Smartphones are continually getting bigger and more powerful, and that could mean bad things for tablet shipment numbers. According to the latest NPD Group report, quarterly tablet sales have declined for the first time ever.
Around this time in 2012, the beloved media player VLC arrived in the Google Play Store as a beta offering for Android users. Though it has been available since then, US and Canadian users have been relegated to grabbing the APK from the VLC website and installing manually, something that has finally come to an end.
A new Apple patent application has surfaced at the USPTO detailing a location-based system that will alter how a device functions at any given time. As an example, an iPhone's access level will be tweaked based on where the user is currently at, requiring a stronger form of authorization when in public rather than at home.
The height of summer is upon us, and with it comes our favorite activity: vacation. Whether you're taking a long weekend this Independence Day or prepping for a two-week getaway along the California coast, making sure you have the right gear will go a long way towards ensuring your trip goes smoothly.
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 our full SlashGear review.
Xplore has introduced a new tablet that goes toe-to-toe with Panasonic's Toughpad. The Xplore Bobcat is a rugged tablet running Windows 8.1 Pro (Windows 7 is also an option). With the slate comes a body designed to handle a fair amount of abuse, and a design that matches its inherent ruggedness.