iPad Mini 4 Is Expected To Support Extra Powerful Hardware And Split-View

Latest rumor suggests that iPad mini 4 may have a Split View feature. The source of this speculation is none other than the fact that a resource file has been found in OS X El Capitan within the Safari 9 browser that shows support for this much anticipated feature. If this rumor comes out to be true, it would mean that the specifications of iPad mini 4 would be a lot similar to iPad Air 2.

 

iPad mini 4 is Expected to Support Extra Powerful Hardware and Split9to5Mac as well as Hamza Sood, a developer by profession, reported about a tool in El Capitan that has been designed mainly to test the responsiveness of website designs. This tool can be used to check how Safari is iPad mini is working in split-screen view mode.

Split-View allows users to run two applications simultaneously on the same screen. This feature would be available in the upcoming Apple’s operating system i.e. iOS 9. Information about Split-View was first announced in June at WWDC by the company.

However, it is not meant of all iPad tablet models. Initially, this feature was said to be available only in iPad Air 2 due to hardware limitations. If the upcoming tablet comes with this feature, it is extremely likely that it would run on the robust A8X SoC as the iPad Air 2 or something similar to it.

It is to be noted that iPad mini 3 did not have many extra features than iPad mini 2 apart from Touch ID and availability in gold color. Thus, it does not seem improbable if iPad mini 4 comes loaded with significant hardware and software features.

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Nvidia Recalls ‘Vast Majority’ of Shield Tablets it Sold,’ CEO Informs

On Friday, Nvidia announced that the 8-inch Shield tablets it sold during the period from July 2014 to July 2015 have a battery issue. They are susceptible to overheating which possesses a fire hazard. Thus, they have been recalled. However, the fact that no other Shield products i.e. Shield gaming portable and Shield Android TV set-top box is a part of the recall is a relief for the users.

 

Nvidia Recalled ‘Vast Majority’ of Shield Tablets it Sold, CEO InformsIn tablets also, only the ones whose battery is codenamed Y01 has been recalled. The batteries codenamded B01 did not have any issue. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 83,000 Shield tablets sold in the USA and 5,000 in Canada have been recalled.

The Nvidia CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang told, “Ultimately it was a hard lesson in learning about battery suppliers and battery supply chain. I guess at some level I’m glad we learned it at the beginning when our expectations for sales were rather modest and just getting into it,” CNET during the second-quarter earnings report of the company.

 Nvidia started manufacturing Shield for gamers however the sale of this device did not happen as expected as believed by experts.

On being asked about the sales and future of this device, he said “How long are we going to be in this? A long time. I believe in Shield. I believe this is a very important investment for us. I have big, big, big dreams. But we started out with modest beginnings because we have to learn to walk before we run.”… Read the rest

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iPads And iPhones To Get iOS 9- Find Out About The Exciting New Features

All the iPhone and iPad models will soon get an iOS 9 update. This means that all the users would find a lot of new and exciting features in their devices. Let’s know which models are going to get what features.

iPads Getting iOS 9Except the original iPad model, all others would be compatible with iOS 9. However, not every model will get all the upcoming features because some features require more power than the previous models can offer. iPad Air, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3 would have features like Slide Over and Picture in Picture but iPad Air 2 would have an additional feature called Split View. With all these features, it would become a lot easier to carry on important tasks on these tablets.

Slide Over is a nice feature which lets you go to another app without dropping the app you are presently working on. You need to just swipe on the right side of your device from right to left to see another application.

Split View, which is exclusively available in iPad Air 2 is an upgraded version of Slide Over. This feature lets you use two apps at the same time. This split-screen multitasking app is the one that every iPad users have been eagerly waiting for but now the wait is over.

The Picture in Picture is yet another multitasking feature that allows you to use Face Time or watch a video at the same time you are using another app.

There is another feature which is creating much buzz is the Quick Type. This feature comes with add attachment, copy and paste and format text options. Moreover, this new keyboard makes your touchscreen function as a trackpad.

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Nvidia 8-Inch Shield Tablets To Be Withdrawn Due To Battery Concerns

Nvidia Corp has said that they would withdraw 8-inch shield tablets from US stores because they could overheat and be hazardous. This includes models P1761, P1761WX and P1761W with serial numbers 0410215901781 to 0425214604018. Batteries of these models are meant to last long but it has come to light that they could be harmful. Top 10 Tablets 2014

The model numbers and serial numbers are featured towards the left hand side edge of tablets and printed on the packaging. In order to check if it is qualified for recall, you can check out and follow the instructions that are listed on the recall page on Nvidia.

Nvidia spokesman Hector Marinez has stated that the company would henceforth adopt best practices to avoid such problems. According to the CPSC website, around 5,000 tablets that were sold in Canada alone.

Nvidia is well-known for their graphic chips and it would replace the recalled Shield tablets with battery types Y01. The tablets were launched in 2014. … Read the rest

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Breaking: Walmart Lists Windows 10 Tablet At a Cool $99.99

Walmart has listed the E FUN Nextbook Flexx 8 for sale at a jaw dropping  price of 99.99 dollars. What’s more is that you get hands on an annual free run for Office 365 too. If you do not already know, then the tablet comes with support for a Windows 10 upgrade.

 Breaking News- Walmart Lists Windows 10 Tablet At Merely 99.99 DollarsA bevy of features

 We are still unsure about how the latest OS will be up on something as cheap. The tablet comes with 8 inches screen size and with hardware that can be upgraded to Windows 10 as soon as the latter releases today. 

If you are looking to buy the Nextbook Flexx 8 then expect mediocre processing speeds thanks to Intel ATOM Quad-Core Z3735G Processor with clock speed of 1.8GHZ. The screen resolution is an average 1280 x 800 px while the device packs in 1 GB RAM with 32 GB onboard storage.

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 As for the connectivity options, expect the standard Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. You can connect via a microHDMI too while beefing up storage up to 64 GB via a microSD card. For now, we are only stunned at the low pricing and the latest upgradable OS support on the Nextbook Flexx 8. Kudos Walmart!… Read the rest

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How To Make An iPad Or iPhone Read Books Aloud?

If you have been wondering how to get started with audio ebooks on your Apple iPhone or iPad, check out these easy steps. They help your Apple baby to accommodate all kinds of ebook, without the need to install other applications.

How to make iPad or iPhone read books aloud?Adjusting accessibility:

Open Settings and then access

General > Accessibility > Speech

Once you are there, change to Speak Screen by swiping it using your fingers from the top area of the iPhone/iPad screen. This will help Siri read all texts displayed.

Turn auto lock off temporarily

Access Settings > General > Auto-Lock

Ensure that auto-lock is turned to Never mode. Do not forget to turn the Auto-Lock function on again when you are not reading an ebook.

Select a book of your choice

Once you have followed the above steps, make sure you pick a book and open it over iBooks or Kindle. Swipe like described above to start Siri reading. Siri will actually start to read anything visible there as well as flip pages when done.

Now then, do not expect a well-paused and expressive read-out-loud session from Siri. However, the monotone is decent and easy-to-get-used-to once you get into the groove.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Is The Fastest Tablets Available In The Market

Microsoft smartphones and tablets are going great these days indicates the sales reports from different countries. Microsoft Surface Pro 3, which could not become the best-seller of the company, has successfully grabbed the position of being the fastest tablet PCs.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Is The Fastest Tablets Available In The MarketMicrosoft Surface Pro 3 Outcast 9 Tablets In Terms Of Speed

According to the reports, the tablet has successfully left behind some of the best-selling tablets  available in the United Kingdom,after being run on cross-platform processor of the Geekbench,  including Apple iPad mini 3, Apple iPad Air 32 GB (Wi-Fi) and Apple iPad Air 2.

The tablet also left behind Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 2014, Google Nexus 9, Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, Tesco Hudl 2 and Asus MEMO Pad 7 ME572C. Thus, it rightly suits the claim that it used during the marketing campaigns, “the tablet that can replace your laptop”.

Microsoft Offers Better Speed Than Apple And Samsung

 The tablets’ performance are ranked depending on the scores they receive. The higher the speed, the better is the score and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 had scored huge with 5069 points. Therefore, anyone who wants to download software, app or web pages faster can surely rely on this tablet than the other ones available in the market.

ipad Air 2, which is ranked second with 4046 points is also a decent choice followed by Nexus 9 with 3537 points. Though iPad Air 2 was slotted on the second position, iPad mini 3, which has gained immense success in the market was ranked in the tenth position, making many wonder about its speed.

Yet, most of the Apple devices do not offer great speed and Microsoft’s offering three times better speed than Apple is not at all a surprise. While Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is three times better in terms of speed, it might not feature all other necessary features to make the device a best-seller. 

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Will Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Hit the Market in July or October 2015?

While Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is still ruling the market with its amazing performance, the company is reportedly looking forward to launch Pro 4 with Windows 10 in October this year.microsoft-surface-pro

As per industry analyst, Paul Mueller in Los Angeles, both Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4 are the devices that will allow Microsoft to take advantage of outstanding machines. However, many are expecting that new laptop will hit the market in June-July 2015, but as per the reports, October 2015 is the slated date for Surface Pro 4 release.

The Features

As per the device’s specifications are concerned, Venture Capital Post stated that buyers can expect to have an Intel Core i7 or i5 processor with 4K screen at a resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels. It is also rumored that so far, Surface Pro 4 is said to be the first machine to be launched with Windows 10. Two models of this new device will be launched: 12-inch and 14-inch with RAM of 16 GB and storage space up to 1 TB. Skylake chip is also expected to be a crucial part of the machine, which is slated to be released in August this year. LTE support, matching keyboard and X-Box streaming are some of the added features rumored to be included in Surface Pro 4.

Price Point

The upcoming laptop may also sport a primary rear camera of 8 mp and a secondary front camera of 3.5 mp. Although Surface Pro 3 is said to be almost similar to its impending successor, if we trust TechRadar report then Pro 4 is alleged to have Broadwell-Y CPU, which will make this new machine thinner than its predecessor.

On price, Venture Capital Post reported an expected price of $1,200 to $2,000.

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Technical Preview Reveals Spartan And IE 11 Browser

We brought you news about the Windows 10 Technical Preview sometime back. Microsoft has finally released the same to the Windows Insider users last week. Latest buzz focuses on the Microsoft Spartan browser for smartphones. However, this Spartan version is still in its nascent stage. There are still certain issues around stability and more de-bugging needed before the preview is sealed.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Technical Preview Reveals Spartan What caught our fancy was the build 10051 bit of the Technical Preview. This allows addition of a partition stitching spec. With this feature, the Preview will be able to run on most Lumia handsets. However, owing to issues of screen scaling, the Preview will not be supported on the Lumia 640 Xl, Lumia 930 and the Lumia Icon.

Microsoft is also working on a better Internet Explorer version—IE 11 besides the Spartan. While the latter will be the default browser, users can always access the IE from the Start Menu itself. Other  new specifications that Microsoft has promised in its Build preview are-

  • New Outlook Mail App and
  • Revamped Outlook Calendar
  • Connectivity to Office 365 and Gmail, Yahoo and similar accounts
  • New Messaging App
  • Quick Call access button

Besides new features, the maker has improvised the Cortana resolution, keyboard placement, Microsoft Band Sync and photo app. Top issues that Microsoft is working on are Camera Roll auto uploads Office Hub removal, Cortana-Bluetooth interaction and SD card app launches.

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Xiaomi Mi Pad Challenges iPad Mini Market With Drool-Worthy Specs

Xiaomi seems to have a soft corner for the Indian market. It has launched the first Mi Pad, its first tablet for the Indian market. Forget the costly iPad or the Galaxy Tab, Mi Pad is a tablet that the masses can afford and enjoy.

Called the Apple of the Eastern markets, Xiaomi is taking its title seriously. Xiaomi Unveils Mi PadUntil now, we had sniffed a lot of Apple inspirations in myriad Xiaomi items but this Mi Pad indeed impresses with its 7.9-inch tab and overall design. Shell of the tablet is plastic but one tends to start enjoying after some time. The bezel evokes memories of the iPad Mini. The touch responsiveness is quick for the IPS display.

Other interesting specs of the Mi Pad are its resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels along with 326 ppi pixel density and 4:3 aspect ratio. Viewing videos and playing games is a pleasure on the Mi Pad given that there are no frame drops or lags on the device.

More Xiaomi Mi Pad features:

  • 2.2 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB storage expandable up to 128 GB
  • 6,700 mAh battery
  • MIUI software
  • 8 MP rear camera takes
  • 5 MP front camera

There is a damper to the device though. It only offers Wi-Fi connectivity support. However, the price of the gadget more than makes up for it.

 

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