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Get your old iPad ready for sale in 5 easy steps

Get your old iPad ready for sale in 5 easy steps

The iPad Air went on sale a few days back, and the Retina iPad mini will follow soon after. If you plan on selling your old iPad to buy one of the new ones, here are a few tips to to make sure all your personal data has been wiped off the device’s storage. You’ll be surprised how many people sell their iOS devices without doing anything to remove personal data.

Apple discontinues the Smart Case and Smart Cover for older iPad models (Updated)

Apple discontinues the Smart Case and Smart Cover for older iPad models (Updated)

Starting November 1st, Apple is changing its iPad lineup for the holiday season. The company will stop selling the iPad fourth generation and will replace with the iPad Air. The iPad 2 will remain in the lineup as the low-priced model.  Changes to the hardware lineup means  there likely will be changes in the accessories that Apple will sell for that hardware. According to a report by iLounge, Apple is no longer selling the Smart Case or the Smart Cover for the iPad 2 or the iPad 3/4 generation.

iPad Air vs. Retina iPad mini vs. iPad 2 vs iPad mini: Which iPad should you buy

iPad Air vs. Retina iPad mini vs. iPad 2 vs iPad mini: Which iPad should you buy

Apple’s iPad Air goes on sale starting Friday, and you may be wondering whether the full-size tablet is worth its price tag. Adding some difficulty to the decision is the introduction of the iPad Mini with Retina Display, and Apple’s continued sale of the non-Retina iPad mini and the iPad 2. So many iPads, which one should you buy?  Read on as we discuss each model and offer some buying advice below.

Best places to sell your used iPad for the most money

Best places to sell your used iPad for the most money

The iPad Air will be going on sale in a couple of days, and the Retina iPad mini follow soon after, and if you plan to buy any of these devices, here are a few places you can sell or trade-in your old iPad, so that you can use the extra cash towards your new iPad purchase.

Apple slashes original iPad mini price to $299, iPad 2 stays at same price of $399

Apple slashes original iPad mini price to $299, iPad 2 stays at same price of $399

At a media event today, Apple updated its iPad product lineup with the new fifth-generation iPad, called the iPad Air, and the second-generation iPad mini with Retina display. It also announced a price cut to the original iPad mini, with the device now starting at $299.

You might be able to use your iPhone, iPad, other electronic devices during takeoff and landing starting 2014

You might be able to use your iPhone, iPad, other electronic devices during takeoff and landing starting 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibits the use of iPhones, iPads, Kindles and other electronic devices during flight takeoff and landing citing the possibility of electronic interference with airline equipment, but that theory has been questioned by a lot of people recently, and it appears that the FAA is ready to relent on its stance.

iOS 7 Features For iPad: Video Walkthrough

iOS 7 Features For iPad: Video Walkthrough

Apple will be releasing iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch shortly, the biggest change to iOS since the iPhone was launched in 2007.

Apple had given us a sneak peak at iOS 7, its next generation mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch during the WWDC 2013 Keynote in June. 

iOS 7 does not bring iPhone 5s Burst mode to older devices

iOS 7 does not bring iPhone 5s Burst mode to older devices

iOS 7 includes a new feature (or you could call it an improvement) that gives you the ability to shoot photos continuously by long pressing the shutter button.

Bring your iPad to a Microsoft store, get $200

Bring your iPad to a Microsoft store, get $200

Microsoft is running a promotion whereby they’ll give you $200 if you step into one of their stores and hand over your iPad. There are two problems with this. One, you can count the number of Microsoft Stores around America using just your fingers and toes. Probably just your fingers, actually. And two, you don’t get $200 in cold hard cash. Instead, you’ll get $200 in store credit.

iOS 7 uses Retina assets of iPhone-only apps on non-Retina iPad

iOS 7 uses Retina assets of iPhone-only apps on non-Retina iPad

When Apple launched the iPad in 2010, it allowed users to install iPhone apps (due to the limited iPad apps available at that time), which could be used in 2x mode, using the pixel doubling technique.

While it was a good strategy adopted by Apple at that time to give users access to a larger number of iPhone apps from day one, it had a downside. The pixel doubling resulted in jagged text and blurry images.