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Apple iPad Air 2 bests NVIDIA Shield tablet, Google Nexus 9 in benchmarks

At the iPad keynote last week, Apple said the spanking new iPad Air 2 was capable of console-quality graphics, and ultimately a bit of a gaming beast.

That notion is given credence by spanking new benchmark results that see the iPad Air 2 giving the former champion a run for his money, namely the NVIDIA Shield Tablet.

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Google publishes ‘Switch to Android’: how to switch from iOS to Android

Google publishes ‘Switch to Android’: how to switch from iOS to Android

Lewis Curdie  3 days ago

Thinking about making the leap from iOS to Android but can’t be bothered working out the small details, with the music and the photos and the contacts?

Well, Google wants to make the switch as simple as possible, you lazy bugger, with a spanking new guide called ‘Switch to Android’.

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Tim Cook: iPhone 6 supply and demand are ‘not on the same planet’

Tim Cook: iPhone 6 supply and demand are ‘not on the same planet’

Lewis Curdie  4 days ago

It’s par for the course that demand for the latest iPhone outstrips supply. Some would even argue it’s an intentional tactic to keep consumers ravenous, but Apple seems to have been genuinely taken aback by response to the iPhone 6.

Tim Cook confirms that supply of the Apple iPhone 6 hasn’t yet caught up with the colossal demand. In fact, it’s not even close.

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What’s next for Apple, Samsung and Google?

Last weekend, in the 4,063rd instalment of Review of the week, I joked that we might be about to enter pre-CES/MWC hibernation. After some shower-based contemplation, I’m thinking I might actually be right – certainly as far as the big players in the west go.

It kinda makes sense, what with Christmas coming up ‘n’ all, but in any case, I figured I’d fire up the speculation machine and ask it: What’s next for the likes of Apple, Samsung and Google?

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Spotify Family welcomes up to five users on one account, savings aplenty

Spotify Family welcomes up to five users on one account, savings aplenty

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

The ability to register your Spotify account across several devices is all well and good, but the notion of account sharing goes to pot as soon as two devices attempt to rock out at the same time.

Realising that there’s obviously a market for the sharing thing, Spotify Family will soon welcome up to five users on the same account for a discounted price.

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Don’t expect a Facebook ‘Dislike’ button

Don’t expect a Facebook ‘Dislike’ button

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

It’s been discussed since the dawn of time itself (give or take); the possibility of a Dislike button on Facebook for those occasions when “Liking” something simply isn’t appropriate.

Alas, one of the chaps behind the Like button says the likelihood (pun intended) of a Dislike button is not, er, likely. DISLIKE.

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Microsoft smartwatch: great battery life, November arrival?

We first heard about the rumoured Microsoft smartwatch back in May, and of course anyone who’s anyone has a piece of “wearable tech” on the go at the moment; Motorola has the Moto 360, LG has the G Watch, Apple’s Watch is coming soon…

As such, it was only a matter of time before the inevitable Microsoft smartwatch emerged officially, and indeed a fresh report reckons it could be here “within weeks”, boasting muchos battery life.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  7 days ago

Crazy week in the world of mobile, easily one of the craziest this year, thanks to these guys: the Motorola Google Nexus 6, HTC Google Nexus 9, Google Nexus Player, Android 5.0 Lollipop, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Phew!

In comments, you guys agreed that the 6in Google Nexus 6 is just too big, while Jan indulged in some verbal sparring over the Samsung Galaxy Note's S Pen.

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iPad price at a glance: iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini

Unless I’m very much mistaken, Apple’s current tablet line-up is the largest it’s ever been, with no less than five iPads offered simultaneously at different price points.

They are, in vague order of price, the iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini, and we gots full at-a-glance pricing below.

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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  Oct. 16 at 20:30

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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