Apple iPad Price Discount for Education

Apple’s new iPads are cheaper than ever – if you’re a student

By on May 28, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Apple’s new iPads are cheaper than ever – if you’re a student

Apple has included its iPads in the Apple Store for Education section, 9to5Mac reports, meaning that buyers who are either working or studying in higher education can purchase a new iPad Air or iPad mini for less than their regular prices. More →

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Toshiba Encore 2 Windows 8.1 Tablet

This $199 Toshiba tablet is the closest thing to a Surface mini you can buy

By on May 28, 2014 at 4:58 PM.

This $199 Toshiba tablet is the closest thing to a Surface mini you can buy

Microsoft may have disappointed certain Windows users when it decided not to unveil the Surface mini yetalthough reports say that the device is still in the picture – but that doesn’t mean they won’t be able to purchase an affordable, small Windows 8.1 tablet this year. Toshiba has launched one such 8-inch device, the Toshiba Encore 2, which will sell for $199 and run a full version of Windows 8.1 rather than the RT alternative. More →

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Nexus 8 Specs Tegra 64-bit Processor

New leak reveals key Nexus 8 details

By on May 28, 2014 at 2:06 PM.

New leak reveals key Nexus 8 details

Google’s next-generation Nexus tablet, which was recently discovered as Volantis/Flounder in Google code and which is believed to be made by HTC, will apparently have a 64-bit processor, Myce says, suggesting that the Nexus 8 will pack a new NVIDIA Tegra system on chip (SoC). More →

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New iPad Air Verse Ads

Apple tells more amazing stories in new ‘Your Verse’ iPad Air ads

By on May 26, 2014 at 10:40 AM.

Apple tells more amazing stories in new ‘Your Verse’ iPad Air ads

Continuing its “What will your verse be?” iPad ad campaign, Apple has released a couple of new iPad Air videos, focusing on two iPad users who take advantage of the tablet’s many apps and features during their day-to-day lives. More →

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Google Project Tango Tablet

Google’s next tablet is unlike anything you’ve ever seen

By on May 23, 2014 at 8:20 AM.

Google’s next tablet is unlike anything you’ve ever seen

Google is apparently working on a special tablet that’s going to be far better than regular Nexus-branded Android devices, and said device may be unveiled before the Google I/O developer conference kicks of in late June, The Wall Street Journal has learned. More →

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HP Cheapest Quad-core Tablet

HP’s latest quad-core tablet costs less than $100

By on May 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM.

HP’s latest quad-core tablet costs less than $100

The high-end tablet market is becoming increasingly crowded with each new release, but there’s still plenty of room for more affordable devices. HP just recently launched the HP 7 Plus in the US for a paltry $99.99. HP is known for its almost secretive cheap tablet launches, such as the release of the HP 8 earlier in the year. More →

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Surface mini with Office Gemini

Reports of the Surface mini’s death have been greatly exaggerated

By on May 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Reports of the Surface mini’s death have been greatly exaggerated

The Surface mini project isn’t as dead as you might think, Neowin says, reporting that the device is real and may still launch in the future. The publication has confirmed that the mini tablet was excluded from the official Surface Pro 3 announcement following an “eleventh hour” decision – which apparently means as late as two days before the keynote – although it’s not clear whether or not Stephen Elop is to blame. However, it looks like Windows is waiting for one key feature to resurrect the Surface mini. More →

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Microsoft Surface Mini Release

Ex-Nokia boss Elop reportedly killed the Surface mini

By on May 20, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

Ex-Nokia boss Elop reportedly killed the Surface mini

The cold, dreaded hands of Microsoft devices and services boss Stephen Elop are now apparently responsible for killing off another product. Bloomberg is reporting that Elop, who most famously ordered the death of the once-dominant Symbian platform during his tenure as Nokia’s CEO, was responsible for axing a smaller, cheaper version of Microsoft’s Surface tablet that was tentatively called the Surface mini. More →

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Apple iPad Trade-in Program

Apple lets international iPad owners trade in their tablets for something new

By on May 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Apple lets international iPad owners trade in their tablets for something new

Apple kicked off a new trade-in program that lets iPad owners turn in their older tablet models for credit that will count towards a new iOS device purchase, The Next Web reports. The offer is good for old devices, including iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and first-gen iPad mini, which can all be traded in, while the current-generation iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display won’t be accepted by Apple retail store employees. More →

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Microsoft Surface Usage Over Time

Microsoft is bleeding Surface users as interest wanes

By on May 20, 2014 at 3:48 PM.

Microsoft is bleeding Surface users as interest wanes

Ahead of Microsoft’s Surface event on Tuesday, Chitika took a look at some usage statistics in the non-iPad tablet market, and the results for Microsoft’s devices were a tad bit worrying. Based on tens of millions of U.S. and Canadian online ad impressions, Chitika found that the Surface and Surface 2 usage share in the tablet market had fallen from 7.5% to 6.7% since February 1st, even excluding iPad usage. More →

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Pricing

Why is Microsoft still selling the Surface’s keyboard cover separately for $130?

By on May 20, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

Why is Microsoft still selling the Surface’s keyboard cover separately for $130?

Microsoft, you’re killing me. You’ve just announced what looks like a killer new tablet that you’re hyping as “the tablet that can replace your laptop.” It looks like a big improvement over the Surface 2 in just about every possible way, from the display quality to the super-thin build. But for some reason, you are still insisting on selling the keyboard cover separately for $130 a pop. To use an old science fiction cliché, this does not compute. More →

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