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Microsoft ad says Apple's iPad Pro Smart Keyboard doesn't make it a real computer

08/16/2016, 12:08 pm

In a new ad pushing its Surface Pro tablet hybrid, Microsoft takes direct shots at the iPad Pro, referencing Apple's new "What's a Computer?" ad just two weeks after it began airing.

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Apple to debut 10.5" iPad Pro in 2017, integrate flexible AMOLED tech in 2018

08/15/2016, 01:08 am

Well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects Apple to launch three iPad models in 2017, including a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro, while "revolutionary" changes like a radically redesigned chassis and AMOLED panel are in store for 2018.

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Review: Logitech Create Backlit Keyboard Case for Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro

08/13/2016, 11:08 am

Logitech's Create Backlit Keyboard Case, made specifically for the smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro, leverages the tablet's Smart Connector port for both data and power, negating the need for a separate battery or pairing process with virtually no key lag.

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Google updates iOS versions of Docs, Sheets & Slides with iPad multitasking

08/10/2016, 04:08 pm

Google on Wednesday released important updates to its Docs, Sheets, and Slides clients for iOS, finally giving iPad owners access to true multitasking with its productivity suite.

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Refurbished 12.9-inch iPad Pro now on sale through Apple's online store

08/09/2016, 04:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday began sales of refurbished 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, offering substantial discounts ahead of an anticipated fall refresh.

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'Stranger Things' poster created using Apple's iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

08/09/2016, 12:08 am

Netflix's 80s sci-fi/horror revival "Stranger Things" has garnered high acclaim since its debut in July, and it turns out Apple, or at least one of its products, played a role in creating the series' all important poster art.

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Apple debuts Arabic, British English and Italian Smart Keyboard layouts

08/02/2016, 05:08 pm

Nearly one year after Apple introduced the U.S. version of its Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro, the company on Tuesday expanded the accessory lineup to include international layouts supporting Arabic, British English and Italian.

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Logitech debuts Create Backlit Keyboard Case for 9.7" iPad Pro

08/02/2016, 03:08 am

Accessories manufacturer Logitech on Tuesday introduced a 9.7-inch version of its Create Backlit Keyboard Case for iPad Pro, which like its bigger 12.9-inch sibling features folio-style tablet protection, a full-size keyboard and support for Apple's Smart Connector.

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Apple's latest iPad Pro ad asks, 'What's a computer'

08/01/2016, 06:08 pm

In a continued push to position iPad Pro as a full-fledged laptop replacement, Apple on Monday released a short TV ad touting the tablet's benefits over traditional portable machines.

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Apple iPad grows share of global tablet market despite declining sales

08/01/2016, 01:08 pm

Apple and its chief rival -- Samsung -- both saw worldwide tablet shipments decline in the June quarter, although Apple managed to increase iPad marketshare in spite of moving fewer units.

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More expensive iPad Pro helps boost Apple Q3 revenues despite lower unit sales

07/26/2016, 05:07 pm

Revenue-wise, the iPad Pro appears to have helped Apple make the iPad its only growing hardware segment during the June quarter, despite the category actually registering yet another drop in sales.

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First photos of alleged 'iPad Pro 2' surface in China

07/24/2016, 11:07 pm

A pair of photos supposedly snapped by a worker in Apple's Asian supply chain show what appears to be a next-generation iPad bearing an unknown device identification number, suggesting the company is preparing production of a successor model.

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Apple hit with lawsuit targeting AppleCare+ refurbished devices

07/20/2016, 05:07 pm

A class action suit filing in California complains that "refurbished" service stock replacements doled out by Apple in exchange for damaged devices to AppleCare+ service plan holders are not functionally the same as new.

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Despite 9% growth, Microsoft Surface sales remain stuck at around 1M units

07/19/2016, 09:07 pm

Microsoft announced quarterly operating profits of just $3.1 billion on revenues of $20.6 billion, hit hard by slow sales of Office, a 17 percent drop in cloud profits, an $870 million decline from Windows Phone and tepid Surface sales that grew by 9 percent year over year but remained below $1 billion.

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Razer launches Mechanical Keyboard Case for Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro

07/14/2016, 12:07 pm

Razer on Thursday released the Mechanical Keyboard Case for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, offering an unusual design alternative to most iPad keyboard cases.

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New third party iOS 10 App Extensions designed to extend Siri, Maps in tandem

06/30/2016, 09:06 pm

Developers building support for their ride sharing apps to plug into iOS 10's Siri can be supported within Maps as well, thanks to integrated efforts between the two teams to share a mechanism for deciphering and responding to user intent, whether driven by voice or the multitouch interface.

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Dell abandons its remaining Android tablets, 6 months after HP

06/30/2016, 05:06 pm

The weak sustainability of low-end market share has claimed a new victim. Dell has dropped its remaining Venue-branded Android tablet line and will instead focus on selling conventional PCs and hybrid "2-in-1" devices running Windows, citing over-saturation and declining demand for slate-style tablets.

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iOS 10 cracks open Apple's Siri voice assistance to third party apps

06/28/2016, 07:06 pm

Two years ago, Apple introduced App Extensions to enable third party developers to add system-wide features using a secure new architecture. This year, iOS 10 brings App Extensions to Siri, enabling developers to teach Siri how to expand its capabilities.

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Apple's new Swift Playgrounds for iPad is a killer app for teaching code

06/22/2016, 07:06 am

At WWDC, Apple introduced Swift Playgrounds as a "revolutionary new app for iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun." A closer examination shows the new app is a powerful authoring tool any developer can use to teach critically important software coding skills.

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E3 2016: Octobo plush toy uses iPad for interactive storybook experience

06/17/2016, 01:06 am

Dubbed a "reactive" plush toy, Octobo is a soft, fuzzy octopus that turns into an interactive storybook controller with a little help from Apple's iPad.

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