Category Archive: Tablets

This section focuses on the hardware of portable tablet devices; Android/iPad/Microsoft Surface.

Aug 24 2013

RedboxInstant video streaming service has a long way to go

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About a week ago, I signed up for my free trial of RedBoxInstant. the free trial is extended to new subscribers to RedBoxInstant and being a person that still rents DVDs from time to time, RedBox is the perfect option. It’s low cost and your ability to go online and reserve the movies that you …

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Aug 14 2013

Techie Review: iRulu 10” Android tablet

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I have been throwing around the idea of buying a low-end android tablet to play with as a toy. To go so far as to think that I might take a cheap android tablet, strap some sticky magnets to the back of it and mount it to my refrigerator. The idea of having a android …

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Jul 18 2013

Smart watches are stupid

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I keep seeing more and more stories pop up about smart watches, but I really can’t see a device like that being even remotely attractive. It’s interesting to me that companies like Sony are even going after anything having to do with a watch. I haven’t worn a watch in so many years; I can’t …

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Jul 04 2013

Microsoft/Skype don’t want you to go off-line

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If you have Skype loaded on your smartphone, you may have noticed an update to the user interface. It’s a little bit more sleeker and has a slightly different look, but one of the things you may have also noticed is that you can’t find the option to log out of Skype. Personally, I’ve noticed …

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Jun 10 2013

Google Keyboard takes on Swype and SwiftKey

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If you’re like most people who have purchased an android phone, one of the first things you going to do is change out the keyboard, but that may not be the case anymore. A little over a month ago I wrote an article about why I made the transition from Swype over to SwiftKey, and …

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Jun 05 2013

Windows 8.1: Microsoft’s first step to recovery

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It’s no secret that Windows 8 has had really mixed feelings. Some people love Windows 8 because they’re into media consumption, watching videos and listening to music, and that’s fine. But on the flipside, there’s other people who have to use Windows to be productive, to do work and to get things done. Everything that …

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Jun 04 2013

Techie Review: Nuance Dragon Notes

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Nuance has released a new software package called Dragon Notes. The point of Dragon Notes is to be able to capture random thoughts and ideas/snippets  of information and allow the user to organize the information for later. Dragon Notes has the ability to transcribe what the user says and convert that to text. The converted …

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May 24 2013

Don’t let Google make you stupid

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More and more I find myself in situations where I’m completely dependent upon my smart phone. I hate to say that having a smartphone is making me stupid, but the simple fact is, if I have my smart phone, I know that I don’t have to remember pieces of information and therefore I consider the …

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May 17 2013

Dragon Notes wants to help you organize your random thoughts

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Now is definitely the time to be a curator of your thoughts and ideas. Nuance has released a new piece of software called Dragon Notes. Its initial offering seems to be in the same category as Evernote and Google Keep [web-based]. This move by Nuance is rather interesting because the company itself normally focuses on …

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