Weekly recap: It's all about the tablet

Summary:Here are the top stories from ZDNet Mobile News this week gathered in one convenient spot. The tablet reigned supreme so if you missed something you can check it out here.

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This week a lot of folks will have their eyes on Apple's expected unveiling of the new iPads.

Apple isn't the only company playing with slates, and last week there was a lot of stuff happening in the tablet space. Microsoft released Windows 8.1, and it turned a good tablet that's been out for months into a great one. Lenovo augmented its tablet line with a new, small tablet that looks pretty nice. A bigger tablet of theirs got the hands-on treatment.

We covered it all and here it is in one spot for your reading pleasure.

Top 15 Android tablet apps for work and play

Android tablets have come a long way since the first, the Motorola XOOM, appeared. The right apps make them great tablets for both work and play. These 15 apps are a great way to get going.

On the brink of acceptable battery life in mobile

A perfect storm of hardware evolution and software improvement means mobile devices are lasting longer away from power outlets than ever. Many tablets can now go all day on a charge.

Lenovo Miix with keyboard folio: Hands on

Lenovo has more Windows 8 computers than most companies, and the Miix with the unique keyboard folio is aimed at those on a budget.

Lenovo unveils Miix 2: 8-inch tablet, Bay Trail, and Office for $299

The small tablet space is heating up with this 8-inch model from Lenovo that packs Bay Trail inside for a low price. This may be the small tablet to beat with full Office.

Windows 8.1: Makes the ThinkPad Tablet 2 even better

Lenovo's tablet has impressed me since buying it a while back. Having updated it to Windows 8.1, I find it even better due to Microsoft's improvements.

Topics: Mobility, Lenovo, Tablets

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James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

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