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Apple iPad Air 2 review: Lighter, faster, thinner, better
5.0 stars

Apple iPad Air 2 review: Lighter, faster, thinner, better

By Stuart Miles

The original iPad Air is a fantastic tablet. Perfect for the home, upon its launch in 2013 it shared the stage with the more portable iPad mini with Retina display, offering equal power in different sized packages.One year on and it's the turn of the... Read more

Apple and John Lewis stores to sell new iPads tomorrow in UK

Apple and John Lewis stores to sell new iPads tomorrow in UK

By Elyse Betters

Apple's latest iPads will go on sale tomorrow in the UK at both Apple and John Lewis stores.Apple has confirmed to Pocket-lint it will launch the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 on 22 October in the UK, allowing Brits to purchase the new tablets at stores.... Read more

Nexus 9 starts at £319 if you pre-order from Google or Amazon

Nexus 9 starts at £319 if you pre-order from Google or Amazon

By Rik Henderson

Amazon.co.uk has listed all the models of the HTC-made Google Nexus 9 tablet for pre-order under its pre-order guarantee scheme and is taking a gamble on prices starting at £319 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only model.UPDATE: The Google Play Store has also... Read more

Amazon Fire HD 7 review
4.0 stars

Amazon Fire HD 7 review

By Rik Henderson

Timing is everything and in the case of the Fire HD 7 tablet, Amazon has been dealt a particularly unlucky slice of it.Had the Fire HD arrived in our hands before we had a chance to play with the Tesco Hudl 2, we'd be impressed by the refresh to Amazon's... Read more

Apple iPad mini 3 adds Touch ID, but makes the old model more appealing (hands-on)

Apple iPad mini 3 adds Touch ID, but makes the old model more appealing (hands-on)

By Chris Hall

The iPad mini 3 saw itself updated at Apple's special event. But where the iPad Air 2 got plenty of investigation, the "new" iPad mini 3 was skirted over rather quickly.It got itself one screen, with blink-and-you'll-miss-it coverage, before the attention... Read more

iPad Air 2 vs Nexus 9: Battle of the brand new tablets

iPad Air 2 vs Nexus 9: Battle of the brand new tablets

By Chris Hall

Two days, two new tablets. Who'd of thought that would happen? Apple has announced the new iPad Air 2 hot on the heels of Google announcing the Nexus 9, its latest pure Android device.The Nexus 9 steps into new territory for Google and Android, while... Read more

Apple iPad showdown: Which tablet is best for you?

Apple iPad showdown: Which tablet is best for you?

By Elyse Betters

Apple just unveiled the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, rounding off its iPad lineup with a total of five models.They're all available at different price points, and each one has a distinct set of features. With so many options to comb through, coupled with... Read more

Apple SIM is a pick-and-mix pre-installed SIM for the new iPad

Apple SIM is a pick-and-mix pre-installed SIM for the new iPad

By Chris Hall

Lurking in the wireless details for the newly-announced iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 is reference to the Apple SIM, not mentioned at the announcement of Apple's new tablets.The description reads as follows:"The Apple SIM gives you the flexibility to choose... Read more

Apple iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air: What's the difference?

Apple iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

Another year means another iPad. Updating the iPad Air, launched in October 2013, comes the iPad Air 2. The iPad Air 2 will be sold alongside the iPad Air, so you still have the choice of both.But with your existing iPad Air already offering a great experience... Read more

iPad mini 3 updated with Touch ID sensor, pre-orders start tomorrow-

iPad mini 3 updated with Touch ID sensor, pre-orders start tomorrow-

By Elyse Betters

Apple is holding an event in Cupertino, where it just unveiled an update to the iPad mini with Retina display: iPad mini 3.The iPad mini 3 most notably comes with a Touch ID sensor. Other features that Apple highlighted include a 7.9-inch Retina display,... Read more

Apple iPad Air 2 preview: Thin is in, but is it enough?

Apple iPad Air 2 preview: Thin is in, but is it enough?

By Stuart Miles

Apple has updated its iPad range with new features to entice those yet to buy an iPad, or those feeling the urge to upgrade. Questioning how you make the best tablet on the market even better, Apple's response is to make it thinner and faster. Given... Read more

iPad Air 2 unveiled, thinner than ever and with an A8X processor

iPad Air 2 unveiled, thinner than ever and with an A8X processor

By Rik Henderson

Apple has officially announced its new iPad Air (not leaked as it did the other day). The iPad Air 2 is similar in visible design to the last generation, but has several new features that take the story on that bit further.CEO Tim Cook revealed that the... Read more

Apple iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2 livestream, here’s how to watch it

Apple iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2 livestream, here’s how to watch it

By Rik Henderson

Apple will be hosting its second special press event in a short space of time today (16 October), this time to launch the new iPads and, we suspect, an iMac and OS X Yosemite.Like the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Watch announcement conference, today's "It's been... Read more

Nexus 9: Everything you need to know about the iPad rival

Nexus 9: Everything you need to know about the iPad rival

By Chris Hall

Google has announced the Nexus 9, its newest tablet, debuting Android 5.0 Lollipop.It squares up against the iPad, quite literally, making a few important changes over previous Nexus tablets.We've drilled through the specs of the new device and here's... Read more

This is iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, reveals Apple's own leak

This is iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, reveals Apple's own leak

By Elyse Betters

Wow. Pigs must surely be flying. Apple has accidentally leaked two yet-to-be-announced devices.Ahead of the so-called iPad event on 16 October, Apple has mistakenly revealed the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 by updating the official user guide for iOS 8... Read more

Google Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 launching 15 October

Google Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 launching 15 October

By Elyse Betters

Google's yet-to-be-announced Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus 6 smartphone are being announced within the next 24 hours and will be loaded with Android L.According to Forbes, which cited an unnamed source close to Google, you can expect the HTC-made Nexus 9... Read more

Google Nexus 9 release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Google Nexus 9 release date, rumours and everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

HTC comms manager Jeff Gordon tweeted a photo of a box saying, "something amazing, beautiful and highly confidential just arrived." With the unveil expected on 15 October this is pretty telling that we could see an HTC Nexus 9 after all.The Google Nexus... Read more

Apple 16 October event rumour round-up: What can we expect to see?

Apple 16 October event rumour round-up: What can we expect to see?

By Elyse Betters

It's official: Apple has an event scheduled for 16 October in Cupertino, where it is widely thought to show off a number of revamped products.Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus just last month at both the Flint Center and a separate white building... Read more

Apple iPad (2014) release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Apple iPad (2014) release date, rumours and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple has dominated the media lately with the arrival of its new iPhones and although the two devices have now hit the shelves, if you thought you'd heard the last from the company for a few months, think again.The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were both... Read more

Tesco Hudl 2 review
5.0 stars

Tesco Hudl 2 review

By Rik Henderson

The first Tesco Hudl tablet may have come as a surprise, not least because it was more than a half-decent Android tablet for a rock-bottom price and sold 750,000 units, but that it was a success despite bearing a supermarket chain's branding. It left... Read more

First Tesco Hudl now only £79 thanks to Hudl 2 launch

First Tesco Hudl now only £79 thanks to Hudl 2 launch

By Rik Henderson

Tesco launched its second Hudl Android tablet yesterday for £129 - a staggering price considering the specifications and build quality. However, if that's still a touch out of your price range the UK supermarket chain has heavily discounted the first... Read more

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro: Previewing the QHD tablet with built-in projector

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro: Previewing the QHD tablet with built-in projector

By Luke Edwards

Lenovo has just unveiled what it hopes is a tablet to shake up the otherwise pretty similar world of slates. Its new Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, rather uniquely, comes with a built-in Pico projector. But it's not just a one trick pony.We got to spend some time... Read more

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro features built-in projector and QHD screen

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro features built-in projector and QHD screen

By Luke Edwards

Lenovo has unveiled a new line of gadgets including its Yoga Tablet 2 Pro which features a built-in Pico projector.The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is a 13.3-inch slate with QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution IPS display for 221ppi. But if that's not enough for you... Read more

Apple iPad Air 2 may have double the memory and arrive on 16 October

Apple iPad Air 2 may have double the memory and arrive on 16 October

By Luke Edwards

Apple is expected to unveil its new range of iPads including the iPad Air 2 at an event on 16 October. A recent supplier leak suggests the new iPad Air 2 will double the memory of its predecessor.The iPad Air 2 should come with a powerful 2GB of memory... Read more

LG G Pad 7.0 review
4.0 stars

LG G Pad 7.0 review

By Mike Lowe

The LG G Pad 7.0 is here to show that you needn't spend a fortune to get a feature-rich 7-inch tablet, acting as LG's charge to try and shake-up the reign of Google Nexus 7 rule. In this regard the G Pad packs in a few features you generally don't get... Read more

Apple iPad Pro could feature Mac OS X operating system

Apple iPad Pro could feature Mac OS X operating system

By Luke Edwards

Apple's 2015 iPad Pro, which is rumoured to arrive with a 12.9-inch screen, could come sporting the full Mac OS X operating system.According to supply chain rumours, outed by Digitimes, Apple has two prototype versions of the iPad Pro currently in testing.... Read more

Apple iPad Air 2 leaks: thinner, faster A8 processor, Touch ID and Apple Pay

Apple iPad Air 2 leaks: thinner, faster A8 processor, Touch ID and Apple Pay

By Luke Edwards

Apple is expected to unveil the iPad Air 2 on 16 October, according to rumours. Until now very few details have leaked.According to a report, created from sources inside Apple, the new iPad Air 2 will use a different screen manufacturing technique to... Read more

New Apple iPads now expected on 16 October instead of rumoured later event

New Apple iPads now expected on 16 October instead of rumoured later event

By Elyse Betters

Apple's rumoured 21 October event might actually be held on 16 October, it's claimed.According to Recode, a tech site with a great track record when it comes to Apple news, Apple has more new products to unveil in 2015 and plans to debut them at an event... Read more

Spending time with the flagship Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (hands-on)

Spending time with the flagship Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 (hands-on)

By Rik Henderson

Amazon's autumn/winter 2014 tablet and eBook reader refresh is headed by the Fire HDX 8.9, an 8.9-inch powerhouse of a slate that sits at the top of the retailer's line-up.Unlike the 6 and 7-inch Fire HD tablets that are more aimed at the family unit... Read more

Tesco Hudl vs Tesco Hudl 2: What's the difference?

Tesco Hudl vs Tesco Hudl 2: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

The Tesco Hudl has been a surprise hit, selling 750,000 units, and offering a tablet experience at prices that are difficult to beat. But now there's a new Hudl in town, the aptly named Tesco Hudl 2. It offers the same proposition: an affordable tablet,... Read more

Tesco Hudl 2 could be the best budget tablet ever (hands-on)

Tesco Hudl 2 could be the best budget tablet ever (hands-on)

By Rik Henderson

Nobody, not even Tesco, expected last year's Hudl Android tablet to be such a runaway hit, but runaway hit it sure was. To date, Tesco has sold over 750,000 Hudls so it makes a lot of sense for the UK supermarket chain to follow up the award-winning... Read more

Tesco Hudl 2 has arrived with faster processor and larger 8.3-inch HD screen

Tesco Hudl 2 has arrived with faster processor and larger 8.3-inch HD screen

By Luke Edwards

Tesco has announced its new tablet in the Hudl 2, and it looks like a long leap ahead from the position of its predecessor. Especially considering that low £129 price.The Hudl 2 has grown in size with a larger 8.3-inch screen that sports an impressive... Read more

Amazon Fire HD 6 and 7 tablets embrace the cheap and cheerful path, we go hands-on

Amazon Fire HD 6 and 7 tablets embrace the cheap and cheerful path, we go hands-on

By Rik Henderson

In the first year without the Kindle branding, the Fire tablets have responded to the threat Tesco's Hudl poses it seems. Tesco is about to unveil its follow-up device to the incredibly successful family-centric tablet from last year and Amazon has adapted... Read more

Apple could introduce gold iPad this month, with 12.9-inch iPad due next year

Apple could introduce gold iPad this month, with 12.9-inch iPad due next year

By Luke Edwards

The fruit giant, Apple, is getting ready to announce this year's refreshed range of iPads where it will add a gold model, according to sources of Bloomberg.People familiar with the plans of Apple say it wants to sell more of its 9.7-inch iPads after a... Read more

New iPads to get Touch ID and Apple Pay, if iOS 8.1 test beta is anything to go by

New iPads to get Touch ID and Apple Pay, if iOS 8.1 test beta is anything to go by

By Rik Henderson

Fresh evidence has emerged that further reinforces the thought that the new iPads, expected to be announced in October, will come with Touch ID fingerprint sensors. And what's more you will be able to use them to confirm payments through Apple Pay.The... Read more

Apple iPad Pro at 12.9-inches said to feature A8X processor

Apple iPad Pro at 12.9-inches said to feature A8X processor

By Luke Edwards

The Apple rumour mill is back up to speed following the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Watch announcements. This time it's about tablets as the iPad Air 2 and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro leak.Sources of Taiwan based tech site Technews have reportedly been privy... Read more

What to expect from the Tesco Hudl 2: How the magic 8-ball invite reveals all

What to expect from the Tesco Hudl 2: How the magic 8-ball invite reveals all

By Rik Henderson

After the outstanding success of the Tesco Hudl, it comes as no surprise that the UK supermarket chain would come up with a sequel and, indeed, it has been talking about one for some time.However, bar a tease from the then Tesco CEO Philip Clarke (since... Read more

Tesco Hudl 2 should be unveiled at 3 October event

Tesco Hudl 2 should be unveiled at 3 October event

By Luke Edwards

Tesco is planning a follow-up to its own-brand tablet, the Hudl. The Hudl 2 should be launched at an event planned for 3 October.Invites have been sent out by Tesco to an event with "#Letshudl" on the front. Not too much debate about what it's going to... Read more

Toshiba Encore 2 review
3.5 stars

Toshiba Encore 2 review

By Mike Lowe

Upon switching on the Toshiba Encore 2 tablet, the company's "Leading Innovation" brand strategy slogan pops onto the screen. But does the second-generation tablet truly innovate within the entire market, or does it merely represent progress within Toshiba's... Read more

Amazon Fire range refreshed, with new colours for Fire HD and more powerful HDX

Amazon Fire range refreshed, with new colours for Fire HD and more powerful HDX

By Rik Henderson

Amazon has dropped the Kindle branding from its tablet ranges and refreshed the line-up for 2014.The new Amazon Fire HD tablets come in 6- and 7-inch screen sizes and five different colour choices - perhaps to tackle the rise of the bright and cheery... Read more

Amazon sites leak new Kindle Voyage ereader with 6-inch display

Amazon sites leak new Kindle Voyage ereader with 6-inch display

By Elyse Betters

Amazon has a new Kindle ereader in the works, and it doesn't use the Paperwhite brand name.The last Kindle Paperwhite released in 2013, in Wi-Fi and 3G models, and featured the same 6-inch screen with 212 PPI and bezel as the original Paperwhite. Although... Read more

New Apple iPads to unveil at rumoured 21 October event, alongside OS X Yosemite's release

New Apple iPads to unveil at rumoured 21 October event, alongside OS X Yosemite's release

By Elyse Betters

Apple's next event will take place on 21 October, it's claimed.Tech website Apple Insider has reported - citing a person familiar with the company's pre-launch logistics - major new Apple products are expected to debut during the second half of October.... Read more

Microsoft's new mobile keyboard works with Windows, iOS, and Android devices

Microsoft's new mobile keyboard works with Windows, iOS, and Android devices

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has admitted that on-screen keyboards for mobile devices are inefficient and that device accessories such as physical keyboards are often limited to one platform. So, it has come up with a solution: Universal Mobile Keyboard.The company's new... Read more

Forget the selfie stick: Acer made a glittery selfie sombrero for London Fashion Week

Forget the selfie stick: Acer made a glittery selfie sombrero for London Fashion Week

By Elyse Betters

Acer has made a hat, for selfies. No joke. It's described as a "one-of-a-kind couture" hat too.Acer UK worked on the hat, called Acer Selfie-Hat, naturally, with fashion designer Christian Cowan-Sanluis. It looks like a glittery sombrero, spins 360 degrees,... Read more

Nvidia lets slip HTC will be behind Nexus 9 tablet, Tegra K1 and Android L expected

Nvidia lets slip HTC will be behind Nexus 9 tablet, Tegra K1 and Android L expected

By Mike Lowe

HTC will be the brand behind the Nexus 9 tablet, as revealed by Nvidia in an document leak from the technology company itself as filed with the US International Trade Commission (a link which has since been pulled from Google)."The HTC Nexus 9, expected... Read more

Dell announces world's thinnest tablet: The Dell Venue 8 7000 Series is just 6mm thick

Dell announces world's thinnest tablet: The Dell Venue 8 7000 Series is just 6mm thick

By Mike Lowe

Dell chose the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco to unveil what it's calling the world's thinnest tablet: the Dell Venue 8 7000 Series.The company certainly chose its moment. With Apple unveiling its iPhone 6 at the same time over in Cupertino,... Read more

Tesco Hudl Smartphone is no more, Hudl 2 gets all the attention

Tesco Hudl Smartphone is no more, Hudl 2 gets all the attention

By Luke Edwards

Tesco announced plans to release its own brand smartphone under the Hudl name. Those plans have now been set aside as the supermarket giant announced it will shelve the Hudl smartphone to focus on the Hudl 2 tablet instead.The Hudl 2 tablet was expected... Read more

Lenovo Tab S8 hands-on: Intel inside colourful shell

Lenovo Tab S8 hands-on: Intel inside colourful shell

By Britta O'Boyle

Lenovo announced a number of new devices at IFA 2014, one of which was its first Intel-based Android tablet known as the Lenovo Tab S8.The new 8-inch tablet will be available from September with a $199 price tag and we got our hands on it at the consumer... Read more

Just how water and dustproof is the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active? This much...

Just how water and dustproof is the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active? This much...

By Rik Henderson

One of Samsung's lesser hyped products unveiled at IFA 2014 was its ruggedised version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet. The 8-incher is thicker and less sleek than the company's other slates, but it adds water and dustproofing for a more extreme lifestyle.When... Read more