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BioShock released today on iOS for iPad and iPhone

This week the folks behind the original BioShock have brought the game to iOS. This game is an important step in the AAA gaming universe’s transition to mobile, releasing this game that only a few years ago belonged on high-end PCs, now coming to smartphones and tablets.

Sony teases compact tablet and phone duo

Squint in just the right way, and what you’ll see is Sony’s upcoming IFA 2014 range, a trio of devices that suggests two phones and a small tablet are in the pipeline. The video, as with most teasers, is light on details, though we already have a fair assumption about what Sony is readying for its press conference on September … Continue reading

Surface Pro 3 jumps into 25 more countries

It’s August 28 and Microsoft is finally giving the go signal. Its latest high-end Surface Pro 3 hybrid tablet can can now be purchased in 25 more countries, starting with New Zealand in the farthest East, bringing the total supported markets to 28. In addition, the Docking Station will also be up for pre-orders on those same territories.

Microsoft speaks up about Surface Pro 3 overheating

Yesterday, we told you about an overheating issue plaguing Surface Pro 3 tablets. It seems the tablet fans were running overtime, with the tablet shutting itself down for safety reasons. All indications are that it’s not a hardware issue, either. Now we’ve got word from Microsoft on the issue, and they seemed to have identified it’s cause.

Google News and Weather: your next key Android app

This week Google has updated the app known as “News & Weather.” This app is built-in with newer Android devices and software builds, and requires that you have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher – that includes Jelly Bean, KitKat, and Honeycomb too. You’ll also need 2.3MB of space to install it.

T-Mobile doubles family plans, eases tablet add-ons

T-Mobile USA is expanding its family plans and allowing Simple Choice subscribers to add a tablet to their plans, as the carrier continues its aggressive price war. The changes mean that family plans will now support up to ten lines, rather than the five of before, which T-Mobile says comes after requests from larger families and small businesses.

Windows 9 rumors: no desktop on tablets, interactive live tiles

Although Microsoft won’t be using IFA 2014 as a stage to announce it’s next Windows version, alternately called Windows Threshold and Windows 9, it will be holding a separate press conference near the end of next month. That leaves us enough time to build a better picture of what the next Windows might become, though it seems it might be … Continue reading

Latest Tablet Reviews

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet DirectStylus 2 Review

With all its gaming prowess, you could quite forget that the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet has a second personality. Taking the clever Tegra-accelerated stylus technology of NVIDIA’s Note 7, and supercharging it with more sensitivity, less latency, and custom-created apps to show it off at its best, the DirectStylus 2 system promises the best of a digital pen with neither cost … Continue reading

Lenovo ThinkPad 10 Review

Lenovo is back with another Windows tablet similar to its ThinkPad 8, the aptly-named ThinkPad 10. With this tablet comes a QuickShot cover and screen just as beautiful as its smaller sibling, as well as a couple docking stations, one with and one without a keyboard. To see how the slate and its accessories hold up in everyday usage, read … Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Tab S review: 10.5 and 8.4 Android glamour

Samsung has always been at the forefront of envelope-pushing when it comes to slim tablets, and the Galaxy Tab S is no exception. Challenging Apple’s iPad line-up head on, and borrowing the Super AMOLED technology and fingerprint biometrics from the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Tab S 10.5 promise to finally give the Android tablet world what … Continue reading

Lenovo TAB A8 Review

Lenovo has added some new tablets to its roster, among them being the 8-inch Lenovo TAB A8. This tablet is a mixture of goodies — it is thin and light, and boasts an astounding battery life (hint: I gave up on waiting for the battery to deplete in standby after day 19). Though the specs are in the range needed … Continue reading

Surface Pro 3 Review

The Surface Pro 3 is something special. Microsoft has refused to give up on its concept of one device that’s both a tablet and ultrabook, and its ramped up the trash-talk, too, calling out the MacBook Air and iPad by name when it launched the third-generation Windows 8.1 machine. Thing is, this may not just be hot air: bigger but … Continue reading

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Review

Among the series of laptops Lenovo has introduced over the past handful of months lies a small Windows 8.1 tablet, the ThinkPad 8. With the tablet comes a small form factor and a unique Quickshot cover, the most notable feature of the device. How does the ThinkPad 8 hold up against other Windows 8 tablets? Read our full SlashGear review … Continue reading

App News

Tripcast takes travel journaling to the next level

The days of sorting through hundreds of printed photos has been replaced by having to sort through hundreds of digital photos. Tagging makes this task a bit easier, but still not quite satisfactory for those times you want to reminisce or show off your latest vacation. That’s where Tripcast comes in.

Cirqle: social networking super-simplified

The launch of the app Cirqle symbolizes our wish to move away from the complicated mess present in social networks of the past. In Cirqle, made for iOS first, we’re seeing the likes of Instagram, Twitter, and Google+ turned into one extremely simple app. It’s photo sharing made just about as tiny as it can be.

Metagramme averages your Instagram photos

Instagram gives users a fair number of options for personalizing images snapped with their smartphone’s camera. Given that every user has their own personal tastes and shooting styles, it makes sense that trends between images will surface, something that is exemplified by the new service Metagramme.

In App takes search deep within your phone’s apps

When you’re searching on your smartphone, one of the avenues search often doesn’t look into is apps. Not searching for apps, but in them. A new iOS app is doing just that, diving into the information we store in our apps to make sense of it all.

BioShock released today on iOS for iPad and iPhone

This week the folks behind the original BioShock have brought the game to iOS. This game is an important step in the AAA gaming universe’s transition to mobile, releasing this game that only a few years ago belonged on high-end PCs, now coming to smartphones and tablets.

Samsung boasts 1,000 Tizen apps for Gear smartwatches

How do you convince people that your platform isn’t a burning one? Why, claim that you have over a thousand apps raring to leap at you, that’s how! That might be the thinking behind Samsung’s latest infographic which celebrates 1,000 apps available for its Tizen-powered wearables, but we really do have to wonder how much of that is true.

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