These days, we're looking to do things quickly while not sacrificing the quality of our work in the process. That's where tablets come in handy and it's easy to see why they're gaining more and more popularity. A PC tablet works like a regular computer, but it’s not nearly as heavy as one. This means you can do all of your work on the road, at the local coffee shop, or right in your own home without a heavy laptop sitting on your lap. You can take a PC tablet with you anywhere you go to get work done. If you're going to a business meeting, having a tablet allows you to take notes when necessary. On the other hand, if you feel like relaxing and just watching a show, you can stream shows from your tablet as well. Tablets are making life so much more convenient for consumers as they're portable computers. They're lightweight and convenient to take with you anywhere. These are just a few of the advantages of a PC tablet.
According to the security expert Michael Horowitz, who published a great article about it in the Computer World, a service for backing up data from Android devices allows Google to simply find out passwords of its customers whenever they wish and wherever it is "needed". Horowitz believes that this is a result of the way in which Android devices store user passwords, which isaccording to him made purposely that way, just so that we can lose the security that would lead to "too much" privacy.
The next version of Google's operating system Android 4.4 will be called KitKat. Senior Vice President of Google Sundar Pichai confirmed this information on his Google+ and Twitter profiles, with the addition of the image of android robot looking like a KitKat chocolate bar. Beside this, the company on the web site for Android developers put the list of all previous versions of Android.
Because of the Windows Store, fearing for their own distribution service Steam, Valve's director Gabe Newell has once claimed that Windows 8 is a disaster unlike he has seen before and that user will definitely want to replace it with something better. In the meantime, the market has punished Microsoft's bad marketing, and Newell has released Steam for OSX and Linux, making them very interesting alternatives to Windows.
Google's latest operating system for mobile devices, Android Jelly Bean, has finally surpassed Gingerbread and has become the most common version of Android. According to data published by Google, Jelly Bean now holds approximately 37.9% of the share among all Android versions, while the share of Gingerbread is 34.1%.
Codenamed Raring Ringtail, a new version of Ubuntu 4.13 brings a number of improvements despite the fact that there are no some radical big news here. Canonical have decided to polish already existing elements of the operating system in this version 13.04. Among other things, according to recent statements new Ubuntu 13.04 should ,thanks to the work on the code for the version of Ubuntu intended for smartphones and tablets, have a better performance and be more frugal with energy.
In April this year, Kylin operating system will appear on the Chinese market, which is collaboration between the Chinese government organizations and Canonical. It represents a customized version of Ubuntu Linux for the Chinese market.
Canonical chief Mark Shuttleworth personally presented the new Ubuntu OS dedicated to tablets. The first tablet with the new OS that will be available for visitors to try it out should come to the upcoming MWC 2013 show in Barcelona. According to what has been shown, the operating system is very similar to the recently introduced Ubuntu OS based on Linux for smart phones, with one dramatic difference. OS for the tablet is able to run two applications simultaneously, so you would say that it is characterized by multitasking
There are sometimes items that show up in the market that seem to point to something on the horizon that could be quite interesting. Although when we first saw the news that Facebook had picked up another Apple employee (this time the UI designer for iWeb and Numbers) we did not think much about it. Now however, there is something else that is on the horizon and that seems to counter some information that we had before about a possible Facebook phone. This is the news that RIM might be considering selling off their handset business.