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Purported photos of actual iPad mini appear online

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We've seen renderings, we've seen photos of parts. Now we're supposedly seeing leaked photos of an actual iPad mini. The photos were posted to a Twitter feed by Sonny Dickenson, who's affiliated with the 9To5Mac website, and have now been posted by other websites, such as PC Advisor. The photos certainly look real, and they conform to what all of the rumors have been saying. They show the smaller lightning connector and that the iPad mini is about two-thirds the size of the current iPad. So is all of this a pipe dream? We'll have a better idea tomorrow, which is the date that rumors say Apple will send out invitations to an event next week. 



Columbus Day WINNERS! iPhone Life's Weekly Weekend Giveaway 10-8

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Thanks to everyone who entered the iPhone Life Weekly Weekend Giveaway. 185 people entered this week! We have selected the winners of this giveaway. We gave away 15 apps!



Wall Street Journal reports that Apple orders 10 million iPad Minis

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The Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple has ordered as many as 10 million units of the as-yet-unconfirmed, iPad mini. This information comes on the heels of CNN's Fortune reporting to us that invitations to the iPad mini's media event will be sent out on October 10th, heralding an October 17th product unveiling, with the iPad mini becomming available by early November.



ReplayerHD for iPad

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Replayer HD is an extremely useful app available for the iPad which allows you to play videos in a wide range of formats which are not available by default on the iPad.  It has a number of other great features as well which make this versatile app extremely useful for anyone who uses their tablet to watch movies, video clips or even for listening to audio. 



Best new iOS games to debut in the App Store. [Reviews]

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Time for my game reviews of some of the latest and best newcomers to the App Store! We have a whole slew of new games with more on the way, so let’s take a minute to recap what we have so far. These are a few of my favorites of the new crop of games that have popped up in the App Store! This week's reviews include the smash-hit Apocalypse Max as well as new endless runners, Zaxxon Escape and Amazing Runner.



The iPad Mini: Newest renderings reveal a work of Modern Art.

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 Feast your eyes on these latest images...

 

 

The folks at Gizmodo (courtesy of designer Martin Hajek) have published the latest renderings of the upcoming iPad mini based on leaked images, details and specs. The iPad mini promises to not only be one of the best tablets on the market, mini or otherwise, but it also seems like it will be the most elegantly beautiful. Maybe I'm biased, as a lifelong Apple loyalist, but I think most of you would have to agree with me when you look at the images here, that Apple hasn't just released a product that represents a masterpiece of craftsmanship and technology, but also looks like pure eye-candy!

 

 



Help give the keyboard industry a kick in the pants

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There are a lot of Bluetooth keyboards to choose from, but few meet all the needs of most users. Too often they are too small to type on in their effort to be compact, or they are fine to type on but too big to be portable.



Review: Tales From The Dragon Mountain: The Strix HD by G5 Entertainment

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I know it's possible to have more than one really good game in a given genre but as far as hidden object games on the iPad are concerned The Cursed Heart has set an extremely high bar that's going to be hard to reach let alone beat. Tales From The Dragon Mountain doesn't even come close in that regards, and in a way it's unfortunate that I chose this one as my next hidden object game to play.  On the other hand, it actually does a couple things really well, and in the end manages to suck you in until the final battle with Strix.  You just have to look past a few things like aging graphics, relatively short play time and overly simple mini-games.



iPad mini: What we know so far...

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I for one, can't wait for the new iPad mini to be released. I'm banking on a device that comes with a 3G-capable option (and hopefully Siri too, if not a Retina display), and I already have plans to put it to good use.
 
I'm taking it camping, I'm using it to write my blogs and articles, I'm using it to make my phone calls, I'm using it to play video games, to take pictures, make videos, create illustrations and more... I just hope good cases become available soon (I'm sure they will) and that the pockets on my cargo pants are big enough, because I'm going to be carrying the iPad mini around with me everywhere very soon.
 
 
What can we expect to see revealed when the iPad mini is unveiled?  Well, we won't know for sure until Apple plays their hand on the world stage, but we will find out soon enough. The iPad mini is due to become available around the end of this month, likely somewhere between 10/29 and 11/2. Just in time for the holiday season, and also just in time to give Google’s Nexus and Amazon’s Kindle a good trouncing, which I'm sure is part of Apple’s game plan.



Everything iPad - Apps, Accessories, Reviews, Wallpapers etc | iPhone Life Magazine

What's bigger than an iPhone, smaller than a MacBook, and the most anticipated Apple product since the original iPhone? On January 27, at a special invitation only event at the San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Steve Jobs announced Apple's new "magical, revolutionary product" -- the iPad. Meant to fill the gap between the laptop and phone, Jobs said it was "way better" than either. Let's take a look at it.

Thin, lightweight, and powerful

The iPad shares many hardware features with the iPhone, including an accelerometer, an orientation sensor to switch from portrait to landscape mode, solid-state memory, and the same 30-pin doc connector. Connectivity is also virtually the same, with wireless 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 EDR included on all models.

iPad runs iPhone apps!

The iPad will run a version of iPhone OS, and the new device can run virtually any app developed for the iPhone or iPod touch. Aps developed for the iPhone can run on the iPad in native resolution but is large enough to touch type on.

The larger screen not only makes familiar iPhone apps like Calendar, Mail, and Safari look stunning, it also provides screen real estate for more complex elements in the UI. For example, Calendar display a split-sreen view that describes the day's appointments on the left and shows you a color map of used time slots on the right. The split-screen view in Contacts displays you contacts list on the left and the full information for the contact you've selected on the right.

An ebook reader and more

Although not build into the iPad, Apple will offer a free app called iBooks, which will allow you to download and read books from it's new virtual bookstore. The new iBooks store will be accessed from and as easy to use as iTunes.

The ultimate media device?

The iPad is not the world's first tablet PC or the first eBook reader. Toshiba, Lenovo, Acer, and others sell Windows-based tablets, and Amazon has had considerable success with it's Kindle. But Apple thinks the iPad will reinvent the category by offering a vastly superior multi-touch interface an easy access to a wide-variety of apps and media via iTunes. Aple hopes to make the iPad the ultimate media device by leveraging it's existing assets which include over 100 million paying iTunes customers, established relationships with music and video content providers, and over 100,000 iPhone OS app developers.