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By Will765 On 26 Jun, 2014 At 01:10 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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At this year’s Google I/O developer’s conference, the newest android version was unveiled. At this tine it is just called “L”, whatever the final dessert/sweet name is TBD.  One of the biggest changes is the fact Google is distributing a developer preview of the new os,  so it is possible you can get the L [...]


By Will765 On 19 Mar, 2014 At 02:01 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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For those of you who don’t know about Tapatalk, it is an application which lets you store the login information for various online forums, and then presents those forums in an easy to customize format. Newest topics, unread topics, participated topics, etc. can all be set as your opening view.  Reading, replying, and moderating forums [...]


By Will765 On 6 Mar, 2014 At 01:20 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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From the first generation iPad in 2010, Apple enjoyed huge success and market dominance. As recently as 2012, 61 million iPads sold gave Apple a 53% market share, compared to Android tablets 46% share, with 53 million units sold.  According to an analysis by Gartner,  however, the trend is reversed.  In 2013 android managed to [...]


By Will765 On 7 Feb, 2014 At 02:29 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Often one of the leaders in many areas of consumer protection, Californian legislators are proposing a bill which would address the growing problem of the theft of mobile devices.  With the ease of acquiring a small, valuable object, cellphones and tablets are increasing targeted by thieves looking to make a quick score. Over the past [...]


By Will765 On 17 Jan, 2014 At 03:39 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Flurry Mobile app analytic firm has released figures showing quite a jump in Amazon Kindle Fire tablet activations on Christmas Day.  The chart shows the increase in activations compared to an average day during the rest of the month.  It seems the Kindle Fire was a very popular gift on Christmas. There are several observations [...]


By Will765 On 6 Jan, 2014 At 02:54 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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After lagging behind ARM chips in the mobile market for some time now, Nvidia steps up to the plate with it’s new Tegra K1. The main feature of the chip is it’s amazing 192 GPU cores.  While Nvidia has been trying to gain a significant share of the mobile chip market, so far it hasn’t [...]


By Will765 On 4 Dec, 2013 At 02:57 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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International Data Corporation has released it’s latest projections of tablet sales, OS market shares, and tablet screen size.  From their press release-”worldwide tablet shipments are expected to reach 221.3 million units in 2013, down slightly from a previous forecast of 227.4 million but still 53.5% above 2012 levels. Shipment growth is forecast to slow to [...]


By Will765 On 11 Nov, 2013 At 03:22 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Windows 8 tablets have not been a big part of the market so far, in large part due to pricing, as well as other issues. Microsoft’s poor attempts to explain the difference between Windows and Windows RT, and why you would need to buy one over the other, are another large factor in the slow [...]


By Will765 On 6 Aug, 2013 At 01:43 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Although tablet sales seem to always rise, the second quarter of 2013 saw a decrease in the number of units shipped.  Worldwide, the number of tablets shipped 2013Q2, 45.1 million, is up 59 percent from the same time period in 2012.  However, it is a 9.7 percent drop from the 1st quarter of 2013. Apple [...]


By Will765 On 25 Jul, 2013 At 12:33 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Although Google has failed a couple times already trying to get a TV set-top box to be successful,  it’s new Chromecast device may change that.  It has two characteristics which will be in it’s favor-price and simplicity.  At only $35, it’s way cheaper than any comparable device.  And it is simple-only an HDMI plug on [...]