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Apple slashes prices of iPad Mini 1 and 2 and the iPad Air
By Luke Jones on Thursday October 16, 2014

Not that the iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 are out in the open some of you may be thinking, "I can now get an older model for a more affordable price" and you would be right. At its launch event in Cupertino today, Apple detailed a slew of price cuts for its remaining iPad range giving the company its first ever coverage over multiple price points.

Apple's iPad Mini 3 is a huge let-down
By Luke Jones on Thursday October 16, 2014

As well as launching the iPad Air 2 today, Apple also launched another slate. No, sadly it wasn't the much rumoured iPad Pro, but it was a new version of Cupertino's iPad Mini. However, after getting a little closer to the new iPad Mini 3, I am left wondering why Apple bothered as this is as incremental an update as you could imagine.

iPad Air 2: Up Close
By Luke Jones on Thursday October 16, 2014

Apple today launched the new iPad Air 2, the company's latest tablet flagship that arrives amid declining sales and a slate market that is more competitive than ever. However, while Apple's iPad business is declining, it is only mirroring the general tablet trend as a whole and the outgoing iPad Air has comfortably maintained Apple's position as the company to beat in this niche. Can the iPad Air 2 continue to do that, can it dominate ever better competitors, and can it help to breathe new life into the tablet market as a whole?

NVIDIA Confirms Android 5.0 Lollipop for Shield Tablet
By Luke Jones on Thursday October 16, 2014

With Android 5.0 Lollipop now ready to land at the end of the month on a slew of Google Nexus devices, other companies are confirming or reaffirming their plans for the software. The latest to detail its Lollipop plans is NVIDIA, with the company saying its Shield Tablet will be getting a lick of Android 5.0, although has not confirmed exactly when.

Apple Leaks iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2
By Luke Jones on Wednesday October 15, 2014

Google is getting all the limelight today after announcing the Nexus 6 smartphone and the Nexus 9 tablet, but the spotlight will shift off Mountain View very quickly. In fact, tomorrow all eyes will be on Apple is it launches its new iPads, sadly making the Nexus devices quite literally yesterday's news. However, it seems Apple didn't even want to wait a day as the company has "accidentally" leaked the new iPad Air 2 and a new iPad Mini today.

Nexus 9: Up Close
By Luke Jones on Wednesday October 15, 2014

Google had a busy day today as it rolled out a new smartphone, tablet, operating system, and even a streaming box. The Nexus tablet range got an update in the form of a new form factor and a new manufacturing partner with Mountain View announcing the HTC built Nexus 9 slate. Like the new smartphone Nexus, the tablet shakes Google's product brand on its heads and in a way changes what we now expect from a Nexus device.

Nexus 9 to have expandable storage, launches tomorrow
By Luke Jones on Tuesday October 14, 2014

With the launch of a new Nexus smartphone and tablet just around the corner, we are hearing more and more about the upcoming devices. We have heard plenty about the Motorola built Nexus smartphone, but the HTC built Nexus 9 tablet has proved more of an enigma, with plenty of false reports creeping out. Of course then, we are taking this latest rumor with a pinch of salt until launch day on October 15th (Google's scheduled date).

A closer look at the iPad Air 2 A8X processor
By Luke Jones on Tuesday October 14, 2014

The new iPad is due to launch on October 16th when Apple has a launch event in Cupertino for its tablet range. While a new iPad Mini and even an iPad Pro have been discussed, the focus is of course on the iPad Air 2, the newest version of Apple's flagship slate. We have now learned a little more about the devices processing power thanks to this image from apple.club.tw.

Microsoft may ditch its Surface tablets
By Luke Jones on Thursday October 09, 2014

Microsoft has not had a good time with its Surface line of tablets, despite the fact that they are well made, well spec'd, good looking, and in the case of the Surface Pro range, amazingly functional. The company has used a marketing strategy that says the only tablet worth getting is a Surface, forget the iPads and Android slates if you crave true productivity. However, it seems the company is losing faith in the Surface brand and according to Digitimes is willing to axe it.

Apple confirms iPad and Mac launch event for October 16th
By Luke Jones on Wednesday October 08, 2014

Just over a month after the biggest smartphone launch in history, Apple is ready to do it all again, this time with tablets. The company has confirmed that it is holding a press event on October 16th (next Thursday) to launch the new iPad range and some new Mac products. This event will admittedly be lower key that Cupertino's iPhone 6 extravaganza, but it could also be a lot busier.