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Ask LH: Should I Upgrade The Processor In My Tablet?

Dear Lifehacker, My phone’s screen and battery are still great, but the dual-core processor is getting long in the tooth. Is there any way I can either upgrade the processor, or get it to draw on the much more powerful processor in my phone?


Can Tablets Save Us From Our Own Handwriting?

The advent of computers have made our lives more convenient but it has had a negative side effect: illegible handwriting. We use computers so often that many of us now possess dreadful handwriting skills. But can tablets undo the damage that computers have done? Let’s have a closer look.


The Best Tech Deals From Target's Massive Ebay Sale [Updated]

Following on the heels of eBay’s huge Valentine’s Day promotion, Target has followed suit with an eBay sale of its own. Until 21 February, you can get 20 per cent off everything in store — including items that were already heavily discounted. Read on for the best video games, consoles and tech goodies from the sale. Prices start at under $7!


iDisplay Updates With Speed Improvements, Lower Latency, And More

iOS/Android/Mac/Windows: iDisplay, a utility that turns your tablet into a fully-functional second screen for your computer, just updated with a big speed boost, much lower latency over Wi-Fi, and support for Android tablets and OS X El Capitan.


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!


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