TabTimes http://tabtimes.com/rss.xml Tablet news and trends Tabtimeshttp://tabtimes.com/sites/default/files/TT_Logo_Vertical_144x144.pnghttp://tabtimes.com en 10 iPad and Android apps that will make a traveller's life easier http://tabtimes.com/feature/traveltourism/2014/08/31/10-ipad-and-android-apps-will-make-travellers-life-easier Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:05:01 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15305 Monique Craig

Seeing a tourist with a paper map these days may give a slight giggle. We have abandoned these traditional aids to the extent that some of them are considered extinct. Instead, we rely on state-of-the-art technology and feel insecure when our mobile’s or tablet’s battery goes flat. So after stuffing a suitcase with all the travel essentials, stuff your tablet with these useful apps that will put your mind at ease and make the whole experience of travelling more pleasant.

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Archos to release a Windows 8.1, 8-inch tablet price-buster for October as well as new Android model http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-os-windows/2014/08/29/archos-release-windows-81-8-inch-tablet-price-buster-october-well Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:54:57 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15309 David Needle

The low-end of the Windows tablet market is about to get very interesting with a new model Archos has in store for release this October. 

While Android devices dominate most of the lower cost market for tablets, bargain-priced Windows models are starting to appear as well.

Archos said it plans to release the $149 Archos 80 Cesium Windows 8.1 this October which, despite its low price, sounds like it will be a decent tablet.

The tablet is powered by an Intel quad-core processor that  should be plenty for running most productivity and entertainment apps and the 8-inch IPS screen sports a 1200x800 resolution. ... Continue reading >>

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How tablet advertising differs from mobile advertising: Key metrics http://tabtimes.com/news/marketing/2014/08/28/how-tablet-advertising-differs-mobile-advertising-key-metrics Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:08:00 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15307 Patrick Pierra

While tablet advertising is usually considered as part of the broader mobile advertising category, a recent survey points to key differences in formats and performance.

Medialets, who operates a mobile ad serving platform, recently compiled data from campaigns run across its network on both smartphones and tablets from January to June 2014.

Here are some key findings:

  • Tablets get only 12% of all ad impressions served on mobile devices.
  • The average click-through rate on ads (CTR) is 44% higher on tablets than on phones (0.59% vs. 0.41%)
  • The delta in CTR is even stronger for static ads: They are clicked 53% ... Continue reading >>
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    It’s getting close to ‘not if, but when’ territory for release of the long-rumored bigger-screen iPad.

    For over a year there’s been talk of Apple working on a so-called ‘iPad Pro’, a bigger iPad better-suited to business users and professionals. Now the rumor mill has kicked it up a notch with more speculation and unnamed sources saying release of the new iPad is all but certain for next year.

    There is not much new in the way of what an iPad Pro might look like. There is still talk of a bigger, 12.9-inch screen and a bigger battery, meaning the whole package will be... Continue reading >>

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    L.A. school district puts the brakes on massive iPad deployment. http://tabtimes.com/feature/ittech-os-ipad-ios/2014/08/26/la-school-district-puts-brakes-massive-ipad-deployment Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:41:34 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15291 David Needle

    Los Angeles is giving what was slated to be the largest deployment of iPads to a school district in the nation a time out. 

    In a memo to L.A.’s Board of Education, Superintendent John Deasy said he’s suspended the contract with Apple that was on track to provide iPads to every student in the nation’s second-largest school system at a cost expected to top $500 million. 

    As noted by the Los Angeles Times, the iPads had already been deployed to 52 schools as part of a troubled rollout that began last year.... Continue reading >>

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    Tablet TV coming to San Francisco, other cities planned http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-accessories/2014/08/25/tablet-tv-coming-san-francisco-other-cities-planned Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:08:23 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15289 David Needle

    Tablet TV plans to give tablet users access to a lot more television content via free over-the-air programs without a Wi-Fi or cellular connection. 

    A rollout is planned for the San Francisco Bay Area with other cities to follow if it’s successful.

    Rather than paying a subscription fee or relying on a WiFi or cellular connections, Tablet TV provides content via a pocket-sized antennae device that costs less than $100 and will work with iPads or Android tablets.

    As SF Gates re... Continue reading >>

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    Pro.Calendar for iOS does more than standard calendar apps http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-os-ipad-ios/2014/08/22/procalendar-ios-does-more-standard-calendar-apps Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:01:05 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15285 David Needle

    LightArrow has released a “powerful and intuitive” calendar app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad designed to organize daily schedules and more. 

    Pro.Calendar features eight calendar options and organizes work and life events, such as appointments, tasks, todos, reminders, health, fitness and more.

    Features include:

    • Day, Week, Month, Year and List (Agenda) views with alternative view options.
    • Time Ribbon view options for Day, Week and Month views.
    • Calendar support for Google, iCloud, Yahoo and all calendars that iOS devices support.
    • Personalization with configurable defa... Continue reading >>

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    Microsoft updates OneNote for Android for ‘full tablet experience’ http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-os-android/2014/08/21/microsoft-updates-onenote-android-full-tablet-experience Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:22:38 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15283 David Needle

    Microsoft has released a significant update to its OneNote note-taking software for Android devices. 

     A popular tool for professionals and consumers alike, Microsoft is touting the update as of particular interest to students as the release comes just a few weeks ahead of the start of the school year.

    “If you’re going back to school or know someone who is, check out this updated version of OneNote—the finest note taking application to help you organize your daily work, take class notes, finish homework, research and more,” said Ayush Rastogi of Microsof... Continue reading >>

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    The first non-Nook Nook tablet, by Samsung, is out now http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-os-android/2014/08/20/first-non-nook-nook-tablet-samsung-out-now Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:41:46 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15279 Patrick Pierra

    Barnes & Noble has quit the tablet hardware business and is now partnering with manufacturers to produce Nook-branded tablets.

    The first device, called the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, is now available online and in Barnes & Noble stores.

    Sold for $179, it’s a standard Galaxy Tab 4, with a Nook navigation layer on top of Android 4.4, several Nook apps pre-loaded and $200 in Nook content thrown in.

    Until recently, Nook was competing head-on with Amazon in the tablet space on two fronts:

    • Hardware, with... Continue reading >>
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      [ Permalink | Email this | Comments| Follow @TabTimes| Subscribe to TabTimes newsletters ] ]]> True sharing of files and screens between iPads and Android tablets with MobileSputnik http://tabtimes.com/sponsored/enterprise/2014/03/28/true-sharing-files-and-screens-between-ipads-and-android-tablets Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:05:42 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/14395 PatrickPierra

      The enterprise mobility platform MobileSputnik now allows direct file sharing between tablets, in addition to server and PC access as well as the ability to edit Office documents.

      Easy and secure access to documents on the go is a must for any enterprise looking to improve its employees' tablet productivity and MobileSputnik has been delivering this capability. Through iPad and Android apps and web clients for smartphones, Mac and PCs, MobileSputnik offers a comprehensive suite of functions including:

      • Login with users’ corporate identity by Active Directory integration
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