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Analysts Report 7.9-inch Display Issues Could Limit Initial iPad Mini Availability

It’s no secret that Apple almost always has a hard time meeting demand with supply when it first releases a new product, but the problem might be even more serious when it comes to the iPad mini.

Supplies are expected to be limited simply because of the low $329 price of the iPad mini, which will appeal to a wider audience and may drive up demand significantly, but there are also supply chain issues that could make supplies even scarcer.

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The iPad 3 vs. The iPad 4: Why You Should Upgrade Now

Yesterday I wrote an article detailing the reasons why it’s a bad idea to upgrade to Apple’s fourth generation iPad if you already own a third generation iPad, but there are some reasons that might make the upgrade worthwhile, so I wanted to revisit the issue today.

First of all, if you currently own an original iPad or an iPad 2, this is the time to upgrade. The fourth generation iPad is the iPad that Apple wanted to release last March, but the company didn’t have the supplies ready and was unwilling to delay the new tablet for several months.

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Apple’s New 12W iPad Charger Reduces Battery Charging Times

Apple released a handful of new accessories alongside the iPad mini, including four new Lightning adapters and a high powered 12-watt USB power adapter.

Currently, the iPad ships with a 10-watt adapter, but the new 12-watt adapter will help speed up charging times. If you have a third generation iPad, you know that it can take hours and hours to charge, due to its 42.5-watt battery.

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Some Apple Stores to Allow 3rd-Gen iPad Returns

Typically, when you purchase an iPad at an Apple Store, you have 14 days to return it if you are unsatisfied with the product. That’s bad news for iPad owners who recently picked up a third generation iPad, which was discontinued yesterday after the release of Apple’s fourth generation iPad.

All is not lost, though. If you purchased your iPad in the last 30 days, you may still be able to exchange it, at least at some Apple Stores. The Apple Store in San Francisco, on Stockton street, has decided to extend the return policy for recently purchased iPads, updating it from 14 days to 30 days.

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Love Action Packed Puzzle Games? Check Out Super Monsters Ate My Condo – iPad Game Review

Last year, Adult Swim Games released the ultra fun app Monsters Ate My Condo, which was a huge hit in the App Store thanks to its fast paced, addictive gameplay. Just last month, the developer released the sequel to that game, and the follow up, Super Monsters Ate My Condo, is even more fun than the original title.

If you haven’t played the original, let me explain the game. It’s a puzzle title that’s like a cross between Jenga, Pick Up Sticks (the game, not the Chinese fast food), and match three (as in Bejeweled).

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Create Great Looking Photo Albums for Your Family with ScrapPad – iPad App Review

Are you a scrapbook enthusiast? If so, you probably know that the paper, stickers, and photos are expensive, time consuming, and sometimes messy to put together. The digital alternative, however, offers all of the fun at a fraction of the cost and with none of the mess. And the best part? No paper cuts.

As far as digital scrapbooking goes, you won’t do better than ScrapPad, the best scrapbook for the iPad. This app has high quality layouts, themed kits, and hundreds of stickers, backgrounds, and embellishments. Read More »

Get the Most from Apple’s Game Center

Though Apple’s Game Center has been around for quite some time now, it’s still a mystery to many users. For example, my own family eschews Game Center, because they don’t see the point. Though my brother plays games, he hasn’t signed up for Game Center, and the same goes for my husband.

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The iPad 3 vs. the iPad 4: Another New iPad? No Thanks, Apple! Why You Should Skip This Upgrade

When I woke up this morning, I was expecting Apple to release the new iPad mini, along with the new iMac and the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. What I didn’t see coming was a new full-sized iPad, and I don’t think I was the only one blindsided by the announcement.

Since 2010, Apple has stuck to a once per year upgrade cycle. The original iPad came out in March, the iPad 2 came out in April, and the third generation (new) iPad also came out in March, so an iPad in October is entirely unprecedented.

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Parent Proof the iPad – Tips to Help your Parents and Grandparents into the Digital Era

The iPad has become a household name. You’ll find that most people either own an iPad, or know what it is. After all, Apple has sold more than 84 million iPads since the device first debuted in 2010.

iPads used to be for technology minded people, but Apple’s tablet is so easy to use that its been embraced by everyone – even young children. Still, there’s one subset of the population that has historically had a harder time adjusting to new technology – our parents and our grandparents.

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Netflix Making Big Plans for Your Second Screen

It’s no secret that many of us don’t just simply sit in front of the television anymore. I don’t know about you, but when I watch TV, I’ve also got my iPhone or my iPad in my hand, playing games or reading the Internet.

Netflix is well aware that we like to utilize multiple screens, and the company is hoping to take advantage of that fact with some all new second-screen control features

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