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[ 23 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Now that iPad Mini is here, should you get one? And are you mad about iPad 4? ]

On Tuesday, Apple unveiled its new fourth generation iPad and a new smaller iPad Mini.
Now, the questions come: should you buy a Mini?
Should you buy an iPad 4?
If you just bought the iPad third generation (“the new iPad”) are you upset that there’s a newer better version just six months after you bought, if you bought on launch day? And what if you bought one last month?
First let’s look at the Mini. It’s an iPad …

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[ 23 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Sprint (finally) gets the iPad and it gets iPad Mini, too ]

Sprint customers had to wait a long time for iPhone and finally got it. Now after a similar wait, Sprint customers will get the new iPad Mini and the new fourth gen iPad.
Sprint said it will offer the both versions of Apple’s tablet “in the coming” weeks with what it called “a range of attractive data plans that will allow customers to connect to its 4G LTE network.”
Click here for news Apple’s iPad Mini and …

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[ 23 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Apple intros new iPad Mini, iMac, MacMini, MacBook ]

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to a California stage Tuesday to announce the company’s latest big projects: new versions of its MacBook computer line, a new version of its popular iPad tablet and a new version of its iBooks software.
“We have some very fond memories here,” Cook said, “and we’re going to create a few more today.”
Cook said as of two weeks ago Apple sold its 100 millionth iPad since the device was released 21/2 …

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[ 23 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Nike releases new Kevin Durant signature shoe, the KD V ]

Just in time for the start of the NBA basketball season in a few weeks, Nike has released the new Kevin Durant signature shoe, the KD V. It hits the market Nov. 6 but will be fully available Dec. 8 in a black/blue colorway and a bright crimson.
A new stretched tongue and redesigned lacing system should allow the shoe to fit closer to the foot and feel more like a slipper, judging by the photos …

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[ 23 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on TaylorMade Golf says Rocket Bladez irons will revolutionize the game ]

TaylorMade has long been on the cutting edge when it comes to golf. It was among the first to release drivers that golfers could adjust, adding more or less weight in certain spots on the head to help correct flaws in their swings.
It was among the first to introduce white drivers and fairway woods, which do work well to eliminate glare (though glare isn’t as big an issue for many golfers as some would have …

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[ 17 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on It’s official, Apple to host media event Oct. 23; is it iPad Mini? ]

Well, Apple has made it official.
It will host a media event Oct. 23 and if you believe all the reports, the company is going to introduce a new 7.85-inch version of the iPad.
The name we’ve seen most associated with this is iPad Mini, though some pundits like to call it iPad Air, as Apple has designed lighter laptops and called them Airs.
This “event” will be held at the California Theatre in San Jose, California and …

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[ 12 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Otterbox iPhone 5 Defender Series cases brings peace of mind ]

The new Apple iPhone 5 is a work of art, it really is. It feels like a nice watch might, or something just, well, expensive. It’s so thin and light and seamless that it almost feels delicate, even if testing shows it’s the most shatter resistant iPhone ever made. (Click here to read our extended iPhone 5 review).
After a long debate with myself over the new iPhone or the Samsung Galaxy S III, which I …

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[ 12 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on 2KSports’ NBA 2K13 is the best basketball game ever, 12-year-old critic claims ]

By popular demand we’ve brought back the 12-year-old critic. We’ll be turning him loose on video games, basketball shoes and other sorts of tech stuff that kids are into. His expert opinion is a little different than your average 45 or 46 year old bloke trying to figure out what the green button does on the controller.
So we turned him loose on 2K Sports’ new NBA sim, NBA 2K13.  The game was executive produced by …

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[ 12 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on New adidas Derrick Rose 3.0 shoes: our 12-year-old critic says they’re a winner ]

Adidas has released a new signature shoe, the adidas Rose 3.0, and we wanted to give you a review about it. The shoe is full of technology — materials to make it lighter, more responsive. It’s also got quite an eye-catching design. Adidas, every year, gets closer and closer to Nike’s cool style. Of course, we wanted to review the shoes but needed an expert to do it.
In the past here, you’ve probably read a …

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[ 12 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Apple to announce smaller iPad Mini Oct. 23, but how much will it cost? ]

Three days before Microsoft’s new Surface tablet is set to hit stores, Apple will hold a special invitation media session to introduce the much anticipated iPad Mini, according to allthingsd.
No press invitations have been sent out yet, but longtime Apple watcher Jim Dalrymple of loopsight has quoted the report and added a cryptic “Yep” comment below. Dalrymple is long known to have deep Apple sources and his single word “yep” and “nope” pronouncements are usually …