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  • Amazon announces 5 new Kindle devices
    Amazon announces 5 new Kindle devices
    Without the usual build up Seattle-based Amazon released 5 new members of the Kindle family. The new line up consist of 3 tablets, including Amazon's first kids edition, and 2 e-readers. The five Kindles are now available for pre-order and...
  • App Platforms popularity stats (Jan 2014)
    App platforms rated by software developers
    The online poll was conducted by Codeproject.com [1], a 10+ million strong online software developers community, asking its members to specify the most interesting software development platforms. The poll provides the opportunity to look at this...
  • Chili's tablets and kids - a bad combination?
    Parents should be careful of Chili's table tablets with kids
    Itook my daughter and her best friend to lunch at Chili's yesterday. It was our first time eating at the chain since they installedtablets at the tablesof 45,00 restaurants.We didn't use the tablet to order because we didn't know that&...
  • Versatile laptop
    Best Buy says laptops sales are coming back as tablet sales crash
    For awhile it appeared as if tablets marked the end of the laptop era. Things may however be changing now. In fact Best Buy has been dreaming of a laptop revival amid crashing tablet sales reported PC World on July 30, 2014. As tablet sales now...
  • Smartphones
    Tablets finally on the decline
    The first quarter of 2014 has closed the books for quite some time by mid-July, and the numbers are in: Tablet sales are down. The tech-invested consumer has probably guessed right away that the sales have given way to the only other game in town:...
  • Sounding Good when Traveling
    Sounding Good when Traveling
    Here's some suggestions for items to pack along for those times when one wants to maximize the sound coming from their smartphone, laptop or tablet or save their hearing from excessive noise.Etymotic High-Fidelity EarplugsThese inexpensive...
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3 a serious threat to MacBook Air
    Microsoft Surface Pro 3 a serious threat to MacBook Air
    Microsoft is pushing the Surface Pro 3 as the tablet that can replace your laptop. The one laptop often compared to the Surface Pro 3 is the MacBook Air.How serious a threat the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is to replace your MacBook Air depends on who...
  • waterproof your iphone
    Waterproof your mobile device yourself.
    Once again another Kickstarter project has wowed many people. The Impervious Spray Kickstarter project will be ending on May 21, 2014. This project is a bottle of waterproofing spray for your mobile devices. The project has raised just over $30...
  • tablet computer
    6 Steps to a Successful Tablet Roll-out
    I’ve posted a few articles on the growing trend in education toward using tablets. I wanted to follow up with the experiences from efriend, Marc Fanaroff on his recent laptop rollout. Does this match your experiences?The adoption of tablet...
  • keyboarding apps
    Dear Otto: Are there any Good Keyboarding Apps?
    Dear Otto is an occasional column where I answer questions I get from readers about teaching tech. If you have a question, please complete the form below and I’ll answer it here. For your privacy, I use only first names.Here’s a great...
  • Cell-block Click Party
    Tablets to control prison Cell-doors: Handy or Nightmare waiting to happen?
    Can the change over in the dawn of the digital age be a huge catastrophe in the making? As more and more people in the public sector opt in for communication devices and entertainment consoles, the Private sector including prisons are beginning to...
  • The new tablet
    Chili's in Van Buren introduces tablets with e-Menus
    It seems that people are using tablets for everything these days, from reading to gaming, to watching television. For the last several months major restaurant chains like Applebee's and Chili's have begun introducing tablets into their...
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
    Review - Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
    With so many tablets on the market, it’s tough to decide which one to choose, though at the end of the day, a lot of it comes down to personal preference, whether it’s due to the operating system, size or loyalty to a particular brand...
  • Nintendo logo
    Nintendo refutes claims that they're brining mini-games to smartphones, tablets
    After reports surfaced this week saying that Nintendo would be bring content over to smartphones, the company has issued a statement flatly denying the claim, according to a report today from VG 24/7.According to a previous VG 24/7 report,...
  • Microsoft Surface 2 tablets
    Surface tablet sales help Microsoft beat analysts estimates
    In their quarterly earnings report released on Thursday Microsoft announced revenue of $24.52 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2013. The revenue numbers exceeded analyst estimates by nearly $1 billion.A company once known primarily as a...