Many considered the previous Nexus 7 to be the finest of all Android powered 7-inch tablets. But on Wednesday, July 24, Google upped the stakes and unveiled its newest iteration of the Nexus 7, and by the looks of it, the new model has surpassed the old one with superior speed, performance, and graphics.
For starters there’s a new 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core CPU, and Adreno 320 graphics. Internal memory has been boosted to 2GB of RAM, while the internal storage is 16GB for the basic model.
Google says its new tablet will be able to provide 9 hours of video playback in HD and 10 hours of surfing on the web. Another new addition is a wireless charging mode. More...
In part one of SD memory cards: Tips, hints and why you need one, we went over the basics of SD cards regarding storage size, speed, which ones you can buy, and the different types of these great storage devices.
In part 2 we’ll give some insights on accessories for SD cards, what to avoid when buying one, how to spot fakes, and general advice on how to take care of them.
SD card adapters
While it isn’t obvious at first, an accessory named an SD card reader is an essential gadget if you want to move, store, and write data to and from your computer. These devices don’t cost much and the multi-readers are compatible with just about every type of SD card sold on the market. These card readers usually range in price from $4 and up. More...
By Frank Ling
Apple has sent out invitations to the press about an upcoming event for October 23, and most industry observers are guessing that Apple will be announcing its newest member to its iPad family, the iPad mini.
What is it?
At the moment, the kings of 7-inch tablets are Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and Google’s Nexus 7. All this attention and huge sales numbers for these devices has finally gotten the attention of Apple and it seems that the company will finally enter the market with a small tablet of its own—the iPad mini.
As it is with most pre-released Apple devices, specific details on the small iPad are hard to come by, but what has been speculated is that the new iPad mini will sport a 7.85-inch display and feature virtually everything that its larger big brother has—just on a smaller scale.
A recent leaked price list from MediaMarkt.com, a large European online electronics retailer, shows 8 different models of the iPad mini. When currency conversion is factored in, the entry level version may be priced at $249, while the high-end LTE 64GB version will clock in at $650. More...
By Frank Ling
Prior to the launch of Apple’s iPad tablet just a scant two years ago, the word “tablet” only refereed to a pad of paper for taking notes or drawing sketches. Since the iPad launched in 2010, there have been a literal explosion of tablet devices offered by other manufactures.
In this article we’ll try to clear the path so you can choose a tablet that’s just right for you.
When tablets first started out a few years ago, all of them offered a screen display size of about 10-inches. The primary manufacturers of these tablets were from Apple and Samsung.
A short time after, new tablets began to emerge in smaller 7-inch display sizes.
The first step in choosing the right tablet for you is to decide what your needs are for a tablet. If you’ll be primarily surfing the web, checking email, reading eBooks, playing games, and portability is a big factor, 7-inch tablets may be the way to go for you. They are small, and light enough to place in a purse, handbag or backpack.More...
By Frank Ling
Many of us don’t give a second thought to how we carry around our mobile phones. They’re usually tucked away in a pocket where they’re susceptible to all types of damage from loose change, house keys, and other objects. Purses also contain their own little shop of horrors to mar and scratch cell phones.
Tablets fare a little better because most users buy an aftermarket case or screen protector. But after a while, the care for a new device starts to get more casual and the dings and dents start to accumulate.
Keep your machine clean and pristine
The thought of keeping our electronics neat and clean isn’t the highest priority for a lot of us, but the benefits of doing so can mean extra cash in your pocket when you trade them in. All it takes is a little care, a few dollars of investment, and a little foresight on what these preventive measures can do for you.
Buy an outer shell
Whether you have a tablet or a mobile phone, a small investment in the purchase of a protective case covering can not only help you to preserve the new look of your device, it can also save it from minor damage related to slippery fingers syndrome or the occasional accidental drop. More...
By Frank Ling
It’s been about a month since the New iPad officially launched and the question, on some people’s minds, is whether it’s a good idea to buy it or not. Spending half a grand on an electronic device isn’t a small matter for most people, so we’ll try to clear the air and give you the lowdown to make this decision.
The critics love it
Consumer Reports, a non-profit organization dedicated to reviewing products of virtually every kind, gave the New iPad its highest rating for tablets and said it was “superb.” This high praise from Consumer Reports carries quite a bit of weight because it has a long history of being one of the hardest review organizations to please.
The New iPad’s new Retina display has earned a reputation for being the sharpest and most colorful among all tablets and is the primary reason for the enthusiasm surrounding the new device. Consumer Reports said it has set a new standard by which all other tablets would be judged by. More...
It's being widely reported (by Spacelab and a number of other sources) now that the tech geeks at Apple will hold a grand shindig on March 7 to annouce release the highly anticipated iPad 3. That means the actual release could be as soon as mid March. More...
By Frank Ling
Predicting the features of Apple's forecoming iPad 3 are as easy as guessing the weather. Everyone knows something's coming, but no one knows exactly what. Since the iPad 2 cornered approximately 70 percent of the market for tablet sales in 2011, it’s safe to say the release of the 3’s new features continues to dominate speculation.
And we know you love some good gossip, so we’ve assembled some of the juiciest rumors about the iPad 3, set to be released this spring (iron clad prediction, right?). They seem to be the most credible, but no one ever really knows for sure unless an Apple employee gets drunk at a bar and leaves behind a prototype; we could only be so lucky. More...
By Frank Ling
Many have thought about purchasing a tablet over the years but have been faced with the stark reality of the expensive pricing and a market dominated by one name: Apple. But the tablet market has totally changed since November 2011 and the dominance of Apple as the leading producer of tablets is being pushed from all sides — pricing, quality and performance.
The tremendous marketing power of Apple is still powerful enough to ensure many competing products got lost in the shuffle. And if you’re willing to sacrifice a little processing speed, a few features and the the cute little Apple icon on the back of the tablet, there are some good alternatives out there not named iPad that should be on your list. More...
Ever since the iPad was released in 2010, people have wondered, "Why do I need a tablet?" There are several reasons, and several uses for tablets that make them a surprisingly invaluable part of everyday life.
There had been tablets before iPad started the craze, but the Apple product showed exactly what a tablet could do. Among the main reasons why tablets are now so vital to users and businesses alike are that they are disposable (stay with us on this), offer more visual real estate, and are even more portable than a laptop. More...
You use your favorite smartphone, tablet or eReader just about every day, but have you taken the time to think about where you use it the most? In a recent and interesting study, Nielsen has taken the time to figure out that it depends on what gadget you're using.
In its study, Nielsen looked at the three most popular electronics on the market: tablets, eReaders, and smartphones. Researchers conducted a survey of nearly 12,000 device owners and asked them where they use their electronics the most, and how much time each was used in different locations. What resulted were some really unique findings. Check out the results after the jump.
Most people don't like suprises, especially when it comes to finding out that they're getting less than what they expected when selling their iPad to BuyMyTronics. This guide below will help you test your iPad before selling it to BuyMyTronics.com to ensure that you receive the maximum value for your item. More...