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BBM for WiFi-only iPad and iPod touch “within 24 hours”

BBM for WiFi-only iPad and iPod touch “within 24 hours”

BlackBerry's BBM instant-messaging service will be updated to run on WiFi-only iOS devices like the iPad and iPod touch "within 24 hours" the company has confirmed. The new version follows BBM's release for iOS and Android in late October for cellularly-enabled devices, with head of BBM Andrew Bocking confirming the imminent update to SlashGear today. The move will mean that owners of non-3G/4G iPad and iPod touch devices will be able to join the growing number of BBM users.

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Calvin and Hobbes ebooks appear: iPad, Kindle, Nook readied

Calvin and Hobbes ebooks appear: iPad, Kindle, Nook readied

Here near the end of 2013 the comic adventure universe of Calvin & Hobbes has reached the digital realm at last, being presented as a set of ebooks for several platforms. While it's not entirely clear whether this is the doing of Bill Watterson himself or those that he'd battled for years over the rights to his own artwork, the results are in: three of the most over-produced treasury books of this century are now digital.

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Retina iPad mini gutted by iFixit

Retina iPad mini gutted by iFixit

You'll find a rather familiar set of bits inside the iPad mini with Retina display this week from the likes of iFixit. The folks notoriously attached to the term "teardown" have found this machine to work with a repairability rating of 2 out of 10 - not so fantastic - but the whole organization of this device's innards are fantastically simple nonetheless. Inside you'll find a variety of parts from brands like Toshiba, NXP, and Elpida too.

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iPad mini with Retina display first-impressions

iPad mini with Retina display first-impressions

Apple's iPad mini with Retina display is here, the second half of the Cupertino company's two-hit tablet refresh for 2013. Keeping the slender design and tactile metal chassis of before, but updating it with all-new internal hardware and a beautiful Retina display, the second-gen iPad mini arguably smooths away all of the few wrinkles reviewers and owners experienced with the original version. Then again, with the iPad Air raising Apple's full-sized iPad game, the new mini has a lot to live up to. Read on for our first-impressions.

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Retina iPad mini available for in-store pickup (if you’re lucky)

Retina iPad mini available for in-store pickup (if you’re lucky)

Supposing you're aiming to purchase a Retina iPad mini and you don't want to wait for it to be shipped to your home this week after digital sales started this morning. Did you know that you've got the option to head to an Apple store to pick the device up? The only kink in this particular machine is the fact that not every Apple store has the retina iPad mini in stock - it would seem that the majority of the stores across the United States today are without stock at the moment.

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Apple to near 50% market share in Japan in 2014

Apple to near 50% market share in Japan in 2014

Apple has seen a large boost in adoption in Japan over the last couple years, and as the trend holds, it is expected the company will near 50-percent market share in the nation some time next year. Current estimates have iPhone sales more than doubling over 2012's sales, and growth for the company has officially eclipsed that of Greater China and other areas, both domestic and abroad.

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