The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is a tablet that strikes a great balance between portability and function. It has the same great Samsung design and is one of the only 8-inch tablets on the market offering some exclusive features and apps that help you get organized but also get creative.
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May the Fourth be with you! May 4th is a big day for Star Wars fans everywhere. No, it’s not a new movie (you’ll have to wait a few more years for that to start up again), but May 4th has become an internationally celebrated day for flying your Star Wars geek flag. To help you out, here’s a collection of Star Wars-themed apps you can download and install on your tablet or smartphone.
Kobo is one of the world’s leading e-reader manufacturers, with five models currently in its lineup, including the recently announced Kobo Aura HD. Why would the company bother to offer five different e-readers, with prices ranging from under $80 to nearly $200? The reason is simple: Rather than make a single device that represents compromises for virtually anyone who uses it, Kobo offers different e-readers designed for different lifestyles and reading habits. Here’s how to choose the e-reader best suited for your needs.
Go green and celebrate Earth Day by properly recycling your computer and other electronic devices. You'll be helping to keep toxic waste out of our soil, air and water. Find out how to donate your computer and put it to good use to raise funds for charities.
The ASUS Transformer All in One P1801 is the next step in home desktop PCs and tablets both. How? The monitor doubles as a detachable Android tablet while still allowing you to use the base (in conjunction with another HDMI inputted device) for computing as usual and maintaining a small desktop footprint. Plug-In had the chance to unwrap the P1801 and we have a video ready to show you some of the ins and outs of this innovative piece of hardware.
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The case for buying a dedicated e-reader just got a whole lot stronger thanks to the new Kobo Aura HD. Featuring a Clarity Screen+ E Ink display with 1440 x 1080 pixel resolution and ComfortLight screen illumination, this e-reader offers sharpness in any lighting level that beats competing HD displays by 20%. The Aura HD manages this impressive feat at a price that’s significantly below most 7-inch tablets, while retaining the hallmark long battery life and lightweight form factor that makes e-readers the preferred choice for mobile reading enthusiasts.
You love your iPad and like any good parent you keep it out of harm’s way. That probably means you are mostly leaving it at home, avoiding contact with liquids (whether found in a cup or in nature) and carrying it outside in a padded bag strapped to your chest.
The LifeProof nüüd case is going to give you the freedom to relax and bust out your iPad. It protects your iPad from being dropped, water, snow, ice, dirt, and sticky food items.
Hello reading reading in the bathtub or at the beach!
The functionally sound and sleekly designed ZaggKeys Profolio is now available at Best Buy. A Bluetooth keyboard combines with a durable outer shell to turn into a magnet snap shut portfolio for your Apple iPad, with the added touch of optionally lit keys. The available colors, and a review await...
Blogs have developed into one of the more compelling content publishing platforms of the digital age. One of the tools that has helped to make blogs so popular is the RSS feed. And when it comes to RSS readers, Google Reader has been tops since 2005. So what to do now that Google has announced that it’s killing off Google Reader, effective July 1, 2013? No worries, blogs aren’t going anywhere, RSS isn’t going anywhere and there are plenty of alternatives to Google Reader available.
With the success of smaller tablets like Apple’s iPad Mini and the Google Nexus 7, it was only a matter of time before Samsung brought out a new model to take on the competition. Positioned between it’s Galaxy Note 2 “phablet” and the full-sized Galaxy Note 10.1, the new Galaxy Note 8.0 is coming soon to Best Buy stores. Featuring the innovative S Pen, a range of built-in apps including Peel’s “Smart Remote” for TV control and running Android 4.1 (Jellybean), the Galaxy Note 8.0 is bound to heat up the battle in the hot, 8-inch tablet market.
Mobile and Tablet Gaming have become widely successful in drawing in new, and even stealing away some traditional console and PC gamers. But if you're interested in gaming more on a tablet, and are in the market for one, what are the various networks in which you can get involved, and which have the best games for your taste?
Whether you’ve just finished your first eBook (or the memory of your eReader is bursting with new titles you’ve devoured), you’ll find that hunting down new eBooks for your eReader can take up a lot of your time. That’s because it only takes a few page swipes of an eBook to start the beginning of an eReader addiction.
Even if your workday officially ends at 6 pm, if you’re like most people, you bring your laptop home to play catch up on whatever you missed during the day. Emails, extra projects, and paperwork can take over if you don’t put in the hours, and having a comfortable home office to kick back and relax with your laptop really can relieve a lot of work related stress.
Anyone who has a tablet knows how addicting it can be, and I’m not talking about just playing Angry Birds. Want to rent an HD movie? Pick up your tablet, give it a few taps, and then grab the popcorn. Need to do some quick shopping while on the go? Just open up your favourite site and fill up your cart.
But tablets can do so much more than just watching movies and shopping. Because I’ve had a tablet in my collection of gadgets for 2 years, I know a thing or two about optimizing it so it does everything I thought it would (and a few things I had no idea it could!)
If you’ve had a few days to play with your new Android tablet, you’ve probably already figured out the navigation —one of the cool things about these devices is how easy it is to get the hang of the intuitive, gesture-based controls. There’s more than just swiping and tapping, though. Here are some Android basics to make sure you get the most from your tablet experience.
Tablets are capable of almost anything, including streaming movies, playing games, doubling as an eReader, and letting you surf the web from anywhere. But did you know you could also turn your tablet into a mobile office?
When you’re on the go and you need to send out work email, edit a PDF, or print a contract, your tablet will easily transition into a portable office. All you need to do is take a few quick steps and you can put the most versatile device you own to work for you.
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You may have been using CinemaNow on one of your many devices, such as a computer, TV, or PS3 or maybe you haven’t been able to use the service and been waiting for the service to be available on your Kobo Arc, well wait no longer, CinemaNow is now available on all Kobo Arc eReaders.
It’s that time of the year again – Hearts, flowers, and the promise of a chocolate hangover are in your immediate future, because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.
If you find yourself struggling for the perfect gift every year, you’re not alone. Most people have trouble finding that special item they can use to express how they feel. But this year, you’ll be ahead of the game, because we’ve put together a gift guide for you filled with gifts for him, her, and a few that work well for both. Check out what’s on the best of the best gift list this year:
When you pop the mophie juice pack powerstation out of its case, the first thing you’ll see is a nice little inscription on the back of the package that says, “mophie loves you.” After trying out three of mophie’s juice pack powerstations for myself, I’d have to say I think I love them a little bit more.
All you have to do is think back to how many times you’ve been left hanging in an odd situation with a dead phone battery and you’ll understand why I say this is a gadget everyone with a smartphone or tablet should own. I recently took my kids on vacation to a theme park where I promptly drained the battery on my iPhone within 2 hours because I was taking so many videos and photos. Switching over to my new iPad, I thought I was covered but I soon depleted the battery on that one too. Because I didn’t have a way to charge any of my devices other than the hotel, I missed capturing quite a few memories that day that I really wish I hadn’t missed.
How do you choose between the Windows 8 tablet and the Windows RT (RT is short for Runtime) tablet? Check out what each has to offer and then make your decision.
According to Microsoft all Windows 8 and Windows RT machines are considered “tablet PCs,” which means they are tablets that can work like PCs. Both are sleek and lightweight. Windows 8 is a bit heavier and thicker (13.5 mm, 2.0 lbs.) than Windows RT (is lighter and thinner (9.30 mm, 1.5 lbs.) but both are extremely portable.
However, their main difference lies in their operating hardware.
In a year when the tablet is King, few gadgets have generated the kind of buzz that Microsoft’s Surface has. This is a tablet that runs Windows, offers touch-enhanced versions of popular applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint and connects to cloud based Xbox services for music and movies. Plus it has that incredible cover, the one with the keyboard built right in. There’s a lot to like about the Surface and now you can get it at Best Buy.
My first experience with Rocketfish was when I mounted a flat panel TV on my wall, and I couldn’t have been happier with how easy and flexible the entire system was. Little did I know at the time that Rocketfish has an entire lineup of amazing products for home theatre, computers, mobile phones, and even GPS.
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Shopping for a teenager this year? Mine just turned 14 (two days ago to be exact) and it doesn’t seem to be getting any easier when it comes to getting the right gift to keep her happy. It’s always a difficult task to keep up with the latest trends and find something that won’t make its way to the return desk, or worse…shoved at the back of a desk drawer in a wasteland of crumpled paper.
Thankfully, I’ve noticed a trend over the past year…teenagers seem to love gadgets. With all of the time they spend glued to their phones instant messaging, texting and watching YouTube videos, it’s the ‘new’ way to stay connected with friends. Remember when chatting on the phone was cool for teenagers? Those days seem to be long gone with Skype and Facetime…feeling old yet?
Apps are an amazing way to keep kids entertained. I think the best part of apps (and having an iPad) is that there are literally thousands of new apps to choose and new ways to play, so there’s something new for your child to pick from almost every day.
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