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Ultra is the hot word on tablets

by Blogger on ‎11-19-2014 09:37 AM - last edited on ‎11-19-2014 10:50 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I love seeing tablets grow in popularity. Over the past few years they went from a niche experimental device to an invaluable addition to your digital arsenal. You can get tablets suited to different needs, with widely varying features, power levels, and specifications. This year it seems like the big things with tablets is to be ‘Ultra’ in some way. Whether its ultra-thin, ultra-powerful, ultra large, ultra-portable, or even ultra-durable. A lot of tablets pick out one factor to favor and go all in to live up to it as well as possible, carving out its own niche.

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Overview: iPads for all occasions

by Blogger on ‎11-17-2014 07:53 AM - last edited on ‎11-20-2014 12:15 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There is now a wide range of iPad tablets in various capacities, sizes and, most importantly, prices. Here’s an overview of what is available right now.

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Review: Nexus 9 tablet a solid mix of hardware, software

by Blogger on ‎11-12-2014 06:39 PM - last edited on ‎11-19-2014 10:09 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Nexus devices are, by and large, collaborations of Google’s latest version of Android, and the hardware design of a leading manufacturer, which is HTC in the case of the Nexus 9. The debut of Android 5.0 Lollipop on a device that is good enough to compete with the elite of the tablet category makes for one of the most intriguing Android devices to launch this year. Its performance and user experience only serve to justify the attention its received so far.

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Picking the right tablet by understanding how you'll use it

by Blogger on ‎11-01-2014 11:54 AM - last edited on ‎11-05-2014 11:22 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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To an outsider, it might seem like all tablets are the same. They’re more or less all flat rectangles with touchscreens and a couple of buttons along an edge or two. Don’t let the superficial similarities fool you though. There can be a huge difference between tablets and picking the right tablet to match how you intend to use it can make all the difference in the world. 

 

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Tablet gift solutions for the right person

by Blogger on ‎10-31-2014 11:41 PM - last edited on ‎11-03-2014 12:04 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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You want to buy a tablet for someone you love and respect, but might be unsure which model fits best with whom you’re buying for. In some cases, it can be easy to decide, whereas it might not be in others, particularly if the person you have in mind has never owned one before. Options abound, and it’s not just about the products themselves, but what experience or solution they can provide.

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How to pick a tablet by screen size

by Blogger on ‎10-17-2014 12:39 PM - last edited on ‎10-17-2014 01:10 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It's wonderful seeing tablets grow increasingly popular with each passing year. They’re becoming invaluable devices for anyone who needs more than a smartphone, but less than a desktop workstation PC. These days there are so many tablet options that you can surely find one to suit your needs and one of the big factors in your decision ought to be screen size. The size of your tablet’s screen can make a big impact on how you use the device in the future. It impacts how portable the device is, sure. Obviously a mini-tablet is easier to carry around than a jumbo-tablet, but it is so much more than that. Depending on which screen size you go for, it can affect how you hold your tablet, how useful it is for certain tasks, and of course how much you’ll be spending.  

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Samsung devices up for grabs in Future Shop contest

by Blogger on ‎08-21-2014 02:42 PM - last edited on ‎08-22-2014 05:07 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Part of the reason Samsung is such a recognizable brand is because it dabbles in more than just a couple of product categories. Known for its smartphones and tablets, the company is also in the wearables and camera spaces, creating them in a way that is part of the larger family. Whether you are looking for a more connected ecosystem or just one particular device for back to school, here are some options for you.

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Protect your iPad with the right case from Logitech

by Blogger on ‎08-08-2014 06:36 AM - last edited on ‎08-08-2014 09:26 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Now that you’ve got your hands on a new iPad Air or iPad Mini, it’s time to get to the real fun of accessorizing it! To retain its pristine condition, it’s imperative that you equip your device with a protective case right off the bat. If you don’t want the added bulk of carrying around a keyboard and case, a folio case is your best solution. Logitech has a unique selection of folio cases from their recently expanded tablet product line. To guide you in the right direction, here's a closer look at Logitech's new iPad cases:

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S

by Blogger on ‎06-30-2014 07:56 PM - last edited on ‎07-02-2014 03:00 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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In the space of less than six months, Samsung has launched three different tablet variants in a quest to offer something for everyone, and the Galaxy Tab S falls in the premium consumer column. Where the TabPRO is primarily targeted at business users and the Galaxy Tab 4 line aimed at the budget-conscious, the Galaxy Tab S is the company’s elite consumer tablet, meant to not only be the best Samsung can deliver, but also the best on the market.

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Five reasons why the new Surface Pro 3 rocks

by Blogger on ‎06-23-2014 11:05 PM - last edited on ‎06-25-2014 02:56 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I had a chance to check out Surface Cafe with Future Shop to experience it and get an intimate look at the Surface Pro 3 tablet. Here are five reasons why the latest from Microsoft rocks.

 

 

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ASUS’ dual-boot Transformer Book Trio

by Blogger on ‎06-04-2014 06:07 PM - last edited on ‎06-09-2014 01:17 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Are you tired of carrying around your Android tablet AND your Windows notebook PC but still want all the functionality of each? ASUS has you covered with their new Transformer Book Trio that manages to dual-boot to run both Windows 8 and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on the same piece of hardware. Now you can minimize your daily carry while still being able to enjoy the best of both worlds.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2

by Blogger on ‎03-13-2014 10:22 AM - last edited on ‎05-16-2014 09:55 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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A tablet with a 12.2-inch screen is hard to miss, no matter who makes it, but this being the NotePRO, Samsung has combined more real estate with the improved efficiency of the S Pen to create a compelling combination. Of course, at that screen size, it’s almost where the most portable of laptops currently are, raising questions about what you can get out of it over and above its basic tenets. As is, though, it’s a tablet that is easy on the eyes and takes the good things from Samsung’s TouchWiz, while leaving the extraneous stuff out of the way.

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Kobo Arc: more than one to choose from

by Blogger on ‎02-14-2014 02:20 PM - last edited on ‎02-21-2014 04:14 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If a Kobo eReader isn’t what you’re looking for, an eReader tablet might fit the bill instead, which is where the trio of Arc tablets come in. While it’s true that an eReader is more focused on actually reading ebooks, a Kobo-flavoured tablet does that and gives you some of the frills you’d expect from an Android device. It’s a marriage that works pretty well, so long as you know what you’re getting from each one.

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Apps To Improve Your Home Theatre Experience

by Blogger on ‎01-23-2014 07:17 AM - last edited on ‎01-23-2014 11:51 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If you’ve ever spent an afternoon surfing the App Store, you know there's a plethora of apps out there for the home theatre lover.  So how do you choose? Which ones should take up gigs on your already full phone or tablet?  Right this way ...

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Review: Dell Venue 8 Pro Windows tablet

by Blogger on ‎12-29-2013 07:55 PM - last edited on ‎02-20-2014 05:03 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The 8-inch tablet race isn’t one with a lot of players, but it may be the one to watch moving forward into 2014. Dell seems to think so, too, and has entered the fray with a Windows 8 tablet that runs a full version of the operating system and includes a pre-installed copy of Office Home and Student. It’s an intriguing combination of PC software mixed with the portability of a tablet, but how does a more unhindered Windows 8 look and feel on an 8-inch display?

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