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Leak shows 8.9" Nexus tablet from HTC, Google's latest stab at Apple's iPad

06/23/2014, 12:06 pm

With Google's I/O conference set to kick off this Wednesday and showcase the company's next direction for its Android mobile platform, a new leak now shows an 8.9-inch HTC tablet that is expected to be the next premium Nexus tablet pitted against Apple's iPad lineup.

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Microsoft scrapped iPad mini competitor late in development process, documents suggest

06/20/2014, 02:06 pm

References to a "Surface Mini" discovered in the user manual for Microsoft's latest tablet foray suggest that the software giant scrapped or delayed the long-rumored 8-inch variant -- which would have gone up against Apple's iPad mini -- at the last minute, opting to put all of their eggs in the larger basket.

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Disney's 'Star Wars Scene Maker' lets users recreate iconic movie scenes on their iPad

06/19/2014, 09:06 am

"Star Wars" fanatics can relive their love of the original trilogy in an entirely new way on Apple's iPad thanks to the new "Star Wars Scene Maker" app from Disney, which allows users to re-imagine and re-create scenes from the films.

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Apple puts some Hachette e-books on sale as Amazon dispute drags on

06/17/2014, 03:06 pm

With publishing house Hachette locked in a battle with Amazon that has seen the imprint's titles pulled from Amazon's virtual shelves, Apple's iBookstore has become the next-best place for readers to shop as a number of Hachette e-books are now discounted to just $9.99.

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Best Buy student coupons cut new MacBook Airs to record low $650, Retina iPad minis to $300 [u]

06/18/2014, 11:06 pm

Best Buy for the next few weeks is serving up coupons to students that knock $150 off Apple's MacBooks & iMacs, and $50 off iPad Airs and iPad minis -- effectively dropping the entry-level buy-in cost to owning a MacBook to $650 and an iPad (mini with Retina display) to $330. [Update: Best Buy has now cut WiFi iPad mini even further, yielding $300 16GB models with student coupons]

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Supposed 'iPad Air 2' dummy suggests Apple may have toyed with recessed volume buttons

06/17/2014, 11:06 am

While Apple's next-generation full-sized iPad isn't expected to see a major redesign this year, a new set of dummy models claiming to show the look of 2014 iPad Air feature tweaked volume buttons with a new, recessed design, along with a Touch ID enabled home button.

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FiftyThree to bring natural 'Pencil' stylus control to 'Paper' app with iOS 8 update

06/17/2014, 09:06 am

Art-minded app and hardware developer FiftyThree on Tuesday announced it will be adding an iOS 8-exclusive feature to the "Paper" drawing app that lets users of the company's "Pencil" stylus change the characteristics of a drawn line by modifying how they hold the tool.

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iPad art by singer Bjork becomes first-ever app in MoMA's permanent collection

06/13/2014, 01:06 pm

While Apple fans consider the iPad hardware itself to be a work of art, it's an app that was designed for the iPad in part by Icelandic singer Björk that has earned the distinction of becoming the first application of its kind accepted into the permanent collection at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

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Samsung debuts Galaxy Tab S with high-resolution AMOLED screen, fingerprint reader

06/12/2014, 09:06 pm

Samsung on Thursday unveiled the Galaxy Tab S lineup, which comes in 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch flavors, boasts 2,560-by-1,600 pixel resolution Super AMOLED displays, supports fingerprint recognition and integrates Galaxy-only inter-device sharing software.

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Yahoo Finance frets that Apple's iPhone, iPad "only" grab the majority of all mobile shopping traffic

06/12/2014, 08:06 pm

Apple's iPhone accounted for 58 percent of smartphone shopping traffic while iPads took an overwhelming 86 percent share among tablets, but Yahoo Finance is warning investors that Apple's dominance of shopping is "slowly losing share."

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Killer Deals: $89-$109 off iPad Airs, up to $300 off MacBook Pros, up to $200 off MacBook Airs, more...

06/09/2014, 11:06 pm

Post WWDC Monday has delivered a number of killer Apple-related deals from the company's partners, including $70 off 16GB iPad minis with Retina display, $200-$300 off a number of high-end MacBook Pros with Retina display, 11-inch MacBook Airs for $799, 13-inch MacBook Airs for $899, Apple TV and iTunes Gift Card bundles, iTunes Gift Card discounts, price-slashed unlocked iPads and more.

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WWDC Deals: $250 off 15" MacBook Pro, $239 iPad mini, $80 Beats, $999 iMac & more

06/02/2014, 10:06 pm

The kick-off of Apple's 2014 developer conference has lead to a number of Apple discounts from the company's partners, including $355 off a powerful 15" MacBook Pro Retina with AppleCare, refurbished Beats Solo HDs for $79.99, in addition to a number of discounted iPad and iMac models.

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Apple debuts modest education discounts for iPad Air, Retina iPad mini

05/28/2014, 11:05 am

Apple on Wednesday added the flagship iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display to the company's long-running education discount program, the first time Apple has included the tablets in its less costly options for students and teachers.

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Overall tablet sales shrink for the first time as Apple continues to dominate mobile computer market

05/28/2014, 09:05 am

Worldwide sales of tablet computers declined by nearly 5 percent in the first quarter of 2014 -- the first such fall since tracking began -- but Apple's iPad maintained its dominant mobile PC position with nearly twice the market share of the closest competitor.

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Apple's iPad coming to Japan's largest carrier NTT DOCOMO on June 10

05/28/2014, 04:05 am

Apple and Japanese wireless carrier NTT DOCOMO on Wednesday announced the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display will finally hit the country's largest network next month, with preorders starting on June 2.

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Apple focuses on music creation, travel writing in latest 'Your Verse' iPad ads

05/25/2014, 09:05 pm

Apple on Sunday released two new spots for its "Your Verse" iPad campaign touting the tablet's music creation and travelogue capabilities with stories from composer Esa-Pekka Salonen and travel writer Cherie King.

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Gulf Air latest to adopt iPad electronic flight bags

05/20/2014, 03:05 am

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain's flagship air carrier, announced last week the adoption of an iPad-based electronic flight bag program in cooperation with local telecommunications provider VIVA Bahrain.

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Groupon eyes massive rollout of new 'Gnome' iPad-based POS system

05/19/2014, 10:05 am

Flash deals company Groupon on Monday unveiled Gnome, an iPad-based point-of-sale console with deep integration into Groupon's own infrastructure that the company hopes will spur uptake among merchants that regularly run promotions through the service.

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China's Xiaomi unveils copycat 'Mi Pad' in bid to take on Apple's iPad

05/15/2014, 08:05 am

Apple's dominance in the tablet market with the iPad will be challenged by a new competitor in Xiaomi, a Chinese smartphone maker that plans to take on the iPad with a nearly identical look and a product name that simply adds one letter and a space to Apple's trademarked name.

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Rumor: Apple to bring split-screen multitasking to iPad with iOS 8

05/13/2014, 09:05 am

Apple's next-generation mobile operating system may give iPad users the ability to run -- and view -- two applications at the same time, thanks to new multi-app split screen support, according to a new rumor.

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