Although much of the Nexus buzz currently centers around predicting the LG Nexus 4 successor, we should also remember that the Nexus 10 is also due for a refresh. While Samsung was once thought as a shoo-in for the title, it's possible that Google may have given the task to Asus.
The full potential of using a tablet on-the-go is truly unleashed when cellular service is attached to it, and the HP Slate 7 HD and Slate 10 HD give you a taste of that freedom with two years of free T-Mobile data service. The similarly specced 7-inch and 10-inch tablets come with 200MB of data per month for twenty-four months.
The Slate 7 HD and Slate 10 HD are the same tablet, just in 7-inch and 10-inch models, and both have 1,280x800-pixel resolution IPS screens and Marvell SoCs with 1GB of RAM.
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On paper and in-person, the HP Omni 10 looks like another moderate Windows 8.1 tablet, but, those looking for a solid, no-frills device might find its simplicity appealing. To be sure, the Omni 10 has some promising -- albeit practical -- features, including a 10-inch 1,920x1,200-pixel resolution IPS display and an Intel Bay Trail processor.
Despite its humdrum demeanor, the Omni 10 tablet packs enough of a punch for productivity, with 64GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. The device also features a Micro-HDMI port and a 2-megapixel front-facing and 8-megapixel rear camera.
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Buoyed by the good news of market share growth in August for Internet Explorer, Microsoft is touting major improvements in the new Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 Release Preview on Wednesday.
The virtual machine version of the IE 11 Release Preview will be available at modern.ie later this week.
The IE 11 Release Preview, equivalent to the "release candidate" stage of the traditional software development cycle, is the last pre-release version of IE 11 before it becomes available to all Windows 7 owners. Roger Capriotti, IE's marketing director, would only say that the final version … Read more
BlackBerry hasn't thrown in the towel yet.
The Z30, which was previously known as the BlackBerry A10 when it was in development, and which CEO Thorsten Heins has alluded to, is the company's newest flagship smartphone, occupying the tier above the Z10 and Q10.
Dangerous Zombie Free, despite its dated graphics and clunky interface, is a finely-made game with a lot of depth and generally very good physics. The idea of the game is to swipe a zombie onscreen and shoot a throwing start at it. The star will take out that zombie, but then ricochet off of whatever surfaces are present and hit anything else in its path. Your goal is to get every zombie onscreen with one shot.
The game plays with this mechanic in many ways, from Rube Goldberg-like puzzles to stars and other power-ups you can snag onscreen with a … Read more
For those who tend to accidentally remove icons from their Mac dock, DockLocker for Mac's ability to keep them in place will prove very useful. Everything is accomplished with a click of a button.
You install DockLocker by easily dragging and dropping it into the Applications folder. Upon startup it opens a small but functional interface. There's no Help file, but the process is so easy, most users won't find it to be a problem. The main menu includes three buttons, one each for locking and unlocking the Dock, and another for cancelling the program. After pressing … Read more
With InstantPhotoColor for Mac you can add color to black & white photographs, but the largely manual process makes this a tool better suited for adding splashes of color and not colorizing the entire image. You must choose each shade and add it manually with a brush, which adds more difficulty to the process than some will be willing to deal with.
The free program opens immediately after downloading and presents a small, bare-bones interface. The main window on the left is where InstantPhotoColor for Mac displays the current photo. It would have been helpful if the program offered a … Read more
Internet Photo Project for Mac is an interesting app that lets you view Webcam images of others surfing the Web, from all around the globe. It also allows you to upload and share your own photos.
Internet Photo Project's main window has a great design and layout. It displays thumbnail images uploaded from users' Webcams, set on a black background. The images, themselves, are interesting, with many posing in different ways to make the experience more intriguing. You just have to click the "More" button to keep populating the window with new images. There are no labels … Read more
MacDesktop for Mac is a widget that allows users to quickly locate additional programs within a number of common categories. With its drop-down menus and search feature, the program returns appropriate applications quickly, along with the download links for easy installation.
MacDesktop for Mac installs into the widget area, and can be started by adding it to the active Dashboard. The main window is fairly sizable for the Dashboard, but ultimately the space is needed to display appropriate program descriptions. Next to a well-designed application logo, a search bar allows for easy location of widgets by keywords or descriptions. Just … Read more