Wednesday, November 05, 2014

iPad Air 2 review: A great tablet gets better

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iPad Air 2 review: A great tablet gets better
If you liked last year's iPad Air, you'll almost certainly like this year's version, unveiled early last month (along with the 5K Retina iMac) by Apple CEO Tim Cook. The iPad Air 2 features Touch ID, a (much) faster system architecture and an aluminum enclosure that is both thinner and lighter than the first-generation iPad Air it replaces.As with previous lines, the iPad Air 2 comes as both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi/cellular models. The Wi-Fi-only devices cost $499 for 16GB of storage, $599 for 64GB and $699 for 128GB. The cellular/GPS iPads cost $130 more at the same storage tiers. Supported carriers include Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile in the U.S.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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HTC beats Black Friday rush, slashes Nexus 9 tablet price in half
HTC had the Android faithful in a frenzy at noon EST on Tuesday after it put the new Nexus 9 tablet on sale for half price just a day after making the latest iPad killer available.Alas, the limited time offer for an unspecified number of the tablets is over after the inventory sold out. HTC was selling the 16GB edition, which has a list price of $399 and boasts Android 5.0 "Lollipop" software, for $199. (If you want to look inside the Nexus 9, check out iFixit's latest teardown.)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

The must-have iPad office apps, round 9.5
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In today's IT market, vendors tell users that engineered, converged and highly integrated systems deliver the greatest efficiency. But some users believe a heterogeneous environment is the best path to savings.Michael Spears is one of those users.Spears is the CIO of the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), which gathers and analyzes data about the workers' compensation insurance market and offers products and services to help more than 900 insurance companies and nearly 40 state governments better understand risks, costs and industry trends. The Boca Raton, Fla.-based not-for-profit brings in about $160 million in revenue; the IT department accounts for about a third of the organization's expenses.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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Intel CEO sees wearables going mainstream
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Sprint trims subscriber losses in Q3, hangs on as third-largest U.S. carrier
Sprint had 55 million wireless "connections" at the end of the third quarter, allowing it to remain as the third largest U.S. carrier, just ahead of T-Mobile.Some analysts had predicted Sprint would fall to fourth place behind T-Mobile, which has 53 million wireless customers, due to Sprint's losses of postpaid phone subscribers. Those customers pay monthly bills after using a wireless service, as opposed to paying in advance. Be sure not to miss: 12 most powerful Internet of Things companies In the company's earnings call late Monday, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure announced a loss of 500,000 postpaid phone connections during the quarter that ended Sept. 30. That's down from a loss of 620,000 in the second quarter and 693,000 in the first quarter. For the first nine months of the year, Sprint has lost about 1.8 million postpaid customers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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