Smaller than a laptop and larger than a smartphone, tablet devices are used to access and display content via a WiFi or 3G connection, capture video and images, and provide easy access to software (called “apps,” short for “applications”). Tablet screens are touch sensitive, which allows users to input information using their fingers and interact with apps using gestures.
Apps included with tablets allow you to browse the web, respond to email, and read books. Optional apps, some free and some for purchase, allow users to compose and annotate documents, project presentations, post blog entries, record audio, and take and organize notes. Content on your tablet can be synced with your computer via a USB cable or wirelessly via cloud technology. The ability to sync your content allows users to always have the most up-to-date versions of their files.