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Control Your Device With Only A Look Thanks To New Software
Researchers are hard at work on a new piece of software that stands to be a game changer for mobile devices. Teams from MIT, University of Georgia, and the Max Planck Institute for Informatics have developed a software called iTracker, and its accuracy in detecting where your eyes are... Read more
Win A Surface Pro 3 Courtesy Of Opera And FileHippo.com
Opera and FileHippo.com have teamed up together to give you an exclusive chance to win 1 of 3 Microsoft Surface Pro 3’s. No gimmicks, no catches, just Opera, and Surface Pro. This is the best prize we’ve ever given away! I mean, who wouldn’t want a chance to use... Read more
How Apple’s iPad Pro Apps Could Put A Dent In Windows 10
At $800, the iPad Pro has been firmly leveled at businesses, marking a distinct shift from the Steve Jobs ‘consumers’ approach of recent times. But the question several have been asking at the Apple event taking place this week, is why would people go with the new Apple workhorse over... Read more
Office 365 Can Now Tackle Bigger Files
There’s good news for Office 365 fans: email files, once limited to 25 MB, can now be as large as 150 MB, an important file jump for users who need to send a photo slide deck, PowerPoint presentation, or other graphics-heavy content. Users have always been able to reap... Read more
Microsoft Announces Surface 3 With Full Windows 8.1
Microsoft has not found a lot of success with its tablet business, but in 2014 we heard it tripled sales with the Surface Pro 3. Now it is launching the Surface 3, the cheaper brother, finally running Windows 8.1 instead of RT. When the Surface first launched, it came... Read more
Microsoft Launches Surface 3 For $499, Will Run Windows 10 Apps
Microsoft launched the Surface 3 earlier this week, fitted with Windows 8.1 and some beefy specs. It is the first of the original Surface lineup to not run Windows RT, to the applause of most Microsoft fans. Having full Windows 8.1 (and Windows 10 when it launches in summer)... Read more
Microsoft Bringing Windows 10 To 190 Countries This Summer
Microsoft has given a timeline for the launch of Windows 10, announcing its availability in 190 countries sometime in the summer. Again, Redmond is not giving us a firm date, but it is a lot better than the “later this year” date we got in January. The 190 countries... Read more
Apple Delays Production Of iPad Pro Till September
Apple is delaying the launch of the iPad Pro, following issues with the display panel supplier in procuring enough 12.9-inch panels in time for an early launch. Internal conflict is also delaying the launch, with some executives looking into adding additional USB 3.0 ports, alongside ports for a mouse... Read more
Why You Should Never Use An iPad To Take Photos!
There are many reasons why you should avoid taking photos with an iPad. Firstly because they were never actually designed to have the best camera, so you’re not going to get an amazing shot and secondly because you’ll only end up blocking everyone’s view, annoying the heck out of... Read more
The Top Business Apps You Need For Your Phone and Tablet
Thanks to smartphones and tablets, the working world is no longer restricted to the office desk and instead is available at the touch of a button. These brilliant business apps will get the job done, whatever your business needs and ensure you keep things running smoothly 24/7.   Read more
12.2-inch iPad Air Plus Blueprints Leaked
The 12.2-inch iPad rumor has been going around for over a year now, but Apple has not shown any signs of updating the size of the tablet to cater for owners who want more screen. A new blueprint, spotted by Japanese magazine Mac Fan, reportedly shows blueprints for the... Read more
Why you Should Never Take Photos Using iPads!
It wasn’t until Apple released the iPad 2, with its front and rear-facing cameras, that people started taking photos with iPads. Now it seems to have become an epidemic with people thinking it’s ok and cool to thrust a large rectangle device into the air, blocking everyone else’s view.... Read more
Nokia Announces N1 Android Tablet
Nokia is back in the hardware business. After selling its mobile division to Microsoft for $7.2 billion, many thought that was the end of Nokia, but the services division has revealed the N1 Android tablet. Considering Nokia was shackled to Windows Phone for so long, its no surprise the... Read more
Windows Tablets For $65
What does a good cup of Java cost you these days? A couple of bucks, right? So all you need to do is give up coffee for a little over a month and you could save up enough cash to buy a new Windows tablet. Granted these machines are... Read more
New Battery Lasting 20 Years Takes Just Minutes to Charge!
Researchers from the Nanyang Technology University have developed a new battery that boasts a life span of over 20 years, that’s an extra 18 years more than the current lithium-ion batteries that are found in our smartphones and tablets. As well as promising to last a whole lot longer,... Read more
Blackphone Making A Secure Tablet
A little over nine months have passed since the joint venture between privacy specialists Silent Circle and the team which brought people the first Firefox OS hardware; Geeksphone, teamed up to announce to the world the ultra secure mobile phone, Blackphone. The Blackphone is apparently the most secure phone on the market today. I say... Read more
Nexus 6, Nexus 9 & Nexus Player All Launched By Google
The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 have been announced by Google earlier today, alongside Android 5.0 Lollipop, the new updated operating system. Google has also launched a new Android TV media player, called Nexus Player. The announcement happened on Google’s official blog, sadly without an event. The two new... Read more
HTC Working With Google On Nexus 9
There has been plenty of evidence revealed in the past two weeks, regarding the Nexus X and Nexus 9. Google looks to be continuing the Nexus program in 2014, adding a new smartphone and tablet from Motorola and HTC. HTC will be head of the Nexus 9 design and... Read more