Welcome to our April TabTimes Monthly, an overview of the best new tablets and tablet related technology news and reviews of the last month in the industry. Subscribers to our TabTimes Monthly newsletter will be familiar with what they see here, just be sure to sign up for our giveaway for a chance to win a new tablet each month.
I hope you enjoy some of our favorite news from March of 2016, and when you get through to the end, sign up for your chance to win one of our few remaining brand new Google Nexus 9 tablets, built by HTC.
Apple announces the iPad Pro 9.7
We don’t want to talk about it too much before our unit arrives, later today, so let’s just say that the permafrost of Apple’s winter has thawed and anew device has been unearthed, the result is a new 9.7-inch tablet on the market. The iPad Air 2 was a strong device, but the new iPad Pro 9.7, with stronger processor and ability to work with a Smart Keyboard dock and the Apple Pencil smart stylus, is the update that many were hoping for.
Stay tuned to the site for plenty of great coverage of the iPad Pro 9.7 coming throughout April.
If you are in the market for an easy to use, highly mobile laptop with amazing battery life, a Chromebook is a worthy option to consider. Admitting that they are not designed for power users or the creative types that need major software applications to get through their day, you might be surprised at how versatile Chrome OS actually is. Best of all, with battery life upwards of 14 hours, this 14-inch laptop will keep you surfing the web, reading your favorite tablet-focused blog, checking those emails and even catching a show for an entire day on a charge.
They may not be glamorous, but they are very efficient devices, check out the Acer Chromebook 14 and other Chrome OS powered devices to see what we mean.
We mentioned previously that we’ve been working very hard to update older posts with new and relevant information for your needs, we are happy to announce that we are finished with the bulk of the list. Here are some of the best updates from the last month on the site:
Best Android games for tablets
Everyone loves a good game to keep their mind active, kill some time or just for entertainment, we’ve got something for everyone in this list of the best games for Android on the market today. Obviously, we had to limit the list, so if your favorite game is not there, be sure to hit the comments and let us know what keeps you entertained on your Android tablet.
Photo editing is a big deal these days, with great camera sensors on our favorite devices we are taking more and more photos than ever before. While the act of taking a photo is a little cuymbersome on a tablet, there is little better mobile device to use for editing photos on the go. Whether you’ve captured a sunset or a funambulist in action, here are the tools you can use to tweak the image to perfection on your Android tablet.
Despite there being a new iPad on the market in the 10-inch size range, the iPad Air 2 is still a popular tablet, particularly with the new price cut. We adjusted our accessories list to help you get the most out of your device, and we revisited our charger shootout and battery life posts. Bottom line, we still think the the iPad Air 2 is a smart purchasing decision, for now, and there is a ton you can do to get the most out of it for hours at a time on a charge.
As with many of our updates this past few months, we did not change much in our review – having spent more time with the iPad mini 4 since initially writing this piece and finding it harder and harder to purchase the iPad mini 3, we had a few new things to say about the two. Mostly, though, we topped up the article with extra resources to help you get the most out of the devices and make an informed decision on which iPad you should purchase.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is one of the best tablets to hit the market in 2015, we’ve been enjoying our time with the device, and have been sharing it between team members around the globe. We are excited for new content on the device coming soon, but for now, we revisited out initial review with a few new resources to help you get the most out of the device.
Apple’s iPad Pro has been out for a few months now, hard to believe, and there is a new 9.7-inch version hitting the market right now, for now, we revisited our iPad Pro review, again, we’ve added a few new insights from our time with the tablet and new resources to help you get the most out of this large tablet.
In this basic Samsung vs Apple tablet shootout, the Galaxy Tab S2 and the iPad Air 2 stack up with surprising similarities. Join us for a quick look at Apple’s previous generation ideals on the perfect tablet and how Samsung views that approach with a few differences, including the power of Android.
A big congratulations to last month’s winner: Segio T. of Portugal is taking home the iPad mini 4.
We admit that the Nexus 9 is starting to feel a little old, it’s a good thing then that this Android tablet still holds its own when put to use in your daily list. With a 9-inch display, it is a great middle ground between other popular tablets and the pure Android experience is great, especially if you’ve opted into the new Android preview beta program to run Android N. Check out the widget below for your chance to win the Nexus 9.