iPad 2: Is It Still Worth Buying?

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The iPad 2 is coming up on its three-year anniversary next month, and Apple is actually still actively selling the legacy tablet in its store, but rumor has it that the company is thinking about finally giving it the boot at some point this year, officially discontinuing it in order to make room for another […]

Android Tablet v. Windows 8.1 Tablet: What to Buy

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With the availability of smaller 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablets recently on the market with commendable specs, performance, and battery life, is it worth it to go full Windows or should consumers still opt for any number of Android slates in a variety of different screen sizes? I actually get this question asked a lot by […]

iPad 2 to Be Discontinued This Year

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The iPad 2 has stuck around longer than any iPad that Apple has ever sold, but it seems that company will be ending the tablet’s three-year run at some point this year, according to Apple Insider. Sources familiar with Apple’s plans for the iPad 2 say that the Cupertino-based company will be toning down its […]

iPad Air Sale Knocks Price Down to $449 at Best Buy

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iPad sales might not be as good around this time of year compared to Black Friday or right before the holiday season, but Best Buy wants to bring at least some of that gusto back with a sale on the iPad Air that knocks $50 off the price, allowing you to get the new tablet […]

Larger Tablets Are the Natural Step in post-PC Evolution

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According to the rumors and the leaks it looks like 2014 will be year where larger Tablets get added to the great Tablet race. I see that as a perfectly natural step in the evolution of Tablets as we now know them. It makes sense from several points of view, but there is no guarantee […]

Buying a Windows 2-in-1 or Tablet? Focus on Accessories!

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Having penned an article in which I outright declared that the future of mobile computing was in convertibles and tablets last week, I decided to take my advice and pick up a 2-in-1 of my own. Before I received my Surface Pro I made a lot of assumptions about how I would use the device. […]

Intel Oculus Robot Tests Touch Screens with Cut the Rope

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Touch screens can be amazing things on Tablets and smartphones. They let us interact with our devices to control apps, play games, and more. When they work well it’s as if the device disappears and we’re working intimately with whatever we choose to have on the screen. When they don’t, well, they don’t. Ever wonder […]

Grading My 2013 Mobile Tech Predictions

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This has been such a wacky year for me personally (actually the wackiness began in 2012) that I almost find it hard to believe I made mobile tech predictions for 2013. But I did. So in this post I’ll grade how I think I did before I put on my psychic cap and post my […]

White Nexus 7 Official in 32GB WiFi-Only Flavor

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In typical Google fashion, the company surprised us today with a few new goodies, including a new white Nexus 7 that looks very similar to the white Nexus 5 that released earlier this fall. The white version sports a paper white rear shell with the Nexus logo sporting a slightly-darker shade of white. The rest […]

Kindle Sale Sees Select Models Discounted at 20% Off

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As a part of Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day, the company is holding a one-day-only Kindle sale on select e-readers and tablets, where it is discounting them at 20% off. You’ll be able to grab the entry-level Kindle e-reader for $56, the Kindle Fire HD 16GB for $136, or the Kindle Fire HDX […]

3D Tablet No Glasses Required from Hammacher Schlemmer

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I think it is reasonable to say that the 3D television craze was a gimmick that quickly, and mercifully has passed. Although I’m sure there are quite a few 3D enabled TVs in homes with glasses gathering dust in some drawer. There are times I wish  3D cinema would pass into the realm of fad […]

Applebees Embraces Presto Tablets for Ordering and Entertainment

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Applebees restaurants will start to use tablets as a tool for ordering some wings, a steak and those awesome blonde brownies in 2014 when they install 100,000 Presto Tablets in restaurants. Diners can also pay their check, play some games and then post it all to Facebook using the tablets. Customers can use the Presto […]

Holiday Family Tech Survey Yields Questions

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Every holiday family gathering presents an opportunity for me to gain a little anecdotal knowledge about how real folks are using mobile tech, what their preferences may be, and what their nagging questions are. This past Thanksgiving holiday was different only in the fact that I’m now living in Chicago and surrounded by my wife’s […]

Nexus 7 Reportedly Headed to Verizon

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Just a day after Verizon announced its very own 7-inch tablet, mobile insider evleaks is reporting that Google’s Nexus 7 will be heading to the carrier at some point in the future. What was once a device that couldn’t be used at all on Verizon’s LTE network looks to be making its way to Big […]

Nexus 8 Mysteriously Appears on Google’s Android Website

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Google unveiled a newer Nexus 7 tablet earlier this year, but that’s probably not all that Google has left in 2013 as far as the company’s tablet game goes. It’s rumored that it will still release a new Nexus 10 tablet at some point before 2014, and an interesting photo on Google’s Android website reveals […]

iPad Air Availability Still Plentiful

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The iPad Air officially launched today, but unlike past product launches for the company, the iPad Air didn’t sell out, and we’re seeing that online availability is still 100% good to go. Shipping dates for the new tablet still show “available to ship within 24 hours,” which is the default message for when a product […]

iFixit iPad Air Teardown Reveals Obvious Low Repairability Score

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As always, the brave folks at iFixit have gotten a hold of the new iPad air and immediately threw it up on the surgery table to see what’s inside. The iPad’s design has stayed relatively the same through three generations, but this time around, the iPad air has an all-new look, which makes us curious […]

iPad Air Inventory Expected to Be Ample

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The iPad Air is set to launch tomorrow, with online orders most likely starting at midnight PT, and Apple Stores and other retail locations opening up in the morning. However, people have already spotted iPad Airs on store shelves, including in Walmart, where price tags have already been placed on units and are ready 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 […]

Touch ID a No-Show for New iPads

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Call me not only disappointed but confused. Although one should never expect any wish, rumor, or hope to necessarily come true when it comes to Apple releasing products, one thing I felt reasonably certain, if not very certain, was that whatever Apple announced regarding new iPads at today’s announcement we would see the recently introduced […]