Tag Archives: Tablets

Sprint’s new tablet-exclusive unlimited plan degrades your video, music and gaming streams

I don’t trust “unlimited” wireless plans because they’re all but unlimited and often come with a bunch of caveats one needs to consider carefully. The latest example: Sprint’s newly announced data plan for tablets which promises unlimited 4G LTE data in exchange for $20 per month. So far so good, but the devil—as always—is in the detail. If […]

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Instagram now has an app for Windows 10 tablets, but still not for the iPad

Popular photo-sharing service Instagram yesterday catered to the ‘Other’ category of mobile users by releasing an app for Windows 10 tablets. So what the heck is going on here? Last time I checked, Apple was still king of the hill in terms of tablet shipments and iOS (26 percent) was second only to Android (65 percent) in terms of tablet […]

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New Surface ad wants you to think that your Mac “ain’t fast enough”

It’s been only three days since Microsoft’s advertising department unleashed a new ad salvo at Apple’s direction in the form of a commercial for its Surface Pro 4 tablet/laptop hybrid and now it’s posted yet another video to conveniently reiterate its message ahead of iPhone 7’s launch tomorrow. Titled “Power of Touch”, the 30-second commercial doubles […]

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Foldable Samsung tablet/smartphone hybrid aka “smartlet” appears in patent filing

Last month, Bloomberg ran a high-profile story about Samsung’s alleged initiative, code-named Project Valley, that would bring a pair of fully bendable Galaxy phones to market in early-2017. Subsequent supply chain reports have since backed the story partially as it became public knowledge that Samsung has allocated north of $7 billion into boosting production of flexible […]

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9.7-inch iPad Pro review roundup

9.7-Inch iPad Pro Review Roundup
Apple's Phil Schiller thinks it's "really sad" that people are still using five-year-old PCs and he wants them to replace their old computers with the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro. But can Apple's newest iPad really be a full replacement for your old computer? The reviews for the new iPad are in and they're all very positive, although questions remain about whether this new device is really that "laptop killer" that Tim Cook hopes it is.

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See how the new, smaller iPad Pro stacks up against the 12.9-inch model

Although the iPhone SE was the highlight of Apple's spring event on Monday, it wasn't the only new device announced. Apple also unveiled a smaller, more affordable iPad Pro which features some notable improvements over its predecessor. SEE ALSO: See how the iPhone SE stacks up against the iPhone 6s and iPhone 5s It may share a name with the 2015 iPad Pro, but the new tablet doesn't look quite the same. First of all, the 2016 iPad Pro features a display of 9.7 inches — a significant downsizing from the 12.9 inches of last year's model. As a result, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro weighs in at just 0.96 pounds to the 12-9-inch iPad Pro's 1.59 pounds. Another key difference is the display. Yes, the smaller screen with have a slightly lower resolution, but Apple says that the iPad Pro will be the first Apple device to feature a True Tone display. The company says that True Tone displays are able to dynamically change the color temperature of the screen to better suit the setting. The camera setup has also improved dramatically with the smaller iPad Pro. Unlike last year's model, the new iPad features a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. If you can deal with the camera bump on the back of the device, you're in for a much better picture-taking experience, with an f/2.2 aperture, 63-megapixel panoramas and True Tone flash. Internally, the devices are far more similar, both equipped with the upgraded A9X processor and M9 motion coprocessor. But despite this parity, the 9-7-inch iPad Pro is the only one of the two that supports always-on "Hey Siri" functionality. Finally, when it comes to available models, the miniaturized iPad Pro has its big brother beat once again. Along with the 128GB/256GB cellular models and the 32GB/128GB/256GB Wi-Fi models of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the 9.7-inch tablet will also have a 32GB cellular model. Plus, you can get a 9.7-inch iPad Pro in Rose Gold. Here's a graphic showing off a few of the key differences between the tablets: