iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 Prices

This is Apple’s latest attempt to increase iPad sales this holiday season

By on December 11, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

This is Apple’s latest attempt to increase iPad sales this holiday season

Apple’s share of the tablet business has been steadily decreasing, with overall demand for tablets not being as strong as it once was either, but the company is far from throwing in the towel when it comes to its tablet ambitions. Apple has already taken one step to making iPads more interesting to businesses, and that’s launching special enterprise-focused iOS apps earlier this week, and the company is rumored to be working on an even bigger iPad for next year. But for now, Apple is looking at maximizing iPad sales this holiday season, which will likely be a new record for the company when it comes to quarterly earnings. More →

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iPad Air 2 Vs. Android Tablets

Hardcore Android fan explains why the iPad Air 2 beats out every other Android tablet

By on December 8, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Hardcore Android fan explains why the iPad Air 2 beats out every other Android tablet

There are plenty of Android smartphones that can go toe-to-toe with the iPhone but there still seems to be something missing when it comes to Android tablets. If you need further proof of this, consider that the excellent Android-focussed website Android Police has just put out its holiday gift guide… and writer David Ruddock recommends the iPad Air 2 as the best tablet to buy. More →

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iPad Air 2 Change TV Commercial

Apple changes its own verse in new iPad Air 2 ad campaign

By on December 8, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

Apple changes its own verse in new iPad Air 2 ad campaign

After releasing a variety of iPad ads under the “Your verse” campaign, Apple has decided a change is needed for the new iPad Air 2 and has come up with a new “Change is in the Air” commercial series. More →

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iPad Air Plus vs. iPad Air 2 vs. MacBook

Video gives us our first look at what Apple’s 12-inch iPad Pro might be like

By on December 2, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Video gives us our first look at what Apple’s 12-inch iPad Pro might be like

After a report late last week revealed more details about Apple’s upcoming 12.2-inch “iPad Air Plus,” including schematics for the rumored tablet, YouTube channel Canoopsy posted a comparison video showing Apple’s current iOS devices, including iPhones and iPad models, and MacBooks next to a mockup of a 12.2-inch iPad Air Plus, also referred to as the “iPad Pro,” based on last week’s schematics. More →

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Holiday Buying Guide Tablets

The holidays are almost here: These are the best tablets you can buy

The holidays are almost here: These are the best tablets you can buy

By on November 25, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

When Apple’s iPad first started blowing up and other consumer electronics companies rushed to copy it, tablets were seen as the next huge growth market. Fast-forward to 2014 and we’re already seeing sales growth slow to a crawl. For many, tablets are nonessential devices and they also don’t needed to be upgraded as frequently as a smartphone, so it makes sense that the market for slates is much smaller.

Of course, tablets are still fantastic devices for millions of consumers out there. They also still make great holiday gifts, so here are the five best tablets on the market. More →

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iPad Air 2 GPU

The iPad Air 2 is even more impressive than everyone thought

By on November 12, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

The iPad Air 2 is even more impressive than everyone thought

When unveiling the iPad Air 2 during its special mid-October media event, Apple specifically highlighted the new A8X processor inside the slim tablet, which is supposed to offer an even better performance than its predecessor, both when it comes to processor and graphics. Following its launch, the iPad Air 2 was dismantled, with professionals revealing the tablet packs a triple-core processor and 2GB of RAM.

AnandTech took a closer look at the A8X’s graphics processing unit (GPU), finding it to be even more impressive and powerful than people initially thought. More →

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Android Vs iOS

Big Android fan reviews Apple’s iPad Air 2 after using it for two weeks

By on November 10, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

Big Android fan reviews Apple’s iPad Air 2 after using it for two weeks

Often times when we see outspoken fans of one mobile platform share thoughts on another platform publicly, the result isn’t objective enough to even bother with. Sometimes, however, when the author manages to remain objective, they surprise us with interesting and useful insights. We always try to share good comparisons and reviews like these because intelligent thoughts on one platform from users of another platform can potentially help readers see things from a different perspective. And this past weekend, a nice iPad Air 2 review popped up on Reddit from an Android enthusiast who used Apple’s latest and greatest iPad for two straight weeks. More →

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Surface Pro 3 Vs. iPad Air

This is Microsoft’s most humiliating Surface product placement failure yet

By on November 5, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

This is Microsoft’s most humiliating Surface product placement failure yet

When you consider how often we see Microsoft Surfaces on our televisions versus how many are actually sold, you really have to question whether Microsoft’s big spending on such product placement is worthwhile. This is especially true when such product placement backfires in hilarious ways, such as when NFL announcers refer to the Surface tablets coaches are using on the sidelines as “iPads.” However, it turns out it can get even worse than that because GeekWire has spotted a new Surface product placement failure that might be Microsoft’s most embarrassing one yet. More →

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Nexus 9 vs. iPad Air 2

Nexus 9 not supposed to be an iPad Air 2 killer, just a template for one

By on October 27, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Nexus 9 not supposed to be an iPad Air 2 killer, just a template for one

Google this year announced a hight-end new Nexus tablet that’s closer in size to Apple’s iPad Air flagship, but also when it comes to performance and price. However, the company doesn’t see the Nexus 9 as an iPad Air 2 killer, even though it announced it just before Apple unveiled its own 2014 iPads. Instead, it’s supposed to be just a model Google hopes other Android tablet makers will follow when they build the upcoming iPad killer, according to Engadget. More →

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iPad Air 2 Bend Test

Video: The iPad Air 2 withstands a ‘bend test’ about as well as you’d expect

By on October 24, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

Video: The iPad Air 2 withstands a ‘bend test’ about as well as you’d expect

The reason the “bend test” videos for the iPhone 6 Plus went viral is that they raised questions about whether the device would bend just from carrying it around in your pants pocket. This shouldn’t be a concern for anyone who owns an iPad Air 2, since the tablet was never intended to be carried around in your pants pocket and we can’t imagine any reason for a sane person to do so. All the same, that hasn’t stopped YouTuber Marvin Macht from putting the iPad Air 2 through a bend test of his own and the tablet predictably did not hold up well under pressure. More →

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iPad Air 2 Review

The Boy Genius Report: iPad Air 2 is as monumental as original iPhone

The Boy Genius Report: iPad Air 2 is as monumental as original iPhone

By on October 23, 2014 at 12:17 PM.

It’s easy to get excited about Apple products. They get faster, thinner, lighter, smaller, better, more beautiful and more functional. But every so often Apple introduces a pivotal product, one that might be from a brand new product category, or one from an existing product that is just so much better it can’t help but impress.

The iPad Air 2 is that product right now. It is better than the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, and I would go as far as to say it’s the best thing Apple has ever made. More →

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