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    Looking at the latest round of iPads, it's easy to say we've come a long way. In just under four years' time, Apple has managed to make the latest full-sized iPad 211g lighter than the original. It's also 2.8mm shorter, 20.2mm narrower, and almost half the thickness – 7.5mm versus the 13.4mm thickness of the original. The outward appearance has drastically changed, as well. It's lighter, more premium, more comfortable hold, and, well, prettier. All the while, Apple has maintained the same screen size, 9.7-inches, and quadrupled the resolution, effectively doubling the density – 264ppi ...

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    Even thought tablet computers have existed for more than a decade, they never really became as popular as Microsoft envisioned them to be during the early days. As much as we panned Apple for their launch of the first-generation iPad, mainly because it was just a big smartphone, the company proved that they had found the perfect recipe to make tablets as important as they are now. Today Apple dominates the tablet category by a very significant margin, and this is all thanks to the iPad. The iPad Air is Apple's 5th-generation 9.7-inch iPad, and really the 6th tablet they've brought to the ...

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    Things are going faster and smoother for Apple when it comes to propagating the latest version of the company's OS than, say, for Google, but the two companies are on a totally different strategy. While Android 4.4 KitKat is running on 1.1% of compatible Google devices, Apple's iOS 7 powers 74 percent, a nice adoption rate to have for the latest iteration of a platform. Of course, iOS 7 was announced and released earlier than Android 4.4 KitKat, giving it a relatively large head-start! Still, with the latest figures in, as of December 1, 2013, 22% of Apple's compatible devices still run ...

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    I’m probably going to be overly dramatic with the following statement I’m going to make, but it’s true: I’m tired of hearing Tim Cook repeat how excited he is about 2014. We’ve heard so many CEOs repeat this over and over, and when the company's 2013 line-up wasn’t much to get excited about, it’s honestly a hard glass of water to want to swallow. I don’t know about you, but I’m mixed about Apple’s 2013 line-up. We knew that the iPhone wouldn’t get much more than an iterative update, which has been the norm from Apple in the last six models it’s launched of their ...

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    With Tuesday now upon us, the holiday weekend shopping bonanza is officially over. Black Friday becomes a distant memory, and Cyber Monday deals are drying up. Not even counting Cyber Monday, we're looking at some $57B in retail spending. But just who's buying what? A couple data sources have emerged to provide statistics on how we made our purchases, and they reveal some interesting splits down platform lines. For instance, this year Cyber Monday saw a huge new influx of shoppers making their purchases with mobile devices, up 55% from last year. Interestingly, while smartphones dominated ...

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    We're typically picky when it comes to tablets. Unlike smartphones, which most people would rather not do without, tablets aren't a necessity for most. For the most part, they're still luxury items, and their hefty price tags often turn potential buyers away. Of course, there are a few exceptions to the rule, such as budget tablets. Oh, and the occasional killer deal. Black Friday is a great time to buy new tech. Millions of shoppers across the United States will line up with the masses late Thanksgiving evening or early Friday morning to stock up on holiday gifts, new, cheap goods for ...

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    Last month, Apple announced two new tablets, the iPad Air and the iPad mini with Retina display. The iPad Air bears a new design, creating unity between the design of the full-sized iPad and iPad mini. It's now lighter, thinner, and more powerful. While the iPad mini didn't receive a major design overhaul, its guts and display are greatly improved over last year's iPad mini. Internally, the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display are now virtually identical. The question remains: is one better than the other? Should you fork over the extra cash for the full-sized model? Or is the extra ...

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    With so many questions day by day about viewers still considering an iPad Air or a Microsoft's new Surface Pro 2, we know the ropes are complicated this holiday season if you’re out to get yourself a new tablet. 2013 has shown just how great technology can evolve in the mobile space, and there’s a lot to choose from. Some may agree that tablets have stagnated in their innovation, while others feel that you can only invent the wheel so many times. Watch today’s Top 5 as we talk about our top picks for your next tablet during Fall 2013. It’s been a very innovative year for some ...

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    "For the first time Android devices accounted for a greater share of the market in revenue terms than iOS", wrote Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley, after analyzing numbers published by IDC two weeks ago. "Android revenue share reached 46.2% in 3Q13, for the first time exceeding iPad share of 45.6%. Android's unit share grew to 66.7% from 58.5% a year ago, largely driven by Samsung and Lenovo, while iPad share declined to 29.7% from 40.2%." This all means that, according to Huberty, if up until now, Apple marketshare was somewhat less than Android's in a specific quarter and the ...

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    In the tablet space, there are two giants who others seemingly can't touch: Samsung and Apple. Both firms have recently released flagship models, the Galaxy Note 10.2 2014 Edition and iPad Air. And we've now reviewed both. These two slabs may be geared towards different types of users, but a comparison was inevitable. The new Galaxy Note 10.1, with its S Pen and multitasking software, specifically targets those who need a tablet for productivity and getting work done on the go. While the iPad may also appeal to those very same consumers, it's paired with one of the most expansive digital ...

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    It was three and a half years ago when Apple kick-started the modern tablet market we all know and (well, at least some of us) love today. The original iPad upended the space, proving that 10-inch devices did in fact have a place in this world. And to this day, Apple has held and proven its dominance over all those who have taken a stab at the tablet sector, though it's market share has been steadily slipping over the last year, give or take. The competition has been heating up, and Apple was in need of a refresh to its aging iPad lineup. Enter the iPad Air. Apple boasts that the iPad Air ...

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    Click this link to join the hangout!   Topic There was a little bit of back and forth when it comes to the Nokia Lumia 1520 pre-orders for AT&T. Initially Microsoft has pushed a Store page live which allowed future owners to pre-order their phones, just to yank the page in less than 12 hours, saying that it was prematurely published. Today, the pre-orders for the phone went live again at both Microsoft and AT&T and you can secure your unit of the first Windows Phone phablet. Then there's a lot of other stuff to talk about, like Nexus 5, Android 4.4 KitKat, the iPad Air, ...

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    Contest Update: We're in contact with the winner (Luca from Austria) and are in the process of shipping his Nexus 5 to him. Thanks to everyone who participated in our Nexus 5 giveaway! You know the old saying: sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug. Sometimes you're the Louisville Slugger, sometimes you're the ball. Sometimes you're a radio champ, sometimes you make a 90-minute podcast based entirely on leaks and rumors, only to have the subject of those rumors officially unveiled just hours later. Life's rough. Well, this week we're looking to correct that bit of poor ...

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    According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, Apple will be increasing its smartphone and tablet production capacities with the help of new suppliers. The information comes from unnamed sources that claim the Cupertino-based company will be adding new Asian contract manufacturing partners in order to help production meet demand. The Taiwan-based Wistron Corp. will start producing the iPhone 5C later this year; the company is already making phones for BlackBerry and Nokia, says the report. Compal Comm -- manufacturer also for Lenovo, Nokia, and Sony -- will start assembling the iPad ...

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    Last week, Apple released the latest addition to its popular iPad lineup, the iPad Air. It's lighter, thinner, and narrower than all full-sized iPads before it. But how does it actually stack up to its predecessors? We put the iPad Air up against the iPad 3 this time around. With the same displays, similar internals, and the exact same software, the two tablets have quite a lot in common. But are the iPad Air's improvements worth the extra cash? Should you upgrade from your old iPad to the Air? Watch this iPad Air vs old iPad comparison to find out!

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia's positive growth in the US market, and what this means to Windows Phone as a platform. Then we talk about Android 4.4 KitKat, and some new security features that spell danger for those wanting to root it. HTC is up next as the company gives us all the good and bad news about their Android 4.4 update. We then talk about the Google Nexus 5 and our giveaway to one lucky winner next week. We end today's show by talking about the iPad Air, and its performance on the first day of retail. All this and more after the break. Nexus 5 Giveaway ...

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    Apple's new iPad is thinner, lighter, and narrower than last year's model. It claims the iPad Air is an impressive 28 percent lighter and 20 percent thinner. We unboxed the iPad Air earlier today, but it's still quite difficult to visualize just how much smaller this new iPad truly is. To help with that, like in the past, we've taken some of the common items and many popular tablets and smartphones from around the office to compare with the new iPar Air. So if you're wondering just how big the physical footprint of Apple's latest is, take a gander at the video below. Also, be sure to stay ...

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    Apple recently announced its latest iPad refresh, the iPad Air. Along with its new design, which is virtually identical to the iPad mini, it is now much thinner and lighter – 28 percent lighter and 20 percent thinner, to be exact. Inside, it also features Apple's new A7 chipset, 1GB RAM, a 32.4Wh battery, and up to 128GB of storage. So does any of this make the iPad Air a better tablet than before? We can't say for sure just yet. We've got plenty of testing and comparing to do over the next week before we give it the full review treatment. Until then, enjoy the iPad Air unboxing below!

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    Apple announced the iPad Air, the fifth generation tablet from the Cupertino-based company, on October 22. It is now available to purchase on Apple's online store and will ship between 24 hours and a few days, depending on your region. You can also head down to your local Apple brick-and-mortar store to grab one in person at 8a local time. Available in 16, 32, 64, and 128GB storage flavors, as well as in two colors, the iPad Air will set you back anywhere between $499 and $929. It packs the same 9.7-inch screen with Retina resolution display, and it is now powered by Apple's A7 chip, ...

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    The latest iPads have been with us for a week now. Well – the idea of them at least, as we still wait for sales to begin, and tablets to ship. Ultimately, both the new iPad Air and the new Retina display iPad mini (which – sorry, Apple – I'm absolutely going to keep calling the iPad mini 2) will soon be in the hands of shoppers. The arrival of both should be great for Apple, and really help the company bump those tablet sales figures (a less-than-stellar mark on an otherwise solid quarterly earnings statement) up a little. Sure, the guys here at Pocketnow will be spending a lot of ...

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    Walmart recently became famous for offering a pre-launch discounts for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on launch date. The company dropped the price to $189 and $79 respectively, which may be seen as little in the eyes of some, but surely interesting when compared to other retailers that simply match the price of the device in their stores. The story will repeat itself again on November 1st. If you're interested on the 16GB Wi-Fi variant of the iPad Air, you can get it for $479 in Walmart, though we sadly have no confirmed details that this $20 discount will apply to every single model as ...

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    Fun fact: flame wars, petty bickering, and troll hijinks aren't just confined to the online world; they find a ready home in corporate tactics as well. That's a reality we were reminded of this week, as Apple announced its new iPad family on the same day Nokia unveiled not just its first Windows-based tablet, but also the first-ever Windows Phone phablets, at its Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi. Predictably, the Apple news obliterated Nokia's announcement in the news cycle - but, the Pocketnow Weekly being a platform-agnostic, equal-opportunity podcast, we're gonna cover both new device ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Qualcomm's new enhancements to come to the Snapdragon 800 processor. We then talk about HTC, and the company's plans to build a smartwatch that is not a gimmick. Google follows as their purchase of Flexycore spells positive speed enhancements for Android in the future. Nokia is next as we get details on the new Lumia 1520, Lumia 1320 and Lumia 2520 that were announced. We end today's show talking about Apple's new iPad Air, and iPad mini with Retina Display. All this and more after the break. Stories: - New Snapdragon 800 flavor in the works? ...

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    When Steve Jobs announced the iPad in 2010, I do remember that he never really used the phrase “Apple is re-inventing the tablet” as he did when the company launched the iPhone. Still, Apple’s bet in actually focusing on portability and affordability to make this tablet a mainstream product, and not a niche and expensive one, like Microsoft had, was a bold bet all together. We all panned the iPad when it was announced. I remember that it took me a full 11 months to decide to buy one, simply because I found no reason to buy a big smartphone. I kept repeating to myself that I didn’t ...

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    Not content to let the folks at Nokia and Microsoft claim the entirety of today's mobile news cycle, Apple this afternoon announced two new tablets for 2014: the iPad mini and the iPad Air. And we were there (in virtual spirit) to cover it. With few exceptions, we're big tablet fans here at Pocketnow. From stock-Android slabs like the Nexus 10 to skinned specialty slates like the Galaxy Note 10.1, we do an awful lot of work and play in the space between the smartphone and the notebook - including the strange crossover zone where Microsoft's Surface Pro lives. But though tablets existed ...

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