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Ask LH: What's A Good University Laptop?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m just starting my second year of university and my home laptop is too bulky to take with me. I’m on the hunt for a secondary laptop but since I’m a full-time student, I’m on a bit of a budget. I don’t have too many requirements — just that it is smaller, has long battery life, fits at least 2 USB ports and runs relatively smoothly. I’m really struggling to make a decision here. Any suggestions?


Pro Tablet Showdown: iPad Pro Vs. Surface Pro 4

Apple’s iPad Pro and Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 look a lot alike. Both are big tablets, both connect to slim keyboard covers and both offer a stylus for drawing and note-taking. But after spending some time with these potential laptop replacements, I found that they’re really quite different, particularly when it comes to productivity.


Lenovo's Snap-On Tablet Modules Let You Pick And Choose Your Own Killer App

These days, most tablets and laptops come with unique hardware applications (some would call them “gimmicks”) in an attempt to stand out from the crowd. It might be a fancy 3D camera, a battery extender or even an inbuilt projector. Usually, it’s entirely unproven technology that could prove useful… or it might be a flash in the pan. Lenovo is looking to eliminate this uncertainty with the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. Instead of saddling itself to one feature, it offers a choice of three clip-on modules to suit the needs of different customers. Or you can sit on the fence and ignore them all.


Google Pixel C Tablet: Australian Specs And Pricing

Google has launched the Pixel C, the first tablet created specifically for Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Here are the official specs and pricing for Australia.


Six Kid's Apps That Teach Valuable Life Skills

Educational apps for kids are everywhere, but only a select few teach important lessons in entertaining ways. Here are six apps that can actually teach your kids valuable skills — from developing a musical ear to learning how to code.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Review: A Tablet For Traditionalists

At first glance, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 resembles a throwback to tablets of old — it’s small, deliberately plain and lacks a detachable keyboard. However, beneath its unobtrusive design lies a great pygmy workhorse that’s perfect for productivity on the go. It’s also one of the thinnest tablets we’ve ever laid eyes on (if you care about that sort of thing.) Read on for our full review!


How Using A Smartphone Before Bed Affects Your Brain And Body

As we’ve explained time and time again, using your smartphone before bed can be detrimental to the sleeping process — even if you switch off at a reasonable hour. Well, it turns out that the potential side-effects are a lot worse than previously thought.


The Problem With Kids And Technology

Are toddlers really becoming addicted to technology? There’s certainly a lot of media hype to suggest that they are. And there’s no question the footage of small children breaking down when their tablet is taken away is unsettling.


How Desktop Apps Can Be Transformed Into Great Touchscreen Apps

A 2 in 1 gives you the ability to access both desktop and tablet apps, but how can developers build apps that take advantage of both platforms? Here are some of the tricks that they use.


How 2 In 1s Minimise Management Headaches For BYOD

We live in a world where bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is a fact of life for IT managers, but that doesn’t eliminate the need to secure and manage those devices. Here’s how using a 2 in 1 makes that easier.


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