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How to control your iPad screen and display settings

March 26, 2015

One of the most important aspects of any mobile device is the display, and your iPad screen is no exception. Beyond the physical capabilities of a screen, taking control of the various settings can make a world of difference to your device usage. In order to maintain your sanity, let’s take a look at controlling display settings, like brightness and timeout, on your Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3.

Control display brightness

First off, let’s tackle display brightness. The very first time you turned on your iPad Air or iPad Mini you may have noticed that the tablet defaulted to automatically adjusting the display brightness.

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Samsung chief vows to bring foldable screens to devices by 2016

November 6, 2013

According to SammyMobile, Vice Chairman and CEO, Oh-Hyun Kwon, ran the rule over its roadmap at the Samsung Analyst Day in Korea on Wednesday and highlighted that ‘curved’ – like the one featuring on the Galaxy Round – and ‘bended’ screens will come to market over the next year.

Fold-able displays are then expected to arrive in 2016 through to 2017.

Of course, innovation like this doesn’t come without obstacles and this is something Samsung has even recognized.

The firm said at the event that there were numerous “technical challenges”, which presumably could entail also trying to make foldable processors and [...]

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Fox News reporters use giant touchscreen tablets in newsroom (video)

October 7, 2013

In a video, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith showed off the network's new setup which includes Windows 8 workstations with 55-inch touchscreen monitors.

So instead of the classic newsroom scene of reporters hunched over their desktop PCs, the video shows Fox journalists swiping through different sites and apps on the giant displays.  "We call these BATs," said Smith. "Big area touchscreens."

(Tablets in Media & Marketing will be one of the key sessions at the upcoming TabletBiz conference & expo, an exclusive one-day event in New York on November 13, 2013).

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Intel says strike up the tablet band (video)

September 28, 2013

Intel called on Sydney, Australia-based agency The Monkeys and production company Finch to create "Intelligent Sounds," a music-and-lights spectacle in which robots and an army of 60 Intel-powered tablets perform an original track created specifically for the campaign.

The tablets perform a variety of roles, acting as controllers, displays and even the "conductor." Each "member" of the band was programmed to play on command when it was struck by a robot arm.

"It is commonplace to have tablets play your music, but it's rare to have tablets create them," said Jayan Murty, Intel's director of brand strategy and integrated [...]

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Opera launches iPad-friendly ‘Coast’ Web browser

September 9, 2013

Opera says that "every design element in Coast has been carefully crafted for iPad. It’s not just a mobile interface scaled up to fit a touchscreen."

The browser is primarily gesture-based. There is no title bar, and the address and search fields are normally hidden from view. They can be see them with a simple downward swipe. 

A small "home" button that returns the user to a desktop Safari-like grid of your most visited websites and a "most recent" button that displays the user's recent browsing history are the only persistent interface elements. Navigating backward and forward is done by swiping in the appropriate [...]

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YouTube for Android redesign features multitasking, cards interface

August 19, 2013

The updated version of the Android app shows a faster, more fluid version of YouTube that displays videos in the rectangular cards that have become a staple of Google's newer services.  

YouTube said the Android app will be rolling out "soon," which must be true since some users have already reporting being able to download the update from Google Play.

Built for browsing, the redesigned app lets you drag a video down with one finger while it's playing and it will continue to play in a smaller window in the corner of the screen. While it plays, you can continue to search for videos and add them to your queue.

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National Rental Car app gives business travelers mobile reservation options

August 6, 2013

For example, the app offers access to a "Virtual Aisle" of real time inventory where users can choose which vehicle they want to rent. (This particular feature is being piloted in Tulsa, Richmond, and Omaha starting next month with a broader rollout expected to follow).

Other features includes discounts and special offers that can booked through the mobile app. Members of National’s Emerald Club can also track their reservations, modify features such as class of car, arrival time and type of payment.

For handy reference, a snapshot of the most recent reservation or rental appears on the user's home page. The app also displays specials and discounts [...]

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Two reasons why tablets will be twice as big as notebooks in 2014

July 30, 2013

In its latest quarterly report into mobile PC shipments, DisplaySearch predicts that tablet shipments will reach a gigantic 364 million worldwide in 2014, a figure which is significant because the researcher believes that this will be more than double the 177 million shipments forecast for standard notebook and ultra-slim PCs.

The research firm hasn’t exactly been shy of promoting the tablet over the notebook in recent times. The company said in May 2012 that tablet shipments would overtake notebook shipments by 2016 but claimed in January that this would actually happen in 2013.

Citing the growth of developing regions and an increasing array of innovative [...]

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Best Buy restarts iPad trade-in program

July 23, 2013

Following on from a similar program it introduced only earlier this month, Best Buy has re-introduced the scheme which will allow iPad 2 and 3 owners to trade their models in for the fourth-generation tablet. This is, however, dependent on the traded-in models having no water damage or cracked displays.

The deal is now live on Best Buy’s website and will run through to August 3.

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Iberia Airlines tackles tough conditions with ruggedized tablets

July 22, 2013

At Terminal 4 in Spain’s Madrid-Barajas Airport, Iberia Airlines crew members can be seen performing their various tasks and safety checks using customized Panasonic Toughpad devices.

Instead of using clipboards or laptops, workers get their assignments and get real-time updates while providing aircraft maintenance; baggage handling including loading and unloading, sorting, and delivery; and refuelling and inspection of ground equipment. Crews use the tablets even while de-icing the planes during the winter months, something off-the-shelf tablets are less likely to endure.

The tablet rollout, which began in May 2013, is part of the company’s overall plan to [...]

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