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iPad Pro Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

Steve Jobs famously shunned the idea of an iPad Mini. (He was kind of right.) But what about an iPad Mega? What about a bigger, better iPad for people who want more out of a tablet? Obviously, iPad Mega is a terrible name, but it’s not a terrible idea. Whether you call it the iPad Pro or the iPad Air Plus, this thing… » 8/27/15 11:25am Thursday 11:25am

Swap Your Smartphone's Default Apps for These Excellent Alternatives

You could just stick with the native apps that came pre-installed on your smartphone—there’s nothing wrong with them—but you’d be missing out on a wealth of excellent alternatives on both Android and iOS. We’ve collected the best second choices in all the key categories. » 8/20/15 9:33am 8/20/15 9:33am

Amazon Yells, "Look Over There! $69 Fire Tablets!"

Whether this deal had already been planned, or is meant to distract from Amazon’s interesting weekend, I don’t know. What I do know is that $69 is the cheapest price they’ve ever offered on a Fire HD tablet, and a hell of a deal for anyone who could use an extra screen in their arsenal.… » 8/17/15 9:05am 8/17/15 9:05am

A Cup-Holding Device Mount Makes Flying Slightly More Bearable

Gone are the days when flying was like taking a luxury cruise. Passengers are now herded onto planes and into seats that barely leave enough room to breath. There are ways to make flying slightly more enjoyable, though, like a tablet mount called the Airhook that also holds a drink so you can leave your tray table… » 7/29/15 9:40am 7/29/15 9:40am

The Best Gadgets to Keep Your Kids Entertained Over the Summer Break

If the weather wasn’t enough to clue you in, you can’t ignore that it’s definitely summer now that the schools are closed and the kids are suddenly free from the clutches of teachers and homework. Sadly that leaves us with the problem of keeping them entertained over the next couple of months. School might suck, but… » 7/12/15 1:00pm 7/12/15 1:00pm

Hope You Weren’t Expecting a Single Version of Windows 10

Microsoft announced Windows 10 as one big, free operating system that ran on everything: tablets, phones, PCs, televisions, game consoles and more. The fine print betrayed that marketing line, though: it would only be a free upgrade for non-enterprise customers, which meant there would still be Home, Pro and… » 5/13/15 1:36pm 5/13/15 1:36pm

HP Spectre x360 Review: My New Favorite Backflipping Windows Laptop

“Oooh, what’s that?” It’s the reaction I get every time I pull out the new HP Spectre x360 in a coffee shop. It hasn’t failed yet. Java fiends always want to know where I got such a good-looking laptop—and they’re always surprised when I tell them the answer. But the truly surprising thing about HP’s new Spectre is… » 4/13/15 10:50am 4/13/15 10:50am

Do Tablets in the Classroom Really Help Children Learn?

Mobile devices as teaching tools are becoming a more and more common part of the American education experience in classrooms, from preschool through graduate school. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that 58% of U.S. teachers own smartphones — 10 percentage points higher than the national average for adults.… » 4/01/15 5:20am 4/01/15 5:20am

Microsoft Surface 3: Slim, Light, and Running Full-On Windows

It took a couple tries, but Microsoft finally had a critical hit with the Surface Pro 3. It was what we wanted the first Surface to be. It wasn’t perfect, but it was pretty damn useable. But at $800 (and going up to nearly $2,000), it’s also expensive. The Surface 3 is Microsoft’s attempt to get in on that… » 3/31/15 9:00am 3/31/15 9:00am