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iPad mini vs. 2012 Nexus 7

Apple and Google don't have a lot of love for each other. Yet the two companies' hardware has seldom directly competed. Sure, the iPhone is rival to the Galaxy Nexus and a slew of Android phones. The iPad also does battle with some slow-selling full-sized Android slates. But perhaps the budget tablet market will show us the first true slugfest between the two enemies. The Nexus 7 - probably the best budget tablet on the market - now has to contend with Apple's new iPad mini. How do the two miniature slates compare? Let's take a look … Read More
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Apple to release cloud version of iWork suite for iPad?

Apple is dead serious about this so-called post-PC era. Productivity - long the biggest argument against tablets replacing traditional PCs - is gradually becoming more at home on the iPad. Apps like OnLive Desktop, Photoshop Touch, and iMovie have filled what were once gaping holes in tablets' capabilities for work. Apple may now be aiming to own a bigger piece of that pie, as it's rumored to be working on a cloud-based rival to Microsoft Office. Read More
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iPad mini event could focus on education

Apple loves education. If you were a child of the 80s or 90s, there's a good chance your school had a healthy supply of Macs or Apple IIs. In recent years, though, many schools have shifted to cheaper Windows PC vendors like Dell and HP. The iPad has given Apple an avenue back into schools, but the company's big return to schools may come from tomorrow's introduction of the iPad Mini. Read More
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iPad Mini could mean the end for the iPad 2

In the tablet market, the iPad is still the undisputed leader. One of the strategies that helped Apple to retain that status was this year's introduction of a lower-priced iPad 2. Though its US$400 price tag is still enough to buy two Kindle Fires, it let Cupertino at least approach budget tablet territory. With next week's launch of a smaller iPad, though, we may soon bid farewell to the iPad 2. Read More
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Windows RT Surface vs. third-generation iPad

Microsoft desperately wants its Surface tablets to be a hit. With Windows Phone struggling to catch on with customers, this may be Redmond's best chance to become a serious player in mobile. Its task won't be easy, though, as Apple's iPad has utterly dominated the high end of the tablet market. How does the Windows RT version of Surface compare to the iPad (third generation)? Let's take a look ... Read More
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