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Tuesday, 16 October 2012 21:36

Microsoft's iPad Contender The Surface RT Tablet

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It wasn't that long ago that Microsoft announced that they would even be producing a tablet based off of Windows 8. They did not announce the prices in June, during the initial announcement. However, the wait is over for the first line of Surface tablets, which run a significantly trimmed down version of Windows 8, known as Windows RT. The release of information, sadly, only applies to this version of the Surface. The full fledged version is still under wraps.

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Tuesday, 09 October 2012 20:22

Rough start for Xperia tablets


Sony has decided to stop sales of their Xperia tablet as they have found certain defects in some units. They announced that their tablet is water resistant, and then they found a gap between the screen and the case of a tablet, I guess water can pass through the gaps. So after this ironic problem occurred Sony was quick to react and stop sales to prevent their users from being disappointed with this rather big flaw. The tablet went on sale September 8 in the North America and the launch in Japan, Europe and other countries followed in the days after that.

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Tuesday, 09 October 2012 20:03

Google asking for more focus on tablets


Earlier this year Google released its first tablet, the Nexus 7, and now they are asking developers to build more apps optimized for tablets. Today they published a “tablet app quality checklist” on their android developers’ blog. They hope this will help them gain more buyers and with the developers help, they won’t have to worry about not having enough apps for their tablets. Currently there is a really small amount of apps made specifically for tablets. This initiative should bring more of them to the larger displays.

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Super cheap Android based tablets are getting their new version and now it's even cheaper, well only by $5, but when you get a tablet for $35 who the hell cares. You are probably already opening eBay and searching for it, but hold on a second. It's only available in India, and their government started this project to provide their students a cheap device to help them with studies. The tablet is manufactured in the UK, by the company DataWind and it should be arriving in India next month.

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012 22:20

HP increases layoffs to 29,000

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HP plans to sack even more people than it was previously announced. HP CEO, Meg Whitman has said that they will have to lay off 27,000 people to turn things around in the company, but apparently that was not enough and new numbers are saying that they will cut 2,000 more jobs. No explanations were given for this move, but it is possible that the increasing popularity of the tablet and smartphone market, where HP has nothing to offer, is scaring them. Additionally HP might feel that their personal computers just won’t be enough to compete with the new market. Don’t forget that HP is the largest PC maker in the world.

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Thursday, 30 August 2012 16:04

Asustek sales above planned


On an investors conference that Asustek hosted yesterday, company president, Jerry Shen announced that company sales have been beyond planned in Q2 of 2012. They achieved a new record in operating profits and profits before tax. They plan to ship out 22 million notebooks in 2012, and believe that the release of Windows 8 in the fourth quarter will be very important for their market results. According to Asustek there is a new wave of competition arriving at the end of the year that will reshuffle the rankings of tablet and notebook PC players. They announced consolidated revenues of $3.15 billion for second quarter, which is a 4% increase.

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Thursday, 09 August 2012 00:00

Accell's UltraVideo HDMI to VGA Adapter Review


As technology moves forward we find that the means of connectivity are often changing very rapidly. There are times when you will find that you cannot connect one device to another simply because the ports do not match up. We recently ran into something like this when we needed to attack our Asus EEE Slate EP121 to a projector. Although we had brought our mini-HDMI cable and an HDMI to DVI adapter, the projector did not support either. Fortunately for situations like this we are seeing more companies push out adapters that will allow you to work with older monitors especially as we seeing many newer devices that remove the VGA port and DVI port as well! So let’s take a Accell’s UltraVideo VGA to HDMI adapter and see if it can help bring your use your new hardware even with older displays. .

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Thursday, 16 August 2012 11:05

Galaxy note hits 10 million units sold


Samsung's experiment, as they called it before launch because of its huge 5.3 inch display, has celebrated 10 million units sold. Samsung managed to sell 5 million in March and since then sales have been going pretty solid for the Note. One of the biggest concerns about the device was how users will accept its size, since most of smartphones are 4.3-inches and smaller. Although we recently had 4.7 (HTC Titan and Sensation XL), and new Galaxy Nexus is 4.65, 5.3-inches is still quite big and we can consider it a mini tablet instead of solely smartphone.

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After going through the news and editorials about the Apple V Samsung case we have found something very interesting in Apple’s attack methods. One of the lead pieces of evidence for their alleged consumer confusion is the number of returns of Samsung products to stores like Best Buy etc. Apple would like you to believe that customers mistakenly picked up a Galaxy Tab when they meant to get an iPad and then returned it after realizing it was not an iPad. It is a piece of logic that in any other place in the world or with almost any other judge would have been thrown out as preposterous, but for some reason Judge Lucy Koh is letting this stand. You see Apple’s logic and claim here is seriously flawed and here is why.

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Although we have been saying this for months we are glad to finally see someone else pick on the fact that Microsoft has forgotten their most important market segment. We are talking about businesses and the enterprise. When we first saw Windows 8 and its MetroUI we were not a fan at all, this is because our first interaction with it was on a desktop PC where the keyboard and mouse controls were awkward and cumbersome. When we put the initial build (the original release from the build conference) onto our Asus EEE Slate EP121 we had a little better luck, but many of the touch and gesture controls were not working and we had to abandon the attempt and go back to Windows 7.

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