DTNS 3388 – Adobe Rushes to Edit

Adobe takes the wrap off a slew of tablet focused creative applications plus Photoshop for the iPad. Is this a sign that the tablet as a productivity machine has finally arrived?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Lamarr Wilson.

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Full Photoshop Comes to iPad – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Adobe announces new stuff, mostly for iOS, at Adobe MAX, a thorny quantum computing problem solved, and Palm makes a comeback.

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DTNS 3387 – YouTube Demonetizes the Duplicators

Facebook’s investigation into September’s login token attack found hackers stole details for 29 million users. How serious is this data breach and what can users do about it?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Len Peralta, Roger Chang and Shannon Morse.

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Samsung Making a Tablet that Folds into a Phone – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Samsung’s DJ Koh confirms details on foldable phone, Facebook launches 3D photos, and Garmin launches a super-durable watch.

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DTNS 3386 – iXclusivity

With reports that Apple is readying a new digital service and Warner Media is planning a streaming service are we at risk of getting subscription fatigue?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young.

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Report: Apple Will Offer Original Content for Free To Device Owners – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Apple buys portion of Dialog Semiconductor, PC shipments spiked in Q2 2018, Bumble considers IPO.

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DTNS 3385 – (KaaS) Kitchen As a Service

We examine the findings from a TechCrunch story showing that shared kitchens, advanced logistics, and an increased demand for take-out might is breeding a new type of “kitchenless” restaurant.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Scott Johnson.

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Microsoft Windows Update Fixed – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Microsoft says it has solved a problem with its Windows update that was deleting files, a report says Apple’s repair policies have reduced fraud in China and 3D printed objects that can transmit and store data without power or electronics.

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Why Do Pro Tablets Hate Storage?

Google made a return to the premium tablet market in a big way at their event today, with the announcement of the Google Pixel Slate. The device looks like it could be competitive in the premium tablet market.

One thing that stood out to me during Google’s announcement was the proposed cost of the Pixel Slate. Starting at $599, it seems fairly reasonable. But for that, you’re getting a Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM, and just 32GB of storage. Add in a $199 keyboard dock and a $99 pen, and the total platform cost balloons to almost $900.

Microsoft’s Surface line pioneered offering a premium tablet at a lower cost, but largely requiring several accessories to get full functionality. So how does the Pixel Slate stack up in terms of value and features? The big takeaway: None of these tablets offer anything in the way of storage at their base configurations.

Do You Like Storage? Too Bad
Tablet Cost (total) Cost (accessories) CPU RAM Storage
Surface Go $598.98/$748.98 $198.98 Intel 4415Y 4/8GB 64/128GB
Pixel Slate $897.00 $299.98 Intel Celeron 4GB 32GB
iPad Pro (10.5″) $972.76 $258.00 A10X 4GB 64GB
Surface Pro 6 $1128.98 $229.98 Core i5 (8th gen) 8GB 128GB

It’s kind of shocking that in 2018, these productivity-focused tablets don’t offer more than 128GB of storage for less than $1000.

What’s more, the Pixel Slate seems to offer a mixed value on hardware compared to Google’s Pixelbook predecessor. The tablet maxes out at a 256GB SSD at the $1599 tier (without keyboard), while the top $1649 Pixelbook offers a 512GB NVMe drive. Yeah, you’re trading that off for a higher resolution screen and a more versatile form factor. Still, it’s a step back in capacity and speed.

But more than the tradeoffs Google made for the Pixel Slate, all of these professional tablets offer storage capacities that are unusable for serious productivity at their base configurations, possibly excluding the iPad Pro.

To that point, the reason the iPad Pro can live with less storage is because of how tightly iOS integrates iCloud storage. Really all of these tablets are using a dearth of onboard storage to better leverage subscription storage services. This is abundantly clear with the Pixel Slate’s 32GB.

After surveying the options available, the value pick might have to be the Surface Go. At its top end config, it still comes in as the cheapest, but matches memory and storage capacity of base model competitors.

For me though, what stands out about the pro tablet space is the lack of value. There’s a lot of gadgety goodness in the category. They’re all beautifully designed machines with premium materials and dense screens. They’ve all got cool pens and keyboards that snap and click into place. But getting any kind of reasonable storage capacity requires paying through the nose.

Disclaimer: Yes, I left out your favorite tablet. It’s probably awesome. I’m sorry.

DTNS 3384 – Google Minus Google +

We share our analysis on all the new and updated products announced at the Made by Google event in NYC this morning. Plus we examine how well they stack up to their Apple, Samsung and Amazon competitors.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja and Roger Chang.

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