On October 22, Apple finally unveiled the iPad Mini Retina Display along with a host of other products. Although, the iPad Mini’s most recent avatar is not expected to launch until November 21, here are some it’s highlights. [Read more…] about Coming next: The iPad Mini Retina Display
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It’s official now: Ubuntu is now even on Tablet PCs….
It’s been on the desktops, laptops, phones and so, why not on the Tablets? Therefore, it’s time to see Ubuntu on the modern Tablet PCs, bridging the functionalities of a PC and a Phone. The eco-system of the Ubuntu, the most popular of Linux distributor, is natively and invariably clean. The display never appears cluttered with toolbars and various buttons or icons. The motive of Ubuntu has always been to give its users an immersive and engrossing environment where they can care only about the content on the screen and not lose their focus from it, by any means.
Various upsides of getting an Ubuntu on your Tablet can be drawn point-wise, and hence we try to do it for you. Read the below:
1) Content is the King:
So you are somewhere in your content say reading a pdf , watching a video, net browsing or on phone call. You don’t have to leave it in the middle to adjust some system settings on look up something else in some other app. Imagine a scenario when you are watching a live streaming video and suddenly you decide to switch to your Wi-Fi network from your slower mobile carrier’s internet. In this situation you don’t have to close the browser and go to the settings to make the changes. All you need is an effortless pull from top edge of the tablet which will have all the needed settings, just a touch away. Nothing additional appears if not needed, just to value the content more than anything else.
Well all because of this feature one can work in different Apps simultaneously by sharing the screen of the tablet. Say for example you got to Talk to somebody on Skype and at the same time enjoy playing your favorite game. Not an issue here! Enjoy glitch-less and hassle-free multi-tasking, all just at your fingertips.
3) Effortless Navigation among the Apps and instant launches:
The left edge of the Ubuntu Tab will hide your most used or say favorite Apps which you like to use time and again. Any time on the fly if you feel like switching to some other App you like, all you got to do is pull the toolbar from the left edge by giving a smooth swiping gesture sideways, starting from the left edge and you will have the list of Apps lined up for you to choose. Moreover, you can even customize this toolbar for your favorite picks.
4) Ubuntu One:
This is one native feature from Ubuntu which comes towed to this OS. A personal cloud which is offered here is nice way to keep all your files safe and ready to deliver when sought. Access it from anywhere or any device and you get your favorite files ready to use.
5) Voice control:
The Ubuntu OS also features voice controlling. With all the immaculate work-flow arrangement by Ubuntu, Voice control adds on as an extra pair of hands.
6) Gallery is great and safe:
The regular gallery from the Ubuntu which has been loved and admired by all its users happens to be here as well. This intrinsic gallery appears beautifully sorted and very user-friendly. Safety has always been a prime concern for Ubuntu, being a no exception even this time.
7) Brilliant, Bright and Beautiful:
All in all with the power of Ubuntu, a tablet PC is bound to look brilliant, bright and beautiful. Enjoy the matchless experience and for sevices, count on the trusted Canonicals, with no hesitation.
Microsoft has always been the one with one product getting launched with several names, which creates confusion even in the geeks, per se, and this time has been no different. Windows 8 has been launched now a week ago and there are again several versions of it in the market. We are going to bust the different edition of Windows 8 launched this year.
Windows 8 RT
First up, is the Windows 8 RT (or Windows RT). It is a direct competition to Apple’s iPad and other well selling tablets. The screen is greeted with live tiles, which is refreshing way to interact with your devices. Here are the few interesting things about Windows RT:
- Just like iOS, the RT comes pre-installed with tablets, you cannot install it by yourself or move to another device.
- RT can only be run on ARM based processors and not the ones from Intel and AMD. This means that just like iPads and Android tablets, it is only for light usage and basic tasks. But with Windows RT you can do more than iPad, if you know your way around.
- The biggest difference between RT and other versions of Windows 8 is that although RT does have a regular desktop we are all familiar with, it cannot install the regular executable (.exe) files and neither run them. It just runs apps, like iOS and Android. But this is not a downside! Read to know.
- What it makes away with desktop, Microsoft has added their killer app of many years to the RT, the Office suite. You have Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, all at the price of FREE! This was done to make the RT more attractive, functional and a better option than most of the tablets. So now you can straight away start using your tablet without worrying to buy or install apps to actually use your tablet.
- Since it is an ARM based platform, it has got more battery life than other laptops which will run Windows 8.
- As mentioned above, RT is directed in the same area of usage as the other tablets are being used, with more and better usability.
- The desktop interface here does give you and edge over other tablets. You can tweak the finer settings, access USB drives, attach and use printers, scanners, camera and all other USB devices, just like you did on your Windows PC. A tablet with these many functions, cool, isn’t it? This is the first of it’s kind device which provides you with PC-like productivity.
Okay, that was all about tablets, now a days we are using them more quickly than any other consumer device ever the humanity has ever seen, but what about serious work?
Enter Windows 8, the operating system you all know way too well, but with a twist.
Windows 8 combined all the good things of live tiles with a proper desktop support with application support.
Windows 8 again comes in a plain version of Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. See the comparison chart below to know more.
The tie-up of Microsoft and Nokia are banking high on the newest platform of Windows Phone with WP8. With powerful hardware and even more powerful software and tighter integration of various services than any other platforms out there, even we are hoping Microsoft to have a hit this time around.
Microsoft brought out a totally freshened up OS that was way more ahead in intuitiveness and productivity. But that came two years too late when Apple and Google’s Android had already spread over the masses.
While there are many speculations about the platform doing good, going by the raw numbers of the devices sold, it’s nothing to be showed off. Although Microsoft hopes of changing all that with WP8. [Read more…] about Windows Phone 8 (WP8) features
Ice Cream Sandwich is the current version of Android designed for phones, tablets and few other devices. It has been built on all the features users longed for a while now and brings out a complete new user experience in terms of multitasking, customizable home screens and highly intuitive interface.
1) Faster, Better, Simple
Android 4.0 is highly visual, with less boring text and more obvious action pictures. All the interaction with the device will now be as easy and predictable as if you already knew them.
The devices will now don entirely new animations which will make things on your device even more interesting and navigation more fun.
Multitasking was of penultimate importance while designing the new Android platform and hence, has been taken care of very faithfully and is the core strength with this release. The virtual on-screen double window button takes you to a new kind of “Recent Apps” menu where all the running apps are displayed not by their default icons but by the thumbnail of the screen you last left while operating.
The “Notification Bar” has also been given a complete makeover, with support for real-time updates from apps, new music player bar, incoming messages and many alike. [Read more…] about 14 Unique Features of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)