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  • Specs showdown: iPad mini vs. Nexus 7 vs. Kindle Fire HDX

    Prepare your wallets, mortgage your house, and start looking for odd jobs around the neighborhood, because Apple's new iPad mini with Retina display looks to be one of the must-have gadgets of the year. By combining a small frame with a faster processor and a better screen, Apple's taken everything we loved about the original Mini and pumped it up a few notches to keep the tablet competitive against the Android tablets slowly invading its turf. We've already extensively compared two such tablets--Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX and Google's new Nexus 7--but it's time to throw the iPad Mini into the fight and see how it fares against these two 7-inch juggernauts when it comes to specs, price, and ecosystem.

  • Perspective: iPad and the keyboard -- getting inside Apple's head

    By arming a larger iPad with a 64-bit processor and a keyboard cover, Apple could crack the nascent 2-in-1 device market -- out-Surface Microsoft and its OEM partners as they push the concept of tablet-as-notebook, notebook-as-tablet -- if it decides the effort's worthwhile, a noted analyst said today.

  • Should I buy an iPad 4 or wait for iPad 5?

    Apple's iPad 4 is set to celebrate its first birthday in November, which means it's almost time for a brand new iPad to come along. Here, we ask whether or not it's worth buying an iPad 4 or waiting for Apple to release the iPad 5 later this year.

  • Should I buy an iPad mini or an iPad 4?

    Which to buy? iPad 4 (also known simply as 'iPad with Retina display'), iPad 2, iPad mini? Or hold out for the iPad mini 2 or the iPad 5? Here we help you decide on your next Apple tablet.

  • Share photos from your DSLR, no computer required

    Mobile photography doesn't have to mean a compromise in image quality. You can shoot Raw files with your DSLR, and use your handy iPad to quickly, easily publish web-friendly JPEGs to social networks while on the go. And you don't need the super-expensive 128GB iPad to do this. In fact, I use a humble 16GB iPad mini for this workflow. Impossible you say? Pshaw, not at all.

  • Opinion - What Apple does best: reinventing, not inventing

    If you've ever been in an online forum or on a general technology news site's comment thread pertaining to an article about Apple, well, God help you. But if you are such a glutton for punishment, you've probably heard it before: "Apple never invented anything!"

  • Ten improvements we'd like to see in iOS

    Like clockwork, Apple has released a new major version of its iOS mobile operating system every summer since 2008, and we expect 2013 to be no different. iOS 7 seems likely to take its bow at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which will be held June 10 through 14 in San Francisco.