iPad Vs. Surface Microsoft Office

Will Office for iPad be the Surface’s death knell?

By on March 31, 2014 at 3:20 PM.

Will Office for iPad be the Surface’s death knell?

Microsoft finally released Office for iPad last week to both great acclaim and lucrative sales. However, this success story has raised some questions about what this means for Microsoft’s young hardware division and most specifically its Surface tablet. Forbes contributor Gene Marks makes the case that the Surface “died” the minute Microsoft decided to bring Office to the iPad, although he sees that as a positive sign for the company’s future. More →

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Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 Press Images Leak

Bigger Galaxy Tab 4 shown in more leaked photos

By on March 31, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

Bigger Galaxy Tab 4 shown in more leaked photos

After the first purported press renders of the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 tablet have been posted online by @evleaks, the same leaker is back with similar images for the bigger 10-inch model. The design appears to be somewhat similar to Samsung’s Pro tablets that were unveiled at CES 2014 and launched in several markets since then. However, the Galaxy Tab 4 models will most likely pack mid-range hardware compared with what the Pro line has to offer. Meanwhile, @evleaks has not revealed any specs or launch plans for these tablets. More →

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Microsoft Office For iPad Analysis

Apple’s ultimate revenge: It just made Microsoft relevant again

By on March 28, 2014 at 3:22 PM.

Apple’s ultimate revenge: It just made Microsoft relevant again

“Windows” has one of the five biggest trending topics on Twitter this afternoon. All four of the top iPad apps measured by download volume in America are Microsoft products right now. Even more astonishingly, Microsoft Word for iPad has become the No. 6 highest grossing iPad app in the United States. In productivity-loving Germany, Word is the third biggest grossing app on iPad and it actually just surpassed the mighty Candy Crush Saga in revenue generation. Even in notoriously unproductive countries such as Italy, Word is a top 10 app. More →

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iPad Personal Data Security

iPads no longer good enough for Russia to handle ‘confidential information’

By on March 27, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

iPads no longer good enough for Russia to handle ‘confidential information’

Russian ministers have decided to swap iPads for Samsung tablets out of fear that the Apple devices may not be secure enough anymore to handle sensitive information. The changeover occurred “not so long ago,” minister Nikolai Nikiforov told AFP. While Nikiforov did not mention what kind of Samsung tablets the government is using now, he did say that they are “specially protected devices that can be used to work with confidential information.” More →

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Samsung AMOLED Tablet Specs

Mysterious new Samsung tablets have been spotted

By on March 27, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

Mysterious new Samsung tablets have been spotted

A new family of Samsung tablets has been spotted at the FCC — the SM-T800 models, which may be a new line of high-end devices for the company that will joinexisting Note and Pro models, rather than the previously leaked Galaxy Tab 4 that is also expected to arrive this year. More →

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Apple iPad Smart Keyboard Cover

Watch out Surface, iPad may be getting its own smart keyboard cover

By on March 27, 2014 at 3:01 PM.

Watch out Surface, iPad may be getting its own smart keyboard cover

A future Apple Smart Cover protective case for the iPad may come with a built-in, detachable ultra-thin keyboard that may also have multitouch capabilities, a new patent application discovered by AppleInsider reveals. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Leak

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 finally materializes in leaked press photos

By on March 26, 2014 at 3:23 PM.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 finally materializes in leaked press photos

Between an upcoming flagship smartphone and a whole line of new wearables, Samsung has put tablets on the back burner for now, but a recent leak might be our first look at the next Galaxy Tab. The ever-reliable @evleaks managed to snag yet another set of press photos on Wednesday morning, purportedly showing off the 7-inch model of the Galaxy Tab 4, one of three different sizes rumored for the device. As Android Central notes, these aren’t exactly the highest quality renders we could have hoped for, with an uncentered screen and a wonky home button, but it certainly looks like a Samsung tablet in every other respect. Take a look at the device in black in the image below.

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12.2-inch Samsung Galaxy Pro Tablet Sales

Samsung’s 12.2-inch Pro tablets already seen as a flop

By on March 24, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Samsung’s 12.2-inch Pro tablets already seen as a flop

Samsung launched a new Pro family of tablets a few months ago, comprised of devices with screens from 8.4 to 12.2 inches that are already available in various countries. However, Samsung may have a hard time selling some of them this year, particularly the 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro models, which have prices starting at $849 and $649, respectively.

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Tablet Comparison

These are the thinnest and lightest tablets in the world

By on March 21, 2014 at 12:26 PM.

These are the thinnest and lightest tablets in the world

The advent of media tablets has been a fantastic development for consumers ,who now have a great inexpensive option for mobile devices with big displays. It has also added a nice additional source of revenue for many top consumer electronics companies. Tablets are still stuck in an awkward place for most users, however, since they can’t really replace a laptop computer or a cell phone. As such, these mobile devices had better be as light and portable as possible if we’re going to carry them with us and not leave anything else behind.

With that in mind, CNET has compiled a nice little list of the thinnest and lightest tablets in the world. More →

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Galaxy Pro vs iPad, Surface and Kindle Fire

Back to bashing: Samsung attacks everyone in latest tablet ad

By on March 20, 2014 at 9:31 AM.

Back to bashing: Samsung attacks everyone in latest tablet ad

Shortly after the company took a quick break from bashing to release an ad that was actually pretty outstandingSamsung is back mocking the competition in a new one-minute ad for its Galaxy Pro series of tablets that have just started selling in various markets. Titled “It Can Do That,” the new ad fires shots at Apple, Microsoft and Amazon, with Samsung highlighting some of the features Galaxy Pro tablets have to offer during regular daily activities compared to competing devices including iPad, Surface or Kindle Fire. More →

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8.9-inch Nexus 9 Release Date and Price

Google’s upcoming Nexus tablet may be more expensive than you think

By on March 20, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

Google’s upcoming Nexus tablet may be more expensive than you think

After a few reports from Taiwan suggested Google is considering launching an 8.9-inch Nexus this year instead of a third-generation Nexus 7 device, IHS Technology chimed in, telling CNET that Google is planning to release an 8.9-inch tablet this year. According to director of tablet and monitor research Rhoda Alexander, the tablet would be a “high-performance” model, that could be more expensive than what users expect to pay for new Nexus devices. More →

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Nexus 9 Specs

8.9-inch Nexus tablet with better-than-2K display reportedly launches this summer

By on March 18, 2014 at 9:41 AM.

8.9-inch Nexus tablet with better-than-2K display reportedly launches this summer

Is Google cooking up a brand new Nexus 9 to take on the iPad Air? According to a new report that is indeed the case, with Google getting ready to have its manufacturing partners begin building the new high-definition device this coming July. More →

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