iPad Air Discount

How to save $200 on a brand new iPad

By on August 13, 2014 at 5:35 PM.

How to save $200 on a brand new iPad

As Apple gets ready to release its second-generation iPad Air, a third-generation iPad mini and its next-gen iPhone 6 handsets, we can expect to see some solid sales pop up for current iPhone and iPad models. It makes sense, of course — with all of that new inventory about to hit store shelves, Apple’s retail partners are looking to clear out older models before the shine completely wears off. Now, those looking for a new iPad mini or iPad Air tablet who don’t find Touch ID and a new, less reflective display terribly appealing might have just gotten the kick they need to finally pull the trigger and buy one.

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New iPad Air Verse Ads

Apple has even more iPad ‘Verse’ stories to tell

By on August 12, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Apple has even more iPad ‘Verse’ stories to tell

Apple’s “What will your verse be?” iPad ad campaign is far from over, as Apple has posted two more short iPad commercials that tell the story of two other iPad users that rely on Apple’s tablet and the apps available on it to get their jobs done.This time around, Apple’s new iPad ads look at the Yaoband music band and at community activist Jason Hall. More →

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iPad Air 2 Rumors: Specs and Release Date

Here’s one killer next-gen iPad Air feature no one is talking about

By on August 12, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

Here’s one killer next-gen iPad Air feature no one is talking about

Apple has started making its 2014 iPad models, Bloomberg has learned, and the company is expected to launch two new tablets in the coming months. While not many details have been shared about the larger 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 model, the publication says that Apple will use a new anti-reflection coating on the tablet, to make the display easier to read. More →

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HTC Nexus 9 Specs and Features

Key details about Google’s beastly new Nexus tablet revealed in new leak

By on August 8, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Key details about Google’s beastly new Nexus tablet revealed in new leak

The HTC Nexus 9 – also known as Flounder and Volantis, and sometimes called the Nexus 8 – will have some impressive hardware, a new set of reports claim. The tablet has been spotted on Korea’s communications regulator (RRA) site, where it has apparently passed certification, G for Games reports. More →

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Microsoft Surface Sales $1.7 Billion Loss

Microsoft has lost $1.7 billion trying to make the Surface a hit

By on August 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Microsoft has lost $1.7 billion trying to make the Surface a hit

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet might finally be gaining some traction for Microsoft in the tablet market, but the whole Surface venture has come at an enormous cost. Computerworld notices that Microsoft revealed in an 8-K statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission this week that it has lost $1.7 billion on its Surface line of tablets so far, which is nearly double the $900 million write down that Microsoft took last year on unsold Surface inventory. More →

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Surface Pro 3 Release Date International

The Surface Pro 3 is about to go global

By on August 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

The Surface Pro 3 is about to go global

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3, the latest and most glorious addition to the Surface family, will soon be available in several markets, the company confirmed on the Surface blog. No less than 25 more markets are going to get the Surface Pro 3 this month, in addition to the U.S., Canada and Japan. In most of the 25 new markets, the Surface Pro 3 will be available for pre-order starting today, with a few exceptions, and will release starting on August 28th. More →

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iPad vs. Chromebook For Students

Teachers explain why they’re ditching iPads for ‘much more useful’ Chromebooks

By on August 6, 2014 at 3:25 PM.

Teachers explain why they’re ditching iPads for ‘much more useful’ Chromebooks

As popular as the iPad has been for end consumers, schools have also been a major part of the tablet’s success. Ever since Apple launched the iPad in 2010, schools all over the country have experimented with placing them in classrooms or giving them to students to bring home with them. The Atlantic reports that although many institutions were initially satisfied with the results, many are now beginning to see the potential upshot of affordable laptops over expensive tablets. More →

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iPad Air 2 iPad 6 Rumors

Next-gen iPad Air leak reveals key new design features

By on August 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Next-gen iPad Air leak reveals key new design features

Following a series of next-gen iPad Air leaks purportedly showing the design of the iPad Air 2, an accessory maker from Taiwan has posted new photos on Weibo depicting the alleged back case of the upcoming tablet, which were picked up by Macotakara and Nowhereelse. More →

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New Galaxy Tab S Ads

Samsung continues its Galaxy Tab S push with three new ads

By on August 1, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Samsung continues its Galaxy Tab S push with three new ads

The Galaxy Tab S released to rave reviews earlier this summer as many proclaimed that Samsung finally had its answer to the iPad. The tablet’s killer feature is its 2560 x 1600 Super AMOLED display, which is of course the focus of the brand new #TabletRealities ad campaign. In the three advertisements published to Samsung’s YouTube page on Friday, we watch three accomplished individuals discover their guilty pleasures on the Galaxy Tab S. More →

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FreedomPop iPad mini LTE Tablet Free Plan

FreedomPop is about to turn any LTE tablet into a phone with free data, voice and texting

By on July 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

FreedomPop is about to turn any LTE tablet into a phone with free data, voice and texting

FreedomPop on Wednesday announced plans to sell discounted LTE tablets that come with a free data plus connectivity capable of offering tablet buyers phone features. In addition to browsing the web with their tablets, FreedomPop tablet buyers will also be able to send and receive text messages and make voice calls for free. More →

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Best Buy CEO Joly Interview Tablets

Former BlackBerry CEO’s bold prediction might actually be coming true

By on July 30, 2014 at 10:27 AM.

Former BlackBerry CEO’s bold prediction might actually be coming true

Was former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins actually right about tablets? While we laughed at Heins’ prediction last year that tablets would be dead in just a few years, there’s now some evidence to suggest that he might have been onto something. In an interview with Re/code, Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly says that tablet sales at his stores have been absolutely plummeting this year while PC sales have actually experienced a rebound in the wake of Windows XP’s demise. More →

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Microsoft Surface 3 Release Date

Microsoft will launch another new Surface tablet in October – but not the Surface mini

By on July 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Microsoft will launch another new Surface tablet in October – but not the Surface mini

Microsoft reportedly had plans to unveil a new Surface mini tablet alongside the Surface Pro 3 earlier this year, but the company supposedly cancelled those plans when it realized the mini tablet didn’t offer much in the way of compelling differentiation. Some reports suggest the Surface mini is back in the mix and could launch later this summer, while others state that tablet has been shelved indefinitely. Whatever the case may be, it looks like Microsoft has another new Surface tablet in store for us this fall. More →

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