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Nexus 7 2013 Review

Nexus 7 2013 Review

The original Nexus 7 arguably marked a turning point in Android tablets, Google finally doing what critics had long been demanding, and wading into the slate market with an own-brand option. With a screen size that undercut the iPad by several inches - and pre-empted the iPad mini by several months - the Nexus 7 also fought hard on price, with razer-thin margins and ruthless specification trimming on the ASUS-made tablet keeping the starting point at under $200. Time - and tablets - wait for no one, though, and with the iPad mini on the scene it was high time for Google and ASUS to rework the Nexus 7. The second-generation, 2013 version promises to be more powerful, more grown-up, and just as affordable, but has Google done enough? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Nexus 7 2013 vs iPad mini: more than a pixel race

Nexus 7 2013 vs iPad mini: more than a pixel race

If you're getting ready to buy a brand new tablet on the smaller end of the spectrum and you're deciding between the new Nexus 7 and the iPad mini, you may very well be asking yourself the wrong question. This comparison goes well beyond the basics - screen sharpness, body size, and processing power - and it's not just about Android vs iOS, either. Unless you're just planning on browsing the web, these two tablets are cut from completely different bits of cloth.

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iPad mini 2 skipping retina again: here’s why

iPad mini 2 skipping retina again: here’s why

If you're waiting for a so-called "Retina" display on an iPad mini in the near future, you'll be better off planning to wait it out for at least another season. While the iPad mini currently sits with the same display resolution as the iPad 2, the trend for best-of-the-best in all things display and specifications have suddenly proven to be topped out. While this isn't the only indicator for the iPad mini staying with the display it's got now, the trend has become rather apparent: the next waves of smartphones and tablets selling out of stores wont necessarily beat out the previous generation for high-end specs, they'll be aimed at the everyman.

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Apple celebrates App Stores’ 5th Anniversary

Apple celebrates App Stores’ 5th Anniversary

It's been five years since Apple first launched the App Store, the company this week celebrating the origins of the iOS-tending software vending environment with a bit of a silent wave. You may have seen the "Apple Celebrates 5 Years of the App Store" that've been appearing in tubes to the doors of Apple-friendlies: it's there that you'll be getting the same information we'll be running down here. It begins with the launch of the store back on July 10th of 2008, not long after the iPhone was first launched (in June of 2007) and the first 10 million downloads were reached not long after.

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iPad mini 2 and iPad 5 tipped for August production: specifications MIA

iPad mini 2 and iPad 5 tipped for August production: specifications MIA

As months pass since the last release of devices in Apple's iPad range, suggestions of production of the two newest entries in the environment appear. This week word comes from Taiwan that one of Apple's most-used manufacturing groups, Foxconn, will be ramping up production on both a second generation of the iPad mini and the 5th generation of the full-sized iPad as soon as next month in China. This news comes attached with a supposed production sample of the new iPad mini, sharper edges, black casing, thinner body and all.

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iPad 5 schematics leak with iPad mini-size sides

iPad 5 schematics leak with iPad mini-size sides

The fifth generation full-sized iPad appears to be popping up this week for the first time in schematics - not the average leak vehicle, to be sure. Information included in this set of plans suggests that the upcoming iPad model will take on many of the characteristics of the iPad mini, especially those at the edges of the machine, slighter body and all. This machine would be ever-so-slightly less tall and wide than that current-generation iPad and would be about 3/4 the size in thickness.

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iOS 7 beta 2 arrives for iPhone, iPad, iPad mini

iOS 7 beta 2 arrives for iPhone, iPad, iPad mini

It's finally time to have a real look at the iPad version of iOS 7 out in the wild amongst the developers. Today's update to iOS 7 beta 2 for developers in so many weeks since WWDC 2013 took place brings a selection of abilities not quite ready for the initial build as well as support for both versions of Apple tablet. This update also pushes to all versions of the iPhone back to the iPhone 4 as well as the iPod touch 5th generation.

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iOS 7 device compatibility chart unveils iPad aesthetics

iOS 7 device compatibility chart unveils iPad aesthetics

As the iOS 7 user interface was revealed this month, users made quick assumptions about what the next-generation software would look like on the tablets of the Apple mobile family. As the software was, at first, only shown on the iPhone 5 during Apple's developers conference WWDC 2013, it became rather quickly an often, asked question: what would iOS 7 look like on devices Apple guaranteed would be attaching it to? Today, Apple answered this question.

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Scosche smartROLL Electronic Gaming Dice aim for iPad

Scosche smartROLL Electronic Gaming Dice aim for iPad

This week the folks at Scosche have begun a search for developers wanting to make use of a pair of gaming dice they've invented for the smartphone and tablet universe. This smartROLL Electronic Gaming Dice SDK the team speaks of will be offered to developers aiming to make use of the new little gadgets, working with games galore by late summer.

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