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Pebble update brings full iOS 7 notifications; SDK 2.0 ready to roll

Pebble update brings full iOS 7 notifications; SDK 2.0 ready to roll

The smartwatch known as Pebble is seeing a software update today that brings on full iOS 7 integration - across iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch - for full notifications support, just as on Android. This update, which will be pushed out OTA to all users, adds in support for notifications that don’t just include calls, emails, and texts as Pebble launched with, but also with calendar, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and more - in fact, anything that shows up in Notification Center will be pushed to the smartwatch. Meanwhile, there are collaborations with some big names like GoPro and Foursquare to integrate with Pebble through the new SDK 2.0.

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iPad Air release puts Apple Store down as Retina mini seeks date

iPad Air release puts Apple Store down as Retina mini seeks date

The iPad Air is coming to the Apple Store this Friday, and ahead of its launch some countries are finding the online iteration of the retail giant going down - with the prerequisite "we'll be right back." Meanwhile the Retina iPad mini's release date - while not officially noted by Apple yet as such - has been tipped by a Target retail website. This website suggests that November 21st, 2013 will be the day the Retina iPad mini arrives - right in time for holiday shoppers.

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iPad Air 4G launch spreads as regional carriers weigh in

iPad Air 4G launch spreads as regional carriers weigh in

Regional carriers C Spire and Bluegrass Cellular have thrown their LTE hats into the ring for Apple's new iPad Air, confirming they will be offering the 4G version of the new slimline tablet announced earlier this week. The commitment follows AT&T, Verizon, and the other big carriers each announcing support for the cellularly-enabled iPad Air, though C Spire and Bluegrass Cellular will apparently lag behind their rivals with a launch only pencilled in for "the coming weeks."

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iPad mini with Retina display supplies a third predicted demand warns IHS

iPad mini with Retina display supplies a third predicted demand warns IHS

The iPad Air versus iPad mini with Retina display shopping question could be decided by severe shortages of the smaller tablet, analysts predict, with suggestions that supplies of the new high-resolution display could amount to less than a third Apple will need to meet demand. "Production is still ramping up on the 7.9-inch Retina panel with low yield rates limiting production" according to supply chain diggers IHS, potentially leading to even bigger backlogs of orders than the original iPad mini faced when it launched last year.

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iLife and iWork free limits surface as apps overtake charts

iLife and iWork free limits surface as apps overtake charts

If you head on down to the iTunes App Store this afternoon to see how the topmost downloads are doing, you're going to see Garage Band quickly overtaking the top "Free" spot while the rest of the iLife and iWork apps climb up "Paid". But wait, you might be saying, didn't Apple just say that the iLife and iWork app suites would be free for all users from this point forward? Actually they didn't - what they actually said was that new customers - everyone purchasing a device from September 2013 forward - would be getting these apps for free.

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Dead Trigger 2 release stabs iOS and Tegra-friendly Android today

Dead Trigger 2 release stabs iOS and Tegra-friendly Android today

This afternoon you'll be finding a whole lot of zombie cut-downs in the wild as the folks at MadFinger Games release their second-generation first-person zombie shooter Dead Trigger 2. This game is appearing on the app stores for both iOS for iPhones and iPads as well as Android for devices of all sizes either immediately or later today. We got an early look at this game with the first review of NVIDIA SHIELD earlier this year.

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iPad Air replaces 4th gen: where did they all go?

iPad Air replaces 4th gen: where did they all go?

If you're keen enough to have noticed the new listings for iPads in Apple's online store since right around 24 hours ago, you'll have seen the complete axing of the 3rd and/or 4th generation iPad. This replacement was made by the iPad Air, which now sits in stores as one of two full-sized iPads, the other being the iPad 2. There are iPad mini units up as well, but what happened to all those 4th generation iPads?

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T-Mobile gives 200MB data to all tablet users; New iPads for no fee upfront

T-Mobile gives 200MB data to all tablet users; New iPads for no fee upfront

T-Mobile is offering all its tablets, including the new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display, with 200MB of free data each month for the lifetime of the slate, as well as the option to spread the cost of a new tablet purchase over two years with $0 upfront. The new deals, part of what the carrier is calling "Un-carrier 3.0 Part II", applies to both iPad and Android tablet models, and also sees the cost of adding data allowances beyond the bundled 200MB reduced in price.

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iPad Air & Mini Retina LTE detailed (plus T-Mobile 200MB no-cost option)

iPad Air & Mini Retina LTE detailed (plus T-Mobile 200MB no-cost option)

The iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display will each support fourteen LTE bands, the greatest number of any of Apple's 4G-capable devices so far, with carriers like T-Mobile already trying to differentiate themselves from the crowd with the promise of bundled data. The two new tablets, announced this morning, will work with nine carriers' LTE networks in the US, including the big four, though only T-Mobile is offering 200MB of free data for those who choose to slot in the carrier's SIM.

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Apple Store online refreshed with iPad Air, Mac Pro 2013, new MacBook Pros

Apple Store online refreshed with iPad Air, Mac Pro 2013, new MacBook Pros

Apple has just updated its online store with the new products it has been officially unveiling today at the iPad event we've been liveblogging. Most notably, Apple has eliminated the 15-inch MacBook Pro with optical drive, but kept on the 13-inch version due to its popularity among students. Featured front and above the fold, the iPad Air commands the refreshed store.

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