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June 16, 2013
by sjvn01
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A third of American adults now own tablet computers

Does it seem like everyone you know is getting a tablet computer? There’s a reason for that. They have been. Tablets are getting more popular than ever. According to the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, over a … Continue reading

November 21, 2012
by sjvn01
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Best 7-inch tablets for Black Friday buyers

Many people love the full-sized iPad, but some of us, likes yours truly, prefer smaller, 7-inch tablets. Over the last few months, everyone, even Apple, has decided that small tablets are great. Since then, I’ve bought several of the latest … Continue reading

October 9, 2012
by sjvn01
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Landscape mode comes to Nexus 7

Some people—such as ZDNet’s own Jason Perlow—really, really hated that the popular Android-powered Nexus 7 locked its home screen into portrait mode. Well, if you’re with Jason, worry no more! A new Android update , 4.1.2, is even now coming … Continue reading

October 3, 2012
by sjvn01
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Five great Android tablets you can buy today instead of waiting for the iPad Mini

I like iPads. I own one and often use it. That said, I never cared for its size; Apple’s locked-in, proprietary software ecosystem; and lately Apple’s iOS updates have been including a lot of sloppy mistakes. So it is that … Continue reading