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Tech Tip Thursday: Laptops vs. Tablets

In our recent articles, we’ve talked a lot about how to make decisions about the technology you buy. We’ve talked about how to pick a new computer, and how to pick a new phone and phone carrier. Today we’re going to talk about laptops and tablets. As tablets like Apple’s iPad or Samsung’s Galaxy Tab get better, people are starting to choose them instead of laptops. If you think a…

Tech Tip Thursday: How to Extend Your Battery Life

Battery Discharge

In our last two articles we’ve told you a bit about how lithium ion batteries work and why they sometimes expand. Today we’re going to round out our series on batteries with a few tips on the best ways to make sure your batteries last as long as possible. Batteries are one of the most important components in cell phones, tablets, and laptops - they’re what make your mobile devices mobile.…

Mobile Monday: How Touchscreens Work

In our last article we told you all about how LCD screens work. In that piece, we talked a little about the history of LCDs and how important they’ve been to the rise of personal mobile electronics like smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Today we’re going to talk about another crucial component of this technological revolution: the touchscreen. The first touchscreens were designed in the 1960s, but the technology was expensive…