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IDC data shows tablet sales slowing but Apple and Samsung still own the market

IDC posted their quarterly numbers of the international tablet market. They're showing a slight dip in iPad dominance and growth from Samsung. Apple dropped from 40.2% of market share in the first quarter of 2013 to 32.5% in Q1 2014, compared to Samsung who went up from 17.5% to 22.3%. According to IDC, Amazon, Asus, and Lenovo each occupy 5% or less of the current global market share, with the remaining 34% claimed by other manufacturers. The overall market has dipped 35% since the holiday quarter which isn't much of a surprise, but it's up 3.9% since a year ago.

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Leap Motion gesture control coming to tablets in late 2014

We can look forward to seeing Leap Motion-powered gesture control on tablets starting in late 2014. Right now, Leap makes a sensor that lets you use hand gestures to control your PC or Mac without touching anything.

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AT&T intros more flexible day pass and three-month tablet data plans

AT&T has introduced two new data plans for tablets, a lower-cost day pass and a three-month plan. The day pass costs $5 and gives you 250MB of data for 24 hours, while the three-month plan, aimed at infrequent users of cellular data, will cost $25 and give you 1GB for three months.

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Apple boasts 62% tablet market share, 17 million iPads sold between April and June

Today at Apple's big event in San Francisco, Tim Cook talked about how well the iPad is doing. 84 million units have been sold through June, with 17 million sold between April and June. This works out to 68% tablet market share, which is certainly down from the massive lead iPad had in the early days, but still up from 62% at the same time last year.

Anyone surprised to see the iPad continue to dominate the world of tablets? There's still a lot more to come from today's iPhone 5 event! Stick around!

Source: The Verge

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iPad forecasted to snatch market share from Android tablets this year

IDC has revised their forecast for the worldwide tablet market, suggesting that iOS will lead the way with 62.5% share, which is up from 58.2%. Meanwhile, IDC expects Android tablets to dip from 38.7% to 36.5%, while RIM's PlayBook will drop from 1.7% to 1%. Global shipments are projected to reach 107.4 million units this year, 137.4 million in 2013, and 22.1 million by 2016. IDC's Tom Mainelli commented on the progress of the iPad.

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iPad's biggest competition isn't the Kindle Fire -- it's the iPhone 4S

The iPad's share of the tablet market shrank from 87% in 2010 to 62% in 2011, but after tallying up shipment data from late last year, iSuppli found that, though Amazon's Kindle Fire is the top tablet behind the iPad, it's not what's taking the biggest chunk out of the iOS tablet's market share. Apparently, the iPhone 4S is to blame.

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OnLive brings console-quality gaming to the iPad

OnLive, the cloud-based videogame streaming company that lets you play console-quality games on devices that would otherwise slow to a crawl under such pressure, has finally introduced the service to the iPad.

OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of cloud gaming, announced that it is bringing console-class gaming to tablets and phones with the revolutionary OnLive app for tablet and mobile platforms. The latest, top-tier, high-performance games-previously limited to only consoles and computers-will be available for instant play via the free OnLive app on over 500 million mobile devices over Wi-Fi or mobile networks in the US and UK.

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iPad Live 49: Tablet round table

Georgia and Rene are joined by's Kevin and's Phil for a tablet round table featuring PlayBook, Android, and iPad 2. Also, iOS 4.3.1 goes live, will iOS 5 be delayed, and is old media afraid of new technology? This is iPad Live!

Complete show notes for the week in iPad after the break!

[Apologies for the clicking sound in the video, we'll make sure that doesn't happen again. #stupidchatroll]

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Apple delays iPad 2 launch in Japan

Apple has announced they will delay the launch of the iPad 2 in Japan in light of the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that hit the island last week, devastating large parts of the country.

"We are delaying the launch of the iPad 2 in Japan while the country and our teams focus on recovering from the recent disaster," said Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris.

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Apple iPad crushing competition in consumer demand and customer satisfaction ratings

Despite growing competition as new tablets begin to enter the market, Apple's iPad is still king when it comes to consumer demand and customer satisfaction according to a recent ChangeWave survey.

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