May 2013 Tablet Articles

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

Below are the 111 Tablet articles for May of 2013

iOS Users Must Try Google Now, Right Now

Many Android users have long taken advantage of the benefits of Google Now, the search giant?s personal assistant app. There's now a version for the iPad, and TechnologyGuide says[...]

iPad mini Makes Up 64% of Apple’s Tablet Sales

In the first three months of this year, Apple sold 19.5 million tablets. Of these, 64% were the new iPad mini.

Amazon’s Kindle for iOS App Gains New Accessibility Features

Amazon has updated Kindle for iOS with new features aimed at making it easier for visually impaired people to access ebooks.

Adobe Creating iOS Lightroom App for Tablets, Will Let Users Edit Photos on the Go

Adobe is working on a mobile iOS Lightroom app that will allow users to edit RAW photos from a tablet. Get more details from DigitalCameraReview.

Microsoft Surface Mini Might Be Unveiled Next Month

Smaller versions of the Microsoft Surface Windows tablets are going to be unveiled in late June, according to an unconfirmed report.

Access USB Drives and Memory Cards with an Apple iPad Thanks to the Kingston MobileLife Wireless

One of the biggest drawbacks of the Apple iPad is its lack of a memory card slot or a USB slot. The Kingston MobileLife Wireless is a new accessory that[...]

‘Angry Birds Friends’ Now Available on iOS & Android

The two new mobile versions let users play 'Angry Birds' with Facebook friends on either iOS or Android devices. The apps also sync with the original PC game.

WeatherBug Overhauls Forecasting App for Android

WeatherBug has revamped its Android weather app to offer the same new safety and alert features as those recently added on the iOS side.

Toshiba WT310 Will Be a Business-Oriented Windows 8 Tablet with SSD and Stylus

Toshiba gave the world a first look at its next tablet running Windows 8 Pro. The WT310 is going to have an unusually large display, a stylus, and an SSD.

VIDEO: Microsoft Surface Pro Overview

The Microsoft Surface Pro is probably the best-known tablet running Windows 8 Pro. Watch our video showing this powerful computer in action.

Microsoft Surface 2 Could Have a 7.5-inch Display

An industry analyst claims to have some of the details of the much-rumored smaller version of the Microsoft Surface Windows tablet that's supposedly in development.

Acer Iconia A1 Android Tablet Unveiled with a Low Price

Acer has a new Android tablet, with a 7.9-inch screen, a quad-core processor, and a $170 pricetag. More details are available on TechnologyGuide.

Apple iPad Will Soon Be Approved for Use by the Department of Defense

Employees of the U.S. Department of Defense will soon be able to use an Apple iPad as part of their jobs.

Aspire R7 and Aspire P3 are Acer’s Latest Convertible Tablet PCs

Thanks to device makers like Acer, the convertible notbook is alive and well. NotebookReview has the details on a pair of new models

BlockBuster on Demand Movie Service Now Available for iOS

The BlockBuster on Demand digital movie service is finally available for iOS, bringing this streaming movie rental services to the iPad and iPhone,

Windows Tablets Show Signs of Strength in Certain Markets

Don't pull the sheet over Microsoft's Windows tablet efforts just yet. In the first quarter of this year, while PC sales were drying up, Windows tablets were riding the momentum[...]

Barnes & Noble Nook HD Tablets Can Now Access Apps, Video, Ebooks, and Music Through Google Play

When the Barnes & Noble Nook HD series debuted, users of these tablets could only get apps and other content from B&N. That has now changed.

American Airlines Pilots Can Carry an Apple iPad Instead of 40 Pounds of Paper

Pilots are normally required to carry around huge amounts of operating manuals, navigational charts, and other documents. American Airlines pilots, on the other hand, will soon be able to just[...]

Genius Ring Mouse 2 Review

Looking for a small and light alternative for a mouse? You should try the Genius Ring Mouse 2.

Barnes & Noble Cuts Nook HD and Nook HD+ Prices until May 12

Barnes & Noble is temporarily slashing the prices of the Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets in its U.S. retail locations and on Nook?s website.

Analyst: Expect Two New iPad mini Versions in the Next Year

An analyst with NPD Display Search says that the iPad mini 2 is coming this fall, and a third-generation model will be released at the beginning of next year.

Take an Early Look at the Acer Iconia W3 8.1-inch Windows Tablet

Amazon has accidentally revealed all the details of what is likely to be the first Windows 8 tablet with a mid-size display, the Acer Iconia W3.

T-Mobile TV App Released for iPhones (and Maybe Future iPads)

After launching the iPhone for the first time on its network, T-Mobile has released its TV app on iOS. The iPad might also be on its way to T-Mobile.

Intel’s Speedy, Low-Power Silvermont CPU Headed for Next-Generation Tablets

Intel unveiled its new Silvermont microarchitecture today. This will use the company's 22nm Tri-Gate SoC process, and will deliver three-times greater peak performance or the same performance at one-fifth less[...]

Microsoft Sets Windows Blue Release For Later This Year, Bringing Big Changes to Tablets

High-level Microsoft executives promised that their company will release Windows Blue later this year, tooling the update to respond to customer feedback about both Windows 8 and Windows RT. Get[...]

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Scheduled for Release on May 24

The U.S. release of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is now scheduled to happen in a few weeks. This will bring this high-end Android model to the U.S. on schedule.

Acer Bullish on Windows 8 Tablets, Sees No Value in Windows RT

Acer has recently announced tablets running Windows 8 and Android. The company won't be introducing anything with Windows RT until there's a new version of this operating system, however.

Google Updates Gmail for iOS

Google has updated its Gmail app for iOS, to bring better integration with other Google apps.

LG Considering Getting Back into the Tablet Market

LG released several tablets in the past few years, but none of these have done well. Nevertheless, a report coming out of Korea indicates that the company is considering giving[...]

HTC R12 and R7 Could Be Large and Small Windows RT Blue Tablets

HTC has been trying to break into the tablet business for years, and is reportedly going to give the upcoming version of Windows RT a try.

Apple iPad mini 2’s Retina Display Might Go into Production Next Month

One of the most important components of the second-generation iPad mini will start being produced in early summer, according to an industry analyst. The whole device is expected to launch[...]

HP Slate 7 Inexpensive Android Tablet Available Again

The recently-released HP Slate 7 has been listed as "Out of Stock" on HP website for the past few days. But it is now, once again, available to order.

VIDEO: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Overview

Samsung's latest tablet is the Galaxy Note 8.0. Watch this video from TabletPCReview showing off the features of this hot new model.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

The 8-inch display on this tablet has a resolution of 1280×800 (WXGA). It also has a 5 megapixel main camera, a 1.3 megapixel rear camera, and a 4,600 mAh battery.[...]

Microsoft Reportedly Offering $1 Billion for Barnes & Noble’s Nook Media

Microsoft is reportedly trying to purchase the digital ecosystem of Nook Media LLC for $1 billion. This news comes as Barnes & Noble is allegedly going to cease production of[...]

Asus Plans $300 7-Inch Windows Tablet

There is good news for those looking for a small, inexpensive tablet running Windows: Asus is planning just such a device.

Marvel Unlimited App Now Available for Android

Comics aren't just on paper any more. Marvel offers a subscription service that gives unlimited access to over 13,000 issues of its classic and newer titles. An Android app that[...]

Google Earth for Android Updated with Street View & Other Features

Through an app update, Google Earth for Android now includes Street View, 3D driving and walking directions and other new features.

For-Pay YouTube Channels Coming Soon to a Tablet Near You

Google has just announced that it is going to allow companies to create channels that they charge a subscription fee to view. This will put YouTube in competition with services[...]

Microsoft Surface Pro’s Full Support for Photoshop Just Around the Corner

Because the Microsoft Surface Pro does not include the right drivers, the stylus that comes with on this tablet lacks pressure sensitivity when using Photoshop. The necessary software is now[...]

Tablets with 4G LTE To Become Increasingly Common

Although Wi-Fi-only tablets are the most popular now, use of models with built-in 4G LTE will expand rapidly in the next five years, according to Strategy Analytics.

Asus Prepping a Stylus-Driven Tablet to Be Revealed Next Month

Asus has released a "teaser" video giving a glimpse of some of the products it intends to reveal at Computex next month. One of these is a tablet with a[...]

Google Nexus 7 Second-Gen Could Be Unveiled Next Week

The original Google Nexus 7 was announced at Google I/O last year, and the wraps are expected to come off a follow-up model in just a few days at this[...]

Apple’s ‘iBooks’ eReader App Can Keep Its Name, Court Rules

Apple has emerged victorious from a lawsuit centering on the name of its eReader app.

Hulu Could Be Bought By Amazon, Disney, News Corp., or Others

The streaming video service Hulu is owned by a trio of companies, but it might be bought out. A number of companies are considering making bids.

Next-Gen Windows 8 Tablets Will Nearly Eliminate Windows RT

Windows 8 tablets with Intel's Bay Trail processor are going to offer performance and battery life that will drastically reduce demand for Windows RT.

Survey Reveals Top Uses for Tablets, and the Least-Used Functions, Too

Curious what others are doing with their tablets? A survey has found the most popular uses for these devices, as well as the features that almost never get used.

Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Review

Bekin has a keyboard case that literally turns Apple's tablet into a laptop. Is this accessory right for your iPad? Read this review to find out.

ABC To Offer Live-Streaming of TV Shows via iOS App

Beginning this week, ABC will begin offering live-streaming on its iOS app to cable and satellite subscribers. Get more details from TechnologyGuide.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Android Tablet Details Leak Out

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 debuted last month, and this is apparently soon going to be followed by the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, which is likely to be a less-expensive[...]

Motorola Xoom 4G LTE About to Get Android 4.1 Upgrade

Remember the Motorola Xoom? Back in early 2011, it was the very first tablet with Android 3.0. Despite its age, Verizon and Motorola haven't given up on it, and are[...]

What Tablet News To Expect from Google I/O 2013

Google's annual developer conference kicks off on Wednesday with a three-hour keynote address. Here's everything tablet users should be looking forward too.

Amazon Purchase Could Lead to Color Kindle Ebook Reader

Liquavista, a company that makes low-lower color screens, has just been purchased by Amazon, a move that is widely expected to lead to a Kindle ebook reader with a color[...]

Gmail, Google Drive, Google+ Now Share the Same 15GB of Storage for Free

Google is making a change that gives users of some of its services more flexibility. This will result in many having more storage capacity for their favorites.

Acer Iconia W510 Windows 8 Tablet Available for $325

Those looking for a tablet running Windows 8 for a low price should go to DealFisher, which has the Acer Iconia W510 for only $325.

Aereo Streaming TV Service for Tablets Debuting in Atlanta Next Month

The controversial streaming TV service Aereo has just announced that Atlanta will be the third city where it will offer service.

Microsoft Says Windows 8.1 Coming To Tablets as a Free Upgrade

Microsoft has made it official: the update formerly known as "Windows Blue" will be named Windows 8.1. A preview of this will be introduced late next month.

BlackBerry Messenger Headed for iPad and Android

An announcement was made today that fans of BlackBerry Messenger have been hoping for for years: a version of BBM is going to be introduced for devices running iOS and[...]

HP Introduces New Android and Windows 8-Powered Convertible Tablets

Today, HP announced two new convertible tablets - the Split x2 and SlateBook x2 - running Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2, respectively.

Dell XPS 10 Windows RT Tablet Now Selling for $300

For a limited time, Dell has significantly dropped the price of the XPS 10. This tablet runs Microsoft Windows RT and includes a 10.1-inch display.

Google Introduces Hangout App for Cross-Platform Chatting

Google has released a new Hangout app at its Google I/O developer conference. This brings together various communications services into one app that's available for Android and iOS. Get more[...]

No Mention of Android 4.3 or Second-Gen Nexus 7 at Google I/O

The keynote address of Google's developer conference covered quite a bit of ground, but a rumored update to the Nexus 7 tablet wasn't included, and neither was a new version[...]

BlackBerry and Nokia Both Considering Tablets

While neither BlackBerry or Nokia have actually announced plans to bring out a tablet, executives from both of these smartphone companies have hinted that it's a possibility.

Microsoft Surface Mini Could Launch Next Month for $250

Microsoft is close to introducing an 8-inch version of the Surface tablet, according to an unconfirmed report. This may be the low-price model many are hoping for.

Google’s Second-Gen Nexus 7 Might Debut in July

The keynote address for Google I/O came and went yesterday without any mention of a replacement for the aging Google Nexus 7. An unconfirmed report today says the updated model[...]

Google I/O: Google Reveals Competitive Improvements to Chrome Browser

To fend off Opera and other browsers, Chrome will get a new checkout button for online shopping, plus a new data compression engine for faster Web page loading.

Apple Might Be Getting Serious About iWork

It has been about two years since Apple released an iOS version of its iWork suite of Office apps, and a major upgrade might be in development.

Asus Transformer Book Windows 8 Tablet Finally Coming to the U.S.

After a long wait, the Asus Transformer Book dockable Windows 8 tablet is about to be released in the U.S. This will come in a variety of sizes and processor[...]

Slingbox 500 Review

Slingbox promises to deliver "your TV, anywhere" including iPad and Android tablets. TechnologyGuide says it delivers on that lofty claim.

Square Stand Turns the iPad into a Register

Square Stand will give small businesses, as well as larger businesses, an easy alternative to standard cash register systems. Get more details from TechnologyGuide.

Asus FonePad Getting a Faster Processor, More Memory

The Asus FonePad only debuted recently and there's already word that an improved version of this 7-inch tabletphone is coming soon.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Mid-Range Android Tablet Full Specs List Leaks Out

There have been enough rumors and leaks that there's little room for doubt that an 8-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is coming soon. Today a full set[...]

Android 4.3 Looks Like Minor Update, for Release in June or July

Android 4.3 could show up in June or July. The upgrade looks likely to be minor, keeping new Google apps and services outside of the OS so users won't need[...]

BlackBerry Secure Workspace for iOS and Android Will Aid BYOD

BlackBerry's Secure Work Space for iOS and Android will help heavily-regulated companies or those searching for extra security to better support BYOD. Get more details from SearchConsumerization.

Apple iPad and iPhone Score Approval from the Department of Defense

Both military and civilian employees of the Department of Defense (DoD) can now use Apple's tablets and smartphones for tasks that aren't related to high security.

Apple’s App Store Reaches 50 Billionth Download

This week, the 50 billionth app was downloaded from Apple's App Store over nearly five years. This company's mobile software store has become wildly successful, despite the fact that it[...]

iFrogz Tumble Review: A Child’s iPad Case

Those who want to be able to hand their iPad to a child without fear should consider the iFrogz Tumble.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Review

The latest in Samsung's pen-based tablet line, the Galaxy Note 8.0 matches a medium-sized screen with some fairly good specs. Does it measure up, and is it worth the cost?

Google Android Getting Support for Bluetooth Smart Ready Accessories

An upcoming version of Android will support Bluetooth Smart Ready, allowing tablets and smartphones running Google's operating system to use virtually all Bluetooth accessories, including the next generation of ultra[...]

New Microsoft Surface TV Ad Emphasizes the Features of this Windows Tablet

Microsoft has been heavily advertising the Surface Pro and Surface RT for months, but the company has just revealed its first TV ad that discusses the features of these tablets.[...]

Acer Iconia W3 8-Inch Windows 8 Tablet Now Official… Mostly

Acer has posted the Iconia W3 on one of its websites, removing any doubt that that the first mid-size tablet with Windows 8 is right around the corner. But it's[...]

Apple iPad 5 Launch Date Could Come in September

There is good news for those who are looking forward to Apple's next tablet: production of this device is reportedly going to start soon.

Google+ App for Android Gets Major Update

Version 4.0 of the Android app puts a big emphasis on photos, locations, and the content stream.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Might Run on an Intel Processor

Details of the 10.1-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 have been leaking out for some time, and now the device reportedly appears in the database of devices that[...]

ZAGGkeys Cover and ZAGGkeys Folio To Be Flexible Keyboards for the iPad mini

ZAGG has just taken the wraps off a pair of Bluetooth keyboards for the Apple iPad mini. Unlike many of their rivals, the ZAGGkeys Cover and ZAGGkeys Folio will allow[...]

Opera’s First WebKit Browser Leaves Beta, Adds New Features

Opera's Android browser, a rival to Google's Chrome, offers a host of new features, including some new ones added since the beta edition.

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Dockable Windows 8 Tablet Can Now Be Ordered in the U.S.

Lenovo has just begun taking orders for its latest dockable tablet with Windows 8 to shoppers in the United States. The business-oriented ThinkPad Helix has a very high-end feature set.[...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0’s Low Price Leaks Out

When the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 was formally announced last month, an important detail was left out: the price. This has now leaked out, showing the Android tablet is[...]

Logitech iPad Keyboard Specially Designed for the Classroom

Logitech is going to release a keyboard designed to solve a specific problem: classrooms can be too crowded with iPads for Bluetooth keyboards to be practical.

Changes to Sprint’s 4G LTE Network Will Bring Better Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots

Sprint will soon be offering 4G LTE service on three different frequencies, as well as some mobile Wi-Fi hotspots that can access all three of these.

Jive Makes It Easier for Businesses to Use Producteev App

Jive has waived the limit on how many people in a company can use its Producteev social task management app free of charge.

Rumor: Apple’s iOS 7 to Integrate Flickr & Vimeo

According to an unconfirmed report, Apple's next OS for the iPad and iPhone will integrate Flickr for photo sharing and Vimeo for video sharing.

A Look Ahead at Dell’s Tablet Plans for the Next Year

The roadmap of Dell's tablet plans has leaked out, giving a glimpse at the three models it plans to release in the coming months.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD About to Become Broadly Available Around the World

Amazon has just announced plans to release the Kindle Fire HD 7 and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 in over 170 countries and territories around the world next month. This entertainment-oriented[...]

Latest Windows 8 Ad Uses Siri to Trash-Talk Apple’s iPad

Micrososoft has a new TV advertisement for Windows 8 tablets that takes aim at the iPad. It points out some of the things that devices running Microsoft's operating system can[...]

Mailbox Launches Its Email App on iPad, with Android to Follow

Mailbox, the maker of a popular email app for the iPhone, has now released an iPad version, with an Android app on the horizon.

Apple iOS 7 Will Probably Be Unveiled June 10

Apple has announced the date of a presentation that will almost certainly include the unveiling of iOS 7.

AMD Bringing Out Temash Processors Designed for Windows Tablets

Intel has some new competition for tablet processors --AMD has just unveiled a new series of x86 chips that target Windows tablets. With Video.

Google Drive for Android Gets Card UI, Better Scanner

Google's popular cards feature plays a prominent role in a newly updated Google for Android app. Google has also improved the app's scanning functionality.

Expect Big Changes in Apple’s iOS 7

Apple is expected to unveil iOS 7 in a few weeks. This operating system is being redesigned by Apple's Jony Ive, and some of the details of the changes have[...]

Your Next Touchscreen Might Not Require Touch

Leap Motion released a video this week giving the world an advanced look at its system for controlling a computer without touching it. This technology could be a boon to[...]

Will Mozilla Bring Firefox OS to Tablets?

According to new rumors, Mozilla and Foxconn Technologies are about to unveil a new Firefox-based tablet at a press event in Taipei on June 3.

VIDEO: HP ElitePad 900 Tablet Review

The affordable HP ElitePad 900 comes with a 10.1-inch display, an Intel Atom processor and its adaptable to numerous optional accessories. Check out our video review!

IDC: Tablets Will Outsell Laptops This Year

Market-analysis company IDC now predicts tablet shipments will exceed those of laptops this year, as the slumping PC market is expected to see negative growth for the second consecutive year.

Apple iPad Users Generate More In-Home Data Traffic than Any Other Computer

iPad users are on the Web a lot when they are at home. This tablet generates more traffic than any other computer, according to a study of in-home broadband data[...]

Google Issues New Gmail Design for Android, iOS & Desktop Users

To help users cut down on mailbox clutter, Google is rolling out a new design for the Android, iOS and desktop versions of Gmail.

Google+ App for iOS Updated with New Photo Options and More

The Google+ app for iOS has been updated with more photo options, new hashtags, Google Offer posts, and much more.

Wikipedia Launches ‘Nearby’ Feature for Mobile Devices & PCs

Wikipedia is now offering a 'Nearby' feature that pulls up articles based on location. Also, users are invited to upload photos from their tablets, phones & PCs.

Windows 8.1 To Include Changed Start Button, Tons of Tweaks

Windows 8.1, the forthcoming OS update for PCs and tablets, will include a Start Button, said a Microsoft VP. But it won't be the button that users have wanted.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Released for the iPad

It's an oldie but a goodie. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic launched about 10 years ago, but it's still regarded as one of the best RPGs ever, and[...]

WhatsApp-Like CoTap Business Messaging App Planned for iOS & Android

By the end of this year, a new entrant is expected to show up on the increasingly crowded mobile messaging app scene. The CoTap app will be geared to business[...]