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  • April 16, 2013
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TabTimes and the Application Developers Alliance revealed today that the Tabby Awards deadline has been extended until May 6th. The contest will celebrate the top consumer apps in the world of tablets, exploring some of the best mobile content. The company has also launched Tablet Ecosystem, a new conference in September. Here’s more from the company: The TABBY AWARDS competition…

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  • March 13, 2013
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Wish you could write on your iPad? We looked for advice about the Best iPad Stylus for Writers, but these choices can get costly. YouTube is loaded with recipes for creating a homemade stylus for your tablet or smartphone. If you want to start scribbling on your device, choose a recipe from the five videos…

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  • January 18, 2013
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A new web comic by ponders perhaps the most disturbing thing about using tablets: the moment when you can see your face reflected in the unflattering mirror of a black screen. Anybody else have this problem? The comic was created by Reddit user fkcmx, who promises “I will do it more and often” if people enjoy…

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  • November 7, 2012
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The designers at Cinesaurus are back again one of their reinterpretations of tablet commercials. This time around they took the idea from the iPad Mini commercial and created an ad for the Microsoft Surface. It’s quite clever in the ways in which it shows that the Surface is a much more capable tablet. New Career…

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  • November 6, 2012
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A Mockup or the Real Thing? Now that the launch of the Microsoft Surface tablet is a couple weeks past, the blogosphere has turned its attention to the next rumor. According to The Verge, a new 7″ Surface tablet has been confirmed as being in the works. It’s going to be called the Xbox Surface…

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  • October 12, 2012
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Have you noticed more head and neck pain since using your tablet? A Harvard School of Public Health study took a look at the risk of head and neck pain from tablet computer use, sharing some tips for reducing these risks as well. Below, we’ve embedded an infographic about the study created by Online Degrees….

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  • August 8, 2012
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I always find Mike Shatzkin’s blog posts interesting even if I don’t agree with him, and he’s just posted one about the problems that illustrated books are having adapting to the new e-book world. (It is in response to an article from The Bookseller that is, alas, behind their paywall.) The problem seems to be…

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  • August 3, 2012
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Wish you could write on your iPad? We looked for advice about the Best iPad Stylus for Writers, but these choices can get costly. YouTube is loaded with recipes for creating a homemade stylus for your tablet or smartphone. If you want to start scribbling on your device, choose a recipe from the five videos…

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  • July 18, 2012
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What if the touchscreen on your tablet computer or smartphone responded to different kinds of touches? Last year, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers created TapSense, a tool that registers new kinds of touches. As you can see by the video embedded above, this gives developers more options in defining actions–making games, typing programs and email…

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  • June 25, 2012
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Some companies try to maintain a sense of mystery about their product launches – even going so far as to treat the specs and other details like life or death secrets. But not Google. Gizmodo Australia is reporting that they got their hands on a leaked training doc. It was slipped to them by an…