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Apple and its competitors: the circle game

Apple releases the genre-defining iPhone; competitors respond with smartphones with bigger screens. Apple releases the genre-defining iPad; competitors respond with tablets with smaller screens. Apple faces some fascinating competitors these days. Its response to those competitors is even more interesting.

The Macalope Daily: Lazy Pundits and the Temple of Doom

The "Apple is a religion" argument just gets dumber as time goes on.

Remains of the Day: In living color

Apple picking up talent on the cheap? Color me surprised. Elsewhere, the company legally has to admit that Samsung's tablets just aren't cool enough for school and those new desktop Macs might be almost the same as those old desktop Macs.

Digital Reading Room: Hail to the chiefs

Our regular look at content-rich tablet apps considers the campaign promises of two more presidential apps. And we drown out all this election talk with some iconic jazz music from the terrific Blue Note app for your iPad.


Ahead of iPad mini's expected debut, Sharp reveals 7-inch tablet with IGZO display

Sharp's new Aquos Pad has a 1280 x 800 IGZO display


Why an iPad Mini might be the right tablet for you

The iPad Mini is rumored to be imminent, and if it's anything like it's larger sibling it could be a game changer for the tablet market.



25 percent of adult Americans own a tablet, research reveals

Tablet sales are growing steadily, according to reports from the Pew Research Center's American Life Project. Ownership is up 6 percent since January, and most buyers are older than 30.


iPad mini: Now may not be the time

As rumor has it, Apple will send out press invitations next week for a media event in mid-October, at which it will supposedly introduced the iPad mini. Dan Moren has his doubts.

Google tweaks travel search site for tablets

Google has updated its flight search engine to make it easier to use on tablets, as more and more people use those devices to book their travel, the company said in a blog post Friday.


Wacom releases Cintiq 24HD touch with multi-touch screen, plus 22-inch Cintiq 22HD

Wacom has launched two new interactive pen displays, the Cintiq 24HD touch and Cintiq 22HD.