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Consumer Reports says new iPad hits 116 degrees running games

Consumer Reports says new iPad hits 116 degrees running games

Consumer Reports has run some tests on Apple's new iPad using a thermal imaging camera following numerous claims online that the tablet gets uncomfortably hot after heavy usage. The popular review magazine has found that the third-gen iPad does indeed run much hotter than its predecessor, reaching temperatures as high as 116 degrees Fahrenheit while running processor-intensive games.

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$3.1bn Tablet gaming segment tipped by 2014 as console gap closes

$3.1bn Tablet gaming segment tipped by 2014 as console gap closes

Tablet gaming will be worth $3.1bn by 2014, researchers estimate, a more than sixfold increase on the market in 2011 and increasing evidence of the challenge slates bring to traditional consoles and handhelds. Large screens and improving graphics quality are cited as key motivators for tablet gaming in Juniper Research's report, with tablet owners also believed to be more likely to spend money on games and in-app purchases.

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New iPad breaks 3 million sales mark

New iPad breaks 3 million sales mark

Today after only having been on the market for three full days, Apple has announced that its new iPad with Retina display, 4G LTE connectivity, and advanced A5X chip has sold three million units. This is a feat even for Apple, as it breaks the record for iPads sold and of course shatters any records any other tablet PC devices have had in the past as well. We've done our own full review of the new iPad and have had a look at quite a few of its abilities through a series of app reviews as well, lets have a look at why this device is selling so fantastically well.

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Grand Theft Auto III for iOS Review

Grand Theft Auto III for iOS Review

There's nothing quite like taking your rage and insane desires to crash cars into masses of people, walls, other cars, and the river in the original Grand Theft Auto III, and RockStar Games have finally brought it to the mobile platform. Actually technically they brought it to the mobile platform several weeks ago, but playing this game on the new iPad has revealed a brand new layer of excellence for your humble narrator, and while the desire to purchase the game was there at the start, the desire to play the game 24 hours a day has just reared its ugly head now thanks to the iPad's new Retina-quality display.

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iPad 3rd Gen Hands-on vs Android: Gaming

iPad 3rd Gen Hands-on vs Android: Gaming

The showdown continues: the 2012 Retina Display-bearing iPad faces off against the ASUS Transformer Prime, this time bringing the two gaming-ready giants to the court for their next all-out hardware brawl. What we're doing here is showing how these two prime examples of nicest and newest tablet hardware on the market for each of these two beasts' operating systems, with the iPad running iOS and the Transformer running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich - these tied directly to the power of the units' processors: the A5X from Apple and NVIDIA's Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 4-PLUS-1 technology. Who will be the victor in the gaming space? You'll find that there's no one simple answer to that question rather quickly.

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New iPad parts most expensive yet

New iPad parts most expensive yet

Apple spends more to make its new iPad than on any version of the tablet before, making less profit on each slate according to production research, with the Retina Display being a particular culprit. The calculations appear to confirm early suggestions that Apple's profit margin on the new iPad has been shaved away, with IHS iSuppli saying that the new iPad is around 9-percent more expensive in component costs compared to its iPad 2 equivalent at launch. Some of the increased costs are down to accommodating Apple's ambitions in functionality without compromising user experience.

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Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD Retina Quality Review

Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD Retina Quality Review

This update to the racing game series that's captivated the mobile gaming audience on Apple products for over a year now delivers an enhanced version of episode 6 with Retina-quality graphics and tweaks that'll give you giggles galore. This game now brings on the same fabulous big-name collection of racing car manufacturers in addition to several new vehicle models like the classic DMC Delorian (the same model you might recognize from the Back to the Future series of films.) There's nothing quite like pretending you're the Doc pummeling down your opponents in a full-on drift through Tokyo's streets on the 2012 iPad, nothing like it in the world.

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Why I Wouldn’t Stand In An iPad Line (But Get Why Others Do)

Why I Wouldn’t Stand In An iPad Line (But Get Why Others Do)

As I sit here writing this on the day the new iPad has launched, I’m inundated with reports of people around the globe waiting in line outside Apple stores hoping against hope that they’ll get their hands on one of the iPhone maker’s highly sought-after tablets. Some folks -- including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak -- waited nearly 24 hours to get a new iPad, sleeping on sidewalks just for the chance to have it on launch day.

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iPad 3rd Gen Hands-on vs Android: Part 1

iPad 3rd Gen Hands-on vs Android: Part 1

Now that the first wave of the 3rd Generation iPad (which we've already reviewed in full) has been released to the public, everyone seems to want to know: is it better than Android? The short answer is the same I'll always give: depends on what you need it to do. The long answer is of course a bit more complicated than that - and it's not just all about benchmarks, mind you: it's about the experience - and the experience with both Android and iPad is currently fantastic.

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Foosball HD Retina Quality Review

Foosball HD Retina Quality Review

The new iPad for 2012 has ushered in a new age of gaming for those developers wishing to stay ahead of the game in their field, and this field-based Foosball game is ready to take that challenge! The challenge of course here on the new iPad (which we've reviewed in full here) is that the full high resolution of the Retina display is made use of. The game Foosball HD is suggested specifically by Apple as a game that the 2012 iPad would be well demonstrated with - it's just that great!

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