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Five of the new iPad’s most hardcore games

Five of the new iPad’s most hardcore games

Those of you purchasing the new iPad from Apple today will be glad to know that developers have already released a set of games that not only make use of your fabulous Retina display, they're set to make full use of that awesome new A5X chip you've got running as well. You'll be making the most of your four GPU cores with a litany of fantastic beasts of games in the future, and already today you'll be set to have hours, days, and weeks of fun with the initial offering for this next generation iPad. Behold the first wave: racing, shooting, and role-playing galore!

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24 Must-Have iPad Retina Display apps for new users

24 Must-Have iPad Retina Display apps for new users

This week the 2012 iPad comes out, the third edition of the ipad with no less than a Retina Display for the sharpest graphics you've ever seen! What we've got here to compliment our full review of the new iPad is a collection of apps developed specifically to make the best use of your newfound power! Each of the apps you see here has been touted by Apple to be perfect for your first day with the new iPad, each of them containing full 2048 x 1536 Retina-quality graphics and awesome optimization for the most up-to-date action!

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The new iPad Review Round-Up

The new iPad Review Round-Up

The results are in, and now that we're less than 24 hours away from the launch of the 2012 edition of the iPad, the tech world has its hands-on say if and how Apple's newest slate trumps the competition. We've got our own review up as well as the mixed opinions from across the web - in general the consensus has been that if you're in the market for an iPad, it is as it's always been: the older model may be cheaper, but the newest model is worth the extra cash. That and the fact that Apple is preparing their content for the much more high definition world of the new iPad's Retina quality display should have you reeling all night long.

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Apple offers up to $320 for your unloved iPad 2

Apple offers up to $320 for your unloved iPad 2

Apple is offering up to $320 trade-in value for its superseded iPad 2 tablet, adding the second-gen slate to its Reuse and Recycling program ahead of the new iPad hitting stores on Friday. For those not planning to keep their old iPad, sell it separately or hand it down to a lucky friend or relative, the trade-in scheme promises an Apple gift card in return for fully-functioning older models.

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New iPad Review (3rd Gen)

New iPad Review (3rd Gen)

Apple's new iPad arrives to more than its fair share of expectations. The third generation tablet follows models that first created and then accelerated the consumer slate experience, and all eyes are on the new iPad to see whether it can keep up the momentum. Those eyes will have plenty to reward them, too: the biggest change to the new iPad is its incredibly detailed Retina Display. Pre-orders are through the roof, and queues outside Apple Stores began a week ahead of sales starting: there's no doubting interest is high, but does the new iPad live up to expectations? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Your Friday new iPad gameplan

Your Friday new iPad gameplan

Apple's new iPad hits shelves on Friday, March 16, from 8am, but one does not simply walk into an Apple Store and pick up a new tablet. You'll need to plan ahead if you want one of the hotly contested third-gen tablets. What follows is a guide for all you would-be iPad purchasers including prices, locations you'll be able to pick a tablet up, and times you're going to want to start waiting in line to guarantee yourself a purchase on the first day.

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ThinkFlood motorized in-wall iPad dock hands-on

ThinkFlood motorized in-wall iPad dock hands-on

In-wall iPad docks are neat, but motorized in-wall iPad docks take some beating for tech-cred. Home automation and distributed media specialist ThinkFlood is appealing to our geekier nature with its new, electrically-powered wall mounting kit for the iPad: simply press the button and the cradle opens out to allow you to slot your tablet in place. Check out our hands-on impressions - and a video demo - after the cut.

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New iPad hits Apple Stores at 8am on Friday

New iPad hits Apple Stores at 8am on Friday

Apple has announced an 8am start for iPad sales at Apple Stores across the ten launch countries getting the third-gen tablet this Friday, March 16, in addition to confirming a further 25 locations next in line for the slate. Apple Stores will throw open their doors to queuing crowds from 8am local time in the US, UK, Germany, Japan and six other countries, with the new iPad priced from $499 in WiFi-only form.

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iPad dominance dips but Android still playing catch-up

iPad dominance dips but Android still playing catch-up

Apple's tablet market-share has dipped but the iPad looks set to continue dominating the segment over the next four years despite the best efforts of Android rivals, according to research firm predictions. The iPad held 54.7-percent of the worldwide tablet market-share in Q4 2011, IDC's figures suggest, down from 61.5-percent in the previous quarter, though those figures disguise the fact that Apple shipped more than 4m units more in Q4. By 2016, meanwhile, the iPad is set to ship 94.7m units per year, for 48-percent of the overall tablet market.

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Should you buy a new iPad or an Android tablet?

Should you buy a new iPad or an Android tablet?

Welcome to the 2012 edition of "which tablet should I purchase this year?" Apple's new iPad has the resolution and the 4G connection, not to mention a brand new and improved A5X chip with two CPU cores and four GPU cores - is that impressive enough to sway you away from a brand new Android tablet such as the ASUS Transformer Prime? It's a tablet with rather similar specifications and one whole heck of a lot longer name, not to mention Android's newest version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Or is that not what you're looking for at all? Perhaps Apple is your one and only choice?

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