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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 14, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 14, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone. The weekend will be underway soon, but before we jump in, let's recap the news from the afternoon. We found out today that Google Maps on iOS might not be around for very long, so enjoy it while it lasts, while Motorola Atrix HD users are now getting a long-awaited update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Google is leaving Sync support in the dust starting on January 30, 2013, and there were launch events for the iPhone 5 in 33 different countries today.

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Next iPad mini rumored to get Retina display

Next iPad mini rumored to get Retina display

We're not sure if it's just a slow news day (since it's Friday and all), but we're hearing rumors of something that's extremely likely to happen anyway, that it shouldn't even be a rumor -- that being a Retina display on the second-generation iPad mini. Apple didn't stuff one in with this first iPad mini, which was disappointing to a lot of users, but it seems the company is finally ready this time around.

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iPad minis now ship in one week

iPad minis now ship in one week

We're less than a couple weeks away from Christmas now and if someone on your list wants an iPad mini, you may still have time. The iPad mini has been hard to find since it launched and only recently had a two-week shipping delay. Apple has now announced that it has a limited supply of the new smaller iPad on hand.

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Untethered iOS 6 jailbreak to arrive December 22

Untethered iOS 6 jailbreak to arrive December 22

iOS 6 users have been waiting for an untethered jailbreak for some time now, but it seems that there's finally a set date for it. A hacker by the name of "Dream JB" has announced that he'll be releasing an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.0.1 on December 22, and it will be compatible with newer iOS devices like the iPhone 5, iPad mini, the 4th-gen iPad, and the new iPod Touch.

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Soundfreaq brings lightning to CES 2013 in massive audio preview

Soundfreaq brings lightning to CES 2013 in massive audio preview

It's less than a couple of months away from CES 2013 now and brands large and small have already begun war on the media with releases - today's big news from Soundfreaq contains one heck of a rundown of future sound products. This rundown includes the first lightning speaker docks for the iPhone 5 and iPad mini as well as a set of Dual System Streaming products for futuristic audio action.

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iPad mini 4G hits EE’s LTE from £50

iPad mini 4G hits EE’s LTE from £50

Apple's 4G-blessed iPad mini has gone on sale with UK carrier EE today, with the 7.9-inch tablet subsidized down to £50 ($80) if you're willing to commit to two years of LTE. The iPad mini WiFi + Cellular is offered with 3GB, 5GB, or 8GB of LTE data per month, priced at £25.99, £30.99, or £35.99 per month respectively. Alternatively, there's a cheaper way to get online at LTE speeds if you're willing to pay full-whack for the tablet.

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Gmail 2.0 for iOS Review

Gmail 2.0 for iOS Review

If you've got a Gmail account and you work with the iPhone or an iPad, you may have been jealous of all the extra fabulous features that your Android friends and family have had that you didn't in a Gmail app - that era has ended. With Gmail 2.0 for iOS, you've got a perfectly simple interface that's so stripped down, you might think something is missing. In reality you've got the best-tuned Gmail app experience yet offered on iOS - though that should be true every time there's a release, it's gotten particularly well improved over the past this time around.

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iPad mini 4G Review (Verizon)

iPad mini 4G Review (Verizon)

One of the takeaways from our iPad mini review was quite how travel-friendly the smaller tablet proved to be in comparison to the full-sized version. The 9.7-inch iPad has grown progressively slimmer across its generations, but the 7.9-inch form factor has bag-friendly advantages in its narrower width and shorter length. The fact that it's so easily used one-handed makes it a more direct alternative to a Kindle or NOOK for ebook reading, too. While the WiFi-only model's design begged to be included in your bag or purse, the 4G version finally has the flexibility to match.

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