Tablets

How to improve Wi-Fi speed

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For most of us, creating a Wi-Fi home network is pretty much a case of buying a wireless ADSL router, plugging it into the phone line and plonking it down in the corner. We then grab our wireless device, switch on the Wi-Fi adapter, get a signal, log in and away we go. However, the transmission of radio waves (for that’s what a Wi-Fi access point is really doing) is a bit of a black art and just because you’re “getting a signal” doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting a high-quality one.… Read more

Migoal TransMaker TR10/TR11 turns Galaxy S3/S4 smartphones into 10/11-inch tablet laptops

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If you think about it, the only difference between most tablets and smartphones is a larger screen, a larger battery and keyboard. The new Migoal TransMaker aims to take those differences away by being able to turn a Galaxy S3 or S4 smartphone into a 10.1 or 11.6-inch tablet notebook.
Unlike the Motorola Lapdock, the TransMaker allows you to slot your phone into the back of the screen but then detach the screen from the keyboard base to give you the option of a large-screen tablet.… Read more

Brother PJ-673 mobile printer designed for iPhones, iPads

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Japanese printer manufacturer Brother has just launched a super-compact thermal printer said to be specifically designed for the squillions of iPad and iPhone owners called the Brother PJ-673.
Essentially a fax machine-like print engine that travels, the PocketJet PJ-673 connects to your iPhone or iPad via an ad-hoc Wi-Fi connection (connection exclusively between your device and the printer) and can print up to full A4 page size with a resolution max of 300 dots per inch (dpi).… Read more

ASUS MeMO Pad FHD 10 tablet hits Australia for $399

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Taiwanese notebook giant ASUS has announced the release of its 10.1-inch ASUS MeMO Pad FHD 10 tablet in Australia.
The new tablet features a Full HD (1920×1080-pixel) resolution I-PS panel, driven by Intel’s Atom Z2560 dual-core SoC CPU. It’s powered by Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) preloaded onto its built-in 32GB of flash storage, which is expandable via MicroSD card slot, good for cards up to 32GB.… Read more

Specifications – (ASUS) Google Nexus 7 2

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It’s been a long time coming but Google’s ASUS-manufactured second-generation Nexus 7 2 tablet has finally hit the market. And it includes a decent list of features for its $229 price tag, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor powering on with a 1.5GHz CPU clock rate and a decent cache of 2GB of RAM.
Further, the main feature is the crisp LED-backlit IPS LCD touchscreen panel, measuring 7.0 inches and offering 1200 x 1920-pixel (Full HD) resolution, driven by an Adreno 320 graphics core.… Read more

[UPDATED] Vodafone launching Huawei MediaPad 10 Link 4G tablet into Australia

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Telco provider Vodafone announced this morning that it will be launching the Huawei MediaPad 10 Link 4G tablet in Australia on August 14.
The company announced the tablet would feature ‘Cat 4′ support, allowing for download speeds of up to 150Mbps over Vodafone’s 4GB network, as opposed to what it says is the standard Cat 3/100Mbps model.
The MediaPad 10 Link features Huawei’s own K3V2 quad-core Cortex A9 SoC CPU with Vivante GC4000 graphics engine driving a 10.1-inch I-PS panel with 1280×800-pixel resolution.… Read more

Q&A: How do I charge my iPad in my car?

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Q: How do I charge my iPad in my car?… Read more
A: The simplest way is to use a USB power adapter designed for your car’s cigarette lighter. These are very common and you can find them on eBay by the squillion. However, there is a trick. Many of these are rated at the standard 5VDC / 1A current level. While they will work with an iPad, your iPad actually needs two-amps of current to charge at its maximum level (to charge in minimum time).

FNF iFive X2 gets RK3188 SDK2.0 stock ROM update

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Chinese tablet brand FNF has produced a decent tablet in its FNF iFive X2, an 8.9-inch Retina-grade panel Android tablet powered by Rockchip’s RK3188 quad-core SoC CPU. Now, a new Android 4.2 ROM update has been released by FNF based on the new Rockchip SDK2.0, giving the tablet the benefit of extra speed.
The ROM update is available from Geekbuying.com’s blog site.… Read more