Best Tablets for Holiday Gifts 2020

These tablets from Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Amazon, and Lenovo are sure to satisfy anyone on your gift list this holiday season.

‘Tis the season of gift giving. Tablets make great holiday gifts, but there are a lot to choose from–this tech gift guide can help take some of the guesswork out of which tablet to pick. With tablets from Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and more, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for your loved one. 





Apple iPad Air (2020)

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With a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, A14 Bionic chip, and a 12-megapixel back camera and 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera, this tablet makes a great gift for the Apple enthusiast in your life. The tablet is available in 64 GB or 256 GB options, comes in an array of colors, and has multiple accessory options like the Magic Keyboard attachment or the Apple Pencil (sold separately). Pricing for the iPad Air starts at $599 (64 GB) and $749 (256 GB). 


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Apple iPad Mini

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Another option from Apple is the iPad Mini. The smaller iPad has an A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, 7.9‑inch Retina display with True Tone, has an 8-megapixel back camera and 7-megapixel FaceTime

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Best Mobile Accessories Gifts – TechRepublic

This gift guide features cool and handy accessories for smartphones, smartwatches, and laptops.

With people turning to mobile devices now more than ever, accessories for smartphones, smartwatches, and laptops make great gifts for your loved ones or coworkers. This gift guide offers options for power banks and chargers, smartwatch bands, phone cases, earbuds, and more to help you narrow down which mobile accessories to gift this holiday season.   





RAVPower Fast Wireless charger 

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Being able to charge a smartphone quickly makes anyone happy. Why not give the gift of fast charging with the RAVPower Fast Wireless charger? This charger works for iOS and Android devices, including the new iPhone 12. As long as the smartphone is Qi-compatible, this charger can get the job done, and the user doesn’t even have to remove their phone case. 


$16 at Amazon



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AUKEY USB-C power bank

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Anyone who’s had the battery on their smartphone or laptop die while they’re away from their charger can tell you that it’s very inconvenient. A power bank can prevent the problem and would be a great gift for any mobile device user. The AUKEY USB-C power bank is a viable option to consider. The sleek

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Best mobile gifts in 2020

If you’re at a loss for what to buy your on-the-go friend or loved one, start with this handy list and let your imagination be inspired.

It’s that holiday time of the year, where people start thinking about those in their orbits and what gifts to give them. For some, the task is simple. For others, however, it might as well be herculean–especially given we’re still in the midst of a pandemic. But don’t worry, if you have trouble finding gifts, TechRepublic has you covered. This time around we’re going to focus on those gifts pertaining to mobility–phones, laptops, and those things that help you while on the go. Hopefully this short list of ideas will jump-start your shopping for the season.





Acer Chromebook Spin 713

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For many, the most logical choice in laptops are Chromebooks because they were built with mobility in mind. ChromeOS is lightning fast, free of the complexity and vulnerabilities found in so many other operating systems, and they just work. So if you’re considering purchasing that loved one, friend, or co-worker a laptop, why not go for a Chromebook? You’ll get more bang for your buck and the recipient will be up

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Best Mobile Holiday Gifts in 2020

If you’re at a loss for what to buy your on-the-go friend or loved one, start with this handy list, which includes the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and OtterBox phone cases.

It’s that holiday time of the year, where people start thinking about those in their orbits and what gifts to give them. For some, the task is simple. For others, however, it might as well be herculean–especially given we’re still in the midst of a pandemic. But don’t worry, if you have trouble finding gifts, TechRepublic has you covered. This time around we’re going to focus on those gifts pertaining to mobility–phones, laptops, and those things that help you while on the go. Hopefully this short list of ideas will jump-start your shopping for the season.





Acer Chromebook Spin 713

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For many, the most logical choice in laptops are Chromebooks because they were built with mobility in mind. ChromeOS is lightning fast, free of the complexity and vulnerabilities found in so many other operating systems, and they just work. So if you’re considering purchasing that loved one, friend, or co-worker a laptop, why not go for a Chromebook? You’ll get more bang for your buck

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Homebrew: How to install reconnaissance tools on macOS

We’ll guide you through the process of using Homebrew package manager to install security tools on macOS to perform reconnaissance, discovery, and fingerprinting of the devices on your network.

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For years the message was that Apple devices were impervious to common viruses. Evidenced through the classic “I’m a Mac” ads, Macs were not immune to malware: It’s just that with such a negligible (but growing) market share, threat actors did not really target Apple devices as much as devices running Windows, which posed a much larger target—with greater rewards for their efforts.

SEE: iPhone 12 event: What Apple announced at its 2020 Hi Speed event (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

Fast forward to modern times, and well, malware affects every device, regardless of the operating system, applications, or hardware type. With changes like always-on connections, a never-ending variety of software choices from corporate developers to one-person studios, the reliance on network-connected access for just about every service, and the explosive growth of computing devices in general are all adequate reasons any organization should work diligently to secure its resources.

The first step to any protection policy or plan is to first identify those resources: What they

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Best Laptops: Holiday Gift Guide

With options from Apple, Dell, Acer, and more, you’ll find the best laptop to fit your gift-giving needs.

The holidays are upon us once again, which means it’s time to start shopping for gifts. With so many people working from home, you might consider getting your loved one a new laptop to make their workday smoother. Whether you’re buying for a Linux lover, Apple aficionado, Chromebook connoisseur, or Windows whiz, this gift guide can help you figure out the perfect laptop to buy this holiday season. 





Dell Latitude 9410 Business 2-in-1

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The Dell Latitude Business 2-in-1 laptop is a great choice for those working from home or who have to travel a lot for work. The Latitude runs on Windows 10 Pro and is the world’s smallest 2-in-1. It features a 10th Generation Intel Core  i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 SSD storage, and a 14″ FHD touch anti-reflective and anti-smudge touch display. Pricing starts at $1,829. 


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Acer Swift 3

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Acer’s Swift 3 won PC World’s Editors’ Choice Award in 2020. With an ultra-thin design (it’s only 0.63 inches thick and weighs 2.6 lbs), 8 GB of RAM,

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