TabTimes http://tabtimes.com/rss.xml Tablet news and trends Tabtimeshttp://tabtimes.com/sites/default/files/TT_Logo_Vertical_144x144.pnghttp://tabtimes.com en Best New Android Apps: Remote desktop, a better camera, and quickly switch from web to app http://tabtimes.com/review/ittech-os-android/2014/04/18/best-new-android-apps-remote-desktop-better-camera-and-quickly Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:00:01 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/14721 Derek Walter

This latest roundup of the best new apps for Android smartphones and tablets features two apps from Google, Chrome Remote Desktop and Google Camera; an Android version of the popular iOS app Mailbox; Hover Browser and Root Explorer.

Chrome Remote Desktop

Many remote desktop apps are a challenge to use and feature a clunky interface. Chrome Remote Desktop, however, makes it easy to control your Mac or PC from an Android tablet.

Just install the app from the Play Store, and then download the accompanying extension for the Chrome browser on your computer. I found it to connect very quickly and offer rapid control of the desktop with minimal lag.

Google Camera

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Updated Flickr for iOS sports new design, HD video and image search http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-apps/2014/04/17/updated-flickr-ios-sports-new-design-hd-video-and-image-search Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:15:01 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/14759 TabTimes Staff

Yahoo unveiled a revamped Flickr 3.0 iOS app on Thursday, adding new features to the popular photo capture, storage and sharing service. 

The most obvious change to Flickr in version 3.0 is the redesigned UI, which now displays photos in an easy to navigate grid instead of the previous timeline-style design.

The new layout makes scrolling much smoother so you can easily get through hundreds of images quickly.

Version 3.0 also lets you capture up to 30 second's worth of high-definition video. Th... Continue reading >>

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A beginner's guide to 'FTL: Faster Than Light' on iPad http://tabtimes.com/feature/ipad-game/2014/04/17/beginners-guide-ftl-faster-light-ipad Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:20:25 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/14757 Eric Frederiksen

FTL hit warp speed on iPad this week. If this is your first time playing, you'll want to read these tips.

You're ready. The future is here, and you want to take your first baby steps into space. You know it's dangerous. Maybe our guide can help you make it a little further.

Use the Tutorial

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Micro Phone Lens 150X turns your iPad, tablet or smartphone into a microscope http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-accessories/2014/04/17/micro-phone-lens-150x-turns-your-ipad-tablet-or-smartphone Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:27:42 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/14755 David Needle

What new things can you do with an iPad or tablet? How about using it as a microscope? 

Now you can, with the Micro Phone 150x, a tiny accessory for your smartphone and tablet that launched as a KickStarter project and has raised over twice its initial funding goal of $50,000.

The lens sticks to a device’s camera without any adhesive or glue making it possible to see things magnified on a screen to a resolution of 150x. (Standard laboratory microscopes typically magnify anywhere from 50 t0 400 times).

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'Botanicula,' from 'Machinarium' dev Amanita Design, will release on iPad in May http://tabtimes.com/news/ipad-game/2014/04/17/botanicula-machinarium-dev-amanita-design-will-release-ipad-may Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:19:35 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/14753 Mike Rougeau

The charming adventure game Botanicula will be released on iPad in May.

Botanicula is a game by Amanita Design, the same talented indie studio that created the memorable robot-filled point-and-click game Machinarium, not to mention its predecessor Samorost. It features a similar level of charm and whimsy.

Machinarium was released on iOS and Android after arriving first on PC, and it looks like the same will be true of Botanicula. Watch the trailer (for the PC version) below and l... Continue reading >>

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Concern over electric shocks force Nokia to suspend Lumia 2520 tablet shipments http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-accessories/2014/04/17/concern-over-electric-shocks-force-nokia-suspend-lumia-2520 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:15:01 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/14749 TabTimes Staff

Nokia sent out a product advisory for certain Lumia 2520 chargers and temporarily suspended sales of the Windows tablet in the UK and parts of Europe.

The notice applies to its Europe- and UK-only AC-300 charger, along with the 2520 travel accessory, which is also available in the US.

Nokia said use of those products should be discontinued immediately due to a shock hazard, though it also said no incidents have been reported yet. 30,000 chargers are affected in total, but only 600 of the travel accessories were sold in the US.

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Tablets enter a new phase of enterprise growth, but challenges remain http://tabtimes.com/analysis/deployment-strategy/2014/04/17/tablets-enter-new-phase-enterprise-growth-challenges-remain Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:00:01 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/14747 Scott Kraege

Tablet adoption in the enterprise is growing at a staggering pace. The CTIA estimates a total of 285 million tablets were in use at the end of 2013, and that number continues to grow, even as the road ahead promises to be bumpy.

While consumer adoption initiated the growth, most believe growth trajectory will be sustained as enterprises add tablets to their approved device portfolios. The initial tablet users in the enterprise were almost always executive users who “had” to have the latest technology.

This procurement process often circumvented the typical policy and approval steps. Tablets haven’t always been available to every level of mobile workers. It wasn’t until the last few q... Continue reading >>

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'Candy Crush' will try again in China with arrival on messaging app WeChat http://tabtimes.com/news/tablet-game-business/2014/04/16/candy-crush-will-try-again-china-arrival-messaging-app-wechat Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:05:59 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/14737 Mike Rougeau

Candy Crush is not nearly as popular in China as it is everywhere else, and to rememdy that King is releasing the game on Tencent's popular WeChat messaging platform.

Messaging services have really taken off as games platforms in Asia, and King hopes to reach more Chinese users on WeChat than Candy Crush's standalone iOS app has.

Currently the game is 65th in China's top-grossing charts, significantly behind where it stands in the US and other territories. One of the problems in China is that Facebook, which Candy Crush uses to generate grassroots-level buzz, is blocked in the country. On WeChat King can s... Continue reading >>

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Control your PC from an Android tablet with Google's Chrome Remote Desktop app http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-apps/2014/04/16/control-your-pc-android-tablet-googles-chrome-remote-desktop-app Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:00:01 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/14735 TabTimes Staff

Google unwrapped Chrome Remote Desktop for Android today, a free app that lets you access a computer from an Android smartphone or tablet.

Specifically, you can use Chrome Remote Desktop for Android to remotely connect to and control a Microsoft Windows PC or Mac OS X computer on your Android phone or tablet.

The app is available for free from the Google Play store.

The reason for the name is that Chrome software is the framework for the connection and you’ll need the Chrome browser installed on the remote computer ... 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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