TabTimes http://tabtimes.com/rss.xml Tablet news and trends Tabtimeshttp://tabtimes.com/sites/default/files/TT_Logo_Vertical_144x144.pnghttp://tabtimes.com en The world’s most rugged tablet comes at a high price http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-tablets/2014/04/22/world-most-rugged-tablet-comes-high-price Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:17:38 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/14789 David Needle

Xplore has taken its “world’s most rugged tablet” line to a higher level with today’s introduction of the XC6 series.

The XC6 Windows tablet is a successor to the company’s iX104 ultra-rugged tablets, adding double the performance, a 30% improvement in readability in sunlight and in battery life.

Customers can get it pre-loaded with either the WIndows 8.1 or Windows 7 Pro operating system.

How tough is it? Xplore doesn’t mince words:

“No matter if it’s the middle of the desert or in freezing rain, this tablet is going to excel in extreme conditions, resulting ... Continue reading >>

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Android tops iOS for mobile ad traffic, but iOS still first in revenue http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-os-android/2014/04/22/android-tops-ios-mobile-ad-traffic-ios-still-first-revenue Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:15:01 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/14787 TabTimes Staff

Just under 43% of all mobile ads in the first quarter of 2014 were delivered to Android devices, according to mobile advertising company Opera Mediaworks.

That beats out iOS devices which accounted 38% of mobile ad traffic over the same period. 

But iOS devices still dominate in revenue at 52% verus 33% for Android. The good news for Android though is it’s heading in the right direction. 

"Although still trailing iOS in terms of monetization, Android is making slow advancement in that category, as well," the Opera Mediaworks report said... Continue reading >>

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5 best iPad apps to make your resume stand out and get the job you want http://tabtimes.com/review/ittech-os-ipad-ios/2014/04/22/5-best-ipad-apps-make-your-resume-stand-out-and-get-job-you Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:00:01 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/14779 Derek Walter

The traditional method for creating a resume has been to open a preferred word processor on the desktop and fight through clunky templates and formatting until finished.

However, there are some iPad apps that will do the job better and in significantly less time. The following choices are geared specifically to making the resume-making process less painful.

Resume Designer

Resume Designer produces a solid, minimalist resume without a tremendous amount of effort. It breaks out the key sections in a resume and presents them for you to fill in.

It also offers some style adjustments, such as the font and layout, along with a preview so you can see its progression.

When finished, you can print the resume or save it as a PDF for sending out to prospective employers.

Resume Designer Pro

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Report details most popular iPad model; trend toward lower configuration http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-os-ipad-ios/2014/04/21/report-details-most-popular-ipad-model-trend-toward-lower Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:22:59 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/14771 David Needle

Apple’s flagship tablet, the iPad Air, tops the sales charts in the U.S. according to a new report that also shows consumers are favoring smaller configurations. 

The report by Consumer Intelligence Research shows that  both the iPhone 5S and iPad Air improved compared to the last quarter, but all models sold in smaller storage configurations.

The iPhone 5S accounted for 62% of total iPhone sales in the quarter, compared to 53% for the iPhone 5 in the January-March 2013 quarter. Meanwhile, the iPad Air accounted for 47% of total iPad sales in the quarter, compared to 35% for the iPad with Retina display in the year-ago quarter.

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Microsoft patent license deal with Motorola Solutions includes rugged tablets http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-os-android/2014/04/21/microsoft-patent-license-deal-motorola-solutions-includes-rugged Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:30:01 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/14769 TabTimes Staff

Motorola Solutions is the latest company to sign a patent-licensing deal with Microsoft covering devices that run Android and Chrome OS.

The communications-services company Motorola Solutions (as opposed to Motorola Mobility, sold earlier this year to Lenovo) sells embedded/hardened devices and associated services to enterprise and government customers. 

The patent agreement between Microsoft and Moto... Continue reading >>

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[ Permalink | Email this | Comments| Follow @TabTimes| Subscribe to TabTimes newsletters ] ]]> Why hasn't Google done more to promote Android tablet apps? Let the conspiracy theories begin http://tabtimes.com/analysis/ittech-os-android/2014/04/20/why-hasnt-google-done-more-promote-android-tablet-apps-let Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:00:01 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/14767 Ben Bajarin

One of the nice features of Android is that the operating system has built in functions that allow smartphone apps to scale well to many different screen sizes.  Since Google can't control the screen size decisions their Android hardware partners create, they needed to make the apps extensible to many different screen sizes. With tablets, however, this has been more of a curse than a blessing.

Android developers have not necessarily felt the need to re-create new versions of their applications for the larger screen tablet form factor. This has been a fundamental failing of the Android tablet ecosystem.

In contrast, Apple's developers have been finding success creating version of their apps optimized for smaller screen iPhones and bigger screen tablets. The same has not translated to the Android developer ecosystem yet. Why?

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[ Permalink | Email this | Comments| Follow @TabTimes| Subscribe to TabTimes newsletters ] ]]> Phonejoy Bluetooth iOS and Android game controller review: impractical for tablets, but at least it's versatile http://tabtimes.com/review/android-tablet-game/2014/04/18/phonejoy-bluetooth-ios-and-android-game-controller-review Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:29:37 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/14765 Mike Rougeau

Despite Apple's semi-recent show of support for iOS controllers, the selection available to iPad and iPhone gamers is still limited.

My personal favorite is the SteelSeries Stratus, which finds a decent compromise between portability and functionality. A lot of users have turned to PS3 controllers on iOS 7 as well.

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Time entry app for iPad lets attorneys, accountants & consultants track billable time http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-os-ipad-ios/2014/04/18/time-entry-app-ipad-lets-attorneys-accountants-consultants-track Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:55:51 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/14763 David Needle

Smart Time Mobile is a new app for the iPhone and iPad designed to help lawyers, accountants, consultants and others manage their time on Apple’s mobile device.

The app is designed so it can be deployed as a standalone package for firms that want to add mobile time entry to their current timekeeping environment. Alternatively, it also can also be combined with Smart Time's desktop time entry and time capture modules for what the company says is “a complete timekeeping solution.”

Smart Time integrates with Aderant Expert, Rainmaker, Thomson Reuters Elite, Juris, LexisNexis, Microsoft Dynamics and other leading accounting syst... Continue reading >>

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Next-gen iPad Air? Alleged photos show thinner, bonded display http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-os-ipad-ios/2014/04/18/next-gen-ipad-air-alleged-photos-show-thinner-bonded-display Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:00:01 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/14761 TabTimes Staff

An even thinner version of Apple's best-selling iPad Air may be on the way if a new set of photos showing a prototype of the device are in fact real.

The snapshots appears to show a revised iPad Air display assembly with the LCD and cover glass manufactured as a single unit, much like the company has done for years with the iPhone.

The LCD appears to be bonded directly to the cover glass, a feature introduced with the iPhone 4, as noted by Dutch blog onemorething.nl which posted the p... Continue reading >>

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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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