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TABLETS???

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Rich, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

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    There are catalogs for each of the categories I listed. Each catalog has a list of web sites for that category (for example, for technology, you'd find engadget, gizmodo, gigaom, verge and more. You can choose a number of web sites you'd like to follow, adding them to your own list under a given tab. When you click on a tab,you are presented with rows of pictures (one row for each site you've selected for that category) each relating to an article on that site. Click on a picture and the article is displayed. If there are more pictures than will fit on the screen, you can scroll sideways to reveal them. Kind of a poor explanation but hopefully you get the picture.
    You have to try Pulse in order to really understand it. I like it a lot.
     
  2. Drew2k

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    I wonder how Pulse on android compares to Zite on the iPAD.

    I have a Nook so I will check it out when I get a chance.
     
  4. Steve

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  6. Steve

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    Ya. I only saw phone screens on the Pulse page, though, so perhaps it scales as well? Or will it not install at all on a tablet?

    Google Currents is another pretty nice news aggregation app, IMHO. It works very well on the iPad, so I assume it's as good, if not better, on Android.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.currents
     
  7. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

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    I saw tablet views in the past, but now they are gone.

    Pulse on the tablet is a treat, with vertical orientation working the same as a phone, but horizontal orientation leaving the horizontal story bands with a new pane appearing on the right to read selected stories.

    Supports swiping left/right to switch between pages in the bands, and left/right swipes to switch stories in the reading pane. Pull down to refresh.

    Also includes some nice widgets.

    Pulse also includes a feature called "Pulse.Me" to mark stories for offline reading and/or viewing on any other web browser. You don't have to create a Pulse account unless you wish to see the marked stories on another web browser.
     
  8. chevyguy559

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

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    I installed Pulse last night and its my new favorite app!
     
  9. Draconis

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    Steve

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    As reported by betanews:
     
  11. Steve

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    If you're in the market for a 7" Android tablet, sure looks like the Nexus 7 is the one to get. Quad core CPU and 8GB of memory for $199, with a $25 credit for the Play store. $249 for a 16GB model. I just watched the demo, and I can't imagine anyone offering a better deal. Just my .02.

    You can order it from the Play store today, and it will ship in mid-July.

    https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=nexus_7_8gb

    EDITED TO ADD: I don't see any mention of memory expansion on the Play store page, so the 16GB model may be the one to get.
     
  12. Cholly

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    Looks tempting, but I'm delighted with my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. It has ICS, micro SD slot, 3.0 megapixel rear camera, IR blaster and a nifty Peel Smart Remote App, amongst other goodies. Sells for $249.99
     
  13. Steve

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    I forgot about that one. You're right. Same memory + the rear camera. Dual core, but prolly not a huge performance difference in day to day use. Looks like you can get discounts on it as well.
     
  14. There are many tablets launching every day in the market and i always prefer the samsung tablets. Samsung galaxy tab is an amazing tablet which has many great applications like ICS version and the big screen size with the micro SD slot. It is an ultimate device which is user friendly.
     
  15. Draconis

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    Some new reviews are in for the Android tablets.

    Top Android 4.0 tablets

    Sony Tablet S
    Cnet rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
    Cnet rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

    Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700
    Cnet rating: 4 stars out of 5

    Google Nexus 7
    Cnet rating: 4 stars out of 5
     
  16. ChipperJones

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    I love my new Nexus 7, its pretty awesome. Picked up a Nexus 7 stand case for it yesterday and called out of work for the next three days!
     
  17. Steve

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    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

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    For those that bought a Transformer Prime at Best Buy (myself included), apparantly Best Buy is exchanging the Transformer Prime for the Infinity if you go in and ask for an exchange due to Wifi/GPS/Bluetooth issues. Since they don't carry the Transformer Prime anymore, they'll give you a giftcard for the amount or order you a Infinity....might try it tomorrow :)

    Link To Thread

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    :D
     
  19. texasmoose

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    Looking to purchase a 7-inch tablet, have it narrowed down to the Nexus 7 & Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. Does the Nexus offer the IR Blaster/Smart remote app too?
     
  20. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    The app, sure; the IR adapter? No.
     

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