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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.

on macworld.com

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.

on techhive.com

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.

Microsoft revamps Yammer's iPad app

Microsoft has enhanced its Yammer enterprise social networking suite's mobile applications, email integration, and document collaboration.

Apple announces Oct. 22 event, says it 'has a lot to cover'

Two fall Apple events are better than one! The folks from Cupertino will show off something new next week on October 22.

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Rapid Review: Double Robotics

Double is an easy-to-use robot that uses an iPad for its controls and videoconferencing.

Why Microsoft's Office for iPad strategy still doesn't make sense

The idea of developing a touch-oriented Windows 8 'Modern' app version of Microsoft Office before launching Office for iPad seems to make sense at first blush, but it's still a poor strategy.

Office for iPad is coming, Ballmer says... after 'Metro' Office apps for Windows

Good news! Microsoft's bringing Office to the iPad. Bad news: It won't be for a while.

What's behind the iPad hack at Los Angeles high schools?

When 340 high school students figured out how to remove mobile device management software from their iPads, they did more than gain access to social networks and banned websites. They exposed what can go wrong with Apple's approach to supporting companies and schools looking to deploy and manage thousands of iPads.

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Microsoft teases about Office on iPad, Android tablets

Microsoft executives last week came the closest yet to saying that the company will release Office on iPads and Android tablets, but stopped short of specifics.