TabTimes http://tabtimes.com/rss.xml Tablet news and trends Tabtimeshttp://tabtimes.com/sites/default/files/TT_Logo_Vertical_144x144.pnghttp://tabtimes.com en Report: App Store has 3x Business and 2x Education apps vs. Google Play http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-apps/2014/07/29/report-app-store-has-3x-business-and-2x-education-apps-vs-google-play Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:02:09 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15155 David Needle

A new comparative analysis of Apple’s App Store versus Google Play shows some stark contrasts between the two app store platforms. 

The App Store is of course more established having been around several years longer than Google Play. A new report by ShinobiControls analyzed the meta-data of 75,000 apps from Apple’s iTunes App Store versus 60,000 Android apps in Google Play.

Among the highlights and points of contrast:

  • The iOS store has 3.5x more business apps than the A... Continue reading >>
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    Microsoft has been thinking outside the box when it comes to its Surface Pro tablet, Windows Phone and software.

    The team behind the look and feel of Microsoft’s Surface tablet is led by Ralf Groene who earlier in his career designed "food concepts” for people on the go such as dried noodles that come wrapped around a pair of chopsticks, according to an in-depth profile by the Associated Press. His other designs included a tubular meal that can be pulled with two fingers from a car cup... Continue reading >>

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    Tablet market grows even as iPad sales slip http://tabtimes.com/feature/ittech-tablet-industry/2014/07/25/tablet-market-grows-even-ipad-sales-slip Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:50:10 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15151 David Needle

    The days of near runaway growth in tablet sales (chiefly iPad) may never return, but new research figures show it’s still a healthy, albeit maturing, market. 

    Globally, tablet shipments grew a respectable 11% in the second quarter of this year compared to the year ago according to figures released in IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.

    There was actually a quarter-to-quarter dip in shipments with a 1.5% decline from Q1, but IDC said it expects to see “positive but slower growth” for the year.

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    Sprint partners with Google on mobile apps for business http://tabtimes.com/news/enterprise/2014/07/24/sprint-partners-google-mobile-apps-business Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:17:18 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15149 David Needle

    Mobile carrier Sprint has found a big name partner to boost its standing as a business provider, search giant Google. 

    Starting in August, Sprint announced it will deliver a comprehensive, “mobile centric” offering of Google Apps that will include a full array of deployment and support services available to all of a customer’s employees including 24/7 support and online training.

    Sprint said it will offer a broad portfolio of services for business customers including single sign-on, Google Apps and a “complete solution” that can be tailored to a company’s specific... Continue reading >>

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    Contacts Journal for iOS is easy to use; great way to stay in touch with clients & stay on top of to-do's http://tabtimes.com/review/ittech-os-ipad-ios/2014/07/22/contacts-journal-ios-easy-use-great-way-stay-touch-clients-stay Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:24:03 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15147 Chris Lee

    Have you ever wished that the Contact app in iOS had more functionality? Wouldn’t it be great if you could use your contacts to track follow-up calls, emails and texts all in one place? (4 out of 5 stars)

    There are ways to hack this functionality with Evernote as well as by using high-end CRM apps like Salesforce.com (if you work for a company large enough to afford it), but for simple contact management functionality, Contacts Journal - Professional and Personal CRM for iPhone and iPad is a solid solution.

    Read on to learn about some of the reasons why this app can help you better coordin... Continue reading >>

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    Chitika: iPad generates a whopping 78% of Web traffic, Kindle Fire see growth http://tabtimes.com/feature/ittech-tablet-industry/2014/07/22/chitika-ipad-generates-whopping-78-web-traffic-kindle-fire Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:16:05 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15145 David Needle

    The latest research from Chitika sampling tens of millions of ad impressions by tablet users in the U.S. and Canada shows Apple’s iPad with a huge lead in Web usage.

    The report gives the iPad its first quarter-over-quarter Web usage gain since June of last year. Chitika gives partial credit for the growth in iPad’s Web usage stats to broader iPad sales distribution, specifically that Costco is now selling Apple’s tablet (as well as the iPhone) for the first time in over a year as well as other promotional offers.

    Similarly, Amazon has been offering a series of promo... Continue reading >>

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    ZipMagic compression doubles storage of Windows 8 tablets http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-os-windows/2014/07/21/zipmagic-compression-doubles-storage-windows-8-tablets Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:55:35 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15141 David Needle

    Zipmagic Software says the latest version of its compression software doubles the amount of available storage space on Windows-based tablets and computers.

    The software, ZIPmagic 12, offers three full disk compression solutions that the company says covers everything from virtual or private services in the cloud, to fixed storage on tablets or small solid state drives (SSDs). The company also touts the software is “transparent” to the user and can be activated with a single click.

    Simon King of Zipmagic said he was personally motivated to develop the solution so he could doubl... Continue reading >>

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    10 great tablet apps for seniors http://tabtimes.com/slideshow/ittech-apps/2014/07/16/10-great-tablet-apps-seniors Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:50:21 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15123 Monica Wells

    In today's digital age, there's no reason for retirees or pre-retirees to sit back and watch the world go by, reminiscing on their youthful adventures and dynamic professional lives.

    Seniors can now use mobile apps for intellectual development and personal growth by tracking their finances, keeping their health in check and stimulating their cognitive skills. Here's a selection of top apps for seniors (most of them for the iPad, some of them for Android tablets), all designed to keep their life increasingly engaging and intellectually satisfying.

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    Update: Lenovo ends sales of small screen Windows tablets in the U.S. http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-os-windows/2014/07/18/update-lenovo-ends-sales-small-screen-windows-tablets-us Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:39:24 -0400 http://tabtimes.com/node/15139 David Needle

    Smaller screen, generally less expensive tablets, have the highest volume of sales, but apparently that hasn’t been the case for Lenovo when it comes to its 8-inch Windows tablets. 

    The tech giant has quietly stopped selling two of its Windows 8.1 tablet models with 8-inch screens because there’s been little to no demand for the products, according to a report by the IDG News Service. At the company's Shop Lenovo website it says the ThinkPad 8 has "sold out". 

    (Update: Following this and other reports on its discontinuation of smaller screen Windows 8 tablets, Lenovo issued a statement clarifying that it plans to in... 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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