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iPad 2 bids us farewell, is replaced by fourth-generation Retina model

Apple's venerable iPad 2, first introduced in 2011, has finally ridden off into the sunset. The fourth-generation iPad with Retina display replaces it at the $399 price point.

Clockwise Podcast 28: Music, video, and point-one interfaces

Music subscription services, iOS 7's increasingly customizable user interface options, how movies and TV are faring in the war on piracy, and Microsoft relents with changes to Windows 8.1.

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Shorter iPhone returns, digital tipping, and caveat emptor

Apple shortens the iPhone return period, Starbucks prepares to add tipping to its mobile app, and in-app purchasers beware!

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Make iOS 7.1 less nausea-inducing

Are iOS 7's thin text, lack of buttons, and dynamic transitions hurting your eyes and your stomach? Here are several easy ways to make iOS 7 a little easier to look at, updated for iOS 7.1.

Demystify the shift key in iOS 7.1

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iMore's Rene Richie has a good image diagram to help you figure out when your iOS 7.1 keyboard's shift key is in lower case, upper case, or caps lock mode.

How iOS 7.1 runs on the iPhone 4

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Apple says iOS 7.1 brings performance improvements to the iPhone 4, but Ars Technica finds that there's only so much that software can do to compensate for aging hardware.

iOS 7.1: The changes we love (and the ones we don’t)

Macworld's Dan Moren, Serenity Caldwell, and Dan Frakes go hands on with the iOS 7.1 update. Here's what we like (and the changes we're not too fond of).

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iOS 7.1 adds CarPlay, interface tweaks, accessibility enhancements

Apple has released iOS 7.1, which brings the new CarPlay feature, as well as plenty of smaller enhancements and bug fixes.

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CarPlay: Apple's in-car iOS dashboard gets real, launching this year

The first cars with Apple infotainment systems are coming later this year.

The Macalope: The Goldilocks phone

Apple must make a larger iPhone! A larger iPhone will break iOS! What?