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Best Buy slashes $75 off all iPad Air with Wi-Fi, 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular models in one-day sale

08/20/2014, 06:08 pm

Ahead of an expected refresh of Apple's iPad lineup, Best Buy on Wednesday announced a special one-day-only sale that takes $75 off all iPad Air with Wi-Fi models and the 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular, bringing the cost of entry down to $425.


Rumor: Apple to bump 'iPad Air 2' RAM to 2GB, keep second-gen Retina iPad mini at 1GB

08/20/2014, 03:08 pm

Buyers of Apple's next-generation 9.7-inch iPad will have more RAM to play with, according to a Wednesday report from the Republic of China, as the company is said to be preparing to offer the forthcoming revision of its popular tablet with two gigabytes of onboard RAM.


Barnes & Noble partners with Samsung for latest iPad-competing Nook tablet

08/20/2014, 11:08 am

Though Barnes & Noble no longer makes its own tablets, it's still in the hardware business with a brand-new $179 Nook intended to take on the iPad, this time with a model built by Apple's chief rival, Samsung.


Apple's extended 'Your Verse' videos goes in-depth with Yaoband, Slow Roll [u]

08/12/2014, 09:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday posted to its YouTube channel an extended version of its most recent "Your Verse" iPad ad featuring Chinese electropop group Yaoband, which uses the tablet to gather sounds and perform on stage.


iOS holds 88% share of enterprise apps, iPad 90% of tablets in Good's business activations

08/12/2014, 03:08 pm

Enterprise mobile services vendor Good Technology detailed in its latest quarterly report that companies continue to overwhelmingly prefer Apple's mobile platform over Android or Windows Mobile alternatives. The firm also noted a jump in government adoption of iPads.


Apple suppliers reportedly start production of next-gen iPad Air with anti-reflective coating

08/11/2014, 06:08 pm

Ahead of an expected special event in September, Apple suppliers are supposedly ramping up manufacturing of both 9.7-inch and 7.9-inch iPad models, with the larger version expected to debut as soon as this quarter.


New iPad ad campaign focuses on productivity, highlights Microsoft Office support

08/11/2014, 05:08 pm

Apple on Monday pushed out a new email ad blitz focusing on the iPad's prowess in productivity, highlighting both first-party apps like Pages, Numbers and Keynote alongside Microsoft's Office for iPad.


Apple's new 'Your Verse' iPad ads focus on music, community engagement [updated with video]

08/11/2014, 01:08 pm

Apple on Monday unveiled two new additions to its well-received "Your Verse" advertising campaign for the iPad, this time focusing attention on Chinese electropop group Yaoband and Detroit community activist Jason Hall.


New, lighter BrydgeAir keyboard aims to bring laptop functionality to Apple's iPad Air

08/11/2014, 12:08 pm

Popular iPad keyboard maker Brydge is now accepting preorders for a new model designed specifically for Apple's iPad Air, bringing not only physical backlit keys, but also upgraded stereo speakers and a lighter aluminum design.


Schools lament shortcomings of Apple's iPad as some opt instead for Chromebooks

08/06/2014, 12:08 pm

Even as Apple's education sales boom, some schools have begun to transition students and classrooms away from the iPad in favor of laptops -- including Google's cheap cloud-based Chromebooks -- as weaknesses have begun to emerge with the tablet form factor.


China bans government agencies from purchasing Apple products - report

08/06/2014, 08:08 am

New procurement regulations handed down last month by the Chinese central government will prevent both national and local agencies from considering future purchases of some Apple products with public funds, a Wednesday report said.


Editorial: Why Apple, Inc. isn't worried about iPad's IDC tablet "market share"

08/04/2014, 03:08 am

In the face of dubious market research portraying Apple's iPad (and perhaps the entire tablet market) as troubled and teetering on the brink of collapse, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook expressed a sincere lack of concern while addressing analysts, alluding to long term strategies for outliving tablet rivals focused on volume shipments and short term market share gains.


Photos of purported 'iPad Air 2' chassis detail minor design tweaks

08/04/2014, 12:08 am

A trio of photos out of China claim to show the rear shell of Apple's next-generation iPad Air, which looks to feature larger speaker holes, recessed volume control buttons and a repositioned rear-facing microphone.


Office for iPad update adds support for third-party fonts, ability to send as PDF

07/31/2014, 01:07 pm

Microsoft's Office for iPad suite, which includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint, was given a significant update on Thursday, giving users the ability to utilize third-party fonts in Word, and the option to export files as PDFs in all three programs, among other new additions.


Review: Rapoo E6300 Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad

07/29/2014, 10:07 pm

Rapoo's E6300 Bluetooth keyboard is billed as the perfect complement to Apple's iPad, with device-specific shortcuts, a slim profile and extended battery life, but the hardware falls far short of expectations.


Rumor: Production for new iPad mini, iPad Air, & 5.5" 'iPhone 6' pushed to Sept.

07/25/2014, 09:07 am

A Friday morning rumor out of the Far East suggests that only one of Apple's next-generation handsets -- the 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" -- will be ready for launch at the company's anticipated September media event, as the larger 5.5-inch model will allegedly not even enter production until that month.


IBM began mass adoption of iOS prior to its exclusive partnership with Apple, Inc.

07/24/2014, 05:07 pm

When Apple and IBM announced plans to codevelop new iOS apps and jointly sell and support iPhones and iPad to enterprise customers, the news was greeted as if it were a new experiment. However, the deal is actually an extension of IBM's mobile strategy that has included massive deployments of iOS devices and native apps.


Apple holds on to top spot in tablet sales despite iPad decline

07/24/2014, 12:07 pm

The tablet market remains Apple's to lose, according to new data released Thursday, as the Cupertino company commanded almost 27 percent of tablet shipments in the second quarter of 2014 -- nearly 10 percentage points more than rival Samsung, its closest competitor.


As iPad sales decline, Apple remains bullish on future of tablet market

07/22/2014, 05:07 pm

Though iPad sales have fallen two quarters in a row, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Tuesday he isn't concerned, and teased that his company is working on new innovations that, along with the newly announced IBM partnership, could help reinvigorate growth.


Apple's iPad reaches 78% North American tablet share as Amazon's Kindle Fire passes Samsung, Google

07/22/2014, 01:07 pm

iPad is making gains in North American tablet web usage, reaching an 78 percent share in Apple's "first quarter-over-quarter usage share gain since June 2013," notes a new report by Chitika.