With Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch and flagship Kindle HDX 8.9-inch tablets, the overnight success of Google’s Nexus 7 2013 and Nexus 5 smartphone, what can we expect from tablets based on Microsoft’s OS. Since the introduction of Windows 8.1, there has been a surge of devices based on the new OS.
Gadgets for Education
Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDs (both 7″ and 8.9″) have its’ successors, the Kindle Fire HDXs. X in HDX refers to ‘beyond HD’ and here is what’s happening across the range. The old Kindle Fire 7″ has been removed from Amazon’s virtual shelf. However bot Kindle Fire HDs 7″ and 8.9″ are here to stay but […]
While HTC, Samsung, Sony and other vendors have been churning out Android phones left, right and center, Google has been working with the likes LG to come up with their own brand smartphone, the Nexus 5. Successor to the Nexus 4, also manufactured by LG, released a little over a year ago (November 2013). The […]
Due out late November. One of the biggest improvement to the iPad Mini is undoubtedly the display. The first generation iPad Mini had a measly 1024 x 768 pixels. At 7.9″ that’s only 163 PPI (Pixels Per Inch). Compare this to the new iPad Mini with Retina Display which spots a 2048 x 1536 resolution, […]
Here is a quick run down of the top budget tablets for education with focus on price points and specifications that matter. If you are looking at a BYOD strategy for your school and are considering devices to recommend to students, here is good place to start.
There are many routers on offer with USB port(s) that allow users to connect a printer, scanner or external USB drive to it. These can then be shared on the network through configurations on the management console. Basic controls over the hard drive will turn your USB drive and router into a mini file server […]
Samsung announced the launch of their next generation Phablet (a cross between Phone and Tablet), the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at the IFA show in Berlin yesterday. Samsung also bought the first SmartWatch to the market, the Samsung Galaxy Gear, but let’s leave that for another article. So what are the feature highlights and how […]
In our last article, we looked at Google’s New Nexus 7 (II) vs Nexus 7. In this article, we compare the New Nexus 7 (2013) to other Tech Giant’s offerings, the Amazon’s Android tablets, the Kindle Fire HDs and Apple iPad mini. Amazon’s release of the bigger Kindle Fire HD tablet with 8.9″ display in April […]
With the eminent release of Google’s Nexus 7 successor, the second generation Nexus 7 2013 or Nexus 7 (II) to some in the UK, we ask the questions; how is it different from the first one, does it warrant an upgrade if we already have the first Nexus and if not, should we jump for […]
External storage devices are a quick and cheap way to increase storage space on your desktop or laptop. These are available in portable format using Solid State Drives (SSD) or 2.5″ Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and in desktop format using 3.5″ HDD(s). While disk drives are given bandwidth throughput of up to 300MB/s using the […]
We recently received an interesting referrer to our article Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Schools – Considerations. On closer inspection, we found an article on www.teachthought.com titled ’20 BYOD Resources For The 21st Century School’ which included a link to our article.
Announced at the Samsung UNPACKED Event in New York, at the Radio City Music Hall, Time Square to be precise on the 14th of March 2013. The unveiling gave us a glimpse of all the new features on the Samsung Galaxy S4. We take a look at the new features and a side by side […]
Here is our first in the series of weekly tech snapshot where we bring you personal technologies that shape the way to access and consume information be it in school, college, university or at work. This week, we take a quick look at the PadFone 2 from Asus and how this compares with its predecessor, […]
Google recently released the Chromebook Pixel. It’s the first Chromebook to feature a touch screen display and represents Google’s first foray into the high-end market segment. For those not familiar with Chromebooks, they are typically minimalist budget laptops built with Google’s ChromeOS, an operating system that revolves around the Internet with options to downloading and […]
Google went from placing their Google Chromebook laptops in the affordable segment to the high-end with Google Chromebook Pixel. Previous, Chromebooks were designed and built with partners such as Samsung, Acer, Lenovo and HP with emphasis on simplicity and affordability. With Chromebook Pixel, Google is moving into Apple’s MacBook Air and MacBook Pro territory.
Given the competitiveness of the smartphone market, the likelihood of users changing or upgrading their phones is very high, even assured. If you are moving from an old Android to a new Android phone or an old iPhone to a new iPhone is generally straight-forward and simple. Android users have the benefit of syncing their account […]
We were asked recently to advise on the possible solutions for a noisy switch. Physically the school was limited on space and for various reasons, the age of buildings (hence very thick walls) and an ‘interesting’ layout demanded that the network (both wired and wireless) had it’s own peculiarities including the placement of some of […]
We had a look recently at Lenovo Yoga, a hybrid computer based on Windows 8 in a previous post. Here we take a look at another PC innovation brought about by the release of Windows 8. At the launch event in New York, Steove Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO said Windows 8 brings together the best of […]
If you’re currently in the market for a tablet, you would be forgiven if you had a hard time trying to decide which one to go for. If you need some guidance, our recent How to choose the right tablet article might help you narrow down your choices. If however, you’ve decided that you’d like […]