Surface Pro 3 Vs. iPad Air

This is Microsoft’s most humiliating Surface product placement failure yet

By on November 5, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

This is Microsoft’s most humiliating Surface product placement failure yet

When you consider how often we see Microsoft Surfaces on our televisions versus how many are actually sold, you really have to question whether Microsoft’s big spending on such product placement is worthwhile. This is especially true when such product placement backfires in hilarious ways, such as when NFL announcers refer to the Surface tablets coaches are using on the sidelines as “iPads.” However, it turns out it can get even worse than that because GeekWire has spotted a new Surface product placement failure that might be Microsoft’s most embarrassing one yet. More →

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Nexus 9 Design Flaw

Uh-oh: It looks like the Nexus 9 might have a ‘Bendgate’-like flaw of its own

By on November 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Uh-oh: It looks like the Nexus 9 might have a ‘Bendgate’-like flaw of its own

Breathe easy, Apple: Your high-end devices aren’t the only ones that are coming under heavy scrutiny. Ars Technica’s Ron Amadeo has posted a GIF on his Google+ page that shows how the rear shell of the new HTC-manufactured Nexus 9 can be easily dented in the middle with minimal pressure applied. More →

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Microsoft Surface Pro: 13-inch and 14-inch

Microsoft might be working on even bigger and better Surface Pro tablets

By on November 4, 2014 at 3:50 PM.

Microsoft might be working on even bigger and better Surface Pro tablets

After suggesting a few weeks ago that Microsoft might be interested in discontinuing its underperforming Surface Pro line of products — a report Microsoft has vehemently denied — Digitimes now says the company might be working on even bigger Surface Pro models than the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 released a few months ago. More →

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Nexus 9 Price

You can get a brand new Nexus 9 right now for just $199 (half price!)

By on November 4, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

You can get a brand new Nexus 9 right now for just $199 (half price!)

BGR reviewed the brand new Nexus 9 tablet on Monday and we didn’t beat around the bush. While we recommend you read the full review for a closer look at the good and bad aspects of Google’s new Nexus 9, we basically called it the best Android on the market for a number of key reasons. Google and HTC did a tremendous job of building a premium tablet with solid materials, great specs and the perfect size to make it both portable but still great for watching videos and being productive.

And now, despite the fact that the Nexus 9 was released just yesterday, you can already buy a brand new one for just $199 — which is an incredible half off the tablet’s regular price. More →

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iPad Pro vs. iPad mini

This might be why the iPad mini 3 didn’t get a major update this year

By on November 3, 2014 at 3:55 PM.

This might be why the iPad mini 3 didn’t get a major update this year

Even though Apple released two new iPad models this year, including the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3, only the 9.7-inch version received a significant upgrade, with the mini model only getting a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and an extra color option. A report from Chinese publication Economic Daily News suggests that starting next year, Apple will discontinue the iPad mini line and replace it with the bigger 12.2-inch iPad Pro model. More →

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12.2-inch iPad Pro Release Date and Specs

Specs for Apple’s unannounced iPad Pro may have just leaked

By on November 3, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Specs for Apple’s unannounced iPad Pro may have just leaked

Many reports have so far mentioned Apple’s plans to release a bigger iPad model in the future — unofficially called the iPad Pro — with most of them suggesting the device will have a bigger 12.9-inch display. However, a new report from Japanese Apple blog Macotakara, a publication that has offered accurate details about unreleased Apple products in the past, suggests that the iPad Pro will be slightly smaller than that. More →

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Nexus 9 Release Date

You can buy Google’s sleek new Nexus 9 right now

By on November 3, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

You can buy Google’s sleek new Nexus 9 right now

We can’t officially call Google’s new Nexus 9 tablet the best Android tablet on the planet at this point, because we haven’t yet reviewed the sleek and powerful device. From what we know so far, however, it’s certainly shaping up to be the crown jewel of Android tablets. The Nexus 9 is also the first device to feature the latest and greatest version of Google’s dominant Android operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Now, the Nexus 9 is finally available for purchase as of November 3rd. More →

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Nexus 9 vs. iPad Air 2

Nexus 9 not supposed to be an iPad Air 2 killer, just a template for one

By on October 27, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Nexus 9 not supposed to be an iPad Air 2 killer, just a template for one

Google this year announced a hight-end new Nexus tablet that’s closer in size to Apple’s iPad Air flagship, but also when it comes to performance and price. However, the company doesn’t see the Nexus 9 as an iPad Air 2 killer, even though it announced it just before Apple unveiled its own 2014 iPads. Instead, it’s supposed to be just a model Google hopes other Android tablet makers will follow when they build the upcoming iPad killer, according to Engadget. More →

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iPad Air 2 Bend Test

Video: The iPad Air 2 withstands a ‘bend test’ about as well as you’d expect

By on October 24, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

Video: The iPad Air 2 withstands a ‘bend test’ about as well as you’d expect

The reason the “bend test” videos for the iPhone 6 Plus went viral is that they raised questions about whether the device would bend just from carrying it around in your pants pocket. This shouldn’t be a concern for anyone who owns an iPad Air 2, since the tablet was never intended to be carried around in your pants pocket and we can’t imagine any reason for a sane person to do so. All the same, that hasn’t stopped YouTuber Marvin Macht from putting the iPad Air 2 through a bend test of his own and the tablet predictably did not hold up well under pressure. More →

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12-inch Sony iPad Pro Tablet

The gigantic iPad Pro will have significant competition

By on October 24, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

The gigantic iPad Pro will have significant competition

Apple’s rumored 12.9-inch iPad model, referred to unofficially as the iPad Pro, is supposed to arrive at some point in 2015 according to certain reports, while others say the device is not considered “official” at Apple yet. Assuming Apple is going forward with iPad Pro plans, the gigantic tablet won’t be the only tablet to sport a bigger than 10-inch display next year. Digitimes has learned from Taiwan-based suppliers that several companies are working on large-size tablets supposed to launch next year in the first or second quarter. More →

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Microsoft Q1 2015 Earnings Surface

Is the Surface slowly starting to pay off for Microsoft?

By on October 23, 2014 at 4:34 PM.

Is the Surface slowly starting to pay off for Microsoft?

The first-generation Surface RT was a notorious bomb but Microsoft has diligently kept refining its Surface tablet models and has seen some impressive sales growth over the past year. According to Microsoft’s Q1 2015 earnings report that it released on Thursday, the company generated $908 million in Surface revenue, which is more than twice the $400 million in Surface revenue Microsoft reported in Q1 2014 and a sequential improvement from the $409 million in Surface revenue that the company posted in Q4 2014. More →

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