All the power you want, in a size that you can actually carry with you. That's the overriding trend of today's Apple announcements, which extend to a brand new smaller iPad Pro, with the same 9.7-inch form factor that we've become used to with the iPad and iPad Air. The smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro also includes a very important world-first — a screen that changes colour to suit the ambient light in the room around you. Here's how much you'll pay, and when you can buy one in Australia.
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Alongside a fleet of new smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, there's one announcement that stood out to me as a particularly interesting piece of tech. Huawei's Matebook is an extremely thin, lightweight Windows 10 tablet — its first foray outside of Android — that it wants to take on the Microsoft Surface with.
The traditional SIM card is dying. The GSMA, which represents carriers and mobile companies around the world, has announced a new eSIM specification for smartwatches, fitness trackers, and tablets, which allows users to remotely activate a SIM embedded in those devices.
Huawei, the Chinese telecom company behind those blingy smartwatches, is introducing a new tablet today that reminds us of the Nexus 6P, that awesome Android phone that we loved last year.
Android tablets don't get much love these days. Team them with a good keyboard and they're useful for basic productivity tasks, as proven by our time with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 and Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet. And beyond that they're still great for playing games, reading books, watching TV shows and listening to music like any other Android device. But hey're just a little less cool than iPads. And a little less useful than laptops.
The Google Pixel C turns all that on its head. Or tries to, at least, and has a very good try indeed.
Tablets are designed to be portable so you can take them around anywhere, but they're exceptionally useful in the house as well. There are a range of things you can do with an Android tablet from the comfort of your lounge room. Here are five ways you can use your Android tablet to make life easier without having to lift your butt off the couch.
These days, you probably spend more than a couple of hours per day browsing your favourite social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Your smartphone's screen is way too small to make viewing videos and photos and your friend's ramblings easy, though, and a laptop is too big and clunky. A tablet is the perfect compromise, so we've rounded up our favourite big-screen tablet apps for social networking.
No matter how smart our TVs get, they can't compete with the experience of being able to tap and swipe to select what you want to watch. Seeing your favourite movies close up on a big, beautiful, bright tablet display is just about the best experience you'll get short of sitting back in a big-screen cinema. These are our top apps for watching streaming movies, TV and catch-up video on your Android tablet.
Tablets are great for playing games, browsing the 'net and blasting through quick emails, but they're equally useful for catching up on the latest news and for kicking back on a lazy weekend morning with a good book or graphic novel. These are the best tablet apps for news and ebook reading.
Tablets make great productivity tools when you need to get work done on the run — but they also equally well suited to gaming. In recent years, the chipsets that power these games have come along in leaps and bounds, making it possible to enjoy console-level gaming in gorgeous 3D environments. Here are five of the best looking games to show off your new tablet with, ranging from sprawling fantasy RPGs to beautiful platformers.