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April 23, 2015

Acer unveils a new 15-inch Chromebook, Iconia One 8 tablet and gaming-centric Predator tablet

At a press event held in New York earlier today, Acer announced a slew of new products that will all be available sometime this year. The company announced a very budget-friendly Chromebook and tablet, another tablet meant for the education market and has plans to bring a higher-end gaming-centric tablet to market as well. Let’s take a look at Acer’s new offerings:

Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-531)

First up is the Intel Celeron-powered 15.6-inch Chromebook. Dubbed the CB3-531, this Chromebook has an N2830 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage and expandable memory up to 128GB. It has a 1366 x 768 resolution, boasts up to 11 hours of battery life on a [...]

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April 22, 2015

Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA updates coming soon to the Nvidia Shield Tablet and Shield Portable

If you’re the owner of a NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet or SHIELD Portable, odds are you’ve been wondering when your device will receive Android 5.1 Lollipop. According to a few posts in the NVIDIA forums, owners of these devices won’t have to wait much longer.

NVIDIA has been very attentive thus far with OS updates for its SHIELD Tablet, but up until now, there’s been no word as to when the device would receive the newest version of Android. In a post by a customer care representative, the Tablet’s 5.1 OTA update will start rolling out shortly, bringing along with it a few performance improvements.

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April 22, 2015

Microsoft Office Preview apps released for Android tablets on Lollipop, and x86 systems

Microsoft truly has been on a tear bringing their apps and services to tablet users, and not just users of their own Windows operating system. In this latest release, a new Preview of their Office apps is available for Android 5.0+ Lollipop tablets, or any tablet 10.1-inches and smaller running x86 architecture.

It was not long ago we announced that these Office apps, being Word, Excel and PowerPoint, were made available, for free, to Android tablet users. This new Preview release is, for lack of a better word, a beta program, allowing you a glimpse of what is to come for all Microsoft Office users.

Getting in on the fun requires you to apply through the [...]

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April 21, 2015

Google is bringing Security Keys to Google Drive for Work users

For folks who are looking for a more intense security platform for their Google accounts (even more so than 2-factor authentication), Google has created a way to help keep your personal information away from thieves. It’s called Security Key, and it’s basically a physical USB key that instantly verifies your credentials without the need to input a passcode on your account.

We first heard about Google’s Security Key initiative back in October, and it looks like product will begin rolling out to more users over the next few weeks. Google has just announced that Google Drive for Work administrators will be able to deploy, monitor and manage the Security [...]

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April 20, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Tab A making its way to the U.S. on May 1st for $230

This post originally appeared on our sister site Android Authority.

Samsung has just unveiled some additional availability information for the budget-friendly Galaxy Tab A series tablets. Starting Friday, May 1st, the 8.0-inch Galaxy Tab A Android tablet will be available in the U.S. for $229.99 and the 9.7-inch variant will be available for $299.99. Both sizes are available for pre-order from Samsung’s website starting today, and come May 1st, you’ll be able to order both tablet sizes from other retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy and HH Gregg. The tablets will be available in Smoky Titanium, White and Smoky Blue. There will also be a 9.7-inch Smoky [...]

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April 15, 2015

Microsoft adds multi-factor authentication to Office apps for Android tablets

It was not all that long ago that Microsoft made its core set of Office apps available for your Android tablet, and even more recent that Outlook became available too. However, enterprise users were certain to notice that the apps lacked a few security measures, sadly, this meant that users could enjoy Office at home, but not at work on their tablet.

This has changed, Microsoft has released an update to their Office apps for Android that include most, if not all of the required authentication techniques for business use.

Starting now, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android tablets will include several levels of security features for the business world. [...]

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April 11, 2015

Some users reporting Nexus 7 brick issue on Android 5.0+ Lollipop

Can you think of anything worse than bricking your phone when flashing a new ROM? Well, how about your Android device turning into a fancy paperweight when the official OTA update is installing? That’s right, a good bunch of Nexus 7 owners, both 2012 and 2013, are reporting that Android 5.0+ Lollipop is bricking their tablets.

Making matters even worse, users so far are feeling that Google and ASUS both are trying to wash their hands of the problem, leaving users in the lurch. Even users with warranty are feeling the pinch. Hopefully this is just a growing pain or misunderstanding, but these users are pretty vocal, just check out the hashtag #Nexus7bricked for [...]

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April 9, 2015

Dell announces the Venue 10 7000, the company’s new 10.5-inch Android tablet

It wasn’t too long ago that our own Taylor Martin reviewed the sleek Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet, and it seems as though the company has already released it’s followup device. Dubbed the Dell Venue 10 7000, this new Android-powered tablet features similar specifications and build to the Venue 8 7000, but with a few interesting additions.

For starters, the Venue 10 7000 is mostly the same when it comes to specifications. Like it’s younger sibling, the new device is powered by an Intel Atom Z3580 processor, 2GB of RAM and also has an 8MP rear-facing camera complete with Dell’s RealSense 3D technology. It has a big 10.5-inch display with a resolution [...]

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April 9, 2015

Deal: Pick up a Verizon or AT&T Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE at Best Buy for $279.99

It’s been awhile since Samsung has released any new tablets, but the company’s most recent offerings are still great by today’s standards. If you’re in the market for an inexpensive Android tablet with LTE bands, Best Buy may have quite the deal for you. Right now, you can pick up a new 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE with either Verizon or AT&T antennas from the retailer for just $279.99. Considering that this deal will save you over $200 off the normal retail price, this is quite the steal.

Even though the tablet was announced midway through last year, that doesn’t mean it’s a bad device. The tablet has an 8.4-inch Super [...]

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April 6, 2015

Asus MeMO Pad 7 LTE to launch on AT&T exclusively April 10th

Asus has just announced its newest Android-powered tablet, the MeMO Pad 7 LTE. The tablet will be available exclusively at AT&T online and in-stores beginning Friday, April 10th for just $.99 when you buy any smartphone on AT&T’s Next plan. If you don’t want to buy a new smartphone alongside the tablet, you can pay $8.75 per month for 20 months or $74.99 with a two-year contract. You can also add the tablet to any new or existing Mobile Share Value plan for $10 per month.

The Asus MeMO Pad 7 LTE features a 7-inch full HD IPS+ display with 178-degree wide angle viewing and a 1.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor backed by 1GB of RAM. It also has a [...]

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