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SlashGear 101: this week’s Facebook News Feed redesign

SlashGear 101: this week’s Facebook News Feed redesign

The changes that are coming to your Facebook News Feed are numerous - but they're not going to interrupt the way you do business on a daily basis. Instead you're going to find the features added this week by the Facebook crew to be just that - Features: helpful and (hopefully) rather intuitive to use. For those of you working with the mobile app version of Facebook on either iOS or Android, this change-over will be extra simple: it is, at its core, a bridge between the mobile and desktop experience.

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Dell XPS 10 and Kindle Fire are the most repairable tablets, Surface Pro and iPads come in last

Dell XPS 10 and Kindle Fire are the most repairable tablets, Surface Pro and iPads come in last

Warranties have their place, but there's no shortage of techies who prefer to do their own device repair when something goes awry. Unfortunately, no matter how technically inclined you are, some devices seem built specifically to make the task as difficult as possible. The folks over at iFixit have released their Repairability Guide, which shows Dell's XPS 10 as the easiest to repair, and Microsoft's Surface Pro as the worst of the bunch.

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iPad mini 2nd-generation rear shell leaks

iPad mini 2nd-generation rear shell leaks

We haven't been hearing much hearsay on the second-generation iPad mini. Of course, we know it's coming at some point, but today's leak seems to be the first out of many that we'll see in the coming months. Unconfirmed photos of what appear to be the rear shell of the second-gen iPad mini have leaked out onto the interwebs.

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Jony Ive Blue Peter video up now: chatting on gold and aluminium

Jony Ive Blue Peter video up now: chatting on gold and aluminium

If you live outside the UK or haven't got access to the Britain-based Blue Peter television program for whatever reason, you'll be glad to see that the full chat they've had this past week with Jony Ive is now available in full. The Blue Peter program hosts a variety of engineers, inventors, and famous people of all kinds and has done so over its record-holding span of years actively broadcast on television. Apple's own Jony Ive's appearance included chats about three different designs created by children who rose to the challenge provided the week before, and showed Ive receiving a special badge in his honor.

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iPad Mini now back in stock in many countries

iPad Mini now back in stock in many countries

Apple has finally restocked its supply of iPad Minis in its online store. The device is listed as “in stock” in many countries including the United States, Canada, and many others. Customers in Europe are still being waitlisted, with the Apple’s website telling them that there is still a 1-3 day wait time. Due to supply constraints, Apple was only able to ship out 60% of its 10 million iPad Mini orders in Q4 2012.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 may head to Europe in March

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 may head to Europe in March

There is another report that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will be heading to Europe by the end of March. The device will be heading to Bulgaria with a price tag that will compete directly with the likes of the iPad Mini. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will come in 3 variants: Wi-Fi only, 3G + Wi-FI, and 3G + LTE + Wi-Fi. You will also have the option to choose from a 16 GB or 32 GB version of each.


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Analyst believes the iPad will see a complete redesign by the end of April

Analyst believes the iPad will see a complete redesign by the end of April

According to Piper Jaffray, an investment research firm, Apple will most likely be hosting an event between March and April. An analyst at the firm, Gene Munster, analyzed the time frame of launch events held by Apple, and he believes that Apple's full-sized iPad is due for a major redesign. He also believes the iPad Mini may receive an update of its own as well, but considering that it had just launched last October, it would be unlikely.


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Apple CEO: “if we don’t cannibalize, someone else will”

Apple CEO: “if we don’t cannibalize, someone else will”

As Tim Cook spoke at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference this week, a question of "cannibalization" came up, prompting the Apple CEO to speak about the first time he'd ever been asked such a question. Believe it or not, it wasn't when the iPad mini was introduced - it wasn't even when the iPhone or the iPod nano was introduced. In fact it was back when the iBook was revealed back in 1999.

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Three temporarily free iOS games you NEED to download

Three temporarily free iOS games you NEED to download

Today there are three apps out there in iTunes land that you're going to need to go ahead and download as fast as you can - each of them is temporarily free and each of them is excellent. The first of these three apps goes by the name Galaxy on Fire 2 HD - this is a game we've followed since before it was released back in 2011 - now you'll find it on your iOS device for no cost at all (instead of $6.99). It's a masterpiece of a space battle game in which you're online in a massive way with people from all over the planet - literally and figuratively!

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