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Building better bridges between the MacBook and iPad

Apple's optimizing of the MacBook and iPad interfaces makes for a solid duo. But moving between the devices could be easier.

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Apple's iOS 8 side-by-side multitasking not yet ready -- report

The feature is reportedly destined for iOS 8 but won't be shown at next week's WWDC, says a New York Times tech reporter.

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There are three reasons the iPad Mini with Retina Display is so high on this list. One, the A7 chip is as powerful as any current mobile processor. Two, the Retina Mini's small size makes it easier to hold during multiple sessions of Real Racing 3. And three, dat App Store. It's hard to argue with great software, and with access to the most and best games of any tablet, there's really nothing more to discuss. If only it had built-in physical controls.

Tablet shipments slow for first time, down 5 percent

Despite rapid gains in recent years, consumer appetite for tablets seems to be shrinking, thanks to demand for bigger smartphones.

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Shipments of larger Apple tablet overtake iPad Mini

The larger iPad is out-shipping the iPad Mini. That means the popularity early last year of the Mini has not been sustained vis-a-vis the 9.7-inch iPad.

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Microsoft Office for iPad bags 27M downloads in short order

Microsoft's Julia White says Office for iPad apps have been downloaded 27 million times to date. That's more than double the number announced last month.

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Apple stays atop global 'PC' market in Q1; Lenovo on the rise

While iPad shipments took a dive in the first quarter, Apple still has a comfortable lead in the global PC market that includes tablets, laptops, and desktops. And Lenovo is gaining ground.

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Microsoft 'Surface Mini' tablet said to tap Qualcomm chip

Microsoft will roll out new Surface tablets running both Qualcomm and Intel processors, according to a report.

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Apple’s shares top $600 for first time since 2012

Strong earnings and the tech giant’s 7-to-1 stock split announcement could be the reason for the rising stock price.

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Apple’s iPad sales are not so magical after all

Apple’s tablet shipments fell short of expectations -- and it’s likely not going to be the last time.

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<p><b>Apple iPad Air</b></p>

<p>Functionally, Apple's <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/apple-ipad-air/">iPad Air</a> is nearly identical to last year's model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting. But factor in design and aesthetics, and the iPad Air is on another planet. It's the best full-size consumer tablet on the market. <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/apple-ipad-air/">Read the review</a>.</p>

What will it take to get people to buy new iPads?

What does the iPad need next? Maybe nothing, and that's the biggest challenge of all.

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Will a larger iPhone steal sales from the iPad Mini?

Possibly, but the overall effect might be neutral, says analyst Gene Munster, as some Phone 6 buyers could opt for an iPad Air instead of a Mini.

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After Apple, mobile readies big push to 64-bit

TSMC signaled this week that the mobile industry is getting ready to move to 64-bit computing.

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