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HP now offers software support for Apple iPads

HP updated its SmartFriend support service Thursday and apparently will now troubleshoot software problems with Windows, Android, Chrome OS, OS X, and iOS products.

Microsoft ups iPad-for-Surface trade-in deal

Now you can trade in your old iPad and receive up to $350 to use on Microsoft gear, through a rather convoluted partnership with Clover Wireless.

Microsoft dangles $200 gift cards to coax iPad owners to swap for a Surface

But don't forget: The second generation of Surface tablets is coming soon.

Small World 2 invades iOS with new multiplayer opportunities

After a successful Kickstarter drive earlier this year, Small World 2 has arrived.

on techhive.com

Apple sneaks in changes to AppleCare+

If you drop your iPhone or iPad, it'll now cost you more to invoke your AppleCare+ coverage. But on the plus side, iPod touch and classic owners can now get in on the AppleCare+ fun.

on macworld.com

Remembering the Newton MessagePad, 20 years later

Apple made its first tablet PC, featuring handwriting recognition, in 1993. Benj Edwards takes a look at why the Newton failed.

on macworld.com

Office gear you didn’t know you needed

These products can take your workday from tedious to terrific.

Report: Tablet buyers don't care who makes their devices

Yes, the number of tablets sold dropped sequentially from a quarter ago, after Apple didn't produce a new version of its iPad. But tablet sales still show no signs of stopping, driven by a flood of no-name tablets.

Android tablets still rule, while Windows continues to slip

Both Apple- and Windows-branded tablets lost market share in the second quarter, each retreating in the face of increased pressure from Android, a market research analyst said.

DIY iPad screen replacement: It saves money, but it's not for the faint of heart

Why pay someone to fix your broken iPad screen when you can just do it yourself? (Because it might be hard and not work well, but that's another story.)

on macworld.com