Sunday, November 9, 2014

Nexus 9 vs. NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet - Spec Comparison

With Google releasing their highly anticipated Nexus 9 tablet a few weeks ago, the question is whether its a powerful tablet.  However, NVIDIA released its own powerful new tablet - SHIELD Tablet before the release of the Nexus 9.  Although NVIDIA promotes their tablet as a gaming tablet, one should not discount it because you are not a "gamer".  The SHIELD is very capable  for every day activities.  Plus you can rest assure that with the SHIELD Tablet, you do not need to worry about needing to replace it in a year or two because its hardware is outdated.  Although we have not reviewed either tablet, we did put together a spec comparison.  So how do they look?  Continue below.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Acase TipTop Case for the iPad Air Review

With many cases out for the iPad, it is sometimes difficult to decide which cases are good.  There are also many types of cases: sleeves; folio covers; clutch; built-in keyboards; etc.  Plus there are different price ranges too.

Today, we are reviewing the Acase TipTop which is a hard shell folio case for the new iPad Air (5th generation).  This case was designed specifically for the new iPad Air which is thinner than previous generation iPads.  Therefore one must look for a case that specifically fits the new iPad Air.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Upgrading to rooted Android 4.3 on Nexus 7 (original version)

     Android 4.3 is has been available for a little over a week (longer depending on when you read this article).  If you are currently rooted, you will lose root by taking the Over-The-Air (OTA) upgrade.  However if you want to keep root and not lose all your apps and data, there is a rooted Android 4.3 file that you may use and keep root plus your apps and data.  This is stock Android not a custom ROM.  If you want to install custom ROM, there are many threads that provide information on this.  This article only pertains to stock Android 4.3.  Continue reading...

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Asus ME400 Windows Tablet - First Impression

   I had the opportunity to test Asus' VivoTab ME400 tablet.  At first site, it looks small/short compared to typical 10" tablets.  It is one of the lightest 10" tablets at only 1.3lbs which is as light as the Samsung Galaxy 10.1.  Also one of the thinnest at .4".

   The 10.1" screen has an 1366x768 resolution capacitive screen which looked great .  It is one of the nicest looking screens that I have seen.  The screen is apparently scratch resistant.  The screen also has 178 degree viewing angle.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Favorite Apps - 2012

It is that time of year where the year ends and a new one begins.  I am going to go over my favorite apps this year.  Now, these apps were not created this year or discovered this year.  However, this post should help those who bought or received a new Android tablet and/or smartphone this holiday.  Yes, I am only talking about Android because I own both an Android tablet (Nexus 7) and an Android smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S3).  My list will be primarily focused for a tablet but you can use them on either device unless otherwise indicated.  Let's begin....

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Black Friday Tablet Deals 2012

Last year, we posted some deals on tablets for Black Friday.  This year, we are doing the same.  If you know of any sales that I have not mentioned below, please put them in the comment section. However, please do not make things up. Note source that you received the info, the store and which version of the tablet that is on sale. This year consumers have many choices in the tablet market. So here are the first items:

Friday, August 17, 2012

Google Nexus 7 (16GB) Review

Google introduced a Nexus line of Android phones in 2010.  The Nexus series is meant to provide a pure Android experience with an unlockable bootloader, no carrier modification, and be the first to have the latest Android updates.   Although there have been three Nexus phones, Google introduced its first Nexus tablet, Nexus 7, at its 2012 I/O Developer’s Conference.  The tablet itself is manufactured by ASUS, a leading Taiwanese computer and electronics company.  The Nexus 7 is aimed at the lower price market to compete in the $199 - $250 range.  Therefore, it is not meant to be an “iPad-killer”.  The media tends to incorrectly compare devices that are designed for different markets.  The Nexus 7 is currently a hot selling item as most retailers including the Google Play Store cannot keep it stock fast enough.  So is this device worth it?  Read on...

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Google Nexus 7 Unboxing

After weeks of waiting, I finally received my Google Nexus 7 which is probably the hottest selling tablet at this point in time.   We will be doing a full video and written review in the next couple of weeks.  So stay tune.  In the meantime, I decided to do a first time unboxing video since I read that people were having trouble unboxing their new Nexus 7.  (Before the comments come in, I should have worn a different T-shirt.)  Thanks for watching.