-22 Android-powered tablets are perpetually caught in. Samsung aims to fix that, at least in the best way possible without using a full-fledged operating system. Enter the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. It's Samsung's latest addition to the increasingly popular Galaxy Note ...

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  • by | October 28, 2013 7:01 AM

    Samsung is the undisputed Android king. Its Galaxy branded smartphones and tablets have almost entirely saturated the market, and rightly so. It provides quality and value proposition few others seem to have the capacity to replicate. The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is the latest addition to the lineup, and it's unquestionably one of the best tablets around. The question is: can Sony's much-praised, water resistant tablet, the Xperia Tablet Z, compare with Samsung's latest and greatest? We put the both under the proverbial microscope in a head to head battle. Watch the 2014 Galaxy Note ...

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