Tablets can be used for business tasks, and making video calls is not to be overlooked. One tablet with Skype saved the day by averting a near disaster for this writer.
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Microsoft plans to release its Lync unified communications app for Android tablets this summer. It also will deliver federated video across Lync and Skype before the end of 2014.
Cisco's video conferencing software will be preloaded on Samsung's NotePRO and TabPRO tablets, further emphasizing the pro in "PRO."
Networks are getting faster and reaching further, smartphone displays are growing in size, and more people are using tablets. These factors lead to more media consumption, and Verizon reported that they are seeing traffic related to video increase dramatically.
Facebook has outlined significant changes to its privacy (aka Data Use) policy and is asking its users for feedback. The company has also scheduled a live Q&A video for this coming Monday.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed up for the IPO roadshow kickoff in New York, but he skipped Boston. Separately, Facebook has scrapped the IPO video in response to feedback.
Most Wednesdays, I run a live webinar on WizIQ, usually on some ed tech-related topic. I tend not to post the recordings here since there is definitely a commercial element to them (I wouldn't be much of an evangelist for the company if there wasn't).
The Hulu Plus monthly video streaming service is now available for certain Android tablets.
Microsoft's video introducing the Windows 8 Consumer Preview build confirmed the existence of an NDTV app for Windows 8 tablets.
The Chrome browser is now available for Android phones and tablets running Ice Cream Sandwich. Here's Chrome captured on video in action.
The BBC has switched from Flash to HTML5 for streaming video on its mobile news site, according to reports.The move, reported by Electronista on Tuesday, means the mobile BBC News site can run video on iOS as well as Android smartphones and tablets.
Amazon and Barnes & Noble may throw around streaming video as a marketing tool to postion their products, but real mobile usage data indicates that users aren't watching a lot of streaming feature films and TV on their tablets.
ViewSonic's Atom Z670-powered viewPad 10pro tablet offers the best of both worlds -- the apps and 1080p HD video quality of an Android Gingerbread device, as well as the familiarity of the Windows 7 environment. Are dual-OS tablets the way of the future?
Once again, Amazon delivered big numbers within its second quarter earnings report on Tuesday. But instead of the product focus being on rumored tablets, investors were curious about Prime's digital video offerings.
Id Software co-founder John Carmack predicts cell phones and tablets will be more powerful than today's video game consoles in two years. But will that make games better?
Video walkthrough of Windows 8 for tablets: Already a tough selling point for tepid Gen Y tablet prospectives
A video demonstration of Windows 8 in action. Could this really rival an iPad, and why should I 'go tablet' when I can 'go netbook'?
Qualcomm said it will include the Flash Player to its feature phone chip, the 800 Mhz MSM7x27, and enable high-definition video playback on its Snapdragon processor for smartphones and tablets.
AMD is working on a new Fusion processor designed specifically for tablets. The Z-Series APU (Desna) will use less power, increasing battery life, but will still have the processing power to handle HD video.
With Amazon's Kindle, likely tablets, streaming video and cloud music the company is grabbing everyday users. If Lady Gaga and a 99 cent album is what it takes to acquire customers Amazon will take that loss leading bet all day.
The flood of tablets appearing can leave one jaded at the sameness of them all, with the exception of the HP TouchPad that is not shipping yet. Take a look at this video of the webOS emulator and you'll understand why I am getting impatient.
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