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Business-grade phishing poses business-grade risks. (Source: Pixabay)

The rate of mobile phishing aimed at businesses grew by 37% by the end of March 2020

The security group Lookout has released the results of its latest study of fraud that targets phones or tablets owned by enterprises. It found that the number of such incidents grew by 37.1% between the last quarter of 2019 and th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 17:01:00 +0200
The new Xiaomi Type-C 65 W PD fast charger has a foldable pin. (Image source:

Xiaomi's new Type-C 65 W PD fast charger will fully charge a MacBook Pro 13 in under two hours and costs just 99 yuan (US$14)

Xiaomi has released a new USB Type-C 65 W PD fast charger that can be used with a diverse range of products from the Dell XPS 15 through the Nintendo Switch to the Redmi K20 Pro. Xiaomi claims the 99 yuan (US$14) product can fully...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 01 Jun 2020 19:22:00 +0200
Disney+ has skyrocketed in recent months. (Source: Disney)

Disney+ is now the 4th most popular streaming service in the US: new study

Disney launched its own streaming services only about 6 months ago. Despite this, a new study has found that 25% of its US-based respondents have already subscribed to it. This puts it in the top 5 of such apps alongside more esta...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 31 May 2020 21:03:00 +0200
One of Eve Devices' new detachable keyboard concepts. (Source: Eve Devices)

Eve V 2020: Eve Devices is taking the design of its upcoming convertible's keyboard very seriously

Eve Devices is currently developing its second-generation 2-in-1 informed by feedback from its community, as is the brand's wont. It has collected this input on the tablet portion of this product, and has now moved onto its detach...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 31 May 2020 20:28:00 +0200
The alleged ZTE tri-fold patent. (Source: PriceBaba)

ZTE reportedly patents a tri-folding tablet

The smartphone OEM ZTE has reportedly filed a patent with the Chinese National Intellectual Property Office (CNIPA) for a tablet-like device with a screen that can bend at 2 points to collapse into more of a phone form factor. It ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 30 May 2020 19:57:00 +0200
Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

May 2020 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.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 29 May 2020 20:37:00 +0200
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Q2/2020 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.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 29 May 2020 18:44:00 +0200
Lenovo Tab M10 Plus: Affordable tablet with Smart Charging Station is now purchasable for US$169.99. (Image source: Lenovo)

Lenovo Tab M10 Plus: Affordable tablet with Smart Charging Station is now purchasable for US$169.99

The Lenovo Tab M10 Plus is now purchasable. Starting at US$169.99, the M10 Plus can be equipped with up to 128 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM. All SKUs come with a Smart Charging Station and support Google's Ambient Mode.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 29 May 2020 14:39:00 +0200
Does OPPO want to be the new Huawei? (Source: OPPO)

OPPO may be closer than ever to having its own Kirin-esque series of chips

According to a new report, the mobile device OEM OPPO is making progress with its dream of constructing a team to rival Huawei's HiSilicon division. This would enable it to build its own in-house chipsets, as this company and Sams...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 29 May 2020 13:38:00 +0200
Xiaomi is finally bringing its laptops to India

Xiaomi India teases laptop release; Mi Notebook and Redmibook likely to go on sale soon

Xiaomi will soon unveil some new laptops in India, according to a teaser posted by the company's Twitter handle. We can expect to see a range of Mi Notebooks and Redmibooks on the marketplace soon.
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 29 May 2020 11:47:00 +0200
The FastConnect 6900 and 6700 are new Qualcomm wireless modules. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm's latest connectivity modules step up to Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2

Qualcomm has announced the FastConnect 6900 and 6700, 2 new connectivity solutions that may upgrade some future phones to Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E. The latter is a variation on the latest wireless data standard that adds the 6GH...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 28 May 2020 20:11:00 +0200
Research has found that more people clean their phones more regularly these days. (Source: Pixabay)

The number of people who clean their phones daily in the US may have doubled due to Covid-19

Most modern phones are made of materials on which pathogens, Covid-19 included, can survive on for up to 120 hours. Accordingly, bodies such as the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommend that they be cleaned once a day. New...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 27 May 2020 19:22:00 +0200
Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 will feature ARM's latest Cortex-X1 core

Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 will feature ARM's newest Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1 super core

The upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SoC will come with ARM's latest Cortex-X1 and Cortex-A78 cores. The chip's configuration will likely consist of a single Cortex-X1 core coupled with three Cortex-A78 cores and four Cortex A-55 ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 27 May 2020 17:12:00 +0200
The Lenovo Yoga Duet 7i and IdeaPad Duet 3i. (Image source: Lenovo)

Lenovo Duet: Yoga and IdeaPad detachable 2-in-1 tablets announced

Lenovo has announced new Yoga and IdeaPad detachable 2-in-1 tablets. Called the IdeaPad Duet 3i and Yoga Duet 7i, both run Windows 10 and support pen input. Optional LTE is available for both devices, too.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 27 May 2020 16:51:00 +0200
The MatePad Pro 5G is to be available in China after all. (Source: Weibo)

Update | Huawei springs an unexpected MatePad Pro 5G launch on the Chinese market

The 5G version of Huawei's latest premium slate has been on the international market for some months now. However, it has not been available in this OEM's own home market. The company has rather abruptly announced that it will cor...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 27 May 2020 15:40:00 +0200
ARM Mali-G78 mobile GPU now official (Source: ARM)

ARM unveils the Mali-G78 and Mali-G68 mobile GPUs

The new Mali-G78 mobile GPU is more efficient and provides performance improvements of up to 25 percent compared to its predecessor — Mali-G77, which launched last year as the first Valhall-based mobile GPU. Its companion, the Mal...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 27 May 2020 11:03:00 +0200
ARM is bringing not just one, but two high-performance cores to market in 2021. (Source: ARM)

New ARM Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1 cores announced, will power 2021 flagships

ARM has announced its new Cortex-A78 architecture that will power most Android flagship smartphones in 2021. Interestingly, it has also branched out into extra-performance cores with the launch of its new Cortex-X1 borne out of it...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 27 May 2020 10:52:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 has a 7,040 mAh lithium-ion battery. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ expected to sport a battery with an enormous capacity of over 10,000 mAh

The expected battery capacity for a Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 device has been discovered, and it seems that a potential Galaxy Tab S7+ model will end up with a battery capacity of over 10,000 mAh. This is a huge step-up from the 7,040...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 26 May 2020 19:25:00 +0200
The Galaxy Tab S7 will support 5G connectivity. (Image source: Samsung)

Galaxy Tab S7: Certification confirms Wi-Fi 6 and 5G connectivity for Samsung's Q3-bound premium tablets

The Wi-Fi Alliance has confirmed that the Galaxy Tab S7 series will support Wi-Fi 6 and 5G. Expected to arrive as 11-inch and 12.4-inch tablets, Samsung is said to be planning Wi-Fi and 4G models too. Samsung is thought to be laun...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 26 May 2020 12:38:00 +0200
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Klaus Hinum, Mon, 25 May 2020 19:17:58 +0200
SHIFT13mi: A sustainable and detachable 2-in-1 tablet with a fast Core i5 processor. (Image source: SHIFT)

SHIFT13mi: A sustainable and detachable 2-in-1 tablet with a fast Core i5 processor

The SHIFT13mi is a new detachable 2-in-1 tablet that focuses on sustainability. The device combines high performance with a modular design that should make it more repairable than many of its peers.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 22 May 2020 20:46:00 +0200
The new Durabook U11. (Source: Durabook)

The rugged tablet-maker Durabook launches its first 10th-gen Intel Core-based model

Durabook has announced an updated version of its super-tough U11 tablet with up to Intel Core i7-10510Y processors. It also has a MIL-STD-810G certified rubberized chassis with a military-grade on-the-spot SSD-removal system. User...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 21 May 2020 20:12:00 +0200
PineTab: Affordable and detachable 2-in-1 tablet orderable for US$119.99 by the end of next week. (Image source: PINE64)

PineTab: Affordable and detachable 2-in-1 tablet orderable for US$119.99 by the end of next week

The PineTab is an affordable and detachable 2-in-1 tablet. Priced at US$119.99 or US$99.99 for just tablet, the PineTab will be available to order by the end of the next week.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 20 May 2020 15:38:00 +0200
The latest SD Express 8.0 specs allow for transfer speeds of up to 4 GB/s. (Image Source:

SD Express 8.0 specs released, 4 GB/s transfer speeds now possible for SD cards

The updated specs allow transfer speeds of up to 4 GB/s, which is essentially half of what computer PCIe NVMe SSDs can achieve, since the SD cards are only limited to X2 lanes instead of X4. Nevertheless, with the new version, upc...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 20 May 2020 15:19:00 +0200
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2020): The Magic Keyboard turns it into a notebook

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2020): The Magic Keyboard turns it into a notebook

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2020) is the iPad Pro series' current flagship. As its predecessors, the updated XXL tablet aims to fully replace laptops. The Magic Ke...
Apple A12Z Bionic | Apple A12Z Bionic GPU | 11" | 471 g
Manuel Masiero, Tue, 19 May 2020 20:27:00 +0200
IFA 2020 will go ahead, but not as normal. (Source: IFA)

IFA 2020 will take place live in Berlin, just not as we know it

A number of annual conferences and showcases have had to either shut down or move online from their traditional real-world venues in 2020. IFA has just announced that its own flagship expo is not to be among them. However, due to ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 19 May 2020 19:50:00 +0200
The Honor ViewPad 6 comes in three colours. (Image source: Honor)

ViewPad 6: Honor guns for Apple and the iPad Pro 11 with its latest premium tablet

Featuring a 10.4-inch 2K display, the ViewPad 6 runs on a Kirin 985 chipset and 6 GB of RAM. Available in three colours, the ViewPad 6 has a 7,250 mAh battery and supports pen input.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 19 May 2020 15:00:00 +0200
Walmart has launched two new affordable tablets

Walmart's newest Onn tablets offer Android 10 and USB-C starting at $99

The successors to Walmart's Onn range of affordable tablets have arrived as the Onn 8 Tablet Pro and Onn 10.1 Tablet Pro. Both devices run a 2.0 GHz SoC coupled with 2/3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, Android 10, 5MP front an...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 18 May 2020 21:03:00 +0200
An Apple A12-powered iPad will likely replace the seventh-generation iPad. (Image source: Apple)

iPad "SE": Apple's next "budget" iPad to feature a larger display and an A12 chipset

The next entry-level iPad may quite the upgrade over its predecessor, MacRumors reports. Following the iPhone SE's product strategy, the iPad will remain affordable by Apple's standards. However, it is set to receive a new chipset...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 18 May 2020 11:55:00 +0200
The black Microsoft Surface Pro 7 deal comes with a Pro Type Cover. (Image source: Microsoft)

Deal | Hot Microsoft Surface deals: Up to US$400 off the Surface Pro 6 and save up to US$360.99 on a Surface Laptop 3 bundle or US$330 on a Surface Pro 7 bundle

There are some great Microsoft Surface device deals to be had at the moment, especially if you are in the hunt for either a Surface Pro or Surface Laptop. There is up to US$400 off the Surface Pro 6, and you can save well over US$...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 17 May 2020 15:39:00 +0200
The new UGREEN 65W charger. (Source: UGREEN)

UGREEN launches a new, compact, multi-USB 65W GaN charger via Indiegogo

UGREEN's latest power brick has 4 ports: 3 USB type Cs and 1 USB type A; therefore, it may suit the need of many users with multiple devices that can charge at up to 65 watts (W). The OEM also claims that it will be smaller than i...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 15 May 2020 18:23:00 +0200
Virtually test out a Sony TV in your house with its new app. (Source: Sony)

Sony launches a new AR app to help users choose which of its TVs to buy

Envision TV AR is a new Android and iOS app designed by Sony to help users reluctant to go outdoors shop for a new big-screen device in any case. It uses the augmented-reality (AR) features of a smartphone to virtually place Sony ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 15 May 2020 17:41:00 +0200
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2020) Review: Fine-tuning the Flagship

89% Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2020) Review: Fine-tuning the Flagship

More than just a tablet. Even though the iPad Pro 12.9 (2020) is cheaper than its predecessor, it comes with superior hardware. For example, Apple has equipped its tablet for professional users with a stronger SoC as well as a new 12-MP camera with a LiDAR sensor. The device is still holding on to the claim of being able to fully replace a traditional laptop.
Apple A12Z Bionic | Apple A12Z Bionic GPU | 12.9" | 641 g
Manuel Masiero, Fri, 15 May 2020 08:37:00 +0200
Apple's Magic Keyboards causes rapid battery drain in some iPads

Magic Keyboard reportedly causes massive battery drain on some iPads

Several iPad users are complaining about accelerated battery drain when the tablet is paired with the keyboard. One user lost nearly 25% battery with just two hours of continuous keyboard use. The problem appears to be software ag...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 14 May 2020 19:26:00 +0200
Image via Amazon

Amazon launches new Fire HD 8

Amazon has updated the Fire HD 8 with a faster CPU and a bit more RAM. The tablet starts at US$90 for a model with 2 GB of RAM and $110 for a model with 3 GB of RAM. Both variants use a quad-core MediaTek MT8168 at 2 GHz and the s...
Sam Medley, Thu, 14 May 2020 19:16:00 +0200
The next version of the iPad Air may implement an in-display Touch ID fingerprint reader. (Image via

New iPad Air 2020 renders showcase in-display Touch ID and razor-thin bezels

New renders of the next iteration of Apple's iPad Air may bring a massive change to the tablet's design language. According to leaks obtained by Svetapple, the next iPad Air will feature minuscule bezels with an in-display Touch I...
Sam Medley, Thu, 14 May 2020 18:36:00 +0200
The 2020 Sony SRS-XB range. (Source: Sony)

Sony launches new wireless speakers with EXTRA BASS

Sony has announced new additions to its SRS-XB line of wireless speakers. Their generation features programmable lighting strips in their IP67 housing and are engineered for "deep, punchy bass" and a 3D surround effect. There are ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 12 May 2020 18:13:00 +0200
The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet will receive updates until June 2028. (Image source: Lenovo)

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet: Affordable and detachable 2-in-1 tablet is now purchasable for US$299

Priced comparably cheaply, the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet is a 2-in-1 tablet that also comes with a detachable keyboard. The Chrome OS device is now purchasable for US$299.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 08 May 2020 18:48:00 +0200
Top 10 2-in-1 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles (2-in-1 Tablets)

May 2020 Update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked 2-in-1 Windows tablets with attachable or detachable keyboards. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our editors and updated if needed. It is designed to help our readers with their purchase decisions.
Sebastian Bade, Wed, 06 May 2020 22:44:00 +0200
TSMC is one of Intel's main rivals. (Source: Twitter)

TSMC's market cap has now exceeded that of Intel

An analyst with the ARK Investing group has reported that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) now has a market cap that exceeds that of Intel. Therefore, the former may now be more valuable than the latter. This is m...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 06 May 2020 21:17:00 +0200
Wireless charging via NFC is now a thing

NFC-based wireless charging will make its way to future smartphones

It will soon be possible to charge appliances using your smartphone's NFC chip. The Global NFC Forum just approved a standard that allows for wireless charging at 1W via the medium. It is meant for devices such as smartwatches, wi...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 06 May 2020 20:02:00 +0200
The Gole11 features four USB ports and a 3.5 mm audio jack. (Image source: Gole/Indiegogo)

Gole11: An all-in-one Windows 10 PC with a quad-core Intel Celeron N3450 SoC and 11.6-inch Full HD touchscreen from US$99

Gole Technology has introduced the Gole11 all-in-one PC, which is also known as the HiGole F11APL. According to the company, the Gole11 is “the world’s cheapest all-in-one”, and it features an Intel Celeron N3450 processor and an ...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 06 May 2020 13:13:00 +0200
Qualcomm's next-gen flagship SoC may have been leaked. (Source: Qualcomm

Snapdragon 875 specs are allegedly leaked: 5nm, new GPU, VPU and more

A tech blog now touts the Snapdragon 865 SoC's next generation as the first of its line to launch with a 5 nanometer (nm) architecture. It also claims to be able to name several important components of its platform, its GPU, VPU a...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 05 May 2020 21:57:00 +0200
The Surface Go 2 will be compatible with existing accessories. (Image source: @rquandt & WinFuture)

Leaked Surface Go 2 images confirm design changes, optional 256 GB SSD and compatibility with existing accessories; no ARM model though

Leaked images of the Surface Go 2 confirm that Microsoft has given its new baby 2-in-1 a more modern look. The Surface Go 2 uses the same chassis as its predecessor though, providing backwards-compatibility with existing accessori...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 05 May 2020 19:36:00 +0200
Chuwi Hi10 X Convertible Review: Metal Chassis for $230 USD

69% Chuwi Hi10 X Convertible Review: Metal Chassis for $230 USD

Useful for very light loads only. How far can a cheap passively-cooled Windows 10 tablet from a lesser-known Chinese manufacturer get you? If all you're doing is light web browsing or word processing, then the Chuwi Hi10 X can get the job done if just barely.
Intel Celeron N4100 | Intel UHD Graphics 600 | 10.1" | 600 g
Allen Ngo, Tue, 05 May 2020 09:32:00 +0200
Samsung will have a successor to the original Galaxy Fold ready for launch in the second half of 2020. (Source: @BenGeskin)

Samsung confirms Galaxy Fold 2 is will launch in 2H20 along with the Galaxy Note 20

Samsung has officially confirmed that it will be launching a sequel to the Galaxy Fold. The news was buried in its financial report last week as it sought to assure investors that it is going to continue to try innovating itself o...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 04 May 2020 14:55:00 +0200
Flipkart and Amazon will be allowed to operate in some regions

Flipkart and Amazon to resume operations in some districts

E-commerce platforms such as Amazon and Flipkart will now be allowed to resume operations in orange and green zones in the Indian subcontinent. People residing in red zones will have to wait till their region is upgraded to gree...
Anil Satyanarayana, Sat, 02 May 2020 13:25:00 +0200
The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet will ship on May 11. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet affordable detachable 2-in-1 tablet launch is imminent

Lenovo’s Chrome OS-based IdeaPad Duet captured a lot of interest when it was first unveiled in early January. It has very similar form and functionality to Google’s much more expensive Pixel Slate, but it is priced a lot more attr...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 02 May 2020 12:09:00 +0200
Huawei patents a new possible MatePad with an interesting rear panel

Huawei patents a new possible MatePad with an interesting rear panel

Huawei may have filed a new patent for a tablet that is now on the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) database. Given its form-factor, it may be easy to assume that it is the upcoming T8 model rumored to launch soon. Howeve...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 01 May 2020 16:38:00 +0200
A slice of tomorrow: The Huawei Mate Xs

Huawei Mate Xs: Expensive construction site, but an exciting glimpse into the future

In our review, the Huawei Mate Xs has convinced us with its foldable design. While the outer display certainly carries a higher risk, it also opens up numerous ...
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G | ARM Mali-G76 MP16 | 8" | 300 g
Daniel Schmidt, Thu, 30 Apr 2020 18:44:00 +0200


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