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New report predicts smaller tablets will lose ground to large smartphones

A new report from NPD DisplaySearch predicts that shipments of tablets that are between 7 to 7.9 inches in size, such as the iPad mini, will begin to lose market share compared to larger tablet products, thanks in part to competition from larger smartphones. The report notes that in 2013,...
How to use iOS 7 for iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide

How to use iOS 7 for iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide

iOS 7 brings with it a host of new features for iPhone and iPad. In addition to the iPhone 5s-specific Touch ID, there's Control Center and an updated Notification Center, and both can now be accessed via the Lock screen. There's AirDrop for iOS, new features in Safari including iCloud Keychain,...
Why a 32GB iPhone costs $100 more

Why a 32GB iPhone costs $100 more

Apple's updated iPod touch lineup separates 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacity models by $50 price increments. That's new for Apple in the iOS device lineup. Previously for the iPod touch, and still for the iPhone and iPad, capacity models are separated by $100 price increments. There are some other...
AT&T expands pre-paid GoPhone service to iPad 3 and iPad mini

AT&T expands pre-paid GoPhone service to iPad 3 and iPad mini

AT&T is expanding its pre-paid GoPhone service to include a limited number of tablets for the first time. This will allow users with compatible tablets to purchase data time on AT&T's network on a monthly basis. AT&T's list of GoPhone-compatible tablets includes Apple's third-...
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Apple offers educational discount on iPads

Apple has introduced education pricing for iPads, including the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. Customers visiting the Apple's online education store will notice that the Retina iPad mini is available starting at $379 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model, down from its usual price of $399, while...
SCOSCHE freeKEY flexible water resistant roll up keyboard review

SCOSCHE freeKEY flexible water resistant roll up keyboard review

The SCOSCHE freeKEY is a water resistant roll away keyboard that aims to make carrying a full size keyboard with you as convenient as possible. Simply pair the freeKEY with your iPhone or iPad with your keyboard and start typing. When you're done, just roll it up and go. Does it really save the...
Beats Music for iPad review: Putting music discovery front and center

Beats Music for iPad review: Putting music discovery front and center

When Beats Music launched at the beginning of this year, it was iPhone only. Luckily that's now changed and Beats has now launched a dedicated iPad app as well. That's right, it isn't just a blown up version of the iPhone app, but one specifically designed to take advantage of the iPad's larger...
USB vs. Bluetooth vs. Wi-Fi: What's the best way to tether your Mac to your iPhone or iPad?

USB vs. Bluetooth vs. Wi-Fi: The best way to tether to your iPhone or iPad!

Tethering lets you share the data connection from your iPhone or cellular iPad with your Mac, PC, Wi-Fi tablet, and other devices. There are three ways to tether to your iPhone or iPad and they are USB (via Lightning or Dock cable), Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi (personal hotspot). But which one gives you...
Walmart offering $30 off the iPad mini for Mother's Day

Walmart offering $30 off the iPad mini for Mother's Day

WalMart is running a Mother's Day promotion where the iPad mini is discounted by $30. The sale price is for both the standard iPad mini, which was previously priced at $299, and the newer iPad mini with Retina Display. With the promotion, the 16 GB iPad mini WiFi edition is now priced at $269...
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iPad continues to dominate J.D. Power tablet satisfaction ratings

Ever since J.D. Power started measuring consumer satisfaction with their tablets, the Apple iPad has ruled the rankings, and this year is no different. The latest satisfaction poll from J.D. Power shows Apple leading the pack, though trailed closely by Samsung, Asus, and Amazon. Said Kirk Parsons...
Touch ID for iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3

Touch ID for iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3

There's a story going around that Touch ID sensors are being manufactured in anticipation for the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3. So what does that mean? Given the history of supply-chain reporting it's hard to say. Flipping a coin is about as reliable. It's also hard to say that it...
in-app purchases revealed!

iOS 7.1.1 makes sure you know which apps have in-app purchases

Now you can see which apps have the dreaded in-app purchases in the latest update right from the App Store's Top Charts section. This comes as part of the iOS 7.1.1 update, and it's a great addition under that button that says "FREE."
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Refurbished Retina iPad mini goes on sale through Apple for $339

Apple is now offering the iPad mini with Retina display on its Refurbished Store. Currently, Apple is only selling refurbished Wi-Fi models, with the cellular models not yet available. A refurbished 16GB model will cost you $339, down from the $399 you would pay for a new device. The 32GB...
iMore asks: What exactly is a carrier update, and what does it do?

What's a 'carrier update' for iPhone or iPad and why do we get them?

If you've had an iPhone or iPad with cellular networking for any length of time you've probably been notified about a carrier update. Some are mandatory and don't give you an option to say refuse or to be reminded later. Others just bug you occasionally until you actually perform the update. But...
WWDC 2014 wallpapers for iPhone and iPad

WWDC 2014 wallpapers for iPhone and iPad

You know the drill. Apple has announced WWDC 2014 and that means there's new artwork to go along with it. This year it's a classic rainbow of app icon shapes whose negative space reveals the distinctive top of the Apple logo. We'll leave it to others to engage in the usual Apple-mancy, to read...
Fantastical 2 for iPad review

Fantastical 2 for iPad review

Thanks to Fantastical 2 for iPad I can now rapidly enter and find appointments and events on all my Apple devices, all the time. Flexibits' hyper-efficient, natural-language parsing calendar app first shipped for the Mac in May of 2011. Fantastical for iPhone landed in November of 2012. Now it's...
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LTE-enabled iPad Air and iPad Mini now available in China

The iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini have been available now in China for some time, but today the TD-LTE versions are launching in the People's Republic. The addition of TD-LTE brings compatibility with the 4G networks of China, enabling all of the cellular features like GPS, browsing on the go,...
Where could Apple go with the iPhone 6 and Apple A8 chipset?

Where could Apple go with the iPhone 6 and Apple A8 chipset?

Last year Apple launched their second generation custom CPU as part of the Apple A7 system-on-a-chip found in the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and iPad mini Retina. Codenamed "Cyclone" it used the ARMv8 instruction set and was an industry first 64-bit. Thanks to some sleuthing and some new commit logs,...
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iPad mini down to £199 at one British retailer

It's sometimes easy to forget the original iPad mini but British supermarket, Asda, is currently selling it for £199. That represents a £50 saving on the list price for the 16GB Wifi model available in both Space Gray and Silver. At that price it also represents a pretty substantial difference...
How do you use your iPad?

How do you use your iPad?

Apple juggled their iPad lineup yesterday, kicking the iPad 2 to the curb and bringing the iPad 4 back out of retirement. For anyone who wants a slightly less expensive full-sized iPad, that's a big improvement. For anyone trying to decide which iPad they want, it's even more confusing. We have...

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