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This week, Google might give a boost to its Google Search
results. And, it's time to talk about iPad rumors. Sorryyy!
Let's get started.
STORY 1: First up, as part of Google's quest to more tightly
integrate its services, the company might be experimenting
with how music videos appear in Google Search results,
according to the blog Google Operating System.
The top search result for a music video would be a larger
preview of the video itself, in the style of a Google Now
card. Plus it'll have additional info such as the artist name,
song title, album name, and year the song was released.
It's unclear, though, if you'd be able to watch the video right
there, or if it would take you to YouTube's actual page, as it
This new way of surfacing videos would save you about 5
seconds, so I guess that's good? I don't know, when I fall
into a YouTube black hole, I just look for "Jolene" cover
videos on YouTube itself, rather than through Google
search. But I guess that makes me old fashioned.
I mean maybe looking for that song at all makes me old
fashioned. Anyway, lets move on. Right now.
STORY 2: It's highly likely that we'll be getting a new iPad
and iPad Mini soon, which could only mean one thing: the
iPad rumors are heating up. Here's a roundup of some of the
rumors that have been swirling around lately.
The latest, probably most important rumor, suggests that
the iPad event will take place October 15, so mark your
calendars. But do it in pencil, of course.
Leaked photos from the French tech site NowhereElse show
what could be the next iPad Mini, now in a "space gray"
color. Um, no thanks, I'd rather have the solid gold color.
According to pictures posted by Sonny Dickson, the fifth-
generation iPad is pretty similar to the current design of the
iPad Mini. The case is narrower than the iPad 4, has thinner
bezels, and has edges that are a bit more rounded.
KGI Securities analyst Mingchi Kuo says that the next iPad
will be about 15 percent thinner and 25 percent lighter than
the iPad 4.
Also, a rumor that keeps popping up and then getting shot
down is that Apple is going to release a larger, 13-inch iPad.
Although the company is reportedly testing such a
behemoth, we won't be seeing one until at least 2014.
What do you guys think? Will the iPad Mini come in different
colors like the iPhone 5S? Will the iPad 5 be narrower,
lighter, and thinner than the iPad 4? Leave a comment and
vote in our poll!
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