December 2012 Tablet Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for December 2012. If you are looking for an article on a particular day or on a particular topic, you can use the menu on the right to narrow your search

Tablet Articles for December of 2012

Below are the 76 Tablet articles for December of 2012

Apple iOS 6.1 Takes a Step Closer to Release

Those who are part of Apple's developers program received the third beta of iOS 6.1 today. This new version will likely be available to the public soon.

More Details About Redbox Instant Streaming Service Come to Light

Video streaming users could be getting an early gift this holiday season, as Redbox Instant, the joint venture from Verizon and Redbox, will reportedly launch on Dec. 17 and cost[...]

Toshiba Announces Excite 10 SE

Toshiba announced a new addition to its tablet lineup today, the Excite 10 SE, a 10.1-inch, Android 4.1 tablet with a quad-core processor.

Half of All Revenue from Mobile Apps Goes to Just 25 Developers

Both the App Store and the Google Play store sport hundreds of thousands of apps -- and growing -- in their virtual marketplaces. Even so, only a small portion of[...]

Top 5 Android Tablets for December 2012

Not everyone wants an iPad. If you prefer Google's Android OS and are looking for a new tablet, check out this list of the best available!

Gmail 2.0 App Introduced for iPad and iPhone

Google has introduced a significant upgrade for its Gmail app for iOS. This software has a redesigned user interface, as well as other improvements. Get more details from Brighthand.

U.S. Tablet and Smartphone Users Spend Over Two Hours a Day in Apps

The average American consumers spent 127 minutes a day inside mobile apps in 2012, good for a 35 percent increase over 94 minute average from the year prior, according to[...]

Google Play Now Letting Businesses Have Their Own Private App Stores

Google has unveiled Google Play Private Channel for Google Apps, a new service that will allow businesses to distribute their own custom applications internally without making them available to the[...]

Sales of Microsoft Surface Tablet Probably Around the 1 Million Mark

Microsoft has not revealed how many Surface RT tablets it has sold, and industry analysts disagree on a figure. Still, it's clear sales aren't strong.

Apple Updates Keynote, Pages, and Numbers iOS Office Apps

Apple has released updates for Keynote, Pages, and Numbers iOS apps. The update offers better compatibility with iWork and Office along with a few major upgrades for each application.

Tips for Tablet Shopping this Holiday Season

Some say we're living in the Post-PC Era, when tablets and phones are replacing desktops and laptops. We have suggestions for people who want to join in.

Dell XPS 12 Review: Tablet and Ultrabook

Dell's latest premium Ultrabook can convert into a tablet, thanks to a flip-around screen. NotebookReview has a complete rundown on this sleek Windows 8 device.

Apple iTunes 11 Review

How well does iTunes 11 work for organizing and playing music and movies on a PC or a Mac? Get the answer on NotebookReview.

Amazon Aims for Parent-Approved Tablets with FreeTime Unlimited Service

In an attempt to make their line of Kindle tablets more kid-friendly, Amazon is launching Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, a subscription entertainment service that will keep children amused, long enough for[...]

News Corp.’s The Daily Just the Latest General Online News Failure

Back in February 2011, Apple and News Corp. made a lot of noise about their plans to revitalize the electronic publishing industry with the release of The Daily, the world's[...]

Nine Cool Apps for Holiday Planning

Appy Holidays! As a present to you, here are tips on nine apps -- for buying gifts, sending invitations, and more --that can help you through the season. Enjoy!

Apple Share of Tablet Market to Drop Slightly, but Global Shipments Continue to Grow

As tablets continue to grow in popularity, research firm IDC has raised its forecast for 2012, expecting shipments of the mobile devices to reach 122.3 million units, while also predicting[...]

Free Version of Google Apps for Businesses Going Away

Google has announced that it has discontinued the free version of its Google Apps for Business. Get more details from TechnologyGuide.

Cars Can Be Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots

The latest and greatest cars have integrated Wi-Fi into their well-oiled machines. Jump over to TechnologyGuide to get a brief rundown.

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch Price Drops to $80

In hopes of attracting gift buyers, the Nook Simple Touch from Barnes & Noble is now available for $80. This ereader first debuted last year, and previously sold for $100.

Toshiba Developing Low-Power MRAM for Faster Tablets that Use Less Power

Toshiba has developed a new high-speed prototype version of MRAM memory that can allegedly reduce the memory type's overall power consumption by 90 percent. TechnologyGuide has more details.

Microsoft Surface Might Start Appearing in More Retail Locations Soon

The Microsoft Surface tablet is currently available only directly from Microsoft, but that is reportedly going to change soon.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch On Sale $50 Off

Today only, the 8.9-inch version of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD starts at $250., while the 4G version is also on sale. UPDATED

Dell Latitude 10 Preview: An Outstanding Windows 8 Tablet

The Dell Latitude 10 appeals to those who want a tablet that's as capable as a notebook, including Windows 8. Learn more about this powerful device.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Review

While it doesn't have the traditional Tablet PC form factor, the IdeaPad Yoga 13 is close enough for jazz. Read a review from NotebookReview.

Forwarding Work Email to a Personal Gmail Account a Significant Security Risk

Employees could be putting their company's security at risk whenever they forward an email from a company account over to their personal Gmail accounts, according to an article on TechnologyGuide.

Windows 8: What Everyone Should Know Before They Upgrade

Upgrading to the latest Microsoft operating system will likely involve a steep learning curve. To help you along with the transition, TechnologyGuide has the 10 things you should know before[...]

$99 Android Tablets from Amazon, Google, Barnes & Noble Could Be a Boon for Windows RT

The price for Android tablets is expected to keep dropping. While that is good news for consumers, it's also expected to be a benefit for Microsoft's Windows RT.

Microsoft Surface RT Coming to Staples This Week: It’s Official

It will soon be much easier to find the Microsoft Surface RT -- Staples stores are going to start offering it soon, possibly as early as tomorrow.

Google Has No Plans for Windows 8 Gmail or Drive Apps

Google does not plan on creating dedicated apps for its business products, such as Gmail or Drive, for Windows Phone 8. Instead, the company will focus on improving its iOS[...]

Microsoft Surface the Most Popular Device Running the Latest Version of Windows

While Microsoft remains mum on the volume of Surface sales, it appears the Windows RT tablet is once again the most popular Windows 8 device, despite its market percentage dropping[...]

Microsoft Surface RT Coming to Best Buy, Too

Those shopping for a Surface RT no longer have to go to a Microsoft store, because Best Buy will soon begin offering it. And that's no the only option --[...]

Skype 3.0 for Android Review

Beyond a tablet-optimized design, Skype 3.0 is touted as bringing much better sound quality, among other things. How good are these claims? Read the full review.

The Next Samsung Galaxy Note Might Be Nearly the Size of 7-Inch Tablets

The Galaxy Note III is reportedly going to be even larger than its predecessors. So large that it may cross a significant line.

Dell Has No Plans for Any More Android Tablets

A high-level Dell executive says his company's entire mobile focus is going to be on tablets running Microsoft Windows. It isn't going to release any more with Google's Android OS.

Apple iPad Shipments Might Reach 100 Million Next Year

An analysts firm is predicting Apple's tablet might hit the 100 million mark in 2013, with the iPad mini outselling the iPad 4.

Does the Post-PC Era Begin in 2013?

Steve Jobs declared that the iPad tablet would usher in the post-PC era, but he didn't give a date for it to happen. One analyst in Asia believes that may[...]

Online Buyers Rejoice: Today the Shipping is Free

With loads of deals and no shipping it's a great day to be an online consumer. Free Shipping Day, is here again offering consumers that last ditch chance to finish[...]

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 runs a modified version of Android on a 1.5 GHZ processor, and includes 1920 x 1200 resolution on an 8.9-inch screen.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review

The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is Amazon's largest tablet to date, and its most capable. It's also relatively inexpensive. But how well does it hold up in extensive testing?

Pricing for Cubby Cloud Storage Plans Revealed

LogMeIn has unveiled the official price points for Cubby, its cloud storage service that is competing with the likes of Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, and Box, among others. Read more[...]

NVIDIA Tegra 4 Details Leak Out

A series of slides about NVIDIA's next Tegra SoC, codenamed "Wayne," have leaked out on the internet, revealing a number of features about the chip that's likely to appear in[...]

Best Buy Takes $20 Off New Amazon Kindle Fire

Best Buy is really getting into the giving spirit this year, adding the second-generation Amazon Kindle Fire to its list of discounted electronics. The retailer is taking $20 off the[...]

Boeing Makes Breakthrough for In-Flight Wi-Fi Using… Potatoes?

Aerospace corporation Boeing says that it has developed a new way to test wireless signals in airplanes, which could result in improved Wi-Fi connectivity for passengers while flying. Get all[...]

EA Brings Holiday Cheer with Sale on iOS Games

Electronic Arts has slashed prices on a large selection apps, with many reduced to only $0.99 and others are now free. Get more from Brighthand.

Nokia Once Again Prepping a Windows RT Tablet

Nokia is reportedly re-starting its project that will result in the smartphone company introducing a tablet running Windows RT.

SEGA Holding Android and iOS Game Sale

Following in the footsteps of EA's mobile sale, SEGA has announced its own holiday bargains, offering reduced prices on games for both Android and iOS. Get the details from Brighthand.

Samsung Working to Fix Security Hole in Some Tablets

Samsung has acknowledged a security vulnerability in many of its leading devices such as the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and says that it is working on a software update that[...]

After Delays, Lenovo ThinkPad 2 Slated for January 8 Release

Lenovo's ThinkPad 2 Windows 8 tablet has received its third and hopefully final release date of January 8 and is now available for preorder.

VIDEO: Windows 8 Video Review: Top Windows 8 Features and Functions

After more than a year of speculation, sneak peeks and early development releases, Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system will be announced and available this week. The new OS is completely[...]

Dell Latitude 10 Tablet Release Pushed Back a Month

At one point, Dell hoped to have its Latitude 10 out before Christmas. Now it looks like this Windows 8 tablet won't be available until closer to Groundhog Day.

Redbox Instant Video Service Rolls Out with Invite-Only Beta Mode

Redbox Instant, the video-streaming service from Verizon and Coinstar, has been made available to select users thanks to a private beta version of the platform that was released this week.[...]

McAfee AntiVirus (AV) Plus 2013 Review

McAfee AV Plus 2013 features a redesigned UI, along with extras such as a vulnerability scanner and file shredder. NotebookReview tells us how well it stacks up.

HTC Bringing Out Two Windows Tablets?

HTC will soon join the ranks of companies that offer tablets running Windows 8, according to an unconfirmed report. The company is reportedly working on a large and a small[...]

Warner Bros. Puts All iPad and iPhone Games on Sale

To celebrate the holiday season, Warner Bros. is now offering all its iOS games at substantial savings.

Google Santa Tracker App for Android Brings Holiday Fun

Google's new Santa Tracker app follows old Saint Nick as he leaves the North Pole and makes his journey delivering gifts around the world. Get all the info from Brighthand.

Dell XPS 12 vs. Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

NotebookReview has compared two Windows 8 laptops that can convert into tablets.

Next iPad Might Debut in March

There might be an answer for those who are wondering when the fifth-generation iPad is going to be released: in just a few months.

Gameloft Puts iPad, iPhone, and Android Games on Sale

Like several other companies, Gameloft is having a holiday sale. It has bargains on a number of its iOS and Android games.

Kindle Paperwhite Review: Perfect Lighting

The best keeps getting better, with Amazon's latest iteration of its eReader providing a backlight, WiFi, and, of course, excellent battery life.

NVIDIA TegraZone App Now Available for Windows RT

TegraZone is the perfect app for people with a new Tegra 3 Tablet this holiday season. The free app acts as a hub highlighting all of the best Android games[...]

Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite has a 6-inch, e-ink display, and can be purchased as either Wi-Fi only or with a 3G connection.

eBook Reading on the Rise at the Expense of Print Books

The number of people reading eBooks on the rise, but it seems to be at the expense of people reading physical books. Even though the total number of readers decreased[...]

AT&T Still Offering $100 Off on All Tablets

Back in early November, AT&T kicked off a promotion in which it offers $100 off the price of any tablet with a two-year contract. Even though this was descrbed as[...]

Apple Still Can’t Keep Up with Demand for the iPad mini

The iPad mini debuted almost two months ago, and this tablet is still back-ordered on Apple's website.

TabletKiosk eo a7400 Ultra-Mobile Tablet PC

The TabletKiosk eo a7400 Ultra-Mobile Tablet PC features a 7-inch screen, Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD.

TabletKiosk eo a7400 Ultra-Mobile Tablet PC Review

TabletKiosk's eo a7400 is a Windows tablet designed for the enterprise. It's well suited for its target market, but should consumers look at it too? Read on to find out.

Thefts of iPads and iPhones Lead To a Rise in NYC Crime Rate

The crime rate in New York City is up this year, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg is saying that thefts of Apple products are a major contributing factor. Read more on[...]

Google Reveals Its Picks For The Top 12 Apps of 2012

Google has released a list of what it believes to be the best apps of 2012. This highlights services ranging from those that deliver the best mobile shopping experience to[...]

T-Mobile Offering Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for $100

Those who would like to save a bit on an Android tablet from T-Mobile can pick up the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 at below the usual rate.

What are the Best iOS Arcade Games? Part II

An Apple iPad is only as fun as you make it, and these arcade hits from the 1970s, 80s, and 90s turn your tablet into an arcade cabinet.

Tablets More Popular than Smartphones as Christmas Gifts

There's no doubt smartphones are more popular than tablets, but tablets seem to be the preferred gift.

Sprint Sale Takes $100 off the Price of the Apple iPad, iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

With the holiday shopping season behind us, Sprint is holding a sale on its 4G LTE tablets that takes $100 off the price of three popular models.

High iPad mini Demand Will Keep Factories Open on Chinese New Year

Much of the work is abut to celebrate the arrival of a new year, but the Chinese New Year isn't for another few weeks. And when it arrives, it won't[...]

Lenovo Prepping 11.6-inch Windows 8 Hybrid Tablet for 2013

Recently released FCC filings have confirmed that Lenovo is working on another Windows 8 tablet for 2013, the 11.6-inch ThinkPad Helix.

Microsoft To Continue Expanding Retail Stores in 2013

Microsoft opened a number of brick-and-mortar stores to put the company's products in front of shoppers, especially the Surface tablet. Microsoft believes these have been a success, and says more[...]