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How to switch carriers on the iPad Air 2's Apple SIM

For those of you who like to surf cellular networks on your iPad over the Wi-Fi variety, the Pad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 come with a special bonus: Apple's self-titled Apple SIM. The nano-SIM is identical to your typical iPad cellular SIM, with one key difference: It supports on-the-fly connections to multiple different cellular carriers.

That's right: You no longer have to decide before you buy your tablet which network you'd like to use it on, and can change it at any time. (Well, mostly. We'll explain in a sec.)

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Goal Zero Switch 10 and Torch 250 review - solar charging for your iPhone and iPad

Goal Zero has made a big name for itself as purveyors of a whole family of smartphone-friendly solar chargers, and we got a chance to check out some of their latest products, the Switch 10 battery stick and the larger Torch 250.

I had used some of Goal Zero's solar chargers on Android devices in the past, and wanted to have a go with their latest offerings before the sun was blotted out for 8 months with Canadian snow and woefully shorter days.

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iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air camera comparison

Whether you love or hate iPad photography, there's no denying that it's a real thing. And in some instances, the iPad is the best camera you have on you at that particular moment. That's why for some people, the camera that's inside it may be a big deal when making a buying decision. The iPad Air 2 got some decent camera upgrades over it's predecessor, the original iPad Air. So that begs the question, if the camera is the most important factor to you, is the iPad Air 2 camera that much better?

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iPad Air 2 vs. iPad mini 3 benchmark battle

We take the brand new iPad Air 3 and it's Apple A8X processor and pit it against the original iPad Air, updated iPad mini 3, and iPad mini 2 with Geekbench for CPU and GFXbench for GPU, and Sun Spider. Just how monstrous is Apple's monstrous new chipset? Find out!

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iPad buyers' guide

There's a lot to consider before you buy or upgrade to a new tablet, even a new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini-3. What's more important, portability or display size? Can you live with an older, cheaper model or do you really need something more future-proof? Which color and what capacity is best for you? There's never been more to choose from, which means it's never been harder to choose!

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iPad Air 2 vs. MacBook Air: Which Apple ultra-portable should you get?

Apple has two products designated as "Air", the MacBook Air, updated last June with the latest generation Intel Haswell processors, and the brand new iPad Air 2, introduced in October with a custom Apple A8X chipset. Both are ultra light, super thin, and have insanely great battery life, but one has a keyboard and runs OS X and the other a multitouch and iOS. Both can be absolutely killer on a plane, in an office, or around the house. But which one is better for you?

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iMore show 427: iPad & Mac buyers' guide

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode — Which iPad model should you get, iPad Air or iPad mini? In what color and at which capacity? Which desktop Mac, iMac mac mini will best fit your needs, and with which options? Serenity, Peter, Ally, and Rene answer!

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iPad Air 2 unboxing and hands-on!

The new iPad Air 2 is here with its gold finish, laminated Retina display, and monstrous new triple-core Apple A8X processor. Here's what's in the box, and a full hands-on tour of the new hardware!

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iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3: A history in pictures

The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are the latest in a line of Apple tablets that stretch back to the original, introduced by Steve Jobs in January of 2010. Since then they've gotten lighter, thinner, narrower, and even smaller. The port has changed. The displays have gone Retina. The data speeds have gotten faster and faster. They've gone gold.

It's only when you see them all laid out or stacked before you that you can really appreciate the evolution of the iPad. When you see them like this...

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How to sell your old iPad so you can buy the new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3!

How to sell your old iPad, and get the most money you can to put towards your new iPad!

So you've already got an iPad but have your sights set on purchasing a new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3. Lucky for you, iPads hold their value extremely well which means that you can fairly easily trade your old one in for some cash to put towards your new one. Whether you'd like to sell your iPad online or find someone locally to take it off your hands, we can walk you through some steps to help you get the most cash to put towards your new iPad!

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