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5G may be here soon, but AT&T thinks its path to success won't be that short. (Source: Converge Digest)

5G is not all it's cracked up to be (yet): AT&T

The United States and South Korea are the countries most strongly linked with the earliest widespread roll-outs of the new mobile data-transfer standard, 5G. AT&T is one of the US networks engaged in the upcoming national 5G distr...
The new Windows 10 Light Theme. (Source: Windows Blog)

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 19H1 build to Insider Preview

The October update for Windows 10 is currently being rolled out to the general public. For those in the Fast ring of the Insider Preview program, however, the build of the future is available to try out. This update, known as 19H1...
Adoptable Storage may be making a return to Samsung Android devices. (Source:

Android's Adoptable Storage feature may be coming back to Samsung devices

Adoptable Storage is a feature introduced with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). It allows a phone to effectively turn a microSD card into its own internal storage. Some brands still allow Adoptable Storage in their stock ROMs, but Samsu...
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
You can watch HDR movies on the new iPad Pro models - just not in HDR. (Source: Apple)

Apple fudging new iPad Pro HDR capabilities

Apple’s new iPad Pro tablets have received largely positive reviews. One area that has come in for praise is its display. However, although claiming users can watch HDR movies on the tablet, all is not quite what it seems.
The Infinity Flex Display revealed. (Source: Dezeen)

Samsung to release annual foldable line-up

It appears Samsung already has grand plans for the future of the Galaxy F foldable flagship. A report from the South Korean Yonhap News Agency has stated that the tech giant intends to keep releasing new foldable phones each year ...
Microsoft Surface Go with a Black Type Cover

The Surface Go with LTE Advanced is now available to pre-order

Microsoft has announced that it is taking pre-orders for LTE versions of the Surface Go in selected markets. The LTE Advanced models will ship from November 20 in the US and will start at US $679 (£619) for the 128 GB SSD/8 GB RAM...
2-in-1 devices were not included in the data. (Source:

Global tablet sales to fall; Huawei to make gains

A report from TrendForce has been published that forecasts the state of the tablet industry in 2019. Apple is expected to remain the leader in terms of market share, followed by Samsung, Huawei, Amazon, and Lenovo. However, it is ...
Image via Linux on DeX

Samsung's Linux on DeX will let you run desktop Linux on your Android phone

Remember Samsung's DeX? While that program has so far been a failure, it had led to Linux on DeX, an exciting new feature for select Samsung Galaxy devices. Linux on DeX will allow users to load a full desktop Linux environment wi...
Koroy could completely bend the iPad out of shape by the end of his test. (Source: YouTube)

iPad Pro 2018 found to be remarkably fragile in drop/bend test

The EverythingApplePro YouTube channel's drop and bend test is an increasingly common staple of each new iPad release. This year, its host Filip Koroy found his optimism about the iPad Pro 2018's durability daunted as he put the 1...
Microsoft Launcher 5.0 now available (Source: Google Play)

Microsoft Launcher 5.0 comes with Windows Timeline support

After spending a bit over a month in the Beta stage, Microsoft Launcher 5.0 is finally available for everyone as a stable release. The most important changes are the introduction of an updated Your Feed page and Windows Timeline s...
iPad Pro 11 (2018)

Apple iPad Pro 11 (2018, WiFi, 64 GB) Tablet Review

Live Review – The new iPad Pro is here with a fresh redesign and wants to prove that it can handle a full working day. This promise comes with caveats though. We will be covering the smaller 11-inch version in this review.
Update: Display values and Speakers sections added.
Apple A12X Bionic | Apple A12X Bionic GPU | 11" | 468 g
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018, LTE, 256 GB) Tablet Review

92% Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018, LTE, 256 GB) Tablet Review

Live review - The release of the third generation of Apple’s huge tablet has coincided with a complete redesign that shares more design cues with the new iPhone XS series than classic iPhones. Apple has equipped its most expensive tablet with its most powerful ARM SoC, Face ID, high volume storage options, support for a new Apple Pencil and much more including a massive markup in price.
Update: Connectivity, Software and Games sections added. Battery life table updated.
Apple A12X Bionic | Apple A12X Bionic GPU | 12.9" | 633 g
The Google Pixel Slate is up for pre-order. (Source: Google)

Google Pixel Slate goes up for pre-order, quickly selling out

Google’s first Chrome OS tablet is now up for pre-order following its unveiling early last month. The new Pixel Slate follows is the company’s latest attempt to crack the tablet computing market dominated by Apple’s iPad.
Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet 10.1 hits the market on November 14 (Source: Barnes & Noble)

Barnes & Noble unleashes the US$130 NOOK Tablet 10.1

Powered by an unspecified processor — most likely a low-end MediaTek chip — the 10.1-inch NOOK Tablet 10.1 comes with 32 GB of internal storage space and promises more than 8 hours of autonomy. Those interested will find this US$1...
That's a lot of dislikes. (Image: YouTube, 6:30 PM CST, Nov. 4)

Diablo Immortal announced by Blizzard, subsequently denounced by gamers

Diablo Immortal, the latest title in the storied Diablo franchise, has hit a wall of criticism. Many gamers are upset over the mobile-only release, claiming that the game is a cheap cash-in and a re-skin of another mobile game tha...
Huawei are temporarily dropping the monthly charge for their Mobile Cloud service in Europe

Huawei mobile device owners in Europe can get 50 GB in cloud storage for 1 cent for 1 month

Huawei includes access to its Mobile Cloud subscription service in its version of Android, EMUI OS. It is dropping the price for this 50GB cloud storage solution to US$0.011 (€0.01) for Huawei device owners in the EU for this mont...
Source: Microsoft

Microsoft: New Surface Go with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD

Microsoft has released a new version of the Surface Go in the USA without prior notice. You are now able to get a Surface Go with 4 GB RAM and a 128 GB SSD for US$499.
Apple's mobile chips are closer than ever to Intel's mobility solutions. (Source: Apple)

Apple's latest iPad Pro tablets are almost as fast as a six-core MacBook Pro

Latest Geekbench results suggest that the A12X Bionic SoC is closer than ever to Intel's top mobility CPUs. The single-core scores are pretty tight, however, the gap in multi-core mode is more noticeable. Still the A12 only lags b...
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Tablet Review

90% Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Tablet Review

Room for improvement. Samsung has upgraded its flagship tablet, which is probably one of the last Android tablets to have both high-end specifications and pen input. However, the Galaxy Tab S4 has some shortcomings. Find out in what areas the Tab S4 falls short and for whom it is a worthwhile purchase in this detailed review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998) | Qualcomm Adreno 540 | 10.5" | 482 g
Spotify shares were affected by less than completely positive earnings reports. (Source:

Spotify shares sank by 11% due to pessimistic earnings forecast

The shares of the company Spotify were down 11% at the start of today (November 1, 2018) due to a forecast that shows relatively poor fourth-quarter performance. In addition, Spotify is now reported to be committed to new investme...
Apple's love affair with dongles continues with the launch of its all-new USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter. (Source: Apple)

Apple launches a new dongle, this time for the USB-C iPad Pro

Apple has launched an all-new dongle alongside the launch of the new iPad Pro models. The latest dongle in Apple’s extensive selection of dongles available through its online and retail stores is a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack.
The iPad Pro 2018 comes in 11- and 12.9-inch screen variants. (Source: Apple)

The 2018 iPad Pro loses the headphone jack, but gains USB-C

The newest iPad Pro is a tablet with a much thinner chassis than its predecessor. However, this is because it no longer has a headphone jack. The iPad Pro 2018 also has USB type C, for improved transfer speeds and maybe more. Hope...
All images via Apple

Apple unveils new iPad Pro with smaller bezels and USB Type-C

Apple unveiled the new iPad Pro, and many of the rumors from the past year were accurate. The new iPad Pro brings a more powerful A12X bionic SoC, Face ID, and a switch from Lightning to USB-C. The iPad Pro starts at $799 for an 1...
The Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition is a tablet designed for kids. (Image via Amazon)

Apps marketed at young children have a major ad problem

In a recent study concerning children and media consumption, researchers discovered that the majority of apps targeted at children 5 years of age and younger contained advertising. Some of these ads were not clearly marked, were d...
Microsoft's prototype controller is modular and has an Xbox flavor to it. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft toying with mobile device Xbox-style gaming controllers

Although Microsoft has killed off its smartphone line, the company is still interested in tapping into the handheld gaming space. One of its latest research projects is focused on customer reaction to bringing physical controllers...
Apple fans will have to wait for next year's iPads to maybe get OLED screens. (Source: Daily Express)

2018 iPad Pro design and hardware updates revealed in Bloomberg report

Apart from the thin bezels and the redesigned corners, the 2018 iPad Pro tablets are said to come with IPS LCD touchscreens plus the second-gen Apple Pencils, slimmer profiles (not including the rear camera), a USB-C port and a sm...
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (2018) (Core i7, 512GB, 16GB) Convertible Review

91% Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (2018) (Core i7, 512GB, 16GB) Convertible Review

Full power with four cores. Microsoft has updated to the Surface Pro series with quad-core Kaby Lake Refresh processors, but how well will these chips cope within an 8.5-mm thick tablet? Will these more powerful processors affect the battery life, and has Microsoft finally added more ports? Find out all this and more in our detailed review.
Intel Core i7-8650U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 12.3" | 1.1 kg
Group FaceTime in action. (Source: Apple)

iOS 12.1 will unlock Dual SIM and Group FaceTime - but only for newer devices

The next upcoming update for iOS is now rumored to add Group FaceTime and dual SIM support to some phones. For some other, older models, however, only restricted forms of Group FaceTime are coming. Some others are not getting this...
The original jailbreaking tool. (Image via CultOfMac)

U.S. Copyright Office may make circumventing DRM (jailbreaking) for repair purposes legal... sort of

A list of proposed rules put out by the U.S. Copyright Office would make jailbreaking devices like smartphones and smart speakers completely legal, if adopted. Jailbreaking, or circumventing DRM, is currently in a legally grey are...
Concept render of the 2018 iPad Pro. (Image source: iDownloadBlog)

Code snippet from iOS 12.1 beta all but confirms Face ID for iPad Pro

Buried in the latest iOS 12.1 beta code are instructions for users to hold their iPad in portrait orientation so that Face ID can be set up. If legitimate, this code would confirm rumors that Face ID is indeed coming to the next i...
An example of what the Companion App looks like on iOS. (Source: Rockstar Games)

Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App will put your game's map on your phone

Rockstar Games has announced the Companion App for its upcoming release, Red Dead Redemption 2. This app connects an Android or iOS device to the console in question, and allows the player to view maps, stats and progress on their...
Samsung LPDDR5 DRAM, delayed to 2020, UFS 3.0 coming in 2019

UFS 3.0 storage coming next year, LPDDR5 in 2020

Although both were supposed to enter production in the second half of this year, it looks like the next-gen UFS storage solutions and LPDDR5 will not hit the market as soon as expected. While the UFS 3.0 memory will arrive in the ...
The H133W-MY from Weibu was built to accommodate Intel's Gemini Lake ULV CPUs, but the Chinese maker was forced to use the Snapdragon 835 SoC due Intel's shortage problems. (Source: Notebook Italia)

Weibu launches Snapdragon-835-powered Windows convertible

The new H133W-MY 2-in-1 convertible integrates a Snapdragon 835 SoC, as Weibu was unable to get hold of Intel's Gemini Lake ULV CPUs due to the ongoing shortages. Apart from the not-so-well-received SoC, the compact laptop packs 4...
The Apple iPad Mini 4 is only currently available with 128 GB storage. (Source: Apple)

Apple reportedly working on iPad Mini 5

A renowned supply chain analyst has predicted that Apple will soon update the iPad Mini series, with a fifth generation of the popular tablet possibly coming out in 2019. The iPad Mini 4 was released in 2015 and featured the now d...
Windows 10 may have a brand-new issue.

Windows has another new October update issue to fix

The newest Windows 10 update (1809, or October update) has been plagued with teething issues. Most recently, some users have documented one of them on Reddit. This bug results in the failure to bring up dialogs that prevent the lo...
The new Z Club service provides 4 distinct plans suited for particular creative professional groups.  (Source: HP)

HP introduces Z Club Device-as-a-Service hardware bundles for creative professionals

The new device-as-a-service program from HP is limited to select customers for the time being and it targets creative professionals like photographers, video editors, graphic designers, and CG artists. Each professional group gets...
Samsung Family Square going down on October 22

Samsung Family Square shutting down next week

Samsung has shut down services in the past and will surely do the same in the future, so the fact that Family Square is going down is nothing out of this world. This app came with the 18.4-inch Galaxy View and its goal was to enab...
The Galaxy Book 2 is Samsung's first Windows on Snapdragon device. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung launches Galaxy Book 2 with WoS

Samsung has taken the covers off its successor to the Galaxy Book. The new Galaxy Book 2 also happens to be the rumored Windows on Snapdragon (WoS) device that Samsung has been said to be working on.
Spotify has a refreshed Wear OS app. (Source: Spotify)

Spotify releases improved Wear OS app update

The music streaming service Spotify has finally pushed an update for the app used on Android smartwatches. This version takes on the functions users formerly had to turn to 3rd-party solutions for. For example, the new Spotify for...
Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

October 2018 Update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Q4 2018 Update. Here you will find the best tablets under 250 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Lenovo Tablet 10 (Celeron N4100, eMMC, LTE, WUXGA) Tablet Review

84% Lenovo Tablet 10 (Celeron N4100, eMMC, LTE, WUXGA) Tablet Review

ThinkPad incognito. Lenovo's 10.1-inch Windows tablet offers fairly decent hardware: 128 GB storage, LTE modem, IPS panel, keyboard dock, and an active stylus. However, it comes at a price: Lenovo wants to see $600 plus tax in exchange for this particular model.
Intel Celeron N4100 | Intel UHD Graphics 600 | 10.1" | 664 g
OEMs who ship to the EEA may now have to pay for Google Play Store licenses for their devices. (Source:

Google will stop auto-bundling Chrome and Search with the Play Store on Android in the EEA

Google has lost out in an anti-trust hearing conducted by the European Commission. As a result, the company have been fined US$5 billion, although it is currently appealing this decision. In the meantime, the requirements for Andr...
The two color SKUs of the Huawei Mate 20 X. (Source: Huawei)

The Mate 20 X: Huawei's own 'one more thing' is a massive game-focused phone

The Huawei Mate 20 X is another variant of the Chinese OEM's late-2018 flagship device. Like the Mate 20 and 20 Pro, it runs the Kirin 980 chipset and rocks the Leica-branded triple camera. However, it pushes even the definition o...
Samsung foldable display concept

LG and Lenovo allegedly working on 13-inch foldable slate

It is no secret that the race for the foldable phone is on, and now it seems that LG and Lenovo are working together to take the whole deal to the next level: the foldable tablet. However, the source of the news is not official, s...
The all-new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is IPX8-rated for waterproofing. (Source: Amazon)

Amazon announces all-new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon has revealed the full details of the all-new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, which offers IPX8-rated waterproof protection. According to the promotional text for the device, it can manage up to 60 minutes of being submerged in ...
Google product line-up. (Source: Google)

What Google got right and wrong at its Made by Google event

The Made by Google event for 2018 has come and gone. Always an exciting time on the calendar, it certainly had plenty of hits, but it also had some misses. Read on to see what we think Google got right and what it got wrong.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (SM-T590N) Tablet Review

86% Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (SM-T590N) Tablet Review

A real entertainer. The Galaxy Tab A 10.5 is Samsung's update of its mid-range Galaxy Tab A 10.1 tablet. The 10.5-inch Android device is supposed to set itself apart from its competition with its WUXGA display, Dolby Atmos sound, a family-friendly kids mode and long battery runtimes.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 10.5" | 531 g
The iPad Pro line may be refreshed with a super-thin 2018 model without many ports. (Source: Apple)

Next iPad yet again rumored to sacrifice 3.5mm jack for slimness

The next Apple tablet, which is likely to be the 2018 iPad Pro, may be even thinner than its predecessor. So thin, in fact, that it will not be able to accommodate the headphone jack any more. This leak comes from a relatively unk...

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