Women Love 8″: Why Size Matters (for Tablets)

I love my Nexus 10 Android tablet.  It wasn’t my first tablet – nor will it be my last.  I love everything about it – I love the size, the weight, the battery life.  I use it for almost everything.  I watch media on it.  I game on it.  I read on it.  Heck, I’ll…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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Review: Samsung Nexus 10 Tablet

Before we settle in with the wash and rinse review of the tablet, you should hear a bit about my back story so you know where I’m coming from.  While not essential for the review, it will give you a good idea what mindset I come from with regards to tablets.  If you’re only interested…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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What exactly is a “tablet”?

After duking it out on Google Plus and screaming in the streets about tablets (what is and is not), I figured we were due for an article discussing the whole tablet craze – once again in the interest of serving my fellow man. What exactly defines what device is considered a “tablet”?  Ask 25 people,…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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10 Things You Won’t Be Doing With the Amazon Fire

These days there are two phrases that are making me crazy: “Android Fragmentation” and “Amazon FireTablet“.  Both of them are deceptive and largely incorrect and this article goes about setting the latter one straight. I’d like to point out that even Amazon themselves do not call the Fire a “tablet”.  In fact, if you look…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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How Much of a Threat is Mobile Gaming?

We’re all about disposability these days.  Nothing is built to last anymore.  Remember when you paid $300 for a top-loading VCR?  Chances are likely, that VCR is still working today for someone.  A 20 year car is almost unheard of these days – with people leasing and trading up every two years, who cares? Of…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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The nookColor: A Near Perfect Android Tablet?

Almost a decade ago, Microsoft said that tablet PCs were the future.  They figured that people would ditch laptops and even desktops if manufacturers would come up with a touch screen portable PC.  Instead of that taking off, we got netbooks;  aka neutered laptops.  These were well received and still enjoy a rather profitable following,…

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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