Craig Boswell weighs in on the challenges of tablet processing

Last month, Resource Recycling published an article about the ongoing challenges of repairing and refurbishing tablets. Tablet repair can be time consuming, costly and dangerous if the wrong techniques are used. Craig Boswell, HOBI International, Inc. President, explained tablets’ compact design and use of adhesive can pose a safety threat for workers. “That’s a significant…

HOBI weekly blog recap 2/13-2/17

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 2/13-2/17 Two educational technology concerns and their solutions Technology in the classroom brings opportunities for increased lesson plan flexibility, outside-the-classroom resources and improved teacher-student interaction. What to do with old devices after Valentine’s Day New tablets, smartphones and wearable technology are popular gifts…

Two educational technology security concerns and their solutions

Technology in the classroom brings opportunities for increased lesson plan flexibility, outside-the-classroom resources and improved teacher-student interaction. To use educational tablets to their best abilities, students and teachers can personalize apps and functions to ensure learning and instruction is functioning at their best level. The customization factor of all educational technology is a major reason…

Mobile market update: Smartphone sales see slight growth, while tablet sales fall

International Data Corporation (IDC) reports smartphone sales are continuing to grow, while PC and tablet shipments are falling. Overall, smartphone shipments have seen a 1.6 percent increase since this time in 2015. While this amount of growth may not be seen as substantial, carriers and manufacturers are implementing new programs to encourage device trade-ins. Along…

Tablet shipments continue to decrease in Q2

IDC reports tablet shipments continued to decline in the second quarter, with 38.7 million devices shipped globally. This represents a 12.3 percent year-over-year shipment decrease. Although tablet shipments decreased as a whole, Amazon, Lenovo and Huawei each saw growth. IDC predicts there will be further growth once the newest version of Android is successfully launched.…