9-inch Tablet Showdown: Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2

9-inch tablet showdown google nexus vs ipad air 2Apple and Google recently announced new tablets for the masses and people will be rushing to stores to buy them. Before you buy your next full-sized tablet you’ll want to know which one gives you the best value and will meet your needs.

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It’s a tablet beat-down between the Google Nexus 9 and the iPad Air 2. Both tablets give me the wiggles inside but the Nexus 9 edges out the iPad Air 2 in my opinion. Listen to find out why.

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New Kindles, Windows 10, and Ello – WHS 125

There’s a lot of tech news that I cram into this episode along with your answers to the question of the week.

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New Kindle Devices

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  • Kindle Voyage—Prices starts at $199. The device comes with a 300 ppi display, new adaptive front light, it’s thinner than all other devices, and has a battery that lasts weeks.
  • Kindle with Touch—Prices start at $79. New touchscreen, faster processor and double the previous storage.
  • Kindle Paperwhite—Prices start at $119. Double the storage but remains mostly the same.
  • Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition—Prices start at $149. Comes with 1 year of FreeTime Unlimited, a “kid-proof” case, and 2 year worry-free guarantee.
  • Kindle Fire HD—Prices start at $99. 6- or 7-inch display. 8GB or 16GB of storage. Multiple colors.
  • Kindle Fire HDX—Prices start at $179. 7- or 8.9-inch display. 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of storage. 4G LTE cellular service available.

Reference: http://www.ereaderortablet.com/amazon-unveils-kindles-for-201415

Windows 10

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Microsoft recently announce the name of their upcoming operating system: Windows 10. According to Microsoft they chose to skip a version number because this isn’t an incremental release. Here’s what you can expect:

  • A different experience on different platforms
  • Minor new features
  • A different approach to touch
  • Continuum will allow tablet users to easily switch between touch and keyboard modes

Reference: http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/microsoft-announces-windows-10

Ello

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New ad-free social network that charges for premium features. Here’s what parents need to know:

  • Fake accounts are OK.
  • Very little privacy.
  • There is adult content.
  • Currently invite-only.

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Guest Appearances

Guest AppearancesThe other day I was thinking about people I’d like to interview for the podcast and while pondering that I realized that I’ve been a guest on many other shows too! Here’s a rundown of all of my guest appearances in 2014 (in no particular order).

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Educational Podcasts to Stick in Your Ears – National Podcast Day – WHS 124

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It’s National Podcast Day! Celebrate this day doing something to promote podcasting. If this is your first time listening to a podcast, share it with someone else. Write a podcaster and tell them how much you appreciate what they’re doing. Or share you favorite podcast with a friend. For more ways to celebrate National Podcast Day take a look at my post How to Celebrate National Podcast Day with The Wired Homeschool.

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