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Apple date decided for iPad Air 2

September 18, 2014 by Tom in Apple, Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

iPhone 6? Done. iOS 8? Check. The next date for the Apple fanatic's diary is October 21st, which is reported to be the launch date of the iPad Air 2. The Daily Dot reports this'll be the date for the new skinny slate, along with a revamped iPad Mini. Via gizmodo

Kobo Aura H2O eReader trumps books by being waterproof

August 21, 2014 by Tom in Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

A new argument in eReaders vs books is settled with the Kobo Aura H2O device - drop a book in the bath and it's ruined; drop the H2O and there's a chance it'll live. Kobo's new IP67 certified eReader wears its talent on its sleeve with the name but elsewhere it has a high-resolution E Ink Carta display at 1430 x 1080 pixels. It also has a 1GHz processor, 4GB of storage, a microSD card reader, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and a battery that'll last for an average of two months after a full charge. It's expected 1st September and will cost $179. Via liliputing

iPad Air 2 doubles RAM to an industry standard 2GB

August 21, 2014 by Tom in Apple, Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

In 2014's tablet market, 2GB of RAM is the expected loadout for new releases. Apple is finally catching up and offering double the RAM for the high-priced tablet, the new version of which will be officially announced in October. The iPad Air 2 could sport the expected split-screen feature coming in iOS 8, which would demand more memory. Via techradar

Tom Hanks launches typewriter passion project for iPad

August 20, 2014 by Tom in App News, Other Tablet, Software / OS with No Comments.

Hollywood star Tom Hanks loves typewriters. He can't get enough of the click-clacky manual machines. Not one to be outdone in the digital age, Hanks has launched Hanx Writer - a writing tool app for iPad that replicates classic typewriter tones and layouts. The app shot to number one in the App Store and is available for free but offers in-app purchases for additional features and themes. Hanks wrote about his love of typewriters in the New York Times last summer and thanks to the App Store, we can all share his passion. Via pocket-lint

Keyboard cases transform tablets into productive functioning netbooks (remember them?)

August 15, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

Remember netbooks? The mini PCs' window was wide a year or so before tablets shaped up. Now they're long forgotten but the best of both worlds can be achieved with a keyboard case for 8-inch tablets. Engadget has found the three best for Apple iPad Minis and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and provides a full rundown over on their site. The collected cases are the ClamCase Pro for Apple iPad mini, the ZAGG Rugged Folio for Apple iPad mini and the ZAGG Folio for Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Each case is a neat and tidy solution that keeps everything in one place and provides protection for the precious screens. Check out the lowdown over at Engadget.

Apple iPad Air 2 pic leaks and specs – includes glare-free display

August 12, 2014 by Tom in Apple, Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The iPad Air 2 has had a pictorial outing and will also be suitable for the great outdoors thanks to its glare-free screen. An anti-reflection coating is slated to make it easier to read, combating the tablet use issues that we come up against in sunshine. The iPad Air 2 is reportedly a 9.7-inch tablet and will be out at the end of this quarter. According to the new leaked pictures, it will also have a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and will sport a single row of speakers along the bottom of the device. Via gizmodo and tablet-news

Nook GlowLight muscles in on Kindle Paperwhite’s UK exploits

August 7, 2014 by Tom in Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

The Barnes & Noble GlowLight eReader is out in the UK today. The eReader has a friendly 4GB of storage (enough for 2,000 eBooks) and is backlit for displaying its E Ink. It's a light one, at just 175g, has a soft-touch back cover and comes in a number of colours. The WiFi device has a 6-inch screen and is 212ppi. It hits stores today at £30 less than the Kindle Paperwhite. Via gizmodo

Netronix Android eReader with Wacom pen for doodles and annotation

August 5, 2014 by Tom in Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

Netronix - the Taiwanese manufacturer of the Kobo eReader - has unveiled a new line of eReaders - one of which is a 6.8-inch E Ink display, Android-based reader that supports a Wacom digital pen. The eReader has a 1440 x 1080 pixel display, runs on a Freescale i.MX6 Solo Lite ARM Cortex-A9 processor and will allow on-page note taking. Also in the works is an E Ink smartwatch and a 13.3-inch eReader. Via liliputing

Modbook Pro X turns a Macbook Pro into an OS X tablet

July 31, 2014 by Tom in Apple, Other Tablet, Tablet with No Comments.

What to get the Mac fan who has everything? A Mac OS X tablet, we suppose. The Kickstarter project Modbook Pro X creates a fully-functioning OS X tablet but gutting a Macbook Pro and rearranging the pieces within a a shell that houses a 15.4-inch Retina display. The full guts of the tablet are those of a 15.4-inch Mac: it's powered by a 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, Intel Iris Pro Graphics with optional NVIDIA GeForce GT 750 GPU and up to 32GB of RAM. The touchscreen functions with a digitiser pen on the screen with 2048 pressure levels. There's also a stand option and keyboard option, which puts it back into a laptop-style state. Via geeky-gadgets

Fuhu nabi DreamTab 8 – Y’know, for kids!

June 4, 2014 by Tom in Android Tablet, Other Tablet, Tablet with 1 Comment.

The Hudsucker Proxy showed us something simpler that was, "y'know, for kids!" but Fuhu nabi has brought things up to the 21st century with the DreamTab 8, which features built-in Shrek action and Kung-Fu Panda parts. The 8-inch colourful tablet has some pretty grown-up specs - it runs on an NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor, has 2GB of RAM, an HD display and a digital pen. Why is it for kids, then? Well, this is made in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation, so the characters and tied into the operating system, and it comes loaded with some DreamWorks exclusive software. It's built into a colourful sturdy case to keep it safe and a 12-inch model is in the works. It comes with 16GB of storage and supports NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and microSD expansion. If US$269 is too steep for jus

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