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7 essential iOS 11 features for students on iPad

7 essential iOS 11 features for students on iPad

By Elyse Betters

Apple's iOS 11 software was a major update when it arrived last Autumn. It was more geared towards the iPad than any previous release of iOS.  If you're a student, this feature outlines why it can transform your iPad experience at home and in class. What's... Read more

Sony E Ink Digital Paper tablet now comes in A5 size too

Sony E Ink Digital Paper tablet now comes in A5 size too

By Rik Henderson

Sony has been continuing to dabble with E Ink digital devices for the last few years, long after many rivals have fled the market.That's because it found itself a niche with its Digital Paper tablet-like pad, which is superlight and highly responsive... Read more

Sky Mobile adds tablets to its data rollover plans from £13, iPads coming soon

Sky Mobile adds tablets to its data rollover plans from £13, iPads coming soon

By Rik Henderson

Sky Mobile has added tablets to its device line-up, with monthly data plans that include no upfront costs and data rollover so you never miss out on the data you paid for.It now offers 4G tablets as part of its Sky Mobile Swap contracts, with the Samsung... Read more

HP's Chromebook x2 is a detachable iPad Pro rival that's way cheaper

HP's Chromebook x2 is a detachable iPad Pro rival that's way cheaper

By Elyse Betters

There's a new Chromebook available - and it isn't a device to ignore. HP has announced a new device to compete with Apple's iPad Pro range: the Chromebook x2. It has a 12.3-inch screen (the iPad Pro has a 12.9-inch screen), and it comes with a keyboard... Read more

You'll no longer have to press a button to talk to Alexa on the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 (2017)

You'll no longer have to press a button to talk to Alexa on the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 (2017)

By Dan Grabham

You can now use Alexa hands-free on more Amazon Fire tablets - previously you had to press and hold the Home button to awaken Amazon's virtual assistant. The new feature is rolling out this week to Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 (2017) tablets via a free, over-the-air... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad 9.7 (2018): What's the difference?

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad 9.7 (2018): What's the difference?

By Elyse Betters

Apple announced a new 9.7-inch iPad during a special event in March 2018, and it pitched the device squarely at the education market.Last year's 9.7-inch iPad replaced the iPad Air 2. But the new iPad 9.7 (2018) has succeeded that model and is now the... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 review: The tablet to finally replace your laptop?
5.0 stars

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 review: The tablet to finally replace your laptop?

By Stuart Miles

As the 10.5 numerical suggests, this iPad Pro 10.5 is smaller than the 12.9-inch model, but marginally larger than regular 9.7-inch iPad that comes without Pencil or Keyboard support.With lots of power under the hood - the screen is bigger and brighter... Read more

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 review: Back to the drawing board?
4.0 stars

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 review: Back to the drawing board?

By Stuart Miles

It's Apple's biggest tablet ever. But does that mean the iPad Pro can replace both your laptop and tablet to become the sole computing device in your home?With many divided over whether or not a giant tablet is the answer, we've been using the iPad Pro... Read more

Apple iPad (2017) review: Solid, affordable full-size tablet
4.5 stars

Apple iPad (2017) review: Solid, affordable full-size tablet

By Cam Bunton

The Apple iPad (2017) model has now been replaced by the Apple iPad (2018) version which brings Apple Pencil support and a faster A10 Fusion chip to the story. Read our thoughts on the newer 2018 model and how it compares to other iPads in the range.... Read more

Logitech Crayon vs Apple Pencil: What’s the difference and which one is best for you?

Logitech Crayon vs Apple Pencil: What’s the difference and which one is best for you?

By Stuart Miles

Alongside the launch of the new iPad, Apple has teamed up with Logitech to launch a budget version of its Apple Pencil designed for those that don't need all the precision. But how do the two devices compare and which one should you buy? We've played... Read more

The new iPad Pro 2018 specs and rumours: What's the story so far?

The new iPad Pro 2018 specs and rumours: What's the story so far?

By Britta O'Boyle

Here we round up all the speculation surrounding the next iPad Pro, together with some of our own thoughts about what super Apple tablet we might get during the latter half of 2018.Apple's Field Trip event in late March yielded a new standard 9.7-inch... Read more

Apple debuts new 9.7-inch iPad with Pencil support, starts at £319

Apple debuts new 9.7-inch iPad with Pencil support, starts at £319

By Elyse Betters

Apple just introduced a new iPad while at a school in Chicago.Ever since the company invited the media to attend its Field Trip launch event, we assumed whatever it had in store would be geared toward students and children in the education market. CEO... Read more

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 debuts as world's first Chrome OS tablet

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 debuts as world's first Chrome OS tablet

By Elyse Betters

Have you ever wanted a Chrome OS tablet?Well, you can buy the pricey Pixelbook hybrid, which can transform from a touchscreen laptop into a tablet of sorts, or you can get Acer's new tablet. The device, which surfaced via a leak in January, is now official.... Read more

Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro review: A good show, just not quite 'pro'
4.0 stars

Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro review: A good show, just not quite 'pro'

By Cam Bunton

Huawei is gaining ground in the smartphone market, and as we've discovered with the 8.4-inch MediaPad M5, it's focused on ensuring its tablet offerings remain competitive too. The best tablet 2018: Top tablets and 2-in-1s to buy today While that smaller... Read more

Apple might debut low-cost iPad with updated Pencil at Chicago event

Apple might debut low-cost iPad with updated Pencil at Chicago event

By Elyse Betters

Apple has an education event next week that it doesn't plan to stream.Still, the company has teased it will introduce “creative new ideas for teachers and students," which suggests it could introduce everything from a new MacBook to a new iPad with... Read more

Amazing Easter Fire tablet deals: Get a Fire 7 for just £35 or Fire HD 8 for £60

Amazing Easter Fire tablet deals: Get a Fire 7 for just £35 or Fire HD 8 for £60

By Rik Henderson

With Amazon's Easter Deals week hitting the halfway point, the retail giant is now making further discounts on its own devices, the Fire TV with 4K is £60 for example.The deals have extended to the Fire tablets too: they were cheap before, but now they're... Read more

Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4-inch) review: Genuine iPad Mini competition
4.0 stars

Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4-inch) review: Genuine iPad Mini competition

By Cam Bunton

The tablet industry has been in a lull for the past couple of years. Apart from Amazon with the really affordable Fire tablets, or Apple with the iPad series, there's been very little in the way of movement - particularly those based on Google's Android... Read more

Amazon's Kindle Oasis is now offered in gold and with more storage

Amazon's Kindle Oasis is now offered in gold and with more storage

By Elyse Betters

You know what makes everything better? Gold.We're not trying to sound like Goldfinger, but obviously, it's must be true, or else tech companies wouldn't release all their devices in gold. The latest example is Amazon, which, five months after launch,... Read more

Amazon Alexa calling and messaging comes to Fire, Android and iOS tablets

Amazon Alexa calling and messaging comes to Fire, Android and iOS tablets

By Max Langridge

When Amazon launched the Echo Show in May 2017, it introduced Alexa calling and messaging, a free-to-use feature that lets Amazon Echo owners and those with the Alexa app on their smartphone to make and receive calls and messages. Today, Amazon has opened... Read more

Huawei unveils trio of tablets: MediaPad M5 8.4-inch, 10.8-inch and Pro

Huawei unveils trio of tablets: MediaPad M5 8.4-inch, 10.8-inch and Pro

By Mike Lowe

It's been rather quiet on the Android tablet front of late. Which is perhaps no surprise, given that even Apple's iPad range is seeing an overall decline in sales.No biggie for Huawei, though, which wants a piece of that iPad Pro pie, and has used Mobile... Read more

New Apple iPads will launch in March, leak suggests

New Apple iPads will launch in March, leak suggests

By Rik Henderson

Apple is reportedly about to unveil two new iPads, which could be in shops in just a couple of weeks.According to French website Consomac, two devices have popped up in documents filed by the Eurasian Economic Commission - an official regulator that... Read more

Samsung to unveil Galaxy Tab S4 at MWC?

Samsung to unveil Galaxy Tab S4 at MWC?

By Max Langridge

Samsung may unveil more than just the Galaxy S9 and S9+ at MWC this coming weekend, as a GFXBench listing reveals the South Korean tech giant may have a new Galaxy Tab S4 up its sleeve as well. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review: Perfect entertainment...for... Read more

Apple might bring Animoji to iPad and FaceTime in future iOS update

Apple might bring Animoji to iPad and FaceTime in future iOS update

By Elyse Betters

Apple has a lot of ideas in the works for iOS.Although the Cupertino-based company reportedly won't introduce too many features in the next major update to its mobile operating system, iOS 12, choosing instead to focus on reliability and improving performance,... Read more

Microsoft Office gets a welcome power-up on iPad

Microsoft Office gets a welcome power-up on iPad

By Dan Grabham

Microsoft has beefed up Office for iPad, with several new productivity boosts across Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive.Key among the list is that you can now drag and drop content between Office apps just as you can with all the native apps in iOS... Read more

Best iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9-inch keyboards: Turn your Apple tablet into a laptop alternative

Best iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9-inch keyboards: Turn your Apple tablet into a laptop alternative

By Britta O'Boyle

Whether you have Apple's largest iPad, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, or the slightly newer and smaller iPad Pro 10.5, there is a keyboard out there to help turn these powerhouses into the productivity machines they were designed to be, supporting your workflow... Read more

What is Apple's True Tone display?

What is Apple's True Tone display?

By Elyse Betters

The latest iPhones  boast what Apple calls a True Tone display.It's a technology which first made its appearance on iPad Pro, but it now can be found on devices like the the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X.It works a lot like the white-balance-compensating... Read more

Does this leaked image show the first Chrome OS-powered tablet?

Does this leaked image show the first Chrome OS-powered tablet?

By Elyse Betters

Have you ever wanted a Chrome OS tablet?Well, you can buy the pricey Pixelbook hybrid, which can transform from a touchscreen laptop into a tablet of sorts, or you can wait for Acer's upcoming tablet. Acer, of course, hasn't confirmed it is developing... Read more

Apple iPad Pro with Face ID could launch later this year

Apple iPad Pro with Face ID could launch later this year

By Max Langridge

Apple may carry over its Face ID facial recognition technology to a new iPad Pro later this year, according to some code found within the latest version of iOS 11.3. Filipe Esposito of iHelpBR in Brazil, has dived into the code of the OS and found references... Read more

The best Apple iPad cases to protect your new 9.7-inch iPad

The best Apple iPad cases to protect your new 9.7-inch iPad

By Elyse Betters

Apple surprised us all when it quietly introduced a new iPad last year.The 9.7-inch tablet has the same height and width as its predecessor, the iPad Air 2, as well as the same weight as the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro. But it's thicker than both models... Read more

Best iPad mini cases: Protect your 7.9-inch Apple tablet

Best iPad mini cases: Protect your 7.9-inch Apple tablet

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's iPad mini 4 was announced as the replacement for the iPad mini 3 way back in September 2015. It starts at £419 and it is the smallest tablet in the iPad portfolio with its 7.9-inch display, which is the same as the original iPad mini, iPad... Read more

Amazing bargain! Amazon Kindle Unlimited free for three months

Amazing bargain! Amazon Kindle Unlimited free for three months

By Adrian Willings

Amazon is currently running Boxing Day/Post-Christmas sales that include a veritable number of tech deals and gadget bargains. In scouring the companies offers pages we've found some that might interest the bookworms out there. Amazon's Kindle Unlimited... Read more

Best iPad Pro 10.5 cases: Protect your new Apple tablet

Best iPad Pro 10.5 cases: Protect your new Apple tablet

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple announced the iPad Pro 10.5 at its WWDC developer conference in June 2017. The slightly redesigned iPad bridges the gap between the now discontinued iPad Pro 9.7 and the larger iPad Pro 12.9, bringing a 20 per cent increase in display size but a... Read more

Moleskine's Paper Tablet and Smart Planner are now supported by Windows 10

Moleskine's Paper Tablet and Smart Planner are now supported by Windows 10

By Max Langridge

Moleskine has announced a new Notes app for Microsoft Windows 10 devices that finally allows anyone with a Moleskine Paper Tablet notebook, Smart Planner and Pen+ smart pen, to write out handwritten notes and have them digitally synced to a Windows 10... Read more

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK tablet deals: Apple, Amazon Fire, Huawei, Lenovo and Acer tablet bargains

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday UK tablet deals: Apple, Amazon Fire, Huawei, Lenovo and Acer tablet bargains

By Britta O'Boyle

With Christmas coming up fast, sales season is picking up the pace, especially as Black Friday and Cyber Monday are upon us.There's no better time to snaffle a quality Christmas present for a loved one or even yourself, and why not a shiny new tablet?Plenty... Read more

Best Apple Black Friday deals: Get money off Mac, iPad, Watch with KRCS, gift cards from Apple

Best Apple Black Friday deals: Get money off Mac, iPad, Watch with KRCS, gift cards from Apple

By Rik Henderson

Apple's Black Friday event doesn't offer money off products, but in the US and UK it is giving away gift cards with weighty values on purchases.You can get a gift card worth up to £120/$150 when you purchase certain Apple items today, 24 November, redeemable... Read more

Apple's 2018 iPad might ditch the home button in favour of Face ID

Apple's 2018 iPad might ditch the home button in favour of Face ID

By Elyse Betters

Apple is working on a new iPad that will include Face ID.The company plans to ditch the device’s home button and will instead incorporate the new Face ID system currently found on the iPhone X. According to Bloomberg, the new iPad will have a display... Read more

iOS 11 tips and tricks for iPad: Multitasking machine

iOS 11 tips and tricks for iPad: Multitasking machine

By Cam Bunton

iOS 11 has been unleashed, and while most users will experience it primarily on iPhone, the iPad gets it too, and arguably gets more out of the software update than an iPhone will.  iOS 11 review: Exploring the cool new features coming to your iPhone... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Tablet / 2-in-1

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Tablet / 2-in-1

By Britta O'Boyle

The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us for the 14th year and as usual, we have been and will continue to, deliver features detailing the nominees within each of the 18 categories.This is the sixth of those features, following on from best... Read more

Amazon Fire HD 10 review: Going big on entertainment
4.5 stars

Amazon Fire HD 10 review: Going big on entertainment

By Chris Hall

The tablet market has polarised, with many companies cranking up the specs and price of their tablets and pushing them toward working on the go. That's left something of a gulf at the bottom end, where Amazon has not only been thriving, but dominating.The... Read more

iPad Pro next to get Apple Face ID, claims report

iPad Pro next to get Apple Face ID, claims report

By Rik Henderson

Apple's next refresh of its iPad Pro tablet line-up will be next to get Face ID technology, it is claimed.Trusted market analyst, Ming Chi-Kuo of KGI Securities is confident that new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, likely to come next summer,... Read more

Huawei MateBook E review: Round two still has work to do
3.5 stars

Huawei MateBook E review: Round two still has work to do

By Mike Lowe

Say hello to the Huawei MateBook E, the Chinese manufacturer's second-round attempt at a 2-in-1 device. It builds on the original 12-inch device by offering enhanced innards and a dramatically improved adjustable stand as part of its new keyboard cover.However,... Read more

Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus review: The Android-based answer to the iPad?
4.0 stars

Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus review: The Android-based answer to the iPad?

By Cam Bunton

It's no secret that the tablet market is in slowdown, particularly for any tablets that aren't iPads or Amazon Fire. But that doesn't mean consumer electronic companies are all quitting. Lenovo is one manufacturer that has recently revamped its tablet... Read more

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Hitting that 8-inch sweet spot
4.5 stars

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Hitting that 8-inch sweet spot

By Chris Hall

If you don't want to invest a considerable sum of money in an iPad, then Amazon's Fire tablets are the obvious affordable choice.There was once a considerable number of Android tablets to consider, but the market is now much more distinct in its division:... Read more

Amazon Fire HD 10 update brings handsfree Alexa, Full HD display, and a bargain price tag

Amazon Fire HD 10 update brings handsfree Alexa, Full HD display, and a bargain price tag

By Chris Hall

Amazon has been enjoying a run of updates on its popular Fire tablets and the next in line is the big one: the Fire HD 10.With a 10.1-inch offering a 1920 x 1200 (Full HD) resolution, this is a tablet that's built around entertainment. Don't confuse... Read more

Hurry! Amazon's Fire tablets for kids are £30 off, just in time for school

Hurry! Amazon's Fire tablets for kids are £30 off, just in time for school

By Elyse Betters

Summer is almost over.Do you know what that means? The kids get to go back to school, and thanks to a new deal from Amazon, they'll be able to return with a kid-friendly tablet in tow. Amazon is currently offering up to £30 off its range of Fire Kids... Read more

New LG GPad tablet leaks out, huge battery stand thingy and all

New LG GPad tablet leaks out, huge battery stand thingy and all

By Elyse Betters

LG's next tablet has just leaked out, and based on the images, it seems to come with a huge contraption.Dubbed the GPad X2 8.0 Plus, the tablet popped up on a support page that was posted on T-Mobile’s website. The device appears to feature an 8-inch... Read more

Did Microsoft just accidentally reveal its own Touch Cover for iPads?

Did Microsoft just accidentally reveal its own Touch Cover for iPads?

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft might be working on a Touch Cover smart keyboard for iPads, according to a document that has just been spotted.The document concerns battery information for products containing lithium-ion batteries. It was shared on Microsoft's website in... Read more