Utilities/Operating Systems 2013 Tablet Articles

Popular Utilities/Operating Systems Articles for 2013

It Is Illegal to Jailbreak Your iPad or Root Your Android Tablet

It was big news last week when it became illegal to unlock your smartphone. Almost lost in to hoopla was something just as important: it's also now illegal to jailbreak[...]

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[...]

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[...]

Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, and Sony Xperia Tablets Getting Android 4.4 (KitKat) Upgrades

Although the recently-introduced Android 4.4 (KitKat) has little to offer current tablets, many users of these devices are still going to want this update. Fortunately, there's good news for the[...]

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.

Apple iOS 7 for iPad Review

Everyone knows Apple's iOS 7 has a new look, but do you know why? And there's an often-overlooked feature that will make iOS tablets more productive.

Ubuntu Linux Operating System Released for Google Nexus 7, Nexus 10

If you've been wishing your Google Nexus tablet could run the Ubuntu version of Linux, your wish has been granted. A preview version of Ubuntu Touch can now be[...]

Tablet Sales Surge as Laptop/PC Sales Decline

Large numbers of consumers are switching to tablets as their main computer, according to market-research firm Gartner. And the analysts say this isn't a temporary blip, but a long-term trend.

iOS 7.0.1 Is Just for the iPhone, There’s No iPad Version

iPad users shouldn't waste their time trying to download the first update to iOS 7, as it's only for smartphones.

64-Bit Version of Windows 8.1 for Latest Intel Atom Processors Won’t Be Available until Next Year

Consumer-oriented tablets released this fall running Intel's latest Atom processors will have to run the 32-bit version of Windows 8.1, as the 64-bit version is not yet finished.

What We Think We Know About Google Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Google is expected to unveil the latest version of its tablet OS soon. Fortunately for the impatient, some of the details of Android 4.4 (KitKat) have leaked out already.

Apple iOS 7 Will Bring a New Look, New Features to the iPad and iPhone

Apple CEO took to the stage this afternoon to unveil iOS 7, a significant redesign of this mobile operating system. A host of new features will be included as well.

Apple iPad Dominates Enterprise Tablet Market, But Android and Microsoft Surface Coming on Strong

While a large majority of companies have already deployed software for the Apple iPad, there's also strong interest in the Android-based tablets as well as the Microsoft Surface.

Analysts: Inexpensive Tablets are the Cause of Dropping Desktop and Laptop Sales

The second quarter of this year saw a continuation in the decline of sales of all PCs, which analysts from Gartner say was brought about by increasing interest in low-cost[...]

Samsung Rolls Out Android 4.1 Update for Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Samsung has delivered another tasty upgrade to members of the Galaxy family, announcing today that Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" is now available on Wi-Fi versions of the Note 10.1, Tab[...]

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.

Tablets Continue to Cut Into Sales of Laptops and PCs

The types of computers that people buy is changing. Sales of tablets are surging even as interest in more traditional computers wanes, according to a report from IDC.

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 iPad Dominates Tablet Web Traffic with 84% Share

An analysis of which tablets are being used to access web sites in N. America has found that the Apple iPad is the predominant platform by a huge margin. This[...]

Sony Commits to Android 4.3 Update for Xperia Tablet Z

Sony has a better-than-average record for offering system software upgrades for its devices. It's continuing this tradition by promising to bring the Xperia Tablet Z up to the newest version[...]