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Surface Pro 3, Type Cover prices slashed for schools

Chromebooks get a lot of attention from educational institutions, but Microsoft wants to make sure its Surface Pro 3 isn’t left out of the mix. This morning the company has announced a discount on both its new slate and the Type Cover keyboards for educational institutions.

Next iPad rumored to officially come with gold color option

Fashionistas and socialites might soon have something to root for. Apple is now rumored to soon make available a gold option for the next generation iPad expected to be unveiled this October. This will give those with a love of gold an option that will be close enough to more luxurious gold plating without costing as much.

HP Stream tablets deliver Windows 8 on a tight budget

More often than not, if you wanted a cheap tablet, you’re practically confined to choosing from among the myriad of budget Android options out there, which actually includes HP. But what if you wanted or even needed a full Windows 8 experience on the cheap? Now you have an option with HP’s new Stream 7 and Stream 8 tablets.

BombSquad for Android Review

It’s time to get busy with the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and some super strange and super awesome fight game action with BombSquad. This game is all about you, the tiny little fighter, running around a variety of battlegrounds with intent on destruction. It’s radical.

Xperia Z3 likely headed for USA event: Oct 9th

What’s that, a Sony mobile device event set for one day after HTC’s similar event – in the same city? Not too massive a coincidence, but still: there’s no way they didn’t at least guess at one another. What we’re guessing here is that Sony will bring their full collection of Xperia Z3 devices to the United States in style.

Latest Tablet Reviews

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet LTE Review

Welcome back to what I consider the world’s most versatile tablet. When I reviewed the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet just a few weeks ago in its Wi-Fi edition, it became immediately clear what NVIDIA was aiming for – a tablet that’s made for gamers, but rolls with the punches for anyone else that might want to take a stab at it. … Continue reading

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

App News

Pokemon TCG Online released to iPad (in Canada)

There’s been a soft launch of Pokemon: The Card Game Online for iPad this afternoon, starting with Canada. Supposing you’ve got access to a friend with an iPad in Canada and they’re willing to … ship it to you … you might be able to play. Otherwise you’re going to have to wait for the USA release, which should be … Continue reading

Forget Ello, here’s Wayfare – real unique social networking

There’s an app out there this week called Wayfare, and I’m genuinely impressed by its ability to make me create and share with people I don’t know halfway around the world. You turn the app on, sign up, and are almost instantly connected with another Wayfare user in a different country. From there, you become short-term digital penpals.

Flipboard released for Windows Phone [UPDATE: Testing]

After our preview this early April of Flipboard for Windows Phone devices – it’s finally here. Finally, after months of development and preparation for release. At last, Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 users can have access to one of the most popular news aggregators in the land.

Selfie for iPhone: Inception for the socially inept

When you sit on a bus or train headed to work – if that’s what you do – and you see everyone with their noses down in their smartphone business, what do you think? Do you think wow, it’d be great to have a conversation with these people, they’re my comrades! Of course not. That’s where this new “Selfie” app … Continue reading

Apple Watch GUI released as a Photoshop template

ImPekable, a San Jose-based design consultancy, has released a complete Apple Watch GUI as a Photoshop PSD, squeaking it out ahead of the SDK’s release. Anyone can grab the files from Dribble or ImPekable’s website and use the template to tinker with app designs.

Qualcomm wants to supercharge “digital eyewear”

So you say you want a pair of smart glasses, yes? The company that makes the processors in most Android smartphones and all Windows Phone smartphones, Qualcomm, is bringing about an environment where developers can make digital eyewear applications a reality.

My Maps: customize your Google Maps experience

A little-known system called My Maps has just been updated by Google for Google Maps. What you’re able to do – and what I’ll be showing you here – is take what Google has made with Google Maps and add your own special markers, trails, and directions. You can take what you’ve made, then, and share with friends, coworkers, and … Continue reading

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