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Mobilegeddon isn’t just Google’s doing

Mobilegeddon isn’t just Google’s doing

Don't believe the hype. Today you'll see one massive amount of stories about how Google's newest update to Google Search will bury websites not prepared to be "mobile friendly." Barring the odd "old web" website or local government council site, the web is basically already there. Google wouldn't enact a sweeping set of changes if they suspected their business model would be drastically altered. And for those of you worried, Google has put together a handy guide to get you through this tough time, including a "Google Mobile-Friend Test" site.

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Samsung to launch iPad-like mid-range Galaxy Tab A May 1

Samsung to launch iPad-like mid-range Galaxy Tab A May 1

Samsung has a plethora of tablets of varying sizes and capacities and now it is adding one more to the lineup , ready to land in the US next week. For all intents and purposes, the Galaxy Tab A line, of which there are two (three if you separately count the one with an S-Pen), is a rather mediocre offerings on par with the likes of the Galaxy Tab 4 family. One crucial difference, however, is in the size and aspect ratio of the two, sporting the same 4:3 design the the iPads tout.

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Apple granted another stylus patent, Jobs would disapprove

Apple granted another stylus patent, Jobs would disapprove

Tech companies usually file dozens, if not hundreds, of patents that never see the light of a product launch. They've become more of legal guarantees and protection than actual plans for something tangible, much less marketable. That said, the fact that Apple has been granted yet another patent relating to an active stylus for a mobile device is still noteworthy, especially in light of the late Steve Jobs' dislike of the pointy tool. Plus, it adds fodder to rumors of a larger iPad Pro that will be marketed more to content creators than conventional content consumers.

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Halo: Spartan Strike launches on multiple platforms

Halo: Spartan Strike launches on multiple platforms

Microsoft Studios is once again expanding its Halo franchise beyond genres and beyond platforms. It has just announced the launch of Halo: Spartan Strike, actually its second top-down shooter game that eschews the FPS conventions of the main titles. And also unlike the main titles, which are mostly confined to Xbox consoles, Spartan Strike is available for a whole lot more platforms and devices, including the iPad, the iPhone, Windows 8, Steam, and even Windows Phone. Curiously, there is still no sign of an Android port.

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Apple, LA Schools may soon be in court over iPads

Apple, LA Schools may soon be in court over iPads

In 2013, The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) started an ambitious plan to get an iPad in the hands of every child in their schools. The $1.3 billion plan was going to bring tech as well as Internet connectivity to schools in the Los Angeles area, but those days are gone. According to a new report, not only is the LAUSD’s Board of Education possibly getting away from iPads in schools, but may be looking to press Apple for a change to the existing agreement as well.

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Halo sort of released for iPhone and iPad

Halo sort of released for iPhone and iPad

Two different Halo games have been released by Microsoft to the iOS device ecosystem this week. The first is Halo: Spartan Assault, a top-down action battle sort of game - the other is... another game with nearly the same title and almost identical gameplay. That'll be Halo: Spartan Strike. Both games include 30 levels of gameplay and have the same price point. Note - if you will - that these aren't the same sort of game that you'll be playing in first person on your Xbox One - they're a completely different sort of Halo.

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Leaked ‘iPad Pro’ pics tell familiar tale of ports

Leaked ‘iPad Pro’ pics tell familiar tale of ports

The iPad Pro (or iPad Air Pro, whichever you prefer) has been in the rumor mill for a long time. We first started discussing an iPad Pro back in 2013, but more pics have surfaced from a reliable source, suggesting the device is well on its way to production. In the pics, we find a familiar narrative; two ports and four cutouts around the top and bottom, likely for speakers. With the introduction of the MacBook, we’re getting a hint of what that second cutout might be for.

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Pope’s used iPad sold to anon bidder for $30,500

Pope’s used iPad sold to anon bidder for $30,500

The pope is an iPad user, and like any gadget user, he has parted ways with his outdated slate. Unlike most used gadgets, however, this one attracted the attention of people the world over — for obvious reasons — ultimately selling for a pretty penny: $30,500 USD, to be exact. It was sold at an auction earlier this week, and the money that was made in the sale went to a school in Uruguay for disadvantaged kids. The person who bought the tablet is from Argentina, but who he is isn’t known, with the successful bidder asking to be anonymous.

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4th Gen iPad mini casing reportedly appears in gallery with new design

4th Gen iPad mini casing reportedly appears in gallery with new design

Casing for what is said to be the upcoming fourth-generation iPad mini has surfaced in a gallery and on video courtesy of @OnLeaks. There’s nothing confirming that it is a legitimate back piece for the yet-to-be-announced Apple slate, but if it is, it looks like we’re in for an updated designed over the iPad mini 3 (check out our review). Most notably, the casing shows a design akin to the second-generation iPad Air, as well as a thinner overall profile.

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Lines outside Apple Stores may soon be a thing of the past

Lines outside Apple Stores may soon be a thing of the past

Lines outside of Apple Stores are a strange occurrence. Waiting outside for a phone or computer seems so — well, silly. It started with the first iPhone, and hasn’t stopped. While Apple Stores don’t see overnight lines every time they bring something new to the in-store tables, people do line up. Apple Store chief Angela Ahrendts wants that to stop, apparently. She’s said to have circulated a memo to Apple Store staffers, encouraging them to tell line-squatters to buy online and pick up in store.

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