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    Apple's event last Thursday was mainly about iPads and Macs, but the company did take some time to give us information on its new software updates. One of the major changes Apple is pushing to its mobile devices is iOS 8.1, which includes some very needed bug fixes, and even some new enhancements. Cupertino promised the update would reach iOS devices today, and the wait is finally over. Apple has just launched its OTA update to iOS 8.1, and as long as you're rocking any iPad after the iPad 2, or any iPhone after the iPhone 4s, you should be getting the update right this minute. The list of ...

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    Taking photos is an activity practically everyone partakes in, whether it be for a profession, capturing an important moment, keeping track of vital information, or just for fun. Out of sheer convenience, smartphones have quickly become the go-to device for snapping photos for the vast majority of the population, and also because mobile camera technology has improved exponentially since the turn of the century. Smartphones often make rather amazing cameras, and they slip into your pocket much easier than their dedicated point-and-shoot counterparts. It may not be a direct comparison ...

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    Yesterday Google introduced us to the HTC made Nexus 9, a 9-inch Android-powered tablet with an aspect ratio that's no longer for watching movies, and is more in line with productivity and getting work done. Today, Apple officially announced the iPad Air 2, and it became clear why Google went with a non-letterbox resolution screen. Screen Apple's new iPad Air 2 has a 9.7-inch display with a resolution of 2048×1536 and 264 pixels per inch. The Nexus 9's display is a little smaller at 8.9-inches but with the same resolution, Google's tablet bumps the clarity up to 276 ppi. While some may ...

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    Today was Apple’s day to breathe new life into a slowly stagnating lineup of iPads that … do exactly what the original iPad did, only faster. Going into today’s announcements, we were told we might see something new, something potentially game-changing. Rumors suggested there could be an iPad Pro (or Plus) with a 12.9-inch display. Theories about what the larger iPad would entail have varied from “not much else” to a full-on Mac OS tablet or a device that could switch between iOS and Mac OS on the fly. Either way, that didn’t happen today. Instead, today’s iPad announcement ...

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    We're just a few hours away from what we assume to be Apple's last event of the year. So far, we've seen new updates to iOS at WWDC 2014, and we've also seen the new iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch being announced at Apple's event last month. If you're asking yourself what's missing from the puzzle this year, well, actually a lot. We have yet to see new iPads being announced, in addition to certain changes we expect for OS X Yosemite that will benefit iOS users in the Apple ecosystem as well. We could even throw in some Apple TV and iPod updates here as well, but those are a rough ...

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    Apple has already teased that its event on October 16 will be about something that's taken a long time. Many speculate that even though Apple's music event is already history with the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, we might see a revamp to legacy products like the Apple TV and iPods as well. We do see it as highly unlikely, but we're almost certain that this will be Apple's iPad event, and today we learn more about when to expect it. Trusted sources claim that Apple is already shipping mass quantities of a specific product for a launch on October 24. Sadly we don't know what product this is at ...

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    Apple's iPad event for 2014 is just a couple of days away, and as is customary with every Apple product, there is a lot of speculation over what Apple will announce. The amount of rumors surrounding a thinner iPad are the strongest, but at a time when every OEM is struggling with a stagnant tablet market, we wonder if Apple will make the mistake of keeping things conservative this year. Watch this week's Top 5 as we discuss our predictions for what to expect for Apple's event this Thursday. We have a feeling that there will be more than just iPads announced at this event. Other rumors ...

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    We're just a week a way from an Apple event that we all assume has to do with iPads and iOS 8.1. We've seen some interesting leaks that show iOS 8.1 launching new services like Apple Pay, but it also seems that there could be more under the hood. That same developer that uncovered the Apple Pay leaks has discovered more new stuff to come, and this time it has to do with iPads. At the moment, every single credible source claims that the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will not be launched until 2015, and the main reasons point to the fact that Apple prefers to meet the iPhone 6 Plus demand before ...

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    As much as many of you may assume a level of rivalry between Google and Apple, the reality is actually quite the opposite. Google has launched almost as many Google services for Android as it has for iOS, which clearly shows that the partnership that was started with the first-generation iPhone continues to be strong. Today Google launches yet another service for iOS, and ending its Android exclusivity. Google News & Weather has just reached iOS devices and bringing a very similar user interface to what we currently see in Android. The app is pretty much described by its name, ...

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    Apple is well known for testing all sorts of prototypes, well ahead of a possible launch of any. We've been seeing the design of the iPhone  6 leaked all over the place since the time of the iPhone 4s launch, even though it took the company 3 generations to make it possible. In the same fashion, we've been hearing about a possible 12.9-inch iPad in the works for a more professional crowd, and new rumors point to how Apple plans to pull it off. Supply chain sources claim that Apple is testing two 12.9-inch iPad models, both running different operating systems. On one, we have one iPad ...

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    Around this time last year, Apple made its most anticipated iPad upgrades yet: the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. Both were the thinnest, lightest iPads yet, packing more horsepower and better displays than ever before. Rumor has it, this year’s iPad announcement is just weeks away and what we might be looking at is piquing the interests of iPad users all around. As a long time iPad user and having recently departed with my iPad mini with Retina display, I’m definitely looking forward to the announcement. What should you expect? What are we hoping for? Below, I’ve ...

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    iOS 8 is Apple's second iteration of the full revamp that iOS received with iOS 7. It's now a more mature platform, with a ton of new features that make a lot of sense, but that have taken years for Apple to acknowledge as necessary to satisfy its customers. If you've been curious to know what all the fuzz has been about, your wait is over, sort of. Apple has just released iOS 8 to the public, and if you're rocking an iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPod Touch (5th generation), or any iPad that's iPad 2 or newer, you're eligible for the update. iOS 8 brings a bevy a new features ...

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    A lot of people have always said iPads and other tablets are primarily geared towards entertainment – the consumption of media, no creation. I, on the other hand, have always had a different stance. I've always tried do more with mobile devices, to get more out of them, to create content and get actual work done from mobile. It hasn't always worked out so well for me, particularly when I tried to go tablet-only for a day. However, getting more done with your tablet is entirely possible. One company, Branchfire, is dead set on making that possible with its PDF annotation app iAnnotate. In ...

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    The biggest challenge we face every day with smartphones and tablets is the fact that we grew up with buttons, and not with a piece of glass that shows you one. If typing on a glass display provided you with a better experience, keyboards would be dead, and that same example can be used for video game controllers. We've seen Microsoft Research look for ways to solve this problem through haptic feedback, but Apple might have found a smarter way to do it. Apple's new patent focuses on creating a flexible display that can bend in order to create physical buttons whenever needed. A couple of ...

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    Google may not be fond of all of its competitors lately, but that doesn't mean the company is not doing a good job in partnering with Apple. Most, if not all of the Google services that have made Android popular have slowly arrived on iOS, and seems the collaboration only continues as the company continues to launch products today. Google's Photo Sphere service has just launched for iOS, and in addition to giving you the option to create 360º images of where you're at, you can also share these photos to Google Maps. The list of features includes: • Outdoor enthusiasts: from mountain ...

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    It's only natural that companies look for ways to get rid of some extra products in stock before the launch of whatever products come next. If you were wondering if Apple is really launching new iPads and iPhones in the next couple of weeks, AT&T has just proven that it is, as the company is now offering some enticing deals for existing Apple products. If you need a new iPad right now, and can't wait for the newer models to launch, AT&T could be the place to go, though there's a catch. AT&T is offering $200 off the purchase of a cellular iPad, but if you purchase an iPhone 5s ...

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    Apple hasn't found the success it's been looking for with its iPad lineup. These are still the best selling tablets in the world, but they've failed to meet Apple's sales expectations over the last couple of quarters. The company is faced with a tough challenge this year in finding ways to differentiate its beloved tablet, and rumors point to how the company plans to do so. Reports claim that Apple will include a new "anti-reflection coating" in order to give users a better reading experience. Amazon has been mocking the iPad through its ads for years because of how cumbersome it is to ...

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    I've been using tablets off and on since 2009, almost a year before Apple's iPad allegedly changed everything. I remember one of the first tablets I ever bought – the Archos 5 Internet Tablet. By today's standards, with a 4.8-inch display, it hardly qualifies as a tablet. In fact, its display was smaller than most high-end Android smartphone displays today. But in 2009, that's exactly what it was. It was powered by none other than Android, featured a kickstand on the back for media viewing, and came with a single-core 800MHz ARM Cortex-A8 CPU, 256MB RAM, 160MB storage, and a microSD ...

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    Most of the Apple talk lately is focused on the iPhone 6, its two variants, and a possible launch date for each of these this year, but we shouldn't forget that there is also an imminent iPad launch as well. Surely the iPad isn't the best selling Apple product lately as the company has found stagnant sales in the last few quarters, but this could actually be a good thing, as Apple is now forced to find new ways to keep its tablet relevant. New leaks show us that Apple is bringing some new design changes to the iPad Air, and most likely the iPad mini design as well. We already knew about ...

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    Whether it's in Apple's online stores or in its brick and mortar stores, one of the biggest challenges that customers face is that price hump we all get with the sales tax. At times when most states don't force you to pay taxes in order to buy the same things at Amazon, it's obvious that if you were given a choice, you'd rather keep those extra bucks in your pocket. Still, some states are about to launch a couple of tax-free days, and Apple didn't miss the opportunity to remind you. Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, South Carolina and Tennessee will ...

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    Even though 7-inch tablets have gained a significant level of popularity these days, Apple sadly can't say the same about its iPad mini lineup. The original iPad mini disappointed many with its low-resolution display, and the iPad mini with Retina Display was sadly overshadowed by its bigger brother, the iPad Air. This year we're expecting some minor changes to the bigger iPad Air, but given the fact that this is the third cycle for the iPad mini, it's rumored to be due for a change. New rumors point to the iPad mini dropping a few millimeters in its thickness and being dubbed the iPad ...

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    The usefulness and practicality of iPads and other mobile tablets as true productivity tools has provided fuel for many debates. Can an iPad be more than a media consumption device? Can you get real work done with an iPad or Android tablet? Or will iPads and Android-powered tablets forever be relegated to entertainment devices best suited for the couch? Back in March and April, I tried to tackle these seemingly simple questions. Office for iPad had just landed after years of rumors. Frankly, Microsoft knocked it out of the park with its mobile, touch-friendly rendition of its globally used ...

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    For those of you that were left wondering why Apple is landing a partnership with IBM after thirty years of rivalry, the explanation is quite interesting. One of the most shocking statements we've ever heard from Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, is that he's able to get 80% of his work done on an iPad in ways we've never been able to replicate even in our line of work. Even more interesting is that Tim Cook feels that you can do the same, and the collaboration with IBM is specifically to help you do that. In recent interviews with Tim Cook and IBM Chief Executive Virginia Rometty, both company ...

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    Aside from a couple of batteries exploding here and there, it's hard to hear that electronics are poising as a health risk to customers in any other way. We did see that Fitbit recalled its Force fitness tracker due to some dermatitis complaints from customers, but never have we seen products as big as a computer or a tablet giving customers issues like allergies, at least until today. A recent article found in Associated Press shows a specific case of an 11-year-old boy who discovered he was allergic to nickel after his extensive use with an iPad. His parents had purchased this iPad ...

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    It's hard to understand why Facebook tends to ignore tablets in the way that it has, but it's been the case ever since the launch of its original iPad app. In that same fashion, we've seen other Facebook services like Facebook Paper, which make total sense on a tablet, but which are still exclusive to the iPhone. The good thing is that even though slow, services eventually get launched, and such is the case of Facebook Messenger. Facebook has just launched its stand-alone messaging app for the iPad, and the good thing is that all of its services made the final cut. Stickers may not be as ...

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