Best tablets in 2020: iPad Pro, Surface Go 2, Fire HD 10, and more

A good tablet is something that should have a long battery life, a respectable selection of apps and services, and be more than just a screen to watch YouTube videos. Apple has dominated the tablet conversation for years with its iPad line, but it’s not the only company with a tablet that’s worthy of making our top tablets of 2020 list. 

Below is a list of 11 tablets, in random order, that are designed to fit specific needs and budgets. Whether you’re looking for a cheap device for your kids or something that can effectively replace a computer, there’s a tablet for everyone. 

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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active Pro is designed to be used and abused. Its IP68 rating and MIL-STD 810G shock/drop resistant rating mean it will survive in a harsh environment, while still giving you access to its Android interface. It even comes with a ruggedized version

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Businesses develop apps quickly to manage disruption of Covid-19

Pegasystems (Pega), which provides technology to some of the world’s largest companies, has used its expertise to help businesses reorganise at lightning speed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The company, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has worked with governments, healthcare companies and insurers to build apps that will help the organisations continue to communicate with their customers during lockdown.

Pegasystems may not be a household name in big tech, but the company, which made revenues of $900m last year, supplies sophisticated IT systems to some of the world’s biggest organisations, including Centrica, Ford, Coca-Cola and Cisco, and most recently the US Internal Revenue Service.

The company specialises in case management tools, cloud software, artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics technology, and customer relationship management (CRM) software. It offers “low-code” application development which allows businesses to build and develop apps quickly.

When the pandemic struck, Pega worked with businesses

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Apple publishes free resources to improve password security

Password management. Weak and strong password.

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Apple has published today a set of free tools and resources to help developers of password managers — but also other apps — generate strong passwords.

The new tools, collectively called the Password Manager Resources, have been open-sourced on GitHub today. Apple says the new tools are primarily meant to help developers of password manager apps create better experiences for users.

Apple said it published these tools to address a long-standing issue with password manager applications that impacts users across all operating systems, and not just macOS and iOS.

The issue is that while password managers create unique and strong passwords, many times, these passwords aren’t compatible with the websites they are being created for.

Users encountering errors while generating a random password will often resort to choosing their own one instead, which many times is shorter and less secure than

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Third of UK internet users report worse service since lockdown

As the UK entered lockdown on 23 March, one of the biggest fears of firms was that home networks could not cope with the new demands. But even if the worst fears have not been realised, a significant minority of UK internet users believe the quality of their online experiences has diminished since lockdown, according to research from YouGov.

The survey of 2,301 UK adults on 18 and 19 May found that a third of Brits (35%) believe that, contrary to assurances given by from UK network providers, they are experiencing worse internet performance than they did pre-lockdown, with 7% saying their household connection is “much worse” than before.

One thing that everyone can agree on is that Covid-19 outbreak has seen much greater use of home networks, and the survey asked to what extent – if at all – have users generally been using the household internet since

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