Tablets

When the first modern tablets were introduced to the market they were primary focused on facilitating content consumption. During the keynote where Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPad, he stated that tablets would need to be better than both laptops and smartphones at browsing the web, reading emails and eBooks, viewing photos and videos, and playing games. These are all tasks where the user is consuming content rather than creating it. As tablets have advanced and become both more capable and more widespread they have become more suitable for content creation purposes. Software companies with long ties to the PC market like Adobe, Autodesk, and even Microsoft have made their software available for iOS and Android. However, these programs are often more limited than...

Google Updates Hangouts For iOS With A New Interface

Today Google shipped an update for their Hangouts application on iOS. The update brings the version number to 4.0, and rightfully so as it comes with a new design...

16 by Brandon Chester on 6/29/2015

Microsoft Introduces A 128GB Version Of The Core i7 Surface Pro 3

This weekend Microsoft introduced a new model of the Surface Pro 3. Like the existing two Core i7 models, this new version uses Intel's Core i7-4650U CPU. At $1299...

39 by Brandon Chester on 6/29/2015

Comparing Snapdragon 810 v2 and v2.1: More Memory Bandwidth, Higher Clocks

Around a few weeks before the launch of the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, I was digging through kernel source to understand Snapdragon 810 and some other Qualcomm SoCs. We...

81 by Joshua Ho on 6/18/2015

Amazon Updates The Kindle Paperwhite

The venerable Kindle is one of my favorite tech devices. I owned the Kindle 3, but the obvious shortcoming was the lack of lighting, forcing me to use a...

52 by Brett Howse on 6/18/2015

Comparing OpenGL ES To Metal On iOS Devices With GFXBench Metal

In the past couple of years we've seen the creation of a number of new low level graphics APIs. Arguably the first major initiative was AMD's Mantle API, which...

34 by Brandon Chester on 6/15/2015

Apple Unveils Apple Music; Coming to Mac, iOS, Windows, and Android

At the end of Apple's WWDC keynote the company revealed their brand new music streaming service, Apple Music. Apple Music is the successor to Apple's existing streaming music service...

30 by Brandon Chester on 6/8/2015

Apple Announces iOS 9 at WWDC

Today Apple has made a number of announcements relating to their three major operating systems. We've seen the announcement of WatchOS 2 for the Apple Watch, OS X El...

36 by Brandon Chester on 6/8/2015

FinalWire Releases AIDA64 For iOS and Windows Phone

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of their AIDA64 software, FinalWire has released versions of the app for iOS and Windows Phone. AIDA64 has existed on Android for some time...

7 by Brandon Chester on 6/8/2015

Connexant Launches New HD Audio CODEC For Mobile

Conexant today announces a new high-end HD audio codec for notebooks, ultrabooks and tablets. The CX8200 features a fully-integrated Class-D smart amplifier with real-time speaker sensing and protection. The...

6 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/2/2015

ASUS Announces Two New 8 Inch ZenPad Tablets

ASUS is no stranger to the Android tablet market. They've been around since the earliest days of Android tablets with their ASUS Transformer TF101 which launched with Android Honeycomb...

14 by Brandon Chester on 6/1/2015

NVIDIA Introduces AndroidWorks For Android Game Developers

Today NVIDIA is expanding their GameWorks developer program to the realm of Android devices. GameWorks encompasses a range of NVIDIA technologies and tools like PhysX, VisualFX, OptiX, and the...

23 by Brandon Chester on 5/29/2015

A Look At The Changes In The Android M Preview

Today during Google I/O 2015's opening keynote Google announced the latest release of their Android operating system. The new version of Android is using the code name Android M...

84 by Brandon Chester on 5/29/2015

Avago Acquires Broadcom Corporation For $37 Billion

Today Avago Technologies announced their acquisition of Broadcom for 17 billion dollars in cash and 20 billion dollars worth of Avago shares. This will leave Broadcom shareholders with 32%...

33 by Brandon Chester on 5/28/2015

Google Introduces Google Photos

Today during their I/O 2015 Keynote Google announced Google Photos, a new service that will allow users to easily upload, edit, and share photographs from all of their devices...

28 by Brandon Chester on 5/28/2015

Google Announces Android M At Google I/O 2015

Today Google formally announced the next version of their Android operating system at their Google I/O developer conference. Much like how Android Lollipop was originally previewed under the name...

30 by Brandon Chester on 5/28/2015

Lenovo Launches ThinkPad 10 Tablet Refresh And Lenovo Cast Accessory

Today at Lenovo Tech World, the company has taken the wraps off of an updated version of their ThinkPad 10 tablet, and they are launching their first screen sharing...

14 by Brett Howse on 5/27/2015

Microsoft Partners With 20 More Vendors To Pre-Install Apps On Android Tablets

Today Microsoft announced partnerships with 20 device manufacturers to pre-install apps such as Office, OneDrive, and Skype on future Android tablets. Microsoft already has existing deals in place with...

11 by Brandon Chester on 5/26/2015

The ASUS ZenFone 2 Preview

ASUS is not new to the smartphone market. Since the days of Windows Mobile (not the new Windows Mobile) they've been selling smartphones. But when it comes to Android...

140 by Brandon Chester on 5/18/2015

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