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Tablet sales jump, pushed by the iPad mini and Android devices

The latest predictions from researcher IDC show a continuing increase in tablet sales from the end of 2012 all the way through 2016.

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iPad family aces battery tests while Android tablets lag

Android tablets, large or small, can’t seem to match the battery life of the iPad. In a recent set of battery life tests, Apple’s new iPad has the longest battery life among 10-inch tablets; in the 7-inch category, the iPad Mini comes out on top as well.

IDC raises forecast for tablet shipments

The proliferation of Android tablets of various sizes, the trend toward lower prices, and the launch of the Apple iPad mini have convinced research firm IDC to bump up its global market forecast for the tablet market.

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Windows 8 tablets not expected to be major player until 2016

Most of the tablet activity over the next three years will involve the ongoing struggle between Apple and manufacturers of Android devices

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Apple vs. Samsung: Bad blood in the smartphone wars

Apple shows no signs of wanting to settle with Samsung as the two companies continue to battle over smartphone and tablet buyers.

A crowd of Chinese people wait outside an Apple Store in Beijing to buy an iPhone 4.

Apple's iPhone 5 and newest iPads head for sale in China

The iPhone 5 is scheduled for release in China, one of Apple's biggest markets, on December 14 and the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad will start selling in the country a week earlier on December 7.

on macworld.com

Five ways the iPad beats the Surface RT

The Surface RT is a well-engineered tablet with a solid OS, but there are still a number of reasons to choose the Apple iPad.

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Cyber Monday sales break records for retailers

Consumers looking for deals on tablets boost Cyber Monday sales to nearly $2 billion.

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iPad grabs top spot as preferred Black Friday shopping tool

Apple retained its stranglehold on mobile shopping over the two-day stretch of Thanksgiving and Black Friday in the U.S., IBM said.

Apple unveils discounts on iPads, Macs, more

Apple on Friday announced its one-day discounts for many of its products, including Macs and iPads, for Black Friday.

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