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Samsung’s iPad is here at last

Samsung’s iPad is here at last

A leak this morning showed us the latest in Samsung tablet technology - a device called Galaxy Tab Advanced 2. The name doesn't suggest it, but this is just about as close as any company's gotten to a real competitor for the latest round of Apple's iPad. Not that they'll be running iOS apps or anything, but Samsung's most certainly not going to give up the tablet game any time soon.

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Huawei MediaPad M5 available if you still believe in tablets

Huawei MediaPad M5 available if you still believe in tablets

Google has practically given up on tablets, or rather on Android tablets, but others certainly haven’t. There’s a Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 still coming but if that wait is too long, there’s still Huawei’s MediaPad M5 series. Now the tablets are available in the US and if you’re looking for more up-to-date specs on an Android slate, then this is the tablet to beat. For a price, of course.

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Tablets surpass desktops in Internet use, says survey

Tablets surpass desktops in Internet use, says survey

What do tablets and PCs have in common? Both of them are being considered as dead markets. Of course, that could simply be an exaggeration but what may be true is that they are being buried by smartphones. That and we desperately need to stop lumping desktops and laptops under on “PC” heading. Because according to a recent US government survey, tablets have just surpassed desktops PCs as the most used device to access the Internet. Both, of course, fall way below laptops, also considered PCs.

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Lenovo Yoga Book 2 previews E Ink keyboard

Lenovo Yoga Book 2 previews E Ink keyboard

Lenovo has a second-generation Yoga Book 2 coming later in the year, the company has teased, and chip partner Intel may have given us a big preview with its Tiger Rapids reference design. Revealed at Computex 2018 this week, the dual-screen ultraportable is Intel's vision of what its new 8th Generation Core processor can do when paired with both traditional displays and E Ink panels.

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Tablets are dead, long live Chrome tablets!

Tablets are dead, long live Chrome tablets!

Google experience a glitch in the matrix over the weekend where the last traces of Android’s tablet existence vanished without a trace. Evidence that there were, once upon a time, such things as Android tablets has since then returned but their sudden and silent removal served to confirm what many have been expecting to happen sooner rather than later. If Google is to be asked, tablets are pretty much dead in the water. Unless, of course, you’re talking about the new line of Chrome tablets and 2-in-1 devices.

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Google blames bug for disappearing Android tablets

Google blames bug for disappearing Android tablets

Google's tablets may have disappeared from its Android site, but the company insists that was a mistake, not a sign it's giving up on the form factor. Speculation about the future of Android on larger screen devices has grown in the aftermath of Chrome's recent update to support touchscreen-only tablets without keyboards.

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Stop trusting these phone brands

Stop trusting these phone brands

A report made by Avast this morning delivered a list of devices with malware right out the box. I'd love to say this was a surprise, but it wasn't. Devices on the list published by Avast come from brand we've known to do devious deeds in the past. Let's take a look at this list and discuss why these brands need to be avoided and/or shut down by consumers completely.

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Cheaper Microsoft Surface tablet: what it needs to succeed

Cheaper Microsoft Surface tablet: what it needs to succeed

The Internet is abuzz with rumors of a $400 Surface 2-in-1 tablet in the works. Microsoft's premium portable computers have been positively received save for the price tag that very few could afford. This sudden change in direction was reportedly prompted by the tablet renaissance ushered in by the 6th gen iPad. Windows tablets, however, are nothing new and some of them are even as cheap as an iPad. Very few, if any at all, succeeded and Microsoft risks ruining its chances in this arguably promising market. Here are some of the things Microsoft needs to check off if it doesn't want a repeat of the Windows RT.

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Surface Hub 2 is another massive PC for walls

Surface Hub 2 is another massive PC for walls

Businesses in need of wall-based Windows 10 devices rejoice, there's a new Surface Hub 2 in town. This device brings out the best bits of the Surface Hub 1 and advances all the parts that needed advancing. This beast features a 4K+ 50.5” multi-touch display and it's made to get business done.

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Galaxy Tab S3 Android 8.0 Oreo update now available in UK

Galaxy Tab S3 Android 8.0 Oreo update now available in UK

Samsung is notorious in the Android world for many things and one of the biggest ones, next to bloatware, is its update schedule. Slow and unpredictable, some devices, even new ones, don't always get updates that should be theirs during their covered support period. So when a nearly new device does finally get a new Android version, there's reason to rejoice. Lo and behold, the Galaxy Tab S3, Samsung's not so latest premium tablet, is finally getting Android Oreo and a bit more.

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Flickering Surface Pro 4 owners get replacement 2-in-1 offer

Flickering Surface Pro 4 owners get replacement 2-in-1 offer

The frustrating flickering problem affecting Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 has finally been acknowledged by the company, with the promise of replacement tablets for those affected. The issue with the 2-in-1 began to be noticed more broadly earlier this year, with owners complaining that their Windows computer had begun showing erratic behavior - just outside of the Microsoft warranty.

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Steam Link app for iOS and Android: Streaming at last

Steam Link app for iOS and Android: Streaming at last

Two new apps from Steam were announced this morning - one for video, the other for playing games on your phone. The Steam Video app will be released later this summer and will feature the ability to watch Steam-based movies and shows on iOS and Android devices. The Steam Link app is a bit more revolutionary - if it works. With Steam Link, users will be able to play their PC games on their iPhone or Android device.

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