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The tablet for elderly. As the project within the last two years developed

2 years, 10 months ago


In the previous posts I wrote about a burning issue: people of old age are excluded from the IT world. Start up this world also virtual, but it is capable to fill to some extent with it losses of the world real: forced exception of usual active life, communication restriction, loss of usual communications, etc.

We thought up how to solve this problem, and our project caused a great interest. Now I will tell about how for the expired two years project scale grew, about what interest in it was shown by the Russian and international public. To the purpose no distance. Welcome under kat.

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Overview of DEXP tablets on Intel® Atom™: Windows and Android models

2 years, 10 months ago
Products of the Russian company DEXP are well-known among users of mobile devices more than ten Ixion smartphones with powerful batteries (a line, for a minute, unique for the market and unique). But it is not all range of the devices released by vendor. Not the first year in DEXP develop a segment of tablets. The company offers devices of this class both based on Android, and under control of Windows. In this overview we reduced four DEXP models on Intel® Atom™ – processors with architecture of x86 which equally cope both with a platform from Google, and with an OS from Microsoft.


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Wine for Android

2 years, 10 months ago
image I think Wine does not need representation. Sometimes users of Linux have a situation when Microsoft Office is absolutely necessary or favourite game is not provided to Linux. Exactly here Wine or its commercial CrossOver version comes to the rescue, allowing to start Windows applications with relative ease. Now it will be possible also on Android.

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Avast found virus applications which long do not delete in Windows Phone Store

2 years, 10 months ago
Avast in the blog reports about a large number of the counterfeit applications found in Windows Phone Store and that they are deleted very long despite negative responses and complaints. Swindlers forge Facebook Messenger, CNN, BBC and WhatsApp in which instead of functions necessary to the user — advertizing.

The more forces spend for safety of applications in Google Play and iTunes — the spammers pay more attention to app store for Windows Phone.

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Counterfeit applications from one developer

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Innovations of Microsoft

2 years, 10 months ago

Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, Lumia 950 and 950 XL, Band 2 and HoloLens


Yesterday the Microsoft company held the presentation of several products at once. These are new Surface and Surface Book tablets hybrids, the new Lumia smartphones, the Band smart watch and the version of a helmet of virtual reality HoloLens for developers. The shown innovations are not only "pumped over" according to characteristics of model of electronics which was already produced earlier. There are also several interesting innovations.

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The overview of the bb-mobile Kalash LTE tablet – metal, 4G/LTE and Android 5.1

2 years, 10 months ago
Until recently the fresh Android version was a prerogative of leaders and branded Google Nexus devices. And the communication module with support of LTE seemed an exotic optional counter. But today networks 4G covered 79 regions of Russia, and access to Android 5.1 was given to many companies right after an output. And until all of them aimed at smartphones, the Russian bb-mobile brand let out at the beginning of September, 2015 Kalash LTE — the first most available tablet integrating Android 5.1 and support of LTE. From other characteristics It should be noted the new 4-core processor with 64-bit architecture and the IPS display. At the same time the tablet is the budget device and costs 6 990 rubles.



To an output tablet computers had no iPad even a hint on popularity. Yes, models based on Windows and Linux as the single phenomenon, but devices "for some reason" were not on sale met. Now all on the contrary — tablets based on Android and iOS forced out from shelves of shops e-books, GPS navigators and accelerated dying off of the market of personal computers.

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Overview of the ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 tablet

2 years, 10 months ago


We already wrote about two younger models of tablets from a new line — ZenPad 8.0 and ZenPad C 7.0. This time, that the picture was more complete, let's consider the senior model, ASUS ZenPad S 8.0.

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Brainy bb-mobile Techno MOZG: the Russia's first tablet with Intel Atom X3 and Android 5.1

2 years, 11 months ago
In department of a naming of the Russian company "Business of Bureau" guys and girls with humour definitely sit. It is enough to look at a line of bb-mobile Techno tablets: here to you both TOPOL, and KALASH, and MOLOTOFF, and appeared recently also MOZG. Whether this tablet the most powerful, whether imposes increased requirements to intelligence of the owner – to a descent will not understand, it is necessary to understand. But at least couple of "counters" of the tablet will precisely force to move crinkles. Or, as option, with astonishment to raise eyebrows. "Техномозг" became the device, the first in the Russian market, based on the Intel® SoFIA platform, that is an economic and fast chipset of Intel® Atom™ X3. And still it became the Russia's first 7,85-inch tablet with Android 5.1 "onboard".


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Short overview of "atomic" Irbis TW21 and Irbis TZ94 tablets

2 years, 11 months ago
Tablets with Intel Atom processors personally were always of special interest for me. They, as a rule, cost responsible money and at the same time thanks to a noble origin of their "stuffing" allow to hope for lack of glitches. Frankly speaking, cloyed semi-working GPS in the majority of inexpensive models on MediaTek iron. Other glitches – too. But MediaTek are still nothing, happens worse. To take, for example, Rockchip: what accumulator put in the tablet with the processor of this Chinese company – it (tablet PC) will work all the same a little. Perhaps, I exaggerate a little, and still I do not think that there will be many persons interested to debate about quality of hardware platforms of Asian vendors. Another matter – Intel. All this the leader in the area and money/resources/efforts for tablets of Intel enclosed in recent years in a gain of the market of pieces of iron decently. It is more, than someone another.
       
Here also it became curious to me to look – what turned out on an output. As "the test stand" at us the Irbis TZ94 tablet on new Intel Atom x3-C3230RK will act. According to the statement of Intel, C3230RK with its kernels X86 quicker than chipsets with the quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor for 80%. Probably, in the presence of the identical graphic accelerator; in C3230RK its role is played by Mali-450MP4 – the solution not most is fresher, but quite pertinent in planshety the initial average level. Also modules Wi-fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ГЛОНАСС and 3G are a part of a chipset of Intel. The modem can work with two SIM cards that we also see in practice in Irbis TZ94.


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The average American spends more time for applications, than for viewing of TV

2 years, 11 months ago
In 2015 residents of the USA for the first time began to spend more time for applications on smartphones, than on viewing of television programs — 198 minutes a day against 168. The amount of purchases in applications in 2015 will grow by one and a half times.

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