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A tablet computer is a mobile computer with a touchscreen display, circuitry, and battery in a single device. Tablets come equipped with sensors, including cameras, a microphone, and an accelerometer, and the touchscreen display uses the recognition of finger or stylus gestures replacing the usage of the mouse and keyboard. They usually feature on-screen, pop-up virtual keyboards for typing. Tablets may include physical buttons for basic features such as speaker volume and power, and ports for network communications and battery charging. Tablets are typically larger than smartphones or personal digital assistants.

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Tablet is Kindle HD fire 10. Both Alexa and dictation in general worked very well for many months . But a month ago it stopped working. I was unable to find any information that help me . The only thing I thought that might have changed about a month ago was that I installed AVG antivirus . About a week ago dictation worked again . Based on what I had read I thought that maybe it would be a keyboard setting that would affect dictation for the better. When I look at choosing a keyboard , I saw Japanese keyboard is highlighted but the button is off , and the US keyboard choice was desensitized. I did change the keyboard from dark to light . But who knows what other changes I may have made - it just started working again, until the next day when it stopped working. Is working now and I have dictated this question ; so don't be surprised if there are typos and grammar mistakes .

 Does anyone have a definitive explanation as to how I can turn on or off dictation capability ? I believe I was able to dictate by hitting the microphone on the keyboard before I downloaded Alexa . After uninstalling AVG I installed malware bites. Maybe that last action helped?

 My criteria for success understanding the problem is to be able to turn dictation off for the day and then turning on the next day and have it work for two weeks .
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Is there any free apps that can set the time allowed to open the games installed on the tablet while allowing my kids to access any function of apps on it ?

Thx
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It amazes me that my toddler nephew is already a YouTube wiz. He remembers which videos are his favorites and knows how to close/skip ads. He even knows which videos are "inapoopiate" and avoids them. Although he'd rather watch kids play with toys than play with his own, I admire that he's already become this tech-savvy. What do you think about kids being exposed to technology at a such a young age?
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by:Katrina Donegan
Yup! It's all about balance and of course what they're actually doing on the device itself. I'm loving all these programming toys that have been coming out lately.
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by:Juana Villa
I think it is good that kids are learning how to use technology. However, I think there should be a balance where the kid learns to use technology as a tool, learns social skills, and spends most of his/her time being active.

I don't think technology is bad. The problem is that even WE as an adults don't even know how to use it properly.
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Apple's iPad Pro and Microsoft's Surface Pro aren't supposed to be competitors in my eyes, but Consumer Reports (CR) sees it a bit differently.

If you would like my take on it, the Surface Pro is just a smaller laptop that has tablet functionality. While the iPad Pro is a tablet that has laptop functionality but only depending on what apps you have. Meaning that you can use the iPad Pro for strictly playing games from the App Store, or you can turn it into a laptop replacement and use it to knock out those daily business chores.

All in all, we should all agree that we like what we like. If you're an MS fan, I'm sorry you got dinged like this, but if you're an Apple fan know that the iPad Pro can be a laptop replacement if you choose to use it that way. Oh, and don't go laughing at your MS buddies because CR smacked them on the hand. What goes around comes around, and we should all just respect that we have different taste and love to drive the machine of our choice.

Take care everyone.
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by:Colleen Kayter
Justin, the one that caught my attention is facetime. ugh! the only people you can connect with are other Apple devices. And I wasn't talking about using my Surface to manage SharePoint, I was talking about being able to see/use SharePoint and OneDrive from within Word, PowerPoint, Excel. The cloud storage is treated just like any other folder on my computer.

And I'm jealous of the vette.
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BTW, Justin... what you said about going to your Mac to get some stuff done? That. What if you could squeeze your Mac into your iPad? That's why Surface is not like an iPad.
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Hi, I have a digital art project I'm currently a part of, and I really need a long line with no gaps. As you can see below, there are gaps in between every em dash I put. ↓↓↓

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It is also important to note that I am doing this project on my phone; therefore, solutions available for Android phones will be highly appreciated.

Please reply soon, because the due date for this project is close. Thank you. :)
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What's the best Android Tablet on the current market?   Looking similar to ipad pro 10.5 512mb.
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I have a surface pro 4 that is not booting.
Tried everything, even connected it to external monitors via a docking station.
It just doesn't turn on.  I noticed that the power lights up the bluetooth keyboad though,
so that's strange, but besides that, nothing happens with it.

Any ideas how to fix?
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What would be a serious competitor (non-apple) to iPad Pro 512GB WiFi+Cellular
A1709 exact model.
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Are there any WIndows 10 tablets or laptop with build in GPS receiver ?
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I have a user that is looking for something portable (ie: Surface Pro ) but that can handle very fast typing. She is so fast, that even an AutoCad laptop cant keep up (MS Word, etc.).

Any ideas?
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I want two Android devices to communicate with each other Via USB only.
I have two apps, One as a USB Server and other as a USB client. The Server Device recognizes the client device and is able to fetch the USB configuration. But the client device does not recognizes the server device.
Can someone help me head in the right direction or let me know what am I doing wrong?


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My Samsung Tab A charges fine when the charger is connected to the micro USB port, and my USB scanner device works great when it is connected to the micro USB port.  But since there is only one port, how can I do both simultaneously?  If there is a splitter or other device that will do the job, note that I am fine using micro USB connectors and/or standard USB connectors with the appropriate adapters.

If this can be done, please provide info on what cables, adapters, etc. are needed.  Or if it CAN'T be done, help me understand why not.  TIA
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We have an app we've been running successfully for a year now on Microsoft Surface 3 tablets with Windows 10, pairing the Zebra LS3578 scanner via bluetooth for barcode input.  This has worked almost flawlessly on multiple tablet/scanner installations.

Now we've converted our app to run on Android, so I am trying to use the Samsung Tab A tablet with the same LS3578 scanner.  The problem is that the bluetooth connection keeps dropping.  When I say it is "dropping", I am referring to how when I pair them, at Settings > Connections> Bluetooth  it shows this on the tablet screen like it is supposed to:

Paired Devices

LS3578 M1V09J24T
Connected as input device

But now and then, for no obvious reason, the line disappears that shows "Connected as input device", and if I touch the tool button on the right it shows "Text input" with the slider to the left (off).  If I touch "Text input", the slider will go to the right to turn it back on, it will briefly show "Connecting..." on the screen, and it will beep and say at the bottom "Bluetooth keyboard connected".  And then I'm fine until the next time it decides to disconnect.

There is no clear pattern or reason.  It is definitely NOT the easy obvious stuff like the scanner being out of range or low battery.  It does this with multiple brand new Samsung Tab A tablets and Zebra LS3578 scanners.  It might happen once an hour or once every minute or two.  I know I can go to Language and Input > Physical Keyboard and turn on …
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Hi there,

I am using a hybrid tablet pc with windows 10 (with Dockable keyboard and trackpad) however, when I close the table in laptop mode the screen does not shut off and go into sleep mode like it used to I have tried changing settings in the power management screen to no avail. Is there a way to force this in the registry? I have heard that this could be an issue with intel engine management and there are suggestions to roll back to a previous driver I have not attempted this suggested solution yet
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Hello everyone,
I have a few Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and a couple of them run really hot.  It usually happens when starting up for the first time that the Surface Pro 4 will run hot and the fan is running constantly for about 20-30 minutes.  Then it seems to regulate and operate normally.
Should this be happening?  Is it possibly hardware or software driven?
Nothing really shows up in the event logs that stands out.
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Dear Experts,
Recently, one of my clients requested I look into finding him a good combination of rugged tablet and mobile printer for his workers to use on the road. This is his description:
"They need to connect via cellular, not just wifi.
Print load is small – perhaps 6-15 prints a day – 1 or 2 pages per print… but need to withstand dirt and mild abuse.
Tablet will access internet and use web for application they will be using.
That website may integrate with google maps, and they may use it for navigation, and they may use email app on tablet"

My past experience with rugged tablet is only with Fujitsu, which I do not see anymore, and I want to make sure that I select a combination that will fulfill their needs without being too difficult to connect to Internet, Cellular, etc.  I do see some portable printers with battery, such as
Canon Pixma iP110 or HP OfficeJet 200 Mobile Printer, but I do not have any experience using them.
If you could share some working sample combinations, I would greatly appreciate it.
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Good day,

I have a surface pro 3 with thin line crack on it which I believe is causing me one issue. The tablet works great until it's restarted but on restart this gets stuck on surface splash screen. I tried to play with bios setting but there is no setting to disable touch screen.

The only solution is to press and hold power button for 30 seconds and then start again. Do this 4 times In a row and then hour glass appears and it boots up to windows.

I did disabled touch screen drivers in windows but it does not work.

Any possible suggestions. I want to fix this issue without having to fix the screen.

Thanks
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What i the difference between a 2-in-1 Tablet and a PC 2-in-1? Are there PRO's and Cons?
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The Sales reps absolutely love these and won't gve them up - I need to keep them on the road. 2GB RAM isn't upgradeable, best strategy for using virtual RAM ?
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by:Doug Walton
That's awesome!  I've never owned a tablet, but I might have to get one if they can do stuff like that soon.
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by:Brandon Lyon
Yeah ever since the Surface Pro Microsoft has been my preferred tablet OS. They do lots of nice little improvements like this.
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I've been using OPENDNS on my Netgear R7000 for over a year - it successfully filters out undesirable items from all computers on our home network.  A few days ago I noticed that it still blocks when using tablets (iPads / iPhones) but is no longer work on any hard-wired computer.  Been trying to troubleshoot this for days - no luck.  Have tried all suggestions in their forums (https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/articles/227988707-Why-OpenDNS-is-Only-Working-on-One-or-Some-of-my-Computers-Devices#scenario2) - no luck.  Anyone else had this issue?
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Can it be upgraded to windows 10 so that I can run normal exe programs ?

It currently running windows 8.1 RT
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Network 1gb the main computer is wired with 1gb , a couple of wired computers and some wireless tablets that has AC Access Point.

What can I do to make it faster?

Just move to SSD hard drive? or there are other ways?

The main computer has windows 10 with a regular hdd.
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We have a shop that uses Topaz Model: T-LBK462-BSB-R signature pads in a Remote Desktop environment. We have 7 total signature pads and two of the pads freeze up and stop working when the software tries to call the signature pad on COM9. The other 5 signature pads are configured exactly the same and are working with no issues.

The OS that the pads are working on are either Windows 7 x64 or Windows 10 x64 and can't seem to figure out why the other two pads freeze up and stop working. I can login to the remote server once and use the DEMO software remotely and it works, but every time after that we have to force-close the software and re-establish the connection.

Just wondering if anyone knows why these two pads may be timing out and not working, or why the COM ports become non-responsive. I've tried swapping computers, and signature pads and the pads work on other computers with no issues. I have the latest USB drivers and BIOS and have wiped and reloaded windows to try and resolve the issue.

I did some testing on the server with HyperTerminal and found that I wasn't able to connect to COM9 right away, but after I run "change port /query" on the server in the command prompt, I was able to connect to COM9 with HyperTerminal with no issues and run a test on the sig pad. Why would running "change port /query" make the redirected port available?

Any help would be very much appreciated!

Thank you!
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I had this question after viewing delphi intraweb upload file.

I have an Intraweb app  (Delphi XE4) which successfully uses IWFileUploader. User can upload a file to the application's dedicated folder if they access the app via a windows pc.

Problem is that one of the users has a Samsung Android tablet which they use to access the web application, and IWFileUploader doesn't work.
Ideally they'd be able to take a photo with the tablet, and upload it to the Intraweb app's web directory.

Is this even possible?
What's the best way to proceed?
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A tablet computer is a mobile computer with a touchscreen display, circuitry, and battery in a single device. Tablets come equipped with sensors, including cameras, a microphone, and an accelerometer, and the touchscreen display uses the recognition of finger or stylus gestures replacing the usage of the mouse and keyboard. They usually feature on-screen, pop-up virtual keyboards for typing. Tablets may include physical buttons for basic features such as speaker volume and power, and ports for network communications and battery charging. Tablets are typically larger than smartphones or personal digital assistants.