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Apple: iPhone, Mac Are Cannibalizing iPad

Consumers seem to be showing less and less interest in Apple’s iPad line as time goes on, and that’s not necessarily because of the device’s competition from other tablets. In February, IDC released research finding that people bought 3 million fewer tablets in the prior quarter than they did a year before that. The iPad specifically not only faces that …

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Best Tablets For Kids: Which One Should You Get?

It’s sometimes hard to figure out which tablets are best for your kids. After all, kids are often content with playing with their parents’ tablets. Most parents would obviously want to buy children their own tablet, but owning a connected device without any sort of parental controls is a lot to ask of any parent. That’s why consumer watchdog groups …

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Amazon Reports Big Increase In Black Friday Sales Of Its Devices

This year was a lot better than last year when it comes to Black Friday sales of Amazon’s tablets and e-readers, according to the company. Amazon said Black Friday sales of Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets on Amazon.com grew “significantly” year over year. Fire tablet sales on the site were up over 3x year over year on Friday, while Kindle …

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People Are Now More Glued to Their Phones Than the TV

Mobile devices have, for the first time, overtaken television in the fight for our eyeballs. According to a report from Flurry, using data from comScore and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans now spend 177 minutes per day, on average, on their mobile devices. That’s nine minutes more on average than they spend watching TV. Compare that to the …

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Tablets For Kids: Should You Buy One?

Kids love electronics and it seems like most of them are becoming interested in tablets at a younger age. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to see toddlers with iPads and tablets and while some people might find this absurd, others say tablets are a great investment for children. Here are some things to consider before deciding if you will or will …

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CNN Talking Heads Use Product-Placed Surface Tablets As iPad Stands

Once again, Microsoft is having a hard time controlling the variables of its product placement. You may have been watching CNN’s election coverage last night. If so, you may have seen a bunch of shiny, new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablets resting upright in front of the various commentators. What you may not have seen were the iPads, which the …

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Google Announces Android 5.0 Lollipop, New Nexus Devices

Google just announced that the new version of Android is called Lollipop. It also announced a trio of new Nexus devices: the Nexus 6 smartphone, the Nexus 9 tablet, and the Nexus Player Android TV device. First things first. Google showed off the new Android at Google I/O back in June. Here’s the presentation if you want to familiarize yourself: …

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New iPad Air Leak Shows Touch ID Sensor

Apple’s second big event of the year is set to take place this Thursday. All signs point to the event being Apple’s annual iPad reveal. Rumors are now swirling about what surprises Apple could have for tablet consumers this year. Last year’s iPad event was largely predictable. Aside from the name, the iPad Air was another thinner, lighter iPad for …

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Amazon Announces A Bunch Of New Kindle Devices

Amazon made a whole bunch of Kindle-related announcements late on Wednesday, including some new devices and a new OS. New Kindles First off, Amazon unveiled its seventh-generation Kindle, the Kindle Voyage. Amazon calls this its “most advanced Kindle ever”. Well, I would hope so. “Not as advanced as the last one” doesn’t sound nearly as appealing. The display is brighter, …

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NFL Announcers Keep Calling Microsoft’s Product-Placed Surface Tablets ‘iPads’

Oftentimes, a brand can become so ubiquitous that people stop thinking of it as a brand of a specific product, and instead begin to associate the brand as inherent to said specific product. You probably do it all the time – sometimes without noticing. For instance, in the south, it’s common to call any soft drink a “Coke”. Not just …

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Laptop Sales See New Revival After Decline Of Tablet

Laptop sales have been increasing lately with the decline of tablet sales. The tablet, once touted as the laptop killer, is slowly sinking in popularity. The reason behind the increase in laptop sales is said to be partly due to Microsoft stopping its support for the Windows XP operating system. Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly stands by this idea as …

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Wikipedia Gets A Revamp On Tablets

The Wikimedia Foundation unveiled a new look for Wikipedia and its other properties for tablets. There are similarities to the mobile web version you’ve already been seeing on your smartphone, but there are also some differences. For one, they’ve increased the font size and narrowed the width of the content area, and the design is responsive, so it’s optimized to …

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