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Jeffrey Stephenson has long had a knack for giving PCs an elegant retro look, and he's now bringing his crafting skills to the mobile realm. His recently completed DuMont project turns an iPad mini, a Jawbone Jambox and a heap of wood into a tiny 1950s TV set, complete with a woven speaker grill...

February 12th 2014 at 11:23am 0 Comments
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The larger iPad's high-res screen is a plus for shooting video, but wielding it can make one look like, dare we say, a dork. One way to overcome that stigma is by shooting with the original Padcaster (pictured above), a metal frame that lets you mount your tablet on a tripod and attach lenses and...

February 7th 2014 at 10:17am 0 Comments
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Many were no doubt caught off-guard by Apple's not-quite-surprise release of the iPad mini with Retina Display, but iFixit was clearly prepared -- it has already torn down the tiny tablet. The device isn't just a shrunken iPad Air, according to the repair shop. It now includes a (relatively) mas...

November 13th 2013 at 8:40am 0 Comments
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The new iPad mini with Retina display is now on sale at Apple's online store. Both the 16 GB and 32 GB WiFi models have an available to ship date of one to three business days. The 64 GB and 128 GB WiFi models and all of the Wi-Fi + Cellular models have an available to ship date of five to 10 busi...

November 12th 2013 at 5:11am 0 Comments
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Sure the iPad Air is thin, light and has amazing battery life, but the arrival of its smaller cousin is about to make your choice more difficult. Apple's upgraded 8-inch slate, the Retina iPad mini, is now available, popping up in Apple's online stores around the globe. According to an internal Ap...

November 12th 2013 at 3:06am 0 Comments
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Whether you have one of the original iPad minis or you're planning on getting the new Retina display model when it arrives later this month, you're going to want some protection for it. Lunatik has a really basic -- but very protective -- sleeve for your iPad mini called the Flak Jacket (US$49.95)...

November 6th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Today sales of the iPad Air began at Apple (and other) retail stores around the world. If trade-in numbers at Gazelle and Nextworth are any indication, many of those who are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new device will be happily trading in their older iPads to help pay for the new equipm...

November 1st 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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With the iPad Air but a day away from launching in the UK, it's high time that the nation's cellular networks began crowing about which ones will carry the device. Three is the first to pipe up, saying that you'll be able to snag both the Air from tomorrow and the iPad Mini with Retina when it arr...

October 30th 2013 at 8:01pm 0 Comments
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Fall is the season of change, and tablet makers are embracing this concept with gusto -- Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and others have all refreshed their lineups. In many cases, , even, these refreshes are actually giant upgrades. The iPad mini finally has a Retina display, for example, while the Surf...

October 24th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments