TabTimes http://tabtimes.com/rss.xml Tablet news and trends Tabtimeshttp://tabtimes.com/sites/default/files/TT_Logo_Vertical_144x144.pnghttp://tabtimes.com en Microsoft woos iOS 8 users with OneDrive deal, offering way more free storage than Apple http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-os-ipad-ios/2014/09/23/microsoft-woos-ios-8-users-onedrive-deal-offering-way-more-free Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:07:56 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15347 David Needle

Who loves you baby? When it comes to free storage, Microsoft is giving iPad and iPhone users a much better deal than Apple – at least for the rest of September. 

For a limited time, Microsoft announced it’s doubling the amount of free storage it offers via its OneDrive cloud storage service.

Apple’s release of new iPhones included an update to the operating system, iOS 8, that requires more storage. In some cases, users have had to delete photos and apps to make iOS 8 work.

Not to worry, Apple, er, Microsoft to the rescue.

“… we’ve been listening to the commentary about storage on the new iPhones ... Continue reading >>

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$15 million in Xprize awards for tablet apps that help kids learn http://tabtimes.com/news/education/2014/09/22/15-million-xprize-awards-tablet-apps-help-kids-learn Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:45:02 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15345 David Needle

Xprize has announced an ambitious, $15 million competition aimed at fighting illiteracy in developing countries. 

The Global Learning Xprize is a five-year competition inviting teams to develop open source and scalable software designed to let children in developing countries teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic.

This is the latest in a series of Xprize competitions that include the $30 million Google Lunar Xprize and the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder Xprize that are ongoing.

Matt Keller, director of the learning ... Continue reading >>

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Amazon surprises with faster Fire HDX 8.9 tablet, 4G version and $99 Fire HD http://tabtimes.com/feature/ittech-tablets/2014/09/19/amazon-surprises-faster-fire-hdx-89-tablet-4g-version-and-99-fire Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:57:12 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15343 David Needle

Amazon refreshed its Fire tablet line in time for the holiday shopping season and ahead of Apple’s expected announcement of new iPads in about a month.

The new Fire HDX 8.9 is available now for pre-order and is priced at $379. Amazon says the Android-based tablet will start shipping in October. A 4G model with faster broadband connectivity will also be available for $479. Both models are the first tablets powered by Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, with each core running at up to 2.5 GHz.

Amazon says the Fire HDX 8.9 beats Apple's iPad in several areas starti... Continue reading >>

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Eight big brands support Flipboard’s launch of video ads http://tabtimes.com/news/media/2014/09/18/eight-big-brands-support-flipboard-launch-video-ads Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:24:53 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15341 David Needle

Personalized magazine app Flipboard has added a new source of ad revenue to its pages, video ads. 

The diverse group of launch partners include Gucci, Lufthansa, Chrysler, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Jack Daniels, Principal Financial Group, Sony Pictures (for its new film Fury), and Woodford Reserve

“Study after study shows the enormous growth of video on mobile devices, and that video shows strong consumer engagement,” said Christine Cook, head of advertising at Flipboard. “This trend makes mobile video advertising critical f... Continue reading >>

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How to create an effective mobile app strategy roadmap for your business [video] http://tabtimes.com/how/deployment-strategy/2014/09/17/how-create-effective-mobile-app-strategy-roadmap-your-business Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:16:30 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15339 David Needle

In a fast-paced, informative webinar, available here for free viewing, tech expert Alex Bratton discusses the processes used by his many Fortune 2000 clients to create mobile apps that have helped grow their business. 

In conversation with TabTimes’ Editor David Needle, Bratton details the six steps of the Billion Dollar Apps process and the steps necessary for a successful development and rollout.

“Billion dollar apps really refers to the billions of dollars we have locked away in these enterprise workflows,” says Bratton. “Examples are billion dollar companies where they are able to put significant process improvements in place. I’m talking about  50-, 60-, 70%... Continue reading >>

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GamesBeat: Mobile games battle around the world http://tabtimes.com/feature/music-entertainment/2014/09/16/gamesbeat-mobile-games-battle-around-world Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:31:59 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15337 David Needle

What’s next for mobile games? Speakers at an industry conference made it clear one size does not fit all as gamers across the globe show a clear preference for different genres and platforms. 

SAN FRANCISCO: “Total World Domination” was the playful theme of this year’s GamesBeat conference here this week, the idea that gaming has a chance to become a dominant entertainment medium around the world.

Whether that happens, it’s clear gaming is not a one-size fits all phenomenon. Whether it’s the type of game (casual, action, puzzle), or device (console, smartphone, tablet, and PC); ... Continue reading >>

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CIO survey shows PC spending a 'low priority' while tablets gain in the enterprise http://tabtimes.com/feature/enterprise/2014/09/15/cio-survey-shows-pc-spending-low-priority-while-tablets-gain Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:27:06 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15335 David Needle

The iPad and its competitors are well-established consumer favorites, while in many enterprises tablets are still finding their way.

But a survey of 100 CIOs in the U.S. and Europe by Barclays PLC shows increased support for tablets which in many cases are moving from limited trial rollouts to broader deployments.

As a report in the Wall Street Journal notes, the Barclays’ survey showed increased support for tablets with 97 saying they are interested in or are already supporting the use of tablets in t... Continue reading >>

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Yahoo brings twice daily News Digest app, weekly Katie Couric video, to iPad (video) http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-os-ipad-ios/2014/09/12/yahoo-brings-twice-daily-news-digest-app-weekly-katie-couric Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:56:49 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15333 David Needle

Yahoo’s new News Digest for iPad includes the website’s high-profile “Global Anchor” Katie Couric. 

Optimized for the Apple’s iPad, the free Yahoo News Digest app lets you customize when you want the news delivered – twice-a-day, but you pick the time between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. for the morning digest and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the evening digest.

Sundays the app will deliver a video segment by Couric that will focus on a significant story from the week before. Yahoo says Couric’s video will “give you key context to get you in the know.” 

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Analyst: 'Dramatic shift away from 7-inch tablets’ is coming http://tabtimes.com/feature/ittech-tablet-industry/2014/09/11/analyst-dramatic-shift-away-7-inch-tablets-coming Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:33:29 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15331 David Needle

The rise of so-called phablets and bigger tablets spells trouble for 7-inch tablets, even though they’re currently among the most affordable and popular models.  

Why?

“Explosive growth in the large smartphone category - those with screens 5” and larger - is completely rewriting people’s expectations for devices and, as a result, redrawing the lines of where many had thought these markets were headed,” says Bob O’Donnell, Chief Analyst at TECHnalysis Research.

Apple recently joined the big smartphone party, led by Samsung but since joined by most major brands, with this week’s release of theContinue 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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