TabTimes http://tabtimes.com/rss.xml Tablet news and trends Tabtimeshttp://tabtimes.com/sites/default/files/TT_Logo_Vertical_144x144.pnghttp://tabtimes.com en Despite quiet Nexus 9 launch, Google - and partners - gear up to battle iPad 2 Air http://tabtimes.com/feature/ittech-os-android/2014/10/22/despite-quiet-nexus-9-launch-google-and-partners-gear-battle Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:44:06 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15395 David Needle

Apple and Google took very different paths to showing off their new tablets this month, one high profile the other far less so. 

Your product’s specs have been widely leaked spoiling any wow factor of surprise details at the formal announcement.  So what do you do?

If you’re Google, you quietly release a blog post that pretty well confirms what was already known about the Nexus 9 tablet and its upcoming release date. If you’re Apple, you show off the iPad Air 2 at a live-streamed media event that garners tons of press coverage.

In a twist, Apple poked fun at its own inability to ... Continue reading >>

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Mobile ad revenue takes huge leap, up 76% to $5.3 billion in first half of 2014 http://tabtimes.com/news/marketing/2014/10/20/mobile-ad-revenue-takes-huge-leap-76-53-billion-first-half-2014 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:37:05 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15393 David Needle

Led by the mobile category (smartphones and tablets) Internet ad revenues had huge gains in the first half of this year. 

The Internet ad industry is looking pretty healthy these days judging by just-released figures put out by the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

The IAB reports Internet ad revenues reached a whopping $23.1 billion in the first half of this year, a 15% jump over the first half of 2013 which saw Internet ad revenues of $20.1 billion.

Ads on mobile devices saw an over... Continue reading >>

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Three best features of the new iPad Air 2 you won’t find on any other tablet http://tabtimes.com/feature/ittech-os-ipad-ios/2014/10/17/three-best-features-new-ipad-air-2-you-won-t-find-any-other Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:11:23 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15391 David Needle

Is it time to upgrade to a new iPad? Several features in the new iPad Air 2 should tempt current owners, particularly if you’ve had the same model for several years. 

Apple faces several worthy competitors in the tablet market, but perhaps none more formidable than itself. That’s because the upgrade cycle for iPad has been longer than expected. Instead of buying a new iPad every 1-2 years as analysts and no doubt Apple itself expected, many consumers stuck with the model they own because they see no compelling reason to fork over $499+ for a new one (or even $100 less for an iPad mini).

The new iPad Air 2 could change that and figures to ap... Continue reading >>

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Apple unwraps iPad Air 2 - Faster, thinner and more secure with Touch ID http://tabtimes.com/feature/ittech-os-ipad-ios/2014/10/16/apple-unwraps-ipad-air-2-faster-thinner-and-more-secure-touch Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:32:17 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15389 David Needle

One of Apple’s worst-kept secrets came fully to light today as the company showed off a new iPad, its thinnest model with a number of key hardware improvements. 

The iPad Air 2 at 6.1 mm is the thinnest model iPad to date which Apple showed by initially hiding it behind a pencil that had been cut lengthwise to dramatize the new tablet's low profile.

Since its launch in 2010, iPad has been the world’s best-selling tablet and CEO Tim Cook credits it being a “unique blend of simplicity and capability.” He also touted the 675,000 iPad specific apps as “a huge advantage we have over the competition.”

New f... Continue reading >>

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Johnny Rockets restaurants will serve up E La Carte’s specialty tablets to customers http://tabtimes.com/feature/deployment-strategy/2014/10/15/johnny-rockets-restaurants-will-serve-e-la-carte-specialty Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:00:01 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15387 David Needle

Winning a competitive test run with several other tablet makers, E la Carte has announced that its Presto line of tablets is Johnny Rockets’ choice to serve customers.  

Starting next month E la Carte says its Presto Platform will be installed at over 200 Johnny Rockets locations throughout the U.S. The tablets will replace the restaurant’s 1950’s style tabletop jukeboxes.

One of the advantages of tablet ordering is that customers don’t have to wait for or try and attract a waiter; rather they can see a full menu on the tablet once they’re seated and order directly from the device.

John Fuller, President and CEO of Joh... Continue reading >>

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5 best educational apps for iPad and other tablets http://tabtimes.com/review/education/2014/10/14/5-best-educational-apps-ipad-and-other-tablets Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:33:23 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15385 David Needle

Most children these days know how to work a phone and a tablet before they learn how to read a book. In fact, some of them are probably playing with iPads even before they’re out of diapers.

While overuse at that young age can be an issue, here are some great educational apps for young and older children alike.

Funbrain Jr.

This educational iOS app can be used even by very young, pre-schoolers to help them start learning about letters, numbers and more via five simple, fun games. It includes adorable graphic, a fun concept and catchy game names. 

Funbrain Jr. is also a free app, which is always a bonus, as kids in this age outgrow educational apps really quickly, like they do most everything else.Continue reading >>

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Microsoft woos enterprise with Surface Pro 3 extended support & commitment to current accessories http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-os-windows/2014/10/13/microsoft-woos-enterprise-surface-pro-3-extended-support Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:38:58 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15381 David Needle

Microsoft says it's making extensive details of every Windows Update available to IT and announced improved support of the Surface Pro 3 tablet for enterprise customers. 

The software giant is moving aggressively to win over enterprises who have largely migrated to iPad. With the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft is making all firmware and drivers available to IT so companies can create their own corporate image to speed deployments of the Windows tablets.

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Tablets are pushing TV sets and game consoles out of children’s bedrooms http://tabtimes.com/news/education/2014/10/10/tablets-are-pushing-tv-sets-and-game-consoles-out-children-bedrooms Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:18:59 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15379 Patrick Pierra

A comprehensive report by the UK media regulator offers a fascinating view of how fast tablets have become a fixture in children’s daily life.

The growth in both tablet usage and ownership among UK children has been staggering. A third of all children aged 5 to 15 now have their own tablet, more than 60% use a tablet at home and more than 40% use it to go online.

Ofcom’s annual Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report offers a wealth of data about what devices children use and how they use them in 2014. Here are the key figures relating tablets:

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Lenovo surprises as Ashton Kutcher shows off a 13.3-inch Yoga Tablet 2 Pro with built-in projector http://tabtimes.com/feature/ittech-tablets/2014/10/09/lenovo-surprises-ashton-kutcher-shows-133-inch-yoga-tablet-2-pro Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:22:30 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15377 David Needle

Lenovo made several big tablet announcements today, headlined by the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, billed as the ultimate home entertainment device. 

Downplaying the portability features that are a staple of most tablet announcements, Lenovo unwrapped a 13.3-inch, Yoga Tablet 2 Pro designed to be shared mainly in the home.

Celebrity actor Ashton Kutcher, who is also a product engineer at Lenovo, lent star power to the event livestreamed from London, as he showed off the new Android tablet.

“Eighty percent of consumers use tablets primarily at home. Actually people aren’t utilizing the mobility,” said Kutc... 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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