iPad 4 Rises from the Dead, Replaces iPad 2

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As reported last month, the iPad 2 is indeed getting the ax and was put to its death today. Replacing it is the fourth-generation iPad, which is getting revived from the dead to replace the aging iPad 2. Apple is now selling the fourth-gen iPad (calling it the “iPad with Retina display”) for $399 for […]

5 Best iPad Stands

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iPads are taking the world by storm, and while they’re the perfect mobile device for folks who want ultimate screen real estate, sometimes we just want to sit back and watch a movie on it every now and then. Such a practice requires the iPad to be propped up for hands-free viewing. With that in […]

Refurbished iPad Air Now Available in Apple’s Online Store

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The iPad Air has been available to purchase for a while now, with the tablet getting a refresh back in the fall. However, refurbished units are now showing up for sale in Apple’s online refurbished store for a nice discount. Customers can get a 16GB iPad Air for just $420 or a 32GB model for […]

iPad Sale Takes $30 Off All Models at Staples

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If you’re in the market for a new tablet, Staples is having a deal where you can get any tablet that’s regularly priced at $149 or more for $30 off. This means that you can grab any iPad and save $30 off the price, as well as Kindle Fire tablets and Samsung slates. Using the […]

iPad Slumps as Android Tablets Become More Popular

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Apple’s iPad has been the dominating tablet for quite some time, but Android tablets are finally gaining steam and overtaking iPad market share. According to research firm Gartner, Android tablets made up 61.9% of the tablet market share in 2013, with the iPad settling at 36%. The previous year, iPads controlled 52.8% of the tablet […]

iPad 2 vs iPad Mini Retina: What Buyers Need to Know

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The iPad 2 is expected to be getting the boot at some point this year, according to rumors, which would end the tablet’s three-year reign as an active seller in the Apple Store. The company has kept the older tablet around despite its usual tradition of phasing out older products around two years after they’re released, […]

iPad 2 vs iPad Mini: What’s the Better Value?

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The iPad 2 is expected to be getting the boot at some point this year, ending its three-year reign as an active seller in Apple Stores. The company has kept the older tablet around, claiming that it was still popular amongst schools and businesses. However, it looks like Apple will be making way for a […]

iPad 2: Is It Still Worth Buying?

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The iPad 2 is coming up on its three-year anniversary next month, and Apple is actually still actively selling the legacy tablet in its store, but rumor has it that the company is thinking about finally giving it the boot at some point this year, officially discontinuing it in order to make room for another […]

Android Tablet v. Windows 8.1 Tablet: What to Buy

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With the availability of smaller 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablets recently on the market with commendable specs, performance, and battery life, is it worth it to go full Windows or should consumers still opt for any number of Android slates in a variety of different screen sizes? I actually get this question asked a lot by […]

iPad 2 to Be Discontinued This Year

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The iPad 2 has stuck around longer than any iPad that Apple has ever sold, but it seems that company will be ending the tablet’s three-year run at some point this year, according to Apple Insider. Sources familiar with Apple’s plans for the iPad 2 say that the Cupertino-based company will be toning down its […]

iPad Air Sale Knocks Price Down to $449 at Best Buy

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iPad sales might not be as good around this time of year compared to Black Friday or right before the holiday season, but Best Buy wants to bring at least some of that gusto back with a sale on the iPad Air that knocks $50 off the price, allowing you to get the new tablet […]

Larger Tablets Are the Natural Step in post-PC Evolution

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According to the rumors and the leaks it looks like 2014 will be year where larger Tablets get added to the great Tablet race. I see that as a perfectly natural step in the evolution of Tablets as we now know them. It makes sense from several points of view, but there is no guarantee […]

Buying a Windows 2-in-1 or Tablet? Focus on Accessories!

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Having penned an article in which I outright declared that the future of mobile computing was in convertibles and tablets last week, I decided to take my advice and pick up a 2-in-1 of my own. Before I received my Surface Pro I made a lot of assumptions about how I would use the device. […]

Intel Oculus Robot Tests Touch Screens with Cut the Rope

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Touch screens can be amazing things on Tablets and smartphones. They let us interact with our devices to control apps, play games, and more. When they work well it’s as if the device disappears and we’re working intimately with whatever we choose to have on the screen. When they don’t, well, they don’t. Ever wonder […]

Grading My 2013 Mobile Tech Predictions

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This has been such a wacky year for me personally (actually the wackiness began in 2012) that I almost find it hard to believe I made mobile tech predictions for 2013. But I did. So in this post I’ll grade how I think I did before I put on my psychic cap and post my […]

White Nexus 7 Official in 32GB WiFi-Only Flavor

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In typical Google fashion, the company surprised us today with a few new goodies, including a new white Nexus 7 that looks very similar to the white Nexus 5 that released earlier this fall. The white version sports a paper white rear shell with the Nexus logo sporting a slightly-darker shade of white. The rest […]

Kindle Sale Sees Select Models Discounted at 20% Off

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As a part of Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day, the company is holding a one-day-only Kindle sale on select e-readers and tablets, where it is discounting them at 20% off. You’ll be able to grab the entry-level Kindle e-reader for $56, the Kindle Fire HD 16GB for $136, or the Kindle Fire HDX […]

3D Tablet No Glasses Required from Hammacher Schlemmer

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I think it is reasonable to say that the 3D television craze was a gimmick that quickly, and mercifully has passed. Although I’m sure there are quite a few 3D enabled TVs in homes with glasses gathering dust in some drawer. There are times I wish  3D cinema would pass into the realm of fad […]

Applebees Embraces Presto Tablets for Ordering and Entertainment

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Applebees restaurants will start to use tablets as a tool for ordering some wings, a steak and those awesome blonde brownies in 2014 when they install 100,000 Presto Tablets in restaurants. Diners can also pay their check, play some games and then post it all to Facebook using the tablets. Customers can use the Presto […]

Holiday Family Tech Survey Yields Questions

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Every holiday family gathering presents an opportunity for me to gain a little anecdotal knowledge about how real folks are using mobile tech, what their preferences may be, and what their nagging questions are. This past Thanksgiving holiday was different only in the fact that I’m now living in Chicago and surrounded by my wife’s […]