Tag: tablets

Back to school… with £3.2bn worth of tech

by , Digital Producer Technology 27 August 2015
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Child on laptop

Recent research has revealed that children will return to school with £3.2bn worth of tech in their school bags. It’s an astronomical amount, but it’s the stark change in attitude towards technology that’s got me thinking. (more on school tech...)

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How do you use your tablet computer?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 5 June 2015
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More than half of UK homes now own a tablet PC – just five years after the most popular tablet, the iPad, was launched. Is yours an all-singing life essential or just something you look at occasionally to read the news? (more about tablets ...)

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Is technology now a natural part of growing up?

by , Guest Author Technology 7 July 2014
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Children using gadgets on sofa

Now more than ever, technology is playing a huge part in our daily lives. But while technology can be a means of learning, is it preventing children from being children? (more about tech and kids...)

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Manufacturers abandon support for tech products too quickly

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 23 May 2014
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Smart TV

Why should we have to constantly upgrade our technology products just to keep up-to-date? Our latest investigation finds manufacturers failing to maintain the services they were originally marketed to support. (more about smart tv apps...)

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Have you got a collection of computers at home?

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 20 March 2014
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Laptop, tablet and phone

For many the time when we just had one computer taking up an entire desk or table somewhere in the house is long gone. Now we tend to have an ever expanding computing collection – which device is your favourite? (more about computer collections...)

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Desktop, all-in-one or laptop – what made you pick your PC?

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 30 January 2014
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Looking for a new home computer? These days it’s not just a case of working out which model to go for, but rather the dilemma of what type you’re after. A desktop, laptop or all-in-one PC? (more about computer choices...)

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Outrageous mark-ups – does tablet memory top the table?

by , Editor, Which? Computing Technology 20 November 2013
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iPad Air

Tablet manufacturers, such as Apple, Google and Samsung, are marking up the price of extra memory storage by as much as 1,200%. Is this one of the worst price mark-ups yet? (more about tablet memory...)

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Could your tech be dirtier than a toilet seat?

by , Editor, Which? Computing Technology 17 September 2013
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Tablet PC being swabbed

We run our fingers over them all through the day, even while we’re having a snack or eating lunch. But tablets, smartphones and office keyboards may have more bacteria lurking on them than a toilet seat. (more about dirty tablets...)

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Can a tablet really fulfill all your computing needs?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 10 May 2013
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People using laptops and tablets

Tablets are good for watching movies, playing games and browsing the web. But what if you want to do more intensive tasks? Should you turn to a laptop or can your tablet compete? Rob and Jess go head-to-head... (more about using your tablet like a laptop...)

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Blackberry CEO says tablets finished in five years – he’s right

by , Deputy Technology Editor Technology 3 May 2013
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The tablet has been put on death watch – or at least by Thorsten Heins, chief executive of Blackberry. Although he’s been criticised for claiming there’ll be no reason to own a tablet in five years, I think he’s right. (more about tablets...)

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Poor old desktop PC, sitting unloved in a dusty corner

by , Technology Researcher Technology 5 April 2013
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Dusty computer keyboard

Man cannot live by iPad alone. Laptops, tablets and smartphones may be leaving PCs gathering dust in the corner, but is there still a place in your life - and living room - for a desktop PC? (more about desktop PCs...)

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Out with the old and in with the neologisms

by , Campaigns Team Technology 3 April 2013
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Blackboard with LOL written on it

We live in a fast-paced world where it has become necessary to invent new words on a regular basis. But at what point in a word’s life-span do you think it earns a place in the Oxford English dictionary? (more about neologisms...)

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Which apps make you ‘appy?

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 8 March 2013
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A wall of different smartphone app icons

When you buy your first smartphone or tablet computer, it can be hard to choose the best apps from the hundreds of thousands that are on offer. With the options growing every day, what are your ‘must have’ apps? (more about the best apps...)

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Parental controls – paying a high price for freemium games

by , Researcher Technology 1 March 2013
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Three children playing with a tablet computer

A little boy from Bristol taught parents everywhere a valuable lesson when he accidentally racked up in-app iPad purchases totalling £1,700 in less than 15 minutes. Have you had your wallet stung by a ‘freemium’ game? (more about parental controls for apps...)

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