iPad Air 2 Display Leak

Leaked pics may give us our first glimpse at the next-gen iPad Air

By on April 18, 2014 at 10:35 AM.

Leaked pics may give us our first glimpse at the next-gen iPad Air

The flood gates have apparently opened in April as Apple device leaks have begun to hit the Internet at an alarming pace. From blueprints to cases to components, we’ve seen enough purported information about the iPhone 6 to build our own, but other than an analyst report on the next iPad’s release date, Apple’s next tablet has remained relatively well hidden. OneMoreThing.nl looks to fix that with the most promising next-gen iPad leaks yet — two photos showing off what might be the front of the iPad Air 2, complete with an integrated display. More →

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Apple Refurbished Retina iPad mini

You can now buy a Retina iPad mini from Apple for as cheap as $339

By on April 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

You can now buy a Retina iPad mini from Apple for as cheap as $339

If you’ve been holding out for a discount on the latest line of iPads, you’re in luck. 9to5Mac noticed on Thursday that refurbished Retina iPad minis are now available on Apple’s website, starting at $339 for a 16GB, Wi-Fi-only model in silver and space gray. 32GB Wi-Fi models are listed at $419 and 64GB models will run you $509. Each of these prices represents between a 15-16% discount off of the standard price for a new device. More →

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Nokia Lumia 2520 Charger Electric Shock

Nokia halts Lumia 2520 tablet sales after a shocking discovery

By on April 17, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

Nokia halts Lumia 2520 tablet sales after a shocking discovery

Nokia announced on Thursday that it would be halting sales of the Lumia 2520 tablet in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and the UK after discovering safety concerns related to the AC-300 travel charger. The tablet is still available in the United States, but sales of the travel charger has been suspended. More →

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Are Tablets Bad For Toddlers

Educators warn tablets are wrecking kids’ motor skills

By on April 16, 2014 at 11:45 PM.

Educators warn tablets are wrecking kids’ motor skills

Tablets are terrific tools that are also fun to use but there are definitely limits to how much you should let your children interact with them. The Telegraph brings us word that the U.K.-based Association of Teachers and Lecturers is claiming that children who spend too much time using tablets are unable to play with standard blocks or write with pens and paper. What’s more, they say young children who spend all night playing tablet games find it impossible to pay attention in classrooms because they’re seemingly going through withdrawal from being constantly visually stimulated by bright displays. More →

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Nokia First Tablet Ever

Revealed: The secret tablet Nokia built all the way back in 2001

By on April 15, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

Revealed: The secret tablet Nokia built all the way back in 2001

Would Nokia’s story have had a happier ending if the company had decided to pull the trigger on releasing its first-ever tablet computer back in 2001? That’s impossible to know, but Finland’s ISTV has scored a look at Nokia’s tablet-that-never-was in an exclusive interview with Esko Yliruusi, who worked as a data communications specialist at Nokia from 1996 through 2001 and who helped work on the device.

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Microsoft Surface Mini Specs and Launch

Microsoft Surface mini tablet supposedly launching this spring

By on April 11, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

Microsoft Surface mini tablet supposedly launching this spring

Microsoft has been rumored for quite some time to be working on a smaller Surface tablet, but the company has yet to make such plans official. However, Neowin says the tablet may be closer to launch than customers expect, with Microsoft now rumored to release it at some point in the second quarter of the year. According to the report, Microsoft’s Surface mini launch delay was intentional – a business decision – and not the result of Microsoft not being able to meet demand for Surface 2 and Surface mini tablets when it comes to production. More →

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Samsung Tablet Design

Samsung’s latest tablet innovation is… a hole?

By on April 10, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

Samsung’s latest tablet innovation is… a hole?

Samsung has been sued by Apple several times over claims that the company’s Galaxy tablets have stolen the iPad’s design identity. Back in 2011, one judge even illustrated how similar Samsung’s slates were to the iPad. She held a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and an iPad above her head and asked Samsung’s own attorney which one was which. In a painful bit of irony, Samsung’s counsel could not distinguish them.

One thing is certain, however: No one will mistake a Samsung tablet with a big hole in the corner for an iPad. More →

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iPad Air 2 Release Date

Solid source details Apple’s next-gen iPad Air and Retina iPad mini

By on April 10, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Solid source details Apple’s next-gen iPad Air and Retina iPad mini

Despite the fact that we have seen nothing new from Apple through the first two and a half months of 2014, the company reportedly has a huge year planned that will include the launches of a number of new products beginning late in the second quarter. The third quarter is apparently when the action will really start though, and a new report from one of the most reputable sources in the business seemingly reveals key details about Apple’s next-generation iPad Air and iPad mini tablets. More →

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Samsung tablet marketshare

Samsung is coming closer and closer to overtaking Apple’s tablet market share

By on April 9, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Samsung is coming closer and closer to overtaking Apple’s tablet market share

Samsung’s worldwide tablet market share in the first quarter rose to 23%, according to a report from ZDNet Korea. Samsung reportedly shipped 14 million tablets during Q1, up 200,000 from the previous quarter, according to unnamed senior executives at Samsung. More →

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Why Windows XP Is Good

Why Windows XP might have been Microsoft’s best blueprint for a tablet OS

By on April 9, 2014 at 12:15 AM.

Why Windows XP might have been Microsoft’s best blueprint for a tablet OS

One of Microsoft’s bigger frustrations over the past couple of years has been the continued devotion to Windows XP, the operating system that’s been around for more than a decade and that still has a devoted following despite the fact that Microsoft is pulling support for it after Tuesday. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Pro Ads

Back to basics: Samsung bashes the iPad in new Galaxy Tab Pro ads

By on April 8, 2014 at 3:16 PM.

Back to basics: Samsung bashes the iPad in new Galaxy Tab Pro ads

Another Samsung ad, another shot at Apple. Samsung published a new set of advertisements for the latest Galaxy Tab Pro series on Tuesday that mercilessly mocked the iPad for its lack of multiple logins, its lower pixel density and its inability to multitask. A fourth video brings Amazon’s Kindle into the mix, highlighting the eBook reader’s inadequate app offering. The Galaxy Tab Pro tablets feature 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processors, 2GB of RAM (3GB for the 12.2-inch model), 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution displays, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front cameras and Android 4.4 KitKat. All four videos can be seen below.

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Samsung SM-T800 Specs and Features

Specs for 10.5-inch Samsung AMOLED tablet reportedly revealed

By on April 7, 2014 at 4:48 PM.

Specs for 10.5-inch Samsung AMOLED tablet reportedly revealed

In addition to the recently announced Galaxy Tab 4 family of mid-ranged tablets, Samsung will also introduce a new line of flagship tablets currently known as the SM-T800 models that have already been spotted at the FCC. Various rumors so far have suggested that the tablets could pack 10.5-inch AMOLED displays, and SamMobile now claims it has obtained the other specs for the device. More →

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