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    Why pay for Office for the iPad? These 5 great free suites give you all you need.

    Posted March 28, 2014 - 8:44 am

    Don't like the idea of paying for Office for the iPad? There's no need to. Instead, use these great free suites you can get today.
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    Forget Safari: Here are the best 5 browsers for iPhones and iPads

    Posted December 11, 2013 - 12:24 pm

    If you're looking to be more productive on your iPad or iPhone, forget Safari. Instead, get any one of these three great alternative browsers.
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    Apple's new iPad Mini: With a Retina Display, it's a Mini in name only

    Posted November 26, 2013 - 12:32 pm

    The new iPad Mini with Retina display offers a no-compromise option for tablet fans who want the speed of an iPad Air and the portability of the smaller iPad.
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    Review: iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini won't knock your socks off

    Posted November 25, 2013 - 2:08 pm

    The best tablets on the market nonetheless feel more like interim upgrades than milestone devices worth ditching older models for.
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    Second take: The iPad Air sets a new benchmark for performance and style

    Posted November 21, 2013 - 2:39 pm

    Having spent a few weeks with the new iPad Air, columnist Michael deAgonia is ready to declare that it's a stunning improvement on what was already a rightfully successful tablet.
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    Retina iPad mini review: High density

    Posted November 14, 2013 - 4:19 pm

    Sometimes it's the little things.
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    6 free IPad productivity apps you can't live without

    Posted September 4, 2013 - 2:47 pm

    Tablets are eating into PC sales for a reason -- they can be big productivity boosters, at much less cost. If you've got an iPad, you don't need to spend a penny for great free productivity apps. Check out six of my favorite ones.
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    Buying Guide: Find the best iPad keyboard

    Posted August 20, 2013 - 11:39 am

    Editor's note: We regularly update this buying guide to reflect the latest accessories on the market and to remove products that are no longer available. We've noted recent additions and removals in each section.
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    Smart card readers for iPhone and iPad security

    Posted July 15, 2013 - 12:06 pm

    Flexible PKard Reader and elegant Tactivo bring smart card authentication to your favorite mobile device.
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    Nine batteries for charging your iPad (and everything else)

    Posted June 28, 2013 - 3:47 pm

    We put nine portable charging devices through their paces and found that while all could help in a pinch, only one could provide a full recharge of a fourth-generation iPad.
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    Buying Guide: Find the best iPad keyboard

    Posted March 21, 2013 - 7:27 am

    There are many, many keyboards on the market that are specifically made for use with the iPad. Here are some of the best.
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    Tablet Wars: Microsoft Surface RT v. Apple iPad

    Posted March 4, 2013 - 1:52 pm

    The Microsoft Surface running Windows RT is just about everything you'd want in a tablet, but how does it stack up against the market leader, the Apple iPad?
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    Five ways the iPad beats the Surface RT

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 5:05 pm

    This isn't the first year that tablets are a hot gift item, but it is the first holiday season that enough serious contenders make the buying decision tougher. Following my reasons you should consider the Microsoft Surface with Windows RT over the Apple iPad, here are features and benefits that give the iPad an advantage over the Surface with Windows RT.
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    Review: Fourth-generation iPad is faster, stronger, better

    Posted November 8, 2012 - 4:15 pm

    The release of the fourth-generation iPad so soon after the third-generation iPad may have come as a surprise to even diehard Apple watchers, but the device itself won't. By now, we all know what an iPad looks like, and the fourth-generation iPad looks nearly identical to a third-generation iPad--which itself looked more or less like the second-generation iPad.
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    Review: GetGlue for iPad

    Posted October 6, 2012 - 7:30 am

    GetGlue started as Foursquare-style check-in app for TV--you could let others know what you're watching and get awards for your show check-ins--but the recently updated iPad app (which is compatible with any iPad running iOS 5.0 or later) adds more ways to interact and discover new shows. Although the interface could be more intuitive, these new features work well, and its large user community makes GetGlue the most engaging of the social TV apps available now.
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    Scorecard: Office-compatible apps for the iPad

    Posted October 2, 2012 - 2:35 pm

    How the leading office productivity apps for Apple's tablet rate
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    Run Office on your iPad

    Posted September 4, 2012 - 3:04 pm

    When you want to edit Microsoft Office documents on your iPad, you’re not limited to Apple’s iWork, Google Docs, and third-party office suites. Three apps, in conjunction with their respective cloud-based services, let your iPad connect to a virtual Windows server running in the cloud and run the Windows version of Microsoft Office remotely: CloudOn; nivio; and OnLive Desktop. Here’s how they compare.
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    Amazing Alex for iPhone and iPad

    Posted August 23, 2012 - 9:36 pm

    Why take out the laundry when you can invent a machine to do it for you? That's the kind of creative thinking behind Amazing Alex, an invention-themed physics puzzler for the iPhone and iPad. (iPad owners have a separate, more expensive version called Amazing Alex HD.) Across dozens of levels, you'll help Alex build Rube Goldberg-esque inventions to accomplish domestic goals like moving boxes and popping balloons.
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    The Act for iPhone and iPad

    Posted August 21, 2012 - 9:24 am

    Between a man-sized mouse, two foul-tempered ducks, and a cross-dressing rabbit, animated comedies have long aimed to strike a balance between innocence and irreverence. At its best, The Act, a self-described “interactive comedy,” straddles that line expertly. In the span of a few short scenes, your hapless hero goes from dealing with a puking infant to sabotaging a brain transplant—a story communicated entirely through beautifully animated physical comedy and wacky music. It’s not exactly a good sign, however, that at its best, the iPhone and iPad offering from Chillingo is merely showing you these things. Playing through a game on your iOS device is another matter.
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    Projectbook for iPad

    Posted August 20, 2012 - 10:38 pm

    Projectbook is a new note-taking and task management application for the iPad from Theory.io. (See Macworld’s recent story on Projectbook for a thorough description of the app.) I’ve been using the iPad offering since its recent release and, with each feature I evaluate, I keep finding myself drawing comparisons to Evernote. This isn’t surprising given the nature of the app. However, since Evernote is a mature application with a robust developer community while Projectbook is a newly-released app from a small (though yet highly qualified) development shop, it really isn’t a fair comparison. But I won’t let that stop me…
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    Big Win Baseball for iPhone and iPad

    Posted July 20, 2012 - 5:02 pm

    Big Win Baseball represents an achievement of sorts. It seemingly requires very little skill, doesn't seem too rely much on strategy, and has little objective outside of acquiring an in-game currency that helps you to win baseball games to earn more in-game currency. It's the triple crown of pointlessness. If that's the sort of thing that appeals to you, then by all means, download the freemium offering from Hot Head Games. If you're like me, though, you may be left wondering when games became more concerned with micropayments than they are with keeping you entertained.
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    Givit for iPhone and iPad

    Posted July 16, 2012 - 4:42 pm

    I happen to think my daughter is the most wonderful kid on the planet. Total strangers, however, may not agree. And instead of courting their dissent by posting videos of my child doing delightful things, I turn to a more private way of sharing videos with friends and family.
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    Chrome for iOS nearly worthy of default browser status

    Posted July 14, 2012 - 7:11 am

    Google's Chrome browser for iOS is well made and a pleasure to use, particularly if you're deeply entrenched in Google's ecosystem. But owing to a few unfortunate limitations--many of them outside of Google's control--it's tough to recommend that anyone rely on Chrome as their main iOS Web browser.
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    Centipede: origins for iPhone and iPad

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 12:09 pm

    All those years of playing Centipede in the video arcades of my youth, and I never knew that I was helping garden gnomes do battle against an onslaught of bugs. But that’s the backstory introduced in Centipede: Origins, a re-imagining of the Atari arcade classic for the iOS era.
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    Iconia Tab A700 review: Acer's terrific 10.1-in. tablet

    Posted July 7, 2012 - 7:43 am

    Acer's Iconia Tab A700 tablet offers a bright 10.1-in. display and fast performance; it is definitely one to consider.
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