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Hisense Sero 8 Android Tablet Incoming, But is There a Sero 8 Pro?

My favorite budget tablet last year was undoubtedly the Hisense Sero 7 Pro, which is pretty surprising given all the competition in the budget Android tablet market and the fact that Hisense had never even made any tablets before. Now Hisense is moving forward with at least one new tablet this year, called the Hisense […]

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Samsung Unveils a Puzzling New Line of Android Tablets

This past week Samsung announced their latest trio of Android tablets, dubbed the Galaxy Tab4 series. The three models have varying screen sizes—7-inches, 8-inches, and 10.1-inches—but all have the exact same 16:10 aspect ratio and 1280 x 800 screen resolution. Unlike Samsung’s Pro series of high-end tablets released earlier this year with high-resolution screens, the […]

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A Curious Loophole To Get a Kindle Free for 1 Year

I recently discovered an interesting loophole in Amazonland that seemingly lets you use a Kindle for a year and then return it for a full refund. I don’t know if I experienced a random occurrence, a weird glitch, or if it’s just Amazon employing an unusual sales strategy. Given Amazon’s history, I tend to suspect […]

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How to Fix Wireless Issues with Your Kindle, eReader, or Tablet

If you’re having problems getting your Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire HDX, or any other ebook reader or tablet to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi, here are a few simple fixes that you can try to get your reading device to establish an internet connection. It’s not unusual for a tablet or ereader to suddenly […]

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Illustration Comparing Tablet Aspect Ratios

Earlier this week a reader sent in an image (thanks, Thys Kotzé!) comparing the different aspect ratios for tablets. I thought is was a helpful illustration comparing the common sizes for tablets’ screens so I wanted to share it here (click the image for a larger version). As the illustration notes, most newer Android tablets […]

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Kindle and Nook Cyber Monday Deals

Amazon and Barnes and Noble both have some good deals for Cyber Monday. The new 7″ Kindle Fire HDX is marked down by $50 and so is the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight. I decided to post this Cyber Monday update because it’s been a few days since the last Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals post. […]

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals for eReaders and Tablets 2013

There are a lot of really good deals to be had on tablets and ebook readers this Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. Well, maybe not so much for dedicated ebook readers, although some older Nooks can be had for really cheap, but there are tons of tablets on sale. In fact there are so […]

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Fire OS 3.1 Software Update for Kindle Fire HDX Adds Lots of New Features

Today Amazon released the promised mid-November software update for their new line of Kindle Fire HDX tablets as well as this year’s $139 Kindle Fire HD that adds a number of new features, including Goodreads integration, Cloud Collections, and more. Most of these new features have been advertised all along, so it’s good to see […]

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