Nexus 10 On Track For a Holiday Release

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As expected, this week Google announced and released the highly anticipated update to Android 4.4 KitKat, and along for the ride is the brand new Nexus 5 smartphone. While both have been rumored for months and months, there was also quite a bit of talk about a refresh to the Nexus 10 tablet. Last October […]

No Shortages Here: 7 Tablet Alternatives to the iPad mini With Retina Display

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With even Apple anticipating shortages for the refreshed iPad mini, this time launching with a 7.9-inch Retina Display resolution screen, when the slate goes on sale later this month, be prepared to anticipate long lines, shipping delays, and perhaps an even post-Christmas delivery if you don’t act quickly to score one early in the launch […]

Apple Store Down Ahead of iPad Air Orders

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In the U.S., the Apple store is currently down ahead of when Apple will begin taking orders for the iPad Air. This year, Apple had refreshed and redesigned the iPad Air, the 9.7-inch successor to the fourth generation iPad that Apple had sold as merely the iPad with Retina Display. Apple had promised that it […]

Pandora Radio 5 Brings Beautiful New Android Tablet Design

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The popular music streaming service Pandora is making some major improvements to its Android application as of late, and today version 5.0 just arrived with a much requested feature. After being slow to update and improve the app for years, lately they’ve been focusing heavily on the Android experience and today’s update finally delivered a […]

Microsoft Surface 2 Review Part 3: The Vision Thing

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When I began this three part review of the Microsoft Surface 2 I said that Microsoft had taken some important and positive steps with this second generation of its Surface RT Initiative. I still feel that way. I also still feel that Microsoft has a lot of work to do if its vision is going […]

Barnes & Noble Intros New Nook GlowLight

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Barnes & Noble has revealed the second-generation Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight, only this time around, the company is just calling it the GlowLight. It improves on the first-generation e-reader by being both lighter and brighter for better reading, as well as improvements being made to the display with faster response times. Just looking at […]

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 and Yoga Tablet 10 Introduced (Video)

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Lenovo made a big splash in Android tablets this evening with the new IdeaPad Yoga tablets. Building on the appeal of the Yoga Ultrabook line, the new Yoga 8 and Yoga 10 deliver a design with premium materials, a kickstand and claims of up to 18 hours of battery life. Announced at a live stream […]

Microsoft Surface 2 Review: Less Confusing and More Viable

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It used to be a cliché, and maybe still is, that Microsoft got things right with version 3 of any new release. Well, if that cliché does still apply, Microsoft has taken some positive steps with the new Surface 2 that should offer some hope that the next time around might indeed be the charm […]

Logitech and Belkin Reveal New iPad Air Keyboard Covers

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Apple didn’t announce a keyboard cover for the new iPads last week like we originally suspected, but third-party accessory makers have come to the rescue with products of their own. Both Logitech and Belkin revealed new keyboard covers made for the iPad air, which was announced last week and will begin selling this Friday. As […]

iPad mini 2 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX: 7 Key Differences

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As expected, earlier this week Apple took the stage to announce the all new iPad Air, and iPad mini 2. Nearly a year to the day from when the first mini was announced, Apple’s back with an all-new (inside) iPad mini 2 with Retina Display. While managing to keep the design exactly the same the […]

Nexus 10 Out of Stock on Google Play as New Nexus 10 Release Nears

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Recently the Nexus 5 has been getting all the attention, following the Nexus 7 taking center stage when it was announced earlier this year, but that isn’t all Google has planned. Most likely we’ll get a refreshed ASUS Nexus 10 along with the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat, even though the details on said […]

Checking out the Microsoft Surface 2 with a First Timer

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Some readers of GBM will remember in my previous incarnation here that my lovely wife, Thomasin Savaiano, would assist me when I was checking out new gadgets by allowing herself and her reactions to be videoed. Thomasin is not a gadget geek by any means and her reactions are responses that I’m sure many approaching […]

T-Mobile will Give All Tablet Users 200MB of Free Each Month

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Apple’s iPad Air isn’t the only tablet that T-Mobile will provide with free data. The nation’s fourth largest carrier has announced that all tablets on its network will get 200MB of free data at absolutely no charge. According to a press release on the subject, T-Mobile will allow any tablet equipped with 4G LTE to […]

What’s in a Name for Tablets? Surface vs Air

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What’ in a name? Well poets and copywriters and marketing teams have struggled with that question for centuries. Naming a product is always a tricky proposition. Once you get started branding something with a name, you’ve set up semiotic expectations as well as dictated a path towards the future. You also set yourself up for […]

iPad mini 2 vs Nexus 7 2013: 7 Key Differences

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Almost exactly one year after announcing its first mini tablet, today Apple announced the new iPad mini 2 with Retina Display. After countless leaks, reports, rumors, and even release date leaks all the details are finally official. The hotly-anticipated device didn’t change much as far as looks and styling, but under the hood we have […]

Apple Touts 475,000 Tablet Apps as Android Lacks

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In case you missed the news this afternoon, Apple just announced the all-new iPad Air (iPad 5) and the newly improved iPad mini 2. With plenty of excitement around the new Air, even without TouchID, Apple quickly went from talking about the beautiful design and into what matters. That being applications. The iPad is more […]

Nokia Enters The Tablet Race with RT Based Lumia 2520

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Microsoft wasn’t the only one launching RT 8.1 based Tablets last night. Well, at least not yet the only one. Nokia held it’s party, Nokia World, in Abu Dabi and in addition to announcing new phones, unveiled the Lumia 2520 Tablet, a Windows RT 8.1 based Tablet. This gives the world two RT 8.1 based […]

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Available

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Users can now purchase Microsoft’s Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. At least, they can if they’re waiting outside one of the many Microsoft Stores the company has kept open for the launch of the upgrades to last year’s Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets. Users who don’t reside near a Microsoft Store or […]

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2: 5 Things Buyers Need to Know

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Nearly a year to date that it began selling its own brand of Windows devices, Microsoft is set to launch the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. While the road to updated versions of the Surface RT and Surface Pro has been relatively short, it hasn’t been without its triumphs and struggles. Many of those […]