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As Expected, iPad’s Retina Display Offers Better Color, Sharper Text Than Microsoft Surface RT

As Expected, iPad’s Retina Display Offers Better Color, Sharper Text Than Microsoft Surface RT

We had a feeling Microsoft was a little optimistic about the Surface RT’s display.

Shortly before Microsoft began shipping the Surface RT tablet, the company claimed its ClearType display was superior to the third-generation iPad’s Retina display. We had our doubts, and now Dr. Raymond Soneira of DisplayMate Technologies has confirmed we were right to dismiss Microsoft’s claims.

In a display comparison between the third-generation iPad, the Surface RT, and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1, Soneira found that Apple’s device offers significantly better color saturation and color accuracy, and sharper text. 

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Switch Between Apps Directly On Your iPad Using Four Or Five Finger Gestures [iOS Tips]

Switch Between Apps Directly On Your iPad Using Four Or Five Finger Gestures [iOS Tips]

Yep, there it is. Right there. In front of my eyes. Sigh.

Geeze, I use an iPad every day and still I’m learning new things to show you in these tips. Today, I found out about Multitasking Gestures–a feature that’s been around since iOS 5, but really hasn’t been well-publicized, in my opinion. Multitasking Gestures allow you to manage your new iPad mini (or other flavor of choice, from the iPad 2 to the iPad 4) without resorting to the Home button to manage multitasking.

Here’s how to enable, and to use, Multitasking Gestures on your iPad.

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Think iPad Mini’s Screen Is Just Like iPad 2? Think Again

Think iPad Mini’s Screen Is Just Like iPad 2? Think Again

That’s the iPad mini on the LEFT. The iPad 2 on the RIGHT. Wait a minute…

A lot of discussion is raging around the iPad mini display, with pundits and tech-savvy consumers alike taking to Twitter, Facebook, and gadget review sites to villify the iPad mini display screen.

With a pixel density of *only* 163 pixels per inch, the iPad mini looks to be, on numbers alone, far lower in resolution than, say, an iPad 4. Which is the truth. But how does that stand up under the microscope? And, since tons of folks are saying the iPad mini is a shrunken-down iPad 2, how do the two screens compare when looked at as closely as possible?

The fine researchers at the Repair Labs blog decided to find out, placing all the currently released iPads, from the first generation to the mini, under the scrutiny of a microscope. What they found may surprise you.

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4th Gen iPad’s A6X Processor Makes It More Than Twice As Fast As Its Predecessor

4th Gen iPad’s A6X Processor Makes It More Than Twice As Fast As Its Predecessor

The latest iPad sure is a speedy fellow.

Shortly before unveiling the iPad mini last week, Apple announced a new fourth-generation iPad — just 7 months after it released the third-generation iPad. In addition to an improved FaceTime camera, faster Wi-Fi, and Apple’s new Lightning connector, the device comes with the latest A6X processor. But is it a worthy upgrade over its predecessor?

Well, if performance is important to you, then yes, it is.

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Why The iPad Mini Is More Expensive Than $299

Why The iPad Mini Is More Expensive Than $299

Apple fans have been disappointed that the iPad mini cost $329, while other 7-inch tablets cost significantly less. Phil Schiller defended the price saying consumers will pay for a quality product. He’s right. Apple’s going to sell a gazillion iPad minis, but the reason for it’s higher price tag might have a lot more to do with problems manufacturing the touch screen.

According to Digitimes, Apple’s $329 price tag for the iPad mini is largely due to low yield rates for the device’s GF2 (DITO film) touch screen technology.

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Phil Schiller Says The iPad Mini Is More Expensive Because People Want Quality

Phil Schiller Says The iPad Mini Is More Expensive Because People Want Quality

The iPad mini is a great looking device and all that, but people seemed to be pretty disappointed in the price point. While other 7-inch tablets usually start out in the $200-$250 price range, the iPad mini costs $329 for the base model.

After the keynote yesterday, journalists were given an opportunity to play with the newly announced Apple products, while Tim Cook and Phil Schiller mingled with the crowd. When asked about the higher-than-expected price tag of the iPad mini, and Schiller’s response was that people will pay more for a high quality product.

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Which iPad Is Right For You?

Which iPad Is Right For You?

Wondering which iPad is right for you: the iPad mini, the iPad 2, or the iPad with Retina Display? Apple now has a dedicated page explaining the difference between the models, for everything from spec to price.

With The iPad Mini On Its Way, It’s Time To Say Farewell To The iPad 2 [Report]

With The iPad Mini On Its Way, It’s Time To Say Farewell To The iPad 2 [Report]

The iPad 2 was the first iPad to bring us front- and rear-facing cameras.

When Apple unveiled the third-generation iPad earlier this year, it reduced the price of the iPad 2 to just $399 in an effort to provide fans with a more affordable option, and to stave off the competition from cheaper Android slates as much as it could. But with the iPad mini set to make its debut tomorrow, will there still be a need for the iPad 2?

One analyst thinks not.

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Latest Redsn0w Jailbreak Brings Full iOS 6 Support With Official Cydia App To A4 Devices Only [Jailbreak]

Latest Redsn0w Jailbreak Brings Full iOS 6 Support With Official Cydia App To A4 Devices Only [Jailbreak]

The iPhone-Dev Team has updated its popular Redsn0w tool to offer full iOS 6 compatibility, including an official Cydia app. Until now, the iOS 6 jailbreak was strictly for developers, and so Cydia was not installed automatically when jailbreaking an iOS 6 device. Now it’s ready for the public.

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EA Sports Brings FIFA 13 To The App Store With Online Multiplayer

EA Sports Brings FIFA 13 To The App Store With Online Multiplayer

FIFA 13 promises “groundbreaking visuals” and the most responsive control system yet.

As a massive soccer fan, I love EA Sports’s FIFA Soccer series. So imagine my delight when I opened up the App Store this morning to find FIFA 13 staring back at me. This is the FIFA game I’ve been waiting for for iOS. Why? Because it’s the first to boast online multiplayer, allowing you to play against your friends over the Internet.

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