Review: Apple iPad Air vs iPad mini 2 with Retina display

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Whether you like or loathe the company it’s hard to dispute that Apple is still the king when it comes to tablets with its market share hovering around …

Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 2 vs Surface 2

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Microsoft tries to smooth out the cracks in its original Surface offerings. If you thought Microsoft needed to do something radical to stake its claim in the tablet wars …

Windows 8: Which licence to choose?

Windows 8: Which licence to choose?

The recent announcement that Microsoft had sold 100 million licences for Windows 8 its much-hyped revamp of its hugely successful Windows 7 operating system hammered home one strong point: if you haven’t already upgraded you probably will in the near future. Large businesses may be last in line however: many of those running Windows 7…

Android Masterclass final: Building Mobile web sites

Android Masterclass final: Building Mobile web sites

Building Mobile Web Sites There are around 500 million smartphones out there in the world (early 2012). Android is growing at 850000 device activations per day. Apple’s iOS devices are in the range of 500000 per day and a recent study by Gartner suggest that within the next 2 years more people will use mobile…

ASUS VivoTab Smart ME400C tablet review

ASUS VivoTab Smart ME400C tablet review

Price: $599  |  From: ASUS The VivoTab Smart is a Windows tablet that seems to offer it all. This is a full unhindered Windows 8 device that’s somehow managed to come in both lighter and cheaper than its iPad equivalent plus it’ll let you run all your desktop apps and has a battery that lasts…

Future of the PC Poll [now fixed!]

Future of the PC Poll [now fixed!]

[Apologies to users who tried to take the poll earlier a coding error meant the poll required registration. That is no longer the case]What’s with the PC dying? We love tablets and smartphones as much as anyone but we can’t see how the PC (or versions of it) will become extinct. The PC is and…

Becoming Big Brother with iSpy

Becoming Big Brother with iSpy

iSpy is one of those amazing open-source projects that far too few people know about. It’s a free application that allows you to set and control an entire network of cameras and listening devices. From a PC web browser or mobile device you can see or hear what the cameras or microphones are picking up.…

Intel reveals all-new Core processor for tablets and hybrids

Intel reveals all-new Core processor for tablets and hybrids

The move comes as tablet sales continue to soar and affordable ultrabooks move further into the mainstream. Intel’s ‘Cove Point’ hybrid concept: a tablet-cum-ultrabook slider with a 12.5-inch screen. Intel’s dilemma is that the push for ever-thinner designs – a must-have trait if convertibles are to gain serious traction – will find that even Intel’s…