Posts tagged with: iPad Mini

Apple's iPad mini is the company's first iPad tablet to deviate from the 9.7-inch screen size. The tablet is essentially a scaled-down iPad 2, featuring the same dual-core A5 SoC and the iPad 2's 1024 x 768 screen resolution with 4:3 aspect ratio. The iPad mini is priced starting at $329 for the 16GB WiFi-only model.

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    Out of all the things that were announced at WWDC 2013, we'll admit that even the things that weren't shown or announced made some headlines. One of these was the fact that we were never able to see how iOS 7 look son the iPad, and that's just to prove how early the development stage Apple's new mobile operating system is. Apple did promise to launch the final version of iOS 7 in the fall for both the iPhone and the iPad, so there's really nothing to worry about, but if you're curious to see iOS 7 beta for the iPad, there's good news. As it turns out there's already a leaked video of the ...

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    We've already compared the ASUS Fonepad to its almost twin, the no-earpiece Google Nexus 7, and today we're taking a close look at the same tablet, this time, against Apple's latest and greatest small-sized iPad. The iPad mini is a tablet many have thought would never see the light of day, not from Apple. Still, it's here for quite some time now and it brings the premium build to the sub-ten-inch form factor. Specs are modest though, from the low-resolution screen to the A5 chip from the iPad 2 days. It manages to offer decent performance and at all times fluid user experience. The Fonepad ...

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    Apple has largely dominated the tablet space since the launch of the original iPad. But more competitive pricing, faster evolution, better specifications and improving software have turned Android tablets into true competitors. And Android OEMs are finally making a dent in Apple's major tablet market share lead. Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 is the latest Android tablet to hit the market, competing directly with the iPad mini. Spec-wise, the Note 8.0 has a clear advantage. It has a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos chipset, 2GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB built-in storage with a microSD card slot, 5-megapixel ...

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    Stuff comes up, folks. Sometimes you've got a pressing appointment in Romania, or a meeting scheduled in Media, PA. Sometimes you're at the day job, other times you're off the grid somewhere in the country. Other times you're buying a car. These things happen. Fortunately for us, these things don't usually happen all at once, which means the Pocketnow Weekly podcast usually features more than two people on the air. But today, listeners, Lady Luck was not with us. Today, Sam the Scheduler was out sick, because every member of the Pocketnow team was otherwise engaged when it came time to ...

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    Apple's iPad mini is the love and hate tablet of the media today. Some love it because it truly is a beautiful design, and others don't since it packs a low-resolution display at times when high-resolution is the new thing. Regardless of your love or hate for it, Walmart is now selling it for a discount, and if you know Apple products, you'll know discounts are anything but common. Starting today you can buy the 16GB iPad mini for just $299 on Walmart. This is an online sale, and it requires a store pick-up, so simply buy it online and the reserve at any store of your liking. This is the ...

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    Remember last month when we heard the rumor about Samsung's "Hyper Bright Display" technology? The phrase showed up in a Samsung trademark application, but the problem was that the USPTO denied Samsung the rights to the name. The problem was that the phrase was seen as merely descriptive, rather than a unique way to identify a particular Samsung product. It looks like Apple could be in a similar boat, upon the discovery of USPTO documents denying a trademark for the iPad mini for similar reasons. The USPTO gives a number of reasons for its rejection. We might have thought that the agency ...

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    With so many devices launched between the fall of 2012 and Spring of 2013, we know many of you want to know what's worth your money, and what you should skip with no questions asked. Both 2012 and 2013 have been great years for mobile technology, but we have a feature called "Worst Gadgets Ever" for a reason. There's always a good deal of products that either end-up as vapor ware, some that suck on their own, and some which simply aren't worth your money when compared to other devices in the market. We thought we'd help you with the Top 5 devices that we would all skip out of everything ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google Keep and how it enhances your note-taking experience on Android. Then we talk about Pandora's debut on Windows Phone 8. We later talk about the bugs on iOS 6.1.3 and why we don't think you should upgrade. We later move to talk about Google Now and its possibilities on iOS. Later it's iPhone 5S and iPad 5 launch rumors since apparently there's a date already set. We end today's show talking about Android and Google Chrome not merging into one. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google Keep Brings Better Notes And Tasks to ...

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    For those of you that really believed that Apple was launching iOS 6.1.3 just to fix the screen lock bypass, well, it turned out to fix a lot more than just that since the Jailbreak community is again stuck with an operating system they can't hack. Now even more proof that Apple wasn't really out to fix the lock screen issues are the fact that there is now proof that the problem still exists. As reported by AllThingsD and as shown on the video bellow, you can still bypass the lock screen by doing a similar command. In this case, even though the video only shows access to the dialer, it ...

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    Most new-device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s follow-up coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    If you're interested in how the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 stacks up against the most notable members of the competition, then this video is for you! We're comparing the newest member of the Galaxy Note family to the Apple iPad mini and the ASUS-made Google Nexus 7. All three devices have relatively similar screen sizes, ranging from seven to eight inches in diagonal. However, the screen resolutions used slightly differ - and as a consequence, PPI rating is also different. The Galaxy Note 8.0 runs Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top of Android while the Nexus 7 offers the vanilla Android ...

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    Apple spends a huge amount of time on product design, and while that's led to the creation of some very iconic devices, not everyone is satisfied with a phone or tablet that looks just like everyone else's on the block. When it comes to customizing your phone, you could always get a case, but there there's the added bulk to deal with, and while vinyl skinning can offer a new look while keeping the same sleek profile, they're not always so durable, and just like a case, change the hand-feel of your phone. If you want to change your phone's appearance, but nothing else, an anodizing ...

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    With close to 2,000 stores in the US and Canada, Staples is one large office supply chain store which definitely needs no introduction if you live in one of the 26 countries worldwide in which it is present, including the USA. In Canada you are already able to purchase Apple products from Staples and it looks like the US is not far away with that either. Apple might be expanding its US distribution with the addition of Staples, even though neither company officially confirmed the report. However, Staples employees took the news to their Twitter accounts: Regis Mulot, SVP of Global Human ...

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    So you jailbroke your iPhone or iPad after the evasi0n jailbreak process was released last week, but you discovered that it just wasn't for you. You prefer the stock feel of iOS over the seemingly never-ending sea of mods and tweaks. There's nothing to be ashamed of, and there's no reason to fret, even if you didn't backup before jailbreaking … like you should have. The unjailbreaking method is relatively quick and very easy. All you need is iTunes, your Lightning or 30-pin cable and your iDevice. A couple clicks and no more than a half-hour later, and you will be back ...

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    We've all been there. You pull your phone out of your pocket and notice something is off. Slide past the lock screen and you notice that, for whatever reason, your phone is back to factory settings. (For the record, I have had this happen with every mobile OS I have used to date.) Or maybe you have lost a phone. Having to go through the motions to get your phone back to how it should be is never a fun process. It's time consuming, and sometimes important information is gone forever, irrecoverable. Fortunately, there is a solution – precautionary steps that prevent sensitive or important ...

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    We've already shown you how easy it is to Jailbreak an iPhone or an iPad on iOS 6 with Evasi0n. We even gave you our Top 5 reasons why Jailbreaking is worth your time. We also took some time to show you five great tweaks for free. Still, some of you wanted more. You didn't just want the reasons, but also the advantages of carrying a Jailbroken device. Well, since we love a good challenge, we've decided to prepare a couple of extra videos to show you can make the best out of your iOS device with a Jailbreak. There are a ton of great tweaks, but Cydia is still on its knees with demand, so we ...

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    We've already shown you how easy it is to Jailbreak an iPhone or an iPad on iOS 6 with Evasi0n. We even gave you our Top 5 reasons why Jailbreaking is worth your time. Still, some of you wanted more. You didn't just want the reasons, but also the advantages of carrying a Jailbroken device. Well, since we love a good challenge, we've decided to prepare a couple of extra videos to show you can make the best out of your iOS device with a Jailbreak. For now, since Cydia is still on its knees trying to handle the demand, it's complex to get some of the best services that are paid for. We ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Android 4.2.2 and a possible release date before Key Lime Pie comes to town. Then we talk about HTC as new rumors have the company bringing more than just another cool name for the future camera technology on the M7. The iPad is next as we found a "Radio Buy Button" we're trying to make some sense out of. Then we talk about the rumors of Apple working on an iPhablet, and yes, we dismissed it just as quick as we began. We end today's show talking about Amazon Coins and why it doesn't make sense. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    To Jailbreak or not to Jailbreak, that's the question we've received everywhere for the last 24 hours since Evasi0n was released, and we do understand the concerns of many of you. The fact of the matter is that it's really a matter of personal preference, and while some may be extremely inclined to do it because of their daily needs of their iPhone or iPad, some users don't really use their iOS products in a way that would warrant it. Jailbreaking an iPhone is very different to rooting an Android device. On Android, rooting allows you to load custom ROMs that enable you to really push the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Jailbreak for all iOS 6 Compatible devices called Evasi0n. We then talk about the leaked T-Mobile roadmap, which is rumored to include the BlackBerry Z10 and an LTE-based Samsung Galaxy S III. The HTC M7 takes the spotlight next with good and bad rumors, which on the positive side talk about new camera technologies, but on the bad side include a delay to important carriers. Then we talk about the Nokia PureView EOS rumors for Windows Phone 8, which may come sooner than you think. We end today's show talking about Stephen Elop's recent ...

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    For those of you fans of the Jailbreak underworld, the time has come. Evasi0n was finally released today for all iOS 6 compatible devices, and it's as easy and stable as the most popular Jailbreaks we've seen in the past. Jailbreaking will allow you to side-load applications and services to iOS 6 that Apple has either not intended or not considered for your device. And as we historically know, many of these solutions have served to make iOS what it currently is since Apple has hired a couple of the developers behind some of the apps being offered. It's hard to answer the question: Why ...

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    It sure sounded like the evad3rs team was aiming to launch its evasi0n iOS 6.x jailbreak yesterday, on Super Bowl Sunday, but if you managed to sneak away from the game to check out the release's status, you'd have found that it still wasn't quite ready. Luckily, the extra wait has been minimal, and just a few moments ago the evasi0n jailbreak finally went live. There are installer programs available for Mac, Windows, and Linux computers, supporting Apple devices running iOS 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, and the most recent, 6.1. Unlike previous tethered iOS 6 jailbreak solutions, evasi0n is not ...

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    One man returns from a mission to Canada, and is greeted by friends. Friends with questions, observations, and inflammatory declarations about the future of a very special smartphone. A smartphone called BlackBerry. Yes, it's a special edition of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, covering all the ups, downs, and all-arounds of the new Research in Motion BlackBerry smartphone platform, BlackBerry 10, as well as the sleek black slab of potential it's riding on, the Z10. Join us as we welcome an old friend back into the smartphone space by discussing things like Peeking, Balance, Hub, and even ...

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    The latest International Data Corporation preliminary date figures for the fourth quarter of 2012 are in for tablets and worldwide shipments reached a record at 52.5 million. To put this into context, the tablet market grew 75.3% year over year in 4Q12 compared to 29.9 million units in 4Q11. As far as units are concerned, the last quarter of 2012 saw figures growing 74.3% from 30.1 million units in the third quarter of 2012. Apple is still the market leader with 22.9 million units sold in Q4 2012, representing a 48.1% growth over the same quarter of the previous. The iPad mini as well ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nexus 4 availability in stores, even though that might change by the time this video goes live. We next talk about Asus and Google working on a newer version of the Nexus 7 with a better display and design. HTC makes the news next as we now have confirmed dates and invites for their M7 press event. Then the iPad 5 takes the spotlight as we find images of the new design, which is exactly as we currently see the iPad mini, only bigger obviously. We end today's show talking about Apple's release of a 128GB iPad 4 and question the need for it ...

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