A report from Yahoo found that tablets are quickly becoming the preferred devices for a number of tasks typically associated with desktop or laptop PCs. While more users consume news or entertainment-related content on their mobile devices, sales for tablets continue to rise and will do so steadily through at least 2017, according to a report from NPD DisplaySearch. Yahoo’s study suggests that consumers are using their tablets to access website content throughout the day. Whether it’s the 91 percent that said their iPad or other device is the tool they use to browse the web access articles and blog content before going to bed, or the increasing amount that prefers a tablet to television, the reach of news articles grows as more people use tablets. According to NPD, there were approximately 82 million tablets in use in the U.S. in 2011.