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iPad Air vs Surface 2 vs Nexus 7: No Contest

iPad Air vs Surface 2 vs Nexus 7: No Contest

The war is on for the most sought-after tablet on the market, and the differentiation between the front-runners appears now, more than ever, to be strikingly high. What we've got from Apple is the iPad Air, a new far-smaller iteration of the same Retina display as the 4th generation unit. From Google there's the Nexus 7 (2013), a low-priced high-powered Android tablet manufactured by ASUS. Microsoft's competitor in the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 works with Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT, making this battle a three-way fight between operating systems right off the bat.

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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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iPad mini with Retina display hands-on

iPad mini with Retina display hands-on

It's the main thing we complained about in our original iPad mini review, and it's the big thing Apple has addressed in its "iPad mini 2", the addition of Retina Display technology. The new iPad mini with Retina display looks just like the old version until you turn it on, at which point life gets pixel-packed. Apple's 2048 x 1536 resolution looks even more detailed on the smaller, 7.9-inch screen compared to the same res on the iPad Air's larger display, and that means more detailed graphics, smoother text, and an iOS 7 interface we kinda wanted to lick. Read on for some first impressions.

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iPad Air hands-on

iPad Air hands-on

We knew Apple's full-sized iPad was going to get a significant refresh, and we weren't wrong. The iPad Air takes the 9.8-inch screen of the fourth-gen iPad and wraps it up in a brand new, super-skinny casing; we'd usually take Apple's "you have to feel it to believe it" commentary as hyperbole, but here's one of those times that you only really get the wow-factor when you pick up the fifth-generation slate. Read on for some first impressions.

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iPad Air pricing replaces iPad 4 aside 2nd gen

iPad Air pricing replaces iPad 4 aside 2nd gen

Apple has officially unveiled the latest iPad. The 5th generation slate has been dubbed the iPad Air and it brings the familiar sized 9.7-inch display. Though, while the display size may be the same -- the tablet has gotten smaller both in terms of overall size and weight. We broke down the specs in an earlier iPad Air post, so this time around the focus will be on the pricing and availability.

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iPad mini 2 official with Retina display

iPad mini 2 official with Retina display

This morning Apple has officially brought on a 2nd generation of their popular iPad mini tablet, complete with Retina display. This version of the iPad mini works with a body and presentation extremely similar to the original, working with a physical appearance not all that unlike the iPad mini's first edition. This iPad mini will be hitting the market with at least two different colorways - a darker gray and a lighter silver / white, and will be appearing aside the new 5th generation iPad - the iPad Air as well.

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iPad reboot ushered in with look back at industry dominance

iPad reboot ushered in with look back at industry dominance

This morning Apple is making clear they do not intend to take the ever-growing tablet industry - or their market share - for granted with the introduction of a new set of iPads. But before letting these new machines become official, they've gone and run down the numbers. The biggest of these - and perhaps most impressive, is a marker of tablet usage share: Apple suggests that the iPad has a whopping 81% of the current usage market.

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iPad Air official: 5th gen slate gets tiny

iPad Air official: 5th gen slate gets tiny

Today Apple has unveiled their 5th generation iPad called the iPad Air, coming in a size and shape reflective of the success of the iPad mini. This iPad Air works with the same 9.7-inch LED-backlit multi-touch display as in the 4th generation iPad, working again with IPS LCD technology. The overall size and weight of the larger iPad has been reduced significantly.

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iLife update for iOS and OS X: iMovie, iPhoto, Garageband

iLife update for iOS and OS X: iMovie, iPhoto, Garageband

With the ushering in of new hardware on both the desktop and the mobile front, the folks at Apple this week have brought on a new collection of software updates as well. They've update iLife in full - working with new versions of iMovie, iPhoto, and Garageband for both iOS and OS X. These updates bring both worlds just that much closer together.

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