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Galaxy Tab S vs iPad Air: Spec War

Galaxy Tab S vs iPad Air: Spec War

If you’re thinking of picking up a tablet in the near future, two clear options will hit you direct in the face as soon as you enter a store like Best Buy. Samsung and Apple are vying for your attention, and they’ve both got tablets that are ready to take on your basic needs with specifications that blast most competitors out of the water. Which is best? The answer isn’t so simple.

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Was Steve Jobs against Tim Cook’s iPad mini?

Was Steve Jobs against Tim Cook’s iPad mini?

The iPad mini may be one of Apple's hit products, but controversy over whether a smaller version of the tablet was right for the range has reignited after one board member described it as a case of Tim Cook's vision of Apple versus that of Steve Jobs. The former chief executive was notoriously contemptuous of smaller tablets, with Apple board member Robert A. Iger crediting Cook with the vision to push the iPad mini.

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Double Fine Kickstarter game Broken Age now on the iPad

Double Fine Kickstarter game Broken Age now on the iPad

Some would say that, like the game itself, the iPad version of Double Fine's high profile Kickstarter game "Broken Age" was a long time coming. Regardless whether iPad users felt entitled to it or not, considering it was never promised in the Kickstarter campaign initially, the game is here, or at least part of it.

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iOS 8′s split-screen surprise leaks on iPad

iOS 8′s split-screen surprise leaks on iPad

While we’ve seen the split-screen functionality of iOS 8 in code before, today’s video comes as a bit of a surprise. After all, Apple didn’t show off any split-screen abilities in iOS 8 during WWDC 2014, and we’ve heard no official word on the matter either way. Today brings the next level of multitasking functionality to the world of Apple’s mobile operating system.

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2014 World Cup: three ways to watch

2014 World Cup: three ways to watch

The 2014 World Cup is upon us, and for those forced to watch from a distance, the options for doing so can be tricky if you don't have the right cable channels (particularly for the cable-cutters among us). The games, which kick off tomorrow, will be broadcast on ESPN and ABC, but options remain for those who prefer to watch from their Android smartphone or tablet, iPad, or iPhone.

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Hodor Keyboard born in iOS 8’s Swift

Hodor Keyboard born in iOS 8’s Swift

This week Game of Thrones is getting its own unofficial keyboard with Hodor. This keyboard was born this week in the wake of the introduction of Swift, Apple’s new mobile operating system developer language. You’ll find two iterations of this keyboard out in the wild - at least two, at this point - another appearing made by a completely different developer for Android.

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Next Issue Review

Next Issue Review

This week we’re having a look at the latest iteration of the Next Issue app for digital magazines. What we’re seeing here is, at first, exactly what the nickname for Next Issue suggests: Netflix for magazines. Next Issue doesn’t work with video, of course, it works with a digital magazine format. This system works with an entirely different kind of media than Netflix, working therefor with an entirely different set of abilities.

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