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Entire Apple stores being faked in China

Entire Apple stores being faked in China

At first, it looks like a sleek Apple store. Sales assistants in blue T-shirts with the company's logo chat to customers. Signs advertising the iPad 2 hang from the white walls. Outside, the famous logo sits next to the words "Apple Store."...

 

Shoppers fume over Sears' $69 iPad ad mistake

Shoppers fume over Sears' $69 iPad ad mistake

A online Sears ad that mistakenly advertised the 16-gigabyte, Wi-Fi-only iPad 2 for $69 — and got shoppers' hopes up and orders placed — was retracted by the retail giant, which blamed a third-party seller of Apple's popular tablet for an advertising typo. That model iPad 2 is normally sold for $744.99 by the third-party seller, GSM On Sale.

 

Android tablet makers giving up, moving to big smartphones

Android tablet makers giving up, moving to big smartphones

A number of Android smartphone makers who have turned their hand to Android tablets to try cash in on the tablet PC category dominated by the iPad are said to giving up. Instead, their focus has switched back from tablets to the development of larger, high-end smartphones with 4- to 5-inch displays. According to Digitimes, only Samsung has made any significant inroads into the segment, claiming a 10% share.

Senh: It's all about the interface. Samsung's Galaxy Tab looks a lot like the iPad with an intuitive interface. The Motorola Xoom tablet with all its widgets looks too complicated for the average person.

 

Advertising: Old-Time Torture Tests Resurface on YouTube, and Tablets Take a Licking

Like the old Timex commercials — “It takes a licking and keeps on ticking” — torture tests featuring electronic tablets like the iPad are appearing on YouTube.

 

Chinese Teen Sells Kidney to Buy an iPad 2

Chinese Teen Sells Kidney to Buy an iPad 2

His mother's suspicions were aroused when her son returned home with an iPad 2 and an iPhone, and Zheng, who was left with a deep red scar from the surgery, was forced to admit what he did. She took him back to Chenzhou to report the crime, but the contact numbers the kidney agents gave Zheng were not working.

 

Apple iPad 2: 20 essential apps for your new iPad

Apple iPad 2: 20 essential apps for your new iPad

If you've got a new iPad 2, or you're getting one today, you'll be needing some apps to put on it. Here are some suggestions.

 

Eye-Tracking Trick Brings Glasses-Free 3D to iPad 2

This clever demo simulates a 3D effect on your iPad 2 without forcing you to wear glasses.

 

BlackBerry PlayBook starts at $499, same as iPad 2

Research In Motion Ltd. says its tablet computer, the BlackBerry PlayBook, will start selling in the U.S. and Canada on April 19 for $499 to $699.

 

Why you can probably skip 3G on iPad 2

When you're shopping for an iPad 2, you have a dozen configurations to choose from, and some recent discoveries will make this decision much easier for you.

 

Tablet deathmatch: Apple iPad 2 vs. Motorola Xoom

Let's cut to the chase -- the iPad 2 that Apple just released pulls further ahead in the battle with the only real competitor on the market: the Android OS 3.0 "Honeycomb" Xoom tablet from Motorola Mobility. In our previous comparison of the first-gen iPad and the Xoom, the Xoom showed its mettle as a serious contender, beating the iPad in areas such as its inclusion of cameras and ability to mirror its video display.

 

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