March 2013 Tablet Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for March 2013. 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 March of 2013

Below are the 94 Tablet articles for March of 2013

Apple iTunes U Breaks One Billion Downloads

iTunes U makes college and K-12 classes freely available. Since this online educational service went live in 2007, a billion lectures and videos have been downloaded. Get more from[...]

Apple iPad the Dominant Tablet Used by Businesses, Says Study

Although once dismissed as underpowered toys, the Apple iPad has been broadly adopted by business people around the world. It is by far the most popular tablet used in the[...]

Evernote for iOS Receives Slew of Useful Updates

Evernote for iOS, an app that allows users to save their notes, images, clips and documents in one place and then sync and access them across all of their devices,[...]

Amazon Releases Cloud Player for iPad, iPad Mini

Amazon has launched a version of its Cloud Player app for the iPad, allowing users to stream, sync, store and download music from the cloud.

VIDEO: MWC2013 – LG Tab-Book LTE Preview

The Tab-Book LTE is a Windows 8 tablet PC. We got some hands-on time with it at MWC this week, and bring you a video.

Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface RT Headed for Additional Countries

Microsoft introduced its Surface RT tablet in the fall, and the Surface Pro hit store shelves last month. The launch was only in the U.S. and Canada, though. These tablets[...]

Smaller Tablets Will Be All the Rage in 2013

10-inch tablets once dominated the market, but that's already started to change, according to a market analysis firm.

Samsung’s Damages Payment to Apple Significantly Reduced

The initial $1.05 billion in damages Samsung was ordered to pay Apple for infringing on its design patents has been greatly reduced -- by roughly 40%. Get more from NotebookReview.

Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB Becoming Easily Available

Those who want the top-of-the-line version of the Microsoft Surface Pro can order one now and receive it quickly -- something that has often not been true since this Windows[...]

MWC 2013 Wrap-Up: The Age of Software

Device announcements are usually the name of the game with shows like MWC, but this year it was software that ruled the day. Read this post-show wrap-up on Brighthand.

Polaris Office for iOS Gets 80 Percent Price Cut

If you're open to checking out alternative office suites for your iPad or iPhone, Polaris Office for iOS is now downloadable at an 80 percent discount.

Watch the Razer Edge Gaming Tablet Play Crysis 3

The intent of the upcoming Razer Edge is for it to be a tablet with a no-compromises gaming experience. To show off its chops, Razer has released a video of[...]

Opera Releases Beta of WebKit-Based Android Browser

Opera's new WebKit-based browser for Android devices adds new features like Discover, Speed Dial, Save for Later, and an Off-Road mode. Brighthand has all the details.

Verizon Introducing Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with LTE on Thursday

An LTE-enabled version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will be available from Verizon Wireless later this week.

Apple iPad 5 Might Launch in April

A new report says Apple could introduce the fifth-generation iPad as early as next month. This might answer a burning question for those considering a new iOS tablet.

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review

The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 offers a small and stylish form factor . But how does it perform? NotebookReview has the answer.

Microsoft Office 2013 Licenses Can Now Be Transferred To Other PCs

Microsoft is reversing its initial policy on Office 2013 license transfers. Get more details from TechnologyGuide.

Evernote Reacts To Hack By Beefing Up Password Security

After a big security breach, note-taking apps provider Evernote is pushing the gas pedal on plans to bolster password security with two-factor authentication.

Windows 8 is Dead in the Water. Or is it?

Four months after Microsoft launched Windows 8, its progress is, well ... there is no progress. That's if you believe one set of analytics. If you look at another set,[...]

Samsung ATIV Tab RT Being Pulled in Europe; Not a Good Sign for Windows RT

Samsung is one of a handful of companies who put out tablets running Windows RT, but the company is pulling the ATIV Tab RT off shelves in Germany and other[...]

Google Play Marks First Birthday By Giving Out Price Cuts and Freebies

Google Play is celebrating the week of its first birthday by giving out price cuts and freebies on music, movies, books, TV shows, games, and more.

Twitter Updates iOS and Android Apps with Top Tweets

Twitter today introduced new versions of its app for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Among the changes is one that will make it easier to find relevant past Tweets[...]

Asus Transformer AiO Tablet/Desktop Launching This Spring

The Transformer AiO is an all-in-one device -- hence the name "AiO" -- that will be usable as a Windows desktop PC as well as a fairly enormous Android tablet.[...]

Barnes & Noble Nook Video Adds Content From Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount

Barnes & Noble has announced that a number of new services will be supporting its streaming movies and television service those with a Nook tablet. Get more details from TechnologyGuide.

Microsoft Trying to Jumpstart Windows Tablet Market by Lowering Licensing Fees

The price Microsoft charges companies to put Windows on a tablet is about to drop dramatically, according to a report in the Wall Street journal. This could lead to more[...]

Apple Might Turn to Intel to Produce Future iPad, iPhone Processors

Most might be surprised to learn that Apple's arch-rival Samsung makes all the processors for the iPad and iPhone. But that might change soon.

With Rivalry Rife, Google Spiffs Up iOS and Android Chrome Browsers

Google has updated its Chrome browsers for Android and iOS, during the same week that its competitor Opera released the beta of a new WebKit-based Android rival.

Verizon Now Offering Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, a Powerful Android Tablet with LTE

An version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with 4G LTE is now available from Verizon Wireless. The cutting-edge Android tablet is priced at $600.

Microsoft Surface Pro Review: Powerful Windows Tablet

The Surface Pro is Microsoft's business-oriented Windows 8 tablet. Is it the device you've been waiting for? Read our full review.

Skype Updates iOS App Again, Adding Slick New Calling UI

Skype's iOS app received the latest in a long series of updates this week, with promises to users for a "beautiful new calling experience." Brighthand has additional details.

The Non-Fixable Trend in Tablets

IT and tech-smart users won't be able to open up their tablets and tinker. A good move or not? It depends on who you ask.

Small Businesses Adoping Tablets in a Big Way

Small businesses are embracing tablets, and the Apple iPad in particular. IDC is predicting that companies with less than 100 employees will have 10.4 million tablets by the end of[...]

Net Nanny iOS Browser to be Joined by Versions for Windows 8 and Maybe RT

After the iOS release of its Net Nanny "safe browser," ContentWatch plans a family security app for Windows 8 and possibly RT, TabletPCReview has learned.

Apple Was Working on the iPad mini Back in 2005

The iPad mini was introduced late last year, but Apple was apparently already thinking about it back in 2005. Of course, it then but the idea on a shelf for[...]

Sprint Rolls Out Android 4.1.1 Update for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Sprint is now offering an Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. New features range from Google Now to easier widget interaction.

AMC Prepping Yeah! Movie Streaming Service for iPad

At SXSW, AMC Networks announced the launch of Yeah!, a new streaming movie rental service that adds bonus content to its collection of films. It's PC-only now, but an iPad[...]

Mozilla’s Firefox Browser Won’t Follow the Crowd to iOS or WebKit

With competitors Chrome and Opera both vying hard in the iOS browser space, a senior official at Mozilla said "no" this week to plans for an iOS version of Firefox.

Smaller Tablets Selling Better Than Expected; IDC Pushes Up 2013 Estimate by 10%

Smaller, cheaper tablets are doing well. So well, that the Market-analysis firm IDC has raised its estimates for how many tablets will ship this year by 10%.

Microsoft Is Committed to Surface Tablet; More Versions in Development

The Surface Pro and RT are Microsoft's first tablets, but they won't be its last. The head of the development team says his company is working on future generations.

Amazon Cuts Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch Price

Amazon has dropped the price of its Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablet, while also announcing its release in Europe and Japan. TechnologyGuide has more details.

With Google Shakeup, Could Android & Chrome Turn Into One OS?

In replacing Andy Rubin, Google is making peace with device makers, and it could be heading toward a single OS for phones, tablets and PCs, some analysts say.

Apple A7 Processor on Track to Be Released Next Year

The chip that will power future generations of the Apple iPad and iPhone is moving closer to being manufactured.

Future iPads Might Be Wirelessly Charged Through a Smart Cover

What if you never had to plug your iPad in, but just needed to put on a Smart Cover to charge it? That's the idea of a patent Apple has[...]

iPhone & iPad Security Jeopardized By New Type of Attack, Report Finds

iOS security is in "pretty good condition," but a new threat looms in the form of malicious "mobileconfig" files, according to a report by security firm Skycure.

Tablet App Sales to Lead Smartphone App Sales By 2018

The tablet industry continues to grow at a rapid rate, and according to new research from ABI, tablet app sales are expected to follow.

Redbox Instant Movie Streaming Service Launches in the US

Redbox Instant, a new movie streaming service for the iPad and Android and Windows tablets, has launched to the U.S. public. Get more details from TechnologyGuide.

CBS Unveils Full-Episode TV Streaming App for iOS; Android, Windows 8 Versions Coming Soon

Downloadable now, CBS's first full-episode TV app for iPad lets users watch full episodes of this network's shows. Android and Windows 8 apps are in the works.

Samsung’s Eight-Core Processor Will Soon Be Powering Next-Generation Tablets

Samsung has announced that its new Exynos 5 Octa application processor is scheduled for mass production in the second quarter of 2013, meaning it will be available for use in[...]

Microsoft Surface Pro Getting Off to a Slow Start

Microsoft has reportedly sold about 400,000 Surface Pro units in the five weeks this Windows 8 tablet has been on the market.

Take an Early Look at the Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue Android Tablet

An image of an unannounced Android tablet from Huawei has leaked out, giving the world its first look at this upcoming device.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Available for $127

Best Buy is now offering refurbished Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 units for $127, half their original cost.

Analyst: Apple iPad mini 2 with Retina Display Coming this Fall

It has been widely rumored that the next-generation iPad mini will have a much higher resolution screen than the current one. The big question is, when will this be available?

New Signs That Google is Working on Evernote-Like ‘Keep’ App

Screenshots, an icon, and programming code have emerged as new signs that Google is working on an Evernote-like note-taking service and app known as Google Keep.

Get a $100 iTunes Gift Card for $80

Want to save 20% on future apps, music, books, and videos for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod? You can, if you're willing to commit to a big downpayment. Updated

BlackBerry Cautiously Considering Making Another Tablet

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins says that his company is open to the idea of making a follow-up to the PlayBook tablet, but he doesn't sound optimistic about it.

ABC Considering App to Stream Its Programming Live

According to reports, ABC could be the first broadcast network to make an app available that streams its programming live. TechnologyGuide has more details.

Next Version of Windows Might Support Smaller Tablet Displays

Microsoft is rumored to be working on an update to Windows 8 that's code-named Blue. This will reportedly enable tablets with 7- to 9-inch touchscreens.

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Apple iPad 4

Apple’s latest full-size tablet has a 9.7-inch Retina display. It runs the latest version of the iOS on Apple’s own A6X processor. It has dual cameras, but no memory card[...]

Apple iPad mini

The iPad mini offers a smaller, less expensive option for those looking for an iOS tablet. It has a 7.9-inch touchscreen, with a 1024 x 768 resolution. On the inside,[...]

Google Rumors: ‘Babble’ Chat Service, Android/Chrome OS App

In the latest round of Google rumors, Google is said to be readying a unified chat service called Babble and a related Android/Chrome OS app.

Why One Analyst Recommends Windows 8 Tablets Over iPads for Large Companies

An analyst from Moor Insight & Strategy has weighed in to recommend devices running Microsoft Windows 8 to large companies, rather than the Apple iPad.

$99 Amazon Kindle Fire HD Not Coming Soon

Earlier today, a report indicated that a very inexpensive version of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is in production. An Amazon spokesperson has now categorically denied this story.

Google Nexus 7 Available for $140

The Google Nexus 7 is already very affordable, but those willing to get a refurbished unit can get this Android tablet for just $140. Updated

Rumored ‘Google Keep’ Is Now a Real, Official Note-Taking App

It's official! Google Keep, Google's rumored Evernote-like note-taking app, is now a real app downloadable through Google Play.

Microsoft Paying Developers To Make Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 Apps

Microsoft has launched a promotion called "Keep the Cash, Publish Apps" that will give developers $100 for each app they write for the Windows Store or the Windows Phone Store.

Pentagon Reportedly Buying 220,000 iPads

The Pentagon might be getting into the iOS in a big way. According to an unconfirmed report, it is going to be purchasing over half a million mobile devices from[...]

BlackBerry PlayBook 2 Might Be Coming This Year

Executives at BlackBerry need to get their stories straight. This week, the company CEO seemed to indicate that a tablet is a remote possibility, while another exec said a PlayBook[...]

Verizon Messages Update Connects Tablets and Smartphones for Texting

Verizon has issued a new update to its SMS service. Users can now receive text messages sent to their phones on their PCs and tablets instantly, send them too.

Apple Updates Podcasts App with New Playlist Features

Apple's new Podcasts 1.2 app brings much needed performance and UI improvements, along with several new playlist capabilities.

Samsung Prepping Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy Tab 3 Plus Tablets

While much of Samsung's recent focus has been on its Galaxy Note series, the company hasn't given up on the Galaxy Tab series of tablets. Two new models are reportedly[...]

FAA May Allow Tablets, eReaders During Airplane Takeoffs and Landings

This time next year, users may be able to use their iPad, Kindle eReader, or other tablet during takeoff and landing while traveling via airlines. Get more details from TechnologyGuide

Apple Makes App Store Purchases More Secure with Two-step Verification

Those who are concerned about someone making improper use of their iTunes account can now turn on two-step verification, making purchases more secure.

Should Microsoft Give Up on Windows RT?

One analyst is starting to think Windows RT was a bad idea due to the confusion it's creating.

Big Update to Windows 8, Windows RT About To Improve the Mail, Calendar, People Apps

Microsoft is just about to release an update to Windows 8 and Windows RT that will bring a wide array of additional features, many of which users of this OS[...]

Logitech Keyboard Folio Will Offer Data Entry and Protection to iPad and iPad mini

Logitech already offers a range of keyboard cases for Apple's tablets, but the goal of the newly-announced Keyboard Folio is to include not just a physical keyboard, but also make[...]

Samsung Launches ATIV Smart PC Pro with AT&T 4G LTE Connectivity

Samsung announced the launch of the ATIV Smart PC Pro. The Windows 8 convertible tablet offers impressive specs and built-in 4G LTE connectivity.

BYOD Security Concerns: Perception vs. Reality

Our sister site SearchConsumerization has an interview with Matt Kosht, IT manager at SEMCO Energy, in which he argues that IT departments don't need to have total control of employees'[...]

Microsoft Windows Blue To Tweak the Start Screen, Add New Apps

A high-level company executive went on the record today to say just a bit about an upcoming update to Windows 8. Recent unconfirmed reports have said much more, including that[...]

Barnes & Noble Offers Free eBooks, eMagazines to Windows 8 Users

In an effort to increase popularity and use of the Nook app for Windows 8, Barnes & Nobles is offering five free books and five free magazines to users of[...]

Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Review

The Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx is an Intel Atom Windows 8 tablet. It comes at an affordable price, but is it able to differentiate itself from the competition?

Flipboard’s iOS News Reader Updated to Let Users ‘Create Magazines’

The new Flipboard 2.0 for iOS app allows users to "create magazines" on any topics of their choice. The same feature is headed toward the Android edition.

Boingo Launches Wi-Finder App for Windows 8/RT

Boingo Wireless has released a Windows 8/RT edition of its Wi-Finder app for hotspot connectivity. The new app supports Bing Maps' immersive mapping experience.

Microsoft May Be Bringing Windows RT To an End, Or Maybe Just Renaming It

An unconfirmed report coming out of Asia indicates that Windows RT is going to be brought to an end later this year. Whether that means a name change or dropping[...]

Samsung Opens ‘Samsung Apps’ Software Store

Samsung has opened its own software store, dubbed Samsung Apps, to counter Apple's App Store and Google Play. The store is part of Samsung's new Content & Services site.

Razer Edge Pro Review: Windows Gaming Tablet

The Razer Edge is packed with powerful hardware for those who wish to take their desktop PC games on-the-go with the least amount of compromise.

Amazon Acquiring Goodreads

Amazon is expected to acquire literary social network Goodreads. TechnologyGuide has more details.

Microsoft’s New Certification Rule Suggests Smaller Windows Tablets Are on the Way

Microsoft has reduced the required screen resolution for a Windows-based tablets, a move which might be in preparation for 7- or 8-inch models running this operating system.

Apple May Be Slowing iPad mini Production as New Version Gets Closer

The second-generation iPad mini isn't expected for a few months, but Apple is reportedly already planning for it. Part of this is reducing production of the current version.

Buy a Barnes & Noble Nook HD+, Get a Nook Simple Touch for Free

Barnes & Noble is having a two-for-one sale: those who purchase one of its tablets can get its ereader for free.

HP Slate 7 Android Tablet Still On Schedule to Launch in April

HP briefly changed its product page for its Slate 7 to indicate that this Android tablet won't be out until May. The company now says this was a mistake.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Release Pushed Back to May

Although it is already available in Japan, the introduction of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z in other parts of the world has apparently been pushed back by about a month.

Apple iPad Has the Lions’ Share of Tablet Sales in China

Apple enjoys a very large share of the U.S. tablet market, but its lead is much higher in China.

Alien vs. Predator: Evolution Review

AVP: Evolution may not be the worst Alien game released this year, but that's not for lack of trying.