The future of personal computing is light, mobile and filled with truly useful accessories. Not long ago, tablet manufacturers were mostly interested in developing hardware that could only be enhanced with the use of mobile apps. These days, however, the focus is on truly extending the functionality of tablets with useful accessories. The following four accessories allow tablet users to transform their devices into highly efficient productivity machines.
Let’s face it: mobile apps that enhance the touch typing functionality of tablets can only go so far. The popularity of tablets that sell with a case and special keyboard is a testament to the fact that tablet manufacturers are not going to bid goodbye to the sheer convenience of full, external keyboards. If anything, the new generation of keyboard accessories for tablets actually improves upon the tablet experience by offering Bluetooth connectivity, back lighting, integrated numeric pads, track pads, and more.
Back in the old days, keeping long car trips interesting took some brain-wracking creativity and it wasn’t always pretty. After all, you can only sing “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” so many times. Luckily, we’re living in the wonderful Information Age when technology is mobile and versatile. If you’re planning a big road trip this summer, consider integrating these wonderful pieces of technology to make the vacation more enjoyable.
Playlists That Don’t Stop
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Gone are the days of the painstakingly organized mix cassette or CD collection. With the help of an MP3 player or even a smartphone, you can take your entire music collection with you on your summer road trip. Most digital music devices only need a simple peripheral to connect to car audio equipment, so for a pittance you can go through as many playlists as you can imagine. Better yet, ditch …
The free Apple iBooks2 application promises to bring some big changes to the world of learning. With the firm now allowing text books to be made available for its gadgets it is clear that some people are going to be paying a lot more attention to their studies soon.
Are Books Boring?
If you are a keen reader you probably don’t think that books are boring at all. However, for some people the idea of carrying a conventional paper book around with them or reading one in public is not worth thinking about. These people are far more likely to do some studying if it can be done on a super cool iPhone or iPad, aren’t they? This advance might not go all the way towards making reading hip but it will certainly make sure that there is one less reason for avoiding it. Showing your classmates what you are reading could become a lot …
Over the last couple of years we have seen a incredible boom in technology that transcends the ages and it has now become common place that we might find several different pieces of technology in your childs bedroom not just yours! Anne from Room To Grow a childrens bedroom specialist comments: “we’ve found that we are getting an increasing number of questions relating to desk sizes and drawers in our bed combinations. Which it turns out are to be used to store laptops, ipads and even phones!”
Here are the top five pieces of technology that you might find on your child’s desk or under their bed.
I know its incredible right, the $600 machine can now be found not just in mummy and daddy’s bags but also in the child’s room! The increase in apps for children has grown this last 12 months, so on the back of this parents are buying a …
If you are a business owner keeping up with the latest technology, you have surely read a lot about iPad POS system. Many people avoid switching to an iPad because they fear the price, but an iPad is far less expensive than a traditional POS system. They also tend to be far easier to use.
If you want a traditional POS system, expect to shell out up to $20,000 per unit. Now, an iPad with the POS technology will cost you less than $1,000 per unit. This is a major cost savings and if you are a new startup and/or a small business, you want to save as much as possible and as much as $19,000 is a tremendous amount of money. Now, you will also need a cash drawer and the technology, but you will find these for around $1,000, so not bad at all. As you can see, the iPad …
You’re not getting the most out of your iPad unless you have the right iPad accessories. Notice I said “the right” accessories. Sure some accessories may be pricey, but hey, not all of them are. Some of them are just better, and that is why the price is higher.
Having the correct accessories can greatly increase your productivity. You can also increase the life of your tablet or phone with high quality screen protectors. Do you travel? How about a backup power supply for when you can’t find an outlet to charge up your device?
We are going to give you our recommendations in this article. But first, we want you to know what went into choices. We’ve taken the time to test each of the products on this list. The recommendations come from real world experience. We tried our best to be unbiased.
Here are the top five accessories that will surely boost that …
HP has finally unveiled its HP slate 500, which was in talks for quite a long time. It has, however put its users off as it is concentrating more on industrial & business purposes than the regular customers. Despite this, it has all the features which were in rumors before its release. A HP Slate 500 would cost you $799, which is pretty expensive.
Let us see, what your hard earned $799 would fetch you in the form of HP Slate. Starting with features, it has 1.86GHz Intel Atom Z540 processor, a 64GB SSD hard drive, capacity of RAM is 2 GB and a Broadcom Crystal HD chip for HD video. HP Slate 500 is a 9-inch display Windows 7 tablet, the feature which sets it apart from other versions of Windows 7 tablets is “N-Trig active digitizer”. N-Trig enables the user to take notes using a digital pen on the screen, it …
Yes, you heard correctly: Apple is entering the Internet radio game. Companies such as Pandora, Last.fm and iHeartRadio will soon be competing with the company that brought you the iPod and the iTunes store. The deal is still under wraps, since Apple is still negotiating with record companies for music rights, but, according to inside sources, it’s all but a done deal. This should be good news to iPhone and iPad users.
Why Apple is entering a relatively small and crowded Internet radio market doesn’t make a whole lot of sense on the surface, but when you ponder it for a moment, you can almost see a legitimate case for it. Internet radio means you can stream the music you want to hear, and change genres with a swipe. It’s different than having to create a different playlist to suit your mood or desired listening choices. And what if you suddenly have a hankering …
There is no question that out of all the mobile devices currently available, the iPad manufactured by Apple is one of the most popular anywhere in the world. However, despite the phenomenal success of this device, which people use to browse online and play games, it has still not replaced the PC when it comes to playing casino games in places where virtual gaming is particularly popular, such as Australia. In fact, there are tremendous advantages to ditching the online casino and switching to the iPad one, for those willing to make the change.
To start with you will no longer have to hang about in frustration waiting for your PC to boot up – something which can try the patience of a saint at times! Let’s face it, most of us lead busy lives and have to fit our games of poker or other casino games into spare moments, meaning that the instantaneous start-up …
Here’s short reviews of top 3 food and recipe apps.
Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List
Derived from the site epicurious.com, one of the cult sites dedicated to the kitchen, contains over 30,000 recipes and was downloaded – for free – more than 3.5 million times. Epicurious lets you save your favorite recipes and synchronize with the Recipe Box on site Epicurious.com, create a shopping list, email recipes to friends and view comments on recipes from members of the site.
Features: – Browse through thousands of original recipes divided into several sections: sophisticated dining, quick meals, lunches or breakfasts collegiate winter. – Try the recipe for keywords, based on what we have in the fridge, food in season or typical realizations for the holidays. – Save your recipes in a list of preferred networks. – Create a shopping list. – Send recipes to friends via email, Facebook or Twitter. – Follow the stages of preparation of the recipes step by step, with images, cooking …
Here’s the short reviews of top 5 ipad 3 apps.
These days, many small businesses are using iPads in the field. They are handy tools for personal presentations, and they give users the chance to edit existing content while clients watch. EasySign gives your iPad (or iOS device, for that matter) another feature: support for adding a signature to a document. This simple, elegant application captures a client’s signature as he draws it with his finger or a stylus and then instantly adds it to the document in question. The app is free; you can pay by document. As we went to press, EasySign offered three documents for $0.99 and unlimited documents for $9.99, among other document bundles.
Sometimes, you need to focus on the page and get your thoughts down before you lose them. If a typical word processor’s buttons and features become too distracting, iA Writer is …
You’re working, going to school and taking care of your family, and it’s exhausting! When you decided to continue your education, you knew it would be tough, but you didn’t expect it to be this confusing. One of your biggest reasons for choosing an online learningprogram was to keep it simple, but you’re having trouble keeping everything straight day after hectic day. Don’t get overwhelmed. You may just need a bit of help to be more capable in school and to help you stay organized. That’s where technology can help. New software programs from Apple for the iMac and iPad are designed to help you keep your life clear and efficient.
Apple iMac and iPad
Apple is known for making innovative products that you can use without having extensive knowledge of technology. The original Macintosh personal computer was a simple-to-use, revolutionary addition to people’s homes. The desktop iMac has come a long way. It is …
With lines wrapped around the block around the world last week with folks waiting for Apple to release the third generation of iPad, tech cynics were already primed to pounce on the new tablet’s seeming lack of newness. There’s still no USB port, the device is actually thicker and heavier than past models, and the battery life is only a small improvement over the iPad 2. All in all, there are plenty of folks out there right now wondering what makes this iPad deserve a whole new generation designation.
The answer is this: Retina display.
At first, it sounds like nothing more than your typical sales gimmick. Indeed, “retina display” comes across as ambiguous marketing speech far removed from Apple’s elegant website copy. But when you get a look at the specs behind the sales pitch and see the new display for yourself, you realize Apple’s large talk isn’t without a product to back …