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April 27, 2015

Is Apple abandoning iPads for its iPhones?

Recently the final numbers for Apple in 2014 arrived, showing a significant drop in the company’s iPad 3 sales. However, Apple’s sales overall are up. Does this mean that Apple is abandoning iPads to focus on its iPhone line? The numbers seem to tell this story.

Apple’s tablet sales dropped year over year from 32.6% in 2013 to 26.1% in 2014. Looking at sales from June through September of last year, Apple didn’t reach the 13-million iPad sales experts predicted for that quarter. Instead, the company sold only 12.3 million tablets in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the 14.1 million in iPad sales in the same period in 2013.

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April 25, 2015

Best iPad Air 2 accessories

So, you’ve got yourself a brand new iPad Air 2, it’s a slick tablet that you are planning to enjoy for years to come. We think you’ll be pleased with the tablet, after all, it is about the best that Apple has to offer in their mobile department.

One of the best and easiest ways to not only help your iPad Air 2 survive the years to come, but to get the most out of it as well, is to load up on accessories. A case and a stand are a great place to start, keyboards, Bluetooth speakers and more will help round out the experience. Here is a quick list of the types of accessories we think are worth looking into, and a few examples of some of the better [...]

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April 24, 2015

Best places to sell your old iPad

There are a lot of consumers who like to pick up the latest and greatest as soon as it is released, which can become quite an expensive endeavor, given the rapid pace at which mobile technology, be it smartphones or tablets, is evolving. The good news is that because upgrades between devices have mostly been incremental in nature, there are those who are more than happy to buy an older generation device at a bargain. There are a lot of avenues available for people to sell their old electronics, and today, we’ll be taking a look at some of these options. Here are the best places you can sell your old iPads!

Disclaimer: With the current generation of iPads being the iPad [...]

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April 18, 2015

Google Nexus 9 vs Apple iPad Mini 3

We’ve spent some time recently looking at the Nexus 7, Nexus 9, iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3. As we’ve been putting these tablets side-by-side to help you determine which is best for your computing needs, it is time we pit the 8-inch iPad Mini 3 against Google’s 9-inch Nexus 9.

Welcome to the Apple iPad Mini 3 vs Google Nexus 9 shootout.

Overview

The overall approach to these two tablets is perhaps similar in that they attempt to offer an excellent overall user experience, and package it up in a fairly mobile device. Neither the iPad Mini 3, nor the Nexus 9 rock the best of specs available, but they are still well equipped and ready [...]

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April 14, 2015

Apple iPad Mini 3 vs Google Nexus 7 (2013): pocket-sized tablet shootout

There is a certain amount of mobility lost in attempting to carry around many of today’s best tablets. Whether out of the Android or iOS camp, a 10-inch or larger mobile device is just not very, well, mobile. To overcome this, smaller tablets have been produced, and it is these tablets that have our attention today, once again pitting Apple against Google as we compare their borderline pocket-sized tablets.

Here, is your Apple iPad Mini 3 vs the Google Nexus 7 (2013) comprehensive shootout.

Size

First, the pocket test. While you might consider me to be a big guy, with big pants, I find that both the iPad Mini 3 and the Nexus 7 fit comfortably in [...]

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April 12, 2015

5 Best iPad speaker docks

Although the audio capabilities of modern tablets have come a long way, offering more than adequate sound for a round of your favorite game or a quick video chat with a friend, they are still a little weak when it comes to music. Sure, there are tablets with front facing stereo speakers, like the Nexus 9 – equipped with HTC’s BoomSound technology – and the Sony Z3 Tablet Compact, but then there are tablets like the iPad, that have speakers situated on the bottom edge of the device, or worse, pointing straight out the back.

Cranking the volume or cupping your hand around your tablet to redirect sound toward your ears is good enough for personal use in most [...]

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April 10, 2015

Tablets are the new handheld game systems, beating Vita and 3DS

Which would you rather do, play Candy Crush on your iPad or Mario Kart 8 on your 3DS? If you said Candy Crush, you aren’t alone. Gaming apps on iOS and Android are increasing in popularity as sales for handheld gaming systems have been suffering a steady decline. In the 4th Quarter of 2014 handhelds may have seen a deathblow. This could mean that tablets are the new handheld game systems, at least in the minds of mobile device owners.

You would expect that more people would be interested in buying handheld gaming systems September through December. That is when holiday sales often boost numbers and help gaming companies beat sales records. When it comes to gaming [...]

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April 8, 2015

Quick look: Apple iPad Air 2 vs iPad Mini 3

Apple currently offers two sizes of it’s iOS powered tablet, the iPad. The larger of the two is the current successor to the original, running on the name iPad Air 2. The other satisfies a different use case for users, clocking in with a display that is nearly two full inches smaller, the iPad Mini 3 is the currently available ‘pocket sized’ iPad.

Today, we put Apple’s tablets side by side – is it truly just size that differentiates the two? Continue to read our Apple iPad Air 2 vs Apple iPad Mini 3 comparison to find out.

Design

The simple truth is that these two tablets are extremely similar in design. The iPad Air 2 is the [...]

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April 4, 2015

6 beautiful and unique designer iPad cases

Here at TabTimes, we have covered quite a lot of protective and versatile cases for the iPad. Specifically, we have covered leather cases, Otterbox cases and iPad sleeves. So far, we have focused mainly on functionality, practicality, durability, and value for your money. Today, we deviate from that a little bit to focus more on class and design.

It may be subjective when we talk about design per se, but we round up a good selection of the top designer cases for you to choose from. Who said you can’t carry your iPad around in style?

Burberry Alligator Case

[Price: $7,750, Burberry]

This iPad case is made of silk-finish alligator leather. [...]

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April 2, 2015

Apple iPad Air 2 vs Google Nexus 9

Both the Apple iPad Air 2 and the HTC built Google Nexus 9 have been on the market for a short while now. Both devices are about as good as it gets, at least in terms of tablets from these companies. We want to see how these devices stack up against one another, pitting the hardware and the software in a genuine old fashioned shootout.

Here, is your Apple iPad Air 2 vs the Google Nexus 9 comprehensive comparison.

Design

Each of these devices take on a distinct design. On one hand, the all too familiar look of the iPad Air 2 could easily be confused with previous iterations of Apple’s tablet design, at least to the untrained eye. On the flip side, we are [...]

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