tablets

Five Best Tablet Styli

Tablets are great for email, games and productivity apps. They can also be useful for note-taking, annotations and drawing, but when you start doing those things, a good stylus is extremely useful. This week we’re looking at five of the best tablet styli for capacitive touch screens, based on your nominations.


Tablet Sales In Australia Are Down

Research firm Telsyte says that 1.8 million tablets sold in Australia in the first half of the year. That’s a large number, but it’s also down 28 per cent on the same period last year. What’s happening?


Surface Pro 3 Hits Australia On 28 August

We’ve known since its announcement back in May that Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet would hit Australian shelves in “late August”. Now we have a more precise release date: Thursday 28 August.


ABC's App Now Works On Android Tablets

ABC has once again updated its mobile app for iOS and Android, with optimisation added for Google-powered tablets. Here’s a look at the new improvements.


Laptops, Convertibles, Tablets: Which Should You Choose?

Even if you’ve decided that mobile phones will only play a relatively minimal role in your environment (calls, texts, emails and basic browsing), your mobile choices have only just begun. The conventional laptop still plays a vital role, but now competes with tablet machines and hybrids (which can convert from tablet to laptop form as needed) for corporate attention. Here’s our take on when each form factor makes sense.


Ask LH: Is It Worth Repairing My Broken Tablet?

Hi Lifehacker, I recently put a crack in the screen in my Sony Xperia Z tablet rendering a third of the screen unusable. According to Sony this would cost $450 to repair, nearly the value of the tablet itself. I could not find anywhere in Melbourne that would repair a Sony tablet but I was able to keep using it, albeit with much reduced functionality. However, a recent software update has made the tablet completely unusable as I cannot get past the language selection screen (as pictured).


Use Your Phone Or Tablet To Physically Separate Distracting Tasks

Chances are you work on some combination of a desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. If you have a smaller screen with you, it may actually help your productivity to use it for distracting tasks.


A Developer's Guide To Building Your First App

Dominic Williamson is an app developer who began his career as a psychology student with no prior coding experience. Within six months, he had produced one of the most successful apps on Microsoft’s Windows Phone Store. Here are some tips from Dominic that will help budding app developers kick-start their own careers.


Need A New Laptop For Work Or School? Tax Time Is A Great Time

The end of financial year is great time to buy new tech gear. If you use your computer at home for work — you may be able to claim your PC as a tax deduction. That applies to some students, too. Further, small businesses with total incomes less than $2 million can write off purchases valued under $6500 immediately in the year the cost occurred. So what new laptops/tablets are best for work or play? Here are some ideas.


Ask LH: What's A Good Tablet Choice For A Travelling Developer?

Dear Lifehacker, I am travelling in Europe later this year for 3 to 5 months. I run several WordPress and Joomla websites and would like to know the best tablet (and accessories) to buy so I can continue to run these websites overseas. Any suggestions?