July 30, 2012

Top 3 User Friendly Gadgets

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There are a lot of gadgets that can greatly enhance your productivity, entertainment, and just about everything in between. With the explosion of tablets, smartphones, and other types of gadgets, it might be the right time to investigate some possibilities. You could do much worse than to consider the following three gadgets, which are extremely popular and useful.

  1. iPad – The iPad, and for that matter, many tablets on the market today, offer an impressive array of functions. At under 10 inches (diagonally), you can perform just about anything that you can on your laptop. For entertainment in HD to finding something quickly via Canada 411, the iPad could be the solution for you.
  2. Roku – Available in three models under $100, getting rid of the cable bill is done quite well with this great device. With Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Plus, and many other channels, you can stream HD and enjoy a wide range of programming. It doesn’t stop there – enjoy checking weather, listening to Pandora, and supplementing (or of course, replacing) your current TV provider with this inexpensive gadget.
  3. Amazon Kindle – The Amazon Kindle is the most prominent e-book reader on the market. If you are an avid reader, you can hold many books, store bookmarks and notes, and enjoy great prices from Amazon. Libraries are already starting to latch on to the natural integration with readers such as this.

These products are pretty easy to use and quite effective at what they do. You might want to take a look at these options if you’re in the market for a nice gadget.

4 Most Popular Tablets

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The BlackBerry PlayBook is the newest tablet PC to be introduced. It has a 7″ screen, weighs 0.9 pounds, and is literally smaller in width than a sheet of paper (only 7.6″). Add to that a 1GHz dual-core processor, three GB sizes to choose from (8, 16, 32), and the fact that it works with your smartphone, and you have a good choice for a tablet PC right there.

Ultimately, the Blackberry Playbook Price varies from $500 to $750. This makes it one of the best on the market for what you’re paying for.

Next is the Apple iPad Tablet PC. You have the iPad, the iPad 2, and the iPad 3G. The iPad 3G is the latest model. It offers more features and apps than previous versions.

The Samsung Tablet PC is #3, with three models to choose from. They are the Q1, the Q1 Ultra, and the Galaxy Tab. The Galaxy Tab is the latest model, weighing in at .84 pounds. This makes it the lightest of the four tablet PCs.

The HP Slate is #4. It weighs the same as the iPad (1.5 pounds) but offers several unique features of its own. These include an 8.9″ touchscreen, a digital pen, and several different software programs that come already installed.

All tablet PCs can have a problem with dead pixels. Dead pixels cause either blank spots or white or black dots in the screen. Depending on where the dead pixel is located, it can obscure text. Also, often times they are susceptible to viruses. However, Microsoft Security Essentials is a great anti-virus program that is efficient and doesn’t bog down your PC.

Four Benefits of Using a Tablet PC

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There was a time when laptops were the ultimate in mobile computers. But as times and technology continue to change, there are new developments in the mobile PC world. One of the latest pieces of computer hardware designed to make life easier is the tablet PC. Here are four benefits you can experience by using one of these new pieces of portable equipment.

1. Taking notes is now a cinch. Do you remember the days when you took notes in your college class and you had to write them by hand and then transfer them to your computer when you got home? That was very time consuming. With a tablet PC, you can write your notes directly onto the tablet and then transfer them to your computer in seconds. You can edit your notes and even search through them using keywords in a matter of seconds.

2. Record audio and take notes at the same time. This is a handy feature if you find yourself daydreaming during college lectures or other speeches. You can record the audio as you take notes. Then you can view your notes and listen to the corresponding sections of the lecture to get a better grasp of what was being said.

3. Use voice commands. If you get tired of writing notes, you can let your voice take over. Tablet PCs have voice commands so you can simply speak and it will record what you are saying in an audio format and in a digital text format.

4. Save time. All of the benefits that you can experience by using a tablet PC are designed to save you time and make life easier. Whether you are a student, teacher, business owner or any other type of profession, a tablet PC can be a great way to get more stuff done in less time. Its portability allows you to take it everywhere you go so you can get work done regardless of where you are.