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7.85-inch iPad mini on Apple testbench tips insider

7.85-inch iPad mini on Apple testbench tips insider

Apple is reportedly experimenting with a 7.85-inch "iPad mini" in its labs, according to insiders, though as with all tech tinkering the project may never spawn a commercial release. "I've heard from numerous people that that's one of the ideas that they're noodling with" Daring Fireball's John Gruber confirmed on a podcast with The Talk Show, with the tester tablet said to be roughly the same height as the current new iPad is wide (7.31-inches).

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TED Talks for iPhone and iPad Review

TED Talks for iPhone and iPad Review

There's a project out there called TED Talks, one where the brightest minds our society has to offer come together and make compact speeches on amazing and earth-changing topics - and your iPad and iPhone have the ability to tap its archive with the app we're reviewing today. TED Talks are small videos you may have come across here or there in the past few years on any number of circuits throughout the internet - Reddit, Facebook, and the like are common places for people to paste links to TED talks for friends and colleagues to easily consume. What TED offers for the iPad and the iPhone is an app which makes enjoying the whole TED archive of videos entirely simple.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 3, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 3, 2012

Happy Tuesday, everyone. It's time to take a whirlwind tour of what made headlines on SlashGear today. For starters, Nooka Audio is coming from Barnes & Noble soon. On the gaming side of things, we're talking Wii U, which contends power as great as PS3 and Xbox 360. Speaking of power, let's talk about Google. We got a look at what is rumored to be a picture of Google's Nexus tablet, though it's probably bogus. Still cool though.

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Spigen GLAS.t for The new iPad Pre-production Hands-on

Spigen GLAS.t for The new iPad Pre-production Hands-on

The folks at Spigen have sent us a pre-production GLAS.t unit for the 3rd generation iPad. This product is a sheet of protective glass which once you've removed a thin piece of paper coating affixes itself to the front of your iPad. Instead of protecting the already reinforced glass panel that exists on your iPad with the plastic of every other protective skin on the market, Spigen is bringing the strength that only another piece of glass can provide.

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Consumer Reports: That new iPad charging problem? Yeah, it’s a non-issue

Consumer Reports: That new iPad charging problem? Yeah, it’s a non-issue

Consumer Reports hasn't just reversed its opinion on the new iPad's heat output, finding the third-gen Apple tablet to best all Android rivals, but has quietly conceded that the recharging issue it initially reported is far less significant than first believed. "Further tests of observations we made that the new iPad was not recharging when playing a demanding, intense video game," Consumer Reports said, "showed that the problem was limited to times when the device was playing a demanding game with the screen fully bright."

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New iPad has Consumer Reports digging for Android equals

New iPad has Consumer Reports digging for Android equals

A new report nutshell released today by Consumer Reports on the new iPad has taken to the wild world of Android to try to find comparable devices for the odd consumer. In addition to listing these, the product researchers at Consumer Reports reminded the public that the heat they found in the 2012 iPad was absolutely nothing to worry about, as it was still well within "who cares" standards for devices such as itself. The Android devices Consumer Reports went through, on the other hand, were reported as simple machines with one defining feature each, each of them good for a unique user situations.

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Why iPad 2 still dominates Apple advertising in 2012

Why iPad 2 still dominates Apple advertising in 2012

When the new iPad was released, we wondered how long it would be before Apple switched their billboard and bus stop advertising over to The New iPad - as it turns out, it doesn't appear that they ever will. Why is it that we're still seeing Apple displaying iPad 2 billboards across downtown Minneapolis, London, and San Francisco - aka across the United States and across the ocean to the UK? The answer is actually quite simple.

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Consumer Reports: warm iPad isn’t “cause for concern”

Consumer Reports: warm iPad isn’t “cause for concern”

There’s always some kind of issue with new Apple products, real or otherwise. The iPhone 4 infamously had Antennagate, iMacs have been accused of yellow-tinted screens in the past, and most recently the new iPad came under fire for both its charging issues and increased heat output. Consumer Reports ran tests that showed that the new iPad reached temperatures hitting 116 degrees Fahrenheit while running graphically intense games for extended periods of time.

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