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Apple iPad mini 3 specs not so impressive, bit of an iPad Air 2 afterthought?

Apple iPad mini 3 specs not so impressive, bit of an iPad Air 2 afterthought?

Lewis Curdie  7 days ago

Last year’s iPad mini 2 was a fantastic little fella, essentially offering everything that impressed about the iPad Air, but in a smaller package. There was very little in the way of compromise. And let’s face it; when you’re paying hundreds of pounds, no one wants to compromise.

Perhaps realising that the tablet world’s definition of “better” is swinging back towards Big, Apple’s iPad mini 3 doesn’t impress nearly as much as the spanking new iPad Air 2. Full tear-stained story below.

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iPad Air 2 specs: 6.1mm thin, A8X processor, 8MP rear camera, Touch ID fingerprint scanner

Even the mighty iPad isn’t immune to slowing tablet sales, but Apple put a positive spin on things tonight by announcing that it’s sold 225 million of the things globally – that’s the iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini 2 - since launch in 2010.

Here we’re meeting the eighth member of the iPad family, the iPad Air 2, essentially an upgraded version of last year’s iPad Air, with a slimmer body, faster processor, enhanced camera and fingerprint scanner.

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iPad Air 2 to rock Apple A8X processor and 2GB of RAM?

iPad Air 2 to rock Apple A8X processor and 2GB of RAM?

Lewis Curdie  Oct. 13 at 14:00

The next generation of iPads is expected to touch down at Apple’s “It’s been too long” launch event on Thursday evening, though we’re still not entirely sure what to expect. How will the iPad Air 2 build upon the entirely capable iPad Air? Is the iPad mini 3 a thing? Is it too early for the iPad Pro? What does “It’s been too long” mean?

For what it’s worth, the latest iPad rumour morsel from Taiwan says the iPad Air 2 will rock an A8X processor, and a meaty 2GB of RAM. Nice.

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iOS 8 arrives for existing iDevices ahead of iPhone 6 release

iOS 8 arrives for existing iDevices ahead of iPhone 6 release

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 18 at 12:00

This week is pretty massive for Apple, as it sees the release of the long-awaited iPhone 6 in 4.7in and 5.5in (“Plus”) flavours. That’s tomorrow.

In the meantime, the Californians have rolled out their latest software update for iPhones, iPads and the latest iPod touch. Say hello to iOS 8.

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New iPad Smart Cover: notification methods detailed in patent filing

New iPad Smart Cover: notification methods detailed in patent filing

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 16 at 14:00

If you own an iPad, chances are you’re protecting the display with some sort of Smart Cover, though the only thing particularly “smart” about the official cover – in its current incarnation – is its ability to automatically wake/lock the display as you open/close it.

According to a new patent sighting, the Smart Cover could get a whole lot smarter, with various potential notification methods detailed.

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Apple’s iPad trade-in programme moves in-store

Apple’s iPad trade-in programme moves in-store

Lewis Curdie  May. 20 at 14:00

We iPad users in the UK have long been able to send off our iTablets for cash via the official Apple site, but you’ll now be able to get a spot of face-to-face lovin’, which, let’s face it, is the best kind of lovin’.

Yes, the Apple iPad trade-in programme, formerly exclusively found online, is now expanding to stores, so you’ll be able to ask some guy or gal in a blue t-shirt how many bucks you can get for your old tablet.

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iOS 8 to introduce split-screen multitasking for iPads?

iOS 8 to introduce split-screen multitasking for iPads?

Lewis Curdie  May. 14 at 14:00

The evolution of iOS over the years has been relatively slow, with a dash of spice here and a sprinkle of salt there. Scanning my aging memory banks, one of the biggest changes in recent years has been the addition of the Command Center panel.

But, if the latest rumours are to be believed, iPad users in particular could be in for a major new feature with the introduction of iOS 8, specifically: split-screen multitasking. Ooh baby.

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Microsoft Office for iPad finally arrives, £80 annually for the full shebang

Phew, it’s only been – what? – four years since the late Steve Jobs unveiled the first-generation iPad, so one could hardly accuse Microsoft of rushing out its Office for iPad suite.

Microsoft Office for iPad arrives in three standalone apps, but to do anything other than view documents, you’ll need an Office 365 subscription, and it ain’t cheap.

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iOS 7.1 features unleashed: CarPlay, automatic HDR, Calendar events in month view

For those of you with an iPhone or iPad or fifth gen iPod touch, you probably noticed a little ‘1’ badge pop up next to Settings last night.

That of course means update time, as iOS 7.1 has finally been unleashed upon the iMasses. Let’s take a look at some of the key iOS 7.1 features.

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Microsoft Office for iPad to arrive before new Windows version?

Microsoft Office for iPad to arrive before new Windows version?

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 15 at 14:00

The iPad is widely credited with kickstarting the whole tablet craze, and obviously it makes perfect sense that in the four years since its release, we haven’t seen an official Microsoft Office app. Smooth.

We’re told that it’s still very much in the works, but the surprising thing here is that Microsoft Office for iPad will supposedly touch down before the new touch-focused version for Windows.

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