How to Setup Your New iPad Air, iPad mini or iPhone using iTunes

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Was it an iPad Christmas for you or maybe an iPhone Christmas? Maybe Santa had you on his nice list and you scored both. We've covered how to setup your iOS device without a computer. That process is easiest, especially if you don't have your computer nearby. If you've got your Mac/PC nearby, there are good reasons for using iTunes. For one, you'll be able to sync music, movies, photos and more from your computer to your new iPhone or iPad. … [Read more...]

the show: 74 – “Escape from New York” iPad and iPhone Podcast

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Join your hosts Marianne Schultz and myself for The Show: 74 - "Escape from New York". Back from a hiatus due to the hurricane, we talk all about  the iPad mini. You can subscribe to our show on iTunes, grab our RSS feed, listen now or download directly. We broadcast our iPad and iPhone podcast live each week.  Follow @everythingicafe on Twitter for updates on timing. If you'd like to be included on a future broadcast, please call 646-820-3431 and leave your name along with your question. If you'd like to provide us with feedback, we've set up a topic in our forums. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us by giving us a positive rating in iTunes.Please consider subscribing today in iTunesRSS Feed | Download … [Read more...]

iPad mini Review

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Apple’s iPad mini is a 7.9-inch version of the popular tablet. It’s billed as being every inch an iPad. That’s both true and false, when comparing it to its bigger brother, the new fourth generation iPad. There’s good and bad here. Depending on you, the balance could shift in either direction. In our iPad mini review, I’ll provide you a comprehensive look at Apple’s new tablet. The addition of a new member to the iPad family is both a curse and blessing. Choice is great, but it will also make for a difficult decision. Should you buy the iPad mini or the new iPad? Our plan is to complete our fourth generation iPad review and then provide you with a guide that will help you with that decision.A smaller tablet was never something  that … [Read more...]

Best Free Apps for iPad mini and new iPad

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You’ve just finished up setting up your iPad mini or new iPad, so now it’s time to take advantage of the over 250,000 iPad apps available in the App Store. If you are new to iOS, then you’ll be pleased to know that free doesn’t necessarily mean of lesser quality. Here’s our list of the best free apps for iPad mini and new iPad. Let’s get to downloading the top ten! Best free apps for iPad mini and new iPad Facebook This has to be one of the more polarizing apps for iPad, so why are we including it and listing it first. It’s the biggest social network, where you interact with all of your friends and family. It’s also the absolute best way to keep up with what’s happening on Facebook. One click of the menu and a sliding panel allows for … [Read more...]

Shorter Lines for iPad mini, 4th Generation iPad Launch

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The iPad mini went on sale today at 8:00 am at Apple Stores both in the US, Canada and in other international markets. Lines were shorter than for previous Apple launches. Reports on Twitter, our forums and my own personal experience show lines that were short to non-existent.Having arrived at the Apple Store in Annapolis, Maryland at 5:00 a.m., I expected to see a line of some sort. Having covered all of the iDay launches, I honestly thought that perhaps I was lined up in the wrong location. To my surprise, I was first in line. There was a slow trickle of people arriving, with just seven people or so when the doors opened at 8 o’clock. As with previous launches, tickets were handed out for both the iPad mini and fourth generation iPad. … [Read more...]

iPad mini Reviews Head Out

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The embargo on iPad mini reviews lifted last night, and so this morning we awoke to all the big publications having their reviews out — while the rest of us still wait for delivery this Friday. The general consensus? It's small, nicer to hold, and generally excellent, but the screen is lacking, and it's pricey. … [Read more...]

the show: 73 – “Your What Is Full” iPhone and iPad Podcast

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Join your hosts Marianne Schultz and myself for The Show: 73 - "Your What Is Full". This week, we talk all about the new iPad mini, Apple's quick transition of the new iPad to the 4th generation, along with tips on how to make a kick ass cup of coffee.  Due to a few technical issues, this episode is shorter than usual, but we'll get it corrected for next week. You can subscribe to our show on iTunes, grab our RSS feed, listen now or download directly. We broadcast our iPad and iPhone podcast live each week.  Follow @everythingicafe on Twitter for updates on timing. If you'd like to be included on a future broadcast, please call 646-820-3431 and leave your name along with your question. If you'd like to provide us with feedback, we've set up … [Read more...]

Why the iPad mini will sell better than hotcakes

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Tomorrow the iPad mini will be available for pre-order, with a release date set for November 2nd. It’s already become the most polarizing device in Apple's product portoflio. There’s been plenty of conjecture about the price, with some feeling as if Apple could have been more aggressive with their pricing. Some take issue with the lack of a retina display or the specifications largely mirroring that of the older iPad 2, which was released in 2011. One would think that with all this talk, the iPad mini won’t sell well, given that it’s over priced and underpowered. Think again. Apple’s iPad mini is the ultimate crossover device and here’s why it’ll sell better than hotcakes.First Time Tablet Buyers Apple has sold over 100 million iPads. … [Read more...]