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Summary: Apple unveils slew of new iPads, MacBooks, Mac Pro, and apps

In a fast-paced event Tuesday, Apple unleashed a bunch of new products across its iPad and Mac product lines, along with updates to over 20 apps and (oh, yeah) a new version of OS X, too.

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New iPads lead the charge in Apple product updates

The iPad Air and the iPad mini with Retina Display grabbed everyone's attention at Apple's October 22 press event, but they weren't the only thing Apple had to announce.

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The Windows world already has a few iPad Airs of its own

As it did after launching the MacBook Air, weight and thickness will be the metrics by which new tablets will be evaluated. But the Windows world fares pretty well here, actually.

Specs showdown: iPad mini vs. Nexus 7 vs. Kindle Fire HDX

Apple's little tablet costs a lot more, but its thriving ecosystem makes it hard to beat.

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Nokia bets its camera will make you buy its tablet, smartphones

Nokia is counting on its camera technology to attract buyers to its new tablet and large screen smartphones it introduced this week. The Lumia 1320 and 1520 were unveiled at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi Tuesday.

Nokia Lumia 2520 vs Microsoft's Surface 2: Spec showdown

Two roughly $500 Windows RT tablets with optional keyboard accessories enter the ring. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE! ...or is there room for peaceful coexistence?

Microsoft ships Surface 2 tablets to lukewarm reviews

Microsoft launched its Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets at midnight Tuesday morning. Early reviews of the tablet were favorable, though not overly enthusiastic.

The other tablet: How the Surface 2 beats the iPad

Apple's iPad may be more well-rounded, but the Surface 2 and Windows RT 8.1 win screens-down for Office-centric productivity.

Lumia 1520

Nokia super-sizes its Lumia lineup with the 1520 phablet and 2520 tablet

Everyone else has a giant phone and a 10-inch tablet, why not Nokia too?

LG hints at pending Chrome OS devices with trademark filings

LG's move for Chrome trademarks in the U.S. and Australia may mean LG Chrome devices are on the company's plate.

Nokia counts on larger screens to help keep up momentum

In what could turn out to be its last big event before Microsoft takes over, Nokia on Tuesday is expected to add large-screen smartphones and a tablet to its Lumia family as well as upgrade its portfolio of low-cost smartphones.

8 mobile OS features you saw on Android first

If your phone has free turn-by-turn navigation, LTE, or multitasking, you should thank Android.

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The 20 greatest milestones of Android's first five years

We're celebrating the birthday of everyone's favorite little green robot by taking a look back at its first half-decade.

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Mobile device sales may slow, prompting deals, analysts say

As growth slows and vendors make less money on each sale, mobile operators will need to identify other services and perks to make money, according to researchers at Ovum.

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SoftBank to take over mobile distributor Brightstar for $1.26B

Privately held Brightstar, based in Miami, is not a well-known name but plays a key role in the mobile phone business in the U.S. and other countries