August 2013 Tablet Articles

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

Below are the 61 Tablet articles for August of 2013

WSJ Says Apple iPad mini 2 with Retina Screen Coming This Fall

While there have been rumors to the contrary in recent months, there's growing evidence that Apple intends to introduce a second-generation iPad mini with a much-higher resolution display later this[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s Review

This Windows 8 convertible laptop has an innovative design, but how does it stack up against the competition? TechnologyGuide has the answer.

BlackBerry Rolling Out BBM Beta to Android and iOS Devices

A cross-platform beta of BlackBerry Messenger is now going out to select iOS and Android users. Read more from Brighthand.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Now Available from Cincinnati Bell

The regional carrier Cincinnati Bell is now offering the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, a high-end Android tablet.

Starbucks Getting Greatly Speeded Up Wi-Fi Speeds Courtesy of Google

The next time you're using your tablet in a Starbucks, you might be surprised how fast the Internet connect is. That's because the coffee chain is now working with Google[...]

Apple iPad 2 from AT&T Won’t Be Banned from Import to the U.S. by the ITC

The chairman of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that Apple will still be able to bring some older tablets and smartphones into the U.S.

Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx

Microsoft Surface Pro Windows Tablet Price Drops $100

Until the end of this month, both versions of Microsoft's Surface Pro will be $100 less than their usual prices, giving back-to-school shoppers an opportunity to save some money on[...]

New Acer Iconia W3 Windows 8 Tablet Already Gets a 20% Price Cut

Acer introduced the Iconia W3 in June for a surprisingly low price of $380, but has already dropped the cost of this 8-inch tablet even more.

Samsung Windows 8 Tablets Now Come with Bitcasa Infinite Storage

Samsung Windows 8 tablets and PCs preloaded with Bitcasa's "infinite drive" are now showing up in stores. Customers get two free months of unlimited cloud storage. NotebookReview has more info.

Google Nexus 7 II

The second model in the Nexus 77 series includes upgrades to almost all its features.

Google Nexus 7 (2013) Review

The second-generation Google Nexus 7 is out, and we put the new flagship 7-inch Android tablet through its paces. Don't miss it!

Barnes & Noble’s Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight Now $99

For a short time, Barnes & Noble has cut the price of the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight by 15%. This basic ebook reader is now available for under $100.

Lenovo Miix 10 Windows 8 Tablet Debuting This Month

Lenovo has begun taking pre-orders for the Miix 10, a mid-range tablet running Windows 8. This device will be released later this summer.

Microsoft Continues Bashing the iPad in TV Advertisements

In recent months, Microsoft has run a series of TV ads comparing various Windows tablets with the Apple iPad. The latest of these came out this week.

Hisense Sero 7 Lite and Sero 7 Pro Now Even More Affordable

The price of two entry-level Android tablets made by Hisense and sold by Walmart has just dropped. One of these is now just $80.

STM Linear Review: Good Bag for a 10-Inch Tablet

You need the right bag if you're going to carry your tablet around. We tried out the STM Linear, which provides lots of pockets without being too bulky.

Samsung ATIV Tab 3 Slim Windows 8 Tablet Will Launch in the U.S. Next Month

The Samsung ATIV Tab 3 was unveiled in June, but at that time its maker was vague about a launch date. This was announced today.

Evidence Mounting That the Apple iPad 5 Will Be Smaller, But No Change in Screen Size

How do you make a tablet smaller without reducing the size of the screen? That's the problem Apple has apparently solved with the iPad 5.

TechnologyGuide Goes Back to School

Looking for the A+ tech this back-to-school season? The experts at TechnologyGuide and its network of review sites take a closer look at the apps and devices that will help.

Nokia’s First Windows 8.1 Tablet Could Be Out Next Month

Throughout this year, there have been intermittent but persistent rumors that Nokia is developing a tablet. According to the most recent unconfirmed report, the debut of this is going to[...]

Bloomberg Jumps on the Bandwagon: Says iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 Coming Soon

Another major news source has published an article predicting that Apple is about to refresh its full-size iPad, as well as the iPad mini.

Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Might Debut in October

Although Microsoft has revealed a great deal of information on Windows 8.1, there's one detail it has kept quiet: when it will be available to the public. A source with[...]

Intel Encourages Atom-based Android Tablets for Education

Intel has released a pair of reference designs for tablet intended for students. Naturally, these will use the chip-maker's processors, and will run Google's Android operating system.

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Will Launch October 17: It’s Official

Microsoft has decided to stop being cagy about the release date for Windows 8.1. The company has just revealed exactly when the updated version of its operating system for tablets[...]

LG Might Be Prepping Android-Powered G Pad Tablet

Unconfirmed reports that LG is considering getting back into the tablet business might bear fruit next month if the company really does introduce the rumored G Pad.

Skype Will Be Bundled with Windows 8.1

Microsoft has announced that the Skype video-conferencing app will come with every copy of Windows 8.1, which includes Windows 8.1 RT.

Syfy Channel Releases App with Full Streaming Episodes

Fans of the Syfy Channel rejoice: an app is now available that allows the iPad to watch full episodes of shows from this cable channel.

Do You Like the Look of Apple iOS 7?

The major change in the upcoming version of Apple's mobile operating system is a significant overhaul of its appearance. An online poll seeks public reaction to the new look.

6.3-Inch Samsung Galaxy Mega Blurs the Line Between Tablet and Phone

Whyy get a phone and a tablet when one device can be both? The Samsung Galaxy Mega will be released in the U.S. soon by AT&T, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular.[...]

Samsung May Be Prepping 12-Inch Tablet

Samsung is reportedly working on its largest tablet yet. This device will apparently be a bit bigger than the company's current largest offering.

Apple iOS 7 for iPad Might Debut in September, But Could Be Delayed

Apple took the wraps off the next version of its iOS operating system in June, but has yet to introduce it to the public. That's expected to change next month[...]

Barnes & Noble Brings Nook Video to iOS, Android

A suite of Nook Video Apps have just been released for iOS, Android, and Roku devices. These enable customers to watch movies and TV shows from this streaming-video service on[...]

Nvidia Shield Review

The Shield is Nvidia's handheld gaming console that runs Android but can also stream games from a PC. Brighthand has a review.

Dell XPS 10 Gets a Significant Price Increase

For a time, the Dell XPS 10 was one of the most affordable Windows 8 RT tablets. That time is over.

Is Asus Going to Steal the Google Nexus 10 II Away from Samsung?

Samsung designed and manufactured the first Nexus 10 for Google, but Asus might make the second version.

Wacom Releasing Windows and Android Tablets Aimed at Creative Professionals

Wacom, best-known for making peripherals used by professional artists and graphic designers, has announced plans to introduce a pair of tablets -- one Windows and the other Android.

A Technical Deep Dive on iOS App Distribution

Companies that are considering creating and distributing software for the iPad should read this guide created by SearchConsumerization.

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio for iPad mini Updated To Be Thinner and More Protective

Logitech will soon release an updated version of its Ultrathin Keyboard Folio for the iPad mini that will be thinner and smaller than its predecessor.

Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus for the Apple iPad Coming Soon

Professional artists and graphic designers who want to use an iPad to sketch, paint. and draw will soon have a new accessory: Wacom's Intuos Creative Stylus.

Top Classroom Note-Taking Apps for the iPad

Although it can't guarantee you an A+ in every class, the iPad might be just the note-taking tool you want. Here are seven note-taking apps that can make you a[...]

Google Now Update Brings More Entertainment and Travel Features

A new update for Google Now introduces a "remind me" feature, along with new cards for tracking car rentals, checking out football scores, and much more. Brighthand has the details.

Don’t Upgrade Apple’s Find My iPhone App

Apple mistakenly released a developer-only version of its Find My iPhone app to the general public today. Average users should not install this.

Schools That Use Bing Can Get Free Microsoft Surface RT Tablets

Microsoft has added a new feature to its Bing Rewards rewards program. Students who are part of this can earn their schools free Surface RT tablets from Microsoft.

Gammatech Durabook CA10 Review

Gammatech typically makes rugged laptops, but now it's trying its hand at tablets. How does the Durabook CA10 stand up?

Analyst: Samsung’s Tablets Are More Innovative Than Apple’s iPad

Market-research firm ABI Research did a comparison of the products offered by all the top tablet makers and named Samsung as the most innovative of the group.

Is Steve Ballmer Being Forced to Retire for Bungling the Launch of the Microsoft Surface RT?

Steve Ballmer announced last week that he's retiring as CEO of Microsoft. An industry analyst argues that he's not going willingly, but is leaving because of the huge loss his[...]

Nokia Sirius Windows RT 8.1 Tablet Specs Come to Light

Nokia is allegedly getting close to introducing its first tablet. Many of the details of this model, code-named Sirius, have leaked out.

Apple May Be Changing the Way It Ranks Applications on the App Store

Apple's system for determining the rankings on the App Store appears to be undergoing some modifications. User opinions seem to be more of a factor.

LG G Pad 8.3 Tablet the Star of a Teaser Video

There's no room for doubt: the LG G Pad 8.3 will soon be released. Its maker has put out a teaser video describing many of its features in vague terms.

Microsoft Has Begun Sending Windows 8.1 to Device Manufacturers

Microsoft has finished the initial development of Windows 8.1 and has released it to the companies that will be producing tablets, laptops, and desktops running it.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids To Be an Education-Oriented Tablet

Samsung has just announced plans to release a version of the Galaxy Tab 3 tablet for school-age children that will be pre-loaded with educational software.

Apple Could Release a $280 iPad mini This Fall

The release of a second-generation iPad mini is near. Even more significantly, a more affordable version of this tablet is likely to debut at the same time.

Dell’s Tablet Focus Is on Windows and Business Users

A high-level Dell executive said this week that his company is going to focus on business-oriented tablets that run Windows, as it believes that's the best way it can stand[...]

Parallels Access for iPad Takes a Fresh Look at Remote Controlling a PC

Many iPad users long for the day more Windows or OS X software is ported to their tablet. Parallels Access for iPad presents the next best thing: a way to[...]

Apple iPad 5 Might Debut Sept. 10

A new edition of Apple's full-size tablet is widely expected to be coming soon, but exactly when is an open question. The news service Bloomberg thinks it has the answer:[...]

When Will the Google Nexus II LTE Debut in the U.S.?

The Wi-Fi-only version of the Google Nexus II launched earlier this summer, but information on when the version with built-in 4G LTE will be introduced has been spotty at best.

Samsung’s 7-Inch Tablets Outselling Larger Galaxy Tabs

Not surprisingly, buyers of Samsung's tablets are following an industry trend -- they are gravitating toward the smaller, cheaper models.

Apple iPad 5 Not Launching Early Next Month

Possibly the biggest question in the tablet world today is "When will the iPad 5 launch?" The latest word on this is a contradiction of a report from yesterday.

Analysts: Phablets Starting to Cut into Tablet Sales

IDC is slightly lowering its estimate for the number of tablets that will be sold this year. Part of the reason for this is increasing sales of smartphones with very[...]

Microsoft Permanently Drops Price of Surface Pro, Cuts Price of Touch Cover

The Microsoft Surface Pro was on sale this month, $100 off its regular price. The company has now made this new price permanent.